Weekends are For Exploring

10th April 2015

IMG_3290     … and Pizza, okay mostly Pizza.IMG_3342Weekends are for brunch, or bagels (or sometimes both). My perfect saturday starts with Murrays bagels and Walking Waffles (preferably in bare legs, come on Spring, get it together), aside from eating, I really don’t care what else we do – but I usually want a “real meal” (aka a blogger brunch that I spend 5 min gramming before eating and anger my brunch dates with) a few hours later. Some saturdays I stroll down 5th ave to max out my credit card, but I usually crawl back into bed post brunch & blog while catching up on TV from the week.IMG_3304

Sundays are another story, I usually sleep in longer than I should, and when the weather is warm enough I like to take Waffles on a long walk through the west village or stop by the dog park (I went last week with Olivia and her frenchie, Batman – check out her blog here). Sometimes we will do a little museam hopping or I head up town to meet my bestie Sheree on the upper west side for a girl date. Oh and as for brunch, I try not to go out and spend my rent money on avocado toast two days in a row, but sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.IMG_3327This weekend it’s supposed to be mid sixties and sunnies in NYC (finally) so as long as I didn’t totally just jinx it, here are 5 things to do this weekend.

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1. Wander around the West Village because the west village is the best village – shop bleecker street, grab a cupcake at magnolias and if you’re feeling really touristy you can pop onto the “carrie bradshaw” stoop and take a photo (see mine here)

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2. Museum Hop – I love making a day of it at one museum, but visiting three to five in one day for a few hours each is way more fun. My favorite is the Met, not sure why but If you go you’ll have to check out the rooftop. I also really love the museum of natural history (because dinosaurs, duh) and getting to quote little tiny Owen Wilson from Night at the Museum always makes a trip more fun.

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3. Brunch – oh hey, did you know i love brunch? My favorite spots are The Smile (where I always go with my good friend Cal), and the new Jacks Wife Freda in the West Village. Plus is you’re planning on gramming, Jacks has the best lighting… and yes, you can totally judge me for knowing these things.

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4. Build a fort – because being seven is so much more fun than being twenty something, and NYC apartments are basically the size of a refrigerator box, so you’re basically half way there! The best way to spend a Saturday night after a long day out, is by staying in. Get a movie, pull out all of your sheets, grab your bestie, some flowers (for ambiance… duh) and start building. My best friend, Sheree and I love to try and fail at fort building – I’m no architect but I can build a mean living room teepee 😉

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5. Get lost – take the train to a new (but safe) neighborhood that you never go to – I’m really bad about making it up town so I would go exploring on the upper east or west side – and just explore. Wander up and down the tree lined streets, try out a little coffee shop or two and google any cool buildings you come upon. Oh and if you want to get reaaaal deep on me, jam to some Chet Baker or something magical while you’re doing it – you’ll think you’re in a movie, I promise


Skirt – 424 Fifth Yellow Birdcage Skirt c/o
Sweater – Baby Blue J.crew Sweater
Denim Jacket – Cropped Boxy Jean Jacket
Shoes – Saucony Yellow Sneakers
Sunnies – Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses
Camera – Yellow Polaroid Camera Fuji Instamax Camera c/o

Lets be real, I work full time in addition to running this bad boy, so a good 95% of my weekends are spent blogging (and the other 5% usually involves brunching, all captured on instagram) but that doesn’t mean I don’t totally live for the weekends. Although I generally enjoy working in fashion from 9-5 (errr 9-8) I love running Color Me Courtney, so although the weekends are filled with “work” it doesn’t always feel like it, when you’re doing what you love. Anyways, if you do something fun this weekend, tell me so I can live vicariously!

39 thoughts on “Weekends are For Exploring

  1. Soraya Pena

    haha again, this post me laugh. Love the way you write. I use to wake up to bagels every morning in Chicago but they hard to find here in Abu Dhabi…haha anyways. Love this casual bright outfit, the shoes are so fun and needed while walking around. Hoe you have a great weekend. — Soraya

    1. Courtney Quinn Post author

      Haha good I’m glad someone find my words funny and not just Bananas, even though I am pretty sure it is closer to the latter. Hope you had a crazy amazing week and what the heck Abu Dhabi, no bagels? #getittogether

  2. Gabriella

    I love this post so much! Avo toast, bare legs and friends are necessities for me too!

    Also- I got the birdcage skirt in the pink, and I am obsessed. Almost so obsessed that I may need the yellow after seeing your pics!

    xx Gabriella

    1. Courtney Quinn Post author

      Carbs & bare ankles? What else does a girl need to complete the perfect weekend? 😉 I have the pink one too!!! So no judgement if you end up double dipping!

    1. Courtney Quinn Post author

      Hi Christina! Thank you thank you! The skirt is really just amazing, I didn’t have to do any work at all 😉 Awh thanks NYC is a total blast but I am a firm believer you can find adventure wherever you are!! I hope you had fun exploring your hood this weekend <3

  3. Anonymous

    Totally love this outfit – and that camera is too fun! I’ve been thinking about getting one!

      1. Courtney Quinn Post author

        Yo Morgan, “why you gotta be anonymous” — I hope you read that in the bobby valentino high pitched singing voice, if not then that’s reaaaaly embarrassing for me haha

        I love the camera, but I’m not gonna lie it has mostly turned into a prop – I can’t even really take a selfie let alone a Polaroid – its so much pressure!!! Mine usually are blurry or I miss what I am trying to capture haha its greeeat

    1. Courtney Quinn Post author

      If yellow is your color girl, run don’t walk to lord & taylor to get this gorgeous skirt!!! you need need need it!! ps thanks, you’re so sweet <3

    1. Courtney Quinn Post author

      Thanks!!! Sometimes fun to switch things up a little bit, right? Although I def don’t disagree with stilettos everyday 🙂 Thanks for your sweet comment 😉

    1. Courtney Quinn Post author

      The met is my fav, one sure way to get your Blair Waldorf on, woot! Plus I always say yes to brunch, I’m glad i’m not the only one 🙂 hope you had a killer weekend!!!

    1. Courtney Quinn Post author

      Hi Nikki! I love the camera I think it is super fun and different, but you have to know what you are doing from a Polaroid point of view to really get the most out of it, and I don’t hahah. If you’re gonna use them for fun candid photos or something simple it will totally work, so you just have to manage your quality expectations! I use mine mostly for a prop and will only snap a few Polaroids along the way, but I love it ! I think it’s a fun way to add a vintage vibe to your life, but nothing to take blog photos or anything on 🙂

      P.S. check this out, it helped me a bit >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5OYh7OtmlY

  4. Tiffany Cruz

    I’m going to New York for a week at the end of June! Any tips while I’m there? Like which neighbourhood is safe to rent a place at? Let me know! 😀

  5. Kara

    Absolutey love this write up. Weekends are totally for the yummy food, especially pizza and bagels! Haha. Although the blog takes up your time, you do it so well and are still able to have fun. Thats so great! This skirt fits you amazing and ya gotta throw in the jean jacket. The outfit is so great

    xo Kara

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