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FIRST LOOK- [PALAZZO PANTS: AVA & VIV |OVERSIZED  TEE: BOOHOO PLUS | SNEAKERS (SIMILAR): ASOS]

SECOND LOOK- [SHORTS AND TOP: FOREVER 21 PLUS SIZE | SHOES: MADDEN GIRL]

Hello, friends. Long time no talk. I feel like it has been forever since my last post. This post is the first from my trip to NYC for #fffweek2015 and #thecurvycon. I had a fabulous time, and I can't wait to dish about it.

I'm not going to lie the first day was rough. After lugging our bags through the airport, in the subway, and up two (steep) flights of stairs, we were finally in the city and only a few blocks away from our room.

We had to wait before we could check our luggage in, so we freshened up in a hotel lobby bathroom next door to where we were staying. A little ghetto, I know, but we couldn't officially check in until 6p (we did AIRBNB). We were very- let's say "clammy" from the humidity and hauling our luggage around.

We didn't do as much as I thought we would on the first day, in fact, we didn't do a lot of things I intended on doing the whole trip. Next time we go, I want to plan for at least three days of being a tourist.

I totally understand how New York is fast paced as it is. There are so many things you are trying to achieve in one day. There's only so many hours of daylight to take care of business,  traffic is INSAIN and definitely not on your side! The blocks go on for days, and you are racing millions of other people who are in just as much of a hurry as you are. City life is not for the faint of heart; that's for sure!

The first day we walked around Time Square, then had charcuterie and a margarita on the rocks from Mercato, an Italian restaurant below our apartment in the Midtown/Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. After we had eaten, we walked around to see what was in the area. There was this cute little cafe we stopped in once it started raining to have a hot cup of earl gray tea and a slice of delicious tiramisu. The rain was a perfect welcoming to our first day in the city.

I hated to cut our first day short, but I was exhausted; I took Dramamine on the plane for motion sickness, and I didn't sleep like I thought I would. I had been up for over 24 hours and was in desperate need of a good nights rest.

I was already in love with New York City the first day we were there! The lifestyle, the different cultures, the markets, the delis, the restaurants and so much more. They have stores and food for every nationality you can think of. I love different nationalities; I have a deep yearning to embrace their culture and lifestyle. I thoroughly enjoy learning and experiencing their traditions and way of life. New York City is perfect for this. #NYC is a melting pot; there is something for everyone in that city, there is always something to do, things you've never seen, heard, touched, smelt, or ate before. I cannot wait to go back, there's still so many things I want to do and see. Untill next time New York.

What have you guys been up to this summer, any fun trips you've been on or plan to do?

Xo

Serena