Saturday, November 22, 2014

Marley Lilly Monogrammed Me

Hello Fashionistas! 
It's Fri-yay! Any big plans for the weekend? Who's going to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, part 1

Today I want to introduce you to a fabulous online company that provides monogrammed personalization for products and gifts; that company is Marley Lilly. They recently sent me a bracelet and a cross-body bag/clutch to review. Before I tell you about the products, I have to say, the items were so well packed - bubble wrap, paper and monogrammed packaging - I was really impressed. Now on to the products. The monogrammed tassel bracelet I received, measures around 7 inches with an adjustable chain and pendant. My initials were engraved on the pendant and the Marley Lilly Logo was also attached. The bracelet has a really nice gold-plated finish and the tassel gives it a bit of swag. They do have tassels in several different colors and bracelets in a silver finish.This is a bracelet I will treasure forever for the personalization and I think this will be a timeless piece of jewelry. The monogrammed Luxe cross-body bag, which can also be worn as a clutch, is perfect for date-night. It has just enough room inside for your phone, wallet and your lipstick to freshen up after dinner. The chain can be removed to become a stylish clutch. Inside there is a snap closure to prevent your contents from spilling out. Each bag has a different color trim which is not very obvious but it's all in the details. Overall, I'm very pleased with both items and you'll be seeing them on the blog often. I highly recommend that you check out Marley Lilly for affordable personalized gift ideas for the holidays, which is right around the corner. They have a variety of items to choose from, such as: jewelry, accessories, footwear, clothing and so much more. 


Sunglasses: Jeremy Tarian
Jacket: J.J. Winter
Boots: Rampage
Bag/Clutch: Thanks to Marley Lilly!
Bracelet: Thanks to Marley Lilly!
Watch: Spartina
Necklaces: Dillard's/Gifted

Website: Marley Lilly
Instagram: Marleylilly
Twitter: Marleylilly
Facebook: Marleylilly

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Date Night with Jeremy Tarian

Hello Fashionistas!
 It's Fri-yay! So happy the weekend is here, and to celebrate, the hubster and I went to dinner and a movie. Have you guys seen Beyond The Lights starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker? I've been anticipating the release date of this movie since I saw the first preview; and it hasn't helped any that Wendy Williams has been showing teasers all week on her show. The movie is about the pressures of fame, two people falling in love and learning to be courageous. This is a must-see! Let me know what you think after you've seen it.

This LBD (which didn't start out that way) from Ann Taylor Loft, is a great piece to wear to the office or a business function. However, I wanted to alter it a tad bit and change it into a date night dress. Originally, the dress reaches right above the knee. After cinching at the waist using this belt from The Limited, I gathered some of the material over the belt to create what you see now. I love a black-on-black outfit, sprinkled with a few colorful accessories. The accessories were chosen to compliment the shade of my Jeremy Tarian sunglasses.  

Reading my Special Edition Lucky magazine for this Fall/Winter


Sunglasses: Jeremy Tarian (Thanks to Eye See Euphoria)
Coat: Atmosphere (gifted by one of my generous sisters)
Dress: Ann Taylor Loft
Belt: The Limited
Boots: Delicious (yes, that's the actual name, not just my opinion)
Clutch: Etienne Aigner (old)
Watch: Bijoux Terner
Accessories: Various vendors

And now I have some good news for one (1) lucky person. If you would like to receive a FREE pair of frames from Firmoo, please send me an email at: after you have made your selection. You can choose from any of these here: Please hurry, the first person that emails me gets the code. 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Angry Elephant 1969: Fashion With A Cause

Hello Fashionistas! 
Hope everyone had a fashionating weekend. I certainly did, thanks to Angry Elephant 1969! What's an Angry Elephant? It's a Loxodonta elephant that is currently being poached for its ivory in Africa as you read this blog post. The founders of Angry Elephant created an apparel line to bring awareness of the poaching crisis (up to 25,000 elephants are killed each year for ivory) affecting the African Loxodonta elephant and the destruction of its natural habitat. The company's products include T-shirts, hoodies, headgear, and wrist bands which promote the message of the Angry Elephant Clothing line. After I was approached by one of the founders, I was fascinated by the information I read on their website and after doing my own research. Yes, clothes/fashion is always a  huge interest for me, but I was more interested in the cause. Now, to put the two together, feels really good. Please take the opportunity to visit the website and read about Angry Elephant's inception and what their mission and objectives are. Oh, did I mention, the t-shirts and sweatshirt I received were all made in the USA!

