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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Short and Sweet - and a Giveaway!

So when I say short and sweet, I'm referring to the cutest Rosegal floral embroidered dress, not this post because by now y'all know that I talk too much. I love a good LBD with a twist and the embroidery on this dress is beautiful. While I do wear a lot of black, I always look for a cheerful pop of color.

One day this week I awoke to 15k on Instagram and I couldn't believe it. I'm so grateful for everyone who takes the time to like and comment on my work - be it here, on Insta or any of my social media. Over the past couple years I've made so many new friends (and reconnected with old) who share my passions and I just wanted to say thank you. I appreciate you.

When I was just getting started I seriously felt like I was talking to myself. It's so gratifying to have so many people listen and identify with aspects of my life as a mother, fashion addict and bargain hunter. Or maybe some of you just like to hear my crazy stories? When you become a mom you lose a piece of yourself. It's easy to get lost in the newness of it while you are caring for little ones. Because as any momma can tell you, kids literally suck the life out of you. You give because you love them, but at some point you need to remember who you are, and what you love. My blog gave me my voice back. I truly feel like I'm finally on track - doing what I was always supposed to do.

This glittery Rebecca Minkoff Cleo wallet on a chain retails for $145, but I scored it at the sample sale for just $10! It's been a while since I had a personal giveaway so as a thank you, I grabbed an extra for you guys too! Tis the season! To enter scroll down to the Rafflecopter widget below. It's fun and sparkly - and perfect for this time of year.




But let's talk about my adorable Rosegal floral embroidered smock dress. When I order anything online I look at the measurements several times. I selected a size medium based on the measurements knowing it would be a looser design. So you can imagine my surprise when my beautiful floral embroidered dress...turned out to be a beautiful floral shirt. And I'm 5'5" - not even that tall. This would probably best work on someone petite unless you plan on layering it. When I was editing my pics I noticed that I was tugging on the dress in every single frame LOL. I knew the dress was on the shorter side and that it dipped in the front but it didn't occur to me they were giving the measurement for the longest point, not the shortest. Back in the day I wore lots of minis but these days I'm more of a midi girl. Regardless, it's a really cute dress so I just put on some tights and went for it.

My shearling jacket is actually a men's sample from the Reiss sample sale. Sometimes it pays not to skip over the men's racks!



From head to toe:
  • Sunglasses: Moschino, Century21, free with rewards (RV $295, their price $60)
  • Jacket: Reiss, sample sale, $125 (RV $1,495)
  • Dress: Rosegal, gifted (RV $40.90)
  • Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Cleo, sample sale, $10 (RV $145)
  • Watch: Daniel Wellington Classic Black watch and cuff, gifted (RV $259 for the set with 10% off right now) - use code LEHOARDER to get additional 15% all purchases on their website.
  • Tights: Spanx, Burlington, $13
  • Shoes: Charlotte Olympia Bisoux, sample sale, $100 (RV $695)







I've been dying for a pair of Charlotte Olympia's kitty flats for ages. When I was cut from her sample sale VIP list I was a little sour about it so I planned on skipping the sale. Previous sales weren't all that great so I didn't think I would be missing anything. Then I saw a message from my friend that they had $100 flats at the sale and I literally ran over there in heels (luckily I was already in the City at another preview). I'm sure VIP cleaned out a bunch but I managed to snag the last pair of these $695 Bisoux in my size. While I would have liked some kitties, I was more than happy to walk away with my lips.




I need to thank my husband who took this round of pics. He hates being an Insta-husband but every so often I guilt him into it or bribe him with food.

Here's another close up of the glittery goodness. It's a regular wallet that has a strap that is removable. So cute!  I forgot to snap a pic of the inside so check it out online here. Yours will be NWT :) Giveaway is open to anyone with a US shipping address.




Linking up my look for you to shop. I included a midi version of my dress for those of you who can't do minis either.


Happy holidays to all! How exciting that Chanukah and Christmas starts on the same night this year. Who else is looking forward to all those New Years sales??!! I've been staying away from sample sales as the ones right before the holidays tend to be overpriced and geared towards people buying gifts. I like my stuff off-season and super cheap!

Also, congrats to Shayna G @polishjinx winner of my Baci Outlet giftcard giveaway!

Have a great weekend and good luck! Be sure to enter my Rebecca Minkoff giveaway just below...

XO
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148 comments

  1. Cutest shoes and the whole look is perfection. Love the glitter RM obviously! My favorite purchase..... hmmmmmmm I'm freezing. I don't remember when the SW sample sale was but my two pink heels from them!

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    1. Thanks Shira! I looked and SW was last December. I wonder if they are skipping the sale this year??

