Monday, October 12, 2015

dorothy called

Jacket: Alexander McQueen (old, but obsessed with this similar style); Dress: Tanya Taylor (borrowed from McMullen Boutique in Oakland); Shoes: Valentino; Sunglasses: YSL; Bag: Chanel

While I may not live in the Bay Area anymore, I still love discovering local gems there -- it makes my visits back home that much more eventful if I get to revisit an old neighborhood and see how it's changed, how it's reinventing itself or what new spot everyone is lining up for brunch on Sunday. 

My most recent discovery? It's actually a hop across the Bay Bridge over into Oakland: McMullen Boutique. I had the chance to meet shop owner (and accessory extraordinaire) Sherri McMullen when she and her team were out in New York for Fashion Week. She's just as lovely as I imagine her boutique to be -- filled with Tibi, Roksanda Ilincic, Edie Parker and soon Self Portrait -- and I know on my next visit out west, I'll be making many a pitstop in her neck of the woods. In the meantime, she was gracious enough to loan me a few pieces for NYFW, including this oh-so-sweet Tanya Taylor number that's sure to give Dorothy a run for her money.

For all my Bay Area readers, I hope you'll pop over to say hello to the ladies over at McMullen sometime soon!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

new york firsts

Cape, turtleneck and pants: Ted Baker; Shoes: Saint Laurent; Bag: Chanel; Sunglasses: Celine

Given this is my first year here in New York, I'm racking up a lot of milestones. My first crazy cab driver experience (let's save that story for another day). My first (of many) celebrity sightings when they're out getting coffee (they're just like us!). My first concert at Radio City Music Hall (Hozier!). My first hurricane (not sure Joaquin really counts, but hey, it's something).

But perhaps my favorite of them all? My first fall. Like many of you, I'm sure, I'm a complete and utter hopeless romantic when it comes to fall. Something about the crispness of the air, the sudden bundling of bodies in swaths of layers, feels like something magical is always on the brink of happening. Just don't blink -- or you might miss it.

Naturally, this means shopping for fall also happens to be my favorite. So when Ted Baker asked me to share some of my fall favorites from their A/W collection, I couldn't add this checkered cape and turtleneck any faster to my cart. Now all I need is a great book to tuck under my arm before heading up to Central Park for the afternoon. Or in the case of this past weekend, an umbrella as well.

Also...psttt...Ted Baker is having a 25% off sale right now, site-wide. Just use the code: TEDS25 at checkout. You're welcome. ;)

This post was in collaboration with Ted Baker and ShopStyle. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations! 
Real Time Web Analytics