Flight of Fancy Giveaway

Tuesday, July 28, 2009



Spreegirl, which is known for their fashionable yet comfortable loungewear, is giving away their “Flight of the Fancy” panties to 25 lucky winners! Entering to win is quick and easy and would be a great addition to their summer panty collection.

To enter readers can visit Spreegirl and simply type their email in on the bottom right hand corner of the site. The last day to enter is on July 30th. Winners will be notified on August 1st.

Happy Anniversary, Bikini!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009



It’s hard to believe, but this month marks the 60th anniversary of the bikini in America. When the first bikini was launched it caused an explosion on the fashion scene, and through the years that little piece of fabric has gone through quite an evolution in length, fabrics, colors and cuts. Today, the bikini is a defining force in summer style.

To help celebrate the bikini’s debut in America, Venus has prepared a timeline of 20th century swimsuit fashions and has worked with country star and dancer Julianne Hough to develop a “how to look your bikini best” tip sheet.

When it comes to donning a bikini, confidence is key. And, smooth skin can help! According to a recent survey, almost 75% of women said that they felt more confident after shaving. Research also shows that shaving makes women feel more feminine, polished and beautiful.



So, before slipping on that swimsuit, be sure to shave with Venus Embrace ($12.99) – the best bikini razor ever. The first five blade razor for women, Venus Embrace has a Protective Ribbon of Moisture and hugs every curve for a close shave and dramatically smooth skin.

And, when it comes to looking bikini best, Venus Embrace is bikini approved. According to fashion designer Mara Hoffman, she would never let one of her models walk down the runway without using Venus Embrace.

A Brief History of the Bikini
Early 20th Century - Women wore floor-length dresses at the beach to uphold their modesty – talk about not having to worry about a tan line!
1930s - Women could be seen wearing athletic-style suits or knee-length dresses that hid their figures
1940s - Corset-style swim suits began to appear on the beaches. The style simultaneously gave women a more formed figure and also hid their flaws
1946 - Bikini was unveiled by designer Louis Reard in Paris. The designer’s plan was to create something exotic and bold that women could feel feminine and beautiful wearing
1949 - The suit made its American debut during the spring of 1949
1960 - Brian Hyland’s “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” became the anthem of the summer and inspired teen girls to purchase bikinis of their own
1964 - The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition featured Babette March on its first-ever bikini cover
Today - The bikini has taken on many different forms including the thong, bandeau, halter and string looks. Designers ranging from fashion forward like Mara Hoffman to traditionalist Lily Pulitzer continue to create bikinis that are both fun and functional

Emily Elizabeth Jewelry Giveaway



One winner will receive the Adjustable Fern Leaf Bangle (a $100 value) from Emily Elizabeth Jewelry.

Sign the Google Spreadsheet above.

You can also sign the published form here.



A wonderful alternative to the "Brass Fern Leaf Bangle". This bangle because of it's open nature is more suitable for smaller wrists. Because of its open shape you can easily pull is open a bit, slide your wrist through and have the bangle lay beautifully at your wrist without worrying it is too big and may fall off.

The giveaway will conclude August 4th.



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Note: The winner will be randomly chosen through Random.org.

Winner must respond within 72 hours of notification.

Review: The Summer Dress Store

Wednesday, July 08, 2009



You will find the perfect summer dress at The Summer Dress Store at ridiculously reasonable prices. If you're not much of a dress person, they have a collection of jumpsuits and skirts. A few of my favorites include the Gidget Summer Dress ($45), Sally Sleeveless Dress with Belt ($45), Sexy Black Summer Dress ($45) and Ashlyn Summer Dress ($47).
However, I went wild over the Kitty Summer Dress ($38). This dress is utterly chic and adds a vague vampish appeal, especially when paired with my new favorite Miss Posh heels (AUD: $275 or USD: $217.30). With this dress, you can turn up the heat with any sleek pair of black heels. Oh, and don't forget the red lipstick!

Review: Gabbygale Polka Dots Lunch Bag

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

GABBYGALE is the place to buy quality handbags and travel accessories with affordable prices.

Gabbygale Bags & Luggage is the online shop for a collection of popular boutiques located in the Los Angeles. Their company has been servicing their customers for over 15 years, and is well known for its high quality products, competitive pricing and friendly service. They strive to carry their tradition of excellence in service to their online shop by promoting personal service with every order.



The Gabbygale Polka Dots Lunch Bag brings "stylish" back on the traditional lunch tote. It is the perfect tote to bring to work or school, and is a surefire way to garnish compliments. The insulated interior carries any meal or snack and is water and stain resistant and can be easily wiped clean. I received this tote in Turquoise, but it is also available in Fuchsia or Brown.

Hayden Panettiere in Skin and Threads

Monday, July 06, 2009

Hollywood starlet, Hayden Panettiere, actress and singer, is seen looking effortlessly chic and laid-back in her cream Skin and Threads Lounge cardigan as she shop for glasses around town in Los Angeles on June 30, 2009.



Hayden is a true Skin and Threads fan as she has been spotted many times all over town wearing the collection. I can pass along those images as well if you would like. Skin and Threads is a label that uses only organic and natural fibers which allows the women wearing their clothing to look great as well as feel great about their clothes. Skin and Threads’ basics can be used by themselves or layered to achieve a different look every time you wear them. Any of their basics would be a great addition to any fashionistas’ closet.

The cardigan retails for $150 and is available at http://www.skinandthreads.com.

Fun and Simple Style with Popits

Gals are always searching for an inexpensive way to play up their wardrobe and Popits are just the answer. These charms snap on and off with ease and are guaranteed to add some personality to your outfit. With tons of different charms to choose from you’ll have no problem finding the perfect charm to match those ever changing trends.



The only dilemma is that you have only ten fingers to dress up with Popits new darling rings, and at just $6 a ring you can afford to! Popits are available at http://www.popits.com where any gal can purchase fashionista style for a small price.
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