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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Justice Style with My Little Brand Ambassador :)

Hey guys! Sorry I've been MIA but things have been crazy with all the Jewish holidays. I shot these pics with Ella a few weeks ago with our new Justice swag and wanted to share. In case you missed it, Ella is now a #girlswithheart brand ambassador for Justice. They sent a huge box of goodies as well as a new phone and a $100 gift card. She put together this look and paired it with a pair of Sketchers that I scored for a penny at Nordstrom Rack.

My little bargainista scored the red plaid top (last seen here) and jeans for $20 each and the top was free with purchase. She's been living in that plaid shirt - it's so versatile! She found the fringed purse on the sale rack for $3.50. I have a feeling that gift card is gonna last us a while LOL.

Until now she only ever had any Justice pieces from the thrift store. They actually fit her tiny frame perfectly. She's 9.5 years old but wearing a size 7. It's been a while since she had a pair of jeans fit this well.

I'm linking up her look should you want to shop her style. I totally dressed like this in high school (well with jeanskirts instead of jeans) so it cracks me up to see her like this. On second thought, she's way cooler than I ever was.

Ella had her first Justice personal appearance as a Girls With Heart ambassador for their Super Saturday Halloween event. It was pretty last minute - going forward I'll give you a heads up for the next event so you can come meet us. She handed out positivity cards to other shoppers and they had a cute selfie booth set up. My super cute niece Betty came along and did backflips all over the store LOL. Ella now has her own Instagram @missellasophie - check it out to see a few more pics and videos of the event.

Ava is completely obsessed with Baby Alive right now and had to bring one along. She's been begging me to start a YouTube channel for her dolls...we'll see...

Thank goodness the Jewish holidays are almost over. Unfortunately they do not end before the Rebecca Minkoff and Oscar de la Renta sample sales begin this Monday and Tuesday respectively! Ugh. The holiday of Succot finally ends Tuesday night so I'll be shopping bright and early Wednesday morning. I'll be missing both previews which totally kills me. Last sale Oscar had sample shoes that blew out for $75 at VIP and Minkoff always has the best stuff first day. Luckily I'll be there to shop markdowns.

October 24-29
M 11-8 T-F 10-8 Sat 10-5
260 Sample Sales
260 Fifth Avenue (28-29 Streets)

October 25-30
T 10-7 W-Sat 11-7 Sun 11-4
260 Sample Sale
151 Wooster Street (Houston-Prince)

Happy holiday for everyone celebrating and be sure to say hello if you see me shopping later this week!


Thursday, October 6, 2016

And on the last day I wore Prada.

After playing chicken my first two days of New York Fashion Week I decided to wear at least one outfit that felt like me. And in true bargainista fashion, I put it together for less than $100 head to toe.

When you put on weight it's easy to feel like you need to cover up. The trick is to show a little skin and show your shape. I started with a bodycon dress and took a page out of the Kim K playbook and covered with a sheer oversized coat. I really like to be comfortable in my heels so I put aside my stupid shoes and pulled out my favorite Tamara Mellon Bad Girls. I could seriously run a marathon in these. And let's talk Prada for a moment. My mom recently moved out of the country for a simpler life and left her designer bags in my care. Thanks Ma!

From head to toe:
  • Sunglasses: Jimmy Choo, Nordstrom Rack, $10 (RV $325)
  • Dress: H&M, $3 (I think it retailed for $49.95)
  • Coat: LAMB, Nordstrom Rack, $0.01 (RV $350)
  • Bracelets: AV Max leather cuffs, sample sale, $10 each (RV $70 & $80)
  • Bag: Prada, borrowed from my Mom (RV $2,390)
  • Shoes: Tamara Mellon Bad Girls, sample sale, $50 (RV $750)
So I spent a little over $80 on this $4,000 outfit. It's probably a record for me LOL.

You can shop my look below:

My pics were taken by Belle, Little Fashion Stylist who I'd met the previous week at the StyleWatch party. Thanks girl! We met up for the Miguel Vieira show by Pier 59. I had a seat so I went in and saved us both front row seats. Most shows I'm not lucky enough to sit with a friend so this was a treat.

The show included both men's and women's designs and lots of graphic black and white patterns. And lots of pretty boys :)

I shot Belle on the way out. How cute is she??!! She's wearing her prom dress with a H&M top underneath that she had picked up that day. So clever.

Afterwards we decided to hit a sample sale and then to the Lane Bryant store to meet Christian Siriano who was having a party for his latest plus size collab. I ended up skipping out in another show because like I said, Fashion Week is way more fun with a friend.

I had a few shots with Christian (who I'd previously met at Couture for a Cause last year) but my vanity prohibits me sharing them LOL.

In the end I had a great Fashion Week. It was short and sweet but I'm hoping to be bolder and to take NY by storm next round. I'm excited to share that I have a few new collaborations in the works and it's looking like an exciting fall.

Who else is excited for fall! I can't wait to take out all the coats I've collected this past summer!



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Plaid Shirt and Combat Boots; Mini Fashionista Style

It's been a while since I've featured any mini fashionista style. Now that cooler weather is finally here, Ella wanted to share a little Fall Fashion with you.

To be honest, this look is really about her new boots. We first spotted these Nina Kids Carmyn boots when Ava was tried them on for size (read about her fit modeling adventure here) at the showroom. It was love at first sight. We've waited patiently for almost two months for them to be released and are so excited to share them with you!

