May 2, 2016

Fab Find: Bandelettes | Anti Chafing Thigh Bands


Hey Loves!

So, it's a hot humid summer day. You have plans with your favorite girlfriends to stroll the city and grab an early dinner. You're excited because you haven't had time to catch up. You plan the cutest outfit- a comfy floral dress and those new sandals you picked up at Target. You just can't wait! You walk a few blocks to the train (because obviously no one drives into the city) and you're sweating your freshly done makeup off. You can handle it because YOU packed blotting papers. All is good EXCEPT for the fact that your thighs are rubbing together and at this point you feel like you can start a fire with the chaffing. What do you do? Well ladies, I have the answer! I introduce you to, Bandelettes: The Anti Chafing Thigh Bands.

Not Kidding, I was so excited to try these babies out. I received them in the mail the same week NYC was warming up. The first day I wore them, I was hooked. I'm a pretty petite girl but my thighs are how do you say......healthy. I'm totally ok with it BUT it sucks when I want to wear a dress or skirt and I feel like my thighs are at war with each other. Bandelettes solve that problem.


These lace thigh bands are comfortable to wear and very discreet. The lace is stretchy to fit and on the edge of the band consist of non-slip silicone. They remind me of those pin-up style thigh highs but without the stocking part. The lace design adds a feminine feel to the product. They're functional and pretty! What can beat that?


Bandelettes come in SIX different sizes: 

Size A: Pant Size 2-4 (small)
Size B: Pant Size 6-8 (medium)
Size C: Pant Size 10-12 (Large)
Size D: Pant Size 14-16 (XL)
Size E: Pant Size 18-20 (XXL)
Size F: Pant Size 20-22 (3XL)

The photo below shows Size A (top/brown) which I have worn already and Size B (bottom/beige) which has not been worn. I loved that I've already worn mine a few times and they haven't stretched out OR started slipping. 


Bandelettes are changing the world for us ladies with-out a "thigh gap". I want to live in that world forever. They $15.99 and you can find them here. Check them out and let me know what you think! Until next time......
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April 24, 2016

Vintage


Hey Loves! 

It seems as of lately that my closet is becoming filled with styles from the 70's and 90's. Some are truly vintage finds and others I find at my local Forever 21. Here's a funny story-When I first started blogging, I refused to shop at Forever 21. There were so many reasons why to tell you the truth. The main reason was I felt that I was too "old" to step foot in there. I couldn't handle all the crop tops and things I couldn't transition from work week to weekends. So needless to say, I boycotted the store for a slight moment in time. After a while, I decided to try it again. Every time I walked in, it was a success. Since fashion and trends evolve so frequently, it worked out to my advantage. The 70's and 90's are on trend, so I couldn't resist shopping for some new vintage looking styles. 

On one of my last shopping trip, I found a few trends I LOVED. Festival season is all the rage now and festival style is a must. I found these cute wide-legged pants and I paired it with this cute stripped tea.  Perfect for a weekend out with the girls or if you're hitting a music fest. What I love most about the tee is it isn't a crop. It's stretchy and is long so I'm able to tuck it in. I added a layered necklace and BAM! Outfit complete. Check out my look! 




I'm happy I decided to give Forever 21 another try. It's one of my favorite stores to browse through now. I don't always walk out with something BUT it gives me style ideas and I love that. Until next time......
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April 19, 2016

Bohemian Rhapsody



Hey Loves!

I can't help but quote a classic 70's song title whenever I wear these pair of jeans. I've been really loving the whole flared trend lately and find myself adding more pairs to my closet. I never thought that these pair of jeans I picked up at TJ MAXX (for like $12) were going to end up being one of my favorites. The weather is warming up so eventually I'm going to have to put my faux fur vest into storage. This vest is one of my fall/winter staples- so it's only fair it gets a special "good-bye". The last time I wore these jeans, it made me a little nuts because they were super long. I don't mind that but I also didn't want to always have to wear a heel with them. I cut a few inches off and left the hem undone for a little edge. I personally love the "undone denim" look. Check out my look!

Details: 
Denim & Top: TJ Maxx/ Shoes: Journeys/ Sunglasses: Sunglass Spot


I love that the weather is warming up and I'm looking forward to sharing some fun spring trends and summer hues! Stay tuned. Until next time.....
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April 9, 2016

How To: 90's Girl Choker (With Video)


Hey Loves! 

I went shopping at my favorite craft store the other day, Michaels Craft. I'm one of those people who just like to stroll the aisles to see what new ideas I can come up with.  I remembered that I saw a choker on a fashion forward site that will remain nameless- and you wouldn't believe what is was going for! Ok, let me tell you... $60! I mean, I get it. It's probably imported crystal or something. In all honesty- I wouldn't pay that amount of money for some string. With being said, while I was in Michaels I decided to pick up some supplies to create it on my own! I actually had lots of fun making this choker and it turned out to be one of my favorites.

Here's What You Will Need: 

*Cord: You can find all types here

*Charm or Pendant of Choice: You can find them here

*Scissors

Check out my "How To" Video Below! 



