New Editions To My Apartment

I just bought the best mirror that $80 could buy… at Target. This mirror is so cool and tall, at 68 inches. It’s exactly what I wanted! So.. since I am not moving to Brooklyn anytime soon, I decided to replace some things around my apartment. I am on a constant quest to make it roomier and better, just to really give me more of an “apartment” feel since it’s so tiny. My apartment is a tiny studio in Manhattan near east village, to be more specific. If you know anything about Manhattan and NYC, you know tiny spaces are the normal.

I had this mirror shipped by Target and I didn’t even know that it would be so beautiful and huge. The stock photo is kind of boring.
mirror

But in real like, it’s just so clean and sleek. I love it! Also, Ex-Factor put this mirror up completely on his own, I was no help. Good thing I had him!
IMG_0069

I also bought a plastic dresser to fit some more clothes into. My problem is space but I’m going to throw out a smaller drawer and replace with this one. This will be my second one and definitely worth the money ($80).
drawer

I think the next thing on my list to figure out a better clothing storage system. I have two large shelfs available in the closet but I just can’t fit anything up there. It’s a hassle to have to climb up there daily. Maybe I will do those vacuum storage type clothing systems?

-KV

Throwback Thursday – Snatched Waist

Looking back at my old photos from about 4 years ago, I decided that I miss those days and would post up Throwback Thursday every so often.

Throwback Photo

xo

I just so happen to stumble upon this photo and notice how snatched my waist was. Of course I love this photo! I was probably about 160 pounds in this photo.  I took this in 2011 when I was 22. I remember going to Forever 21 in Union Square to find a cute skirt. I have no idea why I am not wearing a bra but I’m sure it was because I had come from the gym and only had an ugly sports bra on.

At 22, I had been in New York for about 6 months. I had just quit a job here in retail to go back to grad school and I was living in Brooklyn, Boro Park to be exact. My hair was always straight and dark, while now you will barely see it straight and dark. I was off and on with my ex boyfriend (the same ex that continues to pop up now but I’ll save that for a later date). I was partying and dating. I had very little money. It was a good time in my life besides the money part. Basically, I was finding myself and maintaining in a brand new city where I knew few.

Who knew that party girl would develop into a Friday night Netflix watcher 4 years later?