Wednesday, April 28, 2010

before and after

here's what i look like on a typical weekday morning, nice and neat and ironed:


and here's what i look like by the end of the day:


hehe... i get a lot of requests for more work outfit posts, but i have to space these out since my work wardrobe is nowhere near as extensive as my "play" wardrobe


i need some spring work shoes. i'm thinking topsiders or boat shoes. i love Tod's driving mocs but don't feel like spending $400. suggestions? do we like these?
Gentle Souls "Lucky Bet" loafers; Sebago "Hanover Classic" loafer

Sunday, April 25, 2010

pajama party

it's always a plus when you can walk out of the house feeling like you're wearing a comfy set of pajamas.


i completely forgot to mention that i bought these pants during my abbreviated Easter weekend shopping trip - probably because they've been sitting in my weekender bag, which has yet to be fully unpacked since Easter...



ITEMS (rollover mouse to view detailed picture)
Paul & Joe cotton lace trim shirt (old, from
Missoni pants (from Filene's Basement/NYC)
Beverly Feldman sandals (super old, from Anbar Shoes/NYC - now closed)
Fendi nude-colored oversized convertible bag/clutch
Cecil & Jeanne gold cuff (old, from Cecil & Jeanne/NYC)
Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses (old, from Yves Saint Laurent/57th St. NYC)

Outfit Details

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


gray + beige. hmmm i practically blend into my wall.



all clothing by Rick Owens/Rick Owens Lilies

Sunday, April 18, 2010

back in black

House of Holland garter stockings!


at first i wasn't sure these stockings would work since a) they are one size fits all and b) i am not blessed with mile-long legs. i think i pull them off though!


i wore the boots to run errands in the morning then switched to heels to do some window shopping. i should wear heels more often, i'm always running around in flats.



ITEMS (mouse over to view detailed picture)
Comme des Garcons silk tunic (old, from Housing Works Thrift/NYC)
vintage Alaia shorts
Balenciaga boyfriend blazer (old, from eBay)
House of Holland garter stockings (from
Chanel motorcycle boots (old, from Barneys clearance)
Chloe platform sandals (old, from
Alexander McQueen animal print pashmina (from Alexander McQueen/NYC)
Chanel purse with charms

Outfit Details

and now for some belated answers to a few questions:

do you only buy things online that you've tried on before?
i do often buy brands that i already own online since i pretty much know how particular brands fit. if it's something i'm unsure about or a brand i'm not familiar with, i will only buy online if the merchant has a good return policy. i know my size in a bunch of different brands so it's easy for me to shop online.

do you have any favorite etsy sellers?
i find etsy a little overwhelming; so far i have only purchased two items, so i am not a big etsy buyer. i do not keep tabs on vendors, i only go on etsy if i am looking for something specific, like a sword pendant.

do you have any favorite eBay sellers?
i don't have favorite sellers on eBay, either. i have a bunch of saved searches for favorite designers. the trick in searching is to use common search engine tricks to maximize a search. for example, one of my favorite saved searches is for avant-garde designers and this is what goes in the search box:

(cdg, comme des garcons, watanabe, demeulemeester, margiela, yamamoto) -(h&m, play,y-3)

the first set of terms in parentheses will search for cdg OR comme des garcons OR watanabe etc. etc., and the second set will exclude certain terms, noted by the minus sign in front of the group - for example, most of the CDG Play stuff on eBay is fake so i exclude those in my search. basically any search trick you can use on google will work in an eBay search field. since the second set is separated from the first set by a space, it will be an "AND" condition - so it will search for all those designers AND exclude certain terms.

here's another example: say i was looking for Stella McCartney items but only from the main line, this is what i would type in the search box:

stella mccartney -(adidas, target, h&m, gap)

so this will search for Stella McCartney items and exclude most of the diffusion lines. i hope you get the idea! if not, i will try to expand in another post...

are your Miu Miu motorcycle boots/Alaia studded boots/DRKSHDW fur-lined hooded sweatshirt/Rick Owens Lilies asymmetrical zipper top for sale?
unfortunately no, those are all keepers!

