Thursday, July 30, 2009

Saved it For a Rainy Day

Yesterday I was finally able to go to New York to see the Model as Muse exhibit at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After racing from the bus through the cold sheets of rain that poured down on the city (thank God for waterproof handbags!) I entered the dry museum and spent hours gazing at the photos, magazince covers, ads and editorials, and beautiful clothes shown in this exhibit. It covered the very beginings of modeling in the days of Dior and ended with the famous models of today. The exhibition runs until August 9th but if you can't make it by then click here to view videos and photos from it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Chic on the Cheap

Top: Red Camel, Shorts: Loomstate for Target, Sandals: Franco Sarto, Watch: Michael Michael Kors

I wore this bright look to the surprise birthday party my friend threw for her mom a few days ago. I scored this great strapless top in Georgia at Belk on clearence for just over $7. The shorts I found luckily left over from the Loomstate for Target Collection on the Go International rack back in June. The organic cotton is so light and the sketched bird print is graphic and fun both qualities that make these shorts summer must haves. In times like these its important to look for cute clothes at low prices and actually very easy to find stylish yet dirt cheap clothes if you're willing to search for them!

Friday, July 10, 2009

I HeART Savannah

Jones St.

During my trip I had the chance to visit Savannah Georgia and take a tour of SCAD the Savannah College of Art and Design. An amazing design school housed in the beautiful and historic buildings of the city. While there I was able to gaze at classic the architecture of the rowhomes that line Jones St. and the Spanish Moss covering the trees. I also admired the windows of the cute shops and eateries of Broughton St. which include Marc by Marc Jacobs, American Apparel, and Urban Outfitters (who was having a great sale so i scored a cute shirt!) as well as unique boutiques.

I fell in love with this charming city and SCAD and encourge anyone to visit!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hilton Head Island: Fashion and Feasting

As many of you may know, HHI is a mecca for fashionistas and foodies alike and I happen to fall into both catagories. So, when I realized the proximity of the resort I stayed in to the wonderful shopping and dining in Shelter Cove Harbour I was very excited. While there I sampled creamy gelato from the Little Venice Cafe. The combination of chocolate and heath bar flavors was smooth and rich and I longed to try the other flavors as well as the sorbet.

A short bike ride down the street is Hidden Cove Treats & Treasures where I bought 1/4 pound of Cookie Dough fudge and a vanilla blended latte. The fudge was the best I'd ever had, with generous chunks of cooke dough troughout. In addition to a wide variety of fudge flavors, Hidden Cove also carries many other chocolatey treats and pasteries, coffee, smoothies and ceramic gifts.

I also had the chance to shop in two boutiques: Posh and Taffeta. Posh carried a great selection of cute and flirty tops, bottoms, and dresses from such brands as MM Couture and Hale Bob as well as cute shoes bags and some great jewelery. Taffeta, although geared toward and older crowd, was filled with fun, colorful fashions from Europe. And those of you looking for designer bargins should go no further than the Mall at Shelter Cove, which houses the Off 5th Saks Fith Avenue Outlet.

HHI has shops and restaurants to fit any taste and budget!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Vacation: Style and Substance

I just returned from my vacation to the South. My trip to Hilton Head Island, Savannah, and Quantico was filled with fun, shopping and style. I'll start my recap of the trip with 2 of my vacation outfits:

Tank top: Loomstate, Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters, Flip Flops: Rainbow, Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson, Wrislet: Coach

Tank Tops: American Eagle, Shorts: J. Crew, Sandals: Nine West, Bracelet:
bought in Cherry Valley made by African artisans, Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson