new look + new vision

July 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

after somewhat of a hiatus, BUENISIMA IS BACK, with a new look to celebrate! as we continue on together, i will try to keep bringing you a WIDE variety of things that will make our lives better than good. so excited.

lust list: alternate reality

May 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

in my alternate reality (you know, the you who took the other fork in the road and is living the other life that you could have had but you chose something else instead that you’re very happy with but you still wonder what it would be like to live that other life, just out of curiosity) i live in nyc, work in an art museum, and go out every night. welcome to my alternate self’s fantasy closet.

givenchy. drop waist dress. $1,980. (image via polyvore)

party attire at its best and most decadent. big earrings. big hair. big heels.

diane von furstenberg. komotini bead-embellished silke-crepe dress. $695. (image via polyvore)

just another day at the office + shopping on 5th avenue during my lunch break. simple flats and big sunglasses.

alexander mcqueen. stretch-crepe intarsia dress. $1,395. (image via polyvore)

perfect for a gallery opening. hair up, black pumps, and lots of funky rings and bracelets.

lust list: summer loving

May 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

i turned my last paper in yesterday so i am offically DONE with the semester! thank goodness. so from here on out, buenisima is going to be coming to you from poolside (at least until summer school starts). here are my summer chic picks, just for you!

miu miu. leather-trimmed rafia satchel. $1,460. (image via polyvore)

a classic catch-all perfect for carrying your sunscreen and beach read.
house of harlow 1960. sasha sunglasses in black. $149. (image via polyvore)

double-duty sunglasses ensure that you won’t lose your earrings in the pool!

lemlem. marta gauze dress in pink. $220. (image via polyvore)

a breezy coverup for when you’re tired of showing off your cute swimsuit.

sister act

April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

so, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 months, the royal wedding of prince william and now-princess catherine was this morning in london’s westminster abbey. the alexander mcqueen dress, the trees in the church, the extreme hats- i’m sure you’ve heard of it all by now. but beyond all of that, my favorite part of the wedding by far was watching kate and her sister pippa.

they’re both beautiful, that’s obvious. and they look so much alike that i bet they probably get mistaken for twins, like me and my sister do all the time. but i so enjoyed watching them together; it’s so clear that they love each other, and that there’s a bond between them that only sisters ever have. pippa (which i read is short for philippa) looked so happy for her sister, and so honored to be a part of her wedding. it makes me happy to know that kate will have that kind of support as she moves into her new life as a princess, and at the same time it makes me sad for other sisters who don’t have that same bond. there’s no one quite like a sister.

(image via nydailynews)

walton ford

April 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

(image via amazon)

i stumbled across the artist walton ford purely by chance yesterday when i was trying to find a copy of john james audubon‘s birds of america (it was his 226th birthday yesterday, by the way). ford is a modern artist who paints in the tradition of audubon and other great botanical artists, but with a flair very much his own. personally, i think his art is vivid, vital, sometimes violent, and always thought-provoking. opening his beautiful book pancha tantra is like opening a box of jewels. enjoy!

the artist in his studio. (image via earlham)

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lust list: earring-a-ding-ding

April 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

unless i’m going out, my earring choices are usually pretty understated. you can’t get much more basic than pearl studs, let me tell you. however, i’m coming to realize the power of a pair of well-chosen earrings.

dara ettinger. alicia druzy oval stud in gold. $105. (image via polyvore)

a go-to pair of sparkly studs will take you far in this world. believe me. ps: druzy is the next big thing in the jewelery world.

dori csengeri. maharajah couture earrings. $495. (image via polyvore)

these are the type of earrings i dreamed of owning as a little girl. the eight-year-old in my soul is weeping with joy.

alex monroe. large leaf earrings. $287. (image via polyvore)

i’m not usually one to choose a hoop earring, but these feathers keep drawing me back. pair with a messy ponytail or chic chignon.

cocktail hour: the best margs ever

April 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

i love margaritas. there. i said it. however, as i’ve gotten a little older, i’ve learned a thing or two about margaritas. clear tequila is the key, for one. also, on the rocks is the ONLY way to go. but most importantly, a marg made with fresh ingredients is hard to beat. this is one of my favs.

ingredients (to make 1 drink):

juice of 1.5 limes

0.5 tsp triple sec

2 tbs. tequila

1 tsp. simple syrup (heat 1 cup sugar + 1 cup water until sugar is dissolved. let cool.)

club soda

salt (optional, but it really makes it taste better i promise)

ice

directions:

mix together simple syrup, lime juice, tequila, and triple sec in a glass rimmed with salt. add ice and fill to the top with club soda. enjoy!

(image via yourdailythread)

disclaimer: this is an alcoholic beverage, not legal for consumption by persons under 21 years of age according to US law.

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