Saturday, August 4, 2012

Steampunk Heels I Would Die For!

 Source: ebay.com via Mrs. on Pinterest

I think I will always be in love with shoes. I mean, what better way is there to express yourself than footwear? LOL Shoes are the perfect accessory! They can be the POP you add to any outfit. I love Pinterest and you can get lost in the "shoe porn" thats on there. When I saw these babies I knew I had to share! Steampunk on steroids! <3 Enjoy Shoe Freaks!
I could rock these!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Links A La Mode



Wanted: Wardrobe



Edited by: Sonia of In Pursuit of Style
Something about the change in weather that makes me want bright colors, fabulous new clothes and fancy new shoes. This happens every year, as excitement builds with peep toes, sleeveless tops and flowing skirts aplenty. I’ve been feeling uninspired lately, but this week’s blogger submissions have me excited again. We have some showing us how to make old things new again, trends in different iterations and best of all, at a great price! Maybe I can go out a buy that new wardrobe after all...




THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP: LINKS À LA MODE: MAY 10TH












SPONSOR:
New Satchels at ShopbopAnya Hindmarch, MBMJ Satchels, Tory Burch, Chanel, 3.1 Lim , Red Valentino, Chloé, Messengers, KORS, Jerome Dreyfuss, Beach Bags, Shop Minkoff & Cambridge Satchels

PLEASE READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Outfit of The Week

All items can be found @evans.co.uk all images from evans
I haven't done an Outfit of The Week in FOREVER! Even though my pocket book has prevented me from buying, my eyes NEVER stop shopping!
The minute I saw this dress/top I fell in love!
Lovedrobe Brown Lace Detail Print Top Multirow 2xCoin NecklacePlastic Dome RingEvans Gold Buckle Detail Casual ShoesEvans Mink Viscose Leggings
If you are a curvy girl you have to check out this site!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bored on Friday... So I Did My Nails!

I have been dying to blog all week, but alas, my life has been busy! My husband just stepped out so I thought it would be a good time to at least post something!
Nothing to do on a Friday night, so I did my nails. I haven't had money to get a manicure in I don't know how long. And the nail polish jobs I do just weren't cutting it. My friend got the new IMPRESS nails by BROADWAY NAILS. I saw them and I had to try them out. I busted ass all week in my sisters shop so I could get a pair, and finally! PAYDAY! and I got a pair.
Impress Press-On Manicure

I really like them! So far so good! I will be sure to report back if the end up not lasting the week they promise. The nails were only $7.99. You get 24 nails, you can probably squeeze two sets out of them, as long as you don't have too strange of hands! Either way they seem worth it. Easy to put on, and they look great. They have a sort of flex to them as well. Thanks to my BFF, Tori, for the inspiring self manicure.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Must Have Bag! Cute Bloom Bag by the pleated poppy!

The Pleated Poppy
I have been a fan of the pleated poppy for a while and I love her stuff! If you can't tell already from my blog, I am a HUGE fan of local business and handmade items. I am all for bringing trade jobs back to human hands. To me, products have a better quality when you know they were made by someone who is putting love into them and actually cares about the product they put out into the world! (and into my closet! ;) )

Not only is the pleated poppy's shop full of goodies, but her blog is oh so CUTE! I am a fan of {WIWW} (what I wore Wednesday) but I have never submitted a comment... to shy! ;)
Anyway, back to this fabu bag that I MUST HAVE! Never fear, I have already alerted the husband of the purchase he is making for my birthday! LOL
this bloom bag features: 
- measures ~16" x 20" 
- durable canvas exterior 
- double handles/straps 
- 2 open interior pockets 
- 1 zippered interior pocket 
- embellishes with double ruffles and 3 monster posies
$55.00


Swing by and give some love to The Pleated Poppy!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Links A La Mode



Birthday Gifts





Edited by: Jess of Fresh JessIt’s my birthday today! What better way to kick this day off than seeing what’s bringing IFB wardrobes to life lately? Your latest Links a la Mode round up features style icons Stevie Nicks and First Lady Michelle Obama; Earth Day-inspired tips on being green; avant-garde accessories; trend reports; quick & easy DIY tutorials and some of the most beautiful outfit style posts around. Need some help figuring out what to wear for your next bike trip or spring business conference? We’ve got you covered there too. This week’s posts are like presents for my Google Reader. Now let’s celebrate!




THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP: LINKS À LA MODE: APRIL 19TH










SPONSOR:
Wrap Dresses at http://pinterest.com/shopbophq/ ">Shopbop: Waist Defining, Edith Miller, MinkPink, Zac Posen, Maxi Skirts, L.A.M.B., Reem Acra, Thakoon, James Perse Dresses, Milly Dresses, ALC, Work & Jersey dresses

PLEASE READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine

Friday, April 27, 2012

WCObyNancy!

I feel like I have left a best friend! So many people have asked why I haven't been blogging. I thought no one really liked me... I was wrong! LOL I am sorry my leave has been soo LONG! I have had life happen and for that I apologize.
Things have been crazy! I have recently taken a new position at my work, had a few injuries I have had to deal with, but I am back is action and better than ever!

One venture in particular I am excited to be apart of is the launching of my sisters business, Wisely Crafted Originals. Nancy is an artist. There is no other explanation. She hand makes hair accessories, photo props, bridal accessories and a slew of other things. The reason I call my sister an artist is she custom makes all her products. Each piece is made for the buyer to ensure it reflects them as well! She mostly works with children accessories, maternity/baby photo props and bridal accessories but the selection is growing by the day! Nancy is continually creative and always looking for a challenge. She often takes requests from customers and will try and create an item just for you!
Wisely Crafted Originals
I feel proud to be able to work side by side with someone I have looked up to all my life! Plus I get to do what I love, and that is work with fashion and art!

So show my sister some love and be sure to check out Wisely Crafted Originals or WCObyNancy and spread some love to her Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+ and Blog!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Links A La Mode


Stylish Beauty


Edited by: Meghan Donovan of WIT & Whimsy
One thing I’ve always practiced is the belief that fashion and beauty go hand in hand. I blog about makeup and skincare sometimes just as much as fashion and believe beauty balances or emphasises a look. This week’s Links a la Mode showcase that many other IFB bloggers out there believe the same. So this week, take notes, there’s lots to learn from the following posts.

THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP: LINKS À LA MODE: FEBRUARY 2ND

SPONSOR:
New at ShopbopALC, Enza Costa tops, A Peace Treaty, BB Dakota, Noir, Mania Mania, Theodora & Callum, Phillip Lim, Prism Sunglasses, Blue Life, Raoul , James Perse & Reem Acra Dresses

PLEASE READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Note...

Hey all you Lovely's! I just wanted to give everyone a heads up on some changes to my blog! Its just the comments, I will now require you to log in to comment. I already monitor them before posting, but unfortunately I have a continuous creepy High School stalker who doesn't say nice things about me. I would rather just not have to read such mean things. So from now on, I want to know who is commenting. Plus this allows me to get to know my more serious readers. Thanks!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Links A La Mode


Making a Connection


Edited by: Fajr Muhammad of Stylish Thought

Can you believe that it’s almost February. Fashion week is right around the corner and that means that the IFB Conference is right upon us. The IFB  Conference has opened so many doors and channels for fashion bloggers to connect and expand their *ahem* influence. Fashion week is another great avenue to network and work with brands, the media and other bloggers. In our fast-paced digital (and fashion) worlds, connection is key.
Check out this week’s Link a la Mode and connect with our 20 selected bloggers. Read their post, comment and build relationships that will last past fashion week and beyond.

THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP: LINKS À LA MODE: JANUARY 26TH


SPONSOR:
Shoes at ShopbopFrye Shoes, Yosi Samra Flats, See by Chloe Shoes, Tapeet, Ash Sneakers, Sam Edelman Sandals, Steven, Wang Shoes, Pelle Moda, Vanessa Mooney, Loeffler Randall, Dolce Vita Shoes & Hunter Boots

PLEASE READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's About Fashion, Not Size! Plus Size Fashionistas That Inspire!

