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When Sally Met Menswear

10.26.14 | Permalink | Comment?

10.25.2014 When Harry Met Sally
Clockwise from left: Rag & Bone Dunaway Hat $175, J. Crew Houndstooth Schoolboy Blazer (Orig. $228) $179, Robert Clergerie Roelh Brogues $775, Proenza Schouler PS1 $1425, Pamela Love Feather Cuff $250.
Whenever the leaves start to turn and I feel a crisp breeze, I want to curl up in my bed and watch my favorite romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally. Not only does it begin where I grew up (Hyde Park!) and end up where I lived when I first moved here (Greenwich Village!), but also has the funniest dialogue. Carrie Fisher has got to be the best cast sidekick rom-com friend ever, and her line about “Oh, I was looking for a red pump” in the double-date scene to pull Meg Ryan aside for girl talk is my absolute favorite. Every time I watch this movie, I want to throw on a menswear-inspired look and a big wide-brimmed hat. Brogues to stroll through Central Park in would just be the cherry on top!


Buy Smart, Buy Used!

10.24.14 | Permalink | Comment?

Clockwise from left: Chanel Corduroy Camellia Pin Brooch $194, Isabel Marant Coat $695, Chanel Vintage Small Double Flap Bag 2.55 $2600, Celine Ankle Boots $425, Bulgari B Zero 1 Ring $1295, Louis Vuitton Groom Bag Charm $701, Hermes Hook Bracelet $219.
I’ve spent way too much time online shopping in the past two weeks. In doing some deep research (way too deep!), I realized that I can find a lot of the clothes and bags I want for 70% off or less on online consignment websites. Just this Sunday, I found a Christian Dior blazer I had been lusting after the entire fall season last year. With a retail price of $5000, I thought I would never afford it, but managed to score it in my size on The Real Real for $200. NO JOKE. That’s over 95% off the original price! It’s unbelievable what you can find if you look hard enough. The above are all available for sale online at a fraction of their retail price. A classic black Chanel 2.55 for $2600? AMAZING compared to it’s current retail of $4900. Yesterday, I spotted a Celine top I wanted a couple of years ago that is still very relevant and super chic on eBay for 70% off the original price. Will I buy it? Only time, my paycheck, and “research” will tell.

Wardrobe Wednesday

Seeking Warmth in Soho

10.22.14 | Permalink | Comment?

Rebecca is wearing a Barneys CO-OP Cashmere Vest, Vintage Pendleton Blazer, Carven Blouse, J. Crew Minnie Pants, Club Monaco Scarf, Suzanne Arata Half Mitts, Nixon Kensington Watch, Celine Audrey Sunglasses, The Row Bag, Chanel Lace-Up Booties.
Sundays are for brunching with the ladies and shopping in tiny Nolita boutiques, trying not to fangirl all over Amy Sedaris as she checks out the cashmere sweaters at Warm. I don’t blame her, it was COLD this past Sunday. After having a less-than-pleasing meal outside (yes, outside) at The Butcher’s Daughter, we ran straightaway to Little Cupcake Bakeshop to grab a treat and warm up. Along with a vanilla cupcake, I also ended up buying one of their logo-ed snapbacks—bright red and unbelievably adorable. For the next couple of hours after that (until my feet gave out), we stumbled around Soho, popping into basically every cute boutique we saw. Warm is one of our new favorite stores. Our friend Adrienne bought me a yummy candle and Cara Delevingne coloring book there for my birthday. I was so tempted to pick up a new chunky knit sweater to throw on top of my outfit. That’s how relentless the wind was. In the end, I decided I already had enough layers on for one person!

Wardrobe Wednesday

The Jolie Effect

10.15.14 | Permalink | Comment?

Renee is wearing a Theory Leather Jacket, Zara Top, Zara Skirt, Jean-Michel Cazabat Booties, Jimmy Choo Clutch, Dior Sunglasses, and Jewelry by Catbird, Plukka, Phillips House, Kendra Scott, Jennifer Fisher.

During fashion week this season, I had that usual “I have nothing to wear!” meltdown and was convinced I had nothing black and PR-girl appropriate in my wardrobe. I ran to Zara for a quick emergency shopping trip and found this asymmetrical slit skirt. I’m hooked—it reminds me of Angelina Jolie’s go-to thigh-high slit dresses (think Angelina Jolie’s right leg) in all the best ways—I definitely have to hold myself back from popping a leg in this look! Guess I’m embracing the Jolie effect.






A Perfect Routine for Perfectly Clear Skin

10.10.14 | Permalink | 1 Comment

Clockwise from left: Clarisonic Mia 1 Facial Sonic Cleansing Brush $99, La Roche Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel $21.99, Fresh Rose Floral Toner $38, Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask $195, Avene Mattifying Fluid $26, SK-II Facial Treatment Mask $95, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy Balm $25, SK-II Facial Treatment Essence $105.
I’ve struggled with acne since I was in 6th grade and have tried every cream and prescription under the sun, including a round of Accutane. While the Accutane did wonders for my complexion, I still have a couple pimples at any given time coupled with some fun rosacea, which can flare up at moment (a hot shower, anger, cold wind)! I am constantly perfecting our skincare routines by trying new things and cruising Makeup Alley for well-reviewed discoveries. Lately I’ve been focusing on PH-balanced cleansers and lotions, which all happen to be from French drugstore brands! Believe me, this routine has done wonders for me. SK-II? No words. I’m pretty sure pitera is the best skincare discovery in the past hundred years. After wearing the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask for thirty minutes, it looked like I had airbrushed myself. I thought I’d spread the good word—my “perfect” routine is below:
1. Wash with La Roche Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel
2. Spread a thin layer of Avene Mattifying Fluid on your face
1. Wash with La Roche Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel
2. Pat on a light layer of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
3. Use any prescription creams necessary (I use one for rosacea)
4. Apply a thin layer of La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 (I previously obsessed over it in this post here)… seriously a miracle cream!
5. Add a coat of Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy Balm
1. Freeze two spoons and cover your eyes cup down for a couple of minutes
2. Apply a Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask and relax with a Vanity Fair
1. Cleanse with Clarisonic Mia using the “delicate” brush head and La Roche Posay Physiological Cleansing Gel
2. Lightly tone with Fresh Rose Floral Toner
3. Use SK-II Facial Treatment Mask for as long as possible (some people wear it overnight!)
4. Apply a thick layer of La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5




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