Saturday, December 31, 2011

"Since the beginning of civilization perfume has always been used and has been considered an essential part of woman's attraction." -Christian Dior, from The Little Dictionary of Fashion

I've been wanting J'adore Dior for quite some time, and I'm so happy to finally have it! I also have my two little Chloe sampler sized scents. :) I love perfume very much and I have a bajillion bottles haha.

"Fashion may be part of their world, but it's not their whole life. It's not everything." -Marc Jacobs

Hmmm, what could be inside this pretty gift box from Saks? ;)

"I believe to be successful at anything you have to give it a 100% commitment and that is what I still do to this day." -Miranda Kerr

I hope you all had a very happy holiday and have a healthy, successful, and joyful New Year! :)
I picked up a couple of bits and bobs (as my wonderful friend India would say haha :D) from Sephora and Victoria's Secret. I also have a bunch of amazing things to post about in the upcoming couple of days, but I can't take decent photos tonight because I don't have proper lighting.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

"It is a gown in which your family sees you every is the first thing you wear to start the day, and it is so important to look always right especially in the intimacy of your home." -Christian Dior

I am certainly a believer in cute sleepwear. I agree with Mr. Christian Dior in that your sleeping garments are what you start and end the day in, so why shouldn't they be nice? :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

"I love red and I think it suits almost every complexion. It is good for any time, too." -Christian Dior

I have a serious affinity for cardigans. I just can't help myself when I see a cute cardigan! I got this Juicy Couture cardigan recently, and it is a lovely burgundy color. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Dots...they are lovely, elegant, easy, and always in fashion. I never get tired of dots." -Christian Dior

I picked up this gorgeous blouse from What Goes Around Comes Around today!

Currently Coveting: Net-A-Porter Edition

I was browsing Net-A-Porter today, looking mostly at clothes (that is, tops and knits...because I am incapable of resisting a cute cardigan). I saw some stuff that I am absolutely in love with!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald’s, wearing heels to play football." - John Galliano

I finally picked up Chanel Pirate, and I recently also tried out April, May and June. I must say, I find the three new colors absolutely stunning and I'll be purchasing all of them. Pirate is a really pretty red; every time I catch a glimpse of my hands, I marvel at how nice the color looks!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Currently Coveting: Tibi, Juicy Couture, Marc by Marc Jacobs

I was browsing Tibi's website earlier and I saw a bunch of really beautiful things. I absolutely love Tibi. I only have a few things from the brand (two skirts, a blouse, and two cardigans) but they're all gorgeous pieces.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

"I never look at fashion magazines. I find them incredibly boring. To me, reading a fashion magazine is the last thing I need to do. I've got books I need to read. More people should read books." - Vivienne Westwood

I just made a new blogspot post, but I decided to make another one lol. Yesterday I picked up Chanel's Rose Exuberant nail polish. I still have a lengthy wishlist of Chanel nail polish. The next one  want to purchase is Pirate. They already have May, April, and June in stores and I have to say, I am absolutely in love with every shade. I'm going to make a Chanel nail polish wishlist behind the cut. :)

"Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, and of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they’d just walk around naked at all times." – Betsey Johnson

My order of Betsey Johnson socks finally came from HauteLook, so I figured I'd make a post about recent essentials I've gotten (read: socks, underwear, yoga/gym pants, lol....exciting). The socks have such cute packaging that I almost don't want to take them out! There are some other Betsey Johnson socks I want to get, as well. (I always want to shorten Betsey Johnson to BJ but that just doesn't sound right....ahem.)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

"I'm just CRAZY about Tiffany's!" -Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly

I never got around to making this post, but here is the amazing birthday present my boyfriend got for me! :)

"No elegant woman follows fashion slavishly." -Christian Dior

I FINALLY got a pair of Tory Burch flats! The things in this post are partially my holiday gifts from my parents, but I picked them out so I asked to photograph them before they get put away for New Years. :) (In most Slavic countries, New Years is celebrated like Christmas, and we still do this even though we live in NYC - we put up a tree for New Year's and get presents at midnight.)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Currently Coveting: Prada and Bags

