Sephora Turns 15 & Alice+Olivia Sample Sale

As a blogger and advocate of style, I make it my duty to get the inside scoop on what's going on in the fashion world so I can dish to you guys on all the latest trends and shopping steals. Between attending Sephora's Sweet 15th, shopping for my latest must haves, and more shopping at Alice + Olivia's sample sale, I'd say my day's been fairly eventful. Check out what trouble I got myself in...


I kicked off the day by taking part in Allure's celebration of Sephora's 15th year of being open this morning at their store location in Union Square. I  had a great time at all the stations they had set up (nail bar, Urban Decay makeup makeover, Clarisonic demo, and St. Tropez spray on tan, and photo booth for post makeovers), not to mention all the freebies I got to take home. Allure's beauty editor even stopped by to share some of her summer beauty tips (I couldn't resist complimenting her on her adorable fuchsia DVF dress), saying sea salt spray was one of her summer must haves for that perfect beach wave. (Click here to learn how to make your own!) Other trends include a coral lip and silver eyes. Not to be worn together necessarily. 

The first 20 people at each station received a goodie bag filled with lots of things that would make a makeup lover gush with excitement. Here's what I took home! (Urban Decay eye shadow primer, eye pencil, and makeup setting spray, sample Naked foundation, sample Marc Jacobs perfume, St. Tropez self tanning lotion...and more.)

After the party, I headed to one of my absolute favorite stores, Free People. Back home, we don't have (m)any FP stores (only stores who carry the line) so you better believe I'm up in all the FPs NYC has to offer. It's such a tranquil place to shop to get away from all the city chaos, not to mention the incredible pieces that never cease to please me. Love it!

I found out from my new Pulsd app that Alice + Olivia was having a sample sale today until 4pm. I was not about to miss out on up to 70% savings! The isles and open fitting room were tightly packed with tons of garments and scavengers ready to pounce...I was shamelessly one of them. But not in vain, I scored a pair of black suede ankle booties that are as unbelievably comfortable as they are high. My other find was a pair of extra long navy flair denim that looks killer with extra high heels (got them for $48- originally $198). 

Needless to say, my arms were aching from all the bags I had to carry home on the subway...but let's be real...it was totally worth it!

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