Isabel Marant pour H&M

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Isabel Marant pour H&M sneakers

After the Isabel Marant pour H&M kids sneakers sold out online almost right away while I was at work, I had little interest in hunting them down in stores. I really hate crowds due to what I call "competitive shopping". It's a serious illness, I tell you! Especially in NYC. That same evening I was in the area of the H&M on 5th Avenue Midtown West and decided to pop in because WHATEVER, right? I'm here. Let's do it.

There was a chilled out, gated off section of the store for Isabel Marant where there were mostly odd leftovers like oversized coats, jewelry, scarves and things that didn't make the initial cut with the crowds. Over in the kids section, amongst the faux Converse selection, there was one pair of slip ons left...in my size (the largest size available for the kids shoes, women's 6.5). Lucky day! I grabbed them and left. They are just so cool. I love the tie dye quilted combo. For those still shopping, it's also worth mentioning that a lot of the kids sized wears can fit most petite adults - for way cheaper.

& Other Stories

Friday, October 4, 2013

& other stories nail polish, blush, eyeshadow palette, lip gloss, makeup

Even though I live in a city filled with some of the coolest stuff in the world, I still naturally find myself lusting for what I can't have: overseas beauty products, candy and snacks to name a few. There really is no distinction between my wants and needs when it comes to this stuff.

Luckily for me, my sister recently went to Copenhagen for work and kindly offered to pick up a few makeup products for me from & Other Stories! Yes, that cool girl brand owned by H&M. The one that I would gladly replace a handful of the H&Ms here with. COS (H&M's other cool girl brand) seems awesome too and NYC is getting one soon, but I think & Other Stories is more my style.

I had approximately 15 minutes to whip up a wish list with their website and Google by my side. The final result was a bit of a collaborative effort decided upon via email in an extremely short time span. I think we did well:

Plush Earth Eye Shadow Palette - This is a nice palette filled with cooler, satin neutrals. These eyeshadows are actually very nice quality and don't get all dusty the second my brush hits. I wore three of the shadows the other day and love how they came together. The top left is a great standalone shade. I was a bit iffy on the top right golden poo color but I mixed it with the color beneath it to not have such a heavy look.

Ecarlate Pink Blush - This is a very happy pink! My sister picked this one out for me because I couldn't decide what a "nice" color would be on me. It's bright, so only a little is needed (In other words: it's going to last forever). I really want more of their blushes. Regarding the Romeo and Juliet quote - It's cute but I seriously can't stand quotes and wordy things. That's just me.

Moire Green Nail Polish - This one I wanted because of a random blog post I found while on my rampant Google spree. I haven't used it yet but I like pastels all year round. This one leans more white which I LOVE. I don't need to be reminded of how many milky pale green polishes I own. They're all different right? Riiight...

Camaca Coral Lip Gloss - These glosses caught my eye on the website because they seemed so pigmented and would be a nice to throw in my purse. Well the color payoff is actually very sheer to almost clear. I still like them though. It smells like vanilla and I'd probably only repurchase if I found one with more pigmentation.

Any other & Other Stories recommendations? That is, if given the rare chance I'll actually get to shop at one someday. Or acquire European penpals.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Launch Party

Friday, September 6, 2013

phillip lim for target mini pashli bag

It's official: I need a mini Target Pashli. I saw it in the flesh last night at the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Launch Party at Spring Studios here in NYC. It's really good. So cute. I figured it would be but I had to see it in person to get a better idea if I wanted it for not. I much prefer leather handbags but I'll make exceptions. To own an affordable yet really attractive little brainchild of Phillip Lim...how can I say no? The collection itself is very stylish and well made. For the girls, my favorites are the blue leather moto jacket, the faux leather sleeved dress and the mini Pashli inspired satchels. I also liked the Boom sweater a lot more after seeing Jessica Alba wear it at the event.

phillip lim for target dress

phillip lim for target boom scarf

phillip lim for target mens bags

phillip lim and jessica alba

Will you be getting anything from the Phillip Lim for Target collection? If you need a refresher before the collection comes out, here you go.


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