Friday, April 1, 2011

This Is What I Wore :: 3.27.11

I am feeling a bit under the posting weather. So, I will leave you with this until I am back up and running:

 This is what I wore when I spent the weekend with one of my most effortlessly cool friends and upon my pre-outfit panic, she just threw together this ensemble for me.  Crisis averted.  We had a great afternoon wandering around downtown together and I felt oh so cute, and to my surprise it was literally effortless.  Now why couldn't I have thought of this?! I guess I should have her come over everyday!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Caravelle Sandal in Dune . K Jacques

I want! I want! I NEED! I NEED!

Caravelle Sandal in Dune . K Jacques

Honestly, you have no idea how long I have been searching for the perfect snake skin.  I have concluded that I need this pattern in sandal form.  Just a dab 'll do ya.  Like the point of an exclamation mark perfect.  But, as you can imagine my luck and the evil intentions of my Mister these masterpieces are sold out everywhere { Why is this happening to me?! }.  Are they from last season? I swear I could kiss whoever was able to find them for me.  In my size: 8.5 / 9.  I know...I know. Cinderella complex.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Royal Bandeau with Ring & Leather Bottom . Vix

I wish I would have purchased this.  It's several seasons ago but I still love it and search for it in my size.  There are only a few sizes left, so if the shoe suit fits, I suggest you snap it up.  If not for you, do it for me!

Available at Vix

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Patent Tip Oxford . Rag & Bone

Now, I just was never able to get into the whole men's shoe trend, no matter how hard I tried.  But, I will tell you this....were I ever to get a pair they would be these:

Available on Gilt Group

And here is why:  Remember I disclosed about my long appearing feet. Well men's shoes do not look good on feet that are not dainty.  But these, these have a less structured body which hug your feet making the masculine shoe trend just feminine enough without losing the whole manly point.  They were on sale at Gilt Group { genius name by the way } a while back but I trust that your internet searching skills wont fail you now, should you really want these.  Good luck out there!

Monday, March 28, 2011


So, you know how I said that I had created a Mister Monster?  I wasn't kidding!  Here is why { and how } it all happened.

Lululemon has become my uniform.  Whether or not it is appropriate on a daily { get coffee, run errands, client meeting, grab dinner } basis is up for debate....well no it's not.  But like my father has always told me, "Don't ask questions for answers you don't want to hear," I have canceled the debate.

So, seeing as that I am on a daily Lulu prescription I got a lot of gripe from my Mister about how expensive my "work out" cloths are.  I use the term "work out" loosely seeing as how I have only set foot in a gym three times since we moved to NYC.  But being the resourceful Misses that I am, I have worked out a plan that actually works in my Lulu habit favor.

My Mister and I always give each other little non-Valentine's Valentine's Day treats { never on the day of and our tradition: dinner the night before pizza delivery the night of }.  Knowing that the flame was already lit by his friends who have been macho enough to wear raving about their pants for ages, this year I gave him pants and a jacket from Lulu. I could see the twinkle in his eye before he even finished zipping up his new jacket, and that was it.  He had to get his pants hemmed and upon that Lulu visit he left with another pair of pants and another jacket.  Of course those pants needed to be hemmed and he left with a pair of shorts upon that visit.  It's a viscous cycle and now I just tag along with him on his hemming "appointments" and feeling too guilty to only buy for himself I throw in my picks without a word of resistance.  I. Am. A. Genius!

Available at Lululemon
I know this was an novel of a post but I just have one more thing to get off my chest.  Do any of you have trouble finding your size in stores....and when you check online to try and track it down there you can't even find the item?! As much as I love me some Lulu it almost makes me not even want to go in, in fear I will get my heart set on something only to have it broken when my size is no where to be found.  I said almost.

Friday, March 25, 2011


I confess.  I did this to myself.

CA Lovers V-Neck Tee . Rebel Yell

And also these, because they are on super-duper sale and look kind of like these.

Pour La Victoire Forsa Suede Platform Booties

Available at Shopbop

 Forsa Suede Platform Booties . Pour La Victoire

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Large Pave Diamond Crossover Ring . David Yurman

Sorry this post is later than my normal 7 AM posting time.  Don't worry, I write them the night before and schedule to have them posted in the morning.  I am notorious in my family for not being a morning person.  Sarcastically lovingly called "Sunshine" by my nearest and dearest.  I digress.  The point of this blog post is to tell you that I met a woman I wish were my friend and more importantly she was wearing this here ring.

As you all may or may not know my Mister and I moved from LA to NYC about a year and a half ago.  We knew less than a hand full of people on the East Coast so with the majority of our friends being on the West Coast beggars can't be choosers when it comes to the friend department.

Typically I am not one to beg but I would to be this woman's friend.  Lets call her Miss Lulu.  See, I met her in Lululemon last weekend when the Mister and I went in to get a pair of his pants hemmed { Now that right there is a whole series of blog posts that I just can't wait to share with you.  I have created quite the Mister Monster, and I love it.  More on that later. }.

Anywho,  the woman helping us was awesome.  I don't know why but we just seemed to hit it off.  And she was wearing this ring.  I felt like we were old palls because before I realized that my Mister was sneaking another a shorts purchase I was walking around the store with her ring on my finger, looking at my hand in all the mirrors I passed and talking life with my new perfectly bobbed friend.

