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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Layers on Layers.

Any City girl knows it's all about layering. You go from extreme cold outside to stripping down the second you step inside anywhere. Every store and apartment is boiling hot so you need a tank top for indoors and several layers for the blistering cold outside. I wasn't ready to give up my adorable Rosegal bomber jacket so I decided to layer it up for a day out.

This is one of my everything but the kitchen sink outfits. More is more. My new philosophy is before you head out the door - add one more item. I'm totally over simplicity. There is a reason I'm LeHoarder.

My first layer starts with my $1,495 Elizabeth and James striped Holland fur that I scored at their sample sale a while back for just 99 bucks. I seriously wish I got more because subsequent sales were not as good.



I mentioned Macy's Backstage (their outlet stores) a little while back when I first shared these booties. Right now they have buy one get one free on all their clearance in-store thru 1/2 - totally worth treasure hunting! Both my hat and boots came from Macy's Backstage - thanks again for the giftcard!




From head to toe:
  • Hat: BeMine NYC, Macy's Backstage, $12.99 but used gift card they gifted me
  • Sunglasses: H&M, $1.50 (sale rack!)
  • Coat: Elizabeth and James Holland fur, sample sale, $99 (RV $1,495)
  • Jacket: Make Me Chic, gifted - now on sale for $29.90! FYI, I'm wearing a size medium.
  • Dress: H&M, $3 (was $49.95)
  • Watch & bangle: Daniel Wellington, gifted (Use code LEHOARDER to take 15% off purchases on their website).
  • Bag: Mezzanotte Barolo, gifted (RV $195)
  • Gloves: Surell, Century 21, $4.50 (RV $99) - back when 90% off was really 90% off...
  • Tights: Spanx, Burlington Coat Factory, $13 (RV $28)
  • Boots: Betsey Johnson, Macy's Backstage, $49.99 (RV $99) but used gift card they gifted me






I only wear Spanx shaping tights but as you know, I refuse to pay retail. Very few brands still make shaping tights. I've found that the lower end Spanx at Target just aren't as good. I used to find Spanx at Burlington Coat Factory but this year I couldn't find them on the cheap anywhere. Spanx does have an eBay outlet from but right now they were out of my size so I went to the actual Spanx website and they had some great deals in the sale section. PLUS they have a coupon code (N16SK9P) for 10% off and free shipping right now! I ordered this two pack that came out to $13.50 a pair each! Don't forget to use ebates for an extra 3% off! I find that if you get the right size they last for a long time. When you order too small the pull and are more likely to tear.




This amazing bomber is my base layer. They had me sold with the patches. I wore it several times prior to shooting and got so many compliments. My only issue is that it started to pill in some spots. But for less than $30 it packs a punch!





I didn't feel like shooting my favorite Moschino sunnies again so I pulled out these cat-like H&M sunglasses that I found for $1.50. Dress is also H&M ($3 from $50). I seriously love H&M clearance.




Couldn't do my signature red or pink lipstick with the bomber so I'm wearing my new Korres Morello lipstick in Mocha Brown. It comes as a duo with a lip liner but I'm just wearing the lipstick. You can see me wearing the red they sent me here - thanks Korres!




This Mezzanotte Barolo bag is just what I needed. I first shared it with you in a flatlay here. It's the perfect bag to take you from day to night and works as well with jeans as it does with eveningwear. It's so lightweight and better yet, fits my giant phone. Plus the combo of pale gold and gunmetal matches everything. It's available in several colors and on sale right now! I should mention that the buckle is supposed to be flipped up and somehow mine got pushed down for all my pics. Oops. Thank you Mezzanotte!





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This round of pictures were taken by my super talented 9-year-old, Ella. Halfway through the shoot she stole my fur coat and hat because she was so cold. She's wearing her favorite Justice plaid shirt and tee again - as a Justice Girls With Heart brand ambassador she's been wearing a lot more Justice than usual. Be sure to follow her adventures on Instagram at @missellasophie. My goal for 2017 is to teach my youngest to shoot as well.




On the stuff showing up in my mailbox front, I received the December Popsugar Must Have Subscription Box. This month it as filled with odds and ends that were gift worthy - though you know I just kept them all for myself LOL. Code SHOP5 (which never expires) will get you $5 off your FIRST Must Have Box! Thank you Popsugar for sending me this box to try!




Influenster sent me their Loreal VoxBox Ever Pure VoxBox. Be sure to sign up for Influenster here to get your free boxes of stuff! People always ask me how to get the good campaigns - my tip would be to link up all your social accounts and share with friends. Plus they have "snaps" and reviews you can complete - these all help your standing.

