As a youngster, was there an outfit or an article of clothing that your parents refused to buy or let out of the house, despite all efforts of permission? UFO pants, JNCO jeans, and tube tops were some items that my friends “needed” to sneak out because they were not approved.I consider(ed) myself lucky because my mom was (is) young and stylish but she was super conservative regarding swimwear. When she finally relented and purchased my first bikini since age 2, (let’s face it, little kids look cute in anything), I was ecstatic. “So long one piece!,” is what I thought. In retrospect, I see where she was coming from: there’s a time and place for everything and it’s not at a water park, where googly eyes run rampant.
Sporting a one-piece isn’t going to confine you to 1) the grandma box and 2) the inability to be fashionable. Tis officially the season of summer, and with my friend’s annual summer kick-off pool party in Westchester, I’ve been eyeing the suits below. I don’t NEED them but you know…
How gorgeous is Daisy Lowe in this campaign for Intimately Free People? She definitely embodies the romantic, youthful, and bohemian image that the brand has crafted. The photos inspire a simple yet feminine approach to lounge/sleepwear in lieu of sloppy sweats. I wish every morning could look like this but I suppose I can reserve it for weekends.
I throughly enjoy fashion, that’s no secret, but what people may not know about me is that I kind of hate shopping. It requires a lot of energy, especially when navigating through human traffic, and patience. Being Persian and a true Leo, this quality surpassed me. My trips to thrift stores have always been unsuccessful -until Saturday. After a post-Ke$ha concert bagel breakfast, my friend suggested visiting the consignment store across the street and promised that if anything, I’d enjoy the handbag wall. She was right; as I was putting a Louis Vuitton back on the wall, I spotted this gorgeous Miu Miu Vitello Lux Bow bag for $75.
One thing led to another and now it’s in my bedroom. I can’t wait to go back for more.
Last weekend was spent visiting Philadelphia and attending my brother’s college graduation. The university itself is situated near a lot of farmland (my parents go gaga over every fruit stand) so it was nice to retreat to a city with such energy and culture. It was just three years ago when I graduated from college yet it feels like yesterday; I can hardly believe that my (baby) brother is done too. We had a great time celebrating all that he has accomplished so far, eating (a lot), and looking forward to his future. Here are some of my favorite moments of the trip.
The toasted chocolate s’mores dessert at Barclay Prime was incredible.So sweet: my dad and brother.
The detail on my dress above.
The rivalry of best cheesesteak between Pat’s and Geno’s has been well documented in the media. I’ve had Geno’s once before and decided to be a little tourist and take my family to Pat’s this time.
My best friend has been yelling at me to update after a weak month of only 4 posts. I haven’t been too busy during the month of April, more anxious than anything for the fun to start. Examples include: my sister’s junior formal, brother’s college graduation, concerts, my birthday, etc. To ease that void, I planned a mini girls’ trip to Atlantic City last weekend. I used to go with my family as a kid and beg to stay in the hotel room to play video games. The experience is totally different as an adult; even if you’re not a big gambler (slots for me), it is a fun place to relax and stuff your face.
Navy+mustard yellow color combo for my “I only play slots” outfit.
Filet from American Cut (at Revel), topped with bone marrow.
Boardwalk. I’m not a Knick’s fan but I love the players of the 90′s. John Starks is one of my favorite players. Plus, I always played as “3″ in sports.
Indoor fire pit at The Pier Shops.Chicken and waffles at The Continental.