Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sorry for the crap image quality--iPhones aren't known for their cameras. I should note, this girl's friend on the left is wearing leggings, which I don't have an issue with at all. I like to wear leggings with a longer tunic or dress and high boots (not Uggs) myself on occasion. And lets say you've got one of those lanky model physics and are wearing an extremely short dress or skirt. I don't think it's their intention to wear TFP, but I could be wrong as I don't wear many extrememly short dresses. My target though, definitely wearing TFP. You can't tell from this photo, but they were only mostly opaque. Why? Because they were tights.
Sizes 10, 4, and 6 listed as available. I don't think Saks has the online inventory issues of Barneys, but I'm wary of online shopping a bit.
|Sorry, this item is no longer available online. Please call 1.877.551.SAKS (7257) to inquire about availability.|
P.S. If you're a 28" inseam, these wouldn't be cropped on you.
I usually don't post about makeup, but the Sephora sale is too good to pass up. Pop Sugar Daily alerted me to the fact that one could save up to 75% off at their after Christmas sale. At first I was afraid it'd be random Christmas sets of smelly bath products that I (and my sensitive skin) aren't into, but there are some really good deals. I basically have no money, but I'm really considering a NARS mini lipgloss set or a Stila Lip Glaze set. Maybe a Bare Escentuals gift set for Amber? Oh, and spend $50 for free shipping.
Oh, and if you do like smelly smellies, there are those rather deliciously aromatic Philosophy and Sephora gift sets.
Or maybe I'll just take a nap...saw how well that went yesterday.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I've been shopping recently and spending money on things I cannot afford. Mainly winter basics, amazing coats and jackets, and fun jewelry. I feel and look fabulous despite the sadness coming from my wallet pockets. My most recent trip to Hayes Valley in San Francisco proved to be fruitful. My first stop was to Acrimony, which carries amazing hard to find pieces and upcoming designers. I was instantly drawn to a beautiful coat with gold buttons and a wool hood. They are currently having a 50% off sale. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. Returns are only exchangeable for store credit. Keep that in mind. The next stop was Honey Ryder, an totally fantastic little boutique with great designer pieces. The owner, Annie is sweet and personable. The store had a lovely fragrant smell. The store was also having a 30% off sale on anything over $50 dollars. I was instantly attracted (I keep saying that, don't I?) to a beautiful vermeil ring by the LA designer, Pade Vavre. Incidentally, I could not find a photo online but it is an adjustable ring with pyrite shape rock on the top. I also purchased a sterling silver branch necklace by the designers of Jib and Genoa.
Next time, I'm going to dedicate a whole day to shopping in Hayes Valley. I'll have my lady friend with me and a wallet pocket full of money. I know I'll come out feeling and looking fabulous.
Now, later in the evening, I was looking up some jewelry by Pade Vavre and I found these amazing Peach Gold Diamond Quartz Studs. I cannot stop thinking about them. If only I had $880 dollars to spend on these beautiful earrings.
I also wouldn't mind getting the Herkimer Quartz Drop Necklace either. A whole week of unpaid vacation to New York doesn't help me get these pieces...
Oh well, onward to new adventures!
Man--you cannot sleep in. That's all there is to it. Rue La La is also having a final sale boutique. Prices aren't as crazy as Hautelook, but they're definitely cheaper than Gilt--I saw a Walter jacket for less that I'd just ordered... and it was definitely $20 less? No $49 less. Geez.
Anyway, it just goes to show you. Early birds and whatnot.
I can't remember what I was doing around 11 am today, but I think I had gone back to sleep as is my habit after some reading and a little breakfast snack.
Big mistake. Huge.
Hautelook is having a blow out sale, and they aren't kidding. Elizabeth and James tank tops for $9.50! A Nicole Miller gown? $40!
And the one that really gets me? Foley and Corinna handbags for under $50. Yes, you saw that correctly.
Nearly everything is sold out now. I feel like I've let myself and all of you down.
Did anyone get anything?
Monday, December 29, 2008
I'm heading to New York from Jan 18-24. I'm looking for a couch, floor, anywhere that I can crash for those dates. If you know of a place, let me know! Even if you know of a really super super cheap hostel/hotel. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. This is my first time in New York - so if you know of places I ought to visit, drop me a line.
Of course, in return, my place will be available to the person if they're ever in San Francisco. I have an extra full sized bed, a nice hot shower, no roommates, and I'm perfectly situated in downtown San Francisco.
Let me know!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
1. Gray Purse with Shoulder and Handle Straps
2. The Silver Forget Me Knot Ring by Kiel Mead
3. The Perfect Pair of Plain Dark Wash Jeans
4. Knee High Boots (that actually fit my shapely calves)
5. Cropped Camel Wool Coat
After several weeks, I've managed to get 4 out of 5 - which is surprisingly amazing.
Gray Aldo Purse (with gold hardware and shoulder & handle straps)
Silver Forget Me Knot Ring by Kiel Mead, size 8 (a gift from my sister)
Old Navy "Diva" Jeans Dark Wash Jeans (super low-rise and slightly flared)
*Note: these make me look tall and skinny and fit amazingly. For $20 bucks. Yay!*
Customized Knee High Boots from Duo Boots (I haven't purchased these styles [Imperia Boots and Versailles Boots] yet but I will once the new year starts)
Now, where the hell am I going to find that cropped camel wool coat?
