Happy Monday Ya’ll! Sorry if I haven’t been writing as much the past two weeks but between my trip to LA a week ago and a new revelation that just came about, I have been overwhelmed, swamped and just needed a moment to breathe (you know you have totally had those kind of weeks :p).
Now that I got that out of the way, I wanted to pre-warn ya that today’s outfit post is far from typical. I won’t just be talking about what I am wearing because honestly the news I have to share is WAY more exciting…
Okay, so for those of you who
don’t follow me on SnapChat (which you totally should BTW — MissyOnMadison) this news will be coming totally out of left field for ya (and in a way it was for me too)…Missy is going from Missy On Madison to Missy On Melrose!!!
If someone told me a year ago at this time that I would be leaving my friends and family to venture out and create a life for myself in LA paired with a brand new job and a sense of whimsy, adventure and confidence I would say that they were absolutely crazy! Ever since my first visit to LA last year during Lucky Fabb I knew I wanted to live in LA…a far cry from my childhood dream of being ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ in the Big Apple with a penthouse apartment complete with a walk in closet that even SJP would gasp at…
The original dream was to work for Vogue aka The Bible…and hopefully one day take over the reign of the queen herself Anna Wintour…what can I say I wanted ‘The Devil Wears Prada‘ to be my reality but now at the age of 23 I have learned a few things and really reflected on how I have gotten to where I am today…
The thing about life is that it is full of twists and turns, ups and downs and it never goes as planned. I thought that I would one day become the most powerful woman in the fashion industry (because I tend to never settle…all or nothing baby) which may still come true who knows hehe but…I was convinced I was going to have a high powered career, live in Manhattan and build my empire in NYC (getting married and having kids was secondary and purely optional). I never in a million years thought I would be doing social media for a living (heck when I was in high school that wasn’t even a thought as a career option), wanting to move cross country and lusting after a life filled with adventure, travel and plenty of pictures haha (I hated photos as a child…crazy to think right?)
The decision to move literally was the most spontaneous decision I have ever made in my life. I left my Manhattan job a little over a month ago, began applying to other companies both in NYC and in LA and secretly knew it was time to spread my wings and fly…I never went to sleep away camp or dormed at college, so I have never been away from my family and they have always been there to pick up the pieces anytime I needed help, a shoulder to cry on or even a hug…it’s crazy to think that in the matter of a few days I won’t have that anymore (or at least not in the physical sense).
I got the job offer and instantly said yes, there wasn’t even a
hesitation…It is time to grow up (although I really don’t want to I think 23 is pretty appropriate to learn how to cook, do laundry, pay bills and budget….and yes the whole budget thing will be the death of me but hey champagne taste on a beer budget is my motto right? :p
When I told my parents the news I think their hearts broke a little…I can’t imagine having your child always being there at the end of the day for 23 years and then all of a sudden bam she’s moving to the other side of the country. I leave in just a few days and I am going to do the cross country drive with my dad (so be sure to follow my #MissyOnTheMove adventures on Instagram + SnapChat).
I can’t wait to get to LA find the perfect apartment and really make it my own…That means you have a new series to look forward to featuring interior design inspo, decorating ideas and the struggles of making a space truly feel like ‘home’!
I am still in shock and disbelief that this is actually happening…I think once I start driving out there reality will hit and I will surely shed a few (and by a few I mean tons) of tears. The past two years have been quite the ride…I started MissyOnMadison while working on Madison Avenue and here I am two years later moving to Melrose (well maybe…depends on where I find my dream apartment haha but Melrose would just suit me so well don’t ya think? haha)
Do you guys have any helpful tips, tricks or pointers on moving, avoiding being homesick or how to find the perfect apartment? Chat with me and PS I am also running a NEW Giveaway on my Instagram (I had a spa day with Marilyn Monroe Spas in NYC yesterday) and they want to give away One Spa Service of your choice to one lucky follower!
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