Saturday, November 30, 2013


A few weeks back we went to a twenties-themed birthday party at the fat black pussy cat, a lounge/dance bar in the west village!

Top: Asos // Bow: Asos // Dress version here // Shoes: Aeropostale (similar here & here) // Jacket: Forever 21 (similar) // Belt: Kate Spade // Lips: Mac (Ruby Woo) // Clutch: Kate Spade (old, but shop similar novelty clutches here!) //
I paired fringe with oxford heels and a menswear inspired look
I'm obsessed with my Piano Clutch, it's an oldie and sadly sold out ... but keep on your dancing shoes because KSNY released a similar one this fall
... and now it is on sale!

Did you take advantage of the holiday sales this weekend? If not, there's still time! Most sales continue until monday! Shop my wishlist or read bout the best deals here

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

TurkeyDay // BlackFriday

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone ... Eat up!!
I'm spending my first Turkey Day in NYC! This morning I battled tourists
at the parade with and walked through central park.

Via Instagram, follow along!

Tonight I'll dine with friends in Brooklyn and then pop by another friend's place for a gluten free dessert sesh & christmas movie fest! I like thanksgiving, but I love black friday! So to get you in the spirit, I'm sharing some great black friday finds to get you in the shopping spirit!

 Modcloth is doing 50% off new arrivals from now until the 1st!

C.wonder is doing 30% off when you purchase 3 or more things or 30% off all clothing, use code GIFTS30

Bauble Bar is offering 15% off two items with code FRIDAY15, 20% off three items with code FRIDAY25 and 25% off four or more items with code FRIDAY35

Jcrew is doing 30% off almost everything

Ted Baker is doing 30% off everything again,
I bought a great dress when they did this last year!

Shop Ted

Old Navy is doing 50% off everything in stores, that starts thanksgiving day at 7pm plus a million dollar giveaway.

Pretty much everyone is having some kind of black friday deal, so there is so many ways to get some great looks for less! Here are a few more of my favorites finds.

More Deals!
One of my favorites, DVF is offering 30% their fall collection
Anthro is doing 50% off all sale items
Express is doing 50% off everything until black friday at noon
Another fav, Trinka Turk offers 60% off selected items
Henri Bendel is doing 25% off purchases over 100 and a $20 splurge card, use code TURKEY25

Ted Baker is doing 30% off storewide 
Necessary clothing is doing 10% off site wide offers 30% off site wide and a $30 credit for orders over $200
Ruche (vintage inspired clothing & accessories, very modcloth-esuqe)
is doing 20% off their already low prices site wide
and Aussie designer Dinosaur Designs (I'm obsessed) offers 20% off

Shop my black friday wishlist here

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Black & Blue

Happy Wednesday!
If you're singing the humpday blues, try pairing it with black, the refreshing combo might help get you through!
skort: zara (similar) // oxford shirt: penguin // sweater: old navy (similar) // bow: asos (taken off a top, but shop this one!) // bag: moschino // sunnies: karen walker (also here) // brooch: vintage, in my hair // jewels: j.crew x2 // boots: bacio 61 << so comfy (similar here) 

Fall or not, I am still making use of one of my favorite summer finds: My Black Zara Skort (See how I dressed it up with sequins and sparkle for Saturday Night Live!). Stepping into this skort always brings a smile to my face and sometimes that's just what you need on a gloomy Wednesday to get you out of bed! While wednesday days can be a bore, I love wednesday nights because I get to watch my favorite Tuesday shows (I don't have cable, so I watch shows a day later on Hulu Plus via Apple TV) New Girl and The Mindy Project. We are also getting into Brooklyn Nine Nine, Andy Sanberg and 
Chelsea Peretti ... I laugh the entire 21 minutes. What are you watching on Wednesdays? 

P.S. If you're missing summer already or
just facing the hump day blues, check out these summer
skorts looks, they might help you fight the nostalgia  
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Night at the Museum

I've been in New York for nearly a year now (can you believe it?) but i've been a busy bee since landing here last winter and have yet to do all of the "tourist-y" things i've been yearning for. So this weekend we tackled he Museum of Natural History and today I'm sharing the highlights! Oh, and don't be startled by the lack of color in this post ... there's nothing wrong with me,  I just wanted to switch up the photography for this one to give it a classic twist. 

It doesn't get much better than an afternoon spent at the museum with some of your favorite people! The exhibits were amazing and there was just so much to learn (sorry, my geek is showing). My favorite exhibit had to be the dinosaurs, they are just spectacular to see! But I also really enjoyed the ocean life area ...  speaking of which can you believe the size of that whale!? 
Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger (snagged it at the sample sale!) // Skirt: Modcloth // Boots: Bacio 61 (Also here) // bag: Coach // Belt: Saks (via my sisters closet) // Jewels: C.Wonder (sample sale finds) // Kate Spade //  J.crew 

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Smidge of Sparkle

Holiday season is around the corner (okay, who are we kidding, holiday season is here!) and this swanky season is full of fabulous parties! So today I'm sharing my simple yet sparkly recipe for the perfect holiday look: lbd + red lip + sparkle = party perfection
i found this lipstick print on a wall in my neighborhood and I had to snap a pic! I'm wondering if it was meant to be cheeky art or just evidence of the most fabulous mugging ever!
a little black dress is the perfect way to play it safe while still looking chic for any event, but adding the statement red lip and a little bit of glitter help elevate this classic look by giving it a sparkling twist! Try pulling your hair back while going light on the accessorizing, it will really let the lips & the shoes shine! If minimal accessorizing isn't an option for you (I don't really do minimal, understated is overrated!) stick to the color-scheme by pairing a black belt & bag with metallic jewels. 
Don't compromise on comfort! Cozy up with a contrasting coat to keep you warm on your way to your sparkling soirée.

// lbd: vintage (loving this one, it gives you the dramatic fit & flare feel!) // belt: h&m (old, similar herehere and here) // pumps: j.crew // lipstick: mac (I also love this one by nars) // bag: kate spade

Before you go, I wanted to share a story about this dress. It's a vintage party dress straight out of the sixties, it's fitted, flared and fits like a dream. I found it at my favorite vintage store in San Francisco (I also love this one), it was a wee bit pricey, but also in mint condition and felt like it was made for me ... so I just had to take it home! The owner of the store is also the most fascinating man, he even scoured the country and curated all the men's accessorizes for the recent Great Gatsby remake! If you're ever in San Francisco you'll have to shop the vintage boutiques at in Haight Ashbury and be sure to pop by Mystery Mister!

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