Tuesday, October 31, 2006

If You Are Interested...

Just incase you can't read the fine print:

November 2&3
Call: 212-628-3400 to schedule an appointment

Revisiting The Classics

As a girlie girl who still plays video games and watches cartoons (yeah, that's right) I got all warm and fuzzy inside when I saw these. They remind me of Archie comic books where the girls were always unbelivably coodinated and envy inspiring. If the cold weather hadn't just swooped down on us with avengence I would totally pick these up but I guess I'll have to wait for next summer. But, that doesn't mean you should... if you want them here they are.

Monday, October 30, 2006

In The Spirit Of Halloween

Just in case I have died of fright I'll get this out of the way. So funny...

First And Foremost

Target's Go:International line is bringing us more with the new release of Behnaz Sarafpour's line of clothing. And they say "international" but for us city girls this line is right at home coming straight from and inspired by the city that never sleeps. I think that this is probably one of the most comprehensive lines that has been released yet not to mention consistent. I can't wait to get my shop on!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Make Your Own Tiffany's

Tiffany & Co. has just launched a make-your-own-necklace line by Elsa Peretti, perhaps on of the few ways to afford jewelry by the iconic designer. Start with a sterling-silver, gold, or platinum chain and add as many heart-shaped charms made from semiprecious stones and minerals as you wish. They range from $100 to $450. Forward this post over to your lover just in time for the holidays, I'm sure they will get the hint. And to make it super easy on them, they can buy everything here without having to get up out of their chair.

For V...

Sephora’s got beauty and brains in the bag as we will see this November with the debut of Monopoly: Sephora Edition. Here's the twist, this time only beauty rules apply: players go to jail for bad hair days, advance to go for getting a manicure, pay fines for streaky self tanner application, and purchase products with beauty bucks. When players own an entire cosmetic category, they can place Sephora shopping bags on their properties and eventually upgrade to Sephora stores; they can also get ahead by stocking their stores with the most beauty products. Lending their names to the whimsical game are some of the industry’s top beauty brands. There’s Stila in Gloss Gardens, Make Up For Ever on Lipstick Lane, Nars on Cheek Street, Murad at Cleanser Crossing, and Bliss on Lotion Avenue. And with a retail price tag of around $45 I'm sure it will be on every little (and big) fashionista's Christmas list along with a few designer Barbies.

Some Sample Sales -This Week

Here are some sales going on this week with a little something for everyone:

  • TODAY from 10-5, just in time for a last-minute Halloween outfit and great designer duds: Housing Works Thrift Shop has shoes for $1 to $5 and $20 “all you can stuff” bags. Location: 48-49 35th St., nr. 48th Ave., Long Island City
  • I know you remeber Norma Kamali. and her hooded jumpsuits, that were $385, are now $96.25; wide pants, that were $135, are now now $33.75, and so on. The last chance to shop is today and Monday, 10-6 at 11 W. 56th St., btwn. 5th & 6th Aves.
  • Harlem shopping hot spot N, at 114 W. 116th St. nr. Lenox Ave, is taking 30% off Juicy Couture, perfect for you SDT sisters up at Columbia and Barnard. Going on now till 11/14.
  • Loyale and Bliss Lau because Loyale dresses, blouses, and active wear combined with Bliss Lau handbags and belts at wholesale and below prices is just fabulous. Going on Thursday 9-8 and Friday 10-6 at 325 W. 38th St. btwn. 8th & 9th Aves., suite. 812

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

End Of An Era

Ok, I have taken my one week of mourning since the season finale of Project Runway. I couldn't be happier with the face that Jeffrey won, I think that he and Uli really did have strong shows and the judges were spot on with those decisions in the end. I suppose I should't be that upset I can still peek into the lives of Laura, Mychael, Jeffrey, and Uli whenever I feel like it instead of having to rush home after class. Or, better yet we can all start working on your own collection for the Season 4 casting calls...

For Alex...

With Uniqlo's much anticipated, New York 36,000 square foot flagship store opening next month it makes sense that this brand is on everyone's mind. And it still will be even after the dust from this launch settles becuause they have invited women’s wear designers Philip Kim, Alice Roi, Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos of Lutz & Patmos, Kino, and GVGV, and men’s wear designers Halb, Satoru Tanaka, and Alexandre Plokhov of Cloak to each design capsule collections of eight looks for Spring/Summer 2007. Each of the eight designers’ creations will be showcased for one month each throughout the new year. “This project is yet another way to introduce Uniqlo’s unique balance of high style, high quality merchandise at affordable prices. We are extremely excited for this important project for Spring 2007,” says Nobuo Domae, Uniqlo’s U.S. CEO. It just keeps getting better, doesn't it?

