Renee is wearing a BCBG Max Azria Coat, Proenza Schouler Sweater, Rag & Bone Jeans, Zara Booties, Fendi Sunglasses, and Saint Laurent Duffel Bag.
It’s easy for me to fall into a depressing pattern of wearing all black all day err day, especially in the winter. This Proenza sweater gets me out of that winter slump, especially paired with my crazy colorblocked Fendi sunnies! I think this little graffiti guy we stumbled across in the East Village is into it too.
Renee is wearing a Zara Coat, T by Alexander Wang Tee, Zara Plaid Shirt, Zara Faux Leather Leggings, Nike Sneakers, and Proenza Schouler PS1 Satchel.
I might be using the sneaker trend as an excuse to be super comfortable on the weekends…but it’s hard to resist wearing them when you know you’ll be spending your day wandering around the West Village! Not quite as easy in four inch heels. These sneakers might be my most worn shoes—great for workouts, shopping excursions, and casual brunches. Considering all the shoes I’ve bought recently are sneakers or flats, my shoe collection may soon be taken over by mostly practical options. My feet aren’t really upset about it.
Rebecca is wearing an Armani Jeans Leather Jacket, Juma FW13 Scarf (c/o Juma; gifted to Renee), Rag & Bone Jeans, Suzanne Arata Half Mitts, Ecco Loafers (c/o Ecco), and Chanel Tritone 2.55 Flap Bag.
Renee, Adrienne, and I have slowly been making Sunday brunch in the West Village a ritual, and with that ritual always comes dessert—a bit of shopping in the gorgeous small boutiques that line each quaint street. Somehow the West Village doesn’t feel like New York… it’s just too pretty. I guess that’s why we need a couple rats and uneven sidewalks like the ones on West 4th to balance it out! This time we ate at Hamilton’s, a vintage fifties-style luncheonette, complete with homemade fountain drinks. We weren’t as impressed with the food, but the decor was pretty fun and oldies classics brightened our otherwise chilly Sunday! After my hamburger and strawberry milkshake, I convinced the girls to go to Aesop, my new obsession. I can’t stop smelling the hand lotion I just bought. It’s the perfect mix of orange, something woody, and something earthy. Adrienne stocked up at Caudalie and Renee browsed Bookmarc. Yes, Marc Jacobs has his own bookstore and yes, he seems to own the West Village with four stores in a three-block radius!
Renee is wearing an Adrienne Landau Vest, Zara Coat, T by Alexander Wang Tee, Zara Coated Jeans, Zara Ankle Boots, Miu Miu Sunglasses, and Saint Laurent Duffel Bag.
I’ve been hearing great things about Paintbox, a Soho nail salon that specializes in minimal yet perfect nail art designs, for a while. They’ve been getting a ton of buzz, and everyone I know raves about their manis. I finally went a couple weeks ago and fell in love with their sleek space—seriously, I walked past it twice thinking it was a chic boutique before finally realizing it was Paintbox! Their service was on par with TenOverTen (another fave of mine)—super nice, helpful staff who offered champagne and sparkling water along with a menu full of nail art options. I went with a glittery gel black to teal ombre, and I’ve never gotten so many compliments on my nails. It’s definitely affecting the rest of my wardrobe—I’ve been dressing in black and blue and even went for a super dark teal pedi before even realizing it matched my nails. I’m already thinking about my next menu pick, dreaming about that matte black french. This my become an expensive habit!