#frugalfashionista: show me the sample sale!!!

  
One of my favorite benefits as a fashion designer is that time of year when sample sale hits. That wonderful time when our corporate closets are too full of inspirational and production samples that we need to purge them. Thus they end up in the glorious sample sale for all to purchase for their own closets at a fraction of the cost. Severe savings! 

Corporate employees had the advantage of pre-shopping the sale, and boy did I have a ball with that. I reached for some fall wardrobe updates and spent only $40 in round 1. Round 2 I brought my mom for when the sale was open to the public. What did I scoop up? 5 pairs of various flats, a cloche, jewelry, and some beautiful gifting items! 

I left that sale feeling accomplished and spent no more than $200 on everything. What a treat! What a great new fall wardrobe too! 

Shopping Justice sample sales were fun, but I’d have to say shopping the talbots sample sale was even better because I could actually shop for me this time around. And the quality 👌🏻

Much love – MA

   
   

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#frugalfashionista: fashionista’s fiction finds 

Half price books is one of my favorite hangouts. I could stay in there for hours. I almost never leave empty handed. Plus it’s summertime, time to find that perfect beach read. 

My boss was talking about this book and it reminded me to pick it back up. It’s a fictional book about Ernest Hemingway’s wife and and their life together in Paris. I easily fall in love with period stories and have a piece of my heart in Paris, so naturally the two combined is perfect for me. 

Much love – MA 

 

#frugalfashionista : navy nails

You love those black nails. And how could you not, they’re so chic and they go with everything. But sometimes you want something that feels new.

Try another deep shade like burgundy, or navy. These deep shades have the same chic effect, just a new taste for your usual black claws.

My fav navy of the moment: “577 dark huemoor” from Sally Hansen’s salon collection

Much love -MA

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#frugalfashionista : Shake it like a Polaroid picture

I can’t wait to take this with me on my trip to Europa soon!

Yes I have an iPhone and even a nice digital camera. But I noticed that whether I post the photos or store them, itsnot as often that I look back at them. The thing I like about the Polaroid is that you get to hang them up, display them and so you’re reminded more often of some of your favorite moments.

In just a few weeks my boyfriend and I will be traveling to Europe for the third time together and I couldn’t think of a more fun and nostalgic way to cherish and appreciate some of our favorite moments of this trip.

Though it’s not the original Polaroid camera, the fuji instax is a fun re-birth of the vintage classic. Plus, most of it’s reviews were very positive. And for my own personal review, I have yet to shout any complaints.

Much love – MA

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