Sunday, October 31, 2010

SCARED Straight (a guide to all things spooky)

Happy Halloween To All

Here's a snapshot of a huge pumpkin carving in Union Square. Below the carver worked diligently as onlookers observed.

So I have compiled a list of some of my favorite scary movies, books and  very scary favorite short stories!

Awesome Horror Movies:
1) Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie (Also A book: And then there were none) This book is awesome and I discovered it in high school. It is a mystery about 10 people invited to an island and then the murders start...but who is killing them off one by one???? See trailer below.

2).  Wait until dark starring Audrey Hepburn (CLASSIC) as a blind woman who fights off an intruder in her home. Also discovered this gem of a movie in high school. See trailer below.

DarkDolly.jpg Wait Until Dark image by GolightlyGurl

3). Thinner based on Stephen Kings book Thinner. I gypsy is hell bent on revenge after his daughter is accidentally killed by an overweight man. See trailer below.

Some of my favorite horror movies and books/short stories are classics and either in black and white or super before my time, thats why I love em'

Great scary short stories

Story of an hour: by Kate Chopin (1894) A woman learns of her husbands death with a TWIST. Read it here its only one page long of SHOCKING GOODNESS!

*Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl. This is by far my favorite short story of ALL TIME! I make everyone I know read it. Heck its only 2 pages that will leave your spine tingling! The tale of a woman scorned! Read it here

The tell tale heart. By Edgar Allen Poe. The story of a murderer and how he came to be found out! One page of terrifying angst! Read it here

Happy Halloween to All
So tell me which of the short stories was your favorite?

Be Safe!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wicked Witch of the West (side)

In the spirit of Hallows Eve I have an outfit post, complete with black wings and strips.

Even though its October/November you can still rock denim shorts, either with leggings, opaque tights or thigh high socks!

Got this lovely cape/shawl from Filenes basement

Love this GORGE necklace from Forver21 and strip top from H&M
Strips and knee socks are one of Fall and Winters must haves for more Fall fashion must haves check this out

Got these awesome DKNY Izzy booties from DSW found here . If you love shoes you can't go wrong with being a DSW rewards member. I get $10-20 dollars off sales and regular priced items monthly! Sheer knee stockings from Amercian Apparel found here.

Top: H&M
Shorts: Levis
Cape/Shawl: Cejon
Sheer knee socks: American Apparel
Booties: DKNY
Hope everyone has a safe yet fabulously fun Halloween!

What are you dressing as this Halloween? I was thinking perhaps an Avatar???lol


Friday, October 29, 2010


So I've been waiting to premiere my faux fur brown vest ever since I bought it from Marshall's 2 weeks ago. The weather this past week has been perfect for this light weight faux fur vest with a long sleeve blouse.

Got this fabulous blouse at a Vintage thrift store during a previous post, see here

Clogs are so in right now so I had to get me a pair. Love these from Steve Madden, similar found here.
Love these leggings??? check out THESE.

Got this necklace at Housing Works Vintage Me this Vintage Me That shopping excursion. The vest if from Marshalls, also got this fabulous faux fur vest at Marshalls as well. Less than $25 dollars!

STOP in the name of fashion!
Blouse: Thift
Vest: Marshalls
Necklace: Thrift
Shoes: Steve Madden
Leggings: Original Penguin

So what do you fashion mavens think of the return of clogs?


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Accessorize Me!

One of my favorite places to go when I need an accessory fix is Jewelry Plaza between 29th and 30th Street in NYC. This place is amazing. They have the hugest selection of earrings, bracelets, rings and scarfs. It's a hidden gem! Earrings range from $3-4 dollars a pair. Scarfs range from $2-8 dollars. Rings range from $5-8 dollars each. They have tons of little card holders, shades, and jewelry holders. I always hit this place up the last week of November to get tons and tons of Christmas gifts for less than $100.

 Look at all those necklaces!

 Look at all these earrings!

 Tons and tons of rings

My favorite section is the scarf collection. I can browse through these all day!

Here's a lovely animal print scarf a got for $6

And two cool rings I got for $6 each.

If you are in NYC and in need of an accessory fix, give this place a try, you'll be hooked!
So what are your favorite accessories?
I love rings and scarfs!

