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Weekly Recap: July 14 – July 20 (2018)

July 21, 2018

Happy weekend! This past week has been one of the best of this summer thus far! I did so many fun things with family and friends and I am still currently in euphoria. I thought it would be fun to share a weekly recap with you all starting from last Saturday where the adventures began…

Saturday, July 14

To start off this weekly recap, I ventured to Governor’s Island for the first time since living in New York! I have always seen pictures and heard so much about how calm and fun it is to go there and bike. As many of you guys know, I don’t actually know how to bike…until Saturday! I went with Alex and Chloe and they were nice enough to VERY patiently teach me and gave me so many words of encouragement. They made it look sooo effortless and for the majority of our day I did not enjoy it at all…I was so scared I gripped the handles soo hard my hands started hurting haha. But I eventually got the hang of it and definitely can see why people love biking. On that island: biking > walking. We finished off the day with some ice cold lemonade and Chinese food (my fave). I definitely would want to go back and adventure there again!

ROMPER | SHOES | BAG | NECKLACE | SUNGLASSES

Sunday, July 15

I can’t remember the last time I had my whole family come to NYC! And this weekend, they were able to come and we had so much time together. My parents were able to take a couple of days off work and we didn’t plan much (which was rare for them) so we just enjoyed our time. We strolled through Columbus Circle since I live super close to it and down 5th Ave! And my parents got to try Korean BBQ for the first time…which they absolutely LOVED. We also went to Spot Dessert, another personal fave, and it was so funny to watch my dad devour all the ice cream (which prompted Alex to make homemade ice cream for all of us later in the night). And to finish off the day, we talked through Times Square at night which you know is one of my favorite things to do once in a while!

Monday, July 16

My parents celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary this day! I always tell people that I want to find a love just like theirs. I don’t think I’ve ever met another couple who’s as giving and loving as they are to each other. AND the best part is they are still able to act like kids through it all—having a young heart is the secret to not aging I guess! But we had dim sum with some family members and I just got to relax and hang out with my family before they began their LONG drive back home (5 hours!). It is always so sad to say goodbye to them — goodbyes truly don’t get easier!

Tuesday, July 17

With no family in town and Alex back to work, I mostly working on other work and blog stuff. But this day was super memorable because I ran on the treadmill for 40 minutes!!! I know for some this might be an easy feat…but for someone with my stamina (which isn’t that great), I thought it was a huge achievement and really rode off that high for the rest of my workout. It just proved to me that accomplishing things little by little better than not accomplishing anything at all!

TSHIRT | SCRUNCHIE

Wednesday, July 18

Happiest moment of the day? Being able to eat straight out of a cold watermelon (cut in half) with a spoon. There is no better feeling in the summertime and watermelon is my absolute favorite fruit! But this day was like any other and I don’t actually remember too much of what I did that day haha.

TSHIRT | SHORTS

Thursday, July 19

I went on a couple of job interviews this day and heard super great results. And later in the day, I went to yoga in Bryant Park. If you live in the city, you have to go on Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm. I am trying to get back into liking yoga, but sometimes I feel like it’s not for me. The breathing techniques that accompany the moves are harder for me to master. But Alex loves it and thinks that it’s a great weekly stretching workout for us to do. Plus, the bonus is that it’s free! But my best part about it is that after yoga, Alex usually lets me pick a place to grab dinner (I picked Chik-Fil-A last week) and that night we grabbed Xi’an Famous Foods (a FAVORITE) and some dessert from Bibble and Sip!

Friday, July 20

And the last of this weekly recap ends on Friday! One of my bestest friends, Chance, from my hometown came into the city!! I was able to meet his new boyfriend and friend and have the most amazing time. After strolling through Central Park, we all grabbed sushi at a new place in the upper west side called Tenzan, got Levain cookies, visited Lincoln Center and then ended the night with Mario Kart! Being with like-minded people always makes me happier and feeling lighter.

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I can’t wait to see what this next week holds! I am trying to worry less about the future and to just move with the flow. This week has been one of the happiest in my life and the memories made are ones I will forever remember. I hope you also enjoyed this short lil’ weekly recap and would like to see more. What is something amazing that happened to you this past week?

A million and one thanks for reading — until my next lil’ thought then!

xx Jen

*I tried to link all outfit details…if I couldn’t find originals, I linked look-a-likes!