As a plus size girl living in a world of stick figure fashionistas, it can be hard to find inspiration when it comes to fashion. It seems that more and more plus size girls are stepping out of the closet and showing you what they have in them! The world is realizing we aren't all blessed with being thin, but we are blessed with great style! I felt like sharing some of my latest favs in the blogging biz that just so happen to be fabulously figured divas! These women inspire me everyday to take risks and be fabulous!

source nicolettemason.com

Nicolette Mason comes off as the kind of girl everyone is dying to hang out with! She has great taste and you can tell she loves to have fun. Her style is not just for the plus size girl, oh no, anyone can find inspiration in her outfit selections. My personal favorite is how there always seems to be just one piece that makes it pop!
source nicolettemason.com
 I never wanted a pair of gold glitter Miu Miu shoes so bad in my life! She plays on the classics, which I love and keeps it fresh. Any fashionista should be following the trends Nicolette Mason is setting.


source lovebrownsugar.com

Christina Brown of LoveBrownSugar.com is eclectic and funky. Christina has a flare for color that inspires me to be bold and daring. I also love how she rocks vintage styles. She makes the 80's fierce! LoveBrownSugar.com is full of goodies to get your outfit planning vibes going, and not to mention full of bold accessories! There can never be enough jewelry and Christina knows how pick her pieces!
source lovebrownsugar.com

Whatever your size, these two women are sure to inspire you to swing open your closet doors, dive in and be creative! Fashion isn't about the size of your body, fashion is about the size of your imagination!
Feel inspired!

Links a La Mode

Some really great links this week!

The Woman in the Mirror Gonna Change Her Ways


By Jessie Thorpe of Denimology

It's January. It's a time for fresh beginnings, unknown adventures, and change. The new year is all about making personal progress.  Most peeps vow to go to the gym, stick to their diet, keep a tight budget or to quit biting their nails. Why not change your personal style instead?  You can be boldbe tough and take risks! Maybe you need to tone it down, dress your age or stop when more is really way too much! Whether your fashion goals for the year are to be a better blogger, feature top notch photos or be a fashion savvy dresser, surely there is a link or three here to spur on your metamorphosis.

THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP: LINKS À LA MODE: JANUARY 19TH




SPONSOR:
New Shoes at ShopbopSergio Rossi, Jil Sander, Boutique9, Margiela, CK, Missoni, Sam Edelman, Jeffrey Campbell, Coclico Shoes, Minnetonka, Edmund Castillo & Badgley Mischka

PLEASE READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Earrings!

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Seems like since the holidays are over January is flipping by! We are already half way through and I feel like I have missed so much! My mind has been occupied by jewelry, the creativity just keeps flowing, so because I feel guilty for not blogging I figured I would share some of my latest creations with you!
I recently got my steel block bench so I have been hammering away! Earrings are my favorite to make! They are easy and fun! Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

It's Been A While...

I know I haven't posted in a really long time. Things at work have been crazy! But that will change soon and I should have more time for you! :) The other good thing that has been keeping me away from my lovely blogging community has been jewelry!! I finally got my steel block bench so I have been hammering away! I will post soon to show you some of my new creations! Be back soon kids!

Links a la Mode

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Fresh New Start


Edited by: Collette Osuna of Statements in Fashion

Even though January is one brutal cold month in Michigan, it happens to be one of my favorites. It’s a brand New Year.....it’s the opportunity for each and every one of us to start with a fresh clean slate. What will you be taking on this year? A new hobby? Losing weight? Starting your own business? Bettering your blog? The ideas are only limited by your imagination, and I for one, cannot wait to begin this new adventure. This weeks links are chock full of awesome DIY ideas, product reviews, and ways to make yourself smile!
Have a fabulous month everyone!

THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP: LINKS À LA MODE: JANUARY 12TH




SPONSOR:
New Dresses at ShopbopJust Cavalli, BB Dakota, T Bags LA, Nightcap, SoLow, Zac Posen, Malene Birger, Phillip Lim, See by Chloe, Nanette Lepore, Tucker, Cut25 & Parker

PLEASE READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine

Monday, January 9, 2012

Links a La Mode


Ringing in 2012 with Style


Edited by: Meghan Donovan of WIT & Whimsy

It’s clear from this week’s Links a La Mode that we are all excited to have 2012 here and that we’re sure it will be one stylish year. From closet clean-out tips to style resolutions, IFB members have loads of ways this week to work that closet in the new year.


THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP: LINKS À LA MODE: JANUARY 5TH




SPONSOR:
Necklaces at Shopbop: Chan Luu, Iosselliani, KJL, Vita NY, Noir, Dara Ettinger, Shashi, Phillip Lim, GinetteNY, Vanessa Mooney, Adia Kibur, CC Skye & Dannijo

PLEASE READ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
If you would like to submit your link for next week’s Links à la Mode, please register first, then post your links HERE. The HTML code for this week will be found in the Links a la Mode group will be published later today. ~Jennine