Kickoff to Summer

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekends. My official start to summer began in the best possible way on Friday: afternoon drinks at the Seaport followed by an unexpected splurge at the Topshop sale.

I'm officially in love... Meet my new "soulmates."

Topshop wedges @ Dream Sequins

above: my new "soulmate" wedges from Topshop

The Mr. found some great sale fares on the ACES train
from New York to Atlantic City, so we headed over on Saturday morning. The new train was a comfortable ride and took a little under three hours. We spent some time at the beach on Saturday. Although it's just not comparable to the beaches in California, it was nice to catch some rays, flip through the pages of some magazines and drink something frosty.

Atlantic City beach @ Dream Sequins

above: the crowded scene at the Atlantic City beach

View from Atlantic City Sheraton

above: the view from our room at the Sheraton

Although we missed fireworks on Saturday night due to some distractions at the gaming tables, the Mr. and I had a lovely, chill time in Atlantic City, which feels like a sleepy seaside town compared to our densely populated city. We stayed at the Sheraton
, which is literally across the street from the train station and offers a casino-free environment (no ding ding ding of slot machines from the lobby) and convenience to the outlets and is about a ten minute stroll away from the boardwalk.

All in all, a lovely, quick break away, but now I'm ready to enjoy a summery weekend in the city for a change! Hope you are enjoying the official kickoff to summer... How was your holiday weekend?

36 comments:

Iva said...

OMG! those are so fun!! "soulmates" hahha LOVE it!!

looks like you had fun!!

<3,
Iva

Lily G. said...

Cute shoes!! Glad to hear you had fun in Atlantic City. I've never been, and I want to go! Is it just like Vegas?

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Brigadeiro said...

Ooh! Another great weekend away I see! It wasn't a holiday weekend here Down Under, but it was a fabulous one (which I hope to post on sometime), went to a nearby wine region Gourmet Retreat for a friend's big milestone bday, was absolutely amazing, and it turns out it was a secret wedding celebration as well (they secretly got married the day before), it was absolutely wonderful! :)
xx

Carlotta said...

love your shoes!!!

Beatrice Waldorf said...

I really really like your blog!

Elizabeth Marie said...

I saw them on twitter and seeing them again brings it all back...OMG!! Total soulmate material! I'm so glad you had a great weekend!! I've never been to Atlantic City, but I will soon :)

XOXO

Michelle said...

I love those shoes! What a buy!!

The beach sounds so nice right now, it's hit 105 wayyyy too much in the last week here...

JESS said...

those shoes are AMAZING!!! xo

janettaylor said...

What a cool wedges...I die 4...Haha!

Xoxo

Eden said...

wow... those shoes are beyond gorgeous. need need hot strappy wedges like that.:)

i'm glad you've been doing great! always look forward to your blog whenever i can sit down and browse.:)

much love

eden

Claire said...

Woah there, the heels on those bad boys is crazy-marvellous!!!

MarcyChen said...

Those shoes are crazy amazing. It's like shoe porn. :)

The Anthology said...

Ahhhh, Topshop is the best store in the world.

Have another shout out for you -- I passed on a lovely blog award to your lovely blog http://www.the-anthology.com/2009/07/istanbul-turkey-3/

Congratulations!
Kelsey

Dream Sequins said...

Thanks for your comments! I'm glad people approve of the shoes. I was afraid of getting them because I thought they would be too stripper or tranny ;) But they are actually very comfortable to wear and people approached me on the street to ask where I got them!

Iva: I did have fun ;)

Lily G: Actually AC is nothing like Vegas. The only similarities are the gaming components. The feel of both cities is vastly different. Some say AC is a faded shabby town, but it's a nice getaway for a weekend.

Brigadeiro: Wow-- wine country sounds amazing. I can't wait to check out Australia someday! Sounds like you have the BEST weekend trips.

Carlotta: Thanks darlin! I'm trying to get to your blog, but I have been having trouble leaving a comment on my computer! :(

Beatrice: Thanks for the visit. I love your blog as well!!!

Liz: Hurray for weekend trips! So excited about welcoming you to the Big Apple!

Michelle: Are you kidding me? 105 degrees? Scaryville!

Jess: Thanks darlin!

jane: I love my wedges!

Eden: Thanks for your comment, darling. Can you believe these are my "soulmates" and I Just happened to stumble upon them one day?

Claire: Crazy-marvelous indeed! Thanks for your visit!

Marcy: hahaha

Kelsey: Thanks for the award, dear!

wreckedstellar said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Love those Topshop wedges! Chic and they look comfy!

Kristin said...

J'adore your new soulmates!!

TheBeautyFile said...

Love! Those are gorgeous!!!

stylewithbenefits said...

Hey D! Sounds like you had a fab weekend. Love your new 'soulmates'.. they are such a great score from Topshop. Now that I've been to AC for my first time last month, it's a nice little getaway and change of pace. Hope you're enjoying your day!

xo, Becs

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous photos! Love your new babies!

xoxox,
CC

DaisyChain said...

omg the shoes <3 <3

Meg said...

Your "soulmates" are definately cute!

Chessa! said...

I haven't been to AC in ages...glad you guys had fun and hit the beach...no, you can't compare the beach in Jersey to the beach in California...but go out to the beaches on long island...so beautiful and peaceful...not as big waves but...
:)

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Have a great time!! Those shoes are fabulous... but kind of scary!

drollgirl said...

DUDE!!!!!!!!!! THOSE ARE YOUR SHOES?!?!??! those are so rad!!! ay yi yi, i wish i could wear them!!! but i am 5'9" and not all that great in heels, so it would be a disaster on me! LOVE THEM, THO!!!

LOVE THEM!
LOVE THEM!
LOVE THEM!

sorry -- hopped up on chocolate and spazzing right now.

Hanako66 said...

um yeah, those are amazing!

what a fun trip!!!

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LiLu said...

Whoa whoa whoa... CLAIRE'S still exists??

Mind = blown.

Hanh, Life-in-Travel said...

Your "soulmates" are awesome. I love them too!!!

Looks like you had fun time. I never been there before. look like a nice city!


Hanh

Midtown Girl said...

Why have I not stopped by TopShop yet? Am I crazy? I keep forgetting so thanks for the reminder...Ill go on a Tuesday aft - shouldn't be too crowded right?

And thank you for the advice girl, excellent words from the best source!! XOXO

Belle said...

Oh my!!! the heels are insane! I just love them!!

Fabulous images darlingxxx

The Haute-Shopper said...

Glad you had a great weekend! I was so overwhelmed by the Topshop sale in London, I ended up buying way too many dresses elsewhere instead. Those shoes are a killer, but there's no way I could wear them (couldn't walk in them I think, and I'd be well over 6' if I did).

PinkBow said...

fabulous shoes, the heels are amazing!

InnyVinny said...

Holy shit, those wedges!

The weekend was well spent with too much heat, lots of sleeping, and hitting up flea markets. 'Twas a good one.

emma said...

oh i was definitely pleasantly surprised when i walked by topshop yesterday and saw the huge sale!

Wicked Halo said...

woha...those shoe are fierce :)

Diana said...

whoa, i applaud you for doing all that walking around in those heels! the beaches look so cool and yay for you guys taking the train!

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