Nicole Bridger Review

Thursday, May 27, 2010



Based in Vancouver, Nicole Bridger offers socially conscious clothing for contemporary women. She was recently nominated by Fashion Takes Action as one of fifteen Canadian eco-friendly fashion designers, and she was the inaugural winner of the Design Forward Award! Canada's top eco fashion designer has been featured in Canadian publications such as Chatelaine, Elle Canada, Flare, Vancouver Sun, Western Living, Granville, BC Business and Glow Magazine.



I received the Centered Top in Black from Nicole Bridger. The regular price is $162, but you can get right now for $40.50. The available colors are Natural, Black and Clay. The fabric is relatively soft, and it feels great on the skin! It is also wonderfully comfortable. Considering that this piece is from Nicole Bridger's Fall - Winter Collection, it is more appropriate for Fall and Winter. However, I've worn this a couple of times recently since we've been experiencing some strange weather lately. Another great thing about this top is that it is maternity-friendly. Nicole Bridger offers several maternity-friendly pieces, including our favorites such as the Today Tunic ($214), Me Dress ($251), Co-op Shpant S10 ($214) and the Integrity Dress at the jaw-dropping price of $23.80 (regularly sold at $238!). If you want to look "haute", but don't want to sacrifice your wallet in Fall/Winter 2010, this is the perfect time to rack up on some major bargains!

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

OKA b. - Shoes That Love You Review





OKA b. first started out with two basic styles, a slide and a thong. Since then, they have expanded their line by offering dozens of styles and colors adorned with natural seashell, gemstones and ribbon, without compromising on comfort. Massage beads pamper the foot and promote good posture. OKA b. has even crafted their extraordinary, vegan-friendly shoes with proprietary Microplast® material that is antimicrobial, waterproof and washable. Each season OKA b. is inspired by the runways, and they expand their collection even further. From summer brights to subdued fall tones, bridal collections to the casual weekend flop, there's an OKA b. sandal for every look and for every occasion. These features make them a hit in upscale resorts, spas, hotels and fine gift shops around the world.

20% off at OKA b. with coupon code: BONNIE20



I was the the lucky recipient of the Suzanne heel flip flops ($40). I put much emphasis on lucky since this is how I feel when I wear these. They make my soles feel like they have been to the spa and back! The experience feels that ethereal and surreal. These flip flops are argumentatively the best and most comfortable shoes that I've ever worn. I could wear them all day! The particular style that I opted for is in Hot Chocolate, and it features beautiful Turquoise and Coral Oval Stones. The Suzanne flip flops are also available in Licorice with Opal and Onyx Oval Stones or Salt with Turquoise and Veriscite Oval Stones. Personally, I'd love to own them all!

They even offer a small selection of sandals for men and young girls. The Camden ($20) and Grayson ($25) would be the perfect Father's Day gift! They also have a great selection of bridal sandals and wedding flop flops for those summer weddings that are around the corner!




Blake - Copper with Coral and Ivory Beaded Flower $40
Also Available in Licorice with Turquoise and White Beaded Flower


Samantha - Licorice with Three Crystal Pendant $40


Audrey - Olive Was $25.00 Now $20
Also Available in Copper, Licorice, Vanilla, Sapphire, Hot Chocolate, Cranberry or Salt


Amri - Vanilla with Small Clear Crystals Was $35.00 Now $30
Also Available in Cranberry, Grape, Platinum or Licorice


Madison - Coral with Swirl Satin Ribbon $30
Also Available in 50 other styles!


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Novica Review



Novica is connected with more than 2,000 extraordinary master artists around the world. You can read about their lives, explore their fascinating cultures, and select from more than 30,000 handcrafted works of art. They have an extensive selection of jewelry, clothing, art, home decor, tapestries, masks and handbags. An artisan story card is included with each purchase.



Novica has such a broad selection that it took me weeks to decide on what to review from them. I tried to avoid the jewelry section much as possible since there were thousands of pieces, but I ended up ordering a necklace anyways. I opted for the Tunic in Exotic White by Catherine Dox ($89.99) and the Long Square Cycles Necklace ($22.95) designed by Joanna and Ketut Darmawan. I'd like to say that I received my order within days, but that wasn't the case since it took almost 2 weeks since it was shipping out of the country. I was getting slightly worried since I never waited this long for an order, but my worries were all gone once I received my order. The long wait was worth it! The tunic and necklace were both beautifully wrapped in an extraordinary package. So tastefully done that it was like receiving something for my birthday.

The flowy Tunic in Exotic White by Catherine Dox is elegant and buoyant as the image depicts. This tunic can be worn alone, or over pants and leggings. I prefer to wear it with my skinny jeans since it is practically see-through by it being white.

