Lauren Goldstein

Welcome to Fashion and Fernweh! I love fashion, travel, and the two cities I currently alternate between: New York City & D.C.

Monday Musings

Monday Musings

It's Monday which means another week and five more things to share! Now that I'm starting to get adjusted to my work schedule I'm trying to make the most of my summer in the city. I can't wait to share all of my adventures with you! Here's what's been on my mind the past week: 

one // For starters, how beautiful is this ice cream?!? It’s from this little dessert shop called Taiyaki in Chinatown. Taiyaki is a Japanese fish-shaped cake that’s most commonly filled with red bean paste but can also be filled with other things, like ice cream. I spent Sunday in Chinatown with my family and couldn’t pass up stopping to try it. I got the unicorn one, which is a strawberry-vanilla twist, with unicorn ears and a horn, sprinkles, and little edible glitter stars. It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever eaten, and it wasn’t bad either! The ice cream was a little milky for me, I typically like thicker custard but the flavor was good. The actual fish was also good but it was a weird texture to have a real cake instead of a cone. Not my favorite ice cream, but definitely worth trying!

two // After a few weeks of searching and trying on countless pairs of shoes, I finally decided on Sam Edelman Felicia ballet flats for my summer internship. While I was in the store, I saw someone else trying on the cutest shoes. They caught my eye immediately - they're a short heeled sandal with a scallop trim and they come in nude and a light pink. Of course they're the last thing I need right now so I had to use all of my willpower to not try them on, but if you're in the market for a new pair of short heels, definitely take a look at these

three // I am loving Madewell’s summer collection, but especially the wrap trend. I walked into the store after seeing the denim wrap dress in the window, but then I saw the denim wrap skirt on a mannequin in the store and knew I had to try it on. I loved it. It was so cute on and I’ve been debating getting it all weekend. I also love this linen version though for a hot day!

four // Speaking of Madewell, there’s a Madewell/J. Crew pop-up sample sale this weekend! If you’re in New York City you have to follow 260 sample sale on Instagram. It’s 260 5th Ave (in the Flatiron district) and they have a different sample sale every week! Last week I went to Alice and Olivia, in the past I’ve been to Rebecca Minkoff sample sales there and this week is J. Crew and Madewell. Pray for my wallet. (P.S. there’s also a J. Crew men’s pop-up at 151 Wooster St.)

five // Now that I have slightly more free time for shopping and shooting, I'm trying to put out a lot more content but a large part of that involves photography. I'm looking to collaborate with photographers in the New York City area looking to expand their portfolio - if you or someone you know fits the bill email me! 

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