February 23rd, 2010

“Just a perfect day”

Kate Moss in Topshop

My 15 year old daughter hates to shop for clothes. For years her wardrobe consisted of school uniforms, riding gear, a pair of jeans and a skirt for church thrown in.  Now her life is a little more varied so she complains that she “has no clothes” yet when we pull up in front of a shop, she refuses to get out of the car. I recently bought her new Uggs by holding up the options from the store window. Even though I know her size and that she likes to channel Kate Moss meets grunge, it would be helpful if she would be a part of the shopping process.

On Sunday I decided that enough was enough and after riding I just headed for Soho. Kate Moss designs for Topshop so I thought this would be a good compromise. There is only one Topshop in the U.S. and it is in NYC on the corner of Broadway and Broome Street. Of course once in the store my daughter instantly fell for a pair of booties with 4″ heels and a mother/daughter dispute ensued, but in the end, she found an adorable army green jacket and a navy silk dress/tunic to wear with leggings (the booties were not purchased). However, the shoe department is great- there are lots of short boots to transition from winter to spring and a nice gladiator sandal.

To make up for my shopping trip ambush, I took the girls to Momofuku Milk Bar on 13th Street off Second Avenue for Crack Pie, compost cookies and cereal milk before heading home.  The line was out the door so I suggest that you place your order online before you go. There is a reason it is called Crack Pie, it is dangerously addictive!

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