07 October 2013

City by the Sea

After spending about a year and a half living in my cute little studio in Queens, the cuteness started to wear off and after a lot of lonely days and anxious nights I realized that New York City just isn't where I'm meant to be right now. A big part of that decision was Rich and I deciding to live together and choosing a place where we would both be happy.
I've never been one of those people who dreamed about living in New York City, but I have always wanted to live in Long Beach on Long Island. I still work in Manhattan and I get a lot of questions about why I'd move somewhere an hour outside of the city when just weeks ago I was only 4 subways stops from my office. Who cares if people think I'm crazy? Now I wake up every morning and run or bike on the boardwalk to see the sun come up over the ocean instead of going to the gym. Rich and I have friends living in the same neighborhood that we can have over any night of the week instead of doing a long distance shuffle and never feeling like I have enough time to balance my relationship and my friends. After living in 1 room for a year I've got a backyard and a deck and room to breathe.
I'm the happiest I've ever been living in the City by the Sea.

vintage Gap overalls from heart city vintage
Vans classics
H&M stripe tee
1979 Collegiate Sport 10-speed Schwinn
vintage sunglasses from American Deadstock (similar here)


  1. That sounds wonderful. I should start getting up earlier to take walks around my neighborhood. I think we often take it for granted how much environment impacts our daily sense of contentment and well being. I moved to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia from inland Florida a year ago. My life is so much better now. - Leah, leahwise.com

  2. Sounds amazing and I am so happy for you! You look adorbs!

  3. omg you finally made the move to LB! you are so not crazy, lb is the best place ever. we can be neighbors soon, 2 years and im there :)


  4. wait are you serious!? we are probably never ever ever leaving I love it so much. that would be awesome! next time you're in town lets meet up!

  5. this sounds like the best decision ever.

  6. Aw, that looks like a gorgeous area to live! Thumb's up! :)

  7. You always look so cute! Congratulations on your new place!



  8. You're so cute! Love those shoes.
    Kallie, www.butfirstcoffeeblog.com

  9. This is the perfect outfit to me. I could wear this every day.

  10. I feel this so hard. My entire life, I've always wanted to live in NYC, and I've only been living here in Manhattan for a month, and I already know that I'm content being here for college, but I can't imagine settling down here. But I still feel nice here!

    Also, you are such a cutie!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

  11. Wait, hang on...you live in NY for college now!?? I'm so out of touch. Lets meet up!

  12. I'm so happy that you're happy! Sometimes a change of scenery makes the hugest difference. I'm feeling it being in Portland again! p.s. COME VISIT ME

  13. Hurray Kallie! This is awesome! And you´re back with your bike, even more awesome! I´m moving in (finally) this Sunday and can´t wait to get settled.

    Loving how happy you look!

  14. awww it is 1996 all over again but soooooo cute!!!!

  15. This sounds perfect for you, I am so jealous of your sea views!

    Maria xxx


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