Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Minimal - A Day in the City (New Urban Outfitters)!

Inspired by these streets - "If you can dream it, you can be it." 

Salut mes beautés intelligentes! Hope everyone's summer has been great so far. I'm presently in New York City, and have been a little busy adjusting to this new place. There's so much to do, and I don't think I have ever been surrounded by this many people. Initially I felt quite overwhelmed (honestly, I still do haha) but I think the madness is starting to grow on me. If you have any recommendations on what to do in the city, please do tell! :D

The other day I decided to go exploring before class, and took a few pictures as I did. I was feeling a little under the weather and thus went for very comfortable pieces - ones that made me feel like I was in PJs, lol. Although, I've noticed that I am bit of a minimalist when it comes to design, art and of course, style.

 The best Strawberry Banana smoothie I've ever had. Anddd it had just strawberries, bananas and ice, which is hard to come by these days. Unless it's homemade of course :)

I stopped by a local garment store and immediately felt at home. It reminded me of the days I dreaded following my mom to the market as a teenager. The only stores I enjoyed visiting, however, were the garment stores and their laces looked just like these. I remember referring to materials that resembled the brown and gold bundle in the picture below as "Senegalese Lace",  I wonder if they're  globally called that.

Then.. I walked into the new Urban Outfitters and took a few pictures of some items I loved! I was unusually ecstatic to be in the store. Have you ever walked into a store and felt like it just understood you and catered to your EVERY need? Sigh. That's how I felt, lol.

 I loved that this had a bit of an Ethiopian influence to it. Actually, I think it IS Ethiopian! (Urban Outfitters)

 Urban Outfitters.
Their new store is amazing. It has a cafe, reading area, salon, makeup center etc.. I could have literally spent my entire day there lol.

 These suitcases are EVERYTHING - Urban Outfitters

 How CUTE are these? - Urban Outfitters

The Forest Feast - Thought it had a brilliant design for a vegan recipe book. No, still not going vegan just yet. :)

 And then my camera battery ran down..

Grey Blouse - Urban Outfitters
Black Joggers - H & M
Black Purse - H & M (old)
Brown Oxfords (stolen from my sis :D) - Payless 
Beaded Necklace and Earrings - Made in Nigeria

Stay Smart; Stay Beautiful,


  1. LOVE your necklace


  2. Love the necklace as well! Looks like a fun day - great pictures :)

  3. Lovely smile!! I have lived in the North East of USA for four years and I'm still not sold on NYC. Other than the food I tend to stay away from NYC. Before I leave I'm going to go there and try to experience the city as a tourist to see if I will like it that way. XD

    1. Thank you darling! And I know what you mean. It takes some getting used to, but you're right - there are some amazing food places here!

  4. Love Love Love! And that lace reminded me of home as well!!