Friday, October 14, 2011

new stuff from NYC

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I made a few purchases in NYC, but nothing all that exciting! Just some of those items that aren't exciting to purchase but are highly useful.

I finally broke down and got a linen Isabel Marant tee. I've wanted one for a long time, but couldn't justify the price. I searched and searched for something similar, but couldn't find anything that fit the bill. So I gave in a bought one at the store in Soho.

At Uniqlo I finally bought some round-neck cashmere sweaters, in black and light grey. I know I will get a lot of use out of them. I also got an oversize blue button-up shirt that I was on the fence about but have already worn a lot since.

Shown at the very bottom of the pile- I braved Topshop on a Saturday to get a pair of Baxter grey jeans, and I love them!

At Otte in Greenwich Village (I love Greenwich Village! I would want to live there if I ever live in NYC) I got these teeny tiny skull earrings in rose gold. They also come in silver or gold.

At Diptyque I made J buy me a candle because he (albeit accidentally) smashed one of mine. I went with Feu de Bois, which I have always wanted and is the perfect smokey woody smell for fall and Halloween.

Also, I painted the tables like Anna's Faux-Aalto table makeover. I like the update!

18 comments:

Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

Wow, these are all great purchases. I saw the tiny skulls on tumblr but I didn't know they came in rose gold. pretty awesome, I'm all about rose gold these days. Your purchases are all so perfect, I really like you style and I'm excited to be following your blog :)


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Prêt à Porter P said...

Those skulls are going to look pretty cool. I'm glad someone had good luck at Uniqlo! I was hoping it would run small since it's Japanese. I was really looking forward to getting a pair of basic navy chinos. The button up shirt looks good too.

On a side note, your rug is pretty cool too.

Joy said...

Fab fab things from New York! I miss the city life so much.

L.L. said...

Those skull stubs are exactly what I've been looking for. As for Uniqlo, I went nuts in there. And a new one just opened up on 5th ave!

Fleurette said...

Great buys! I love feu de bois, I think I'm going to go for for that one the next time I'm buying a new scented candle.

Kate said...

Uniqlo is heaven for me. So many good basics in neutral colours! The earrings are lovely too - rose gold is so warm. Nice for this time of year.

Emmy said...

I love pretty much everything you bought! I am dying to go to NYC!!! Lucky you!

t said...

Great buys! Love them all!

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I love diptyque candles! I also like the stool idea...and I do need a new stool.

Hanna said...

Love the earrings! Do you know what brand they are?

Stephanie said...

Alice & Others- thanks! It felt satisfying to stick to my list.

H- The round-neck cashmere sweaters are great, I almost wish I bought some back-ups.

LL- I know, we just missed the opening. I can't believe how much advertising they had around the city. You really couldn't escape it!

Hanna- I'm not sure, I don't think it was listed on the website and there is no marking on them.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

from your description alone, i want that candle. no diptyque sold here, perhaps i'll wing it and order online.
cool earrings- small earrings are under-rated.

- styleODYSSEY

JEAN-PIERRE said...

i like this blog

la femme said...

Great haul.

Feu de Bois is wonderful (particularly in fall) - enjoy!

STOP IT RIGHT NOW said...

Basics purchases are always so much more worthwhile in the end. I have to keep telling myself this. I too cannot stand the idea of paying $$$ for something so simple as a tshirt, but you can't beat the quality in the end.

wobblinbetty said...

loving Diptyque scents!!!

Danielle said...

These purchases all sound wonderful! I'd be really interested in seeing more of these cashmere sweaters! I have such a soft spot for cashmere <3

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laura said...

ohhhh lurve diptyque !