Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kate Spade online sample sale!

Head over to Kate Spade right now to score some seriously discounted bags, shoes and clothing--and $5 shipping! Ladies and gents, if I weren't saving up for a new apartment, I'd be all over this. Ugh, priorities.

Still here?? This dreamy Five Points Camille satchel is only $219, originally $495.
You're welcome. Now go!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to Class

I've been out of school for two years, but the excitement of back-to-school shopping has yet to fade. Coupled with the euphoria that comes with wearing my boots again, the end of summer has always held a place in my heart.

If you're entering a new school year, you probably want something pretty to put all of those expensive books in, right? I never carried a legit bookbag throughout college, so my bags of choice were more similar to these:

Fossil Vintage Re-Issue messenger bag, $118 (was $168) at Dillards.com
A sweet camel is my go-to color for fall. I've been hunting down leather bags and boots in this color!

BDG Buckle Tote, $58 at Urban Outfitters
I own this massive BDG tote in yellow, but it looks perfectly fall in this low-key taupe color. This is especially useful if you're a morning-after kind of girl (or guy)--put a daytime-appropriate outfit in this baby and never fear the walk of shame again!
Banana Republic nylon zipper tote, $60
Talk about classy! Ok, bad pun, whatever. But really, if you've moved on from the fact that you can wear pajamas every day for class, because that definitely doesn't mean you should, take it up a notch by lugging this sexy little thing across campus.

Are you still in school? Or do you miss back-to-school shopping? Also--a call for help to those in NYC! My 24th birthday is in 9 days.. any ideas for something fun to do?

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Retail Therapy

Ever have that kind of day where you just need to do something nice for yourself?

"Jenna" bracelet, $88 at J.Crew

Lady Grey "Vee" necklace, $265 at Elizabeth Charles

CC Skye "Lizzie" hobo, $459 at National Jean Company

"Fearless" mantra necklace, $68 at Dogeared
Just a little bit of filling online shopping carts with wishful thinking today.

Monday, August 15, 2011

H&M Magazine Fall 2011

Wait.. where did the week go? I can't believe it's Monday again, already! Well dolls, my apologies for another mini hiatus. Let me make it up to you with a few shots from the latest H&M Magazine, featuring a beautiful blend of 40s- and 70s-inspired silhouettes.


By far, my favorite items shown here are the coats and blouses. I also love the look of the tall black boots with the wooden stacked heel, but definitely need to check out that "leather" in person. Also, how incredibly stunning is model Magdalena Frackowiak?

By the way, it's raining in NYC! I took advantage of the lower temps and soggy sidewalks and brought my favorite boots out of exile. I've missed them so much!

Monday, August 8, 2011


Hello ladies and gents! Sorry for the accidental mini-vacay, I've had a whirlwind past few days. Highlights: attended the first taping for Anderson Cooper's brand new daytime talk show, landed and started a (very, very) short-term temp position at a publishing house and spent an entire day drinking for a friend's biergarten birthday. This past week=winning.

However, today was definitely one of those days where you could find me standing in front of my closet for hours, pondering the dreaded first-day-of-work outfit. I landed on a simple printed sheath dress, but in my dream land, I kind of wish I could have worn this:

Dorothy Perkins boatneck top, $25 / Jason Wu cascade skirt, $765 / Butter nailpolish in 'Pink Ribbon', $14 / House of Harlow 1960 cuff, $229 / Zara bowling bag, $26 / Tory Burch booties, $395

Granted, you can get away with a lot of clothing options in a creative environment, so perhaps this isn't for everyone's workplace. I love the fact that the outfit itself is fairly understated, but the killer shoes and major cuff give this ensemble its kick (though I personally would be 6'3 in those Tory Burch beauties). And it should be noted that I have crazy love for nude nails lately.

Also note: I don't give a damn about matching my shoes and bag. Yes, I said it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

First Look: Missoni for Target

Image via here
The first Missoni for Target ad has surfaced, and I have to say I am pleasantly surprised! It stars none other than Margherita Missoni herself, brand ambassador and heiress, strolling about the streets of Milan clad in an enviable abundance of zigzag-print glory.

The collaboration will feature 400+ pieces of clothing, accessories, dinnerware and decor. I have a feeling my apartment is going to be very colorful come September..

Already on my shopping list? The laptop case (!!), scarf, and (seemingly) overhead storage-friendly carry-on. I just hope this doesn't turn into another quality letdown, like a few previous Target collabs (I am still upset with you, Zac Posen!).

Are you as excited as I am?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Women do it better

Vogue Marina Munoz menswear August 2011

Vogue Marina Munoz menswear August 2011

Vogue Marina Munoz menswear August 2011

Vogue Marina Munoz menswear August 2011

Vogue Marina Munoz menswear August 2011
Images via Vogue
Stylist Marina Muñoz headed to the men's closet for this Vogue.com editorial, proving that women can do anything--including rock head-to-toe menswear.

Muñoz focused on proportions, such as bulky sweaters paired with slim jeans, and femine accessories, like the Mui Mui curved-heel platforms in the first photo, to lighten up the masculine silhouette.

I've been known to pinch a thing or two from the men's (and sometimes boy's) department, so I am loving these ideas. It seems like men's clothing is almost always less expensive, and way, way more comfortable!

What's the best way you've incorporated a menswear look into an outfit?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tattoo Stories

Yin Yang wrist tattoo

I'm in love with this photo that a friend of mine took this weekend.

If you're new to the blog, you may not know that my dad passed away June 3rd of this year. I immediately knew that I wanted a tattoo to honor his memory, and that it must feature the yin-yang--his favorite symbol.

The placement was tricky territory, but since my field is a generally a creative environment, I felt confident that future employers wouldn't get hung up on a little wrist action. And if they do, who wants to work for them, anyway? I'll slap on some bracelets.

Do you have any tattoos? Do they hold a deep significance?

Also, happy August, Virgos! You know what this means.. my birthday is coming up! Ahem, size 7 please. :)
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