So I’m not sure if any of you remember websites like Livejournal, but I not only blogged on there once upon a time (to no one’s surprise), I still maintain friendships with people from there. This past Thursday a friend who I’d been in contact with for at least 12 (maybe 13?!) years was going to be close by in NYC doing modeling work for fashion week, and there was zero chance I was letting the opportunity to FINALLY meet in person pass! (An extra note: there’s actually a group of 5 of us who have all maintained contact from around the age of 13!)
I somehow had off from both jobs, so I took a day trip up to NYC. I actually had the worst experiences ever with the bus (both ways), but all good! Aside from the nonsense bookending the day, I had a great time hanging with Kim, exploring the West Village (correct me if I’m wrong), and thrift stores! Here’s some pictures to prove it:
I fell in love with Pret in London and it was imperative I made a stop. Can we get a Philly locale tho?
Which organ being sold would let me live here the longest??
I wish I’d written down what this rosé was because I need it in my life.
This is probably my go to vintage shop in the area. I found it the first time John and I came up and had to bring Kim there. Their selection ranges from 1930s to 1980s, which is rad because you can almost always find something your style.
We actually found this shop when an older lady pointed it out to us, while running away from someone cat calling us. If I’d driven up I would’ve probably poured over the home goods selection they had, but there was no way I was carrying large items with me all day. This place reminded me of a small vintage store I visited in Paris (that sounds so bougie) for some reason.
This place has a solid mix of some vintage as well as modern clothes and seems to operate in the same way as a Buffalo Exchange might. I’d say its location to Parson’s definitely lends to the selection they have, as there’s a bunch of upscale pieces mixed in with everything.
Having Kim photograph me.
The photo on the right was a test. shot. AND IT CAME OUT LIKE THAT. Hello model.
Washington Square Park.
Cheesecake cones. A week’s worth of calories but so worth it.
Ok story time: I took this picture as a note of the location of my Megabus home, as well as a reminder to text my mom when I got there, because I am the absolute worst at remembering (sorry for never letting you know I’m home safe, mom!!). Looking at it now though it actually comes off as creepy, considering I had to put up with this on the walk to the bus stop, which ultimately resulted in this experience. It’s a lot to read but definitely worthwhile if you have a moment, as it details harassment I faced (and a creep I’d still love help identifying), as well as Megabus’s total lack of disregard toward the entire situation (and why I’ll be boycotting them).
Ending of the day aside, I look forward to visiting the city again ASAP! Philly has started to feel super small lately, so it was refreshing to walk around somewhere that felt huge. I’m also looking forward to maybe visiting Kim in her home state one day as well!
Do you have a favorite thrift spot in NYC to visit?