April 2014 | Le Hoarder
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I'm so fancy...

Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' lyrics have been running through my head since I scored this adorable Rebecca Minkoff Tokyo pouch for just $15 bucks (retail $95!) this morning at Nordstrom Rack. Normally I would have been thrilled with just this find...but there was so much more :)

I'm so fancy. You already know. I'm in the fast lane. From L.A. to Tokyo.

So if y'all remember my wishlist, you should remember this beauty!

Balenciaga Velo in Anthracite, retail $1835

FINALLY! I've lusted after a BBag since I saw SJP with one in her Sex and the City days. For years I've regretted not buying one way back (pre-kids when I had money, a job and a cheap NYC apartment). And now I have this lovely - and all of her smooshy, fringy goodness. Did I mention the price? I used my $200 in Nordstrom Notes so it was just $324.27 after tax! I was literally dancing in the isles when I found it. I'm still in shock.

I found these two for my friend "S" - she's been asking for a MAC for a while and this mini MAC is perfect for her. The Tory is great because she wanted something small for going out. It should fit her ID, a couple credit cards and her giant phone. Probably won't fit her massive hey ring but maybe she shouldn't carry around 50+ keys when she's out on the town.

Tory Burch $34.97 & Rebecca Minkoff $49.97

I probably don't need this next bag but it's hard to pass up Marc Jacobs for $50 KWIM?

Marc by Marc Jacobs Preppy Nylon - Natasha bag

OK so it's actually $55.97 - so sue me :)

It's actually still on Nordstrom.com for $198. Do I need it? Probably not. But I'm not letting it go to "S" just yet. 

Nordstrom was kind enough to give me a bonus gift hiding in my black Marc Jacobs bag. 

If you've ever been lucky enough to score a refurbished anything from the Rack, I'm sure you've noticed their silver Sharpie writing on the inside. This time they left me the cap LOL.

Good news - I do have a couple extras that I'm going to let my friends fight over :) 

I picked up this Rebecca Minkoff Skylar Mini crossbody bag at TJ Maxx and I probably would have kept it had I not found my new Balenciaga. It has a few light marks, nothing serious. I believe it has the dustbag.You want it? $70 local pickup, $85 priority shipped in the US.

SOLD Rebecca Minkoff Skylar Mini crossbody bag, retail $225

I still have the purple box - I can't believe nobody wants it. Last call before I return $100 local pickup, $115 priority shipped in the US.

Rebecca Minkoff large watersnake crossbody box bag, retail $350

I found this other mint Marc by Marc Jacobs today. I was going to return it because it has a few light marks but I figured I would offer it here first. You can see it here on the Nordstrom's website. $100 local pickup, $115 priority shipped in the US.

SOLD Minty Mini Natasha Marc by Marc Jacobs, retail $298!

Last but not least, I have this Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Wingman phone wallet, retail $148. Get this one for $36 local pick up, $45 priority shipped in the US.




Thrifting hasn't been too exciting of late but that's ok because the Rack has more than made up for it :) Last week I popped in on my old favorite thrift shop and I remembered why I stopped going. All I found was this Vera Bradley makeup case for $1.99. 

Although I should say that my current favorite thrift shop isn't so hot either. Most exciting find was this $6 upcycle Mickey Mouse dress that my DD loves :)

Gotta get some sleep - I have to be up early in the morning for my next adventure! Watch my Twitter and Instagram tomorrow to see what I'm up to...


ETA - all of my finds today were refurbished items from Nordstrom Rack. Please note that these do NOT have regular SKUs (they come up assorted) so I can't give you a SKU so you can track them in your own Rack. Think of these as one of a kinds and I got lucky. Lucky for you, I'm happy to share my extras with my friends :)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Rainy Saturday night shopping @ASOS.com

I'm not much of an online shopper but for some time I've heard about ASOS and I've noticed some pretty amazing sales. Generally I prefer the thrill of the hunt and physically searching for my finds but I finally took the plunge and made my first order tonight. I haven't a clue what their sizing is like but with free shipping and free returns it seemed like a no-brainer :)

As I was scrolling through this dress caught my eye and I just couldn't resist. The Blah Blah Blah cracked me up and I need a few new casual looks. I'm really good at dressy - I can put together a party or event look in a moments notice. I happen to love my shoe and accessory collection right now and my fancy new dresses are pretty awesome. Sadly my day to day wardrobe is seriously lacking and this seems like a fun casual look. I may need to put this away for Fall but I'm sure I'll get to wear it a couple times before I do because it's still so darn cold around here.

