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!


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.

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



One lucky winner will receive a necklace of their choice from Lady Vanderbilt.

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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.

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

Winner must respond within 72 hours of notification.

Up to 60% off at Frederick's of Hollywood

Sunday, May 23, 2010

$10 off $75, $20 off $100, or $40 off $150+ order through this link. Exp. 6/16/10
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Draped Sleeve One Shoulder Dress Was $54.00 Now $29.99


Two-Tone Jumpsuit Was $54.00 Now $24.99


Sexy Shaper Was $60.00 Now $29.99


Feathered Matte Jersey Dress Was $89.00 Now $59.99


Lace Overlay Cami Was 434.00 Now $24.99


One-Sleeve Sublimation Top Was $34.00 - $39.00 Now $19.99 - $24.99


Ava Cami Was $24.00 Now $14.99
Available in Red, Tutu Pink or Black


Illusion Lace Cocktail Dress Was $59.00 Now $44.99
Available in Red, Brillant Turquoise, Nude, Boudoir Pink or Merlot


Single Button Boyfriend Jacket Was $56.00 Now $19.99


Feathered Satin Dress Was $69.00 Now $39.99
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