Here's One For You

Just in case you don't know Hayden-Harnett make beautiful, wonderful bags.
And if you can' t read the fine print:
330 W. 38th Street, Suite 503

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

What Can $10 Buy You Anymore?

T-shirts!!! Awesome, wonderful t-shirts, today and tomorrow at the Threadless sale.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Little L.A.M.B.

Just heads up. If you are really into L.A.M.B you know that it does not come cheap but, right now Bluefly has a small selection of stuff for up to 40% off. That's a sweet deal especially if normally you would just cave and buy them full price. Ouch!

Sample Sale

Just incase you can't make out the fine print:
Sunday(today): 12-5
46 N. 6th Street (btwn. Wythe & Kent)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

If Only I was 6 Years Old Again

It’s never too soon to learn how to dress! Now fashionistas-in-training can start early with their own Diane Von Furstenberg Barbie. Diane really is everywhere... True to the spirit of Diane’s working-girl roots and signature style, the doll wears a hot pink wrap dress and carries a newspaper, passport, and suitcase so she can jet-set off to new adventures. As for the already blooming fashionistas, we’ll be able to jet-set to a new outfit this December, when Diane releases a grown-up version of the hot pink wrap dress to celebrate her new toy at Bloomingdale’s. Christmas for everyone! And while searching for this Barbie on the Mattell website I came across a the Badgely Mischka Barbie as well. Little girls are getting more fashion than I would have know what to do with at that age. Cute and scary all at the same time.

I'm Famous

Not really but I am on one of the people who is being featured on fashmatch.com with their launch of a new and improved way to shop online. I'm in the little testimonial section on the right and am randomly circulated among the other people who gave their opinions as well and I thought there would be a little more of a mention concerning She Spys The Buys but hey, we can't win them all. One of the newer features that I really liked is the fact that you can easily add items that are not already included in the selections to make the best outfits for yourself.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Granny Shoes?

Whenever anyone says Easy Spirit to me I think of the kind of shoes that my mother would wear to work as the wonderful school teacher that she is. That is, until now. Tara Subkoff, founder of Imitation of Christ, has designed a line of shoes for Easy Spirit that defintially not my mother's shoe! Flats, sandals, pumps, boots; a shoe for every occasion in a wide variety of colors. You can shop the entire collection online and take your pick before they take off.

Lazy Saturdays... Kinda

So I'm not at work, as you can see but I am definitally working, doing some super early or long over due spring cleaning. Comfy fleece pants I stole from my bf and a vintage Wizard of Oz t-shirt are what I'm rocking as I sashay around with my broom and my duster (of course.)Speaking of t-shirts. Thanks to Alex I now have yet another great t-shirt site to throw money at. Dirty Microbe had a small selection of fun graphic t's that make me chuckle. Best laugh was this, for me at least... what's yours?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hollywould Ya?

Don't worry if you missed the party and the insane sale. Holly just keeps the deals coming! Now when you shop the Hollywould Pre-Fall collection online and use the code hwdc1006 at checkout you will get 30% off all shoes and handbags. And, after dropping 6 pairs of shoes off at the cobbler, while clacking away in my still perfect, yet incessantly worn, Hollywould sling-backs I am so tempted to stock up!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ooh La La

After spending much of my life undergoing a rigerous parochial education I was for a long time disinclined to wear skirts for fun. After the skirt being part of a uniform for 8 years one looks to embrace the more masculine side of fashion. And I did! But more recently I have found myself gravitating back to dresses and skirts with a desire I didn't think possible. Lucky for me I stumbled across Boutique Ooh La La. They have one of the best selections of skirts that I have ever seen, orignal in design and color pallette with looks for every occassion.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Belt It Out

For a long time I have been very "anti-belt" mostly just because I don't like to have attention drawn to my waist. Very recently, however, I have started to embrace the belt because the new styles are so cute, not neccesarily meant to be worn around the waist, and seriously who really likes their pants to be falling down? It seems the folks over at Ecoist got that vibe because they have recently released a line of belts that are just too cute. And, if you really want to be super coordinated you can probably find a bag of sorts that matches. Super coordinated and super hero! Saving the earth one purchase at a time.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Culture Fest

