Spiritex Review

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Have an intimate relationship with your clothing since it touches every part of your body, just as every bit of the manufacturing process impacts the earth.

All Spiritex apparel is locally designed and sewn, their organic cotton fabric is knitted by them in western North Carolina.

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Butterfly wings have been photographed and been beautifully rendered from recycled micro poly using p.e.t. yarn with their Butterfly Tunic ($124). This is what I gathered from their web-site. I'm not exactly sure what all of that means, but I do know that this has to be one of the most beautiful and unique tunics I've ever worn!

They currently offer 6 different styles - Monarch, Tiger, Tropical Blue, Swallowtail Brown, Blue Glow, and Rainforest Green. I immediately opted for the Rainforest Green because of the picturesque and earthy colors. I was not the least bit of disappointed when I finally received my tunic, because it looks exactly like the tunic featured on their site. However, it doesn't come with a belt to cinch it, but this didn't pose as a problem for me since I have several of those. I like that one size fits all. Therefore, it fits me perfectly! It feels cool and breezy against the skin, which makes it perfect for this extremely hot and sweltering summer we've been experiencing this year.

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Juliet Dress $98
Available in Black, Flemish Blue, or Cranberry

Monarch Skirt $168

Penny Dress $130

Ginger Dress $130

Marilyn Dress $178



Farrah Fawcett Immortalized as a Barbie Doll

Friday, July 29, 2011


Barbie Collector Farrah Fawcett Doll ($39.95): Farrah Fawcett, an American icon and world famous for her classic red bathing suit from the iconic 1976 poster. The Farrah Fawcett Black Label Barbie Collection doll depicts the late actress wearing her red swimsuit and gold necklace, mimicking that iconic poster, which sold more than 12 million copies. A must have favorite for any Barbie Collector.

Novica Review and Giveaway

Sunday, July 24, 2011

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Novica was founded twelve years ago as an online, fair-trade marketplace based in Los Angeles, with offices in eight developing nations. Novica features more than 30,000 limited edition and one-of-a-kind handmade works of art daily, ranging from artisan-crafted jewelry to handmade apparel to world-style home decor. So far Novica has succeeded in helping change the lives of more than 50,000 people in developing nations, including artisans and their dependents, uniquely helping each artisan earn personal recognition and real-world prices for their work.


I opted for the Elegant Red Blouse by Catherine Dox ($77.95), because I ordered the Exotic Ivory Tunic ($119.95) by her last year and couldn't get over it! This is blouse is a bit similar to the tunic. It's beautifully adorned with golden sequins, which makes it stand out more. Not only it's stylish, but it's also very comfortable. A tad expensive for some, but well worth the price, considering the quality. You can also order this particular style in Elegant Blue ($79.95), Elegant Ivory ($79.95), and Elegant Gray ($79.95). Right now, I have my eyes on the Exotic Blue Tunic ($115.95) and Exotic Brown Tunic ($119.95).


The Morning Mist Cotton Dress by Aruna Singh ($77.95) is one of my top favorite dresses at the moment since it's utterly comfortable and beautiful. It would enchant even the most stoic passerby, because it offers a bevy of beautiful details. Morning glories bloom on a wide ruffle of misty white cotton. It features adjustable straps and a gathered bust. Elastic shirring at the back assures an easy fit. Feminine and charmingly sweet, this long sundress is perfect for a lazy afternoon brunch, a day of window shopping, or a combination of both!


The Forest Mysteries Mobile ($49.95) is the most beautiful and unique set of wind chimes I've ever seen so far, and they also create the most melodic sounds I've ever heard from wind chimes. The soothing sound makes sitting on the porch an even more comforting and relaxing experience. The mysteries of the forest are revealed in the melodious chimes of this mobile from Guena. It is inspired by Feng Shui principles that tell of positive energies coming through as the wind announces its passing. The mobile is crafted by hand with dyed agates that reflect the forest's lush green core. They are suspended suspend from a pinewood hoop that hangs from a nickel-plated ring.

These beautiful mobiles are also available in Ocean Mysteries ($55.99) and Earth Mysteries ($59.99)


The Rustic Rock Guitar Statuette by Armando Ramirez ($49.99) has to be one of the coolest and most unique gifts I have ever given to anyone. I ordered two of them, one for my oldest brother and one for my boyfriend. My brother is a guitar lover. I'm slowly following behind since I have two guitars so far. Therefore, I knew this would be perfect for him! My boyfriend doesn't play the guitar, but he's a huge music lover like myself. He's also into artsy time things. So I knew he would appreciate this gift.

Armando Ramírez, the designer of this wonderful piece, recycles an amazing assortment of bicycle and automobile parts as rustic art. A bicycle chain outlines the body while a screw, corrugated wire and metal bits left from a die cutter adorn it. A bearing, screw and cog form the head.

