All black eurrything OOTD 3/11/15

Today was one of those days with getting dressed.  You know where you want to look presentable but want to stay home and rock jammies?  The beauty about NYC  is that you can wear all black at any time and no one thinks strangely about it.  Plus it seems to have given me a serious badass edge……Also I am wearing my new lipstick that my friend helped me pick out from MAC , Amorous is the name and I am getting lots of complements on it.

Top Macys (old)

Pants Alloy Apparel

Shoes Alloy Apparel

Jewelry Chloe+Isabel

Plus thanks to my coworker who agrees to take these shots in the bathroom with me.  I’m going to try and be better and make at least one post a week.

Tell me thoughts and let me know what you like or dislike.

Tavern on the Green

So last night the mans and I went to Tavern on the Green, its restaurant week here in NYC so that means dinner for $38 (plus tip and tax).  Being that tog is a historic NYC  landmark I felt that this was a great time to check it out.  As a mere mortal there is no way I could afford to eat there non-restaurant week.   As you’d guess it was opulent but refined in its elegance.   The building was built to house the sheep that grazed in the meadows (hear that ny’ers,  this area was open land at one point) and was converted into a restaurant in the 1930’s. 
So after depositing our coats and being escorted to our table, we went with the pre fix menu for NYC restaurant week.  My bf decided to add the wine pairing for an additional $20.   So he started with a Caesar  salad and I with a Atlantic char tartar.  I’ll tell you his salad was phenomenal!  My tartar was good, and the pickled beets served to offset the consistency of the fish.  For the main course he had the chicken with mushrooms and parsnips and I had the pasta carbonara.  To die! If I could have that everyday it would never be an issue for me.  They managed to toast the top without burning the macaroni (which if you’ve ever made a pasta dish in an oven know that’s a rare skill).   It was soooooooooooooo creamy and delish!  But it was not overpowering, which sometimes creamy dishes can be.  I think the noodles may have been homemade….
For desert we got the bosc pears with ice cream.  Originally it was supposed to be salted caramel, but by the time we got there all they had was vanilla.  Now here’s where it gets interesting, it was cooked with peppercorns!  It added  nice tang, but the vanilla did nothing against the peppercorns.  Salted caramel would have been just right.  
Overall I would give this place 4.5 our of 5 forks,  if you want to go a do fine dinning this is a great place plus its an icon in and of itself.  Even in winter its gorgeous. 

Modern Modani

So recently I just moved and am in the process of decorating and if you know me, you know my style is all over.  From baroque, modern, classic, cape cod to industrial.  But decorating a home is much like getting dressed, in that our personal style is reflected. So I have been scouring the web in search of things that reflect my style and found great sites such as joss and main, wayfair, anthroplogie and Modani. Modani is chock full of modern, clean lines with a touch of baroque such as their collection of sofas.. After scrolling the site I came across some great pieces for a living room that I feel captures my personal style. Clean, minimal and eclectic with pops of color. That to me is what drives an outfit or room decor, that pop of color or texture that drives and ties the whole thing together.  Kinda makes you go hmmmmmm

I started with the Bergamo leather sofa in gray and white. If you don’t know gray is pseudo-neutral and a great base color. I then paired it with the modern glass table with chrome trim, because it gives that modern, clean aesthetic that I like. Keeping with the clean leather look I found the Barcelona chair that ties into the sofa and the table. But to add some dimension and je ne sais quoi I like to add some red. Red will give that POP and the gray is a great basic to be against. I also love skulls and found a great aluminum print featuring it and using red. Now to really give that edge, I found the lola red chair to act as the focal piece of my room. And according to Modani it takes any room from drab to FABAHULOUS!

Check out how I pulled them all together in Polyvore and let me know your thoughts.

Modern Modani

So recently I just moved and am in the process of decorating and if you know me, you know my style is all over.  From baroque, modern, classic, cape cod to industrial.  But decorating a home is much like getting dressed, in that our personal style is reflected. So I have been scouring the web in search of things that reflect my style and found great sites such as joss and main, wayfair, anthroplogie and Modani. Modani is chock full of modern, clean lines with a touch of baroque such as their collection of sofas. After scrolling the site I came across some great pieces for a living room that I feel captures my personal style. Clean, minimal and eclectic with pops of color. That to me is what drives an outfit or room decor, that pop of color or texture that drives and ties the whole thing together. Kinda makes you go hmmmmmm

I started with the Bergamo leather sofa in gray and white. If you don’t know gray is pseudo-neutral and a great base color. I then paired it with the modern glass table with chrome trim, because it gives that modern, clean aesthetic that I like. Keeping with the clean leather look I found the Barcelona chair that ties into the sofa and the table. But to add some dimension and je ne sais quoi I like to add some red. Red will give that POP and the gray is a great basic to be against. I also love skulls and found a great aluminum print featuring it and using red. Now to really give that edge, I found the lola red chair to act as the focal piece of my room. And according to Modani it takes any room from drab to FABAHULOUS!

Check out how I pulled them all together in polyvore and let me know your thoughts.

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