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Go Buy Now: Traffic Stopping Hats

November 15, 2012

I am a stereotypical New Yorker in the winter. I am grumpy, pushy, and have a tendency to wear black from head-to-toe (see here for proof — fyi that smile is just for show).

I’m hoping to change that a bit this year, beginning with my closet. But such sartorial changes require babysteps (no, I’m not going to go out and buy a giant red puffer jacket much to Nora Ephron’s delight). My plan of attack on the shadowy hue? Neon hats.

Yellow, pink, orange, turquoise? Don’t matta, don’t care. And since the fluorescent hue will likely stop traffic as well, I’m going to go ahead and call this a fashion move for the greater good.

Shop some of my neon beanie picks below!

Walking Pillow

November 5, 2012

I bought this vest at one of my favorite thrift stores in the East Village back in March. Knowing I wouldn’t be able to wear it for awhile since spring and summer were quickly approaching, I stored it in the back of my closet for far.too.long, impatiently awaiting the day it became just cold enough to wear it.

Hurricane Sandy brought winter to New York and since most of my winter clothes are stored at my mom’s, I’ve been making do with whatever cozy goodies I have in my closet. Since this furry vest is a perfect combination of blanket meets mongolian fur pillow that I recently purchased for my living room makeover, it was a no brainer to wear this out and about this past weekend while running errands.

I acknowledge that I look a bit like a lamb/chicken/pillow hybrid and a small child actually came up to pet me; but the vest served its purpose in keeping me nice and toasty, and I personally believe it’s quite chic(k). See what I did there?

Joie vest | SWORD jacket | Rag & Bone jeans | Nine West boots c/o | vintage clutch | Saks 5th Ave beanie | Karen Walker sunnies

// photos by Suz Grossman 

A Week in Review

November 18, 2011

{ The Mango Spring Collection preview }

Just as I was gearing up to start that pre-holiday season diet, I end up eating my way through the week. This week started with a ridiculously delicious pasta with two of my favorite ladies from StyleOwner followed by buckets of ricotta cheese at Locanda Verde for a charity event, and last night a bunch of my friends and I gathered for a “family dinner” with a homemade meal of short ribs, potatoes, brussel sprouts, and a cheese plate c/o yours truly. And it doesn’t stop there; one of my best friends is moving to Long Island to live with her boyfriend in the next couple of weeks, so tonight we’re celebrating with a delicious meal and perhaps a little karaoke if we’re feeling up to it.

Diet starts…when?

{ One of my favorite street corners – otherwise known as the Rag & Bone store }

{ Beetle necklaces at the Mango Spring Collection preview – a must for my insect jewelry collection }

{ Crack in the form of Ricotta Cheese at Locanda Verde }

{ the Monster Scarf c/o Spratters & Jayne – have you used my discount code yet!? }

{ A colorful sidewalk after a much needed rain }

Love ♥ Child

November 1, 2011

It feels like it’s getting colder everyday (we even had SNOW on Saturday!) which I simultaneously enjoy and hate. As I notice the temperatures dropping I realize that Winter is just around the corner (blech), but I love that with each day I’m able to bust out different jackets like this one sent over from Nine West. I consider this jacket the love child between a Winter coat and a Fall sweater since the wooly coat sleeves are 3/4 length that then transition into cozy sweater sleeves. And while I’m not usually one for a boxy fitting jacket, I like how this one really allows me to bundle and layer.

If you love this coat as much as I do, then I’ve got some prettay prettay prettaaaay wonderful news for all ya’ll. Nine West is launching a sweepstakes on their Facebook page and giving away one of these wooly numbers! All you have to do is enter your email address in the sweepstakes entry field on their Facebook page and boom! you’ve got a chance of winning one of these beauties!

{ Coat c/o Nine West, Circle t-shirt c/o LNA, Jodhpur Jeans c/o J Brand, Acne “Pistol” boots, Infinity scarf c/o Nine West }

Monochromie Homie

October 17, 2011

I’ve been really into monochromatic outfits lately – obviously my all black ensembles don’t count, but just the other day I wore red from head-to-toe and loved looking like a tomato. This look is obviously much more subtle but I love how polished grey looks when paired with similar charcoal hues.

The other great thing about this outfit is that it’s as comfortable as a grey sweatsuit. The trapeze shaped cashmere sweater is as cozy as wearing a blanket and trousers with a little breathing room are a nice change from my everyday skinny jeans. If both pieces came in multiple colors I would definitely own them; I mean how great would this outfit look in emeraldy greens?! Peacock blues?! MUSTARD YELLOWS!? Oy!

The good thing is that this is an easy look to re-create no matter what pieces you have in your closet (sweater and trousers? I know you all have some of those in your wardrobe), so stay tuned for something similar coming real soon…

{ Zara sweater, Jigsaw wool trousers, Giles Deacon x Nine West booties, J.Crew bag }