Apparel Dynasty Giveaway

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Prize: One winner will receive a pair of Snow White's Poison Apple Pumps (a $54.99 value) from Apparel Dynasty.



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If Snow White was going to the ball with her friend Cinderella, she would wear these pumps. Good apples, bad apples and yellow straps make this pump grab attention. Snow White is just one of the fairy tale leads appearing in Acrylicana's After Dark Series. Apparel Dynasty's other pumps also feature Alice in Wonderland's Tea Party. Snow White, herself, makes an appearance here.


If you have to make a wish for anything in the wishing well, make sure you wish for these! Or get a pair for yourself at http://www.appareldynasty.com. Free Shipping this week with the code "enchanted".



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The giveaway will conclude October 1st.

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UNIONBAY Jeans Review and Rafflecopter Giveaway

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Prize: One winner will receive a pair of Roxi Stretch Skinny Flare Jeans from UNIONBAY.





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I like that Unionbay stays by their word when it comes to size, because Roxi Stretch Skinny Flare Jeans ($35) are true to size. This takes all of the guesswork and makes shopping for jeans online a more enjoyable and stress free experience. These jeans are also one of the most comfortable and flattering jeans I've ever worn! They have a retro, cool vibe with a modern touch. Any picture would not do these jeans any justice since you're able to appreciate the excellence and quality they put into creating them. Compliments of Unionbay, you can have a chance to get the same pair for FREE by simply signing the Rafflecopter form above.

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Sauipe Swimwear Review

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sauipe Swimwear is inspired by Costa do Sauipe, one of the most beautiful and evocative tourist destinations in Brazil. Costa do Sauipe is located on the north coast of Bahia, a state rich in history, culture and hospitable people. The birthplace of renowned artists such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Bahia has shared with the world its legendary music, foods, colors and the best beaches one could envision.

After one memorable trip to Costa do Sauipe in 2006, they were inspired to begin their journey and to develop a line of swimwear that reflects the rich natural beauty of Bahia’s beaches and people. Their old-time love for swimwear had found a muse, and their hearts were set on the name SAUIPE as a tribute to this idyllic stretch of white sandy beaches and clear turquoise water, framed by coconut trees along the coast.


Swimsuit season is coming to an abrupt end in most states in the United States, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't stop thinking about what you're going to wear during the next swimsuit season.

Sauipe Swimwear recently gave me the opportunity to try out their Montego Bay 3027 One-Piece Swimsuit ($144) in Black. I originally opted for the White (was featured in Shape Magazine's June 2011 issue!) since I wanted to try something different, but I love the Black just as much since I like wearing this color. Not only most find this color to be slenderizing, but I like the sheer simplicity and sophistication that it exudes. I wasn't the least disappointed with my selection, because it has a classic Old Hollywood glamour feel to it. Think of Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe. These leading ladies shamelessly flaunted their va-va-voom curves on the beach, which were accentuated by bathing suits with flattering ruching and ample seat coverage. However, you don't have to be curvy to wear these type of swimsuits. They even give boyish figures more of an hourglass shape.

I also adore the Montego Bay 3053 and 3054 and Montego Bay 3016 and 3015 styles.

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Skye Swimwear Review and Giveaway

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Prize: Two winners will receive a swimsuit and coverup of their choice from Skye Swimwear.

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The core philosophy of the Skye Swimwear brand is to provide the modern woman with elegant, contemporary swimwear that appeals to her personal style and body type. With a meticulous focus on comfort and fit, they design a wide variety of styles with the understanding that women have different shapes and figures that make them all uniquely beautiful.


Skye Swimwear recently gave me the opportunity to try out their Molded Cup Bandeau and Hi Profile Bikini from their Line Up Collection. I couldn't be more happier with their selection, because this style is sophisticated yet playfully sexy. It features a rich combination of gold, black, and white. The bandeau fits me perfectly and isn't flattening like most bandeau tops. I also like that it stays put without me having to re-adjust it. The bottom is extremely flattering and provides the right amount of coverage, while still keeping it's sexy appeal.

I like that all the collections at Skye Swimwear are offered in a variety of different cuts, whether you're wanting a Marilyn bandeau-inspired bikini top with a foldover boyleg or a classic one-piece - they have it in the color or print that you want! They also offer beautiful cover-ups that would make a versatile piece in everyone’s vacation wardrobe.

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The giveaway will conclude September 29th.

