Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Couturing Does Manhattan

At an introductory seminar at FIT
One of my father's students, Yuting, who's also interested in FIT
top: American Apparel / neon yellow dress: Nastygal / satchel: thrifted / belt: Calico / watch: Kohl's (I almost passed out when I saw it there, and for such a great price) / chunky curb chain bracelet: borrowed / leggings: Pretty Snake by JAS c/o Calico / platform Converse: Max Star
My brother and I having a color party
Some items I purchased from the FIT student-run store 'Style Shop' and Forever 21

Saturday, for the second time, I visited New York City. Actually, I visited Manhattan. Actually, I visited mostly just Chelsea, the Garment District, and Time Square. But anyway, enough with the specifics! If you recall, a few posts ago I mentioned that I was going to be in the big apple to visit FIT (the Fashion Institute of Technology). I've been super stressed lately about the thought of college in general, but I was really excited for this since it also gave me the chance to take a great trip and see what the big city has to offer.
The day at FIT was pretty informative. It was mainly an introduction to the school and the majors, as most colleges do. I played the blogger spotting game (I didn't find out if any of them were bloggers for sure but it wasn't hard to tell), learned some things about admissions and my major, and got acquainted with the great campus.I'm still totally undecided whether or not I want to enter for Fashion Merchandising Management or Fashion Design, as both have been my primary interests since I knew what fashion was. I guess I'll just have to see!
I also got a bit of shopping done. After we went to some introductory seminars, we (my father, brother, Yuting, and I) decided to do some walking around. We walked around 5th avenue a bit and spent a good portion of our time in Time Square. You know, as one does as a tourist. And here I am, after the fact, droopy-eyed and yawning as I type. I think it's time we said goodnight, at least for this post.
Tell me about your New York experience! Do you live there? Have you visited?

Follow me! LookbookChictopia | Twitter | Instagram


  1. Really enjoyed reading this post, I am so jealous it has always been my dream to go to New York!! xo

  2. I love what you've been doing with your blog. You look so gorgeous here!! The dress is so killer, i need it! You look fabulous :)

    Angela @ the Lovely Cup

  3. awesome look! i loove your dress xx

  4. What an awesome, colorful, and eye-popping look, I love it! And I love your NYC photos... I've always wanted to visit someday. :)


  5. Looks like a wonderful trip. That neon is perfect on you as well!
    If you get a sec, it'd mean the world to me if you would come check out my latest post!

  6. I must say, your posts are quite amazing. I'm always on the hunt for fresh blogs to scroll through. I'm adding you to my Google reader so I can keep up with your posts. I can't wait to see what you share next!

    The Queen of Hearts

  7. loving this blog. i dont know if you have noticed but i no longer write the wtf,Dodi?blog. Feelfree to check coffee with milk-blog :) xoxo


  8. loving that dress! it's a nice, bright color to stand out in the big city :] xx

  9. wow thats sounds amazing fashion school in NY!! I love your septum piercing.hope you check out my blog xx

  10. That sounds like a lot of fun, whatever major you decide you will definitely learn a lot - I took a few semesters in fashion design and it was a great eye opener. And this post makes me want to visit NY again!

  11. I love the leggings you wore. yay, I hope you got to enjoy Manhattan and exploring fit :)
    I live in Queens so whenever I get to hit a run to Manhattan, I go, even if it's for a few hours lol. For instance... on Friday I went downtown to my favorite piercing/tattoo shop to get two new piercings, took the train to midtown to check out bryant park at night since they just opened the rink. And, a guy asked me to propose to him for a photo stunt (bizarre! haha). Hope you get to come to the city again!


  12. The neon dress is such an amazing colour on you! Looks like a seriously fun trip :) x

  13. neon looks amazing on you!!! love it!


  14. ah Thanks for the comment! and wow neon Yellow-green look perfect on you! beautiful!


  15. ur outfit is so cute ! :)

  16. I've never been to NYC, but it's definitely on my list. And your outfit is perfect for a day in the city. I love your use of brights in the fall!

    Good luck at FIT!


  17. love your neon dress and black bag!! ^.^

  18. do your leggings have cats on them....?! They are amazing!!!



Thanks for visiting/following! I truly appreciate all of your comments ♥