Friday, June 5, 2015

Bucket List Updates, NYC Edition!

A few months ago, Sara had a conference to go to in NYC so I tagged along.

I love going to NYC with Sara because she basically tells me she's up for whatever... which results in me being able to plan a bunch of fun stuff!

For this trip, I crossed two things off my bucket list.  First, we went to Serendipity 3 (the restaurant featured in the John Cusack/Kate Beckinsale movie Serendipity) and had the famous "frozen hot chocolate."

The frozen hot chocolate was good, but not amazing. It did have a distinct "hot chocolate" flavor to it. There were some other interesting flavors, but I wanted to stick to the famous flavor. If I go back, I'll definitely be more adventurous. 

Next, we went to The View Restaurant and Lounge.  I'd literally been trying to get into this place FOREVER, but it always happened to be on the other side of town at dinner time, or the reservation lady was rude and hung up on me. Whatever! Finally the stars aligned and I was able to use those crazy glass elevators (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory moment for sure, I was quoting it with the other people in our elevator) and eat at the spinning restaurant.

Even more amazing is the fact I didn't touch my phone FOR THE ENTIRE MEAL so I could record this video:

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Pretty awesome, right? I thought so! I'd love to go up there on the 4th of July and see all the fireworks go off as we spin.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Less than thrilled by DailyLook Boxes so far!

A few months ago, I was checking out DailyLook (a service similar to Stitch Fix) and they were offering your first three boxes for free.  I figured it couldn't hurt to check them out, so I did.

These are photos from my second DailyLook box, which -- while admittedly better than my first -- still isn't quite right.
1. This body con dress was cute... but SO short, and the material was really uncomfortable. I never would have worn it.  (Another downside about DailyLook is they don't make it easy to figure out the brand you're trying on.)

2. This dress was cuuuuute and comfy, but holy BOOBS batman! The style was flattering around my stomach and hips, but that super low scoop neck wasn't made for anyone bigger than an A cup. Next!

3. I loved this dress... it was a beautiful color (the photo doesn't do the color justice) and the material was super soft. BUT, what on earth is up with the slits in the side? Am I Angelina Jolie at an award show? Also, I'm five foot eight, and I tried this dress on with heels... and it STILL dragged on the ground.  I really wanted to keep it, but it would have required so much tailoring.  At a price point of high $70s, I couldn't justify that purchase.  Too bad, I really loved the TOP of this dress!

4. I'm having non-buyers remorse with this one. My reasoning behind returning it was that it was SUPER short and I never would have felt comfortable in it... but, golly, it was cute.

Here is dress #2 tried on with a bra that has a built-in modesty panel.  I was hoping I could make the dress into something I could work with, but the modesty panel just made it all look silly.

Not pictured: A pair of jeans that were two sizes too small, and a purse, even though I'm fairly certain I requested no purses.

The pros: After giving feedback on my (colorless) first box, I really felt like my stylist listened to me regarding colors, as I love all these colors.  

The cons: I didn't feel like I could comfortably leave the house in any of these.

The verdict: I sent everything back. Womp, womp.