Welcome to New York City

If you've been following my blog since the early days or you know me personally, it's no secret that it has been my lifelong dream to live in New York City. After a few stressful months of planning, applying to college and sorting out a visa, I'm finally here for fashion school in the Big Apple! I'm studying at LIM College on 5th Avenue and taking courses in Economics, Fashion Photography, Buying & Merchandising Mathematics and the Branding. This is part of my placement year at London College of Fashion, where I shall be returning for my final year in September 2015.
I arrived on Wednesday and I'm still very much in tourist mode. I visited very briefly last summer but I'm still so in awe of the city and I'm still pinching myself as I wander down the beautiful streets and stare at the skyscrapers. New York City will be my home until December and I'm really excited to be taking my readers on the journey with me. Hopefully a few of you may be inspired by my story and that dreams really can come true (cheeeeeeesy!). 
Above, you can find a few snaps from my adventures so far in NYC. Make sure to keep up by following me on Instagram (@monicabarleycorn), Twitter (@helloomonica) & Facebook!



  1. Oh wow, what a dream! To study Fashion in such an incredibly city, no doubt it's going to be incredible - just wishing I'd have the guts to have done something like that myself (as I study Fashion Journalism up North where there's really nothing much happening).

    I can't wait to see you document the journey and how it goes! I want to visit New York City even more after seeing this photographs, you seem to really capture it!

    Amy at The Girl in the Bowler Hat

  2. Wow you are so lucky. I can't wait to see what you get up too!


  3. These pictures look amazing, I'm so jelous I've always wanted to visit New York! x x


  4. Oh my! This is just incredible Monica, such a dream! Can't wait to hear more about your adventures and what you get up to! x


  5. My hometown :). Great pics and welcome to NYC! You'll love it here!

  6. New York is such a beautiful city, you really captured it nicely in these photos! It looks like you had an amazing time.


  7. Waaah, I hope you're having fun! Love both of these outfits. <3

    Tara x

  8. Absolutely incredible! You go girl! It's my dream to live in New York too, I've been in love with the city since I was about 16. I'm so excited to keep reading all about your adventure!

    Lindsey. x


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