faux fur and leopard

After being sick in bed for a few days, I decided to come back with a vengeance. And apparently that means being able to camouflage into the African jungle. I don’t know if the cough syrup or all the Kardashian’s reruns I watched this weekend inspired this look, but either way I’m not mad at it. I had fun with it, and love finding new ways to wear this faux fur vest. It’s the epitome of cozy. And, notice my new boots! I practically hear the sound of all the money I saved in every step. Hehehe.

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bloomingdales shoe sale heaven

During a recent trip to Bloomies, I made out like a bandit and just need to brag a bit! They have been having a sale in the shoe department for what feels like forever. So far this year, every time I’ve been there their sale rack has been booming. I usually shy away from these types of sales even though I love a good deal, because they tend to be a little Forever 21-ish (aka chaotic, disorganized and stressful) and that’s not usually the vibe I’m going for when I go to Bloomingdales. However, I knew I wanted to get a new pair of Havaiana’s because it was literally 80 degrees here in LA last weekend. This led me to the discovery that they were also on sale, and by sale I mean killer deal. I got two pairs for…brace yourself…$8 each! I was in shock, and threw in a regular priced pair just for kicks! Then I stumbled upon this fun, sexy pair of Sam Edelman boots for only $99, marked down from $300. I almost grabbed the saleswoman and kissed her when she confirmed this price. I walked outta there with four new pairs of shoes for UNDER $150. On top of all of that I had a gift card that J’s parents gave me for Christmas that I was waiting for the perfect occasion to use. Score! I love my boots and will find ways to wear them even if the weather is warming up down here. With all of this in mind I suggest you sprint, not run, to your nearest Bloomies. Yay for sales!

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post on the go: tanning salon

Several months back I posted about what I wore to a job interview and that I got the job. That job was at a tanning salon and it taught me several life lessons. One of which being, tanning in LA is very serious business and if an individual residing here feels you may get in the way of their tan, they will not hesitate to scream in your face. It’s some scary stuff. Another important insight I gained is that if I agree to work forty hours a week while taking a full load of college classes, I will keel over and probably die before age 24. I was so eager in the beginning to jump at the chance to earn commission that I way overcommitted. But commission brings me to the third and probably most important life lesson. I am a terrible sales person. I have become besties with our clients and educated them on all things tanning, while getting them the best deal and I became more and more broke. Go figure! So now I’m only there sporadically, and today it was awfully slow…so here’s a post that kept me busy while highlighting my outfit of the day! Win-win.

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