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The15DollarStore Review and Giveaway

Saturday, July 23, 2011

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The15DollarStore is in the business of providing the fashion conscious the highest quality, in-season clothing at extremely reasonable prices. With frequent new arrivals, their customers are assured of discovering a broad selection of name brand clothing which can be found at well known department stores at full price. While designer names, labels and fashions are constantly changing, one thing remains the same, The15DollarStore.com is committed to quality junior clothing at the greatly reduced price of $15.


I've always admired maxi dresses on other people, but I could never quite pull off the look since the ones I really liked were often too long for my petite height. Thankfully, this has changed after coming across the FUN & FLIRT Floral Print Smocked Maxi Dress in Olive/Rust, which looks very flattering on me. The smocked bodice is comfortable, has adjustable cami straps, and is beautifully detailed with rows of orange, black, and green stitching. The waist continues into a full-length, flared, woven skirt. The fabric is soft and the colors are beautiful and earthy. I've washed it a couple times (cold water is recommended) since receiving it and the colors remained the same.

This dress looks great with my Goldtone Peridot/Topaz Jeweled Rhinestone Peacock Bracelet ($40 at iDesire Fashion Boutique) and Selena Nail Polish ($14 at Julep).


The MISS ME Studded Gladiator Sandals are strappy enough to look trendy and utterly cool without going overboard with an extra amount of straps that go halfway up the calf. The wide t-strap vamp is accented by smaller straps that highlight the sides. This flat sandal secures with two adjustable buckle straps around the ankle. I honestly didn't have high expectations for these sandals, but was pleasantly surprised how comfortable and adorable they are. They're also very true to size.

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HEART SOUL Stripe Sleeveless Dress Retail Price: $42.00 $15

DOLLHOUSE Chainmail Wedges Retail Price: $69.00 $15

GRASS Crinkle Wash Bootcut 5-Pocket Jean Retail Price: $69.00 $15

DATING CLOTHING Jersey Strapless Tunic with Loop Chain Detail Retail Price: $82.00 $15

LOVE TEASE One-Shoulder Chevron Stripe Sleeveless Top Retail Price: $29.99 $15

TRACY EVANS Stretch Cuffed Skimmers with Belt Retail Price: $31.99 $15

MISS ME Patent Nautical Platform Wedge Retail Price: $57.00 $15

IDENTITY CLUB Modal Jersey Butterfly Sleeve Pleated Top with Studs Retail Price: $46.00 $15

HEART SOUL Large Polka Dot Sleeveless Dress Retail Price: $42.00 $15

PINK ROSE Jersey Tank Dress with Rosette Bib Retail Price: $56.00 $15



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Scala Ribbon Sun Hat - The Stephanie Review

Monday, July 18, 2011


The Stephanie ($30) is from the Scala Collezione Collection and it comes in four different colors - White, Fuchsia, Aqua, and Black. I received the White, which I'll admit that I wasn't particularly fond of it at first since I'm uber picky when it comes to hats. I love wearing floppy hats, but I usually like wearing them in basic colors without any kind of prints or patterns. I just like to keep my hat style simple, yet chic. Therefore, this one had to grow on me.

The Stephanie is trimmed with self band and bow and ric-rac ribbon throughout. It offers UPF 50+, which ensures superior sun protection. It's also travel friendly since it is crushable, making it extremely easy to pack in your suitcase or weekender bag.

Another favorite from the Scala Hats Spring/Summer Collection is the Ladies Scala Visor - On A Roll Visor ($25), which was featured om "O" Magazine in April. It's Available in Black, White, Orange, Turquoise, Toast, Lime, and Fuchsia.

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CocoLush Review

Monday, July 11, 2011


CocoLush.com is your online accessories boutique specializing in exquisite beachwear, holiday wear, accessories and pretty jewelry.

With carefully selected brands, mainly sourced from South America, their mission is to bring you the most elegant and exquisite beachwear, accessories and jewelry from the South Atlantic coasts.

With a large number of items exclusively produced for CocoLush.com they also handpick the most gorgeous products from established designers and exciting new talents offering you a real Latin experience for your wardrobe.


The Floral Halter Cut Out Swimming Costume by PHAX (£67) was styled to stun and is made for fun in the sun. This is my first time ever wearing a monokini. However, I thought I'd try out something different for a change and I couldn't be happier with my selection. This gorgeous one-piece bathing suit features side cut outs that will show off your curves, while providing superior coverage. The style is bold and sexy without pushing the envelope. It's definitely not an option if you lack confidence and/or want to be overlooked amongst a crowd since you will most definitely get noticed.

I also adore the Alicante Black and White Cut Away Suite (£85), Soft Cup Bow Bikini (£50), Paisley Maxi Dress by Phax (£80), Black and White Rushed Bust Dress (£44), and Soft Denim Maxi Dress with Smock (£108).

