Lady in Pink.

Hello, my fellow readers!

Lady In Pink{This is a drawing that I took picture of. I do not own any rights on it}

Haven’t been posting in awhile and I’m already missing it! Finally, today, I’m happy to write a new post. While I was gone from blogging, some changes have taken place: I dyed my hair an ombre purple, yet, the purple faded away in a week, so now I have a standard ombre that flows from my natural brunette shades to the bleached, ombre ends. A reason for doing it? I needed a change. Everything about you changes overtime: your personal fashion sense, your hair, your attitude, and sometimes even you change as a person by becoming less or more open-minded. However, while I’m young, why not try something crazy with my hair? And for me, “crazy” meant having purple ends.

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This weekend, I was flipping through some baby and toddler pictures of myself, and I realized that I really did change. Obviously I grew up, became more mature, and I’m still in the process of transferring from my teenage years into adulthood, but I didn’t notice how much I changed. The word change can have a variety of meanings, just like any other word in the dictionary. Change can occur without you even spotting it, or it can occur in the most obvious way possible. The transition that occurred from my kid years into my teenage years happened without me even noticing it. Only when people tell me that I changed, only then I notice how I changed.

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In addition to changes, this weekend I found a new flea market in Downtown, Manhattan which was pretty interesting to explore (you can tell I’m addicted to flea markets). At first glance, it might seem that all of the flea markets are the same, but don’t judge a book by its cover. There were a lot of vintage jewelry, silverware, African masks, frames, watches, and small jewelry boxes. To be honest, to as many flea markets as I have been to, each one is unique in its own way. You never know what treasures you might find. So go out and explore before the time changes things around.

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Everything and everyone need a little change in their life. Cities develop every year, every day, every hour, every minute, just like any person does. Sometimes it might seem like everything is just stuck at its place and doesn’t progress anywhere, however, everything does gradually or rapidly evolves. If you want to change, I say: “Just do it!”, because life is too short to be stopped at one place, or not move in any direction. Every little change that happens to an individual changes them in every way possible, even if those changes are as simple as dying your hair. Purple hair gave me a little kick of confidence that I sometimes need. So whatever you wish to do, just do it because it will help the future you become the better you by learning from the experience. Just like Nike’s logo says: “Just do it!”, I mean you never know in which direction that change might lead you toward. :)

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Outfit Details: Dress-H&M, Belt-Century 21, Flats-American Eagle, Handbag-Calvin Klein, Watch-Coach, Sunglasses-Sonia Rykiel, Earrings-Flea Market. 

Thank You so much for reading, and enjoy your week!

xoxo, Fashion Caption.

NYC Diary:: Browsing the Brooklyn Fleas.

Hello, my fellow readers! Browsing the Fleas As the summer goes by, we are already on the month of July! This weekend, my family and I took a trip to the Brooklyn flea markets. I always liked to go to Brooklyn fleas because they bring out New York City itself as well as the people who live in the city. Even though I might not buy anything, I would still love to go to a Brooklyn flea, anytime, any day! Browsing the FleasBrowsing the Fleas And so, this weekend, I ended up on one of the flea markets that I love to visit in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Flea-Williamsburg. This flea is very splendid as well as charming due to the fact that it has a variety of different pieces from different decades and backgrounds. The pieces that are sold there are usually remodeled, redesigned, or restored back to their original condition. The amount of money you usually pay depends on an item or its value to the owner. The prices vary from high to low, of course, it also depends on your budget. The bigger the budget, the cheaper the prices! Browsing the Fleas Browsing the Fleas One of the secrets that I just HAVE to tell you is that I, personally, go to flea markets in order to eat some delicious food. Just like people’s personalities, the food can vary from spicy to sweet to bitter to salty. The food part of flea markets belongs to a food network or a food market, called Smorgasburg. It is not only located in the Williamsburg flea, but it is also a main component of the East River Pier, located near the Brooklyn Heights. If you are not familiar with the Brooklyn Heights, the Brooklyn Heights is an aged neighborhood in Brooklyn which intrigues any individual with its unique architecture that dates back to the beginning of 19th century. But going back to the East River, the East River market is revolving exclusively around food and its cultural backgrounds. You have the possibility of going from Thailand to the United States in a matter of walking distance and a couple minutes. Browsing the Fleas Browsing the Fleas Browsing the FleasBrowsing the Fleas Browsing the Fleas Browsing the Fleas Browsing the Fleas To conclude, if you’ll ever planning to go to New York City, do not forget to visit the food and flea markets because they are a part of what makes New York City the New York City.   Outfit Details: Top-Ralph Lauren, Boyfriend Jeans-H&M, Crossbody bag-Aeropostale, Necklace-Amazon, Watch-Coach, Bracelet-Tiffany’s, Sunglasses-Sonia Rykiel, Belt-Marshalls, Ballet Flats-DV8. Thank You for reading, and have a magical week! xoxo, Fashion Caption.

