OOFOS Comfortable Shoes: "Feel the OO!"

Oofos supportive sandal shoes

While it may be cooling off in some parts of the country, it is still pretty warm here and I don’t think my Old Navy flip flops will be lasting much longer. Luckily I recently received a pair of OOFOS. The OOFOS shoe is based around a proprietary technology of OOFOAM which absorbs 37% of impact and shock making them the soft and supportive sandal that they are.

When I first put them on I said “Ooo, this like walking on marshmallow’s…minus the sticky” …they are so thick, comfy and supportive, I don’t know if I will ever revert back to regular flip flops again. OOFOS aren’t just another pair of sandals they provide the support and protection of a shoe. Look at the thickness of the sole compared to a pair of flip flops:

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I live out in the country, so there are many rocks, sticks and stumps in my back yard… it was not usual for me to step on a rock or a stick and have it poke through my old flimsy flip flops before. I haven’t had that problem with the OOFOS. I love these sandals!

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“feel the OO!”

Buy It: OOFOS come in men’s and women’s sizes in four different colors and can be purchased online.

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Win It: Win a pair of OOFOS!! Giveaway is only open to US residents, 18 and up from November 2 – 9!! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Gift Idea for the Deer Hunters


Each year at Christmas time my whole family gathers at my grandparents house. We eat, drink (tea) and be merry…we also play a round of Dirty Santa. Everyone brings a wrapped gift, we draw numbers to see who gets to choose a gift from the pile first…of course it doesn’t take long for the “dirty” to kick in and people are “stealing” gifts and throwing wrapping paper. It’s all in fun though, we always have a blast and laugh until our faces hurt.

Since this is my side of the family I usually do the gift shopping for the hubs. Pretty much every male in my entire family hunts. They especially love deer hunting. So when I came across this shirt:

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I knew it would be the perfect male gift for our annual game of Dirty Santa. It reads “Life’s Priorities” with photo’s underneath symbolizing that those priorities are eating, sleeping and hunting…yep perfect gift for the deer hunter. I chose this shirt because it is humorous and as I mentioned our family is pretty goofy. They do have more scenic, realistic and gorgeous hunting shirts available that would make great gifts as well.

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These shirts are available in maybe color and style combinations, from tanks to hoodies, from black to pink, so if you are on a budget and looking for a gift for the deer hunter enthusiast in your life, these shirts are a great gift idea.

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Black Alexa Duffle Studded Calfskin Leather Bag- The Gotta Have It Handbag

My post title pretty much says it all. One look at this bag and “Gotta Have It!” began flashing through my mind. I am a purse freak. As much as I love shoes, I have an even bigger weakness for handbags, purses, clutches, satchels, hobos, duffels and totes–you name it. Since I’m not rich, I have to keep my desires in check price-wise, and I am always looking for the most bang for my buck. So, for me, finding a site like BagInc.com is like being a kid at Disneyland. It’s where magic happens. Masses of designer-inspired bags at real-people prices! YAY!

When I first visited their site, I saw a tab titled “Top 25 Most Coveted Bags”  and after browsing through the list it’s plain to see why it’s titled that way.Take a look at these two bags off the Top 25 list:

The Essential  Grace Leather Bag in Pink.  Isn’t that lovely??

 

And this one is too stunning. A statement piece. The Kellia Snakeskin Leather Tote in Blue.

 

You would think the prices would be out of reach, but the Grace is just $149.00- for an all-leather bag. Awesomeness. The Kellia is even better- $89.00.  You can shop at BagInc with search filters like: must have, color, trends, genuine leather, best sellers and more. They also have a navigation tool so you can “shop under”- for example, “shop under” $10.00 or “shop under” $40.00–which is a neat feature to help keep you on budget.They have a great selection of wallets, scarves, belts and jewelry too.

I chose the BagInc Alexa Duffle Studded Calfskin Leather Bag. It just popped out at me right way. At first I was going to go with the violet one because it’s so pretty, and I thought  it would look nice with my hair (really, because I have a violet wash going on right now) but then after going back and forth, I decided on black. I often buy colored purses, but thought this bag really stands out in black because of the designer shape and stud accents. Shipping was fast, and it arrived well-packaged. It came in a cloth sack with drawstrings, for storage. 

When I’m shopping for bags I want soft leather, on-trend styling, and functionality, and this gem has all that in spades. I ADORE THIS BAG!!!!  The pictures really can’t convey how super soft and supple the pebbled leather is. It’s luscious. The type of softness you just keep touching.

 

It’s beautifully lined and the seams (pet peeve of mine–seams indicate quality, and I want them strong, straight and symmetrical) are wonderful. There are hidden pockets on the outside of the bag, as well as an inner zipped pocket, plus two more open pockets opposite. The zippers are also strong and sturdy. Plenty of room inside. It’s an oversize bag, but not by too much. I put down a pillowcase so you could see the detail better. My duvet cover is lavender/black and the first few pics were hard to see. Yeah, poor hub has to sleep on pink sheets! LOL

 

 

With the studded detail on the bottom, it’s just a striking looking bag.The studs aren’t just decorative though, they’ll keep you from scuffing the bottom of your purse. Pretty and smart. A good combination. The Alexa comes with an optional  shoulder strap. While I usually carry my bags hooked over my arm, I want the shoulder strap because after a long day in town, I want to be able to just throw the strap over my shoulder since I have shopping bags or whatnot. This is my new go-to bag; it can be an everyday handbag or a dressed-up bag. It works either way.