The tunic features long sleeves with slanted cuffs and a graceful hemline. It is adorned with silver patterns on the front, and the sleeves are embroidered by hand with sequins and beads. This particular tunic comes in a bevy of envy-worthy colors such as Exotic Blue ($99.95), Exotic Ivory ($102.95), Exotic Red ($99.95), Exotic Gray ($79.95) and Exotic Brown ($99.95). It would be nice to have all of the colors considering how comfortable and chic these tunics are!



I ordered the Long Square Cycles Necklace to go with my tunic. I like that it doesn't conflict with the tunic's hemline since the length of this necklace can be adjusted. I believe that jewelry is meant to be shown instead of hidden. Made with .925 Sterling Silver, this intricately designed necklace features a sterling pendant with hammered textures. It also comes in a beautiful jewelry box that is definitely worth keeping!


The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Celebrate This Father's Day in Style Courtesy of Nautica

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Focusing in on the essence of Father’s Day (celebrating dad!), Nautica has launched a contest on Facebook which provides one lucky winner the opportunity to win a $3,500 professional photo shoot (which some may argue is in fact priceless) as well as $1,500 Nautica shopping spree in exchange for uploading your favorite father-daughter or father-son photo. Because there is only one lucky dad that will take home the grand prize, each entrant also receives 10% off a Nautica.com purchase just for participating.

In addition to the 10% off, Nautica is currently running a pretty cool site wide promotion of 20% off $150 or more through the end of the week. With an entire section dedicated to ‘Great Gifts for Dad’, there’s no reason all dads across the country shouldn’t celebrate in style.


Poplin Micro-Stripe Shirt $59.50
Available in Green, Mast Blue, Pale Khaki, Racer Red or True Black


Dockside 3-pc. Duffle Set Was $700.00 Now $149.99


York Double-Sided Passcase $40


White NST Chronograph $155


Polarized Aviator Glasses $130


Sport Ring Box Set $99


Starboard 24" Wheeled Duffel Was $260.00 Now $69.99


Nautica Oceans Fragrance $49 - $65

Kenneth Cole’s New Fashion-Forward Touch Screen Watch


Kenneth Cole New York
, the iconic creator of city style, announces the launch of its new fashion-forward touch screen watch series. The first of its kind, the touch screen collection offers a sleek design and classic look with a stainless steel round case paired with a silicon strap. This unisex watch collection is perfect for the girl (or guy) who won’t sacrifice style for functionality.

Aside from offering multiple stylish designs for men and women, the functionality of the watch includes 32 city world time, electro luminescent backlight, stainless steel construction, water resistant and chronograph technology.

Kenneth Cole New York touch screen watches with digi-touch technology retail from $125 to $175 and can be found at Kenneth Cole retail stores, department stores including Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Nordstrom and online at KennethCole.com.


Kenneth Cole New York Rubber Strap Touch Screen Watch $125


Kenneth Cole New York Orange Rubber Strap Touch Screen Watch $150


Kenneth Cole New York Touch Screen Black Watch $175


Kenneth Cole New York White Rubber Strap Touch Screen Watch $125


Kenneth Cole New York Black Rubber Strap Touch Screen Watch $150

Lady Vanderbilt Review and Giveaway

Monday, May 24, 2010



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Lady Vanderbilt are known for their feminine charmed pendants, a collection of inconceivably beautiful necklaces made up from themed trinket-like charms and crystals.

The necklaces I chose for my review were the initial "H" ($36) and Play That Guitar ($36). I was half-expecting the charms to be somewhat big. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were tiny, but they're big enough to be noticeable and make a fashionable statement on the wearer.



I'm in the midst of taking guitar lessons, and I thought this necklace would be the perfect statement for my new found love. It features a guitar charm, blue and crystal colored Swarovski crystal dangles, all on a gold 16” chain. Musicians can wear this charming necklace for good luck, and take down the house for sure! ;)



Well, I think this necklace speaks for itself considering my name starts with H. This necklace is perfect for those other H's - Heather, Hadley, Heidi, Hillary and Holly! It hangs from an 18" gold colored chain; which features three sparkling Swarovski crystals, plated in 14kt gold and one tiny 14kt-gold-covered sterling silver vermeil letter charm.

Mothers such as myself might want to proclaim their love of parenthood with the Suck on This necklace ($36), which features a charmingly sweet pacifier.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

The giveaway will conclude June 4th.

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Winner must respond within 72 hours of notification.