Did I mention it was marked down to $15.05 and I got the last one? Score!

ASOS Body-Conscious Dress Blah Blah Blah print $15.05

If any of you have purchased ASOS I would love to hear what you think of their fit. I love that most items have a "view runway" button so you can see it worn by a model in motion - helps you get a better idea of the fit and that it's not just tacked in for a still shot. Plus most of the ASOS dresses seem to have an open back so you really need to see them walking that runway to view it from both sides.

ASOS had so many adorable midi dresses, which are my latest obsession. They also had tons of maternity and plus-size if you're in the market.

I LOVE this dress but they sold out of white in my size. They only had a green left in a 6 (and a black in size 4). White lace is a huge trend this season - and in white it's so me. Too bad :(

ASOS Midi Dress In Lace With Wrap Back $32.92

And I know it's too late in the season (plus it's not that cheap or in my size...) but I'm totally crushing on this leather dress. If a 6 or 8 pops up and it gets a markdown, it's MINE.

ASOS Chevron Leather Midi Dress $197.55

There are some coupon codes out right now if you're interested in placing an order:

WEEKEND20 Take $20 off any order of $80+ (ends 4/27)
EXPRESSUSA  Free 2 day shipping for orders of $140+ (I settled for slower free shipping)

USWELCOMETREAT $10 off $100+ for first time shoppers

You can also sign up to be a VIP for just $19 (usually $39) and you'll get unlimited free 2 day shipping for the year. (I'm going to wait to see if I'm impressed with my dress...)

In addition to their mega clearance section they are also offering 25% off tops and accessories right now.

LMK if you find anything!


Good news - I noticed on tweet that it looks like shopping at Nordstrom Rack online will be returning on Monday! I'll be watching :)

Have we got something exciting for you! Monday is a big day!

Also - Rita's Italian Ice posted on Facebook (the best low fat custard!) the other day:
P.S. - Our 30th Birthday Celebration starts Monday...stay tuned for more info! 

Fingers crossed for free custard! If not I'll just wait for my free Carvel on Thursday :)

I have a feeling it's going to be a great week! I have a couple things lined up and I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and share! Don't forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for daily updates. Stay tuned...

ETA - plenty of great stuff left in my blog sale - check it out! 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Weekly shopping update, dream wishlist and blog sale time!

It's that time again :) I've had a few things on Ebay (or just around my house LOL) so I decided to put them up here for a little more than cost before I bother (re)listing them. 

Prices are for local pickup in NY/NJ. If you have paypal with a confirmed address I can ship to anywhere in the US (outside of the US for close friends/family ONLY) for my price plus exact shipping and paypal fees. If you're interested post here or message me on my ShoppinggalNYC Facebook page. Close friends and family get first dibs - otherwise this sale is open to the public. My only requirement is that you post a mod shot of yourself with your new bargain on my Facebook page.

So let's begin...

I picked up a couple extra Peter Pilotto for Target totes - this was one of my favorite pieces in the collection. I plan on using mine for a beach tote this summer if the weather ever decides to warm up around here. Retail $39.99, currently available on Target.com for $27.98 - I got 'em for you for just $17.

NWT Peter Pilotto for Target tote $17 - 1 SOLD

I have this NWT Peter Pilotto dress in size 6. The original retail was $44.99 and it's on the Target website for $31.48 - get mine for just $17. It's cute but the hi-low hem is too just short in the front for me (I'm high-waisted with long legs and it shows way too much, which is really a shame because it's a great cut otherwise).

RETURNED Peter Pilotto for Target dress size 6 $17

Note - Target pulled all the Peter Pilotto from their stores so now your only options are Target.com or Ebay. Time is running out if you have an ISO!

