Category: fashion

Sales Flooding Everywhere

It is the time of the year when people go broke even if they have a stable job because of the sales flooding everywhere, good thing there is a credit card that is ready to use anytime to the rescue, you stay at home and you will still have access to sales online. If you go to the mall, you will see big RED signs from each brand/boutique door trying to catch a customer’s attention to go inside their shop.

Either you know how to drive or not. There is truly no escape from shopping, I think!

For some, it is the perfect time to be shopping for summer outfits. Almost all stores are getting rid of their out-of-season clothing that they did not sell from last season so they are having really marked down items like the one pictured below. I took it at body central today where I spent most of my time after visiting Gymboree.

Body Central’s promo in-store is different from their website, right now they are having a buy 2 get 1 free whereas in-store it’s only buy 1 get 1 free. The only thing I am not willing to do is I get to pay for the shipping fee buying clothes online that is why going to the mall instead is practical. Plus, princes online and in-store aren’t the same.

When you go to the mall this weekend, rest assured and be prepared to spend some money due to many temptations you cannot say no. I got out of Body Central store today only spent $10+, I bought me a stylish printed fringed and striped maxi skirt (free, online price is $12.29) with double slits.

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…. one of the skirts I bought is this striped maxi skirt with double slits. Yes, I am 30 years old but it doesn’t mean I don’t wear this kind of clothing intended for younger people, I still feel young at heart, you know?
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Navy Flight Jackets at LandingZone.com

There’s something classic and very masculine about a man wearing a leather flight jacket. Maybe it’s the Top Gun movies, or maybe it’s something more ingrained into our culture, but a nice quality flight jacket can turn an appearance from casual to bold in a flash.

The leather is the key factor in the flight jacket’s appeal, I think. The lining is generally comfortable, and the pockets are always handy to have, but the leather exterior is what makes this kind of jacket my favorite. Some of the main advantages to this kind of full-grain leather are:
*Easy to clean
*Wind and water resistant
*Impact resistant
*Rough and tough for everyday life

These jackets require no babying. Conversely, they will take care of you quite well.

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There are a few major popular styles of flight jackets, but my favorite would have to be from the navy division. With two front, buttoned pockets, interior pocket, shearling collar and ribbed cuffs, this jacket is extremely comfortable and utilitarian. The navy flight jackets at LandingZone.com are a great example of this kind of quality jacket, and the style runs true to the military heroes and the movies that portray them in our modern hearts.

No matter what kind of style you have today, wearing a leather jacket can give you that rough and tough style you need. These kinds of jackets are more than just apparel – they embody an attitude of man, class and style.

I Prefer to Shop Online Sometimes

Admittedly, I prefer shopping online sometimes than going to the mall especially if shopping for my family back home. Although we tend to pay for the shipping and we cannot physically touch the items online yet I find it easy to find the things I really want to buy. Items are laid out neatly in front of me with just a click of a mouse.

We are only less than ten minutes away from the mall but going there is sometimes a bit tiring plus the fact that, the items you see online might not be available in-store or they don’t have the same promotions offered online. Aeropostale is the brand of clothing I buy for my brothers, they are comfortable, nice colors/prints and true-to-size. One instance, I browsed for men’s clothing online first before heading out to the mall, unfortunately, almost all of the nice items were gone at the mall so I went back home and shopped online for the things that were cheaply priced.

I didn’t mind paying for the shipping because I loved what I bought when the items arrived to our front door. I’d rather pay an extra five bucks for my items rather than forcing myself to shop the ones that are leftovers by other customers in-store. I would be very disappointed if I did.

I paid less than $30 for all the items photographed below, that’s including shipping and tax. Men’s shirts are V-neck style in stripes which were not available in-store.

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Designer Sweaters for Less than $10

I should not underestimate the kind and quality of clothing that thrift stores are selling because it has proven (based on my shopping experiences) many times that they are the best places to shop for designer clothing at a fraction of a price. I feel in cloud 9 when I scored really great deals on my new Fall/Winter outfits for this year. I went to McCart Family Thrift Center not knowing what I could dig in their racks, with an open mind, I started going through each hanged clothes from babies, men’s and women’s of my size, then I went to their housewares and shoes.

I got several items in my cart and paid a total of a little over $60 for 14 items. Take note, what I bought aren’t just your usual brand of clothing that everybody can afford. I found me a Banana Republic sweater top, Calvin Klein, Guess jacket, Gap very soft long sleeves top, a pair of new Skechers shoes for only $12.95. Now if that doesn’t sound SWEET to you, I don’t know how you call that. Photos below are some of my haul at the thrift store last Saturday.

