7 Echo-Chic Finds For You and Mother Earth

15 Apr

Earth Day is around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate what’s good for the planet, and for you too, with stylish pieces that support environmental causes while going green. Here are 7 eco-chic finds that will make you feel your best for being good to your planet; from an all purpose organic beauty balm to home decor, going green has never been so easy!
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1: DermOrganic 50/50 Balm for all your hydrating needs: Lips, Eyes, Hair & Everywhere.
2: Mar Y Sol Ellise Clutch is the perfect display of a summer flower garden inspiration.
3: Kayu Design Rawa Bamboo Sunglasses are made for your natural beauty. They are perfectly designed with elegant bamboo frames.
4: Green Inspired cards are designed for all occasions, and make great stepping stones for going green. Some are even made with soy-based ink.
5: Faire Collection Ventana Necklace are ideal to spice up your summer look.
6: Terrarium Bottle & Rice Hull Gardens are 100% biodegradable home decor options, and which could also make the perfect hostess gift.
7: Olsen Haus is one of my favorite stylish, cruelty-free vegan shoe designer.

 

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Suit-Up For Summer With Zinke

3 Apr

Yes, I know…for some of you it’s still way too early to be thinking of swimsuit season.  But ready or not, summertime is on its way! Whether you love bikinis, one-pieces, or even the retro look, Zinke has got you covered with the most chic and trendy ’60s-inspired swimwear styles. I fell in love with Zinke’s use of vivid colors and prints to make its swimwear so versatile and form enhancing. Still not in the market for bathing suits? No problem! Zinke’s romantic lingerie collection is so versatile that it can double as beachwear for whenever you are ready for fun in the sun. Since it’s still Thursday, I rounded up a few stylist thrifty favorites from Zinke and our favorite retailers to suit your taste.

Do you have a favorite swimwear brand? Please share, I am curious to give them a try :).

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1: Zinke – Beach House Romper
2: Sephora – Tinted Self-Tanning Face Gel
3: Lauren Conrad – Myth Framed Round Sunglasses
4: Zinke – Gidget Hipster
5: Simply Vera Wang – Gold Tone Cluster Bead Necklace
6: Zinke – Penelope One Piece
7: The Limited – Oversized Gem Ring
8: Aldo – Zegliacco Sandals

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March 2014 – 5 Beauty Brands We Love!

31 Mar

I love testing different brands, whether it’s fashion  or beauty, there’s something exciting about a making a discovery! For the past few months, I’ve been experimenting with a few beauty brands that I’ve either bought for myself or been given at events, and I’m now eager to share them with you. Below are just a few of my faves.

 Have you ever tried any of these brands?

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1: Beauty Mark - You can tell I’m out for a wild night with the girls by my fierce, yet completely noncommittal, beauty mark star tattoo :). Yup, this is how I’ve been spicing up and adding some edge to my beauty look. The Beauty Mark comes in two different sizes, jumbo and slim. So far I’ve been partial to the boldness of the jumbo star.

2: CurlKit - I recently signed up for CurlKit, a natural hair box subscription site which sends you a selection of 7 – 9 samples and full-size products that have been selected by expert haircare professionals. Every hair product on this site is for women/men with natural curly hair. I usually style my hair straight during the winter, but during the summer I go back and forth. I am very excited to give it try!

3: Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick –   I received this lipstick as a tester from Influenster several weeks ago. I don’t usually go for such vibrant colors, but once I gave it a try the daring color grew on me and I had a lot of fun playing dressed-up with it. This lipstick lives up to its word, and you’ll be hooked once you get used to having your lips so lushly infused with moisture.

4: Dear Clark -  If you want to revitalize your stressed hair, check out the resurrecting shampoo and conditioner from Dear Clark. I find it very gentle, giving my hair great body and shine without drying it out. I love what Dear Clark stands for.  All of Dear Clark’s hair products are packaged and manufactured in the U.S.A. and are sulphate free, paraben free, cruelty-free and gluten free.

5: Nuance Salma Hayek Firming Day & Night Cream - This is fairly new in my skincare regime but it’s quickly becoming a favorite. I was fortunately able to get my hands on a press sample and have been using this moisturizer every night. It does not disappoint when I awaken every morning to radiantly hydrated skin. I love the ingredients (rose petals, violet leaf, and lavender flower) which goes to work sealing in the moisture while I get my best beauty sleep.

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Favorite Find: Reece Hudson

28 Mar

Hello Dolls,

One of our latest favorite designers is Reece Hudson, a New York based designer who began making handbags in 2009. Aiming to bridge the gap between luxury products and street style, Reece Hudson combines strong design sensibilities with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Lately, we’ve been obsessed with clutches, and needed to share the ones we’re swooning over and where to get them. Enjoy!

 

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Thrifty Thursday: Thank You Gifts for Your Summer Party Host

27 Mar

Party-EssentialsI know it’s still too cold to start thinking of summer parties or weekends at your friends’ awesome summer homes, but it’s never too early to start thinking of a thoughtful little gift for the host or hostess to show your appreciation. To give you a head start, I wanted to let you know about Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Discount taking place April 2nd – 6th for in store and online shoppers. Shoppers will receive 20% off throughout the store, and if you can’t wait until next week, here are some discounted gift choices to help you say “thank you for having me” to your host.
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1: Chronicle Fortune-Telling Book of Names Orig:$10 Now:$5.99
2: Fringe “Paris Dot” Tiffany Vase Orig:$65 Now:$55
3: Move Collective® Bobble Jug & Filter Orig:$30 Now:$25
4:  Prepara Ice Ball Molds Orig:$20 Now:$10
5: Alessi “Captain Banana” Corkscrew Orig:$80 Now:$64

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In Case You Missed It…

19 Mar

JarJewelry01Hello Lovelies,

If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve probably seen a snapshot of the private viewing event for Jewels by JAR at the Met Museum which I attended for Women’s History Month.
Joel A. Rosenthal (JAR) is the first living jeweler to have a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition included 400 pieces of very dramatic and luxurious pieces. In case you missed these gorgeous vintage inspired pieces on exhibit, here are a few I fell in love with and would love to share with you all. Enjoy!

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Irish Spring

14 Mar

St.-Patricks-Day-Drink-and-DIYMy favorite season is spring, and St. Patrick’s Day, coming up this Monday, symbolizes for many that spring has indeed sprung. St. Paddy’s Day is kind of a big deal here in NYC, where we start celebrating days before by wearing green outfits and reveling at all the local pubs. I am not a big drinker, but this year I’ve decided to host some festivities and hone my bartending skills, giving me the perfect excuse to try out some Quinoa Vodka. I realize vodka isn’t exactly guinness or irish whiskey, but it still captures to holiday ‘spirit’. So, while perusing the aisles at my local wine and spirits shop, I came across Fair Quinoa Vodka. If you’re into the green lifestyle, you’re probably familiar with quinoa, the wonder-carb. It has high quality protein, riboflavin, is relatively low in calories, and is gluten free.

