I had been lusting after the burnout Robert Rodriguez sweatshirt, however, it was a special edition and not available for purchase.
I did an extensive internet search to find a suitable replica but I was unable to find any good alternatives. While browsing through my favorite magazine, People Stylewatch, I happened upon the Threads 4 Thought sweatshirt featured above - I honestly couldn't believe my luck.
I am incredibly happy with my purchase.
Also, the fact that the Threads 4 Thought sweatshirt was a quarter of the price of the Robert Rodriguez one just made my find that much sweeter.
In January, I shared a little bit about our apartment makeover in a post featuring some of what the BF and I purchased. However, I never finished going over the remaining pieces we bought. Some of my favorite furniture is in the collage above - I can't wait to share more about where the furniture is from, and why we bought these pieces.
1. Crate and Barrel:These chairs are so sleek I couldn't pass them up. To make them a little more comfortable we also purchased seat cushions. Now we can dine in style and comfort.
2. CB2:The key to maintaining a great NYC apartment is lots of storage. This set of shelves has been a life saver. We currently use it in our bathroom to house everything from towels to hair straighteners.
3. The Container Store:I bought two of these silver branches after reading about them in a magazine. I use them to hang my necklaces. The branches are really ingenious as they're also great wall art.
4. Crate and Barrel:We have a bar - not to brag. When we first toured the apartment I envisioned eating breakfast at the bar on weekends. Instead, we use it to house the BF's coats. However, any bar, no matter what it's used for, needs bar stools.
5. Pottery Barn:When we moved into this larger apartment, I brought some furniture from my childhood home, including a vintage looking wardrobe for our bedroom. In order to maintain a consistent color palette, I found bedside tables that matched the color of the wardrobe perfectly. They also miraculously have the same distressed look as the wardrobe.
6. Crate and Barrel:This marble table is everything. I feel like I'm eating at a bistro every time I sit down at our kitchen table.
7. The Container Store:This was a storage idea gone wrong. The boxes ended up being a different size than I wanted. As a result, they went back to the store ASAP.
Dressing for seasonal transitions is a pain. In NYC we're currently bordering Winter and Spring - one day it's 60 degrees and the next day it's 40 degrees. In lieu of this crazy weather, I'll let all of you in on a little secret - layers are always the answer to any dressing conundrum.
Wear more layers when it's too cold, and take them off when it gets hot - now you're set to handle any weather.
I am obsessed with Italian food. I could eat pasta for every meal - if only carbs weren't so bad for you. The other day the BF asked me what my favorite pasta was and I replied, "Cavatelli, duh".
On the rare occasion that we venture out of our normal food ordering zone, and actually eat at a new restaurant, I make reservations at Italian places that serve my favorite pasta. That's how I found Mercato, located in Hells Kitchen.
While I enjoyed their cavatelli dish, I think the hits of the night were certainly the seafood pasta and ricotta fritters.