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64 Comments

  • Reply jade bevan July 22, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    wow i am loving your photos! looks like you had an amazing time! thanks for sharing

    jadieegosh

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      yess it was an amazing week–thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply vanessa July 22, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    looks amazing!

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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 22, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      thank you vanessa!
      xx jen

  • Reply Arabella Wright July 22, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Looks like such a fun time!

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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 22, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      yess it was the best week!
      xx jen

  • Reply Sara July 22, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Adorable photos! Looks like you had such a fun and full week. Also–40 minutes on the treadmill? You go girl!! I can barely make it for more than 5, yikes!

    Sara | http://www.saraspoke.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 22, 2018 at 11:20 pm

      yess it was an amazing week filled with such fun activities! And girl I know I usually can’t go for more than that but I must be on some adrenaline high that day!! thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Lisa Autumn July 23, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Ahhh don’t you just love bike rides? I think they are always so fun. And I am glad you look so happy in all of your pictures!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 23, 2018 at 9:42 pm

      I was so scared at first that I was so confused at how people enjoyed it but after I got the hang of it it got to be sooo fun! It turned out to be an amazing day!
      xx jen

  • Reply Sharan July 23, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Looks like you had a fun week! Family time is always the best (as are Levain cookies haha). By the way, well done on 40 straight minutes on the treadmill. Xx

    Sharan Gill Blog // Instagram

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 23, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      yesss it was the best week and definitely one to remember forever! levain cookies are my boyfriends absolute favorites so we try to get them as often as we can!
      xx jen

  • Reply Jessica July 24, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    What a fun week you had dear. Love the cute pictures!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 25, 2018 at 10:41 am

      thanks so much jess!
      xx jen

  • Reply Danielle Alexa July 25, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    These photos are absolutely stunning, it looks like you’ve had a blast!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 25, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      thank you so much Danielle! I definitely had an amazing week!
      xx jen

  • Reply Chanel July 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    What a fun week you are so cute! I love those bike pictures you look like you’re having a blast!

    x,
    S | Je M’appelle Chanel

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 25, 2018 at 11:19 pm

      Yesss it was such an amazing week!
      xx jen

  • Reply Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom July 26, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Oh, how fun that you learned how to bike! I did a bike tour a few years ago in Chicago with my husband and it was 4 hours! We did stop and eat and get drinks along the way, but whew! I was exhausted afterwards. I hadn’t been on a bike since I was a kid, so it was like learning it all again! You look so happy in these photos, NYC is so fun!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      wow that bike trip sounds so amazing! I am definitely not talented enough to ride a bike for that long hahah — but that week was definitely one of the best i’ve had–the memories are ones I am going to keep forever! and thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Debora July 26, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Beautiful photo 🙂

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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 26, 2018 at 8:11 pm

      thank you debora!
      xx jen

  • Reply Real Girl Talks July 26, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    You are making me miss cycling Jenny! Looks like you had a lovely week! Your pictures exude so much happiness, it really made me happy watching all your pictures in the recap!
    Wishing you have an amazing weekend!
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks
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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 26, 2018 at 11:18 pm

      I hope you get to go soon! It was definitely one of the best weeks of my life and the memories made are going to stay with me forever! I hope you have an amazing weekend too and thank you so much for your kind words + for stopping by!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Narhee July 27, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Great recap!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 27, 2018 at 9:49 am

      thank you narhee!
      xx jen

  • Reply Melody Jacob July 27, 2018 at 3:13 am

    this is sure was so much fun
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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 27, 2018 at 9:51 am

      it definitely was!
      xx jen

  • Reply Daniel July 27, 2018 at 5:04 am

    Looks so much fun!!! x

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 27, 2018 at 9:50 am

      It was such a fun week!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Grace Louise July 27, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    These pictures are so gorgeous and it looks like such a fun week Hun! 🙂

    Grace Louise || http://www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 27, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      thank you so much grace! it was definitely an amazing week!
      xx jen

