Thank you for reading and visiting my little corner on the internet.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
If you follow me on Twitter (if not, what you are you waiting for?!) then you already know this – if not here’s an official update:
I’m featured in the September 2013 issue of People StyleWatch!! Thank you for reading MissWYA and for those of you who are new ’round these parts: welcome. Thanks to the team over at People StyleWatch for the interview and feature. Though I’m hardly the trendsetter, it’s true that all of my reviews are 100% authentic and me.
Think of me as your best girlfriend dishing on what you need to own — as a result I’m also the best girlfriend who will enable your shopping habit without any regrets!
If you are new to this site, here are a few things to get you up to speed:
- Read my About page. It’s pretty long but I swear it’s worth it
- If you are a brand, read my Contact page (please, please read this before reaching out)
- I get lazy every now and then and don’t post for 1-2 weeks – it’s okay, don’t go anywhere. The internet is exhausting and I have a full time job which means I’m as tired as they come
- Speaking of the internet, I’m all over the place: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin’, Tumblr
- Pink is my favorite thing in the world and you will quickly notice this
Hope you enjoy my little corner on the internet!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
If you know me than you’re well aware of my love of stationary. As much of a digital girl I am, I still cherish writing thank you notes. I stock up on pretty notebooks and agonize over a planner come the end of the year. I’ve been known to start my planner quest as early as September which ended up in me having six (yes, SIX) 2013 planners. While I’m on a quest to find the perfect pink lipstick, so is the quest to find the perfect planner (agenda, diary, whatever you call it). I’ve always owned a Filofax (I even geeked a bit when I saw Gala’s post a few years back) but between faulty rings, not so pretty designs, and never being happy with what I owned I’ve strayed.
When I saw that Filofax was releasing a collection called The Originals, my heart stopped a bit because I saw something I simply had to own. A planner in Fluorescent Pink. It’s a LOUD pink and certainly not for those who prefer understated. I, on the other hand, am of the go big or go home mentality and nothing is bigger than this.
After months of searching I found it on pensandleather.com available for delivery in the US. Huzzah! After a quick coupon code search (always look for coupon codes before purchasing something online!) it was mine. Isn’t she a beaut?
The Originals collection is made of thick leather – like that you’ll see in designer bags – which delights me endlessly since that means it’ll (hopefully) last. The clasp says “FILOFAX” in caps, “The Original” in a brush script font, “est. in 1921″ in lowercase font. It has two pen loops as well as a larger strap in between which I’ve seen some folks say they put their phone in (I don’t want to ruin the shape so I’ll likely add business cards).
Simply gorgeous. I know it’s an odd obsession for a girl like me to have but I can’t help it. I need to jot things down in order to remember them. The best part is that this came with planner inserts for 2014 as well as the remainder of the year but I’m super picky about my inserts (I needs LOTS of space due to my horrid penmanship – working on it!). I normally go to Kate Spade and stock up if/when there’s a sale since they have pretty doodles and themes each year. Given that it’s midway through the year, however, I’ll stick to the Filofax branded inserts.
And that’s enough for my nerding session I can’t be the only one who secretly lives for paper goods, right?
Friday, July 5, 2013
Maybe it’s because I have not gone away for over a year or taken a real vacation, in ever, but I’m simply itchin’ to get out of New York. While I’ve certainly gone away before, my past vacations mostly mean flying out to Haiti to visit family. While it’s great to see everyone and be somewhere with limited to no internet access, I’m dying for a vacation where I get to explore, eat with the locals, and lie on a beach. This city girl wants to dip her feet into the water and have not a single care in the world.
Alas, a new job with (very) limited vacation days mean I’ll be dreaming for now but that won’t stop me from bookmarking spreads like this Lonny feature on the Greek island of Perivolas. Everything is just vibrant, crisp, and refreshing.
Friday, February 22, 2013
If you live in New York, or watch the news from time to time, you might have heard about SoulCycle. I first starting hearing about it early last year since a few beauty blogger and publicist friends of mine were (and still are) addicted. From there, it infiltrated my work space and a few coworkers got hooked. Straight up O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D!
Let me give you a brief history on my relationship with exercising: I don’t. Plain and simple. I had a brief love affair with Zumba (still love it actually but had a falling out with New York Sports Club) but I’m not one to work out – not on my own at least. Heading into Soul, I was nervous (but excited!) because if you’ve ever spoken to a SoulCycle advocate they convince you that it’ll change your life.
And I’m always down to change my life (#FixMyLife)
Custom beats headphones. Cray.
ZOMG! Now that I’ve survived my first class (#AttentionHasSoul) my body is confused. STRAIGHT UP LOST! Throughout the ride I experienced so many emotions – happy (I’m doing it!) to angry (how far does this resistance thing go!?!??). At one point, I was in the zone – so laser focused on the music and riding that I lost myself – until my leg almost gave out and I had a brief moment of panic (I’m dying!). Sure I might have mumbled some not so nice things under my breath every time she told us to turn our knob thing a quarter of an inch (seriously — how many inches were there?) BUT at the end I felt great! Tired, for sure, but somewhat energized.
And then I bought a makeup case, because, OBVIOUSLY.
Would I do it again? YES – why not! Maybe not every week (#TeamLazyPants) but why not work on my fitness every now and then? If you wanna try it out, give it a go. It’s not intimidating and no one’s yelling in your face. It’s 100% motivational (and, let’s be honest, you can take it easy on yourself). I know damn sure at one point I boycotted and sat square in my seat while Biggie played in the background. Right now, SoulCycle is available in the East and West Coasts. Madison was my instructor and she was amazing.