Getting Beach Ready at Shabby Apple

Friday, January 20, 2012

20% off at Shabby Apple with coupon code: NEWYEAR

Pietra $88

Cascata $82

Amalfi $54

Farfalle $88

Viola $82

For Elyse

Friday, January 13, 2012

A family owned business established in 1998, and named after the youngest member of the family. Their lines represent a thoughtful mix of feminine, modern, sophisticated pieces for women as well as fashion forward core pieces for men.

Their trendy & fashionable dresses and cute tops come from designers such as M. Rena , Rubber Ducky, Mystic, Love Stitch, Lush, Alythea, Soprano, Sis Sis, Sugarlips, and Solemio.

They feature fashion forward denim jeans by Miss Me, Rock Revival, Big Star, Plastic, Silver Jeans, and Mek.

Sis Sis Eliesse Dress $33.99

MM Ashley Jegging $76

Solemio Lizzy Pencil Skirt $23.99

Lani Animal Maxi Dress $44.99

Giving Bow Tie Heel $29.99

Colorful New Arrivals at Fantasy Jewelry Box

Colorful New Arrivals at Fantasy Jewelry Box! Take 15% off Any New Style with coupon code: NEWBIE15

Louella's Peach Ethnic Design Cuff Bracelet $33.95

Lalah's Cracked Yellow Emerald Shape CZ Ring $37.95

Kylie's Genuine Turquoise Stone Cord Cuff Bracelet $63.95

August's Choker Style Turquoise Stone Necklace Set $46.95

Jann's Tall Black Faux Leather Gold Metal Owl Embellished Cuff $49.95

Wardrobe Basics: Go from Drab to Fab This Year

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January and February are challenging months to get dressed—Fall is long gone and Spring is not quite here. This, combined with a possible vacation to somewhere warm and tropical, means your wardrobe is doing some serious multi-tasking. With the help of these five fantastic wardrobe basics, looking great will be effortless:

1. Have a Blazer On Hand - A blazer is an easy way to dress up an outfit: mix it with jeans, khakis, pants or even a pencil skirt to go from casual to dressy. Blazers in black, gold or white mixed with floral print dresses are a big trend for Spring, so a well-fit blazer will be an essential piece throughout the year.

2. Dark Wash Jeans with Minimal Decoration - These have become a great item that takes you from work to play or from day to night. It’s best to choose a fabric weight that works year-round. Denim is a consistent fashion staple, so more than one pair never hurts!

3. The Crisp White Woven Shirt - This is the wardrobe staple that’s a go-to when you simply do not know what to wear. Take your cue from Jackie Kennedy, who showed up year-round in a crisp white button-down shirt, keeping it simple but always classic.

4. The LBD (Little Black Dress) – This type of dress works every season and any time of the year; it’s all in how you accessorize it. Most style experts will tell you “Don’t leave home without your favorite statement piece of jewelry and your Little Black Dress!” If you are not sure what to wear in a more formal situation, always reach for your LBD!

5. Camisoles and Tank Tops – This year, select stylish, well-fitted camisoles and tanks in colors that flatter your skin tone. These must look good when worn under sweaters and jackets or just by themselves; this way, they are extremely versatile and work in any season.

SPROOS Hair Accessories Review

Monday, January 02, 2012

Melissa Matos launched Sproos in May 2011 after an inspiring trip to Tokyo in 2009. She found many chic and sassy hair accessories on her trip. Therefore, she was inspired to create accessories accessible to the every day woman and her budget. She feels that you shouldn’t have to buy a whole new outfit to feel you have variety in your wardrobe. Adding subtle or vibrant accessories to your clothes can make all the difference, and we couldn't agree more!

Exclusive: 15% off at Sproos with coupon code: FashionFling

I used to hate to wear headbands, because they would hurt my ears. Also, many were generic looking. They have come a long way since then, because most of them no longer hurt and there are many fashionable choices out there. The Darling Bow Headband ($17) has to be one of the cutest styles I've come across so far! It's chic, elegant, and it will make your tresses stand out even more. It also looks beautiful with just about anything.

I thought that hair bows were specifically reserved for children, but I changed my mind after a year ago when I bought a couple of cute hair bow barrettes off of etsy. I've become slightly addicted to wearing them since then. They are a fun and youthful way to play up your style without looking tacky or childish. True to name, the Perfectly Sweet Bow Barrettes ($16) can be worn separately or together when styling your hair. I recently donned the black hair bow barrette with one of my favorite black blouses, and I received several compliments.

I also received the Cheetah Bow Clip ($13), and I immediately fell in love with it since I'm fond of that style. I already had a couple of leopard print hair barrettes, but didn't have more of a "simplistic" one in my collection. I have one that has Marilyn Monroe on it and the other has a Dia de los Muertos skull on it. Also, I love that not only you can wear this in your hair, but it has a pin on it where you can pin it up on your favorite dress or blouse!

The item(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and 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.

Past Sponsors for 2012 - 2013

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Note: Some giveaways from 2004 - 2009 are no longer available after changing the format of our web-site.

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