Fair-Vodka-DIY-St.-Patricks-DayI’ve rounded-up a few of my favorites to try from Fair Quinoa Vodka: Fairly Modest MuleVesperLemondrop,The Smokey Pueblo. I’ve also experimented with the Capachabra concoction as seen above, and am planning to add Shamrock Straw Toppers as decor for a nod to Saint Patrick’s Day (See above and below for DIY).

Ingredients – Capachabra
- 2 oz FAIR Vodka
- Splash of Sanpelegrino Blood orange water
- Lime zeste on top

DIY – Shamrock Straw Toppers
Materials: Card stock, Scissors, Bendable drinking straws in green
Steps
STEP 1
- Cut card stock into 5-inch squares.
STEP 2
- Fold each square in half diagonally, creating a triangle, and then fold in half once more to make a smaller triangle. Trim off outer points as indicated.
STEP 3
- Unfold paper halfway, as shown. Cut a small V at the bottom, in the center.
STEP 4
- Unfold shamrock, and crease diagonally, reversing the direction of the fold; repeat to make another diagonal crease. Slide card-stock shamrock onto one end of a green straw. Make a wish, and have a sip!

So, I am curious, is St. Patty’s Day as a big of a deal in your town? Will you be celebrating?

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Thrifty Thursday: Spring Style

13 Mar

Thrifty-Thursday-Spring-Style-Must-HaveA feminine pleated skirt dress is the perfect choice for a casual day at the office. Here’s how you can coordinate your spring style office look with items under $50.

1: Aztec Printed ClubMaster Sunglasses Orig: $9 Now: $6
2: Merona Women’s Pleated Skirt Dress Orig: $30 Now: $12
3: Multicolor Faux-Stones Drop Earrings Orig: $20 Now: $14
4: Dana Buchman Darcy Colorblock Convertible Shopper Orig: $79 Now: $32
5: Liplicious Dazzlelicious Lip Gloss Wand Orig: $10 Now: $6
6: C LABEL Women’s Nancy-1 Wedge Pump Orig: $45 Now: $15
7: Jennifer Aniston Eau de Parfum Spray Orig: $38 Now: $17
8: Mango Bead and Thread Bracelet Orig: $20 Now: $6
9: Style&co. Watch Cream Bracelet  Orig: $30 Now: $20

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Favorite Find: Marais Has All The Summer Shoes On Your List

10 Mar

Gladiator-Sandal-Silver-Marais-USAHave you ever heard of Marais USA?
I hadn’t until a couple of days ago while prowling for shoe sample sales in NYC. So, for those of you who don’t know the brand I am happy to share my newfound favorite with you.  I fell in love with Marais USA for its vintage feel and menswear influence.  If you’re a girly girl who likes your oxfords with a little twist, or ballet flats with jewel accents, you might be a Marais girl :)!

Favorite-Find-Marais-USAThe two fabulous young ladies, Catherine Chen and Haley Boyd, who are behind the local NYC brand described the typical Marais girl as smart, stylish and quirky.  As for me, comfort and mileage are always my priorities in footwear, and these shoes might be just perfect for my upcoming summer adventures, while adding a dash of color to my style.

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Nuance by Salma Hayek Spring 2014

6 Mar

Salma-Hayek-Spring-2014-01Last week I was thrilled to attend the Nuance Salma Hayek Spring 2014 launch event where I got to explore the beauty and haircare line for the first time. I was smitten with the brand, and loved everything from the beautiful colors-of-the-year bottles in all shades of radiant orchid to the purity of the lines’ ingredients. Both the beauty and haircare products contain all natural ingredients such as rose petals, oat kernel extract, and Aloe Vera, in addition to being paraben-free.

Salma-Hayek-Spring-2014-02Nuance Salma Hayek haircare and beauty Spring 2014 Collection has plenty of ingredients to improve your skin elasticity, and an array of oils to luster your beautiful locks.  It was such a pleasure to experience the line, and I am thrilled to share it with you.  I can’t wait to add Nuance to my beauty regiment!

Nuance Salma Hayek beauty line is quite affordable with prices ranging from $7.99 – $29.99, and are exclusively available now at CVS.  See below to catch a glimpse of all ten items from the new launch.

Salma-Hayek-Haircare-and-Beauty-Spring-2014Bamboo Extract Straightening Balm / Age Affirm Firming Eye Balm Age Affirm Glycolic Cream Cleanser Age Affirm Firming Day & Night Cream Age Affirm Firming Neck & Chest Balm / Healthy Shine Nourishing Oil / Soy Protein Primer Spray / Blue Agave Wave Enhancing Styling Swirl / Blue Agave Curls & Waves Shampoo / Blue Agave Curls & Waves Conditioner

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How to Make a Floral Friendship Bracelet

4 Mar

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Hello everyone,

The imminent approach of spring is usually all it takes to put one in my step, but after the brutal winter we’ve endured, thoughts of spring have already given way to visions of a warm, sunny summer.  I am looking forward to beach days, summer birthday parties, and outdoor weddings.  I have two summer weddings to look forward to this year, and in what’s becoming a growing and welcome trend, both of the brides have requested no wedding gifts.  This classy gesture is a testament to the purity of the occasion and the couple’s heartfelt desire to simply share their special moment with loved ones.  Ironically, this makes me want to give a gift even more!

So what do you give to a bride who wants nothing more than your friendship?  In thinking about how to express my feelings, while respecting the bride’s request, I came across this pretty DIY floral friendship bracelet by A Fabulous Fete.  Making my own fun, floral friendship bracelets for the bride and bridesmaids struck me as the perfect way to provide a small, thoughtful, yet tangible token of that friendship. Let me know what you think!

babys-breath-friendship-bracelet-2You’ll need: Colorful strands, tape, scissors, and a sturdy bloom like babys breath.

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1: Knot the top of your strands and tape down to a flat surface.

2: Pull one string out of the group, loop under the rest of the string, back around and through itself like a knot.

3: Pull each knot up tight.

4: Once you are about an inch down, make a knot, but this time insert the stem of a small piece of your bloom. continue to make the knots, tucking in the stem until it is covered.

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5: Keep adding your flowers until you have a long enough piece to create your bracelet, then end with a knot (as seen above).

babys-breath-friendship-bracelet-10A Fabulous Fete is a blog by event designer, Lauren. Check out all the party and home goodies at A Fabulous Fete – The Shop.

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Thrifty Thursday: Be Jeweled

27 Feb

Hello Dolls,

One of my favorite ways to update my look is with accessories. And, as good fortune would have it, one of our online fashion retailers, Shopbop, is having a site-wide sale of up to 30%. Of course, with the stars aligned such as they are, it was the perfect opportunity to select my favorites below. So, if you’re planning to shop, don’t forget to use the code: BIGEVENT14 at checkout to save 25%. Happy shopping!

