The latest fashionplate features the Tasch black silk shorts at the bar at Henry at the Life Hotel. Met a gf here to celebrate her passing a professional test. We ended up starting strong with some sauv blanc. We decided to grab some apps as we were drinking. We got the knishes which were very good, and the baked clams because who doesn’t love baked clams. Then I got more wine and she decided together a martini which the bartender comped for her passing her test. So sweet of her. We went on a Friday at 6pm and it was mostly tourists at both the bar and sitting the restaurant side. But we had a great time catching up and fueling up before a night out. See all the ootd and food deets below for this fashionplate!
The latest fashionplate features the Tasch black lace kimono at new hotspot Simon & the Whale at the Freehand Hotel. Reservations are hard to come by so we opted for an early res for drinks and dinner. I started with a Crazy Charlie cocktail which is similar to a margarita. My bestie got a martini. We wanted to have a few cocktails first before ordering food and enjoy our time but the waitress said we had to put the whole order in at once. Le sigh. We got some more drinks and then got the lamb carpaccio which was great and light on a hot day. We then decided to get the fish sandwich which the split for us. See how good it looks. Loved this unexpected choice. The fish wasn’t fried and was great with the sauce and slaw and bread. A great mix of flavors, the fries were also delish. The waitress was sweet and friendly. It wasn’t her fault the restaurant wanted to turn tables quickly. Want to check out the rooftop bar as well. See how styled this fashionplate below and all the meal details as well.
The latest fashionplate features the gorgeous Tasch Natalie blouse at La Contenta Oeste in the West Village. Met some friends here for a brunch to catch up and enjoy the finally spring weather. I made a res so we were seated right away. They have $8 brunch cocktails yay! I had a Mexican Coffee as did my friend’s hubby. She had a marg and my other friend had a martini. Drinks of all types going down. We then got guac to start. I was uber sad they wouldn’t make their famous nachos which I love at the les location. I guess I’ll have to make my way back for hh I guess so I can have those banging nachos again. Then we ordered another rounds of margs because hey it’s Saturday. I got the enchiladas suizas which were delish. One got the carne asada tacos which he loved. The other two both got the breakfast burrito which they also loved. More drinks turned into a full daytime drinking affair.
I still love this spot EVEN though they wouldn’t make my nachos. Lol. This is a come as you are Mexican joint but I glammed it up a little the Tasch Natalie blouse. See how I styled this fashionplate and all the meal deets below.
The latest fashionplate features the Tasch Mia oversized sweater at midtown steakhouse Butcher and Banker. Made a ressie here with the boo for a weekday dinner around 7 and it was crowded. Although the vault was closed for a private corporate party. Also note that you have to walk through the New Yorker hotel to access the restaurant which is interesting to say the least. We were seated and I started with the Scotch and Bubbles which was an intriguing drink. They Parker house type rolls they give to start are very good and we also got shrimp cocktail which was good. I then switched to red wine for my steak. For entrees he got the veal chop which came with mushrooms which he enjoyed. I got a filet rare Oscar style, which so good and came with asparagus. I love the mini surf and turf combo of my steak with crab. We also go sautéed spinach and the duck fat potatoes, which was like a delicious giant latke/hashbrown hybrid. The food was great. However the ambience left a bit to be desired, service felt rushed and it catered to a tourist/theater crowd. Was so many other amazing steakhouses in New York we probably won’t be back. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate features our Donna ribbon trim cami at Bar Gonzo. I met a friend at Bar Gonzo for happy hour on National Margarita day. By now you should know I love tequila and more specifically margaritas. It was a rainy, dreary day so the bar wasn’t super crowded and we ended up getting a table to catch up. I of course ordered a yuzu shiso margarita which was great. She stuck to vodka sodas because she is on the bride diet. They gave us complimentary fried green bananas which were good and similar to plantain chips but fresh and homemade. We got the pizza of the day which had tomato sauce, mozzarella and pesto and was a similar to a French bread pizza. It reminded me of my fav after school snack as a kid and was delish. We also got the beef skewers which were good but a small portion. I stuck the marg for my drinkies and she stuck with her vodka sodas. Their happy hour specials are great and the space is trippy and cool and Hunter S Thompson inspired. See all the ootd and meal deets for this fashionplate below.
Check out the latest fashionplate featuring a Tasch cropped hoodie for a brunch catch up with one of my og besties. I decided to abstain from alcohol for this brunch. It was pretty crowded on a Saturday afternoon but we got seated pretty quickly. We decided to dig in and order 2 pizzas to split. The grammy was a great riff on a grandma pie. We also got the Arnstein which had a delish vodka sauce and pepperoni. We couldn’t finish everything and the leftovers were as great as the meal. See how we styled this fashionplate and all the ootd deeds below.