if i missed any other questions, feel free to ask again!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

free stuff

i found these Etoile by Isabel Marant cotton-linen baggy pants on sale last weekend and had to wear them right away. they are sure to be a summer staple for me. when warmer weather hits i tend to go for big and loose rather than tight and tiny, i don't like clothes clinging to me on those hot, humid days. i paired it with one of my favorite t-shirts by Tao Comme des Garcons (closeup of the t-shirt here.)


last sunday was also the perfect opportunity to wear my new Escada jacket which i got from Brook&Lyn's closet swap. this jacket, which used to belong to Daphne tres jolie of Jolie-Laide, was actually one of my first choices from the swap so i was thrilled to get it! i don't have anything like it in my closet.


i love the gold detailing against the navy. i'm already planning its next outfit - i'm thinking jeans and a crisp white shirt.

i can't thank Mimi of Brook&Lyn enough for setting up the swap and i was very honored to receive an invitation to participate. her selection process for swappable items was quite rigorous, but it was totally worth it in the end - all the items i received were in perfect condition.


it was a great experience and an all-around win-win situation - so thanks again Mimi and thank you to all the participants for giving up such great items!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


yes, you will be seeing this belt all summer long so get used to it!


the reason i forked over $ for the belt in the first place was because i envisioned it with a ton of spring/summer outfits.

TLuxury tank (from sample sale); Catherine Malandrino high-waisted pants (old, from sample sale); vintage Hermes collier de chien belt; Giuseppe Zanotti sandals (old, from Anbar Shoes/NYC - now sadly closed down! where will i buy my discounted designer shoes now...); Miu Miu printed silk coat (old, from - yup, that's right, back in the day they used to have a special designer clothing section); Balenciaga duffel bag (old, from Distractions/Aspen, CO)

happy to have my Miu Miu coat and Balenciaga duffel bag back in the mix

Thursday, April 08, 2010

saturday, march 27th '10

here's an outfit i forgot to post, it is from two saturdays ago - the debut of my Margiela nail heels!


ITEMS (mouse over to view detailed picture)
Yohji Yamamoto Noir striped tunic (old, from
Les Chiffoniers stonewashed suede leggings (from clearance)
Costume National tuxedo blazer (super old, from eBay)
Martin Margiela nude nail heel ankle boots (from
Fendi oversized convertible clutch
Alexander McQueen animal print pashmina (from Alexander McQueen/NYC)

Outfit Details

no exciting finds from my shopping trip unfortunately - i decided i would rather enjoy the beautiful weather with friends and family than be stuck in fitting rooms all day! i did sneak in a quick trip to Century21, but everything i wanted was either too big or too expensive.

however, i did pack up my spring wardrobe which was in storage at my parents' place and found a few items i had purchased during end of season sales last year that i never got the chance to wear, so it certainly feels like i did a lot of shopping! i also slowed down my posts during spring/summer last year (warm weather + baseball season = less time in front of the computer and more time outside and/or yelling at the TV (or radio, now that i don't have access to the YES network here in philly...)) so you didn't get to see the bulk of my spring/summer wardrobe. there will be a lot of new things to show you guys. as always, thanks for sticking around!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

a nerd plans a shopping trip

homeward-bound in a couple of hours. here's what i'll be doing this weekend (there's a link below the map for the full-sized version):

View Easter Weekend Shopping Trip in a larger map

if i get good feedback from you guys i can map out other neighborhoods - like the upper east side or upper west side, and i can even do one for philly maybe.

and here is my shopping list...

yeah right, i wish! this is my (completely unattainable) wishlist/moodboard:spring 2010 wishlist
spring 2010 wishlist by koko_puff

Bliss Lau chain bra; Maison Martin Margiela brass belt; Raquel Allegra peach shredded dress; Alexander McQueen knuckle duster; Christian Loboutin Louis studded sneakers; 3.1 Phillip Lim leather tank; Alexander McQueen skull scarf; Cacharel oversized sweater; Burberry knotted leggings; Maison Martin Margiela oversized shirt dress; Missoni wrap tube top; Rick Owens Lilies skirt; Maison Martin Margiela nail heel shoes; Rick Owens asymmetric t-shirt dress; Pamela Love rosary necklace; Rick Owens resin winged cuff bracelet; Stella McCartney strapless linen jumpsuit; Hermes collier de chien belt; Repossi gold ring; Marni red platform sandals

have a great weekend everyone!!!