Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Alexander Wang Addiction: Bags

I fell in love with the Marion a long time ago, but never quite made the plunge in purchasing it. Much to my dismay, the rose gold and pebbled leather combination I had coveted (and confidently put off, given its status as a classic in Alexander Wang's collection) became sold out and impossible to find. I scoured eBay for a long time before finding one and purchasing it, and it has since become one of my favorite bags. 

I recently got another (!!) Marion at the Alexander Wang sample sale in Soho at 151 Wooster Street. This little cutie is also black, albeit suede, and with silver hardware. At $225, I couldn't pass it up.

Another fantastic eBay find was this Prisma tote. I've been lusting after this one for ages, too, but didn't want to pay too much for it - I lucked out and found a brand new one on eBay for $400. The tote is sleek and cool - definitely one of my favorite bags! I also like the updated version, which has slightly different corners. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Restaurant Reviews: Ladurée SoHo



Being the morning person that I am, there is nothing that I revel in more than a delicious brunch or breakfast. The opening of the Ladurée café in  SoHo had me excited for ages, and since then, I've been a fairly avid customer. This post shall be a review, featuring photos of some of my favorite breakfast dishes and pastries, as well as the incredibly ornate decor of the restaurant. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

“I design like an architect. It’s a beautiful, distinctive art, and shoes are like the foundations. If the foundations aren’t right, the building won’t stand upright, and if a woman’s balance isn’t right, nothing else is.” -Jimmy Choo



Autumn has me on the hunt for boots, sweaters, and coats, and I've slowly been crossing things off my wish list...expect to see lots of Helmut Lang, AllSaints, and Alexander Wang in the next couple of posts. ;) I finally purchased the Jimmy Choo Youth lizard embossed boots from eBay, my new favorite place to shop. I originally wanted the standard leather ones, which are lovely, but I think the simple nature of the boot practically mandates the textural enhancement.

WHERE TO BUY

The Youth boot is available in various colors, skins, and textures -  navy suedecamel suedeblue/gray suedeburgundy suedepebbled light gray leatherleopard print, distressed leatherblack crystalbrown leathermetallic graystudded suede, and black waxed suede, to name a few. 

There is also a taller version and models with shearling or with rabbit fur on the inside.

The simple black ones are discounted at BlueFly and Farfetch but are available at full price from Bergdorf'sJimmy ChooNordstromNeiman'sSaks, and Net-A-Porter.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"A woman carries her clothes. But the shoe carries the woman." -Christian Louboutin

I told myself I wouldn't get anymore shoes, and yet....
(Featured in this post: Tieks by Gavrieli flats, Chloe ballerinas, Balenciaga sandals, and Joie sandals)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

"I love beautiful clothes." -Valentino Garavani

Care to take a gander at what's in the box? Unsurprisingly, yet another pair of Valentino shoes....hee hee hee.
These have been on my wish list for ages, but have been sold out in this particular style almost everywhere. Imagine my surprise when I found them during a random trip to Bergdorf's! I was in the neighborhood to pick up a scholarship check (hooray) and figured I'd stop in. I did a double take when I spotted these, as I've been trying to find them, with no luck. The best part? They were half-off. 

Trying to score this style? There are very budget-friendly versions available at Kohls, Choies,  Long Tall Sally, and Yes Style.
There are also similar styles from Jeffrey Campbell and Kaanas.
These Tory Burch lace espadrilles are sold out but they were adorable : (
Valentino has a few lace styles available at the moment - this neon green version , these adorable pink ones (half off! Also available here, but not on sale...wah), these dark green ones, animal print studded ones, camo ones, embroidered ones, striped ones...they have a ton of espadrille styles available now.
I almost purchased these, albeit in pink, but I held out for these black ones. 

Valentino has a version almost identical to mine available, however, the lace is darker. They're also available on BlueFly

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"A woman with good shoes is never ugly." -Coco Chanel


shop the shoes: herehereherehere and here
shop the sunnies: here, here, here, here, here, and here 
You would think I would have satiated my thirst for new shoes by now, but alas, that is never the case. My recent acquirements have been much more frugal than my past ones, however, costing me around $50 each. I found the Jeffrey Campbell Skulltini loafers on eBay, my new favorite haunt, and purchased the Kate Spade Keds on sale! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

vintage find: vintage louis vuitton monogram monceau

 I'm an avid vintage shopper, especially when it comes to bags. Many of my bags are vintage, including my beloved Chanel flap. I find that vintage bags often have a better quality to them - as well as an undeniable charm. I've also recently begun a foray into eBay with mild success. One of the fruits of my endless eBay searching labor (read: scrolling on my laptop) was this gorgeous vintage Louis Vuitton Monceau