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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Urban Camouflage

I had randomly dropped into H&M the day before these pictures were taken and found this super cute oversized camouflage parka on sale for $30 from $69.99. It's actually still full price on-line. And better yet my tank dress was marked down to just $3! Score! I decided to pair it up with my 85% off Altuzarra bag that I picked up at their NYC sample sale and my new $30 Rebecca Minkoff sample boots. I can't find them online anywhere so it's possible they were never produced. If you don't already live the sample sale life, you don't know what you're missing. I'm totally spoiled by one of a kind designer pieces that I pick up for next to nothing.

I've actually wanted a pair of white booties for a while - they just freshen everything up. Plus they are so unexpected for fall. These are crazy comfortable and I figure if they ever get really dirty I can easily dye them black - just like my $50 Jimmy Choo sample sale bag.

What you don't know about these pictures is that I was probably running a fever and breaking out in sweats - but I didn't want to miss the Glow Recipe preview at Henri Bendel that morning and I was going stir crazy in my house after being under the weather for days. But the swag was so good - I shared on my stories a little while back and some of it appeared in this Insta post as well. I just couldn't say no to amazing K-Beauty products and a personalized makeup case. #yesplease

My look from head to toe:
  • Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana, Nordstrom Rack, $0.01
  • Coat: H&M, $30
  • Dress: H&M, $3
  • Bag: Altuzarra, sample sale, 85% off (Retailed for $3,000+)
  • Boots: Rebecca Minkoff, sample sale, $30

You can shop my style here:

Thank you to Esther Santer for these photos. I ran into her at the event that day and we used her camera to shoot these. I did have my camera (we just popped in my SD card) but I wanted to experiment with using different cameras and lenses. I'm due for an upgrade so I'm doing my research. I'm torn between a new lens or a whole new camera altogether. I typically use my Canon T5 with a 40mm lens and it's super lightweight and takes decent pics - even on auto LOL. If anyone has a setup that they love please do share!

And now to my NYC sample sale picks! Lots going on - but you really don't need to hit them all!

I was going to preview this sale the day I took my girls to check out the new American Girl Doll store in Rock Center but never had the chance. I usually grab some cute hair accessories and boutique-y pieces on the cheap.

The Best Kids Sample Sale
November 13-17, 10-5
34 West 33rd Street, Floors 3, 9 & 12

This stylists showroom sale has had some gems in the past. If you go PLMK what you find!

Mahna Mahna Showroom
November 15-17 & 20-21, 11-6
134 Spring St, #304

I heard that the preview wasn't all that impressive. No shoes and bags were eh. 

Marc Jacobs
November 15-19
W-Sat 9-8, Sun 10-5
150 Greene Street

I'm a HUGE Teri Jon fan and their dresses are my go-to when I need to be fancy. Sample dresses usually start at $75 which is a great deal considering they retail for $500-1,000 easy. You can read a past sale report here.

Teri Jon
November 19-20, 9:30-5
241 West 37th St, 2nd Fl

Happy shopping!




  1. Love the fun accessories against the camo coat!


  2. Thanks so much! And yes! I'm all about a pop of something :)

  3. Here below the Mason Dixon line we cringe at white shoes after Labor Day -- but I LOVE it! ;)

  4. Wow you don't look sick at all in these photos! I love HM and lately they have had such amazing pieces! Their outerwear is to die for and what a fab steal you got this camo jacket for half off! I am all about white boots in the fall and winter...they definitely are a statement piece. I never thought of dying them black if they got dirty but such a great idea! Loving this studded bag too and it goes well with the edgy, streetstyle vibe of the camo jacket and dress! xoxo, Christine

  5. You look so good in camo! Those white shoes really compliment the outfit, so I am so glad that you decided to add them to the look. Every girl needs a trust pair of white shoes (even if they get dirty easily)!

    ~xo Sheree

  6. I know I've said this before but I'll say it again - you are the queen when it comes to finding bargains!!! I wish I had the same luck or had the same sample sales here in Oz. When I'm back in the States you have to promise to take me shopping with you yes!? I'll be your photographer and you can be my personal shopper ;)

    Helen xx

  7. H&M is surprising me lately, they started to design again fun clothes that I would love to buy. I just wish, I had enough money on my banking acc haha. My husband is already mentioned, I need to make decisions if I want to travel or shop. Hehe. I never seen this Rebecca's either, maybe it is older collection????


    1. Right? This summer I couldn't find anything to buy and all of a sudden...

  8. Hey Darling:)
    How are you? How was Weekend?
    Camouflage is my favorite in Winter Fall ever:)
    I have Jacket, Shirts, Skirts everything:)
    Your Look is so Chic:)
    Love the cute Bag, need in my life;)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy New Week

  9. I love Camouflage jackets. They always remind me the cool army girl in the jungles kind of vibe!! I can't believe this jacket is only 59.95 Such a good bargain. I love shopping at H&M, they are great values for money. It's a great place to shop when you want something stylish and just to wear it for a few times.

    xx, Jessie

    1. Me too - I just love all the shades of green. I probably wouldn't have purchased it at $69.99 but for $30 I couldn't resist...

  10. Perfect look, so stylish! Great post, thanks for sharing!

    Camille xo


  11. Loving this look! Street style done right ;)

  12. I cannot believe you scored that Altuzarra bag for that big of a discount! WOW! Lucky gal! I'm so sorry you weren't feeling well that day but I'd never know by looking at these photos! I love this camo jacket! The cut and length are just perfect! I have a nikon I use and definitely need a wider lens. When I shoot, I shoot on Auto in the shade and it works perfectly! My photographer never shoots in auto but for me it works just fine! I know how tough it is to decide on a camera. Also, I never thought about dying a bag before but that's SUCH a good idea!

    Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

  13. Girl i am so jealous. That bag is seriously so cute. Can’t believe how cheap you got it for. Next time i come to NYC we have to go sample sale shopping. You always find the best deals and look flawless

  14. Camo is such a fun print to mix into a fall and winter wardrobe. Pairing it with the black dress really added a unique flair to the combo. This outfit looks so great on you, and I love the accessories that you paired it with, your white boots are trendy and chic at the same time.
    Loved it and enjoy your Thanksgiving!


  15. Ahh! You always find the most amazing deals! I love the camo jacket paired with the midi. I have finally purchased a pair of white boots as well! I love yours and the idea of dying it black if they get dirty.

    Thank you for sharing!

  16. This parka looks fantastic. Actually I've noticed that H&M has got a lot to offer, their designs are now more interesting than ever before.
    I like the way you styled this military parka with these white boots, looks so bold and elegant at the same time!

    Cheers, Eliza | www.fashion-confession.com

  17. I've always been weirdly attracted to camouflage, I think it looks great as a statement piece.

    Love your boots btw!

  18. Super fun look! I am really loving the camo jacket and your white booties. I've never been the hugest fan of camo print but it's really growing on me. I've been seeing this print a lot lately! :)

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/off-shoulders-fall/

  19. Love your style!


  20. You should already know the love I have for this look; big sucker for camouflage anything over here, especially in the form of a jacket! What a deal to score it at 50% off. I have never shopped a sample sale before, but I'm sure Dallas may have some in the city since I've moved. This look is on point, girl!



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