Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Aerie Swim Last Day: BOGO 50% Off

Shop Aerie swim today at American Eagle Outfitters on 34th Street, because it's the last day of their buy one get one 50% off sale. Mix and match or go monochrome as tops and bottoms are sold separately, but stop by the store today and try on bathing suits!
So many cute styles
I've said it before but I'll say it again because I'm talking swimwear: LOVE the #aeriereal no retouching standard American Eagle Outfitters' Aerie brand has adopted. No photoshop all the time. Which I really love when I'm buying bathing suits as I can judge the rear view with real rear ends, and figure out what kind of cut will fit me best. Bikini bottoms have always been a challenge for me, so hallelujah. I'm shopping only Aerie for swimsuits this year.

American Eagle Outfitters
40 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Friday, March 27, 2015

34th Street Weekend Pick: Vince Camuto Friends & Family

Friends and family at Vince Camuto! Get 25% off your purchase through March 30.

Stop by the 34th Street boutique this weekend and check out the bags, shoes, and sunglasses. I'll take one of all the below, maybe some in different colors, too, as it's hard to choose between metallic and cobalt espadrilles.

And if you are interested in hitting up the Vince Camuto sample sale, check out this Racked story, and get there before it's over on Sunday, 3pm.

Vince Camuto
30 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Live Love Dream Aeropostale Sale

At yoga class last weekend I saw a really cute pair of cropped yoga pants and suddenly realized all my decent yoga gear was winter-oriented. What can I say, I love winter clothes. But I'm in desperate need of a warm-weather update. So Aeropostale is my destination this week because their active wear line, Live Love Dream, is on sale. Really affordable, really cute, and very spring.


Adore those yoga pants on the top left. Stop by Manhattan Mall and check them out in person, everything is under $25!

Manhattan Mall, level 1, 33rd Street and Sixth Avenue

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sticky Notes We Adore: Butterflies!

Love Brad Goreski's suit worn at the 2015 GLAAD Awards?

Photo by Amy Graves for WWD
I do! We are butterfly crazy at our house, and have these Butterfly Sticky Notes stuck to everything:

Just in time for spring, we put them on sale on our sister company's shop. Previously $6 for a package of  20 large and 20 small butterfly sticky notes, you can now get them for $4! But be careful: they really cheer up your workspace, so no grumps allowed ;)

Friday, March 20, 2015

34th Street Weekend Sale Picks: Mango, Banana Republic

Up to 30% off at Mango, one of my favorite, go-to, never-fail retail destinations on 34th Street. Which translates to: need a dress for a special party? Stop by Mango. Need a great interview skirt/pants/jacket? Mango. Want a great, collection-quality piece that looks designer? MANGO
7 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, see store for sale details

 Mango sale

Banana Republic
Take an extra 50% off sale styles at Banana Republic. Score, because we love their separates and perfect dresses. Just look for all styles that end with .99 or .97 cents.
7 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, see store for sale details

 banana republic sale

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New and Improved at Uniqlo: Kids and Baby Shop

I'm a HUGE Uniqlo fan, but am usually underwhelmed by their kids section. I always stop by and browse when I'm visiting the 34th Street Uniqlo, but rarely buy. They've just got too much competition on the street (Gap, H&M, both home to great baby and kids' section) for me to be willing to pay for a cute but not fabulous graphic tee.

However, big change is afoot at Uniqlo kids. They've got a new and improved kids shop, and it now offers exactly what I'm looking for when I shop Uniqlo: great basics, and select super fun designs that make me buy.


Fantastic, right?

31 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Desigual by Lacroix Sale: the Pants, the Coats, the Dresses

Not only are these Desigual by Lacroix pants perfection, but they are also on-sale perfection.

Now $79.50 (prev. $159), the material is viscose with an acetate lining so these will easily get you through spring.

Desigual Lacroix coats should always be tried on when you're in-store on 34th Street. Their cut and quality is gorgeous. I love the above two: alpaca (was $399, now $199.50, don't pack it away until after it snows on Friday, New Yorkers), and geometric (was $299, now $149.50).

More Lacroix geometrics: above right, was $184 now $87, and left, probably no longer available in stores but find it on Amazon here. I have lusted after this dress all winter long.

Find most of above styles at Desigual.com and, if you're lucky, in the 34th and Fifth Avenue store that carries the Desigual by Lacroix line. The last of  Desigual's winter looks are 50% off!

358 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.

Friday, March 13, 2015

34th Street Weekend Pick: Gap's Awesome Friends & Family Event

Get 50% off  up to five regular price items in stores with Gap's Friends & Family code (see below)! If you can't visit Herald Square by March 16th, you can get 40% off your purchase online, with no exclusions. That's huge: NO exclusions! That's making me want to shop online and in store. Yes, I am all about Gap this weekend. 60 West 40th Street at Broadway

 Gap Friends & Family Event
Visit the store online or see salesperson for all details

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2015: LIE SANGBONG, Zang Toi

The LIE SANGBONG Fall/Winter 2015 collection showcased a seemingly endless line of beautiful coats and separates. From leather to fur to shearling, the collection’s textures kept on coming as the show progressed. The mix of fabrics, along with Lie’s use of detachable and reversible collars, made each piece stand out. With their large floral prints inspired by depictions of peonies and understated yet striking deep color tones, the coats are perfect mix of elegant and alternative. The silhouettes seem simple at first glance, with defined wastes and clean lines, but once they moved down the runway you can see the layered pleats and seams that echo the large florals on some of the pieces. 




All photos from Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for LIE SANGBONG on MBFashionWeek.

Zang Toi
Damn if Zang Toi didn't send Fortuny pleated evening gowns down the runway to opera music and give me chills. This season was a stroke of brilliance for the Malyasian-born designer who has a devoted and adoring fan base and a reputation for technical chops and elegant designs. His clothes leave no one in doubt that Zang Toi knows and adores his clientele right back.



First the designer sent a group of classic separates down the runway, perfect in cut and form: beautiful sweater sets, impeccable leather skirts, and gorgeous pantsuits in shades of taupe and black. Lovely, but no chills yet. I was just beginning to think "ho-hum" when the lights dimmed and the opera music soared. Soon came the Fortuny pleats, inspired by the theme of his show "Mystique Beauty of Venice." Yes, the opera cape was show-stopping magnificent with its hand-beaded nightscape of Venice, but the beauty of Zang Toi's pleated gowns, and the perfect simplicity of the taupe and black palette (and that absolutely stunning empire waist gown) was what left the most lasting impression on me.





                                       All photos from Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Zang Toi on MBFashionWeek.

 Bravo, Zang Toi.