Friday, January 30, 2009

Thakoon for Target

I finally gave in and ordered this Thakoon for Target dress on ebay. It was a little more
expensive than the original price, but not too bad, and besides I love it! The dress is
made of a stiff cotton so could be suitable for either a dress or a spring coat and the
print is fabulous! It even looks ok with jeans for these cold winter days.

In fact it looks strikingly similar to this much pricier Thakoon Moon-print dress, or jacket.

Matt & Nat

Lots of cute Matt & Nat handbags on mega discount today at Rue La La! Has anyone tried one of these "vegan leather" handbags?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

mouse flats!

I have been lusting after Marc Jacobs' various takes on the mouse
flat for years, but they have always been a bit too pricey for me to
spend on a rather frivolous shoe. It must be fate because now
they're on super sale and thanks to CT I got an extra 20% off (use
coupon code EXTRA to get 20% off all sale shoes). These black
ones are mine for about 60% off the original price! Whoop! Ok,
that might be enough shopping for me for awhile.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Real Riding Boots

I would love to get a pair of "real" riding boots, Monaco Field Boot
from Ariat International. Unfortunately it doesn't look like there are
any retailers in NY that carry them... but Manhattan Saddlery seems
to carry some of their other lines. The question is would I feel weird
walking into a riding shop to buy boots when I don't really ride?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Ruban Ring

Loverly rippled Ruban Ring from etsy, handpicked by tortillagirl today.

Helmut Lang tank!

Just ordered this Helmut Lang double layered cut-out tank from
Last time they had this tank I hesitated and it was sold out before I made up
my mind. This time I just went for it! Unlike most of the fast sale discount
designer places (RueLaLa etc), you can actually return merchandise to (for store credit). So, I feel a little less nervous ordering from them
and the discounts are amazing!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Doc dilemma


Or these?

I just can't make up my mind and would love to get some input!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

racer back hoodie?

Kinda love it, but is it totally impractical? Racerback hoodie from Urban Outfitters.

Alice's Tea Party

I am totally loving this Alice in Wonderland themed dinner
from Fishs Eddy (now on sale!). I might have to order
some of these little glasses for myself.

Oh and by the way Fishs Eddy, great store, crazy name. I got lots
of New York themed souvenirs for some good friends this
Christmas. Their 212 New York Skyline mugs are great!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thakoon for Target

My friend who was visiting from Toronto bought this dress at
the Thakoon for Target collaboration and it was amazingly cute
(much better looking in person than on the website)! After a
few disappointing collections, I had pretty much lost my faith
in the Go International concept, but this cotton dress looks
really great as either a dress or coat. Of course it's been sold out
for weeks! Sigh. I wonder if they ever restock these collections...
It seems to be up on ebay for about twice the price, but I'm not
sure about paying $90.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Blair's sparkly dress

I love this dress Blair is wearing in the most recent Gossip Girl episode. The beret seems a bit over the top, but the neckline on the dress is just gorgeous (and sparkly)! Apparently it is this rhinestone dress by Milly. If only it were just a wee bit more discounted. It seems like a classic style that you could wear for years, and the cap sleeves are perfect.

Outfit of the day

I actually wore this outfit awhile back to the Winter Show at NYU's Tisch school which was a fun mix of art, music and technology.

I paired it with long gray socks for day and got to try out my two-toned tights for evening. Pockets! Love this dress. Dress - Gap, Tights - Urban Outfitters, Shoes - BCBG Girl.

Holiday update

Sorry to have been gone so long! I hope everyone had a happy holiday! We've had a constant stream of visitors here in NYC (5 sets so far in January alone). Must be the extra bedroom luring
everyone to this cold and windy city. Brrr... but we sure have been living it up with lots of good food (Blue Ribbon sushi, Otto Pizzeria, Magnolia cupcakes, Mondel's chocolates among others... Guess I might have to get started on a New Years work-out resolution soon!), and lots of fun (Burlesque lobsters at the Slipper Room, Narwhal's at the Natural History Museum -- seriously is that a real animal?!?, Comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre with Amy Poehler, Horatio Sands, and Kenneth from 30 Rock!).

It has been super cold here, so I haven't been able to wear many of my lovely dresses, but here are some outfits and recent random snaps. Lots more to come including some amazing Christmas presents and bargain shopping!

We were home for the holidays in this winter wonderland, the snowy midwest. It was quite beautiful but also very cold. So, we had a nice time relaxing (mostly indoors) and hanging out with old friends.

We got back to NYC in time for New Years Eve which we spent at a very "New York" kind of party with an extremely wide range of characters, including one guest who was a magician. The party was held in a beautiful apartment with high ceilings, a spiral staircase, and walls covered in paintings. I felt a bit like we had stepped into a Woody Allen film the moment we walked into the door. It was windy and freezing, but I couldn't resist a touch of sequins (INC sequin dress, Comme des Garcons sweater, Assets tights). At midnight we stepped out the door for an amazing view of the fireworks in Central Park.

Brunch at the always cutesy Kitchenette with my fellow blogger (and elementary school friend) visiting from Toronto.

The muppet workshop at FAO Schwartz which was unfortunately on break, but where I purchased a plethora of candy! I want those glasses with the eyes!

Drinking on New Years day. I am wearing J Crew chinos, lace and gray tank top from DKNY Jeans, Cashmere cardigan, and fringe necklace from H&M which actually seems to be a metal chain covered in some sort of rubber. It has a very strange feel to it, but I love it! My friend is sporting a very pretty dress from Target's Thakoon Go International collection.

Origami tree at the Natural Historty Museum. Must go back again for their evening "One Step Beyond" events!

Just a cool looking building on the upper west side.

Snowy day on the Columbia campus. Love my friend's Christmas boots! Stylish and waterproof. :) I (right) am wearing my Banana Republic toggle coat, cashmere scarf that was a present from mom, glittens from J Crew, and Marc by Marc Jacobs bag.

Lobster burlesque at the Slipper Room!