Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to all

Because Christmas would not be complete without a funny e-card for everyone to see.

Merry Christmas, you are all beautiful and I hope your holiday was as beautiful as you are. <3 p="p">

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Meggings: Hot or Not?

Hello again lovelies! I hope everyone is excited and getting ready for the upcoming holiday. Tonight I want to bring attention to a trend right now: meggings. Meggings are leggings for men. It seems logical enough; why do women have to have all the fun with fashion? Men took purses as their own too, calling them murses, and now they've decided to adopt leggings as their own as well. 

As logical of a progression as this trend seems, there is a lot of controversy over meggings. A lot of critics feels that meggings is blurring the gender lines too much.

All one has to do though is look at our rock stars and icons and one will see that we've always worshipped those who blur the lines: David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravit, Russel Brand, Justin Bieber. We idolize those aren't afraid to take fashion risks. If multi-million dollar music artists and actors can do it, then why can't the local barista at Starburcks on his day off?

Gender lines aside, I don't know how comfortable this is for men due to a bit more junk in the front trunk, but then again ballet dancers ad actors have been wearing tights for centuries. Maybe it is incredibly comfortable for men just as it is for women, and to be honest I've seen more men look better in meggings than women in leggings. 

For instance, this guy:

Of course, this trend had to come from somewhere. AKA - The runways of New York Fashion Week. While the average joe above wears a more Tim Burton-esque version of leggings, the ones shown in fashion week below had a more solid approach. I love both, but if I had to chose one, I'm leaning towards Tim Burton. I'd go a bit more Russel Brand and wear boots with them instead of sneakers.

For a workplace environment this trend would be hard to pull off, depending upon where you work of course. In any kind of business setting, the meggings would have to make their debut on casual Friday at best, and that's only depending on how casual your fridays can get.


If David Bowie can do it, why can't you?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Neiman Marcus for Target; Gifts for $50 or Less

Good morning lovelies! For those who haven't quite finished all their gift shopping yet (Like me), I have decided to bring you amazing and wallet-friendly gift ideas in the form of a new collection for one of my favorite stores: Target. 

Target has had some amazing collections come through over the years from big name designers such as Alexander McQueen and Missoni, and now gearing up for the holiday season, the big-name retailer has teamed up with the famous Neiman Marcus for a collaboration that I am personally head over heels in love with.

The collection with 24 designers from the high-end store hit stores on December 1st and has had items flying off the shelves in record speed. This limited-time collaboration has brought us happy consumers designer lunch boxes, dog bowls and yoga mat in alluring shapes and bold prints.

The Target - Neiman Marcus

My favorites - $50 or Less

Everyone needs a lunch box, so what better and more useful gift could you give than one they'll use again and again, and be proud to show off. This stunning print will make it easy to spot from inside the crowded breakroom fridge. Gift giving just got a lot easier, and bringing lunch suddenly got a lot more fashionable. 

Who doesn't want their dog to feel like the prince or princess that they are? This gift is sure to impress with it's classic style yet very Oscar De La Renta motif. Your friend's pooch won't want their food any other way after tasting it in elegance and class from your thoughtful gift.

The coolest slippers, just add a glass of bourbon and a 1930's movie and you can lounge in style for a truly unbeatable price. 

It's not a question as to whether you should purchase these gloves; the real question is, should you keep them or give them away?

The abstract animal print makes this easy to dress up or dress down - a very versatile piece that will match, or contrast, with everything. The perfect holiday gift for that special someone.

Downward Facing Dog will be no sweat on this mat when you get to look down at the stunning design. In my opinion, this is the easiest way to sweat in style.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday Deals

For all you bargain shoppers out there, I recommend saving the coffee break chatter for another day and instead spend your time ordering your holiday gifts now while the deals are hot! Your wallet will thank you, and you'll thank yourself when you realize you've saved enough money to get those boots you've been eyeing forever.

Cyber Monday's Best Deals

$40 off any full prices pair of shoes.

Extra 30% sale: THIRTYSALE at checkout

FREE shipping on every purchase + extra 25% off everything!

Free shipping on all orders all day, no minimum.

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 50% off of order: BFGET50 at checkout.

60% off of order: BLFRIDAY at checkout.

20%-40% off select styles + Free shipping on $49 or more.

$15 off of $75 or more: SUPERCYBER at checkout.