Look at photos below and tell me if they aren’t pretty, truly I feel lucky to have found such items that didn’t break my budget. I should have known that I can also wear designer clothing without spending so much money on them.

How about you ladies, do you also shop at consignment and thrift stores? Tell me what sort of stuff did you find there if you have shopped there before?

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… this lovely open sweater here cost me only $4.94 and it still had a tag on it when I bought it. Take note, it is made in Italy not from China. It is really pretty in actual in grape color.

I didn’t really think that I could buy me this Calvin Klein new with tag sweater in beet red for $4.74 and Guess jacket for $3.33, although the jacket didn’t have a tag and may be a slightly used item, yet it still look like new. It’s a kid’s size and large but it fits me so I’m wearing it with pleasure.
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left sweater top below photo is a Banana Republic brand for only $4.74, slightly used but looking like new and in excellent condition, right long sleeves is a GAP and bought it for $2.72.
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Be Cozy and Comfortable with Heating Blanket from Cozywinters

I love the morning temperatures here in our place now. I could feel the chill when we go to school, it’s just so perfect yet it gets still up to the 90’s in the afternoon. Weeks from now, people will be shivering and really need to bundle up for the winter. Although our winter here in Texas is mild compared to other states, still we need that warm, cozy and comfortable heating blanket at night in our bed. I am looking forward to buying us a new heating blanket with dual controls so I don’t bother my husband to adjust the temperature of the blanket when he is asleep. Heating blankets are perfect for travel too so I really believe it is one must-have accessory for everybody.

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You Can Be Clothed and Still be Sexy

A woman dresses to impress and express herself. How she dress up depends on her mood and her personality. A lot of women would express their sexiness by wearing tight and short clothing, others can be too revealing and almost wear nothing to attract attention. A few, dress just right and majority of them dress modestly.

There is one woman that I so admire. I have not met her in person yet I look up to her when it comes to fashion because I find her very sexy. You see her photos below that I snagged from Facebook, they are my favorite shots of her with her gorgeous maxis. I just can’t help but admire her sense of fashion, the styles, colors of her dresses and the overall look of this woman.

To me, a woman can be clothed and still looks sexy. I don’t need to see a lot of skin in order for me to tell she’s sexy. Manilyn, for one. She doesn’t reveal too much of her skin, her clavicles show, long skinny arms are exposed yet she still look decent, respectable, simple and gorgeous. Not to mention she wears her natural looks which makes her more beautiful. She is a modern woman yet she retains her conservative and innocent look of herself.

Agree or disagree but that’s how I see her.

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…. photos not mine, I don’t own them. These are all Manie’s property. I hope she won’t kill me to find her photos on her lol.
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Dream Wedding Dresses at Dress First

I have been waiting for October to come because it is such a special month for both me and my husband for we are going to celebrate our 9th year wedding anniversary comes October 16. Yes, it has been that long yet it feels like we just got married not so long ago. It is probably because we have such a good marriage that makes me feel blessed to have been married with the man of my dreams.

When we speak about wedding, the first thing that comes in our mind is a beautiful Wedding Dress. Our wedding is the grandest, the most unforgettable and special moment of our lives so it is just right to pick the right motif and the perfect wedding dress brides could ever wear because it is their big day and a wedding can only happen once in our lifetime. Well, it is in a woman’s conservative point of view.

If we are to get wed again in our tenth anniversary, I would surely, with all my heart renew our vow that we made almost 9 years ago. And I would be more than willing to go through all the stress in my wedding preparation just to make it beautiful. I am eyeing on wedding dresses, shoes, bouquets and wedding accessories at DressFirst right now and oh boy, there are just tons of gorgeous dresses to choose from.

However, after just going through each page, I found the stuff that I really would like to try on someday. Following photos below are lifted from DressFirt.com’s website that I believe are perfect. As for the wedding dress, I love the sexy detail of this Mermaid Sweetheart Chapel Train Organza Satin Wedding Dress With Embroidery Beadwork. This dress can be bought either in white, ivory, champagne and pink. I also love that a bride can have an option as to what color the embroidery is going to be according to her taste. Embroidery color choices are white, ivory, champagne, pink, gold and silver.

