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 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.
Check out this week’s fashionplate featuring our white eyelet shorts at the new midtown location of Mad Dog & Beans. I love mexican and I love the downtown location of this spot for happy hour. Sat at the bar and ordered there delish margs and the nachos. I love that their nachos because each chip has beans and lots of cheese on it, so good I kind of want more as I’m writing this. Our bartender Chrissy was so sweet and nice. She was the only one working that day and it was quite busy but she always had a smile. There are a lot of suits here so I was dressed a little too trendy but see how I styled this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate features our Jacqueline striped kimono at one of my fav mini chains Mexicue. Went here for lunch and sat at the bar and I had to order the Spiked Palmero which is delish, bourbon spiked iced tea with limeade so good. I love their queso so I had to get there, fab as always. Their menu has changed to smaller portions which I kind of dig. I got the spicy brisket enchilada which was cheesy and spicy right up my ally. I was dressed a little risque for the lunch crowd but it was hot out so whatevs. I’ll definitely be back for their happy hour. See how rocked this fashionplate below. Shout out to the friendly bartender Mario!
The latest fashionplate features our Chambray shirtdress at Gallo de Oro. Got some margs and Mexican here after a day of sourcing, an early dinner of sorts. We ended up eating outside. Of course I had to get a margarita and it was happy hour, so cheap and strong. We started with some queso which was bit too liquidy for my taste but I ate it anyway because I don’t let cheese go to waste. We got the chicken quesadillas which needed more cheese. The chorzio tacos were the best thing we got. This place wasn’t very crowded so maybe my fault for going here. This place was meh, so many other mexican places have better food than here plus outdoor seating. See how I styled my fashionplate below.
This fashionplate features our re-purposed Ramones vintage tee at Blue Ribbon Federal Grill. Met the bestie here for brunch on a rainy weekend. We had some cocktails. My friend got the prix fix fried chicken while I got the Blue Ribbon. I added cheese to my friend chickn sandwich and it was delicious. We also split the cheesy spatzle which was great. Got to try out some of the cookies too. It was pretty did think this spot is more of a weekday dinner spot as it’s in fidi. See how I styled my customized vintage tee below for this fashionplate.
OOTD deets by designer/brand:
Gold sharktooth earrings
Tigers eye beaded bracelet
Black Alo moto leggings
Black Pierre Hardy wedges
Blue Ribbon Federal Grill: 84 William Stret, New York, NY
Check out the latest fashionplate featuring our new grey cropped hoodie that is the epitome of casual luxury at Guac, a fun Mexican spot in Alphabet City. Met a friend here for national margarita day because you know margs are my fav even when it’s cold. We ended up just sitting at the bar and ordered don julio margs no salt. We sampled a few apps as well. The bacon guac is amazing. Yum! And the nachos were great too, they were a little higher end than your typical bar nachos and had great flavors going on. It wasn’t that crowded, seems like more of local spot. They also have an aycd brunch which I definitely will be back for. See how I styled this fashionplate below with all the ootd deets.
OOTD deets by designer/brand:
Gold baugette earrings from India
White and black plaid jacket with leather sleeves from Mackage
Check out this week’s fashionplate featuring our Ellie bodysuit at Casa Neta. Everyone know I love queso fundido and margaritas so you had to know I would be checking out a new mexican spot eventually. After a day of beauty haircut and makeup I needed to replenish the energy I expended. Met the bestie here to catch up, show off the new hair and stuff our faces. It was pretty empty for a Wednesday night and we were seated immediately. Of course we need margs stats. We then decided to share the guac and the queso fundido. They were both super yum and we were stuffed but of course we also ordered tacos because yolo. We got the fish and chicken ones. We preferred the fish ones. Overall a great Mexican meal. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate features our Chrissie black and white cross print bodysuit at new creative Mexican cuisine Temerario in Chelsea. This spot is close to my apartment so my dining companion and me decided to check it out on a low key Monday evening. I love all the cool colorful street art very fun. The restaurant was not very full so we were seated right away. I was excited that they had Casa Dragones tequila so I ordered the Mexi Dragones cocktail that had a spicy kick. My dining companion got a larger sized Nopal salad which he enjoyed. I got a few small things. My scallop ceviche was fresh and very good. I also got the quesdillas which were very good and not greasy. A side of beans completed our meal which were solid. My only gripe is everything came so fast, too fast we were in and out in under an hour which is good during a lunchtime rush when need to get back to the office but not so good when you want to have a dinner out and catch up. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate features a few of my favorite things- our Sophia eggplants cami, margaritas, and queso. My dining companion and I were starving after getting my hair did. I love all things Mexican and tex-mex so I knew we had to hit up Avenida Cantina. We were promptly seated and I ordered a marg, obvi, and he got a rum punch. We started with the Big Al’s Special queso which was super yummy with the chorizo in the melty cheese. The complimentary salsa was also pretty solid. I went with the frito pie enchiladas with white queso, jalapenos and sour cream on top because you might as well treat yo self. My dining companion got a steak burrito with queso and sour cream on top. Needless to say we were both in food coma after our entrees and more drinks. I loved my Austin-esque enchies and the re-fried beans have more chorizo on them when is amazing. The crowd is a mix of locals and a few of the new East Village types, you know what I mean. This is a totally casual and comfy place.
