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June 15, 2012

Fashion Friday: The Suit

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I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!

Amee

  If you are looking for a great suit for yourself or your spouse. This is the time to pick one up. I know it is summer and you are not thinking of a wool suit. That is why they are on sale. I bought my husband a Calvin Klein suit for $79.99. I got it on clearance at Marshals. I know this suit retails for $400 in the major department stores. We will have to get the pants hemmed but that is a $12 expense. It is always a good idea to buy items out of season. I know my husband needs two or three new suits a year so I shop all year long to make that happen. I would rather spend $400 on three suits than $1200 or three suits. I know he needs them and I know when to look for them. I would head to your nearest Marshals, Tj maxx, or Ross store and see what they have. I have been known to buy everything I think will fit and have my husband try them on at home and return what doesn’t fit. This also makes my life easier since dragging him to the mall or the store to buy a suit is torture on both of us. I guess he is a lucky guy since I am usually able to pick out the perfect suit for a great price.

June 10, 2012

The Modern Mom

I am the modern mom. If you notice the baked goods above. I didn’t have time to actually “make them” but presentation and taste is everything. Yes, cost is also involved and time is money so we picked these up at Sam’s club. I couldn’t make them for what I spent. I am also the modern mom because my house is a mess until 5:00 pm daily.  Then we play the clean up as fast as you can game. I hate to cook and do laundry but I do it daily. I got so tired of my children making messes that I bought a tool everyone should own, a shop vac.  I am not into playgroups because they always occur during nap time. Nap time is the best time of the day because I can get my work done in actual time instead of 5 times longer than it should take.

I would also rather my child play during  child care at the gym while I am taking a much needed yoga class. I work 17 hour days and have been known to run into the bathroom and lock the door to take a bath while the children we were watching “something” on the Disney channel. I can’t stand when people say it must be so easy to be a stay at home mom because it is the most difficult job I have ever had. In fact being a parent is the hardest job you will ever have because it is for a lifetime. I will never sleep without worrying about my kids or what ifing  my choices.

I am not in the running for the “mom most likely to replicate the awesome ideas I see in magazines.” I do however take one day during the work week and do something the kids want without adding in all the errands that it takes to run a house with five people. I love my kids and I hope they realize life is about finding a balance and if mommy goes missing when the third dirty diaper of the day appears it is totally cool to let daddy know first! Ladies, we all do it “our own way” and our way is just fine. I used to worry that I wasn’t the perfect mom then I realized I am perfect to them and that makes my heart happy!

June 8, 2012

Fashion Friday: Bra straps are tacky

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I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!

Amee

   I have a pet peeve. It is people who wear shirts and you can see their bra straps. I would like to share the options available to you. The first is go without a bra. Okay, I wouldn’t do that either. The next is to get a bra with convertible straps. The third is get a bra strap holder. I got mine at the dollar store. If you are without this nifty tool then use a safety pin and pin your straps so they do not show. I have to say it is really tacky to show your straps. I hate when people wear razor back tank tops and their bra straps show or the one shoulder look and the other shoulder has a bra strap. It distracts from your overall look!

May 18, 2012

Fashion Friday: How to Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton Purse

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I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!

Amee

Okay, Last week we talked about the wallet. How do you spot a fake Louis Vuitton Wallet. I think it is important to also know how to spot a fake Louise Vuitton Purse. This is a huge problem and it runs rampant on eBay and in the streets of most big cities. I also know if you save up and buy an item you want to get the real deal.

Here are a couple of hints

  After I closely examined two almost identical Louis Vuitton bags, I was able to clearly identify the original bag and the fake bag. Here are some of the things that I was able to distinguish in an original bag that are not in the fake bag despite them being in a similar color. There are many ways to identify a fake Louis Vuitton bag. One of these ways is by looking at the interior of the bag. Most manufactures of the fake Louis Vuitton bags are not cautious enough to replicate the interior of the bag. An original Louis Vuitton bag’s interior is made of fine micro monogram textile, microfiber suede, canvas lining that is red or honey, tone on tone polyester or cross-grain leather. If you come across a bag that does not contain any of these features, be assured that it is a fake bag.

    The stitching of the bags is also a good way to identify a fake bag. All original bags have even, smooth and straight stitches throughout the bag. You can easily identify this by touching the stitches, if you note that the stitches are coarse and uneven, that is a fake bag. The logo L V can also be used to identify a fake Louis Vuitton bag. The logo of an authentic bag is symmetrical on the bag unlike the fake bags that may have the logo off the center. Genuine Louis Vuitton purses  are made from a similar material and will therefore have upside down logos. The fake bags will have well aligned logos throughout the bag. The pulls and zippers of authentic Louis Vuitton bags are made of brass and contain the LV logo. A fake one will not have these features. The easiest way to tell a fake from the real Authentic Louis Vuitton Bag is the texture and smell of the bag. Louis Vuitton does not use plastic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 11, 2012

Fashion Friday: How to spot a Fake Louis Vuitton Wallet

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I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!

Amee

   I just had a birthday and I decided my gift was going to be a Louis Vuitton Wallet. I received one from a friend and it was fake which I knew it would be. I honestly didn’t care except I saved for month to buy the real deal purse and then when I put the fake wallet in there it started to bother me. I decided I was buying the real wallet. I emailed a potential seller and she sent me pictures. I looked through them quickly and they looked good. I sent her money. Then I went and looked at the rest of the images and one stood out for me.

  I kept thinking this doesn’t look right. I went online and I searched for images on the wallet model. There wasn’t one picture that had that lining in the wallet. I searched online for the current model then I searched for vintage no dice. I knew this was not an authentic wallet. I decided that I should figure out how to tell if a Louis Vuitton Wallet was real or fake would be valuable.

Here are just three of the tips in my video. You can watch the video to learn more.

1) The material of the wallet needs to be leather

2) The wallet needs to be made out of a single piece of leather

3) Look at the stitching it should be straight and smooth

April 27, 2012

Fashion Friday: Wigo

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can’t see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato’s closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast!

Amee

Straight & Smooth Ceramic Straightening Brush

   What is a Wigo? It is the best brush I have ever owned. I love mine. I used to have frizzy hair. I mean it was really bad. When I use this brush it acts like flat iron and makes your hair shiny and straight. I love it and that it is a frugal fashion find at under $20. Yes I realize that you would have been able to see better if my hair is wet. I promise it works and the results last all day without product.

You can buy your own Wigo brush at ULTA… best gift!

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