Friday, October 17, 2014

& Other Stories
















Haven't heard of & Other Stories? Well, it's time to make your introductions...especially since they've opened up their first state-side shop on Broadway in SoHo (New York). Like H&M's older, slightly more chic sister, & Other Stories is a fashion maven's treasure trove.

Everything from beauty products to bags, jewelry and shoes and of course the clothes....so much to love. The dress I'm wearing in the above shoot is from the & Other Stories S/S14 line - a collaboration with designer Vika Gazinskayas. You can actually learn more about Vika and her capsule collection for & Other Stories by clicking HERE.

I am obsessed with this dress!


photo c/o & Other Stories

I paired my Vika Gazinskayas for & Other Stories dress with accessories also the fruit of collaborations. My shades are from Peter Pilotto for Target. My shoes are from Prabal Gurung for Target. And I couldn't leave out my beautiful Harper's BAZAAR magazine for October...the cover just matched my outfit to a tee.





Sunday, October 12, 2014

SHOES. SHOES....AND MORE SHOES.

For the past 2 months, I've been on some kind of shoe high...literally scooping up some amazing shoe finds at a fraction of what they originally cost. Shopping and saving at its best. So, I thought I'd share my latest finds because they're too good not to keep to myself!


Starting off with these Alexander Wang wedges.....ooh la la! I've never been a fan of wedges until now. Until these Wang's caught my eye on TheRealReal.com's website. These were a fantastic addition to my shoe family because my only other accepted wedges are a pair I got from Target this Summer. So, good to have some designer ones I truly love....especially since I paid UNDER $100 for them! 




Coye Nokes...a brand I was unfamiliar with until I walked into Calypso St. Barth and my own sandals broke right there, in the store....lol....needless to say, I was in desperate need of new shoes AND since I was parading around NYC at the time, they needed to be flats. Absolutely needed to be flats. LOVE these cuties with their embossed leather straps. Scooped these for $69.99 at the Calypso St. Barth Sale boutique which is located in Soho, close to their main store on Lafayette.




The first pair of Manolo Blahnik's that I've gotten for under $100. AMEN. And once again another RealReal.com purchase. The RealReal.com is ALWAYS having a sale OR some kind of promotion going on making their already low prices even more conceivable. And I have to say. I am in love with these. They're a grey-ish taupe color so they go with almost everything. And the straps....LOVE. They secure my feet so well and yet are so damn comfortable, I could run in them. I wore these all day the first time I wore them and had NO issues. These are fabulous.




These puppies should be easily recognizable for those of you that jumped on the Altuzarra x Target collaboration. I bought these at their full price which was like $40 or $50 at the time but are probably practically free by now with Target's sale schedule. Gotta love that Target. Fancy yourself to cool to shop the sale section at Tarjay, you're missing out lover. Anyway, at first glance, I wasn't a fan and considered returning them. And then I put them on and I was like, F*&$ it. I actually like them. The style. The textures. Sold.




Say hello to my little friend. My little friend named Pierre Hardy. These are actually my very first pair of Pierre Hardy shoes and I'm smitten. Brown is usually the last color I ever go for but these crushed velvet peep-toes caught my attention immediately on http://www.therealreal.com. And I think I paid something like $70 or $80 for them. Yes. I know. A steal and a half. They're sexy and dainty all at the same time...kinda like me...lol




You love these don't ya? Yea....me too. Another pair from the Altuzarra x Target collab I had to have. They look so good on. And the first day, I got compliments. And then I had to stumble to my car, knowing they were chaffing the backs of my ankles with every effing step I took. OMIGOD. If I showed you guys what these did to the backs of my ankles you'd wig out like maje. I HAD a feeling when I put them on that even though they LOOK amaze, the back part was going to have its way with my ankles. And boy did it. Ouch....to say the least. But I still think they look great....ugh....lady problems.




Aren't these hotties fab?! Steve Madden ya'll. Mmmhmm. These sexy booties came from his collaboration with The Blonde Salad. And I had to have them. Lucky me, they were on sale for a whopping $29.99! Seriously. LOVE. Shopping. In. New York. I can't wait to wear these out!




Saved the best for last. Behold.....my beautiful Chrissie Morris shoes. Died when I got them and realized they fit like a dream. These were the find of the century. Scooped these from The RealReal for less than $200. And baby, they were worth it. Probably the most exquisite shoes I own. Total eye candy. By far the BEST piece in my closet thus far.

Friday, October 10, 2014

The NEW Bloomingdale's Stanford is HERE! #NewBloomiesStanford

PHOTO C/O BLOOMINGDALE'S


Today is the day. After much awaited excitement and anticipation, the new Bloomingdale's store has opened to the public at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California.

