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Festival Style

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It’s that time of year again… Festival Season!!! This is quite possibly my favorite season because it combines music and fashion. One of my favorite events, that occurs all summer long is the PS1 Warm Up Party. I also go with my two besties, Allison and Danielle. It helps that they are equally as stylish as me :)

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Pick one piece and build a look around it. Comfort is key.  These cropped, ripped boyfriend jeans are great for festivals because they are comfortable for wearing all day and still give off the casual vibe that is festival worthy.

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Pair your distressed jeans with this crocheted fringe top. Sometimes you can get super hot at these festivals so it’s necessary to keep cool and wear less…flaunt what you got ladies!

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So I personally have no clue what the big hype behind these rather ugly (sorry if you like or own some) shoes is, but hey it seems they are “in style” especially when it comes to festivals. I will let this pair slide because they have the spiky, cool factor. Updated versions are a yes, true Birkenstocks still scare me.

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These sandals are WAY more my style! The cute colored embroidery adds a little funk to your look and the flat sole makes these wearable all day.

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If you’re more into the easy, throw on look, I would stick with a simple sundress. Personally, I love sundresses because they are no fuss, no muss and you can look cute in no time (who doesn’t like this). The Kate Moss for Topshop line just hit Nordstrom stores and the looks are totally fab! This dress is perfect for festivals with its Aztec print and lightweight material.

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Accessory time, the fun part!!! What’s better than a hat? They serve two purposes: They cover up your dirty hair (you are at a festival, you probably haven’t showered), and they protect you from the sun. If you aren’t a big fan of hats then the other must have hair accessory is a flower headband. You can design your own with flowers of your choice. Some people that are super crafty can make them themselves but for those that struggle with crafts, like myself, Etsy.com is the perfect place to have one custom made to your liking.

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So now that you have the look down, it is time to buy tickets….

My Style for Episode 4 of MDS

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“Be Wary of Client’s with Whips” is the fourth episode of Million Dollar Shoppers and was named by me! I was hoping they used one of my quotes for a title:) I worked with Liz Gaspari, a yoga pant wearing supplement company CEO in need of a fashion upgrade. They chose just the right shopper for the job.

Liz showed me to her closet filled with AMAZING and expensive pieces. Chanel, Louboutin, McQueen, the whole family was there…. Unworn. My heart hurts just writing such awful words! Check out these $4000 Loutoutin’s, worn once. You hear that sound? It is my heart breaking. I rocked  an Alice and Olivia leather bomber (same as I had on for the interviews) and a red Parker dress. Of course I topped it off with Kara Ross NY jewelry!

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I headed over to Ports 1961 to pick out some basic foundation pieces to build Liz’s look off of. I wanted to stick to sheath dresses and separates including pencil skirts. She likes tight clothes so I was going to give them to her… But in an appropriate way! I wore a BCBG black blazer and Kara Ross NY gold horn necklace.

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 I layered on even more Kara Ross NY bracelets while pulling extremely expensive lace tops. I am all about some good arm candy!

Screen Shot 2013-11-03 at 6.36.03 PM I arrived at Liz’s New Jersey home with $70,000 worth of goodies. This in NOT my typical pull! But darn if it isn’t fun to get that much stuff. I had on Derek Lam for Khols pants and my favorite leather bomber. High and low is my mantra! This cream neck tie blouse is a no name designer that I got for barely nothing at Nordstrom Rack. The greatest part is that I wear it all the time!

Project Runway Allstars Party

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My big premiere night at the Project Runway Allstars party was AWESOME!!! I am totally obsessed with my Erin by Erin Featherson jumper. Rent the Runway was kind enough to lend it to me (I know people in high places:). And of course, my favorite accessory designer Kara Ross NY let me borrow REAL ruby earrings and an amazing silver clutch. Only one glitch, check out the white shiney spot on my calf. I cut my leg shaving and put HD makeup on it under my nude fishnets. It shined like a big white light when the camera flashes went off!! Oops. And P.S., I couldn’t go to the bathroom all night because the front is double stick tape  and it is one piece. Meaning, the entire thing had to come off to go potty. Rich people problems, I know.
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Oh yes, that’s me on the red carpet right behind Alyssa Milano, the host of Project Runway Allstars. I need to practice my posing though… You can see my clutch perfectly, but it should have been head on for the line of photogs. Note to self: Cancel plans Saturday night, practice posing in the mirror.

