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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Wearing It - My $2000+ Look for Less than 200 Bucks :)

I teased this look a couple weeks back on Instagram but I'm so excited to share these photos by Nathan Rose Photography from my nephew's Bar Mitzvah. My entire look head to toe cost a whopping $173.30, which is pretty good considering the total retail is $2,070. #neverpayretail

Picked up this Milly golden lurex flutter dress at the Rent the Runway warehouse sale ($31.80, retail $470) a couple months ago and wasn't sure how I was going to style it until I paired it with my Tamara Mellon Submission sandals ($55 sample sale, retail $995). Once I had the shoes the look started to evolve. I pulled out my AV Max leather cuffs ($10 each sample sale, retail $70 & $80), my favorite Argento Vivo hammered drop earrings ($25 Nordstrom Rack, retail $60) and my DVF Tonda clutch ($41.50 Rent the Runway sample sale, retail $395).

My lipstick is my MAC Miley Cyrus Viva Glam ($17) and my eye makeup is courtesy of the amazing folks at Korres USA who sent me a package of mascara and liners after I walked away empty handed at their sample sale. I have super sensitive eyes and their makeup is seriously the only stuff I can use.

Here are a couple that Ella (my 8 year old photographer) took that day of my accessories:

And this is my nephew who I dressed head to toe. Love his crooked smile. He's 13 and already as tall as me.

I started his look with his shoes. His only direction was his colors (blue and turquoise) - and he gave me the kippah (head covering) he had customized for his Bar Mitzvah. I immediately knew he needed blue suede shoes and he loved the idea. His party had a skater-boy theme so instead of a shoe we went with a pair of sneakers. Nearly his entire party look head to toe was from Nordstrom Rack (other than his socks from Marshalls). 

He's at a tough age because he needs to shop in the both the boys and mens departments. The Nordstrom brand suit was just $75 (retail $250) and the shirt was $11.25 - both scored at Clear the Rack. I selected coordinating ties for him and his dad (yes, I also dressed my BIL head to toe too) in the mens department - his was $13 (retail $100). I did have to pay full price for his size 10 Nikes at the Rack but they were $60 which wasn't terrible. His colorful socks came in a 4-pack for only $3 at Marshalls (yellow sticker!) so he wore a different pair at each event all weekend.

I styled him for dinner on Friday night and Sabbath services as well - also for next to nothing. We thriftily recut a few hand-me down suits and with a few pieces from Century and the Rack he looked like a million bucks.

I'm linking some of my favorites (or similar pieces as some are sold out) so you can shop my party look. Obviously it's not gonna be as cheap as when I found them but that's why you hire me to be your stylist :)

So yeah, I do wear my amazing finds. I even repeat some of my favorites. As always, would love to hear what you think!



  1. Love the look and you look great! I'm an soon checking out Rent the Runway website. Sounds like a great place to find good deals or amazing clothes. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you :) RTR is actually about to have a sample sale in NYC that's totally worth checking out - tons of great deals to be had!

  2. What a great look, especially these shoes. And the price!! That's my kind of outfit ;) That is so neat that you styled your nephew as well. The blue suede shoes are so cool!


    1. Thank you! I'm a little obsessed with those shoes. I just wish they were more comfortable. After a couple hours I had to pull them off and switch to my favorite Jimmy Choo wedges.


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