The past few years, I’ve half-assedly attempted a derby outfit & completely missed Gold Cup due to other engagements that were taking place on that particular Saturday. This year is a different story & a complete monogram-infused, Lilly Pulitzer-esque, fascinator-explosion opportunity. & friends…I’m taking full advantage of it.
To help kick off the races & that glorious mint julip-filled sunny Saturday we’re all looking forward to, I’m hosting a Gold Cup soiree with 52 Thursdays + Ginger Boutique in Bethesda tonight! Take 20% off Ginger favorites like this Tracy Reese stunner I’ve had my eye on for ages. They’ll be champs, giveaways from my favorites Drybar + Bluemercury & obviously cupcakes. Grab your best girls & hop on the red line for a much needed mid-week happy hour jam packed with discounts & goodies.
In the meantime, shop a few of my potential suitors for next Saturday’s festivities. You can never go wrong in Tracy Reese so I’m leaning towards the first 3. Thoughts?
For the third #eastvwest style challenge week in a row [week 1 // week 2] I’m wearing my latest Lulu’s obsession. It’s too good not to wear all the time. All. the. time. you guys. seriously. It’s become that piece in my closet that I over wear in an annoying, ohmigod I love that vest where did you get it sort of way. If this is a piece you’ve been on the fence about, run, do not walk, because it’s almost sold out. I’m 5’7″ without heels & wear a medium that fits perfectly in the shoulders & the pits.
Typically, I shy away from white – especially white pants, eek! If there’s marinara sauce, I’ll spill it on my white eyelet sundress. BBQ this Sunday? That sauce will find its way over to my brand new white jeans. White bikini? I’m sure there will be Cheetos around somewhere that will get all up on everything. Klassy. But because of this beloved vest, I’ve ventured out of my comfort zone & opted for a few bright white outfits recently, including this one. A neutral palette with a little peek of color was just what the doctor ordered for a Sunday filled with meetings.
Are you craving white as much as me & the rest of my #eastvwest fam are? What’s your favorite way to wear white right now?
I’ve always been a sale shopper – since I was old enough to buy ‘fashion tops’ at JCPenney, I’ve been shopping sales, nonstop. Usually, this means I’m sifting through racks of less than stellar threads in search of that amazing find that I can humbly brag about on Instagram but more often than not I just end up buying random crap that finds its way to the depths of my closet, never to be seen again. But hey, it was on sale, so totally worth it, right? Eh, not so much.
When I came back from college & noticed all these Neiman Marcus Last Call shops opening up I was intrigued. I assumed it had to be somewhat sale-esque but never gave it more thought than that since who in their right mind can afford Neiman’s? Not me. Big mistake. Huge. Once I finally walked through the automatic doors of the mothership, I knew I’d hit the jackpot. Last Call is now one of those shops like Marshalls + TJMaxx that I always hit before shopping anywhere else. Because, honestly, it’s stupid not to. Those $115 Calvin Klein flats that I’ve been obsessing over? Oh, they’re at Last Call for $58. & this killer jumpsuit for under $70. Yep, this is happening. NBD.
I assume you’ve all experienced the magic that is Neiman Marcus’ Last Call but if you still have yet to venture into the unknown of responsible sale shopping, let’s go on that journey together! Join me at the Last Call in Mosaic District next Thursday, May 1 for a night of blow-your-mind, not your wallet, sales + fun extras.
Since this night-o-fun is a little over a week away, I can’t in my right mind ask you to wait to shop until then. Let’s be honest, Lent is over – it’s a free for all. So shop some of my favorites below on Last Call online to prep for the big event!
Speaking of sales, I’m hosting a fun night of shopping + champagne with my favorite gals from BrandlinkDC & 52Thursdays this Wednesday at Ginger in Bethesda from 6:30-8:30pm. Take the red line out for a night full of giveaways from Drybar + Bluemercury, Ginger discounts, + tons of pre-Gold Cup fun! The first 30 to RSVP to email@example.com will receive advance screening passes to 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film THE OTHER WOMAN starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton! HOW FUN! I’ll be there & would LOVE to share a double jumbo popcorn tub with you :)
THE OTHER WOMAN | Thursday, April 24th | 7:00pm | AMC Mazza
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