Mara’s Fantasy Shop-a-thon!

Mara’s Fantasy Shop-a-thon!

As the holiday sale season approaches and all the shops try to unload their arsenal of goodies, I started fantasizing - what if I didn't have a budget? And what if I was invited to great festivities all the time – like a super swanky soiree, say at the Ambassador’s residence? What if I was meeting up with the Duchess over the holidays in Lake Como at the Clooney's villa? Perhaps my birthday party would be a quiet affair at the Polo Lounge.

Yes, I know! Wake up, chicklet!  But wouldn't it be nice? Hey, my husband and sons play fantasy football so why can't I fantasize about something I love too? So it is in this spirit that I am declaring this post, “Mara’s Fantasy Shop-a-thon”!

First stop, Net-a-porter (full disclosure I have never purchased anything from this gorgeous site) but I am going to need to look super chic at the lake with Amal.

This Zimmerman skirt is amazing, I would wear with a silk tank or throw it over this gorgeous swimsuit by the pool

These Cult Gaia mules will look super cool while lounging and if it gets a little chilly, I can sit back and relax with this Zimmerman fur bomber around my shoulders.  

I'm going to need a statement ring, and there are so many great blingy bling ones out right now, like this Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Balenciaga.

Naturally I will need a little bag. This velvet Gucci will be perfect as well as this Saint Laurent. My friend Cristina just rocked this Gucci - Dionysus Leather Mini Chain Shoulder Bag at dinner the other night, and it fits perfectly into my Fantasy game. 

Next stop Moda Operandi, another retailer I have only dreamt about. But in this Fantasy, my birthday dinner is at the Polo Lounge in NYC and I will need some new gear and MO’s the place to go. I love black and white for evening and this satin blouse would look totally chic and on point paired with these Zuhair Murad velvet wide-leg pants.

Love this purple Bottega Veneta Satin Intrecciato Knot Clutch or my favorite brand Cult Gaia. And, of course some bling like these 18K Black Gold Diamond Earrings. I will be wearing a chic ponytail so the earrings will be my signature piece. 

Now onto the shoes! In my Fantasy, I can wear high heels for days as if I were 30 again, so I am going with the sky-high Dolce and Gabbanas or the super cool Maureen Moire Pumps. These Jimmy Choos have been worn by everyone from Michelle Obama to Kate Middleton, and I want them too!

 To complete my Fantasy a little fairy dust from RMS beauty!

Black Friday and Sale shopping is a must, but everyone needs a little fun and fantasy. There is nothing like surfing the web and dreaming about what we would wear if only we had money to spare and somewhere fabulous to go.

What would be included in your Fantasy Shop-a-thon haul? Let us know in the comments below or on Instagram @TheKoolestWomen, at Facebook and sign up for our newsletter!

XoXo Mara and Pam at