Wear Today, Gone Tomorrow
November 19, 2009
After I wrote a post about RentTheRunway, I was informed of a similar site – WearTodayGoneTomorrow.com. The site has been providing the same service as Rent The Runway for about a year and actually offers a wider variety of designers. With rental prices at a mere 5 – 10% of retail values, I’ve seen dresses for as low as $30. Like RentTheRunway, you can search by designer, trend, or style.
There are fit and styling tips for each piece of clothing, but if you receive a piece that doesn’t fit, you can just return it for a refund. PLUS, there are no late fees. You get charged by the week and if you keep something for a month, you get the fourth week free!
Jimmy Choo. H&M. Today.
November 14, 2009
The Jimmy Choo collection for H&M is available at select stores today. Actually, it might already be sold out. I saw a couple this morning with, like, 8 ENORMOUS bags from the store. It was 10:30. That’s so bad ass. They couldn’t even carry them all and had to put everything down on the steps of a church to get their bearings. Ironic, no?
Anyway, I haven’t seen the collection in person yet, but I would assume that it’s at least work checking out.
See it here.
Project (Rent The) Runway
November 7, 2009
If you, like me, look at snapshots from the latest runway shows of your favorite designers and think, “I want that but can’t afford it,” then prepare to rejoice. Thanks to RentTheRunway.com, you can afford it… kind of. The site allows readers to rent the clothes of some of today’s hottest designers for up to 90% off retail price. You can search for the newest styles by designer, occasion, trand, or style and when you rent from a new designer, you get to choose two sizes to make sure you get the perfect fit.
You even get to choose the date your rental will arrive. Order months in advance for a special occasion or the day before for a spur-of-the-moment hot date. After 4 days (or 8 for an additional cost) just send it back in the pre-paid packaging that’s provided for you… they even take care of dry-cleaning!
Check it out here.
So Cozy, So Excited
November 5, 2009
I’ve been looking for a new cozy winter sweater for a while now and I have finally found it- the aptly named DKNY Cozy. Available in Cashmere Silk and Merino Wool, the Cozy can be worn twelve ways! TWELVE. It ranges from $160 – $195, making the CPS (cost per sweater, duh) about $15! Can’t beat that. Plus, there’s a look book and a video to teach you all the ways to wear it.
November 3, 2009
I was meandering down Prince Street in SoHo one day when I came across this supercute jewelry vendor. I would wear every single piece they had displayed and the most expensive thing I saw was $35. I get tons of compliments whenever I wear the jewelry I get from them. Visit their website or one of their locations- Corner of Prince and Wooster (Thursday-Monday) OR the Spring St. and Wooster St. outdoor Market (7 Days a Week).
October 24, 2009
I found this great website a while ago (I have Founder status… but it’s not a big deal or anything), but just got around to writing about it. It’s this website where you can trade the clothes you don’t wear anymore for something that someone else doesn’t wear anymore. So here’s how it works:
1. Join at ThredUp.com
2. Set your preferences and tell them what you’re looking for.
3. List the clothes that you no longer want or need.
4. Wait… ThredUp will manage the peer-to-peer exchange so you can send away your old stuff (pre-paid envelopes!) and get new ones!
September 28, 2009
A little late, I know. But here are the things I have gotten/will get/will crave this fall:
Trench Coat– everyone should have one and if you can’t afford a Burberry one now, these are some good options.
London Fog, $99.99
Old Navy, $49.50
Cardigans– maybe I just have a really weird body, but I have had tons of trouble finding cardigans that don’t make me look completely shapeless. Thankfully I recently found great ones at Target. And at $19.99 you can get one in every color. Except the pee-colored one- it’s ugly.
Leggings– I had almost resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to spent like $80 on leggings that didn’t show through at the knees or tush. Until one day I found TWO great pairs for $20 or less!
BP ‘Turn Back’ Stretch Cotton Leggings, $16
Flat boots– I have a great black pair from Banana Republic that I wear nonstop during fall and winter but I want a brown pair- they’re more fall-y. These ones from Madewell look awesome but they’re pretty expensive so These Steve Madden ones are a good alternative.
Steve Madden, Cybul, $109.95
Maroon scarf– I just like the color. It makes the transition to cold weather a little easier.
Free People, $68
Maggie London, $128
I <3 (Relic) NY
September 22, 2009
I’m always jealous of people who have closets full of amazing vintage pieces that look chic and trendy instead of old and moth-eaten (because you really do tread a thin line with vintage stuff). But I am way too impatient to search through the crowded racks in typical vintage stores hoping to find that one piece I’ve spent my life dreaming of. Now I don’t have to. Relic NY allows shoppers to eliminate the middleman (and by middleman I mean the racks of grimy clothes that you inevitably have to dig through in order to find something good). At RelicNY.com you can search by designer or style, check out the look book, and see new finds. My favorite find was the vintage DVF wrap dress for $150, but the Hermes blazer was OK, too.
Visit www.relicny.com for more.
September 14, 2009
In honor of seeing Sex and the City 2 being filmed outside my place of employment a few days ago, I decided to post some pictures that have been taken on set and some similar things you can buy to get the same look for much, much cheaper.
Banana Repbulic Flutter Sleeve Wrap Dress, $132
Nina Effie Heel in Gold Royal Satin, $89.95
Merona Split Box Sparkle Clutch, $16.99
Adi Designs Frameless Shield Sunglasses in Amber, $18.99
The Pyramid Collection, $59.95
Deux Lux Zip Up Duffel, $68
Report Claudia T-Strap Heels, $46.99
Geren Ford Black Chiffon Braided Trim Sailor Dress, $135, Bluefly.com
Steve Madden Trinitie in Blue Suede, $99.95
Hollywood Intuition Sunglasses, $14.99
Talbot’s Botanical Print Sheath, $78.99
Elliot Lucca Palermo Bag, $219
Old Navy Basic Leather Belt in Brown, $16.50
Baker’s Sneak By, $79.95
Whistle While You Work
August 23, 2009
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, young boys too small to carry a gun are often sent to the front lines armed only with a whistle. Originally started as a journal to chronicle this story, Falling Whistles soon became a non-profit organization that sells whistle charms, allowing wearers to become whistle blowers for peace. 100 percent of the profits to finance charity initiatives and help affected children in Congo.
Fashion and charity? I could be into that.
Necklaces available at Steven Alan Annex, 103 Franklin Street, between Church Street and West Broadway (212-343-0692); Necklaces, shirts, and journals available online at fallingwhistles.com.