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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!

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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.

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

Giving Never Looked So Good

Here’s your chance to give the gift that literally keeps on giving, and all the while doing it in style.  One Kings Lane and a selection of 7 designers; including Rachel Zoe, Simon Doonan, Alice+Olivia, Rachel Roy, and Lela Rose;  have collaborated to create a limited collection of designer gift wrap with proceeds benefitting the charities of their choice.

For $15 you get a set of 3 designer gift-wrap rolls consisting of 8 sheets per roll.  Plus while you’re bringing the most stylishly wrapped gifts to the party, you’re also helping those in need this holiday season.

Sales start November 14 with Rachel Zoe.  Check a few sneak peaks from the collection below…

Rachel Zoe for Save the Children November 14

Simon Doonan for Lower East Side Girl’s Club November 28

Lela Rose for The Edible Schoolyard Project November 28

 

Rachel Roy for OrphanAid Africa December 3

 

I’m really loving Lela Rose and Rachel Zoe’s collections, and looking forward to seeing what the other designers have to offer.  Also, since the designs are not necessarily holiday themed, the wraps can be used year round for any occasion or even framed as artwork for your walls!

Sign up with One Kings Lane to get notified of releases!

pics via Elle

Barely Fall, But Ready to Spring Forward

As if we weren’t already excited enough about Target X Neiman Marcus coming holiday season 2012; Target has announced Prabal Gurung as their next designer collaboration scheduled for Spring 2013 (February 10 – March 23).  The 80-piece collection will range between $12.99 – $199.99 and will of course be limited edition.

There’s only one teaser pic for the collaboration thus far, but if the rest looks anything like his Spring 2012, Spring 2013, or Resort 2013 collections my wallet will be doomed!

what a tease!

Images via Vogue

neimans hit the bullseye

if you haven’t already heard, target and neiman marcus have teamed up with 24 designers from the cfda (council of fashion designers for america)  to bring us a 50 piece holiday collection out in target and neiman stores this december 1st.

ranging from $7.99-$499.99, all pieces and prices have finally be revealed. here is a splattering of some of my wish list:

see all products here and here

i’m sure we all remember the target x missoni collaboration that was gone in a flash and lead to thousands of upset internet buyers (including myself). that’s why i’ve already set up my game plan for getting my hands on some of this limited designer gear on the cheap because who knows if i’ll ever be able to afford that proenza schouler ps1?

what do you think of the collection?

mmm x hm

november 15th. Maison Martin Margiela for H&M. you know what’s happened with their past collabs (karl, stella, lavin, marni, etc). wait in line if you dare or prepare to spend on ebay.

  

more via

maison martin margiela’s designs aren’t for everyone, but like jay-z said in run this town… “there ain’t nobody fresher/i’m in maison- martin-margiela.”

please oh please can i just get one piece!