All of the following sunglasses are brand new and unworn but were on display and tried on before I purchased them. No real flaws but If you're looking for pristine these may not be for you. I decided to keep 5 pairs and I've been selling the rest to friends and family. Any damaged pairs were returned - I have no interest in selling a dud. As my many recipients can attest these are in great shape - but they are not perfect like from a department store - think more like a great TJ Maxx find :) I'm using stock pics - LMK if you need to see a IRL pic.

Brand new pair of authentic Marc Jacobs women's tortoise shell sunglasses -  MJ 396/S Dark Havanna brown sunglasses with grey gradient lenses. I got these a while back at the Century21 sale and they are a little too big for my face. Cute bows on the arm :) I'm including a Marc by Marc Jacobs case with them. Size is 56/18/125. Retail is over $300 and the cheapest I've seen them online is around $200 - get these for just $40!

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Brand new pair of authentic Just Cavalli wayfarer sunglasses for women. I also got these at the C21 sale and I really like these but I edited down to just 5 new pairs and these were number 6. Comes with Just Cavalli case and cleaning cloth. Just Cavalli offers a line of designer eyewear brought to you by Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli. Just Cavalli JC501S is a Full Rim frame for Women, which is made of Acetate & Metal. The lenses offer sun glare reduction and UV protection. Size 54/18/140. This model is color 05W, Black/Blue Gradient - black with a fun blue denim print accent. Retails for over $150 - get these for just $30!

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Brand new pair of authentic 3.1 Phillip Lim women's Felipe red metal aviator sunglasses - comes complete with Phillip Lim case and protective pouch (pictured). 100% UVA/UVB protection. Size is 67/11/130. These retailed for about $250 - get these for just $35.

SOLD 3.1 Phllip Lim Felipe sunglasses $35

Brand new pair of authentic unisex Carrera sunglasses. The style number is 62S and the color is (brown tortoiseshell) OWDR Blonde Havana (8H). Comes complete with Carrera case and dustcloth. These Carrera Sunglasses are a rectangular plastic wrap with cut-away lenses and metal logo detailing on the bridge. The Carrera logo is featured on the temples. 100-percent UV, lens 66 mm x bridge 13 mm x arms 125 mm. Retails for around $150 and the lowest I've seen them is for $60 - get these for just $25!!!

SOLD Carerra unisex sunglasses $25

Remember this Rebecca Minkoff large watersnake crossbody box bag? I was able to score a second for you guys! Retail $350, asking $100. It's brand new without RM tags (just Nordstrom price tag) and it comes with RM dustbag and cards. A couple tiny faint scratches but nothing serious (I like to mention everything).

New Rebecca Minkoff large watersnake crossbody box bag

Here is a stock mod pic of the bag in white so you can get a better idea of the size. Super light which is unusual for a RM bag. Very chic and I can think of a few purple lovers out there :)

That's it for today. LMK if you want anything!


And now we begin with my bargains of the week.

Target marked down their Easter clearance to 70% off - 50% off candy. I filled up a cart of odds and ends :) When things hit 90% I clear the shelves. Hoping that happens on Friday...I'll be checking in the morning!

ETA 4/25 - It hit 90% off today! Candy is still 50% off for some reason. I posted a pic of my cart on Instagram this morning. Follow me there is you don't want to miss my latest deals!

Can you tell my 5 yr old is obsessed with stuffed animals?

I also popped into the mall to buy the dress I've been watching since January at JC Penney. The retail was $70 and for some reason it was not getting marked down. When I noticed it missing from the website I knew it was time to buy. Fortunately there was a coupon you could print for an extra 25% off (expired yesterday, sorry guys) women's clearance. It was $34.99 and with the extra 25% off it was around $26. I was sure I would need the small but when I tried it on it wasn't as formfitting as I would like so I took the XS - which shockingly does not cut in and holds me in where I need it :)

Allen B dress from JC Penney, $26

I couldn't be there and not check in at Chanel in Neiman Marcus :) As I was walking through I noticed this cute floral dress - and I should have known it was Tracy Reese. I love her.

