What To Expect When Walking In New York City

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For the tourists, welcome! You’ve made it to your destination. Don’t pull out those perfectly calculated outfits just yet, though, because you still have quite a bit left to travel if you want to get to some of the city’s hot spots!

For the locals, I guess you’re still searching for tips to make your daily travels a little less painful and I hope I can help.

I wanted to share a recent trip I took this past week. It is a pretty trendy spot for tourists and locals alike. I had the opportunity to finally visit the flagship store of Dylan’s Candy Shop in New York City — By “opportunity,” I mean a mandatory field trip. Lucky for me, all that walking was accompanied by lots of rain.

You know the old lady joke that comes with hip pain caused by rain? Turns out, there may be some truth to it. According to the Weather Channel, any change in pressure can trigger joint pain or headaches. Feel sorry for me yet? Well…

As I limped around the city, I bumped into quite a few people without their umbrellas. This wasn’t surprising, but it sparked a question in my head: Why are people not prepared for weather changes? As New Yorkers know, the first snowfall of the season has already hit the ground. This means that snow, hail, rain, storms, and even slightly warmer days are fair game.

My one and most important tip of all is to never, ever, leave home without checking the weather! Literally EVERY morning, with my eyes still halfway shut, I Google: *insert zipcode* weather. I look at temperature, wind, humidity, and precipitation all separately. (Thank you New York City weather for making me so paranoid.)

You do not decide how fashionable or cute you will be today, weather does. By all means, wear the shoes that offer no protection against puddles of rain. But I promise you, you can make the “bumfy” (mix between looking like a bum and dressing comfy) look work for you.

NOTE: The umbrellas sold on the street are as low as $3! I can’t speak for longevity, but if you decide to skip out on the weather app, New York City street sellers got your back.



Fashion Essentials For A City Life

Life in the city absolutely needs staple pieces. These are the ideas that you fall back to when you realize your original planned outfit is too much and too painful.

I roll out of bed each morning starting at 5am and end back home at 10 or 11pm. Here are some of the essentials I have learned to love and worship:


“Doctor” Level Boots

Doc Marten Vegan Flora Chelsea Boots


Doc Martens are known to be one of the comfiest, most long-lasting pair of boots you can own. The Chelsea boot is versatile and the vegan component makes it easier to break in compared to the regular boot. Breaking them in is hell, but worth it in the long-run!


Cotton or Linen Tops

Cotton On Women The Crew T Shirt

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Humidity is something I am still learning to live with here in the city. One minute its cool, the next its pouring and sticky. Having a simple, 100% cotton top can be a lifesaver on those long, packed train rides home after a surprise rainfall. Linen is great for this too.



Fabletics High-Waisted Mesh PowerHold® Capri


Big city or small town, black leggings are everyones go-to. The pockets on this Mesh PowerHold Capri just makes things even more convenient for you.


Breathable Clothing



Trendy mom jean >>> Skinny jeans… I’m just going to leave this link right here: What Your Skinny Jeans Are Really Doing To Your Vagina …


Chunky Sneakers

ASOS Office Fife Chunky Sneaker


Because changing from wearing flats on the streets to heels in the office doesn’t help you with anything. Especially if you work in retail and not in a nice, little office.


NYC Style: What They Don’t Tell You

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I moved to *insert cheesy name for NYC here* in January of 2017. It has been a year and a half of me attempting to adapt to the New York fashion scene, and I must say, LOL.

I’ve spent most of my life in the basic, suburban life that Sacramento, California offers. I ‘d like to think that for most of my high school years, I was a real-life Harper, from Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. That’s why when I got accepted into the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, I knew my closet was ready for its next chapter in life.

Fast forward to today, I’m here to tell you I was wrong. I’m here to tell you that what you’ve seen, what you’ve been inspired by, is too painful to be a reality. Yes, there are some who — God bless their souls — can pull off heels in the humid, underground, subway stations. More realistically, though, no. Never. Ouch.

The saying “hoes don’t get cold” is nothing compared to the harsh reality of dressing fashionably in NYC. So, if you’re curious to know how to make fashion work in the comfiest way possible, make your life easy and follow my blog.