Sunglasses - Rayban
Cream chiffon shrug - Vintage
Navy vest top
Creaam and navy maxi - Topshop
Grey boots - Topshop
Pearls - ?
Again, we had breakfast in bed. This time a plain croissant. Damn. Then came the realisation that today was the day of the dreaded two hour boat ride we were being dragged on by our father. This day was getting better and better.... We trekked down to Pier 83, just to be told that the boat was leaving this very moment and we had, in fact, missed it which called for a change of plans. Instead the proposed full on shopping trip - until now, we had just stopped in shops which has been on course - would begin now and the boat ride rescheduled at 4pm! 5 hours of shopping till then!
We finally spied the large Forever 21, which thankfully Jess from marvelous things. had previously recommended as the best, and stepped inside. Here, I tried on so many things which did not fit, as well as having to leave items behind on the rails because they did not have my size in stock (isn't that just the worst!), much to my disappointment. However, I managed to pick up a few things which my sister had originally tried on; some short lilac shorts with neatly frayed edges and a pair of wide floral trousers with slight frills on the hem. Then, onto Macy's where we had lunch and I tried cheesecake, New York chocolate chip cheesecake to be precise, for the first time! I loved the chocolate and the biscuit bottom, the cheesecake... Not so much! Next stop: H&M. Now, I know we have H&M in England, but I still had money to spend and it appeared to have different collections in. Here, I picked up a light apple chiffon shirt with a pleated colar, a long maxi wide skirt with a tie waist, grey cycling shorts with lace edges (to wear underneath skirts), a small hat on a comb (it is exactly how it sounds) and the gorgeous nude corset (which I had to squeeze myself into the last size left). I was starting to feel retail therapised!
It was time for the two hour boat trip... These were some of the sights we saw!
For dinner tonight, we visited Little Italy. At first, I was a bit aprehensive, as I'd never heard of any of my friends visiting, or it being recommended so publicly as SoHo etc. Yet, I was most definitely proved wrong! The place was fabulous, with an endless supply of restaraunts with seats lining the pavements. We chose a full one, where we had to wait a few minutes, because of the authentic family-run feel and a bustling atmosphere. It was truly worth the wait! Although the portions were far too much for safe consumption, it was delicious and the waiters were awesome - even after my sister knocked a glass over! The restaraunt was Da Ferrona, and it is very recommended by me!
Olivia x x x x