Good Afternoon Fashion Lovers! I am happy yet sad to announce that there will be a Nanette Lepore Archive Sample Sale. I am happy because I love Nanette but sad because I will not be able to attend due to my very pregnant status at this moment!
I have been to 2 Nanette Lepore Sample Sales in the last year and believe me there is not much that would keep me away from getting my hands on some of her pieces. If you are in NYC March 18-20th, 2014 you have to stop by 225 W 35th St and check out all the goodies that Nanette has to offer. If you have not seen my previous posts on my experiences at a Nanette Lepore sale you can find those here:
If you are lucky enough to attend the sale please come on back here and let me know what you got! I am so sad to be missing this that I will have to live vicariously through the rest of you NYC Sample Sale loving gals. I can promise you that I will not miss the next one!
NYC Restaurant Week has come and gone. We were able to get out for three date nights during Restaurant Week. The last restaurant that we visited was Shula’s Steakhouse. I was surprised to see that Shula’s was a hotel restaurant inside of the Westin Hotel NYC. There is no where better to be for steaks than in New York City. The restaurant week menu at Shula’s had steak, chicken and fish as options but we obviously went there for steak. The atmosphere was a lot nicer than your average hotel restaurant. It has an old school NYC Steakhouse feel to it and was dimly lit making it romantic. There were some football photographs around Shula’s, if you did not know Shula’s is a chain of steakhouses owned by Hall of Fame Football Coach Don Shula.
We were seated as soon as we had entered the restaurant and the hostess was friendly and welcoming. Our waiter was over in a few minutes and took our drink orders and brought us some warm bread with in a few minutes of us being there. I was a huge fan of their sour dough bread and who doesn’t love warm bread. We had two options for appetizers. I went with the Caesar Salad with sour dough croutons and Jon had the Sea Scallops with pineapple mango salsa. They were both really yummy. The portion on the scallops was small, Jon was served one scallop but it was delicious. My caesar salad was your standard caesar salad not the best I have had but I ate every bite, which means it could not be bad right?
As I had mentioned previously there was three options for entrees but I could never go to a steakhouse and not order steak especially in New York City. We both ordered the New York Strip, with beranaise sauce, potatoes au gratin and green beans. Jon upgraded his steak size to the 16 oz but I was quite happy with 8 ozs of steak! When the steak came to the table they asked us to cut it in the middle and make sure that it was cooked to our liking before the waiter left. We both ordered medium rare and the steaks were cooked perfectly. Jon is not a cheesey potato fan so he did not enjoy the potatoes au gratin but I loved them and the green beans were just plain green beans. Not to much I can say about the green beans. My steak though was amazingly seasoned and did not disappoint this meat lover.
Being restaurant week there was obviously dessert. I was stuffed and Jon having eaten all 16 oz of steak was beyond full but we ate dessert anyways! Jon ordered the cheesecake and I had the carrot cake. I had a bite of the cheesecake and was incredible but when is cheesecake bad? My carrot cake was sooooo good and it was in a rum sauce that was a sumptuous addition to the carrot cake. It had a melted vanilla ice cream kind of quality to it and I loved it!
This being one of our last date night’s before the baby come, I am happy that we spent it at Shula’s. Right now we have 2 weekends left till baby. That means I have 2 weekends to get out there and have some romantic adult time with my husband before we are prisoners in our NYC 1 bedroom apartment! If you are thinking about visiting Shula’s Steakhouse I would totally recommend it and would return. The service and the food were both top-notch in my books! Now where are we going to go this weekend??
270 W. 43rd St. New York, NY
It is still Restaurant Week in NYC. This past week we had gone to City Lobster for our date night. We have been to City Lobster before with a Groupon and enjoyed our selves. I checked out the menu for Restaurant Week online and it looked pretty good. I made a reservation for Friday night. Upon arriving the place was disorganized chaos. The hostesses did not seem to have things under control. Even though we had a reservation we were told it would be at least another 15-20 minutes. Not something a 9 month pregnant lady wants to hear when she is already starving. Once they finally called us Jon asked the hostess if it was normally this busy to which she responded “Ugh, it’s Restaurant Week” while rolling her eyes. A great way to make us feel welcome?
Once we were seated we looked over the menu and waited for our server. The tables were so crammed together it was like we were eating with the people next to us and let’s just say they did not seem like happy people. Not that much fun for date night. When our waiter arrived Jon asked him if they had any nice virgin cocktails from the bar for me to which he just responded no. He told me soda or iced tea. It would have been nice if he could have checked with the bar to see if they could whip me up something. At this point I knew that this may not have been the best choice for our date night but was determined to have fun anyways. We ordered our appetizers. Jon decided on the Chincoteague Bay Oysters and Crabmeat Rockefeller and I ordered the Newport Lobster Clam and Corn Chowder.
