Monthly Archives: October 2012

Surviving Sandy: Ten Fall Essentials

My ten favorite pieces for Fall


Today’s illustration:
navy beanie Rugby by Ralph Lauren (or $ asos and $$$ Barney’s), sateen trench Seoul night market (or $ asos and $$$ shopbop), crew neck sweater Uniqlo (or $ 6pm and $$$ Barneys), silk blouse Theory (or $ Vince Camuto and $$$ Net-a-Porter), linen dot tee Zara or ($ Dillards and $$$ Splendid), chambray button-down TopShop (or $ Kohl’s and $$$ Urban Outfitters), high-waisted leggings Zara (or $$$ Bloomingdales), pocket scarf abercrombie (or $ asos and $$$ farfetch), suede booties asos or ($$ Dolce Vita and $$$ asos), medium Candace carryall Coach (or $ Steve Madden)

Hello!  I hope you safely survived the impact and aftermath of Sandy.  My thoughts are with those who were hit hard.  (I’m taking refuge at a good friend’s who luckily avoided power loss.)

Returning to our apartment and packing an overnight bag made it obvious that I have certain seasonal wardrobe staples.  These are my top ten picks that I can’t live without.

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Stormy Weather


Fun fall fashion sketches for staying in all day.


Today’s illustration:
flannel shirt Hollister (or $ urban outfitters and $$$ Shopbop), hooded puffer coat Burberry Brit (or $ Jessica Simpson and $$$ Bergdorf Goodman), white ribbed tank Abercrombie and Fitch (or $ alternative), grey heather leggings abercrombie (or $ the Outnet and $$$ Net-a-Porter), socks (or asos $$$ LN-CC), infinity scarf (or $ Modcloth and $$$ Guess), navy beanie Rugby by Ralph Lauren (or $ asos and $$$ Barney’s), white rain boots Marc by Marc Jacobs (or $ Amazon)

To all my NY/NJ viewers: I hope you stay safe and taking precautions during Sandy!  Since everything from the MTA to the NYSE are closed, V.Ng and I are spending the day at home.  We’re making the best of the “hurrication” with lots of Halloween candy and TV (while we still have power.)

I love hanging out in pj’s but I wanted to be productive and getting dressed helps a lot!  Plus, I’m prepared in case we have to make quick getaway!

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Easy Going Errands


An outfit made for getting things done


Today’s illustration:
knit jersey jacket (also here), black denim asos or ($$$ Amazon),  chunky cowl knick sweater Express (or $$ bebe or $$$ Bluefly), pebbled leather bag Kate Spade (also here), suede ankle boots (also here),

I hate feeling frumpy when I run errands (especially on a dreary day like today.)  Thankfully, my cozy sweater, black denim, and comfortable ankle boots come to the rescue!  Nothing says comfort like jeans.

Okay – here’s the story with my black denim.

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One Outfit Two Ways



Today’s illustration:
Both: chambray button-down TopShop (or $ Kohl’s and $$$ Urban Outfitters), striped knee-length skirt Forever21,  studded skinny belt Hollister (or $ J.Crew or $$ Neiman Marcus)
Left: navy school blazer Seoul night market (or $ Old Navy and $$$ Revolve), pebbled leather bag Kate Spade (also here), black leather pumps Old (or Amazon)
Right: sateen trench Seoul night market (or $ asos and $$$ shopbop)leather studded satchel Burberry (or $$ Amazon or $$$$ Neiman Marcus), suede lace up ankle booties Steve Madden at 6pm (or $ Modcloth)

Hi!  I am so excited about today’s post and there is so much I want to say.

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Dots & Stripes


Fashion sketch for pattern mixing


Today’s illustration:
hooded puffer coat Burberry Brit (or $ Jessica Simpson and $$$ Bergdorf Goodman), navy school blazer Seoul night market (or $ Old Navy and $$$ Revolve), woven dot shirt J.Crew (or $ Macy’s or Net-a-Porter), striped belt with leather buckle A&F (or $ Amazon and $$$ Tory Burch), gathered striped skirt Who.A.U. (or asos and $$$ Lacoste), contrast trim leather tote Seoul night market (or $ Macy’s and $$$ yoox), suede lace up ankle booties Steve Madden at 6pm (or $ Modcloth)

I love waking up and seeing the sunrise over the city.  Vibrant reds and oranges peek around the buildings and reflect on the Hudson.  But lately, I get treated to a double color show.  Right outside my window I see the leaves changing colors; fall is in full effect! That means buildings everywhere are cranking up the heat.  I like to remedy this with layers.

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