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