Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: NYC Recap
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NYC Recap

5:30 AM

Warning, this post is going to be super long so beware!  

This past weekend I went to NYC for the second weekend in a row.  Seriously what is this world coming to that I went into the big bad city two weekends in a row?!  Just kidding, the city isn’t bad, it just scares me.  I have this fear of taking the wrong train and ending up in a bad neighborhood, or just getting lost in general.  I’ve recently reconnected with an old high school friend, we share the same birth month and we’ve known each other since we were 15, so needless to say I felt comfortable with him being the one to show me around.  It’s weird saying that since I’ve lived here my whole life I should already know the city with how many times I’ve been in it, but let me tell you it’s a totally different world in the concrete jungle.

Hoboken Train Station

Since he was visiting family in our neck of the woods we decided to take the train to Hoboken together because there was a transfer and I was just scared that I would miss the train and have to wait an hour for the next one.  Our first stop was in Hoboken, NJ.  They had the Arts & Musical Festival going on so it was pretty crowded to say the least.  Regardless we went to eat a late brunch and have a few drinks at The Stewed Cow.  I had this delicious drink that was served in none other than A MASON JAR!  It was sweet tea lemonade but the adult version.  After we were finally full and ready to go elsewhere we went to the festival to see what it was all about.  Then, it was time to venture into the city.

This picture breaks my heart.  At the bottom it has a woman's name with the words "and her unborn child" after it.

Amish Deli Chandelier, it was pretty intense.

Since 9/11 I have not been back to where the twin towers once stood until this past weekend.  The last time I was there was when the towers were still standing the week prior to that tragic day.  Now that the memorial is there I so badly wanted to go to pay my respects.  So this was our first stop in the city.  I must say they did a beautiful job with this memorial.  The one thing I just can’t get over are all of the names.    Don’t get me wrong I know that thousands of people lost their lives, but it’s a little more surreal when you see how many times wrap around that memorial.  There was this one that truly made my heart break.  It was a woman’s name with the words “and her unborn child” after it.  This made me choke up and even typing this right now is making me get teary eyed.  I can’t even fathom what her family and friends felt and went through.  The same goes for all of the names that I read.  As I was reading them I was just imagining what kind of people they were, what kind of jobs they had, did they have a family?  It makes me so sad thinking about all of those things. 

After we went to the memorial we decided to venture some more.  We walked to battery park and went by the water front.  It was an absolutely beautiful day, I really can’t stress enough how nice it was.  Once we walked all throughout the park and by the water front we decided it was about time to catch a cab.  We went to Coyote Ugly because I’ve never been.  It was so much fun!  I kept thinking of the movie and how that was the first time I heard the song Pour Some Sugar on Me and fell in love.

Oh hey there OOTD!  Top:  Unkown (Poland) // Pants:  Marshalls // Sandals:  Sam Edelman (Marshalls)

Now for any of you who know me on a personal level, you know that I get somewhat anxious and nervous when there’s a deadline or a schedule that I have a feeling I’m not going to make.  After Coyote Ugly my friend and I looked at our phones to see the time and both of us had this “oh s***” face.  We had less about an hour to get from Coyote Ugly to the Path to the Train Station in Hoboken for me to make my train.  First we got lost and then we finally decided to put my female features to use and call a cab to get to the path because we must have gotten really flustered to not know where we were.  As soon as we got out of the cab we ran down the stairs and we literally JUST made it on the Path.  The doors closed as soon as we ran in.  I’m sure we probably looked like crazy people.  We finally arrived at Hoboken Train Station with a few minutes to spare.  I must say I felt like a true “city girl” when this happened.  I’m sure they are always in a rush because it’s not like in Jersey when you can just get into your car and control your timing, you have to rely on Public transportation given that you don’t miss a train or you aren’t delayed. 

All in all it was a great day.  I had so much fun even though we walked a total of 8 miles.  I was so exhausted and being at work the next morning was definitely brutal, but it was definitely worth it.


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  1. Stunning photos. I absolutely love NYC <3 Looks like you had a great time

    Made in Mauve

  2. I really want to see the Memorial, too. I was there right after the attacks when it looked like a construction attacks, but have not since been back to that part of the city since. On another note, by bff lived in Hoboken till about five months ago and it is so pretty! I have taken the path many times, and it sort of makes me panic every time, deadlines make me nuts, too;)

    1. It's a beautiful memorial. It made it extremely surreal though.

  3. First I want to say your outfit is adorable. I am from Long Island, I left as a child. The last time I was in NYC was about 9 years ago and I loved every minute of it. It is nice you are so close to enjoy the city.



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