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Away

Away

Throughout my travel profession I have gone through my fair share of suitcases. One always seems to last a few around the world travels and then it begins to deteriorate. At first it didn’t both me because I considered each rip or tear to just […]

Come Together

Come Together

In recent years it seems that the age for vinyl records has been resurrected. You are witnessing record labels promoting their artists not just on iTunes or Spotify but encouraging the consumer to purchase the album on vinyl. Even labels like Third Man Records are […]

Badass Brooklyn

Badass Brooklyn

For as long as I can remember I have been an advocate for animals, especially man’s best friend. I grew up in a household that had at least two dogs if not more and they were more than pets, they were family. For the better part of my birthday parties growing up I would request donations to my town’s local humane society rather than presents. Needless to say my love for animals has not dwindled in the slightest. I not only have my own dog, Ajax, that I love more than life but I also got back into volunteering at an animal rescue here in Brooklyn.

When I first moved to the city with Ajax I got countless questions: “How do you manage New York with a dog?”, “Do you have to exercise him a lot?”, “What do you do if you want to go out?”, “Wow you have a big dog in the city?”. Honestly it baffled me how surprised people were that I not only had a dog living in New York but a big dog nonetheless. Maybe because I moved here with him so I was in the ‘owning a dog’ mindset but it never seemed like an issue to me. I have been able to find apartments that allow dogs easily, exercise is not a problem because we run and go to off leash hours in the park and we walk… everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like owning a dog is a walk in the park, it’s hard work and you should never impulsively get one unless you are sure you are ready. After constantly getting approached on how I manage having a dog in this city my urge to volunteer at an animal rescue came booming back.

Step in Badass Brooklyn. It’s a wonderful feeling witnessing the joy in someone’s face when they adopt a dog from Badass at one of the adoption events, it brings me back to how I felt when I first got Ajax. The constant unconditional love they give you is priceless and can bring so much to a person’s life. I’ll never forget the day I got Ajax, to this day I consider it one of the greatest moments of my life. I always knew I would get a dog due to the fact that I grew up in a dog household but I never knew what he would do for me in a time that I needed it the most. Right before I got Ajax I was at rock bottom in my life, my whole life had felt like it had fallen apart and I was being crushed by the rubble, believing there was no way out. With one last shred of hope I decided a dog may be my answer and savior. The minute I held Ajax I knew we were meant for each other. He was so relaxed in my arms and I had never experienced someone or something look at me in such a loving, devoted way. From that point forward I began to rise from the ashes of my life and slowly put things back together again because I knew I needed to be strong for Ajax and that he believed in me as cheesy as that sounds. Constantly remembering that feeling is one of the main reasons why volunteering at Badass has been so remarkable. I want others to experience that exact moment of finding unconditional love, the kind you can only truly experience and receive from a dog.

There is an endless number of animal rescues in this city, however Badass is the one that caught my eye and was recommended to me by a friend. Volunteering has not only been enjoyable and gratifying, it’s been a great way for me to connect with other animal lovers along with dog owners. Not to mention it’s beautiful seeing how happy the dogs are knowing that majority of them have not received the love they deserve so dearly. If you happen to live in the New York area and are ready to bring home a furry friend, visit Badass Brooklyn and attend an adoption event. I’ll post upcoming events along with the dogs that are available. Frankly it’s hard for me to not adopt all of them but hopefully another loving heart steps forward.

Interested in adopting? Visit Badass Brooklyn to start the adoption process, click here to see which dogs are currently available.

Next Adoption event is April 22nd at NYC Pet in Williamsburg. Event will take place from 12 – 2 PM, find out more on Badass’s Facebook page.

Reset and Refresh

Reset and Refresh

It’s a common phrase that absence makes the heart grow fonder, or in some cases gives you perception. I’m sure my absence hasn’t gone unnoticed  on here but sometimes taking a step back can be beneficial on all fronts. This past year has been a […]

Update

Update

Happy Tuesday! I must say I’m sorry I’ve been MIA the past couple of weeks. My life has literally been crazy but here are a few updates. I have started a new job, which has consumed my energy with it’s two month training program. It […]

Skyline

Skyline

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Since moving back to Brooklyn, I lucked out that the apartment I found has access to the roof. It is such a spectacular view of the city from up there. This entire summer I have been utilizing my roof access whether it’s just taking pictures, drinking a few beers, or having a little picnic dinner. A few weeks ago we had one of the more amazing sunsets I’ve seen since living here. The sun was bright orange, and the sky turned a beautiful magenta/lilac hue. Enjoy the few pics I was able to snag!


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Playsuit

Playsuit

Outfit Details // Romper: Spell Designs, alternative here and here / Boots: Joie, alternative here / Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff / Sunglasses: Warby Parker If there were one item of clothing that describes this summer, it would be this romper. No matter the temperature or occasion […]

Blackbird

Blackbird

Outfit Details // Dress: Free People / Booties: Joie, alternative here and here / Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff, alternative here / Sunglasses: Warby Parker There is no doubt that I have way more black in my wardrobe since moving to New York. Even in the summer […]

Transition

Transition

The weather is slowly shifting to fall, and my excitement level is skyrocketing. With September, almost upon us, I am mentally preparing my wardrobe for cooler temps. I look forward to autumn every year when the first signs of fall fashion are placed in stores. From now until the temps completely cool down my outfits will slowly be transitioning.

Primrose steps 1

Primrose shoes

Primrose neckalce

Primrose steps 2

Primrose steps shoes

Primrsoe coffee and bag

Primrose upper halfOutfit Details // Top: Anthropologie (old), alternative here and here / Jeans: Anthropologie (old), alternative here / Boots: Sole Society (old), alternative here / Hand-piece: Capwell + Co (old), alternative here / Ring: Alexis Bittar (old), alternative here


How are you transitioning your daily outfits for fall?

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Enough

Enough

*Caution, explicit content below.  Today’s post topic is showing a different side than what I normally talk about on here. Yesterday though was a day that took a toll on me and I have had enough and am taking a stand. Living in New York I have […]