A Colorful Day in Manhattan!

Exploring Manhattan is the best thing you can do in NY! I love heading to Manhattan for a girls night out, for date night, or to just find new and fun spots in the city. Today I will be sharing this colorful outfit and one of my favorite ice cream spots in the West Village. 

This colorful top is from the brand 1. State and was purchased at a Lord and Taylor Outlet for only $24.99. If you know the brand 1.State, then you know that is a bargain! I was immediately drawn to the top because of all the colors, I mean can you blame me? I admired how delicately and effortlessly it pulled off having almost all the colors of the rainbow. This top actually comes with a slightly funny story. It begins like this: Working two jobs and being a bargain hunter helps finance my shopping habits, but I have to admit that lately I  have been swiping my credit card a little too often. In an effort to help me stop this borderline addiction my boyfriend, Darian <3, made a deal with me that went a little something like this “if you agree not to shop for a whole month, then I will buy you this top.” Ladies, I am proud to say, it’s been 18 days and I’m still going strong :’). Making this deal wasn’t too difficult because it definitely helped that I already bought enough close for this spring season but shhh that’s a secret!

These leggings by Refuge can be found at Charlotte Russe. They are both stylish and have a great fit! Charlotte Russe is currently running a sale where you buy one and get one for $12.50. While I believe that this is a great deal, I recommend checking in store because I found my pair for only $10 in their sale rack. Always check the sale rack!

Lets move on to the heels! Believe it or not, these red faux suede heels were only $10. Yes you read right, TEN DOLLARS! Now you’re probably wondering where these are from so without further ado, they are from 10dollarmall.com. Although they are no longer on the website, as a I purchased them a couple of years back, I have seen them available in different colors. I have only shopped on their website once but for the price of the products, the quality is definitely pleasing. I’ve seen their items range anywhere from $1.50-$9.99. If you are interested in a haul/review of 10dollarmall.com please let me know in the comments below (Lord knows I don’t need another excuse to shop (; !)

If you know me, then you know that I absolutely LOVE ice cream! One of my favorite ice cream spots in Manhattan is Big Gay Ice Cream. They have signature cones, sundaes, and shakes. My favorite part about Big Gay is that they basically break all the ice cream rules you didn’t even know existed. I enjoy my ice cream chocolate dipped, infused with dulce de leche (they literally have a bottle of the stuff and they add it into your ice cream), and sometimes even with a nutella lined cone. I am planning on doing a review on their different treats, so let me know if you’re interested because I may or may not have already tried almost all their signature cones #sorrynotsorry!

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  1. Kavya Ede
    April 17, 2016 / 2:54 PM

    That was a great post, Daisi. I love Manhattan too! And that’s such a lovely outfit on you. You look spot on. Love those leggings and blouse. Gorgeous color combo. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a great weekend, babe! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Daisi Ari
      April 18, 2016 / 4:24 AM

      Isn’t Manhattan the best! There are so many thing to do there. Thank you for your sweet comments! <3

  2. April 17, 2016 / 9:57 PM

    I really love your positive energy and cheerful way you not only style clothes but just enjoy the life your living in them ! This top is especially beautiful on you ! I want to go to Manhattan soon!

    • Daisi Ari
      April 18, 2016 / 4:29 AM

      That is so sweet of you to say Jennifer! I am glad that my positive vibes come off through my photos and blog. Thank you for being so kind <3

  3. April 17, 2016 / 11:05 PM

    I’m loving this look! So cute girl

    • Daisi Ari
      April 18, 2016 / 4:36 AM

      Thank you Alex!

    • Daisi Ari
      April 18, 2016 / 4:37 AM

      Thank you Kathrine! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jalisa
    April 18, 2016 / 8:58 PM

    You look so beautiful, girlie, I adore that top and the way you styled it with the blue pants, which match the neckline perfectly! I also love those red pumps, such great styling! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!



  5. Emily Green
    April 20, 2016 / 3:28 AM

    So first, my mouth is watering right now thanks to how good that ice cream sounds! And 18 days, I’m envious! My husband keeps dropping hints about how often I’ve shopped lately… it’s just so hard to stop when the weather is warming up and I want to keep buying spring clothes! Love that colorful top on you. It just looks so happy, it compliments your smile so well:)
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  6. April 21, 2016 / 5:13 AM

    You look absolutely gorgeous, Daisi! Love the way all the colors are blending in this outfit.. Everything is so subtle. Those shoes are stunning! And the prices just make too happy ๐Ÿ˜€ haha shopping is such an addicting habit! 18 days is commendable babe!! Hope you are having a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

  7. June 21, 2016 / 4:29 PM

    You styled that outfit so beautifully – love the way you worked with the colors! It even matches the ice cream. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    XO, Janea

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