Chic Threads

A Good Laugh

Posted in Life As a Fashionista by skapla7 on December 23, 2009

After all the lugging around garment bags, running countless personal errands  for employers, and endless days as an unpaid intern I got much pleasure in reading about the latest intern scam.

Gawker reports, “Outrage at Grazia magazine after an intern sent out regularly to buy skinny lattes for the beauty desk announced at the end of her stint on the mag that she had in fact been buying them all full-fat ones.”

Forever Fabulous

Posted in Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on December 22, 2009

Forever 21 has always been my go to store for inexpensive accessories and basics. But this season Forever 21 has turned it up a notch. I am finding countless pieces under $50.00 that look like they are from Urban Outfitters, Intermix, or LF. I have already snagged a few of these items and will be back there for more. Here are my favorite Forever picks. =)

Brown Looped Closure Cord Bracelet

Black Studded Fringe Shoulder Bag

Brown Beaded Tribal Necklace

Black Double Wrap Studded Skinny Belt

Brown Grid Cut Out Purse

Floral Hinge Bracelet

Brown Studded Cuff

Hooded Scarf

Black Lace Leggings

Black Faux Leather Mini

Black Greta Wedge Boot

Navy Mineral Wash Vest

Houndstooth Extended Shorts

Tan Bree Peep Toe Bootie

Red Trapeze Strip Top

Black Ruffled Hem Skirt

Grey Vixen Studded Boot

Holiday Wish List

Posted in Life As a Fashionista, Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on December 7, 2009

With the holidays approaching, I of course put together my holiday wish list. Hence the word wish because I probably won’t be getting much on this list with all the shopping I have been doing lately. Here are some great finds that I have been eying over the last few weeks. My biggest obsession and most unattainable item is the Louis Vuitton Neo Cabby in black denim- a girl can dream, right?

Free People, Black Combat Brit Boot, $248

Pour La Victorie, Navy Addie Crisscross Platforms, ON SALE $132.50

Urban Outfitters, Yellow Leather Embroidered Gloves, $34

OPI, Merry Midnight Nail Polish, $6-$8

Alex & Ani, Expandable Wire Bangle With Feather, $48

Anthropologie, Heirloom  Jewelry Chest, $158

Free People, Wesley Studded Clasped Ankle Boots, $144

Charlotte Ronson, Agna Lace Up Booties With Sweater Trim, $264

TopShop, Black Leather Studded Clutch, Approx $50

Louis Vuitton, Black Denim Neo Cabby bag, $1500

XO Stacey

Winter Essentials

Posted in Life As a Fashionista, Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on December 7, 2009

Winter is finally here! This weekend in New York we got our first sight of snow! Although I love the snow, it got me thinking about all the new pieces I will need in order to remain stylish in the frigid winter weather. Part of the commute to my internship at Pier 59 Studios includes a 15 minute walk from the subway station. I will need to stay bundled but do my very best at looking cute for work! Here are some items I have picked as key winter essentials.

Every NYC girl needs a pair of Women’s Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots. The ones I have selected are in a great color red, Merlot. I have these rain boots in a very nice light blue. Hunter also makes a great Fleece Welly Sock which can be inserted into the boot for comfort and warmth. The boots retail for approximately $115, the sock insert costs $30. These boots are definitely a season must have!

When it is really ice cold out, wear a pair of genuine leather gloves. They are so warm and stylish. This season, there are tons of leather gloves to choose from. The ones I have selected above are 3.1 Phillip Lim black studded leather gloves. They are a bit expensive but definitely a great investment! For an inexpensive alternative, check out the Portolano leather gloves I myself purchased for this season months ago. I have been dying to wear them already!

Invest in a sturdy leather bag this season. Marc Jacobs, my personal favorite, makes amazing black leather bags that are perfect for the winter. This Marc Jacobs Cecilia bag can dress up any casual outfit.

A wool dress is the perfect option for looking great and staying warm. This stripe dress from TopShop would look great with a pair of funky opaque tights. It is affordable, looks cozy, and is adorable.

Be sure to wear fur or faux fur in this winter weather. I have chosen a Karl Donoghue fur gilet.  Obviously, this is an expensive piece but don’t be afraid to wear faux fur this season.

Two main winter essentials are scarves and hats. I prefer knitted wool for both of these accessories. The more over-sized the scarf, the better. The scarf and hat I selected above are by Wool and the Gang.  They are expensive pieces but a great look. I am going to learn how to knit just so I can make the scarf!

Hope you enjoyed, XO