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Aritzia Obsession

The last thing I need in my wardrobe is another coat. Peer inside my crammed closets and you’ll find dozens of candy-colored leather moto jackets like this cropped Ruby metallic masterpiece (Veda is killing it!), sleek Mackage puffers and nubby Iro knits. Sadly, many of these have never been worn and still have tags attached. You can read more about my struggles with shopping addiction here, but I digress…

After stumbling upon this Joan Shearling jacket from Aritzia, I just might need to rethink my fall ’18 shopping strategy. Can you blame me?

Wilfred Free Joan Shearling Jacket  

Part of Aritzia’s private label, Wilfred Free, this stunning black shearling topper is everything I want and more – sleek, cozy, slightly oversized (perfect for layering my favorite fall sweaters) and extremely lightweight. But with a hefty price of $998, I might have to hold off ’til Aritzia’s highly-anticipated seasonal clientelling event (a.k.a. Friends & Family) starts. Who knows… maybe someone from Aritzia’s Vancouver-based HQ somehow gets this message? ‘Til then, guess it’s back to selling all my unworn stuff on TheRealReal.

 

 

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Spring Handbag Round-Up: Celine, Jerome Dreyfuss or Charlotte Ronson?

Celine Trapeze in Python Light Blush

Celine Trapeze in Python Light Blush

Now that spring has officially sprung, it dawned on me that I desperately need to update my look with a new handbag. Given that I live adjacent to Zoë – the most luxurious designer boutique in Dumbo, it takes serious willpower not to succumb to the temptations of Céline – French purveyors of the ridiculously stunning and outlandishly priced “It Bag” coveted by celebs and fashion influencers alike. (more…)

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Spring Fling

Given that most of us don’t have the luxury of time on our side, I thought I’d do you all a favor and highlight some of the standout spring ’13 pieces I recently spotted at some of my favorite NYC stomping grounds.

Spring has spring at Aritzia!

Spring has spring at Aritzia!

Part One: Aritzia

I keep my wardrobe fresh and fabulous thanks to regular visits at this Canadian-based shopping shrine. While somewhat new to the New York retail scene, Aritzia has been my go-to spot for innovative, on-trend and affordable staples for the past two decades (yup… I’m that old.) Most of their private label brands (T. Babaton and Wilfred are my favorites) are available in size XXS and 00 – a godsend if you happen to have a petite frame like me and want to avoid time consuming trips to the tailor. Thanks to weekly sojourns at the SoHo location (they also have a massive Fifth Avenue location), the friendly staff know me by name and treat me like royalty (hello, Tina!). Plus, the sales people aren’t pushy and happen to be honest – a rarity in retail. Without further adieu, my current house label favorites: (more…)

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Barbados Boondoggle

La Vida Loca - Hilton Barbados Resort

La Vida Loca – Hilton Barbados Resort

Aside from bingeing on shoes and dark chocolate, the next best thing for curing the winter blues is immersing yourself in the sun. So when my hubby recently informed me he was heading on a 4-day business trip to Barbados, which conveniently coincided with Valentine’s Day, I decided to tag along.  (more…)

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Say It Ain’t So. Silver Is The New Black!

R13 Metallic Painted Skinny Jeans

R13 Metallic Painted Skinny Jeans

In my ongoing quest to find the perfect pointy-toe pump (a classic style that instantly elongates your legs), I came across a few resort ’13 standouts worth sharing. Not that I actually need any of these nor do I have the disposable income to warrant such frivolity. Then again, chasing toddler twins on the cobblestone streets Dumbo, Brooklyn in 4″ metallic stilettos (the shade du jour this spring), just might pave the way to my pursuit of happiness.  (more…)

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