Thursday, July 7, 2011

Our New Playground: NYC

whew guys. we made it all in one piece. and so did all our luggage. We got moved into our apartment...and when I say moved in I mean we put our duffle bags on the hard wood floor and then sat down.....and now Ryan is teaching the LSAT in the New Yorker Hotel while I document our long long day.

first thing's first.



and not just any dress, my hand made dress! I have never really sewed anything, and luckily my mother in law happens to be a sewing rockstar so before we flew across the country she helped me learn to use a pattern and figure out how to sew this lil contraption. It was so scary..and tedious..and HARD. but I am one proud mama.





These photos were taken on the steps of the Columbia Library...the historic one, not the functional one. we had a stroll round the austere campus. the architecture is insane!


and here are some pictures from our apartment and building, and the exploring around it:


  1. So exciting!! NY is the best. Your dress turned out INCREDIBLE! I would pay a million dollars for that. :) Seriously, the hemline & neckline are perfect & I love the material. Great job.

  2. Welcome to NYC! Living here is the best! I've never been to Columbia, but my husband says the campus is beautiful.

    Great job on the dress! I love the scalloped hemline and folded(?) neckline. Very pretty.

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  3. I CANNOT believe that you sewed that dress! It is very inspirational. So beautiful for your first go round. I got a sewing machine for mother's day. I've been wanting one so bad. I'm still learning how to thread the needle . . .

  4. Eeek! You sewed this dress? It is CRAZY cute! I love the beautiful print and the neckline and the scalloped hem. Your apartment building looks really cool too, and it looks like your place will be fun to decorate.

  5. That's a heck of a dress. My mother can sew things using those pattern thingys and I've always been jealous.

    Congrats on your move to NYC! I'm a Queens gal and hardly ever venture into "the city" so I wouldn't know where to start in terms of good sights. Hope you like it so far.

  6. Ah! so many good things going on here. First of all, I must say that I'm a bit jealous you are living in NYC now! Its always been my dream to live there, and I'm sure you will have the most amazing time. Secondly, your dress turned out AMAZING. I love the fabric you chose. I just wore mine recently as well, and was so happy with how the fit turned out.

  7. oh how fun. great photos too. nyc is such a wonderful city to live in. i am sure you will both have a great time furnishing and decorating your new place as well. that is half the fun of moving to a new place!

  8. How exciting ! NY! I love the colour of your dress :)

  9. Exciting stuff! Your dress is a complete stunner (love the hem & little collar) and I am glad your move went smoothly :)

  10. That dress! Everything about it is perfect--from the little collar to the beautiful fabric to the scalloped hem. If you don't mind my asking, which pattern did you use?

    I'm glad to hear you made it to New York safe and sound! That last photo of your apartment is really beautiful, and it looks like you guys are already having a blast exploring!

  11. Congrats on the big move! NY is an amazing place - I live in NJ and come into the city quite frequently. And that dress - it's all types of adorable!


  12. well, I already commented on chictopia but I had to come here and look at it some more, you did such a fabulous job, people would pay big bucks for such an original dress! the neckline is so unique and flattering and so is the bottom cut and such a great vintage pattern! congrats on your big move too!

  13. OMG you MADE that dress! I am thoroughly impressed!! Congrats on your big move, and good luck in NYC! I can't wait to see your apartment when you're all unpacked!

  14. This dress is sooo gorgeous!! It looks awesome :)
    Congrats on your move!

  15. thanks so much lovely for following my blog! :) i'm now following yours as well :). aw and congrats to moving to NYC! love all the scenery around where you live. and aw you're super pretty girl! u and ur bf are such a cute couple too :).

    <3, Kathleen.

  16. Wow, your dress is amazing! Well done, you did an excellent job! :)

  17. I am loving following your adventures! So exciting.

    And this dress is FABULOUS.

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  18. so impressed you made this dress! the pattern and the fabric is just fabulous!

  19. Quite magical! i'm stoked to see and hear more about New York.

    The lights I got from you look soo nice in my room. I'm still yet to put some up outside. I just like to live in my room now.

  20. I love the dress! I really love the hem. Great job!