hello internet 🙂 . So I start school in 4 days and I’m going to start working this year so if this is gonna be my last post for a long time (which we pray it won’t be!) I want it to be about this! Just yesterday I returned from NEW YORK CITY! I have to admit as I was at tourist level of excitment since I’ve never been and we were staying at the Belvedere in Mannhattan which was awesome! Anyways enough babbling I didn’t go school shopping all summer just so I can do it all in New York. After taking a 10 block walk to the Empire State Building and a 82 floor ride to the what was practically the top of the world I was ready to shop! Hailing a cab took forever and I couldn’t wait! So I ended up walking a few more blocks. Around the Corner was a strip mall of many stores. Daffy’s (only in New York), a giant Forever21, American Eagle ( I love their jeans for tiny little me by the way), Macy’s, Steve Madden (he’s my number one favorite shoe designer), and H&M! So let me just inform you guys that I have never been to H&M before and that New York. It was a 4 floor first taste of heaven for me! I found two amazing dresses for a great deal and some earings. In conclusion my trip to H&M in New York was delightful and everyone should go one day. Next I went to Daffy’s. Their like the uuuum…more stylish version of a giant Marshall’s except with better deals and designers. I got a pair Lovely People black & gray with snake skin flats for let then 25 bucks. So woohoo! If you’ve been reading fuzzyneonllama for awhile your pretty aware I am the discount diva :). Finally we (as in my stylish mom and I) took a cab to SOHO! I probably passed a million and one vintage, high end, low end, faboulous stores, & I wanted to go to everyone of them but there was only one that I was dying to go to. Ever since I went to London 2 years ago I couldn’t stop hearing about this “topshop” place. I just thought it was british slang for a high end store or something like that LOL! Then I went to website and loved it when they annouced they were opening ONE in the United States I was estatic! Then they said New York only and was kinda bummbed (but nothing cool really opens in Texas anyways). Finally after ages of waiting I was there in New York city’s topshop. I love how they know what you want (a good deal right?) and the whole front of the store is sales racks not until you make your way up to four other floors you find the regualar priced stuff which actually wasn’t bad. I found a beautiful violet knee length drapery dress for 80 bucks that looked like it was worth thousands (sadly I didn’t get it because it didn’t fit boooo!). Instead I got more school appropriate dud’s like a floral tanks dress and some solid blue flats. The rest of my trip to New York invovled Dylans Candy bar, a sugar high, and crashing at 3 am. But the city that never sleeps showed me fabric,clothes, fashion is fasinating and you don’t need to go to a runway show to get inspired.