Bloomingdale’s to Sell Jean Paul Gaultier Bag to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness & Funds

May 29, 2014 by  
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I love it when fashion joins forces with a good cause. amfAR, the foundation for AIDS research, just announced the release of a special edition tote bag by fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for HIV/AIDS.

The exclusive launch will be at Bloomingdale’s department stores for a limited time. The stylish limited edition tote bag will have a nautical-inspired design by Gaultier, a longtime supporter of amfAR, along with the designer’s signature across the front. Another friend of the amfaR foundation is the gorgeous model Heidi Klum who graciously donated her time to model the bag (see below)
“I have admired amfAR and their dedication to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS through research for many years now,” said Klum. “This tote bag is a great way to make a statement – whether you’re at the beach, by the pool, or at the park – and let people know that you are supporting amfAR’s efforts to end the AIDS epidemic.”
Starting June 1, the tote bag will be available at Bloomingdale’s department stores across the United States for only $35, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to amfAR’s research programs. The bags will also be available from amfAR at it’s online shops http://shop.amfar.org/ mid-summer.

Heidi Klum amfAR

 

Jean Paul Gaultier Tote for amfAR

24 Must Have Sandals Under $50

May 26, 2014 by  
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When you live in Florida sandals are part of your wardrobe 365 days a year and I’m constantly looking for a new style. Because I’m always shopping for a new pair I’m more often than not searching for an affordable pair. Now if they’re a classic style that won’t go out of style I spend a little more but for the most part I try to stick under $50. Below I picked some of my favortie pairs under $50.

Gladiators

I have a love hate thing with this style. I can appreciate long gladiators sandals like Kourtney Kardashian is constantly seen wearing but they’re just not for me. I stick to platforms, wedges and flats but I’ve included a little bit of everything below. These are perfect to wear with a romper or some summer lace.

Affordable Gladiator Sandals

Triple Threat Gladiator Sandals – $20 at cicihot.com

Affordable Gladiator Sandals

Slit Strap Gladiators – $30 at Pacsun.com

Affordable Gladiator Sandals

Sweet Life Gladiator Sandals – $40 at Forever21.com

Gladiator Sandals

Nude Gladiator Sandals – $38 at MakeMeChic.com

Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator Wedges – $42 at Express.com

Pop of Color

Easy to incorporate and easy to find on the cheap! Pair with your summer whites and all of your denim shorts.

Red Sandals

Dreaming On The Dock Sandal – $30 at Modcloth.com

Yellow Sandals

Yellow Sandals – $30 at Aeropostale.com

 

Hot Pink Sandals

Ankle Strap Sandals – $19.99 at Victoriasecret.com

Bright Summer Sandals

Volcom Crazy Hot Sandal – $27 at Swell.com

Dirty Laundry Sandals

Care Free – $30 at DirtyLaundry.com

Classic T-Strap

A classic style that qualify as an investment. Feel free to shop for a more expensive pair but pick them in neutral hues to ensure that you get the most wear out of them. Think whites and tan that go beautifully with a tan.

T-Strap Old Navy Sandals

T-Strap Flip Flops – $12 at OldNavy.com

Wet Seal Sandals

Gold T-Strap Heel – $17 at WetSeal.com

Studded Sandals

Studded T-Strap Sandals – $13 at BodyCentral.com

AE Sandals

Braided T-Strap Sandal – $30 at AE.com

HM Sandals

Ankle T-Strap – $25 at HM.com

Playful Patterns

Like a pair of colorful sandals a patterned pair will give your summer tanks and shorts a playful touch.

Chevron Sandals

Chevron – $19.90 at Wetseal.com

Kendall & Kylie Sandal

Kendall & Kylie Karizma Sandal – $43 at Nordstrom.com

Striped Sandals

Neon Striped Sandal – $12.50 at CharlotteRusse.com

Birkenstocks

The hippie style sandals are back with a vengeance! I say buy the real thing – they’re SO worth it and get better with each and every wear but if you’re on a limited budget you can easily find a good replica.

Silver Birkenstocks

Silver Birkenstocks – $90 at Shopbop.com

Birkenstocks for less

Muk Luks Turf Sandals – $30 at JCPenney.com

Birkenstocks for less

Robyn Flat Slides – $14.99 at Payless.com

Metallic

Summer is all about ease and metallic sandals (especially flat ones) will give any dressy evening look a more laid back feel without sacrificing the glam factor.

