Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Chelsea Crew. I cannot find their website, so if anyone knows it, do share! Great quality, affordable leather shoes. They make super cute oxfords, but the pair I am coveting is a pair of sandals called the "Jiminy" (pictured above). Sure beats wearing flip flops!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Erica Weiner. Her website describes her designs as: "locally made, affordable vintage inspired jewelry, designed with a sense of humor." Many of her pieces are based on her original vintage finds. I purchased the Boozy Wisdom Bracelet. This piece has many hilarious sayings that seem as if they are from another time, such as the title of this post. I love that her products are vintage-inspired but are brand new because as fun as it is to buy vintage, I like having pieces that are not already worn-out. Erica Weiner has quite a fan following, and I will be checking out her store in the city soon!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
80%20 at Atrium in Soho, after a long and drawn out boot saga. I'll spare you the details, but it involved many broken side zippers and boots that were too narrow (damn calves). My mission was to find a boot that fit and that was dressy yet comfortable. If I find a garment/ shoe that I love, I wear it into the ground, so it has to withstand my obsessive love. I tried on the "Montana Black" on a whim because I was getting desperate and thought "why not"? I usually can't bear to spend the Atrium prices, but they were having a sale in December so it was bearable. Lo and behold, I found my boot-mate. The shoes slip right on and are roomy at the ankle to suggest a svelte leg. The studded up beauties fit over my skinny jeans and can easily be worn all day and into the night without causing a sidewalk wipe out. The brand has many great shoes. Check them out for yourself!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Nadeau. The store had the one of a kind feel of carrying hand-crafted items. I feared it would be very expensive, so I was only hoping for a quick browse. Lo and behold, the prices were reasonable, with some items no more than $100. I joined their mailing list in the idle hope that I'd one day return to NOLA to buy furniture. Then, a month later, I got an e-mail that they opened up a NYC location. This store is on my list of places to visit and as soon as I get a bigger apartment, I'm totally buying something from here. Nadeau calls itself "furniture with a soul" because most of their pieces are hand crafted, original designs with character and depth. Check the out! You'll be glad you did.
Sorial. This company sells to Nordstrom and many boutiques. The bag I use is called the "Medium" Accordion Satchel. It has a modern rectangular shape with several zipper and magnetic compartments that pop open in an accordion-like fashion to reveal its adorable leopard print lining.
Monday, April 18, 2011
DL1961. These are my latest denim obsession. They are so comfy, they fit great, and they look awesome! I bought a pair of the "Kim Skinny" at National Jean Company since they are having a friends and family sale, but this brand is sold at many fine vendors.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Scents have the power to evoke a memory. The last time that I smelled "Narciso Rodriguez For Her" was a few years ago when I was waiting in line at Macy's Herald Sq. to meet SJP. I remember that day and how nervous I was to shake hands with my fashion idol. While on the waiting line, a salesperson handed me a grosgrain ribbon scented with "For Her". The scent caught me by surprise because it was musky yet sophisticatedly feminine. The other day, I received a free sample at Sephora. The smell brought me back to the first moment I smelled it, and I knew I had to have it.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
After walking into Urban Outfitters and almost knocking over a gigantic display of retro-looking cameras, I realized that the camera is an icon in itself. Between paparazzi, camera phones, and youtube, everyone seem to be obsessed with capturing and broadcasting the moment.
When I spotted this camera ring at the eclectic jewelry store "Jillery" near Astor Place, I knew I had to have it. I love watching my friends do a double take when they spot my quirky ring. Do a quick google search and you will see, these rings are everywhere!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
comfiest shorts I have ever owned. They are so soft and slouchy, perfect for lounging around the apartment or for a weekend stroll.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Sam Edelman "Alexander". It will add a fun edge to any basic look. I'll be rocking mine with skinny jeans and a slouchy tee. Check out Edelman's other great stuff. If I could, I'd but them all!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Linda the "Bra Lady" has finally opened up her shop in Murray Hill, NYC. I've heard wonders about her custom fitting abilities, and with this new convenient location, I'm sure appointments will be filling up fast! Can't wait to check it out!
I discovered the Brandy Melville store in Soho a few weeks ago. Don't let the unassuming windows fool you. This store is chock full of lovely. A gold mine for slouchy, comfy knit tops that will flatter any figure. The best part is, that the clothes are high quality from Italy but won't set you back much more than a trip to Forever 21. Check it out before they get smart and raise their prices!