Thursday, November 15, 2012

SANTA BABY, Deliver me a man...

It's almost the MOST WONDERFUL time of the year, ya no?

 The strangest thing happened the other day, my dad texted me, "what's on your
xmas list?" Just a tad confused, I wasn't sure if it was normal or just plain pathetic for college [not so much] "adults" to still compile a Christmas (or which ever holiday you may be celebrating, kudos!) list. For a split second I questioned the tradition, shouldn't I be over having a list? I mean, who do I think I am, Eloise? Eighteen or eight, however, I decided, it's tradition for holy saint Nick's sake! Get your shit together. So, here ya go. A not so much "Christmas list" but a collage of some things I will be wishing for under the tree this year, and there will hopefully be a man that looks a hell of a lot like Joseph Gordon Levitt, but I guess that should go in a list to the Gods, Santa isn't a miracle worker. 

So, here it is. 8 things I'll be thinking about until December 25th. Just a note though, it's so much more fun shopping for the besties, the family, and the roommates, duh!

1. SNOW!!!
Like everyone, I too will be dreaming of a monstrously, white Christmas. There can never be enough snow for my liking, just hopefully not so apocalyptic.

2. Supreme Camo Beanie
The winter months are the time I LIVE in my beanies. Literally, my most favorite beanie from Free People is atop my head I'd say about 10 days a week, yes, you heard me right. *See here, here, oh and here too.* So, I really want to expand my beanie-horizon and pick up this baby to make me feel extra gangsta inside and out. 
Sadly, it's currently sold out, however, Supreme has some other amazingness, right here!

3. Free People Lace Bra
Okay, if there is one piece of lingerie in my drawer that I absolutely am in love with, it is this lace bra. Now, all I want is it in every color!!! Sorry, it makes me feel so giddy to think about. 

4. Marc by March Jacobs Fran Bag
Now, the one practical thing on my wishlist. I understand, the most obnoxious, but I am an avid believer that invest in one amazing bag, and it will last you a lifetime and basically pay for itself. So there you go, Mr. Jacobs knows what he's doing, and you will be mine this year, beautiful.

5. A Boyfriend of my very own
Ok, ok, ok... I know, just let me be pathetic for just one second. Every single year this goes on my new year's (never gonna happen) resolutions list, and luck is never a hot guy, so I figured Santa might bring me so love-beans this holiday season, maybe? Probably not. Hopefully, in the form of a Brooklyn boy.

6. Black High Top Converse
Classics, and so necessary. I think it's about time I threw mine away, although I must say they've lasted me a solid five years. My lowtops got me through high school, but it's time to raise the bar, I mean, this is college for heaven's sake.

7. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Because, obviously. 

8. A Personalized Fashion Illustration
This is just a personal thing, anyone can take a quick instagram selfie, and trust me, I do, but there is something so captivating and unique about having a one of a kind painting of yourself to keep forever. I really would love one, but if not this year, I'm sure I could bribe my artsy roommate to make my little dream come true, because everyone likes cookies, I'll get on that. 

There you have it, folks! A completely random list of some things that would make me smile this holiday season, but even without any of these things the best gift will be going home for an entire month and getting some much needed rest and relaxation away from the city, which I'm sure will only last about a week till I miss the big N-Y-C, but we'll play it by ear.

Now the big question, what is on YOUR holiday wishlists this year? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you guys!


Sunday, November 11, 2012


Photographed by ANNIE LEIBOVITZ

If you know anything about me besides my obsessive love for a well-spun top knot, than you know of the monstrous space in my heart reserved for the mesmerizing pages of my favorite fashion magazines. It will never seize to amaze me how a well-written piece can keep your mind reeling or a beautiful editorial can leave you in a drooling gaze for hours. It's like a drug, only more powerful. Every month I cannot wait another second for the mail man to pour my load of magazines into my microscopic mailbox. Now, of course once I wrestle with the old lock and break a sweat, or five trying to pull them all out into my arms, I'd say the vast majority of the ten or so are crinkled, bent, or torn but, they are here, they are mine. After months of planning, writing, shooting, and editing the blood, sweat, and tears all all of the editors, photographers, writers, and creative geniuses is finally at my doorstep, waiting for me to rip them open and feed my fashion-appetite. It's quite a beautiful thing, really.  With that being said, my all time favorite editorial spread that I want to share with all of you comes straight from American Vogue, the December 2003 issue. It tells the story of Alice's journey in Wonderland, with a full cast of fashion influentials and legends as the lead characters, from Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Donatella Versace. Pure genius, I'm aware. And of course, it just wouldn't be complete without a little Lagerfeld action, yes, you know who I'm talking about, Sir Karl himself. Or John Galliano as the Queen of Hearts, ridiculous yet so necessary.

