Sunday, October 31, 2010

le week-end

my traveling outfit this past weekend:

rick owens boots,cos sweater
COS sweater (from Ytligheter via // vintage Yves Saint Laurent scarf (from Addiction Consignment Boutique/Philly) // Balenciaga leather pants (from // Rick Owens boots (from

vintage ysl scarf

i just wanted to thank all of you, my readers, for letting me indulge in my love of fashion with this blog. none of my friends or family know about this blog, so it's kind of my little secret. in the middle of a stressful work week or after a crazy weekend, i really look forward to those few minutes when i get to slow things down and morph into my alter-ego, miss fashion blogger. blogging is never a chore for me, and when i wear an outfit i love, it's even better knowing that i get to share it with you guys. i update as often as i can, and i hope you'll come back after any short breaks in blogging due to the upcoming holidays and life in general.

it's time once again to log off and return to normal life. i think i'll ignore all the cleaning and unpacking and re-packing (might be heading up to NYC again this weekend!) that have to get done and watch a movie instead - i just received I am Love from Netflix, very excited!

have a great week, everybody!!

where in the world is...


...Carmen Sandiego?!!!

the only thing i had to buy was a cheap hat from a street vendor - now that's my kind of Halloween costume! a surprising number of people were able to guess who i was, although most had to go back in time to elementary school to jog their memories.

i hope everyone had a great Halloween! i had a blast in the city of ___ ____ - well, you should all be able to track down Carmen Sandiego from the hints above ;-)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


it's still too warm for thick, chunky scarves here on the east coast (we almost reached the record high of 80F today), but at least this type of weather gives me the opportunity to display some great detailing on my fall jackets, like these cross-straps on my Helmut Lang blazer.

louboutin studded rollerball

helmut lang, les chiffoniers

et voilà, all strapped in!

helmut lang, les chiffoniers, louboutin rollerball

(actually it was slightly too warm even for a jacket last sunday when i wore this outfit, but sometimes you have to suffer a little for fashion, no? ;-)

ITEMS (mouse over to view detailed picture)
- Helmut Lang (original, pre-Theory, by Mr. Helmut Lang) strap tank (old, from eBay)
- Helmut Lang (original, pre-Theory, by Mr. Helmut Lang) cross-strap blazer (old, from eBay)
- Les Chiffoniers seamed pant (old, from Intermix warehouse sale/NYC)
- Christian Louboutin "rollerball" studded loafers (from eBay)
- assorted rings
louboutin rollerball studded

Sunday, October 24, 2010

pale fire

ann demeulemeester shirt

ann demeuleester pants

mulberry alexa

Ann Demeulemeester shirt (from eBay);
Ann Demeulemeester trousers (from Joan Shepp clearance/Philly);
Chloe sandals (from;
Mulberry "Alexa" bag;
Alexander McQueen viking warrior skull ring (from saks);
Love Quotes linen scarf

Saturday, October 23, 2010

steppin' out...

... in my new H&M dress.

h&m dress, black lace dress

can't go wrong with a cheap dress - if someone (probably myself) spills a drink on me or i snag the lace while dancing, it's all good.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

comfort zone

back from a much needed weekend in NY to visit big sis and the parents. i was finally able to cheer on the Yankees without pissing off Phillies fans!

missoni sweater, les chiffoniers

it's always hard to leave but at least i get to bring back a goody bag filled with enough home-cooked food to last the week.

ITEMS (mouse over to view detailed picture)
James Perse baseball hem t-shirt (old, from
Missoni ombre duster sweater (old, from Filene's Basement/NYC)
Les Chiffoniers stonewashed suede pant (old, from Kirna Zabete clearance/NYC)
Portolano extra-long cashmere scarf (super old, from Filene's Basement/NYC)
Charles David boots (from
Mulberry "Alexa" bag

Outfit Details

Thursday, October 14, 2010

running late

definitely didn't help that i had to document each shoe option for the blog!



finally settled on the Lanvins. i loved the outfit with the Chloe boots, but the flats made it more daytime-appropriate. duly noted though, for when i would need a fancier version.

Ann Demeulemeester cropped biker jacket; T by Alexander Wang pocket tank; Vanessa Bruno Athé tube top worn as skirt; Hermes collier de chien cuff; Chloe boots/Lanvin flats

Sunday, October 10, 2010

mais il fait chaud encore

it is slightly cooler today, but it was definitely summer weather yesterday. it was so warm i didn't really need the shrug but i refuse to get dressed in october (it's october!) without layers...


the Gucci belt bag was purchased back in high school, on a trip to Italy. i guess i was more logo-conscious back then. i don't use it that much anymore, but sometimes it's convenient to have both hands free - like when i'm at a farmer's market or rummaging through a thrift store, which is exactly what i did yesterday.

ITEMS (mouse over to view detailed picture)
Alternative Apparel tank top
Rick Owens Lilies tiered jersey cardigan (super old, from sale)
Paula Frani chiffon skirt with high slits (super old, from Daffy's/NYC)
Charles David boots (from
Gucci belt bag (super old, from Gucci/Italy)
Outfit Details

Thursday, October 07, 2010

hip hip hooray


i kind of enjoy how this tunic exaggerates my hips...


it reminds of this fashion era...

Keira Knightley in The Duchess

...which in turn reminds me of this...



Yohji Yamamoto silk tunic (old, from eBay); Alaia wool shorts underneath; House of Holland suspender tights (from; Veronique Branquinho double lapel corduroy jacket (super old, from eBay); Alaia grommeted flat ankle boots (old, from Bergdorf Goodman sale/NYC); Alexander McQueen warrior skull ring (from

Sunday, October 03, 2010

lookbook look, part 1


i didn't make those fall inspiration collages cuz i got time to kill, i actually do reference them for my outfits. the look i chose below is actually from their styling of the leather shorts in this particular outfit is probably what influenced me most in my decision to purchase the shorts:


don't worry, i didn't actually walk out of the house with the YSL heels (i wasn't interested in getting picked up on the street!); it's merely a segue to confirm, for those of you who asked, that these Tribtoos are incredibly comfortable. in fact, they are the perfect evening/going out shoe. i do have to mention that these are the lower-heeled version, which was not sold in a lot of department stores, but was available in the YSL boutiques. the heel is much more manageable - minus the platform the heel is only about 2".

here is the "in real life" version of the outfit.


oh dear Miu Miu harness boots, so glad to see you again after all these months!


ITEMS (mouse over to view detailed picture)
T by Alexander Wang pocket tank layered over Rick Owens ribbed tank
McQ leather shorts (from
Rick Owens long cardigan (super old, from sale)
Wolford Velvet de Luxe denier 50 tights
Bliss Lau body chain (old, from
Alexander McQueen Viking warrior skull ring (from
Yves Saint Laurent patent leather Tribtoo pumps (old, from YSL, 57th St./NYC)
Miu Miu motorcycle harness boots (old, from
Outfit Details