Archives for the month of: December, 2013

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It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m very excited! (All my optimism manifests on this day and then starts ebbing away as of about midday tomorrow, so I try to enjoy it while I can!) I am at work today and heading straight out for the evening so my outfit is pretty standard. However, who needs jazzy clothes when we live in a world in which ACCESSORIES exist?!! For a special occasion, I can never resist blinging it up massively so here is what I’m wearing today: Read the rest of this entry »

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The tree in the Neapolitan Baroque Christmas section of the Met, and the Rockefeller Centre tree, which we watched light up!

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Macy’s!

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Chelsea market, and the jolly jumper is from Kith…

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Badass Bulgari…

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A gorgeous (but overpriced) decoration from Anthropologie; Macy’s; inside the Campbell Apartments; and world’s coolest dress from Mango…

And last but not least…

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Tiffany’s (where, alas, none of my presents are from…)!

Merry Christmas one and all!!!

Love,

The Styletterie

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So, as promised, here are some pictures of what I bought at the Brooklyn Flea market! First up, I spent about half an hour trying on every necklace at the first stall I saw, before settling on the 2 (above) I was afraid to put down lest someone else picked them up. I loved them immediately and left feeling very smug when I realised that I had bought 2 gorgeous pieces for less than half what I would have spent on one necklace in J.Crew, current reigning queen of statement necklaces!

I bought these earrings for a friend, who always brings me cool stuff whenever she goes abroad:

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I also purchased this ring and this super-cool vintage (late 50s/early 60s) kiddie sewing machine (that still works! Just.) that I regrettably relinquished to a very good friend who I had for Secret Santa. At least I get to visit it… (and the look on her face as she tried to figure out who would get her a big box of old cat food for Christmas was priceless…)

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After the flea market, we took the subway to Park Slope, where we (shockingly) did more shopping!

First stop, Guvnor’s:

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Guvnor’s is a very cool, big shop with loads of awesome things. I could happily spend the day there frolicking with my girlfriends! I came away empty handed however as it was mostly clothes and I have to be honest- vintage clothes shopping isn’t really my thing. I always see people with amazing clothes scored that way but for me the whole scouring-through-every-item-of-clothing-in-a-shop-on-the-off-chance-that-the-thing-you-like-happens-to-be-in-your-size thing is just too time consuming and depressing!

Then we wandered around, stopping (my boyfriend claims) in every shop. I bought these:

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I loved that shop, and could have bought way more stuff but managed to restrain myself. (The fake Burberry giraffe hairclip was possibly unnecessary but hey, it was $6. And adorable.)

I saw lots of floppy brimmed hats and tried on every one but it turns out that Americans have ginormous heads (nothing to do with me being a pinhead, you understand) and so they were all way too big.

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I did, however, get this gorgeous purple hat/hairband thing (hatband? I’m going with hatband) from a shop called Teddy which is super-cosy:

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Then we headed back to the hotel, changed (into this:)

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…and headed to Quality Meats for our token blow-out meal of the holiday. The decor was nice (very “New York”, lots of exposed brick and wires, all very warehouse-esque etc.), the door people were lovely (I got complimented on my new necklace :-D) and the steak was gooood. Our waiter was a bit stern though, and corn creme brulee is exactly as disgusting as it sounds!

And that was Day 2!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Love,

The Styletterie

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Shirt: Forever 21

Treggings: French Connection

Shoes: Marks & Spencer

(Once I actually arrived at dinner, I had to switch to my foot duvets as my friend has a no-shoe policy in her house. This may have somewhat killed the effect…)

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Foot duvets that make my feet look like jacket potatoes: John Lewis

Last night was my annual Secret Santa dinner with my group of closest girlfriends. (This year we allowed boys too, dun dun duuun…) We all like to dress up and be festive at this-

Here is a sample of the Christmas jumpers featured:

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– and so I figured that bespangling my butt was the way forward. 😀

A word on these trousers though. I love them. Truly. They are everything one could hope for in a pair of trousers. They are COVERED IN SEQUINS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! They are even comfy. Clearly, they are perfect.

