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So much fashion, so little time and definitely not enough money. I will be featuring various items my fashionista heart is crushing on. Don’t forget to share with me what you love. I want to hear from you.

 

Hot Must Have Accessories For Summer 2017

2017-06-18 16:55:18 karenmsmith77

Accessories are those finishing touches that take an outfit from just looking good to making you look really put together. You can even make the plainest of outfits look outstanding with the right accessories. That is why I wanted to share with you my top picks for summer accessories. Some of these I own and some of them are on my personal wishlist.

VK Accessories Thread Ball Dangle Earrings

Thread ball dangle earrings

These thread ball dangle earring from VK Accessories are available in six different colors including the black pair I am wearing. I love them, and I am considering ordering one of the other colors. Hello turquoise! This look is one of the hottest trends in earrings for this season.

Light Blue Ombre Tiered Thread Statement Layered Earrings

Another hot look for the summer are these ombre tiered thread earrings. They are available in seven color options, but I think this light blue color is especially eye catching. I know this is on my wishlist.

Layered Tassel Drop Statement Pendant Necklace

Don’t forget to pick up necklace to match those tiered earrings. The necklace is available in two color options. This particular color combo would work with two of the earring color options.

Mirrored Cat Eye Sunglasses

Merry's Fashion Mirrored Cat Eye Sunglasses

Mirrored sunglasses were definitely hot last year. This year take it the extra step and make it cat eye sunglasses like these from MyBruneiStore. They are available in nine color options, though some colors have a more mirrored effect than others. I have on the C04 BLUE.

Galaxy S5 Case 3D Cartoon Unicorn Soft Silicone Rubber Back Cover Skin for Samsung Galaxy S5

Soft Silicone Unicorn Phone Case

Some people might say a stylish phone case is the only phone accessory you need. And since unicorns are all the rage right now, they might be right with this phone case. My old phone case was wearing out, so I just got this one, and I think its super cute. The link above is to the one that fits my phone, a Samsung Galaxy S5. They are also available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, LG G Stylo/LG LS770/G4 Stylus/G4 Note, iPhone 5 / 5S Case, iPhone 6 Plus / 6s Plus, and iPhone 7. Depending on which phone you have there is also several color options available.

GUESS Flowers Necklace

Another top trend of the spring and summer is denim and white paired together. But what kind of accessories do you pair with that? Try this flower statement necklace from Guess. I don’t have this exact necklace, but I have something very similar that you will most likely see in a fashion post sometime soon.

Denim Dot Soft Headwrap

While we are talking denim and white accessories, why not try out this really cute headband. I love the vintage feel with the bow and the adorable heart print. This will definitely be on my list to buy soon.

 

Tell me in the comments below what’s on your must have list for this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shop My Society Plus Black Friday Wishlist

2016-11-10 21:14:37 karenmsmith77

For the month of November, Society Plus is running special sales all month long. And starting tomorrow (Novemeber 11 for anyone reading this late) they are bringing something a little extra special.

First they reached out to various bloggers and asked us to create our wish list of items from the Society Plus website. And starting tomorrow you will be able to shop my wish list at 40% off. That is right, Black Friday starts early with Society Plus! The sale will be from Nov. 11 to November 28.

Now this part is important, you must go ahead and visit the Society Plus VIP Text Registration page now. There should will ask you to join their S+ Text Program. You must sign up for this. You will be texted a coupon code so that you can shop the sale. UPDATE: It seems that coupon is sent via email rather than text as I was told it would be. But you still have to sign up to receive it. Also many of the items on the list below are sold out at the moment or sizes are dwindling due to the huge response to this sale, but I have been told they are restocking. I will be posting on social media to update everyone when they are back in stock. Make sure you follow me on social media if you want to be updated.

Society Plus Black Friday Sale comes early

So let’s get started and you can see what my picks are. I will make sure to list the regular price below, not the discounted price.


 

1.

Society Plus Farrah Cold Shoulder Tunic in Wine

Farrah Cold Shoulder Tunic – Wine $34.99

2.