$10 lacquers + free shipping on all orders: CYBER12 at checkout.

20% off of purchase: CBRMON at checkout.

50% off of sale + Free shipping on $50 or more.

25% off of everything in the site.

Extra 30% off of sale: BLACK at checkout + free shipping on all ground orders, no minimum.

15% off: SAVEBIG at checkout + Free shipping on $50 or more.

20%-35% off of your order: BIGEVENT12 at checkout.

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Search the term "Cyber Monday Etsy" on the site for all the shops that are offering great deals like free shipping + BOGO.


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 Extra 30% off + free shipping, no minimum: WONDERLAND & PIN 2126 at checkout.


Free shipping, no minimum. 20% off of everything: CYBER20 at checkout.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fleur De Lis

 Being a self-proclaimed Thrift Addict once meant to me that I could go into any store and walk out with a steal and be able to get the most loot for the least amount during special holiday sales online. About a month and a half ago my definition changed of what it means to be a thrift addict, because I moved to a very small town in southern Louisiana. Many have asked me why, and I have shuddered more than once at the realization that the closest and truly ONLY place within a decent driving distance to purchase clothing is the local WalMart.

Despite the lack of physical retailers, luckily the internet is still by my side, so from now on the majority of posts will be about online retailing, which provides its own unique challenges, but your dedicated thrift addict will not let location, wind, or mosquitos get in her way.

Moving to a place with fewer distractions through has had its advantages; I have spotted a trend in Louisiana and it's not going anywhere any time soon. The state of Louisiana owns the Saints football team and has made the fleur de lis the team's symbol. It is also the symbol for the state and pride runs deep here in the south. Luckily Baroque & Roll is a major trend this season, so fleur de lis are right up the trendy alley.

 The Trend:

Fleur De Lis

The Want: Dolce & Gabbana boots - $1,886

 $50 Or Less

A sexy way to show off your fleur de lis pride.

Just a hint of embroidery on the back pocket shows off a fun fleur de lis without looking like a bedazzled set ate your jeans.

I will show off my pride any day in these gorgeous boots!

Pretty and feminine and an easy way to show off some Saint or Louisiana spirit, or just if you think the symbol is pretty, which I for one definitely do.

These beautiful, unisex cuff links will be a fun and refined pop for a collared shirt.

Gold fleur de lis set against pearls to add a ladylike yet still completely wearable, and affordable, touch.

This bracelet says rock and roll in the coolest way possible; yellow and black with a major dose of attitude.

A fun  and easy-to-wear bag that isn't too over-the-top and will fit everything you need without weighing you down.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Baroque & Roll

Good evening lovelies! I hope you had an amazing Halloween filled with spooky treats and tricks. Tonight, I want to highlight a big trend that is sweeping stores, trend boards and runways right now; Baroque & Roll. I've personally always loved prints like the ones that are popular now, so for me it's a good excuse to wear those pieces I've had stashed away and not look like a crazy lady. This trend is huge and is very flattering and fun and easy to wear for all.

Baroque on the Runways

Baroque & Roll

$50 or Less

Ladylike and fun with the slightest hint of trendy.

A delicate necklace that's the perfect way to ease into the baroque trend without buying a whole new wardrobe for the season.

Printed leggings are one of my favorite articles of clothing because it's so easy to wear them. Pumps and a blazer for the office, boots and a funky top for relaxing with the girls, or with a short dress for a date. I find leggings to be a necessary staple for any wardrobe rain or shine.

One of the most stunning dresses I've seen and absolutely a show-stopper. Throw on a funky knit sweater and boots for a low-key vibe, or go for sky-high heels and sexy makeup for a date. This dress has endless possibilities.

You don't need any other jewelry with these statement earrings grabbing attention and helping show off your fabulous side.

This pretty pencil skirt is an easy substitute for your basic black-pants-and-blazer combination for work while still feeling very professional and not too trendy.

For only $15, it's safe to say this dress is an amazing deal, and a stunning one at that.

The most perfect pump;  subtle with the hint of baroque and roll edge. This is the shoe that will become your go-to with every outfit for every occasion.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Oxblood: $50 or Less

Hello lovelies! For everyone who was watching the runways this past fashion week, a very popular reoccuring trend was the color Oxblood. Don't mind the menacing name, it's a beautiful color that works on every skin type and looks amazing with every other color and print. This is a very easy color to wear, and fun too! It's a great alternative to the basic black and never goes out of style.

