by jennine on February 18, 2009

New York is an amazing city. I’ll try not to insert more obvious statements here…. Everything that us mortals have in our hometowns, in New York there is multitudes of it. The other day, I stopped into DSW in Brooklyn of all places, and picked up a pair of $300 Stuart Weitzman’s for $40. Then yesterday, Jordana from Clutch22 and I went to Century 21 and tried on at least everything they had in the store almost. Ok, not that much… but I was pretty amazed by the selection. I’ve never seen Viktor and Rolf aside from the H&M stuff in real life, but at the V&R section at Century21 I totally flipped my lid. Their pieces are perfect for me. Take for instance, this neck ruffle vest with lace pockets. Swoon. If I had an extra $800 laying around to spend on a vest, this piece would be mine. In fact I walked away dreaming about the day when I could own this lovely vest. I’d probably ask to be buried in it.

So in lack of serious funds… I did spot this Calvin Klein blazer that was marked down to $30. That I can manage. It’s a little too big, but for some reason it works out alright, I love the drapeyness of it, and wore it to the Digital Moda event along with some other drapey, wrinkled up pieces I have stuffed in my suitcase.

Things have been great here. I’m sorry for not posting as much. The other night we has the Dress Up party which was an amazing success, I was so happy to see everyone. We’re just waiting for the rest of the photos to come in, and I’ll show you the details.

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1 Boutique Flair February 18, 2009 at 7:40 am

So glad you’re having fun! Wish I were there! You look hip!


2 Ashe Mischief February 18, 2009 at 7:50 am

Yay! It’s so wonderful to hear a bit of your exploits in the city. Can’t wait for your return and more exciting posts & pictures from the week…


3 najeema February 18, 2009 at 7:58 am

Oh, that blazer is awesome! And you are so adorable!


4 Mer February 18, 2009 at 7:59 am

Jen! You look great! specially the last picture!

the hair? the skirt? the jacket?



5 WendyB February 18, 2009 at 8:06 am

That ruffle is made for you!


6 violetville February 18, 2009 at 8:32 am

ooh, century 21 is so hard to resist! I always go crazy in the shoe department there!! i still think of the things i didn’t buy…like those strappy gold Dolce & Gabbana stilettos…(which i totally never would have worn anyways! but still, swoon…)

i love the ruffle vest! but the blazer is phenomenal and strikes me as more wearable - plus i love that color on you!!!


7 Glendy February 18, 2009 at 9:30 am

I’m glad you loved NYC, I love my city and there’s no place like it, can’t wait to see the dress up event pics, I feel so bad I had to miss it :< but I’ll def be there next time ;)


8 meligrosa February 18, 2009 at 9:31 am

ruffle master! have fun in NYC :D


9 Natanya February 18, 2009 at 9:57 am

You look great, Century 21 is so addictive! You did a beautiful job with the party, can’t wait to see the pics. Enjoy our wonderful little city!


10 Winnie February 18, 2009 at 10:25 am

I love that blazer, such a bargain!


11 Sal February 18, 2009 at 10:47 am

Ah, Century 21. Like heaven, only messier.


12 Kelsey February 18, 2009 at 1:33 pm

I love Century 21. But I really love that skirt.


13 corrie February 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm

The cut of that blazer is awesome, I love it. And sometimes just being around fancy clothes is satisfying in itself. I’m definitely guilty of trying on things I can’t afford, just for fun.


14 Sonja February 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm

They should just call NY the town of shopping. When I lived there and I was short of funds, I would simply stay home to avoid all the temptation. So glad you’re having such a great time. LOVE that shot of you in your new Calvin Klein blazer.


15 Eli February 18, 2009 at 8:00 pm

I still cant see why we dont have a century 21 on the west coast! The blazer looks good on you, a good layered look


16 Eyeliah February 18, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I would love the chance to shop with you gals in NYC, what fun!


17 jesspgh February 19, 2009 at 12:01 am

I totally spotted you on the subway yesterday, Jennine! I am in nyc right now for a conference and thought about coming to the dress up party but couldn’t swing it. Anyway, I was on the train heading to Brooklyn (where I am staying with friends) after going to Century 21. haha! I would have said hi if I had spotted you before you were exiting. I think was in a shop coma.


18 pretty face February 19, 2009 at 4:20 am

That is gorgeous!
Oh and congratulations on organising what I read to be a very succesful party :) x


19 Omar February 19, 2009 at 6:52 am

Yes… the jacket is fly! Did you get tht made?


20 Ashley February 19, 2009 at 11:51 am

I love the blazer, and I want to see those shoes you picked up on such a good sale! Oh, I love NY…


21 Lucy February 19, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Aww, Jennine, I love you! :D I’ve never seen real Viktor & Rolf either! I get so excited just from laying eyes on a pretty designer piece that is right in front of me!
I’ve never been to New York, but someday, I want to. <3 LOVE THAT BLAZER, by the way!


22 Frankie - Swell Vintage February 20, 2009 at 5:54 am

I hope you bought it! It looks brilliant. I can’t wait to meet you in London! x


23 Prêt-à-Porter P February 22, 2009 at 5:15 pm

ive heard really great things about century 21.
but i’ll stick to my loehmann’s for now :)


24 Kayla February 23, 2009 at 8:30 am

Who wouldn’t want to be buried in Viktor & Rolf? (Or marry Viktor if he wasn’t gay…) Looks like you had a lot of fun! Congratulations on your amazing blazer, too!


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