'Tis the season to give, but all I can think about are all the goodies I can nab at 2 of my 3 favorite sample sales in NYC. (DVF is the only one that's missing.) The Theory Women's Sample Sale will allow you to stock up on basic tees and tanks that usually cost $50+, cashmere sweaters, and separates to upgrade you work attire. Be prepared to stand in long lines, but yes, it's worth th wait!
If you have any spending money left, head to Catherine Malandrino next week. This time pick up one or two playful dresses to add sophisticated fun to your wardrobe. It's best to choose something that is signature Catherine so that you feel like you're wearing one of her pieces when you pull it out of your closet. It's also easier to justify the purchase when everyone comes up to you and says, "Girl, I always wanted that Catherine Malandrino dress!" And you got it for a fraction of the cost! Love it!
B-Life Tip: Always surf the web before you go to a sample sale so you can get a better idea of the potential selection and retail prices. This way, you'll REALLY know a bargain when you see one at the sale. Plus, if you fall in love with something on the Internet, just imagine how great it will feel when you spot it at the sample sale and quickly snatch it before anyone else does!