T-shirt: Thanks to Angry Elephant Clothing! 
Sweatshirt: Thanks to Angry Elephant Clothing!

I've teamed up with one of the founders of Angry Elephant Clothing to host a t-shirt styling competition (coming soon) featuring five (5) participants: Several fashion bloggers, models (one male) and a personal stylist featured on WJXT "Fashion 4ward" TV fashion segments. This will be a friendly competition to show the individual styles of each participant; they are allowed to create any look they like, whether it's an edgy look, corporate/business, casual, etc. Check back for more details on the competition, the participants and the prize package.

I have to thank my husband for helping me out with this one. He's not one for being in front of the camera so this really meant a lot when he said he would wear the sweatshirt and allow me to feature him on the blog. He's down with the cause! :-)

In addition to being sold online, Angry Elephant Clothing is now available in store at Tom Dick & Harry's - Manhattan, NY.

Website: Angry Elephant 1969
Facebook: Angry Elephant 1969 
Twitter: AngryEl1969
Instagram: Theloxodonta

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Altuzarra: All about the Boots!

Hello Fashionistas! Humpday is here. How is your week going? 
This is my first post since the weekend so bear with me while I ask the question, how was your weekend? My weekend was not fashionating, but it was great. I saw an amazing movie on Sunday, Before I Go To Sleep, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth. This movie made my weekend. It had barely any publicity or hoopla surrounding it; the hubster and I actually stumbled upon it accidentally. We pretty much had the entire movie theater to ourselves, it was so empty. However, this is one of the best movies I've seen all year. Filled with the right dose of suspense, mystery and intrigue. I loved it! I don't want to give anything away, but basically Nicole's character is an amnesiac trying to piece together the past 10 years (give or take) of her life. If you have seen this movie, let me know what you think. 

 The OOTD is the casual look that I chose to put together from this post. I again got thrown off by the weather and was going to do the pictures yesterday but it was a bit warm. It was even warmer today, hence the single pic in the down jacket (I couldn't take it). Since the look I created included the jacket, I wanted to add it in at least one of the pics. What do you guys think?

(Above) I look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, lol. 

Down Jacket: Krush
Dress: Mossimo
Boots: Altuzarra x Target
Bag: Aldo
Bracelet: Gifted (last seen here

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P.S. Today is my step-father's birthday…Happy Birthday Pops! "All the things you've been and all the things you are give the word "father" a very special meaning and that's why there's so much love in this birthday wish for you".

Saturday, November 1, 2014

DvF & Altuzarra

Hello Fashionistas! 
How is your weekend going so far? Today was so cold and windy. Brrr! On my last blog post I was mentioning a drop in the temperature would be nice, wasn't expecting such a drastic change. But, I'll take it. I have an over-the-knee boot I've been eager to wear. Actually, when I realized how cold it was today, I was going to do the look I chose from the last post, however, in honor of Diane von Furstenberg coming to E! with her reality show, I put that look on the back burner. Anyone that knows me well, knows that I love my reality shows, whether they are considered ratchet, a waste of time or horrible TV, I'm  a fan.
 House of DvF premieres Sunday, Nov. 2nd at 10PM on E! (I've actually seen the first episode on OnDemand). Will you be watching?

This look is one that I would wear to church or a religious service. It is very modest, sensible and classic (black & white is such a staple). The wrap dress is what DvF is known for and with this top you can see a glimpse of that. I've wrapped this top several different ways in the past and I love the versatility it gives me when pairing with different bottoms.

Hat: Wallaroo (last seen here)
Top: DvF
Trench: BB Dakota
Shoes/Booties: Altuzarra x Target
Accessories: Gifted

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