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!
- 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.
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.
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...
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