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Denim Done Right: Jockey Person to Person

Shopping for jeans that fit perfectly can be frustrating. Before you head to the dressing room yet again, follow these guidelines from Senior Designer for Jockey Person to Person, Sunil Ramchandani to help you find your perfect denim (without all the bells and whistles.)


1. Fabric:
A poly-cotton blend will help retain the shape and color much longer. Hand washing will allow the material to last much longer as well. A mid-weight, 8 to 11 ounces per yard, will be perfect for year-round wear.

2. Fit: The waist should have enough room to fit one finger in between the pants and yourself and the denim must be fitted through the thigh and knee. The rise should be 1” below your belly button but no more than 3”.

3. Length:
If you are wearing flats, your jeans should touch the floor. With heels, the pant leg should be ¼” above the floor on your back heel. Make sure to have separate pairs to wear with heels and flats.

4. Leg Shapes and Body Types: Bootlegs work best on Pear and Hourglass body shapes. Straight legs work best on Apple and Pencil body shapes. Wide legs work best on Strawberry shapes.

5. Camouflage Your Flaws:
If you have a slight belly, you should go for a stretch fit and wear it with a longer length, un-tucked boots. If you have a large bottom, go for a slightly lower rise with simple back pockets. Big Hips, the boot cut is your friend as it will help rebalance your figure.

Jordan Jefferies Collection Online Boutique - Triple Cross Couture Collection Review

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Owner, designer, and creator of the Triple Cross Couture Collection, Michelle Pawlik Ender, has been the driving force behind her designs since age 16. Michelle's unique sense of style is evident in every hand crafted item. Triple Cross Couture has been showcased in several boutiques throughout South Texas. Triple Cross Couture Collection originally only featured custom jewelry but recently expanded, along with Michelle's family.


I enjoy wearing hair bows every now and then, because they easily incorporate in my fun, girly, and quirky style. Anyone that knows me well knows that I adore anything frilly, pink, lacey, or pretty! Therefore, I was excited when Jordan Jefferies Collection Online Boutique recently contacted about their new collaboration with Triple Cross Couture Collection. For my review, I selected the two Bowtique Bows, Cheetah Girl and Baby Cheetah (both are $12.50). I was not the least disappointed with either selection and recently donned the the Baby Cheetah, which attracted a lot of attention.

These bows are individually designed, so each one will carry it's own unique flair. All bow are made with a whimsical ribbon and have a little bit of bling or other adornments. You're able to choose attachment types (headbands, clips, or barrettes). The selection of styles include everything from animal print to "back to school", and all other things in between. Custom orders are welcome. These are a perfect accessory for you or the little princess in your life. Each Bowtique Bow retails for $12.50 each.

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Hello Friendly Message Dolls

Monday, September 05, 2011

Draw your loved ones even closer by hiding a heartfelt message inside these charming dolls! Created in a collaboration between Sanrio. Whether you’re surprising BFFs or family far away, these darling message dolls are the perfect gift ‘fur’ anyone!

Hello Friendly Message Doll in Chihiro $14.99

Chihiro is cast in resin and hand painted with Hello Kitty on her bright yellow sweatshirt, a bright red bow in her bob haircut, and a beaming smile on her face. When she’s not enjoying her favorite things - detective novels and rooftop parties - Chihiro is delivering the darling note you’ve carefully composed, folded, and concealed in her hollow base.

Hello Friendly Message Doll in Gigi $14.99

Gigi is cast in resin and hand painted with Hello Kitty headphones playing her favorite tunes, colorful stripes adorning her hemline, and a braided ponytail along her adorable singing face. When she’s not enjoying her favorite things - marathon running and maps - Gigi is delivering the darling note you’ve carefully composed, folded, and concealed in her hollow base.

Hello Friendly Message Doll in Astrid $14.99

Astrid is cast in resin and hand painted with a Hello Kitty guitar in her hands, a frock covered in colorful stripes, and a frosty white haircut framing her star-clad, smiling face. When she’s not enjoying her favorite things - speed skating and borlotti beans - Astrid is delivering the darling note you’ve carefully composed, folded, and concealed in her hollow base.

Make Any Outfit Pop This Fall with the "Ashley" Blouse by Gianetta

Thursday, September 01, 2011


The "Ashley" Blouse by Gianetta ($68 at Nordstrom) has feminine ruffle sleeves against simple pleats and comes in Blue Crush, Leopard, and Ocean colors. Gianetta's line of chic blouses captures this season's biggest runway and celeb-approved styles. Whether you're into ruffles and volume, fun prints, or basic silks--Gianetta is perfect for the girl keeping on-trend and on-budget!
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