Hi everyone! I hope you're all doing well. I'm about to head off to class, and then the gym, so I figured I'd make a quick "Currently Coveting" post. :) 

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Sunglasses Collection ♥

I got a couple of requests to do a post on here about my sunglasses, so I decided to take photos of all of them and share with you all! I have acquired eight pairs of designer sunglasses in the past few years (one of the pairs is not pictured above because they did not come with a box). I love them all :)

“Take care of yourself, be healthy, and always believe you can be successful in anything you truly want.” -Alessandra Ambrosio

I picked up my RueLaLa order from the post office today. I ordered a pair of sunglasses from Juicy Couture and I'm excited to show them to you! They're a bit whimsical, but I think they'll be so cute for the beach in the summer, or even just to spice up an outfit. I fell in love with these and I couldn't pass them up!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Currently Coveting: Chanel, Benefit, Fragrances, Victoria's Secret

I have recently become obsessed with vintage Chanel earrings. They are so stunning. I want a pair to wear with my hair pulled into a bun, some big cat eye sunglasses (perhaps my new Madonna for Dolce & Gabbana shades), and red lipstick!

"Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong." -Adriana Lima

I've gotten a few makeup products over the past month that I never posted about, so I figured I'd post them all together. :) I have been coveting a few things from Benefit (Erase Paste, Boi-ing, That Gal, High Beam, Benetint, and some perfumes) and Too Faced eyeshadow brushes, as well as J'adore Dior and Viva La Juicy, so hopefully I'll be able to purchase all of those things eventually. For now, here are the makeup/beauty items I've gotten!

Monday, November 28, 2011

“It's all a game, with new rules every season.” -Stefano Gabbana

Sunglasses are becoming one of my greatest vices....I have accumulated a great deal more pairs than originally intended. These are my newest babies - Madonna for Dolce & Gabbana cat eyes. I love cat eye sunglasses and am now eying (no pun intended) a pair from Dior...
Before I delve right into this post, I'd like to link an interview I did with the website Smashion! :D
They have a cool website that's definitely worth checking out =)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"You can't pretend that everybody likes Versace. It would be boring. It's better to create a reaction than to create no reaction. That's dangerous." -Donatella Versace

Allow me to preface this post by addressing my minor hypocrisy - I generally am not a fan of H&M. I am also, or was never, a fan of the designer/lower-end-store collaborations, as I thought that this was an excuse to sell low quality goods for an escalated price simply because the tag boasted a designer name. 
For some reason, Versace for H&M got me kind of excited. There was a particular skirt that I wanted, and then I just sort of decided that if I were going to get the skirt, I might as well get something to match it, and so on and so on.... The items in the collection were definitely not for everyone, but I really love what I got. :)
These are my very first H&M pieces (albeit not my first Versace pieces), which is also kind of interesting and exciting for me. I think the items that I purchased are really fun and eye-catching, despite being all black lol! (Those palm tree prints were not for me.) Anyway, without further ado, here are the things that I purchased!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"As far as I can remember, every dime I ever had went to something extravagant. I would rather spend more, buy fewer items and have them forever." -Rachel Zoe

I feel like I've been buying so many Juicy Couture items lately. I redeemed my Mystery Money Card this weekend; it had $25 on it. I wanted to buy a pair of stud earrings but it turned out that I couldn't buy a sale item with the mystery money credit. I was already at the counter so I just turned around and grabbed some scrunchies that were exactly $25 lol!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"I don't do fashion; I am fashion." -Coco Chanel

I've done a lot of shopping and thrifting in the past couple of months but I haven't posted a few of my purchases, so I decided to make a joint post with today's finds (a Theory blazer, a Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt, a Theory sweater, and a Kate Spade cardigan) and previous purchases. If you're interested, keep reading! :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

"Dressing is a way of life." -Yves Saint Laurent

This post is going to be about some items I've thrifted (a Marc by Marc Jacobs camisole, a Lorick dress, a Theory sequin tee, and a Missoni scarf) and a few other random goodies!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Currently Coveting: Makeup, Perfume, and Tiffany & Co. items!