Monday, December 22, 2008
Edit: I wanted to show a pic of the Jil Sander in white, but I could only find it in black. I love black, of course, but in the photo it's more difficult to see how wonderful the leather is.
At Barneys.com for $199--be wary of availability, however.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
In the words of Colin, that's "Totes Crae-Crae." I'm not sure how to actually spell that! While I'm speaking of Colin, I feel it only appropriate to let you all know that he actually told me about OakNYC months ago. I wrote the URL down on a Post-It which I promptly lost. One dapper man who is ahead of the times (or at least ahead of my learning curve).
(Click image to go to the page on Barneys.com)
Looking to make a bit more of an investment? How about a Marc Jacobs patent zip clutch for $249. That's right, not MARC by Marc Jacobs, it's Marc Jacobs.
I think my plan of action is going to be to swing by the store while I'm doing my Christmas shopping today to see if I can find any deals there because you all know my luck with the Barneys website.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I've been continuing my search for jeans, and I couldn't help thinking there have to be a million other people in the same boat as me. I want skinny jeans, but I'm short and um, not skinny. I like to call myself a chubby kid because I think that's funny. Offline, one of my catch phrases is, "Once a chubby kid, always a chubby kid," but I don't want you to think that I have mayjah self esteem issues. Nope, I like how I look; I'd like to find a pair of jeans that fit though.
In my search, I've found some brands/designers that simply do not work. Among these are the majority of designer jeans. One of the funniest things ever is seeing me in a pair of Seven
For All Mankind jeans. Actually, maybe I'll post a pic sometime, because it is seriously that awkward--the waist is too big, if, that is, I find a size I can get over my thighs. The lower butt is super tight while the upper, there's that big gap. Awkward.
One line of jeans that do seem to fit me are Joe's Jeans. I was in Saks the other day, and I found it's not even just my tried and true Provocateur, but a couple of the other cuts aren't too bad either. I was looking at shoes on RevolveClothing.com, and I realized that they have a huge selection of Joe's jeans. I mean, in the screenshot below, you can see the Provocateur in more washes than anywhere else. And that's just part of the page. Now, if only I had a spare $200 for jeans...
Click the image to go to the page on RevolveClothing.com.
I'm not as excited by her latest collection (Resort 2008), but if anything from the Fall/Winter 2008 collection made it's way into my stocking, I'd be a very happy girl indeed.
(Report Signature Shoes Fairfax Over the Knee Boot at ShopBop.com)
Edit: I might see if they have a pair at Urban Outfitters on Saturday when I do my Christmas shopping. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to get for anyone, but I'm looking forward to spending the day looking.
(Corsair Leather Over the Knee Boot at Urban Outfitters.com)
I just wish the heel was a tad higher.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So, Christmas list?
Shut up! She's refusing to help! It makes me admire her in some ways, but in other ways, in makes me feel glad that she has money, because I don't think she's going to be getting more job offers after this.
Whatevs, total bitch.
From The Cut:
British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood has collaborated with Rodarte, Alberta Ferretti, and Pollini, creating some of the most dangerous runway shoes we've seen. Abbey Lee fell at Rodarte's spring 2009 show, for one, and for this, Nicholas feels bad. He tells Style.com:
"I’m pretty much over the five-inch-high platform and girls tripping all over the place. Granted, I’ve been responsible for some of that … [I]t’s terrible. I have sympathy, I do. Next season’s shoes should be more manageable, I’m feeling ready for a more refined, lighter, more feminine look.
"…I’m working on a pair of flats, but for me, it’s either super-high or super-low. There’s no point messing with anything in between."
Wow, five-, six-, seven-inch heels are finally on the way out because they're — dare we say — impractical? Has the fashion industry gone mad? Still, we don't mind seeing these crazy heels go. It's a long way down for those models as it is, and we regular human folk can't be trusted in these shoes anyway.
Nicholas Kirkwood Feels For The Falling Model [Style.com]
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
(Photo credit: OakNYC.com, and olsensanonymous.blogspot.com)
I haven't really chatted here about my secret love of MK & A. If you haven't checked out Olsens Anonymous you definitely should. That's also where I found a cheaper(ish) version of the Proenza Schoeler PS1 bag.
According to a quiz I just took (found on Jaclyn's blog) on my New Year's style, that means I'm hip.
Finally! So then I decided that maybe I can rock the drop-crotch pants. I searched for "drop-crotch pants" on ShopStyle, and I got three hits, one from a web site I didn't know about, OakNYC.com. Am I totally behind the curve? I highly recommend checking out this minimalist oasis. That's right, I called it a minimalist oasis.
Click on the image to visit their 75% off 'warehouse' page.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I saw a girl on the train the other day wearing a fleece jacket and a pair of tights. I couldn't help thinking, how is the girl walking around without any pants on.
If you purchase it in the lingerie department, it's not pants.
Edit: I just realized how funny this post would be for an English reader. So, in translation, tights are not trousers!
Edit #2: Awesome visual via gofugyourself.celebuzz.com:
Ok, now picture someone riding the train in this, only the dress/tunic thing is a North Face Fleece.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Photo credit: Joe Kohen/WireImage for MFO
Second, has anyone else seen Johanna's blog? I'm going to look into it now. She's one of us!
I don't know if girlfriend is going to win Stylista, but I think she's got some definite talent, and I like that she really works for the skill side of the job. Because we know, it's not all just picking the like, coolest clothes ever out of some magical fashion closet. You have to work at it. Ok, so this work is a little more fun...