Michael's Craft has tons of cords and pendants to choose from if you decided to make this. It's super easy to make and fun to wear! Don't forget to subscribe to my channel on YouTube and leave me a comment to let me know what you think! Until next time! 
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April 2, 2016

How To Style: 5 Easy Ways to Style a Traditional Bandana


Hey Loves! 

A traditional bandana can be an interesting thing to style. It can add an edgy flare or give you the perfect touch needed for a simple outfit. Not to mention it's one of the cheapest accessories out there. I keep seeing them popping up on some of my favorite blogger's Instagram pages and fashion related websites- so I thought it would be fun to do a "How To Style" post. With the right color and outfit, a bandana can go from Western Chic to City Street Style in under 2 minutes. I put together 5 EASY ways to style or add a bandana to your look. They're easy fun ways that keep can keep you in your "fashion comfort zone". You know we all have a comfort zone which we are sometimes afraid of stepping out of. I made it easy for everyone to be able to at least TRY one of these looks. 

Check Them OUT! 


1) Pin-Up Goddess: What's better than feeling like a 50's pin-up princess? Close to nothing! Grab your hair in a twist at the back and tie the bandana with the edges on top. Last but not least. WORK it! 


2) Bank Robber: What I love about this style is that if you're wearing a low cut shirt, it covers up anything you don't want to show. I folded the bandana in half and then just tied it in the back. Simple!  


3) Neck Tie: This is my favorite. Using the bandana as a necklace is super fun. You wouldn't believe it but it adds a nice sassy touch. 


4) Arm Candy: I love this look- especially around this time of year when it isn't too hot or sunny out. Let me just warn you, if you wear this style in the HOT beaming sun- it WILL leave an unflattering tan line. 


4) Accessory For Your Accessory: Even though this bag can hold its own, I love how the red adds some contrast and takes down the fancy-ness levels. 

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I found my bandanas at Michael's and Ricky's NYC. They were under $3- with that being said, don't let these websites try to sell you a bandana for $10 and up! Unless they're studded with gold jewels or something fancy. My photo set was shot by my  talented friend Sally and you can find her work here

Until next time...............
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March 22, 2016

Pur Cosmetics: Fully Charged Mascara


Hey Loves!

Staying "fully charged" is important in many aspects of our lives. We keep our phones charged, we're fully stocked with our cups of coffee and (most) of us take our vitamins to make sure we don't lose our juice. Now you can keep your lashes geared up to do its best. PUR Cosmetics Fully Charged mascara uses magnetic polymer matrix which creates and elastic veil around each lash. The elastic veil helps instantly lift, separate and define each lash for long lasting performance. The Fully Charged mascara formula helps strengthen lashes to reduce fallout. We take such great care of the hair on our heads, I think it's time to pay attention to our lashes also. 


Benefits: 

* Age-defying ingredient for eyelashes. Helps to fight the follicle aging process by conditioning lashes to prevent pre-fallout. 

*Nourishes lashes giving them more flexibility to maintain lift and curl.

*Separates and sets each lash for all day length, volume and curl

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The first time I used the the Fully Charged mascara, I curled my lashes and applied 3 coats. The formula went on easy and didn't clump. I was able to layer the mascara with no problem. I found that I  love wearing it with a bare eye. Meaning, no liner or shadow (even though I have liner on in the pics). When I wear it bare, I feel that all the focus is on my lashes. PUR cosmetics did a great job with this mascara. It's like I'm wearing falsies but natural looking ones. 


Here's the exciting news- YOU can save 20% when you purchase Fully Charged Mascara on Pur Cosmetics site. From now until April 15th with Promo code HELLOLASH -Happy shopping and until next time......
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Products were provided for my review. All opinions are honest and my own

March 20, 2016

Get Lost


Hey Loves, 

Getting lost in a city where you've grown up in can sometimes be easy. The same streets you walked down 100 times can become brand new. Paying attention to the details around you can be bliss. What I love most about New York City is you can truly discover it all over again. When I first started dating my bf Danny (5 long years ago), we took many trips down to the Village to grab dinner and drinks. I've taken that trip countless times before BUT it seemed brand new because I was with him. As I read that last line I just typed, I KNOW it sounds cheesy BUT such is life. Sometimes you get lost and rediscover things in different ways because of the timing in your life.

Moving on..........

The last time we hit those amazing city streets of ours, it was a gorgeous day. I had the cutest Population Now tee hanging in my closet just waiting to be worn. It's honestly so comfy and perfect for layering. You know I LOVE to layer! When I put this outfit together I wanted the tee to be the main focus. I kept the colors around muted and subtle. The contrast of the red in the flannel button down gave my look the pop it needed but the graphic on the tee kept your focus. Check out my look! 

 Details: 
Tee: Population Now find it here / Plaid Shirt: Target/ Denim: American Eagle/ Boots: Express/ Ring: Shiny Mix/ Socks: HUE/ Necklace: Forever 21

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You can check out Population Now and all their cute designs here -This isn't the last of them on TFBJ so stay tuned for more! Until next time.......


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