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The Shopping Diaries: Shopping Discrimination Continues…

Update: On 12/22/11 I spoke with the manager on duty at this Macy’s location. I explained my experience. He was very kind, understanding, and sincerely apologized. We chatted a bit about it and he said he would definitely speak with the associate. I hope he does and she learns from the incident. There’s no room for size/shopping discrimination. I’ll let my $$$ speak for me from here on out. I’ve worked many years in the…

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Get “Dress”ed with Ashley Stewart

Hey ladies! When was the last time you took a second to shop for dresses at Ashley Stewart? I was just in there the other day and if I wasn’t in such a big hurry I definitely would’ve tried some of them on. I already own their navy blue 10-way dress, but I’m secretly coveting this red one below. I’m a sucker for a red dress. This is a reminder to wear this color more often.…

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Torrid and my Sequin Obsession

Will the obsession ever end? Really? Yes, more sequins and lots of sparkle. I wore this outfit for my dad’s 60th birthday party and I felt sassy. LOL! I did! Torrid’s Black Mesh Sequin Front Tank Top immediately caught my eye and I had to have it. The front is sheer, but adorned with sequins and beading. I love this top! I will admit this is my second time wearing it. I wore it to…

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‘All I want for Christmas’ is Rachel Roy Jewelry

Surprise, Surprise…I still haven’t done any Christmas shopping. I’m going to be hating myself in a few days. But, for now, I will continue to think about what I need to add to my gift list. Like, this jewelry from the Rachel Roy line. I’ve written about her before and I will admit some of the designs are “hit or a miss.” The pieces below are a definite hit in my book. I can see…

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ASOS Curve and The Collar

As a child, I was enrolled in an elementary school with a strict dress code. Girls could only wear skirts and dresses (no shorter than your knees of course) with collars or a collared shirt. I did this from kindergarten until the 5th grade. So, when I noticed ASOS Curve’s love for collars, I immediately had flashbacks. LOL…OK it’s not that bad. I did notice their mini-obsession with the collar. Which you can find embellished,…

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Shoe Fever: On a Sequin Kick

You all know my love for things that sparkle, hence the love for sequins. Well, I just bought my first pair of sequin pumps from Baker’s. And I love them!! They are so sparkly and I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of them. Especially during this time of the year! Sooooo…now I’m on some kind of sequin kick. If you love sequins too, then you’re probably going to love some…

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‘All I Want for Christmas’ is my Favorite Victoria’s Secret Fragrance

Can you believe there are only 12 days until Christmas?!? I am not ready. At all. I’m going to be doing some major shopping this week. I’m putting together my gift list and all I can think about is what I want. LOL! Of course! The first thing on my wish list would be ‘Bombshell’, it’s one of my favorite fragrances from Victoria’s Secret. I was lucky enough to get a complimentary bottle a few…

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Adding some Sparkle to My Night

Finally an outfit post! I know I’ve been slacking when it comes to these. Sorry my loves! Last week I was invited to a holiday event at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. I was clueless as to what I was going to wear. This is totally a last minute outfit. There wasn’t a dress code or anything, so I figured I’d go with a casual look but with some much needed sparkle. I’ve…

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Dare to Try a Bold Eye?

Thanks to L’Oreal for sponsoring my post about my favorite beauty looks, tips and tricks! Check out Makeup.com for beauty advice from the experts. My name is Monique and sometimes I’m kind of a makeup wimp. I’ve always been a simple kind of girl, never stepping out my box. I’ve always stayed with neutral safe colors when it comes to eye shadow. Actually, I just started using eyeliner a few months ago. I know…I know.…

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GlassesUSA.com to the Eye Rescue!

I can see youuuuuuuu! I’m wearing my brand new eye glasses courtesy of GlassesUSA.com. These frames are sleek, lightweight, and super stylish. I was able to browse through the different frame styles, shapes, and colors; all while using their “Virtual Mirror.” You get to “try on” the prescription glasses virtually and even send the photo to your friends. I filled my prescription, chose the lens, and what coatings I wanted so easily. I will say…

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Melt Away the Winter Blues with Playtex Secrets® Bra Giveaway

Printed bras are greatly underrated. There’s something about knowing you have a bra with a fun design underneath your clothes. Like, when I wore this new Playtex Secrets® Cotton Shaping Underwire bra ($34) in the Mini Grape Zebra print. I felt a little sassy! It’s a great way to add a burst of color to your day and melt away your winter blues. And not only was it cute, but it was comfy and it fit.…

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Beauty Buzz: Holiday Gift Sets

Are you looking for a gift for the beauty addict in your life? I really don’t think you can go wrong with a beauty set. You can pretty much find a set for anything-makeup, fragrances, body and skin care, and nail polish. And you can find them everywhere, so no excuses. I found a lot of great sets below. If you’re wondering, I’ll take any of them below. Click on your favorite and cross another…