Oxblood On the Runways

A gorgeous structured handbag that will be a great addition to your winter wardrobe. With plenty of room for your phone, wallet, lipgloss, floss, breathmints, mirror, and other things, why would you ever need any other purse?

Warm and comfortable and easy to wear. Hang up your black pea coat and pull out this stunning and lush color that will give a much-needed pop in the sea of black and grey.

These will become your favorite go-to pants as you can wear them with a bright pink top or a basic tank and black suit jacket. Living in jeans never seemed so tempting.

A gorgeous and easy way to ease into the oxblood trend if you're a bit nervous on going full-force into this season's hottest color. Warm, gorgeous, and tassles. You can never go wrong with tassles.

A fun and easy way to take this trend into the workplace. Let this skirt replace your basic black pencil skirt that you've work to death. This skirt will be your new go-to, and you can take it from day to night, just change your shirt and shoes and you're good to go. 

This plays on 2 popular trends right now; Oxblood & Baroque. This has a very gothic feeling to it even in it's simplicity. I feel like "Bad Romance" should be playing every time you look at this shirt.

A beautiful pump that can take your through the harsh winter months and keep your feet warm at the same time.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

$1 jewelry sale - JcPenny

Good evening lovelies! Today one of my best friends and I stumbled into JcPenny to kill some time and came across a sales associate taking markdowns in the jewelry section, to only $1 a piece!!! These are the pieces I got today of nickel-free jewelry that will go with everything.

$1 Jewelry Sale

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Back in business

After over a month of being out a commission, I am back in business lovelies!

I am no longer a California girl - I now am a proud Virginian living in the beautiful Fredericksburg. 6 weeks ago I decided that the only way I was ever going to truly further myself and my career was to get out the job market that I was in the middle of living an hour north of L.A. and move to where I could actually get interviews and be taken seriously. I made this decision because my friends offered me a place to stay while I was getting situated and on my feet financially. After graduating with my Bachelor's in December it took me 3 months to get the jobs I had in California, and that was only because I already knew people in the companies. 

After moving out here to Fredericksburg 3 weeks ago; I already have 2 small jobs and am lined up for management interviews for a full-time position. The fact that I am finally being taken seriously with my previous work experience and education background has made this amazing and sometimes stressful journey completely worth it and all the more special to me that I was able to do it at this point in my life.

After spending 2 weeks sorting through my things and only packing my necessities (AKA - What could fit in my car and wouldn't weight it down) I came to a place where I can honestly say the little that I have with me makes me happy and is what I need and love. 4 weeks ago I woke up, loaded up my car and left everything else in storage that morning and drove cross-country.

For tonight; a small snippet of fashionable fun:

In true Olympics style, I was introduced to this piece and am drooling over it for my living room. For anyone who's a Doctor Who fan, just paint it blue. For this price, there's no reason why you can't recline in style AND get in the London spirit.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chokers: The IT accessory of the moment

Good afternoon lovelies! As summer is right around the corner for some, and for others already here, I have the perfect accessory for this summer. When you're not sure what to throw on with your favorite t-shirt and jeans combo or structured summer dress, this accessory was popular in the 90's, and has made a major comeback recently. Thankfully it's been glammed up and ready for the runway or a trip to the grocery store at a moment's notice: the choker.

Celebrity Choker Sightings


This choker is sleek yet unusual and eye-catching. It flows effortlessly with her dress and overall style for that night.


Funky and cool; something that seems like we had it when we were younger and want it again so badly.


An elegant and classy example of how to wear a choker and still look damn good, AKA: the epitome of Angelina Jolie.

Sweet, simple, adorable; everything Michelle Williams embodies.


$50 or Less


Cool yet feminine and oh-so-tough...in gold.

Sweet and elegant; perfect for every day or that gorgeous LBD.


 The color and texture just makes it look badass, even if it's paired with just a white t-shirt and pair of jeans. It's all the toughness you'll need.


 Bohemian chic and oh so gorgeous and versatile.

This choker is simple yet incredibly on-trend with all the tribal prints popping up everywhere. This is the way to wear tribal accessories without clashing with your colorful top and funky pants. It will be the anchor to every outfit, and for only $5 you can definitely afford that AND a new pair of shoes to match!