for love and lemons

Happy Girl

I captioned this first photo on my Instagram with this quote: "It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not." We hold ourselves back so often for fear of failure. This fear gets in the way of what we really can achieve. In fact, the only person you need to prove yourself to, is yourself.  I know it sounds super cliche, but it's true. I constantly talk myself out of what I think I can't do or wont succeed at. Why do we do this? How will we ever know? Just do what makes you happy and forget the rest! I've been so happy this year, It feels like my life is finally falling into place and everything is coming together. I'm so excited at the prospect of whats to come! Today is the Jewish New Year and I'm in great spirits. It's only fitting that today, I am feeling as though a new chapter of my life is opening.. the chapter where I'm confident in who I am and what I can do!  

Top & Heels // Forever21
Skirt // ForLoveandLemons (sample sale come up)
Sunnies // Celine
Hat // Farmer's Market buy - Monique's Boutique

Sample Sale Shopper

I'm such a sucker for a good sample sale. I've been to so many over the past years, that I've learned what brands throw a good sale and which ones to pass on. I went to the For Love and Lemons sample sale for the first time, this past Saturday. I was extremely excited at the prospect of scoring some of their Skivies collection for a way discounted price! As I arrived to the warehouse, I was shocked to see how long the line was. There must of been over five hundred people in line for sure. I became very discouraged and almost talked myself out of waiting. After braving over two hours in line, I entered the sale. I didn't score any of the collection, nor were there any bralettes left to purchase. About ten minutes in, I decided I wasn't going to find anything in the piles of what seemed to be the unwanted, so I stalked  the girls that already scored some cute pieces and waited for them to decide they didn't want them. I ended up purchasing these three items pictured at a total of $110. The skirt is a bit large and the dress has a broken zipper, but nothing a tailor can't fix! Sadly, I don't think I'll return to one of their sample sales. It's simply too much of a hassle. What's your limit? Would you have waited? Share your sample sale strategies with me haha XO