Friday, April 30, 2010

Nancy Gonzalez Goes


Wednesday, May 5th and
Thursday, May 6th
10 am to 6 pm

575 Madison Avenue (8th Floor)
Between 56th and 57th Streets
For additional information

All sales final, cash or credit card. No children or strollers.

See you later, alligator.

Live in style, crocodile.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Preparation for the 2010 Central Park Conservancy "Hat" Lunch

On Wednesday, May 5, 2010, I'm off to Central Park Conservancy's 28th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon. Each year, I look forward to this date on the social calendar because it's always an afternoon filled with the beauty of the Conservatory Garden, the resonant sounds of strings and horns, and a vibrant show of finery.

After decorating my hat for the last couple of years' lunches, I decided to make a tradition of it. As the year passes, I'm always on the lookout for supplies for this special project.

For this year's hat, I used two birds from last year's hat.

Last Year's Hat (Side and Back View)

A flower from gift wrapping on a present from my parents, a branch of faux ivy from Gracious Home, and a butterfly from the wrapping on a jewelry store purchase rounded out the ingredients for this year's hat.

Front View

Side View

Overhead and Back View

Recycling rules.


Two birds in the hand are worth less than two on a hat.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jacadi and Petit Bateau Sale Our Way

This premium children’s sample sale features two of France’s beloved brands, Petit Bateau and Jacadi. 20,000 units of Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Boys, and Girls apparel and accessories will be featured at this sale.

Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2, 2010
10:30 am until 7:00 pm

Inside Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue
(between 15th and 16th Streets)

Whether you have a kid, need a gift for a kid, or are just kid-sized, this one is for you.

Krom's tip for the girls: If you can fit into a child's size 14, 16, or 18, the petit bateau T's and tops can be great additions to your basics.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

... and now for some Breaking News

4/27–4/29 Tuesday through Thursday (10 am to 6 pm). Paul & Shark jackets and trousers are up to 70 percent off. 79 Madison Avenue, near 28th Street, Ste. 1206 (212-765-2792).

4/27–4/29 Tuesday through Thursday (11 am to 8 pm). Spring/summer 2010 merchandise from Acne, Filippa K, and Nudie Jeans is 50 to 75 percent off. 269 Elizabeth Street, near Houston Street.

4/28–4/30 Wednesday (10:30 am to 7:00 pm), Thursday (8:00 am to 7:30 pm), Friday (8:00 am to 3:00 pm). Past-season merchandise is up to 80 percent off at the Maria Cornejo and Sigerson Morrison warehouse sale. The Duo coat in cracked leather is $580 (originally $2,905) and the crescent wristlet in purple calf hair is $99 (originally $345). Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street, near Sixth Avenue, gallery level.

You know where to turn for the latest, greatest, and savest.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Kidrobot and Crap

Kidrobot Zipper Pulls and Crap from the Corners of Drawers Necklace

Beauty is in the hands and minds of the inspired.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gap Goodies for the Guy and the Girl

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An open-mind can find greatness anywhere.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Supreme Shirt

If I were a boy, I would totally have to have this shirt. It's the coolest T in America.

Supreme, 274 Lafayette Street, is home to New York City's skate culture, and has been since 1994. A gang of New York skaters and artists are the store's staff, crew, and customers. Now there are shops in California, Hawaii, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Australia, and Japan.

You don't have to be a skater to don this T.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

I Want to Inhabit Inhabit

4/21 and 4/22; W–Th (10–6). Find discounts on women's basics at the Inhabit sample sale. Cotton cardigans are $50 (originally $268), linen tunics are $50 (originally $288), and linen dresses are $60 (originally $338). 1441 Broadway, near 42nd Street, 24th floor.

Just passing along the most critical 411.

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April Showers Bring Lots of Sales

Spring Sample Sale
for Women
Free People, all new Spring stock merchandise
Cool Change, all new Spring stock dresses and cover-ups
Repetto, one of a kind samples, plus past seasons stock
E.vil, stock merchandise just arrived
Milly, new shipment of one of a kind Spring and Summer samples
Lewis Cho, new shipment of Spring samples, very limited stock
Imma, all new shipment of Spring sample knits
Interlud, Spring stock dresses and tops
Smitten, new shipment of Spring sample knits
Michael Simon, one of a kind samples

April 20th and April 21st
Tuesday, 11:00 am until 7:00 pm
Wednesday, 11:00 am until 6:00 pm

SSS Sample Sales
261 West 36th Street
(between 7th and 8th Avenues)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

The fitting room will be open, but will close 1/2 hour before the close of the store. The entrance and selling floor will close 15 minutes before the close of the store.

Since I

You will find me here.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jonathan Adler's Spring Awakening

An American Event

An afternoon of happy chic shopping at the 12 Jonathan Adler boutiques
on Saturday, May 1, 2010, 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm

You can enjoy spirited spirits, tasty tidbits, and best of all, a 15% discount, during the event.
Contact your closest Jonathan Adler store for details!

Humor in the home is essential.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Real vs. Deal

Tory Burch
Risley Platform Sandals

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WOODY Wood Suede Wedges

Not really mysuch a flat wedge, but if it were, TOPSHOP would be my destination.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hits and Misses at Target

The Hits
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These Jean Paul Gaultier for Target tops look even better not knotted at the side as they are shown here. Untied, they almost look like pinafores, and look totally SuperFab with a tiny T and leggings or jeans. Not only do these tops look great, but they feel great in 95% cotton and 5% spandex and 100% cotton, respectively.

Many Misses

So much polyester, I felt like I was getting a rash, and had to leave Liberty of London's women's section. The clutches, while potentially cute, were cheapened by the hardware. In the interest of full disclosure, I never made it to the home furnishing section so unfortunately, I can't comment on Liberty's items for the home. Hopefully, the quality of the materials is better there.

How you feel is as important as how you look.

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