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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pretty in Pink

Over Passover we visited with friends staying at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando. All I have to say is that it blew the Hyatt Regency that my parents went to out of the water. The grounds were gorgeous and even better, the property connects with a Hilton that features a kid friendly lazy river pool. I didn't see my little ones all afternoon. I dragged my teenage nephew around the grounds to explore and shoot my latest bargainista look. This H&M dress was another 50% off find on the sale rack. It's a smidge big (it's a size 8 and typically in a looser style I would take a 4/6) but I'm a sucker for pink - plus it has the off the shoulder trend which is so big right now.

The problem with being your own stylist and photographer (I usually set up the shots and tell the kids where/how to shoot me) is that you can't walk around with a full length mirror. Sometimes I miss something in the background that kills the shot, sometimes the lighting is off, and sometimes there's nobody to tell you that your shoulder strap fell off your shoulder. Alas, for 99% of the pictures my off the shoulder dress is off-off the shoulder LOL.

The dress is on the sheer side so I'm wearing my bikini under it. I've put on a few more lbs. so I'm not quite ready to walk around poolside sans cover-up. And again, because it has so much material, I needed heels to give me some height and balance the look, I packed my Sophia Webster Lacey sandals (sample sale scores!) because black & white goes with pretty much everything, plus they're pretty comfortable for heels. I know they're supposed to be tied around the ankle but I went up my leg a little to give it a gladiator feel. Added on a few delicate accessories, and voila - another easy, inexpensive summer look.

From head to toe:

  • Earrings: AV Max, sample sale, $4
  • Sunglasses: Moschino, Century 21 Stores, $60 - free with rewards
  • Bikini top: H&M, $7
  • Swim skirt: Jag, Marshalls, $10
  • Dress: H&M, $25 (retail $50)
  • Bracelets: AV Max, sample sale, $10 each (retail $70 & $80)
  • Shoes: Sophia Webster Lacey, sample sale, $95 (retail $695)

You can shop my look here:

It was so hot that by the end of the day my hair and face melted. Luckily all I had on was my Dr. Jart BB cream and MAC Miley Cyrus Viva Glam lipstick or you would have seen a mess dripping onto my dress. If you take care of your skin (I LOVE my Murad!) then you really don't need a lot of makeup, even at 41. I find that the more I pile on, the older I look. Hiding behind sunglasses also helps LOL.

As I'm writing this I'm actually also packing up to head home. Not looking forward to the long drive but we decided not to rush back. I typically only do about 10% of the driving (my husband is a machine and can drive for hours non-stop) but I still need to rest up.

Thanks again to my 15 yr old nephew, B who spent at least 45 minutes shooting this look :)

See you guys back in NY! Jimmy Choo starts Tuesday but I'll probably wait till Thursday for markdowns. I also have to start saving money for Rebecca Minkoff which starts on the 9th...



  1. Shoesssssssssssssss!!! The location looks beautiful!


    1. Thanks Shira! So excited for warmer weather just to be able to FINALLY wear all my strappy Sophias :)

  2. Love how you tied the shoes! You look great in this dress :)

  3. Hope you enjoyed your trip! Looking forward to seeing what you get at RM :)
    I've never gotten to go to the first day in LA cause of work, so I haven't seen sample bags/prices like you have in NYC. But at least they slash prices on the last couple days when I am able to go!

    1. Thanks May! This year I'm gonna try RM a few times - the first day wasn't even that great last round. I plan on doing last day too :) I don't think you get as many samples in LA - they tend to have TONS in NYC. GL!

  4. A friend of mine is moving to NYC, I may to coordinate a visit to coincide with one of the sample sales!! Lol

  5. SO pretty!! The flowiness of the dress and those shoes are amazing!! Perfect location to shoot the pics, your nephew did well ;-)


  6. This dress is absolutely gorgeous! And those heels as well, love the tie details!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  7. So pretty! Love those shoes!!

    xo, Jennifer

  8. You look like a goddess in this outfit and your laced-up sandals look AMAZING! Have a fab week hun!

    Love, Aldora


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