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

gettaway sticks

its getting cooler and i am so excited to start wearing stockings with my shorts!  i’ve got my amazing Gal Stern‘s (2 pair thanks) and several other lace and sheer pairs, but of course i am trolling the internets for new ones to lust after – i think i may be saving up for the wolford fence ones tho for sure – so amaze! and the will be phenomenal with my new Rachel Roy faux leather shorts that should come in the mail any day now!

Bebaroque Sailor Tights

textured lurex Calvin Klein

squiggle snake tights at Asos

House of Holland faux garter stockings

Nordstrom Maze Tights

embroidered and beaded leggings

Wolford Fence Tights

Tsumori Chisato Shooting Star Tights

Velvet Over the Knee Wolford Stockings