Isobel Houndstooth Dress

Isobel Houndstooth Dress $39.99

3.

Oversized Poncho from Society Plus

Olivia Oversized Poncho $69.99

4.

Cher Plaid Mini Skirt - Navy/Red

Cher Plaid Mini Skirt – Navy/Red $59.99

5.

Cher Plaid Mini Skirt - Grey/Charcoal

Cher Plaid Mini Skirt – Grey/Charcoal $59.99

6.

Anastasia Lace Jacket

Anastasia Lace Jacket $39.99

7.

Lakynn Faux Suede Scoop Crop - Burgundy

Lakynn Faux Suede Scoop Crop – Burgundy $44.99

8.

 Soiree Midi Skirt - Navy/Pink Floral

Soiree Midi Skirt – Navy/Pink Floral $69.99

9.

That 70s Dress - Burgundy

That 70s Dress – Burgundy $54.99

10.

The Showstopper Sequin Maxi Skirt - Silver

The Showstopper Sequin Maxi Skirt – Silver $129.99

11.

Sheer Luck Long Sleeve Top - Navy

Sheer Luck Long Sleeve Top – Navy $35.99

12.

Warm Hartley Sweater - Charcoal

Warm Hartley Sweater – Charcoal $39.99

And while its not on my wish list, because I already have one, if you don’t already have a Society Plus Five Layer Tutu now is the time to snag one. They are by far the best tutu I have ever tried from any brand. They are most like an actual tutu.

So tell me in the comments below which piece you are going to snag? What are you in love with?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Pick For The Fall 2016 Sephora VIB Sale

2016-11-08 13:45:47 karenmsmith77

Sephora VIB Sale

In case you are for some reason not familiar with Sephora’s VIB Sale, it happens twice a year. Once in the Spring and once in the Fall. It is the only time you can get a discount on any item of your choice, and it’s a hefty 20% discount at that.

If you are VIB Rouge then your time to buy just ended. It was from November 4th to the 7th. Next up are the VIBs, and then followed by the Beauty Insiders. Don’t worry though, you will get notifications when its your turn to shop the sale.

So I wanted to share some recommendations with you. I thought about trying to rush and get these up before my fellow VIB Rouge’s started shopping, but I realized that once you reach VIB Rouge level your pretty solid on knowing what works for you and keeping up with new great products on the market.

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My pick are a decent mix of both makeup and skincare, as well as splurge pieces and great gifts. You won’t find anything over $75 on my list, and there should be something in everyone’s budget on the list. At the end there will also be a few pieces that I will share a picture and the name of the item, but they are sold out online. I wanted to share anyway because many times they are still available in stores.

Skincare

SUBLIME Optical Illuminating Moisturizer from Algenist

Algenist SUBLIME Optical Illuminating Moisturizer $70.00

This is not only a great moisturizer, but it also has SPF included and it has a subtle blurring effect. It’s great for those days when you want something more than bare skin, but you don’t really want to put on makeup.

Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing BalmJosie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm $36.00

This is another multi-use moisturizer. It can also be used as a primer for your makeup and can be applied on top of your makeup when you need moisture through out the day.

Algenist The Classic KitAlgenist The Classic Kit $75.00

Even without the 20% discount this set is a great deal to be had. As you probably know Algenist is a pricier brand. If you read my review of the Sephora Play Box, then you know that one of my favorite things I have gotten in the box is the eye balm from Algenist. The full size Eye Balm runs $68 by itself, so for just a few dollars more you get two more products with it. This is defitely something splurge worthy, especially if you have started to develop those fine lines around your eyes.

Clinique Dewy YouClinique Dewy You $18.00

I listed this kit in the skin care area, but technically 1/3 of it is makeup. If you have read any of my past skin care routine posts, then you know that both the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturizer and The Overnight Mask have been long time favorites.

