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Pajama Party

Back to work after a long weekend, so you’re still not ready for the week aaaaand it’s Thursday?

Now you can dress like you’re rolling out of bed, but looking pretty fab with these pajama-inspired looks:

1 - Collective Concepts pajama style shirt

2 – Dora Landa pajama style shirt

3 - Rachel Zoe pants

4 - Gianni Bini Hugh smoking slipper

5 – Dorothy Perkins smoking slipper

6 – Tahari pants

7 – Marc by Marc Jacobs smoking slipper

xoLiz

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Blog Love

 

I usually don’t have time to surf the blogosphere, as my job keeps me on my feet all day and far from my laptop. Though, when I find a great blog that I can check out on a rainy day, I can get lost in them for hours.

I recently discovered these two fashionable and fabulous blogs, WOMANISTA and MEREDITH AND THE NEW YORKIE, which are now part of my “daily reads”—which are more like weekly on my schedule—and I feel so honored that they both recently featured me on theirs this past week.

 

Womanista.com is a site by a Nashville based fashionista, Cassie, that gives an inside look at the latest trends, travel, decor, music, beauty and anything else going on that you may want to know about. From her recent red carpet appearance at the CMA’s to a home DIY how to, you’re going to want to follow what this one is up to next.

I love how real Meredith is in her blog along with her adorable yorkie, Gwyneth. She’s a stylish NYC gal on a recession budget, showing us that a 500 square foot apartment can look like it’s out of a home decor magazine and that dumpster diving for a great DIY is more glamorous than you’d think.

xoLiz

Friends in High Places

It’s good to have friends in high places—or you can just follow Dear Andi.

Unfortunately I can’t get you into the Louboutin sample sale, but you can get into these secret online sales that are ending today!

Lands End and their stylish sister line, Canvas are having friends and family sales today with 30% everything AND free shipping. It’s now time to stock up on your Lands End winter basics like this stylish blogger, Meredith, did during the Nor’Easter last week, and not to mention their pajamas and cozy flannel sheets make great holiday gifts. I’ll be gladly accepting both.

You can also get 25% off today at one of my favorite local shops with a secret online sale at Brooklyn Industries. Their tees make great gifts and their bags are incredibly durable. With all of the Brooklyn news lately, you can also show your BK love without having to make the trip by rocking one of their Brooklyn-branded items!

xo,
Your friend, Liz


Instastyle: Louboutin Sample Sale Recap

I was one of the few fortunate ones that got into the press preview of the Christian Louboutin sample sale on Friday before the sample sale madness really begins this week—that is, for the lucky ladies to have gotten an invite.

If you’re looking to get in, better befriend someone there before the next season!

If you do manage to know someone, get on the list, wait in the cold for an hour, then wait inside for another hour, get a “confidential stamp” on your wrist, check everything you own—including your cell phone—at the door, then you better pray there’s something left in your size in the 20 minute limit they give you to shop around.
Here’s the inside scoop:
When I entered the small room of stacks of boxes, everything was neatly organized by size and prices color-coded with stickers ranging from $150 (good luck finding those), with most starting at $250 and running up to $500. Trust me, that’s a steal compared to the heels that typically run from $600 to around $2500.There was even a table of “exotic” heels going for $900, as well as clutches and hobos ranging from $100-$200, which I bypassed right away. I had my eye on the red soled prize.

What started out civilized with only about 10-15 women allowed at a time quickly turned into women on a mission and boxes flying everywhere. The employees of the sale quickly grew frustrated at women not returning the shoes to their boxes after trying on and flipping open boxes to see what came in their size. My size 11 friend lucked out with her section fully stocked and hardly a soul searching for those soles—which was not the same for my more common size was pretty depleted with the classic heels in a more chaotic section of the sale. There was a plethora of espadrilles and heels for the more adventurous, including ones with fur on them, in all sizes.

Also be prepared for a surprise in sizing, which you may need to size up. I picked up a pair for a friend that’s a size 6 (pictured on the bottom right) and the 36.5 I got for her fit perfectly. However, my size 8.5 foot ranged from a 39 to a 40, depending on the style of the shoe.  I went up a whole size for the gorgeous copper colored pointy pumps I scored (pictured top right). Hopefully the patent “shooties” (pictured bottom left) I found for my sister actually fit her, or else I’ll have to just own another pair.

Note to dudes: don’t bother looking for yourself. Some poor guys drove up from Baltimore only to find out that they weren’t carrying mens at this sale.

HOWEVER, you will score major points if you are looking for a holiday gift for your girlfriend/wife/mom/sister/bff/etc.

I’m always accepting some red-soled shoes as well.

xoLiz


Flashback Friday / Style Icon

Janis Joplin circa 1971 | image source: janisjoplin.com

I finally have to admit it: there’s a part of me that’s a Brooklyn hipster.

The other day, I found myself wearing a plaid shirt, skinny jeans, listening to Grizzly Bear, and drinking homemade seltzer out of a Ball jar. Looks like living in Brooklyn really has rubbed off on me.

To top it all off, I own a record player. Don’t worry, I’m not that bad that I only buy my music on vinyl, but I have a ton of albums from the 60′s and 70′s that just sound so sweet played through a turntable.

I play this particular album, Pearl by Janis Joplin, often when I put records on and the cover always catches my eye. She had such an effortless, free spirited style that is tough to recreate. The mixture of textiles on everything down to the furniture on this album cover are so rich and beautifully textured—which hold up today, especially with all of the guilded fabrics on the runway this fall/winter.

Take another little piece of my heart Janis.

xoLiz


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