Landmark shopping experience!


The last few months have been the most eventful. I spent four months in India (some of which I spent convinced that I will never return to the United States) and got a fabulous writing job at a magazine in New Delhi, met some amazing people, eventually returned to the US and got a great apartment with some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline.

I have been laying low for a while now and haven’t really shopped since November, other than buying some gorgeous traditional Indian clothes that I needed to attend the multitude of weddings I had to attend while I was there. Needless to say I was feeling pretty cut off from the fashion scene. The only saving grace was the fashion blogs that I am still addicted to and never failed to miss.

But, yesterday something happened that jolted me back into the world that I so love. I went shopping. And the kind of shopping that I’ve never enjoyed. I went to Century 21 in Financial District.

I have walked past the store, which is nothing short of a landmark on the Manhattan shopping map, several times and the hordes of people walking in and out the doors convinced me to never step in. I like to shop in stores with plenty of floor space, the merchandise neatly lined up or arranged in inviting stacks and hung up on racks in perfect order. Century 21 is the exact opposite of order. It’s like being in Times Square.

After spending close to two hours in the store, my boss/friend and fellow fashion enthusiast helped me put an end to my six-month hunt for the perfect pair of sunglasses (and some gifts). I bought two pairs of Diane von Furstenberg and I absolutely love both. Here they are:



I got the second one in grey with blue earpiece and it’s the coolest pair I’ve ever owned. The first is more fun with the colorful print on the stick, while the second is more edgy, yet classic.

I also got a manicure and opted for a color instead of the French tips usually prefer.


They’re probably minor things, but they reminded me of things I so loved till a few months back. The love has been rekindled and you can expect to see blog posts much more frequently.


2 Responses to “Landmark shopping experience!”

  1. 1 Loretta Nguyen

    Awesome Sunnies!

    Loving your blog! Loretta xx

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