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Check please! Money is a still a taboo subject which is weird since we use it daily. 
When you dine out with other people, do you pay for your own food and drink, or do you split the check evenly? In the past I've always been keen on splitting even whether or not my order was less. I am not a fan of cheap people and was ashamed that I'd look cheap if I just paid for my food. As someone who doesn't like to drink alcohol, I always hate paying for someone's else drink but that's how I've always done things. But this year in particular since being more financially literate, I have changed my views on evenly splitting the bill. I've come to realize that there is a wage gap, if my friend makes more money why should I have to split the check even when my order was 30 and theirs 50? And vice versa, If I make more than friends why should they have to pay for my food? I'm sure we've all have those friends who find it fun to order everything on the menu when they know they won't eat it & the ones who love their cocktails and pricey wines. 
I no longer feel ashamed for just paying for what I order and asking for separate checks. NYC is not cheap and eating out here is a way of life. Brunch aside from shopping is a blogger's favorite activity.
Unless it's friends birthdays or other special occasions then that's a different situation I have no problem treating them, other than that I'm only paying for what I order.



I know some people would say if you can't split the bill then stay home. I don't agree with that, It's no reason not go out to eat and have a good time with your friends. Some people are on budgets whether it's to get out of debt, saving up for a house and some make less money. I think it's great to have these conversations with your friends.

Here are some tips to help you split the check when you dine out

  • Let the waiter know as soon as your sit down that you'd like separate checks.
  • Tell your friend " I'm going to take care of my own tab. I don't have the same appreciation for cocktails/wines—or budget! It can be awkward, but real friends will understand.
  • My favorite one is to Bring Cash. You don’t want to look like a Scrooge, but on the other hand, you also don’t want to pay for  everyone else's steak and wine when you had just a salad and water. Especially for me, I mostly only drink water when I eat out, alcohol gets me dehydrated so I don't even enjoy it. As a pescatarian/vegetarian I mostly order side dishes.
  • Use the cash/Venmo app to pay for your friends for your portion of the bill.
  • Look up the menu prior to going out and know exactly what you'll order and bring the amount for that. I tend do that a lot. I like to have an idea of what to order especially since I don't eat meat.
  • Use your phone calculator and add up your order & don't forget to add tax & tip which applies to all the situations here. 
How do you guys handle the bill when you dine out with friends? I'd love to hear



I am loving wearing check at the moment. I thought it would be fun to wear a full check look.

Photos: Monroe Steele





Thank you for reading,
Xoxo, Rose
Flatiron District, New York, NY, USA

Check Please! How to split the check with friends when you're on a budget...


Check please! Money is a still a taboo subject which is weird since we use it daily. 
When you dine out with other people, do you pay for your own food and drink, or do you split the check evenly? In the past I've always been keen on splitting even whether or not my order was less. I am not a fan of cheap people and was ashamed that I'd look cheap if I just paid for my food. As someone who doesn't like to drink alcohol, I always hate paying for someone's else drink but that's how I've always done things. But this year in particular since being more financially literate, I have changed my views on evenly splitting the bill. I've come to realize that there is a wage gap, if my friend makes more money why should I have to split the check even when my order was 30 and theirs 50? And vice versa, If I make more than friends why should they have to pay for my food? I'm sure we've all have those friends who find it fun to order everything on the menu when they know they won't eat it & the ones who love their cocktails and pricey wines. 
I no longer feel ashamed for just paying for what I order and asking for separate checks. NYC is not cheap and eating out here is a way of life. Brunch aside from shopping is a blogger's favorite activity.
Unless it's friends birthdays or other special occasions then that's a different situation I have no problem treating them, other than that I'm only paying for what I order.



I know some people would say if you can't split the bill then stay home. I don't agree with that, It's no reason not go out to eat and have a good time with your friends. Some people are on budgets whether it's to get out of debt, saving up for a house and some make less money. I think it's great to have these conversations with your friends.

Here are some tips to help you split the check when you dine out

  • Let the waiter know as soon as your sit down that you'd like separate checks.
  • Tell your friend " I'm going to take care of my own tab. I don't have the same appreciation for cocktails/wines—or budget! It can be awkward, but real friends will understand.
  • My favorite one is to Bring Cash. You don’t want to look like a Scrooge, but on the other hand, you also don’t want to pay for  everyone else's steak and wine when you had just a salad and water. Especially for me, I mostly only drink water when I eat out, alcohol gets me dehydrated so I don't even enjoy it. As a pescatarian/vegetarian I mostly order side dishes.
  • Use the cash/Venmo app to pay for your friends for your portion of the bill.
  • Look up the menu prior to going out and know exactly what you'll order and bring the amount for that. I tend do that a lot. I like to have an idea of what to order especially since I don't eat meat.
  • Use your phone calculator and add up your order & don't forget to add tax & tip which applies to all the situations here. 
How do you guys handle the bill when you dine out with friends? I'd love to hear



I am loving wearing check at the moment. I thought it would be fun to wear a full check look.

