I've always been a little skeptical about socks worn with sandals. I just imagine touristy Americans that wear white tube socks with Tevas and fanny packs. The much copied and beautifully styled J.Crew catalog made me rethink my previous notions.

Then Leighton Meester shows up at the Louis Vuitton S/S 10 show with the socks/sandal combo. So I decided to give it a try. It did garner some weird looks from coworkers, but my socks made me happy. Thats all that counts right?

American Eagle cardigan, H&M dress, Vintage necklaces, H&M socks, Nine West sandals

So many bruises on my leg. I bruise easily. :(

I love this vintage locket. I got it for $1 at a huge antique market that happens every year in Brimfield, Massachusetts.


an apple a day

Last weekend, a few of my friends and I made a road trip to Princeton, New Jersey to go apple picking. The weather was drizzly and cold, but since we made the drive out we decided to make the most of it. When we got there luckily the rain stopped just enough for us to pick a few apples.

The farm we went to, Terhune Farm has both vegetables and fruits to pick all year round.

The pumpkin patch.

At the on site store, we were lucky to get a just out of the oven batch of apple cider donuts. They were

We started a bit late in the apple picking season, so most of the varieties were all picked.

I loved the tart little crab apples. I was picking and eating at the same time.

With our fruits of labor, we made an apple crisp.

Freshly made with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Heaven.



Jcrew tee, UO shorts

Forever21 ring

Forever21 chains, Vintage type writer key necklace from a craft fair vendor.

I'm feeling so uninspired with my outfits lately. I wish I could wear my sweatpants and hoodie everywhere or just dress like a boy.


need to get my hair did

My hair is so blah right now. The ends are dry with split ends galore. Its in a weird in between length that makes me just want to put it in a low bun or pony tail everyday. I need a change. I was thinking of doing the blunt medium bob a la Gweny. I've loved her style, since the days she was dating Brad Pitt. I thought her hair and clothes were always spot on. I guess things haven't changed. She still looks amazing!



American Apparel top, Uniqlo jeans, Gap necklace, H&M bracelet, Gucci watch, Seychelles shoes.

I just dug out my American Apparel raglan pullover and forgot how much I love it. Its so comfy! I need to get more colors. I always have trouble finding jeans. Uniqlo's straight leg and skinny jeans fit perfectly and you cant go wrong with free hemming!

I found this bracelet at H&M for $5! I love its chunkiness.

This necklace was a steal from the Gap last summer. They have some really cute pieces in stores right now!

Lately, I've been gravitating to the jewelry section more and more. There's nothing like a big statement ring or necklace to pop an "old" outfit.


dark delights

I cant even begin to tell you how excited I am for the Tim Burton retrospective at the MOMA. Opening on November 22, the exhibit will feature his earliest childhood drawings through his mature work with paintings, storyboards, digital and moving-image formats, puppets and maquettes, props, costumes, ephemera, sketchbooks, and cartoons.

He made me fall in love with Johnny Depp when I first watched Edward Scissorhands. I love his signature dark, moody, quirky vibe in all his work.

This months Harpers Baazar, features a fashion editorial of Tim Burton's world re-imagined.

there he is!

saving the best for last.


no. 6 black hole sun

I cant believe we're already in October! Time sure does fly and the temperatures have dropped accordingly. During the fall and winter months, my closet usually looks like a black hole like most New Yorkers. I've always been drawn to black and any shades of gray. Hence, my blog name.

Sisley blazer, Aqua sweater tunic, Gucci scarf, American Apparel leggings, Seychelles wedges.

Excuse the blur mark on my face. In the blogosphere, I like to stay somewhat anonymous.

The other day, I passed a consignment store near my work. They have an amazing shoe and bag selection. My two weaknesses. I scored these brand new Seychelles wedges for $45! I love the curve of the heel. They don't break my feet, which is always a plus!


let them eat cake

Last week, the bff J and I had one of our weekly girl talk dinners. Our dinners always end with dessert. She and I both have such major sweet tooths! No matter how full we are, we can never say no.

We stopped by La Bergamote in the Meatpacking District. Its a very quaint little patisserie. When we walked in we were greeted by a case of deliciousness. It was so hard to choose! Everything made my mouth water.

A tasty invasion.

We decided to share the Bergamote, their signature dessert and a grape macaron. The grape macaron had such a tangy and sweet taste. I can still taste it! The signature dessert was AMAZING as well.

After stuffing ourselves, we headed over to Milk Studios for the Sam Haskins opening presented by Tommy Hilfiger.

Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Hilfiger and Ludwig Haskins. [Picture from WWD.]

The pictures didn't really impress me much.

I'm too shy to ask celebs to take pictures, so all we could manage was this terrible blackberry photo of Nicky Hilton. She is VERY thin in person and really tall. She seemed bored.

It seemed like all the girls of NYC called each other and decided to dress exactly alike. The "uniform" of the night was a black boyfriend blazer with short skirt/shorts, American Apparel top of some sort and ankle booties/strappy black shoes and a Chanel or Balenciaga bag.