Saturday, June 21, 2008

Mad Delusions: Alex Bittar Bangle


If there's one thing that I've learned about living out of a suitcase, it's that accessories are key in making pieces go from day to night. The same clothes that I wear to the Conde Nast buildings are the ones that I have to pick from to make a trek to the grocery store, so it was super important for me to find simple ways to dress up a plain t-shirt and jeans. I've worn the hell out of my black beaded H&M rope necklace since it's so ostentatious and bizarre (aka, the perfect statement piece). This bracelet from Alexis Bittar has the same thing going for it, but at $375, I can only dream that Forever21 is going to do some sort of knockoff soon.

PS: read about our vampire weekend debacle at the Teen Vogue intern blog

PPS: huge apologies for blogging so intermittently. The city stresses me out, and when I'm not working, I feel obligated to explore the city. While all the pavement pounding I'm doing is making my legs look like some sort of miracle, it unfortunately means less blogging time.


The Clothes Horse said...

That bangle is gorgeous. I like how I feel like I'm drunk or not wearing my glasses when I look at it (i.e. out of focus). I've been reading the posts by you on the teen vogue intern blog--you're great and very lucky!

connie said...

thanks so much (also, I'm such a fatttt fan of your blog! congrats on the blogger shoutout at teenvogue too--i was dumb and tried to recommend you, and realized that you were already featured)

Secretista said...

Ahh... so dead on about an accessorie changing an outfit.

And as far as how I find time to blog. Well... this Summer has been feeling like school all over again. Meaning I barely get any sleep. YAYYYY!--Not.

chichi said...

Im still learning the transition of a day to night outfit. Makes me feel limited but challenged. Please try to blog, your blog excites me and gives me hope.

FabFashionista said...

I completely agree that when leaving out of a suitcase which I do every week it's simply impossible to MAKE an fashion statement without accesories. Especially if the outfit is simple with jeans and white tee.

Fashion-Obsessed! said...

Hey, wow completely love the bangle it's gorgeous! Oh and it's no problem not posting, if i were in new york city i would be out all the time too! Have a great time :) Oh and thanks as i have been blogging for a couple of weeks now and i think it's going ok :) I love it and if it wasnt for you i wouldnt have known about it :)

lc said...

yeah you should add me because i only have 21 friends right now, and apparently that puts me under leper status? just search for lauren under the uchicago network, and you'll recognize my picture from the blog.

thevogueambition said...

hey c!
i have an interview with teen vogue in the beauty department - i JUST made a blogspot . . . i figured i'd keep it under wraps until i get to the city, but i have a huge question. what did you WEAR on your interview? i`m so nervous - lol. so yeah, what did you wear?

connie said...

Congrats on the interview! I wore a high waisted floral skirt, a tank from Target, a black blazar, slouchy thigh high socks and black platform sandals. I'd just flip through the magazine and the Teen Vogue intern blog archives to look at what other interns wore.

kelsey said...

I can see forever 21 doing it, hopefully soon

flats & frappuccinos said...

i was wondering where you went connie! lol. my interview has not passed yet, its the third week of july. wish me luck

check out my blog ladies!! (click on my name)

Katlin said...

Ooh! It kinda trips my eyes out! I am also loving statement accessories and throw on pieces like vests to freshen up my looks since I can't afford to buy new clothes! I tagged you on my blog, take a look and see! :)

Supercalifashionista said...

I love that bangle! Oh so cute! And yes, Forever 21 probably will come out with a knockoff. Did you know that Forever 21 is sued like once a week for steeling designs from MARC by Marc Jacobs and Juicy Couture? Crazy! But hey, the clothes are fabulously cheap!

Upstream Dream said...

Love your blog, the graphics are impressive! Hope the Teen Vogue internship is going well, I have been reading that blog as well. You SHOULD be out exploring the fabulous city instead of being glued to your laptop like a bug to a lamp!

sefrankl said...

Connie, I love your blog! You've a fresh voice and I must admit I have a soft spot for Bay Area inhabitants. I just started interning at Cookie this week (8th Fl) and would love to meet other interns! If y'all are having another intern gathering or just want to meet up for some shopping/coffee/whatevs, I'd love to hang out. Hit me up when you get the chance : )


Alice in Wonderland said...

Hi Connie,
I just came across your blog -- it's so very cute. Being an ex-fashionista from NYC (I worked at In Style as the accessories director for 10 years) I know how tiring and stressful the city can be all day long. Good luck -- but don't forget to have some fun too (though it sounds like you are!). I escaped NYC to move to the midwest and opened a store filled with all my favorite things...many from while you're there don't forget to:
*have hot chocolate at MarieBelle on Broome
*eat a Shake Shack burger, fries and milkshake in Mad Ave Park (get there early...lines are terribly long)
*get the best thin crust pizza (with bacon!) at Posto Pizza on 18th and 2nd Ave
*have a chopped salad at Bergdorfs in the basement beauty area cafe
*get steals at Strawberrys
*shop at Bond Zero 7 and Selima Optique
*drool over the cutest kids clothes at Bu and the Duck in Tribeca and peruse Steven Alan
*walk the promenade along the West Side Hwy downtown from Chelsea Piers
*check out the cute shops along Front Street at Peck Slip and imagine you're on a studio set in Boston!


connie said...

Ack Alice, thanks so much for all those tips!

Noel said...

For sureeeee, lunch whenever you're free on the weekends (since you work 5 days a week eh?) 8).

Noel said...

P.S. Did you go to the Alex Wang sale??? How was it?? Please blog about it :].

Ragamala said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
I'm sorry I keep asking all these questions, but my sisters are going to NYU next year and since I'm visiting them there, it would be GREAT if you could possibly suggest a few places to shop. I've gone through your blog, but it would be wonderful if you could tell me of a few student-price-friendly stores! Sorry again for all the questions, but you just have great fashion taste!

Modelizer said...

I was at the vampire weekend debacle too. I had a friend who stayed [of course he was a guy, so he didn't care about the rain] and said it was good but probably not worth sticking around for [we left well into the major downpour, of course, excellent timing] Hopefully July 20th will be a lot better.

Marcus said...

Post those Alexander Wangs pieces, so I can finally take a look, girl. I'm getting impatient here.

Chaddycakez said...

I'll be blatant, I am amazed at how you can constantly update your blog everyday! I was 'googling' high-waisted shorts and it referred me to your blog. I must say it's way more interesting compared to facehuner/sartorialist. I guess because it's more 'real.' Not all of us are rich fashionistas, and I really respect what you are doing! Hah, I lurked all the way back to your earlier posts. :)

Anyways, I don't want to be a pixelated creeper. Later gator. ~

- Chad :)

hallwayfriend said...

hey connie! i just started my own blog, literally less than half an hour ago!

any advice on how to change up its look? its just plain old minima right now, not that im complaining i like it, but any ways to embellish perhaps? like how to change up the heading on top like urs?

connie said...

hey hallwayfriend--you can do that by going to customize page layout and fiddling with the header. blogger will let you use an image instead.

and i appreciate all the lurking, for serious. KEEP LURKING.

Sandra said...

I love Alexis Bittar, and I am so mad that I did not start a similar line of jewelry sooner because I totally had delusions of designing vintage inspired accessories like hers. She beat me to it obviously.

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