I am totally into Buddhist ways of life and doctrines like zen and feng shui and karma. Mostly karma though because although I have had my fair share of feng shui panic attacks and have signed up for mediation classes to increase my zen, the idea of karma makes so much sense to me. It’s completely a fair way to look at things. Except for when you give your aunt a Missoni throw pillow and then in return she gives you a ten dollar iTunes giftcard, usually when I do something nice for someone it is returned.
My friend ‘Miranda'(as most of you know because of an article she wrote on this blog) is a interior designer and sometimes exterior. She needed me to tag along and go to some new antique stores that she had heard about. I really did not want to go because I have barely any money left in my account and I am thinking about cheaking myself in a rehab for a substance abuse problem of mine. That is of clothing. I have bought more than three thousand dollars of clothing in the last three days. Not good. Anyway, I ended up going with her and I ran into another great friend and we ended up having an amazing time and not only that, I found a priceless vintage wedding ring on a necklace for only twenty dollars! It’s gorgeous. Perfectly cut and everything and the band is actually the most beautiful band I have ever seen. So there you go karma lives on daily!
Usually when I do something selfless I end up getting something back wheither that is just having fun or finding a great deal. Next week I am taking in a roommate because my good friend broke up with ehr boyfriend and her place is also his place sine they rent it together. He said he’s keeping it and now she has to find a place. I hate when that happens, it’s like don’t these girls have any say too? Anyway I am so happy to be taking her in but I am also hoping this will increase my karma.
Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t written in a while. Life has been so hectic with friends, family, work, and relationships. Firstly, I would like to address a reoccuring trend that keeps on getting bigger and bigger each season. Vintage. Vintage is one of the best trends ever because everyone can afford it. You could get a vintage inspired item at Forever21 or a cheap find at a thift store. Also, you could get a vinytage inspired item at Intermix or find an outrageously expensive piece at a vintage boutique. It ranges from everything to anything. Here are some vintage inspired looks, but rememebr the best stuff is the real stuff so look online for a local thrift store for a cute new look.
With all of these fashions coming and going you may wonder what will stay in style. Just stay true to yourself and establish your own look and buy what you look good in and what you feel good in. Also, remember the fashion recycles itself so bring out that old leather jacket that is collecting dust for its revival!
I wrote in my last blog about “Samantha” and after a long chat with her I am not mad at her. My friends and I included her in our halloween festivities and we all have been cordial, but I feel like there is a point where one still might love your friend but maybe things have changed and then the friends move apart. I know this has happened to me plenty of times, but I know for a fact that I have “Charlotte” to be my friend through and through. As I also explained in my last blog, my group of friends is also getting closer to another fab girl but I have yet to think up a name for her. So as of now, my friends are shifting but only for the good I think.
Another thing that comes and goes is boys. My friend “Charlotte” went through a hard break-up on Halloween and it just reminds me how men are so unreliable. This is as a rule of course because Mr. Right is so right. Although we have some arguments, everything is pretty good. But boys will be boys and that means no matter how comfortable things get you have to be realistic when it comes to relationships. Now, I am the biggest romantic, besides “Charlotte”, there is so when it comes to my relationships, although I am hestiant at first, I begin thinking about weekends up in the Hamptons with the kids. What I am saying is that “trends, [men, and even some friends] may come and go but the true friends stay forever.”
I think one of the most accurate songs of all time is “Dimonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”. When I where a great piece of jewerly I feel so pretty and all grown-up. So here are some jewerly to make all of you feel pretty:
Tiffany Solitaie Diamond Earrings
Bow Pendant from Tiffany and Co.
Elsa Peretti Keshi Pearl Bracelet from Tiffany’s
Edwardian Auqmarine Pendant Necklace from Lang Antiques
Art Deco Diamond Bracelet from Lang Antiques
Antique Pearl and Diamond Drop from Lang Antiques
My favorite jewewrly stores are Tiffany’s and Lang Antiques. Both of these stores can be pricey so for other, more afforable jewerly look at Kay Jewelers or Zales Jewelry. For fake, very cheap, and very cute, look at Girl Props or Claire’s. Both these stores are kind of aimed at for younger kids but they are great for costume jewerly or fun night-out jewerly that you won’t mind if it breaks. I am not really a fan of Kay and Zales although I cannot say since I have nothing from those stores but I am a firm believer in expensive jewerly. Jewerly is something that you keep all your life and jewerly, especially diamonds, never go out of style. So treat your self to a nice diamond necklace or bracelet or earrings and you’ll be singing Marilyn Monroe’s song, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend all the way home.
When I think about the word ‘men’ other words like dirty, irresponsible, and lazy come to mind. I would have never guessed that this species would actually inspire a fashion trend that has been lasting for a few seasons now. And we all now that fall will not be the end to this style. Whenever I think of women dressing in men’s attire I think of Katharine Hepburn or Coco Chanel.
These women have two things in common: an influence on fashion and their love for blazers.
I have found two blazers that I have fallen in love with. The first one being a bit out of my price range. It is Mary-Kate and Ashley’s line Elizabeth and James at Intermix.
The other blazer is from Urban Outfitters and a great alternitive balzer if you aren’t willing to spend that much.
I love the color of this one and I also love the rolled cuffs. Another fashion inspired by the men is the wingtip loafers. I also found two of these: one pair from United Colors of Benetton and one from Forever 21.
United Colors of Benetton Forever 21 Wing tips
And of course I can’t not mention the notorious ‘boyfriend sweater.’ My favorite is the one from American Apparel that is unisex.
So, when we all think that men have contributed nothing to this world, just think about your cute new blazer hanging up in your closet!
In the spirit of summer, I wanted to write a post about the cute nautical clothing. I just got back from spending a great week in Rockaway Beach where my friend has bought a summer house. It was so relaxing to be so near the beach except for the four men who died in the current. God bless their families and I hope they rest in peace. So about the adorable sailor outfits…
I found these at Saks Fifth Avenue and Shop Bop.
I really like this shirt because it looks so flattering and the colors aren’t typically nautical but still gets the point across.
Beau Soleil Dress
I love this dress because it is just perfect for the Hamptons and really anywhere sunny with a beach.
These nautical pants from Tory Burch are so adorable and would flatter every shape.
This is also Tory Burch. I love this mainly because of the sparkles. Her line is very nautical and totally inspiring if you want to go for that look.
Today, I went to the East Village with two of my best friends, “Miranda” and “Samantha”. Unfortunately my other friend had to go to the ballet with her grandparents. While she was watching arabesques, we were walking around in 97 degree weather. I am already in debt since I bought my apartment so I couldn’t buy anything except for some records at a vintage store called Love Saves the Day.
We found this one store called Foley + Corinna on 114 Stanton Street. I decided it would be the perfect store to buy a dress for an event since the dresses were gorgeous and unique but a bit over-priced. This other store, Pixie Market, has really cute shirts and was one of favorite finds of the day. Heres one of the shirts that I loved but couldn’t buy because of its price ($161):
Another adorable store was Pinky Otto which was kind of like Olive and Bettes, a expensive yet very chic store. The main difference though was the fact it was more innovative and unique. One store I did buy something at was Cadillac’s Castle, which is a designer resale and vintage clothing.
For any other addresses or the company’s email addresses, comment back and I will try and find them.