Take a look, just make sure you have something to catch your drool, you'll need it. Trust me.

 Don't you just wanna go lay in a pasture in a couture now? I feel ya, damn you bipolar winter, damn you.

 What I would do to get my hands on this issue. You will be in my hands one day. One day, very soon, I'm sure of it. C'mon ebay, work your wonders baby.

Stay sweet, and stay warm for goodness sake!

All photo credit from TrendLand- right here!

Monday, November 5, 2012


As the temperature drops, and the layers start to pile on (beanies, and scarves, and earmuffs, oh my!) I put on my springiest dresses and top-hat and enjoyed one last high tea of the fall season with my best girls at the most whimsical tea party on the Upper West Side.

I will share a little secret, if your craving an afternoon snack or your feeling fancy hit up Alice's Tea Cup for tea and dessert! This place is my favorite little hidden gem in the city (thus far) and will deliver a wonderland of dreams in the form of enormous, delectable scones and a million and one tea flavors that will make your heart melt.

Picture this... a delicious mix of black and green tea, jasmine, and lavender. Can you say heaven in a kettle?

Pinky's out. Or not.

To all my readers, meet my ever so lovely roommate and personal photographer, Victoria. We both share a love of horror movies, chinese takeout, rocker downtown boys, and tea parties. Ya dig?


I was totally NOT freezing in 50 mph winds, and I definitely did not lose my hat at least twice, okay?

Kids, always look both ways before you cross the street. Don't think cabs will stop for a photo shoot in session, they won't. They honk, and floor it. RUDE!

How beautiful are these Autumn decorations? We decided that when we can afford to split rent in an  NYC town-home, it will totally look like just like this! So festive and fun! But for now, we will work on decorating our dorm apartment.

On Victoria:
Floral Dress- Trash and Vaudeville
Black Pea Coat- New York & Company
Boots- Steve Madden

My Outfit:
Polka Dot High/Low Dress- TJ MAXX
Faux Denim Moto Jacket- F21
Black Booties- Urban Outfitters
Quilted Bag- Betsey Johnson (stolen from Vic!)
Top Hat- H&M (also stolen from Vic, tehe.)

Stay warm, lovelies!
Make sure to layer up when you go outside (unlike I... *sniff* *cough*)


Saturday, November 3, 2012


Now that Sandy's wrath has come and passed, it's time to build back up what she has left behind...

As homes are being returned to power, grocery stores are being restocked, and life is slowly starting to get back to normal for the lucky amongst us all on the east coast, there are still so many left with the reality of detriment that Sandy left behind to our trains, homes, lives, and spirits. This is the time to be self-less and keep on keeping on to help each other during this rough time. 

There is so much you can do, help your neighbors, help your friends, help those you may have never met that are in need of a clean-up or simply someone to be there. 

As an avid, 90's alternative rock junkie, Blink-182 is still, and will always be the greatest band in the entire world in my eyes so this afternoon I was tweeted a link to a blink t-shirt fundraiser that will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the American Red Cross to help hurricane victims up and down the East Coast. So, if you have the funds, they're only a near $20 each, stock up on some "East Coast Pride" Blink tee's for yourself and your friends. 

All Blink-182 t-shirts can be purchased here and you can feel good that what ever part of the world you are living in, you have given to help those that are trying to make due during these trying times.

Don't want a tee?

Here's the link to the American Red Cross webpage where you can donate what you can to help those persoanlly victimized by Hurricane Sandy. Also, Should you wish to, you can simply text REDCROSS to the number 90999 to donate on the go.

Thanks so much everyone!
All my love to those who continue to move forward.