Must Haves...

Blazers.  A must have for everyone.. man, woman, child, dog. You name it, they need a blazer.  They work well with everything and they have the ability to put together an entire look.


Ikea Wish List

I recently posted about this amazing rug the boyfriend and I found at Ikea and since there is nothing to do today but sit inside (betch Irene closed everything including my precious starbucks!) I decided to finish decorating my dream living room off Ikea's website.

1. HEMNES tv unit with two additional side bookcases
2. HEMNES side table, going to buy two and use as coffee table
3. EKTORP sectional couch
4. EKTORP love seat
5. Eivor Cirkel Rug
6. Benjamin Moore Pain in Chilli Pepper Red

Currently Craving...

The gorgeousness of this Alberta Ferretti Cloth Belted Cape.  



Hurricane Survival

So there's this hurricane coming towards New York this weekend. No big deal, happens all the time.  We, being New Yorkers, can handle an earthquake and a hurricane in the same week.  We call that a Sunday.
JUST KIDDING! We're all starting to freak out a bit and I figured I would put together my survival kit.

1. hunter original rain boots
2. DAY birger et mikkelsen day rain hooded parka
3. alexander mcqueen skull handle umbrella
4. flashlight
5. fiji water
6. scrabble!
7. jo malone white jasmine & mint candle

but don't worry, I saved the best for last.....



Realistic Date Night

Yesterday I posted one of my many dream outfits and I figured I would try and put together a more realistic version of the same outfit.  Every piece is under $100 bucks!

1. h&m fitted jersey dress 
2. g by GUESS sady vest
3. miss kg salvador lace up heeled ankle boot
4. shelter island ring
5. bakers shoes park ave clutch 


Dream Date Night

Oh how I wish the internets were my closet. If only... 

1. vivienne westwood anglomania arianna striped jersey dress
2. miu miu open toe lace-up booties
3. kenneth jay lane gold amethyst cocktail ring
4. alexander wang ostrich lydia clutch



Currently Craving...

Swooooon.  I am lusting after this Twisted Rope Necklace by
  Ben-Amun.  Gooorgeous Dahling. 


Lusting Leather...

While it is far too hot in NY to bust out a pair of leather leggings I am currently craving smaller amounts of leather.  Leather skirts are perfect to wear now while its too hot and can easily transition into fall.

1. Bonita Faux Leather Mini Skirt
2. Michael Michael Kors Fringe Leather Skirt
3. Leather High Waist Short
4. alice + olivia Box Pleat Leather Skirt 


Harper Leather Satchel

As a girl, I am always on the search for the newest and best handbag. This DVF handbag would be one I could use for life.  It has an iconic structure and black leather can never go out of style.  Has a cross-body strap and two shoulder straps making it easy to go from day to night.



Sunday Brunch

If the internet were my closet... I would be rocking this outfit to Sunday Brunch.  If only...  

1.  Citizens of Humanity 'Thompson Crop' skinny jean 
2. Theory Black Pestinia Velvet Vest Top
3. Old Navy Women's Canvas Surplus Vests
4. Aldo Sorgatz Leopard Platfrom Sandal
5. Michael Michael Kors Uptown Astor Medium Shoulder Tote
6. Hermes Cape Cod Watch 


Yesterday, the boyfriend and I took the water taxi out to the Ikea in Brooklyn (a must do for anyone who lives in the city) and started dreaming about new decorations for the house.  I believe strongly that a rug can pull a whole room together and I have decided to decorate our entire living room around this rug.

Eivor Cirkel Rug - IKEA 

Can't wait till it gets here so we can start decorating!


Fashions Night Out

I am starting to freak out over the nearing date of not only NYC fashion week but Fashions Night Out! It is one of those magical nights filled with endless possibilities filled with fun and fashion and great fashion anybody can buy.  Fashions Night Out puts out a collection of T's and Totes to help boost the industry's economy and put the fun back in fashion. Plus $20 bucks from each Tote sold goes to the NYC Aids Fund!

I will be getting the long sleeve grey shirt and the neutral/brown tote.  Maybe the boyfriend will get the baseball cap since it is unisex.  Which one are you wanting to pick up?


Perfect Fall Sweater

I'm in love with fall.  The leaves start to change... the chill in the air... central park.... Joie sweaters.  So comfy and cozy.  I am currently obsessing over this champagne knit with a beautiful boat-neck.

The perfect layering piece and it is now offered half off at Neiman Marcus!


Splurge vs. Steal

"Royal" Short Booties - Madison Harding

Faux-Leather Ankle Boot - Old Navy

Im a sucker for a deal.  Call me cheap, I don't care.  But I am loving these Old Navy ankle booties and they are only $35 bucks! I first fell in love with the Madison Harding booties on Bloomingdales website but I knew my bank account couldn't take another hit.  So I started this long search online for more affordable booties when I came across these Old Navy ankle booties and they were only $35 bucks! SCOOOOOOORE!



Golden Toe Ballet Flat - Givenchy

"Adena" Smoking Flat - Sam Edelman 

"Nariko" Smoking Flats - Dolce Vita

"Marcela" Tassel Loafers - DV Dolce Vita

Living in New York, I end up walking everywhere. I try to wear heels at the office but sometimes my feet yell at me and they crave the comfort of stylish flats.  With fall around the corner I can't help put look around online to see what I should be sporting on my feet soon.


Nail Polish Addict

My name is Malin, and I am a nail polish addict.  Yes, it's true.  I have an unhealthy obsession with nail polish and second a nail chips, I take it all off and paint again.  I think I can contribute that to my self-diagnosed OCD.  My latest polish color of choice: Trophy Wife by ESSIE.  I can just hear my mother saying under her breath, "how appropriate." I wasn't sure I was going to like it in the bottle but I can say that after having it on my nails, I LOVE IT!!

I think my hand needs to go on a diet, Holy chubby fingers.

Life as a Bridesmaid...

Last month, I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in one of my best friends wedding in Northern California and I thought I would share some wonderful pictures with you all.  After waiting for what feels like FOREVER, the pictures were finally posted online late last night. The bride, Lindsay, wore a beautiful lace gown by Casablanca Bridal and all bridesmaids wore dresses from J.Crew Bridal.  

All photos courtesy of Mel O Photos


Fall Boots

The perfect fall boot.  I am obsessed with anything Dolce Vita and these boots are going to be absolutely perfect for fall and winter.  They go great for a casual weekend brunch or with a wrap dress at the office.  They are now available at Saks, the only question is, which color?!


All photos courtesy of House Beautiful

I have an itch. No, not that kind. The itch to to redecorate mine and T's living room.  Our living room looks like a frat house after a rager.  It's gross and extremely outdated.  We are living off hand me downs while we save up some money to redecorate it all at once.  I, the magazine addict, can't help but pick up issues of House Beautiful and these are a couple of the living rooms in the latest issues that inspire me.  Which one is your favorite?