Photos: Monroe Steele





Thank you for reading,
Xoxo, Rose

I know you guys have been seeing a lot of leopard print on Instagram and IRL and I must say it's probably my favorite trend this season. Although animal print is a a classic, never really goes out of
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I know you guys have been seeing a lot of leopard print on Instagram and IRL and I must say it's probably my favorite trend this season. Although animal print is a a classic, never really goes out of

If he asks for nudes! He'd get pictures of me in this outfit haha. I know a lot would say to just block
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If he asks for nudes! He'd get pictures of me in this outfit haha. I know a lot would say to just block

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Paris Again!!!


I'm back in Paris again! Well this was couple weeks ago for Paris Fashion Week. To be honest I was so hesitant on going back to Paris

I am not even qualified to write this post, but here I am. I'll do it for who I want to be.

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I am not even qualified to write this post, but here I am. I'll do it for who I want to be.

STAUD Shirley Bag Clear | Tan Faux Croc


You might not have heard of Staud, but I can guarantee you've already seen the designer bags everywhere on Instagram and bloggers.
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STAUD Shirley Bag Clear | Tan Faux Croc


You might not have heard of Staud, but I can guarantee you've already seen the designer bags everywhere on Instagram and bloggers.



Topshop Yellow Stripe Shirt

Striped shirt-dress. Not so mellow yellow! Stripes may seem nautical, but when worn vertically & in yellow, they’re appropriate for summer. I am stripe fanatic and it's great to break out from the usual blue for a bright yellow stripe dress for summer.What I love about this yellow striped shirt from Topshop is how comfortable it is. It's office appropriate and perfect for drinks after work.
The wrap mini dress: Nothing is more flattering than a wrap dress. This Plisse Print Wrap Mini Dress is perfect to wear to work on those hot summer days where you can't bothered with pants. It's also perfect for a garden wedding. I love the versatility of this print, very chic.(Shop here)


Topshop: The wrap mini dress
toyshop wrap mini dress
Topshop wrap mini dress
Topshop wrap mini dress
Topshop wrap mini dress
Topshop wrap mini dress





The Red Dress: Every stylish girl need a little red number. This dress is perfect for those date nights when you want to feel sexy. The ruffle details on the shoulder are a great addition, adding some pizzazz to a simple dress. (Shop here)
The Printed Button Through Dress: This dress is cute as a button. It's the perfect throw on dress without having to think too hard. Pick up some mangoes while you're at it, the perfect summer fruit.(Shop here)


Topshop printed button dress
topshop printed button dress
Topshop printed button dress
Topshop Red button printed dress
Red printed button dress
Red button printed dress

Here's a link for 20% student discount on all items at Topshop: https://www.stylinity.com/coupons/@Topshop/@dadouchic






Thank you for reading,
Xoxo, Rose

*This post was created in collaboration with Topshop, but all words and photos are my own.

Perfect Summer Dresses Under $100




Topshop Yellow Stripe Shirt

Striped shirt-dress. Not so mellow yellow! Stripes may seem nautical, but when worn vertically & in yellow, they’re appropriate for summer. I am stripe fanatic and it's great to break out from the usual blue for a bright yellow stripe dress for summer.What I love about this yellow striped shirt from Topshop is how comfortable it is. It's office appropriate and perfect for drinks after work.
The wrap mini dress: Nothing is more flattering than a wrap dress. This Plisse Print Wrap Mini Dress is perfect to wear to work on those hot summer days where you can't bothered with pants. It's also perfect for a garden wedding. I love the versatility of this print, very chic.(Shop here)


Topshop: The wrap mini dress
toyshop wrap mini dress
Topshop wrap mini dress
Topshop wrap mini dress
Topshop wrap mini dress
Topshop wrap mini dress





The Red Dress: Every stylish girl need a little red number. This dress is perfect for those date nights when you want to feel sexy. The ruffle details on the shoulder are a great addition, adding some pizzazz to a simple dress. (Shop here)
The Printed Button Through Dress: This dress is cute as a button. It's the perfect throw on dress without having to think too hard. Pick up some mangoes while you're at it, the perfect summer fruit.(Shop here)


Topshop printed button dress
topshop printed button dress
Topshop printed button dress
Topshop Red button printed dress
Red printed button dress
Red button printed dress

Here's a link for 20% student discount on all items at Topshop: https://www.stylinity.com/coupons/@Topshop/@dadouchic






Thank you for reading,
Xoxo, Rose

*This post was created in collaboration with Topshop, but all words and photos are my own.

I thought it'd be fun to do a post of what I observed when I visited  Havana, Cuba. 

Havana, Cuba

What I observed in Havana, Cuba


I thought it'd be fun to do a post of what I observed when I visited  Havana, Cuba. 

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