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The Women with Control Giveaway

The debate of wearing shapewear continues. You either wear it or you don’t. I am very proud of my body and I wear shapewear. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Wearing it won’t make me loose 10 pounds, but it does smooth me out. With some women, that can definitely mean a boost in their confidence. We all know what it’s like to wear something we love and feel very comfortable in it.

Women with Control is all about making women feel good in their clothes. They are a lifestyle collection, comprised of pants, leggings, capris, dresses, skirts and tops that are specifically designed to control your body shape. Combining 85% cotton and 14% spandex, Women With Control has set itself apart from other brands on the market because most apparel only has 2-5% spandex, making the pieces unflatteringly hug the body rather than control and support your shape.

I was orginally supposed to review a few pieces, but they didn’t fit me. So, I want to give it away to one of you. I have their tummy control tank top and a pair of boot cut pant  Both in a size 3X (26-28).

As you can tell, the two basic pieces can be paired and mixed with almost anything in your wardrobe. You can find more of their pieces on QVC.com.

To enter, leave a comment below and tell me how you’d dress up these two basic pieces. Make sure you leave a valid email address or your entry will not count. 

Rules: You must be 18 yrs or older to enter. US residents only. You must claim your prize within 24 hours of notification. Winner will be cbosen using random.org. and will end 8/5/11. Shipping will take 4-6 weeks.

Disclosure: The prize is sponsored by Women with Control. The above is my true and honest opinion.
Giveaway is now closed

Let’s be friends.

Who wants to be my friend? Anyone?

Fine! Then you’re not got getting a friendship bracelet from me.  I’m sorry but that’s the new rule around here. LOL.

OK…that’s really not the rule, but you should grab one for you and your BFF. I bought this Lauinger bracelet from Aldo yesterday. I kind of feel like I’m 12 again.

I only plan on wearing them with a casual outfit. Wait…did I just by myself my own friendship bracelet? Well, I am my own best friend.

If you don’t want a style like this one, take a peek below. The Juicy Couture bracelet is pretty cute.

You can even dress them up! Look at this great DIY my friend Kelsi from Dedicated Follower of Fashion created.

 

Juicy Couture at ShopStyle
Ettika at ShopStyle
Michelle Roy at ShopStyle
Kris Nations at ShopStyle
Ettika at ShopStyle

What do you think?

Are friendship bracelets for you? 

 

Shoe Fever: Dolce Vita

If you read this blog, then you know my love for shoes…especially Dolce Vita. Say hello to Rosetta, Dahlia, Briar, and Jemma. Aren’t they beauties? As I get ready for fall, I can’t help but think ahead and start looking for new shoes. I don’t normally buy suede, for many reasons, but these are true inspiration aren’t they? I will take one of each please. Now, if only the Shoe Gods will listen… Read more

Style Trend: The Kimono

The Kimono, a traditional Japanese garment, has always inspired fashion trends. Kimono actually means “a thing put on.” And derives from ki “wear” and mono “thing.” Just a little fashion lesson for ya.

It’s normally a long length robe, with wide sleeves and wide sash at the waist. And it was a definite inspiration for these pieces I found below at Style369.com, Evans.co.uk, and DorothyPerkins.com.

They feature the the wide sleeves and some even have a sash as the waist. It’s definitely not your traditional Kimono, it’s just a trend inspired by it. I’m dying over the Dorothy Perkin’s Orange kimono dress!

Are you feeling the kimono inspiration? 

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who voted for me to be included in City Chic’s next blogger lookbook! I made the cut and will be featured in the next one. In fact, I’m currently shopping for my next City Chic outfit (LOL).

Thank you again, I really do appreciate it! xoxo

Beauty Buzz: China Glaze’s Fall METRO Collection

I think my nails are officially excited for China Glaze’s Fall 2011 METRO collections in “Downtown” and “Uptown.”

“Uptown” is also a 6 piece box collection, which includes CG in the City, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam, City Siren, Street Chic, and Brownstone.

“Downtown” is a 6 piece box collection, which includes Skyscraper, Concrete Catwalk, Westside Warrior, Trendsetter, Loft-y Ambitions and Midtown Magic.

