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Black Friday Shopping Tips

Black Friday Shopping Tips


I know it’s not even Halloween yet but those of us that are on a budget are already thinking about holiday shopping. Black Friday is one of my favorite “holidays” of the year and we have a lot of fun with it every year. I know some people lock there doors and wonder how the rest of us do it but my family goes out on a 10 hour shopping spree and we have a lot of fun doing it! Now, I’m not saying it’s not stressful because it is, ha! But with a little planning and a lot of coffee the deals (and memories) are worth the wait and lack of sleep in my opinion. So for my fellow Black Friday shoppers I wanted to share with you my tips on getting through the night and making it worth you time!Continue reading

February 27, 2015

How to Dress Thinner?

clothes that make you look thinner

How to Dress Thinner?

Choose clothes that make you thinner!

Are there Clothes that make you thinner?  What if I told you there are. I believe that part of taking control of your health by eating right and exercising is to buy new clothes as you reshape your body. I always hear women say when I get “Thinner” I will buy myself something new. I always wonder why. If you worked hard to lose ten pound why wear jeans that are lose or shirts that are now baggy? Why not find clothes that fit and show off your shape. I would like to thank Kohl’s for allowing me to shop for Karla as she becomes the best version of herself and through the journey as she gets there. We have shopped at Kohl’s a couple times now because they have fashionable clothes for women of every size and shape and we believe in celebrating our accomplishments!

Clothes that make you thinner

clothes that make you look thinner

So what’s the secret on how to dress thinner? I truly believe that taking care of yourself as you journey toward a new lifestyle is not only important but it is the key to getting “thinner”. You see if you keep the clothes that you used to wear and you do not buy some new clothes you are more likely to go back to your old habit. The first thing I did when Karla decided to make healthy decisions in regards to her health was to support her. I encouraged her daily and celebrated her milestones because I cared about her moral and I knew she needed a cheerleader. Karla only ever wore black, grey, and navy in fact I had never seen her is anything cheerful. It was like she was trapped in despair. She was hiding from the world and trying to blend in. I decided enough was enough, why hide yourself? How about we celebrate where she is in her journey. We did that by shopping at Kohl’s for everything she needs. The first trip we started with fashionable clothes in size 24 and 22 and a year and  a couple months later we are at XL and 16. Karla eats healthy and can kick my butt at the gym. I love the prices at Kohl’s and the selection. I was able to make Karla several outfits and save money at the same time. She no longer hides behind her prison of black, grey, and navy. She also now knows that everyday you are alive and healthy is a victory and every victory deserves a great dress. I truly believe buying new clothes as you move towards the journey of your best self not only helps you continue your journey but it allows you to see your progress and appreciate your hard work. It isn’t about your size or your weight but dress well is about having the confidence to believe in yourself. You are beautiful and you deserve to look great. I highly suggest you reward your gains. I was able to create a wardrobe for Karla for $256.18 and she looks awesome. The clothes will look great as she continues to her goal. They are of wonderful quality and when they no longer fit she can consign them. It is a small price to pay to feel good about yourself.  They say you must dress for success and I believe that holds true as you journey towards the best version of yourself. I would like to thank Karla for sharing her journey and remind you that she used to get breathless walking up my drive way and now she is running 4 miles! Bravo!

These are my tips for finding clothes that make you look thinner:

  1. Try on everything
  2. Bring in a size up and a size down from your normal size who cares what the number says it is the fit that counts
  3. Patterns are best on top
  4. Find a shape that works for your shape and look for it in shirts and a dress
  5. Buy the proper undergarments
  6. Wear color
  7. Take a friend that has a better fashion sense then yours
  8. Do not look at the price tag to determine if it is the right item for you. I would rather you buy one wow item then 5 okay items. You can make multiple outfits with different tops or bottoms and jewelry
  9. Determine what your assets are and dress those. I have nice legs and my boobs aren’t big so I wear something cool at the top that adds volume and then I wear something that shows my legs. This is me in my holiday fashion tips.
  10. Confidence have confidence. Karla looks so great because she feels great about herself.

I am Spanx girl I love mine and they are worth the money. Yes, I am thin but clothes never lay right on real people so a little help tightening those areas is a great idea.

Here are just some of the brands of clothes that I bought to build a wardrobe for Karla:

Stay tune next week to see Karla wearing the fab clothes that we bought!

Do you have tips on How to Dress Thinner? Share it with us below

November 16, 2014

10 Holiday Shopping Tips To Help You Keep Your Sanity

10 Holiday Shopping Tips To Help You Keep Your Sanity

Holiday Shopping Tips

The holidays are here! I don’t know about you but I love everything about the holidays! I love the sights, sounds, smells, and the shopping! I’m an avid Black Friday shopper, and I love finding the perfect gift for my family and friends. With all the wonderful things about the holidays, there are some stressful things about it. Beating the crowds, setting a budget, and keeping your sanity during a very busy time of the year can be hard. So I thought I would share with you my 10 Holiday shopping tips to help you keep your sanity! Follow these simple tips and throw in some of your own for a fun, and stress free holiday! Continue reading

December 28, 2013

Day After Christmas Sales

Saving Saturday: Frugal Ways to Save Money

 Day After Christmas Sales

Day After Christmas Sales

Now that Christmas is over, my thoughts begin to wander to the day after Christmas sales.  You know, the day when the stores deep discount just about everything they didn’t sell before Christmas.  The best thing about day after Christmas sales is they generally last until the inventory is gone rather than just one day like Black Friday.  That’s a good thing because I won’t be able to make it to the stores the day after Christmas.  However, I am already planning my shopping trip the weekend after Christmas.

You may wonder … why it is frugal to shop at day after Christmas sales?Continue reading

October 10, 2012

RetailMeNot Holiday Savings plus Win $1000 Shopping Spree Weekly!

The secret to finding amazing holiday deals is to shop early. Not only will you avoid the shopping stress and rush, but you can also save a lot. You don’t want to miss out on the most coveted gadget or that special present that your love one has been waiting for all year, right? No need to wait for Black Friday in November, brave through long lines and hoards of people or worst pay full price for an item just because you missed the sale. RetailMeNot.com, the largest online coupon site in the United States, has launched a new magical holiday shopping season called OctoNovemCember™, where you can conveniently shop online and find amazing holiday discounts and savings daily with their one-day only sales.

Head on to RetailMeNot holiday page to know more about this huge holiday savings event plus make sure to watch their fun video to learn the story of Pumpkin Headed Turkey Claus, the king of OctoNovemCember™. The video is quite funny and entertaining plus the great news is that if you share the video you will be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree! You can share up to 20 times to get 20 entries. They will choose 1 winner every week until 10/31/12 so hurry and don’t miss out on this awesome contest!

How to join the $1000 Shopping Spree Contest?Continue reading