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1: Dauphines of New York The Temptress Headband Orig:$ Now: $52
2: Garrett Leight Nowita Sunglasses Orig: $265 Now: $106
3: Dara Ettinger Alba Earrings Orig: $150 Now: $75
4: Adia Kibur Cabochon Bracelet Orig: $40 Now: $28
5: Marc by Marc Jacobs Zebra Pendant Coin Necklace Orig: $88 Now: $62
6: Juicy Couture Pop Top Mittens Orig: $58 Now: $41
7: Madewell Rainy Day Umbrella Orig: $35 Now: $24
8: Michael Kors Tortoise Dome Ring Orig: $125 Now: $87

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Favorite Finds: LUX & ECO

25 Feb

Meet LUX & ECO, a luxurious eco-friendly curated boutique for those who love the green lifestyle, and the finest quality, eco-friendly products. Get your hands on these sustainable luxury fashion, home, and beauty picks from LUX & ECO, all hand-selected in accordance to LUX & ECO‘s profound commitment to the environment and high ethical standards. See below for our favorite finds from the luxury eco-friendly shop.

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1:  TranSglass®  Polish Cut Vase
2: Modern Minerals  Truth + Beauty Eyeshadow
3: Laura & Elizabeth Courtenay Cuff
4: Earth Goddess Butterfly Pillow
5: Organic Cotton Herringbone Throw – Orange
6: Red Flower Guaiac Organic Perfume Concentrate
7: Cassandra Ott Star Plate With Purpose™
8: Voltaic Fuse 4W Solar Charger
9: Stroller Toy Strawberry
10: Sundari Neem Night Cream

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Flash Me Find Me!

19 Feb

Flash-Me-Find-MeWhile bar hopping with my girlfriends in NYC  a couple of weeks ago, I encountered a European gentleman.  In no time at all we had struck up a conversation in French (hey, who says New Yorkers aren’t friendly!). Although our chat was engaging, my keen eye for accessories couldn’t help but notice the colorful bracelet worn by the tres chic monsieur.  Not just colorful, this bracelet had what appeared to be a charm, but with a QR code reader on the surface. My curiosity was piqued, and I needed to know more about the captivating trinket.

Flash-Me-Find-Me-Bracelets“Ah, you noticed ze Flash Me Find Me“, said the monsieur, who proceeded to inform me about the eye-catching arm party.  It turns out that the Flash Me Find Me is more than just an intriguing ornament and conversation starter, it is also a smart bracelet! So, how does it work?

Let’s say you want to share your Facebook profile, YouTube video, website, Twitter, Spotify playlist, business card, medical information, or emergency contact…this smart little gem can easily store and make readily available all of your customized information, accessible using any free QR code reader (available on the Appstore and Google Play (see the video below to see how it works)).

The Flash Me Find Me comes in different colors and may be worn as the perfect stylistic, and highly functional, enhancement to any necklace, bracelet, key chain, or pet tag.  These accessories are perfect for social information sharing and make the perfect geek-chic gift idea for the tech lover in your life.

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If you’d like to try Flash Me Find Me!,  all you have to do is, go to the website, and add a comment below as to which color bracelet you’d like (Last day: Monday, March 3rd). Flash Me Find Me will send bracelets* to five readers selected at random. *kids’ bracelets not included.

Here’s how to keep up Flash Me Find Me: 
Learn more about Flash Me Find Me: www.flashmefindme.com
Shop Flash Me Find Me: U.S. & International
Follow Flash Me Find Me on Twitter @FlashMeFindMe
Like Flash Me Find Me on Facebook
Follow Flash Me Find Me  on Instagram

I received one or more of the products mentioned above from flashmefindme.com. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

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Got Travel Plans? Pack In Style With Our Favorite Travel Essentials

17 Feb

Hello Everyone,

Now that the holidays have past, there is nothing to mitigate the harsh treatment that Old Man Winter has been unleashing upon us. Although Spring is just around the corner, it’s hard to see it through all this snow. So, if you’re like me, you’re craving a quick weekend getaway for a much needed dose of sunshine. While doing a travel search this weekend, I found this post, listing Where to Go in 2014“, quite inspiring. With that being said, below are some great weekender-bag essentials to keep you looking fabulous during your travels this season.

Start with a marvelous planner to write down all your travel lists, then head on over to ‘Travel in Style‘ for more winter excursion ideas and for the chicest beauty travel set, a must have for the fashionable jet setter.  Bon voyage!

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1: May Designs Customized Planner Book / 2: Kippling USA Matty Tote / 3: Engage Green Cosmetic Purse / 4: Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Lip Care Stick / 5: Burberry Sunglass / 6: Lori Leigh Designs Mini Traveler / 7:Pacifica French Lilac Perfume Roll-On / 8:Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes / 9:L’occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream / 10:Dove Anti-Perspirant Deodorant W/Nutrium Moisture

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Heart to Heart

10 Feb

Hello Lovelies,
Are you looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your BBFs, sisters, mothers? Or better yet, a gift for ‘just because‘? Well, we’ve found a few fun, heart-shaped items that you may not be able to resist…you might even be tempted to buy them for yourself. Check out these goodies!
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1: Heart Dress in Satin, Vaute Couture
2: Rain Rain Go Away Clear Umbrella, Felix Rey
3: Large Sterling Silver Heart Wrap Bracelet,  Cami Lynn
4: Ooh-La-La Lingerie Travel Bag – Leopard/Hot Pink, PurseN
5: Caitlin Heart Stud Earrings, Kendra Phillip
6: Sleep/Fuck Pillowcase, Kiki De Montparnasse
7: Heart Midi Ring, Earthy Chic
8: Nina Fotina Minaudière, Nina
9: Heart Pendant, Mujus
10: L’agent Ruffle Eye-masks, Agent Provocateur
11: Love Potion, Tata Harper

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Thrifty Thursday: Inspiration – What To Wear In The Bedroom

30 Jan

It might be a bit early to be thinking about lingerie shopping for Valentine’s Day, but these lovely pieces are so tempting, you won’t want to wait. These items can be worn every night of the week, and are so sexy and sensual that you’ll have almost as much fun putting them on as you will taking them off…

Valentines-Day-SpecialLeft to right: Beautiful Bottoms Flamingo Front Tie Bra Orig: $61 Now: $31. Jenny Packham Open Front Babydol Orig: $640 Now: $192Elle Macpherson So Pretty It Hurts Satin Chemise Orig: $130 Now: $65Myriam Girard Délice Knickers Orig: $60 Now: $28Myla Isabella Suspender Orig: $130 Now: $65Christie’s Red Bra Orig: $99 Now: $59Myriam Girard Pink Délice Dressing Gown Orig: $281 Now: $121ID Sarrieri Atame! V-String Thong Orig: $111 Now: $56ELSE – All About Lace Thong Orig: $ 24 Now: $12.

