Friday, September 28, 2012

Currently Coveting: Valentino Heels

These Valentino studded babies are on everyone's shopping wishlist. Though these flats by C-label aren't quite the same, for a saving account less, they do achieve a similar studded effect, in my opinion. Can I have them both?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

What I'd Like to Be Wearing: More Hot Pink

How to Wear a Cape
Trousers - Camilla and Marc, Cape - J.Crew (sold out but similar here), Sunglasses - Ray-Ban Clubmaster, Sweater -Indressme, Booties - Rupert Sanderson, Bag - Celine (sold out but similar here), Perfume - Iris Rose, Lipstick - Aerin, Necklace - Gorjana, Nail polish - Dolce & Gabbana 

My obsession with fuchsia bottoms continues this week. I need a pair of bright trousers like this badly!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Right Now


Some images that really get my juices right now. All residing on my I Like Your Style and Gimme Gimme Gimme board on Pinterest. Click on over for full credits.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Spring/Summer 2013 (Insofar)

Fashion Month, as some call it, is in full swing right now as fashion's most die-hard insiders have moved from New York over to London. It's hard for me to pick favorites right now because there is still so much to see, but here are a few collections and items that stood out to me insofar...

Bejeweled beanies in House of Holland via here
Annie Hall x Bonnie Parker with these rad berets at Ralph Lauren via here  
The coolest, chunkiest shoes in the world at Jill Stuart via here  
Clear plastic peep-toe booties at MM6 Maison Martin Margiela via here  
All of Marques' Almeida via here
Ashish spring/summer 2013 via here
 Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2013 via here

Friday, September 21, 2012

062: NYFW Day 3

Sunglasses - Vintage Balenciaga, Dress - Aqua, Cage top - Cameo

Unfortunately, this is the only photo I can find of my outfit for New York Fashion Week day 3. It was on the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Facebook page and was received better than I thought it would. Don't get me wrong, this was my favorite outfit of the week and I completely loved wearing it, but I was certain I would be perceived as a freak.

Anyway, I'm off to go camping tomorrow morning! Try not to be too jealous that I'll be spending my whole weekend swimming in a river ;).

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What I'd Like to Be Wearing: Plaid and Denim


Sunglasses - Miu Miu, Blazer - J. Crew (sold out but similar and cheaper here), Cap-toe Heels - Beau Coops for Karen  Walker, Denim Shirt - Acne (similar here), Tote - Burberry Prorsum, Necklace - Modcloth, Skirt - H&M

My apologies for my silence this week! Things have been busy and it's understandbly hard to juggle so many things at once. I wasn't able to take any outfit photos last weekend won't this weekend as well because I am going camping (!!!!), but I will do my best to keep this blog nice and healthy.

Anyway, for today's what I'd like to be wearing, I'm seeing an ensemble of mostly blues, a little leather, a little denim, a little plaid, and a whole lot of amazing sunglasses. Gah! Love Miu Miu!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

061: New York Fashion Week Day 2

Skirt - Line & Dot (also like this), Dress worn as top - Religion, Hat - Forever 21 (similar here), Cap-toe falts - Chanel, Embossed tote - Ted Baker, Jeans Jacket - Levis, Necklace - Gorjana c/o

The top photo was by a dude named Blake who was working for V Magazine, and the bottom is an Instagram shot I stole from Ria.  On New York Fashion Week day 2, I wore an outfit I described as freak meets chic. On this day I went to shows like Nicole Miller and W118 by Walter Baker. I had lunch with Amy from Chictopia and went to see a few of my out of towner friends in the evening at a bar which served sweet potato fries. 

The best part of this day was just as I was leaving. Three middle school or early high school kids came up to me and asked to take my photo because they liked my outfit, and then they asked me to tell them why I decided to dress like this...what inspired this? I told them that was inspired by kids I see in the street who wear creepers and have green hair, but I am also inspired by the super editors, I'm 27 and I read Vogue. So this is my interpretation of those two things together. 

