On Top of NYC

Outside of visiting museums I don’t usually do incredibly touristy things around NYC, but when a friend comes to visit it’s the perfect excuse to do all the touristy things you feel too cool to do otherwise. This past weekend my friend Chloe (shown in the picture above!) and I wandered around NYC doing a few of my favorites things (brunch, Hudson River Park, etc), but the most incredible event of the weekend was our visit to the Top of The Rock. 
I’ve always thought NYC is beautiful, but I’ve never seen anything as incredible as the entire city skyline. It’s hard to tell from these pictures, but from where we were (51st st) you could see miles past the Statue of Liberty, even with cloudy skies. If it weren’t for the 30 degree temperatures we could have spent hours on the rooftop, especially since I went up with the goal of locating NYU which was pretty impossible. 
I wasn’t really expecting to get anything other than some really beautiful pictures out of the experience, but I have to say being up there definitely reminded me of how big NYC is and how little I’ve really seen of it. It can be easy to get caught up in the bubble of Manhattan, or even of just downtown, but there is so much of this city I’ve yet to see and I’ve definitely been re-inspired to explore. 
Whether you’re a NYC native, transplant, or just a visitor I highly suggest a visit to the Top of the Rock. If you can, try going up early enough to see the city during the day, but late enough to watch it start to get dark. I was definitely sad we didn’t see the city lit up at twilight when I went this past weekend. 

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  • About to go buy myself a personal fan to make it through this heat wave 😰 When it comes to NYCs humid summers a loose maxi or midi is the way to go! Linked similar ones under $70 via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2Dsne #whenwearstyle
  • Ate & drank my way through this past weekend including the perfect afternoon at Grand Banks ⛵️ And of course I always have my favorite @mejuri pieces layered including my newest piece the ‘Honey Necklace’ ✨ Swipe 👉🏼 for more detail! #finecrew #gifted #whenwearnyc
  • 🏙🗽NYC life is going to the most obscure Trader Joe’s to avoid lines and then sweating all your makeup off waiting for the subway while trying to to bring said groceries home 😂🤦🏼‍♀️At least I got a pretty flowers out of it 💐 Who feels me?? #whenwearnyc
  • Love traveling on the weekends, but love coming home to this even more ✨🏠 #whenwearhome .
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Slowly but surely feeling like my room is coming together! This pom pom duvet & shams were the best find for under $35! Linked exact duvet, quilt, and rugs & similar items for the other pieces via @liketoknow.it and at the link in my bio || http://liketk.it/2DbY7
  • Couldn’t have asked for a better long weekend ☀️ The perfect amount of home cooking, ice cream, and ocean time and as always it’s a little hard to leave my favorite place ❤️🌊
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Linking my outfit via @liketoknow.it ✨ My tote is under $80 and perfect for all your summer vacations! http://liketk.it/2D8RC  #whenweartravels
  • Just gonna try to live out last weekend until this next one starts 😂 Who’s with me??
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There are still a few sizes left of my top & I’ve linked this year’s version of my shoes via @liketoknow.it ✨ http://liketk.it/2D1fZ

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