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Gift Ideas: 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

29 Jan

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1: Shave Tech Innovative Travel Razors
2: Driftwood Speaker Stand By Dock Artisan
3: Billy Jealousy Golden Gloves Therapeutic Hand Cream
4: Brooks Brothers – Tivoli Frost White Collection Model One
5: One Minute Manicure – Classic Mint
6: Contigo Autoseal Kangaroo Water Bottle with Storage Compartment
7: Quirky – Mens Tote Mesh-Bottom Beach Bag
8: AhaLife Allonge Humidifier 
9: Blue Tube Audio Speakers
10: Menaji Face & Body Men Skincare set

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Weekend Find: How To Upcycle Your Grocery Tote Bags

27 Jan

Valentines-Day-Grocery-Bag-DIYHappy Monday, Faves! 

Are you in the mood for some DIY? I came across this awesome DIY Grocery Tote Bag on Lily Shop, one of my favorite sites, and just had to share it with you all.

Valentines-Day-DIY-Grocery-BagHere’s what you’ll need: Freezer paper, Canvas tote bag, Paint brush, Fabric paint, Iron, Scissors

1: First thing first you need freezer paper. This is going to act as your stencil and you will iron this to your bag. You can find freezer paper in your regular grocery store.

2: Now take your canvas tote and iron out all the wrinkles. Lay it flat on your surface. Note: You can buy plain colored tote bags at Michaels or even cheaper online.

3: Print out the design you are going to cut out and trace on your bag. You could also freehand a design on freezer paper if you didn’t want to use a printer.

4: Now trace your design on your freezer paper. This is IMPORTANT! Trace your design on the matte side of the paper. The shiny side of the freezer paper will be ironed down to your tote bag. Cut out your design. Remeber that the portion you cut out will be where the color goes.

5: Iron your stencil to your bag. Your heat should be set to whatever fabric your bag is. I used a canvas bag so my heat was on HIGH. It only takes about one minute for the freezer paper to adhere to your bag.

6: Now paint inside your stencil and let dry for 10 minutes.

7: Peel off your stencil and touch up any weird areas.

Lily Shop is a site where you can not only sell your own handmade and vintage items, but listing is also FREE for crafty sellers. Check out more gorgeous DIYs and crafty goodies for sale on Lily Shop.

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Thrifty Thursday: Come Sale Away with MFJ!

23 Jan

A lot of stores are currently having major markdowns on their merchandise. A few brands are offering up to 80% off on final sale items, and I was able to find many great deals to share with you from several of my favorite stores (see below for more retailers). Here are a few cute items I spotted while browsing!

Sale-Hunt1: Kate Spade New York  Bungalow Bouquet Statement Earrings Orig: $128 Now: $85
2: J Crew Jeweled-cluster Sweater in Lavender Orig: $98 Now: $59
3: Theory Theyskens Theory Stavros Felda Skirt Orig: $345 Now: $69
4: Zara Messenger Bag W/Gold Plaque Orig: $80 Now: $40
5: J Crew Double-row Crystal Bracelet Orig: $85 Now: $60
6: Zara Party Sandal With Swarovski Elements Orig: $159 Now: $80

More Retailers:
Farfetch: Save an extra 20% on sale with code “x20jan14” through Friday, January 24.
Theory: Warehouse sale with up to 80% off men’s and women’s items.
Urban Outfitters: 20% off orders of $75 or more with code “SNOWBALL” through today.
Tibi: Winter clearance is up to 70% off plus take an additional 30% off sale items with code “WINTERSAVINGS.”
Kate Spade: Up to 60% off iconic bags through 11:59pm PT tonight.
Express: Buy one, get one 50% off on all jeans plus 40% off select women’s tops.
Scoop NYC: Warehouse sale is up to 80% off.
Mango: Save up to 70% off.
MiH Jeans: Sale is up to 70% off.
Intermix: Savings up to 55% off in sale.
Madewell: 40% off winter favorites with code “SMILE40” through today.
Michael Stars: 70% off select styles.
Hudson: 30% off select fall and holiday styles through January 26.
Steve Madden: Spend $75, get 20% off with code “STOCKIT20” and spend $100, get 25% off with code “STOCKIT25” plus free shipping.

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Favorite Finds: Cute & Clever

20 Jan

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1: Create your own look with the Ramy Brook Convertible Charm Necklace. This adjustable chain allows you to modify it’s length so it can also be worn as a bracelet, with interchangeable charms to match your outfit.

2: Blingsting, a super-cute pepper spray container that’s fully adorned in sparkly pink, red, black or clear rhinestones. A perfect gift for a girly girl!

3: Travel in style while paying tribute to your favorite city with Eleven Eleven passport covers. Paris, here I come!

4: The cavity in these “Baby Teeth” can be filled with anything from earrings to mints, and makes the perfect gift for the person who has everything.

5: Let Kelly & Jones be your scent sommeliers, enhancing the bouquet of your bordeauxs, and your overall wine-tasting experience, by pairing complimentary fragrances to your favorite wines.

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5 Beauty Brands We Love!

15 Jan

Beauty junkies, get ready to glow! This luxurious list boasts the best and brightest of 2014.5-Beauty-Brands-We-Love-January-2014

1: Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel - Like a special delivery for your skin, Dermalogica treats your face to a luxurious, rich lather that gently loosens and removes excess oil, makeup, dead skin cells, and all other surface debris. The effect is soothing and smoothing, almost decadent.

2: Phyto Phytokeratine Ultra-Repairing Mask - This melt-in mask instantly restores substance, strength, and radiance to the most damaged hair and makes all hair types as shiny and sleek as silk.

3: Pur Minerals Miracle Mist - Miracle Mist instantly moisturizes skin with more than 70 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. A favorite among makeup professionals, this super-hydrating quencher also helps set mineral makeup for long-lasting perfection.

4: iS Clinical Sheald Recovery Balm - This one’s a fighter. A powerful reparative formula, Sheald calms and encourages skin recovery while immersing dry or compromised skin in deep, healthy hydration. Ideal for post-procedure skin.

5: Clarisonic Aria Gift Set - Clarisonic Aria combines sonic cleansing with function and form. Sleek and intuitive, Aria sings with 3 speeds, a real-time battery life indicator, USB-enabled pLink charger, and drying stand that converts to charging station when coupled with the pLink charger. Set also includes wall adapter, sensitive brush head and replacement head, and bonus refreshing gel cleanser.

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The Year of the Horse

13 Jan

Happy Monday Everyone!

With the Chinese zodiac ‘Year of the Horse’ upon us, I’ve been on the lookout for some equestrian styles to start the year off on the right hoof. Also, NYC’s recent decision to set our carriage horses free has further inspired my desire to celebrate these noble beings! Set your horses free too with a couple of my current favorites; a pair of Ralph Lauren jodhpurs pants, and Black Horse sunglasses by ” One Trick Pony” designer and composer Anna-Karin Karisson.

