Before I start this post, I want to talk about something I experienced yesterday. It wasn't the first time it had happened to me but it really affected me yesterday. I frequently make mistakes with my grammar and my words when writing. I love writing and blogging. It's been such an essential part of my life for almost three years.
My mom was ESL and I definitely learned to speak in a way that isn't proper English. I tend to write as I speak because I want this to be a representation of me. More importantly, I suffer from dyslexia. I have a hard time editing myself because I continue to read it as correct.
Yesterday, an old friend pointed out a few mistakes I had made in yesterday's post and I started to cry. I thanked her and tried to explain the situation but I realize that this is something I battle with. It takes a lot for me to find the courage to constant put my writing out to the world because I open myself to criticism (even if it's coming from a loving place).
I just wanted to talk about this openly because I wanted people to feel like it's nothing to be ashamed of. Yes, it may be frustrating or embarrassing but none of us are perfect and that's beautiful.
Now, onto the night I wore this in NYC. So we went to munch on some great food at Cafe Gitane. It was absolutely delicious. See yesterday's avocado toast recipe for a taste of the restaurant.
After dinner, I brought Caley to one of my favorite NYC experiences: STANDARD BINGO! It's not just bingo so save your "early bird special" jokes for another blogger. It's bingo with lots of alcohol, karaoke contests, dance offs, and one silly MC.
Caley got called on stage for a shot and a dance off. The dance off came off to her and a gorgeous blonde gay man who I only one because he took off his shirt. Caley wasn't going to do that for a bottle of champagne.
We had an amazing time and sang some Mariah Carey for karaoke though we didn't win.
This dress was a hit. I was surprised by the amount of compliments I received. I thought it was a bit of a gamble with the print but I really liked it.
Dress: Elizabeth and James Shoes: Zara Hair by: Vidal Sasson on 57th and 5th
Look below for shots from Bingo