October 30, 2012

The calm [night] before the storm...

There's something about Halloween that brings out the fun-loving and laid-back side of New Yorkers.  Well, at least in downtown Manhattan...  Went out for dinner in Soho on Saturday and was loving the friendly energy of all the costume-party partygoers roaming the streets.  It happened to be a "warm" night, so combine that with the relaxed mood of Halloween and you definitely got an eerie calm before the [Hurricane Sandy] storm!

Recognize the clutch?  There are definitely certain items in my closet that are worth the outflow of $, which is why I believe you only buy the things you love even if you need to save up for them!  Fortunately, this clutch was not very expensive!!

Outfit details:
Clutch- Deux Lux faux leather
Horn Necklace (my own)
Shoes- Chie Mihara

Had dinner at The Dutch on Sullivan Street which had o.k. food, great drinks, and a wonderful waitstaff.
Note to self: Ask beforehand if the shrimp will be served with head intact...
Homemade sausage was delicious!
The bakery below was closed, but I'm definitely going back to try their cookies!  Yumm!!

If you are or were in Hurricane Sandy's path, best wishes to stay safe!!

October 24, 2012

Mid-week Obsession - Chloé Alice Satchel

Love this bag now. 

It is classic in its detail (love the simple hardware and stitching), and its large size makes it functional.  In addition, its wide, east-west shape and graphic black/white color blocking is a hot look for this season and next.

October 22, 2012

C Wonder - New Accessories For My Wardrobe!

I've heard lots about C Wonder, but somehow never considered actually shopping there.  I guess I was put off by the whole Tory Burch comparison/drama.  Also, I had the impression that the products might be too matchy and overly branded.  Well, I went there for an event recently and fell in love with their jewelry!  At first, I thought it may be just another collection of the same stuff seen in a million other stores, but after trying the jewelry on I was hooked...

What I bought that day:
Pyramid Stud Cuff Bracelet,  Necklaces(L to R): Bamboo Lariat, Glam Bling Choker, Resin
note: Lariat necklace can also work as a decorative belt

The jewelry is fun, on-trend, relatively low-priced, and well-made.  
Totally obsessed with the chunky studded cuff!

October 18, 2012

Mid-week Obsession - Isabel Marant Studded Boot

Nothing says Rocker Chic more, than a studded boot with a skinny high heel.  Absolutely obsessed with the Milwauke boot by Isabel Marant.  The Marant woman is insouciant and effortlessly chic - the quintessential Parisian!  These boots work perfectly for that style and attitude.

Très chic!

October 16, 2012

"Leather" Trim Shirt

In September I did a post (see here) about my obsession with leather trim this Fall.  Found this top with faux leather sleeves at Zara for around $50.  Absolutely love it, especially since most of the tops similar to it that I was considering were at least several hundred dollars!  I'm wearing it casually today, but definitely looking forward to dressing it up as well!
Forgot to take a pic of the back of the shirt...The zipper is my favorite detail!  It enhances the understated edgy look of the shirt.

October 10, 2012

Mid-week Obsession - Sweater Chic!

Sweaters are a big trend this Fall.  Now that it's getting colder here in NY, I'm totally obsessed with them...

October 7, 2012

Beauty Product - bareMinerals Foundation!

I may be experimental with my clothing choices, but as far as beauty products, I really like to stick to my routine using the same products day in and day out...  So when the wonderful people at bareMinerals offered me their Ready SPF 20 Foundation to try, I was surprised at how much I instantly loved it!!  First of all, the foundation is a solid so it comes in a convenient, easy to travel compact (great for airline travel!).  Second, it really does apply like a light powder, but provides the coverage of a traditional foundation.  But what I loved the most about bareMinerals' Ready foundation was that after a day of wearing it, I didn't feel like I was wearing foundation...my skin felt light and clean!

Thanks bareMinerals!

October 3, 2012

Mid-week Obsession - "Smokin' Hot" from Essie

This is my favorite nail color for the Fall.  Not exactly brand new, but a classic, neutral shade that can be worn with anything.  Hard to tell from the photo, but it is a purply gray.  Very chic!

October 2, 2012

Designer Spotlight - Karl by Karl Lagerfeld

The Karl woman is downtown sophisticated and edgy which is the style I love!  Below are my favorite looks from Karl by Karl Lagerfeld's FW 2012 collection.  
photos above via Karl.com

The Karl collection is sold exclusively online at net-a-porter.com.  Since I've never ordered from that site, I thought I'd give it a try and get my first Karl piece while I'm at it!  Already in love with Net-a-Porter for their beautiful packaging!

Here it ("Jerry" sweatshirt) is.  Can't wait to wear it!!
Click here for better pics.

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