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  2. My favorite purchase this year was my little puppy chihuahua! I adopted and rescued him while I was down south. :)

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  3. Love this outfit! Also so happy for you getting the dress of your dreams, you look amazing in it! My fav purchase this year is a black wool jacket by Joie I got recently, have been wearing it almost every day! Happy Holidays! :)

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    1. That's the best - when you find something you really love and live in it. Thank you and happy holidays!

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  4. Great blog! And that dress! Those shoes! The whole out fit! Beautiful!!

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  5. Love the whole outfit! I guess my favorite purchase was a midi skirt and matching top in what I will call Robin Bird Blue...no designer name😉

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    1. Sometimes things don't need to be designer to be amazing. Sounds like a pretty color top. And thanks and happy holidays!

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  6. Your shoes are darling. You look so good in this post ! Love the glitter to compliment ! Super cute for the holidays !
    xx, gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

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  7. Super cute outfit. My favorite purchase this year were my sorel boots that I had been eyeing for a couple of years now. I bought them from Saks on a huge sale and they keep me warm here in Michigan.

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    1. Thanks Alina! That's the best - when you finally get something you really wanted!

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  8. I'm loving the shoes and bag really make this outfit pop happy holidays

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  9. Your sample sale picks are the best! Those Charlotte Olympia flats are amazing! I love her slightly cheeky designs. Your dress looks fab btw! Dark florals are my favorite type of floral print.

    xo, Jo
    www.cutandchic.com

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    1. Thanks Jo! She's so fun - I love some humor in my fashion :)

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  10. Love your outfit from head to toe. My favorite purchase this year were my tieks. Super cute and comfy.

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    1. Thank you! Those sound great - I'm looking for more comfortable shoes this year!

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  11. Haha I talk a lot too, but what's the fun in reading a blog post if there is no actual content. I love the way you always are looking for bargains and have a long term perspective in what you buy. And I wish I also had an insta hubby to help me out with all that needs to be done, haha.
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://www.thomasfalkenstedt.com/

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    1. I agree! One of my big blogger acquaintances told me that when she got started, advice that was shared with her was less talk, more photos. I told her that would never work for me LOL. And now she talks more in her blog too haha.

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  12. My favorite purchase this year was my Kate Spade Coral/Red bag!!love your outfit ❤

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  13. I am totally loving your outfit and your bag is so cute.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.co

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  14. what a cool giveaway! love your cute dress

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

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  15. Love this dress sweetie! shoes are so cute, love them! Xx, GIna

    Happy holidays!

    www.artsyrunway.com

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  16. wha this is soo cool!
    http://www.cecelam.com/2016/12/stereoscope-x-da-vinci.html

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  17. Congrats on 15k on instagram!! The hard work pays off :) This dress looks really cute on you, and wishing you a fabulous holiday!
    www.samanthamariko.com

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  18. Love your posts, your style and keeping it real. My favorite purchase this year was navy Balenciaga with rose gold hardware! Can't wait to style it

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    1. Aww thanks - I try to be true to myself. Ahhhh your Balenciaga sounds amazing! Be sure to share pics!

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  19. Great photos!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  20. Great post, thanks for sharing :)

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. That smock dress looks so gorgeous on you and I love the red accents from your bag and shoes as well! And congrats on 15k on IG - it's indeed a milestone! Hope you'll enjoy your holiday weekend ;)

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    1. Thank you - looking forward to what the new year brings!

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  22. I actually almost bought that dress when I saw it in Zara and totally regret not picking it up now because you make it look so good! How cute is that bag with it and those shoes are perfect!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/contiki-asia-16-part-two

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    1. Now it's not too late because you can grab it on Rosegal!

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  23. Surprisingly, my favorite purchase this year was a pair of black & white Nike trainers that I scored for $15 instead of $90. I looooove them!

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    1. That's a great deal! I was looking at Nike sneakers yesterday at Nordstrom Rack for $25 but I passed because they weren't so exciting and only $60 at retail. I'm too picky LOL. I need some higher end Nikes ASAP!

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  24. Congrats on 15K! Your content is amazing and you're doing a great job. I love that floral print dress on you!! Those shoes and bag are icing on the cake!!

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    1. Thanks so much! Hahaha accessories really are the icing on the cake - which is why I totally hoard them LOL.

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  25. Best purchase was my business cards earlier this year. A new chapter in life.

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    1. It's so true - something as simple as business cards can really change things.

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  26. Happy Hanukkah Michelle!!! I love that you feel your blog gave you your voice back. While I'm not a mother I can understand why finding this time and space for your own self growth is important. It's been so amazing to watch you grow in the industry! Congratulations on 15K and damn am I mad I couldn't find any cute flats at the CO sale!!!! LOL xx belle

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    1. Thanks Belle! You got some cute heels thou - next time you'll score flats!

