Monday, July 28, 2008

Designers are better when they're sisters

I first heard about the design label Sretsis (sisters spelled backwards) on The Fashionista Diaries when stylish Bridget wore an adorable dress by the label(left, I couldn't find a picture of Bridget wearing it) on the first episode. I loved the dress and mentally wrote down the designer, but forgot about it until now. While looking on Elle's best boutiques slideshow, I browsed on Milk and discovered they sold Sretsis clothing. This brought me to do some research, only to discover are plenty of more adorable clothes out there! Founded in 2002, designer Pim Sukhahuta, a Parson's graduate, created Sretsis with her two sisters. Pim became the head designer, creating girlish quirky pieces, with Kly, fashion marketer, and Martina, jewelery designer.

Looks from their s/s 08 collection, I love the quirky, vintage feel to each of the looks:

What I am coveting most by Sretsis? Flirty bow blouses:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I'm Evolving

It's been a little while since I've done a real post, but I haven't been feeling inspired. Luckily a few fashion related things have happened which make for an exciting blog post!

Saturday: As a birthday present, my parents took me shopping during the day and gave me some money to spend. I couldn't afford anything major, but I was able to get a dress, tank top, scarf, and tights from Brass Plum and a pair of peep toe, high heeled Oxfords, along with a pair of navy flats from Nine West. That night we went out to dinner at Macaroni Grill (yum!) and I got a gift card to F21 from my aunt and uncle, gift card to Urban Outfitters from my brother and his wife, some cool paintings of Paris and New York from my twin brother, and a promise to go vintage shopping from my brother and his fiance.

Tuesday: My brother's fiance, Elyse, took me shopping in this cute area with lots of little shops.The first thrift store we went into had all the bad 80's clothes. After that we went to Buffalo Exchange where I picked up two dresses and a Ralph Lauren shirt. Finally we found a great vintage store with lots of fun skirts and dresses where I bought the dress that I am wearing in these pictures below. It's fantastic, beige with a square neck, a-line skirt, and it buttons all up the back. I also bought a cute little 90's floral baby doll dress. Once I get my license I need to go back there! But finally! breaking out of my forever 21 and H&M habit!

Yesterday: Michelle and Jessica came over and we watched Sabrina and Roman Holiday...even though we talked through most of Sabrina and didn't even finish Roman Holiday. I love it when we all hang out! We all (along with Alena who couldn't make it) get along just SO well and never run out of things to talk about! Hopefully we are all going to go shopping next week together and get into lots of trouble (wait, I'll be there...there won't be any getting into trouble! haha) We took lots of pictures in my backyard and here are a few:

Dress: Vintage; Scarf: F21; Slingbacks: Simply Vera Wang at Khol's

hopefully there will be more outfit posts soon!

Monday, July 21, 2008

How Sweet: Vogue Nippon August 08

Is it possible NOT to love Coco Rocha? I love the pastels and the light, airy fun of these.

*oh in case you guys were wondering, that is not my cake in the post below! I found that on flickr, but i wish it was mine!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

and a Happy Sweet 16 to me!

yay I'm finally sixteen! it doesnt feel any different but its nice to say! no idea what im doing today, but on saturday my mom is finally taking me vintage shopping (if we can find a store close by) and my family is going to macaroni grill to celebrate. tonight we're going to coldstone so i can get my favorie cake batter with cookie dough! yum! sorry my lack of posting, more to come soon!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

La Vida Dulce

Home sweet home! This is going to be a long post so if you dont want to hear me ramble on about my trip, thats all right.) I arrived home late Saturday night (actually it was more like sunday morning) and am starting to settle back at home. I cannot even begin how to describe how incredible the trip was! I've to the point where I have decided that there are only so many positive adjectives and not all of them combined could put into words how much I loved Europe. We arrived in Barcelona on the 3rd, and to our luck, our luggage was lost! Luckily we were meeting up with about 8 of my parents friends who generously loaned us all we needed (one of my parents' friends' daughter who is 26 came with her friend and were so kind to make sure I had enough clothes until our luggage came.) Our luggage finally came friday night, the night before we left for our cruise. Barcelona was beautiful, everywhere you turned there was another little side street filled with cafes and little shops, and the most delicious food.

Our cruise departed on saturday and more excitement began! Seriously, cruises are the way to travel! There is so much to do and never a dull moment! The next day were in France where we visited Cannes and Nice, which were both wonderful. I had a real French crepe, which was unbelievable delicious! We also visited this perfume factory where I bought a bottle of perfume.

The next day was Florence, which was my favorite. The thing about Europe is that it has been around for so much longer than America that there is so much more history to explore. We visited these amazing churches that had been standing for so many years, and saw the copy of David and other beautiful statues. We ate lunch at this tiny restaurant on an outside patio where we got a view of all these old bulidings and churches. It was also the most amazing meal I have ever had! My dad ordered pizza and I got a pasta and we shared, and WOW! It goes without saying that Italian pizza is amazing, but this was the first time I had ever had some. And the pasta! It had all these different cheeses and spinach And then we went to all these jewelry shops (too expensive for me!) and this little leather market. I know I've expressed my feelings about knock-offs before, but I couldn't resist getting the BEST Balenciaga knock-off! It's small with a long strap and looks like the real thing, but I payed way too much for it! It was originally 60 euros but the guy gave it to me for 45. So I said: "45? for a balenciaga knock-off?" Guy:"Its real leather! And it no knock-off! just similar!" Me: "well..its VERY similar..." but I couldn't resist.

The next day was Rome, which I seriously cannot put into words. We went inside the Colosseum and went to Vatican City where we saw the Sisteen Chapel and St.Peter's Cathedral. Just...WOW

The day after we went to Sorrento and saw the Almalfi Coast and visited Pompei. Pompei also, was just incredible.

Our last day in a port was Polermo where we just walked around the shops. I couldn't resist a different Balenciaga knock-off (hey, this might be the closest I'll ever get!) but bigger and for only 10 euros, a pair of fake Ray-Bans for really cheap, and a really cool belt. And then I had the best gelato I had all week! yum!

The next day was at sea...and then it was over! But I'm happy to be home again! I'll put up pictures soon! Sorry this was so long!

P.s. My birthday is on THURSDAY! I turn 16!! finallly! AND my mom is taking me vintage shopping on saturday as my present! (again, finally!) :D

oh and in case you were wondering, yes, there were PLENTY of cute guys on the ship.. :D

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

See you in 11 days!

Tomorrow I leave for EUROPE! We're staying in Barcelona for two days and then on Saturday, our cruise takes off! We're going to places like Cannes, Rome, Florence, Pompei, and more! It will be my first time being anywhere in Europe, so I'm excited! I definitely cannot wait to see European fashion up close and personal! I'll take tons of pictures as well! I was planning on doing at least one post today, but never got around to it with all my packing and then I got my hair trimmed...
But when I get back I will definitely have lots of stuff to share and lots more fashion posts!