Of my final winter looks I wanted to share this one first as a reminder that the Phillip Lim sample sale is just around the bend. I scored my adorable Pashli Mini Messenger for just $200 a few sales ago (read about it here). Scroll down for sale deets - with my other NYC sample sale picks for the week :)
From head to toe:
- Hat: BeMine NYC, Macy's Backstage, $12.99 but used gift card they gifted me
- Sunglasses: Moschino, Century 21, free with rewards (Century price $60, RV $295)
- Necklace: AV Max NYC, sample sale, $10 (RV $70)
- Dress: Merona, Target, $11 (on sale!)
- Vest: Coalition LA, gifted
- Coat: H&M, $30, on sale from $199
- Gloves: Carolina Amato, sample sale, $15
- Bag: Pashli Mini Messenger, 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale, $200 (RV $825)
- Pom Pom: Adrienne Landau, Century 21, $20
- Boots: Sergio Rossi Rockstar Boots, sample sale, $25!!! (RV $1,260)
My formula this season has pretty much been a shirtdress + coat + hat + designer shoes and/or bag. I've been covering up more as my weight increases - and not for modesty sake. When the weight comes off, so do the clothes LOL. I gained another 8 lbs. this Passover and I'm having a hard time getting my eating under control. My sister and SIL cooked up a storm for the holiday and I just had to try everything. I'm now 186 - which really is the biggest I've ever been. To put it in perspective I got married at 123 and maybe I was a little too skinny then. I know I still look good - with a little confidence and the right clothing I think anyone could look good at any weight. I just don't feel right at this weight. I'm really flexible but I had a hard time painting my toe nails last week. And my energy is gone. I think I'm just in a funk and waiting for the sun to come out already. I have a closet full of gorgeous stuff that doesn't fit and I still can't seem to get motivated. I know what I'm supposed to do. I've lost the weight before - but it's all back and then some. What do you do to snap out of a funk?
You can shop my style below:
Once again, thanks to my super talented 12 year old son (it was just his birthday on the 15th) for this round of photos.
Right now we have a HUGE problem. There are just so many darn good sample sales. I try to pick my faves and not go to all of them anymore because it's so easy to blow money on things you don't really need when you get caught up in all the excitement. That said, I do get FOMO when I miss a good one when I'm trying to be good. Tomorrow I'm heading in for a few so we'll see if I can behave.
Karen Millen went stupid cheap and tomorrow is their last day. Manolo Blahnik also popped up for a one day sale and Edie Parker also opens tomorrow. Balenciaga has a private sale that I'll be checking on and I'll also be attending the Nina Shoes preview with my girls - so be sure to check my Insta stories tomorrow for my adventure.
Also on my radar is Rebecca Minkoff coming next month (yay!) but as always stay tuned for updates!
April 27, 11-3
Warwick New York Hotel, 65 W 54th St
April 27, 11-7
Clothingline, 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Fl
Th 9-8, F 9-5
Bryant Park Hotel, 40 West 40th Street, 24th Floor Terrace Loft
Oscar de la Renta April 25-30
T 10-7, W-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-4
260 Sample Sale, 151 Wooster Street
3.1 Phillip Lim
T 11-8, W 9-8, Th 10-8, F-Sat 10-7, Sun 10-5
260 Sample Sale, 150 Greene Street
M 11-8, T-F 10-8, Sat 10-7, Sun 11-4
260 Sample Sale, 260 Fifth Avenue
Michelle the Overwhelmed Shopper