Polka Dots & Sparkle.

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Polka Dots & Sparkle

Today is one of the most important days in my life. Today is the first anniversary of my blog. Of course, it is just one year, however, it means a lot to me. When I started blogging, I didn’t really think of what I might reach and do, and how it is going to turn out. I have never expected that blogging will bring me so much happiness, positivity, and creativity. Blogging is something that brings my mood up when its down; it’s something that allows me to disconnect from the real world for a little while and just think on what I want to write about next and focus on how to improve my writing for the best.

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I want to work in journalism, and blogging is just the beginning of me as a writer, as a journalist. Even though I’m proud of what I have accomplished so far, I still acknowledge the fact that there is always a room for improvement, as I have previously mentioned.

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No matter what different individuals will tell you, don’t stop pursuing and following your passion, your dream because in the end, it is your life, and you want to live it without feeling any regrets. As someone once told me, “It’s better to regret what you have already done than regret the fact that you didn’t take the opportunity of doing something.” I remember starting this blog and thinking: “What if no one will read it? Well, I’m writing for myself and for the world, but mostly it’s about me, and not about the world.” Life is too short for chasing and following someone else’s dreams, so chase your dreams and follow your passions. Your passion can bring you the confidence that you need in order to pursue and do more, create and achieve more. You write your own destiny; what you do can lead to the consequences and effects that you see today, so pick what you believe is right, yet, please don’t break the law. But overall, chase your dreams because in the end of the day, you live your life and not someone else lives it.

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Outfit Details: Skirt-H&M, T-shirt-Marshalls, Ballet Flats-Amazon, “Flip-Flop” Necklace-Roberto Coin, Statement Necklace-H&M, Bag-H&M, Sunglasses-Sonia Rykiel, Bracelet-Tiffany’s. 

Thank you for reading this post, and enjoy your day!

xoxo, Fashion Caption.

16.

Hello, my fellow readers!

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Today will be a very personal post because it is connected to one of the most important events in my life: my 16th Birthday. I have never thought how important the number 16 is until I became another 16 year old. Even though it is just another teenage year of my life, it still is important because you are two years away from a legal voting age, two years away until you can own a car and have a Driver’s License, and last but not least, two years away from graduating high school and becoming a freshman in college. Because this day was so special to me, I decided to share it with my readers on my blog because why not?

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If you are not from the United States, you probably don’t know how big of a deal a Sweet 16 party is, (well not if you watch My Super Sweet Sixteen series on MTV). To begin with, I’m not a big fan of massive parties with a ridiculous amount of people to whom in daily life I might barely talk to. And so I have decided to only have a small house party, with 9 people, including my parents. However, my dad pointed out that a 16th Birthday, as any other birthday, happens only once in your lifetime. With that thought, I decided to celebrate it not the way it is “supposed” to be, but the way I want it to be, the way that will express my personality and who I am as an individual. I have decided to organize a birthday cruise, that will occur on the East River, around all of Downtown and Statue of Liberty. The idea of the cruise seemed charming and pleasant, due to the fact that it’s personal and different from what usually occurs at Sweet Sixteenth (a large ballroom, with buffet and dance floor).

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If my venue expressed who I am, then the people who I was planning to invite had to be who I consider my best friends. And so it happened. I invited 6 girls, who I have been friends with for one or two years, who are there when I need them and I’m there when they need me, (cheesy, I know.) Yet, this was just the perfect celebration, with the right company and delightful views.

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As I’m becoming more mature and older, I had to establish goals that would express what I want for the present and future me. They start out from little things, such as to read more, and finish with great things, such as achieve what I’m aiming for. This birthday was quiet unforgettable, and all the memories I have shared with my friends and family and I are something grand and splendid. After all of that, I can’t tell you enough of how happy I am to be me and to have met people that I’ve met along my journey.