GLAMGLOW Sexy Kissable Lips SetGLAMGLOW Sexy Kissable Lips Set $34.00

I don’t know about anyone else, but I struggle all year round with my lips being dry and peeling. And when the weather starts to turn dry and cold things just get worse. This set from Glam Glow is the perfect thing for the girl, or guy for that matter, that wants to keep their lips sexy and kissable soft.

Makeup

Urban Decay Moondust PaletteUrban Decay Moondust Palette $49.00

This is the only eyeshadow palette I have bought this year. I have considered a couple of others, but for one reason or another never bought them. But this one is perfect for anyone who loves color, glitter, and is tired of a thousand palettes that all seem to look the same. I have no regrets with this palette, and the looks I have been able to create have been endless.

Buxom Buxom Freezes Over 15 Piece Mini Lip CollectionBuxom Buxom Freezes Over 15 Piece Mini Lip Collection $59.00

I must admit I am a little lipstick obsessed and I want all the colors if I love a formula, but I only have one mouth to put it on. That is why I love these mini sets. So much easier to use these up and try a variety of colors. Or if you wanted you could also break them up and use them as stocking stuffers. And just a bit of a warning, if you don’t like peppermint you won’t like these. All of Buxom’s lip products have a somewhat strong peppermint scent and the sensation that goes with it.

Lancôme Juicy Shaker Lip DuoLancôme Juicy Shaker Lip Duo $21.00

If you have been dying to try one of the Juicy Shakers for yourself, this is the perfect way to do it. One of the Juicy Shakers usually runs $21 by themselves, but in this set you also get one of Lancôme’s lip liners for the same price. And the soothing oils in a Juicy Shaker is exactly what your lips need during the oncoming winter.

BECCA Glow on The Go Shimmering Skin Perfector Moonstone SetBECCA Glow on The Go Shimmering Skin Perfector Moonstone Set $20.00

These mini sets of the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfectors have been released in the previous years, but this is the first year to my knowledge that they have had this set in Moonstone. While everyone has been raving about Opal for a while, I personally find Moonstone to be more flattering.

Fragrance

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Travel SprayComptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Figue Travel Spray $22.00

I had recently tried many of the perfumes from this particular brand. I would not hesitate to say you can not go wrong with any of them. I have enjoyed all of them. None of them have bothered me or my fragrance sensitivity. And they are all unique. This one has been my favorite out of the ones I have tried so far. They describe it strictly as a tropical scent, and I suppose it is, but it kind of reminds me of tropical mixed with Christmas. And you are probably thinking that sounds horrible, but it actually works and smells wonderful in an unexpected way.

Sold Out Online Sephora Favorites

Sephora’s website is currently saying the following sets are all sold out. But check your local stores to see if they have them. Also check back to see if maybe they restock these online.

Sephora Favorites - Glow For It

Sephora Favorites – Glow For It

Sephora Favorites - Give Me Some LipSephora Favorites – Give Me Some Lip

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Sephora Favorites – Sun Safety Kit

 

Tell me in the comments below what your top pick for the VIB sale is. Or did you already shop with the VIB Rouge group? I would love to hear what you got.

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Places To Find Wide Calf Boots

2016-10-23 12:15:34 karenmsmith77

Finding shoes to fit wide feet can be a hard task to accomplish. And when you add in looking for boots that also need to fit a wide calf, call it mission impossible. And when you do find a pair they are usually so expensive you need a second mortgage on your home to afford them. Okay that is a slight exaggeration, but that is how it feels at times. Thankfully in the last few years more and more options have started to pop up, and some of them are even quite affordable.

In addition to knowing where to find wide calf boots, one thing that will make your shopping for them easier is knowing your calf measurement. Just like any other measurement for clothing your calf measurement is important because wide calf boots come in all sorts of measurements.

But lets get to what you really came for, the best places to find wide calf boots.

1. Torrid

Torrid offers a selection of both practical to the not so practical. From stylish to edgy. No matter which boots you find at Torrid they will always be what is on trend. Here are a couple of my favorite that are currently available.