  • Reply Dorota July 28, 2018 at 4:38 am

    It looks like you had an eventful week! You look so happy on all of the pictures! It’s great you learned how to ride a bike – I love it – although sometimes my boyfrineds take me for bike trips that later on made me suffer sooo much (like riding up-hill for 15 minutes and drawning in sweat in the meantime). Hope your next week will be as eventful.
    Dorota
    http://www.journalofdorota.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 30, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      yes it was the most amazing week!! and haha i am definitely not talented enough yet to ride bikes up or down hills! i already get sweaty riding on a flat surface haha – thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Beata July 28, 2018 at 10:27 am

    The pictures look so lovely!
    Beata BA 

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 30, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      thank you so much!
      xx jen

  • Reply Ashley July 28, 2018 at 11:15 am

    What a super fun week- and happy anniversary to your parents! Mine celebrated their anniversary on the 24th, how funny. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great weekend, love!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 30, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      yess it was an amazing week! happy anniversary–hope you guys had an amazing time!
      xx jen

  • Reply Heather Rowland July 29, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Your photos are so so cute and I love this fun recap of the week – thanks so much for sharing!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 30, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      aw thank you so much for your kind words and for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Gemma July 30, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Looks like you have been having a fab time.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 30, 2018 at 2:16 pm

      yess it was an amazing time!
      xx jen

  • Reply Benita James July 30, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Such fun and adventurous pictures.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 30, 2018 at 2:17 pm

      it was an amazing week! thanks for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Jae July 30, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Such a happy post! Looks like you had so much fun with your loved ones!
    Jae
    http://www.allthatjae.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 31, 2018 at 12:58 pm

      Yess it was such an amazing week and I am still high off it even though it’s been 2 weeks haha
      xx jen

  • Reply Deasy @ Rose Gold Rhyme July 30, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    It looks like you had a great time with your parents! I had a rare family trip to NY and loved our trip 🙂 Good luck with your interviews!

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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 31, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Yes it was an amazing weekend with them! Thank you so much!
      xx jen

  • Reply Whitney July 31, 2018 at 4:18 am

    What a fun week in NYC, you look so happy! 🙂 Hope you have an amazing week again xoxo

    Love from London,
    Whit

    http://www.whitneyswonderland.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen July 31, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Yes it was an amazing week!! thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply https://www.lilyloves.net/2018/07/how-to-detox-your-wardrobe-step-by-step.html July 31, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    This sounds like such a lovely trip! The photos are so pretty 🙂 Yoga in the park sounds so relaxing!

    Lily Loves | https://www.lilyloves.net/

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 1, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      yess it was so lovely! thank you so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Simone July 31, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    This looks like so much fun! NYC is my favourite city, I really need to go back very soon.

    xx Simone

    Little Glittery Box

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 1, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      yess it was so fun!
      xx jen

  • Reply kelsie galis July 31, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    What a fun week! I love this little recap posts! Keep them coming friend! 😀

    -Kelsie
    Design Life Diaries

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 1, 2018 at 5:12 pm

      aw thank you so much kelsie!
      xx jen

  • Reply Radi August 2, 2018 at 3:27 am

    So fun. Glad you had the best time with family and friends. Love these happy captures!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 3, 2018 at 10:24 am

      yess it was the best time! thanks so much for reading!
      xx jen

  • Reply Nancy August 3, 2018 at 1:03 am

    It’s great that you got to check out Governor’s Island! Oh man, I would’ve been in the same boat as you but I still don’t know how to ride a bike XD. It’s great that you learned on the fly! NYC looks really nice and always busy XD.

    Happy 23rd anniversary to your parents, by the way! Even though they had to drive back home, at least you got to spend some time with them. It’s great that you went on the treadmill for 40 minutes! It takes time to build up your stamina :).

    It’s great that you did well on your interviews. Hope you’ll get a good job offer! Have a great weekend ♥

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Thanks so much Nancy! If you are ever in NYC, I would love to learn to ride bikes together haha cause I am still so rusty!
      xx Jen

  • Reply Elegant Duchess August 3, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Looks like you have had so much fun babe. There is so much to do in NYC. I loved there when I visited last August. xx

    Much Love, xx
    Elegant Duchess
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    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 3, 2018 at 10:25 am

      yess there is always an abundance of things to do–hope you get to come back soon!
      xx jen

  • Reply STYLECOME August 7, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you for sharing the article

    • Reply lilthoughtswithjen August 8, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      thanks for stopping by!
      xx jen

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