Shoe Expansion at Bergdorf’s

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.

Click here to see Bergdorf’s Fall/Winter 2011 Shoes via 5th/58th


Tee Party

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.


The Lovely Bones

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 Theresa5. 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-Porter8. 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.


Rainy Daze

In spite of this unusually rainy, August, New Jersey weather – I figured today’s post could only be appropriate for rain-wear. As the cooler, fall months approach, the following items are definitely appearing more and more on college student shopping lists. I must add, that a good umbrella and fabulous pair of rain boots are definitely worth the investment. Stick to something basic and classic that you can wear throughout all seasons and you definitely will make great use out of your purchases!
1. Jimmy Choo chesire flat rainboots, $375, Saks Fifth Avenue. 2. Dolce & Gabbana leopard print pvc wellington boots, $325, Net-a-Porter3. Adidas by Stella McCartney run animal print shell jacket, $325, Net-a-Porter. 4. DiorShow waterproof mascara, $40, CosmeticMall.  4. American Apparel the unisex circle scarf, $28, American Apparel. 6. Felix Ray vintage dot print umbrella, $80, Shopbop. 7. Hunter Boot welly socks solid, $40, Zappos. 8. Alexander McQueen umbrella with gold skull handle, $850 $595, Net-a-Porter. 9. Marc by Marc Jacobs jungle umbrella, $60, Net-a-Porter.


Oh Look, An Arm Totem Pole

Or arm party, whichever you prefer. Arm parties have been quite the trending topic for a while now, so this post was definitely a long time coming. Here are some of my current favorite bracelets; all affordable and definitely part of my birthday list. I could have got a lot crazier here, like oh I don’t know, the Cartier lurve bracelet. How cliche of me. Let me see your arm parties ladies (and gentlemen)! @Brittany_Ziemba

From Top: Mathiaz Chaize Bonnie & Clyde bracelet, Net-a-Porter / Alexander McQueen Swarovski crystal double skull braceletNet-a-Porter / Whistles Chunky Chain & Suede bracelet, Asos / Jennifer Zeuner integrated number bracelet in 13, ShopBop / Mr. Kate Worm cuff in rose gold, MrKate.com / DANNIJO Jaimere bracelet in ‘BJZ’, Dannijo.com.


Savage Beauty

I’ve been dying to get to The Met for months now to see Savage Beauty, the exhibit in tribute to the late Alexander McQueen. As far as accessories go, I would definitely say McQueen is one of my favorite designers. Savage Beauty closes this Sunday, August 7, after an already extended expiration due to popularity. I hope I make it there in time. Here are some of my favorite photos taken by blogger, Garance Doré.


Daily Jackpot

Rebecca Minkoff fling clutch in red, $350. Endless.
A bit of a splurge, but this Rebecca Minkoff clutch shares a striking resemblance to the red studded brittania skull clutch made by one of my favorite designers, Alexander McQueen. The real McQueen masterpiece retails for just $1,495.