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March 7, 2012
tags: , bag, boots, bracelet, cuff, discount code, , jacobs, ld tuttle, marc, , , , , , runwayhippie, safety pin jewelry, , , , twitterpated, vpl
by Sonia

Don’t let that face of skepticism fool you; Spring is here my friends. It is here. Out of excitement at the mere prospect that temperatures would reach 65° this week, I busted out a faithful Spring blouse that has been with me for years. There’s just something about it that announces the arrival of a warmer season, don’t you think? Kind of like, “move over Lord Winter, Lady Spring is back and it’s time to get twitterpated!” I’ve clearly been watching too much Downton Abbey and Disney…

{ Marc by Marc Jacobs Shirt (really old, but similar one here), Rag & Bone Jeans, VPL x LD Tuttle Boots, J.Crew Bag, Tom Binns Cuff, MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo }

//photos by Emily Malan

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January 17, 2012

Alexander McQueen

As someone who dresses a little more simply on a day-to-day basis, details are really important to me. For example, I love it when pants are lined with a bright color or when a collar is decorated with studs. The Spring 2012 runways were full of details but the gold adornments were the ones that caught and nestled in my eye. I mean, who doesn’t love a little gold bling in their everyday wear?

To put my art history major to good use, let me just say that Balmain’s collection was like Art Deco meets Byzantium with its angular lines decked out in gold. And then there’s Valentino with those perfect gold studs that seem to be the brand’s new defining factor. Jill Stuart may have been an Easter egg in fabric and colors but the nails were bedazzled in gold dots that I’m officially dubbing my next DIY. Dries Van Noten dabbled in the metallic hue with hints of copper on their shoes and Gucci had an Art Deco 1920s collection that I’d give my first child for. But if I had to choose a single gold embellishment for my Spring 2012 wardrobe, I’d have to go with Yves Saint Laurent’s gold-plated pepto bismol pink loafers that I hope to buy the second they hit stores.



Jill Stuart

Dries Van Noten


Yves Saint Laurent

Sunday Spontaneity

April 4, 2011

After a late night of dancing at LCD Soundsystem’s last show at Madison Square Garden the last thing I thought I would do on Sunday was get dressed and bop around the city, but when my friend Erin suggested a manicure and shopping in Soho I couldn’t turn her down. I’ve been pretty frustrated with my wardrobe lately and admit that my weekend outfits consisted of black jeans and ripped up t-shirts, but the weather was so beautiful Sunday afternoon that I decided it was time for something a little bit more feminine. This was the first day in awhile that I’ve been able to walk around the city without a heavy winter coat and scarf, so I took full advantage and wore a flowy skirt and one of my favorite blazers that I’ve had since I was fourteen years old. Talk about money well spent. And while I probably didn’t need to wear tights, I’m really glad I did because not only is my skin transparent like Casper the Friendly Ghost’s, but there was a fair amount of wind that day and with one big gust…well, you can imagine the rest…

{ J.Crew blazer, Lucky Brand shirt, Anthropologie belt, thrifted skirt, HUE tights, Dr. Marten’s boots, Karen Walker sunglasses (last seen here), Louis Vuitton bag }


April 1, 2011
tags: dream catcher, flowers, , , , , , springspiration, springtime
by Sonia

Ok, it’s supposed to snow today in New York which is PREPOSTEROUS because this time last year I was on my roof working on my tan. Not ok Weather Man. Not. ok. If I don’t see a glimpse of spring in the next week or so I’m going to have a climate breakdown. I don’t know what that looks like, but it doesn’t sound pretty. Until then, I’ll just have to find solace in the photos I’ve been gathering/taking as my springspiration.

first photo by runway hippie. the rest via here & here

Autumn in Spring

March 9, 2011
tags: , autumn, , , no white after labor day, , , , , spring must haves, style testament, ,
by Sonia

I know that spring clothing is supposed to be full of florals and bright colors, but when I sat down to make my first list of spring must-haves I couldn’t help but pick out items made up of deeper, richer colors. What can I say, they’re my favorites! And just like the “no white after labor day” rule went out the window, I say to hell with pastels for spring, bring on those rich, autumnal colors! Thankfully, it seems I’m not alone in this style testament, as many of my favorite stores and brands are currently featuring pieces in those colors that I just can’t bring myself to resist, no matter what the season. Here’s round one of what I’m currently coveting for spring:


  1. Anarchy Street Crop Knit Sweater - $48
  2. Topshop Pleated Calf Length Skirt - $80
  3. Asos Leather Boyfriend Belt - $35.86
  4. JCrew Broken-in Boyfriend Short - $49.50
  5. Reed Krakoff Multi Strap Sandle - $650
  6. Madewell Poet Skirt - $98
  7. Erin Considine Polemos II Necklace - $282
  8. Forever 21 Sunglasses - $5.80
  9. Kate Spade Essex Small Scout - $295
  10. Topshop Off White Pleat Dress - $95
  11. Reiss Double Breasted Blazer - $345
  12. Jeffrey Campbell Southern Exposure Sandal - $107