"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." -Marilyn Monroe

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A B&Lu Giveaway at Big Beautyful Mess

Hey evryone. I just wanted to post and let you know that there's a giveaway going on over at Big Beautyful Mess! She is giving away a $75.00 Gift Card to B&Lu.. Also, she has a GREAT blog. It's one of my favorite fashion blogs for BBW.. Go on over and friend her and check out the giveaway.. I promise, once you find her blog you will love it!

Here's the link to her giveaway!

$75 B&Lu Gift Card

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Torrid's Basic Black Leggings: A Review

Last weekend was my birthday :) And because of that I got an awesome $10 off (of a $10 purchase) coupon from Torrid. My friends Kay, Autumn, and I were going to Torrid on Monday.. well, we were going to the mall, I was going to Torrid lol.. Anyhoo, I forgot my coupon. Nice huh? The good thing was that the lovely sales lady let me pull up the email on my phone and show her the code :) Happy face reinstated!

They had 50% off on clearance but, well, they had bunkus really. Not in my size anyway. I'm a firm size 4 at Torrid.. or a 26.. I searched the store for something I wanted, and it seemed that everything I wanted was not in my size.. I finally found a pair of basic black leggings. I had wanted a pair, but I was unsure about how they would look on me..

I ended up getting these basic black Torrid leggings and I LOVE them.. Seriously.. I HEART them!!!! With my coupon I scored them for $10 and they were worth every penny! They are so soft and comfortable and, even though I thought they might make me look un-even, they looked great! I am very top heavy.. Not just through the chest but the shoulders and "love handles" area too.. I have very little butt and hips.. But I still looked good in the leggings. I would LOVE to have a pair of these with ruched ankles :)

They were knit leggings, but the knit was not so thin that I got cold. It was in the 40's here and I stayed warm. The only Con I found in these leggings were that the ankles were a bit big on me, BUT I have smaller ankles. Otherwise, I loved them and I would highly recommend them to anyone who will listen :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

50% Off Highest Priced Item at the Avenue!

Hey ladies! I just scored a 50% off coupon code for The Avenue and I thought I would pass it along to you! It's good until June 30th, 2011, according to the website.. I know it works because I just used it. I scored these Cloudwalkers Pam Cuffed Booties for $7.50 plus shipping!!! It was a grand total of $13.48, and the money was a gift from my mother for my birthday.. What a deal, and they have great reviews.

So here's the code: JLE4473

Just enter it into the Promotional Code slot before you checkout!

Happy Shopping! :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

O' Camera Cord, Where Art Thou?

I finally broke out my camera.. I took pictures for my FIRST outfit post.. I came home and went to plug the camera into the computer... and........ no cord. I searched my laptop case.. no cord.. I search where I keep software.. no cord.. I searched everywhere I could think it might be.. no cord..

Now if I had an SD card this wouldnt be bad right? Wellllll... The card is in my other camera.. the other camera that I cannot locate.. *sigh* Looks like it's going to be a while before I start posting outfits. Guess I will have to get creative on this blog..

I'm sorry! :(

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I Just Discovered a New Online Store with Plus Sizes

It's amazing what you can find on facebook, isnt it? There was a link today on the side of my facebook page to a store called Ruche, and they sell vintage-inspired pieces. They have a curvy section that goes up to a 3x, and they have some VERY cute, romantic-looking things there. I especially love this top:

I would suggest you go on over to Ruche and check it out. They even have home stuff.. And if any of you have ordered or DO order from them, please let me know. I'd love to see how the things fit and to hear about the quality..

Enjoy your weekend, and remember that NO WEEKEND is complete without shopping lol..

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tip of the Week: How to keep Inexpensive Jewelry from Turning.

Hey everyone.. Have you ever found a piece of really cheap or costume jewelry that you loved but you passed up on it because you were afraid it would turn? I mean who wants jewelry that looks grimy or old and dirty, right? Well a trick I learned a long time ago is to paint it with clear nail polish and it won't turn! I've got a ring that I bought at Lane Bryant about 10 or 12 years ago that I painted with clear nail polish, and it still looks just as good as it didnt the day I bought it.

You can get a really cheap clear polish for this, it doesnt have to be expensive.. I bought some for $1.00 and it works great. Just paint right over your piece of jewelry or whatever, and it will stay looking the same.

I also use this trick when I want to keep something looking the same as it's aged patina. For example, I found these little pins for 10 cents each. They were aged to a nice patina and I wanted them to stay that way. I painted over them and now they are that way forever. It's a really cool trick.. :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I Know I Havent Been Posting Much..

Hey there everyone.. I know I have been idle on the picture taking front.. Ive been idle on home decor too. I need to get my camera up and running so I can take pictures of my outfits.. Compared to some fashionistas here I could be seen as boring, but I still love to try.

I have been on a jewelry-making kick lately.. I will post about that here too (and on my other blog). It may not interest you as much, and for that I apologize. I am just at a point where I actually get to wear more things now. Before at my job I had a uniform-it was horrid. We also could not wear any jewelry at all. Now, even though I'm working for free til I find an actual job, I get to dress up every day.. It's started my jewelry making juices to flowing. I mean it's still fashion right? :)

Also, right now I have a concussion. My hatchback lid on my car didnt click up so it fell down right on top of my head. Dizziness, disorientation, and lots of aching have ensued. Just what a girl needs right? But hopefully it will be better soon. Just please bear with me :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Handmade Vintage Watch Bracelet..

I love looking at the catalogs of the Victorian Trading Company. They always have tons of ornate decor and jewelry for me to look at, and they have THE most amazing Halloween decor section ever, all vintage inspired. They CAN be a bit pricy on certain things though, like their jewelry. In the last catalog I got in the mail I fell in love with a bracelet made from non-working watch faces.. All the faces were vintage, but the $129.99 price tag was a deal breaker for me. I decided to make my own.

I spent several months scouring Ebay and Etsy for the exact kind of watches that I wanted/needed.. I could find tons of them but most of the time they were too expensive.. Finally I found a really huge and cheap lot that met all my needs.. I even have tons left over.. So here's the orginal and mine, side by side.. Sorry that my pic is blurry. I took it with my cell. I will try and get a better pic on my digi cam later.. :) Let me know what you think.

I'm Linking To:

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

The DIY Show Off

Creations by Kara

and Second Time Around at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words.