 Behind my smile I’m thinking “MINE, MINE, MINE!”

If you are shopping for a new handbag (and when aren’t we?) I can highly recommend BagInc.com. The quality and prices are terrific, and the selection is huge! 

As a special treat for you, right now you can win the same bag I received for my review! Click through the link to enter and GOOD LUCK!!  *CLICK HERE ALEXA DUFFLE GIVEAWAY CLICK HERE*

 

Dress Up any Top with Strappys Decorative Bra Straps

Have you ever had a cute top that you never wore because the cut made your bra straps visible. Or maybe you wear a strapless bra but it’s not comfortable or you have to constantly rearrange and readjust it. I know I’ve been in those predicaments. Strappys has the solution, pretty straps to attach to your convertible bra’s.

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I received a pair of adjustable black bra straps adorned with rhinestones attached to a double row of fabric. The jewels on the straps are smooth and flat to prevent them from snagging on clothing. All straps come packaged in a pretty pink jewelry box that’s great for gift giving.

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I first wore the Strappys with a black tube top that I’ve had for a while and just love, but don’t were that often (because of issues mentioned above). The straps are comfortable and looked like part of the top they fit so well. They really jazzed up the top too.

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Strappys has a lot or different styles of straps available, some, like the braided fabric straps are as low as $12 whiles others, including the Large Faceted Stone Bra Straps sell for $44.95. Visit their website, sign up for a free bra charm and receive a coupon to use on the site.

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Fairisle Infinity Scarf- A Great Transition Accesory

If you have been in business for 130 years, chances are,  you know your customer. FRAAS does… and keeps bringing us beautiful pieces! FRAAS has another pretty but functional scarf that everyone will want, to make that transition between Autumn and Winter. The FairIsle Infinity scarf is the perfect accessory to take your warm weather tops a little further into the colder season. I happen to be addicted to scarves, all sizes, colors, weights and lengths. I can use a scarf to take a so-so outfit up a notch and make it special, or use it to bring together items in my wardrobe that I couldn’t normally wear as a finished look.  This pic is of me wearing the  Fairisle Infinity, made of a super soft blend of  acrylic, nylon and a bit of wool. It is so lightweight and airy, but has that little touch of warmth that I want this time of year. It is such a great  transition item, that perfect balance between warm, cool and cold. It loops easily and requires no tying which is one of the genius things about an infinity scarf. Not only will it dress up and function with outerwear, it will look great with a sweater, dress or blouse, and as an accent accessory. Colors include navy/turquoise, camel/ivory, rose/petal, and black/grey.  Of course I chose the black/grey because I think grey is one of the truly beautiful neutrals that goes with anything! This particular item retails in most stores for about $40.

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I always appreciate working with Lipton Publicity. Many thanks to them for providing this beautiful scarf for my review.

soleRebels Shoes Review and Giveaway, 2 winners

I totally support green, eco-friendly companies who try to make a positive difference in our world.  SoleRebels is a great company with with an amazing founder, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu. She was recently on the Women to Watch list in of Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2012. soleRebels is proudly the planets only World Fair Trade Organization [WFTO] FAIR TRADE certified footwear company.

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Now that you know a little bit about this wonderful company, let me tell you about the shoes I received. I had been wanting and looking all over for a comfy pair of slip on shoes, not ballet flats though, I have a ton of those. I wanted something comfortable that would stay on my feet, a pair that I could slip on with a pair of jeans and wear socks with. I looked here and there in different stores with no luck. Then, I remembered seeing the type of slips on shoes I had in mind on the soleRebels website. These are the shoes I chose, the PureLove homegrown:

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Note the soles made from recycled tires and the craftsmanship of the stitching. I slipped these shoes on and was astounded at how comfortable they were.

They are easily one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I’ve ever owned.

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I finally experienced the companies slogan “walk naked” for myself…it’s as if my feet are naked when I have these shoes on…only better because they are protected and the soles provide such good support.

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I highly recommend using their sizing chart, it is extremely accurate and will help you determine what size you should get. I normally wear a size 9 or 10 (yes, I have large feet), depending on the shoe, I always have to try shoes on when I am buying to ensure a comfortable fit. In this case, I printed out their sizing chart to measure my foot, it was a little bit past the 9.5 mark, so I decided to order a 10 and they fit wonderfully.

Buy It: You can purchase soleRebles online from their website, they have slip ons, sandals, lace ups, boots, flats and more.

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Mikarose Modest Fashion for the Fall Season

I love it when the seasons change. My favorite has to be the Summer to Fall transition. I get to pull out my favorite sweater, jacket and long sleeve tops. This year I’ve been revamping my wardrobe, my newest addition comes from Mikarose. Mikarose is all about providing modest and stylish clothing for women. It can sometimes be tough to find fashionable dresses that are with a modest design, but Mikarose as an excellent selection. I received the lovely Bailey dress, in navy.

