Thursday, July 30, 2009

Casting Call for Sex and the City 2

Attention all New Yorkers! If you're interested in being cast as an extra in the Sex and the City sequel, get out your Manolos and head over to the Metropolitan Pavilion next Tuesday!

Seeking SAG and NON SAG to play:
Fashion Models, Celebrity types, Upscale socialites,
Urban Club goers, Gays and Lesbians,
International types (Middle Eastern, Arabic, Asian, European, British), Professional Soccer Players
Open Call:
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
between 6th & 7th Avenues
SAG: 10am - 12:30pm
NON-SAG: 1:30pm -4:00pm

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Reviews and News: Nordstrom Rack Coming to New York City

While I sincerely miss Virgin Megastore in Union Square, the fact that a Nordstrom Rack will be soon replacing it, definitely soothes the pain. I've scored some great deals at other Nordstrom Racks before including BCBG pants for $6.00. So, the fact that one is opening in my backyard (I love Union...close and convenient) is thrilling. I just hope New Yorkers learn to take a step back when doing their shopping in the Rack and not be too aggressive. Sharing is caring, afterall.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Reviews and News: Forever 21 Twist

Forever 21 recently announced they were in the works of launching a home and beauty line, and today unveiled yet another collection named "Twist." The line will feature limited edition pieces all following a distinct theme. The first theme is perhaps a bit Britney inspired. It's called "Cirque 21" and is of course, circus-themed. Here are some looks they unveiled today.

While I love Forever 21's affordable fashion, I must admit I'm starting to get a tad confused by all these "[Insert Name Here] 21" lines...

What do you think of these looks from Forever 21's new line?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Internships and College: Design Your Dorm

Design Your Dorm is a relatively new website that brings a whole new dimension to dorm decorating. I wish this website was up and running when I was an incoming college freshman spending my days on The Container Store website thinking of decorating ideas. The website allows you to create a 3-D model of your dorm. For those of you attending big schools, they have exact dorm replicas which is great. The website also allows to choose from a generic room type. The service provides a great way for you and I to see what will fit in our tiny dorms and what won't. While the idea is great, I think it still needs a lot of work. As you can see above, I began putting up posters (I have the colorful Martini Glass Poster in my dining room!) but was unable to place any comforter or move around some of the furniture. It needs to be more flexible. I wish I could remove the wardrobes (we have built-in closets) and move the window. I think the idea is genius, and I recommend checking it out, but some of the details need to be worked out.

Be sure to check out their Moving Day Checklist!

What do you think of Design Your Dorm? Does it make planning for Move-In Day easier?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sales and Deals: Steve Madden

I've been searching for new heels. I don't want regular pumps (though you can't ever go wrong with black pointed toe pumps). I was in Macy's today and was impressed with their Steve Madden collection. As usual, Steve Madden has great stylish but affordable shoes and sandals. While they do have quite a few expensive pieces, generally they're priced under $100.

I came across a code today for 30% AND free shipping!

I didn't find new fun heels, but I ended up with their Sicilly Gladiator Sandals for $18 shipped. If you're in need of new shoes, definitely visit their website at

Use the code: SPIN30 for 30% off and free shipping!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sample Sale Update

Who: J. Crew
When: 7/14 Tuesday - 7/16 Thursday
Where: 261 W. 36th St.

Who: W.A. Studios Jewelry
When: 7/14 Tuesday - 7/16 Thursday
Where: 390 Fifth Ave

Who: Betsey Johnson
When: 7/14 Tuesday - 7/17 Friday
Where: 145 W. 44th St.

Who: Elie Tahari
When: 7/14 Tuesday - 7/19 Sunday
Where: 75 Ninth Ave

Friday, July 10, 2009

Gossip Girl Filming

So yesterday I heard that Gossip Girl would be filming right in my neighborhood and I wanted to wander there during my lunch. I heard it was insane...tons of fans and paparazzi and opted not to go. I had to walk by to go to the train to go into Brooklyn tonight and it looked empty. The trucks were there but no sign of any cast members or trailers. I figured they were done for the day. I'm walking home at midnight and spot a bright light at the end of a block. I walk down to check it out and see what I found.

Nate's mystery lady? It's none other than CW's Joanna Garcia. Garcia joins the cast this fall as Nate's love interest, Bree Buckley. That's a nice Ferrari Nate has there isn't it?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What I'm Wearing: Lunch in the Park

Went to lunch in Bryant Park today. It was so gorgeous out that I almost didn't want to go back to work. I wanted to wear a cute summer dress today and this paisley piece from Kensie did the trick. Paired with a light cardigan and sandals, it was laid back and perfect for today's 80 degree weather.

