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SWEATER: Forever 21 (Similar Here)  //  JEANS: Garage  // SHOES: Similar Here  //  WATCH:  Fossil

I think if I lived in NYC, this is the spot I would come to the most. That and Sheep’s Meadow. This is the first time I’ve been to the Top Of The Rock and it’s definitely my favorite view of New York City!! My favorite was being able to see Central Park with all of the changing leaves and how cool it is to have a huuuuge park in the middle of one of the biggest cities in the world.  Seeing the line go from skyscrapers and buildings to trees is probably the coolest thing to see. My other favorite part was just sitting in the window sills and checking out that view! I like the Top Of The Rock’s view better than the Empire State Building only because on the Top Of The Rock, you can actually see the Empire State Building. (is that a correct way to word that sentence? i don’t know… sorry if anyone is cringing at that sentence lol)

We only had about 30 minutes to actually go see everything because our flight was scheduled to leave a few hours afterwards and we were running late and getting lost in the subway system. Just as I was getting the hang of it, we took the wrong train and the train wouldn’t stop so we were headed to the Yankee Stadium… we were suppose to head back down to Chelsea. Which if you’re not sure the distance,  it’s about a 40 minute subway ride and car ride. and a 2 hour walk but I’m not crazy enough to do that in booties. I, of course, start freaking out because I so did not want to miss the flight. So finally we get off on 95th street (or something like that) and we have to go back down 24 stops. We hop on a train, which we had no idea where it was going, and we ended up getting on the right train. I swear if I ever lived in NYC, I’d probably never get the subway system down. Thankfully, Google Maps is amazing!

I do want to take a minute and say that I absolutely love writing and editing my blog. I love how it is my own and I can do whatever I want on it. I just wanted to say thanks to whoever reads these. Not only is posting something for me to personally to look back on, but I hope it is somewhat entertaining to “sort of” join in on my life.  So whoever reads these posts, thank you so much!!!

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LONG SLEEVE SHIRT: JCrew  //  BLACK VEST:  Similar Here  //  BLACK PANTS: JCrew  // SHOES:  Adidas //  BRACELETS: Boho-Betty (wearing this one and this one) //  WATCH:Fossil

When I was about 14 years old I wanted to open my first Etsy shop selling bracelets. (I’ve always been adventurous and wanted to open multiple businesses growing up, including running a nail salon from my backyard…) As I never opened my “shop” and sold any bracelets, I gave some to friends and family. They really enjoyed making them but as I got older and busier I got, the harder it was to keep making bracelets. So, I ditched the idea of selling bracelets online and enjoyed the bracelets I made. I still wear those bracelets too! I was that kid that wore about 10 bracelets a day (yeah, I have many embarrassing pictures to prove it) and I LOVED them. Well, the older I got, the more I realized how it’s pretty difficult to function with that many bracelets on and wore 2 or 3. Now what I normally wear is a few bracelets and a watch. I was really excited when I found Boho-Betty and they sold the bracelets similar to what I use to make! (as fun as it was making them, oh my goodness it is so much easier having them sent to your door already made. 😉 ) and they are so. stinking. cute!!!

Boho-Betty is offering Carefree Blonde readers 20% off their purchase when you use code CAREFREEBLONDEWhich is pretty awesome because their bracelets really are the best, once you try them you really can’t go back to wearing anything else! I think bracelets are a great Christmas gift to friends/family, especially if you’re at a loss of what to get someone! And super great stocking stuffer because they’re small enough where you can fill it up more 😉 ! I wore my bracelets all around New York and I got so many compliments on them! Too bad it just got super cold at night that I had to cover my hands (does anyone else cover their hands with their long sleeve shirts when their cold?!) walking around because I forgot to bring a jacket… so unfortunately you couldn’t see the bracelets anymore. I literally wear them all of the time. The great thing is that they have so many categories to shop from. So if you have more of an edgy style, they have a certain bracelet for you and vise versa!

Below I’ll list a few of my favorites! Happy Shopping! Let me know your favorites!

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SWEATER:  Similar Here // JEANS: Garage // BACKPACK: Target – Similar Here // FLATS: Target – Similar Here 

The coolest things about New York City is that you can just walk around the block and end up being somewhere you planned on going to see. Kyle and I were planning to see the Flat Iron building after we went back to our hotel to change and such and we just happened to walk passed the Flat Iron on the way back and I thought it’s the coolest thing ever. We had no idea we were near it so it was neat to stumble upon it. Of course we had to model in front of it. It’s taken a while to get comfortable in front of the camera again. When I was little, I was never camera shy and jumped all around when my photo was being taken, even in high school, when people were taking my picture, I was all for it. It’s not that I’m super shy about having my picture taken, it’s the “modeling poses” I do that make me embarrassed because I feel silly sometimes! I’ve gotten so comfortable with Kyle behind the camera that I don’t even notice it anymore. Even with people around, I don’t mind them looking. In a post here, my mom took my photos and I was so nervous. It was so weird having her take my pictures, but after a while, I warmed up. I guess it all just takes some getting use too props to real models though, they’ve got that stuff nailed down.

I love taking pictures though (which is a huge part on my I made a blog. To share photos with family and to look back on blog posts since I never post on facebook anymore.) I find it to be such a fun hobby as I’m no where near a professional but in my free time, it’s a blast. I really want to improve my photo skills and learn more information about how to use my camera. I’m also really interested in making my photos better. Especially with the editing. When I’m at school, I edit my photos on my iPad and I really don’t like the way they turn out most of the time. It’s more of a lazy way I edit when I don’t want to turn on my desktop ha. I feel like the photos don’t look as good as they could be. So if anyone has any recommendations of photo editing software or apps or anything, please let me know! I’m always open to improvements!

So I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. I’m so ready for Christmas now I can’t take it! I’m definitely feeling the Christmas spirit this year. I woke up thanksgiving day listening to Christmas music. I can’t help it. In the car, Christmas music is constantly playing. Im turning into that person now haha! Let me know how your thanksgiving was, I’m not even bummed about eating all of the leftovers. Thanksgiving food is my favorite!! Have a great Monday & thanks for reading!