PB&J Boutique Review

Monday, January 31, 2011


Erica and Martin reside in the beautiful Northern California city of Chico. It is just about a decade ago since they first met in college and now they are running their PB&J family business together. While Erica has extensive expertise in retail Martin is the corporate computer consultant turned web shop technical handyman. They wanted to open a web store since it merged our retail and computer skills and they both share the excitement of running a quality family business together.

The goal with their business is to create the best customer experience possible and to provide the highest quality of products to their customers. They want to bring to their customer-base a mix of casual clothing with a touch of fun fashion too.


The Mystree Layered Tack Button Jacket ($56) is a beautiful, feminine, and unique jacket. I find it to be well fitting and it looks great with just about anything that I wear with it! I also love that the sleeves don't hang, which is kind of a problem for me at times since I don't have long arms. Overall, you can't go wrong with this beautiful and classy jacket! It is available in Black or Grey.

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Joseph E. Lewis Double Heel Stilettos Review

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The "double heel stiletto" ($140 - $680) was imagined and designed by American inventor Joseph E. Lewis. An entrepreneur with an innate ability to visualize, conceptualize, and utilize ideation, Mr. Lewis currently holds 3 patents and is patent pending with several other inventions. After playing professional baseball for 6 years, he garnered corporate experience from ESPN and HGTV before launching his own companies. He pulls his creative inspiration from his European adventures, having lived in Italy, Germany, and Holland.

The pain and foot problems stiletto shoes cause is a common issue women fret over. American inventor Joseph E. Lewis has caused the shoe industry to rethink form, function, and fashion by showcasing a product that is both chic and comfortable.

While watching the many mishaps and falls of the recent Miss America Pageants, Mr. Lewis was inspired to take a stand for women's foot health and find a solution to the heel dilemma. His latest design brings "functional fashion" to the forefront of the shoe world.

The "double heel stiletto" incorporates comfort shaping, padding, and an exclusive design that makes wearing heels safe and comfortable without sacrificing elegance. Joseph E. Lewis' innovative heel design balances the body's weight evenly, taking pressure off the feet, bringing comfort to each step.


I was thrilled to receive the Jova Double Heel Stilettos ($140) from Joseph E. Lewis, because I love wearing stilettos. Plus, I had never heard of a double heel stiletto before. Therefore, my curiosity was piqued. So far, I've worn them with my skinny jeans and I have received numerous compliments. When I first tried them on, I was pleasantly surprised how comfortable they were! These heels are stunning, unique, sexy, and a great way to start a conversation. I can't wait to wear them with my dresses when the warm weather hits.

Joseph E. Lewis also has a beautiful double heel stiletto called Vanesa ($680), which is adorned with Swarovski crystals. They're equally stunning and red carpet worthy as the pair I received. I cannot wait to see what else he will add to his shoe line!

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Pearlotica Giveaway

Wednesday, January 26, 2011



Prize: One winner will receive the Love Pendant with AAA White Freshwater Round Pearl (a $175 value) from Pearlotica.

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Pearlotica.com, where they exist to satisfy their customers with the finest pearl jewelry at extraordinary values. Here are their strengths and advantages that define their core business and allow them to feature their fine jewelry products at these amazing values to you:

- They travel the world to remote and exotic places to find the best deals on all of their pearls and fine jewelry to ensure they have the best prices to pass on
the savings to their customers.

- They purchase their pearls straight from the pearl farms, exclusive pearl auctions, and through key strategic alliances in the pearl industry which give them the lowest, most competitive pearl prices allowing them to pass on the savings to their customers.

- They operate a very efficient and effective team, that allows them to have extremely low overhead and continue to keep their costs very low.

- Their executive team has a combined 6+ decades of retail business experience creating a strong knowledge and expertise in a very competitive industry.

- Their award-winning design team focuses on exquisite designs first but always keeps in mind the best designs for competitively priced pieces.

- Each of their pearl specialists has obtained the highest Certification in the Pearl Industry – The Graduate Degree in Pearls from the Gemological Institute of
America (GIA). A GIA graduate from their staff provides a certificate of authenticity and appraisal with every purchase.

- Their Pearlotica Promise features their 60-Day Money Back Guarantee that ensures your Complete Satisfaction throughout your pearl jewelry shopping experience.


