Thursday, August 9, 2012

Beacon's Bacon


On Saturday, Elanor and I went to the lower east side to do some shopping! And by "shopping" I mostly mean weep over the beautiful, beautiful clothes and how expensive they were. First we headed to SoHo and popped into Topshop (weeping) and Madewell (so much weeping). To coax us out of what I will refer to as "the great depression," we got some delicious cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes. I got Olympic Red Velvet, obviously. They were so pretty, which you wouldn't know, considering I didn't take a photo of them. They were also delicious, which you also wouldn't know because you didn't eat them. Afterwards, we popped into some vintage and thrift stores, and Elanor almost bought a cheapy cheap Free People dress, but it was too big. Continue weeping. Then we took the train up to St. Marks, where people judged us in Trash & Vaudeville. I don't know why, we really fit in with those people. We went into a few other small shops in the area full of some decently cute stuff, but didn't find anything AMAZING.

Then, we were hungry again, and stumbled upon this Italian restaurant with a complicated name that only served paninis, so we got steaks. Just kidding, we got paninis. I was testing to see if you were paying attention. They quite hit the spot. Then, we were off again! Mostly in search of Beacon's closet. On the way though, I directed us down what ended up being the best. street. ever. It was ninth avenue, by the way. There were so man cute stores that we almost died. First was The Upper Rust, an antique store full of cool sketches and old clocks and jars and chairs. The next was Pink Olive - an amazing (and teeny, mind you) stationary store that we spent about 2 hours in. And didn't buy anything. More weeping. Then was Dusty Buttons, a cute little vintage store with a chatty but friendly cashier. And oh my god, finally was Cloak and Dagger, where the most weeping of the day occurred. Oh my god. Lauren Moffat. Dolce Vita. Swedish Hasbeens. We really died a little bit but then came back to life to weep more. Afterwards, we found a thrift store that we didn't even plan on going to, where we both FINALLY got a little something - and for cheap, thank goodness. We also finally found Beacon's Closet, which Elanor kept calling Beacon's Bacon because she is fantastic. We were both like UGH MY FEET HURT MY BACK IS SWEATING TIRED "FUH DAZE" so we didn't look too hard and gave up and then got Shake Shack and it was delicious and so delicious and very delicious. Then I took her to a house party in the Bronx and we drank water in red solo cups. The end. Writing these posts is bumming me out guys, but also making me laugh to myself like an idiot because we are funny.

Outfit photos by Elanor











"I don't know how to pose on a bench"





Until tomorrow,


  1. I have such dress envy directed at BOTH of you! SO glad you were able to find the Beacon's! Also, water in red solo cups! Love it. LOVE IT. Despite the amount of drinking it seems like I do on my blog, I don't drink a ton and water+solo cup was my go-to in college :)
    PS your blog is PRETTTTYYYYYY! I love the new look.

  2. This is so funny! It sounds like you had a good time, despite all the weeping!

    Your dress is so beautiful I want to weep myself!


  3. both of your dresses are SO DARN CUTE. ugh. these photos of new york and all your fun look amazing -i want to go to new york and enjoy now!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  4. hahahaa why ARE YOU SO HILARIOUS seriously I was just grinning in such a silly manner throughout this whole post. Like the cupcakes, and the steak at the paninis, and the WEEPING there was so much weeping you poor, poor girls (literally ahaha but no I would weep over those stores, too). ;)

    That panini does look good though. Nutritious and delicious. Better than a steak.

    I'm sorry that you can't pose a bench, but I still like how you posed on that bench.

    I like how you guys kind of match. You're both wearing white things with color block-y stripe things. Things. Yay.


  5. Looks like you two had such a great time!

  6. what fun times! you look so adorable.

  7. Emily_RubySlippersAugust 9, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Ah, reminds me of a day I spent in New York weeping at Madewell, then searching forever for a boutique that sold Snoozer Loser, to discover it didn't exist any more. At least you guys got something. You both look awesome, and this is completely random, but I approve of your epic summer bruise!

  8. Emily_RubySlippersAugust 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    Yeah, I was disappointed by your lack of alcoholism vs. how you portray yourself, Kallie. ;)

  9. Jasmine, Transient WithdrawalAugust 9, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Your dress matches your new blog layout! I love both! :D And I can relate so much to the first paragraph! Jen and I wept so much over beautiful but expensive clothes, and to console ourselves we got cupcakes from a cart on the street hehe! Ah so many memories! One day you must take me around Ninth Street! It sounds like so so so much fun! :) Love all these photos! Both of you girls are so gorgeous and lovely!

  10. Basically you two are cute and fantastic and please keep up these posts for ever. Just kidding, but really that'd be pretty cool. BUT REALLY I LOVE THESE POSTS.

    Also your dress is so cute and I love it and I have a similar one with different colors but now I really want one like yours too. Okay.

  11. i want to swap so many dresses with you.

    i laughed throughout this post and then cried because i wanna party rock with you more

  13. Such an eventful day! Loved reading this and your images where truly gorgeous!

    Have a lovely day!

  14. Your description is hilarious! I really did laugh out loud a few times.

    Glad you gals had a good time together! It would have been weird to read about you having a bad time though, I guess.

  15. awe, it looks like you had a lovely day! i MISS thrift stores and antique stores sooo much. they don't seem to have very many, if any, in korea! ugh!


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