The candy canes were not included. It was really hard to even find Kosher ones but my kids were begging for them.

I actually use (and swear by) Loreal Pro hair products that I get for free when I hair model.  I hoped these would be as good - but I still prefer my Pro line products. My scalp is super dry and itchy this time of year and Loreal Pro is the only thing that sooths it. What do you use if you have this issue?




Stella and Dot (and Octoly - sign up here) sent me this amazing feather statement necklace (RV $159)! I've been meaning to style it and shoot but I've been a little under the weather lately. Instead I've put together a little New Year's inspo starting with a pair of $250 Louboutins from Nordstrom Rack, My $20 thrifted vintage Oleg Cassini sequin dress (complete with giant 80s shoulder pads which are right on trend) and my Rebecca Minkoff Cleo WOC for a sparkly pop of color. This is the one night of the year that it's socially acceptable to sparkle like a disco ball. Not that I haven't glittered up on a regular Tuesday LOL.

If you haven't already done so, be sure to enter win your own, new with tags Rebecca Minkoff glitter wallet on a chain! You can enter my giveaway here. Just 4 days left!




Happy holidays! Chanukah is still in effect and other than some cash no gifts so far. My friend Morgan of Between the Racks got a Chanel pin for Christmas and I'm totally dying. Traditionally Chanukah is more about gelt (money) than presents thou. My mom always taught me to buy my own gifts - it's easier than being disappointed. And I'm a much better gift giver than most of the people around me so at least I know I'm gonna love it LOL. Actually I take that back, Ella got me a pair of hot pink boot shapers at the dollar store. Cute, useful and thrifty. My girl knows me well.

The good thing about this time of year is that everything is on sale and it's the perfect time to score some great deals at retail. Target hit 70% holiday clearance off today so I spent the morning Target hunting - check out my Insta stories to see what I found! $.89 EOS and $1.50 giant rolls of gift wrap - yes please! In case you missed it, I'm uploading some pics to my @shoppinggalscloset Instagram account. That's more of my personal account where I share more deals, and less polished cell phone shots.

This coming year I plan on being more consistent with my branding and dropping my nickname, Shoppinggal. Right now it's probably a little confusing that my Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook is Shoppinggal, while my Insta and blog are LeHoarder. I hope to transition to my name (Michelle Blashka) and LeHoarder across the board in 2017.

I hope to share my New Year's resolutions and a roundup of my best 2016 deals in my next post. But for now, what are your hopes for 2017?

XO
Shoppinggal





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  1. Adore the layers and the shimmery deets of your boots hun! Can't wait to read about your New Year resolutions and roundup next :)

    xx Aldora
    www.AldoraMuses.com | BeautyBedazzled.blogspot.com

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  2. Hellz yeahhhhh to maximalism! You do it well, that's for sure. Those boots are epic!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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    1. LOL I knew that you'd get it! And those boots are probably my favorite find this season - so comfortable!

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  3. Seriously obsessed with your layering look!! Haha, more is more, yes!!! The hat is the cutest and a fun piece to add, Ella looks adorable rocking the pieces too :) Love reading NY resolutions!

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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    1. Thanks Tracy - I wanted to have a little fun - I find myself holding back when I put on weight so every so often I push. Happy New Years!

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  4. You've definitely mastered the art of layering! That fur coat is to die for and I love that patchwork jacket as well. Your little Ella is just too cute! Glad that you're teaching them the trade early on. 😀

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  5. Loved this layered look! That bomber is everything <3

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  6. Amazing layering and styling dear! lovely colors too! best wishes to a happy new years 2017!!!

    love, Gina

    www.artsyrunway.com

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    1. Thanks so much - I love when a look comes together :) Happy New Year to you too!

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  7. Hello dear!!!
    beautiful shimmering heels on your ankle boots.love the first coat babe. Cute beanie and cat eye sunnies.
    Wish you a great 2017.
    xx
    Eva from Italy
    www.themermaidfashion.com

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  8. this jacket is so cute and love the details on the shoes!!

    xo samira,

    www.leathertolunch.com

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    1. Thanks - I'm totally obsessed with the shoes too :)

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  9. I still can not get over the deal you got on that coat!! It's amazing. Wow. Your daughter did a great job with these (and looks so cute in your hat!!).
    xx Jenelle
    www.inspiringwit.com

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  10. I adore your boots & the appliqué jacket. So fun & unique ! Happy New Year !
    xx,gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

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  11. I definitely though your hired a photographer for these pics. Your girl is such a genius behind the lens! That longline bomber is going on my wishlist. I need it in my life :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    1. LOL - my kids are getting better and better. And I hear you - I'm all about long line bombers right now :)

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  12. Wow ! You are truly amazing ! I was absolutely obsessed with this bomber and all your fabulous accessories when I saw them on instagram and now seeing all these fabulous pictures I just want to stop everything and shop ! I've been having fun looking into all your included links ! I can't believe your daughter took these amazing photos !