Torrid Faux Suede Bow Back Wide Calf Boot

Faux Sued Bow Back Boots (Wide Calf & Wide Width)

Available in sizes 6 to 13. Half sizes available. $79.90

70312dbd1a81671989bff5904a7d34dbLace Up Peep Toe Block Heel Boots (Wide Width & Wide Calf)

Available in sizes 6 to 13. Half sizes available. Originally $79.90 now $47.94

 

2. Lovesick

At the moment I am writing this, they don’t actually have any tall boots that cover your calf. But let’s be honest, sometimes you need ankle boots that fit a wide ankle. And they have that. Here is a pair I really think is so cute.

Lovesick wide ankle bootsMulti Buckle Flat Booties (Wide Width)

Available in sizes 7 to 12. Was $58.90 Now on sale for $47.12

 

3. Simply Be

Just like clothing sizes, our calves come in different sizes too. So some people need more than the average wide calf boot has to offer. Simply Be is one of the few places that accommodates that. With shoe widths from D to EEEEE, they also offer calf sizes from standard to super curvy. Just grab your tape measure to see which one fits you best. Here are a couple of my favorites.

Heavenly Soles Wide Calf Boots sold on Simply Be

Heavenly Soles Leather Knee High Boots

Available in sizes 6 to 11 E or EEE. $149.99

Heavenly Soles Wide Calf Boots on Simply BeHeavenly Soles Knee High Military Boots

Available in size 6 to 11 E or EEE. $99.99

 

4. Ashley Stewart

Are you looking for some boots that are sexy or a little bit funky? Then Ashley Stewart probably has the boots for you. From Stilettos to thigh highs, they have them. Here are some of my favorites.

Thigh high wide calf boots from Ashley Stewart

Lattice Over The Knee Boot – Wide Calf Wide Width

Available in sizes 8 to 12. Comes in three colors. Was $79.50 Now $47.70

Fringe stilletto wide calf boots from Ashley Stewart

Fringe Knee High Boot – Wide Calf, Wide Width

Available in sizes 8 to 12. Comes in two colors. Was $89.50 Now $53.70

5. WideWidths.com

For one of the largest selections of styles and brands and calf sizes in the US, WideWidths.com is the authority. Here are some of my favorites.

Naturalizer boots on WideWidths.comNaturalizer Women’s Ballona Mid-Calf Wide Calf Boot (Brown) – Final Sale

Available in size 6 to 11 in Standard to Wide Calf. Was $169.99 Now $99.88

Faux Suede Wide Calf Boot From Widewidths.comWalking Cradles® Aryn Super Plus Wide Calf Boot (Sage)

Currently Available in size 6 to 9 standard to super wide calf. Was $299.99 Now 199.88

 

6. City Chic

City Chic doesn’t usually carry a large selection of shoes and boots, but the ones they do have are guaranteed to be the epitome of stylish and chic. Here is a favorite of mine.

City Chic Gia BootGia Long Buckle Boot

Available in size 37 to 42. Adjustable calf size. $89.00

 

7. Lane Bryant

If you want to actually be able to try on the boots, Lane Bryant is probably the best bet for most people. While some of the other companies might be near you, almost everyone has a Lane Bryant near by. Here re some of my favorites from them.

Wide calf faux fur trimmed boot from Lane BryantTall Faux Fur Winter Boot

Available in sizes 7W to 12W. Was $79.95 Now $55.96

Wide calf faux fur trimmed boot from Lane BryantMulti-Strap Riding Boot

Available in 7W to 12W. Was $89.95 Now $62.96


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Where To Shop Plus Size Halloween Costumes In 2016

2016-10-04 13:28:23 karenmsmith77

Its that time of year again where there is starting to be a chill in the air and everything has turned pumpkin. And yes it is already October, unbelievable am I right? If you are a Halloween fiend you probably already have your costume all planned out or purchase. But I know there are a lot of people who love it but just don’t plan ahead like that. Where my procrastinators at? Don’t worry, I am a chronic procrastinator when it comes to most things, so I have your back.