Not sure about their shoe choice...

And no, I didn't get anything at Chanel. Maybe next time...

It's been a while since I visited Century 21 and it was a good thing I stopped by today. Those little red signs are starting to pop up throughout the store!

I spotted the cutest Mes Demoiselles tired skirt for $120. It's been warming up around here so I've started looking for spring-y pieces to add to my wardrobe. I went to my thrift store to see if I could find anything similar to this lovely, and I filled up my cart with cheap Armani, Jill Stuart, Michael Kors and Alice & Olivia but nothing worked for me :(


Here is the tag, if you're interested in tracking it down :)


Mother's day is just around the corner, as is my 40th birthday, so I've compiled my wishlist (I know DH reads my blog just to see what I'm up to LOL). I would love a Birkin but these are far more realistic. I guess I would also love a new diamond wedding band but that can wait for my anniversary :)


Last but not least, yesterday I stopped by Carvel for Wednesday is Sunday (buy one sundae get one free) and I spotted this sign :) Free Carvel junior cones on Thursday, May 1st from 3-8 PM. I love free ice cream season!

Free Carvel cones on Thursday, May 1st from 3-8 PM

As always, happy shopping!
Shoppinggal :)


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Clear the Rack & other sales, Target & thrifted finds...and Happy Passover!

Before I begin my recap let's start with Clear the Racks! From April 17-19 Nordstrom Rack will be taking an additional 25% off all clearance!

My only score (and I'm on the fence about it) is a Rebecca Minkoff large watersnake crossbody box bag that retailed for $350 - I got it 70% off PLUS the additional 25% off. I'm not in love so I may pass it along to a friend, we'll see...

The $750 Elizabeth and James honeycomb bracelet I've been stalking finally got a markdown and with the extra 25% off it's down to $200. I made the mistake of not trying on before now. I finally did and it's NOT comfortable AT ALL and I've been watching it for over a year. Stupid bracelet.

And yes, I plan on going back tomorrow :)


As always, I've had my hands full these past couple of weeks. I was busy with Passover prep and while I was cleaning I finally found two missing items (yay!) I also completed my second round of T25. I did wimp out of my fashion challenge - I'll try again in a couple weeks. It's just too hard to dress for Spring when it's cold and still snowing. Can you believe it snowed in April???

So here was my 4 day fashion challenge. I didn't intentionally try to get my outfits around $100 but that's just how I roll :)

Day 1
H&M faux leather jacket, thrifted $12
Black layering top, $10
Target skirt $8
Aquatalia boots, thrifted $4
Rebecca Minkoff MAC, Nordstrom Rack refurb $65
Gerard Yosca bracelet, sample sale, $5
I wish I loved my Chanel as much as I love my MACs!

Day 2
This is my not very exciting ensemble worn over a black knit thrifted ($8) dress:
H&M trench coat, $8 thrifted
Roberto Cavalli sunglasses, Century 21 75% off, $18
Marc Jacobs bag $90, Nordstrom Rack refurb
Target leopard booties $9
I have a closet of designer rain boots, yet I almost always reach for these :)

Day 3
Phillip Lim for Target dress $12 (Target clearance)
thrifted leather belt $3
Crocs Sexi Flip $15 (sale crocs.com)
Gerard Yosca cuff bracelet $10, sample sale
Argentino Vivo earrings $25, Nordstrom Rack
Gucci Soho bag, FREE (gift from my awesome brother - retails for $1950!) Thanks Shlo!
My belt shifted - it looked better when it was higher up.

Day 4
Roberto Cavalli sunglasses, Century 21 75% off, $18
H&M faux leather jacket, thrifted $12
Rebecca Minkoff MAC, Nordstrom Rack refurb $65
Leather studded bracelet, Target $5
Gerard Yosca earrings, sample sale, $15
Jessica Simpson watercolor dress, Nordstrom Rack, $25
Marc Jacobs flats, Nordstrom Rack, $10 (were $400!)
After a couple hours I switched into my Sexi flips - stupid Marc Jacobs tore my feet up.

