Life Lesson

sample sales los angeles, la model, barney's, kelly wearstler jewelry, clare vivier, michael kors sandals, fashion blogsThis is not so much a post about a dress, but rather a lesson I learned whilst shopping for said dress.  A couple of years ago, I attended the now-defunct Barney’s Warehouse sale.  Barney’s now has a online sale site, which is great.  But unfortunately, the website doesn’t have one of the best parts of the original sale: the damages section.  Though this requires a bit of patience (something I do not have unless I am being financially compensated), many sample sales have a section of clothing and samples that they cannot sell due to damages.  These range from makeup stained collars to cat-attacked silk gowns.  You just have to know what is salvagable and what is garbage.  This dress is a favorite of mine, not only because it’s uniquely cute, but also because I got it at a ridiculous steal.  Found amongst the damages, the skirt was slightly coming undone from the top.  But, with a quick and inexpensive trip to the tailor, I had a perfect dress at a fraction of the price.  The life lesson?  Don’t turn your nose up on the damaged.  With a little bit of thoughtfulness, you can very easily get some designer pieces for way under retail.

P.S.  Stay tuned for my sample sale shopping guide.  Coming soon!

xx

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Hair by Drybar, Makeup by Blushington, Nails by Olive & June

Photos by Michele LoBosco

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