Today I wanted to share some places you can find plus size costumes and accessories, and some of my favorite option that they have. I will try and share any coupon codes available for the individual stores. I will link to both the websites main pages and the recommended product pages.

1. Spirit Halloween

Spirit Halloween offers a limited selection of both men and women’s plus size costumes. They do have quite a few coupon codes.

Available Coupon Codes

  • Exclusive Savings at Spirit Halloween! Take 25% Off 1 item with code DONTLEAVE25. Terms apply. Limited time offer. Shop Halloween costumes, décor & more! Expires 11-02-16
  • Take 25% Off Already Reduced Sale Items at Spirit Halloween! Code CLEAR25. Limited time offer. Shop adult & kids Halloween costumes, Halloween décor & more! Expires 11-02-16
  •  Free Shipping orders $30+ at Spirit Halloween! Code SHIPIT4U. Limited time offer. Shop Halloween costumes, decorations & more! Expires 11-01-16
  •  Take $10 Off orders $65+, $20 Off $100+, $30 Off $150+ or $50 Off $200+ at Spirit Halloween! Code HIGHTIER. Terms apply. limited time offer. Shop costumes, décor & more! Expires 11-02-16
  •  Take $5 Off orders $30+, $10 Off $50+ or $25 Off $100+ at Spirit Halloween! Code TIER2016A. Exclusions apply. Limited time offer. Shop costumes, décor & more! Expires 11-01-16

 

Adult Orange Prisoner Plus Size Costume – …

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Price: $34.99

 

Adult Supergirl Plus Size Costume – Supergirl

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Price: $54.99

 

2. Ashley Stewart

They have limited supplies of various women’s plus size costumes. Many seem to sell out as soon as they get them. They have a couple of coupon codes.

  •  Curvy Cash is happening till 10-03-16
  •  Get 25% off your full price purchase with code NEW25, expires 10-03-16
  •  Receive $5 off your $15 purchase when you signup for Ashley Stewart text messages!
  •  35% Off on Full Price Purchase with code ASOCT35 expires 10-03-16

Sexy Maid Plus Size CostumeSexy Maid Plus Size Costume

Flaunt your curves in this sexy plus size maid costume featuring a faux leather peplum dress.

$69.50

 

3. Amazon’s Halloween Shop

Amazon’s Halloween shop has a pretty decent selection of plus size costumes that come from a lot of different stores and brands. The link above should take you directly to the plus size listings. There are no coupon codes that I am aware of, but here are some f my favorite costumes available.

Leg Avenue Disney Plus-Size 2Pc. Classic Snow White Costume Dress and Bow Head Piece


California Costumes Women’s Plus Size Olympic Goddess Costume


Elope Womens Storybook Waldo Where’S Wenda Kit Theme Party Halloween Costume


NonEcho Women’s Halloween Novelty Costume Miss Edward Scissorhands Adult

 

Each of these places also have way more options from so many more stores. Of course when it comes to costumes sizing can be difficult. Sizes don’t always accommodate everyone either. If you find this is the case for you or you find it hard to bite the bullet on paying for something you will only wear once, you might consider going a different direction. No, I am not going to suggest you sew your costume. Something I have done many times is invest in items, real clothing items that is, that I love but you can work into a costume.

Just to give you a quick idea, I really put very little thought in this, just to show you how easy it can be. Say you wanted to be a ballerina. Try these:

Society Plus 5 Layer Tutu

A Five Layer Tutu from Society Plus like this one in blush is perfect. The Champagne or the White color would work equally as well.

Pair it with this WearAll Women’s Plus Size Plain Stretch Bodysuit in white.

Just add a tiara and a pair of ballet slippers and your all done. Want to make it a more intricate, or soft colors aren’t your thing. Turn it into either the black or white swan from swan lake with just a few different accessories. Your imagination is the limit and you don’t have to be tied to the “costume” section just because you can’t sew.

Let me know in comments below what you plan to be this Halloween or if you want to suggest additional places for ladies to shop. I will try and update this over the next couple of weeks as I find new places to buy costumes.

 

 

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