Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This filmy strapless maxi dress from Victoria's Secret makes me bemoan my height and inability to wear long dresses. If I order this, I'd have to lop off all those pretty layers at the bottom just to be able to walk in it. Arrrrgh. I hate being short. If you're tall enough for this, VS is giving 20% off orders over $50 today, which is a nice little discount because this dress here actually costs $168! Really, VS, really?!? There's some version of this sexy silk caftan at VS every season, it seems, in varying fabrics. This faded flowery fabric's quite pretty. Again, you can get 20% off the $118 pricetag if you buy today.
Can't wait for the weather to warm up a wee bit more so I can float around the city in airy summer dresses!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
After years of wondering about but not really feeling compelled to try the famed Momofuku ramen, we finally stumbled into the Noodle Bar this afternoon. I was starving and raring to eat anything so even though the $16 ramen price tag elicited "what the f*cks" from our party, we dove in anyway.
Our friend Wendy ordered those oft-praised pork buns. Being Chinatown frequenters, our eyebrows raised at the $9 pricetag for two tiny pork buns, of course. One bite made us a bit more accepting. The white bun was soft and creamy, and filled with pork slices rather than the usual shredded pork. Each pork slice had an ample bit of fat and crisp skin, and was seasoned with hoisin sauce and paired with refreshing cucumber slices. It's like a cross between a pork bun, a peking duck roll, and krispy pata (for non-Filipinos, that's deep fried pork belly). Good stuff and perhaps worth coming back for.
Now on to the ramen. Considering that I was starving, I expected to be more blown away than I was, if the Momofuku ramen was indeed so wonderful. But it was just alright. The broth was sufficiently salty and tasty, but not as complex as, say Ippudo. The ramen itself also did not have the perfect al dente consistency as, say Ippudo. What I did like was the wonderful pork slices in the soup (David Chang knows his pork belly, I concede) and the poached egg. Nice stuff. But overall, was it worth $16 and worth coming back for? I think not.
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Saturday, March 28, 2009
Update: Holy cow I LOVE this bikini top-turned sportsbra! It stayed perfectly in place during class and looked damn hot too! I couldn't tell you about wicking capabilities as this is Bikram yoga and you're just plain old drenched in sweat the whole time. But I absolutely love it, and now kinda wish I didn't spend $$ on random sportsbras from Amazon, and instead just bought 3 of these. I hope, hope, hope they stay in stock til the clearance sale so I can get a few more without guilt!
Friday, March 27, 2009
After weeks of denial, I took a good look at next month's credit card bills and my current bank balance, and then thought about the expenses of our upcoming Vegas-Grand Canyon-San Francisco-Napa Valley-Seattle trip and felt quite troubled. And then I saw this beautiful picture at this wonderful blog and just had to smile. How wonderful would it be to be that young and carefree again?
I think these Reva jelly flats by Tory Burch are sooooo cute, and not bad price-wise at $95. However, I'm not sure that I'd want to wear closed jelly shoes during the steaming hot summer. I like my feet to breathe in the heat ... but still, they're so cute!! And I seem to spy little air vents on the side so that might work ... These would be so fun at a pool party or out sailing; not so fun at the beach (little sand particles stuck in jelly flats = ick). I don't know. I'm on the fence on these.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Images of Dior Homme Paris via Wallpaper
These bags are only available online, not in stores. All three are eligible for free shipping and 10% off with a minimum purchase, too.
It tastes similar to the white chocolate Kit Kat (verrry sweet) except with a hint of green tea flavor—very much like how a green tea frappuccino from Starbucks would taste. Very interesting and worth a try, though the original Kit Kat retains its special place in my heart.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Love the braided one shoulder top and LOOOOOVE the shorts with embroidered ikat pattern and rivets:
Unfortunately, can't muster up the courage to spend $78 on shorts, even though they are gorgeous ones. The top is nice but its only made out of viscose and nylon so I can't justify the $88 price either. But love the look, wish it cost a little bit less.
... look so much like this?
Especially if they used this belt, which will be available at Bebe this spring:
This dress ...
... totally reminds me of this gorgeous Balmain dress:
I've got a Vegas trip coming and I think these pretty little things be totally perfect for the partying to come. So trying these on when I see a Bebe store!
EDIT: Whoa! I just realized the first dress costs over $200! Bebe, what the hell do you think you're charging me? My credit card isn't budging til you knock some $$ off that crazy price.
Monday, March 23, 2009
The ship date was atrocious, something like first week of April, but I bought it anyway because I had been wanting this dress since I heard about the collab. After a week, I hear from my friend Sonu that she received an email from Target saying that her order for the same dress cannot be filled and so it is cancelled. I received no such email so I clung to the hope that I would get mine. But last night, the email came in with the unceremonious message:
Unfortunately, the following item is not currently availablefrom any of our sources.
"Alexander McQueen Ebony/Charcoal Zig Zag Print Dress - 1" [Apparel]
We have cancelled this item from your order.
Just like that, my hopes were dashed. What I want to know is, what kind of fuckery is this Target???
Friday, March 20, 2009
Of course now that I've decided I want them, they seem near impossible to find! The Loeffler Randall open-toe booties in these pics are a bit out of my reach at $695. Time to start hunting for snake!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
While it was a total downer to be excluded from the discount, it was a joy to see these v. cool accessories Club Monaco is coming out with this spring. The necklaces are bangin! Priced at $69, $79 and $129 from left to right, so I'll probably end up with the leftmost one if I buy any of these. Or maybe the cobalt blue? (Sonu is nodding her head in agreement ... or maybe whipping out her credit card?) It adds such an amazing pop of color to any outfit.
These cuffs are pretty awesome too. No price on them on the website so it'll be a suprise. I'd kill for the wooden and yellow gold one though I'm sure that this, like every other cuff, will not fit me too.
Thank you Club Monaco for the gorgeous accessories. Now if you'd put them on sale right now, we'd love you even more.
I saw this beauty cradled in the lap of an über well-dressed chick on the bus yesterday. I am hearting it hard. The vintage lambskin leather is beautiful and looks good with everything—black, brown, gray or white combos. The hardware is edgy but still polished. And it is large enough to carry my life, which is important to me.
Must it really cost S1,825? To be able to afford this I'd have to cut out Bikram from my life, as well as daily lunches out (not fabulous ones mind you, just $8 salad lunches pretty much). I would have to refrain from buying ANY bags for the next year (I can't cut out shoes because they wear out quickly in New York and I can't exactly go barefoot). SADNESS. I wonder if a Balenciaga sample sale can will fall out of the sky soon and put me out of my misery?
The Maltese crosses on the pockets got me. But I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of these in the spring and the summer, so I'm really happy about this purchase.
I was totally coveting these pieces from Alexis Bittar too but since the necklaces were $150 and $195, and the earrings $125, I thought I'd restrain myself. But these turquoise pieces would be perfect for summer. I'd love to layer these two necklaces:
I'd probably wear these earrings separately cos I don't like wearing jewelry on every part of my body all at the same time. But I love the delicate vermeil on the clear quartz.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
"Um, I do."