There’s No Place Like Home

I’m back from my trip home to the Garden State and am already missing the east coast.  I had an amazing time celebrating my birthday and going to my friend’s wedding in Maryland.  And despite the downpour of rain, I made it to Topshop in NYC!


When I first walked into Topshop, I was slightly overwhelmed, but in a good way.  To see things up-close that you’ve admired online for so long was great!  I spent a good hour in the three-level store and was glad to see that they keep the floor pretty well stocked in all available sizes.  Although I took an armful of clothes into the fitting room, I only ended up buying a denim dress (pictured below).  Nonetheless, I was excited to see the zero sales tax on my NYC receipt.  Screw you 9.25% sales tax in Los Angeles!

Topshop dress2

Topshop dressTopshop dress. Vintage boots


My fraternal twin, Melly, and I celebrated our birthdays in Atlantic City.  I’m wearing my Nasty Gal vintage 80′s dress with the Jeffrey Campbell Mel shoes, and Melly’s wearing a Topshop dress.  I didn’t get any full-length shots with my shoes, but when we were in the club, a bouncer came up to me (who I thought was going to tell me to stand away from the roped off section), and let me know that at least six people had been admiring my shoes.  HA!

Wedding pic

The real reason I went back east was to go to my friend’s wedding in Maryland.  Doesn’t she look gorgeous?! Love her dress, esp. the strapless outline at top.  I wore my Topshop dress, UO necklace and Jeffrey Campbell Mel shoes.

Thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes in my last post!  I promise to get back to everyone’s comments and look forward to catching up on all your blogs!


  1. Nadia
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 07:50:10

    you look gorgeous !!!
    hope you had fun over here …we had awful weather thoguh .. and i ve never been to the topshop… LOL
    but i will one day .

  2. chrissy
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 08:19:12

    Love the denim dress!!

  3. Antoine
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 10:23:57

    Ooooooh When Sweetness meets SEXYness, OR a Holy Alliance that your Topshop Dress perfectly illustrates !!!!
    ps: Sorority is truly Bewitching with such a sparkling/delicate duo like your twin and you . . .
    Delightfully full of Sexy Freshness, as Always.

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  4. Suzanne
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 10:45:00

    wow, love that jeansdress!

  5. Mel
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 11:13:43

    So I know I wasn’t home to approve this picture, but I like how you picked the one photo that I hate of me. You need to do a photo swap asap.

  6. Shin
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 12:58:36

    Awww…that’s so cool that you went to NYC Topshop! I love the jean dress on you, and those boots? Killer! I adore the color the dress you wore to your friend’s wedding! Both of you look stunning! xxoxoxoxo

  7. Ilanka
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 13:25:29

    Love the topshop dress!
    You look stunning!

  8. Hanh, Life-in-travel
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 14:08:30

    love, love that topshop dress!!!

    How fun!!!!You both look beautiful.


  9. Krystal S.
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 14:50:31

    oooh love that look!

  10. Libby
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 14:54:06

    Love all your dresses, that last one reminds me of one Kate wore a while ago, I wonder why. lol. Looked like fun!

  11. Ivan McK
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 21:31:07

    From the past few post I’ve read of yours, you always manage 2 find really great stuff. You have a good eye…and that wedding dress on your friend is great!

    +Ivan McK

  12. Oh So Hip It Hurts
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 22:16:46

    your topshop dress is fierce! but i really like that red one you wore on your birthday…you’re so lucky to have a twin :)

    you looked fab at the wedding, reminds me of the kind of ensomble rachel zoe would put together (thats a compliment by the way!) :)


  13. sharon rose
    Jun 23, 2009 @ 23:42:35

    Hi there-Hope you had a fantastic birthday and you and your friend look totally gorgeous in your dresses, I adore your vintage 80s one!!

  14. Maggie
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 03:16:33

    Hi Becks, Happy belated birthday to u! I was just touched down awhile ago (a short trip to Singapore), love all ur outfits especially d one in the last pic, very chic!! :)

  15. Modediktat
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 03:30:46

    YOU’RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can’t tell HOW MUCH I’ve missed you and Mel…….. :( At least I was checking your blogs several times a day to see if you’ve returned back home….

    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, MY DEAR! ALL MY BEST WISHES AND GREETINGS! Much love, health, happiness, success, great fashion finds and may the new year be filled with wonderful and sunny days!

    Wow, you were in the temple of Topshop in NY! 8-) Huuuuge! I love your new find, it suits you perfectly!

    Uuuuuuhhhhhh, I’m so glad you are back….. :-D
    Hugs, kisses and muuuuuch love!!

  16. Annie Spandex
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 04:41:41

    That’s awesome! I’ve been thinking about denim dresses lately. Really cool!

