Five Top Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping For a Wedding Dress

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Now that you have decided to tie the knot, there will be a lot many things that you would want to plan out that so that your wedding is just picture-perfect. Among the innumerable issues, you would be battling with is, of course, the all-important wedding dress that will have the guests swooning in awe. It is very easy to fall prey to some common mistakes that could trip you up. Here’s what you should watch out for when buying a wedding gown. Continue Reading

OBA Designs by NJE – S/S 2016

The spring is always a time for refreshing your wardrobe. What better way to add a little freshness to your wardrobe than to add some unique and creative pieces that not many people will also have. Look no further, because we have just the brand for you – OBA Designs by NJE!

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Inspired by global trends and especially African fashion, OBA Designs by NJE uses African textiles, known as ankara, in trendy clothing designs and home accessories. Oba Designs caters to all women’s shapes and sizes. It embraces the boldness, confidence and vibrancy in each woman.

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Shopping: Back to School Tips


It’s that time again were all of us parents prepare our children for back to school. Are you in overload with working, taking care of the house, and now adding back to school shopping to the list of things to do? Well here are a couple of tips that should help let go of some of those stressors.
1. Online Shopping: Online shopping is a great way to avoid those lines. Stores like Crazy 8, Old Navy, and Gymboree are always having sales for back to school clothes. Crazy 8 currently has a buy one shirt get the next shirt for 8 cents…8 CENTS!!! You can’t beat sales like this when you are on a budget. Another, great thing about online shopping not leaving your house. You can shop from the comfort of your smart phone.

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FEED USA Collaborates With Target

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FEED USA and Target

Earlier this week, I picked up the latest issue of Marie Claire you know the one with the sizzling hot Lauren Conrad cover. Okay, back to the article. As I was browsing the pages of the magazine I stumbled upon a groundbreaking collaboration which happens to be FEED USA + Target. If you guys haven’t heard of FEED, it is an organization founded by Lauren Pierce Bush and before you go and Google her yes she is the niece to former president George W. Bush, which aids in giving food and nutrients to underprivileged children in mostly third world countries. Continue Reading

Milly For Banana Republic – A Collection Fit For The Hamptons

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Sketches from the latest Banana Republic collaboration with Milly NY designer, Michelle Smith. Image courtesy of

Sketches from the latest Banana Republic collaboration with Milly NY designer, Michelle Smith.
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Californian cult label, Banana Republic, is almost as well known for its innovative and highly successful collaborations as it is for its effortless, all American style. Last Summer saw Banana Republic join forces with fellow Californian, Trina Turk. This latest stylish collaboration, with New York based label Milly NY by Michelle Smith, could possibly be Banana Republic’s most lucrative to date. Continue Reading

THIS! Tuesdays: DOSE Nail Color Capsules

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Instagram… Love it or hate it, you can’t deny there are great fashion/art/beauty/life/news images posted to this “instant photo album” app each and everyday. If you haven’t taken the Instagram plunge I suggest you do. It’s a new way to get fun fashion/beauty industry insight as well, which brings me to today’s post.

I follow the Parisian boutique Colette Store, who posted the below image on Instagram announcing the arrival of a new nail colors at their store. The new image was of Jane Schub’s newest nail color collection called “DOSE”.

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May Blog Review!

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Another month has gone by in the blink of an eye… we are literally halfway through 2013! Can you believe it?  We had some fun and exciting blog posts during May, so here’s my list of the top 10 highlights of last month.

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Classics Unite: Levi’s x Liberty

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I first found out about this collaboration via a good ‘ol facebook promoted ad. A simple image of a Volkswagen Beetle and an English Taxi with small purple logos rolled into my newsfeed, and I immediately wanted to find out more. (those smart marketing guys) 😉

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Shop Charmant x B Bella Giveaway!

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It’s a family affair in fashionable accessories!

The co-owned (brother&sister), chic yet affordable online boutique Shop Charmant, is collaborating with sisters Brenda, Brittani and Brooke Dobirstein to launch their very own custom jewelry line “B Bella”. Their new line of semi- precious gemstone accessories will include pieces for both men and women to be sold exclusively on Shop Charmant.

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House of Shoena has a new home!

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Back in December, we shared the news that Sheena Isokariari had launched her House of Shoena boutique. Well, now you can shop HOS on the new home website!! Complete with a new collection, more items, and more images…

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