Available at David Yurman

Now, the point of this long winded story is that I typically don't do the whole David Yurman thing but this ring was amazing on Miss Lulu and totally caught my eye.  It was a bit rocker chic on her Lulu clad self.  Maybe that is why I was initially drawn to her...who knows.

Upon my return home { plus one new pair of men's seersucker Lulu shorts later } I stalked this ring and am now sharing it with you. Honestly, the picture does not do it justice.

P.S. I may or may not have offered to pick up my Mister's hemmed pants just at the chance of running into my new best friend.  She wasn't working that day.  Must not be meant to be.  I begged, but I can't choose.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

KC Satchel . 3.1 Phillip Lim

My can blame Misses L for this one.

One of my closest girlfriends, Misses L, sent me this blog post with this { below } AHHHmazing hand bag.  Not only am I now obsessed with it but the green color is so her color.  It is another sign.  Another sign that this bag was meant to be hers!

And here is another sign that this bag { below } was meant to be mine too!  I have been wanting a blue handbag but when it comes time to invest in one I always get black or brown.  I tend to play it safe when I am throwing down such a large chunk of change.  But hey, I think it is time that I branch out a bit.  Plus I am always in jeans so this blue color will play as a neutral, just like my denim does, right? is not too terribly bad.  I mean, yes it is expensive, but I do have a soulmeighbor who has a collection { yes, a collection } of Birkin beauties.  So if I just reference that in the same sentence, comparatively speaking, I am totally reasonable here.

 Image Source

Note: Misses L and I discussed that the only way to carry this bag is with it all unzipped { like in the green image }.  Zipped up it is a totally different bag.  Which is helpful to my cause actually.  It's way more conservative that way.  And { ! } it even comes with a strap to wear over your shoulder or across your body.  So basically, its three bags in one which makes it a very reasonable $283 a piece.  Yes!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

OUTFIT :: Pour La Victoire . Irina Platform

A little tidbit about me { the Misses } is that I like to peruse Polyvore, especially when I need help creating an outfit or inspiration for a specific item.  So, I thought it was high time that I begin to build my own "sets" to not only share with you but catalog for myself. 

As you already know, I had a weak moment last Friday.  As much as I love my new red pumps it has been really hard for me to visualize an outfit for them. So off to Polyvore I went and below are two outfits I came up with.

If you know me then you know I live in my J Brand jeans, like really, every day. I already have a black shall collar blazer and now my new red pumps so I am feeling good about what I pulled together below.  The only things that I might will need to break down and buy are those two tops that I am now totally obsessed with.  I really did try to concoct an outfit using only items I had in my closet, really, I did try.

Now remember when I said that my new Irina Pumps were so comfortable I would even be willing to wear them to walk around in?  I wasn't kidding.  They are!  This outfit would be great for running around in during the day...say maybe this spring { um, as in starting two days ago! } or this coming fall.  So perfect actually that the tee top may or may not be on its way to me now.

I have been loving navy and black together recently { the rule I referred to breaking yesterday }.  I remember watching my mother get dressed for work when I was younger.  She would explain to me that she needed navy shoes to go with her blue suit because black and blue just do not go together.  And after all these years, only now am I starting to rethink that silly rule of hers.  I think this set would be perfect for a fall dinner out, don't you?

Red Irina Platform Pumps . Pour La Victoire . II

I definitely need some accessories, don't you think?  Probably the hardest part of an outfit for me.  Any suggestions you have to offer are welcomed, so lay 'em on me please!

Now this outfit I wore this weekend when I went to UFC with my Mister.  Do any of you know what that is?  I didn't until this weekend { happy googling to you }. Anyway, I needed to fit in with that crowd yet still feel like myself.  One of my hottest, cutest and best dressed friends suggested an all black outfit to really make my red shoes pop.  I kept the jewelry to a minimum so that I could have the ultimate accessory: red lips { also at the suggestion of Miss Hotness }.  I'll admit, I felt hot, but I also felt like I was wearing a Halloween costume where I was the only one dressed up.  On the upside { for my Mister }, all of these items were already in my closet { including this one!!! }. That may be a first, but it's a start!

In re-reading this post I am a little bit underwhelmed embarrassed that these are the lame outfits that I came up with for my new Dorthy shoes. Clearly I am no good with colored heels { hence the help elicited on that last ensemble }.  If you have any ideas/suggestions/guidance for outfits with red heels please donate to the cause. Thanks in advance.

Monday, March 21, 2011


This is the gift that I regret not giving.  My Mister is obsessed with brown and black together.  I think he thinks that by featuring both colors it will "go with everything" { Yes, that was a direct quote and no I am not going to state the obvious.  I know, you all know, that I know that is not true. } And yes this bag may technically be considered an "espresso" color but it is so dark it gives off the same effect.  Which is why when I finally got it together to purchase it for my Mister, it was of course, sold out...everywhere.  Just my luck.  Lesson learned though.  My Mister is so hard to buy for so when I see something, I just need to get it on the spot.

Robbie G Leather Messenger Bag . Marc by Marc Jacobs
Available at Saks
And if this color combination didn't completely blow your mind, just wait until you see what other color pairing rules I am breaking tomorrow! And yes, I am being sarcastic.