Jewelry Plaza
1204 Broadway (bet 29th and 30th st)


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Goodwill Hunting

So today I made a long overdue trip to Goodwill located on 103 W 25th St in NYC. I didn't have anything in mind but came away with 3 great blouses, a blazer and a pair of shorts for less than $50.
FASHION STEELE! This store carries a huge selection of coats and blouses.

 They have an awesome shoe selection as well.

Got this awesome blazer for $14.99!

Love the shoulders

Love the pattern on the H&M blouse

 Love the shoulders on this blouse as well.

 Got this lovely Victoria's Secret see through tunic and plan on layering it with a comfy cardigan, a skirt and thigh high suede boots!

I'm in love with this Ralph Lauren see through crinkle button up! Oh the possibilities!

Got these great shorts 50% off for a grand total of $3.99! Can't wait to dress them up with cotton tights and booties!

Oh Goodwill, how I love thee. It's certainly worth the hunt for these fashion steeles! Check out my other vintage and thrift shopping excursions HERE and ofcourse HERE.

What it your most inexpensive prize possession?


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bryant Park Beauties

I love Bryant Park. The people watching here is amazing. I also had a wonderful date here all inclusive with lunch, the drunken crazy person, and pigeon poo this year. I go through Bryant Park twice a month to my spa appointments and I always see the most fashionable people on 42 St Bryant Park. So today on my way to my appointment I shot some Bryant Park scenery and Street Fashion Pics.

My outfit for the day.

Top: Forever21
Skirt: Forever21
Socks: American Apparel
Cardigan: H&M
Boots: Vintage from No Relation Vintage NYC ($25!)

Love this fashionista's ensemble especially the studded leather jacket and the bag and shoes!

I love the layered look this chic maven pulls off effortlessly. We bonded over The Sartorialist Blog. One of my favs!

Love how she works a fancy statement necklace with her casual layered look. That necklace really grabbed my attention!

I had to include a picture of the light fixture at The Skin Spa where I went for a treatment today. This is so gorge! One day...maybe I'll have my own. If you are ever at The Skin Spa, I recommend Stephanie. She is AWESOME!

So which look do you like the most?


Monday, October 25, 2010

La Maison: Because fashion starts at home

Fashion is more than a great outfit and killer platform pumps. Inspiration can come from anywhere. From the amber rose color of the sky at sunset to a picture in your mind you get when reading the description of a character in a novel. Your surroundings should always inspire you especially your home. I love my apartment. My taste is stark, modern and colorful. I like clean lines and black and white photography. I also love the color green and have incorporated it into every room. lol. I also have a collection of little things I love.

I love to use word art for inspiration. Something about black and white photos appeals to me.

A foyer is the perfect place for little collected trinkets and it gives your visitors a first impression so style it up with photos and greenary.

Dont forget that bowl of mints and candies! I have to restock my every month lol. I also have a lovely piece of pretrified wood displayed on the table that I love. This flower photo and the candles all came from Marshalls. In fact all of this came from Marshalls except the table and the plant!

Love these masks my mother brought back from her trip to Africa.

 This is a nice way to spice up a stark white wall and give the eye something pleasant to look at and the mind something to ponder. Wall Word Art Rocks!

 I may be the only person I know who keeps my table always set. Its lovely and nice. More word art...Bon Appetit. You kind find word art online anywhere or at Marshalls. This only cost $5. Its easy to put on and take off too.

I love to use fake foliage because..well you saw the one live plant I have lol. I like the fresh green look. Got these fake flowers for $.99 each at Target.

This is one of my favorite paintings. It has such vivrant colors. Its a group of people dressed in their best to attend a funeral.

Ready to eat????

 Love this globe that I got at World Market. Its so rustic. I also like to display items in picture frames instead of pictures, such as my first international plane ticket to Mexico. I love books and like to put my favorites on display for my guest to see.

 I forgot where I got this tip but I like to circulate some of my favorite magazines in this wine glass holder. I change the magazines once monthly and my guest love it.

My first piece of framed art work by Nico "Strut"
Isn't she amazing!?!

I think you should always leave one wall for a nice clock.

One of my favorite pictures. Hope to visit Paris one day.

 This is my favorite part of my apartment. My huge bay window with 3 large windows. So light and airy. I also like to keep my guitar on display here and pictures of ancient egypt which I'm obsessed with. I like to sit here and drink a cup of acai berry green tea in the mornings.

 Hope you enjoyed my home. So tell me what are the things in your home that you get inspiration from?