food & fashion: sites i love

http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/

LA girl Emily Schuman incorporates posts on food, fashion, and home design all with IMPECCABLE taste. it’s a high quality blog from someone of a younger generation which I especially find inspiring! it’s hard not to be sparked by creativity from the beautiful photographs of Emily’s blog– makes me go California dreamin’ every time.

http://www.instyle.com/instyle/

I love my Vogue but for more realistic fashion inspiration I look to Instyle. The Look of the Day always piques my interest. It also does a great job of breaking down new trends and beauty tips– I call it my personal stylist.

http://pinterest.com/

addictive. i used to use flickr.com to find inspiration photos on recipes, clothes, and decor, then bookmark them. the beauty with pinterest is that you create your own personalized bulletins that contains all your favorite finds all in one spot! GENIUS– i really wish i would have thought of this. feel free to follow my bulletins!

http://renttherunway.com/

you have that special event coming up (graduation, wedding, holiday party…) and after rummaging through your closet find you have absolutely nothing to wear. i hear ya sista. the problem is that you don’t want to spend tons of money on a dress that, let’s face it, you’ll probably only wear once or twice. that’s the beauty of rent the runway. this site allows you to borrow top-designer garbs and accessories without paying the full price. i LOVE it and highly recommend it!

http://www.tastespotting.com/

when i’m in a bit of a cooking rut, i always look to tastespotting to pick me up. it’s a compilation of food photos submitted from fellow bloggers. the quality of the photographs is magazine worthy and it keeps me up-to-date on new techniques, food trends and unique recipes.

http://smittenkitchen.com/

This was the blog that started it all. I remember discovering this site freshman year of college and it catapulted my idea of what an ‘amateur’ blog could be. Not only will you fall in love with the beautiful photographs and recipes but also the witty writing of NYC resident Deb Perelman. It’s one of two food blogs that I am subscribed to, which to me is a huge deal.

http://stumbleupon.com

And if all else fails, there’s always stumbleupon.com. By personalizing to your likes and interests, stumbleupon is similar to pandora.com in its approach.  I promise it will help you find your next favorite website/blog as well as waste hours upon hours of precious time.

What’s your blog/site obsession?

what’s a Kar-dakh-ian?

When New York goes out, it goes ALL OUT. Hence, Fashion’s Night Out was a lively affair! The streets of Soho were so packed with people in stilettos last night, I felt even more miniature than usual. I was so surprised to learn that this was only the 3rd year of this event as it seems like ‘the scene’ for anyone remotely interested in fashion to mingle and be seen. For one night, all the clothing stores and boutiques in New York City stay open until 11p with fun events and performances going on throughout the night (plus free booze and food… if you get there early). FNO has also spread all over the country to over 250 cities, which just means fun for everyone!

The night began when I met up with my friends Anne Larimer and Beca at the MAC store to get prettied up before we hit up all the designer stores. Little did I expect my eardrums to be busted from the shrieking screams of hundreds of people when the Kardashians arrived at their nearby store DASH. complete and utter mayhem as I stood outside the MAC store and waited for someone to hand me a glass of champagne 🙂 life in the city is rough yo.

Afterwards, we headed to Marc Jacobs (one of my favorite designers), proceeded to see the most wonderful $12,000 coat made out of bunnies (which I will conveniently block out of my mind. It was SO soft!) as well as Dakota Fanning. I was more interested in the coat. Then we just walked around stopping by several other stores before ending at Diane von Furstenberg (another favorite!) and Betsey Johnson. It’s just so nice to feel completely indulgent every now and then.

trying on shades at Ralph Lauren

By the end, I was completely girl-ied out. The damage: $0. The experience: fashion euphoria.

Fashion’s Night Out
http://fashionsnightout.com

outfit-of-the-day

i absolutely adore this outfit, worn by ashley greene. 

patterned scarf, color block clutch and bold red lips. i think it’s the perfect way to showcase accessories that POP! she also pulls off the leather leggings (which can often look very Grease!). but in this outifit, they add that needed bit of edge and youth. 

her outfit:
  • Louis Vuitton leather leggings
  • LV cardigan
  • LV clutch
  • silk scarf
  • black peeptoe pumps