me and mara hoffman

friday was the Mara Hoffman sample sale.

it was amazing, duh.

not only were the racks and racks of neon mayan print kaftans and breezy linnen jumpers a fraction of the retail price, Mara was actually at her own sale!

(and i was ready for that posibility with a set of 3 new I Still Love You NYC rings!)

Mara Hoffman I Still Love You NYC ISLYNYC ISLY JLRYMara Hoffman wearing a dress from her line, Pamela Love necklace and I Still Love You NYC stackable rings

Mara is such an inspiring woman, her designs are youthful and full of joy, but also graceful and elegant — very much like her personality.  And even tho the sale was a mad house full of really gorgeous women grabbing clothes and trying on everything under the sun, it was definitely the most polite sample sale in the history of sample sales.  Instead of squirreling away clothes that didn’t fit, girls were happily sharing and trading, helping strangers zip up a back, and quick with a complement; traits i can only associate back to the designer, who was there in the grit of it, helping run clothes, showing ladies how pieces work together, and even ringing up sales!

Mara Hoffman Sample sale photo by @bhamadeyphoto by @bhamadey

i grabbed a few amazing pieces including the Mexican blanket shorts (which i’ve been obsessing over for months thank you very much)

Mara Hoffman I Still Love You NYC ISLYNYC ISLY JLRY worn with a vintage tropical shirt and dolce vita wedges

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