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Brandy Melville Sample Sale Hopes, Dreams and Tips

It’s true. The Brandy Melville sale of bank account destruction is coming back this Saturday (3.8.14)  from 10AM – 5PM and everything is $5, $10 or $15 CASH ONLY per usual. The only difference between this sale and all the other sales, is I’ll be at this one.

These are the pieces I’ll be forced to buy if they’re at the sale.

Brandy Melville Sample Sale picks

And now for a few tips based on hearsay, diligent research and my countless years of sample sale experience.

  1. In this magical case, CASH ONLY is an awesome thing. Decide what your budget is ahead of time and only bring that much cash (+ $10 just in case) so you won’t over spend.
  2. If you want to get in at 10AM, don’t get there at 10AM. People start lining up at like 6AM. It’s called commitment.
  3. Have your eyes on the prize. Check out their website and find out what pieces your lusting after so you know exactly what to look for once you’re in the sale.
  4. Don’t forget to bring a water and something to eat, because waiting in lines can be boring and when I’m bored, sometimes I eat.

And now, for a more elaborate explanation as to why I need all of the pieces I picked out. And by elaborate, I mean short and sweet.

Brandy Melville Shorts and pants Aarika Pants  Bruna Shorts  Vodi Shorts

Brandy Melville Beanie and Sweater Erica I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Sweater   Gypsy Embroidery Beanie  Made in the 90's Embroidery Beanie

brandy melville graphic shirts  Ayn Rand Tank Angie Stay Weird Top Nadine Ban The Bra Top

Aeryn New York 32 Top brandy melville

See you on Saturday: 664 S.Santa Fe Ave Los Angeles, CA 90291

Nearly Almost Famous

I’m obsessed with Almost Famous any day of the week, but especially on the days when I wear my Almost Famous shirt, named as such for it’s perfectly cropped length and artistic rip off of the Almost Famous movie poster.

Almost Famous crop top shirt

Almost Famous Inspiration Collage stye fashion penny lane

Beyond my daily addiction to dreaming of the fame promised to me by Andy Warhol, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” I’ve become infatuated with those floating jumps people have been pulling off forever. I’ve yet to reach such grace and flow, and therefore find myself fixated on this jumping wizardry.

Jump Inspiration fashion audrey hepburn high fashion editorial

Below? My sorry attempt at looking statuesque, paired with my mom’s inability to focus with the ease of a seasoned fashion photographer.

jump fashion picture almost famous free people flare pants

jump fashion side profile bracelets arm candy

It would simply be ridiculous to wear an Almost Famous inspired shirt and not go all the way with my look so major flare pants (in burgundy corduroy, might I add) were basically necessary. My lace Jeffrey Campbell platforms, crystal necklace and convenient array of bracelets consistently adorning my wrists left me a happy camper with this, dare I say, hippie look. And, in case you were previously unaware, I have amazing hair. Now you know.

almost famous crop top shirt free people flare pants jeffrey campbell lace lita red hair

Wearing: Almost Famous crop top (old) (similar, I would cut it) (and a few more quarter sleeve crop tops ONE. TWO. THREE.) // Free People Cord Super Flare  //  Jeffrey Campbell Ivory Crochet Lita  //  Raw Crystal Necklace (bought from a little shop by a beach somewhere…but here are some others that I love ONE. TWO. THREE. FOUR.)

Let’s be real, it’s not really an impromptu family photoshoot until your little sister comes running in, trying to outshine your mediocre poses…and tackle you to the ground.

jumping fashion gif

running funny fashion gif

Stay Rad, Abbot Kinney

You know those days that go wrong for all the right reasons? From getting to Sony Studios just in time to find out we’re too late to see The Queen Latifah Show taping, to eating salad with hair and burnt “blackened” lettuce at Primitivo (find my swimming review here), to finding out they don’t sell my juice at Intelligentsia Coffee anymore….to discovering a little Pop-Up Danish art shop called Hurra!, to drooling over my favorite velvet pieces at Flannel, to spending an amazing day walking down Abbot Kinney with my mom, to a gorgeous ride home through PCH. Yeah, it was one of those amazing kind of days.

