Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pinterest Picks of the Week

Happy Wednesday, oops I mean Thursday! Sorry for the delay in PPW, but sometimes you need an extra day to perfect your picks! 

Here are the 10 best picks of this weeks Pins on Pinterest!

#1
 When Fall rolls around eventually I think this will be my favorite outfit! The boots, leggings baggy long sleeved shirts! Heaven and it is very cute also! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Love it, Live in it

Happy Monday Dazers! I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I know I did.

Today since it is Monday I am going to keep this post short and sweet. 

 How closely do you follow this statement?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Pinterest Pick of the Week

Happy Wednesday! 

Today I have some random picks for you for this weeks PPW! 

Sometimes there is no rhyme or reason for what you pin! 

Enjoy! 

#1
This is an obvious pick! Adorable orange kittens are my weakness! One of my best friends is a large orange cat who once looked very similar to me! His name is Romeo! :) 

#2
I would like to think that kitten is looking out one of the windows of this tree house! I think we could live there together happily! 

#3
When I am not dreaming of living a fairytale life in a tree house I dream of living from a suitcase and traveling all the time. Never being tied down to once place for too long!:) 

#4
I picked this picture because it simply looked fun and like a fairytale dream world costume! 

#5
A friend actually sent me this pin and I love it! Feathers are beautiful on their own and this one is great painted! 

#6
This hair! Ahh I love it! I think maybe one day in the future I could have this hair! 

#7
This picture made me smile because I have 3 best friends at home that never speak to me with words! Just their hearts! :) 

#8
This one piece romper with long sleeves looks absolutely amazing to lounge around it! 

#9
This bag looks great for a weekend get away and the bottom shoe holder is fabulous! Why did someone not think of this before! Must need or great idea for a gift to a traveling friend!

#10
Ok, I am tired! I am going to go take a nap in a hammock somewhere! 

Hope you enjoyed this weeks picks! 

Fashionably Late, 

Jenny 

UnderCover

Monday, July 14, 2014

Next Apartment

Next Apartment



Very soon Mr. Amazing and our band of misfits will be moving to a new apartment!  We are very excited to be moving, getting more bang for our buck and to have more space for our creative outlets! 

Our new apartment will have a better layout, and we will finally have more decorating freedom due to the space factor. We will no longer have to refer to our apartment as a step up from a dorm room!

With this new adventure I have created a little inspiration board! This is the feeling I would like our new place to have! 


Hope you enjoy! 

Fashionably Late,

Jenny


UnderCover






Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pinterest Picks of the Week

It is a Pinterest miracle! I made PPW on Wednesday! 

Let's jump right in with this weeks pins!

#1
This is the look I have been sporting lately, simple a cute with long tanks, shorts and lots of long necklaces and big bracelets!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Back to reality

Happy July 8th! 
I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July and enjoyed some down time with friends and family! I know I had a great weekend spent with my loves watching fireworks and hitting up some local spots. 
 
We saw some great fireworks on the Hudson River right between the 911 Memorial and The Statue of Liberty! How exciting!! We really love experiencing new things out here on the East Coast! 

One thing I have been dying to share with you is a new book titled 
#GIRLBOSS By: Sophia Amoruso the owner of NastyGal. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Flashback Friday

Does anyone remember the post I did a little while back about the eye wear company called  
Warby Parker? Well this very morning I got an email from them stating that with my small bit of help they have given 1 million pairs of glasses away to people in need!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pinterest Picks of the Week!

I should change PPW from Wednesday to Thursday since I am always fashionably late! 

This week I had a good reason, I swear! We have all been there the week from Hell! That has been my week thus far. I am powering through it long enough to give you your Pin Fix! :) 

So since this week I am in need of some positive thoughts and to look forward I have mostly posted some inspiration quotes and powerful messages! 

If you are in need of a boost this week I hope this helps! 

#1

Friday, June 20, 2014

Chicago Vs. New York

Can you be homesick for a place you've never been? Can you be a traveler who always feels like they need to be anywhere but here? These are the questions I have been asking myself lately. 
Los Angeles Skyline


Long story short, Mr. Amazing and I are Chicago natives. We moved to NYC ten months ago with the intention of staying a couple years and then continuing on to LA, where we originally intended on moving before a great opportunity presented itself.

