Being Touristy!

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For two years running, my Mom has come up for Delaware to New York City for her birthday. I guess now you can call it a tradition. This year, we decided to be super touristy and take both a bus and boat tour of Manhattan. I would absolutely recommend the boat tour or at least taking a boat cruise around the Hudson River (which I plan to try next). However, the bus tour was at best okay. Even as a tourist you see most of the places walking anyway and the tour guide was super annoying. What I liked most about the boat tour is that you could see the city from a whole new prepective and get see the Statue of Liberty up close at sunset.

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Top 4th of July 2014 Sales!

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Happy 4th of July Socialites! Time to celebrate our nation’s birthday like it’s your birthday with these fab sales.

525 AMERICA // 50% off sitewide
DATE: Ends July 10
CODE: FIREWORKS

Alice & Trixie // 20% off select styles
DATE: Ends July 6
CODE: HAPPY4TH

Anthropologie // Extra 20% OFF sale items
DATE: Ends July 7
CODE: BUZZ20

Banana Republic // 40% off online and in stores.
CODE: BRJULY

BaubleBar // Recieve $10 Off orders of $30+
DATE: July 3 – July 6
CODE: JULYRS

Blank NYC // 20% off sitewide
DATE: July 3 – 6
CODE: MSINDEPENDENT

Butter Supersoft // 25% off sitewide
DATE: Ends July 7
CODE: FIREWORKS14

Clothes by Majestic // 20% off sitewide
DATE: Ends July 7
CODE: HAPPY4TH

Designs By Stephene // 20% off sitewide
DATE: Through July 4
CODE: JULY4

Dolce Vita // EXTRA 30% off all shoes, clothing, and sale
CODE: FIREWORKS14

Gap // Up to 60% off in stores and online

Glam Boutique // 20% off sitewide
DATE: Through July 6
CODE: FIREWORKS20

House of Harlow // 25% off
DATE: July 4 only
CODE: FIREWORKS14

Marika // Take 40% off sitewide
CODE: JULY40

Max & Chloe // Save 20% off sitewide
CODE: JULY4

Metropark USA //20% off sitewide
DATE: Through July 4
CODE: JULY4

Missguided // 10% off all orders
DATE: July 4 – 7
CODE: 4JULY10

Pink Mascara // 20% off sitewide
DATE: Through July 4
CODE: JULY4

Piperlime // Up to 50% off 150+ summer styles

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Steal vs. Splurge: New York State Pendant Necklace

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Splurge: New York Identity State Necklace from Max & Chloe ($88)

Ever since I started college in upstate New York, I’ve been proud to call the state of New York my home. So when I came across these state pendant necklaces, it was great to see that there were pendants for every budget and every state. Not only are these necklaces excellent ways to show your state pride, they also make perfect going away gifts.

New York State Pendant Necklace

Steal: Gold Tone Sterling Silver New York State Pendant from Kohl’s ($24)

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5 Free Apps Every City Girl Should Have

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Being a city girl isn’t always easy, the rents are high, the crowds are crazy and sometimes it’s impossible to find a cab. Luckily, there are apps that can make city life a little easier. Here are my go-to apps that if you don’t have already, you should totally download.

1. HopStop:

In spite of the fact that I’ve lived in NYC for almost five years now, I still use HopStop at least once a week to find the best ways to get places on the subway. This amazing app providing subway and bus directions along with maps for over 140 cities around the world, always keeps me sane while commuting. It even accounts for route changes and construction.

2. Hotel Tonight:

For the spontaneous traveler, Hotel Tonight is a dream come true. Starting everyday at noon, Hotel Tonight lists unsold rooms for purchase the night of at a fraction of the price. To get the best deals, check the app as close to noon as possible as the cheapest rooms tend to fill up first.

3. YPlan:

In cities like New York, there’s often so much to do, that’s is hard to decide what to do on a night out. As tonight’s going out app, YPlan was created by a team of entertainment experts who believe that the best nights are unplanned. This app allows you to browse through a curated short list of the top events of the night where you can book your evening out in two taps.

4. Candy Crush Saga:

With its pretty colors and challenging puzzles, Candy Crush has become one of the most popular apps. I often a look around the subway and notice that over half of the people in my subway car are playing Candy Crush. Though it has caused me to miss my subway stop a couple times, I find Candy Crush a huge form of relaxation because it gives you something to focus one aside from the often overwhelming city. Plus, these’s no better way to start your day than passing a level of Candy Crush on your way to work.

5. Uber:

Thanks to Uber, every city dweller can now have their own private driver. Instead of trying to catch a cab on a rainy night or walking to the subway in heels, simply request an Uber to take you door to door. The app offers cashless clear pricing that includes tip. They even let you know exactly when your driver in on their way, send you a photo of the driver previous to pickup and give you the option to split the fare.

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Top Weekender Bags for Summer

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Summer is the season for weekend getaways and spontaneous travel. Since no weekend trip is complete without the perfect weekender bag, here are some of my favorites:

Kate Spade

Kate Spade Small Weekender Bag In Pencil Sketch

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Tumi Jonathan Adler Are We There Yet Duffel

Graf & Lantz Duffel Bag

Graf & Lantz Duffel Bag

Wishing you safe summer travels!

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