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Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Eve, Bargainista Style.

Happy New Years Eve! Today I headed to Nordstrom to have my face done to make up (haha!) for an overwhelmed employee who wasn't all that friendly a couple weeks back. Long story short, in my quest for the perfect brow I purchased an Anastasia eye pencil online and picked it up in store. When I went in I asked for assistance and the Anastasia associate told she was too busy to show me how to use it - and she couldn't be bothered to call someone to help. Last I checked Nordstrom was known for customer service so I reported her. The cosmetics manager, Adria Hill called me back and offered to do my makeup for New Year's Eve. I'm always up to learn a few new tricks so I happily accepted.

Adria is amazing. Check out her insane Insta feed here. She showed me how to contour, highlight and do a crazy eye. I hope to collaborate with her again in the New Year because she is so talented. In addition to make up artist, she was also my photographer for the day. Thanks Adria!

My look from head to toe:
  • Lips: MAC Ruby Woo, Nordstrom, $17 (free with notes)
  • Jacket: Alice + Olivia Jace, sample sale, $99 (retail $2,000!)
  • Dress: American Apparel, $7.50, Nordstrom Rack
  • Bracelets: A.V. Max beaded cuffs, sample sale, $10 each
  • Bag: Dannijo Viper clutch, sample sale, $75 (retail $698)
  • Boots: Sergio Rossi, sample sale, $25 (retail $1,100!)

I didn't want to wear full on sequins during the day so I grabbed my new Alice + Olivia leather jacket for some sparkle. I got this little black dress at the Rack 50% off dress sale yesterday - I planned on using as a slip to layer under dresses but I decided to just wear it out because it's an easy, comfortable dress. Basically, this $3,000 look cost $226.50 OOP. #Score!

I had free money at Nordstrom so I splurged on some makeup. Adria recommended getting Ruby Woo pencil and lipstick because I don't have them yet and I grabbed another Miley Cyrus Viva Glam because today was the last day to buy it. It's a limited edition and I was told them are getting pulled so if you want one order NOW. I'm sure you've seen a bajillion pictures of me wearing it and it's become my go-to lipstick.

I'm linking up some of my pieces (and similar) for you to shop :)

So Happy New Year! So excited to see what 2016 brings! May it be a year filled with successful sample sales, discounted designer shoes and many, many fashion adventures! What are you looking forward to in 2016?



  1. Love. Those. Boots.

    Hope 2016 is full of amazing samples and sales!

    1. Thanks! I loved them so much I got three pairs LOL. And fingers crossed!!

  2. Your makeup looks amazing! I do love that Nordstrom is always willing to accommodate if you have a bad experience. Keeps me coming back! And of course, your outfit is fabulous! Happy new year, Michelle!

    1. Thanks Morgan! Nordstrom is pretty amazing! I'm more of a Rack girl but if I have to do retail...

      Happy New Year!

  3. Love your makeup!
    Happy new year!!!

  4. Ok, first of all that jacket is SICK. You seriously killed at A&O! Like omg!! Second, so cool that they did that and I want your tips and tricks! We're different skintones so I feel like if I ask you recommendations for products to contour and highlight it probably won't help much! ALso, I'm tempted to get that Miley Cyrus lipstick! Love my Ruby Woo too.

    1. Hahaha thanks Shira! Can't wait to see the Miley on you :)


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