Friday, September 30, 2011

happy friday!

I hope you are doing something fun and fabulous this weekend. I'm headed to a friend's birthday dinner tonight and a dinner party the next night. I think I'll be needing a little red dress to wear...

Also - I updated the books page so check it out!
Any fun weekend plans?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

gold elbow patches

Although elbow patches usually make me think of old professors or Ross from friends, I love this sweater from Zadig and Voltaire - one of my favorite French brands. The gold elbow patches are a fun surprise, and it's cashmere - my favorite. 

pull cici cashmere sweater, €298.00

Are you a fan of elbow patches?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Joanna over at A Cup of Jo is currently focusing on different topics pertaining to NYC. I couldn't help but pass along her cute post about hailing a taxi, and I must say I laughed aloud at some parts. I love that she mentioned that New Yorkers do not make any facial expressions when hailing a taxi. 

Liev Schreiber and his son are pros.
I had never thought of this before but it's so true. When I need a taxi, I'm usually on a mission and have a million other things on my mind and the last thing I'm thinking is smile for the taxi. Also, I feel like you have to be aggressive. A friend once told me that you are truly a New Yorker when you learn to fight for your cabs. Here are my personal taxi tips.

1. Strategic location: Don't stand on the same corner as someone else. Walk the extra avenue to catch a cab going your way - uptown or downtown. Also, walk the extra block or two to get ahead of someone else waiting for a cab.

2. Yelling 'taxi!' only works sometimes - mainly in Sex and the City episodes. I rarely do this - only in desperate, my-hands-are-full situations. A kind citizen once hailed a taxi for me by yelling. I was carrying my newly purchased bedside table, an umbrella, and my purse while wearing a suit...and it was pouring rain. I was grateful for the help. It was one of those NY moments.

3. I agree with Joanna that you need to be in the street. Even without your hand out it makes you more visible, and sometimes off duty cabs will stop by to see if your destination is on their way. 

4. Don't steal someone else's cab. It's bad karma, but by no means do you let them steal yours. 

Source: None via Blair on Pinterest

5. I hate to break your heart, but sometimes cabs are not the fastest option. 5 o'clock traffic can be a nightmare, but on the positive side, traffic just means you have time to sneak in a little romantic moment:)

Do you take cabs often? Any tips?

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

go-to casual chic

This picture sums up my favorite go-to outfit. Hair high in a bun, tortoise cat eye sunglass, simple grey tee, and an asymmetrical black leather jacket. What more could you want?! Also, I'm sure that little chain over her shoulder leads to a lovely leather quilted bag - you know what I'm talking about here (2.55 Reissue anyone?). Perfection.

for luxe...
Rick Owens, $2,465
Bassike, $85
Agent Provocateur, $355
for less...

Elie Tahari, $298
Old Navy, $8.50
Betsey Johnson, $65

What's your go-to casual outfit?

Monday, September 26, 2011

kendra scott

My friend Rebecca wore the Nyla Starburst earrings by Kendra Scott to her bridal luncheon this past weekend, and I can't help but want them. Aren't they gorgeous? I also love the Roni Filigri gold cuff. Check out the Kendra Scott website here.

Nyla Starburst Earrings in Rose, $95

Roni Filigri Cuff in Gold, $150

Rebecca and her Starbursts

What Kendra Scott item do you like? Are you a fan of big earrings?

Friday, September 23, 2011

wedding weekend

I'm off for a wedding weekend! Some of my favorite wedding pics from pinterest below. 
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Source: via Marnie on Pinterest

Source: None via Abbey on Pinterest

So excited for Rebecca and Jeff!

Who doesn't love a wedding?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

mix and match

It's okay to mix and match. These pretty Mr.Kate 'glow worm' bangles are available in yellow, white and rose gold plate. 

Do you mix and match your metals, or are you a strict silver or gold gal?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

head over heels

I think these Matt Bernson booties are a necessary purchase. Who's with me? The only problem is which color. I am surprisingly leaning towards grey. I usually go straight for the black.

Some of my other favorite fall choices are below. Basically I love them all:

Matt Bernson site here

What's your favorite style?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

lenny takes london

Oh to be a fashion week! Lenny, found here on twitter, is a stylish four legged friend whose signature pose is tongue out and to the side, preferably to the right. Read his day-to-day account of London fashion week over at Stylist.

Lenny does have help from a personal shopper at Harrods, and I must say he is looking good. I could definitely see him having his own canine line in the future. Here are a few outfits inspired by his top fashion week looks.

Isn't Lenny the cutest?

red and gold: coat, lenny
plaid: jacketlennylenny 
hoodie: hoodie, lennie

Monday, September 19, 2011

moose ring please

I am on the hunt for rings that I can wear on my index finger. Inspired by the photo below, this moose ring could be just what I'm looking for. 

moose ring, $39
Do you wear rings on your index finger? How do you feel about the moose?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

lusting after: fall sweaters

Fall has finally hit NYC, and it is my favorite season. I think the city was meant for cooler weather with its walkable streets, cozy restaurants, and hot cups of coffee. Fall means light sweaters now required. I love to layer and cozy sweaters are just the beginning. 

This sweater is perfect for fall. I love that it appears to have multiple layers, and it has pockets. Pair with skinnies and some booties - my other fall favorite - and you are ready to go. 

What's your favorite season?

Friday, September 16, 2011

end of fashion week

It has come and gone so fast once again, and just in case you missed it. Here are two shows just for you. DVF to Tommy in 60 seconds.

DVF Tommy 60seconds from Benjamin A Peterson on Vimeo.

Some looks worthy of a second look.

Derek Lam


Naeem Kahn

Reem Acra

Carolina Herrera

Jenni Kayne 

Lela Rose

 Oscar de la Renta


Prabal Gurung

Until next season...

bon weekend! 

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