Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Emmy's Superlatives

Confession: I didn’t actually watch the Emmy’s, so for any official recap or debate about the merits of who won what, look elsewhere. That said, where else could you find stellar superlatives canvasing the best and worst of the red carpet? Any fashion blog in the world, that's where! But for titles like "Most Interesting Hookup Logistics," look no further.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Taking the Birkenstock Plunge

No way, no how, I thought as I reminisced on the clog variety that permeated my middle school.  If I could resist at the height of tweenage insecurity, I can resist the full-fledged assault of today.
But maybe paired with boyfriend jeans or my black leather miniskirt...? Or with my whole closet!
Ew, wait no, my feet look humongous.
Why am I still thinking about these shoes?!
Fine, if they have the metallic copper pair in my size…

And that’s pretty much describes my thought process regarding the Birkenstock over the last 13 months.

Image via Vogue

The fashion community has waxed poetically about the revival of the Birkenstock: Man Repeller has four posts dedicated to the footwear du jour, Sincerely Jules wears hers like they’re going out of style and Vogue dedicated a post to the sandal last summer -leave it to Anna to be lightyears ahead of the game.  I guess it means me and my copper Birks are late to the party.  But I could have told you that, given I’ve been debating taking the plunge for over a year.  Unlike most trends, which appear like a flash in the pan (I’m talking to you, McDonalds meets Moschino) to soon become rendered to the depths of one’s closet or worse, the consignment pile, Birkenstocks appear in for the long haul. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Rise of the Bucket Hat

Thanks to HBO’s Hard Knocks, a documentary series that follows an NFL team through their preseason preparation (I highly recommend it), I have come face-to-face with the rise of the bucket hat.  Atlanta Falcons’ Defensive Line Coach Bryan Cox sports a yellow polo and matching bucket hat, while a trio of rookies rock bucket hats to the Georgia Aquarium to swim with whale sharks, no less.  But the bucket has roots beyond the NFL locker room.

Image via Complex

Friday, August 8, 2014

A Foodie's Guide to New York City

It's pretty simple.  I love food, and I love New York.  Therefore, I decided to create a list of my absolute favorite eateries, whether they're heavily featured in my restaurant rotation or I've only been once but continue to dream about the corn crème brûlée (Quality Meats, I'm talking to you).  There's not really a method to my madness as the list comprises full-service restaurants, bakeries, taco stands and ventures from Alphabet City to the Meatpacking District to the Upper West Side.  This doesn't come close to covering all of what New York has to offer -I'm not even a full-time resident quite yet, so please feel free to share your favorites -there's a noticeable lack of sushi, barbecue and pizza joints- and I'll continue to share mine!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Links à la Mode: To Trend or Not to Trend

Consider this a "Weekly Web Roundup" curated by Independent Fashion Bloggers, a site that seeks to serve as a community for bloggers to connect and share experiences.  Each week, they select 20 articles to be featured on their site.  This week, they selected my article about the best movies on Netflix Instant. Happy reading!


To Trend or Not To Trend

Just a few years ago, fashion editors were complaining about "peacocking" and the ridiculousness of street style. It seems like the pendulum is beginning to swing the other way, because now, it's all about the basics. Whether it's denim, a crisp suit, or just keeping a fresh face, it's never been so hot to not be too trendy. The non-trend-trend, or something.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

9 Best Movies on Netflix Instant

Enter a familiar scene. Despite boasting thousands of options, you can never seem to find a good movie to watch on Netflix. Either you search for a movie that's not available on Netflix Instant, and I mean, really, who has time for the mail order service, or after 30 minutes of browsing through their suggestions, you watch five minutes of something terrible before falling asleep. Trust me, I usually don't get past the trailers. But when I do, I occasionally strike gold, which is what I consider this list, movies that either through searching or through recommendations I have found on Netflix Instant and come back to again. and again. and again. Here's to hoping that you enjoy them as much as I have!

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