Kensie Paisley Print Ruffled Surplice Dress Available at Macy's for $108.00

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sales and Deals: Sample Sale Update

Who: Rachel Comey
When: 7/8 Wednesday - 7/11 Saturday
Where: 335 W. 35th St. 7th Flr

Who: Designer Denim (Including True Religion, 7 for All Mankind, Rock & Republic, and more)
When: 7/9 Thursday - 7/12 Sunday
Where: 440 Broadway btwn. Grand & Howard St

Who: Designer Dresses (Including Marchesa, Jill Stuart, and more)
When: 7/8 Wednesday - 7/12 Sunday
Where: 284 Elizabeth St. btwn. Houston and Prince St.

Who: The Shoebox Summer Sale (Including Cynthia Vincent, D&G, Kate Spade and more)
When: 7/9 Thursday - 7/12 Sunday
Where: 537 3rd Ave btwn. 35th and 36th St.

Who: Dior, Gucci, YSL, and More
When: 7/15 Wednesday - 7/19 Saturday
Where: 41 West 57th St. btwn 5th & 6th Ave. 5th Fl.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sales and Deals: American Eagle Clearance Sale

American Eagle is having a great clearance sale online. They have great basic pieces starting at just $6.95. It seems as if they're trying to clear out their summer inventory to make way for their fall collection. Take advantage! They have some great deals. If you're not really a fan of their clothes, just pick up some basic tees and tanks. Considering American Eagle's prices, they're really soft and comfortable. Best part is until tomorrow night, AE is offering free shipping when you purchase 3 or more items.

Invest in basics like this solid halter, a fun printed summer dress, boyfriend cropped jeans (get in on the trend without spending a fortune), or this light pleated skirt.

Also use discount code 76054879 for 15% off your order!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

What to Wear: Fourth of July

Fourth of July is quickly coming up. The forecast is finally looking hot and sunny, and I'm excited. I have no idea what exactly I'm doing yet, but I'm sure it'll be a good time. If you have your plans set, but don't have an outfit picked out just yet, I've got some ideas.

Parade and Fireworks

At night, I'll be standing overlooking the Hudson watching the Macy's fireworks show. If you're in for some patriotic activies such as a parade or watching fireworks, casual is the way to go. Sometimes it's hard to find the balance between corny and cute, but this look is relaxed and patriotic without screaming "AMERICA" in your face.

Beach and Poolside Fun

If you're heading to the beach or a friend's pool, slip into your favorite swimsuit and pair it with these great bright blue denim shorts, a simple white tank, and some comfy Havaianas. The beaded necklace adds some color and fun without being too overbearing.

Summer Barbeque and Party

I love this AE Belted Party Dress. Its elegant style is refreshing and flattering on any figure. Keep it simple with minimal jewelry such as these scallop studs and bangles. The dress would be great with wedges but for a Fourth of July barbeque or relaxed party these sandals by Steve Madden have the right amount of detail to complete the look.

What do you think about these Fourth of July looks? What are your plans?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Reviews and News: Love 21

If you were to step in the Forever 21 in Herald Square you might ask, "what recession?" I stopped by after work to check out their new contemporary line, Love 21. It was unbelievably busy, especially for a Wednesday. I give immense credit to their sales associates for keeping the store running. Love 21 launched in May online and in select stores. I browsed online and really liked some of their pieces, but I'm always a little wary of ordering online and shipping costs. I prefer in-store purchases. So, today I made a long overdue trip to the Forever 21 in Herald Towers. Their selection was much smaller than I anticipated. I didn't recognize any of the pieces I had my eye on. I picked up a couple of things and failed to see a difference in quality. Love 21 claims to have a more sophisticated and modest fit. I can't give any feedback on that because I didn't try anything on. From what I could tell, Love 21 is very similar to Forever 21 except its pieces all have a feminine classic look. I did see some associates unpacking boxes across the floor. I'm hoping they've received a new shipment and with that, more Love 21.

Above are my favorites from this line. The one piece I really had set out to purchase today was the Embroidered Pleat Skirt. I love its detailed simplicity. That sounds contradictory because many times when clothing is detailed, it's hardly simple. You can't really see it in the small image, but it's design (as you know from its name) is all embroidered making it appear delicate. Depending on its length, it could have been work appropriate. The Floral Stroke Woven Skirt wasn't in-store either. I love its colors and paint stroke look. Although none of these pieces are new, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that they'll arrive in-store.

Embroidered Pleat Skirt Available at Forever 21 for $22.80

Floral Stroke Woven Skirt Available at Forever 21 for $22.80

Crochet Spotted Blouse Available at Forever 21 for $22.80

Chiffon Flower Print Top Available at Forever 21 for $19.80

What do you think of Love 21? What's your favorite piece from this new line?

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