After finishing our fattoush meal, we went downstairs to check out their cocktail spot Mockingbird Bar, where we sampled a few of the cocktails, all of which we liked. The bartenders were chill and fun. I definitely will be back. See how I styled my Sophia cami for this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate features our eco-friendly and sustainable bamboo jersey dress in sky blue at Rosie’s a mexican spot off Bowery. I met a friend there for a early week catch up session and it was a warmer fall night perfect to still be rocking pastels. They have an adorable little tortilla station where they make all the tortillas and masa based things in house. We started off with some watermelon margaritas and then proceeded to split a bunch of things. We first started with the guac and the queso fundido, both of which were delish and yummy. We then got some more margs and scallop ceviche which was fresh but small. Then came out the remainder of the small plates. The fish tacos were solid but not a stand out. The quesadillas were yummy and filled with veggies. The memilitas were unique and spicy. The tlayuda oaxaquena was also very interesting. We basically loved everything we ordered and things were spicier than most mexican spots which is always a plus in my book.
The crowd was mostly neighborhood peeps and downtown hipsters. On a Monday night they were only half full, I will definitely be back to try out some different dishes. See how I styled our bamboo jersey dress for this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate takes us to a place with my favorite summertime drinks- margaritas at a new Hell Kitchens tex mex place- El Original. Upon meeting my bestie here the space is huge and not crowded at all. Of course we started with margaritas on the rocks and my friend got a a Mexican coke too. We split the happy hour trio of queso, guac and salsa. The queso was solid, the guacamole could’ve been spicier but was a good starter. My bestie went for the chicken enchiladas while I went for the beef with extra queso on top. Can you tell I love cheese yet? Both enchiladas were solid but not anything amazing. The rice and beans were standard sides but didn’t stand out.
Now on to the fashion part of the fashionplate. The place is huge so it wasn’t very crowded. There were mostly tourists and a few locals/people who work in the area, so dress veered towards casual or work attire. See how I rocked our Farrah knit romper below.
This week’s fashionplate is a fun casual spot Mexique in the Nomad area. I decided to wear the shorts from the Christi two piece outfit for a perf summertime look. I have been to the takeout location many times before and this full service restaurant twice before. It’s a large place with a wooden bar and wood table and eclectic chairs and booths. I always need to get the queso here, it’s highly addictive. I also love their margaritas, although sometimes I am that girl who asks for Casamigos blanco with just lime juice and agave for a less sugary marg. My friends all love this place. I love the burnt end brisket bowl, the jamburrito and the mac and cheese. Last time we went my friend got the kale and greens bowl which is very yummy too! It’s the perfect place for a fun lunch or a quick dinner, they aren’t that crowded during dinnertime during the week.
The crowd is mostly professionals who work in the area. See how I paired the Christi shorts below.
This week’s fashionplate is at avant garde Mexican spot Cosme in Flatiron. Even though it’s been open for months it’s still uber hard to get a reservation, you need to make one in advance unless you want to brave the bar when they first open. The blond wood bar is expansive and they have a huge tequila and mezacal selection which is pretty dope. I actually started with the expat martini which was good but I wanted to move on to margaritas after that. My friend and I decided to share a few of the small plates. We got the arctic char tostada which was yummy and perfectly flavorful. We also got the scallop ceviche which was my favorite, light and perfect. The enfrijolada was a more comforting dish that was also quite good. We then decided to get the steak tacos which were also good. Yes, the portions are small but we went there already knowing this. We ended with the chocolate ganache which was our least favorite part of the meal, it wasn’t bad just not as chocolatey as we like.
Now on to the fashion part of the fashionplate, the crowd was a mix of trendy couples on dates, young professionals expensing their meals and friends looking to enjoy Thursday night. Definitely dress to impress but keep it cool. See how I paired out new Katherine shirtdress below, the perfect day to night look to take you from work to dinner to Tribeca Film festival afterparties for the Adderall Diaries at American Cut.