This blog is all about fashion but sometimes you have to look at the big picture. How about all the culture that influences our everyday lives (including fashion). Well, this weekend is a good chance to take a look at what NYC and it's cultural institutions have to offer at Culture Fest in Battery Park. You'll find me there perusing the booths and working, of course. How could the nation's largest maritime museum not be included? On Sunday one of my stops will the Bronx Council for the Arts tent (#27). From 11-5 a friend of mine, Elizabeth Oritz, will be there selling her beautiful jewelry and artwork. The original handmade designs and craftmanship are exquistise. Who knows, maybe you can meet the mind behind She Spys the Buys...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Free To Be You And Me

Tomorrow and Thursday at 261 W. 36th (btwn. 7th & 8th) on the 2nd floor there is a huge shipment of fall samples from one of my personal fav's Free People. Offering below wholesale prices like: tanks tops $10, tees $15, shirts $20, skirts $15, pants $25, dresses $30, sweaters $35 and also current fall merchandise all stock sizes - 50% off retail prices. But here is the best deal leggings (regularly $44) for $10, the 80's are back!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Everyone Go And Let Me Know How It Is!

Kappa Kappa Cappucino

Well I'll let you speculate as to what my locale is in reference too but I have to say I am dressed to impress no matter where that might be. Having a quasi-corporate job and the desire to dress in a more mature manner otherwise it was no surprise to me that I immediately reached for the NY&Co. that I had hanging in my closet when getting ready for this meeting tonight. Now, I know it is on the low scale of things but they do business basics well. Everything from chinos, to suits, to knit slacks, to button downs, sweaters, tunics, belts, jewelry, and even shoes and all for a reasonable price. I recently visited the downtown store out of sheer boredom having arrived in the Nassau St. area a bit early. Did you know they open at 7:00 in the AM? Yeah, neither did I! I began to wander and before I knew it my arms were full of chunky turtlenecks, belts, and "city knit" pants (or as I have labeled them "the best ass-pants ever!") Sufficet to say, I went to town and you should too. I don't know about the other locations but the NY&Co. on Nassau street off of Fulton is having a sale where awesome pants and cute shirts are $7.99, $9.99, or 50% off. So, tonight I am showing off some conquests from my shopping expedition; cute pants (of course), chunky floppy-neck turtleneck sweater from last years GAP winter collection, Steve Madden shoes, and Bulga bag. Wish me luck...

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Project Runway In Real Life

After finally catching the Project Runway Reunion last night I was so excited when I recieved an invitation to attend the grand opening of the new Michael Kors store in The Weschester this Wednesday night. The timing was impeccable! Unfourtunately I can't go, believe me I would if I could and the "interview a celeb designer" section of She Spys The Buys would be born because Michael Kors himself, as well as, fashion director of Elle, Nina Garcia, will be there to celebrate. If you happen to be free from 6-8, RSVP 800.361.0754 then head over to The Westchester and get your fabulous and your shop on. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Gilda's Club Westchester a non-for profit organization that provides special and emotional support to people living with cancer. Celeb sightings, being the first to shop a store, and all for a good cause. Why wouldn't you go?

Children of the What?

You all must be wondering what is up with me. I mean, no posts all week and now check me out standing in the middle of a field shaking a gift box. Well, sorry for the absenteeism, things have been a bit crazy but I'll explain to you now why my Meez is where she is. Today I am doing city girl goes country chic for V's birthday (hence the gift). The festivities tonight are starting with a walk through a corn maze (hence the sunflowers... it was the only kind of field they had.) I'm wearing my skinny jeans tucked into black Uggz, a big chunky tunic sweater, with a thick black belt, with my hair tucked up into a newsboy cap and carrying my Spy. I think it's practical for the chilly weather and at the same time stylin'. Check back I'm going to try to update as much as I can to let you know about everything I have been trying to post all week.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Who's Your Dada?

New Yorkers probably remeber the huge exhibit at MoMA about one of the twentieth century’s most influential avant-garde art movements, Dada. Now not only can you view Dada inspired pieces of art you can wear them as well thanks to Dadadie Brücke! Where does the name come from? This and similar movements pursued their idea of aesthetic, regardless of what was popularized in conventional art of the time. They want to look beyond fads and create clothing that is timeless and classic, yet always modern. With a focus on clean lines, well-cut shaping, and attention to detail you can't miss. Check it out. even if they don't have what you want in your size they will make it for you!