Jon’s appetizer may not have looked very appetizing but it was pretty good. My chowder was ok, it did not seem like it was made fresh and was not seasoned very well. It required a lot of salt and crackers. I looked over at some of the other tables and their apps looked pretty good, maybe I just made the wrong choice.
We had been having a lot of trouble deciding on entrees. After asking the server about the baked lobster we both ordered it. The server had told us that it was stuffed with crab and a hollandaise sauce. Well once it arrived it had a spoon full of crab mixed with sauce just thrown on top on the shell. Was not worth the supplement price for ordering that item. The rest of the lobster was yummy but when is lobster not. We enjoyed wearing our bibs and had a good time cracking all those shells!
Once we finished our lobsters we were eager for dessert and to make our way home. I was pretty full but who can say no to Manhattan Creme Brulee Cheesecake. Jon chose the Baked New York State Apple Crumble. My cheesecake was probably the best part of my meal. Once again Jon had dessert envy, this has happened the last couple of times we have gone out. He liked his apple crumble but not as much as my delicious cheesecake. After finishing our dessert we headed out. I wish I could say we had an amazing date night but if I had to do it over again we would have went with another restaurant. There is just so many places in NYC that there is no need to go somewhere that does not really appreciate your patronage. There are tons of places to eat lobster in the City! This week we will be eating at Shula’s Steakhouse. Watch out for the post on our date night next week!
Happy Tuesday Shoesday everyone! This week was an obvious choice for me the SJP Collection launched on Friday February 28th on the Nordstrom website and in stores. I had been anticipating this collection for months almost as much as I had the Nordstrom pop up shop that was opened up for 3 days to go along with it. Read all about my trip to the SJP Collection Pop Up Shop here. I was able to try on a lot of the shoes and bought 2 pairs. I have to tell you they did not all fit perfectly but what shoe fits perfect on everyone! There are a few pairs I am still dreaming about but I had to limit myself to 2 pairs for the time being! The price range is $195-$500, not as expensive as a pair of Manolos but more expensive than your average pair of heels but these are not your average shoes. These beauties were crafted in Italy and have some beautiful details. Let’s take a look at some of the shoes in the SJP Collection from the lovely Sarah Jessica Parker:
Etta comes in this gorgeous blush pink and a pewter color. Out of all of the shoes this one screamed Sex and the City to me the most!
Diana was named after Princess Diana and this shoe is a new take on the classic Mary Jane. I tried this one on and I loved it. It is on my list of shoes that I can not stop thinking about. Come on this shoe could go with almost anything!
This is Carrie, I do not think I have to mention who this shoe is named after. I went to the shop planning on buying this beauty but alas it was not meant to be. The fit was a little narrow, especially for my pregnant footsies. This gorgeous pair comes in purple, cream and black. Get these babies quick because they are almost a sell out!
Silvia I did not have a chance to try on but looking at them now I wish I had. I love the little bow detailing. This shoe comes in Navy and Coral.
This is Lady, another shoe that I tried on and another one that I LOVE. The color is so striking in person and it is such a classic style.
Fawn is sure to be a shoe staple. This is a basic pump but so well made and fits like a dream. Fawn comes in 4 different colors and be careful because once you try them on you will want all of them!
Another one of my regrets is not grabbing one of the SJP Beekman Grosgrain Clutches. This bag came in 5 colors and I was reassured by the great people at the pop up shop that this bag will be a basic in the collection. That means that I will still be able to get my hands on it!
I did not include the 2 pairs that I did buy in this post. If you are curious to see what I purchased, check out my post My Visit to the SJP Pop Up Shop NYC.
I do not know if I have ever been so excited for a shoe launch as I am for the SJP Collection launch at Nordstrom. Not only am I excited to go and see the collection up close and personal but I am very excited to get my hands on my own pair. I have been abstaining from shoe shopping just so I can splurge on a pair of these beauties! The prices range from $195.00-$500.00 and include handbags and a trench coat in the collection. So far my eye is on the Carrie Shoe. The Carrie shoe is gorgeous and a very classic style. If it lives up to my shoe fantasy in person then I will be rocking this style all over the city while I walk my baby in my stroller this spring hahaha.
The SJP Collection launch is just not your average shoe launch. Nordstrom is launching this collection is a really fabulous way. There is no Nordstrom in NYC at the moment (I know crazy right?), there will be a SJP pop shop here in NYC to launch the line. The best part is that Sarah Jessica Parker herself will be appearing at the pop up shop to show off the line and help us ladies pick out the perfect shoe. There has been no times set up yet but for more information you can head over to the Nordstrom website.
