Pre-Fall Ideas of New and Old {the usual contenders: isabel marant, a.p.c. and more}

While I am somewhat blown away by the thought of Fall, I am also extremely excited. As we received our Fall products at A.P.C. nearly one month ago, Autumn has been on my mind. I decided to put together a few Pre-Fall looks to stir a bit of excitement, while not diving in too fast. I snagged these (sweet) camo pants by Current/Elliott last week. Guaranteed they will be sold out in every store by next month. They have a fantastic fit. Plus, who doesn’t love a nice pair of camo pants? The E. Porselli A.P.C. flats should be familiar to you avid readers. The brown leather bag above will be a new addition to my wardrobe. Another great A.P.C. piece. Are you surprised? The top is a simple Isabel one. Second outfit up is on the sweeter side. Chic The Row cate eye sunglasses paired with this lovely silk A.P.C. ruffle dress and the Isabel Marant bad ass Jenny boots. I’m psyched!

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Vanessa Seward x A.P.C. Collaboration {the beautiful garments and fabulous launch party at A.P.C. west fourth}

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I am absolutely in love with every garment in the A.P.C. x Vanessa Seward capsule collaboration. Vanessa Seward, the former creative director for Azzaro, has teamed up with A.P.C. in this fabulously girly and sophisticated collaboration. There are floral dresses, a little golden brocade and definitely a bit of BeyoncĂ© style glitter. The price tag is not generous, but I promise you it is worth it. The collection launched in New York this past Tuesday at the A.P.C. West Fourth Street store (where I work). The party was a huge success. Please come by to check out the pieces. P.S. Who’s the cutie in the pictures below? (

Thank you to Zack Repko for the images)

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Caribbean Travel Essentials {USVI trip soon & i’m bringing the goods}

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In only a few short weeks I will be heading to St. John in the USVI for a little family vacation. I could not be more excited. As the trip draws closer, I am beginning to nail down my beach and travel essentials. This summer I am totally hooked up with the goods. First, my Celine sunglasses, as previously discussed in a former post. They are polarized and perfect for the beach. Not to mention the fabulous color. Second, my beautiful new all white one piece. I love one pieces this season. They are subtle and pretty sexy (if I do say so myself). Third, the amazing A.P.C. cheetah printed beach bag. The carry all, which I recently purchased at our (now finished) sale. Fourth, gold Porselli ballet flats. Simple and great for dinners out with the fam. And finally, Rebecca Taylor sundresses! They are cool and cute. I think I’m almost set. I can’t wait.

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Other New Tidbits {darcel disappoints x colette carnival iphone case & new balance m574’s}

Two new purchases that I’m really excited about. I splurged on the Darcel Disappoints x Colette collaboration iPhone case from the Colette Carnaval. I love it. It’s kitschy and fun. If you are unaware of the collaboration, it just looks like a funky graphic case, but if you’re in the know, it’s a fun thing to spot. Alllllso decided to kick it old school with a pair of men’s 574 New Balance sneaks in black. When I saw a friend at work with them, I immediately fell in love. Perfect to pair with girly dresses or my A.P.C. jeans. Buying new stuff feels good.

My New Pride & Joy {celine sunglasses in navy blue}

I have finally obtained the ideal Celine sunglasses. They are beyond beautiful. I am truly obsessed. I needed a suitable replacement for my (excuse my French) beat to shit Ray Ban sunglasses. Indeed, it was time to upgrade. Not only do my new sunnies have green polarized frames, but they are the most gorgeous navy blue. An added plus: they fit my pin sized head. Won’t tell you how I found them for a steal, but either way, they are my new summer staple.

It’s That Time Of The Year Again {a.p.c. summer sale begins june 7}

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Everyone’s favorite summer event has (nearly) arrived. The A.P.C. summer sale begins June 7 (a.k.a. tomorrow). What does this fabulous sale consist of? Pretty much the entire store at 30% or 50% off. No, the raw denim, quilts, pre-fall and all other off-collection pieces are not included. BUT! All pre-spring, spring and summer items (with only few exceptions) are. The sale will be available online, at the Mercer store and at the West Fourth store. Don’t wait around, get to your local A.P.C. as soon as possible. The doors open tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. Sizes are limited, so don’t miss out. My pick? The yellow zip-up cowboy boots. I’ve been waiting for these babies all season! Tomorrow, they will be mine.

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New West Village Favorites {yoya for babes and youngins & cafe cluny for french yum}

I came across Yoya in the West Village just this past weekend. A co-worker told me it was great and that I needed to check it out. Well, I am glad she did. While in actuality it is a store for babies and mommies, they also have bad ass jewelry and super cool accessories (GREAT scarves). Yes, you can find the perfect children’s gift in this store, but they have much more to offer. Please check it out. It’s at 636 Hudson Street. Now for grub talk. Cafe Cluny is it. On West 4th Street and West 12th Street you can find authentic, high quality and highly delicious French food. I had the curried chicken salad wrap. Not my typical lunch choice, but dang it was good. The chicken was tender and had a fantastic balance of curry, almonds and cranberries. The wrap was light and flakey and the side of zucchini fries was a nice touch. It helps that the atmosphere was inviting and quite frankly, beautiful.