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Karen Kane Review

Saturday, July 09, 2011


Karen Kane’s approach to fashion is simple – she designs clothing for the woman that wants to feel comfortable without sacrificing her sense of style. Always on the go with her family and friends, she proves that it is possible to look smart, sexy, and sophisticated all at once. Created with longevity and versatility in mind, Karen’s collection is one you’ll wear for life.

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I couldn't help but fall shamelessly in love with the Ruffle Lace Neckline Dress ($108) when I first caught sight of it on their web-site. That love deepened when I finally got the chance to try it on, because it fits like a dream! The fabric (90% rayon and 10% spandex) is surprisingly soft and luxurious to the touch. The ruffle block on the front of the dress gives this dress a dash of femininity mixed with refined elegance. It also features silk ruffle detailing along the front and back neckline. The dress is flirty and sexy, yet moderately so without pushing the limit.

I also love the Flower Print Dress ($98), Palm Print Dress ($108), PanelSkirt ($92), Raw Seam Godet Skirt ($89), and Asymmetrical Hem Dress ($109).

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hello! SkinnyJeans Review and Giveaway

Friday, July 08, 2011

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I was excited when hello! SkinnyJeans contacted me to review a pair of their skinny jeans of my choice since I love wearing jeans even though I'm usually a dress wearing kinda gal. I've lost count of how many pairs of blue denim jeans that I own. Therefore, I wanted to shy away from what I normally wear by opting for something different. I opted for the WhiteOut CoutureCut Jeans ($178). I've never worn white jeans before prior to this since I'm usually not good at wearing white, but it's a look that I had often admired on other people.

I love how the WhiteOut CoutureCut Jeans elongates my profile since my height is petite. I had to go up a couple of sizes since the WhiteOut CoutureCut Jeans runs almost 2 sizes small (this will be corrected next production). Other than that, they're utterly comfortable! The fit isn't too tight or too loose and the rise is medium-length (not a hip hugger or up to the navel). Another thing that I love is that they look good with just about anything! I recently donned them with my Spiritex Butterfly Tunic in Rainforest Green ($124) for an understated and sophisticated look.

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HipFusion Designs Giveaway

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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Get hipped with handcrafted jewelry, all pieces incorporating fused metal clay and dichroic glass elements, and all created with careful attention to every single detail and tip-top quality. Every piece is a work of wearable art.

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Sweet Rose Quartz Necklace $20

Coconut Wood Beaded Bracelet $35

Front Toggle Bar Tag Necklace / Sterling or Crystal Bead Version Starting at $115

YSC - Celebrate Life Front Toggle Bar Tag Necklace / Bronze $85

I encourage you to purchase and wear or gift a Celebrate Life Necklace to show your support, spread the word and increase awareness about breast cancer, and working towards a cure.

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iDesire Fashion Boutique Review and Giveaway


Prize: One winner will receive the June Handbag in Pink (a $40 value) from iDesire Fashion Boutique.



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iDesire Fashion is a trendy online boutique for fashion savvy people. Their goal is to offer their customers a simple shopping experience coupled with an opportunity to find wardrobe additions that ensure you are bold, seen and fashionable. They retail merchandise from all over the globe to guarantee the trendsetters that visit their site will be highly satisfied.

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The picture of the Angel Wings Earrings is a bit deceiving and doesn't do much for them since they're even more beautiful in person. I thought they would be too heavy for my ears, but they're light as a feather or feathers in this case! For a torrential downpour of bold fashion, you can easily snag up a pair for just $15 and watch any outfit of yours take flight. They're also available in Blue, Pink, and White.


My love for the Goldtone Peridot/Topaz Jeweled Rhinestone Peacock Bracelet ($40) was instantaneous, because I love beautiful and bold accessories. This bracelet was made in a meticulous manner and has a keen sense of couture style that will instantly preen any outfit. I longer have to wonder what accessory to wear with my FUN & FLIRT Floral Print Smocked Maxi Dress ($15 at The15DollarStore), because this bracelet and Peacock Ring ($15) harmonizes well with it.

The Peacock Bracelet is also available in Gold/Pink/Red, Hematite/Jet Black, Silver, and Goldtone Multi Colored Jeweled .


The Diva Necklace Set ($18) is a charmingly cute set that features the essential pieces that are ideal for any diva's jewelry wardrobe! The tiered dress pendant gracefully hangs down from the necklace. Alongside are three exquisite charms - a pretty pump, heart, and bow. The bow earrings are the icing on the cake and coordinate well with the bow featured on the necklace! Both pieces are versatile enough to wear with other silver and/or black pieces you may have.


The Leo Handbag ($52.99) is the perfect accessory for any handbag aficionado! The leopard print beautifully harmonizes with the vibrant orange and has a sassy style that’s bound to charm onlookers. This handbag features dual carrying, round metal handles; zipper top closure, fully lined interior with zip/open pockets, and rear exterior zipper pocket.

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