Honestly I had every intention of continuing but I decided to Thrift on day 5 so I dressed down in a taupe knit dress and flips but when I got home I passed out before taking pics and posting some of my Passover outfits which I didn't even get to wear. Spring seems to be postponed around here. We spent the first days of Passover with my parents and half of my siblings - and I barely made it out of the house because it was so cold (and all I had were sandals LOL. Wishful thinking...)


I did manage to squeeze in a couple trips to Target and my thrift stores :) Here are a few of my favorite finds:

My son had a huge Skylander phase - it's over so he told me to return these. They were 50% off - $25 each.

I've always wanted a SodaStream so I got excited when I found this unit marked down to $17.98 from $59.99. It really not so exciting - it's a glorified seltzer maker. At least I didn't pay retail :)

70% off, baby!

$17.98 and $2.08 each
Crystal Light should have been $5.99 each but I snapped a pic and they honored the $2.08 price at the register. I cleared the shelf LOL.

Target honored their pricing error :)

Also - I have a whole bunch of Peter Pilotto pieces that I plan on returning. No important pieces - just random ones mostly in smaller sizes. LMK if there is something you are ISO and I'll be happy to sell it to you for non ebay prices.

I love vintage finds - plus my thrift store marks them super cheap. Scored this fun 80s dress (note the giant shoulder pads, batwing sleeves and drop waist) for just $2.99!

Not sure where I'll wear it but I couldn't leave this Kate Spade silk dress for $15.

Kate Spade silk dress $15

Random cuteness for my girls - all $4 each!

Grabbed this Vera Bradley tote for $1.99 for my DD - it's going to be her beach bag :)

Her entire outfit cost under $10 LOL


If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you may have seen my shopping pics from the Off 5th Saks designer event or H&M last week. They had some pretty eye candy at Saks but nothing was worth buying. H&M on the other hand is still having 50% off markdowns and I filled up 4 bags of stuff with prices as low as $2! My 92 year old grandmother recently lost a bunch of weight and was refusing to go out because she had nothing to wear. I grabbed tons of size 2 and 4s only to find out that even at 85 lbs she needs a size 6 in H&M. I spent an hour returning all of it today :( I did find some $5 dresses for my sister and my husband and son got a few pieces for $3 each.

Slightly overpriced Blahniks and Pradas...
Love these Brian Atwoods! Sadly too small and too much :(

They had several pairs of these Louboutins. I wish I went to the pre-sale - wonder what I missed...

50% off clearance at H&M - still going on!


This week was my son's and younger daughter's birthday. My kids are now 5, 7 and 9. I can't believe I've been a mom for almost a decade now. Both of their birthdays were on Passover/Spring break so I'll have to start planning their parties for next month. My son was happy with just an ice cream cake and his thrifted gift - I found him a FAO Schwarz Muppet Whatnot for $4 (retail $100). My husband just set him up with his own Instagram account so among other random things, he took a pic of his new Whatnot. Considering my (little boy genius) son has been surfing the net since he was 2, and had his own Facebook since he was 5, I'm actually shocked it took him this long to ask about Instagram LOL.

You can't have a birthday without Carvel.

Pic of DS's Whatnot from his Instagram account.

On the other hand my newly 5 year old got slighted as we have not really done anything for her as her birthday fell on Passover - and frankly Passover cake isn't all that tasty. Poor kid. I'm not sure I even gave her a gift :( Maybe tomorrow I'll let her pick something from my gift closet.

ETA - just remembered we gave her Meatloaf. American Girl had it on sale for $10 and she really wanted it (she kept showing me him in the catalog lol). I'd forgotten because we gave it to her last week LOL.


Last but not least, I wanted to share a quick pic of my DD sporting one of those sock-bun thingies. I know I'm the last person to jump on this trend but it's so cute on kids.

She told me the teachers loved it LOL.

So happy Passover for all of you celebrating - and happy Easter for the rest of you :) Either way, enjoy spending some time with your family this weekend. Bonus points if you can sneak away to hit the Rack and find some goodies with the additional 25% off!

XOXO Shoppinggal
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