Episode 3

As per Jillian D's request, here are details on the dress I wore in the evening of the soccer group date:

DressTopshop Cream Lace Mini Dress ($60), purchased in Autumn 2009. It originally had a low-ish back, to just beneath the shoulder blades, but I had my tailor scoop it out way lower. This exact dress is unfortunately impossible to find since it's quite old, but the style is SUPER easy to replicate. Just make sure you don't scoop out so low that when you (inevitably) tug down the dress while walking, you don't end up showing any coin slot action. :)

Swimsuit: Melissa Odabash Peru Backless Onepiece ($150), purchased in Autumn 2013.

Dress: This color block cutout dress is an Hervé Leger (possibly a knockoff, but if so it's VERY good) that I purchased from a cut label boutique in Hong Kong in 2011. (For about $200, versus $1200+)


Fun fact #1: If you're ever in Asia, particularly Singapore or Hong Kong, the cut label stores are to die for. A great guide to what "cut label" means as well as how to shop for them is here.

Fun fact #2: This dress has considerable under-cleavage that was blurred out by the editors. I suppose upper-cleavage is television-friendly but not under. :)

Very similar dresses (definitely knockoffs, thankfully for the wallet) are selling here and here.

Episode 4

Shorts: & Other Stories Pleated Wool Tartan Shorts ($80), purchased in London, Summer 2013.



Shoes& Other Stories Velvet Block Pumps with Gold Lions ($95), purchased in London, Summer 2013.

Never heard of & Other Stories? It's another higher-end H&M offshoot (in addition to COS) with stores around Europe, the UK, and Scandinavia. Their price points are very reasonable (similar to Zara's) and soon it will finally be opening in the US!


Dress: ASOS Bodycon Dress with Lace Inserts ($60), purchased Winter 2012.


Earrings: Gold-Filled Strand Earrings with Crystal and Gold-Filled Plate Detail ($65), purchased at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market, New York.


Jumpsuit: BCBG Madison Wide-leg Jumpsuit in Dill Leopard ($268), purchased Spring 2012.

There is a size L still selling here.


Earrings: "Smoky Quartz" Spike Chandeliers ($35), purchased at Accessorize in Winter 2011. 

A similar and equally cool pair is selling here.

Episode 6

SweaterStefanel Loose Knit Pullover ($115), purchased at Stefanel, Spring 2013.

Earrings: Round Turquoise with pavé CZs ($48), purchased at Anthropologie, Summer 2013.

Dress: All Saints Laurentia Mini Dress ($195), purchased at All Saints, Winter 2012.



EarringsMartha Rotten Antlers with Topaz Crystals ($32), purchased on Etsy in Spring 2012.

Jacket: H&M Blazer with Pleather Sleeves ($40), courtesy of the lovely Kat Hurd.

I purchased this dark teal backless gown from COS in Berlin, Fall 2010. (About €80) Sadly I can't find anything about it online. :(

If you're not familiar with COS, it's H&M's higher-end (but still affordable; similar price points to Zara) line – located mostly in Europe, the UK, Scandinavia, and Asia – and it's finally coming to the States


LipsSephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red, as a base, combined with the same product in Blackberry Sorbet, blended on top. ($14 each)

Episode 5

As per Kiara's request, I'm IDing the maxi dress I wore for the Group Date cocktail party:

Dress: Tiffany Backless Striped Jersey Maxi ($99), purchased at Variazioni in New York in Spring 2012.

Similar (if not identical) is still for available here. Otherwise, an eBay search for "backless striped maxi" garners promising results. (For example)

Dress: This dress is an Hervé Leger (very possibly a knockoff) that I purchased from a cut label boutique in Singapore in 2012. (For around $200, versus $1200)

Fun fact: If you're ever in Asia, particularly Singapore, the cut label stores are to die for. An excellent guide to what "cut label" means as well as how to shop for them is here.

A similar dress (a knockoff, thankfully) is selling here. (pictured right)




EarringsNadri Pavé Versailles Chandelier Earrings ($70), purchased from QVC in 2007.

Similar (and in my opinion, nicer) pairs can be found here and here.

Episode 7

Pieces from this episode are probably the most requested, but I'm afraid the majority of them are quite old and obscure. Nonetheless, here's everything I know:

Dress: Alessandro Dell'Acqua dress with sheer paneling and cap sleeves, purchased at the Alessandra Dell'Acqua Sample Sale in New York City in Summer 2008. Because of where I got it I'm not sure if it's a "sample" piece or if it was ever even produced. Wasn't cheap (approximately $400+) but it was ridiculously cheaper than retail and turned out to be a terrific investment piece for me. I'll keep an eye out for anything similar online! 

Cardigan: Zara (about $60), purchased in Summer 2012. (I've been asked about this top a lot but I'm afraid I can't find any information on it; Worth noting that I bought it at Zara in Beijing.)

Shorts: Babaton "Alvin" Shorts ($120), Artizia, purchased Summer 2012. (An identical pair recently sold on eBay)

Episode 11: After the Final Rose


LipsStila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Amore ($22), Sephora Collection Retractable Lip Liner in Sangria ($13)


EyesArdell Pro Knot-Free Individual Duralash Short Black Lashes ($3.49), Duo Eyelash Adhesive Clear ($6.99)


DressBebe Open Back Lace Maxi in Blush, ($149), purchased Spring 2013. I cut off the back strap and had my tailor lower the back by an extra several inches for more drama.


Earrings: Gold-filled strand earrings with crystal and gold-filled plate detail ($65) purchased at Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market, New York. (Also worn on Episode 4)

Episode 2

Dress: Haute Hippie Draped Front Dress ($475, retail), purchased (half price!) from Saks in Spring 2011.

ShoesChristian Louboutin Fifi Metallic Leopard Pumps ($625), purchased in Summer 2013.

Necklace: Gold-filled body chain, custom. ($80) Similar can be found on Etsy here and here.

EarringsLarge Gold Hoop with Gold-Dipped Druzy Earrings ($160), purchased from Laura Hunter Jewelry on Etsy.