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    1. I need some good thigh high boots - I can never find a pair that fits me right...

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  28. Congratulations dear to reaching 15K! That is really amazing.
    And this dress is so cute

    http://aloveaffairblog.com

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    1. Thanks - when I started it felt like I'd never get here. Now I'm looking forward to 50k!

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  29. That Zara embroidery dress is fabulous and I love the SW flats. Congratulations on reaching 15K! xx shalini

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    1. Thanks - it's actually Rosegal and the flats are Charlotte Olympia LOL.

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  30. Love the dress. Embroidery details are so pretty and those shoes are super cute
    xo
    Anju
    http://codedressed.com/

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  31. I love your pops of red with that beautiful floral dress! This is such a fun holiday look :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  32. I love anything glittery! Cute wallet find. Actually, cute look, entirely because it all suits you so well.
    xx Jenelle
    www.inspiringwit.com

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  33. Hello dear!!
    Cute Christmas look. Lovely details on.
    Happy Holidays.
    xx
    Eva from Italy
    www.themermaidfashion.com

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    1. Thanks so much - it is very festive! Happy holidays!

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  34. I love this dress! Isn't it great? You styled it so well and I really love your clutch!

    Manda | http://EvocativleyChosen.com

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  35. A puppy I bought for our family for Christmas!

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  36. You're looking so beautiful and festive babe! I adore the fun and punchy shoes and the glitter clutch adds holiday sparkle to your lovely look. I can't wait to see your new year's inspiration!!

    Love, Liz
    stylewich.com

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    1. Thanks - for New Years I'm thinking pastel and furry but we shall see :)

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  37. Hey Sweetie:)
    How was Christmas?
    So in Love with your cute shoes and That Red bag is so Cute too:)
    With your Back Dress fits so Well:)
    Sending you Love and Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina
    New:http://openklosetfashion.blogspot.pt/2016/12/costes-downtown-michelin-starred.html?m=1#more

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    1. My Chanukah is going well - still several days left! Thanks so much Karina!

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  38. My favorite purchase this year was a pair of vintage velvet navy blue smoking slippers with American Flags embroidered on the tops of them!

    xoxo

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  39. My favorite purchase this year was probably a dress I got on ruelala. Its a cute lace sundress.

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    1. I've never tried jag - I have such a hard time with jeans.

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    1. I do love a DVF dress! Happy Chanukah to you too!

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    1. I used to live in Old Navy jeans - I should check them out again!

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  43. My favorite a dress for new years is so pretty can't wait to put it on

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    1. Oooh love a good new years dress - hope you have a fun night!

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  44. Those flats are such a steal!!! U paired it in such a pretty and whimsical way and not to mention that cutest crossbody glitter bag!

    Much love,
    Everest
    www.everestsays.com

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  45. I didn't buy it, but my favorite purchase FOR me was my engagement ring that I got on Christmas! :)

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  46. My favorite purchase was Clarks leather booties!

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  47. That dress is so cute and I love how it matches with the purse and the shoes! Congratulations on 15K by the way and it's so awesome that you're doing a giveaway!

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    1. Thanks - I like to hunt down great deals and share the wealth :)

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  48. My Ps4 I love using it for streaming Netflix

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  49. Such a pretty outfit you have here. I love the short and sweet embroidered dress, and I love the sparkly clutch. Your shoes are too cute too!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

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  50. My favorite purchase was a navy blue bag I got my friend for Christmas

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    1. Aww so sweet that it was a gift for someone else :)

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  51. That dress is seriously so cute. I love it!!

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  52. Congrats on 15k- that's so exciting! This Rosegal dress is so lovely- I have such a soft spot for anything embroidered. That Rebecca Minkoff bag really pops too- it's so festive!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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    1. Thanks so much! Embroidery really makes all the difference :)

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  53. My favorite purchase this year was a laptop!

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    1. I need a new laptop - I keep hoping for a magic deal :)

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  54. Love Shoes! Can't believe you got them for $100! Well done!!

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  55. Oh my favorite purchase this year was a pair of Joshua Sanders Christmas slip one!

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  56. So sweet indeed! Love your adorable kisses shoes and a glitter bag too! Happy holidays!!

    http://stylesprinter.com

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  57. I would have run like the wind to snag those Charlotte Olympias. I've been wanting a pair forever! Congrats on 15 k!

    Www.loveravayna.com

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    1. Hahaha I did - I almost killed my Rockstuds running but I'm way faster than an Uber in midtown traffic LOL. Thanks!

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  58. That dress is soo damn cute!
    Bag is my favourite <3

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  59. Congrats on 15k! I started following when you are just at 5k. Can't believe how quickly that grew! Congratulations again and thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks! It doesn't feel so quick LOL but I'm happy to finally be here :)

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  60. Omg your savings are unbelievable. The shoes are so cute I can't believe you snagged them for that price.