Zora New York Review

Friday, May 21, 2010



Zora New York offers a diverse collection of handcrafted jewelry. Their designs are made with the finest materials such as .925 sterling silver, semi-precious stones, pearls, and Swarovski crystals. The
Zora New York line features beautiful hand wire-wrapped necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The distinctive designs are based on elegant simplicity and are meant to be worn and enjoyed everyday.



Zora New York sent me their Danielle Necklace ($60) for my review. This is a dainty and colorful piece that has loads of charm. It features a red aventurine gem, which is surrounded by four tangerine hued Swarovski crystals. The stone and crystals gently, yet elegantly hang from a twisted sterling silver circular loop. Its 1” long pendant dangles from a curb chain that secures with a spring ring clasp. Overall, the design is beautiful and the craftsmanship is outstanding. The warm and vibrant color of this necklace is perfect for the summer and Fall! My mom is even going to borrow this necklace to wear at my brother's upcoming wedding in August.

The Alexis Earrings ($60) matches the Danielle Necklace perfectly!




Racquel Necklace $70


Lucy Earrings $55


Lillian Necklace $55


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PosePrints Giveaway



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PosePrints believes that stationery should be truly unique to you - and look like you too! Here you will find the most personalized, dressed-to-impress, classy-cute stationery, cards and magnets on the web! The designs come to life as you create a look-alike 'pose' to fit your invitations, announcements, and note cards. They even have children's versions! I assure you that you will have a blast at creating your own look-alike. Just click the "design" tab on their site to begin their simple, step-by-step process. Custom-design and instantly preview your cards right now!



40% off Magnets with coupon code: magnetpose


The giveaway will conclude June 1st.

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Playtex Bra Makeover

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Do slipping straps, riding up backs, or not enough support have you ready to write a Dear John letter to your old bras? Apply for a Bra Makeover from Playtex! Seven out of 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra, which can result in an ill fit for the rest of their outfit, back and shoulder pain, as well as bruising and digging.



We know that busy moms don't always have time to update their bras or even check to make sure they are wearing the correct size. That's why we wanted to let you know about this contest from Playtex! Playtex recently launched http://www.playtexbramakeover.com, a site where women can go to apply for a bra makeover or nominate a friend. If chosen, the winner will be flown to New York to receive a Bra Makeover with style expert Alison Deyette. Deyette is a fashion and trend lifestyle expert who has been featured on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker and TLC's Ten Years Younger, as well as in print publications including Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, and O Magazine. Apply for your chance to win a Playtex Bra Makeover today. The last day to apply is Friday, May 21st, 2010.

The 10 winners selected for a Bra Makeover will also star in their very own webisode wherein a makeover candidate will receive a fitting with Deyette and walk away with the perfect Playtex products. A new webisode will premier on http://www.playtexbramakeover.com every two weeks.

Disclosure:
By posting this information, I am entered into a contest to win a free bra from Playtex. I did not receive any compensation for this post and thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Kohls Mother's Day: Diamond Stud Earrings for Giveaway

Wednesday, May 12, 2010



One winner will receive a pair of 14kt White Gold or Yellow Gold 1/2cttw Round IGI Certified Diamond Studs (Reg. Price $1750.00) from Kohl's.

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These earrings are the perfect gift for yourself or someone special – what woman wouldn’t love a gorgeous pair of diamond earrings to make her sparkle. They are certified, high quality and can be found at Kohls, for an amazing price!

The earrings have a four-prong setting with 14k gold screwback posts. The certification includes an International Gemological Institute certificate of authenticity that verifies clarity, color and carat weight. And they come in a cute white leatherette gift box.

I had no idea Kohl’s has such high-quality, stylish jewelry – at great prices I can afford! It’s amazing what you can find at Kohl’s jewelry department – certified diamond earrings and rings, gemstones, pearls and top name brand watches like Citizen and Bulova. And with Kohl’s discounts and savings passes, you can’t find a better value on jewelry anywhere.

The giveaway will conclude May 14th.

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Juliet & Company Review and Giveaway

Sunday, May 09, 2010



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Juliet Elizabeth has collected old keepsakes, vintage accessories, and antique jewelry sinceshe was a little girl. A budding designer, Juliet created her own personal style andsentimental wares out of found objects; layering her new treasures with her mother’sjewelry and pearls.

After graduating FIT, Juliet designed privately for high end jewelers whose collections are sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Barneys. With the experience of working with top retailers under her belt, Juliet eventually opened her own luxury boutique. Despite her celebrity clientele, Juliet’s passion was for thecreative process, so she closed the business, married her Romeo and began devising aplan for her own signature collection of jewelry.

