Thursday, November 20, 2014

My Sample Sale Experience in New York: Rebecca Minkoff

I always imagined sample sales in NY to be like this:


And like this...

But it was relatively calm at the 260 5th Avenue location of the Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale.  Yes, there was a bevy of females with bags upon bags draped all over their bodies.  Many of them having animated discussions on their phones, fulfilling their duties to shop for their girlfriends who couldn't make it to the sale.  No cat fights!  Some woman actually saw my bag and asked me if I wanted a similar one she found in the clearance pile. I was impressed.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Rebecca Minkoff Online Sample Sale

If you love Rebecca Minkoff, definitely check out their online sample sale. Up to 70% off here going on until Nov 21 at 11:59 PM EST! 


Here are some of my favorite sale items!

Clockwise from left: Bowery Tote $165 (originally $325), Silver Stud Ring $29 (originally $98), Gold Blades Crossover Ring $29 (originally $58), Rose Gold V Stack Ring $18 (originally $58) - no longer available!, Blue Mini M.A.C. bag $130 (originally $195)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Today's Lips: Tarte in John

Decided to paint my lips in Tarte's John. Love the coral color! Sorry, my lips need to be exfoliated. On it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Best Hot Sauce

Seriously the best hot sauce ever! It just makes everything taste so good! Thanks for introducing us to this gem from Belize, Joni!  You can buy some online here!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sephora's 20% off Sale for VIB and VIB Rouge

Sephora VIB and VIB Rouge members get 20% off on all purchases until Nov 10!  And you get to share the savings with a friend!  What are you looking to pick up during the sale?  It's a great opportunity to get some early Christmas shopping done...or a little retail therapy for yourself!

My picks below include some Sephora bestsellers and new brand limited products!

My Sephora Picks

Friday, October 31, 2014

Trend: Sleeveless Jackets

Last month, on a commercial set, I noticed that the actresses dressed as fashionable waitstaff were all wearing sleeveless jackets. I pay attention to what stylists put on the talent because obviously they will be up to date on the latest trends. Sure enough, I kept seeing editorial spreads and magazine articles showcasing various armless outerwear. (Many times, they were referred to as "sleeveless vests," but aren't all vests sleeveless?)

To me, the style seemed to lose its purpose. If I'm wearing a jacket/coat, it's because I want to be warm. Why expose my arms??  But I've gotta admit...some of the looks are kind of cute.

Here are some of the ways to wear the sleeveless whatever-you-want-to-call-it.

Throw it over a sleeveless shirt or tank top on those milder fall days.
JOA Sleeveless Coat at

Over a dress
Prue Sleeveless Trench at


Over a T-shirt
Biker Jacket from

Over a long sleeve shirt


Victoria Beckham sure does love the trend.


So what do you think?  Are you ready to cut the sleeves off of your favorite coat?