Sunday, September 30, 2012


As I lay on my bed on this groggy Sunday morning, Mrs. Doubtfire is playing in the background and I can't help but notice the sun out stretching the grey clouds above the concrete jungle I call my home in the city. You know what I can't help but think at this moment? Man, that would make a darn good instagram shot, especially with a nice X-Pro II touch, I would have "photography" gold. But truly, isn't that why we love Instagram so much? Because of the ability we hold in our hand, back pocket, or outrageously chic bag to create magic in moments we snap with our cell phones? I think so. So while I contemplate snapping the not-so-original sky picture and share it with my 193 followers, I decide to instead use this moment to shamelessly promote my insta-feed pictures (@ayyorivera, look me up, wink-wink, double wink) and to share some snapshots of a few of my favorite outfits, adventures, and places in these past few weeks in the city. Enjoy, lovelies!

Oh! While we are on the subject of Instagram magic and the even more whimsical filters, head over to possibly one of my favorite human beings on this planet, Leandra Medine aka The Man Repeller's, post all about what your filter of choice says about you, right here! I know you'll love it AND her as much as I do. Have a restfully lazy Sunday, enjoy a hot cup of tea and a good movie for all of us still in our pajamas on this beautiful afternoon.

Just yesterday, my good friend from back home came to my city and he got the extensive tour from Central Park, Times Square, Midtown, Downtown, and everywhere in between! I made sure to take him to my all time favorite spot in Manhattan, the Highline Park. A true gem. OH, and we totally didn't plan our denim color-scheme, we're just that good.

Wayfarers- Ray Ban
Denim Moto Jacket- XXI

Another photo snapped while admiring the wildlife at the Highline. Who knew leaves had such a dry sense of humor? They need a good watering. *Ba-Doom-Ching*. 

Sweater & Lace Shorts- Free People

A personal favorite outfit on my way to class last week! It's finally Autumn outside!!! Who else loves a good beanie, chunky sweater, levi shorts combo?

Beanie- Free People
Sweater- Urban Outfitters
Shorts- Liz Claiborne
Booties- Ecote for Urban Outfitters.

A peak at my all time favorite shoes! Because every girl needs a pair of glitterized flatforms (auto correct definitely just changed it to flatworms, just fyi) in their closet, you know what I'm saying?

Beautiful lights shining down in Free People Rock Center, how gorgeous are these? I want them in my apartment, right now!

Last but not least, my beautiful sister and I enjoying the beauty that is New York City. This girl is everything, I cannot even begin to explain. <3

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