Inspired to offer a line of classic, romantic pieces at accessible prices, Juliet & Company was launched in late 2009. From simple studs to whimsical charm bracelets, the fun-loving collection appeals to everyone from little girls to grandmothers, and especially to brides searching for affordable wedding-day accessories. Filled with elegant basics and fashion-forward takes on the classic pearl necklace, the Juliet & Company Bridal Collection keeps brides under budget and also includes amazing bridesmaid gifts.

“Each piece in the line has its own irresistible quality,” says Juliet, “It is jewelry you don't have to think about. It becomes part of your everyday wardrobe, so easy to wear and it will never go out of style!” Also irresistible are the prices – a sweet deal with everything in the collection retailing for $100 or less!


The giveaway will conclude May 25th.

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Winner must respond within 72 hours of notification.

Viola Umbrella Review

Friday, May 07, 2010



Founded in January 2010, Viola Umbrella is a small company that is located just outside the fashion capital of the world, New York City. They have a selection of extraordinary, dream-like umbrellas and parasols that are high quality, beautiful and affordable! With young women in mind, Viola Umbrella is perfect for those who are tired of the traditional, cookie-cutter designs out there. Viola Umbrella provides fashion forward alternatives to the standard black and white.

Surprisingly affordable, but not cheap in quality - their umbrellas and parasols are constructed with high grade materials. Their production process is monitored for attention to detail and quality assurance. Each item sold at Viola Umbrella is a limited edition. Viola Umbrella regularly keeps their inventory fresh with new styles and designs.



Their parasols are influenced by the Victorian era of the late 19th Century. The Emma White parasol ($35) is charmingly sweet with it's elegant embroidery and sturdy, lightweight design. It features Battenburg Lace, aluminum rib and wooden shaft. They also offer two similar parasols that feature the exact design, but different color schemes (beige or pink). These parasols are perfect for proms, weddings, parties and other special events.



The Lula ($30) umbrella is one of Viola Umbrella's top selling items. It exudes alluring femininity and an aristocratic flair with it's black and purple color scheme. It features a nickel pagoda frame, fiberglass ribs and aluminum shaft. Their Zella ($30) features the same design, but a different color scheme (black and white). This umbrella will bring sunshine on your rainy days!

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

DownEast Basics Swimwear Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, May 05, 2010



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Swimsuit season has finally arrived, and DownEast Basics has an impressive selection of modest, yet stylish swimsuits that will help you standout at the poolside or beach.

Summer is my least favorite, but I always look forward to the warm weather and hanging at the poolside. Luckily, I have two new swim piece to wear this summer! I received the Riviera Tank in Taffy Stripe ($29.99) and Malibu Swim Skirt ($26.99) in Ocean. I usually have the worst kind of luck at finding the perfect swim pieces, but I couldn't be any happier with my selection! Vibrant and fun, both pieces fit me perfectly. Please keep in mind that the Malibu Swim Skirt is just used to provide coverage for a bikini bottom - not to be worn just as is! ~lol~

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

The giveaway will conclude May 20th.

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Winner must respond within 72 hours of notification.

Cursive Design Review

Monday, May 03, 2010

Cursive Design owner, Sarah Fox, designs jewelry and home accessories that focus on intricate details and natural forms. Her inspiration derives from the juxtaposition of unusual materials and the unique moments in nature.



I was given the opportunity to style the Drop Gold Earrings, which are art deco inspired, featuring bent wire and dangling chain balance in union with the lace. The delicate design was created using lace, which was stiffened and made into the most amusing, unique design.

You can get Cursive Design jewelry at affordable prices. The Drop Gold Earrings are $34, and they come in eight colors of lace. You can also have your choice of brass or silver metal. 2.75" long x 1.5" wide.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Z Becky Brown Review and Giveaway

Saturday, May 01, 2010



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I loathe changing purses all of the time. Luckily, there's a solution for those who loathe it much as I do. You can "change" your handbag within minutes with the Z Becky Brown handbags! All you need to do is change your pattern insert, and voilĂ ! - you have a handbag to match your wardrobe. It sounds a bit complicated, but it is actually very easy to do. They even include a video on their web-site to show you how. They offer a large variety of designs to choose from. I received the Handbag with White Lid, White Handle and Polished Nickel Accessories ($69) along with two different inserts; Black Toile and Drama Queen ($20 each). The inserts are made from great quality material. You don't have to worry about your handbag getting dirty since the material is protected by hard plastic once inserted. No need to bring out your compact or handheld mirror, the handbag includes a mirror inside!

You can even create your own design from your creative artwork on their blank canvas pattern! Your options are unlimited - just start by choosing your favorite handbag frame style with different accents, then create as many personalized handbags as you want!



The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

The giveaway will conclude May 12th.

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Winner must respond within 72 hours of notification.
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