I’m wearing CG in the City below. You get all the glitter on a subtle purple/grey background.  It’s such a great color. I’m kind of in a hurry for summer to be over. I want to start wearing all these colors!

What METRO collection is for you? Uptown or Downtown?


Disclosure: The samples were complimentary. This is NOT a paid post. The above is my true and honest opinion.  

Vogue Curvy and Fluvia Lacerda=Yay!

My girl Fluvia Lacerda has made ANOTHER appearance in Vogue Italia’s Curvy web site. She posed for the “Bathing Suits for Curvy Women” feature.

She looks stunning and I’m happy they are using a size 18 model. Make sure you leave a comment, so they know how much we love them using her and models that look like her. But, I will say…I’m kind of sad they covered her up in all the images they chose. She’s a very confident women with a beautiful body. There’s no need to cover that up!

Custom Plus is Customizable for You

I got this “Confidently Curvy” undies by Custom Plus at Full Figure Fashion Week. When I wear them, I feel super sexy and sassy. I can’t help it.

Custom Plus is a “custom apparel site, which caters exclusively to the plus size consumer.” That means you can design your own pair of undies, tank top, t-shirt, or tote bag with your own design or choose one of theirs. And the best part is, they offer sizes 0-32!

It’s not just for women either. They carry men, youth, babies, toddlers, and apparel for dogs. Yes, dogs…Fluffy gets a t-shirt. Their customizing tool is super easy to use too. I love this idea and can’t wait to order from them!

Disclosure: This item was part of a complimentary gift bag. This is NOT a paid post. The above is my true and honest opinion.

A Turquoise Summer

It was another hot weekend in Souther California! I know it’s been hot all over the country and that makes it hard to actually want to go outside. But, I had a 3-year-old’s Hello Kitty birthday party to go to. You can’t miss those!

I grabbed this Fashion to Figure dress I’ve had in my closet for a few weeks and it was perfect weather to wear it. Besides, this is one of the colors I’ve been loving this summer.

The dress is no longer available on the web site, but I can tell you it’s a beautiful turquoise rayon summer dress with an embroidered ruffle on top. The straps are adjustable and there’s an elastic band under the chest, to give it shape.

I was a little worried that it would be too short, but it actually hit at the right spot for me. I wore my tan Aldo wedges (that are hard to button) and headed out the door.

Everything was cool until there was a gust of wind that flew right up the skirt. It seems like the dress wanted me to flash people or something! LOL

I’m so jealous of you east coast ladies that have a Fashion to Figure in your city. No fair. They need to come to Los Angeles!

Disclosure: This dress was gifted by Fashion to Figure. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

Lookbook: Gunas the Eco-Vegan Luxury Handbag

In today’s Eco & animal friendly fashion world, I’m always interested to see what new item will catch my eye. I was supposed to attend the launch party of the Gunas collection below, but couldn’t make it. All I have is this lookbook to drool over. This Eco-vegan luxury line. I do wish I could feel the handbags myself, curious about the quality. What do you think? Is Eco the way to go?

Beauty Buzz: VS Fantasies & Dinner with an Angel

Where are all my Victoria’s Secret Beauty fans? Are you in love with Secret Garden too? The smells are intoxicating… aren’t they?

Did you know your favorite fragrances of Secret Garden have been reinvented. It’s now VS Fantasies and they’ve even added five new scents.

I was lucky enough to be invited to an intimate dinner at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood with Victoria’s Secret Angel Candace Swanepoel. Now, I didn’t know how intimate this dinner was going to be and I had never been to the legendary hotel. I had no idea what to expect.

As you can see in the pics below, it was very intimate. I met great people, had insightful conversation, and ate delicious food. I ate creme brulee for the first time!

I did get the Sheer love collection and I can honestly tell you it smells sweet and sexy, without being too overbearing. I have a sensitive nose when it comes to fragrances and this is delish! I’m dying over over the body butter!! Stay tuned…I have the entire collection you’ll be able to win soon!

And as for my dress, I bought it from my friend Crystal Rene at Haute CurVture. It was comfy and long! Just the way I like my maxi dresses. xoxo

Disclosure: My attendance to this event and gift bag were courtesy of Victoria’s Secret. The above is my true and honest opinion.