Call me commercial, but there is nothing like being in a busy department store the week before Christmas. And while there are endless gift possibilities to be found in Macy's Herald Square, today I'm focusing on one particular department: the new Alternative Apparel boutique on my beloved 2nd floor.
|Wrap! I wore this upside down all day yesterday and that was cute too.|
I want a stocking full of rolled up Alternative burnout T-tunics. They are long, they are soft, sexy (it's the cut and fit), and they are the perfect for layering. And did I say they are long? I can't abide a T that rides up when I sit down. I also can't abide yanking my T-shirt down all day long. Below are more perfectly cut, soft-cottoned, well-cut Alternative items: a cowl neck top, striped shirt, and the striated wrap.
Did I mention the sleeves in these are long? Love a long sleeve.Yes, I'm into long.
|Look closely at the rings....|
This dress, above, is fantastic. I've been wearing just about anything on top of it with leggings and boots. And in the summer I'll let it all hang. No, not really because the top of the dress is sheer, so do one of Alternative's really soft tank tops underneath. That are, yes, really long.
But definitely get her (or him, or yourself) one of Alternative's zip-up sweatshirts, because they're so comfortable you're going to want to loll around in one all Christmas Day. I consider mine "dressy" gym gear, but I'd wear it to the office with a dress, too.
|And click! Don't hate on me, just go get some of your own. |
And a perfect Alternative accessory? The Wendy Brandes NYC rings bought during her Kickstarter campaign. I tried really hard to pose sans "fist in face," but I'll have to work on that. When one's husband begrudgingly takes photos for you while watching football on the couch and the lighting sucks, one must be happy with the above.
Many thanks to Jarod from Alternative who sent me along these items after I worked with them at their Macy's boutique opening. Really, he has just made an Alternative fan for life.
Macy's Herald Square, 151 W. 34th Street btwn Broadway & 7th