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One of my bestie’s came as my plus one. Danielle is a childhood friend and it was so much fun to have her by my side seeing this crazy experience happen. She knows me before there was an actual camera on me (as opposed to the imaginary one I constantly perform for:). How fab is her sassy look??

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This picture has two important elements: J.D. and my awesome earrings. This lovely gentleman is responsible for getting me cast on Million Dollar Shoppers. Orginally the show was set in three cities and I was not chosen as the NYC shopper. They reformatted the show so all the shoppers are based in NYC, hence they needed more people for the cast. J.D. revisted the original interview tapes and brought me back in because he saw my comic genius:) Wearing borrowed jewelry that is totally real is a close second to having J.D. cast me. But then again, I couldn’t have the second without the first!!

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How amazeballs is this Kara Ross NY clutch? I wanted to add some funky, classic touches to my lace and silk jumper. I thought this clutch and my earrings were the perfect additions. And you see that Lifetime place card? That means VIP baby. We had our own fancy section closed off to the other party goers. I am not this fancy, but I am pretty good at pretending when I have too!!

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This is the first time all five of the Million Dollar Shoppers have been together AND it is the first time I ever met Tayler. We filmed completely separately so none of us ever knew each other until recently. It is a funny bond when you meet someone that you don’t know, but are totally aware that you are about to go on a crazy ride with them. I love the mix of personalities and really think that each one of us add something pretty great to this crazy and fun show.

My Style for Episode 2 of MDS

This week’s episode of Million Dollar Shoppers was interesting to say the least. I met with client Jennifer Gilbert who is an event planner in NYC. If you had the chance to watch the episode, then you already understand my “interesting” experience.  If not, feel free to take a look on Lifetime and learn about my after thoughts.

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The first time I met Jennifer was actually the very first day of filming. I had no idea how the show was going to go and was nervous, but in an excited sort of way. I wore a DVF kimono blazer, Stella and Dot necklace with a leather Ted Baker pencil skirt.

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I got this awesome kimono at a consignment store, it was half off and brand new!! Never underestimate the power of a good consignment store because it is not always “gently worn” clothes. My Stella and Dot necklace was gifted to me because they work with a lot of TV personalities and I am one of those now!:)

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I traveled to Henri Bendels which is one of my favorite accessory stores. I wore another Stella and Dot necklace and my Magachoni white button down. I love this store. It is 3 levels of amazing pieces and is like a huge candy store for someone like me.  It used to be a full department store, but then they realized there are crazy people like me who LOVE a paradise of accessories…

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Holy good price for an amazing piece!

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This leopard neck tie blouse is a purchase from Off 5th, the best designer discount store ever!!! It is the “leftovers” from Saks. I love a good neck tie blouse.

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This Preen dress was absolutely amazing. The material was thick so it actually acts like Spanx when it is on sucking everything in, how fabulous!

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This polka dot DVF blouse was also from the same consignment store the DVF kimono blazer is from AND I bought them on the same day. I walked in because I had time to kill and walked out with so much stuff I could barely carry it. I tried to only purchase a few things, but that is the thing about consignment, if you find amazing things you have to get them or you will never see them again!!!

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Interviews are fun. You get to say everything you were thinking the entire time. It is like talking behind someone’s back, but they get to hear it. It is a very weird experience because they take place long after the actual filming and you have to talk in present tense. I am wearing an Alice and Olivia leather bomber and Michael Kors necklace. I am totally obsessed with the gold hardware on the bomber!!!