Happy Thanksgiving Shopping Spree

Sorry it’s been awhile since my last post, but like many of you I was busy celebrating the Thanksgiving season with family, friends, and of course food.  Hope everyone also had a Happy and Hearty Thanksgiving holiday and was able to squeeze in a little (or a lot) of shopping at the same time.

As usual I didn’t take advantage of the major Black Friday sales to start my Christmas gift shopping and instead snagged some stuff for myself.  Whoops! Well here are some of the purchases I was super excited about.

I was fortunately able to attend the first ever Phillip Lim sample sale in Los Angeles two weeks ago and left with some amazing deals!

Blue Silk Evening Gown with Cut-out Back and Beaded Neck Detail


This dress was originally $900, but I got it for $250 at the sale.  The bright blue color is such a stand out, and the simple cut makes it a timeless classic.  It’s the only one I saw, and it was my size so I couldn’t pass it up.

Silk Zipper Front Dress

This silk dress was a true sample and the epitome of why I love sample sales.  There was no size or tag on the label and no others like it on the racks.  I knew I had to get it when other girls at the sale we eyeing me while trying it on and waiting to see if I put it down.  The fit is perfect and only cost $100!

Lastly, I was able to score these pants for $75 a piece!

Double Layer Floating Kite Tail Trousers & Silk Acid Wash Sweatpants

As seen on the runway

Similar to these current season silk sweatpants

Each of the pants originally retailed around $475 each, so I definitely got a bargain.  All in all I think I majorly scored at the sale.  Were any of you able to make it out and get any good deals too? Let me know what you got, and hopefully Phillip has another sample sale next year!

Other recent purchases I made were in the beauty department.  I’ve stated repeatedly how much makeup I already own, but as many of you know you really can never have too much!

YSL Holiday Set from Sephora $65

I was in Las Vegas when I realized to my horror that I had forgotten to pack my Touche Éclat, which is pretty much a daily necessity for me.  I immediately headed to the nearest Sephora and discovered this YSL Holiday Set.  It’s such a great deal at $65 because it includes a full size Touche Eclat No. 2 and full size Golden Gloss in Golden Peony.  Those two items alone are $40 and $30, but then you also get a travel size mascara, almost full sized waterproof black eyeliner, and a makeup bag that could even double as a clutch!

This holiday set is pretty much a no brainer. Touche Eclat No. 2 is YSL’s most universally flattering color, and you can never have too many of them laying around.  Of course it’s limited and exclusive to Sephora.  Get yours here now!

Lastly, as mentioned in a previous post, I’ve pretty much been obsessed with the Nars X Andy Warhol makeup collaboration.

This eye palette is just so unique because of the color combination and especially because it’s made of Andy’s face! I almost don’t want to use it for fear of messing up the picture.  Plus, the quote etched into the mirror, “I never met a person I couldn’t call a beauty” automatically forces you to smile as you apply your eye shadow.  Can still be purchased here.

Thanks for tuning in to the longest post I’ve written yet! Hope you all were able to get some good stuff during the sales as well.  Let me know what you got!

Life Needs Necklace

“Life Needs” Necklace

Ran across these mini charms and was inspired to make a necklace representing the things I simply can’t live without… Music, Love, and of course Water.  Thinking of personalizing some for my friends and family as Christmas presents.  Hopefully I can find the time and just the right charms to fit each of them.

Holiday Nail Goop

Sounds gross but this may be THE most perfect holiday nail polish set yet!

A collaboration between Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and Butter London, the collection really channels the spirit of the season. The three colors Hampstead Heath, Bread & Butter pudding, and Abso-bloody-lutely evoke feelings of pine trees, egg nog, and Santa’s red velvet suit coming down your red brick chimney. Endless amounts of holiday themed nail art combos are currently filling my brain…

At $36 for the set, this would make the perfect gift for your besties! And yup, you guessed it, the holiday lacquer collection is exclusive to Goop AND limited edition.

Get it here now!

Basso & Brooke X Cambridge Satchel Company

Who didn’t want a Cambridge satchel when they first started popping up all over blogs and on celebrity shoulders? I think the neon collection was probably the biggest hit; but no, I still didn’t grab any of those despite the low price points.  And now I’m so glad I waited.

The UK based masters of digital prints Basso & Brooke have teamed up with the Cambridge Satchel Company to produce 3 limited edition leather satchels.  Only 100 units of each bag were made, and all are covered in the duo’s amazing power prints from their A/W 2012 collection.  I think the combination of classic structured leather and modern digital imagery is what makes these so perfect.

Lagoon Special 11″  approx. $230

Geo 126 13″ approx. $315

Lagoon 14″ approx. $347

How amazing are their prints?  If you’re lucky enough to get one, be sure to expect a plethora of envious stares and inquiries.

All are available for pre-order now via Basso & Brooke


Doernbecher X Nike

Scroll down…crazy shoes right?  Who would wear such wacky sneakers, I would never buy/wear such things!  But what if I told you these shoes were designed by kids and proceeds were going to charity?  Now scroll down again…not so bad, eh?  Originally started in 2004, the Doernbecher Freestyle was started by Michael Doherty, Nike’s Creative Director of Global Brand Presentations, and designer Marcus Tayui (of Co.Jp, OG Nike SB, and QS/Tier1 fame) to raise funds for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.  Marcus envisioned using the assistance of patients in the hospital to aide in the design process.  2012 marks the 9th edition of the Freestyle, with over 4 million dollars benefiting the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.  A release date has been set for 11/30/12!



More info HERE

Hot Girls In Headphones

Stumbled upon these amazing illustrations by Yanni Floros of Girls With Headphones

Seriously wishing I could draw hair like that. I especially love how they’re all so beautiful even though we don’t get to see the girls’ faces. Prints are limited to 50 and can be purchased here.

via We are so Droee

Holiday 2012 Is Looking Good

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Christmas songs playing 24/7 on my local radio station, gingerbread lattes at Starbucks, festive store window displays… these are a few of my favorite things come winter season; but none of them come close to my anticipation of Limited Edition Holiday Makeup Collections. Each year our favorite cosmetics companies release new and limited combinations of shadows, glosses, blushes, and liners all wrapped up in beautifully designed holiday packaging. Despite the amount of makeup I already own, I usually falter and buy a few different palettes swearing they are gifts but never actually giving them away. Plus, the palette combinations are always perfect and easy choices for those holiday trips and parties. My favorites from this holiday season:

Too pretty to pass up!!!

P.S. I slipped and purchased almost the entire NARS X Andy Warhol collection. I couldn’t resist and opened all the boxes. Anyway, though the colors may seem intimidating they’re actually very wearable, and I have been using them exclusively for the past two weeks. Especially the Beautiful Darling Set – I suggest you get it!

Nike Women’s S/S 2013 Preview

Thanks to the lucky ladies of HighSnobette I can share this exclusive preview of the Nike Women’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.

I want all of this:


Featuring U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan and Olympic gold medal sprinter Allyson Felix, the entire lookbook can be previewed here.

Theory X Uniqlo T Down Collection Early Access

Theory X Uniqlo T Down puffer collection early release!!!  Available here  2 days ahead of schedule.

Didn’t know they had these cute onesie puffers for babies too!

The exclusive collection of down jackets are available for men, women, children, and babies; ranging between $59 – $149.

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I Wanna Tap That Sass

Currently lusting for everything sass & bide.

That silver dress!!!

Though the pieces aren’t numbered, the Australian brand has yet to open their first US store in New York until 2013.  Loving the little bit of edge they add that’ll definitely make you stand out from the crowd.

pics via sass & bide