Smetallic sandals

Metallic Aldo Shoes Sandals – $40 at Aldoshoes.com

summer sandals

Metallic Ankle Strap – $25 at JCPenney.com

metallic slides

Metallic Clog Slide – $49 at Zarahome.com

Celebrity Copycat: Kourtney Kardashian’s Look for Less!

May 25, 2014 by  
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Kourtney gives a sexy crop top (click here to see her other crop top look) some class with a blazer and some glam with gold trousers.  It’s a elegant yet trendy look that’s perfect for a date night.  Tip: Looking to for a day time version of this look?  Simply swap out the gold trousers and add some denim shorts and gold sandals.

Kourtney Kardashian's Striped Crop Top

 

Stylish & Affordable Picks From Walmart Perfect for Summer Vacations

May 24, 2014 by  
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I was doing some late night online shopping while feeding the baby and happened to end up on Walmart’s site looking for accessories. I dont know about you but I’m pretty impressed some of their selection like these necklaces  for only $5, sandals for under $10 and jumpers for only $16! Perfect to pack up and take on vacation. For more info on any of the products featured click on the smaller images below.

Affordable Stylish Summer Clothes

 

Statement Necklaces Under $5

 

Sandals Under $10

 

***This is not a sponsored post

Target’s Latest Designer Collaboration: Altuzarra

May 23, 2014 by  
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Target has done it again! Target just announced that its latest collaboration will be with Altuzarra. Altuzarra is the latest designer that Target has added to the impressive designer names they’ve carried. They’ve sold out exclusive collections by Peter Pilotto, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu just to name a few. Altuzarra is a beloved designer among stars like Kate Bosworth, Cameron Diaz and many many more.

Altuzarra Sketch
The designer will be creating a fall collection of lingerie, accessoires and even shoes which will be available September 14th at Target AND on Net-APorter.com. The collection will consist of about 50 pieces that will most definitely have his French and American spin. Pieces will be affordably priced between $17.99 and $89.99. Check out the sneak peek video below.

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Girls Night In Drinks With Trop50 Raspberry Acai

May 23, 2014 by  
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It’s already a daily 90 degrees down here in sunny Florida. This is what I call our winter! The days are long and inhumanely hot.  Sure, lots of people head out to the beach but then you have people like me who would prefer to spend my time inside with my ac on blast with a nice cold drink! The perfect conditions for a girl’s night in, which is exactly what I plan to do this Memorial Day weekend. The boys will be outside grilling and the girl’s will be inside sipping on a sparkler that I came up with using the yummy Trop50 Raspberry Acai. I’ve been drinking the Trop50 OJ since last year when I got pregnant and was hooked so I knew I would equally love the Raspberry Aqai.  It’s so so so yummy and only you can easily create a ton of drinks, smoothies or even freeze them for the kids!.

Rasberry Acai Sparkler

I like all of my drinks simple and quite honestly the raspberry acai is so good it doesn’t need much else. So all I did was add a little club soda to the raspberry acai, pineapple for some added sweetness and a dash of lime for some zing.

Raspberry Acai Drinks

Ingredients to Make Raspberry Acai  Sparkler:

4 oz of the Trop50 Raspberry Aqai
1.5 oz of club soda
1 dash of lime juice
1 slice of pineapple

Instructions:

Pour all ingredients into a 6 oz glass half-filled with ice (remember to leave enough space for the pineapple). Vary the amount of club soda to your taste. Add a pretty straw and enjoy!

Inspired to plan you own girls night in? Well Trop50’s can help you out! Check out their “Inspiring Ideas for a Girls’ Night In” Trop50 Foodie Collection“. and from now until May 31 you can upload and pin your own Trop50 beverage or choose one of Trop50 recipes from Trop 50 Pinterest board for a chance to win one of five $300 Visa Gift Card. See widget below for full details and good luck and more importantly have fun!


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Trop50 has the great taste and goodness you expect from Tropicana, but with 50% less sugar and calories and no artificial sweeteners.

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Trop50 via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Trop50.”

