Saturday, September 29, 2007

What I love right now...

ok again, sorry for not posting in a week. gah I've been such a bad blogger. but this time around I kind of have an excuse- I sprained my ankle pretty bad playing tennis so for the past like 4 days I haven't been able to move that well... but anyways, voila the post. enjoy!



Gossip Girl...
Addicting new show... as I knew it'd be. But I'm always dying to know what happens next :-)


Dorado Riding Boot by Frye, $458, at shopbop
Oh my god these boots are amazing. They're so chic and I just can' t get enough of their color, the lovely buckles and the stitching.


Volcom Party Hardy Dress, $62, at urban outfitters
What a lovely way to bring in winter than with a dress that screams winter white dress chic? The print on it is adorable too.


Country villa locket necklace $50, at jcrew
Cute and simple necklace with a beautiful design.


the ipod touch, buy at apple.com
already on my christmas list...


style.com's coverage of fashion week
praise god to style.com for their oh so lovely fashion week coverage. I love the sartorialist photos, the runway shots (think details shots!!) and finally my fave, the backstage photos.


Philippa Gregory's The Boleyn Inheritance, buy at amazon
gah my current reading material. love the author and this book is absolutely AMAZING! it makes ready historical fiction so much fun! I'd definitely recommend any of her books (as a side note- the other boleyn girl is being made into a movie coming out in feb. with scarlette johansson and natalie portman! yay can't wait!)


Lots of love,
shopaholic

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Who Knew??

First off, so sorry about the lack of posts in like almost a month... I've seriously had no time whatsoever! I haven't really been around any of the past weekends because I've been out of town... but hopefully now I'll be more regular about posting! Sorry!

Who knew that JCrew makes really cute jewlery? I was just in the store the other day and I saw this adorable necklace, the online photo doesn't nearly do it justice but i'll do my best to to explain it. It has a lot of really cute lockets that are all different sizes and they are scattered all around the chain, it's also long so you can wear it doubled or just one strand. Sorry for that really lenghty description but I love it :)


Scattered-locket necklace by Jcrew, $65, at jcrew


Luvs,
Shopaholic

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Shopaholic's Back to School Shopping List

So I know that it is a complete cliché to go 'back to school shopping' and I don't really but I just go on several excursions in late august/ early september and just kind of collect some things. So anyways, here is a post about what I really need to get...

(p.s. as one of my friends pointed out that I probably should explain, I consider back to school time period like september/october and everything beyond that is pretty much winter. yeah I know it's kind of weird but where I live, we have really distinct fall/winter and therefore it requires different dress! whoa that was a much longer than necessary explanation but whatever)

another thing, just so you all know, my fall wardrobe pretty much consists of pants/skirts, flats and cardigans. And looking back on it, I really repeated practically everything (so sorry for not being original).



fall 2007 rtw runway inspiration





Marc by Marc Jacobs
The grey cocoon coat, the ribbed tights, the envelope bag, the velvet pumps, the gloves!!


Burberry Prosum
The hourglass shape, opaque tights, patent leather (!!!), the charcoal t-shirt dress!!

photos credited to style.com



the goods





Kilty Moccasin by Minnetonka, $38, at urban outfitters
So who doesn't love them, and at that price??


Rich Boot Cut Jean by Rich & Skinny, $190, at shopbop
Love this brand! Even though they are a bit on the pricey side, they are still my faves.


American Apparel T-shirts, $22, at american apparel
I practically live my life in these things, like no joke. They are so comfortable and perfect for layering. Plus they come in a ton of colors to choose from.


Borealis First Ascent Backpack by North Face, $75, at north face
So to any of you who can deal with having a tote/shoulder bag to carry your books in, you are way to cool because a prep school nerd like me could never do that (like EVER!) but anyways, I like to accent it with a cute bright monogram and a funky printed scarf.


Vintage-print merino boatneck sweater dress by Jcrew, $160, at jcrew
I saw this online and I had to go buy it- I mean isn't it just adorable?? The print is awesome and would look perfect for fall winter or even spring.


Fulham Elephant Bracelet Set, $95, at ravin style
What an awesome, funky set of bangles. I love the wirewrapping and the cute dangly elephant is a major plus too


Luxurious Cashmere and Silk Scarf by Chan Luu, $195, at chan luu
eek I kind of splurged on this one the other day. I really just couldn't resist- it is so soft and just gorgeous. It looks awesome no matter how you wear it.


Cowl Cardigan by Vince, $295, at shopbop
Another thing I kind of splurged on... but it is so gorgeous! I love it so much and can't wait to wear it!


Calvin Klein "Luxe Nappa" Flight Bag, $218, at macy's
Oh my gosh I have to have this bag! The grey color is awesome and the shape is great. I think it would be perfect for travelling but also amazing for running errands and going out. If you'd like to liven up the classic vibe- tie a funky printed scarf around one of the handles for a unique touch


Veronica Slouch Boot by Frye, $298, at shopbop
Love this pair of boots, I got a pair for my birthday last year and I love them- they are so comfortable!


Fleece Pea Coat by Seaton, $198, at shopbop
Loving the pea coats right now (check out jcrew for awesome basic ones) and this one is perfect for fall with the fleece liner.


Boot Cut Corduroy Pant by Seven Jeans, $165, at shopbop
Another great pair of corduory's for when it gets a little colder.


Cowl neck mini dress by Tibi, $355, at net-a-porter
An awesome funky printed dress that you can either dress up or dress down. For the day I'd layer it with a black tee, ribbed tights, frye boots (above), and a long coat. Then for night I'd dress it up with a pair of patent pumps and a cream wrap sweater.


Lux Swing Cardigan Sweater, $58, at urban outfitters
Loving the knits right now- they're so versatile. And this is the perfect cardigan and an awesome price too.


Suri Flat by Calvin Klein, $98, at macy's
Own them. love them to death. I adore flats to begin with and the new embellished trend works awesome with fall's more muted colors.






what else on my list:

  • 1. Lots and lots of tights from hue
  • . Love them- this year I'll be picking up on the ribbed ones in every color.
  • 2. An pair of oxford booties. Preferably in patent... I'm thinking à la Christian Loubotin. But unfortunately $695 is a tad high for me.

  • 3. The ultimate corduory fall shorts from jcrew

  • 4. The grandpa sweater. I'm thinking vintage but if not possible, this one
  • from urban outfitters works perfect for me.
  • 5. The entire collection of... Alice Temperley for target
  • ... and Vera Wang for kohl's.







    Luvs,
    Shopaholic


    p.s. so I started school this week (technically this post is a few days late but I spent a longgg time deleting, adding and just pretty much perfecting the whole thing) and thus I am up to my ears in work! with tennis practices too it's been a hellish week and until I get back in the routine, posts are probably going to be really infrequent. I'm thinking once or (maybe) twice a week. just wanting to give you guys the heads up.