Madame Bovary & Olympia Le-Tan {new read and awesome miniatures at opening ceremony}

Upon shopping in Opening Ceremony last week, I came across these hand embroidered Olympia Le-Tan minaudiers. They are super pricey, but could not be more beautiful. There’s a huge variety, but I love the clutches modeled after classic novels. They even inspired me to read Madame Bovary for the first time. That particular little one was real pretty. Too bad I don’t have the bank for one of these. Highly suggest you check out her website if you do, or if you don’t. http://www.olympialetan.com/

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A Newly Coveted Purse & The Nostalgic Rodarte Prom {classic prada bag & opening ceremony t-shirts}

I am in love with this classic Prada bag. The Saffiano Lux Top-Handle Open Tote is the perfect carry all. IT looks great while carrying the necessities. It doesn’t say “It Bag,” even though it kind of is. A friend just scored this beauty and I’m jealous. Prada offers a range of similar styles in different colors. They start at $1,500. I can’t afford it, but if you can, indulge. On a lighter, yet still expensive note, these Rodarte Prom tees are bomb. Hard for me to believe that my Senior prom was less than a year ago. The shirts are sort of nostalgic, but also hard to pass up. They’re both $150 and available on Opening Ceremony.

Fresh Greek Food & Islandy Shoes For This Beautiful Weather {k. jacques for opening ceremony & snack taverna on thompson}

Two things I can’t get enough of: K. Jacques collaboration with Opening Ceremony and the Greek food from Snack Taverna. I have been eyeing these strappy sandals for a few months now. They are pretty fantastic. We all know that K. Jacques is timeless and known for quality, therefore it’s time to snag a pair of these fabulous sandals. They range up from $250.00 and are available on Opening Ceremony’s website. Now for the food. Not only is Snack Taverna on Thompson St. in Soho less than one block away from my apartment, but it’s by far the best Greek food I have ever had. Aside from meals in Greece. The ingredients are super fresh and super good. I highly recommend their Roasted 1.0 sandwich (chunky red pepper slices, plentiful portobello mushrooms and pungent arugula with a spicy feta spread on crunchy authentic Greek striate bread) or their Artichoke Chicken Salad (potatoes, creamy butter beans, tangy marinated chicken, tomatoes, scallions and string beans on a bed of fresh arugula). I’ve only heard great things about their lamb. Sandals. Check. Greek Food. Check. Summer …on the way.

2 Things: New Buys & New Finds {carhartt, aritzia and étoile garb & opening ceremony’s bites on a budget}

So excited about my newest purchases on my budget. First is my new beanie. In the past 2 months I have lost 2, but they have been replaced with the best yet. This Carhartt beanie is available on the Carhartt website for only 8 bucks. Steeeeeeeeal and so dope. I almost equally love the Varsity jacket I got on sale today at Aritzia. It is my personal way to fill the void for the APC Carhartt Varsity jacket that I would kill for. If you are in the market and have the change, check out the collab. Lastly, in making a return at Barney’s, I came across these fabulous Marant pants. While they were part of her Fall collection, they seem pretty Spring to me? Either way, I’m wearing them year round and I can’t wait. Open Ceremony’s bites on a budget is probably the best thing for any New Yorker. The bloggers at OC comprise, on a very frequent basis, a “bite on a budget” (aka a meal that is delicious under $10). I’m down. Thanks OC!

Off To Paris Tomorrow {finally it is here for 2 weeks and i can’t wait}

The trip that I have not shut up about for the past few months has finally arrived. I leave for Paris tomorrow night out of JFK. I will be there for two weeks. While it was incredible to work for APC last time I was there, it will definitely be nice to visit without job responsibilities. But thanks to Opening Ceremony and TendaysinParis.com, I have quite a few things I can’t wait to check out. I’ll keep y’all updated every step of the way. Please suggest places and things for me to check out!

 

Kanye West and Kenzo {the eclectic collections of paris fashion week that i love}

While the Kanye West S/S 2012 collection was a mixed bag of reviews, I kind of loved it. It spoke to Kanye’s swag, and did not steer away from his taste. It was hip hop couture in my eyes. Next up is Kenzo. Definitely out there and not necessarily wearable, but eclectic and cool. With Humberto Leon and Carol Lim running the show (of Opening Ceremony), what could be wrong? The collection was vibrant and full of life. Paris Fashion Week, you’ve officially trumped New York.

 

We’re Not Just Kids {go edgy with leather because you can}

Why go edgy? Because you can. Stand out from the crowd in your sexy leather shorts and Wang studded bag. This is what I’m all about. First the Kate Moss, and now the Alexander Wang epidemics have inspired designers add spunk into their collections.

In my online shopping escapades, I came across these fabulous pieces on La Garçonne. I’m a huge fan of tomboy styles in feminine tones, which is why I am in love with the A.P.C. sweatshirt above (10 days until I leave for my internship there in Paris). I am equally a fan of these Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony leather shorts. I love the low waisted cut, and the matte finish on the leather. On a side note, I think Opening Ceremony has done a fabulous job with their designer collaborations recently (Go Opening Ceremony!). Additionally, the See by Chloé shoes, Karen Walker sunnies, Rag & Bone belt and Alexander Wang pochette are great supplements to spice up any wardrobe.