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1: MSGM and Toilet Paper Horse Sweatshirt
2: Bing Bang Horse Studs
3: Anna-Karin Karisson Sunglasses
4: Ralph Lauren Blue Label Pants
5: Max and Chloe Emily Elizabeth Dickon Open Bangle Bracelet
6: Swatch Year Of The Horse Watch
7: Estee Lauder Year of the Horse Compact

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Thrifty Thursday: Nothing to Scarf At!

9 Jan

Looking for the perfect Fall scarf? We rounded up a few scarves that you’ll want to wrap yourself up in for the season. Enjoy!

Infinity-Scarves1: Collection XIIX Ombré Infinity Scarf, Orig: $32 Now: $24
2: Athleta Geo Tribal Shirred Infinity Scarf, Orig: $48 Now: $40
3: Mango Chain Triangle Scarf, Orig: $40 Now: $19
4: BCBGeneration Geek Chic Cowl Scarf, Orig: $38 Now: $28
5: Hat Attack Chunky Knit Cowl Scarf, Orig: $70 Now: $29

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Year in Review: Most Read Articles of 2013

8 Jan

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Many of you have probably received your year-end “Annual Report” from WordPress regarding your most read published articles. We just got ours and wanted to share MFJ’s most read articles with you.  So, in case you missed them, here are our 10 most read articles (out of 150 articles published) of 2013.

1. Gift Ideas - 8 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him
2. Miu Miu - Rasoir Sunglasses Capsule Collection
3. Favorite Find - 1 Cardigan, 8 Different Looks
4. Trends – Fall 2013 Plaids & Tartans
5. Marc Jacobs - Daisy Sunshine Edition
6. Furla Summer 2013 – Candy Sunset Bag
7. Weekend Finds - Statement Earrings
8. Favorite Find - Island Inspiration
9. Trend Finder - Floral Hair Accessories
10. Weekend Finds -13 Cruelty – Free Cosmetic Brands

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New Year, New Resolutions

6 Jan

Most of us have made New Year’s resolutions, and unfortunately, most of us have failed to keep them. I tend to keep mine up for the first couple of weeks, but inevitably fail in my resolve. So, this year I decided to try something different. Why not have a little fun with my resolutions by making them more style and beauty oriented?

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1.  Try a new look: This year I’m going to make a look I’ve previously shied away from work for me! 2014 marks the year I rock the classic pencil skirt, with mix prints or lace texture and make it a perfect sexy staple.

2. Learn a new, fun skill: I resolve to master knitting and make some colorful and bold knitwear all by myself!

3. Not take my skin for granted: I’m going to grab 2014 with two lusciously soft hands as I promise myself to moisturize as often as possible, while also making a concerted effort to find, and apply an awesome nighttime eye serum.  I am on the lookout for a great eye cream. Any ideas ladies?

4. Beautify my mind: This year I endeavor to make more time to read and educate myself. I’m not talking War and Peace here, but a fun pocket-sized etiquette and social situations book for example, will certainly be added to my 2014 reading list.

What fashion or beauty resolutions will you make for 2014?

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Thrifty Thursday: Must-Have Pieces For 2014 …on Sale Now!

2 Jan

Now that you’re done with your holiday shopping for friends and family, it’s time to treat yourself to some real bargains. This time of year is when you show off your thrifty skills and capitalize on retailer discounts. If you enjoy shopping online, great deals are available now! See below for a few of our must-have pieces for 2014 from our favorite online retailers - featuring the color of the year, radiant orchid dress by Tibi, and brands like Michael Kors, Etro, and much more.Must-Have-Pieces-For-2014

1: Tom Ford - Black Burgundy Acrylic ‘Rhi’ Round Oversized Retro Sunglasses Orig: $409 Now: $149
2: Tibi – Sleeveless stretch-ponte skater dress Orig: $475 Now: $95
3: Etro Crystal clip earrings Orig: $312 Now: $94
4: Michael Kors Gold-Tone Lock and Key Charm Bangle Bracelets Orig: $95 Now: $57
5:  True Blooms Eau de Parfum, Orig: $65 Now: $34
6: Steve Madden Women’s Spycee Platform Pump Orig: $129 Now: $80
7: Butter London Classic Nail Polish Orig: $15  Now: $13

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Happy New Year!!!

31 Dec

Happy New Year-2014With all my love  and affection, I wish you all a very happy & safe New Year! See you in 2014!

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Vacation Style Inspiration + Worldwide Giveaway

30 Dec

HAUTEmele is one of my favorite online luxury swimwear brands– they have a fantastic Amazonia jewelry collection, and a killer loungewear selection.  To get you in the mood for a winter getaway, here are 2 looks you’ll love! See below for some vacation style inspiration using some of our favorite pieces from HAUTEmele:

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What else could a girl want for a winter getaway?  Well, how’s about a $25 HAUTEmele gift card! HAUTEmele will be giving $25 to the lucky winner of our MFJ giveaway! 

To see our previous giveaway with HAUTEmele, go to our winner list page.

Click here to enter. The giveaway ends Monday at midnight, and the winner will be announced on our winner list page Tuesday, January 7th.

To keep up with HAUTEmele: 
Shop HAUTEmele: www.hautemele.com
Follow HAUTEmele on Twitter
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Thrifty Thursday: New Year’s Eve Style Staples

26 Dec

Holiday-Party-StaplesWhich New Year’s Eve parties will you be attending this year? Whatever your fabulous plans, one thing is for sure, you want to look your best. To get you in the mood for your upcoming festivities, here are a few staple style suggestions to consider:

1.  An embellished clutch; the perfect way to amp up holiday ensemble. Orig: $265 Now: $219
2. A cape; one of the chicest additions to your winter wardrobe and perfectly suited for an elegant holiday fete. Orig: $365 Now: $182
3. Statement earrings and classic hairstyle; put your hair up into a glamorous chignon to reveal a stunning pair of statement earrings. Orig: $98 Now: $68.99
4. An elegant yet simple top; pair with a sparly skirt for a pretty and polished holiday ensemble. Orig: $350 Now: $249
5. Big, indulgent baubles; the holidays are the perfect time for excess, and this bold necklace would make for the perfect final touch for your festive New Year’s Eve celebration. Orig: $350 Now: $249
6. Edgy steppers with towering heel; dress to impress with just enough lift for you to groove on the dance floor all night long. Orig: $99.95 Now: $84.96
7. A sequined top; like these ivory graduated sequin tees, a cool-girl alternative to more conventional sequined pants. Orig: $69 Now: $29
8.  A lace dress; you can’t go wrong making a feminine statement in this cherry red hue flirty fit lace dress from Max and Cleo, perfect for a New Year’s Eve bash.  Orig: $138 Now: $40.24
9. A stunning cocktail ring; as pretty as any of your cocktail gems, and will add instant elegance to any outfit with its stunning baguettes and gold finishing. Orig: $68 Now: $34.99
10. A pair of bejeweled gloves; add a touch luxurious and timeless class to your outfit. Orig: $78 Now: $48

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Happy Holidays!!!!!

