Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Military Press

LuLu. Marketing Student.
Happy 50 Year Anniversary Dr. Martens

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Triangular Arbitrage

LuLu. Marketing Student.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Gilt(y) love

Special delivery!  From?  Gilt.com!  Ahh!  So..story.  The other day I'm sitting in class and happen to check my email at about 11:54am EST to find my daily announcement from Gilt about what they have going on sale at noon EST.  And my eyes see Missoni.  I looked last time Missoni was on because, as many of you likely know, Missoni is known for their fantastic choice in fabrics and have become particularly known for a zig-zag pattern I love.  So back to the story, I'm in class and watching the clock till noon until I quickly sign into my Gilt App (that's def why they made it!) and find this AMAZING little Missoni zig-zag scarf that I had eyed during the last sale but not purchased.  But here it was taunting me again and likely on even more limited supply...but the real kicker?  $29!  Regularly $250!  So...I bought it...right then and there in class and 2 days later (WOW!) the package arrived from Gilt!

And can I please comment on the packaging?  I have only ordered one other item from Gilt (a Marc by Marc Jacobs dress), and I saved the first box and am about to save this one.  Why?  Just look at it!  It looks like a standard brown box on the outside, but inside has a cool fashion scene inlaid in black, black tissue paper wrapping my Missoni box, and a little black note with gold etching from simply saying "Thank you for your purchase" from Alexis + Alexandra (the founders).  Gilt Groupe...ARE YOU HIRING?!  Email me for my resume ;)  And for readers?  Ask me for a Gilt.com invite!

How I wore it (with D&G tank, Guess jean vest, Dolce jean skirt, belt from Italy, Report shoes):

Gilt(y) dreams,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I Can Hear the Bells

DON'T scroll down yet...WAIT!  You must prepare yourself for what you are about to see: Oscar de la Renta Spring 2011 Bridal gowns.  Why am I sharing these with you? Because two people very dear to me happen to be in the midst of planning their weddings.  And though I know one has "said yes! to the dress," it's still fun to take a peak at what's hitting the high fashion runways!  Just a little fun...right?  

The first I'm sharing with you has color in it...gasp!  And no, I don't mean "champagne."  A peasant inspired look, this whole image just seems so mystical and well...gorgeous! to me.  It certainly is atypical but at the same time seems more "traditional" than a lot of modern dresses.  What do we think though?  Color ok or no?  Please share! 

The second is even more "traditional" but isn't necessarily a silhouette you see often on the aisle anymore.  But perhaps playing off the idea that "more" (in this case, more fabric) is often more enchanting and alluring.  And doesn't Oscar do a fantastic job with lace in both of these dresses?

Ladies...I know you have opinions out there...don't be shy!  And in case you just want to take a little more in depth peek, here's a LINK to the rest of Oscar's Spring 2011 bridal collection ;)

Don't you hear them chime?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A lasting love

Has anyone ever been more in love with I dress than I am with this Ralph Lauren Fillipa Dress?  I know that this is from quite a few seasons ago, but honestly...I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT!  I was just sharing it's exquisiteness and reminiscing on Serena wearing it on Gossip Girl (Season 1) with friends earlier and couldn't help but share it with the world.

Oh I want it!  The Victorian elegance, the soft ruffles that still fall smoothly along the figure, the high collar with ruffles, the simple details of pale flowers in the beautiful fabric...sigh...Ralph...why?!  You're killing me softly.  I need to own this dress one day.

As seen on Gossip Girl:


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