Monday, November 16, 2009

Simply stripes

It's a personal quest of mine to find the perfect stripy top and dress. At this point I have amassed a few, but I will one day find the perfect stripy tee that was spotted on Audrey Tatou in Coco Avant Chanel. All her outfits in the movie are so devastatingly chic, however my favorite is still the sailor-inspired navy and white striped top.

Outside of her role as Coco Chanel, Audrey Tatou's daily outfits are just as mesmerizing. One of these days I need to do a post on my favorites out of all her chic outfits.

The stripy top that I'm still searching for.

Top - Zara
Shorts - Alexander Wang
Shoes - Bronx
Necklace - Amrita Singh

Dress - Uniqlo
Necklace - part of a Adam shirt
Booties - Miss Sixty

Shirt dress - Steven Alan
Belt - Gap (hand me down from hubby)
Clogs - Miss Sixty
Cuff - Vintage (Hell's Kitchen Flea)

Top - top part of the Steven Alan shirt dress
Skirt - Jill Stuart
Belt - Uniqlo
Necklace - same as above
Shoes - Marc Jacobs

Top - Splendid
Necklaces - rhinestone necklace same as above, F21 chain necklace
Jeans - J Brand
Shoes - D&G red patent pumps, Jean-Michel Cazabat black patent peeptoes
Leather jacket - Blues Heroes
Cuff - Ted Rossi

Sunday, November 8, 2009


It's both a blessing and a curse to live in NYC. It's the best place to shop with all the sample sales that happen almost every week, but at the same time they can do some serious damage to one's bank account. My bank account took a beating this weekend when I went to the annual Lucky Shops. It's my annual shopping mecca. This must be at least the 3rd time I've been to Lucky Shops. The only downside is that there's no re-entry, so once you're in there you can't sneak out for a snack. I survived the day with complimentary coffee, coke zero, chips and gelato. Otherwise, it's a fashionista's paradise: designers featured in Lucky gathered in one place selling their products at deeply discounted prices. And so the damage was done, one furry jacket and three pairs of shoes later.

My first purchase: a Vena Cava furry jacket.

He may be one of the few guys that was there, and he was a staff!

The stream of shoppers!

The origami dress at See by Chloé for $100!

The bar for complimentary drinks.

It's 3 p.m.! Shoppers gather around the bar for much needed cocktails. Shopping can be stressful.

Free alteration, how awesome is that?

The mayhem.

Tired shoppers.

Emerged with my spoils of the day.

Faux fur jacket - Vena Cava (bought at Lucky Shops)
Over the knee boots with tassles - Pour la Victoire (bought at Lucky Shops)
Grey dress - Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent
Necklace - UO

Shoes - Pour la Victoire (bought at Lucky Shops)
Dress - Marni

Boots - Pour la Victoire (bought at Lucky Shops)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Circle Line

I took a one-week break from blogging and definitely missed it. I have been cleaning out my closet and hosting a Shop My Closet event, which has been somewhat successful. Planning to spend the money from the event to take a class at FIT...that's what I call reinvestment!

The Circle Line is right outside my window, yet I never thought of going on it. It's mostly for tourists but could be fun to travel around Manhattan on a ferry to see the sights. The Circle Line inspired me to pull out the circular prints in my closet, changing each look with accessories.

Strapless dress - Crochet (birthday gift from my best friend!)
Belt - Barneys
Cropped pea coat - Free People
Black pumps with ruffles - Nine West
Beige sandals with bronze circular disque - Manolo Blahnik
Clutch - Lauren Merkin
Cuff - CC Skye (black and gold), Ted Rossi (snakeskin)
Necklaces - vintage

Top - American Apparel
Skirt - Shareen Vintage
Bronze colored necklace and silver floral necklace - UO
Chain necklace - Alexis Bittar
Grey patent peeptoes and Black patent peeptoe wedges - Jean-Michel Cazabat
Gold maryjanes - Miu Miu

Top - same as above
Studded skirt - H&M
Shoes - Brian Atwood
Necklace - BCBG