Your Healthiest Relationship Should Be with You

 

With all the hustle and bustle that is NYC, it may come to no surprise that self neglect is quite a commonality for us city goers. With work, the blog, and school, prioritizing self care is a huge focus for us in 2018. Check out a few city spots that embody quick, and effective self care that will leave you feeling refreshed, and re-energized.

1.) Skin Laundry – we love the 15 minute laser and light facial at Skin Laundry. This express facial has most of the same procedures as its full-length counterparts, but at an accelerated pace. The lasers unclog congestion, and leave skin feeling cleansed, toned, and brighter. An SL bonus is that the first facial is FREE, so check it out. Located in Flatiron & Tribeca. https://www.skinlaundry.com/

 Skin Laundry 

Skin Laundry 

 Skin Laundry 

Skin Laundry 

2.) Sundays – This NYC nail salon gained popularity with its non-toxic, cruelty free, vegan nail care products, and services to their clients! What a great concept, right? The salon even offers nail treatments while listening to guided meditation that can help with focus, memory, increased confidence, and overall wellness. Locations include NoMad & Saks Fifth Ave Studio. http://www.dearsundays.com/

 Sundays 

Sundays 

3.) MNDFL - This light-filled meditation studio has been thoughtfully curated and offers a stylish, quiet, inclusive space—The simple concept and chic décor leave you feeling ambient, and at peace. We highly recommend visiting MNDFL when you are feeling an imbalance. Downtown location is on 10 E 8th Street. https://www.mndflmeditation.com/

 MNDFL- Greenwich Village 

MNDFL- Greenwich Village 

4.) MAHA ROSE Center for Healing – We have not been here yet, but it is on our list. We've heard that MAHA ROSE is a once in a lifetime experience! On one Sunday every month, Maha Rose in Greenpoint hosts a professional music psychotherapist who uses instruments like tuning forks, singing bowls, and her own voice to send soothing, deeply relaxing sound across your body as you meditate. This sounds amazing, and has shown to relieve stress, anxiety, and even physical pain. Locations include 97 Green Street, #G3. https://www.maharose.com/collections

 MAHA ROSE Center for Healing 

MAHA ROSE Center for Healing 

5.) Juice Generation – One of our most favorite snacks in NYC that is low in sugar and calories - and is actually good for you! We don’t know what is more self-loving than the Almond Butter Bliss Acai bowl at Juice Generation. We will substitute this bowl whenever we are craving chocolate ice cream. Yes, that’s what it tastes like, and always curbs the crave. So, treat yourself guilt free to this delicious bowl of almond butter, plant protein, coconut shavings, blueberries, and more.

https://www.juicegeneration.com/

 Juice Generation 

Juice Generation 

 

Our Favorite Zara Looks- March 2018

 
 

After what seemed like a grueling year-long winter, spring is right around the corner! No better way to get spring ready than incorporating a couple of in-season pieces for an elevated twist on your wardrobe. We love adding monochromatic pieces from Zara to get an expensive look without breaking the bank! 

Find our favorite Zara picks below:

 
 
 
 

Our Top 5 Picks for Valentines Day Gifts

 

Less than 24 hours to go, and still haven’t picked out a Valentine’s Day Gift?  Fear not, our fellow It Girls and It Guys, we have you covered.

See below for our top 5 picks for Valentines Day: 

 

5 Trends We Predict for Spring 2017

 

This new year has had its ups and downs, but one thing we are very excited about is Paris Fashion Week 2017. With Fashion Week  just around the corner, we have some predictions that we find may be shaping the industry for the upcoming year. The exciting news is that we will be able to live update you on the accuracy of these predictions on the blog, and Instagram throughout as we will be in attendance at the start of #PFW2017. Check out our top 5 trend predictions for 2017, and tell us yours in the comments section below.

 

1. The 80's is back, with power shoulders making their way (perhaps back) into your closet. This may be a good time to raid Moms wardrobe...

   Moda Operandi  Rodarte Spring Summer 2017

Moda Operandi Rodarte Spring Summer 2017

2. Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior is bringing back a youthful side of the beloved brand, reminiscent of a circa 2008 collection. This collection will be wearable straight off the runway. How we have missed you #DiorAddict...

  A look from Dior's pre-fall 2017 collection. Photo: Dior    

A look from Dior's pre-fall 2017 collection. Photo: Dior

 

3. Waist cinchers, to traditional corsets will help to literally 'reshape' your wardrobe...and hemline!

   Waist Cinchers. From left: Fenty Puma by Rihanna, Ann Demeulemeester, Isabel Marant, and Balmain

Waist Cinchers. From left: Fenty Puma by Rihanna, Ann Demeulemeester, Isabel Marant, and Balmain

4. Mini...as in teeny tiny bags from all of your favorite designers are the new can't live without accessory for 2017. We especially LOVE this Valentino mini handbag in black and pink...

  Valentino  ready to wear Spring collection and mini bag

Valentino ready to wear Spring collection and mini bag

5. The hottest shoes on the runway for 2017 will be ankle wrap ups, kitten heels, and the flat form platform. Love it or hate it, at least there is variety and this trend might lend a hand to walking around NYC.

