Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Feeling This: Messy Hair and Varsity Jackets

Marloes Horst in Intermission Magazine wearing some rad stuff. Feeling this. via FashionGoneRogue.

jesus christ had dreads so shake them @toomanyronis

Monday, December 19, 2011

My Style Then and Now: Holiday Suited

Preen blazer and pants / Equipment shirt / 3.1 Phillip Lim bag / Lanvin sneakers / Jennifer Meyer ring
"Guys I'm really ready to go in there and open some presents can we get this show on the road please?? "

I have lots of pictures of me standing in this very spot as a kid, in front of my grandma's house. I have always loved going over there (you can see why in these posts, part 1 and part 2), and I'm looking forward to another fun Christmas Eve with the cousins this year too. 

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who gave me great feedback on my last post via comments, facebook, and twitter – it means a lot and has made me excited to dedicate more time and energy into new projects. 

Just a few more days in NYC – work parties on Monday, cocktails with friends on Tuesday, birthday on Wednesday and home on Thursday! 

I should be chilling with my folks I know @toomanyronis

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Looking ahead to 2012...

Last night I spent the evening catching up with my friend India, and after talking about blogging and other creative projects for much of our conversation, I felt compelled to try to switch things up and kick my ass into gear. I like blogging, but the way I have been blogging recently isn't meeting muster as far as serving my impulses and representing who (I think) I am. I think I really tried to hard to make this a fashion-centric place, which isn't why I started it back in 2009 (whoa). So I made this:

After reading this post blog I recently discovered called Sometimes Sweet, I realized that I should just try more. I haven't been putting enough effort into this. I really like writing, and I used to journal/write a lot; it's time to try again.

So I made a list of 20 blog posts to write in January. I'm hoping that a few of you will leave some feedback with more suggestions to round out my list of 20 posts. If you are thinking about starting a blog, maybe you would try this list with me, or make one of your own?

I would love to hear your feedback, suggestions, musings, thoughts, complaints! Please!

milk milk lemonade @toomanyronis

Friday, December 9, 2011

Heavy Rotation

Topshop boots / Versace sunglasses / Zara mens scarf / Tom Binns earrings
I've been trying to be really good about shopping lately. I got nice presents for the people I love in life for Christmas, and it felt really good to have money to spend on them. I have been watching the sales / deals, and have made sure to get free shipping on all my online purchases, plus huge discounts on some nice stuff too. Smart shopping has its rewards!

BUT, I bought these Topshop boots a month or two back, after searching for the perfect mid-heel pair for a long time. Topshop shoes can be hit or miss but these puppies look pretty expensive in person, are HELLA comfortable and make most of my clothes seem fancier than they are – all thanks to that little stacked heel! I've been wearing them non-stop. Definitely my best purchase of the year. (Also this lady wearing my holy grail Isabel Marant sneakers complimented me on them, so).

I got these sunglass for $Free.99 at an event and they are the perrrrfect shape. I found the Zara scarf in the mens department and I love the colors in the plaid. The Tom Binns earrings were my birthday gift to myself. I had been eyeing them for a long time and had some freelance money put aside, so I finally said, "TREATYOSELF!"

What are you all wearing this season?


ho ho ho, hoe @toomanyronis

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Style Then and Now: Party Baby

Alexander Wang jacket / Stella shirt / Valli skirt / Borgo earrings / Charlotte Olympia heels / Comme des Garcons 
"Cool I just woke up from a nap, and now we get to go to grandma's house for Christmas. And this is my life because I'm a baby and I don't even know it."

I love how hungover I look in this pic. It's like I just got up still wearing my clothes from last night's party and I'm ready for some day rage / hair of the dog, or something. In reality I was just a baby so that definitely is not what happened in that picture.

This outfit is what I want to wear to Christmas / birthday celebration this year. Most fashion right now is SNOOZEtastic in my book, but I'm obviously still not over Stella and I'd kill for any of the jackets/coats from Alexander Wang's fall collection. I think this would be a pretty fuckin fresh look to roll into a holiday party with.

what are you doing out here baby it's 3am @toomanyronis

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Growing Older, Celebratin' Christmas

Givenchy panther glasses / Zara pants / Miansai bracelets / Aldo wedge sneaks / Margiela rings
WOOP it's holiday time! My Bday is on the 21st (which is also the winter solstice and will be the last day of the world next year, according to the mayans), so this month has historically been epic in my life. Here are a few of the things on my list this year. There isn't really anything I'm dying to have, other than those way-too-expensive but most-incredible-of-all-time glasses, but it's nice to get jewelry since it's not traditionally something I buy for myself. I'm loving all the rad bracelets from Miansai. And I'm digging those Marant rips, they are nice and basic.
OKay moving on to the next (on on to the next) one:

FutureDog / iPhone / Pendleton blanket / TooManyRonis Nikes / Jordan 11s / PS3 Move / Kid Robot tchochkes 
Goddamnit I want a dog so bad. Unfortunately I can't have one in my apt and I'm not moving anytime soon, so for now I bide my time coming up with names for FutureDog (right now Ratchet and Chaunce are topping the list). I hate my Bberry and want and iPhone but the service is more $, so. Anything Pendleton is rad in my book. Okay, TOO MANY RONIS Nikes? Why didn't I think of this before? SO GOOD. I also really really really want those Concord Jordan 11s, but they are coming out on the 23rd and since I'll be traveling that day it's not lookin' like I'll be in line to nab some. PS3Move seems like a party waiting to happen, and for some reason that I can't quite explain I am OBSESSED with these new Kid Robot tchochkes.

COOL so does that help, guys? You all know what you're gonna get me? LMK if you need more ideas. (jk jk I'm not such a bitch I swear)

toomanyronis not a phony not by any means @toomanyronis

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stella and Sunnies

Stella left to right: Wool and Cashmere sweater dress; Hawaiian print dress and pants; Alpaca sweater and wool pants; Baseball jacket; Knit dress. Sunnies left to right: Thierry Lasry aviators; Pink Illestevas; Linda Farrow Luxe circle frames; Linda Farrow Luxe cat eyes; Illesteva Friedas.

I'm really feeling all Stella McCartney lately. The resort collection is of course a big favorite, but her big slouchy sweaters and cashmere blend pants are sooo good, such an awesome take on fancy loungewear that you could actually wear during the day. These are five looks I'm especially feeling right now.

club lounge @toomanyronis

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Loafers & Mocs

Clockwise from top left: Proenza Schouler / Stella McCartney / Beau Coops / Alexander Wang
My top four favorites of the season in the way of loafers n mocs. The Proenza's have just the right hint of grandpa, and the Stella's are so weirdly ugly yet awesome.

Which ones do you love?

tweetin over here @toomanyronis

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wang Xiao

My favorite editorial I have seen in a while... Wang Xiao in SCMP Style Magazine. Photos via FashionGoneRogue.

I'm on twitter and bloglovin and stuff and you can follow me using blogger too!  @toomanyronis

Friday, November 11, 2011

Mighty Fine

The Working Girl Esq, my girl Preetma, recently did a post musing on the possibilities of the sweater + pants + flats combo, and it dawned on me that that's pretty much what I wear every day, but without any exciting variety. (Really, at all). I did however, just buy my first pair of printed jeans which was pretty exciting... so there may be hope for my wardrobe yet. I went window-shopping and put together these combos that I wish I had and would wear the spit out of, hopefully they will inspire some real-world outfits with what's already in my closet!

cars on top of cars @toomanyronis

Monday, October 31, 2011

My Style Then and Now: Layer Baby

Jil Sander sweater and clutch / Vanessa Bruno pants / Esquivel shoes / Raised By Wolves hat
"I'm a baby in a backpack / watch me do it with no hands."

I'm feeling both these outfits, but I've been especially eyeing that Raised by Wolves toque for a minute – and those Equivel shoes. After spending the weekend in 9" of snow I'm ready to bring on the cozy clothes. Trying to find some "daytime" silk pajamas and more Jil Sander-esque sweaters too.

got me in a trance @toomanyronis

Sunday, October 30, 2011


1. Apple picking upstate
2. View from the Poconos house
3. Celine-inspired Stop It Right Now deck
4. Hollywood pink Native shoes
5. Vintage, Low Luv Erin Wasson, vintage: rings
6. Snowy view of Big Bass Lake

It was a really, really great month.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Post in the Style of Move Slightly: Giles Nails

Gold pyramid bracelet from Jewelmint, silver "Loophole" polish by Essie, sparkle "Gettin Miss Piggy With It" by OPI
I got my nails done (acrylics and the whole nine) a few weeks ago, and after a few weeks got very indecisive about whether or not to get a fill and do some crazy nail art, or wait until they had grown out enough to take off without completely destroying my nails. So I punted (to use the ole football lingo), filed them flat as best I could and then went to Ricky's and picked up polishes that I though would look good together – and I'm totally thrilled with how they came out.

Thus, I have put together a post in the style of Elizabeth Monson, the undisputed queen of runway-inspired nail art (which she shares on her beautiful and inspiring blog, Move Slightly). Miu Miu, Christopher Kane, Versus, she's done them all flawlessly – so check them out!

My own fluke attempt at nail art reminded me instantly of the Giles Spring 2012 collection, full of shiny silvers and reds, lacy filigree, and glamour. Thanks Elizabeth for being such a badass and inspiring this post!

pro nails @toomanyronis

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Crushing on Columbine Smille

I am so smitten with this girl's style. She always looks so chic and put together, plus her 90s-infused vibe in some of these looks is really complimenting my current obsession with Melrose Place. Will I ever find a pair of jeans like those? The answer is maybe, but they won't look bomb on me, probably.