Also, super rad - Elle Magazine had a lounge going and Ria and I went there to rest our feet and eat some soft serve fruit. They also were doing eyebrow threading manicures (by Sakura Nails), so I did both. I really needed that! Thanks, Elle! Thanks again for sending me, Chictopia.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What I'd Like to Be Wearing: Hot Pink Menswear

Pink Menswear
Trench - Mango, Sweater - J. Crew, Sunglasses - Stella McCartney, Trousers - Mango, Bag - Emilio Pucci, Watch - Armani Exchange (Out of stock, but similar here), Loafers - Vaneli for Jildor, Nail polish - Deborah Lippmann "Naked"

Lately I've been really into the idea of fuchsia trousers, especially with khaki, since fall is coming in. I think they're a great way to keep the color going into the new season, and mix some girliness with some menswear.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

060: New York Fashion Week Day 1

Shoes - Ramon Tenza, Skirt - Vintage, Shirt - Crossroads, Necklace - JCPenney, Sunnies - Ray-Ban, Bag - Vintage Coach. Images thanks to Kinetic Portraits.

This was my outfit for the first day of my first fashion week. I have been to New York during fashion week before and even peeked at Lincoln Center, but never had an invite to go in. Since I became an editor at Chictopia, suddenly that became an opportunity for me. Through a weird series of events I ended up rooming with Ria on the Upper East Side, just blocks away from the opposite side of Central Park. On my first day I attended BCBG Maxazria, Kimberly Ovitz, and Tadashi Shoji. O actually had a chance to interview the designer Kimberly Ovitz just an hour before her show, and you can read  that here. My favorite was BCBG Maxazria. I've long been a fan of BCBG Maxazria, but I think part of it had to do with the fact that it was my first show of my first fashion week. The music was amazing. I understand now how runway shows are such a big deal. It's so much more than the's like a theatrical performance.

After my shows, I walked to Magnolia's and Shake Shack and had a burger and banana pudding. I put on my roll up flats and walked clear through Central Park and then took the train the rest of the way home. The shoes in the photo are sometimes what I refer to as my torture heels. I was so tired. But it was a good day. It felt so amazing to be inside Lincoln Center after having stood outside it, wishing I could be inside. As I arrived 15 minutes like for the BCBG show, I have to say I had a rush of adrenaline as I made a dash for the center's stairs while three or four photographers had their lenses pointed at me. This was the real deal. I was there. I was really there.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Music Monday: A Night Like This

One of my favorite songs of all time, which was released the year I was worn. I'm not embarrassed to say I like the Cure.

In other news, I got back from NYFW courtesy of Chictopia yesterday and man, what a whirlwind! Attending Fashion Week was one of the most tiring and amazing things I've done in my life. I think I'll tell you guys about it as I post the outfit photos, which starts tomorrow. Hope you are all super well!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Currently Coveting: Ray-Ban Clubmaster

My latest eye-wear obsession? Why I am still not over the Kate Spade Angelique's, right now I wish I could get a pair of Ray-Ban clubmaster sunglasses into my collection. When it comes to dressing, I'm willing to skimp everywhere except for eye-wear. The quality of the item really makes a difference when it's touching your face, in my opinion. I've been so lucky in the past - my brother gave me my Ray-Ban Wayfarers, and I got my Chloe 2145 sunglasses on ridiculous clearance from TJMaxx for a whooping $60. I even have a pair of vintage cat-eye Balenciaga's that I go for (wait for it)...$8. So paying $200+ for these puppies seems a little bit outside the realm of reality. But who knows...maybe I'll get lucky again?

Or, who knows, maybe I'll finally cave and pick up a cheap-y pair. Also, to be fair, I have paid full price for one of my sunglasses, my House of Harlow 1960 Emily sunglasses. I did it in the name of New York Fashion Week, and it was worth it.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

059: My Roommate's Cape

Cape - Borrowed from my roommate, Top - Arden B., Cap-Toe Nude Flats - Chanel, Bag, Sunglasses- Chloe 2145 (similar here ), Embossed tote - Ted Baker

This cape is my roommate's. Can I say I'm glad I live with her? ;)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

058: Pinned

Pants - Daughters of the Revolution (love these and these too!), Green Ombre Heels - Miu Miu, Cameo pin - vintage (similar here), Sunglasses - Chloe 2145 (similar here), Chambray Shirt - IZOD (similar here)

I'm off to Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC with Chictopia and Everybody is Ugly TOMORROW. I can hardly believe this is happening!