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  13. I'm obsessed with your furry statement coat! It's a showstopper! Love the super cool way your layered your outfit. Layering is definitely a must do for our frigid NYC winters. Your daughter, Ella did such an amazing job on these photos! She is rocking her outfit too!

    Happy New Year xoxo
    Jo | www.cutandchic.com

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    1. It's such a great piece - you either love it or hate it thou. I'm sure you can guess which camp I'm in :) Thank you Jo!

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  14. I can't take my eyes off your booties! They are so fab. Your winter layers are so creative, fun and stylish. Ella is a beauty and I'm so impressed she took these great photos!

    Love, Liz
    stylewich.com

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    1. I know the feeling - these booties are one of my favorite finds of 2016! And thanks so much!

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  15. Whilst you're layering up a storm over there (and mind you, doing it like a boss) - I'm trying to strip down my layers to the bare minimal of whats publicly acceptable haha!

    Hope you had a fabulous New Years darling!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/2016-a-year-of-change

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  16. I love your layering game, and those gold boots are so perfect for NYE! have a great new year :)
    www.samanthamariko.com

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    1. Thanks Samantha - but who says you can't wear glitter boots for every day LOL. Happy New Year!

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  17. you did a fantastic job by layering! Gold boots look awesome

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

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    1. Thanks - I usually do functional layering - but this time I wanted something a little more chic.

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  18. I seriously dropped my jaw when I read you bought it for 99$. That is an incredible deal right there! As for layering also every city boy knows that's the thing to do and I'm with you on that more is more! :) There's no such thing as over the top, haha.
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

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    1. Right? When I saw a whole row of them for $99 I almost had a heart attack. I wish I grabbed more! I try not to be a pig at these sales but sometime I regret it LOL. And yes - let's start a more is more movement!

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  19. Michelle, you seriously need to bring to shopping!!! I love all your great steals and how you layer them on in so much sassy.

    Much love,
    Everest
    www.everestsays.com

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    1. Haha I usually share when I'm going to hit a big sale :) Thanks so much!

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  20. First of all, I cant believe the shoot was done by a 9 year old! Amazing! Second, you got that fur coat for $99?! omg! I agree, more is more and I love every single layer you have here. Happy New Year to you and I hope you have the best year in 2017.

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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  21. Hey Sweetie:)
    So Amazing Photos as Always:) very Cute Hat:)
    Your First coat is Very Unique, Love the colors:)
    You Look so cute on you and Chic;)
    The Sunnies are so Cool too;) Fits You Perfect:)
    How was your New Years Eve?
    Wish you Happy New Year;)
    Love Open Kloset By Karina
    New:http://openklosetfashion.blogspot.pt/2017/01/rainforest-handcrafted-wood-sunnglasses.html?m=1#more

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  22. Oh my god girl. That Elizabeth and James piece is such a steal! I love how you layered all these looks! I seriously struggle every time I go out in the cold

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    1. I know! Sometimes you can't believe how cheap things are at these sales. Blows my mind. Honestly you don't need to layer with fur because it's so warm but I liked the look :)

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  23. Happy New Year! Such fun layers and love those booties!

    xo, Jennifer
    www.publicistinpearls.com

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  24. Happy new year babe! Such a great post! I love your outfit in this post! The layers are amazing! I love a good sample sale! You got such an amazing deal on that bomber!

    Happy 2017!

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  25. Wow your daughter is a talented budding photographer at that age you must be so proud.
    I love a good bargain too we don't have great outlets like in the USA which is a shame.Tell me how did you snag those Louboutins at that price?

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    1. Thanks - I do the editing and set up the shots but I'm training her eye to know what I'm looking for. She's also got an artistic eye so that helps. Most of my deals aren't even outlet deals - sample sale are where I find most of my amazing pieces. The Loubs were from Nordstrom Rack which can be amazing - but it's been a while since I've picked up any Louboutins - thou I just found my Chanel flats there for $175 so I shouldn't complain LOL.