Marcia Cross 4 ever @toomanyronis

Sunday, October 16, 2011

My Style Then and Now: The Saddest Tiny Baker

McQ shirt / Proenza jacket / ALC pants / Burberry boots / Melissa Obadash hat / Lynn Ban bracelets / Earrings
"Four & twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie?? Man... that is so fucked up... no birds, black white yellow Puerto Rican or Haitian, should be baked up. I would never do that to my birds or my pies."

Apparently, as a tiny baker, I had the weight of the world on my shoulders – that is a seriously morose face. I'll admit that the "now" outfit is only vaguely reminiscent of the "then" outfit but they just don't make corduroy jumpers with cat patches like they used to. I threw those teardrop earring in their to represent the tears of the tiny baker in my past. And since I'm still in the wonderfully sudsy throes of Melrose Place, I also took the time to make this:

I realize this is a mad weird thing to do on a Saturday night but whatever I did it okay?

tweety bird baked in a pie @toomanyronis

Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's a Circus Circus

gif by me
In the past I've done a lot of silly little photoshop cut outs, collages, etc, for my favorite runway collections, but I kind of dropped the ball this time – that, and I just wasn't zany for a lot of the Spring collections. One that I particularly loved though, was Dries Van Noten.

One of the themes that appeared in the collection was Vegas – more specifically, the Circus Circus casino. There was a subtle print featuring the sparkling, distant lights of the Vegas strip, which appeared very lady-like and almost dainty. And then there was the glittering Circus Circus marquee, stretched boldly across some particularly wonderful pieces. What I loved about this collection was that it was not serious, but was still beautiful and even earnest in a way that made it feel fresh and (yes, that dreaded word:) chic.

Maybe I am a bit predisposed to love the collection though. I went to Vegas for the first time this year and completely fell in love with the whole scene. You can smoke inside, you can wear ANYTHING you want, and hot babes bring you free drinks! The Circus Circus casino really embodies that whole spirit and then some, with maybe a dash more glamour than you'll find at Caesar's or Harrah's nowadays... LET'S ALL GO IN 2012.

all vegas everything @toomanyronis,

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My Style, Then and Now: Nancy Drew

MiH shirt / Stella McCartney sweater / MMM pants / Louboutin loafers / Assad Mounser necklace / Dominic Jones ring
"Grandma, on a scale of 1 to 10, how much do I look like Nancy Drew right now??"

This picture was taken sitting on my grandma's front porch, after she did my hair. I LOVED getting my hair done in hot rollers, so as you can see I'm doing some very earnest posing in honor of this 'do. I was also super into Nancy Drew books at this time. I loved her alt girlfriends George and Bess, I always felt like George was such a badass.

The most bewildering thing about this post are those kickass floral Dr. Martens I'm wearing... I do not remember them. But they look pretty cool! I would also wear the "Now" outfit all the time. I love those plaid loafers sooo much. Truth be told, I probably will not do too much shopping this fall (esp after picking up those new sneakers, oooops). If anything though, I could use some more dress shirts and a nice cozy sweater like this one.

Hell yeah fall! 

autumn in new york, bitches @toomanyronis

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Shoes New Music

Finally picked up a pair of Jordan Retro 5s. And could not resist the blue suede Married to the MOB Reeboks, especially after interviewing Leah McSweeney for the Yotel Blog and seeing what cool girl she is. Really awesome and a role model to official bitches everywhere. 

And my musical offering of the day is from Robert Raimon Roy aka Rob Roy. After hearing the Madbury boys losing their skirts over this track for a few days on twitter, I checked it out and pffffffft... damn. I mean it's obvious. You WILL like it. "Little Egypt Wavy" below:

Oh yeah and fashion week stuff happened/is happening so I might get my photoshop on so whatever. #whocares

#FDIWMTF (Fuck dog I want money too) @toomanyronis

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Let's Talk About Shyne.

I've been stewing over this post for a long time. I became curious about "Whatever happened to Shyne?" a few weeks ago, but when I found out what did happen, it almost seemed like too many believable facts and events to contain within one blog post. Shyne's story reads like the script to an underdog "Best Picture" nominee starring Michael K Williams – so I'll just give you the Cliff's Notes.

Shyne, who you probably remember from songs like "Bad Boyz" and "Bonnie and Shyne" (above), was born in Belize and moved to Brooklyn with mom his when he was 13. His father, the Prime Minister of Belize, had strained relationships with his son, and publicly stated that he was unwanted. Shyne found a new family on the streets of Flatbush and was discovered rapping in a barbershop by producer Clark Kent (whose first hit was Junior Mafia's "Player's Anthem") who thought he sounded like Biggie. Fast forward a year, and Shyne is part of the Puff Daddy's Bad Boy crew with a record deal under his belt.