The latest fashionplate features our Natalie blouse at Street Taco. Met one of the girls here for an overdo catch up session over our fav mexican food. When we arrived here on a Thursday evening after 8pm it was packed and she snagged two seats at the bar so we ordered some margs while waiting for our table. They have a cute little taco truck in the back of the restaurant. We started with the nachos which were our favorite part of the meal- a sheet tray full of cheese covered chips and all the goodies. Of course we got more margs and we also got 2 tacos each. We both got the chorizo which was solid. I also got the blackened fish which was kinda lackluster. She enjoyed her pork belly taco a lot. The crowd skewed young with fresh out of college young professionals of the bro variety. Would go back for happy hour but so many other Mexican places around so not at the top of our list for a repeat. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate features our Taylor buffalo check flannel at the garment district’s Rag Trader. Met my sister here for an end of the week catch up on a cold day, so layers were key. I got there first and settled into their tufted green banquettes. I love all the old Vogues on display and various old garment factory items, that’s what I geek out to as a fashion designer. People were just getting there for happy hour so of course I ordered a glass of Cab. Once my sister arrived we decided to split a few things. Our least favorite thing on the menu was the shaved apple salad, it wasn’t bad just a bit too salty for our taste. The fried chicken sliders were good just wish they came with more than 2. We loved the siracha deviled eggs they had a nice quick to them. The star of the meal was the speck pizza, it was so good we forced ourselves to finish it all. Next time I’ll have to save room for dessert-drunken donuts yum. Feel free to dress casual or come in your after work garb. The crowd skews from people who work in the area and tourists. See how I styled this fashion plate below.
OOTD deets by designer/brand:
Gold Bing Bang skull earrings
Charcoal Abercrombie & fitch Henley
Black Alo moto leggings
Olive green fur trimmed Montelliana apres ski boots
The latest fashionplate features our Riri cropped sweater at my birthday brunch at the Loyal! I had a bday dinner with the boo at Raoul’s and another girls bday dinner at Dos Caminos. But had to get in a fashion plate for the girls bday brunch and check out someplace new. It was fairly crowded for a late Saturday brunch before Christmas and we decided to to get cocktails and raw bar to start. Cocktails were cute and served adorably and were most importantly delish. We got oysters and lobster cocktails both which were great. I split the burger with one of my girlies and it was so yummy. The duck fat tots it came with were unreal. Since it was my bday the gay bestie insisted we get the Sundae set and candy shop and do yourself a favor if you’re with a group get this dessert even if it’s just for the gram or polaroid. I ended up switching from specialty cocktails to a martini at a certain point during brunch because it was my bday and I wanted to get turnt. Shout out to our lovely server Iris, she’s the bomb. See how I styled this fashionplate and all the OOTD deets below.
The latest fashionplate features our repurposed Jane’s Addiction vintage tee at a holiday lunch with my mom and sister at Maison Pickle. We decided to quick start dry January in December and stick to carb loading. It’s all about balance right? We got the fried chicken and challah french toast and it was delish and SO MUCH food. So yum. We also got the small sized mac & cheese and it was also rich and decadent. And last but not least we got the Deluxe french dip that had a gruyere fondue which was also amazing. We couldn’t finish all of the food and left ready to walk off our meal and shop the holiday markets and Saks and Bergdorfs. For a late lunch the restaurant was half full. Next time I want to sit in the secluded booth where I think some rapper and his entourage were eating. Not cool anymore to know every rapper :-( See how I styled this fashionplate and all the ootd deets here.
The latest fashionplate features our Katy leopard print chiffon blouse at the longest bar in NYC- Oscar Wilde. Met a girlfriend here for cocktails and apps after work one day. The bar and all the tables were crowded but I was lucky enough to snag two seats at the second bar. We tried a few cocktails, my favorite being the Smoked Old Fashion. We also split the bangers in a blanket and the buffalo cauliflower both which were indulgent bar eats. We liked this place and the crowds started to die down a bit after 8pm. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
The latest fashionplate is a fun daytime brunch at the Jane Hotel’s new bright and airy Italian spot Old Rose and features one of my favs- the Goldie bodysuit. I literally could wear a bodysuit everyday and die happy. Met a friend for a catch up brunch here. We met a bit before 1pm and the place wasn’t full yet. We started with some delish cocktails and also a cold brew for me because #caffeine. Wr got oysters to start because it’s never too early for oysters. I got the breakfast pizza. Pizza + eggs= 2 of my other fav things. My friend had an American breakfast. Everything was delish I need to come back to try the vodka burrata pizza asap. Dress is chic and casual. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
Running around the city in Tasch NYC band tee, Bebe leather moto jacket, Blank NYC vegan leather leggings, H&M ankle booties and YSL medium Kate black purse. Photography by Meghan Asselta.