  17. becs
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 05:05:13

    Thanks for the sweet comments! And actually, my sister said the same thing about me re: Rachel Zoe. :) I avoid long dresses since I’m short but decided to try something new. I was actually going for a MKO look! xo, Becs

  18. dreamsequins
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 07:29:47

    Hiya Becs! Good to have you back! Glad to hear you had a wonderful trip out to the East Coast. Topshop is totally overwhelming. I am not sure I can stand it for extended periods of time. It’s like a crazy club in there. Oooh Atlantic City. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthdays! ;)

  19. FourEyedFun
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 07:44:15

    likewise! u have great style. glad u found me cuz i love your blog. see u soon!

  20. greenjeans
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 08:13:54

    Nothing like the Garden State! Nasty Gal is the coolest vintage shop for girls, isn’t it?

  21. Couture Carrie
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 08:57:12

    Welcome back, darling! You and the bride look lovely!


  22. Aline
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 09:57:47

    I am so glad you are back , thé blogosphère is not the same without you ! Your top shop dress is great very rock ! You look amazing on that blue dress at your friend’ s wedding , whaow! On top of all , your sister and you looked so stylish for your birthdays ! This must havé been a fantastic journey !!! Once again happy birthday to both of you.xoxo Aline

  23. Pinky
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 10:39:23

    You both looked fabulous and it looks like you had so much fun!!
    Happy Belated Birthday!! Which casinos did you visit in AC? And I am honestly surprised you only got 1 thing at TopShop. I expected you and Mel to carry out at least half of the entire stock LOL

  24. dapper kid
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 12:43:36

    Yay for Topshop :) I love the Oxford Street store in London, it is huuuge, definitely fun to browse through! Your denim dress looks so fabulous, and I absolutely adore your vintage dress!! Wow your friend’s wedding dress is stunning, and I’m loving your blue one too :) Oh, and I added you to the project list dear.

  25. *Diane*
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 16:52:07

    i love your blue dress! its stunning, and your friend looks beautiful!

  26. joelyne
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 20:56:54

    wow! i love the red vintage dress you’re wearing!

    also love the denim topshop dress you found! =D


  27. Ash Fox
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 22:13:59

    gorgeous! i LOOOVE what you wore to the wedding!

  28. sexyinthecity
    Jun 24, 2009 @ 23:31:55

    Thanks for visit my blog and comment!!
    I usually check yours ;) you have a lovely style!!


  29. hauteworld
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 05:42:15

    Ooh, loving all your dresses and it looks like you girls had a fabulous time celebrating your birthdays! I can totally relate to the Topshop thing. Whenever I visit the London one, I end up circling the shop area 10 times before I can even figure out what I might like. And your friend was such a gorgeous bride… :)

  30. Antoine
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 08:01:32

    ps: OOooooh (“Suspense”) . . . YES I have a little “cyber surprise” for you on “stilettosteticooooooooooooooo” (Truly a great pleasure to make a commented link) !!!!!!!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

  31. fashionista
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 09:35:32

    cute pictures

  32. Stephanie
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 11:31:28

    Okay how GORGEOUS are you?!! Love your hair, bangs, and style!

    Great find at Top Shop & I love the dress you wore to your friends wedding (not to mention her wedding dress, I die!)

    I’m definitely going to link you =)

  33. joelyne
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 16:52:27

    welcome back to blogging!!! haha

    i went shopping yesterday and foundddd awesome shoes!!!! cant wait to show u!


  34. Fashion CHALET
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 19:45:37

    Welcome back Becs. Looks like fun-a-plenty was had. :) I sooooo really want your zipper-denim dress. J’adore!


  35. LaMimi
    Jun 25, 2009 @ 21:03:40

    Oh Becs! I didn’t realize it was your birthday!
    Happy Happy Birthday to you and your sis! You both are so adorable and are such sweet girls:) I wish you too the best in life, may all your dreams and goals be reached and may you enjoy everyday to the fullest!
    Now it seems like you had a blast on the East Coast! I just LOVE your denim dress…in fact I want it, but I guess I have to wait till I go to NYC. I’m hoping sometime this summer…lol



  36. Miritz
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 00:42:00

    your style amazes me….stunning!!!
    i have looked thorugh maaaany fashion-blogs, but yours truly stands out!! this is actually the first comment I ever write aswell!!
    you have given me a lot of inspiration!:)
    greets from norway!

  37. yuka
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 01:35:38

    really cool denim dress! its amazing! i didnt know ny had zero sales tax?!

  38. Jamie
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 06:38:46

    Amazing dress! Really stunning, especially for denim :]

  39. Andrea
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 06:48:16

    the denim dress is awesome

    Jun 26, 2009 @ 13:17:18

    I am so happy you got it to Topshop!
    I love so much that dress…so perfect for you girl!
    About the store…I wish I they had opened when I was there in march….now, for me, only in LOndon..when I trip there next year…I hope the time fades fast !!!! :)

    Jun 26, 2009 @ 13:17:50

    ah, do you have a twin!?