  Harpers Bazaar's  top shoe pics from Dior, Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu

Harpers Bazaar's top shoe pics from Dior, Marc Jacobs and Jason Wu

 

Canadian Tuxedo, The True Election Winner

 

 

The American public has spoken, and Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the united states.  Politics aside, lets focus on the fashion. For those of you who will be migrating to Canada, we got you covered on the best denim looks to master the #candadiantuxedo KenGi style.  Check out our favorite looks below:

 

 

 

10 Halloween Costume Ideas That Will Make You Swoon

 1.) Supermodel OG Cindy Crawford as Marilyn Monroe 

1.) Supermodel OG Cindy Crawford as Marilyn Monroe 

 2.) Heidi Klum outdoes herself with this spot on rendition of Jessica Rabbit

2.) Heidi Klum outdoes herself with this spot on rendition of Jessica Rabbit

 3.) #NYitGirls loves this militant look by  WeKoko

3.) #NYitGirls loves this militant look by WeKoko

 4.) The Queen herself, Cher as the iconic Cleopatra

4.) The Queen herself, Cher as the iconic Cleopatra

 5.) Futuristic look on the playa at Burning Man

5.) Futuristic look on the playa at Burning Man

 6.) Roberto Cavalli as fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld (Saman's go-to costume)

6.) Roberto Cavalli as fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld (Saman's go-to costume)

 7.) Detailed Cyborg look by Sebastian Espanoza

7.) Detailed Cyborg look by Sebastian Espanoza

 8. Allesandra Ambrosia as a sexy cat. This costume is very ‘it’ right now with a focus on the velvet textiles and silver hair

8. Allesandra Ambrosia as a sexy cat. This costume is very ‘it’ right now with a focus on the velvet textiles and silver hair

 9.) Haute Couture look by Alexander McQueen. Imagine this straight off the runway <

9.) Haute Couture look by Alexander McQueen. Imagine this straight off the runway <

 10.) This minimal desert nomad look is filled with details. You can even DIY your own studded vest and bottoms

10.) This minimal desert nomad look is filled with details. You can even DIY your own studded vest and bottoms

Halloween is upon us, and we can’t wait. Get costume inspired with this list we put together of our 10 favorite Halloween looks of all time (in no particular order). Never forget: old is gold, and creativity is key!

Beyond The Wall | Private Styling with Alexander Wang

 
 

With increasing competition in the luxury goods market and a growing number of price conscious consumers,  designer brands are going beyond the traditional brick-and-mortar/ e-commerce customer experience to really connect and engage with consumers.

High-end brands such as Alexander Wang, Saint Laurent, Dior, etc. are establishing meaningful connections with high value clients through exclusive opportunities such as "Meet-the Designer" and red carpet access to fashion shows and celebrity packed events.

Last week, we were invited for a private Fall 2016 collection styling session with Alexander Wang at their flagship location.  Over a two- hour time period, we learned first-hand about Alex [first name basis now ;)]  his inspirations, Fall 2016 /Spring Summer 2017 collections, and last but not least- styling and fitting by Alex based on his creative direction.

Check out pictures and videos from our bucket-list experience with Alex above! 

 

NyitGirls Travel Edition | Boho Cover Ups

Aren't you glad fringe is still having its moment? We were immediately drawn to these boho silky fringe cover ups from Top Shop.  The paisley patterns, loud pops of color, fringe, and silk material are what Pakistani and Indian, (desi) clothes are known (and loved) for (so we were obviously obsessed). We really liked the fact that we could wear these kimono inspired cover ups not only to the beach, but also over a pair of jeans and a white tee for brunch in the city. 

NYitGirls x Travel Edition | Fringe and Flare

 
 

Sana: Reformation 'Antonia' Black Off the Shoulder Dress |  Saint Laurent 'Anita' Small Crossbody | Chloe Sandals | Choker: Etsy

Saman: For Love and Lemons 'Elenora' Maxi Dress

While enjoying the warm weather in Ibiza , we were able to squeeze in an island inspired photo shoot with the amazing Maria Simon. 

Our inspiration for the second part of the shoot involved mixing eclectic finds from our local island shopping adventures as well as the fringe and flare of some high-end glamour. After beginning the shoot on a local public beach, we adventured into a local fishing village to take in the artisanal style of the bay and the beautiful colored doors.

Sana's  90's inspired vintage look was brought to life with an off the shoulder Reformation dress, Zara boater hat, Oliver People x The Row round sunnies,  thick black velvet choker from Etsy,  Saint Laurent fringe bag and Chloe lace up sandals 

Saman's dreamy For Love and Lemons floral dress represented the energy of the island and Spanish culture.  Saman paired her dress with sunnies from Illesteva and  wedges from Revolve.

 

 

 

NYitGirls x Travel Edition | Whimsy

 
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Oh hello beautiful Spain, how we miss you. We are back in NYC, and all we have left from summer is a fading tan, and some photos. Luckily we knew Spain would be one hell of a photo opportunity and made sure to link up with renowned photographer Maria Simon, and UK make up artist Lauren Buckley for a #NYitGirl photo shoot.

Maria has photographed spreads for Elle Magazine, FHM, Marie Claire and more, and has even captured celebs like Lady Gaga and Craig David, so we would be lying if we said we were not nervous. That being said we can't begin to stress how down to earth, talented and easy going both of these ladies were. We both agreed this was our favorite shoot to date, and although we are not models, they sure let us feel like we were (for about an hour ;D)

We decided our theme for this shoot would be whimsy. There is something elegant and innocent about white lace and cream colored net, which is what Saman wore from For Love and Lemons (this is discounted on Gilt). Sana on the other hand chose an off the shoulder C/MEO COLLECTIVE romper in ivory, with pearl embellishments from Intermix. The looks we were going for were light and effortless, with the focus on attention to detail.

One of our favorite accessories this summer were handmade straw hats we had made custom in NYC. These hats served a dual purpose: protecting our skin from the harsh UV rays of the Spanish sun, and looking chic at the same time.