This week is devoted to the classic Rock & Roll band tee. I worked with designer Tasch on this post. I just love her stuff since she repurposes a classic band tee. In this look she has added holes and burnt others into the oversized black Nirvana tee I’m wearing. I styled it with my Blank NYC vegan leather leggings, H&M metallic ankle booties and Bebe leather moto jacket, finishing it off with my new YSL medium Kate purse in all black.
I love the way a band tee can add edge to any outfit, and since this t-shirt is oversized I wanted to pair it with a legging and jacket and add an ankle boot. The all black edge gets funky with a metallic boot which is a huge trend at the moment. This classic yet edgy look is timeless.
This week’s fashionplate features our Brigitte self tie halter at Public Kitchen. My bestie who became a wifey and moved to Connecticut was visiting and we decided to spend the night down in LES like we used to 5 years ago and go bar hopping. We decided to start off at Public Hotel to have civilized drinks and fortify our stomachs for a long night of drinking. We sat at the bar as it was the weekend and ordered some wine. We split the tuna tartare which was delish and we also split margarita pizza which was also good. We enjoyed the scene, went upstairs and that off into the night. See how we styled this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate features our satin Janis shorts at the new vegan/ veggie spot ABC V. I went here for brunch with a gf and we sat at the bar as it was already packed at noon. We both started with delish matcha coladas. We then decided to splitzies some eats. We got the sambal and cheddar dosa and omg so delish. We also go the gluten free almond pancakes which were great, the little beaker with maple syrup was adorbs too. The fingerling potatoes were great as well. I added a cold brew because we all know I need my caffeine. This spot was so yummy and it was a mix of girl gangs and couples and families. I definitely will be back to try dinner. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
Check out the latest fashionplate featuring our Natalie blouse at Fatbird. Met a sorority sister from college here for a catch up dinner because we both moved fatty food and cute little spots. I got here first and was pleasantly informed that they had happy hour specials going on still. Score. Buy one get one free drinks and half off apps and sides. I went with one of the specialty cocktails which while adorable are too sweet for my taste. We also got the mac and cheese and pork belly to start. Both were fab. We then got half a bird nashville hot style and switched to wine. For sides we got the collard greens and the cheddar waffle. We loved the nashville hot chicken so yummy but the sides were a meh. However the biscuits the chicken came with were amazing. Come for mac, and apps and chicken. Skip the overly sweet drinks and lackluster sides. The service is great and the play great music plus it’s not too crowded on a weekday night. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
Check out the latest fashionplate featuring our customized repurposed Pink Floyd vintage tee at Seamore’s in Chelsea. Met the girlies here for a weekday catchup dinner on one of those in between summer days. I love the original Nolita location so was stoked when they opened a location in my hood. It took a while to get a table so we got some wine in the cute downstairs speakeasy. Once we were seated we ordered more wine and split the mac and cheese which was yummy. Then I got the seared fish burrito which was good and came with a great kale salad. One of my friends got the veggie version of this. My last gf got the seared scallops special which looked delish. All in all it was yummy dinner and I’ll be back. Tip make a res or come early. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
Check out a brunchtime fashionplate featuring our Goldie bodysuit at Pig Bleecker. For a catch up brunch with the bestie we decided to finally check out Pig. I got a Bleecker Southside and a cold brew to drink because you know I’m a trap queen, errr beverage queen. We then decided to splitzies a bunch of things. The pigs in doughnuts weren’t as good as we expected. However everything else was great. The veal meatballs were tender and flavorful with lots of sauce and cheese. The mac and cheese with goldfish was pretty bomb. We also dug the burger and fries. All in all a fatty meal that required a leisurely walk home. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate features our navy polka dot maxi skirt at Aroqa in Chelsea. I love the simplicity of the our chiffon side slit maxi skirt on a hot summer day so thought it was perfect to meet a friend to catch up over drinks. Aroqa looked cute and is an Indian fusion spot in the hood. It was pretty empty on Thursday evening and we sat at the bar. Their specialty cocktails are amazing. I had one with dry ice and then opted for another one for my second cocktail. My friend also enjoyed her cocktails as well. I will be back to try food. Check out how I styled this fashionplate below.
Check out the latest fashionplate featuring our Goldie bodysuit at Motel Morris. I have been trying to check out more local places in the hood lately and have been wanting to eat at Motel Morris for a while. We ended up grabbing seats at the bar as the place was pretty jammed for a Tuesday night. We started with some wine and decided to split a bunch of things. The pimento cheese deviled eggs were delish and had a bit of spice added to them. We also had to get the fries which were great. The potato and cheddar pierogies were also yummy and had lobster and mushrooms with it. We were in between getting the burger and the skirt steak and ended up with the skirt steak. It had a gruyere fondue which was absolutely delish. I loved the cute decor of the place and the bathrooms totally reminded me of LA, kitschy and cute and pink. See how I styled this fashionplate below.