    I always dreamed about have one :)

  42. xAZD
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 14:16:24

    love it!

  43. WendyB
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 18:18:22

    Happy belated birthday!

  44. savvymode
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 19:03:28

    you gals look so cute. i really like the first denim dress. tres cute.

  45. tip
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 19:56:36

    HEY! Wow you are Gorge and you have amazing style, so for those wonderful comments you left me, I am super flattered!

    I love your blog and ur style is SmAsHing!! Must add u to the roll!!Those vintage boots…amazing. DEF visting your blog often. Here is the address of that corset vendor you asked about, there should still be some left oh and that old coach messeger…$1.50 @ goodwill, can u believe!!

  46. Kristin
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 20:12:11

    Her wedding gown is incredible but so is your frock!!

  47. Shaun
    Jun 26, 2009 @ 21:29:42

    diggin’ the zip front of the denim dress and the necklace from the wedding. I hope it was fun. But don’t go reverting back your darkside… I mean Left Coast Ways.

  48. Tamara
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 04:32:42

    What a nice dress you bought, Becs! :) Btw, I still didn’t have you in my links, I’m adding you right now!

  49. adecadentthing
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 06:33:05

    soo great you’re back! missed you on the blogging scene babe! hehe, looking gorgeous as always. and your sister too!


    beautiful dress you wore to the wedding by the way [:

  50. Lila Sweetheart
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 12:06:05

    So jealous you got to go to TopShop! Happy birthday, you have a very sweet blog :)

  51. MTDaysandNights
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 14:01:38

    AHH You’re soo lucky you got to go to Top shop with no sales tax!! LA needs to lower sales tax too at least on clothes.

  52. Miss Glitzy
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 18:22:51

    Woohoo! Welcome back. Great outfits and looks like you had a fab trip!

  53. Alyssa
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 18:48:45

    I can’t wait to get back to NYC and to visit Topshop. I love your blog and your style. The denim dress is wonderful!

  54. tip
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 21:18:25

    Thanks so much for adding me to your roll! That means so much: lots of people just WONT take the time to do that for newcomers

  55. Austere
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 23:03:46

    Sweet denim dress! It loks amazing with those shoes.

  56. katherinelou
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 23:30:18

    omg! i love nyc ! outfits are adorable !

  57. Sylvia
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 00:12:32

    You look freakin pretty in all of the pictures. I love your denim dress(i love anything denim) and the blue dress, soooo gorg. I’m so jealous you got to go to topshop! It looks like you had a great time! Welcome back to bloggin by the way hehe.

    P.S. i soooooooooooooo did not notice the resemblance between you and Mel at first!! LOL, now im just like duhrrrr whenever i look at your blog(s). =P

  58. Carolina Botelho
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 03:38:13

    3 amazing dresses! always looking beautiful! :) xxx

  59. Couture Carrie
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 09:05:14

    P.S. I am having a pop-up vintage Designer boutique on my blog today, so drop by if you’re in the mood for some fabulous shopping!


  60. Allison
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 10:33:24

    Yay for the Garden State :) Seriously, that Topshop dress is amazing. I’m so embarrassed that I live like 20 minutes from NYC and have yet to check Topshop out!
    I am LOVING your style, girl! Seriously, that dress you wore to your birthday is so fabulous! :) And your friend is such a gorgeous bride – and you look fantastic as well.
    Love your blog, can’t wait to read more! xo

  61. bisou-joue
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 12:35:22

    all your outfits are so great ! but i fell in love with the first one : the blue jeans dress !

  62. thischicksgotstyle
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 13:59:05

    Great ouftits!!
    I just got back from london, where the topshop is great too!
    And I got the skirt version of your sisters dress! The dress is so cool too!
    And thanks for your comment!
    ps. I was wondering if perhaps you would like to exchange links with me :)

  63. The Fashion Inquisitor
    Jun 28, 2009 @ 21:31:05

    Those are some of the most gorgeous dresses and looks I have ever seen =]

  64. Cris M.
    Jun 29, 2009 @ 07:28:00

    this blue dress is awesome, I love it! you’ve a great style, and lovely blog, to my favs!

  65. marta
    Jul 26, 2009 @ 07:47:13

    jeansowa z top shopu jest cudowna!!!

  66. Felicia
    Jul 28, 2009 @ 12:40:02

    those dresses are freaking awesome…..good pick with the top shop denim dress….and I absolutely adore the purchase from Nasty Gal….your fashion sense is wickedly awesome!!!!!!!!!

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