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Rompers… How Old Is Too Old?

Lover Eternity Romper, $649 at

Lover Eternity Romper, $649 at

Maybe it’s the kid in me, but I’ve never been a big proponent of  those popular “How To Dress Your Age” magazine articles – too authoritative and limiting for my youthful taste. Having recently hit the big 4-0, I’m happily breaking “the rules” by donning mini skirts, bikinis (even after having twins) and dare I say, hot pants (better call the fashion police!) Full disclosure: I do have slight traces of cellulite and those dreaded spider veins. But… I do my best to keep it together with daily workouts and a heathy Mediterranean diet, save those early morning spoonfulls of Nutella. Given that gravity will eventually take its toll, I prefer to celebrate the skin I’m in today, rather than dwell on that dreadful birth certificate. Which reminds me, I’ll be celebrating yet another birthday in just 3 weeks! But I digress… (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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Neiman Marcus Fall ’08 Trend Event

imageIf you happen to be in the market for pre-fall frocks, you might wanna make a pit stop to your local Neiman Marcus. This upscale retailer is hosting a can’t-miss trend event across all of their stores in mid-August and will be luring customers like myself by giving away luxe swag!

What’s in store for Fall ‘08? Expect pops of berry-colored clothing and accessories, silky satin, sky high vamp shoes, lacey lingerie, sleek ‘n structured shapes, romantic blouses and statement jewelry that’s ideal for ultra confident women. For him: the focus will be on shades of gray, peak lapels, peacoats, cardigans, vests and exotics.

Plus, with any $250 Neiman Marcus purchase made between Friday, August 15th through Saturday, August 23rd, you’ll automatically receive this slick berry-hued waterproof PDA cover.

Visit for a store near you. Happy shopping!

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Lara Kazan & Kayla Designs: Blowout NYC Sample Sale!

imageNow that sex is back in the city, get the look that won’t strain your checkbook!

Join designers Lara Kazan and Keri Starker, of Kayla Designs, for a night of shopping, schmoozing and sipping cocktails.

Load up on Lara’s luxe, handmade knits (sweaters, capes, vests and ‘80’s-inspired leg wear) and Keri’s head-turning, handmade jewelry (exotic semi-precious stones), all of which are typically sold at Henri Bendels and other high end boutiques for up to 80% off retail! I repeat, 80% off retail!

The Retail Details!
What: Lara Kazan & Kayla Designs: Blowout NYC Sample Sale!
When: Tuesday, June 3rd
Time: 4:30 pm–8:30pm
Where: 555 8th Ave, NYC (btw 37th & 38th), suite 1701
Payment Type: Visa/Mastercard and cold-hard cash

And don’t forget to bring your appetite… there will be wine and cheese!

Happy shopping!

-Fashion Junkie

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Circa Now: Blowout Anniversary Sale!

imageCirca Now, my favorite Manhattan stomping ground for emerging labels and gently used frocks, is throwing an in-store shindig next Thursday in honor of their 4th-year anniversary. Aside from an open bar and jammin’ DJ beats, Circa Now will also be discounting all their vintage wares up to 50% off!

Despite the boutique’s pint-sized space, Circa Now carries a surprisingly large assortment of coveted labels, making it all too easy to drain your savings account (trust me on this one!). Having ventured inside the store numerous times after dining down the street at Frank (my favorite Italian resto), I’ve managed to fill my closet with a host of flirty dresses, butt-firming vintage blues, haute handbags, belts, baubles and dreamy Dolce Vita pumps (my latest impulse purchase).

If you’d like to stop by next Thursday’s Circa Now anniversary soirée, please make sure to RSVP to Kendall Roberts at

Hope to see you there!

The Retail Details!
What: Circa Now Anniversary Sale
Where: 238 E. 6th Street, NYC
When: Thursday, May 22nd
Time: 12pm-8pm
Phone: 212-254-2555

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