Burberry Brit perfume.
Besides being a blogger, I am a sales consultant at Sunglass Hut in Times Square — the highest-grossing store out of 3,000 Luxottica-owned retailers! Helping people with their style, talking to tourists from all over the world (Mongolia? Check. Nepal? Check. Cayman Islands? Check.), and seeing all the new luxury sunglasses come in is very exciting. Upon greeting a customer, we always let them know that they can try on any of the sunglasses on display. I thought it would be cute to say “Feel free to try everything on!”, meaning that they can look and think as much as they need to before making a purchase, without feeling judged or pressured. When I shop, I make sure to look at every product that meets my needs. It’s simple if I need a belt and there is literally one belt in the store that fits me. What’s more challenging is scouring a store with a great many qualifying products…like, say, a store that has hundreds of different sunglasses when I need sunglasses for summer. And I wondered, could I do it? Could I honestly consider every pair I liked in the entire store?
I can. I went in on June 27, National Sunglasses Day, and spent three hours inside Sunglass Hut trying on every pair I liked. Here are 100 of the pairs I tried on:
And the winner is…the Oakley Elmont!
Me and my new shades in my favorite corner of the store. Bebe blouse. H&M skirt. Bandolino pumps. Claire’s earrings. Topshop headband. Handbag from my mother’s friend, with no tag inside. Photo by my coworker Baruch.
Before I started working here, I thought Oakleys were for guys. There is a scene in the TV show Workaholics where the protagonists join a fraternity, and upon their initiation a frat member says “Here are your Oakleys,” as if every frat boy wears them. I know that show is basically one long joke, but the impression stayed with me. Until I found a pair of Oakleys that was polarized, had Prizm lens technology, and was feminine enough for even me.
I was overjoyed to find out that puffer jackets, specifically black ones, are trendy this winter. I have spent the past month in the San Francisco Bay Area with its temperate climate, and predominantly indoors besides. But next week I will be back in Manhattan in all its chilly glory, and I have a feeling that my hip-length bouclé jackets aren’t going to cut it anymore! Whether I am walking to class or taking the subway to a sushi restaurant in the Upper East Side, I usually put on an ankle-length black hooded puffer coat (and whatever I want underneath). Here are some puffer jackets of various lengths to help you get through a cold day!
1. TBR high-neck puffer jacket, $15
2. T Tahari, $100
3. Phase Eight, $150
4. French Connection, $290
5. Burberry London, $796
6. Red Valentino, $985
7. Donna Karan, $1,223
8. Moncler, $2,065
My cat Belle and I worked on this post together…seriously! (She sat on my lap.) Everyone knows that kitties are adorable, far superior to dogs, and a rich source of inspiration in the world of fashion and art. Here is some feline-themed clothing that is as fun to wear as it is to pet a cat!
1. Rotita earrings, $6
2. Unique Vintage leggings, $10
3. Storyland top, $24
4. Palm Beach ring, $28
5. Miss Sweety handbag, $31
6. Olivia Pratt watch, $50
7. Bling Jewelry brooch, $60
8. Brian Lichtenberg beanie, $65
9. Karl Lagerfeld tee, $115
10. Noir Jewelry bracelet, $135
11. Orla Kiely cardigan, $150
12. Burberry Prorsum scarf, $220
13. Anna Sui skirt, $245
14. Dolce & Gabbana wristlet, $289
15. Charlotte Olympia shoes, $705
16. Eugenia Kim headband, $1,270
17. Au Jour Le Jour dress, $1,274
18. Chopard necklace, $1,620
19. Judith Leiber minaudiere, $5,595