Monday, February 20, 2017
Confession: I frequently wonder if I'm basic. Walking into a room full of Outdoor Voices-clad yogis on Saturday afternoon at Sky Ting Yoga, I thought to myself, “How did I get here?” I don’t particularly love yoga, unless we’re talking the hip hop variety (Y7, I’m talking to you), but here I was, at a studio that I found on Instagram (how millennial!), wearing Outdoor Voices leggings, a brand self-proclaimed, and not incorrectly, fitness wear for the it girl, before meeting up with friends for...brunch! Oh, the horror.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
A few weeks ago, my friend texted me, “How do we get to know Mahershala Ali?” in equal parts seriousness and fantasy, followed by “do we know what his relationship status is.” Editor’s note: For the uninitiated, Mahershala Ali is the “it” actor in Hollywood at the moment and the favorite for the best supporting actor Oscar for his role in Moonlight. Not to mention, he’s simply a beautiful specimen. Cue our mutual disappointment to discover that he’s married. This discovery shattered my worldview in which everyone is single and therefore fair game.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
“Winter is coming! Winter is coming!” It’s not. But, sale season is here! And if I the SAT’s reinstated analogies, commit to memory that Winter-is-coming is to Game of Thrones fanatic as Sale Season is to me. And friends, we’re in the throes of it. Before you prematurely blow through your budget, here’s the rules of navigating sale season.1. What is sale season?
2. When does it start?
Memorial Day Weekend! Begin to expect an onslaught of emails about sales in the 40% off range. For the retailer, there’s still time to clear through some merchandise, and they’re not trying to erode their margins. Here’s when you hop on that item you’ve been diligently stalking all season. It’s probably been in your wishlist or shopping cart for months, so just go for it! The time is now. If you’ve genuinely been coveting it and would be upset if it sold out, don’t hesitate because this is your chance. If you’re more willing to wait for further discounts, hold off until the Fourth of July. Here’s when stores take an extra discount a la 60% off range. It’ll be harder to come by your size, but talk about savings. Now if you’re truly a bargain shopper, you’ll wait until Labor Day Weekend when stores are 80% off. Expect it to be piece-y, but trust me it can be well worth the wait.
3. Does everything go on sale?
No! Note that if you’ve been coveting a Chanel 2.55, it won’t go on sale. In fact, it’ll probably be more expensive in a few months. That’s why they call it an investment piece. However, if you’ve been dying for the Fendi Buggy Bag, that will go on sale.
|Stella McCartney Slides Was $770 Now $231|
|Robert Clergerie Sandals Was $650 Now $389|
|Chloe Sandals Was $795 Now $477|
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
- Empire State building during sunset
Perhaps it’s just me, but visiting the Empire State building at midnight has been atop of my New York City bucket list since I discovered that the last elevator goes up at 1:15 am everyday. It just seems like one of those quintessential New York moments or the perfect opportunity for the next big romcom’s meet cute.
- Yankees game
Baseball is one of the few NYC sporting events where the cheapest ticket is genuinely cheap. You’ll pay for it in $10 beers, but there’s nothing like root, root, rooting for the home team on a warm summer night.
- NYC marathon
Congratulations should you be fit enough to run 26.2 miles. For the rest of us, why not go out and cheer on your fellow New Yorkers en route to brunch?
Nothing says summer like the return of the rooftop bar or stationary booze cruise -hello, Grand Banks and PHD Rooftop. We’ve been waiting.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Perhaps it’s shows like The Bachelor that romanticize the concept of an immediate and immeasurable “connection” that have propelled us to believe a romantic relationship necessitates butterflies, sweaty palms and a quick heartbeat, but there’s nothing wrong with a slow burn. In fact, I’m advocate number one for the slow burn [(n): attraction that builds over time].
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Much has been said about Kanye West’s most recent album “The Life of Pablo,” from the media baiting theatrics of its release to its qualifications as an album as we traditionally know it. However, one thing is certain: gone is the “old Kanye” of College Dropout, Late Registration, 808’s and Heartbreak, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and even Yeezus. Welcome the “new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye, the always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye” because he’s not going anywhere -and nor should he.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
|Image from The Native Fox|
Confession: I initially titled this article, “Why Vetements is Everything Non-Fashion People Hate about Fashion.” And it’s true: selling a DHL t-shirt for $330 that can be purchased from the delivery service for $14.99 screams insular fashion industry without relevance to the American consumer.