Except.

Except. I want to know who modelled these trousers while they were being made/designed. Because they were obviously designed for women whose legs do not touch each other. (Or “aliens” as I like to call them.) Seriously, walking in these trousers is a nightmare. Every 3 steps I take, the sequins between my thighs get all tangled up with each other and tie my legs together. Needless to say this is not a good look. Neither is the fact that I consequently spend half the evening rummaging around between my legs trying to disentagle myself. (NB. This is difficult to do elegantly.) So I have only worn these trousers once before, which is a damn shame because if I had my way I would wear them everywhere! I dared to wear them last night only because I knew that I was getting a lift, that I was going to be sitting most of the evening and that I was amongst very close friends (karate chopping my thighs apart is now a popular new party game. Awesome.)

I think I’ll have to get patches (maybe leather?) added to the legs but I can’t think of a way of doing it that won’t spoil the effect. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!! 🙂

On the plus side, they do go multicoloured next to the Christmas tree:

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Anyway, we had an really really fun evening, and I am most definitely feeling festive!!!

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Hope you’re all enjoying advent!

😀

Love,

The Styletterie

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Day 2 dawned bright and crisp and off we headed to the Essex Street Market for breakfast at Shopsin’s (I managed about half of my mac ‘n’cheese panko chicken scrambled eggs Cap’n J before admitting defeat)

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Then, when we were nice and unable to walk, off we rolled to the Brooklyn Flea Market, at its indoor location in Williamsburg. Cue several hours of me stroking furry coats and trying on every item of jewellery in the WORLD.  😀

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This is what I wore (complete with hidden thermal vest under the strap top and hidden cardi under the denim shirt!) 

Shirt – Gap (my sister’s from about 10 years ago)

Floral strap top – M&S

Patterned jeans – Monsoon

Earrings – Karen Millen

Fake Chanel bracelet – I have no idea, I found it in my jewellery box one day! Maybe a gift?

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I also wore my grey French Connection coat which actually has a grey fur lapel but I added this detachable pink ASOS collar. (Winter holidays annoy me because you take all your nice clothes and then wear the same coat in every photo! I figured that with this at least I could change up the look a bit from time to time…)

Anyway, back to the market which was massive and fortunately indoors. There were loads of stalls, mostly clothes and jewellery, but lots of great homeware and antiques too. (And food :-D) Here are some pictures:

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Me, outside the inconspicuous door that we walked past 3 times before finding some young folk wearing distressed coats, oversized beanies and excessive facial hair (just the guys) and following them straight there.

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Not that it was hipster or anything…

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I wanted these glasses so much! Wasn’t convinced about my ability to transport them safely back to London though….

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I also wanted this gold necklace. And the blue sequined top. Ok, I basically wanted everything.

Literally.

Everything.

Buuut, to avoid mahoosive picture overload, I’ll post what I actually bought next time…

Thank you!

Love,

The Styletterie

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Last Saturday morning, I set off at crack of dawn o’clock to catch a flight to JFK (I don’t know what it is but I always feel so cool saying “JFK”) to spend a few days in New York with my main squeeze. To travel I wore this comfy, stretchy ASOS dress, with leggings and boots. I also wore my angel wing earrings as I always wear flying themed jewellery when I’m getting on a plane. You never know, it might help…

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(Please forgive my lack of decent and/or full-length pictures. There was no full-length mirror in my hotel room – travesty- and I was too embarrassed to ask my bf to take posey outfit shots of me! I became one of those lunatics who takes pictures of herself in public bathrooms and any random reflective surface while I was there…)

I had intended to change before going out in the evening but I fell asleep instead. Oops. After a power nap, we headed to Park Slope, making mental notes of shops to visit, and had BBQ for dinner at Fort Reno (cool place, food nice but not amazing) before heading to the Polonsky Shakespeare Center (it pains me to spell “centre” like that)  in Brooklyn for a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was brilliant, with an incredible cast and awesome visual effects.

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