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Week 18: Summer in NYC. Wearing 'Rosegal' in Bryant Park.

Rosegal online store review by NYC Blogger.

It's the last two weeks of August and I’ve decided to have a 'Summer in NYC'  theme on the blog. I usually have pretty specific themes on Pastiche.Today, inspired by iconic films or glamorous actresses, but this week I am going to share my more casual everyday looks, write about my life in The Big Apple (including what it is like to live in hotels full time!), and share tips on what to see and what to do in one of the greatest cities in the world.

Nyc's loveliest park - Bryant Park.

Everyone knows how gorgeous Central Park is, but there are over 1,700 parks and playgrounds across the five boroughs of New York City. One of my favourites to visit is Bryant Park. The park itself is not big, but it has a lot to offer: free yoga classes, jazz concerts, poetry readings and much more. I especially love that you can play board games for absolutely FREE in the park. Ben and I played the Game of Life last time we were there. Yes, the board games are often not in the best condition, but it is still amazing that you can come and have a great time playing with your friends.

Rosegal navu striped top. Blogger's review.
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I wore this pretty Rosegal off-the-shoulder top with white J.Crew shorts to the park to meet up with my friend Agnes, who also took these photos of me (thank you, girl!). This is my first package from Rosegal, but I am pleasantly surprised by how good quality the clothes are, considering they are AMAZINGLY affordable.


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top (+ similar here )  | shorts | similar bag | Nikes


Rosegal top

There is the gorgeous Bryant Park Cafe and Grill in the park, but my friend Agnes and I decided to try the celebrated Mille Crêpes at Lady M. The cafe is very minimal in decor, but has an decadent dessert menu. We ordered the Green Tea Mille Crêpes and Coconut Mille Crêpes. To be honest, I think the idea of the crêpes-cake sounds much more delicious than it actually tastes. We both felt that the cakes were too sweet, and even though I loved the first few bites of my cake, I couldn't even finish half of it! 

I think I might have to return to the Lady M soon to try their other desserts because they all looked so mouthwatering. 

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check back all week to see my other casual summer outfits and read about my personal NYC experiences!


Week 16: I am BLONDE! Très Chic on Minetta Lane

Blogging Babe Ulia Ali wearing Dior mirrored sunglasses in NYC. Dior shades.

I have been extremely busy the last few days with new collaborations, meetings and, to be perfectly honest, a few escapes to the beach (yes, they have amazing ones in NYC!). So even though I am dying to take a nap right now, today I am sharing my new, highly anticipated look with you.

I am wearing this GORGEOUS embroidered top by Walter Baker (it is on 50% SALE here and I also love this top), white Topshop jeans, Dior mirrored sunglasses, Michael Kors bag (similar here and here), and Steve Madden heels. I have linked more similar items that I like at the end of this post.

Ulia Ali - blogging babe from Baku, Azerbaijan living in New York City. All white outfit for summer.

Do you like this beautiful powder blue wall too? It is located on Minetta Lane and it is one of the trendiest spots for a quick Instagram photo in Soho. 

All photos were taken by an extremely talented and intelligent (he earned his Masters degree from Yale!) photographer - Dennis. Check out his website DCP New York and his Instagram page @dcpnyc.

There were so many amazing shots that I had a really hard time picking just a few, so I am posting a little bit more than usual :)

Ulia Ali wearing Walter Baker embroidered top.
Hottest spot for Instagram photos. Powder blue wall in NYC on Minetta Lane.
Top NYC blogger - Ulia Ali from Pastiche Today.
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Hottest spot for Instagram pictures - Minetta Lane.
Dior mirrored sunglasses on Ulia Ali in NYC.
NYC style. Soho photoshoot.
Walter Baker fashion NYC.
Baku girl living in NYC. Dior mirrored shades.
NYC Lookbook. Hottest NYC spot for pictures.
Dior sunnies.
Ulia Ali in Walter Baker, Slithur heels by Steve Madden, Michael Kors Hayley tote bag and white Topshop jeans.
Ulia Ali in mirrored silver/gray Dior Technologic shades. Summer 2016
tres chic NYC outfit. All white by Ulia Ali.
Soho fashion look in NYC.

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