Monday, January 31, 2011

Anarchy Street

How have I not known about this online store before today?!?  I want to cry--not only because this wonderland of low-price, trendy clothes escaped my knowledge for so long, but also because all the pieces I'm in love with are sold out.  However, I'm sure my credit card (and my mother) are both very excited about the latter.

Image of Faux Shearling Leather Jacket in Gray-Green [SOLD OUT]
I don't understand how this beautiful faux shearling coat is only $79.  I do, however, understand why it is sold out.  Sigh...

Image of Shearling Lace Up Ankle Boots in Black [SOLD OUT]

Image of Multi Strap Shearling Boots
I fell in love with these shoes the second I saw them.  So of course I took the time to email Anarchy Street to ask when they will be receiving a pair of these in a size 8.  I blame my sudden overwhelming urge to shop online and spend money that I don't have on the Wake Forest University business school.  A girl can only study so much without a little retail therapy!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Hello, readers!  I apologize for being MIA--things have been hectic lately, to say the least.  I am actually now a guest blogger/writer for, which means my posts here probably won't be as frequent as they once were.  I encourage you all to check out cocokouture; it's a great blogazine all about fashion, fitness/lifestyle, celeb, and beauty, and I will love you forever if you read my pieces!
This week, in light of my recent offer to work as a merchandising intern for Oscar de la Renta (can you say DREAM JOB!!) I thought I would highlight some of my favorite pieces from the classy, elegant designer.
Unfortunately, due to ODLR's hightech website, I cannot use pictures of the new items featured on the official website since they're not technically still photos.

Eva Mendes rocking pre-fall 2010 ODLR.

pre-fall 2011. Rachel Zoe--put this on one of your clients, please!

Hello Mary Jane.  You're looking great these days.

pre-fall 2010

I want to spend my summer in this outfit.  Please and thanks.

 Emilie de Ravin in ODLR spring 2010 collection.

I couldn't resist....

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Back to the Basics

"I think the market is saturated with shoes that are overdone.  It's almost like eating too much candy; eventually you want to come down from the sugar high."  These wise words come from shoe designer Edmundo Castillo.  Everywhere you look today--in magazines, on the runway, even out on the streets--footwear has become more complicated, detailed, and harder to walk in.  Don't get me wrong, I do love a great pair of extravagant heels, but it's extremely refreshing to see a new designer who wants to return to simplistic elegance.  It's one thing to look great in a store window or on a runway, but wearability is always going to be an important factor when I'm shoe shopping.
So I thank you, Mr. Castillo, for embracing pointy pumps and classic, beautiful, wearable shoes.

Friday, December 31, 2010

365 days later

It's almost 2011, and what better way to bring in the new year than by wearing a fabulous dress?  On new years eve, sparkles and glitter are the norm, but these dresses also catch my eye (from Nastygal and Asos).

Miss Sixty Dress With Mesh

ASOS Mesh and Ribbon Trim Bandeau Dress

ASOS Drape Shoulder Dress
While my pale skin and red hair would never let me pull off this dress, I absolutely love the shocking red color on a somewhat simplistic silhouette.

I randomly stumbled upon this dress while trying to find a picture of my own Alice and Olivia party dress which I will probably be wearing tonight.  I am in love with this strapless dress by the same designer.  It manages to use the NYE-desired sparkle with a very feminine skirt, creating a look reminiscent of an ice skater.  The best part?  This dress allows for a great statement heel.  I know Christmas is over, but is it too late to make a wish list?

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Foot Fetish

Flipping through the pages of this month's Vogue as I sat on my 3rd flight in less than a week, I came across an article about up-and-coming shoe designer, Nicholas Kirkwood.  The blend of classic beauty and innovative design quickly captured my eye.  Here are a few of my favorites.

A girl can dream, right?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Black Swan

After first hearing about the movie from a friend who attended the premier at the Venice Film Festival, I quickly became intrigued by Natalie Portman's dangerous role in the Black Swan.  Upon viewing the film a few days ago, I have to admit that I am still somewhat confused, a little scared, and incredibly awe-struck.  What does this have to do with fashion, you might ask?  Well, there are few things that I find more beautiful than a skilled ballerina leaping and pirouetting, and one of those things are the feminine, fragile outfits which said ballerinas adorn.  As can be expected, the costumes in Black Swan, which were inspired by a Degas sculpture, were nothing short of amazing.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

Since my Christmas vacation in London was canceled due to the worst winter weather the UK has seen in 20 years, I decided to drown my sorrows in the only way I know how--shopping!  Of course, I justified my purchases by reminding myself that I would have spent much more money in London.  Here are a few of my new favorite items.

Steve Madden Haylow Sandal

I fell in love with these timeless strappy patent leather heels the second I laid eyes on them.  A nude heel will never go out of style, and these shoes can turn even the simplest of outfits into a classy, put together look.  
Mango Lace-up C Fringe Heeled Ankle Boots 

I am absolutely obsessed with these black leather lace-up ankle boots from Mango.  I love the play between the hard black leather and the feminine fringe.  They look great worn with skinny jeans or a simple dress that needs that little extra something.  So in love!

Burberry Burrington Deep Black Jeans

The second I saw these jeans yesterday, I knew I would be purchasing the annual Christmas gift to myself (which is really just a justification to spend money on myself during the holiday season, but it gets the job done).  Not only do they have an extremely flattering fit, but the ankle zippers and hardware on the front pocket (which is hard to see in this picture) create a subtle bad-girl vibe.  Admittedly, the price is a little steep, but the quality of the denim and unique details make these skinny jeans worth every penny.

So if you need a reason to cheer up this holiday season--or even if you don't--go out there and buy yourself a Christmas present.  Think of it as a gift to your wardrobe, who has stuck beside you through thick and thin all year.