Concrete jungle where dreams are made of...

Theres nothing you can’t do,
Now you’re in New York,
These streets will make you feel brand new,
The lights will inspire you,
Lets here it for New York, New York, New York

I love, love, love Jay-Z. Alycia Keys is pretty dope as well, but I think I love New York City even more.
I will be touching down in the Empire State in T-20 days and I can't wait!

To get you in a New York State of Mind check out some of my favorite items inspired by the city that never sleeps:

1. New York Look Book: A Gallery of Street Fashion by Amy Larocca & Jake Chessum
2. Brooklyn Bridge Ring By nOir Jewelry
3. NYC Stamp Set by Yellow Owl Workshop
4. City Guide 2011: New York by Louis Vuitton
5. New York in a Bag by MUJI
6. New York Luggage Tag by TUMI
7. New York Coffee Cup by Graham Hill
8. Empire State Building Shoes by Geox


Boots, Boon, Bed & Breakfast.... A Getaway

Spent my Thanksgiving break in Guerneville, CA at Boon, a quaint little boutique hotel. Sometimes you just need to get away from the hustle and bustle and take it slow.

I wore my favorite boots all weekend. Perfect for the rustic setting!


Get Me Bodied

Body jewelry has always been sexy to me. I am strongly considering adding one or maybe two of the pieces below to my repertoire for holiday.  These dope pieces are currently available at stantonjames.com

Rocker Fringe Epaulet
Seville Michelle Anastos


Shackle Chain Arm Band



Weekend in Review

An unexpected invite to a Spin Magazine party helped me channel my inner rocker chick...

From left to right:
Banana Republic Fringe Necklace, Tiffany's 1837 Titanium Ring, Made Her Think Talon Ring, Double Finger Snake Ring, Belvedere Silver Bottle Limited Edition, Assorted Bracelets, Senso Wilma Booties, R Wines Bitch Bubbly, Chanel Trompe L'Oeil Temporary Tattoos, Sparkle and Fade Open Back Top

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Lip Service

I go through phases of being obsessed with one theme or another. Currently it is anything having to do with lips and lipstick. I never wear lipstick but that hasn't deterred me from falling in love with this fun and feminine motif.

Peep some of my current obsessions below:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Laptop Case

Gap Lip Print Top

Marc by Marc Jacobs Lipstick Pen
Ricky and Dee Lego Lipstick Broach

Paloma Picasso for Tiffany's Lipstick Charm

Gap Black Denim Lip Tote

Christina Louboutin Lace Lip Print Pump

Photos courtesy of gap.com, bergdorfgoodman.com, deeandricky.com,netaporter.com, marcjacobs.com, and tiffanys.com.


Sandals, September, San Francisco

So San Francisco has the weirdest weather ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sometimes it is annoying, but this week it was awesome because it was HOT! This lingering summer heat, through my bday month of September is one of the reasons I fell in love with San Fran and why I am still wearing sandals vs. jumping into some of the yummy boot styles out for fall.

Taking advantage of the warmer weather I wore these nude leather Pierre Hardy for Gap wedges today. I love the neutral color and the added height courtesy of the wedge. I have the same style in denim as well. To top it all off I purchased them last night for a cool $15 bucks vs.the original price of $110. Can we say SCORE!

 Damn I love a good sale.

Pierre Hardy continues to collaborate with Gap for the fall. Updates to come very soon!


Purple Reign at the Opera

Purple (my favorite color) is always in style for me!

 An amazing friend gave me and my boo tickets for box seats to last night's performance of The Marriage of Figaro at the San Francisco Opera, so I took the opportunity to pull out one of my prized pair of shoes...

- a lovely pair of purple Christian Louboutins!

I splurged on these lovelies a couple years ago at net-a-porter, but rarely wear them because they are little DIVA for my daily life ( i.e. Starbucks runs, sitting at my desk at work, home watching tv, or hours in the dance studio wearing sweats).

Luckily, the opera is the perfect place to pull out such show stopping footwear and they received rave reviews!

My boo also got in on the purple action with these amazing Cole Haan  oxfords in Dark Aubergine.

I will definitely be borrowing these in the near future!!!!


Like Burger King Have it your Way!- Jeff Silverman Made-to-Order Shoes:

The coveted for Jeff Silverman

OMG! I think the fashion gods may have read my mind. At JeffSilverman.com the masses get to be their own designer and customize shoes and handbags to their liking.  I could muse on and on about how dope I think this is, but instead here is the scoop from the horses mouth. According to the website the process goes a little something like this:

Have you ever wanted to design your own shoes or handbags?
Have you known exactly what you were looking for, but couldn't find it anywhere?
Are you tired of people telling you what's fashionable, and want to just decide for yourself?
Welcome. You should feel right at home here.
We can create almost anything you want. Once you submit your instructions (via email, Photoshop image or any other means you prefer), we'll provide high-resolution photographs from six different angles to make sure it's exactly what you want. No more than three weeks later, the shoes will arrive on your doorstep. Sound too easy?

Umm.............. can I say awesome!!!!!!!!!!! I have been on a search for the perfect black handbag for like a year now. I think I might test this out and see if it is really as awesome as it seems! More to come.........


Fashion Night Out Las Vegas

I was kinda bummed that I didn't make it to NY for  Fashion Night Out (FNO) this year, but I was delighted to find out that while I was on vaca in Vegas they would be hosting FNO events of their own.

 At Manolo Blahnik  (Wynn Hotel) guest were treated to complimentary glasses of champagne and mini cupcakes with chocolate heels on top. How cute!


Hey professor, what's another word for pirate treasure?

Well I think it's bootie....lol.

I've been longing for a pair of Camilla Skovgaard shoes for some time now.
These booties are extra sick!!!!!!!!!!! One day they shall be mine- hahaha (read: evil laugh).
Currently available at Zappos.


Sisters,Shoes, Shopping, and all things Studded

My sister and I share a love of shoes, shopping, and all things studded so you can understand our excitement about her new Penny Loves Kenny studded combat boots she got in the mail today. Perfect for New York City where she lives.

The boots are available now in two colors at Victoria's Secret  along with a plethora of other fun and affordable boot styles.

Today's horoscope... hauntingly accurate

Ponder the principle of “divine belonging” today–the idea that you are always part of the greater whole, no matter how comfortable (or awkward) you feel.


80's/(20) baby

Wedge Sneakers:

Reason number 1,456,789,3456,121 that I know I am a true product of the 80's- I love sneakers with heels!

I know it sounds horrid, but I have been fascinated with them since my youth and still love them now. I found this pair of 80/20's a couple years ago and still love them- the comfort of a sneaker and the much needed height of a heel- I mean how could you not fall in love!

Everyone (including myself) is googoo gaga over the Isabel Marant version seen below:
(photo courtesy of garrancedore.fr)

Not sure if I will be able to get my hands on those, but I will most definitely be shopping the 80/20 collection this fall.