we went for the fire

Dress: Thrift. Shoes: Bebe. Parka: Gap. Scarf: Thrift. Bag: Thrift. Crucifix pendant, long silver ring: Fashionology. Large green stone ring: New Orleans street vendor. Nail polish: Pixel Pretty by Sally Hansen
Last night Michael and I went to a brandy bar in Tribeca. We went there because it had a fire place. The walls were lined with new and vintage drinks which waiters in waistcoats or suspenders would constantly reach from (look at a page from the cocktail menu above).
I got the beaded mini dress yesterday. It has long sleeves as well which as usual sealed the deal. The parka is a good year old now. You saw the post below on these ‘Trib-a-likes’ God knows why it’s only now that I have basic black heels. They are ridiculously high but the huge platform makes them more manageable.


  1. kim J says:

    love it! the dress is beautiful and and i love how the socks look with the heels. Also, the the casualness of the coat is a nice contrast.

    Clothes Are Cute

  2. Francheska says:

    what a great look, Karen! I´v been looking for a coat like that for ages now.. hmmm! love the socks with those shoes.. makes them look like little booties! Your nail polish is amazing btw!

    I feel like all my comments on your posts are getting very boring: always the same… amazing this amazing that… but I cant help it! EVERYTHING you wear is AMAZING! haha there we go again!

    anyways that sounds like an amazing little bar!!! and I like the idea of the new and vintage drinks!xx

  3. fadetoblack says:

    love the jacket and dress mix!!
    Ive been looking for a good parka with fur!

    i have the parka just no fur 🙁

    great as usual!!


  4. lisa @ luxe says:

    you look great, what a find on the dress – i love long sleeve dresses!!! also, your bangs (fringe) look cute, did you cut your hair??


  5. The Style Strutter says:

    Love the sequin dress with the parka:)!! Looks great!!


  6. The Blogster says:

    Amaaazing shoes!
    Dress is pretty aswell!
    (wasn’t it cold btw? 😉 )

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  8. The Fashion Connection says:

    My gosh you are SO beautiful Karen, I hope to be just like you when I grow up haha 🙂 I cant believe that dress is thrift, its gorgeous! And I want that parka, it looks so cozy. And I love the socks and heels combo, they look like booties. Very versatile

  9. Jihan S. says:

    You look amazing! And the thrift shop dress is a REAL steel! In the pics, it looks like you photographed by S.O.B.’s and over by Canal street.

  10. Sasha says:

    You’re fabulous ; )

  11. alison says:

    that dress is gorgeous! and i love the socks paired with those heels

  12. InnyVinny says:

    Based on the ingredients I’m seeing, you guys went to a nice bar. I don’t see too many people with Armangac on the menu…then again, it was a brandy bar, so I guess it should have been. I bet their drinks were superb. =D

    The dress is beautiful.

  13. Auburn Not Red says:

    The “cooler” drink looks like something I want to try.

    I bought some black platforms today. I didn’t think to pair them with socks but I just might! It seems okay to do that, now. Not so taboo.

  14. glimmeringmetal says:

    god i love your thrift finds mixed with splurges! Do you have any advice on thrift shopping? You should do more youtube videos, especially diy, i really loved em!


  15. C'est Laura says:

    love the shoes!!

  16. Candice says:

    that thrifted dress is amazing!

  17. Carlotta says:

    gorgeous outfit!

  18. Dylana says:

    The parka is amazing!


  19. tina_mbc says:

    Another look I love… the casual little details make this outfit really stand out…! 🙂
    And the dress is an excellent purchase, as are the heels! 😉


  20. Linda Love says:

    this is the first time i see heels and know just by seeing them, that i´d be scared as heels to walk them. i see myself walking like on raw eggs ;)which would be making everybody around´s day.

  21. Melinda says:

    great great look!! 😀

  22. Froso says:

    wonderful booties! excellent choice!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Love the shoes! Greetings from Finland!

    Please,tell me your html-code?:)


  24. Anonymous says:

    I’ve never commented on your blog before, so I will put all my thoughts in this one comment for now. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love your blog & your style. I love that you are constantly posting, so I am always looking forward to logging on & seeing a new post… and you never disappoint. More than anything, I think you have a very sweet personality from what I’ve seen from your videos. You really seem so awesome. So just a thanks to you for putting yourself out there & being an inspiration to so many. Can I go shopping with you??? hahaha! xoxo Joann

  25. Anonymous says:

    Do you load the pics by imageshack or???

    I just think it because those are so big..:)