I needed a photo for the beginning of this post, so I figured I'd post a photo of myself that I like. :P Anyway, I've decided to add a new feature to my blog called "Currently Coveting," featuring items/things I am liking, hoping to buy, or hoping to save up for. I will be doing these posts with certain themes, and today's themes are perfume, makeup, and some random things from Tiffany & Co. The makeup items are probably the only ones I shall be buying soon; the Tiffany items I am hoping to get eventually, and same for the perfumes. I always find it fun to make wish lists of things, it makes me happy and gives me motivation to work hard and save up money. So, without further ado, let's get started!

Friday, October 28, 2011

"Perfume, like your clothes, can so much express your personality." -Christian Dior, from The Little Dictionary of Fashion

Above are the three perfumes I've purchased/gotten in the past few months - Miss Dior Cherie, Juicy Couture's original scent, and Treson In Love by Lancome. The latter was gifted to my mom, but she is very picky about her perfumes and it was too strong for her, so she gave it to me!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Quality is essential to elegance. I will always put quality before quantity." -Christian Dior, from The Little Dictionary of Fashion

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen me mention buying two cardigans. Well, here they are! (Along with a few other goodies!)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

"The best things in life are free; the second best are expensive." -Coco Chanel

I couldn't agree more with the quote I titled this post after. The most important and wonderful things in life are priceless - family, loved ones, friends, your health....but the next best thing after that is most certainly saving up and buying something you've been coveting for a while, like a trip to Spain or a ring you've been reblogging on Tumblr for what feels like years... So, without further ado, let's open these bags! ;)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

"To reinvent a newly impeccable you in the most modern of outfits, don’t skip on makeup and be sure to have flawless skin and hair. That will have more impact than expensive clothes.” -Karl Lagerfeld

I bought a few makeup items this month that I'm absolutely in love with.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"I think it is as important for a woman to have beautiful perfume as it is for her to have beautiful clothes." -Christian Dior, from The Little Dictionary of Fashion

I finally ordered a perfume I've been wanting for ages, and at a great price, too!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

"I love things that age well - things that don't date, that stand the test of time and that become living examples of the absolute best." -Giorgio Armani

I love the Salvatore Ferragamo bow. I love it on the Varina flats; I love it on the Vara pumps; I love it on everything! A pair of Vara pumps is definitely a purchase I am going to make sometime soon, and I decided to get this headband to match them. :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Sunglasses are like eyeshadow. They make everything look younger and prettier." -Karl Lagerfeld

 I am obsessed with huge sunglasses. I have a gray pair from Fendi, a tortoise pair from Dolce & Gabbana, and a black pair from Oscar de la Renta. A white pair was on my wishlist for an incredibly long time. Ideally, I wanted to add either a pair of Chanels or a pair of Diors to my collection, but I didn't think I'd be lucky enough to snag either brand at a good price. I was on the lookout for any oversized white sunglasses though, as I think they're a summer essential. I got these around a month ago, and I was so pleased!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Handwriting tag!

Somebody on Tumblr messaged me and asked me to do the handwriting tag, so I decided to quickly answer the questions for it (I altered it a bit) before I went to go shower. =) A clearer photo with readable questions and answers is behind the cut!

"I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick." -Audrey Hepburn

I've read that the quote in my title is miss-attributed to Audrey Hepburn and that it is actually from a poem. It's still a lovely quote though! This post is going to be about all of the nail polishes I've picked up in the past two months. I've purchases a few O.P.I. colors and some Chanel polishes, so without further ado....

