After scanning the fashion magazines, opaque tights are on my Christmas list. With the right kind of skirt, they look so great! It actually brings some excitement to cool weather. I still love the look of tights with open-toe heels. Is that “in” still? And I do love the look of tights with booties.
She’s been talking about it since the beginning of summer. Bragging to her brothers and then questioning me, “Mom? When are we going on our date?” We started the tradition last year when Stella entered kindergarten–a special mommy/daughter date. Just her and me. Honestly I thought she forgot about it, but apparently not. She remembers everything we did and makes it known to her younger brothers that they can’t go on a date with me until they are going into kindergarten. So it’s a little bit of a treat.
It’s always nice to come home from vacation and hit up a sale. And not just any sale. A Tory Burch sample sale. Since I live in the ‘burbs, sometimes I forget all the cool things that happen in NYC. When I worked there (many years ago pre-baby period), to get in a sample sale you had to be invited. Yes…you had to get your name on a list. It was kind of annoying, but if you knew someone, who knew someone, who knew someone, you usually got in. And the sale prices were amazing…like $10-$50. I still proudly wear my old Marc Jacobs boots that I got for $50.
Anyway, now sample sales are a money-making business for these designers, not a way to unload last year’s clothes. Another reason why they changed the prices is because some people would load up on bags and bags of merchandise then turn around and sell it on ebay and make a business out of that. Don’t get me wrong on sample sales today…the markdowns are still amazing but not the kind of markdowns where they practically give it away. Also, no invite list. Instead for the Tori Burch sale, we waited in a two-hour line to get in. It was worth it though. I got some really great stuff for still a great price. So, if you happen to be heading to NYC, stop by the fashion district at 7th Ave and 38th St. and get a list of all the sample sales that are going on (not sure what their hours are) or check out DailyCandy or Clothingline.
Here are a few of my summertime make-up must haves.
MAC Cosmetics Lipgelee–stays on your lips but doesn’t make them feel sticky. Super shiny.
MAC eyeshadow–I really do love MAC eyeshadows and blushes. The pigments last all day long and blend well.
My dearest girlfriend Lauren, who is a professional yoga instructor and trained by some of the most well-known yoga teachers in the world, modeled my Francesca bracelet in her recent photoshoot. So, I had to share. Because isn’t she gorgeous??!! I’ve known this girl since I was four–she means the world to me and I’m so proud of what she’s done in her life.
Right around springtime, Lucky magazine does a guide on a month of outfits. I find this guide a little helpful tool when I do my spring clothes shopping. And I don’t buy much for myself, but I do like to pick up on a new shirt or new pair of shoes. Something that makes me look like I’m up on the trends. You can find this year’s month of outfits.