Manis and Donuts Birthday Party & My Latest Sample Sale Haul! | Le Hoarder
Le Hoarder

A NYC -ish* Style and Shopping Blog

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Manis and Donuts Birthday Party & My Latest Sample Sale Haul!

Last year Ella didn't have a birthday party so this year she insisted on having one. She's been asking for a manicure since I started doing my nails but I told her she had to stop biting her nails first...but that never happened. When she told me that she really wanted a mani for her birthday it came to me in a flash. Party at the nail salon! I chose one with a Dunkin Donuts next door so it was an easy, out of the house party.

She insisted on sharing her birthday look. At this point she styles herself so I can't take any credit. I dug this Gymboree birthday shirt out of the basement for her - I think we have one in every size LOL. Every few months we go shopping in the basement. Most of my kids clothing was purchased before they were even born.

From head to toe:
  • Earrings: 14k gold screwback earrings, $25 (My friend used to sell from her house but she's out of business.)
  • Necklace: $10 (also from my friend)
  • Shirt: Gymboree, $2.99 (From their Red Balloon Sale, although I probably had a 20% off coupon. I used to hoard cheap Gymbo - I still have NWT stockpiles in my basement.)
  • Sweatshirt: Gap, thrift store, $3
  • Ring: part of a set of midi rings, Nordstrom Rack, $3 for the whole set
  • Skirt: Disney Store, thrift store, $3
  • Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Nordstrom Rack, $30 (she borrows a lot of my smaller designer bags)
  • Tights: thrift store, $1
  • Socks: Target, $1
  • Sneakers: Sketchers light ups, thrift store, $4

I also hit the Ohne Titel sample sale last week. They closed their showroom and it's unclear if they were going out of business or just moving. I wanted to go first day but my younger daughter was home sick all week. Finally on Friday she went back to school so I ran in to see what was left because I was literally having nightmares that I missed it. I can't tell you how sick I am about missing all the $2000 outerwear that sold for $50 on the first day, or the $15 runway shoes, but what can you do?

I carefully sifted through everything left and came out with some great pieces. All dresses were $40 so I chose this stretch-knit colorblock fringe dress, retail $1085. Knits are tricky for me but I think I can make this work.

I wasn't sure about this skirt because white across my butt isn't the most flattering on me but when I found this top - I needed it. The top is the Intarsia caped halter (retail $275, skirt retailed for $325) and I can't wait to share mod pics of this outfit. Each piece was just $30. Pretty sure I'll be sporting this ensemble next fashion week.

This dress was a runway sample so it's a midi on me, but I love the length. It has a stain in the front but for $40 I wasn't leaving it. Retailed for $610.

This runway belt was $15 - although they charged me $10 less when ringing me up so I think of it as a $5 belt. Looks cute over the dress. 

Remember when I said I won three giveaways on Facebook? This 14K moonstone Melissa Tyson Designs ring is selling in her Etsy shop for $399! Woohoo!

Don't forget that Clear the Rack at Nordstrom Rack starts tomorrow! I think it's the first time they've started on a Wednesday. More bad news - I hear after this CTR they won't be doing any more price adjustments so no more shopping ahead :(

So glad that sample sale season is starting up! Fingers crossed for good stuff ahead. Which sale are you looking forward to?



  1. Amazing as always! Can't wait to see how you style everything!

    Dying at missing out at another sample sale season but only a few months left on the prairie thank the lawd.

    The only good thing about not buying anything this year (there isn't even a Rack out here, darnit) is that it's really forcing me to wear and style stuff I already own, and to focus on making everything I own wearable.

    I found an AWESOME cobbler and amazing tailor out here, so I've been going through everything I own, making repairs, getting stuff that doesn't fit taken in or let out, getting tight shoes and boots stretched, etc. It's annoying I can't use the free Rack alterations, but the tailor I found is super cheap and really talented. Found a $15 Ted Baker dress (from $300) at the Rack while traveling for work last month, but it was just too tight in the chest. She took a look at it and made it open back, so now it fits perfectly and is one of a kind. Cost $10.

    Random story from the other day...I was trying on a skirt I hadn't worn in awhile and the zipper broke while I was still in it. I cannot even explain how stuck I was in this skirt. An hour later I decided I was just going to have to die in this skirt. Finally my husband came home and literally pried me out with a wrench. We laughed about it until we cried (and my lovely tailor will just replace the zipper with a non crappy one, so all is well).

    Ella is darling and so stylish as always. Also more of Miss Ava, please, she's too cute!

    You know what I really want to see tho is more closet stuff! Closet organization is like porn for me lol.

    So glad you're doing well. You're looking gorgeous too. Don't always comment on every post but read it all and drool <3

    1. When I studied abroad for a year a million years ago there was nothing to buy and I nearly went nuts. At least you have Target and online shopping. Yes, when I was out of the country there was no such thing as cell phones or even email. I'm that old.

      Anyway, I'm so glad you're taking the time to edit/fix what you do have because I suspect your collection could give mine a run for the money. so jealous you have a good/cheap tailor. My Rack alterations are free but everything else sits untailored. So funny that you got stuck in a skirt LOL.

      I know you love my Ava, don't worry, her b-day is next month :)

      Closet pics will come when I'm done and I have a long way to go.

      So nice to hear from you - I was wondering where you disappeared to...

  2. Happy happy birthday to your mini me! Might be time for another road trip to NYC for me! :)

    1. Thanks! I'll LYK when the good sales are coming so you can join!

  3. Oh wow you got some great pieces! And your daughter is beyond cute.

  4. Happy moments. Happy thoughts. Happy check it out
    Dreams. Happy feelings. Happy Birthday.

  5. Because you are dressing casual does not mean you ought to be messy. Press your closet before each wear. in style outfits


© Le Hoarder

This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services - Click here for information.

Blogger Template Created by pipdig