Do you want the Mansur Gavriel look for less? I hope the answer is yes. I know I do. Mansur Gavriel is one of the hottest accessory brands out there. Remember those bucket bags that had the super long wait list? That was Mansur Gavriel. They are a cult favorite, and all the stores are now copying their styles. The brand’s aesthetic goes great with the 70s trend that is in right now. Look below to check out and brand that is doing a similar style for less.
Since I am one of the bloggers a part of IBM’s My Smarter Commerce campaign, I decided to share a video to tell you a little bit about what #mysmartcommerce means to me. If you see the hashtag #mysmartercommerce roaming around the internets on social media and the like, join the conversation!
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FCC: I am not getting paid for this video.
Last weekend was my first time at Fro Fashion Week, and I am so glad I went. My friend and fellow blogger Ebony from Make Me Over Eb spoke at this event last year. She told me it was a really great event that I should try to go to and see what it is about. Since I’ve decided to go natural again, and the event was just three hours away I said, “why not?” Well… so far, so good.
All of the women here at Fro Fashion Week Spring 2013 have been so inspirational. We shared our hair journeys, and special hair tips. It was like we were sharing some kind of special hair bonding experience. We laughed and joked and had us a good ole time! I bought a VIP pass, so I received a box full of natural hair goodies that should help me transition from chemically relaxed hair to fluffy and full natural hair. I miss my old hair texture, my natural hair texture, and seeing all of these women with beautiful natural styles is making me impatient for hair growth, but excited for change.
Designer Alejandro Ingelmo springs forward with the Athena Pointed Toe Pump with Criss Cross back in silver and rose gold holographic snakeskin, the Flavia Pointed Toe Pump with Single Strap in teal and rose gold holographic snakeskin, Boomerang Patterned Lace Up Pump in Ice/Silver, and the Gloria Round Toe Pump in silver holographic snakeskin. These holographic shoes are right on trend with spring 2013. These shoes by Alejandro Ingelmo are to die for! I can’t get over how beautiful they are! Who wouldn’t want to look futuristic chic this spring? A girl can dream… [SOURCE]
Gap’s Printed Pointy Flats are great for spring and summer. I know it doesn’t feel like it, but the weather is going to be getting warmer soon. Try these out with some cropped denim or a cute skater dress. The Gap’s Printed Pointy Flats come in two different colored polka dot prints and two different colored leopard prints for $49.95. That’s cheap and chic. [SOURCE]
Check out this sale from Evans! Shop the latest must have fashion and save up to 30% off at Evans for 3 days only, starting this Wednesday 27th February and ending midnight Friday 1st March. Discount applied at checkout. Free shipping over $50.
I don’t know if you follow me on Instagram, which you can do by clicking the link on the right sidebar, but I have been drinking a lot of tea lately and sharing it in pictures. Tea is so good for the body. I used to only like sweet tea because I am a Southern girl, but I have found the right teas from Yogi at Whole Foods. The Vanilla Energy Tea is the best.
I have just been drinking my tea out of mugs, but now I feel like I need something fancy to make teatime special. Cue the Ikat Tea For One Set from C. Wonder. The Ikat Tea For One Set is perfect for me because I can steep my tea in the teapot and pour it in the matching mug. At $38, you really can’t miss out on such a cute little tea set. The only thing is wish for now is a matching saucer. You can’t have a tea cup without a saucer. [SOURCE]
L’oreal has come out with an at-home ombre hair color kit called L’oreal Preference Wild Ombres in Europe and L’Oreal Feria Wild Ombre in America. I am so glad they have come out with this kit because I have seen some people eff up some hair trying to do the trendy ombre look with regular bleaching and dye kits. Now you don’t have to monkey it up because this kit comes with an easy to use brush that you put the color on and brush through your hair. It makes for one easy application that makes the three colors that range from blonde to brown look great! Before you decide to ombre your own hair with a regular dye kit, go pick up the L’oreal Preference Wild Ombres/ L’oreal Feria Wild Ombre $11.99 kits at your local drugstore. [SOURCE] [SOURCE]
Alicia Bailey is a local woman who sells Chloe + Isabel jewelry in the Columbia Metro area. She sent me the lookbook for their new collection titled The Duchess. I am in love with their jewelry. The Duchess collection is light, feminine, and airy. It reminds me of Marie Antionette. The best part about the jewelry is the price. Just about everything is under $100. As a matter of fact, most things are between $30-$50. You can’t get much better than that. Check out Alicia’s boutique here and her Facebook page here. [SOURCE]
Christian Siriano and Payless have done it again. They have brought shoe lovers everywhere more trendy shoes for very affordable prices. Today I fell in love with two shoes from his Spring Summer 2013 collection. They come in pastel colors which will be big this spring! The Margo Oxford is a cute metallic pink oxford with a white sole for $44.99. The Julie Mary Jane is a $54.99 pump that comes in mint and metallic champagne. Both shoes are to die for, and both shoes can be worn to work or around the town for fun. Plus they are great for Easter. I love shoes that can take you to different places in your day to day life. Hop on these shoes today before they sell out! P.S. I used code 70128 today to get 20% off my entire order! SHH! [SOURCE]
I am finally home from the Bronner Bros. Mid-Winter Hair Show 2013. I am so tired and sore from all the walking and standing and doing, but I had a blast! I can’t wait to go back again. I bought a ton of items, and handed out several business cards. I really think I found some new brands to cover for the blog. I never made it to any of the classes, but that is okay. This was my first time at the largest exhibition in the world. I learned what to expect for next time so I can plan accordingly. I want to leave you with some of pictures that I took at the event. Also, check out the blog in the coming weeks when I review some products from the show!
