Saturday, January 8, 2011

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaack!

Good morning, girls, and a belated Happy New Year to everyone! Pretty bad that this is my first post of 2011, but I really struggled getting back into the swing of things after the holiday whirlwind. That, and the freezing cold weather here in NYC does not make this girl feel especially motivated!:)

Well, now that we've entered January and are one month closer to spring, I finally feel that I can realistically start looking at some of these new little dresses that are popping up all over the place. I especially love this blue and green dress from Anthropologie, and can't wait to make it mine one day very soon! Sure, I won't be wearing it for about 5 months, but I can look ahead to the warmer weather and dream.

I already know that this is going to fit me well, because it's basically a copy of last summer's "Twinkle Twinkle" dress that I tried on months back. I passed on that version because the print was a little too whimsical for my taste, but this new version is perfect. Green polka dots on a beautiful blue background? Sign me up!

Take Action Dress by Girls from Savoy - $168

Here is the Twinkle Twinkle Dress from last year. I just couldn't deal with the stars.

I also did some post-Christmas shopping over at Bloomingdale's and scored an amazing deal on a Mackage coat! After trying on several styles at the Soho store, I fell in love with the Brenda coat in the off white shade, but they were completely sold out in most sizes across the country. I was so sad, but lo and behold, Bloomingdale's had ONE left and it was my size...for about $150 less. I can't find a decent shot of the light color version online, so I've attached the black one so everyone can see what this looks like. It's gorgeous and the quality is amazing! I just love the collar, too.

Mackage Brenda Coat - This is the black version, but I bought it in off white.

I also bought a beautiful Cynthia Steffe sweater dress at 40% off. It is such a sexy little dress, and I promise to post pics as soon as I wear it!

Hope you're all enjoying 2011 thus far, and I'll be back shortly to show off my latest purchases. Have a terrific weekend!


  1. The Mackage coat is beautiful! I bought one last season (despite a little sticker shock) and haven't regretted it for a second-- it is a quality piece you'll wear forever.

  2. Trust me, Maya, even on sale, I had total sticker shock, but I know it's something I'll wear for years and it's just such a well-made coat! Stylish, but not TOO trendy and it fits like a dream.

  3. I fell in love with the Twinkle Twinkle dress but by the time it went on sale my size was way sold out. Hopefully I will have a better luck on the Take action dress! Maybe I'm color blind but I thought the polka dots were yellow!! I can't wait to see it at my local Anthro.

  4. Nadja, the site lists the color as chartreuse, which is a mix of yellow and green, so you're not entirely off!

  5. Thanks Chrissy! I guess I look too much at the pictures instead of reading the actual description :p have a great weekend!

  6. So glad you got such a good deal on the Mackage coat! Living on the East Coast, it definitely makes sense to invest in a good coat since it becomes such a wardrobe staple. it seem like this one was made to be.

    And the Take Action dress is divine. The style has a bit of a retro vibe, but the color scheme screams modern.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

  7. I'm loving the Take Action Dress...polka dots suck me in every time! That coat is fantastic ~ what a great deal. That's when you know it's meant to be when your size is THE only one left. Btw, the Soft Structured Dress looks amazing on you ~ I just saw it in the store the other day and the colors are gorgeous! ~ Susan

  8. Those dresses are amazing. So June Cleaver but could definitely be rocked in a very sexy way today. Did you hear IFB conf is Feb 10? Are you going? I think it's in the Village this time.

  9. Hey Laura, I just read that about IFB last night! Definitely would love to go again! Are you coming down for it?

  10. twinkle twinkle dress is pretty (L)

    i love the coats 2!

    thanks for commenting on my blog!
    i really love to read it!
    i have a new post maybe you can check it out


    model from holland
    everyday new posts Come take a look (L)

  11. ooo i love this sweater dress and the coat over it as well!!

    just found your blog, love it!