blog by Avery Hartmans • October 31, 2011 @ 2:09pm •
If you’re like me and Halloween snuck up on you this year, you might be scrambling for a last-minute costume. Sure, you can always go out and buy one of those pre-assembled, mass-produced get-ups from Party City, but where’s the fun in that? Here are a few costumes you can throw together with items you might already have in your closet.
Audrey Hepburn from “Breakfast at…
blog by Avery Hartmans • October 28, 2011 @ 7:00am •
Dear Avery: How can I make my over-the-knee boots look less “Pretty Woman” and more class- or work-appropriate? And how do I avoid buying Uggs and find a practical yet fashionable boot?
The opportunity to wear boots is perhaps the best thing about the temperature dropping. Obviously, rain boots are a practical, comfortable and usually fashionable choice throughout the fall.…
A happy Halloween to one and all! In honor of the most deliciously frightening day of the year, I give you my seasonally-inspired Top 10 list for this week.
1. The Rolls Royce Phantom .
2. The Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck at MOMA.
3. The Hope Diamond. It’s cursed!
4. Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories
5. The haunted catacombs of Rome. I got very…
With the varying degrees of fall in Buffalo, we never know what to expect from the weather. That being said, layering isn’t only a fashion decision—it’s a necessity.
Layering was the intention for this week’s shopping trip—finding fabrics and colors that are easily layered and warm up both our skin and our skin tones. Here’s my photo diary of both men’s and women’s…
Just as many guys from Western New York preparing to take those final steps on the road to marriage make the bachelor party road trip to Las Vegas, plenty of local ladies enjoyed their final weekend of freedom under the bright lights of the Big Apple. When I lived in New York after college, it seemed like everyone from home came to the city for a bachelorette weekend before tying…
Some of my favorite things this week:
1. Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick! in Bashful Blush
2. Warm, sunny autumn afternoons…..
3. Maria Sharapova Nike tennis skirts
4. Donating $1 to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital when shopping
5. Chilling at Peller Estates in Niagara-on-the-Lake and soaking in the gorgeous fall colors on the trees.
6. Taking a long…
Dear Avery: I firmly believe that thong-style flip-flops are never acceptable, especially at work. I know there are “nicer” varieties with bling, flowers, kitten heels, etc., but I say shower shoes should be left next to the bath tub or beach towels. Am I being a shoe snoot?
When we experience a heat wave—and in Buffalo, that can mean the day in February when it hits 40…
Lace up your vintage saddle shoes, hipsters, and get ready to run wild at Clutter, the first ever urban flea market of its kind in the Queen City.
Brought to you by the creative, city-centric folks at Sugar City, Clutter will offer locals an opportunity to shop vintage styles and handmade jewelry, designs and more—all in one location, 19 Wadsworth St., Buffalo. The free event is…
blog by BuffaloDotCom • October 07, 2011 @ 7:00am •
Dear Avery: What’s cooler for dudes – the half-zip sweaters or the full zip ones? I always feel awkward in full zip sweaters, but overly preppy in half zip. AND WHAT ABOUT TURTLENECKS?!
When it comes to sweaters, my vote is for the half-zip. Yes, it’s a little preppy. But when paired with a nice pair of jeans and a simple t-shirt, it looks relaxed yet stylish. For work,…