Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunday is the New Friday

This past weekend it was blazingly hot in NYC, so on Sunday my friends and I decided to head to St. Marks St. for some sidewalk shopping and brunching.  

Us at Cafe Orlin for brunch.  Where I had a delicious falafel and hummus platter with fries.  Check it out on!
We also had these super refreshing kiwi-strawberry cocktails.  

Stopping on our walk down St. Marks for some photos.  Since it was so hot out, I wore a simple cotton tank dress from F21, liked the layering at the bottom of the dress as well.  Worn with a really unique bag from SHIH.  Kind of obsessed with the song on this site and the designer Stephanie who I met at a trade show a few years ago is incredibly nice!  Studded gladiator flats are Steve Madden.  Sunnies are Mui Mui.

At our window seats at our next bar BUA.  A very chill place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Shot of my beer and the view from our window seats.

Close up of the bracelet I wore.  Not sure who the designer is of this, but I totally love how heavy and tough looking it is.

Stud earrings I wore...also not sure of the designer.

Close up of all our shoes.  Mine are in the middle.  Yes, the ones to the left are the same but more neutral colored.  We like the shoes, OK! 

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gilt Fuse is Here!

Heads up to everyone that the diffusion site of Gilt, Gilt Fuse launched today.  This spin off site, offers a wider range of clothing, shoes and accessories at lower prices.  If you need an invite to Gilt or Gilt Fuse shoot me an email and I'd be happy to send out an invite.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Monday, So Good To Me

Took a few shots after work today as it was getting dark outside.  I was kind of bored and went for a walk around my neighborhood and figured I'd snap a few photos.

Wearing a tan vest with ruffle sleeves from Zara, a denim circle skirt from AE, a random cheapy ring and the Jet Setter tote by Foley & Corinna.

Close up of the Nine West shoes I wore.  They're at least two seasons old, but I love the ethnic feel created by the grommet and stitching details on this shoe. 

Also wore these edgy snake hoop earrings by Kevia.  If you haven't seen Kevia jewelry yet, you must must check out their site.  Their designs are unique, beautiful and a little edgy all in far one of my favorite jewelry lines!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lazy Sunday

I'm having a totally lazy Sunday so I decided to post some random outfit shots.  Below I'm wearing a thrifted knit shirt, 2 necklaces I hooked together from F21, American Eagle super destroyed boyfriend jeans, Steve Madden fringe heels, and Kooba bag. (Sorry some of the photos are a little fuzzy).

Close up of the knit shirt and necklaces.

Close up of the fringy heels.

After work one day.  Wearing an Issac Mizrahi striped dress with JCrew layered bauble necklace, Nine West gladiator heels, and Rebecca Minkoff handbag (my favorite handbag designer).

Close up of the JCrew bauble necklace and my Octo ring - love, love, love him.

A few weeks ago I went to the Isabel Toledo exhibit at F.I.T.  I wasn't allowed to take pictures inside, since I missed the press night, but her designs are amazingly inspirational!  This Cuban born, but NY based designer is now best know for creating the inauguration dress Michelle Obama wore.  This dress is on exhibit at F.I.T, however I must say several of her other pieces are the show stoppers.  She with help from her husband, Ruben Toledo, make intricate and beautiful pieces from one geometric pattern.  Truly incredible.  Catch her exhibit, Fashion From the Inside Out, at F.I.T through September 26.

Outside the exhibit, wearing a lace mini skirt from JCrew, olive tank from H&M, gold lariat necklace from H&M, Lauren Merkin cork clutch, and Nine West Gladiator sandals.


I was supposed to go surfing again today...however it again didn't happen.  Decided to do a quick post of beach pics from earlier this summer instead.  Wearing a comfy, breezy cotton maxi dress from F21 with a lace cutout back and a silk flower child head band from Urban.  I guess I was trying to channel a bit of a mermaid vibe.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Retail Therapy

So today I woke up totally pumped and un-hung over for a full day of surfing on Long Beach.  Unfortunately the weather was not on the same page as me with rain and thunderstorms pretty much all day.  To help me out of my bad weather funk, I decided to do a little retail therapy.

I've been hearing about Bare Minerals for a while now and in need of some new makeup I decided to check out the store close to my apartment.  The makeup has no preservatives, fillers, binders, talc, oil, or fragrances and supposedly even helps make your skin better over time.

Pretty much everything they have is in powder form which turns creamy when mixed with the heat of your skin.  When the makeup artist, first put the foundation (in powder form on my face) I wasn't really wowed, but as I sat there it's almost like the make up became more a part of my face and the coverage just got better.  And it really doesn't feel like you're wearing anything at all, which is a big plus.

My only complaint is there is kind of a lot of steps compared to what I'm used to, but the result is still very natural.  My true test will be using it tomorrow morning before work to see if it is in fact really managable in day to day life.   

My loot.  Yes, I spent a small fortune.  At first I was a little skeptical of the mascara since I'm a Fiberwig girl, but this stuff made my lashes longer than I have ever seen testing to see if I have a waterproof problem with it.  Also I loved the eyeshadow colors.  I got a pretty sea green and two different golds.

Here I am in my rainy day attire on my way home from shopping.  Wearing yellow Hunter wellies, a black spring jacket with laser eyelet cut outs from F21 and my tiedye leather clutch from Urban Outfitters.

Mid way through my walk home I stopped to do a sweat test on the makeup.  Despite the rain, it was quite humid and muggy out.  Makeup wasn't running.

By the time I got home my skin still looked dewy and hair is another story.

Close up of the Sarah Briggs earrings I wore today.  She's makes truly beautiful pieces and is one of the nicest designers I've ever met.

Also wore my JCrew bauble ring today.

I'm excited to see how the makeup continues to work for me and if this mineral makeup trend is all it's really cracked up to be.  I'll be sure to share my continued experience via the blog.