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WebSites You Should Know About But Probably Don’t

In Beauty, Fashion, Hair, House & Yard, Life, Life @ Home, Make-up, Skincare, Urban Dweller on July 24, 2012 at 9:55 am

Here’s some websites that aren’t quite famous yet (ala Amazon and Ebay)  but I thought that it might interest you and if you shop online (like I do regularly i LOVE Amazon) you too will be happy to have extra sites to check out. I have found personally that some of my local stores don’t carry X brand and so I have to resort to online or that the cost even with shipping is sometimes cheaper. I also wanted to share this for another reason if you have ever known anybody homebound you know they will appreciate it regardless of their age (whether is a new mommy or an elderly grandparent – they will feel a level of independence by being able to shop at home for themselves) also there’s some great deals which I LOVE to share (who couldn’t use a great deal in this economy)

Casa – for all things home

Wag – lets be honest where would we be without our pets? I lost my pet of 14 years not too long ago and so I hope to get a pet again very soon)  – Free shipping on ALL orders over $49 and deliveries are very quickly (p.s. this place has stuff for a lot more than dogs)

Soap – Here’s everything you ever ran out of the house for and made that extra errand because you forgot. All products are delivered in 1-2 days for FREE!

Beauty Bar – For all of us who love to shop for skincare, make up, men, fragrances, & natural products. 3 FREE samples with every order!

YoYo – Just as the name implies this is a site all about Toys

Diapers – Yes Diapers.com for all you parents out there has everything to do with the babies in your life (I highly recommend this also for grand parents, aunts, uncles, etc. Huge variety and might I add its easy to go online to Babies R Us and compare prices to get the best deals) Free shipping on $49 or above

I really hope you enjoy this list the above websites are all part of Quidsi a Latin term for “What If” – these 6 wesbites allow you to checkout with 1 shopping cart and save money by shopping 2 sites or more and Spend $39  you earn Free Shipping.

Also If your a NEW customer to these sites there is a banner with a code to save 10% at Checkout!  Plus the fixed banner has other specials advertised (like today as I type this Soap.com has 10% off purchases for 1st and 2nd time buyers just type in the appropriate code at checkout!)

 

 

 

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The Perfect Bag

In Fashion on April 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

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This bag has so many uses I am not sure where to begin…well lets see I could see this being the perfect carry on bag, a perfect camera bag, great for a weekend road trip  then this bag will certainly do the trick. Maybe all those baby bags with silly patterns are not your style, you like something more refined, elegant and a bag that can be used with either a boy or a girl, lets face this bag also would be great for dad too.

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This bag also comes in 2 colors Tan Lion as shown (my personal favorite) and black. Its a  Halogen brand Signature Weekender Duffel its available at Nordstrom’s.

 

Dressing in a Worplace Casual Environement

In Fashion on January 27, 2012 at 9:16 am

Dress Casual – in the workplace has its benefits (your wardrobe can pull double duty and cost much less) but it can also be a major challenge. Here are my tips to dressing for a workplace casual environment while still displaying a professional image.

  • Unless you work in a warehouse or manufacturing plant DON’T wear Jeans (unless this is part of your uniform) – too many people are wearing jeans to workplace casual environments and they have rips, stains, holes, uneven threads, etc.
  • Don’t wear T-shirts, even if they are allowed. Never wear writing that can be offensive. If you choose to wear T-shirts make sure they are a solid color, the only writing a T-shirt could have that would be acceptable is a logo (on the arm sleeve is preferred as opposed to across the chest). They MUST be ironed.
  • If you choose to wear jeans make sure they aren’t too tight or too loose a properly fitting pair makes you look much better, also make sure to iron them. There is a time and place often this is the only attire people will bring to company outings, retreats and seminars. Jeans shouldn’t drag on the floor, have them hemmed or cuffed if too long.
  • When wearing jeans try to pair a solid black jacket and black crew neck shirt. It will look less informal. (You can do this with gray too)
  • Pick accessories that represent your style and color preference. (Maybe you like teal earrings and bracelets pair that with a black dress or with a tan slacks and blouse)
  • Make a decision to buy colors you look good in and can be re-worked into different outfits with other wardrobe pieces & accessories.
  • Ladies try to get more comfortable with heels, try to avoid flats (if your used to wearing flats aim for a 2″ heel). If your really into fashion well go for the pumps and platforms with a higher heel (4-5″), there is some really comfortable and stylish ones out there. Also, don’t forge to add these to the bottoms of your heels
  • Ladies dresses should have cap sleeves, no bra straps showing also an ideal length is 3-4″ below the knee it will make you look both taller and leaner
  • Ladies look for affordable suit options and wear the pants with a blouse (sans the jacket)
  • Choose sweater sets for winter that you enjoy, there are so many color options to choose from this will allow you to bring in brighter colors in the gray winter time and pair with a pair of slacks and boots
  • For winter make sure your boots are in: black, gray, or brown

I hope this helps you with selecting better outfits to wear to work without sacrificing fashion and will give you a professional image at the workplace to set yourself apart.

Great Gloves for Winter (won’t make your hands sweat)

In Fashion on January 15, 2012 at 11:18 am

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Today, I came across these perfect winter gloves, they’re made from Alpaca fleece and are just beautiful. Alpaca hair is so soft, and these will help your hands not sweat unlike so many other gloves. Also, these have the ability to use your fingers by just undoing the finger cover.

These Glittens are handmade and can be washed in cold water or dry cleaned. Order yours here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nude Pumps

In Lust & Must on January 1, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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This first pair is  a BCBG MAXAZRIA – Pamela Pump in Blush Kid suede.  Retails for $235.00

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These nude pumps are from Charlotte Russe.  Retails for $30.00

Both are equally fashionable, nude pumps perfect for work or a night out on the town.

Here’s the best part, the 1st pair , BCBG MAXAZRIA can be order here for 40% off the list price total $141.99  and presently Charlotte Russe is running a promotion “SITWIDE” and it equals 25% off when you add the item to your cart, so the new price is only $22.50  So go on and order your new shoes today, BCBG MAXAZRIA  or  Charlotte Russe shoes.

 

With a devotion to fashion it seems like there is no better time to launch my newest category for discussions Lust & Must. This category is dedicated to high fashion & basement bargains. Yes, I will talk about great fashion (but it will probably be a budget buster & then provide the lesser expensive just as fashionable design without the couture label).

Nude pumps are great, they lend themselves to being appropriate for work or play. Their nude tone allows one to choose something close to their flesh and look taller & leaner. Not to mention nude works with so many color choices that this one pair of shoes can work with so many outfits in your closet, they’re like the LBD of the shoe world.

 

Fashionable Faux Fur for this chilly winter

In Fashion on January 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

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This beret is fashionable, affordable, & its faux fur so its much kinder not harming any of natures cutest & sweetest little creatures.  It also comes in 2 colors grey (pictured here) & brown. It would make a great gift this winter to someone special or yourself if you live in a cold winter climate. You can purchase this faux fur beret here for $55.00

Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Bag

In Fashion on December 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm

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This Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Bag is absolutely a beautiful bag. Its size is great not too big or small and it comes in a variety of colors (black, white, light pink, navy, & red). Several stores sell it including Saks & Neiman Marcus. When purchasing a new handbag you want to buy something which is a classic shape & style, you don’t want to buy something that is trendy and will be something considered outdated next season (like leopard prints or crazy patterns). It’s important that you buy a bag that will last, can carry your usual items, and will hold up to daily wear.

This bag retails for $1,730.00 USD  you can order yours here