Took The Peeper and her GORG new haircut hunting for spring dresses in the Fashion District this morning. It was her first time. And I was gentle ;)
She found two classic silhouettes made trendy by the ruffles. Was ecstatic that I managed to get her into some color. Like Sable Crow, The Peeper favors black and gray.
She scored both dresses for a grand total of $80.
A steal compared to what these similar BCBG dresses would have set her back. Each one at BCBG is priced at over $200. F that.
Today was a test run of sorts. You see, later this month, I'll be taking a client downtown to the Fashion District for her very own personal shopping tour. Then in April, I will be leading a group of about 5 readers for the first in a series of "Super Sweet Recessionista Tours." Have talked to several of my Fashion District contacts to make sure we are extended the best deals possible.
Am thinking future tours could focus on some of my fave resale shops. Might even do a tour of Forever 21 since it seems many readers complain about getting too overwhelmed whenever they walk in there. I could show them my tricks for finding the best, most luxe looking pieces. V. excited about all the possibilities. Send me an email if you're interested in getting on the list or learning more details.
This morning, The Peeper also picked up a Diorette-inspired ring of her very own. That's right they have them in stock again! Well, a slightly different version of mine. This one is bigger and has a center stone but is still adorable and still a steal. I nabbed half a dozen for those of you who have contacted me. My goal for next week is to set up a little eBay store to facilitate payment and shipment. Stay tuned.
Since I was busying practicing my tour-guiding skillzz, I didn't shop for myself. Too much. For the most part behaved myself. Didn't buy nearly as many things as I pawed and drooled over. Limited it to two Louis Vuitton inspired scarves, a yellow wrap sweater, a tribal necklace, a Marni-esque ring and a pair of outrageous ANIMAL PRINT gladiator sandals. Grand total: $70. Seriously, I need a black belt in bargain shopping.
Spent the afternoon doing my mom's taxes and the night giggling with Mr. Diabolina. Loverly Saturday.
Image wrap sweater
Louis Vuitton earrings and bag
Stuart Weitzman sandals
More yellow today. I am a fashionista obsessed.
Love how similar the print of my little $12 dress is to this current print at J Crew. The top alone is more than $60.
Nothing like gray and yellow.
Such a perfect transitional season color combo.
Rachel Bilson and Chic Intuition agree.
Not sure I could rock head to toe yellow like Shopbop recommends.
I am more about the pops.
Like this JCrew necklace.
Or this dream of dress on a young beauty photographed by The Sartorialist.
Ugh - the YSL booties, the sharp shoulders, the leather detailing on the jacket, the bouchy scarf, the gloves, the easy hair and makeup, the Parisian backdrop - all perfection! I hope she is as happy as her picture makes me ;)
Great question from Liz asking me to define the Fashion District for non-Angelenos. The Fashion District is much like the infamous Canal Street in NYC - except better. Click here for one of my favorite articles on one of my favorite shopping secrets.