But, his new alliances proved to be his downfall. A few days after Christmas in 1999 Shyne went to a club with Diddy and J. Lo, and a gunfight broke out. The details of exactly went down that night are shady, but Shyne was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement, including shooting a woman in the face, and Diddy was acquitted. Shyne's self-titled release came out in 2000, and makes references to his sentence on tracks like "Whatcha Gonna Do": "Whatcha gonna do when the shit hit the fan / Take it like a man, or snitch like a bitch." He earned a lot of credibility for not fingering anyone else in the shooting, and the whole incident shed a huge amount of media attention on his first release.

While he was in prison, Shyne found Judaism and changed his name to Moshe Levi Ben-David. He was released in 2009, but after only a few hours was immediately taken into custody again on immigration charges and issues surrounding his green card. His dad petitioned Governor Patterson to pardon Shyne, hopeful that he'd be able to pull some strings (especially since the Governor had recently pardoned Slick Rick from similar charges). But after fighting to stay in the country for about a month, Shyne was deported to Belize where he stayed only briefly before moving to Jerusalem, where he has been living as an Orthodox Jew and working on his next two albums for Def Jam, both due out this fall, titled Gangland and Messiah.

In a recent interview about how Judaism has effected his life and his music, Shyne said:
I could be in Paris right now hanging out with Lady Gaga. But when kids see me in Jerusalem, that bears a message of transformation and growth. Who wants to be selling crack all day to poor people? Everybody wants a normal, peaceful life. I was there in hell, and I want to show these kids an alternative. The Israelites are ambassadors for God. I'm not afraid to shout that I got everything from God - the good and the bad. Somebody asked me the other day, "What if your Judaism hurts your record sales?" And I said, "I don't count on statistics. I just stay loyal to Hashem, and follow my soul."
On June 5th, Shyne premiered a new song called "Solar Energy" at the inauguration of the first solar field in Israel. He wrote the rap with the president of the Arava Power Company – and you can see the live performance here:


I for one am eager to hear what else Shyne has up his shiny, striped sleeves. He was featured on Lil Wayne's Carter IV "Outro," and still seems to have a lot of support from the rap and hip-hop community at large, despite his dramatic change in lifestyle and values – not to mention what so far has been an extreme topical shift in his music (I can't remember the last time I heard a song about alternative energy sources...). It doesn't necessarily sound like he's interested in drawing a secular crowd this time around, but either way – I'll report back!

my Rolls Royce, it's not for ladies, but girl I'm gonna take you in my Mercedes @toomanyronis

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dawn Dolores Doreen

Dolores, Doreen, Dawn, Stacy, Pat and Lois. Bought these vintage name bracelets at the Of A Kind sample sale and wish I had bought more. The three brass bracelets with the little hearts are from an eBay lot I bought, 7 for $6.50.

Dina Daisy Deanna @toomanyronis

Friday, September 2, 2011

Before there was Instagram...

There were photobooths. Chances are good this was taken at the arcade in Seaside, Oregon.

PS in the top one don't I look like the Asian kid from Up? The last one is my thizz face.

Monday, August 15, 2011

My Style Then and Now: Pop Its and Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant sweater and sneakers, T by Wang shirt, Eddie Borgo earrings, See by Chloe pants, Chloe clutch, Margiela rings.
So obviously as far as palette goes these two aren't that similar, but the idea is the same: comfy cas(ual) outfit for a chilly summer night of kicking' it with some fireworks. You know how it goes. Also I wanted to do an outfit around those shoes so, this was my excuse. And I'm hella after those rings too.

I'm pretty sure the "Then" outfit was from ESPRIT. I had some freakin sweet ESPRIT, especially this hot pink baja hoodie with the screenprinted logo DANG miss you.

remember Limited Too? @toomanyronis

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cherish You

available at NET-A-PORTER, My Theresa, La Garconne, etc.
These are the shoes I want more than I have ever wanted in my whole life of all time. The Isabel Marant Bekett sneakers with a hidden wedge heel. I am saving up. I love the suede, I love how chunky they are, I love that floppy bit in front of the tongue... sigh.

I'd do anything @toomanyronis

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Coming and Going

Cast of Vices bracelet at Oak
This is sweet and I would wear it every day.

currently on a Felicity bender @toomanyronis

Friday, August 12, 2011

Girl you be killin 'em

Portrait by James Mollison


Monday, August 8, 2011

Fancy New Toys

Bought these fancy new collar tips to spiff up my outfits. Scored on eBay for about $15.

They don't quitttte work on my bandana shirt which is a shame, but they look rad on the other ones with more 70s-style collars. I'm excited for some cooler weather so I can start sporting them. That being said, if you think these are cool you should see EB Monson's – they're seriously killer.

What do you think of the collar tips? Too cool or too country?