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Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop NYC

28 July 2016


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of the perks of living in NYC has to be all of the great stores at any easy distance. Sure, online shopping is great but being in a brick and mortar store is a full experience. It's like the difference between reading an e-book versus a real book- the feel of the pages, the book smell. You know what I mean? Which is why I was more than a little excited when I learned FujiFilm was opening the Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop right in the middle of Flatiron. Hello, photographer's dream!

I headed in on opening day- on a colorful pedicab no less- and spent the better part of my morning playing with all the cameras and fun photo booth props, talking about the incredible space with the designers who made the store come to life (apartment goals, guys) and stocking on up all my 'photography needs'. New Yorkers and visitors alike have to make it a priority to pop into the store at least once. Don't let the small exterior fool you, it's quite literally a toy store for grown ups. Head in and pick up a new colorful Instax (and boatloads of film), drool over the amazing decor or even print out some of your favorite photos straight from your phone - It's THE place to let your creative flag fly. Grab washi tape and fun craft paper to customize gifts, a couple new frames and stock up on your greeting card needs. Maybe even pick up some inspo for displaying your pictures: amazing gallery walls anyone? I can't help but love the tiny Instax 'bunted banners' for showing off favorite Instax memories, perfect for parties, entryways and kid's rooms.

The Wonder Photo Shop honestly carries everything from photo booth props for your next party to pencils and clips to hang your works of art. I'm already planning my next trip to create custom gifts for upcoming birthdays and holidays. I'm loving the creative shadow box ideas and the amazing framed pieces. Plus, who doesn't want need a custom mug? 

As if the store couldn't be more fun there's a photo booth in the middle of the store for your selfie needs. Grab some outrageously fun props and strike a pose in front of the black and white New York skyline with your significant other or bestie, no judgement for keeping the booth to yourself. I could easily spend the afternoon in the photo booth snapping photos of me making ridiculous faces. The things we do for fun, right?

Want to stick around for awhile? Grab a coffee and snap some Instagram-worthy shots of the store or make yourself at home at the craft table. The store will be offering classes, lectures, and exhibitions led by in-house experts and special guest creators to spark your inspiration further. (Sign up for their emails and stay up to date on events, offers and activities, here)

Head over an let the Wonder Photo Shop inspire you! 


Don't forget to follow @wonderphotoshopnyc on Instagram and Wonder Photo Shop NYC on Facebook
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Flare Sleeve Printed Dress

27 July 2016

 As you guys might have noticed over the past couple of months I've REALLY gotten into wearing a lot of color. This dress, while it's slightly on the neutral side is still very much popping with color. I actually spotted it while walking out of H&M on a recent trip and turned right back around and bought it. Immediately becoming one of those just throw on and go dresses, which is perfect for those warm days where I want to put in as little effort into my outfit as possible. 

Dress H&M, Bag Marshalls, Shoes JustFab

Romantic Summer Maxi

26 July 2016

In the summer time I think it's safe to say that I live in dresses. I'm not one t discriminate hemlines, I have my fair share of mini and midi lengths but there's something so summery about cool breeze hitting  a flowing maxi. I immediately fell in love with this one online and couldn't wait for it to arrive, only to find it's a little more sheer than I had anticipated. Thankfully it didn't deter my feelings too much and I was able to remedy the situation with a pair of high waisted shorts. I really LOVE this color and print with the romantic 1940's (ish) silhouette. 

Dress SammyDress, Shoes Candies, Bag Marshalls

Red Wrap Skirt and White Cropped Top

25 July 2016

Over the last couple of months I've really been getting into all thing wrap. I think it might have started with this Banana dress, and since then I've been on a buying frenzy for anything that wraps (or in this case has the illusion of a wrap). This skirt reminded me a lot like the Banana skirt that I was coveting but for some reason just couldn't make it work even though I kept sizing down until I couldn't go any lower, so when this one magically made it's way to my doorstep I could not have been more happy. Originally it came with a matching wrap top but I thought the white cropped top stood out more giving the skirt a chance to show off.

Skirt Entourage Clothing, Shirt Burlington, Shoes Justfab, Bag Marshalls

Essential Apps For Your Device: Texture

21 July 2016

Sure, I love the feeling of flipping through a dozen magazines, perusing the latest and greatest in fashion, home decor and recipes. Magazine are great. They keep you occupied on long trips and commutes, give a fresh burst of inspiration with the flip of a page. All of this is true. but toting around several pounds of glossy paper doesn't hit high on my jump for joy list. Because, let's be real, we're not just picking out one and stuffing it our purse, we have a whole assortment. Admit it, it's tedious. 

Which is probably why Texture came to life. It's hundreds of magazines, articles and stories all in one little app. It's pretty amazing if you ask me. Forget your Vogue at home but wanted to read on it on the train before work? No problem, just open it on Texture and flip through with the slide of your finger. Instant gratification. It's been my go-to for home decor inspiration, new recipes to try, and figuring out what to add to my closet for the upcoming Fall season (Thanks Women's Wear Daily!). We're already buying boots, right?

Not feeling up to 'flipping' through the whole magazine, you can search for top stories from your favorites list, each article is marked to let you know the estimated time it might take to read. Enamored by Hydrangeas? Better Homes and Garden has a 5 minute story that will send you straight to your local nursery to pick up a bunch. Want 'the dirt' on Mila Kunis's personal life? This month's Glamour has it. InStyle even has the top summer trends from A-Z, and it'll only cost you 2 minutes of your time, your closet will thank you later.

Take it anywhere. Read it at home with coffee first thing in the morning or leisurely as you pass the time on a long road trip. You can even share with your significant other and give him or her some reading time while you pick out your 100th outfit for date night. You can use up to 5 devices per account.  

The Texture app is the only digital reading experience that gives an all-access pass to the world's best magazines. It is available for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, all Android devices and Amazon Fire tablets. Rates start at under $10 a month for basic and $14.99 for premium.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Texture. The opinions and text are all mine.

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