Penniless Socialite

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lilly After Party Sale Haul (& linkup!)

Lilly August 2016 APS sale haul


If you're unaware, Lilly Pulitzer hosts one of my favorite sales twice per year: the After Party Sale.  Twice a year, Lilly offers up tons of goodies at crazy prices ranging from 30% to 60% off.  The sale often includes styles that are hard to find on other websites (like Elsas and popovers).  The second sale of 2016 was this Monday and it did not disappoint.  The sale starts at 8am and you have to get on the site right at 8am or you could miss out on a coveted item.  This year I was ready...pulling up the Lilly site on my laptop and the app on my tablet and iPhone.  I am a bit of an overachiever.

I scored some items I had been lusting after, like that Marlowe dress for just $39!  However, I did not read the fine print and later found out that Lilly was adding new items on a second day of the sale.  This had never been done before.  I was a little too excited on the first day and over-bought slightly.  Because the second day had SO MANY items I had been obsessing over...Luxletic printed leggings, a Captain popover, and a crop and skirt set.  If you are not a Lilly lover, these words are meaningless to you....so just enjoy the above pictures of pretty clothes

I may be selling a few items once they arrive due to my over-buying.  So make sure to check my Poshmark Closet if you are interested!

Check out my HAUL!

Elsa Top in Oh Shello ($69)
Skipper Popover in Multi Out to Sea ($64)
Scarf in First Impression ($39)
Marlowe Dress in Iris Blue Werk It ($39)
Essie Top in Hibiscus Stroll ($24)
Parfait Crop and Skirt Set ($79)
Captain Popover in Via Loca ($59)
Luxletic Crops in Into the Deep ($69)



 photo LWIGRules_zps26ecaa31.png

1. follow your hosts

Sharon @ The Tiny Heart


2. grab a button
Or link back to one of your hosts, and help us promote Look What I Got!

3. link up!
Link up your post on what you got (for cheap)!
(Please don't link up your entire blog or any posts that are not "Look What I Got"! )

We love having you link up and we will be reading all your posts! So, if you don't follow the rules and link back you'll be put in time out (i.e. we'll delete your link).

4. mix and mingle
Visit some other blogs and let them know you found them through the link up!

 photo LWIGLinkUp_zps0b7cfb74.png


 photo Signature_zps67b37c0d.png

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rosegal Vintage-Style Dress

Rosegal Dress and bow belt 4 Rosegal Dress and bow belt 3 Rosegal Dress and bow belt 2 Rosegal Dress and bow belt 1

Brunch requires three things: pastries, mimosas, and pretty dresses.  I wanted to do an alliteration thing there.  But, I couldn't think of a breakfast food that starts with "m" or an "m" adjective to describe dresses.  My writing skills are fairly disappointing, but my vintage-style dress from Rosegal is not.  This flowy little number provided for an elegant brunch, despite the intense heat and humidity in New Jersey this weekend.  Even whilst stepping into the soup curtain that was the outdoors this weekend, this dress managed to stay light and flowy.

Rosegal has a huge selection of gorgeous (and affordable) vintage-style dresses!  Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to check out all the options!

Dress: c/o Rosegal (exact)
Kate Spade Bow Belt (exact)
Just Fab Bexa Heels (exact)
Ann Taylor Sunglasses: Marshall's (similar)
Vera Bradley Satchel in Northbrook Teal (exact)
Cuffs: Loren Hope via Rocks Box (similar)
Get a FREE MONTH OF ROCKS BOX SERVICE you sign up here and use code "pennilesssocialitexoxo"
 photo Signature_zps67b37c0d.png

Monday, August 8, 2016

Clover Canyon for Under $100!

Clover Canyon - Rent the Runway Clearance Sale

Rent the Runway's clearance sales are always a great place to pick up (slightly used) designer fashions at huge discounts.  I am super excited about this sale because it includes dresses from one of my new favorite brands: Clover Canyon.
Shop the Post!

Indigo Dream Sheath
Fluorescent Light Dress
Enchanted Woodlands Dress 
Griffith Park Print Dress
Floral Line Dress 
 photo Signature_zps67b37c0d.png

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tips for Purchasing Hair Extensions with BestHairBuy

Best Hair Buy 1

I remember mocking fake-looking hair extensions on celebrities.  (I'm looking at you Britney Spears).   I thought that they were cheap looking and totally unnecessary.  However, over the last year I have totally changed my tune when it comes to hair extensions.  When done right, hair extensions can add a ton of body to your everyday look or take a fancy up-do to the next level.  Hair extensions have become an integral part of my going out looks.  
  
Best Hair Buy 2
Best Hair Buy 4

I have realized that not all hair extensions are created equal.  It's all about quality and styling.  BestHairBuy does it right and offers a wide variety of high quality extensions.  

However, a bad purchase could turn you off extensions forever.  Therefore, I have a few tips for hair extension newbies.

1.  Start Small.  If you've never purchased or used hair extensions before, start small.  Purchase a small 7 piece set, or even just one large weft if you can.  You can usually find relatively good quality ones for less than $100.  If you decide they're for you, you can add to your collection.

2. Quality is Key.  Always go with real human hair extensions.  If you're willing to spend a little more money, go with virgin hair.  I recommend going with "remy" extensions.  Remy hair is considered to be the finest quality of human hair because the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped.  Therefore, they tend to look more natural.  Fake hair looks like a Halloween wig from Party City and will not stand up to washing and styling with heat.  You will want to wash and use heat styling on your extensions.  It will save you from having to purchase straight and curled extensions.  I use mine in a variety of styles.

3.  Color is Important.  Even if you purchase quality extensions, if the color is off, your 'do is not going to look natural.  Many websites will send you samples of the colors they offer.  BestHairBuy has tons of color options.  And remember, if you can't find a good color match, you can dye natural hair extensions.  But, don't cheap out on the dye.

4.  Start Simple.  There are many different styles of extensions and application methods.  For baby's first extensions, I recommend clip in extensions.  They are so easy to put on and are easily hidden under your own hair.  I have not yet graduated to other types because I really love the clip in method.

Are you willing to take the plunge and try out extensions?

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are 100% mine.
 photo Signature_zps67b37c0d.png
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It button on image hover