Friday, November 2, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
That's why i have no idea how it got into my head to make Piper her Halloween costume this year. Spoiler alert: it didn't work out and I ended up buying her a costume anyway (pictures coming soon), but not before I gave it a shot beginning with a trip to Mood.
|Picture this, times a billion|
I've boiled down my Mood adventure to a couple bullet points for your consumption:
- Mood is a few blocks from Times Square at 7th (Fashion Ave) and 37th. It's on the third floor.
- Taking the elevator up is part of the experience! It's an old-fashioned, conductor-operated elevator. Pro: cool throwback. Con: You have to wait for the elevator is full before you go. I was the last one in so I didn't have to wait at all.
- There's a bag check. The guy who took my purse was nice, the one who gave it back was a rude little thing. Boo. He was a surly, eye-rolling miscreant that was throwing around everyone's bags (so bring a tote and leave the Prada at home). He was the only person there who was sub-par though. Everyone else was a star there.
- Mood is much bigger that it looks on TV! There are 3 floors and over 40,000 square feet! It really is a designer's dream! I've heard some people call it intimidating, but I thought the floor staff was great. Three or four people asked me if I needed any help while I wandered around wide-eyed.
- Is it overpriced? Yes. For Manhattan? No.
- No Swatch sightings! Sad face! Swatch is Mood's adorable mascot and Tim Gunn's best friend . . .
- . . .but I did get a frequent customer rewards card and Swatch was on that!
- My favorite section was the notions (don't you just love that word?) and the ribbons. They had all these delicious velvet ribbons- crimson, pale peach, dove gray, raspberry. I wanted to buy all of them, learn millinery, and spend the next year making hats.
|Scientifically proven to be the cutest picture ever|
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
|Note the seashell paths lining the aisle- so New England.|
I'd been living in the midwest too long I think because I honestly forgot how much I love the Cape. Hearing the gulls and the waves and smelling the ocean felt like going home. The hubby and I went for a walk on a jetty after lunch (clam chowder and oyster crackers) and I felt like a teenager again.
I wore a pink, faille Nicole Miller dress with a corset bodice. Side note: the corset dress is the sure fire way to maintain perfect posture for hours on end.
|I'm never leaving the house without fake eyelashes again.|
Let's break it down:
- T-shirt: Old Navy
- Shorts: Forever 21
- Shoes: Hocus Pocus
- Bag: Coach
|My dress, the Posture Corrector, in black.|
- Dress: Nicole Miller
- Shoes: Kate Spade
- Bag: Coach
- Necklace: Forever 21- what!? I know! It was $4 and every time I wear it, I get tons of compliments! It just goes to show you that, although over-whelming, the F21 jewelry section is always worth a browse
*By the way, dollies, if you have no idea what this reference means, stop whatever your doing and watch "Paris is Burning". It's my favorite documentary ever and we can't be friends until you watch it!
Friday, October 26, 2012
These women are my idols.
The older I get, the less I look like I could be on a CW show. As I age out of the maximum age limit for ANTM (devastating!), it's nice to be reminded that you don't have to disappear in our youth-obsessed culture.
You can buy Ari Seth Cohen's Advanced Style here. I can't wait to thumb through it!