ETA: Nina Kids shoes just shared a promo code for 20% off everything on the Nina website! Code is NINAKIDSSHOES and it's good for the month of October!

Ella pulled out one of her new tops from Justice that we scored with her gift card that they sent her for signing up to be a brand ambassador. It's a $20 style buy and still available online! She raided my closet for accessories. My mini me has a thing for Rebecca Minkoff so she grabbed my black Love bag and a spiked necklace for a little bling.

From head to toe:

  • Hat: Jack & Lucy Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat, POPSUGAR Must Have Box***, gifted (RV $58) - see below!
  • Necklace: Slate, Rocksbox, gifted (RV $82)
  • Shirt: Justice, $20 (but used gift card that was gifted to us)
  • Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, sample sale, $30 (RV $295)
  • Leggings: Circo, Target, about $10
  • Boots: Nina Kids Carmyn, gifted - thanks guys! (RV $80)

You can shop her look here:

***POPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try - and it's probably my favorite box yet!

Ella swiped the hat and Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer (in The Warning) for her pictures and I'm not sure I'm getting them back LOL. I did eat all the Gluten Free Bites already because they were delish! Also included was a Flint lint roller (which I should have opened for the hat), a NCLA MANI-ER Tool Kit and a Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. The total retail was over $145!

Bonus - if you use the code SHOP5 (which never expires) you get $5 off your FIRST Must Have Box!

FYI the Paul Andrew Sample sale is Saturday, October 1st! It's from 10-2 at 41 W 58th St., 2A. I can't go because it's on a Saturday so PLMK what you find if you go. Truthfully I have not even worn any of the shoes I got at the last sale - you can read about what I picked up here.

Have a great weekend and happy New Years to everyone celebrating Rosh Hashanah!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Backstage and Broken Heels; Day 2 NYFW Recap

Last year I was lucky enough to go backstage with Elizabeth Arden for the Dennis Basso show, so I was super excited when I got a few invites for backstage this year. I was given full access to check out beauty and the fashion - it was amazing! Unfortunately the only backstage that worked into my schedule this year was to go backstage with Aveda for the TOME show.

When arrived I was a little disappointed to be given an Aveda wristband for beauty only instead of a full access pass. I decided to make the best of it until I was told it was too crowded so instead of staying for 2 hours, I could only stay for 20 minutes. Again, I made the best of it by chatting up the stylists and taking lots of pics. I was also treated to a hand massage and a hair styling - but with this super short hair of mine, all they could do was a small braid. I loved that they were doing individual styling for the models who were all shapes, sizes and colors. They did all get a unique brushstroke on their face which was so fresh - totally obsessed!

When my time was up I was told I could go into the other beauty area of Tata Harper who was doing the skincare for the model. She was so sweet and demonstrated several of the products on all of us, bloggers and models alike. Her little girls danced around backstage - they were so darling and totally stole the show. They did have a table of swag but the models totally hoarded the goods before I could get my hands on any. Too bad.

And then my heel fell off. I was shocked. It was the first time I wore these Rebecca Taylor booties and I was a little disappointed. I scooped up the heel and limped out of there.

Then I had my niece meet me outside to shoot my look - sans heel. You do what you gotta do sometimes.

This is one of the dresses I pulled out of the $10 damage bin a while back at the Rebecca Taylor sample sale. It was torn but my seamstress mended it for me. I actually got two of these - a size 2 (they run big) and a 12. I packed on a few pounds so instead of even trying the 2 (which did fit me when I got it) I grabbed the 12 knowing it would be large. It probably bulked me up a bit so I regret not squeezing into the smaller. When you get heavy your first impulse is to wear loose clothing to cover up - but you really need to resist and wear clothing that fits or you can look even larger.

From head to toe:

  • Sunglasses: Lumete eyewear, Nordstrom Rack (unsure but had to be cheap - probably $0.01 LOL, RV about $200)
  • Necklace: Nanette Lepore, sample sale, $5 (It's actually a belt!)
  • Dress: Rebecca Taylor, sample sale, $10 (RV $550)
  • Bracelet: Dannijo Lacey cuff, sample sale, $25 (RV approx. $350)
  • Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Jumbo Love, sample sale, $50 (RV $355) - may have had a press discount so actually $35 :)
  • Boots: Rebecca Taylor, sample sale, $25 (RV $395)
So about $100 for a $1,800+ look. Not bad!

You can shop my look here:

I still owe you my last day of NYFW (you can read my first day here) and I'm super behind on sharing some amazing deals and pieces that have shown up in my mailbox.

Some super exciting news that I shared on an Insta story last week is that Ella has been selected to be a brand ambassador for Justice! A huge box of goodies, including a phone and a $100 gift card came and we've been shopping to put together some super cute looks for her!

My parents have finally closed on their house today so I'm done driving 45 minutes each way to spend all day cleaning and emptying their house...when I should be cleaning mine LOL. Half of their stuff has magically shown up in my house (including my youngest brother) so it's gonna take me a while to get my home settled. At this point I'm going to have to cut back on shopping but I'll be sure to still hit the really good ones.

As for this week's sales you can check out Lazar Shopping for a full list but The Rent the Runway sample sale started tonight at 260 Sample Sale (260 5th Ave.) and is on thru Sunday. I doubt it will be good as the NJ sales they used to have. You can read about those glory days here and here. Lionette is another fave of mine this week but I'm not sure I can make it in - you can read some of my past reports here and here.

Wishing you all a great week!


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