consumerist series 5: vintage neutrals


 All the early 20th century period films plus my recent main-lining of Boardwalk Empire are creating a hunger for that Prohibition era look.

1. Caroline paneled dress by LRK. It would go fab with my new MAC lipstick in Girl About Town.

2. I’ve been craving a head dress since my wedding. This is the perfect (& cheap!) solution.

3. Karen Walker cat-eye sunglasses. We are going to Zanzibar in a couple months for some fun in the sun. It will go perfectly with my…

4. High waisted 50s style bikini. Though I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that the one piece and high waisted suits are even harder to look good in than a skimpy bikini.

5. Loeffler Randall Octavia high top sneaker. They would feel and look divine while traveling.

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consumerist: series 4. running pretty


What keeps you running pretty? One of the main attractions of running is that all it requires is your legs and a pair of running shoes. But not if you’re like me need more motivation than the sound of your damn feet hitting the pavement (RETAIL THERAPY).

1. The hair ties that don’t put bumps in your hair are a staple. I initially bought lots of colors but I only use black or brown.

2. The correct sports bra. So important. My ladies are pretty small so I don’t need to get too serious about this.

3. POST SAUNA SWEATS. The most important part of my running wardrobe. After showering in your gym’s shower and taking a sauna, no one wants to put your work clothes or your sweaty running clothes back on. They’re even CALLED post restorative sweat pants. That’s how I feel when I wear them.

4. I’m still not convinced I have the best arm band in town, but it does the job. If it weren’t for Robertson Dean reading Robert Caro’s Power Broker, lots of podcasts, and most importantly late 90’s r&b I would NEVER get off the couch in the first place. Arm bands for your iPhone are as important as keeping hydrated and breathing.


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consumerist: series 3. catbird at home

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Besides being my go-to spot for jewelry, catbird curates and sells amaze home goods, art, candles and fantastic little presents and cards for your extra especial ladeez. When last in New York I picked up this bowl to corral my nightstand nonsense and this little pencil satchel which says ‘these machines kill fascists’ which is a shout out to Woody Guthrie who was a BAMF and also,I like to believe the pen IS mightier than the sword (most of the time?).

consumerist: series 1.

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I’m looking to re-case all my goods. This usually happens whenever I misplace something (this time it was my driver’s license- a HUGE PAIN when you live abroad) I get the urge to put EVERYthing in its place. I scoured the internet for the perfect everything and also a cheaper alternative (but sometimes better! check out the Dodo ipad case).

In some cases the alternative makes sense (i.e. the camera strap, I am not sure I could justify 200usd on a strap no matter HOW wonderful it is), and in some cases it makes sense to invest in the real thing. Since I always have my passport rattling around my bag I need a wallet with room for my passport and phone and that zips so NOTHING can fall out.  One great thing is when you find the perfect camera bag that you NEED to have you can usually find one on Etsy that scratches your itch for half the price (she even makes it in 4 different colors!).

**Welcome to the consumerist column, where I detail things I want. Because I want a lot of things and I’m not ashamed to say it.