Annnnnd I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the store at an exclusive press preview earlier this week. So, if you can't make it to the grand opening today, after seeing this post, I have a feeling you'll be hitting up the new Bloomies this weekend.

PHOTO C/O BLOOMINGDALE'S

PHOTO C/O BLOOMINGDALE'S - ARTISTIC ELEMENTS IN JEWELRY PROVIDED BY ARTIST YSABEL LEMAY

PHOTO C/O BLOOMINGDALE'S

PHOTO C/O BLOOMINGDALE'S

PHOTO C/O BLOOMINGDALE'S

PHOTO C/O BLOOMINGDALE'S

PHOTO C/O BLOOMINGDALE'S


Naturally, with such an amazing new store opening, there are lot's of events scheduled today and into next week. Don't miss it!

AND when you're there shopping away, don't forget to tag your pictures with #NewBloomiesStanford!

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PHOTOS FROM THE PRESS PREVIEW I ATTENDED!





DRONE WITH CAMERA ATTACHED PROVIDED BY SPARK AERIAL



BLOOMINGDALE'S STORE DESIGNER & EXEC VP OF CREATIVE SERVICES, JACK HRUSKA


THE NEW "INTELLIGENT" FITTING ROOMS



"WE WERE ABLE TO DESIGN A SPACE THAT EMBODIES PALO ALTO'S SLEEK AND MODERN AESTHETIC UTILIZING ADVANCED MATERIALS, LOCAL INSPIRATION, AND HIGH-TECH ELEMENTS, ALL IN KEEPING WITH THE ICONIC BLOOMINGDALE'S APPEAL." - JACK HRUSKA


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DETAILS OF THE NEW BLOOMINGDALE'S!

- Tri-level store with 125,000 sq. feet of beautiful shopping space.

- 68 designer shops inside featuring over 100 new brands.

- Smart fitting rooms equipped with wall-mounted tablets so customers can look up product info, alternate color/size options, ratings/reviews and recommendations. PLUS customers will be able to tap the touchscreen to call for assistance from their fitting room. Mirrors in each fitting are equipped with touch-screen lighting options! YES, you can adjust the lighting in your fitting rooms! Not to mention, fitting room areas contain communal tables with charging stations. Awesome.

- This is the first fully mobile Bloomingdale's location, allowing for purchases to be made anywhere in the store...no more waiting in line at those registers if you don't want to!

- Cosmetics...wow...they've even incorporated 2 glass-enclosed, private makeover rooms.


TO LEARN MORE YOU CAN VISIT WWW.BLOOMINGDALES.COM/STANFORD

THANKS FOR THE SWAG #NEWBLOOMIESSTANFORD!


#NEWBLOOMIESSTANFORD










Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Another NYFW has come and gone...and what a blast it was

A little bubbly while packing is the perfect send-off.
And this time I went with a black mani/pedi for my trip to NYC.

A few of my carry-on must-haves included:

1. Torregrossa bag c/o
2. Acer touchscreen laptop
3. Apple iPad
4. Samsung Galaxy Android
5. Louis Vuitton wallet
6. Target aviator sunglasses
7. Fresh cosmetics Sugar "Plum" lipstick
8. Sleep mask by Brookstone
9. Tieks passport holder c/o
10. Elizabeth & James "Nirvana" scent

SAN FRANCISCO -------------> NEW YORK CITY


Looking out over Nolita, my home for the 2 weeks I roamed around NYFW. Nolita, SoHo, Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking are my favorite parts of the city. An innumerable amount of places to eat and shop. And I could just walk around for hours and never get tired.









HEY! THAT'S ME! UP IN THE JBD NEW YORK SHOWROOM WHEN I WENT FOR A VISIT/PREVIEW.
TRYING ON A MAGNIFICENT JBD NEW YORK COAT.
STOPPING BY 'SOMETHING SPECIAL' IN GREENWICH VILLAGE
SHOPPING IN NOLITA AT MY FAVE 'ONLY HEARTS'
SHOPPING IN SOHO ISN'T COMPLETE TILL I MAKE A STOP AT THE CALYPSO ST. BARTH OUTLET STORE.
WHERE I LAY MY HEAD AT NIGHT - FAMILY'S APARTMENT IN SOHO...I'M A LUCKY BITCH.


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NYFW S/S15 PRESENTATIONS

SORTING THROUGH INVITES & EATING A QUICK BREAKFAST BEFORE A FULL DAY OF SHOWS.



PAS DE CALAIS

THIS WAS A PACKED PRESENTATION. AND IT WAS LOVELY TO SAY THE LEAST.