 

Clarins 30 Days of Beautiful + Clarins Double Serum Review

May 22, 2014 by  
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I’m not one to wear tons and tons of makeup. My makeup routine is pretty simple: a dusting of powder foundation, a dab of bronzing powder and lots of mascara. But I noticed after having Joseph that my makeup routine was not cutting it – my skin was dull and just overall blah due to all the pregnancy hormones. In addition to replacing all those cups of coffee with water, I’ve been looking for a product that would allow my skin to breathe and shine on its own. Which is why I was super excited to be offered the 30 of beautiful challenge and try the new Clarins Double Serum! I’ve been a fan of Clarins for many many years and I’ve heard amazing stuff about the Double Serum.

Clarins Double Serum

 

Clarins Double Serum is powered by 20 pure plant extracts and potent, high-tech molecules—Double Serum’s innovative, dual chamber system combines two age-defying formulas into one groundbreaking serum that reactivates skin’s vital functions and promising results in just 4 weeks. I wanted to give this product a really fair shot so I went without makeup and moisturizer during the 30 days (only during my days at home) and let the product really do its thing.

I religiously applied it after washing my face in the morning and at night. One of my favorite things about the double serum is the smell – it’s divine and exactly like you’d expect any Clarins products to smell – rich ! I gave it a couple of days before I started to analyze my skin but I could literally feel it working. My skin immediately felt more plump and softer. Within 2 weeks it was noticeably brighter to the point where I was able to skip my foundation and that’s when I was hooked! After the full 30 days my pores and small fine lines were less noticeable. And it didn’t aggravate my sensitive oily skin which is a HUGE plus for me.

Clarins Double Serum Review

I realize that no amount of makeup or beauty product will ever match natural beauty but there comes a time in life when you need a little help, and Clarins Double Serum definitely does the trick and then some! So glad I tried this out – it has inspired me to keep up my new skin regiment and wear even less makeup.

Don’t forget you still have time to enter Clarins #30DaysofBeautiful challenge.  Just head on over to Instagram, snap a picture of something you find beautiful and tag it with the hashtag for a chance to win your own bottle. ***Ends May 22nd at 11:59 PDT

“Clarins combines two age-defying formulas into one ground breaking serum that firms skin, reduces wrinkles, evens skin tone and minimizes pores. 90% of women find it more effective that their current serum. Proven for all skin types, all ages, and all ethnicities.”

Clarins DOuble Serum

 

“Compensation was provided by Clarins USA. via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clarins USA.”

 

Celebrity Copycat: Julianne Hough’s Look for Less!

May 20, 2014 by  
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I debated on two of Julianne Hough’s outfits, which is rare because she can be a little hit or miss. One minute she’s got the girl next door vibe, the next she looks like the conservative type. Here, she’s all sexy and leggy – and I loved both of the outfits. She does denim on denim perfectly and flawlessly pulls off the very iffy look of suspenders and cut-offs. Check out both looks for less. Tip: for a conservative spin on these looks simply swap out the cut off for some white flat front chinos or a denim skirt.


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Julianne Hough's Look for Less

 

What I Wore On Mother’s Day

May 14, 2014 by  
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Dressing your post baby body can be a bit overwhelming but dressing up and standing in front of the camera in a outfit is just down right traumatic! I’ve made a pact with myself I’m forcing myself in front of the camera and wearing items that are already sitting in my closet (with the help of lots and of layers of spanx lol) in the hopes that it will motivate me away from my laptop and onto to the treadmill. I dont want to lose too much I just want to get rid of the belly my biggest pet peeve when getting dressed.  This specific dress that I bought for 5 bucks at Marshalls has some pleating in the front which helps conceal the pooch.  I decided to wear it for Mother’s Day when I realized that it fit me.  It was a tad big on me before and now it fits me perfectly…. talk about taking the good with the bad! I love the dress but hate that it fits. 🙂

Post Baby Outfits

 

What I’m Wearing: Dress – $5 from Marshall’s (also seen here) | Boyfriend Blazer – $39.99 from Target (also seen here), Green Belt – $6 from Target (see how I worked it into another outfit here) | Striped Pumps – $29.99 from Forever21.com | Lexington Watch by Michael Kors from ShopBop.com (also seen here

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post baby outfits

 

striped pumps

Celebrity Copycat: Kate Hudson’s Look for Less!

May 13, 2014 by  
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Kate Hudson always looks so chic and it’s never too forced or overly trendy. In this look she gives a a lace top a sexy look by showing off her pretty bra and then paired the top with fun polka dot pants. I chose HM polka dot set that’s perfect for hot summer days where you can wear alone with the camisole and sandals.

Kate Hudson's Look for less

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