This outfit cost me less than $100 out of pocket and retailed for over $3,000. It helps that I borrowed my mom's Prada again but my $965 Elizabeth and James Iris oversized Mongolian fur collared coat was less than $60 and Nordstrom Rack. Oh and my Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses were a penny at the Rack. Pretty good, right?
Head to toe:
- Hat: Maniere Accessories, Zulily, $.99 (after $25 credit, RV $50)
- Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana, Nordstrom Rack, $0.01!
- Coat: Elizabeth & James, Nordstrom Rack, $59.95 (RV $965)
- Shirt: H&M (my husband's shirt), $5
- Jeans: H&M, $10
- Bag: Prada, borrowed from my Mom (RV $2,390)
- Heels: LK Bennett Florete, sample sale, $20 (retail $305)
Thank you to Belle @littlefashionstylist for another great round of photos.
I've had a flurry of goodies showing up in my mailbox that I typically share in my Insta stories but here are a couple of my faves :)
I've mentioned Octoly before - they basically have a free store for influencers over 10k and in exchange for product you post reviews on Instagram or YouTube. I've slowed down working with them because I noticed other influencers getting paid to collaborate with some of their brands - and personally I'd rather get paid for the same work from other sources. However, recently this Givenchy Beauty Prisme Libre Loose Powder in Mousseline Pastel popped up and I couldn't resist. It helps with redness and the packaging is beautiful. And a free $55 luxury powder is totally worth it for me. Plus it was the perfect opportunity to showcase my new $1,195 Paul Andrew Blossom sandals that I scored for $50 at the sample sale. Like I always say, it totally pays to be first thru the door at any sale!
ThredUP gave me a credit to shop with them and share on Insta and I ended up getting these brand new Jimmy Choo sandals for about $17 OOP!!! I have a similar pair of Choos (last seen here) that are starting to fall apart because I wear them to death so it was time for a replacement. It takes a lot of patience to comb thru everything and it can be frustratinng when you finally find something amazing....and it's not your size (argh!) but it clearly can pay off big time! Sign up here and you can use code HOARD40 for 40% first-time orders (discount up to $50) and it expires on 5/1/17. Be sure to tell me what you score!!
Sample sale season is back with a vengeance! So many good ones coming our way!!! It seems I made a mistake with Eddie Borgo last week because the $5 damage box was full and all the prices were back to normal. UGH. So next time I suggest we all go. I'm super pissed that Marc Jacobs is opening on the last day of Passover so hopefully there will be something left on day 2. I also got an invite to the super private Balenciaga sale - I can't share anything publicly but I can say you should check my Insta stories on the 27th and/or 28th.
My top weekly sample sale picks include:
T 11-8, W-F 9-8, Sat 10-8, Sun 10-4
260 Sample Sale, 150 Greene Street
April 22-23, 11-7
104 Grand Street
Oscar de la Renta
T 10-7, W-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-4
260 Sample Sale, 151 Wooster Street
Th 9-8, F 9-5
Bryant Park Hotel, 40 West 40th Street, 24th Floor Terrace Loft
Can't wait to see what turns up next. It's getting good people!
Happy Passover to everyone celebrating. I'm with my family this week but I'm waiting on pins and needles to see if I'm a finalist for the Redbook Real Women Style Awards. They are announcing someone new every day on their Insta and you then have 24 hours to like the picture and vote for that person. I'm not sure it's the best voting system but something tells me it's not just about the public votes. I decided to be positive and visualize myself on that cover so let's see if I get nominated. My wish to have my picture taken by Bill Cunningham is clearly off the table (I saw him at New York Fashion Week before he died and he looked at me and walked the other way LOL) but getting on the cover of a magazine is still up there on my bucket list. Watch them announce my name on a Saturday or on Passover when I'm offline so I can't even vote for myself. Even if I don't make it this time I am not going to give up until someone puts me on their cover. Hey, a girl can dream...
Michelle the Future Cover Model