SUPIMA DESIGN COMPETITION
&
DESIGUAL
&
MESKITA

SWAG BAGS FROM THE SUPIMA DESIGN COMPETITION SHOW & DESIGUAL SHOW...LOVE SWAG.




JAY GODFREY



PAMELLA ROLAND



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THIS IS CALLED LUNCH DURING NYFW. HANGING OUT IN THE E! & TRESemme LOUNGE.

RAN INTO FELLOW BLOGGER RACHEL LYNCH OF "I HATE BLONDE" WALKING INTO LINCOLN CENTER.
SOMEHOW I MANAGED TO SNEAK MY BEST FRIEND (WHO IS ALSO NAMED RACHEL) INTO ALL THE SHOWS...AWESOME. AND I THINK I HAVE A THING FOR RACHEL'S. :)







I WORE A WHITE DRESS I HAD BOUGHT THE DAY BEFORE FROM THE ONLY HEARTS BOUTIQUE IN NOLITA. MY SHOES (LUCITE HEELS) ARE BY STEVE MADDEN + THE BLONDE SALAD COLLABORATION. MY BAG IS BY CYNTHIA ROWLEY & MY SHADES ARE FROM TARGET.


MICHAEL COSTELLO
























So, can you believe the amazing shots I got during the Michael Costello show?! Yea, me neither. It was crazy good luck. The way the runway was setup for this presentation, the girls weaved in and out of the rows of benches that were set up for the audience. Just so happened they walked right up to me. And so, in my Sally LaPointe top & Marissa Webb heels, I sprawled out on the floor and managed to not annoy anyone while I snapped away. Needless to say, the show was fantastic. Designs like Costello's are why I love coming to NYFW.



Strangely enough, this was the season I went to the most shows. Lucky me. Seriously though, the guest lists are tight these days, especially for non-cool bloggers like myself :)

Many thanks to the PR and designers behind:
Desigual
Marissa Webb
Venexiana
Supima Design Competition
Pas de Calais
Michael Costello
Pamella Roland
Jay Godfrey
Meskita
and
the Art Hearts Fashion show...which closes out
NYFW. And I got to bring a guest so I brought long-time blog reader Lindsay along with me.



WEARING A BLACK CALYPSO ST, BARTH DRESS C/O. STEVE MADDEN SHOES & TARGET AVIATOR SUNGLASSES.

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But wait, there's more...my wonderful friends over at Tieks (those amazing blue-soled flats) sent me and a guest to see Aladdin on Broadway. I can't even begin to tell you how much you need to go see this musical/comedy if you're in NYC. It was fabulous, magic carpet and all. We had VIP seating and it was a VIP experience all-around. We loved it!



THANK YOU TIEKS!!



So...what else did I wear? Here's a few more.




DURING THE DAY SHOWS, I CHOSE THIS OLDIE BUT A GOODIE, ADAM BY ADAM LIPPES PRINTED DRESS. MARISSA WEBB HEELS, MIU MIU BAG & TARGET SHADES.



FOR THE LATE NIGHT COSTELLO SHOW, I WORE WHITE SLACKS FROM ZARA. A SALLY LAPOINTE BLACK, EMBOSSED BLOUSE. MARISSA WEBB HEELS & 3.1 PHILLIP LIM BAG.







I WORE AN ASOS CROP TOP. PANTS FROM A NOLITA BOUTIQUE CALLED 'BABY BLUE LINE'. TIEKS STARDTRUCK FLATS. KATE SPADE CLUTCH.

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Even did some modeling for ELEGANTEES! 







HOW FUN IS THAT?! KATIE & I HAD A GREAT TIME BUSTING MOVES & GOING ROGUE IN BROOKLYN, KATIE TAKING SHOTS FOR THE ELEGANTEES WEBSITE....




AND I WAS INTERVIEWED/FEATURED BY STYLESPOTTER


“I have to say that after attending the past 4 seasons, I’ve finally figured it out. A comfy pair of shoes is the ticket to happiness and productivity at Lincoln Center…comfy BUT extremely awesome. And as luck would have it, I can thankChiara Feragni’s (The Blonde Salad) collab with the notorious Steve Madden for keeping me in the photog’s lense AND not scurrying over to the nearest CVS hunting down band-aids.”
Vanessa from Shop Save Sequins




This was by far my busiest trip to NYC. And it was definitely the most fun I've had....hey! I even took the F train! Ha!

Hope you all had a great time watching the adventure unroll by following hashtag #ShopSaveSequinsTakesNYFW on instagram, twitter & tumblr. Everywhere, as always.




NEW YORK ------------------> SAN FRANCISCO