24 Dec

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Holiday Giveaway #1: Favorite Skin Care Find

17 Dec

masam-beautyFrom clothing and accessories, to hair and make-up, I’ve always been obsessed with all things beautifying.  Anyone who appreciates fashion knows that nothing compares to that feeling of discovering that one perfect item that goes with, and enhances, everything.  A find to be treasured and not taken for granted, one in which we could adorn ourselves from head to toe every single day… I am, of course, referring to our skin.

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Taking care of your skin is one of the best gifts that we can, and should, give ourselves daily. Especially our facial skin! I entrust mine to only the finest, and to date, the luxury skin care products from M. Asam fit that bill. The brand caters to skin of all shades, textures and ages, but I ‘m especially partial to the VINO GOLD line. It contains antioxidant ingredients from fruit extracts such as grape, grapefruit, and lime, nourishing peptide complexes, and a range of vitamins and herbal extracts (e.g. green tea) to fight premature aging. For young, healthier looking skin, you owe it to yourself to give this brand a try.

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And, what better way to try it out than by entering the MFJ & M.Asam giveaway! M. Asam has graciously partnered with MFJ and is giving 2 lucky winners a Vino Gold Face Cleansing Duo and a Vino Gold Day and Night Cream as seen below.

msambeauty-giveaway1Here’s how to win:
1. Click here to enter our Rafflecopter giveaway (U.S only).
2. Winners will be announced on our winner list page on Wednesday, December 25th.  Happy tweeting!

To keep up with M. Asam Beauty: 
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Thrifty Thursday: Eco-Fashion & Green Holiday Gift Ideas

12 Dec

FROCK is an eco-friendly fashion company which I am excited to share with you for today’s Thrifty Thursday. The brand is perfect for the young, stylish, and conscientious fashionista who wants to go green in style.

For some additional green gift ideas (see #1, 2, 5,9,10), whether for your BFF or family, men or women, we have some of our suggested unisex green gifts below for you to check out.

Do you have any green gift faves on your list? Please share them with us.

Eco-Friendly-FashionFrock L. A. – Vivien Backless Train Dress Gown Org: $235.00 Now: $199.75 Code: THANKS – 15% OFF everything limited time offer

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1. Olivina Fig Bath Soap
2. Siempre Verde Venice, Ebony Wood Wayfarer
3. Laura Lombardi Fortuna Necklace
4. Gunas Birdie Clutch
5. LSTN Beech Wood Troubadours Headphone
6. LVX 2013 Holiday Trio Set
7. Georgina Stoned Jeweled Earrings
8. True Beauty Box – Indulge
9. Uncommongoods Man Candle – Pizza
10. MbeZe Once Bitten Natural Oil Perfume & Deodorette

Check out and Play How Do You Shop Style?” Game to Win a Luxury Bag! #WeShopStyle
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Holiday Gift Guide – For Him & Her Under $100

10 Dec

I am sure some of you have already started your Christmas shopping which can be very stressful and overwhelming. If you haven’t yet decided what to give the special man or woman in your life, MFJ has gathered together some cool men’s and women’s gifts to give this holiday season, all under $100.  Additionally, MFJ will soon be posting some more holiday gift guides which will hopefully be helpful to you while you further search for the perfect gift for your family, your BFF or even yourself.

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1. Dolce & Gabbana Men Gloves – Maroon, $75.00
2. Fossil Wallet Everett Vertical Slim Card Case – Tan, $40.00
3. Brooks Brothers Thompson Tartan Flannel Lounge Set – Teal, $98.50
4. Brooks Brothers Kiel James Patrick Braided Bracelet, $48.00
5. Molton Brown Men’s Traveller Set – London Edition, $55.00
6. Mara Hoffman for Pendleton Shakti Towel, $78.00
7. 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target® Grab&Go Pack -Floral Print, $14.98
8. Stela 9 Krishna Pouch – Ivory, $39.00
9. Normann Copenhagen Agnes Vase – Black H 6cm, $17.50
10. Juicy Couture At Heart Pave Heart Duo Ring, $34.99
11. Ralph Lauren Bridle-Print Oblong Silk Scarf - Cream Bridle Print, $29.99

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The Color Of The Year – 11 Finds in the Pretty Shade

9 Dec

Are you ready to fall in love with the color of the year? So long green hues, hello purple tones! Pantone has announced the Spring 2014 color of the year…drum roll please… Radiant Orchid! A mix of fuchsia and purple, with pink undertones, radiant orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. Here’s a list of radiant orchid inspirations to give you a head start on your spring attire. Are you fan of the tones?

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1: Tibi Sleeveless Stretch-ponte Skater Dress
2: Kendra Scott Gold-Plated Elle Earrings
3: Tom Binns Regal Rocker Swarovski Crystal Necklace
4: Swarovski Appolon Crystal Ring
5: Steve Madden Round Colored Dial Bracelet Watch
6: Yves Saint Laurent Ombres 5 Lumieres’ 04 Indigo Palette
7: Kate Spade Spade Bangles Thin Hinge Bangle
8: Emilio Pucci Vintage Abstract Print Scarf
9: Chinese Laundry Kristin Cavallari Shoes
10: Givenchy Le Vernis Intense Color Nail Lacquer
11: Ray-Ban ‘Wayfarer’ 54mm Sunglasses

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Thrifty Thursday: Black-Tie Holiday Party Outfit

5 Dec

Here’s an eye-catching red and belted sleeveless dress from Byblos; perfect for any black-tie event or holiday party. See how you can coordinate your little red dress with these great items, all less than $45.
MyFavesJournal-Thrifty-Thursday-Black-Tie-Party1. POP Stain Stay Lip Color Org: $16.33 Now: $12.70
2. Byblos Short Dress Org: $262.00 Now: $139.00
3. jcpenney Gold-Tone Initial B 3-pc. Bangle Set Org: $15.00 Now: $9.00
4. Townsend Lulu Shimmer Box Clutch Org: $52.00 Now: $19.94
5. Too Faced Lash Light Mascara, Pitch Black  Org: $25.00 Now: $17.50
6. Vincent Longo Sparkle Silver Set Org: $65.00 Now: $42.00
7. Alloy Kendal Heel – Gold Org: $29.90 Now: $5.99

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We ShopStyle!

4 Dec

Have you seen any of the ShopStyle ads?  If you watch any fashion related programs or have seen any NYC taxi TV recently, then odds are you have!

