- NYC officially kicked off the Christmas season last night with the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree! She’s a beauty!
- We’re still in sample sale mode (Friday is your last chance!)
- Festive prints, especially polka dots paired with booties!
- The Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District has reopened its ice skating rink! A spin around the rink and warming up in the beer garden sounds perfect!
- Plan a closet clean out, then take your gently worn winter coats to the New York Cares Coat Drive. Approximately 50, 000 coats will be donated to Sandy victims, and donations can be made at public libraries and police precincts around the city.
One of the many things we love about NYC is the urban oasis that is the Highline. High above the west side of Manhattan the Highline gives us an unrivaled view of the city, lounge chairs, greenery, and some newly arrived tasty treats. This week we are excited to visit the newest and final section of the park, which runs up to 34th St. (P.S If you are heading to the country we hear this former railway overpass offers spectacular views of the fall leaves!)
Fashion Week was a crazy, busy, incredibly fun whirlwind kicking off with fashion’s biggest night: Fashion’s Night Out! Decked out in our Ali Ro finest, we took to the streets to mingle, shop, mani spot, and kick off a fantastic week! Here are some of the highlights:
- The incredibly sweet Molly and Sally dropped by the showroom to preview the latest collection.
- Some of the Ali Ro team stopped by Rockefeller Center on FNO, and made sure to strike a pose on the “red carpet.”
- This poor pup was dyed hot pink for the occasion!
- Danielle stopped by the showroom to talk street style, anoraks, and more!
- While shopping up a storm we found this dress (and this one!) in-store! We of course had to tweet it.
- Later in the week the incredibly talented and funny girls behind The Everygirl visited us in the showroom (more to come on this later!)
- Finally, we spotted this funky manicure while out on FNO, and just had to share!
This weekend is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the (temporarily?)cooler weather, grab a jacket, a stretchy dress, and hope the ferry to Governor’s Island for the 8th annual Vendy Awards! 25 finalists will pack the island, and the sugary, fried, vegan, and exotic offerings might make up for the loooong lines expected. However, one look at the Coolhaus menu makes it more than worth it to us! Plus, if you attend you get the chance to vote for the People’s Taste Award, aka all of the day’s eating is part of your duty! Have a great weekend!
As you may have seen on our Facebook page, we are quite smitten with all of our lacy new arrivals! After seeing lace of varying shades, sizes, and textures on everyone from street style stars to the Princess herself- we’re more than convinced that this trend will be happily taking us through the next few months in quirky ladylike fashion. We’re thinking this for a day date with simple flats, this for dinner with his parents, and just wait for the sexy night out lace option (coming soon!)
P.S You can follow our trend inspirations, sneak peeks, and day dreams on our Ali Ro Trend Boards!
The East Village is made for a night out thanks to countless restaurants and cozy bars. Our list is made up of personal favorites including a handful of home style Italian hideaways, and friendly bars where the bartender will, without a doubt, eventually know your name.
Bianca is a tiny gem producing rustic and comforting Italian. Conveniently, the owner also owns the wine bar next door, and will happily come find you when your table is ready.
Perbacco is deeper in the East Village and whips up decadent and indulgent pasta dishes to curb any carb craving.
One of many Momofuku restaurants in Manhattan, Momofuku Ssam is deliciously heavy on pork and heat.
St. Dymphna’s is the friendly, non-tacky Irish pub you always hope to find. The DJ plays great music and the bartenders will remember you as you return again, and again…
For a more adventurous night, head around the corner to Gin Palace. This new arrival is garnering plenty of attention thanks to its vintage shoe shine seating, and gin and tonic tap.
The East Village is home to an eclectic, stylish group of people, making it a perfect spot to people watch. St. Mark’s Place is where the punk music scene originated at CBGB’s, and the neighborhood is frequently hosting music-lovers at its many venues, like Webster Hall and The Fillmore. The East Village girl has eccentric style that mixes hi-end and lo-end, classic styles with the latest trends, and naturally, her makeup reflects the same gutsy, feminine vibe.
For a sweet, sassy pop of pink that makes a statement: NARS lipstick in Funny Face
Even out the skin and add a glow, without the fuss: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
Make the eyes sparkle with this iridescent shadow stick: Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes pencil in Pearly Beige
A flushed cheek for the modern woman: Bobbi Brown blush in Pale Pink
The East Village is made for relaxing, eating, hunting out shopping gems, and hanging out in a park or cafe with friends. Plus, this is the perfect neighborhood to try to out a questionable trend on yourself (straw fedora? Why not!) We used the Flirt as the perfect base for natural materials, vintage inspired accessories and a few trendy extras.
For a day we look we opted for minimal flat sandals and a leather crossbody bag that easily holds everything you need. Retro tortoise shell sunnies and a straw fedora are quirky accessories that work well in this neighborhood. Simple vintage stud earrings are cute without being fussy.
For night we want a look that is dressed up and flirty without being overdone for the neighborhood’s laid back nightlife. These cork sandals are the perfect solution and work well with a neutral clutch bag. Chunky roughed up jewelry complements the crochet pattern of the Flirt, and complete the look for a great night out.
We’ve had so much fun sharing our favorite spots, and styling tips for a trip around NYC during the last month- there’s just so much to love about our city! Now, we’re dying to know how you would style the dresses, and where you would go in them.
We’re giving you the chance to find your perfect NYC neighborhood, and win your favorite dress! Take our Ali Ro in NYC Style Quiz here then leave a link to your styled board below the full rules here. You have until Friday to enter!
This week for our last neighborhood in NYC (sigh…) we’re taking a u-turn back downtown to the East Village. A quirky neighborhood filled with artists, students, delicious affordable restaurants, and a different bar around every corner- this is one of our favorite corners of New York to get lost in.
The East Village has an anything goes vibe when it comes to style. From vintage boutiques, high low mixes, and rocker chic, the only rule is unique, comfortable style. We picked the easy yet flirty“Flirt” for this neighborhood thanks to its vintage inspired and on trend crochet design, funky zig zag pattern, and up for anything flippy skirt.
Tomorrow we’ll show you exactly how to style the Flirt!