You've reached NYC Recessionista ... a blog started by moi in June of 2008 after my then boyfriend politely told me he was tired of my talking his ear off about empire waists, wide leg trousers and mod-style shift dresses. We're now married (you can check out my spin-off wedding blog here) and living the not-so-newlywed life in New York City.
Sharing what I love with my readers has been incredible :)
When I started my blog, I made "Limited means. Unlimited Style" my mantra. And in addition to not letting my limited budget get in the way of my style, there are some other theories I always abide by when shopping:
- Mixing high and low pieces -- bargain basement and designer in the same outfit -- is really what it's all about.
- If the shape or silhouette doesn't flatter your body, it won't matter how much it was on sale for.
- How many seasons can I get out of this piece?
- If it's a statement piece, is of extremely good quality, and fits extremely well, then perhaps it is worth the extra money.
- If the material is cheap and it will just fall apart after a few washes or wears, it won't matter how much it was on sale for.
- If I were to wear this to work, and was called into a last minute meeting with senior level executives, would I feel unprofessional?
- Am I buying this because it's trendy, or because I really LOVE IT and it really works FOR ME?
- I love reading, writing, music, movies, and comedy.
- I love the way books-- both new and old-- smell.
- I am a complete nerd, to the point where I miss buying school supplies and removing the shrink wrap from new textbooks.
- My brain has a great capacity for completely useless pieces of information-- lines from The Cutting Edge and episodes of Friends, song lyrics, phone numbers, dates, entire setlists of concerts Ive been to, and so on.
- I have never met a carbohydrate I didn't like.
- I will never pass up dessert.
- I like good coffee, good company, and good conversation. And chocolate. And Italian ices.
- I am quite the aspiring chef.
- I am completely torn between my desire to be a successful working woman and my desire to stay at home and perfect my cooking as a 1960s housewife.
- I want to be just like the women from Mad Men, with all of the dresses and afternoon cocktails and none of the misogyny.
- Deep down, I want to know if you really can have it all -- like when Jericca would touch her star earring and instantly become Jem, the lead singer of the Holograms. I'll let you know when I find out.