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Outfit Details: Dress-Red Valentino from Rent-the-Runaway {https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/designers/redvalentino_dresses/siprosedress}, Earrings-Forever 21, Necklace-H&M, Pumps-Nine West, Clutch- purchased from Amazon, no exact brand. 

I wish you the same happiness in life, and to find what you are really looking for.

xoxo, Fashion Caption.

 

NYC Diary:: Soho.

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NYC Diary: Soho

Today, I went to explore the downtown part of Manhattan just like any tourist would do. I have been living in New York for the past 3 years, and I fall in love with it every single day of my life. I’m a very urban person: I would rather spend my days in a loud, big city than in a quiet, calm suburb. I cannot live without the taxi noises and the drivers’ voices, the subway running above my head, and of course, the feet stomps and little talks of the people that surround me. Everyone has their own ideal place to be in, and for me, it is New York City.

NYC Diary: Soho.

Soho is a well-known, shopping neighborhood in Downtown, Manhattan. However, there is so much more to this neighborhood than shopping. Small streets are filled with European restaurants, stores, and cafes. Yet, to every European side there will always be a New Yorker feel.

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NYC Diary: Soho.

Every time I receive an opportunity to visit Soho, I always try to take it because Soho brings so much inspiration to me. I don’t know what about Soho is so special, but it gives me what I need: fulfillment and happiness. Sometimes I feel nostalgic when I visit the neighborhood: I start to think about my European adventures, and every little thing that I had the chance of experiencing while I had lived in Europe.

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Speaking of the European culture being brought to the Big Apple, I went to visit, of course you know what it is, my favorite macaroon place, Laduree! As known by many, Laduree opened a new store/cafe in New York City, which is located at the West side of Downtown. As you walk in, it has the most beautiful feel to it: It feels like you stepped into a small version of Paris. Of course, Laduree is a French brand, however, bringing the exact same ambiance to the city may be a great challenge. At this location, Laduree added their famous pastries, such as Ispahan,  besides macaroons and ice cream. In addition, the interior greatly expanded to one big dining room, one small cafe hall across from the selling bar, and one great garden that is located under a transparent cover for a roof. Besides the desserts, Laduree has also started to serve delicious meals and beverages. All of this seems wonderful, but nothing is perfect. The assisting system is pretty deformed. I was standing in line to purchase pastries, and then take a seat at the cafe across, in the same lobby. However, when I asked if I can sit in the cafe area, the vendors told me to ask the assisting managers because they were not sure if the area “has opened to the public yet”. The manager told me that I may purchase the pastries and sit down, but the cafe area is not “opened yet.” After all, I bought my pastries, and did not know where may I peacefully enjoy my dessert. I wish there would have been more improvement done in the area of customer service. After all, I did end up enjoying the delicious French pastries, yet not in a cafe, but rather on a bench in a park. WONDERFUL!

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Overall, if you are planning on visiting New York City, there are many more things to see besides Times Square, which is a stereotypical tourist place. Times Square will always be the “go-to” place for all the tourists, but New York is so much more than shiny tabloids and sparkly lights. There are little “hiding” places in every part of the city, especially the smaller areas of it, such as Soho. If you are a tourist, think about what do you want to know about New York, what experiences are you planning on sharing with yourself, your family and friends, and what memories do you really want to create. Think about which sides of New York do you wish to see because New York is different, however, there will always be something for everyone.

Outfit Details: Dress-Zara, Sandals-Marshalls, Sunglasses-Sonia Rykiel, Phone Case-Purchased on Ebay. 

Thank You for reading, and Have a great day!

xoxo, Fashion Caption.

#BeautyCon in NYC.

Hello, my fellow readers!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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Today is a very special day because I’m writing about BeautyCon. Yes, Beauty Con NYC itself. If you do not know what Beauty Con is, well here is the definition: it is a huge beauty convention of all the beauty gurus on YouTube, YouTube channels (StyleHaul, The Platform), bloggers, makeup brands (NYX, Tarte, etc.), and even some clothing brands. In addition, you receive the chance of meeting up with different magazine editors from various publishing houses (Conde Nast-yep the Vogue, Glamour, Teen Vogue, etc.), and this time there was Elle Magazine, which as you might’ve heard was the sponsor of this year’s New York City’s Beauty Con. Overall, you get so many emotions, you fill your day with experiences by meeting up with all these bloggers, editors, and TV-hosts (yes, there was a couple of TV-hosts).

