In case you haven’t already heard, Bergdorf Goodman has expanded their shoe salon on 5th Avenue at 58th Street in New York. For some of us, this mean a convenient one-stop-shop fashion heaven to pick up all of your weekly, luxurious must-haves. For most of us, however, it is just one more extraordinary boutique to window shop and save up for the season toward that one special pair of shoes. Whether you chose to browse online or at their 2nd floor shoe salon, Bergdorf’s updated presentation of flats, boots, platforms, and stilettos is sure not to disappoint. Here are a few of my favorites, Bergdorf’s 5th/58th blog.
1. Giuseppe Zanotti suede and strass peeptoe slingback, $1,495. 2. Ash fango brown leadh enigma bootie, $375. 3. Brian Atwood pony hair maniac pump, $770. 4. Dries Van Noten colorblock lizard ankle strap sandal, $995. 5. Alexander McQueen lasercut white hair calf peep toe platform $1,325. 6. Rene Caovilla brown satin/leather/raccoon fur sandal $1,250. 7. Stella McCartney black velvet bootie $1,095. 8. Christian Louboutin hematite strass daffodile platform, $5,995.
The power of the t-shirt is probably the most underestimated item in one’s wardrobe. These simple luxuries can easily take you from day to night, or casual to formal. Being a college student, I live in t-shirts and find a high quality piece to be worth the investment. One t-shirt can translate to several appealing outfits. For instance – to class: pair with cotton leggings, for happy hour: pair with leather leggings, for a night out: tuck into a bandage skirt with pumps, to a bar: just add jean leggings and booties, to the office: layered underneath a blazer, hanging out with friends: loosely paired with denim shorts, the possibilities are endless. Here are my must-have t-shirts of the moment.From Top Left: UNIF fancy bones tee, $68, Karmaloop. / Diesel t-wings t-shirt, $75, SSENSE. / Tie Dye tunic, $18, Mikkat Market. / Marni short sleeve leather top, $606, The OutNet. / Obey the native triangle slub domain tee in burnt sienna, $34, Karmaloop. / Givenchy, jungle t-shirt, $405, SSENSE. / Ashish sequined silk t-shirt, $245, The OutNet. / Really a mermaid lennon sweater, $198, WildFox Couture / Alexander McQueen bead embellished cotton jersey t-shirt, $262, The OutNet.
As a bit of a perfume connoisseur, one of my favorite hobbies is definitely collecting a variety of fragrances – which I never really get to full finish a bottle of. This can be quite an expensive habit, but we all know, buying the perfume that’s a little more expensive goes a very long way. I fell in love with this Tokyo Milk perfume at the Fontainebleau Spa in Miami. To me, Sparrow No. 18 resembles Chole Rosebud parfum fragrance for almost 1/4 of the price! If you’re willing to make the investment, I definitely would recommend the Chloe floral fragrance as it is a limited time cosmetic and the Tokyo Milk perfume seems will be around for a while; however, both would be fabulous additions to your fragrance arsenal.
Tokyo Milk No. 18 Sparrow parfum, $28, Beauty.com
a blend of neroli & citrus, crisp greens, gardenia & rosewood Chloe rosebud parfum, $110, Cosmetic Mall
a blend of pink peony, freesia, lychee, magnolia flower, lilly of the valley, rose, cedarwood, amber, honey
As much as I am a fan of The Lovely Bones, this post is appropriately about the ongoing infatuation with skulls and skeletons in the fashion world, not the story about a pedophile. I began my love affair with skeletons in a high school art class, when I realized they were probably one of the best things I could draw, keeping it semi-realistic looking. There is something about the natural beauty of a skull, which is inevitably found in all of us, that mixes a rough exterior with an enchanting beauty. Thinking “skull“, of course the first designer that comes to mind is Alexander McQueen, but this boney masterpiece is becoming more and more prevalent throughout each season’s trends. Here are a few of my favorites.
1. DSQUARED2 skull t-shirt, $190, Shopbop. 2. Juicy Couture skull stud earrings, $45, Bloomingdales. 3. Rebecca Minkoff skull ipad case, $125, Shopbop. 4. Alexander McQueen black leather skull clutch, $1,195, My Theresa. 5. Your Eyes Lie floral skull tee, $34, Urban Outfitters. 6. Tokyo Milk skull shea butter soap, $11, Beauty.com. 7. Ilena Makri skull chevalier rose gold diamond ring, $3,735, Net-a-Porter. 8. Kosta Boda still life skull votive, $35, Bloomingdales. 9. Alexander McQueen leather and brass skull keyfob, $275, Net-a-Porter. 10. Alexander McQueen skull-print silk-chiffon scarf, $295, Net-a-Porter.
Major Sale Alert! Probably the best discount I’ve seen all, summer (besides those Camilla Skovgaard booties I got for
$470 $40 – that was just unreal). These Alexander Wang platform booties are perfect for every season, and at 65% off, you definitely could not go wrong adding these to your shoe collection. Hurry over the The OutNet to check out all of the other amazing Alexander Wang merch they have – before it’s sold out!
Alexander Wang jacquelyn leather platform ankle boots
If you have an iPad you need to have this! This DANNIJO iPad case is 70% off right now on Shopbop and a perfect (and affordable) way to keep your technology just as fashionably savvy as you are.
DANNIJO mahlia ipad case,
$150 $45, Shopbop.
(be advised that this is not for the latest generation of iPads)