"Love" says it all with this beautiful pendant that sparkles with its 9mm AAA, flawless White Freshwater Round Pearl. This exclusive Love Pearl Pendant, is
Pearlotica's featured product for the perfect way to say I Love You this year. This sterling silver, rhodium plated pendant includes a 17" chain. This versatile pendant can be hung from its chain in a few different ways - vertically, horizontally, or at an angle by running its chain through the hoops of its unique design. A beautiful gift box and stunning packaging presentation is included in each purchase.

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Vibrant Fitwear Review

Monday, January 24, 2011

Their mission at Vibrant Fitwear is to provide high-quality, high-end fitness fashion. When your workout clothes make you look good, you feel fantastic, and before you know your workouts go to the next level! Their fitness wear brands are for active women who want exercise clothing to make them look good and feel amazing, in and out of the gym!

The carry the following brands:

Margarita Activewear:

Margarita exercise clothing is made in Israel. This fun fitness wear line makes a statement – lots of bright colors and amazing designs! Any item of Margarita fitness wear can be custom made, with multiple color options. Email them to design your own!

Bia Brazil Activewear:

Bia Brazil clothing is manufactured in Brazil with DuPont Supplex. The entire line is “One Size Fits All” because of the material, it stretches up to 500% (five sizes!) yet it returns to its natural shape. Women who wear sizes 2 – 10 can typically wear Bia Brazil fitness wear. All pants are made with a 33” inseam, which makes them excellent for taller women.

Nina Bucci:

All their products are treated with SWETOUTTM Moisture Management. They use only the best High Performance Fabrics available you will stay dry, cool, and comfortable! Most of their clothes have a snug fit…when determining size, keep in mind that their fabrics are stretchy and may fit a variety of sizes.


The Margarita Pant Rollover in Black/Green Camo ($72.95) that I received are fun and flattering on the figure since they fit exceptionally well, while giving you a slimmer appearance. I wore these to Zumba class one day and I don't believe I have ever received so many compliments in one day! Featuring a flare leg, this particular style comes in Black, Green Camo, Purple, or White. They also run a bit large. Therefore, you may want to go down a notch, size wise. They would look fabulous with the Margarita Top Cross-Back Triangle ($55.95).

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Swedish Hasbeens for H&M

Thursday, January 20, 2011


This spring, H&M is proud to be working with the cult shoe label Swedish Hasbeens to bring its wooden-soled style to the rest of the world. Available from April 20 in 150 stores worldwide, the three styles of wooden-soled clogs, made exclusively for H&M, are inspired by the traditional Swedish styles of the ’70s. Using handcrafted methods and environmentally friendly materials, Swedish Hasbeens are a perfect example of how fashion and fun can also be naturally sustainable.

“I love the genuine feeling you get from Hasbeens, from the wood and the leather, and also how they take something traditio­nal and Swedish and make it contemporary and modern. These Hasbeens for H&M fit perfectly with the ’70s bohemian look that’s so important this coming season,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s head of design.

“We believe very strongly in making better shoes for a better world. We want to make fashion more fun, creative and friendly to both the environment and people. And we have loved designing for H&M! It’s a fantastic opportunity to spread the idea of Hasbeens and make these shoes available to more people around the globe,” says Emy Blixt, founder and designer of Swedish Hasbeens.


For H&M, Swedish Hasbeens have created three wooden-soled styles, which will become wardrobe essentials this spring. For the most drama there’s the strappy wedge, with three buckle straps at the ankle and a progression of straps going over the foot, all sitting on a wooden wedge to give the gladiator look an unexpected twist. This wedge is available in three colors – cream or tan on a pale wooden wedge, or black on a black base. Then there’s the heeled summer sandal with one ankle strap; it comes in cream and red on a pale wooden base. And finally there’s a peep-toe slip-in wedge on a wooden sole, with snake-effect leather, which is laced on top. The shoes are available in sizes 36-40 and cost $59.95 to $69.95. All three styles are exclusive to H&M, making this one of spring’s must-haves as soon as they hit the stores!

Swedish Hasbeens was founded in 2007 by childhood friends Cilla WingĂ„rd Neuman and Emy Blixt and the shoes are now being sold in 22 countries. However, the story began in 2006 when Emy found 300 pairs of ’70s clogs, which she realized were ripe for revival. From there, she refashioned the simple wooden heel and leather upper to create a range of shoes with immediate appeal: as soon as you see them, you know they’re going to be fun to wear and comfortable, too. Hasbeens can now claim an international cult following, having been worn by the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Maggie Gyllenhaal, but they also have real soul, which comes from their history and the traditional methods still used to make them, including the use of natural materials.