Chicago Skyline.

On a recent trip home to Chicago we realized we were incredibly homesick but know that as far as our careers are concerned we cannot go back home.We love NYC and after moving here thought we might stay longer than planned. This recent dose of homesickness has given us the itch to get to the west coast sooner than later.
 New York Skyline

We truly feel that we would be happier in LA and it feels more like home to us than NYC. Here is the kicker, I have never even been to LA, or California! I know it sounds insane to feel homesick for a place that I have never been to before. It seems crazy to be typing this right now but I believe that is where I am meant to be! Sometimes you just know! 

So I have been doing my research now that we have a countdown going for when we intend on making the trek across the country! (We love countdowns in our family) 

Upon doing my research I found this article, this young woman gives a detailed comparison after living in both NYC and LA.

I am yet to experience LA but, I can do the same type of comparison for CHI vs. NYC.

Housing: Chicago wins

The price of an apartment in NYC is outrageous and it will most likely be very very tiny. Most apartments in NYC are very dated and you do not get to control your heat. Also finding an apartment in NYC is not easily done without a broker, another added fee on top of your already high rent and security deposit. Chicago has less expensive apartments in newer condition and are easy to find without a broker. The amount of upfront cash you need to have when first renting is significantly lower as well. Chicago is also a much cleaner city with wider streets and sidewalks and much less people so that can entice people to live in CHI rather than NYC.

Transportation: New York wins

Public transportation in NYC is much simpler and more convenient than in Chicago. Chicago has subways and trains but they only go so far. In New York you can get anywhere by train even to surrounding states like New Jersey. The bus system is amazing and they even have buses that take you specifically to places in New Jersey.  In Chicago the trains and subways stop as soon as you get to the outer edge of the city. You can forget catching a bus anywhere but the middle of the city. The city is much easier to navigate than Chicago it is all numbered streets and avenues.Also, in Chicago many people still have cars and drive more frequently than take public transportation.

Food and Drink: Chicago wins

Many might argue that New York has many many more restaurants and take out places than Chicago but remember quality over quantity. Chicago has iconic restaurants, and one of kind foods you can only find in this city. New York has lots of different ethnic food places from all over the world. It is easy to walk or order in food at any time of day or night. Chicago has all that and Italian beef (beef sandwich only served in Chicago) Chicago style hotdogs and deep dish pizza! Pizza is one thing New Yorkers and Chicagoans will never agree on, but come on Chicago we know! It says a lot about our favorite Chicago food joints when they will literally freeze their famous foods and ship them anywhere in the USA!  Grocery store prices are cheaper in Chicago than NYC but taxes are actually higher in Chicago so it kind of balances itself out.


Clothing: Tie goes to the shopper

Chicago and New York are both cities that have hot summers and cold winters. Ultimately you will need two wardrobes. You will actually probably need to have a better winter coat and boots to live in NYC because you walk everywhere. In Chicago the winters are much harsher than NYC, but most people drive so time spent outside is very limited. Chicago has many great designer stores on its Magnificent Mile just as New York does. One great thing about living in NYC is that there are always sample sales in the Garment District to pick through and score some cheap duds! Tax on clothing can get high in Chicago, but if your in New York you can always cross the Hudson and shop in New Jersey, no sales tax! 


Over all winner: Chicago

I might be bias, but Chicago is the better choice for city living. Cleaner, cheaper than NYC, more choices for travel and the best food in the world! Fashion is important as well in Chicago and though our winters are bitter cold you do not have to walk around much if you don't want to. You will get more for your money in Chicago and the skyline is killer! 

Have you lived in Chicago or New York City and compare your current city?? Leave a comment and let us know how you feel about the differences! 


Love hearing your opinions!

Fashionably Late,

J. 

UnderCover



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pinterest Picks of the Week

I made it! I am actually getting PPW to you on Wednesday! Sometimes things just work out right! 

I hope you are all having a wonderful Wednesday and without further adieu here they are! 

#1
I had to pin this outfit because this is a very 'Jenny' outfit! I love the palm trees in the big LA letters on this boyfriend cut tank. These shorts actually resemble a pair I have at home as well. Our future goals of living in LA in the next few years probably also have a lot to do with my number 1 pick! :)