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I love the way the dress is gathered in the front and back. The plackets that cross over and button have been added as a nice design element are my favorite feature of the Bailey dress. You can’t go wrong with a classic navy dress that has such a flattering shape. The fit is just perfect, not skin tight but not too loose. The dress is super comfortable, it is made up of 95% Viscose, 5% Spandex. It is machine washable which is really convenient, a lot of my dresses are hand wash and hang dry only.  At $49.99 it is an affordable, stylish addition to my Fall wardrobe.

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The Bailey also comes in pink and slate, as well as navy. It comes is sizes ranging from XS-2XL, I found that the size I ordered and their sizing chart was very accurate and the dress fit true to size (no one size here).

If you are looking to update or add to your wardrobe I do recommend the Modest Fashion of Mikarose.

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Win it: Win a $50 gift certificate to Mikarose during the When Seasons Change Blog Hop, from September 21 – Oct 4. Their Fall Line will be released just in time 😉

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Purse Organizer: Keep Your Handbag Organized


It happens almost daily, I come out of a store toting my toddler, digging and fumbling in my purse trying to locate my keys so I can into into my car. I finally find them, but not before almost spilling everything out of my purse while my toddler clings onto me for dear life. Occasionally, I can remember to dig my keys out of my purse before I get outside, while my baby still sits in the shopping cart, but most of the time I don’t remember. If you’re a mother, I know you can totally relate. I discovered the Joey Junior Purse Organizer and it has truly been a life saver.

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The Joey Junior is a convenient adjustable and removable purse pocket, that rolls up and can be placed in any purse, tote or bag.

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I cleaned out my purse, got rid of the trash and non essential items that had made their way in. I used the pouches to hold everything other than my billfold, I simply placed it in the center. My keys, my phone, sunglasses and lip gloss each have a spot… their own spot. No more fiddling, fumbling and digging around for what I need, I can find it all with ease now.

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This purse organizer can be purchased from the Fits In The Purse website for $15.95. You can sign up for their newsletter and receive a 5% off coupon code. You can connect on Facebook and Twitter as well.

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I think is would be an excellent gift for any woman, so in addition to the plaid purse I mentioned yesterday, we are including this item in the upcoming giveaway event Gifts for Your Girlfriends, which will start on September 20 and run through the 27th. Click the image below or click here to be taken to the giveaway entry form.

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Fall Fashion: Emma Rose Plaid Ruffle Purse


Fall Fashion: Emma Rose Plaid Ruffle Purse

Fall always makes me think orange, reds, browns, pumpkins, hayrides and Halloween. It also makes me think plaid. I love plaid patterns, especially for Fall and Winter Seasons. I really like the grey and wine plaid pattern of my new Emma Rose handbag from Alexa’s Angles. The bad itself is cute, fashionable and affordable. It also has plenty of space for everything I need and everything that always seems to end up in my purses (mom’s, you know what I’m talking about).

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This handbag measures about 13.5″ x 3.5″ x 9″, as I said before it is so roomy and has plenty of space inside for everything I tend to stuff in my purses.

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Features I love:
>>cute plaid design
>>good quality
>>made of a fine wool/polyester blend
>>purse is fully lined
>>satin gray and wine velvet ruffle
>>patent leather handles
>>magnetic snap closure
>>2 inner pockets (one zipper pocket)
>>spacious
>>affordable price – $20.00

Back view:

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I like the quality, roominess, and pattern of this purse so much that I would recommend it to my girlfriends. For this reason I want to giveaway a purse just like this in the upcoming Gifts for My Girlfriends giveaway hop! The giveaway will take place from September 20-27 and feature items women would love to gift their friends. Be sure and come back to enter! Get a head start and connect with Alexa’s Angels on Facebook and Twitter.

Click the image below or click here to be taken to the giveaway entry form.

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Oasap Fall Fashion Plus End of Summer Sale

**Editor’s note: All links to Oasap have been removed from this post, after receiving a broken item, refusal of exchange and dishonesty about renewal of credits I can no longer support this company or recommend their products, service or blogger program.**

With Fall just around the corner I wanted to update my wardrobe with a few items for the season. It is also a tough choice when trying to make my monthly selections from the Oasap High Street Fashion web store, they have some fabulous pieces in their new arrivals sections. This rhinestone embellished deep V-neckline ruched dress was one that caught me eye. I love the purple, but they do have several other colors available. It’s not badly priced at $29 and can be worn with or without leggings.

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Close up of the top:

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I fell in love with this belted trench coat with double breasted button closure. Sadly it’s too tight in the shoulder area, so be sure to take a look at this coat on the model from their website for a better look at the fit. This is a nice coat and sells for $86.

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These cat cut out earrings are just too adorable, they come in several colors and are priced at $8.

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End of Summer Sale: From now until October 3 Oasap is having an end of Summer sale and as marked down over 100 items to 50% off, see the sale selection here !!

Fashion Hunters Program: If you’re a blogger and you’d like to apply to join the Oasap review team you can sign up here. You will receive monthly credits to use towards any item(s) of your choosing!