Frequent readers of MFJ are probably aware that I reside in NYC.  As a frequent taxi rider, one of the first things I do when I get in is turn off the taxi TV.  But, on November 4th, it was the complete opposite! I was glued to the cab’s TV, captivated by ShopStyle’s very first ad.  It was fun, girly and glossy, prominently touting the new tagline, We Search, We Find, We ShopStyle.  Naturally, all the styles featured in the ad are available on ShopStyle.  Days later, when ShopStyle asked if I would help spread the word about their We Search. We Find. We ShopStyle print campaign by selecting some personal favorites from my own closet – I jumped at the chance! I had a blast putting together my closet layout:

WeShopStyleMango Funnel Neck Coat / Ann Taylor Uptown Bracelet / Zara Minaudiére With Zip Evening Red Clutch / Fresh Sugar Honey Lip Tinted Treatment SPF 15 / Chanel Pink Satin Nail Polish -old {Similar here/ Zara Wide Heel Ankle Boot / Ann Taylor Colorblock Crossbody Bag / Uniqlo Women Slim Boyfriend Fit Jeans / Ann Taylor Uptown Necklace / Zara Velvet Messenger Bag Lancôme Star Bronzer Natural Glow / Michael Kors Lexington Watch / Zara Pointed High Heel Ankle Boot With Neoprene / Tiffany & Co. Bracelet Bag – Color: Camel

 Check out the fun ShopStyle commercial that I fell in love with!

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Favorite Find: Cyber Monday Deal – 1 Cardigan, 8 Different Looks

2 Dec

MyFavesJournal-The-Chrysalis-Cardi-8-WaysStylish. Versatile. Sustainable. Ethical. Our favorite find this week is the Chrysalis Cardi by enCircled. This versatile cardigan is a must-have for any season and can be worn more than 8 different ways (see below). The cardi can be effortlessly transformed from cape to tunic simply  by using its snaps which are well hidden along the hemline and hold your look in place without the need for pinning or tying. From office to evening wear, from lounging to travel, the Chrysalis Cardi is the perfect wardrobe staple to keep you warm.  See our favorite ways to wear the Chrysalis Cardi below, and check out their Cyber Monday deal.

How would you wear the Chrysalis Cardi?

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

28 Nov

I wish you all a fashionable, happy and safe Thanksgiving. Hope all of you get some rest and well deserved relaxation. See you back here on Monday!
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4 Favorite Finds You Must Try

18 Nov

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1 - Knitty Kitty: I discovered this fun line at a lingerie event and I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys. Knitty Kitty is a hip and unique women’s knit intimate apparel line made from luxurious yarns in gorgeous colors. These flirty and sensual pieces are designed with mix and match tops & bottoms that are versatile and elegant enough to be worn out and about.

2 - LaLicious:  My personal favorite from the LaLicious line is the Vanilla Body Butter. I really like how rich the cream is, without feeling oily or greasy.  If you’re making a list this holiday season, treat yourself or your girlfriends to this luxurious line which has everything from shea butter lotion to exfoliating sugar scrubs.

3 - Skindinavia: This product is amazing! I recently tried the Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finish Spray (see the pink spray below) while attending a wedding in the Caribbean. I can attest to how well this product helped my makeup endure a long day of intense humidity.  It also gave my somewhat shiny, oily complexion, a nice matte finish, saving me from my otherwise frequent foundation touch-ups. It’s nothing short of magical!

4 - Dr. Sponge: When I got these Facial Cleansing Sponges at a holiday beauty event, candidly, I put them away and forgot about them. But recently, while packing for a short trip, I rediscovered them and thought their manageable size would make them perfect for a trial run while traveling. I used them in the morning and at night, pairing them with my own cleanser. I used the sponges first to apply my cleanser (massaged onto my skin in a circular motion), and then to dry my skin after squeezing the water out of them. These sponges were a great, convenient alternative to my Clarisonic, which I’m always afraid of losing on the road. The sustainable line consists of seven cleansing sponges in all. I’ve only tried the Lycopene sponge so far, but I’m already hooked. 

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6 Stylish Hostess Gifts

15 Nov

The festive holidays will be upon us before we know it! Along with them comes gracious invitations to fabulous gatherings and holiday feasts…and unfortunately, usually a last minute scramble to find an ordinary, uninspired gift bag for the bottle of wine you’ll be bringing. This year, try something a little bit more creative and unconventional by varying your options with our new favorite holiday stylish hostess gifts.

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1: A+R Le Petit Dej’ Breakfast Tray, $92 - A tray with a vase that fluidly shoots up from the surface thanks to a cleverly and carefully designed injection molding process–produced entirely in the U.S.A. This tray make an ideal gift or any other excuse for breakfast in bed.

2: Taigan Monkey Balls – sets of 6, $80 - These balls are made from the fruits of a Monkey Apple/Strynchos tree, they are dried and treated with wax when hardened and then individually hand carved and hand painted so that each piece is a work of art. They come in 6 assorted colors to give you the true range of color which look fabulous in a bowl.

3: Be The Light New York by Petra Nemcova, $98 - These candles will take you around the world to discover their treasures. These treasures can be a national flower, unique crafts and materials, a spice that is integral in people’s lives, or ingredients that have left an indelible mark on the country’s history. My personal favorite is the Haitian Hibiscus Breeze “Beauty and Strength”.

4: iomoi Muffie the Zebra & James the Fox Green, $32 - I just love this colorful coaster and they make perfect gift too.

5: Marie Belle Cacaotelle Hot Cocoa Collection, $58 - Chocolate is the spice of life! I received these MarieBelle’s Aztec chocolate blends recently and found them so delicious.

6: Indigo Africa Wine Bag – Indigo Blue, $10 - Indigo Africa is a social enterprise that I support whenever I can. They help women own businesses in Rwanda toward sustainable economic independence through access to markets and education. In the spirit of giving; these bags make the perfect hostess gifts that keeps on giving and re-giving.

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Thrifty Thursday: 6 Rich Tone Color Coats Under $70

14 Nov

If you’re like me, you have visions of being adorned in red rubies, canary yellow diamonds, ocean blue turquoise, and sparkling sapphires. So, why stop at jewelry? With these bold, audacious, rich color coats, you can wrap yourself in brilliance all winter long. At under $70 each, each can become a jewel in your wardrobe.

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1: Jane Norman Fit and Flare Coat Org: $89 Now: $70
2: Merona Women’s Peacoat Org: $55  Now: $40
3: Merona Women’s Shawl Collar Coat Org: $60  Now: $50
4: Tie Waist Peacoat With Thinsulate Org: $110  Now: $70
5: Milan Aqua Women’s Long Peacoat Org: $70  Now: $60
6: Royal Blue Women’s Peacoat Org: $55  Now: $40

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Favorite Finds: Raw Sparkles

12 Nov

We’re crazy about these raw sparkles! These statement pieces are perfect to brighten up any fall outfit. The versatility and color of these gems make spicing up your casual day look almost effortless.