Have y’all seen the Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organizer by Lori Greiner at QVC.com? I have looked at this thing for months, and now I think I am finally going to buy it. I could use a better cosmetic organizational system in my bathroom. This spinning organizer can fit up to 100 pieces of your and my cosmetic junk. Plus it has a removable top as well! The Tabletop Spinning Cosmetic Organizer by Lori Greiner is only $29.82, so I won’t be breaking the bank when I buy it. Then again, I might end up buying new cosmetics to fill up all the space I just freed up. [SOURCE]
Here is part two of my Model Model and Freetress Equal Invisible Part Wig review. Check out part one here.
Model Model Invisible Part Wig Yura:
Freetress Equal Invisible Part Wig Spotlight:
Check out this battle between the Model Model Invisible Part Wig “Yura” and the Freetress Equal Invisible Part Wig “Spotlight.” I am really loving these wigs. For the uninitiated, these are basically 3/4 or u-part wigs. If you are still confused, it is basically a wig with the top cut out of it in a “U” formation so you can pull your own hair out on the top which allows the wig to look more natural. Get into these things. They will save your life on a bad hair day all for around the price of $25. Not bad ehh?! Check out the video and look for part two.
Model Model Invisible Part Wig Yura:
Freetress Equal Invisible Part Wig Spotlight:
I decided to to try out the COVERGIRL Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation because everyone was talking about how great it is. Umm yeah! It is pretty freaking awesome. This is an all day full coverage foundation with a primer and concealer built into it. It looked really good after it dried. Later in the day, it still help on but looked a little powdery. It wasn’t that bad, unless you prefer a dewy finish to a matte finish. This foundation is pretty good. There are only two full coverage foundations in drugstore beauty aisles, and I like this one more than the Revlon Colorstay. I recommend the COVERGIRL Queen Collection All Day Flawless Foundation.
FCC: I bought this foundation with my own money.
AHHHHHHHHH!! Mom and I are having a blast at Bronner Bros. braving the wind and the cold, and all of the incredible vendors inside. I have already bought things that I plan on reviewing later and sampled other products. My hands have more creams and oils on them I’ve ever had on them before. They should be baby soft right now. I think I am going to put some pictures up of all the crazy hairstyles I’ve seen so far on my Facebook page, so stay tuned for that. They are wild, and I know you want to see them. Tomorrow we are going to go to some makeup classes and peruse the vendors again. Mom is acting as my assistant. She is helping me tape things, and is really having a blast! I would also like to say thank you to the media coordinators for the event. They were really helpful.
The lovely people at Yuna Yang sent me some great behind the scenes photos from the Yuna Yang FW 2013 fashion show. They show the models having fun and the good stuff happening back stage. I also have some shots of the finale. This show was in a beautiful venue, and the clothes were gorgeous! Take a peek at the pics.
Anna Scholz new Black Collection for Spring Summer 2013 is online now. The collection has a mix of shapes, prints, flowy fabrics and body conscious lace. I think this is one of the best Black Collections by Anna Scholz to date, and I always love her clothes. Check out Anna Scholz Black Collection SS13 now. Photos from Anna Scholz.
I couldn’t resist. I know I posted a red shoe yesterday, but when I saw Charlotte Olympia’s Love Me Heart-Appliqued Suede Pumps I couldn’t help myself. I had to put this shoe up. It is so cliche, but so cute! I would have never even thought about a Valentine Day themed shoe before. Unfortunately this shoe cost way too much. At $14500.00 this shoe is just a dream. [SOURCE]
I am so excited to give you this news. I wanted to tell you all about this earlier, but we had to wait for the ok to go! I, along with other bloggers, have been selected to know that IBM has invited me to partner with them on their #MySmarterCommerce campaign. Over the next 30 days I will share through my blog, Twitter, Youtube, and every other social media platform I have what Smarter Commerce means to me. Feel free to interact with me on social media and share your conversations. Please note that IBM will be monitoring all conversations, so try and keep it PG guys! I hope you guys are ready for the #MySmarterCommerce movement because I am really excited! We haven’t received any compensation for this campaign, but as always, if things change I will let you know.