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Brunch Date & DIY’s

When my friend Jenni gathers the ladies, it is always sure to be a blast. So when I got a text from her for a girls brunch date, I was super stoked.

I arrived to a smattering of amazing breakfast goodies, coffee and DIY’s to boot! I had been coveting her DIY gem stone beanie since she posted about it and much to my delight…it was the project du’jour!

Special thanks to Jenni and Carrie the gracious hosts! I have a feeling I will be wearing this beanie daily. For more info on how to DIY a beanie of your own, head to I SPY DIY…duh. Happy Holidays!

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Angie Harmon…in an iron on decal.

Oh Angie. When I think of your name, I never associated it with my late Grandma, until I saw this recent picture of you. My Nana had a serious passion for floral prints and iron on decals as well. May I also ask why this flower strategically stretches itself out across your britney? I mean do you have something to hide!? I just hope it’s not scratch-n-sniff. (take a moment to visualize…)

Angie Harmon-17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

It’s too bad really…without the night blooming jasmine across her vaj. This would have been a perfectly fine dress. Does your opinion differ? Take a second and let me know why…I love comments! Until next time, we will file this under Red Carpet Nay!

PS- these are reposted from an old blog of mine so yes, this image is a bit out of date…but it STILL happened!

5 Rules: For Surviving (And Thriving) at the Barney’s Warehouse Sale

Last night I was discussing the pending Barney’s Warehouse Sale with my close friends over cocktails. I started divulging all my dirty secrets on how to score the best deals and they immediately told me “You HAVE to write about this.” So here we are.

2x’s a year, Christmas comes to NY….wait, make that 3. Once is on Decemebr 25th, the other two times are for the Barney’s Warehouse Sale. An event so legendary, I think people base their travel schedules around it. Here are my 5 Rules for Surviving and Thriving at this coveted event.

1. WHEN TO GO

Let’s start with the basics. In any sample sale, the best day to go is the LAST ONE. Call me crazy, but the reason I shop sample sales is for a DEAL. In order to guarantee you are getting the best deal, you have to wait until the end of the sale. 99% of the time, all prices will be drastically reduced by the last day and you will walk out with the best deals. True, the selection is not as great as the first day, but you are guaranteed to leave with the best deals possible.

2. WHAT TO WEAR

You  may think, “Who cares? It’s just a sample sale.” But you would be WRONG my friend. What you wear is one of the most important parts and pivotal to shopping success! I recommend a simple skirt, flats and a fitted tank top. Boy-shorts and a nude (no padding) bra.

Here’s why- most sample sales, include Barney’s Warehouse, do not have dressing rooms, especially not PRIVATE dressing rooms. The key is to be able to get items on and off as quickly as possible and with the least amount of fuss. An A-line skirt offers you comfort while trying to pull up those coveted $40 J-Brands and equal ease while slipping on a Marc Jacobs dress. Keep your under garments simple and don’t go for push up on top. You want to see how this will REALLY fit. For footwear, don’t wear anything that requires laces, socks, or ankle straps. All of that takes too long. You want to be able to slip in and out of whatever shoes you choose. I hate to say it, but don’t forget comfort. I’ve shopped at Barney’s Warehouse for 4hrs at a time, waiting is involved and standing is the only option, be prepared. Try to also think about your purse. Nothing too heavy or large. Try a nice cross body (hands free) with only the essentials!

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