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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Shades of Gray

Now that it finally looks like Spring around here, I'm trying to finish up sharing my winter looks. I wore this 50 shades of gray look to a casual Sunday pre-NYFW week influencer event, thou I do confess I had a pair of Converse in my Prada. And because you know I don't do monochromatic, I had to pop it with my yellow heels.

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)







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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:

Marc Jacobs
April 18-23
T 11-8, W-F 9-8, Sat 10-8, Sun 10-4
260 Sample Sale, 150 Greene Street

Marissa Webb
April 22-23, 11-7
104 Grand Street

Oscar de la Renta
April 25-30
T 10-7, W-Sat 11-7, Sun 11-4
260 Sample Sale, 151 Wooster Street

Edie Parker
April 27-28
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...

XO
Michelle the Future Cover Model




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  1. Man, I wish these kinds of sale were an option in my city.

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    1. LOL NYC sample sales are pretty epic - you're just gonna have to visit Kate :)

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  2. Hey Beautiful,
    Ohhh What a Great "50 Shades Of Grey" Look Inspiration:) Can't wait to see your Spring Outfits and Styles:)
    How Elegant and Cute Look:)
    The Coat is very Special, Love the Fur Details and the Matching Beanie:)))
    The Yellow Heels just Killing , So Nice Match with the Full Grey Look:)
    I am with Family , enjoying Easter Time:)
    I hope you too:)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Easter

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    1. Thanks Karina - Happy Easter to you! I'm Jewish so I'm celebrating Passover :)

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  3. This is the most sensational 50 Shades of Gray look I've seen! Absolutely love the yellow pumps and your gorgeous layers! It's genius that you had your converse in your Prada and even more genius that this outfit was so ridiculously affordable!!!!

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  4. I love this look! The beanie is just the finishing touch! I think I used to have orange heels, I loved adding a pop of colour to brighten up a winter look specifically. I think I will be sharing my autumn (which feels like spring) looks well into our 'winter' too.
    xx Jenelle
    www.inspiringwit.com

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    1. I'm so behind - I'm gonna be sharing Winter well into Summer at this rate LOL

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  5. Girl we need to go shopping together for real hahahaha
    You score the best deals! Obsessed with this outfit, it's seriously so chic!
    I'm a huge fan of grey and love how you added the yellow pop of color!
    XO
    Aimara
    www.waysofstyle.com

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  6. oh, I love this all gray look with pop of yellow. Now I want some yellow heels too. Wishing you a lovely start of the week.
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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    1. Hahaha thanks! I linked a few other yellows I found - just not as cheap as mine LOL

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  7. Girl I still can't get over that coat. At $60, what a steal, not to mention gorgeous! Also those $17 Jimmy Choo's are insane. I agree- good deals may be hard to come by, but with hard work, you do find them :) Will have to check out Thredup as it's on everyone's radar lately. Also, OMG I can't believe you got an invite to the Balenciaga sale! I will totally be checking out your instastory next week! I may hit up the Edie Parker sale so hopefully I'll run into you there. Finally, I'm totally rooting for you to win! The power of visualization is real!! And if it doesn't happen this time around, I know it will happen eventually :) Good luck!

    xo Soo | www.BrownEyedToast.com

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    1. Thanks - all good things come to those who wait - I just wait till I find an amazing deal :) I'm thinking I may not do Edie because Thursday is so packed with sales. Did you see Manolo just popped up? Ugh!

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  8. I love Octoly because I can test a bunch of stuff for free! They always have many great brands, that I wanted to test a while ago. Love your Manolo's, a pop of yellow looks perfect with entire monochrome look!

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

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    1. Me too - now I'm getting pickier and taking less from them but when something amazing pops up I just can't resist. And thanks! These are by LK Bennett but I did just see Manolo come out with a heel in the same color.

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  9. GIRL. Did you really find those jimmy choos on ThredUp?!! I remember selling my old ones and they sold for like 70 bucks at least?! You found a real steal there!! But then also, you're the queen of buying designer for the cheapest prices i have ever seen.

    http://aloveaffairblog.com

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    1. Yep! I had a 40% off code and $50 credit thou. But they really do have some steals if you hunt!

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  12. This is such a good 50 shades of grey look. Especially loving the yellow pumps. It makes for a good addition. Totally nailing this look

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  13. Oh my gosh that coat is such an amazing find!! I can't believe it is only $59.95?!?! It looked like a million bucks. I love ThredUp because they have great designer steals like the Choos you've scored!! You have such an eye for thrifting!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom
    Instagram

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    1. I know! I love Elizabeth and James and you can't beat the price!

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  14. Aww wow! This is such a sophisticated and bold look! I definitely like this pop of yellow! You nailed the whole look with these heels! They add a bit of contrast to this outfit! I have to try something like that!
    And that Givenchy Powder looks so promising, I love Givenchy products, but never used this one before. Definitely should give it a try.

    Cheers, Eliza | www.fashion-confession.com

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    1. Thank you Eliza. I do love my pop of color. And I always try to think outside the box :)

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  15. OMG you sure know how to shop, that's being a true fashionista! I love this 50 shades of grey look and that pop of yellow is just perfect. I would have worn this outfit any other way. You look very stylish. I wish you were close to me so I could go shopping with you :)

    xo, Maryam
    www.glamandposh.com

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  16. As always you pull off a perfect look with the minimum amount of money, despite retailing at astronomical prices! You truly have a gift (and the perseverance) for that. And glad you reminded me sample sales are coming up! I need to stock up on some of my favorite brands! :)
    xoxo
    Thomas

    http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

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  17. Good morning dear beautifu!l Cute your outfit with fur around the neck and yellow heels. I like it a touch of spring. Here in Italy we have now returned to the cold, more like winter than before. :( How lucky you are that you there is the chance to go to that place you mentioned, and pick up some products that you like and share them on social with your followers, really fantastic!
    Xx
    Eva
    www.themermaidfashion.com

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  18. Loooove this shades of grey look, the pop of yellow heels are perfect! I'm crossing my fingers for you about the Redbook cover!!! Oooh and that Givenchy powder is so pretty!

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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    1. Thanks Tracy! I figure I have as good a shot as any so why not me?

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  19. You are looking so beautiful dear, nice coat!
    xo
    Queenabelle.co.uk

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  20. Love this post! Grey has and will always be a closet staple of mine, but I have never thought of adding a touch of yellow. Thanks for the inspo!

    EstherSanter.com | Instagram | Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks Esther - most of my ideas literally come as I'm running out the door and grabbing stuff LOL. These were an afterthought that totally worked :)

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  21. In love with the grey look plus you added a pop of yellow which is really eye catching!

    xx, Cinthy Kwok

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  22. Loving that pop of yellow!

    xo, Jennifer
    www.publicistinpearls.com

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