Hello Manhattan!

UPDATE: I have officially moved back to my old stomping grounds, The East Village. Victoria and I have decided to take the plunge and move in together.

It has definitely been a VERY stressful few weeks. As most New Yorkers know, moving in NYC is a full time job. Exercising was severely cut back, my blog was on hold, and my relationship was tested (especially during long hours of IKEA furniture assembling). YET! Victoria and I overcame these challenges and found sanctuary in a lovely apartment in the heart of East Village.

I have lived in the East Village for three years when I first moved to NYC eons ago and LOVED it. Honestly, I was crazy to have ever left! I'm super excited to finally be back. This shot was taken at a cute flower shop near our apartment. I was feeling this summer dress from ASTR which I paired with vintage shades that I picked up in Amsterdam last year. I was giving Clueless vibes all afternoon ;) The best part about this dress, is it's simplicity. I threw on my Kenneth Cole slides and bubbly shades and, voila! Simplicity, modern, and chic. 

So, look out later for videos on my YouTube channel on decorating how-to's as well as new apartment shots. Very pumped to be expanding my creative network and sharing my home experiences with you all!

Have a lovely week!

XOXO, Vanks

Dress: ASTR / Shoes: Kenneth Cole / Earrings: Jenny Bird