i’m going to gloat. just for a second.

i recently did something i haven’t done in years. i went inside a tj maxx. i haven’t been avoiding them intentionally, it’s just that i live in new york city and they’re not exactly all over the place.

so a couple weeks ago on a rainy day, i had to return something to the staples in bridgehampton, and noticed a tj maxx at the other end of the mammoth shopping plaza. i had a little time to kill so, why not? i went in and poked around. i weeded through a bunch of junk but was soon torn between a gorgeous black rebecca minkoff bag and these gold shoes from kate spade. kate spade! i own one of her bags that i actually really like, (a christmas gift from mk!) but for the most part that brand is a little too stepford-wife candyland for me. i want to like it, but just feel too much like an asshole in all those bright colors.

however, i love gold. and these are now mine. score.

(photos by laurakinsey)

vogue living…

a couple weeks ago, i was admiring the “farah” shoes from tabitha simmons online…. (you have to watch the video on her website!) and then on friday, vogue arrived in the mail and now i get to see inside her house.┬áleave it to vogue. they have the best house & home features, and i especially love it when the featured space is here in NYC.

first the shoes:

now the house:

(photograps by Fran├žios Halard for Vogue, story by Lynn Yaeger)

shoe crush

i’m crazy about bottega veneta’s 2011-2012 cruise collection, especially these shoes! i usually stick to wearing black and grey, but when i do color, it’s color like this. gorgeous. the dress and bag they’re paired with in the ad are just so beautiful, too.