NYC Travel Diaries

Happy Thursday! I figured I would post my looks from NYC for those of you who don’t use Liketkit and also share my favorite places I visited while in the city (food, shopping, coffee…). Make sure to read through the end of the post to see what places in NYC I absolutely love and will be visiting again! Also, today is the last day of the Shopbop sale. See my full roundup herenyc2Dress (so in love with it! I’m wearing a medium) | Scarf | Sunglasses (25% off with code ‘inthefam25’) | Purse | Bootiesnyc3Sunglasses | Silver Cuff | Wrap Bracelet | RingsPhone Casenyc-1Scarf (old, similar here) | Top | Jeans | Purse | Booties | Wrap Bracelet | Short necklaces | Long necklacenyc4Jacket | Turtleneck | Jeans | Booties | Necklace | Messengernyc5Scarf (old, similar here) | Top (my favorite) | Jeans | Flats | Sunglasses

nyc7Top (my favorite) | Jeans | Flats | Necklace nyc8 SweaterJeans | Booties | Clutch (on sale!) | Necklacenyc9See all outfit details herenyc10Purse | Sunglasses (on sale) | Pouch | Phone Casenyc11Sweater (my favorite) | Vest | ScarfJeans | Booties | Clutch (on sale!)nyc12Cardigan (old, love this one) | Leggings | Tee (wearing a medium… only $18) | Necklace | Purse | Flats (on sale!)nyc13nyc14Lightened my hair even more at Nunzio Saviano Salon! My mom now thinks it’s too light but I think that’s the mother in her… most moms tend to think that! I love it.


The Stanton Social: we went here for dinner the first night and it was absolutely amazing. It’s a tapas restaurant so you order a bunch of small plates and share. Everything on the menu was to-die-for. There’s nothing I didn’t like! The ambiance is also really great and there are a lot of young cool people. Probably one of my favorites!

Beauty & Essex: if you’re 21, you have to go here! It’s a speak easy, which is a bar that they used to have in the prohibition era when alcohol was banned. This one has champagne in the ladies room! Like what? And it’s really great and fun. My mom enjoyed it, too! Haha.

OBAO Vietnamese Restaurant: I usually don’t like Vietnamese food but this place was delicious. The service was amazing and I had the platter with the chicken and rice and it was so good. One of the best things I’ve had!

RANA Pastificio and Cucina in Chelsea Market: okay first of all you have to go to Chelsea Market if in NYC. Second, you have to eat at this place. Holy moly. I had a ricotta (or mozzarella) filled pasta and it was so good. I think it was the best pasta I’ve had in my entire life. And the whole setup is so cool. We sat outside and it was absolutely beautiful but inside is great too! I wanted to take one of the marble tables home. Also go to the little vendor store at the end of Chelsea Market… that’s where I got my little pouch that says ‘follow me on Instagram.’

Eataly: everyone knows about this place. We went here for dinner on the last night and ate at the pasta restaurant (they have 7 different restaurants in one). Everything was so fresh!

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: hands down the best coffee I’ve ever had. They have a few locations in NYC but oh my goodness… so good!

Paris Stations: this is a consignment store. It’s actually where I got my Prada! It’s located in Soho and they get the bags straight off the runway so the models have only used them once or twice for shows and then sell them to this store. You won’t even believe the deal I got on my perfect Prada! It’s never been used (just once) and the perfection is real. You have to stop by and tell Moet I sent you! He will treat you well. 🙂 They have tons of Prada, Celine, Chanel, Balenciaga, and more! Actual heaven.

Nunzio Saviano Salon: this is where I get my hair done! It’s in the Upper East Side and honestly is my favorite place to just hang out and be. The service is great and I go with Stephanie for my color and Maria for my cut and blow dry. They are a killer team and everyone there is so nice, you will feel right at home. Tell them I sent you if you go!

Union Square Cafe: you have to have the gnocchi from here. SO good! The wine is great too. I love the quaint atmosphere and the amazing service.

The Smith: so good! I went here in August and loved it. It’s a really young crowd and everyone is really nice. I had chicken and it was delicious. Everything on the menu is to-die-for, though!

Necessary Clothing: you definitely want to go here for shopping! They have two locations on Broadway and the stores are huge and filled with so much good clothing! The prices are unbeatable, too.

Thanks for reading! xo!

Lauren Ashley
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  1. Jordyn

    I completely adore the look with the leather jacket and turtle neck, gorgeous gorgeous! Your trip looks like it was completely amazing. Take me with you next time? (;

  2. Jessica

    Your hair looks amazing! But it always does. Love the clothes you picked, when I went to New York it was way too cold for anything but a huge coat!


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