New York Living

banksy-rat-nyc-425x318I’ve been to NYC several times since I was a kid to visit family. I’ve always had to follow their agenda…which was fun don’t get me wrong…but I’ve never had the chance to explore it on my own. TOMORROW, I leave for NYC. I will be staying for a month to take classes and, more importantly, experience New York like I never have before. AND I will be experiencing all of this with my best friend…and my good friends who live outside of the city will be accompanying me on my excursions as well. So, to get to the point, I apologize in advance for being slack on the posts. I’ll be busy with my fashion drawing classes, visiting family, reeking havoc, etc.  To make up for this, I’ve decided to compile some pictures of things I want to do/see and places I want to go. I’m focusing on Brooklyn because a.) I’ve NEVER explored Brooklyn EVER and b.) NYC is so huge, it’d be impossible to include it all.  If you have any suggestions, pleaseeee feel free to share!


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I’ve heard only good things about the vintage shops in Brooklyn. One in particular…Fluke…sounds perfect for a student budget shopper like myself. In Lucky Magazine, Rachel Comey says “Almost everything at this vintage shop is under $75.” Sounds like my kind of place! Here are some vintage shoppers in Brooklyn….vintage stylekill devil hill brooklyn


Kill Devil Hill is a vintage shop in Brooklyn with cheap stuff for decorating. Yay! Again…I’m searching for my new apartment. Rachel Comey describes it as “a den of industrial-revolution-era goodies.” Apparently, they have vintage bottles, buttons, lamps, etc….all will fit in perfectly with my “thrifty/shabby chic” look.


oak_content1OAK: words cannot describe the perfection of this store…so I will post numerous pichasss.

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Movies in Bryant Park


FINALLY. This is a restaurant I’ve been wanting to check out for AGES but never got a chance. The Spotted Pig.

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I will post pictures after my trip and try to update as much as I can while I’m there!

Alexa Chung: British Flag Decor

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british flag pillow etsy

british flag queen pillowIt looks as if Alexa Chung hasn’t finished moving into her Brooklyn apartment…but as simple as it is…there is still a chic, sophisticated, urban quality to her style. Not to mention she has the best fashion sense…love the wooden platforms and knee high tights! What really drew my attention to this picture was the British flag draped over her bed. I now want some British inspired pieces in my new apartment! I found these pillows on etsy and kaboodle….


Oh! And I love her vinyls and record player…I spy David BowieDavidBowie Record

Erin Wasson: Apartment, Style and Tattoos

erinwassonLike I previously said in my “Thrifty Chic” post, I’m currently inspired by interior decorating….for my FIRST apartment! Erin Wasson has a ridiculous art collection in her shabby chic apartment. I love her minimal yet eclectic style. Does that contradict? Oh well. I always think fashion should contradict itself anyway…keeps it interesting to look at. Love the native american, tribal, hippy vibe.


Don’t think I mentioned this yet…I’m contemplating getting a simple, dainty tattoo. Nothing too showy. Just visible enough to catch a chic glimpse. I’ve been considering it for about 4 years now. I’ve finally grown the balls (sorry to be crude) to get one! I’ve also finally thought of something meaningful enough to permanently mark onto my body. Anywho, enough chit chat…Erin Wasson has some gorgeous tats. erinwassontattooserinnews2

I promise to post tattoo pics when I FINALLY get it done. Who knows when that will be…but I’m hoping by the end of the summerrrr!!! I’m sick of using sharpee marker to make fake tats.

Festival Fashion: Bonnaroo Style


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Outfit I styled on Closet Couture


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Outfit I styled on Closet Couture


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(she’s a Charleston student!)

Outfit I styled on Closet Couture


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(Another Charleston student!)

Outfit I styled on Closet Couture


bonnaroo style drew

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julia restoin roitfeld

the clothing, the shoes, the bags and the persona…julia restoin roitfeld is definately enviable

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julia monkey dress2the monkey dress….that she shares with friends….Julia monkey dressThe animal print bags….julia pursejulia-roitfeld-louis-vuitton-yellow-bagJulia Restoin+Roitfeld+

and the TO DIE for shoe collection…julia_roitfeldED7495_previewjulia_roitfeldED7497 shoesjulia shoes

Sienna Miller: Elle Style Awards. Feathered Shoulder Jacket

So I guess I’m on a Sienna frenzyyy today! …but she deserves it. I DIIIEED when I saw what she wore to the Elle Style Awards.sienna-miller-elle-style-awardsSienna miller ELLE+Style+Awards+2009So I went on a mad hunt to find a jacket like this….still hunting! Here are some other feathered shoulder inspirations…feathered shoulder padsfeatheredshoulderpadsThis one has feathers AND fringe….ughhhh perfection.feathered shouldpadsKenley from Project Runway Season 5

Lily Allen ruffles my feathers…lily-allen-its-not-me1

During my mad hunt to find the jacket…I came across this feathered dress…thought I’d add it to the post because I want it also!

feather layer dressGAHHH I love it. This dress is from Oasis.

Sienna Miller & Jennifer Connelly: The Green Dress

What I want: sparkle green dress with shoulder pads…..

green dress sienna miller mtv movie awardssienna-miller-mtv movie awardsSienna’s green dress at the MTV Movie Awards…. I love the low, baggy back with the ruffle and the structured shoulders! I found a similiar style from Oasis pictured above. Yummmyyyy. Here is a picture of Jennifer Connelly decked head to toe in Balmain…I WANT A GREEN DRESS LIKE THIS.

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