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You’re Going to the Hottest Sample Sale of the Season

February 25, 2015

Well, someone is. Because I’ve teamed up with the District Sample Sale to give away two tickets to their ah-mah-zing sale next week. Procrastionation has worked in your favor this time, you savvy shopper, you.
You heard it right, ladies. This is the same sale I scored these PLV heels at a completely unreasonable (discounted) price. Score.
The Who What When
You + a friend
Tuesday, March 3
General Admission 6:30-9PM
Long View Gallery | 1235 9th Street NW DC
Yes, the line is always this long. Notice anyone familiar?
The Why
Uh, because SALE SHOPPING and DC area native Hillary Rhoda is always likely to make a cameo. OK, maybe not so much likely as she was there one year.
To Enter (Winner will be announced on Sunday)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

First time at a sample sale or need a little refresher on how to attack this thing head on? From what to wear to when to get there check out How To Shop a Sample Sale.


Raid the Warehouse

November 6, 2014

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Did you stalk the GiltCityDC ‘Raid the Warehouse’ Sale ticket page for hours only to find that tickets to the Media Preview session sold out in like… 38 seconds? Dammit. You should have refreshed the page more. And now your carefully laid attack plans to snatch up those stupidly discounted Loubs in a size that suuure you can fit your feet into is shot to shit. Good luck running around town in last season’s Gap sale separates. I’m just kidding. No one takes advantage of that Gap sale – it’s completely under utilized. Back to the point: Put down those Chinese food leftovers and wipe away those crocodile tears. I have, in my hot little hands, TWO TICKETS to the sale. That’s right, ladies (and the two men that read this blog): I’m giving away tickets to one winner + a friend to ANY of the sessions listed below. That includes the sold out Media Preview session. Please stop hyperventilating and get back to work on that attack plan of yours. So you’ll be the proud new owner of these. And these. And these. And OMG these. But first, ENTER TO WIN below.

The sessions:

+ Friday, Nov 14 from 7-9pm // Media Preview (Sold out)

+ Friday, Nov 14 from 9:30-11:30pm (A few more tickets left for the late night session)

+ Saturday, Nov 15 from 9-11am (Saturday session tickets here)

+ Saturday, Nov 15 from 11-1pm

+ Saturday, Nov 15 from 1-3pm

+ Saturday, Nov 15 from 3-5pm

The entry details:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The important things:

  • Make sure you leave a comment disclosing your favorite sample sale game plan. I promise I won’t share it. LIE. It’ll be all over the internet and if it’s RUL good I’ll share it in my break down of how to attack this sale next Friday.
  • Each ticket provides admission for one to the Gilt City Warehouse Sale, Shopping Party and exclusive John Varvatos Pop-Up Shop at the Dock5 at Union Market
  • Access the FastPass line for those with bags smaller than 5″x7″ and no coats. Take advantage of this. You’ll be cursing yourself while everyone rushes past you and you’re just waiting in line to get your coat check tag. Bad things happen to good people.
  • There will be a complimentary coat check (guests must check all coats and bags/purses larger than 5″x7″ before entering the sale). We talked about this. Wear a damn belt bag.
  • Featured pop-up store from John Varvatos featuring insider pricing on fall and winter pieces from Collection & John Varvatos USA for any boys attending or those girlfriends that choose to sacrifice their own fashion in the name of their boyfriend. Hey. Sometimes we’re their only hope.
  • Complimentary signature cocktails will be served at a makeshift bar.
  • Some merchandise may be irregular and will be priced accordingly. Translation: Shyt be damaged. All prices are firm. Don’t even try.
  • Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps® and Popchips will be available. Eat them. Hoard them. No one wants to be that over served girl at this event. Eat a damn pretzel.
  • You do not need to be a Gilt member to attend this sale but I highly encourage it!

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Good luck!


August 3, 2014

I recently sold a few bags worth of clothing that had been sitting in my closet for well over 3 months, leaving a foot (or six) of room for new Fall staples. I made my way across M Street to stock up on favorites from my trusty H&M & was immediately met with cold weather goodness. Racks upon racks of chunky sweaters, faux leather pants, black zippered booties, you guyyyyys. I’d walked into my own little personal oasis. H&M always kills it with their Fall collection but this year I’m even more excited to bag their new line & wear it religiously well into April.


Want to get your hands on a a few of your favorites from this new collection for free? Meet me at the Grand Opening of the 1133 Connecticut Avenue NW DC at 1030am this Thursday + tweet/instagram at me + @hmusa + #hmlovessummer. Freaking out from the sheer excitement of it all? Let’s break it down…

5 winners will be chosen at 11am so get there early to tweet!

The first five customers to tweet/instagram at @districtsparkle + @hmusa with the hashtag #hmlovessummer while waiting in line will win early access with style consultation and a free head to toe outfit courtesy of H&M.

Mark your calendars, fellas, ’cause it doesn’t get better than this.









Can’t wait till Thursday? Shop their new line here & let me know which yummy pieces you’re planning on adding to your Fall wardrobe.

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