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March 30, 2012

Fashion Friday: Sports Bras

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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 tried the three bras below. I took them to the gym. I dragged them through the laundry. Which one prevailed and which one didn’t pass the test. The good news is they all passed. I however required a Zumba intervention and didn’t pass the test.

Champion Double Dry Seamless Reversible Sports Bra

o    Ultra-soft two-ply fabric stretches for sleek compression and wicks moisture for constant cool

o    Main side has knit-in textural accents, designed to flatter your figure.

o    Reverse (contrasting) side provides knit-in strategic support.

o    Wide knit-in comfort band stays put without digging or rolling.

I took this one to Zumba. It was great I was able to shake and try to keep up with no problem. I would suggest buying this one in one size larger than your normal size.

 

 

Champion Double Dry Absolute Workout Sports Bra

o    Silky high-tech fabric wicks moisture to keep you dry.

o    Extra stretch provides sleek compression for Medium Motion Control

o    Double-layer design helps block embarrassing show-through.

o    Mesh panel at back adds cooling ventilation.

I took this one on a walk and then to yoga. It survived both. I wore it under a tank top but I didn’t make sure there wasn’t anything showing through. I hate that. It was great and I didn’t have to worry about anyone seeing my girl parts while in down dog.

 

Champion SHAPE T-Back Sports Bra

o   Fully constructed inner bra subtly enhances your curves, for a shapely natural look.

o   Full lining and bottom band wick moisture for cooling comfort.

o   Soft, durable fabric stretches for flawless fit.

o   Stay-put racer-back straps add support and allow free movement.

 

The last sports bra attended pump class. I liked this design most. I like the bra cups. I also liked the cut. I felt like a fitness queen which was not a good thing since I grabbed an extra five pounds on all my reps. It inspired me to lift more. It was wonderful until the next day because I was sore. I then put back on sports bra #1 and went to yoga.

I love the Champion bras if you if you need a sports bra recommendation, we also have a sports bra guru standing by to answer your questions on the Champion Facebook Fan Page (LaJean Lawson, the originator of the sports bra)!

WIN one HERE

March 23, 2012

Fashion Friday: How to get rid of a tail

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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

There are so many ways to solve having a tail. You no longer need to be afraid of a belt. I will show you how to fight against having a tail because wearing a belt reveal a slender waist!

What fashion crime do you want me to fight next week?

March 23, 2012

Fashion Friday:

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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

This episode of how to get rid of your tail features more fun and humor from yours truly. It is important to look good and not spend a lot to do so! Follow me for more of my fashion adventures where I spend less than $20 each week to look adorable!

March 9, 2012

Fashion Friday: Spring 2012

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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

     It all starts with a great dress. I am the frugal fashion shopping diva. I love to find a good deal. I guess that is why I am Madame Deals. I do have a budget just $20 a week to spend on my wardrobe. I try to replicate what I see in all those wonderful magazines for less a lot less. I in fact get very upset when their steals are so much more than the top of my budget. In what world is $250 a steal for a sweater?

March 2, 2012

Fashion Friday: What to buy right now

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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

The key to saving money and looking great is buying things when they are on sale. This is a great time to buy sweaters and coats for next year. It is also an amazing time to buy boots. You can pick up boots for under $40.I would pick a pair of boots that are classic in nature. I picked up these great boots for a super price! $39.99… The best part is these are for date night and not the grocery store!

MIA - Jetsetter (Black Velvet) - Footwear MIA – Jetsetter (Black Velvet) – Footwear

6pm.com is proud to offer the MIA – Jetsetter (Black Velvet) – Footwear: Set your sights on destinations unknown! Fly the skies of high fashion with these killer boots! ; Easy pull-on construction with zipper closure. ; Fabric upper in a seductive over-the-knee design. ; Man-made lining. ; Lightly cushioned man-made footbed. ; Wrapped heel. ; Man-made sole. ; Heel Height: 3 1 2 in ; Platform Height: 1 2 in ; Shaft: 23 in ; Circumference: 15 in ; Weight: 1 lb 4 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 8.5. Please note that measurements may vary by size.






February 17, 2012

Fashion Friday: Buy then search

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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 crazy habit. I am addicted to shoes and clothes. I love designer clothing. I unfortunately do not have a wallet that matches my habit. I also live with in my budget. I only charge what I can pay off that week. I found these amazing boots. They are KATE SPADE. I found them  at Marshals for $79.99. Yikes! That is 1/3 of their retail cost but out of my budget. I had $65 left of my holiday money from my husband. We each get $100 for holiday gifts. I bought the boots anyway. I over spent by $20. This was fine because I have a $20 all about me budget each week so I was going to apply that.

   I decided I need a new shirt to go with the boots so I went to work to find a deal. I scoured the internet until I found them on eBay. I bought them with shipping for $48 and I returned the $79.99 ones. I was under budget and my feet just love Kate Spade! The moral of the story is do not put on the item and go home and research to see if you can get the item for less. I can’t wait to find my shirt with the money I saved!