|Friday Night: blackberry pics are horrible: Got my dress from Express. Nneka got her's made|
On Saturday our cab guy invited us to come to his apartment, HECK NO! such guts!! this trip has been crazy. Didn't get to shop on Saturday because it was raining, so just hungout with friends in Washington Heights and tried Domincan food, then had chinese for dinner, and watched random movies while drinking some wine called Sweet Bitch, I'm sure my trainer must be proud. It cost $22 to washington heights, and $22 back by cab, and they announce the price before they drive.
|Saturday: Nneka. SHIRT & SKIRT from Zara. NECKLACE: Macys|
|Dont i look super excited!|
whoever Anonymous was, she knew her shit! We stayed in our friends condo in the Bronx. OMG the Bronx is sooooo freaking far.
OMG look from left end: Pelham Bay park, now look to the right end After Astor Place, Beeckam or something. Count the stops.
Sunday was we had to take a $7 cab to Pelham Bay Park station, then like anonymous said pay $2.25 for 1 ride to wherever we needed to shop. We decided to tackle Soho. I'm a bit sad i didn't get to check out the chicken cupcakes $armin talked about or meetup with EtherealPrey for the apple bbq at Madison Park since my phone was gone & the rain.
|ME: getting ready to eat some kebobs. OMG for some reason pictures look better there. i think cuz of the overcast that day|
Top: Bebe, Shorts: H&M, Bag: Louis, Belt: some cheap one that came with an outfit.
|My gorgeous cousin Nneka: who's a makeup & Hair stylist in Atlanta|
Top: H&M, Skirt: Urban outfitters, Bag: Gucci, Belt: thrift Store, Watch: Michael Kors
|got these earings in Black too. originally he said $20, then gave me 2 for $30|
People all over NY have actually been super nice, cause heaven knows we would have been soooooo LOST! We didn't understand how to get to the train station, how use the metro card thing, nor which way to go, where to direct the cab, and when we were in soho where on earth the shops were, how to find back the train to go home, etc. A lot of people here have google maps on their phones and busted it out to help us.
Being in a city without a cell phone is hard!!!! I was in front of topshop waiting on my cousin Nneka to get out of Zara for 30 mins - 1hour, and was hoping she wasn't looking for me at another store, or maybe she was inside topshop. My brain lighted up, and i got a total stranger to send my cousin a tweet telling her where i was. Apparently the line at Zara was long, and she didn't even get the tweet until she met up with me and i told her to check it.
|Twitter to the rescue|
Can't believe we spent all afternoon & evening shopping within 2 blocks!!! Bought stuff at Mango, Mystique boutique had great stuff, (but then i realized later that a store called Necessary across from Topshop had the same stuff, but even WAY MORE stuff, I skipped the jewelry shops because i had already shopped wholesale on Buford Highway in Atlanta, didn't buy any clothes from Topshop but I got these killer shoes!!)
|Can you believe NY doesn't tax clothes!! (edit: whoops they brought it back, thanks for the comments, lol i didnt look at my receipt ((hides face))|
|I bought these from Topshop/ Topman. went on sale from $160 to $90 (toe cleavage is still an odd concept but these shoes are BAD!!)|
So after all the shopping, we were looking for a good Jamaican restaurant but couldn't find one, so we heard good stuff about this Mexican Restaurant called Dos Caminos that was right by us. it would have been a 2-5minute walk, but it ended up being $5.90 cab ride! because he missed making a right, and decided to go around every block.
Dos Caminos was GREAT!!!!!! the lighting was to dim for my camera to capture without flash. You should definitely try it out. It was like the regular mexican restaurants I go to, it felt like boughie mexican food, cuisine! it was great & they also have Quesadillas that you can order though not on the menu.
|Kinda blurry: teak Brisket Enchilladas|
NYC is interesting, people's stereotypes about the different areas range from who you ask. I could write all the crazies/ differences i noticed between here and Atlanta. Totally different, we felt like we should have bought those tourist books that internationals get lol. but if i write all the differences and crazies i noticed, this post would be a novel / National Geographic and you'd sleep off.
had a blast. now I'm back in ATL. glad i took my camera, hope you enjoyed the post. I have a HUGE trip coming up soon, when I'll be switching comments, hope your ready for the ride.
Love Bombchell. & an A+ to all those who read the post & an E for effort to those who just looked at pictures ;)