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terrible happened while I was in New York last week. Okay, not terrible because nothing terrible can happen in New York.
I wassoexcited to go to Topshop. I thought it was Christmas morning. I was planning on having to spend hours sorting through things and figuring out what I absolutely needed. However. Dare I say…after I ran (no, really) through 3 floors of clothing, I felt disappointed.
There were some really cool pieces, but most things I picked up and decided they looked cheap. But they weren’t really cheaply priced. I found myself thinking I’d much rathernot buy 2 things from Topshop and save for one nicer designer item.
I know, I know. It’s crazy. I’m growing up and shit.
My boyfriend’s inclination for quality > quantity when shopping may be a heavy influence in this, but I will say - the few items I’ve had the longest in my closet that get the most circulation are eithervintageorhumble investment pieces(I say humble, because I’m not loading up on the Chanel Couture you guys).
Here I present -four humble investment pieces I would invest in if I had any money at all.
Equipment Blouse, $268.
Loeffler Randall Boots, $476.
Carven Skirt, $340.
APC Trench, $500.
And PLEASE don’t worry, as evidenced by the below photo - I did purchase something from Topshop. And I truly did have a FANTASTIC time in New York; if you need me I’ll be apartment hunting for places in the West Village k cool talk to you ya later.
The Plaza and Bergdorf Goodman.
Inside the Plaza.
Had to throw in this handsome gentleman in Central Park.
Do you guys like flowers? I have a confession. I didn’t. I didn’t like the cheesy concept of flowers wrapped in cellophane with a grocery store price tag and a plastic stick bunny popping out (I actually received this once). Without sounding like a total snob, I’ve rediscovered the simplicity of flowers. So now they’re cool again.
And they’re a total mood lifter. They don’t have to be expensive. I’ve discovered that some $3 stems from Trader Joes placed in a milk jar in my apartment provide a little luxury for the week.
For visual delight, check out Amy Merrick, a floral stylist in New York.
I am *obsessed* with the juxtaposition of flowers in a more industrial setting.
[All images via Amy Merrick]
In exactly 10 days I’ll be in New York and I’m hoping to check out the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. Until then, here’s a few floral things for instant gratification.
1. Floral top, Zara. Because floral is the new denim.