Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
I was such a cheeseball and took a picture of the credits...it's totally heinous, but it's the thought that counts!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sale time is always fun...I just bought these new studded sandals from Topshop half off. I was hesitant to buy sandals since I've been in such fall mode, looking for the perfect OTK boots, but couldn't pass these babies up. ~B
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I just bought some white hat boxes from the container store to hold random junk...but they were way too bare. So I decided to decorate one of them with chanel Cs, and attempted to write CHANEL on the top of the lid. It didn't turn out perfect, but it's kind of the charm of my fauxnel hat box. I'm happy with the outcome...and it's super easy to do, all you need is a "king-size" sharpie. Luvs...B
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
We decided to walk around the street fair to do a little shopping. The street fairs are cool when you want to find random jewelry or diverse food at a reasonable price...and to people watch of course! Enjoy the pics, it was a fun day! xo, B
I stumbled across this picture in a magazine last month. It's a Burberry ring that I'm obsessed with. If you've been reading my blog, you've probably picked up on my love for studs and anything punk rock. This barbed-wire ring is so sleek and rough, I love the juxtaposition of it all. I've been stalking the Burberry website waiting for this ring to appear, luvs! xo, B
Saturday, August 22, 2009
These will go perfectly with my go-to Marc by MJ black skinnies and an oversized _________ (insert fave top here). But, these are for sure going to be saved for the fall weather when my toes can handle being covered up again. Until then...rainbows and wedges it is! xo, B
Friday, August 21, 2009
Today's first "break it down" victim is the cutest girl named Sophie, spotted on Crosby and Broome St. She not only has a perfect summer outfit on, but has the most charming Irish accent. You just want to wrap her up and take her home! She was more than delighted to answer questions on her outfit and fashion faves...enjoy! xo, B
Name: Sophie Powers
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
What are you wearing: Vintage red sailor pinafore dress with a Velvet daydress underneath, Antik Batik gold gladiator sandals, a latin ring from Marc Jacobs accessories, a portrait ring from Forever 21, Topshop studded bangle and a Marc by MJ groovee bag.
Fave Designers: Too many! I adore Antik Batik, Elizabeth and James, Marc Jacobs, Tracy Reese, Free People...if I could afford it Marchesa, Temperley, Stella McCartney, Marni, Golden Goose, Christopher Kane heels.
Must have article of clothing: a really unique pair of heels/wedges...I adore the Terry de Havilland purple and gold wedges, I wear them all the time and they are so comfy. I have never seen anything else like them either!
Fave item you own: a green punky hobo bag from Jamin Puech (which I stole from my mother) and a pair of brown suede riding boots I picked up for $4 dollars at a Mongolian black market!!! They are so warm and have beautiful green detailing on them. I love how different they are and they evoke such great memories.
Fall Lust: a used Stella McCartney black blazer from Ina and Marc Jacobs Mens cashmere plaid oversized tshirt (to wear as a dress!)...to name but a few!
Last Purchase: an Antik Batik sequin Wallace dress...I'm in love!
Just got back from dinner to find the best dessert waiting for me at home! The Fall 2009 Net-a-Porter lookbook was sitting on my ottoman flirting with me to open it. I did the initial quick flip from beginning to end to find my bearings, and then going back the second time to study the details of every picture. I shredded my post-its to place next to each look I envied. My top picks are Elizabeth and James' striped shirt and sequin sweater, everything Balmain, and the Burberry Prorsum shearling. The biggest surprise was how much Tory Burch has changed her image, from a vacationing socialite, with annoying ballet flats that every girl in NYC owns, to the rough & tough NY city girl...props to TB. This just makes me crave the Fall weather even more. Time to digest...B
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The heat has been intense...New York was in the high 90s today! I decided it was important to get my favorite ice cream to cool down. I headed to Van Leeuwen, the gourmet ice cream truck in Soho, on Greene and Prince. Having ice cream on a cone brings me back to being a kid again, as you can see by the smile on my face. All the flavors are rich and creamy, and the beauty of them is that they use local and fresh ingredients. They have great simple flavors, such as strawberry and vanilla but also include ginger and red currants for the more adventurous customers. A portion of their proceeds goes to the protection of wildlife in the Congo...indulging has never tasted so good! Check out the ice cream truck if you're in the neighborhood. Luvs...B
Monday, August 17, 2009
I've always been curious of what girls carry in their handbags...especially in NY, we all seem to have huge bags these days. Bigger is better! So, I've decided to share my bag with all my day to day essentials. My Marc Jacobs metallic blue tote is my go to for this summer, and it holds:
*molekine notebook, for jotting down my random thoughts/grocery lists/and blog ideas.
*blackberry, need to stay connected and for BBMing...yay!!!!!
*old old old prada cosmetic bag
*Q tips, super useful...couldn't live without!
*M by MJ faux croc zip clutch, holds everything, and the zipper is important so nothing falls out!
*Cheap streetfair fan, needed for those hot/humid days waiting for the subway
*Emergen-C, great for a little pick-me-up during the day
*Ipod - currently obsessed with Gold Lion, Lady Gaga, The Knife, Thunderheist & Tupac (always)
*Fruity Gum & Mint Gum - I change my mind alot, so I always need options. And bad breath is sooo unfashionable! j/k
*Bobby pins, necessary to pin up my hair when it starts woofin!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Just doing my usual run-thru at F21, I came across this studdly cuff. Perf for those days you need to add a little punk to your outfit...and for only $8.80, you can't beat that!
My newest obsession has been collecting bits and pieces to add to my fall wardrobe. But, since the sweltering heat in NYC is holding me back from wearing anything, all my purchases have succumbed to a life under my desk at work. Most of my shopping takes place during my lunch breaks with my bffl (best friend for life). We roam the streets of
After pouring through all the magazines, blogs and boutiques, I’ve come to terms with my Fall style, “preppy punk rock.” And these are just some of my lusts for the season…
*Over-the-Knee (OTK) boots
*Oversized yummy boyfriend cardis
OTK platform by Louboutin
Marc Jacobs Fall 09 Wrath Bag
Uniqlo Merino Cardi
Striped Splendid Deckside Tee
Look from Madewell with the most awesome jean leggings…they're thick and squeeze you in perfectly (shout-out to Sandy for telling me about these beauties)
Ann Demeulemeester's perfect army boot...classic with a little hardcore in them to mix it up.
***First post down...but...blogger is buggin out. I can't deal anymore with the formatting, so you will have to. There will be more where this came from...xo, B.