    My favorite purchase this year is actually a thrift store find. I like stick to my own style and the bubble coats just don't do it for me. I found a Forester Wool jacket that was slightly oversized and the warmest thing ever.

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    1. Thanks! As a thrifter I totally get it! I love dressing outside the box too :)

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  61. Your shoes are SO adorable!! :) I have three children under 7, so I honestly never buy myself anything nice anymore. So I guess I would say that my favorite purchase this year was some new panties (finally!) lol! :)

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    1. I didn't wake up from my mommy fugue until my youngest was about 5 and started in school. Then my kids were 5,7 & 9 and I finally decided to start taking care of myself again. That's about when I started blogging. My youngest is now almost 8 and I almost feel like a person again. Hang in there - you'll start wanting nice things again too! And you deserve it!

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  62. This outfit is the absolute sweetest! I love how you tied in the red with the accent on your shoes and your festive bag! I am all over rose embroidery detailing!

    xx
    alexandrachloe.com

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    1. Aww you're too sweet! I do love a pop of color in my looks :)

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  63. This floral dress is such a pretty number to wear for the holidays. The accents of red on the shoes and bag look soo lovely and complement the dress so well. Happy holidays babe!

    www.atsunamatsui.com

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    1. It really is - I love when a look comes together. Thanks Atsuna!

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  64. You're so gifted in styling outfits with the perfect amount of fun! You have such a great use of color and detail. These Charlotte Olympia shoes are so perfect for your personality! And I'm absolutely getting this bag asap!

    Love everything girl!

    xoxo,
    Lacey | www. stateoflace.com

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  65. Congratulations on 15k! You deserve it, I love your style! You really pulled this look together perfectly. I love the embroidery dress with the flats and handbag. Great combination.

    Happy holidays babe!

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  66. BIG congrats on 15K! That's so awesome! I'm in awe of your sample sale skills! Those shoes are amazing! Love the RM bag, too!

    My favorite purchase this year has to be my Frye moto boots. They're just below the knee which is a good height for my under 5 foot frame. The quality is unreal. If I take care of them they will last forever! In fact, they're being re-heeled right now.

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    1. Thanks so much Kathryn! I've been sample saling for over 20 years so I've picked up a trick or two :) Nothing beats a good pair of Frye boots - they seriously last forever!

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  67. Stunning outfit!
    Happy Holidays!
    Gil Zetbase
    http://gilzetbase.com/

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    1. It's great to count our blessings so now and then! Amazing you got so many followers on insta. Love the embroidery on your outfit babe! XO Charissa - www.ladygoldapple.com

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  68. Girl congrats on your achievement on the 15k! Thats huge. also I love how fun your style is! super love the lips flats and your dress! Happy Holidays!

    x
    Darlene

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    1. Thanks - it felt like it took forever to get here. I do like having some fun with my fashion :)

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  69. My favorite purchase this year was my first Rebecca Minkoff bag. Now I have 3! :) Love your Instagram. Its nice to see someone that doesn't where the same stuff everyone else is wearing! And I love seeing your sample sale deals! The deals you find are amazing! Congrats on your following!

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    1. Aww thanks! My stuff is mostly a season or two old or a sample that nobody else has. The ones who all look the same get their stuff for free from companies LOL. Maybe one day...but I'll still mix in what I love :)

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  70. Love your outfits! My favorite purchase this year would have to be the Chloe purse I scored at a resale shop in perfect condition! Happy New Year!

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  71. My favorite purchase this year would have to be my new laptop. It has been an incredible upgrade from the outdated tech I previously had!

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  72. love all the details on this look dear!

    xo samira,

    www.leathertolunch.com

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  73. My favorite purchase this year is my Yeti rambler.

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  74. A tank top with abstract flowers in shades of pale pink, black, white, and berry.

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  75. My favorite purchase this year were a set of African Percussion Banana Bells from World Percussion USA. They resonate beautifully and are a lot of fun to play with! :-)

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  76. My fave purchase was a cheap down jacket in the greatest shade of purple.

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  77. My favorite purchase this year was my ipad

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  78. My favorite purchase this year was a christmas tree.

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  79. A white Coach purse was probably my favorite purchase this year.

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  80. I didn't make a whole lot of purchases this year for myself, my favorite has ended up being the kat von d metal matte palette.
    ALONA Y.

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  81. Some makeup products I really ended up loving like 24 hour lipstick that stays on all Shabbas!

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  82. I got a classic black and tan tote bag from Ralph Lauren!

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  83. A Michael Kors bag for my daughters.

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