Our nature inspired favorite-find gemstone pieces are all handcrafted; from the ocean hue statement necklace and stunning natural diamond rose cut bracelet, to the dangling bold earrings, and green onyx and jade ring, these pieces are certain to be a treasured addition to any outfit.

MyFavesJournal-Favorite-Finds-Raw-Stones-SparklesCourtney Necklace in Yellow Gold | Natural Diamond Slice Hand-Chain | Talisman Dangle Earrings Bone Jasmine BraceletSaige Ring in Yellow Gold

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Thrifty Thursday: Cardigans, Pants and more Under $95

7 Nov

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Peper Shawl-Collar Patterned Cardigan Org: $75 Now: $68
J.Crew Jackie Cardigan Org: $65 Now: $68
Karl Lagerfeld Faux Leather-paneled Jersey Skinny Pants Org: $199 Now: $60
Madewell Canvas Rivington Trousers Org: $89.50 Now: $64.99
Dorothy Perkins Black Block Heel Boots Org: $95 Now: $78
Zona Centro Moccasins Org: $1055 Now: $95
M.Grifoni Denim Hat Org: $102 Now: $69
Luisaviaroma Superduper Drusilla Vicose Baseball Hat Org: $213 Now: $74

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Trend-set in Leatherette

6 Nov

MyFavesJournal-Leather-PiecesMinus The Leather Seamed Tee |Faux Leather Sleeve Drape Coat |Deux Lux ‘Tate – Mini’ Crossbody Wallet | Matthew Williamson Striped wrap skirt

We’re loving the pleather trend this season! People often pay a high price for real leather, and some would argue, animals pay an even higher price.

So, for both your pocketbook and environmental conscience, look past the antiquated misconceptions about PVC and see the high quality structure, design, and workmanship that goes into making modern pleather attire and accents.

A few of our favorite brands are providing chic leatherette options for you to update your fall look with cool faux-leather fashion.

  • Congratulations to Sérach Koopman who is the random winner of the $30 Gift Card from Hautemele! Thank you to everyone who entered.

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Chic Halloween Fashion

26 Oct

If you still haven’t picked out your Halloween costume, now’s the perfect time to get tricked out treating yourself to some spooky accessories, witch are a perfect way to get into the spirit of the holiday!  Some of these can be great fun to wear all year round.

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From left to right: Halloween T-Shirt with Trick or Treat Print $24.92 | Day Of The Dead Embroidered Mask $4.00 Gold and Black Art Deco Bug Necklace $11.00 Spider Ear Wrap Cuff Earrings $6.95  | Strass Skull Print Scarf $29.99 | How Charming Silver Skull Phone Case $48.00 | Elvira’s Black Roses Fragrance $25.00  

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Thrifty Thursday: 4 Fabulous Fall Bags Under $100

24 Oct

Looking for a new fall bag? We’ve done the legwork to bring you our top 4 must have fall totes. From simple daytime basics to sophisticated evening attire, these totes will complete any look. We have chosen a few of our favorites.  See them below!
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Ralph Lauren Chantilly Laser Cut Classic Tote Org: $168 Now: $94.49
ASOS Bag With Front Tab Detail Org: $74 Now: $43
Dune Datchel Satchel Bag Org: $115.69 Now: $34.71
Wallis Tan Large Shoulder Bag Org: $46 Now: $26

Which bag best fits your fall lifestyle?

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Thrifty Thursday: Travel in Style

17 Oct

I’ve been traveling a lot lately; mostly  weekend getaways to enjoy the weather and Fall scenery before Winter sets in. These weekend jaunts inspire getaway attire, such as this ensemble.
Here are some more great clothes, accessories, and beauty products you can get at bargain prices to make sure you travel in style on your final Fall excursions. Bon voyage!

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1: AR SRPLS Short Sleeved Terry Top Org: $ 230 Now: $69
2: Holst + lee Crystal Stud Earrings Org: $75 Now: $56 Use code:INTHEFAMILY25
3: Aldo MCGLAMERY Scarf Org: $ 25.00 Now: $16.98
4: The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman Org: $ 19.95 Now: $14.37
5: JCREW Toothpick Jean In Garment-Dyed Twill Org: $ 125 Now: $49 EXTRA 50% CODE: fallsale
6: Nordstrom Making Waves Eye & Cheek Palette Org: $ 24.95 Now: $14.90
7: Magaschoni Cashmere Travel Set Org: $490 Now: $225
8: Superga Metallic Sneakers Org: $80 Now: $60 Use code:INTHEFAMILY25
9: Xen Tan Perfect Blend Org: $ 43 Now: $ 35
10: DEUX LUX Blue Mojito Weekender Bag Org: $ 190 Now: $76

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Giveaway: A $30 Gift Card

16 Oct

HAUTEmeleGiftCardGiveaway_MyfavesjournalI’ve always found an amazing selection on HAUTEmele’s website, including swimsuits, jewelry and lounge-wear.  I am quite partial to the Brazilian luxury swimwear brand because of the cut and high quality fabric they use in their designs. Needless to say, when HAUTEmele asked me to highlight some of my favorites from their current collection, I was ecstatic and rushed to try on the entire line (see above & below). These swimsuits are not for the timid, but for those of us who aren’t quite fearless, mixing and matching is a great way to go.  For example, even the shy ladies can go bold with a bejeweled bathing suit, paired with an embroidered lounge dress.  And don’t forget to finish the look with a pair of Zen Karma Earrings, which you might be able to buy with your HAUTEmele giftcard giveaway!

That’s right, HAUTEmele is giving one of our readers a $30 gift card! We were thrilled about this opportunity, and we want you to join in the fun!

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1: Leave a comment on this blog post
2: Click here to enter the giveaway
The giveaway will close on Wednesday, October 31st 12:00PM EST. See you on the beach!
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Thrifty Thursday: You’ve Earned your Stripes!

10 Oct

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If Fall can bring about a tree’s changing leaves, why not bring about a change in our stripes? The classic and timeless “stripes” prints come in many shapes and colors…perfect for Fall.
Get ready for the new season with these guilt-free thrifty “Rock Striped Pants” and some adorable, affordable, Autumn must-haves.
MyFavesJournal_ThriftyThursday_Stripes1: BALENCIAGA - Square-frame acetate sunglasses Org: $375 Now: $131.25
2: OPI Soft Shades Collection Nail Lacquer – Barre My Soul Org: $9 Now: $8
3: Mary Portas - New Essential Tee in Marine Org: $35 Now: $28
4: Deux Lux - Fold-Over Spiked Clutch Bag, Black Org: $85 Now: $39
5: Arden B - Chevron Ring Set Org: $14 Now: $8.40
6: Alloy Apparel - Camilla Tassel Bracelet Set Org: $16.90 Now: $9.99
7: Madewell - Purple Sessun Shelter Rock Striped Pants Org: $165 Now: $115
8: Crie De Coeur - Maddie Tonal Platform Bootie Org: $165 Now: $80

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