What To Buy When You’re Moving to NYC

Hi guys! I’m starting my 17 hour drive to NYC this morning right after my dentist appointment… Talk about a rough morning! Today you’ll be hearing from Lindsay who writes the blog Black & Blonde. I first met Lindsay last September at the IFB Conference and she was a firm believer that I should take the leap and move to NYC . Take it away, Lindsay!

What to Buy for New York

First of all, I would like to thank Jessica for having me on Bows & Sequins.  Her and I met at an IFB conference almost a year ago and have become good friends with our love for fashion and Midwestern backgrounds.  When Jessica informed me she was making the leap, I couldn’t be happier for her.  It’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life and I’m sure she’ll feel the same in a few years!

To help her out, I wanted to share with her some of my must-have buys for New York, in both a fashionable and functional sense.
It rains on and off in New York all the time.  It will always be that time you doubt the weather man and don’t bring one, that you immediately regret your decision. It also is probably the day you have an important event or meeting.
2. Some comfy flats.

When coming from a place where you drive, you will need comfortable flats for all of the walking.  Trust me in this, always keep a pair with you, regardless of how long you think your heels/wedges will last you.
You’ll realize quickly after moving to New York that things are fast here, even when you are getting on the train or bus.  This card case is super helpful because you can attach it to your keys and quickly have access to your Metrocard so you won’t have to hear the moans and groans of impatient New Yorkers behind you.
One of my biggest mistakes when I moved here is using a small bag.  Generally New Yorkers have long days and need quite a bit on hand, including those emergency flats I listed earlier.  Otherwise, you’ll be like me and have to stop by Duane Reade multiple times a day.  Try to find something as lightweight as possible and something that has a zipper.  A roomy tote will be your new best friend.
I wish you the best of luck in New York!  The last piece of advice I’ll give you? Although you love New York, don’t expect New York to immediately love you back. It’ll take some time for things to go your way, but once they do, watch out!

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  1. 7.2.12
    Silver commented:

    What great advice! Now I know for when I go to New York. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Silver from A Silver Snapshot

  2. 7.2.12
    Passport to Style Team commented:

    what great things to keep in mind! and goodluck on your trip Jessica!

    -Passport to Style Team

  3. 7.3.12
    A Little Petite commented:

    Great advice! hope your move goes smoothly!

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