the life of a teenage fashionista

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I've been all around New York Fashion Week surrounded by the most fashionable people and it has been another amazing season so far. It is such a breath of fresh air being around people from all over the globe with unique styles and the most vibrant personalities (fashion people are one of a kind). I especially love finally meeting people in person that I always interact with online through the blogosphere like Marianna Hewitt who is total Insta-goals.

I did a mini vlog showing a bit of the Mac Duggal show I attended. I really wish I could have gotten more footage from other events, but I couldn't film at every location. Enjoy!

Let the fun begin because today is day one of New York Fashion Week. Boy, did I miss it. This is my SIXTH season being invited and it is still so crazy to me. I was sitting at shows before I was even able to drive years what? I have a lot of events I am planning on attending and I feel really guilty because I need to style some looks. I already decided on what places I want to eat at around the area, but I'm not 100% sure on the outfit. Get it together Raquel. 

Anyway, today was a snow day which was a blessing because I got to have a nice pamper day. I'm about to kick back with a cup on matcha and my current read of the moment to end the day, but the purpose of this post (finally) is just a little recap of all the pieces I wore from the Born Pretty Store this week. Thank you BPS for gifting them to me! How cute is that layered necklace? I have a thing for wearing multiple necklaces, so this just makes life 10x easier.

What is your favorite piece?

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Right smack dab in the middle of Main St. in Beacon, New York lies one of the trendiest, yummiest new hot spots. Glazed Over Donuts opened less than two weeks ago and has already scored social media attention with their Instagram worthy donuts (I posted mine, obviously). Owners, Lisa and Ron Tompkins, have brought this yummy addition to an already vibrant area with a concept that has not been done in any other surrounding towns. They were inspired by a similar type of food spot while vacationing and the rest is history. It seems like the art of customizing your own donuts is here to stay.

With the perfect family atmosphere and everyone's favorite sweet treat, Glazed Over Donuts has the perfect recipe (for success + the most delicious donuts you will ever eat). The hype was bigger than they initially anticipated, but I could definitely see why it was such a hit. I was kindly invited to come in this past Friday afternoon which I assumed would be a slower time, but I walked right into the buzzing shop and people just kept on coming in and out with boxes in hand. Move over NYC artisan bakeries, the Hudson Valley is on your level now.

Now the menu is truly magical. Should I do wait, caramel sounds good. That was my situation for approximately ten minutes of deciding what to order and I ended up with half a dozen of completely different combinations. The donuts, which have an amazing cake batter taste, come out hot and fresh and the action can literally be watched through the clear window into the kitchen where it all happens. They are a twist on the typical donut and customized in a three step process: glaze, toppings, and drizzles. My favorite toppings happened to be fruity pebbles and marshmallows, but everything that I ordered was spectacular. No ifs, ands, or buts about that. Now I love good old Dunkin' Donuts, but Glazed Over Donuts is nowhere near comparable. The taste and quality is simply out of this world. It looks like I will be heading to Beacon more frequently just to keep trying new combinations!

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and thank you to Glazed Over Donuts for having me...xo

Happy first day of February! New month, new stuff coming up. Recently it hit me that I feel like Hannah Montana, not because she used to be my everything, but because of the two-separate worlds thing. Unlike her situation, neither of my lives are a secret from one another, but I am always going from one thing to the next. 

Imagine waking up at 6am and then going to high school all day. After that I may have to head to NYC right after for a photoshoot, appearance, or blogging project. Don't forget about finishing a ton of homework (no exaggeration there) #honorstudent. Then I remember everything else because I love the gym, horseback riding, volunteering, and a billion other things. Woah. I guess my life is pretty different from the average seventeen year old, but it has taught me a lot about being well-rounded. Plus time management is a piece of cake.

So here I am taking one new step at a time in a new sweater from Zaful. I've already expressed my choker obsession, so this cozy sweater duo was made for me. This is why Zaful is literally my number one. 

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Zaful and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 

Legit wasn't it just Christmas? This month is almost at a close which is translation for my last first-semester of high school is done (ooohhhhhh we're halfway there...)/February aka my "birthmonth" is almost here. Crazy right. I have been accepted into all the colleges I applied to, so I have some BIG decisions to make in between everything else going on at the moment. Especially one project in particular where I will be teaming up with someone huge that you 100% know for a styling project. I wish I could say more, but you will just have to see for yourself. I think I may do a vlog so you can see a complete behind-the-scenes. If you haven't seen my first vlog yet make sure to check out my last blog post showing my glam room tour. It was kind of a trial run video, but I liked it enough to keep on doing more.

Anyway, off I go in my cardigan from Zaful that is practically like wearing a blanket. Best thing ever. This is the only free weekend I am going to have for the next few weeks and even though I say "free" I am still going to be working on blog content for hours; I just didn't happen to schedule any events or appearances. Hey, but you know what they say, "If you love what you do it's not work." True that.

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Zaful and all words, thoughts, and creative directions are all 100% my own. 
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