Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to School

But I'm bringing the beach with me.

Check out this awesome coral print backpack from R. Williams. My sister knows the founder of the company who makes them so I got one at a private trunk show just on time for the start of school. They had some cool tote bags too, but I can't resist a coral print!

And best of all, you can hardly see the logo. Very Chic.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tory Burch Fall... FAIL

My feelings on Tory Burch have been mixed for some time now. I'm in a love hate relationship between her bold prints that I looove and her way overused, oversized logo that makes me feel like a walking advertisement. Seeing so many old women on the UES with tote bags screaming her logo, I've begun to think that only someone old enough to be going blind must be able to stand some of her stuff.

Her fall line is not great. I'd say that in some instances its a little too Ralph Lauren for me. And I for one, find Ralph Lauren disgusting overall as a brand. The man is a genius. His clothing is abhorrent. (Big Pony? Please, the next time you see a friend wearing something from Polo or Rugby, slap her across the face to help her wake up)... Back to Tory.

I say RL because of the new logo or coat of arms she is putting on everything... which come to mind reminds me also of JUICY Couture (An oxymoron if I ever heard one). The whole trying to establish one's brand as legitimate by creating a look designed to mimic the noble Anglo ancestry that some WASPs posess is just despicable. It's trying waaayy too hard.

I originally thought of this post though, when looking for decor for my dorm at Marimekko, and noticed a huge similarity between them and Tory Burch's new Fall print. Are her designers blatantly ripping off Marimekko???

You decide.

Back-to-School Decor

With a couple gorgeous needlepoint pillows from By Paige , I think I'm going to have the most chic dorm room around.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

More Summer Dresses

Yesterday after a delicious lunch at Creperie on the Lower East Side (I highly recommend the brie, basil and sauteed mushroom savory crepe), I went shopping in Nolita for a new dress for Nantucket this weekend. Here are some of my finds:

This one was on sale since the store (Variazioni) is going out of business. (I could almost see why, as the roof of the store was gushing water into a waste bucket as you walked in the door)

I found my coral...

Yesterday, I was walking through the Union Square farmer's market and found some great pewter coral earrings. Check out Little Dipper Castings. They also have some other great summer stuff like these sand dollar earrings. Very affordable too.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Gorgeous Print

So, I'm officially obsessed with this site called Etsy. Artists and craftspeople that produce small quantities of quality, handmade goods sell their stuff, and some offer custom services.

And OMFG, how cute is this tote? The color is gorgeous, and the attention to detail is amazing. The woman (whose studio is called Willywaw) who makes these makes all of the fabrics specifically designed for the bag, so that the prints match up perfectly. And did I mention the color?? I love that shade of blue. But the bag is truly green-- it's made locally (local to me-- in Rhode Island) and uses organic cotton canvas. Love it.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Coral Craze

The city is getting so hot I'm sorry I'm not back on Nantucket. Where I would be wearing this Milly swim suit:

I'm not much for one pieces, but my coral obsession pushed me to buy this one. I hope the weather holds up, because I'm hoping to be tanning on 'Sconset this weekend (rather than completing a puzzle). I suppose I can imagine myself away out on my roof.

Next coral items I'm after:

Smathers and Branson needlepoint belt (love the tortoise buckle)

This cute wallet/checkbook cover I found on Etsy.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Gift for Dad

How great are these silver cufflinks (Odette New York) that I found as a gift for my father's birthday? I only wish they did a shiny version in earrings or a necklace.