So I am officially in NYC for the summer working as a sales intern at Lafayette 148. This is all I've wanted to do since watching Lauren Conrad and Whitney Port (when I was 13) work in the fashion industry in New York and L.A. I am soo excited to finally be here and thought I would start writing about my experience: the good, the bad, and the in-between.
This summer I am lucky enough to stay with one of my friends instead of renting my own place for two months. I arrived in the city on Sunday and spent the rainy memorial day settling in, visiting the Met, & eating pizza at Madison Square Eats. The Comme des Garcons exhibit is a must-see if you're in the city and want to see unreal designs by Rei Kawakubo; it was so amazing to see fashion in the form of art.
I have loved working in Soho, there is so much to do and see. During my breaks I have been wondering around the area, peaking into little shops and cafes. One of my goals this summer is to be more independent. I have always suffered from anxiety, especially when I have to do things alone. This could be as simple as walking across the parking lot at my local Target to navigating a neighborhood on my own. I always have a constant fear of others- that someone is going to attack me, that I'm going to get hit by a car, etc. One of the biggest reasons I wanted to go to NYC this summer was to overcome my anxiety and test myself. New York has put me out of my comfort zone and has forced me to be more independent. I obviously still get nervous and anxious, but I have been trying to get it out of my head and remind myself to remain present. So far I have been pretty successful, I think it helps that NY is full of people everywhere, but I'm going to be writing about this topic over the summer.
It is going to take a couple weeks to adjust to a big city after living in Florida my entire life with the comfort of my family & friends, but I believe this summer is going to be an amazing learning experience. Hopefully, I don't get too lost on the subway system (wish me luck) and maybe I'll learn some navigation skills too.
Here is an outfit I wore to work last week. It's comfortable, professional, and stylish. Both pieces are affordable and easy to copy! Just grab a plain tee and tuck it into a long skirt. You can pair it with some loafers or sneakers. I'm also all about comfort so this outfit is perfect for a day at work. See below to shop this look!