Tuesday, July 28, 2009

saturday, july 25th '09

saturday day: drove upstate to woodbury commons premium outlets. it was a huge disappointment, but at least i got to practice my highway driving. the barneys outlet was the biggest disappointment for me, they had one small rack of designer things and everything else was stuff from co-op. neiman's last call and saks off fifth also yielded nothing. i wanted belts from the balenciaga and gucci outlets but they didn't have my size. i did not leave empty-handed, i did buy some basic tops for work from the polo outlet, but all in all i wish i had stayed in the city instead.


saturday night: got back to the city in time for dinner, changed my clothes but kept the same accessories so i was in and out in less than twenty minutes! i think this dress (which i bought for $63 on clearance from filene's basement) is actually a top... oh well! when it's hot and humid and you're as short as i am it's a little more acceptable i hope.


ITEMS (rollover mouse to view detailed picture):
day: Mark & Estel kimono sleeve top (from markandestel.com), Paige frayed denim shorts, Ralph Lauren belt (from Marshall's), (on both outfits) Cecile & Jeanne gold cuff (from Cecile & Jeanne boutique on Madison Ave.), Giuseppe Zanotti jewelled thong sandals (old, from Bergdorf Goodman clearance)

night: Missoni top worn as minidress (from Filene's Basement), vintage snakeskin belt (from Housing Works thrift shop on Columbus Ave.)

Outfit Details

Friday, July 24, 2009


while i'm glad that summer hasn't been completely washed out with rain, it's usually around this time that i start looking forward to fall and cooler weather. i miss my jackets, scarves, and wearing more than one layer of clothing. it's also a good time for me to think about pieces that i can transition into fall.

so i finally found a romper that doesn't make me look like a 10 year-old. here's how i wore it on my short beach holiday:

Stella McCartney romper (from yoox sale); Missoni espadrilles (fron Anbar Shoes on Reade St.); Cecile et Jeanne gold cufff (from Cecile et Jeanne boutique on Madison Ave.); flea market necklace

i've been toying with the idea of throwing a blazer or even a sweater over it when cooler weather rolls around; not sure how successful it is in this particular example:

Stella McCartney romper (from yoox sale); Balenciaga boyfriend blazer (from eBay); Office London boots (from Topshop NY); street vendor scarf

but i think with a little more experimenting i might come up with some clever ideas. i thought it might even look cute with leggings or tights.

now what i really miss during the warmer months are my leather pants. i wish i could comfortably wear leather pants when it's hot and humid outside, it would be so hot (figuratively and unfortunately literally) with just a simple rib tank.

Rick Owens rib tank (from Barneys clearance); Balenciaga.Leather pants (old, from yoox); Soixante Neuf tusk necklace (old, from a little boutique i'm not sure exists anymore)

alas, i will have to wait until fall to break them out again.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


apologies for the lack of posts. i hope all of you (in the northern hemisphere) are enjoying summer.

it's nice to get out of manhattan once in a while. even though i was technically within the five boroughs, it felt like a completely different world. sun, sand, salty seawater, cheap drinks, no blackberry service. so relaxing.

and then i see a girl at the local dive bar wearing a shirt fashioned out of a confederate flag and i'm like "get me the f*ck outta here!!" lol. small american towns freak me out a little.

it's good to be back. i hope to get back to regular outfit posting soon.

Friday, July 03, 2009

long weekend

office is closed today for the holiday weekend. have to go run some errands - buy sunscreen, find a present for my weekend hostess, etc., then maybe lunch at candle cafe on the UES. i'm the farthest thing from a vegetarian, but they have really good food. does anyone else do that - go for a last ditch effort to eat healthy just hours before you have to wear a bikini? lol.


ITEMS (rollover mouse to view detailed picture)
Magda Berliner lace crop top (old, from lagarconne.com)
Rick Owens Lilies jersey pants (from eBay)
Giuseppe Zanotti gladiator sandals (old, from Bergdorf clearance)
Marc Bernstein triple wrap bracelet (from Young Designers Market, weekends on Mulberry St.)
Elizabeth & James knuckle ring (from Intermix)

Outfit Details

then this afternoon i'm off to a friend's family's beach house, which is in a private community on the opposite end of far rockaway.

Polo Ralph Lauren beach towel (so old, it has stubborn grass stains that refuse to come out in the wash, from picnics in central park), Karoo coverup, Chloe cotton t-shirt dress, red bikini and black eyelet bikini by Shoshanna Swim, Tomas Maier one-piece, leopard bikini by Letarte, Current/Elliot jeans, oversized shirt by SHIRT, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania shorts.

and rain or shine i am determined to debut my new tomas maier one-piece, which was a great find from filene's basement. i don't usually wear one-pieces because i think they make me look even shorter but this one is ultra flattering.

have a great holiday, everyone!