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My second favorite from their site is this Mermaid V-neck Chapel Train Satin Lace Wedding Dress With Beadwork. If a bride is a bit conservative then this dress would be perfect for her since it is not too revealing with 3/4 lacey sleeves yet it has the elegance and current look of the gown.

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Of course, one has a wedding gown, she should then choose the veil that would greatly match her dress.
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9 years ago, I chose ash blue as my motif and if I had to choose again, I would go fuchsia or hot pink this time as my motif and I think the two bridesmaid dresses below are the prettiest.
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… and below is my choice of bouquet.
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and of course not forgetting the killer shoes that look trendy and sexy.
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99 Cents Fashion Earrings at Body Central

I am proud of myself for not spending so much at the mall today. Well, I am not really a spender when it comes to malling, my weakness is online shopping so it is not a worry for me when going to the mall. Anyway, I went there today after almost a month of not doing fun, strolling/shopping in the mall, that is.

I have been thinking of buying me those big and bulky fashion necklaces for they look pretty nice in a dress. I envy those newscasters on t.v wearing different bling bling everyday that match with their dress. I only had two things in mind before I left the house today, buy me fashion earrings and claim my full size Victoria’s Secret mist and I was able to do just that  and I feel I accomplished what I wanted to do.

So here’s my haul today pictured below. I did not expect to score a deal on fashion earrings and necklaces,  really. I went to Charlotte Russe, Wet Seal and Forever 21 looking for bargains but they didn’t have any so I went to the last store I know, Body Central and voila! They currently have a promo, buy 2 accessories get 1 free.

I spent quite some time in their store and went through all those fascinating accessories available and found a couple of necklaces, bracelets and earrings for $1.99. I thought, they were so cheap that I bought 6 items. Who would have thought that those stuff I thought were already marked down went even cheaper, imagine I only paid 99 cents each pair of earrings. What a great deal that is. Unfortunately though, there wasn’t many option of colors for the necklaces. So 6 items total I paid $6.46 including tax! And that is my brag for today!

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Halter Dresses Are a Very Cute Choice

Halter dresses are a very cute choice, but they’re often considered seasonal. Very few people want to wear a halter dress in cold weather for obvious reasons. They’re stylish, but they don’t do much to keep you warm. However, if you have a halter dress in your wardrobe you’re sad to see left behind for cooler weather, don’t despair. Pulling off a halter dress in the winter is just a matter of careful accessorization. With proper outfit assembly, you can keep it working nearly year-round.

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The first rule of seasonal dress is layering. Most dresses work just fine with an appropriate coat over them. This has the added benefit of being easily removable when you move indoors. This has the drawback of making it less-than-obvious that your dress is a halter dress, but often this is all it takes to let you survive the trip out.

Next up is scarves. For cooling days in autumn, sometimes all you need to accessorize a halter dress is a good scarf. Scarves aren’t as thorough at keeping you warm as jackets, but they do a lot to keep your neck and shoulders warm, which is where your dress fails in this regard. Finding a matching scarf is an excellent option.

Universally, tights allow dresses to work out-of-season much more easily. A good pair of tights is priceless. If you can find a set that keep you warm while still being stylish, you’re absolutely golden for future wardrobe enhancement.

These are just the basics, but with proper outfit assembly, there’s no such thing as clothes for summer only!

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Coach Getaway Signature Packable Crossbody – This is the Last One

I bought this Coach brass/orange spice crossbody bag because I feel like I need it! Every time I buy me a new purse whether it be a tote, shoulder bag, body bag or wristlet, I tell myself THIS IS THE LAST ONE! But who am I kidding? I am fooling myself, right? Because here I am again, I found myself checking out from Coach factory website 40 minutes ago. I should not regret for buying this for “I REALLY NEED IT”. I hope it is the perfect size for me to be using everyday to fit my valuables when sending my kid to school.

I got a couple of the same brand handbags in my closet, a few of them still have tags, others I’ve only used once but why the heck am I buying another one again? Sniff! Sniff! I am so high right now. I just fueled my worldly wants. I have been thinking of buying a crossbody bag but been also putting it off knowing that I am trying to save some money for future use.

Duh blah blah, I fell inlove with this yellow color so I went ahead and checked out, I thought the price was okay but when shipping and tax added up, it went up to $74 total. No, I don’t want to regret it since I paid cash through my blogging money for it but heck… the fact that I am buying another bag (conscience) haunting me.

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… left photo is just to show how it looks on me… it’s the one on the right is the color I bought… I know it’s weird and crazy color but it’s interesting to look at.