biolojist asked:

I know this isn't a fashion question, but I'm staying in Astoria for a few days next month and I need to know your top 5 places to visit in the neighborhood! Thanks!

i love receiving non-fashion questions! admittedly, it was too hard to pick just five places so i’ve rounded up to the next even number of six and highlighted a variety of categories. you’re gonna love queens. have fun, eat well, take loves of pictures.

  1. shopping: lockwood, morning glory
  2. brunch: queens comfort 
  3. coffee: astoria coffee
  4. the view: socrates park
  5. exploring: astoria village

leekyuyeon asked:

Hello! You seem to have magical powers when it comes to finding items online so I thought maybe you could work your magic for me. I saw this red Kate Spade wool cape and while i love it, I certainly can't afford it. So, perhaps you could help me find some options under $200. Thanks in advance and have a great day!!

this is totally understandable — not many people have the financial ability to spend nearly $700 on outerwear. with that said, i did find one suitable replacement (from kohl’s, of all places!) though i wish i had a few more options of styles to show you. 


q&a tuesday is here. it's today.

here we are again! you may/not know it but q&a tuesday is back. it’ll never leave you again — unless life takes over for one reason or another, of course. with that in mind, feel free to submit all of your burning/itching/invasive questions or view past ones.


I’ve been waiting months — MONTHS — to wear this. 


it’s finally fall. i’m particularly psyched about it because the autumnal season means apple picking and layering clothes and oktoberfest and, you know what? i could go on forever. but mainly, it means the reveal of johnston & murphy's latest collection — boots upon boots upon boots. after experiencing the brand for a few seasons, i can attest to its greatness; how well the shoes break in, the suppleness of the leather, the padding and arch support. basically: shop the johnston & murphy fall 2014 collection now.


and just as the temperatures begin to drop and the skies open up (so much rain last night, you guys), i go and fall in love with spring/summer footwear. of course.

Comments friends & family sale


  • what: 25% off sitewide on
  • how: using the promo code FAMILY25 at checkout
  • when: october 14 until october 16 at 11:59pm pst
  • any exclusions? indeed. 3.1 phillip lim, acne studios, alexander wang, aurelie bidermann, canada goose, cedric charlier, gareth pugh, giambattista valli, herve leger, hunter, j. mendel, jamie wolf, jason wu, jay ahr, katie may, maison martin margiela, michele watches, monique lhuillier, nina ricci, rag & bone, rodarte, salvatore ferragamo, stella mccartney apparel, stuart weitzman, suno, thakoon, tory burch york totes, versace, victoria victoria beckham, vika gazinskaya, wes gordon and what goes around comes around vintage.

my schedule today is a bit hairy (this image notwithstanding) and i’ll be spending most of it in meetings and then volunteering at a library, so q&a tuesday will have to be put on hold for the week. mucho apologies. but not to fret! i’ve already begun queuing up answers next week’s inquiries so get psyched for that and submit yours now.



kicking off fall 2014, matt bernson has accompanied his footwear collection with a line of handbags — his first, i might add. typically, a first launch needs a bit of work but i have no snark to accompany these styles. if they all suddenly appeared in my closet, you’d get no complaints from me. chanukah is on december 16th. just saying.


madewell revealed its fall 2014 lookbook a couple of weeks ago but since i’ve been functioning with my head in the sand, feeling that my outerwear game is not yet on-point, i waited to reveal it. the time has come — the weather is now appropriate for layering. these images are my gift (well, geri's, actually) to you.