Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Retail Report: Joe Fresh.

If you've been keeping up with my post you are probably familiar with the name Joe Fresh by now from the pieces I featured on previous outfit posts. So I apologize for just now formally introducing you to my new retail friend "Joe Fresh." Its kind of amazing and amazingly inexpensive for the oh so affordable price points and good quality. After working in the retail world for almost 2 years now, I honestly don't know how they design, produce, ship, merchandise in stores, and then make a profit at the end of the day... Like I said, kind of amazing!
I will warn you that this is a totally hit or miss store but if your in the market for basic and don't want to spend a lot, this is one of your new go to stores. (Very up to par with "The Gap," which is still one of my favs.) But what I found most exciting about the store is its very on trend fashion items that show up out of no where -- like the printed ankle pants (worn here) I snagged for $39 last weekend! (Don't get your hopes up-- I'm pretty sure sizes are limited at almost every location in the city. I had to hunt these down like a pair of jimmy choos at the Barneys warehouse sale.)

Anywho, unless your a Canadian, fellow New Yorker or just a brand junkie like myself Joe fresh is probably pretty foreign to you (And yes, it actually is foreign to we Americans.) So here is a little background information about the Canadian fashion brand and a few pictures I took at the store in my neighborhood on Madison and 81st... Hope you like it!
Windows at the Madison and 81st Street

Inside the store on Madison and 81st Street

Blue Printed Dress - $29 /// Eyelet Dress - $59 /// Green Printed Dress - $29 (Pants worn here)

Don't forget to check out the Joe Fresh website (here.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Outfit Post: Printed & Green.

Top: JCrew. Pants: Joe Fresh. Shoes: Payless (old). Bag: Tory Burch (similar here). Sunnies: DVF via Gilt (similar here). Bracelets: David Yurman, H&M, Vintage. Earrings: Christina Greene Designs.
(Shop all of Christina's Designs here.)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Weekend Snapshots.

The JCrew Liquor Store (Read about it here)

St Paul's Chapel Near Ground Zero (Read about it here)

Our walk across the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday

Lucite Coasters found at City Opera Thrift Store - $2 Each
(Not only was I so excited to find these coasters with my obsession with Lucite right now, but I about freaked out when I looked closer and realized they were monogramed with my initials "CC". What are the chances of that?!? I'm obsessed obviously.) 

Champagne Glasses found at City Opera Thrift Store - $2 Each

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Current Obsession: Lucite for Home.

Just a little eye candy of my new obsession with Lucite furniture, decorative accessories,... really anything lucite for the home. I have yet to find the perfect piece of lucite furniture, but when I do it will be my first furniture purchase for my next apartment! Stay tuned.
**Oh and this is a must read on the history of Lucite (click here to read.)

I have been doing a little bit of hunting after work these past few weeks but so far these are the only lucite items I have found.

(This was a DIY- I painted the wooden handles gold from the original natural wood color- Simple and Instant Update!)


Trend Alert: Green With Envy.

With colors so coveted at the moment, I thought I would do a post on one of my favorite colors of the moment- GREEN.  Not only is it everywhere right now but its also one of the colors I seem to be lacking in my wardrobe. With that being said, I've been keeping my eyes peeled for anything that gets me giddy and green. Here's what I found...prepare to be green with envy.


Earrings: F21 - $6



Dress: Zara - $80

Friday, May 18, 2012

Look of the Week.

My Favorite Kardashian: Kourtney Kardashian

Get The Look Kourtney K

Book of the Week.

I've been meaning to post this sweet sentiment of what use to be Domino Magazine- which was published monthly from 2005-2009.  Unfortunately it was ceased in 2009 because of the economy (like everything else- thanks economy!) Lucky us, last month Domino published a special Quick Fixes edition of the magazine focusing on simple, inexpensive design ideas which will be released four times this year. Of course I bought it the first week it was released so I apologize for my late post. If you haven't had a chance to look through this lovely home style guide and decorator manual here is a sneak peak of its goodness. (They even have a website you can check out here.) 
In true Domino style it's filled with so many inspirational ideas and quick fixes instead of things to buy... I would consider it more of a mini coffee table book rather than a magazine. It's definitely an issue you would want to hold on to unlike your monthly People Style Watch or Glamour whose contents are out of date by season. Its cover price is also more like a coffee table book at $10.99.