The Civilian Press Review

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


As a concept in 2007 the launch of the Civilian Press is far from an overnight project. Artist Anthony Gonzales (aka tonymash) has been weaving through the Orange County art & music scene for over a decade. Developing designs and brands for clothing companies, boutiques, record labels, album covers, corporate branding, and major music events such as hootenanny and an artwork collaboration of Kat Von D for the first annual MUSINK music and tattoo festival 2008. Looking for an outlet for his own vision and expression, The Civilian Press was born. Attracting a broad range of fans with sensual designs in hand with Dia De Los Muertos elements, The Civilian Press appeals to the alternative crowd, just as much as it has been welcomed by the urban and artisan groups. Now with the decision to go all organic with the tee shirt line and being more conscious about environmental impacts of the clothing industry, The Civilian Press is geared up to outfit the Eco-Fashion do-gooders as well.


Tonymash generously sent me the Womens Fatima 100% Organic Cotton Tee ($25) with a special hand-cut (neck and back; $10). This beautifully illustrated and tattoo worthy tee is drop dead gorgeous! The hand-cut in the back makes it even sexier, which is a great way to show off your collar bone, tattoos, and / or shoulder blades. This tee is perfect for pin-up lovers such as myself. Plus, the sensational design makes it super fun to wear since it is a attention getter. Angelic and ethereal as it may be, this is definitely a tee you wouldn't want to wear to church!

Note: Cut(s) will be added to shirt(s) specified in your notes during check out (if you ordered more than one). Be sure to add the correct amount of cuts in your cart, $10 per shirt.

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Khombu Review

KHOMBU was launched in 1968 as a waterproof brand designed for outdoor enthusiasts. KHOMBU is actually an ice passage in the Himilayas. As the brand matured, the Apres ski industry embraced the styling and functionality of the product and KHOMBU became very popular during the 70’s and 80’s with ski resorts. As the brand continued to grow and expand it’s product line, KHOMBU found its niche in footwear, department and specialty athletic stores as a highly functional, fashionable, affordable brand. KHOMBU has also expanded into year round product, setting trends in categories such as rain and outdoor, interpreting this into functional lifestyle product for the whole family.

KHOMBU is able to hit upon numerous categories of fashion and trend. The classics cover the basic styles and entry price point. Their fashion product captures the boot trends of the season while providing a functional product. The apres product is faster, fun, usage of new material and fur in many cases, very novel styles. Outdoor product takes the trends from hiking and athletic and applies them to functional winter active styles.


KHOMBU boots are weatherproof and waterproof – all categories and styles are guaranteed leak proof. They use membrane technology in most styles and waterproof materials to make their boots leak proof. They use different weights of thermolite insulation to obtain a cold rating. All boots are cold rated to a minimum of –20 and some styles are cold rated to –40. They use molded foot beds with anti-bacteria, wicking, breathable, and odor absorbing qualities.

I was so excited when I saw the Solar 2 Boot ($150) in the Fall Collection that was sent to me. Boots are a winter must, but finding comfort without sacrificing style can be a impossible. Yes, comfort meets style in these boots. These are a must have cozy comfort boot. Put skinny jeans on, and you’ll be wishing you could wear these fashionable boots in 80 degree weather.

Let it Snow! These boots feature waterproof suede, POLIYOU insole with thermolite, moisture wicking, fur lining, non-slip outsole, and are anti-fungal, breathable. fast drying, shock absorbing, insulated, and are cold rated to -20.

Get cozy in fur! It's all about the fur for me this winter. I want the perfect touch of fur to complete my outfit. Lace it...a fashion trend! The laces in the back come to the front to be tied. These boots have glamorous details that will always make you stand out in a crowd. You can strut your stuff by getting glam with these sexy and sleek boots. Put you best foot forward and order KHOMBU boots.

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GreenEnvy Review

Monday, January 17, 2011


Company Overview: GreenEnvy is dedicated to providing consumers quality, eco-inspired fashion, jewelry + accessories through a continued commitment to promoting business practices that adhere to the values of environmental and social responsibility.

Mission: To make a positive difference through providing consumers quality & eco-inspired fashion and accessories through a continued commitment to promoting business practices that adhere to the values of environmental and social responsibility.


