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NYC Style: Fashionista Foodie Lisa Cericola

August 5, 2010 10:35 AM

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lisa headshot NYC Style: Fashionista Foodie Lisa Cericola

By Kimberly Rae Miller

Lisa Cericola

Borough/Neighborhood: Brooklyn/Park Slope
Profession: magazine editor

A native of South Florida, Lisa Cericola moved to the New York area in 2003. She is currently style editor at BizBash, a magazine and website for corporate event planners and has written articles for Cosmopolitan, MSN.com, and Shelterrific.com. In her spare time she runs Dinner Party, a food blog about entertaining at home. Lisa loves Key lime pie, gawking at dogs, vintage shopping, and throwing parties.

How would you define your personal style?

I live in dresses and jeans and gravitate toward fun patterns, bold colors, and clean, simple silhouettes from the 1950s and 60s. I also have a deep love for dainty gold jewelry and wooden shoes.

Favorite item in your closet?

A floaty pink floral dress scored at vintage store Eleven in Nolita. It’s fun to wear in the summer or with tights in the winter.

Are there any trends that you wish would just go away already?

Jeggings, or leggings as pants.

Favorite Five in the Five Boroughs?

1. For vintage, I really enjoy browsing the Brooklyn Flea. It can be a bit overwhelming to comb through all the stalls, but it really is a treasure trove of accessories and clothing. One of my favorite vendors is Jellyroll Vintage, which has a nice selection of summer dresses and in the winter, good sweaters and coats.

2. I wish I were rich enough to buy my entire wardrobe at Bird, but it’s a fun place for daydream outfit inspiration, even if I can’t afford all of the gorgeous designer (A.P.C., Vena Cava, Thakoon) pieces. They also have beautiful jewelry, fantastic shoes, and seasonal sales that are always worth a look.

3. I never get sick of Anthropologie for affordable gifts, cool jewelry, and its great clearance section.

4. I love hitting up consignment shops and my new local favorite is Two Lovers in Park Slope. It’s a well-curated boutique with a range of styles and sizes, all organized by color. Almost everything is priced under $50 and is in great shape. Beacon’s Closet is another favorite.

5. For t-shirts and basics, Old Navy is surprisingly reliable. It is also reliably mobbed and picked over in New York. My trick is to stop by early, on my way into the office. At that hour, most of the merchandise is still on the racks, items are in stock, and the staff is in a good mood. (This trick also works for the equally insane Forever 21.)

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