Grilled Shrimp Salad at Primitivo: Delicious if you decide to take the shrimp and throw them back onto the charred grill where they came from.
Primitivo Caesar with grilled shrimp: Don’t let this delicious looking salad deceive you, it tastes like soggy, burnt lettuce, with a hint of watery caesar dressing. The croutons were the best part.
intelligentsia coffee
Intelligentsia Coffee: I came for the juice, but stayed for the heart in the cappuccino. I’m not a coffee drinker but my mom said this puppy kicked Starbucks’ butt on their best coffee making day.

my sweater

And now for the main attraction, my Stay Rad sweater from Urban Outfitters. I got this baby on Black Friday and it’s my pride and joy. Paired with a simple burnt orange tulle dress (similar), cheetah Unif spiked platforms and my favorite burgundy leather backpack from Florence, Italy (similar), this is one of my new favorite relaxed outfits…and my mom thinks I look like a polished hobo. 
Stay rad sweater
Stay Rad sweater

Neutral Neverland

Thanksgiving always calls for a cute outfit that won’t make the relatives questions your “wholesomeness”…and then of course being all too cliche, fall must call for fall colors. So here we are, happily trapped in a cozy Free People, Fiorentini and Baker dream somewhere between light brown and cheeky pink.

free people neutrals outfit

vintage perfume bottle necklace

Fiorentini and baker boots

fiorentini and baker boots

baby pinecones and arm candy

Free People Sweater Similar $118 / Free People Slip Similar $98 / Free People Socks Similar $24 / Vintage Perfume Bottle Necklace (not similar but so cute $4.80) / Fiorentini and Baker Boots $585 [REMINDER: I NEVER PAY FULL PRICE…THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THE SATISFACTION OF GETTING SOMETHING ON SALE]

Potential Patriotism

Alright, I know I’m lagging but I’m going to call this the learning curve portion of this blog where I fuck up a little here and there but then it all comes together in the end. How optimistic! This post is 1 part thought stream and 1 part god awful first fashion post (what did I tell you about that learning curve).

Thought stream: Part of the reason why it’s so hard to get my butt in gear to blog for myself is because I blog and run social media amongst countless other duties for a fashion company by day. Since this is what I spend most of my time doing…and I think it’s mighty interesting, I’m going to create a sub-blog called Behind The Hangers where I rant and rave about my workings on the daily.

Now for that style post you’ve been waiting for…what I learned this week…I’m not a model. In other news…now that everyone is coming down from there big 4th of July high, I thought I would shove in one last patriotic post before it get’s forgotten until Labor Day. I went for the subtlest of looks to show off a little red, white and blue.

Simplicity is key. I'm not that into wearing my flag on my sleeve so this Charlie Brown shirt was perfect.
Simplicity is key. I’m not that into wearing my flag on my sleeve so this Charlie Brown shirt was perfect.
Paired with some vintage denim jeans and a simple black belt, the outfit went from "let's hang in your trailer" to "this boxed wine is delicious".
Paired with some vintage denim jean shorts and a simple black belt, the outfit went from “let’s hang in your trailer” to “this boxed wine is delicious”.
Just incase you were wondering was a close up of my torso area looks like.
Just in case you were wondering what a close up of my torso area looks like.
I finished off the look with my favorite pair of Jeffrey Campbells. Nothing says let's have a picnic in the grass more than beige crochet platforms.
I finished off the look with my favorite pair of Jeffrey Campbells. Nothing says let’s have a picnic in the grass more than beige crochet platforms.

What I’m wearing: Vintage Peanut’s tank top (that’s a brand…it’s not vintage) // Vintage Levi’s shorts ($10 at the Rose Bowl Flea Market) // BDG black skinny belt // arm candy for days // Jeffrey Campbell Beige Lace Tan Lita //

xx Sarah