Friday, March 25, 2011

Day Trip

Some shots from a little trip to the Alice Austen House:
Cashmere turtleneck: Old Navy
Pants: American Apparel
Leather belt: thrifted
Socks: Forever21
Heels: Aldo

Cap: Obey
Shirt: American Apparel
Pants and Cardigan: Gap
Shoes: Kenneth Cole

I've been listening to a lot of Blossom Dearie lately. I do not profess to be an avid lover or scholar of jazz, but Blossom's music is, simply, fantastic.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I am deeply in love with Tom Ford's Nikita sunglasses.

I first saw them in the August 2010 edition of French Vogue. I've always been a fan of cat-eye anything (glasses, sunglasses, makeup, etc.), so it's no surprise that I liked them immediately, but there's something far more elegant about this pair than in other cheaper renditions.

They appear to be quite popular with celebrities, which normally is of little to no consequence to me, since I do not look to contemporary celebrities for anything, particularly fashion inspiration--BUT I do have a very soft spot for Scarlett Johansson, and she has also been spotted wearing them.

This, of course, now makes me want them even more.

The issue is that they're running about $360 retail, maybe $230-250 on ebay and other websites. If memory serves me correct, the most expensive item I've ever purchased was my Betsey Johnson prom dress, which cost about $170 (it was greatly discounted and required a little altering). I shudder at the mere thought of spending nearly double that for a pair of sunglasses. I've been combing the internet for knockoffs or cheap look-alikes, but to no avail. At the present moment, though, I have no need for sunglasses: the weather in New York has been consistently rainy and overcast, with one or two warm, sunny days to tease us. I cannot wait for spring.

Cemetery Party

As a newcomer to the northeast, I think I am impressed by things that most born and bred north-easterners take for granted--graveyards being a perfect example. In South Florida, cemeteries have a distinctly sterile quality to them, with cookie-cutter headstones and homogeneous vegetation dotting the area. It is for this reason that I take a macabre delight in visiting graveyards here in the north; additionally, though I probably need not even mention this, they provide the perfect aesthetic backdrop for photos.
Noel and I set out to a nearby Presbyterian church one unseasonably warm day and took these shots:

Button-up Oxford: American Apparel
Pencil skirt: American Apparel
Cardigan: JCrew
Heart Tights: Forever 21, I think?
Heels: Aldo (my favorite, most versatile pair)

Shirt and cardigan: JCrew
Jeans: Levi
Shoes: Kenneth Cole
Tie: Thrifted

Now, Noel and I are awaiting the delivery of our Domino's pizza--a true sign of masochism, I believe.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Humble Beginnings

First post. I'll try to make this introduction as succinct as possible...
My name is Christina. I'm 22 years old, born and raised in Miami, Florida and presently living and working in New York with my boyfriend, Noel. After nearly years of lurking around whatiworetoday, lookbook, chictopia, etc., I've finally decided to become an active participant in the online fashion community.
Without further ado, I'll proceed with my first outfit post:
Turtleneck: Forever 21
Skirt: Gap
Tights: Zara
Heels: Aldo
Beret: Street vendor on St. Mark's Place
Cape: American Apparel (purchased with my friend's 50% [!!!] employee discount... otherwise, I do not think I could afford it!)

And Noel's outfit:
Check out those elbow pads!

Coat: Vintage
Blazer: Joseph Abboud
Sweater: JCrew
Shirt: American Apparel
Pants: Gap
Shoes: Kenneth Cole

This was from a trip to the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto, one of the many hidden treasures on Staten Island.

I want to write more but I'm preoccupied with how ugly this blog is right now. Time for some html-tweaking.