Friday, December 31, 2010


This is my current New Year's Eve outfit. Then again there are several hours before the festivities begin so who knows, I might just end up in jeans and a t-shirt! I am a big fan of shopping your own closet for special events. After all, one sign of a good wardrobe is that you don't have to go shopping every time something comes up, right?

Thank you all for sticking around and have a happy new year!

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D&G lace blouse // McQ leather shorts // YSL tuxedo jacket // Hermes cuff // Alexander McQueen ring

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

my year in style

A few of my favorites from the past year. How time flies! I'm excited to see what 2011 will bring.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

sale stress

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! I should be back to my regular outfit posting after New Year's. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few looks from - I was pleasantly surprised to see how great their styling is! The site is not part of my regular online stalking rotation since I just wait for everything to get dumped onto the following season (they are run by the same parent company) but they are having a good sale right now. Granted, even on sale any one of these ensembles could set you back thousands of dollars, but they sure are nice to look at!

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I've been snowed in since this morning so I've been busy checking all the online sales. It's a little overwhelming - I have to narrow down my choices from hundreds of "wants" to about 2 or 3 actual purchases. So far I've shown some restraint but any more snow days and I'll be in big trouble. I hope all of you have better luck whittling down your sale choices!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

two birds with one stone

What a busy week this was! And it looks like this coming week will be no different. While I have a rare opportunity to sit down and pause, I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and show you
1. what I'm currently wearing (just got back from a weekend in NY, and I'm headed back again Thursday night for Christmas - it can be so exhausting all this back and forth!) and
2. what my Christmas tree looks like!
(and 3. how awful was the NY Giants loss today - to Philadelphia, no less!)

silk/cotton button-down tunic from Scoop/NYC // cashmere A-line tunic sweater by Velvet // Theory skinny pants // Charles David boots

Also, I was tagged by one of my favorite bloggers Dead Fleurette to do a "what's in my bag" post, so voilà:

Mulberry Alexa

- YSL wallet (highly recommended, it is very well-designed with tons of compartments and it is extremely sturdy.)
- Blackberry Bold 9780 with OS6. I actually just upgraded my Blackberry this weekend and I love it! The OS is much improved over my previous one, especially with regard to the web browser. I noticed that a lot of bloggers carry Moleskine notebooks around - I did too for many years, but my smartphone has since replaced my Moleskines. I also have unlimited web access as part of my data plan, so my phone has also replaced newspapers and magazines - I just view everything online now.
- That red blob is a giant Bottega Venetta leather tassel which is attached to my keys.
- My Alain Mikli eyeglasses (I don't wear them except for distance - driving, watching TV, etc.)
- A water bottle.
- And last but not least, the blue LeSportsac pouch holds: my iPod, a pack of tissues, Chapstick, hand cream, lipgloss, a Pilot G-2 pen, a small bottle of Tylenol, my Blackberry charger, and a compact mirror. This pouch makes it so much easier to switch handbags since I don't have to dig out everything individually and transfer each one-by-one to a different handbag.

Well, that's all folks! I will be missing in action all this week and probably next week as well, but rest assured I will be keeping up with all of you via Google Reader mobile on my Blackberry, which works so beautifully on OS 6. Yay!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Ummm, feeling lazy, so reverting back to the old standbys...

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YSL logo men's tee // thrifted flannel shirt (Vagabond/Philly) // Les Chiffoniers leather pants ( sale) // Rick Owens DRKSHDW furry hooded sweatshirt (Century21/NYC) // Rick Owens boots ( sale) // Hermes collier de chien cuff // Marc Bernstein triple wrap bracelet // assorted rings

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

class act

So have I confused all of you yet with my schizophrenic style? It does help me avoid falling into a style rut, although I am not entirely immune from them.

jbrand flare, ysl mink scarf

jbrand jeans, balenciaga belt

I've been posting a lot this week because another short blogging break is coming up!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

cashmere queen

when it's cold outside, i love to drape myself in cashmere head-to-toe (down to my socks!) cashmere keeps you warm but it's lightweight so it doesn't add a lot of bulk. i often find that a good thin cashmere sweater can provide as much (or even more) warmth as a bulkier wool one. it can be quite expensive so i'm always on the lookout for sample sales and online deals. now is a great time to stock up on cashmere - i've been getting a lot of email blasts about cashmere blowout sales from discount sites like gilt, hautelook, and ruelala, and tons of sample sale alerts in NYC.

chloe boots, cashmere sweater

however, if money is no object, i suggest picking up one of each style in every color of La Garconne's new cashmere sweater line, Lou. they all look perfect, you will not need to buy anything else all winter. if you do stock up on these don't even tell me about it, i will be insanely jealous!

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- Autumn Cashmere shirttail hem sweater
- vintage apron (Vagabond/Philly)
- Kier&J cashmere leggings
- Portolano ruffle hem cashmere wrap (
- Portolano cashmere gloves (Filene's Basement/NYC)
- Chloe Paddington boots (
thrifted skirt

Sunday, December 05, 2010

unconditional love

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. this coat weighs a ton.
. during winter it resides on my couch most of the time because at the end of the day i don't have the superhuman strength required to hang it back up in the closet.
. before taking the coat on or off i first i have to take out any chunky watches or bracelets because otherwise my wrist won't go through the narrow sleeve.
. i can't hang it in the back of chairs at nice restaurants because if i stand up, the chair will tip over without me as a counterweight.
. i have to tip coat check attendants extra because i feel guilty for making them struggle.
. my sister thinks i look like the grim reaper when i wear it.
. a lady on the street once offered to buy the coat off my back because apparently it's the perfect winter maternity coat.

despite all this, i love this coat. i wouldn't have it any other way.

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DRKSHDW fur-lined druid hood sweatshirt (Century21/NYC) // Rick Owens cashmere poncho (Barneys sale/NYC) // Rick Owens cashmere pants ("$100 or less" rack at Joan Shepp/Philly) // Karoo cashmere tunic (found in my closet at my parents' place) // Chanel biker boots (Barneys sale/NYC) // Hermes cuff // American Apparel cotton mock turtleneck

Saturday, December 04, 2010

no fuss

i'm back! a little bit worse for wear. with the exception of this morning's run i haven't worked out since Thanksgiving and i'm starting to feel sluggish and puffy. i plan to go back to my regular workout schedule this week, but in the meantime there's nothing a good chunky sweater can't hide!

prada sweater, chanel purse

now all i need is a battle plan against that one co-worker (i'm sure there's at least one in every company in America) who turns into Martha Stewart during the holidays and brings in batches of baked goods every day until Christmas...

Dolce & Gabbana shirt (Filene's Basement/NYC) // Prada ribbed cashmere sweater (eBay) // Helmut Lang by Helmut Lang cropped pants (Tokio7 consignment/NYC) // Christian Louboutin rollerball studded loafers (eBay) // Chanel quilted purse