Thursday, April 29, 2010

Feeling Friendly for Friendship Necklaces

Friendship necklaces are totally it right now. The main reasons they seem to be popping up everywhere are that 1) they are adorable 2) they remind us of our childhood 3) they have to be handmade, meaning that every one is unique and that makes us feel special. All 3 of these reasons are also why I am 150% pro-friendship necklace. There are a lot of options out there, but my favorites are by Kate who designs For Me, For You and Caroline who designs Brvtvs.

Shop For Me, For You and Brvtvs

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Erdem Nails: April Showers Bring Nail Flowers

After doing a couple of rounds of nails inspired buy Miu Miu collections, I got started thinking about which other collections I loved and which ones had clear themes that could be translated more abstractly. Erdem's Spring 2010 collection immediately popped into my head. How awesome would it be to take the springy painterly florals and try to do that on nails? That's why I was so excited when I found myself at a Claire's in an outlet mall in Virginia. Hello flower nail stickers. I bet you didn't imagine you'd be used by a 24-year old going for the Erdem S/S 2010 look, did you?

Via Mark Iantosca and

Monday, April 26, 2010

Svpply Suprises

1. Platoon
2. Trek/Tech
3. Wanderlust
4. Archaeology, Geology, Fashionologie
More favorite combinations from my Svpply page,

Check out my first set of outfits inspired by Svpply while you're at it!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lindsey Wixson Wears Miu Miu Again, This Time in Times Square

Lindsey is too cute, especially in everyone's favorite Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2010 collection.

Pop 22
Photographed by Paul Graham

Via Vain and Vapid

Thursday, April 22, 2010

J.Crew's Sale Read My Mind

J.Crew keeps discounting their sale selection further and in doing so, tugging with my heartstrings. The slouchy washed silk blazer is easy, the jumper is breezy, the shoes are perfection for me (I'm obsessed with gold shoes and don't really wear anything over 3 inches), and the sweats are on trend without being trendy.

Sigh, J.Crew, and the new Spring/Summer 2010 is just perfection. You kill me.

New Yankee Stadium, No Pickle Relish

Last week I went to my very first Yankees game and while it would be unfair to call me a baseball fan, I do love going to games. Our tier three seats were close enough to see all the action, even though it was Jackie Robinson Day, so every player on both teams was wearing number 42, making it nearly impossible to tell what was going on. The colors and sounds of a baseball game are unlike anything you can experience anywhere else. Next time we'll maybe pick a day it doesn't rain and we'll bring our own pickle relish. Seriously, Yankee Stadium, people want pickle relish!

Pics by Mark Iantosca

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DIY Clogs by Maguba

Maguba lets you fulfill all of your colorful clog dreams by designing your own color combination for their four different clog styles. Don't have any colorful clog dreams? That's cool too, stick to the classics. Their clog shapes are pretty much as good as any on the market and they're priced similarly, if not cheaper than most. For me it's a toss up between purple and gold, so why not go for both.

Via Cat Party

Friday, April 16, 2010

Svpply Suprises

Two new outfit combos inspired by my new favorite website, Svpply. Addicted much? Yes. Why? Because it corrals my haphazard online shopping habits into one aesthetically pleasing database. It's community-driven, but not oppressive to boot.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

City Island: Out of Long Island Sound, Into the Fryer

A couple of weeks ago we took a day trip to City Island, one of the most weirdly unique and charming places in the city. The island is a completely obscure enclave located just off the Bronx, an old fishing community filled with adorable small houses, tiny beaches, a creepy cemetery, and seafood restaurants. We walked amongst the graves, searched for shells and sea glass on a beach so small it might not even count, and almost froze to death trying to get the kite to fly with a fly fishing rod. After working up an appetite for a seafood feast, we went to Johnny's Famous and ended up in a zoo for Bronx locals with a taste for fry batter. After a few too many donuts in an empty lot, we headed back in a cloud of mist to fall asleep with a bottle of wine, watching Blue Velvet. To be fair, only I fell asleep.

All pics by Mark

Monday, April 12, 2010

3 Tie-Front Dresses

1. Weekend: Mociun Jersey Tie Dress, $225, at
2. Event: Karen Walker Statue Striped Dress, $704, at
3. Office: Bodkin Twister Tie Shirtdress, $330, at
Last summer I was obsessed with tie-front dresses and tops. Thankfully designers were on the same page and a year later there are some great ones available for every occasion. Most likely this will just find me yet again tying the front of button-ups and knotting the sides of tee shirts, which isn't too bad either.

Cynthia Rowley for Roxy- I Need Neoprene

 I was immediately excited when Cynthia Rowley first announced her collaboration line with Roxy. Billed as surf wear with Rowley's signature girly twist that you can wear in and out of the waves, I knew I would love it. Technically speaking I love anything with neoprene. The result is something like Lisa Marie Fernandez's chic take on surf wear, but less overtly sexy. The line will be available at Barney's and Colette, but I just discovered that you can buy them now on as well. I obviously want it all, but the pencil skirt is too much to pass up.

Cynthia Rowley for Roxy Choka Skirt, $125, at

See it all here: Cynthia Rowley for Roxy