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Some girls are just born winners." -Juicy Couture

Hmmm, what could be in the box? ;)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it." -Audrey Hepburn

I wasn't really expecting to buy anything today, but isn't that always the case? :P

Monday, October 3, 2011

"A shoe has so much more to offer than just to walk." -Christian Louboutin

I was terribly bored the other day, so I decided to paint some Loubies. I am horrendous at drawing shoes, so I thought these turned out fairly decent, considering my general ineptitude with shoe art. I painted them in watercolor. Not bad for an hour's work, I think. :)

"Anything you do, work or pleasure, you have to do it with zest." -Christian Dior, from "The Little Dictionary of Fashion"

ANNOUNCEMENT: I changed my blogspot URL. It is now, like my tumblr ( This post is going to be devoted to all of my latest Juicy Couture purchases. I know a lot of people find Juicy to be tacky/young, but I really adore their clothing items and some of their accessories. Their velour sweatsuits may not be fashion forward, but they are extremely comfortable for lounging around. That being said, I wouldn't be caught dead with a velour logo handbag. I do love everything I purchased from them, though!

Friday, September 16, 2011

"We all get dressed for Bill." -Anna Wintour

I have to say, this year's FNO was the worst so far...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny." -Coco Chanel

As you can see, I've changed my layout a bit. I must say, I like this one a lot more. I've added a "read more" option and now my photos are a great deal larger! Tell me what you think in the comments! :)
This post is going to be short but sweet. I just wanted to show you all the beautiful Tiffany & Co. heart tag "Return to Tiffany" bracelet that I purchased. It retails for $245, but I found it for $35!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

“I think that we have to be aware that people are allowed to make mistakes in their life." -Christian Dior

I finally tried Laduree yesterday!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

"Grooming is the secret of real elegance." -Christian Dior

Recently I've been getting into makeup and nail polish again. A while ago, I told myself I didn't need to buy any more makeup unless I ran out of something, but now I want new brushes and new eyeshadow palettes and new eyeliners haha!

Friday, August 12, 2011

"You live but once; you might as well be amusing." -Coco Chanel

I'm finally going to do an update on all of the stuff I've bought recently! :) First, I'd like to show you my thrift store finds:
I fell in love with this oversized Piazza Sempione blazer and the blue interior.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Fashion changes, but style endures." -Coco Chanel

Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Elegance is a physical quality. If a woman doesn’t have it naked, she’ll never have it clothed." -Karl Lagerfeld

Sorry for the lack of updates; I haven't found the time to be on Blogspot unfortunately. :(
Let me update you on my most recent purchases (excluding books). I bought a Milly dress that is a light beige and has the gold chains I associate with Milly around the waist. I also bought a Band of Outsiders button down, and a St. John jacket.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

“This is what I think is modern. It's like wearing a couture jacket with a pair of jeans.” -Karl Lagerfeld

I am such a shopaholic.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

"The most important relationship you have in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens you will always be with yourself." -Diane von Furstenberg

So, I've finally decided what I'm going to wear to my grandmother's birthday party this weekend! It's not too formal, so I decided against wearing a dress. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Beauty can come from the strangest of places, even the most disgusting of places." -Alexander McQueen

Today I finally got to visit the Met to see Savage Beauty!

Monday, May 30, 2011

“I don't design clothes, I design dreams.” -Ralph Lauren

I am officially DONE shopping for clothing as of now. Firstly, I've spent the last of my money. Secondly, I have more clothing than I can fit in my apartment, let alone my closet. Thirdly, I need to save up for the bags I want! So here are the last few things I've purchased:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

"Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress." -Karl Lagerfeld

Of course, I have gone shopping again. 
Let's start with the boring stuff: I bought this book because I was bored during one of my breaks and wanted something not too heavy to read. I've been reading all of this good, interesting, educational stuff for school and I wanted something light. It's called Celebutantes and it's by Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Hopper.

Monday, April 18, 2011

“There's no Chanel collection without black. (It) will never exist. Who can live without some black clothes?” -Karl Lagerfeld

This post is going to be dedicated to a few things in my closet that I'm excited about wearing this spring :)