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  26. I love all of these layers! Um... and where can I find that jacket for $99? I CANNOT believe that price. I love Elizabeth and James. I just lost a pair of their sunglasses that were my absolute favorite! The bomber is such a great color too! I'm so bad about layering for cold. I'm a warm weather girl and I can't stand the bulky feeling of layering for cold weather. Luckily it's been a really mild winter where I live so I haven't had to. You make it look easy and fresh! Love!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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    1. With fur you don't really need the bulk - it's so warm. But don't get me wrong, sometimes I like to hide in my husband's huge coats LOL. And yeah, I'm a huge Elizabeth and James fan - and their sales are pretty epic :)

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  27. Perfect layering! Love it.

    Xx
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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  28. I can't believe you scored that fur coat for $99! What a steal. That H&M dress fits you like a glove too! I've been thinking about rebranding everything as well since none of my social media are the same. So annoying. Please share more about that process though. Would you lose followers because of that?

    Cheers to a new year babe!

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    ❤Clothestomidnight.com

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  29. such cute layers darling!! wow
    http://www.cecelam.com/2016/12/new-era.html

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  30. Oh my gosh your 9 year old daughter took those photos?! You have a Demarchelier in the making! Your layering here is amazing- the badges on that jacket make it such a quirky piece and the colour is lovely too. That Elizabeth and James coat was such a bargain and it looks fantastic on you :)

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. Hahahaha my kids have my creative eye (which I got from my mother who is an artist)so it's in their blood. Thanks Rachel!

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  31. You are the master of layering babe. Love love the fur jacket. It is a steal for the price you got. Those boots are great too
    xo
    Anju
    I enjoyed reading this post. It is one cute dress and love how you styled it. You do such great working putting so much information in one post. Kudos to you. Have a great year babe
    xo
    Anju
    http://codedressed.com

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  32. I really love layered OOTDs! They are great, fashionable AND coxy, which is a really important thing, especially suring winter ;)
    Also I love that Winky Lux lipstick! Is it "Heart"? I love their products and I'm writing a review just now (soon to be posted)!

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  33. I love all the pictures sweetie, it was a lovely read too!!!
    Thank you for sharing great content with us..
    XX
    Hadasah // www.styletolove.com

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  34. These are some awesome designer layers, girl! Love your Pom Pom hat and patch jacket and a fur coat!

    Honestly I'm the opposite to you! I don't like layers and prefer as simple look as possible. But it's just me! You are doing a spectacular job with your stylish layering!!

    http://stylesprinter.com

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    1. I'm a fashion chameleon so my look is always changing. I predict that maximalism will be a trend for 2017-18. I'm so old that you name it, I've tried it in the past 20 something years LOL. It's funny thou, some of my good friends are more minimal in their styling but I guess opposites attract :)

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  35. Happy New Year love! I'm basically the most obsessed with that coat and yes everyone really should learn how to layer. Winter is NOT my favourite but then again I'm still learning how to wear thermals LOL. It's hard to find a balance and not look like a stuffed marshmallow but of course you look effortless as usual! xx Belle

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    1. Hahahaha I don't think I've ever seen you looking like a stuffed marshmallow. I love winter because I have a pretty amazing coat collection. And coats hide everything :)

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  36. Happy New year gorgeous lady! Speaking of Spanx I haven't own one yet! I need to buy one. anyway I love your coat it's so BEAUTIFUL!!!! so effortlessly gorgeous you are!

    x
    Darlene

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    1. Spanx tights are the best - even when I was 50 lbs lighter I lived in them.

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  37. You have such amazing style hun! Loving all these fabulous layers, I can't decide which piece is my favorite! I definitely love the cute graphic hat, and that fur coat is EVERYTHING!!!

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  38. The details of your outfit is too cute! I just love the gold heels of your boots and the champagne bag is soo lovely as well.

    www.atsunamatsui.com

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  39. These layers work so perfectly together! And the heel of these boots are amazing. So gorgeous babe!

    Ashleigh x
    www.ashleighdmello.com

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  40. Ok I am OBSESSED with so many pieces here! Taking a moment to bow down to the Sample sale queen!! How fab is that coat?!?!! And those Surrell gloves at 90% off!! I agree, in the past, x% off meant just that. But with so many retailers going off-price and private label, it's really hard to distinguish. Nonetheless major kudos to you for such amazing finds :)

    xo Soo | www.BrownEyedToast.com

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    1. Thanks Soo! Pieces like the coat are exactly why I sample sale. I love unique pieces that elevate my wardrobe.

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  41. I ADORE this fur coat of yours. Its so perfect for the winter weather! And 99 bucks?! Seriously I cant even deal with your finds anymore!!

    http://aloveaffairblog.com

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  42. I couldn't have layered this any better, you definetely have impeccable style!!! Loved all the details babe, and I can't wait to read your next post!!
    xx Hadasah Love | www.StyleToLove.com

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