Happy New Years!

New Years is sacred for Russians. It is THE holiday. That’s when we exchange gifts, celebrate with friends and family, and of course bust out fabulous outfits. Picking my outfit is obviously exciting and starts waaaaaay before New Years. My requirements: wow factor and figure flattering. I wanted to go with something different so when I saw this romper I was so excited.

So next I had to decide how to style it. I wanted to show the back but I didn’t want an intricate undo. I felt like that would be overly fussy cuz the dress already had so much going on. Also I wanted something soft to counter how graphic the romper was. How unbelievable is the curly faux bob I got done? This girls hair skills are amazing.

Romper by ASOS, shoes by Proenza Schouler

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Tuesday Tips



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Wandering the Palm Springs Night

Black Swans Taking a Dip in the Moonlight


View of the Palm Desert J.W. Marriot Lobby

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1 Year Ago Today

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Was the beginning of a new life for me… (gratuitous wedding photos to follow) Tweet

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Sequins and Swirls

Oh, look… who is that? Looks like a doggy to me.

I am strongly of the opinion that short and tight does not always mean sexy. Loose and relaxed can showcase your confidence and what can be sexier than that? With such an standout dress you don’t need many accessories. I treat cleavage as an accessory so I added very little. Two long gold necklaces, one with a pearl filled heart sweetened up the look.

Dress by Sheri Bodell, shoes by Prada

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Orgasmic Shoe Sale Discontinued?

If you know me, you have probably heard of my obsession with the Barney’s Warehouse Sale. Every February and August you can find me there with shopping bags full of shoes. Imagine my horror when I found a news article explaining that the sale has been indefinitely canceled? My poor husband heard me complain for a week straight. The good news is, the reason the sale was cancelled; Barney’s has launched a new website dedicated to their warehouse sale! So far the discounts don’t look as deep. The selection does seem a lot better though, with most things 60% off. And 60% off Manolos are nothing to complain about…

Check out the sale here.

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Feathers & Sequins


Night out on the town in feathers, sequins and hot pink.

Top by Urban Outfitters, Skirt by Costa Blanca, Shoes by Dolce Vita

And a fun pic of me and the hubby doing vodka tasting in a vodka freezer. Don’t you love that they give out fake furs and hats? My husband thought we looked super Russian. :)


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In case you haven’t heard: Nordstrom anniversary sale is on!

Not only do they have a ton of merchandise marked down but they have free shipping and returns. If you haven’t really done online shopping before this is a great way to try it out. I use the size guides and reviews to help me choose a size. I would also advise checking if you have a particular brand already in your closet to check what size you usually wear.

Happy shopping :)

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Poolside Brights

The pool is a great place to show off your brights and florals. It doesn’t hurt that my favorite Sunday pastime is hanging out by the pool. Put on a cute outfit, grab some drinks, a friend (in my case my hubby), and a book or some gossip mags — this is what I call relaxing.

As you see, you can take your style and trends you want to try out anywhere — even the pool! If there is a trend you are not sure that you love, or love on your body, try wearing it somewhere casual like to the pool. Ask your friend to snap some pics of you so you can get an unbiased, 3rd party, view of your outfit. Looking at yourself in the mirror doesn’t really provide you an honest view of your outfit.

This outfit says fun and relaxed to me.

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Welcome to Sumptuous State — the fashion blog where luxury meets real world.

Fashion is defined as a popular trend, especially in styles of dress, ornament, or behavior. It is also something that is part of our daily lives. To quote PBS: “Even people who say they don’t care what they wear choose clothes every morning that say a lot about them and how they feel that day.” What do you want to say to the world?

While you may not always have an exact answer to this question, I want to help.  I created this blog because I have a lot to say and I think you do also. If every time a person gets dressed they are telling the world something about themselves, shouldn’t they have the tools to do it? This blog was created for all of you; I want to share my fashion obsession with you and show you how to best articulate what you want to say. This will include the best styles for different body types, how and where to shop online, hip and affordable designers, how to style different pieces or trends, and more. Also, I want us to have some fun and look at some pretty pictures!  If there are any things you have questions about or want to see on here feel free to let me know. Hopefully, this post will be my first of many and we will have lots of fun together.

Thank you for visiting my site and happy reading. :)

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