I have several images to share with you, as well as a little surprise at the end of this article! But this post is not just about the Beauty Con itself, it’s also about what to do & how to dress to similar events.  And of course, I just have to include some images of New York City and what I wore to BeautyCon. I created a short “survival guide” that will guide you through whats and hows at these types of events.

Survival Guide:

1. Dress to Impress!

When I say “dress to impress” I actually mean it. When I was picking out my outfit and getting ready, I wasn’t sure if I would be overdressed. But when I arrived to Beauty Con, your whole meaning of being “overdressed” changes. Every single girl presented at this event seemed like she is about to star in a movie, ad, trailer, or a campaign. I understand that you have to express yourself, especially at events such as this, but when it comes to the point when you look like a doll, that’s just scary. Be yourself and express your personality through clothing, just don’t go overboard.

2. Bring a tote bag or a backpack.

Yes, yes, yes. You NEED a tote bag or a backpack because you will be at Beauty Con for several hours, and you will be carrying things such as clothing, makeup, magazines, pictures, water bottles, etc. In addition, there were some clothing stands, such as the one from American Apparel, and of course you will shop. Even though I was on a budget, many others were shopping full on, and because of the lack of space in their handbags, they were carrying it all in their hands. Not very comfortable nor practical.

3. Remember the BeautyCon schedule.

This sounds a little strange, but to be honest, you do have to know what is going on. There are several events happening at the same time, like a YouTuber meet up and a conference from bloggers, and you need to know which one is most important to you, and how will you benefit from it. Don’t memorize the schedule,  just know the time of your interest.

4. Bring a good camera.

If you are the type of person who will take a lot of photos and/or videos, you NEED a good camera. This year, the location where BeautyCon was held in didn’t have the perfect lighting, and taking pictures, of course, was tough. Your phone won’t handle the lack of proper lighting and so won’t a bad camera.

5. Try to bring a friend.

BeautyCon is made for people to hang out with their friends as well as their favorite YouTube gurus. If you go there alone, trust me, you will be lonely and find nothing to do. There are many different photo booths/sets  set up in order to entertain  people, and when you are with your friend(s), it is exactly what you want to do: take pictures. Trust me, when you are with friends, there is more to explore.

One of the YouTubers that I met was Weylie!

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Here is a little SNEAK PEEK inside the BEAUTYCON!

Outfit Details: Skirt-Love Culture, T-shirt-Marshalls, Cardigan-Forever 21, Ballet Flats-Amazon, Handbag-Calvin Klein, Necklace-Forever 21.

Thank You for reading, and Have a great week!

xoxo, Fashion Caption.

Fine Sunday.

Hello, my fellow readers!

Fine Sunday

You know that terrible feeling of a broken heart? Something like that was going through my mind while I was on my way to Port Washington, Long Island. You might think that I’m only 15 years old, what the heck am I talking about? Well, broken hearts don’t just happen based off the relationships, broken hearts happen because of the numerous amounts of emotions, thoughts, and feelings that are running “live stream” through your body and mind. It’s just the end of the school year, and the most prettiest time of the year for my opinion, and everything eventually piles up. If it wasn’t for the weather, I don’t even know how would I have fought through the last 2 months of the exhausting school year.

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Fine Sunday

Fine Sunday

Meanwhile, on a more positive note, life is beautiful. The bloom of pink flowers is rapidly filling up New York, creating pink shadows, and bright, lit up sun spots. The sky is at its “bluest”; I have never, ever seen such a vivid blue sky. The bright mixes of greens, pinks, blues, and all the other colors of the rainbow just put a wide smile on everyone’s face.

Fine Sunday

Fine Sunday

Fine Sunday

Fine Sunday

Fine Sunday

Fine Sunday

 

Spring, I’m loving it.

Outfit Details: Jacket-Forever 21, Boyfriend Jeans-H&M, Belt-Ralph Lauren, Flats-American Eagle, T-shirt-Marshalls, Necklace-Forever 21, Earrings-Flea Market, Ring-Forever 21, Bracelet-Tiffany’s, Sunglasses-Sonia Rykiel/SR, Handbag-Calvin Klein. 

Thank You for reading, and Have a great week!

xoxo, Fashion Caption.