Under $20 bucks, the Turning a New Leaf Necklace ($19.25) is the ultimate statement necklace. Pictures of this necklace hardly does any justice for how beautiful it is in person. Despite the price, it looks expensive and adds a sophisticated touch to any outfit. What makes it even more nice is that it is made with recycled metal in a rhodium finish. You couldn't help but fall in love if you had this necklace!

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Shere Khan Tiger T-Shirt $25

PEACE, LOVE + HAPPY Indie Tea $19

White Tiger Flip Flops $16

Cold Hearted Snake Clutch $55

Modern Cleopatra Necklace $26.25

Rock + Rebel Handbag $216

JNBY is Live on ASOS

JNBY has launched an exclusive partnership with online retailer ASOS.com. Known for a modern, architectural sensibility, JNBY's Winter 2010 collection is now available on the site and features exclusive colorways and new items that shoppers will not find anywhere else online. Easy basics, sculptural outerwear, and feminine details in deconstructed separates round out the collection. Exclusive items include a tailored School Boy Blazer and a wool mini-dress in Contrast seaming. Shoppers can use the View Runway feature to view the pieces on a model walking down a runway to demonstrate the movement in the clothes.



JNBY Tie Hitch Detail Skirt $405.14

JNBY Long Zippy Padded Coat $655.12

JNBY Cropped School Boy Blazer $508.58




Get J Lo's Golden Globes After Party Look with Chinese Laundry Shoes



Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to looking glamorous and last night’s Golden Globe Awards was no different! J Lo hit the Golden Globe after parties last night in a sheer, feathered Marchesa dress and killer nude pumps. Want to steal her shoes without dropping the cash? Look no further than Chinese Laundry!


Chinese Laundry will put the finishing touch on any party look. Check out the Cosmopolitan Leather Taupe Pumps ($109) that the perfect style-steal-for-less!

Ecolissa Giveaway



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Ecolissa carries only fashionable eco friendly and vegan women’s clothing and accessories. They specialize in dresses and easy to wear separates.



Lilikoi Veronique Dress $170

Stewart + Brown Ida Reverse Skirt $104
Available in Black or Cypress

Zen Essentials Arnaby St. Dress $102

Spun Ruffle V-Neck $50
Available in Black or Sangria

Nixxi Moto Legging $78

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Bello Iris Giveaway

Sunday, January 16, 2011



Prize: One winner will receive a Balenciaga Inspired Red Giant City Handbag (a $39.99 value).


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Every woman wants to look good no matter where she comes from, who she is or what her personality is like. Not to mention, every woman loves soft and cuddly animals, and so do they! At Bello Iris, they cater to your fashion necessities while always remaining cruelty free!

While there are other companies that offer animal alternatives, Bello Iris is the only company that offers compassionate alternatives in designer inspired bags, shoes and other fashions you love that look great and aren't made from a canvas bag! Bello Iris will NEVER sell any real leather, fur or any animal product EVER! Their designs are the BEST quality and most authentic to the real thing, which gives you the look of high fashion without the cruelty (and price)!



Dayna Tattoo Cork Wedges $78

Versace Inspired Red Wild Zipper Bowler $46.99

Balenciaga Inspired Green Giant Work $41.99

Red Dotted Diva Babydoll $31.50

Fendi Inspired Burgundy Spy Bag $41.99

Kitty Leopard Pumps $75

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Oprah Featuring Fluxux Nomad Scarf Sold at Manhattanite

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shop Manhattanite has a scarf in their line that was featured on Oprah yesterday, January 14th! This scarf is a must have for sure! The Fluxus Nomad Scarf ($50) will travel with you everywhere, finding a home on every outfit. Super soft and super stylish, add this chic accessory to any outfit for an instant edge! It has been seen on celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Jessica Biel, Jude Law and many more. If there ever was an individual product to be marketed this is it!


Save 30% on their entire order (including the Fluxus Scarf) with code: WINTER30

Fly Belly Maternity Clothing Giveaway

Thursday, January 13, 2011



Prize: One winner will receive a shirt of their choice from Fly Belly Maternity Clothing.

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Julie's Closet Maternity - Cream and Black Flyaway Cardigan $23

Lavish Maternity - Bailey Top $23

Dating Maternity - The Neoma Top $23

Pinkeli Maternity - Studded Gray Top $24

Coqueta Maternity - The Rebecca Top $25

M-Fasis by California Blue - The Amanda $23

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