The SJP collection also has their own Instagram with photos that have been added by SJP herself. On the IG account she has shown off quite a few of the styles. I recommend following her on IG just to see the shoes and she has been counting down to the show launch with the rest of us! I will be updating you on the collection once it launches at the end of this week. If you can not be at one of the stores to see SJP, the line will be available online February 28th at midnight. What is your favorite shoe style from the SJP Collection?
Good Morning! Happy Presidents Day to those of you here in the U.S and Happy Family Day to my wonderful friends and family in Canada. This past weekend was a busy one, normally I would have done Fashion Pins of the Week over the weekend but here it is better late than never. Last week was busy here at NYC Fit Food Fashion due to all of the fashion week coverage. I was not the only one covering fashion week I found thousands of fabulous pins from the week on pinterest. The shows were amazing, with my favorite being the Nanette Lepore show. Nanette did an amazing job, I had to mention it again because it is the one show I can not get off my mind. For the pins this week I have included show looks and street style that was seen around NYC last week. We all know that the street style sometimes is just as amazing as the show styles. Let’s take a look at some of the pins that I found on pinterest from NYFW Fall 2014:
Loving Pink Peonies in Alice and Olivia- Moss jacket at #NYFW!! From @WWD
Tadashi Shoji | Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection | Style.com #NYFW #MBFW
Street Chic: New York Fashion Week – Street Style Photos NYFW Fall 2014 – ELLE
NYFW Fall 2014 Lisa Perry
NYFW Fall 2014: Tadashi Shoji
NYFW Fall 2014 Street Style-LuckyMag
Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection Slideshow on Style.com
NYFW Fall 2014 Street Style: Shop The Looks
Nanette Lepore | Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear Collection | Style.com
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Mara Hoffman’s Fall 2014 showing yesterday was amazing. Mara is known for showcasing bold and vibrant print s and her Fall 2014 collection is no different. Obviously inspired by African prints for this collection Hoffman featured beaded caftans, slim pants, ponchos and some inspiring prints. I loved seeing all the elaborate work put into making these prints come alive. Here is a look at some of the beautiful pieces Mara Hoffman presented yesterday:
What did you think of the bold prints that Mara Hoffman put out yesterday? What has been your favorite show so far for NYFW Fall 2014?
Gray Line New York Uptown Loop
Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend so far. I was unable to watch any of the shows live yesterday. We had a very busy day with childbirth classes etc. I did have a chance to look at some of the photos later and there was some great shows yesterday. My favorite was Mara Hoffman and I will be doing a post on that show later on in the day! If you do not have much to do on this awesome Sunday you may want to watch some of the shows live, if you do click here. Here is a look at today’s schedule for NYFW:
- 11am Lela Rose
- 12pm David Tlale
- 1pm DKNY
- 130pm Czar by Cesar Galindo
- 2pm Katya Zol
- 3pm Custo Barcelona
- 4pm Parkchoonmoo
- 5pm Diane Von Furstenberg
- 530pm Brian Lichtenberg
- 630pm Vivienne Tam
- 7pm Georgine
- 8pm Meskita
Out of today’s schedule I am really looking forward to DKNY, Lela Rose and DVF. I will be reporting back tomorrow on who was my favorite! What has been your favorite show so far? What do you think of the fashions that are upcoming for Fall 2014?
Helicopter Tours from Gray Line
It is New York Fashion Week Fall 2014. I absolutely love Fall Fashions! It has to be my favorite fashion season. The show that I have seen so far, already have me excited for next fall. BCBGMAXAZRIA was my favorite show yesterday and they did not disappoint. There was a lot of leather and leather accents, which I love! Let’s take a look at some of the great looks from yesterday’s show:
What was your favorite show yesterday? How do you feel about the leather and fur that is all over the runway?
Good Morning Fashion Lovers! It is day 2 of Fall 2014 Fashion Week. Today is going to be another great day for fashion. Yesterday I was watching my live feed online and BCBGMAXAZRIA Show was incredible. I will be posting on that later and giving you a peek on some of the looks it you happened to have missed it. If you want to watch online click here. Here is a look at what is going on today February 7th, 2014:
- 9am Zimmerman
- 930am Rebecca Valance
- 1030am Pedro Del Hierro Madrid
- 11am Carmen Marc Valvo
- 130pm Trina Turk
- 2pm Nautica
- 3pm Rebecca Minkoff
- 4pm Hache
- 4pm Lee Jean Youn
- 6pm Nicole Miller
- 630pm Charlotte Ronson
- 8pm Academy of Art University
- 9pm Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan
The shows I am really looking froward to today are Rebecca Minkoff and Nicole Miller. These two had amazing showing for Spring 2014 and I can not wait to see what they have to offer for Fall 2014!
What was your favorite show yesterday? What did you think of the fur and leather trends that are coming up for next fall?