I’ve been searching all winter long for the perfect coat and I finally found it in Reiss’ beautiful Emile. It’s perfectly tailored, or as they prefer to say, sharply tailored and it’s everything my heart has been dreaming of. I have not purchased any new outerwear in the last couple of years (I swear!) and it totally goes to show that sometimes, good things are worth waiting for. I love the color, the dense wool fabric, the hidden buttons, and most of all…that neck line!

Birthday Basics… by Gloria

~ Zara Jacket, Madewell tank, Gap Velvet legging jeans, Prada Sunglasses, Vintage earrings, Super thin gold chain (from my mom), Dooney & Bourke handbag, Christian Louboutin heels~

Saturday was my birthday and what better way to celebrate than with my boyfriend and some friends? The day started with brunch at Le Barricou in Williamsburg and the festivities continued into the evening. I wanted a simple outfit that could easily be dressed up with some heels and a great bag. This outfit did the trick! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.

Zara… by Gloria

~ The Storefront of the new Zara on 5th Avenue~

I’m more than a little obsessed with the new Zara store on 5th Avenue. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to check it out on (coincidentally) opening day! I loved the amazing branches decorating the outside of the store and everything inside was just as great. The layout of the store resembles an upscale department store and the color stories broken out into sections makes it a dream to shop. All I can say is that you should visit this new location- Pronto!

~ Mannequins inside the Zara Store~

~ Another mannequin display~

~ Clothing displayed by color story~

What can I do? Electric Blue (and orange)… by Gloria

~Hyden Yoo and Chadwick Bell designs~

Thursday marked day 1 of Fall 2012 fashion week in NY. From what I’ve seen so far, we should all be excited for the colors, prints, lace and winter whites coming our way later this year. I thought I’d share a few images of the consistent electric blues and oranges appearing across the board from multiple designers.

~ Peek-a -boo pops of color at Nonoo lyons and Bcbg~

~ gorgeous gowns at Tadashi Shoji~