Fashion Tips for Women Bad at Fashion

I'm not afraid to say it. I hate fashion. I don't have the knack for it and totally appreciate it in those that do. But for me, I just don't care enough to spend the time or money on staying trendy. So for those of you like me, I've put together these fashion tips for women that aren't into fashion but want to fake it. This post contains affiliate links, and I received the tote for review … [Read more...]

Cute and Comfy Clothing – Huge Shopbop Sale

Comfy clothing is about all you will see me wearing these days. The key is to make it cute and comfy. There's no need to sacrifice style for comfort. I have an ongoing partnership with Shopbop, and this post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Cute and Comfy Clothing Once the weather gets cold, chances are you will see me in big comfy sweatshirts exclusively. I don't mess … [Read more...]

My Teenager is Obsessed with Tall Colorful Socks

My sister and I were just talking about how old we feel and out of the loop when it comes to teenage fashion. My son is 14 and can't get enough socks. The more colorful the better. I was so excited to have the chance to work with Inspyr Socks on a review of a bunch of tall colorful socks for Adam. While I received these socks for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Tall Colorful … [Read more...]

Simple Lifehack on How to Fix a Drawstring

This simple lifehack will save you tons of time and frustration. Don't you just hate it when the drawstring comes out of your hoodies or sweatpants! I know we all must share this pet peeve. But I had no idea people didn't know this simple fix. All you need is a safety pin. Lifehack - How To Fix A Drawstring that Fell Out When I was little, my mom showed me this quick trick to fix a … [Read more...]

Fashion Choices and Confidence

Fashion has sure changed for me throughout the years. My goodness has it been a journey. Now that I am 37, I find that less is more. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Fashion Choices and Confidence Back in the day, I dreamed of having a walk-in closet the size of my current bedroom. I wanted to keep up with the trends, and shopping was a hobby. I had lots of clothes. It … [Read more...]

Eli+Elvis – A Modern Kids Clothing Line

I am so excited to be introducing my new project: Eli+Elvis. Newly launched on Etsy, at Eli+Elvis you can find modern t-shirts and hand stamped swaddles for little ones. My goal is to bring simple, yet meaningful style to baby and toddler fashion. Inspired by my son and our adoption journey – I want to let people know #lovemakesafamily and not all families have the same story. Eli+Elvis – A … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I love Gold Toe Socks #OhSoSoft

Gold Toe socks are no stranger to me. My grandma has been using Gold Toe socks for as long as I can remember. In fact, I can remember only grabbing socks from the sock drawer that had the Gold Toe. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gold Toe. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my … [Read more...]

Spring Style for Kids #SpringintoCarters

I am SO ready for spring to be here! Lately, we have been lucky to be experiencing some gorgeous weather in the Midwest, which has put me in the mood for some spring shopping! I was so excited to #SpringIntoCarters and shop their Easter Shop. I was able to find great deals on spring style for little dude for the upcoming months. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence … [Read more...]

Sexy Wedding Dress Ideas and Shopbop Sale

I can remember trying to choose my wedding dress. I wanted a sexy wedding dress that was still considered classy and somewhat traditional. Actually, who am I kidding? There was nothing traditional about my wedding. I got married on a pirate ship in Las Vegas for goodness sakes. But, to me, it's all about the marriage and the lifelong journey that takes place after that special day. While browsing … [Read more...]

Nohi Kids Organic Clothing for the Littles

When choosing something comfortable for me: I am picturing yoga pants and a fleece top. Comfy for little dude: something ultra-soft, easy to move around in – and fun! Nohi Kids brings bright and happy patterns to apparel for kids. I was excited to receive a romper from Nohi Kids– made with organic cotton and bamboo for little dude. I received a product from Nohi Kids in exchange for my review, all … [Read more...]

Toddler Fashion from Whistle and Flute

In the first year with my son, I had so many baby clothes given to us as gifts, it felt like there weren’t enough days for little dude to wear them all! Entering year two, we have a lot less – giving me some freedom to figure out how to bring more style to this little man’s wardrobe. Whistle and Flute helped with this – I love their style! I received two shirts from Whistle and Flute in exchange … [Read more...]

How to Make Money Online with Your Kids

Learning how to make money online with your kids is so easy thanks to Totspot. This post contains sponsored content, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. How to Make Money Online with Totspot If you've never heard of Totspot before, you can learn about my first experiences with it in my original post. But here's a quick recap: Totspot is America's fastest growing resale shopping app … [Read more...]

Ross Dress For Less New Chicago Location #RossonRandolph

Ross Dress For Less is quickly becoming one of my new favorite stores. They recently hosted a fabulous event to celebrate their new location in Chicago. I was honored to attend to get to know more about the brand. I received compensation, but all opinions are my own. Ross Dress For Less New Chicago Location I'm not sure when or why it happened, but I've always thought that Ross was a … [Read more...]

Save Time and Make Money from Your Sofa with Totspot

I think it's safe to say that we would all like to save time and make money every chance we get. As a working mom going to school full time, I simply cannot keep up with my kids growth spurts. Grocery shopping only gets done due to absolute necessity. So shopping for clothes is... pfft... not happening. Until I discovered Totspot. I am being compensated for this post, however, it has been my … [Read more...]

Affordable Fashion for Back to School #NordstromRack

Affordable fashion for back to school outfits just became easier to find. This post is sponsored by Nordstrom Rack, but all opinions are my own. Nordstrom Rack has been a favorite store of mine for quite some time. I am so excited that they now have a online shopping option! Hunting through the store is fun and all, but we all know that I love to shop online in my PJ's. New back to school … [Read more...]

Columbia Omni-Freeze ZERO Cool Down

My brother-in-law was just here visiting and made a special point to show us his new Columbia fishing shirt. Funny timing since I partnered up with Lunchbox on this sponsored post right after he left. Being that Mike is super into fishing, his brother knew he would just love the shirts that Columbia has. They truly think of everything with their products. The shirt is now on his birthday … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Favorite Gifts This Season

Some of the items on this list may seem totally random, but that's just the kind of person I am.  I mean, really, aren't we all? I'm probably way nerdier, but I own it proudly and cannot wait to share this list of cool gifts with you!  Some I have received or reviewed, will be giving, or am still hoping for... Favorite Gifts of the Season The Yoga Trapeze Okay, so I admit, at first sight I … [Read more...]

My Favorite Hot Yoga Apparel from the Onzie

I seriously cannot get enough yoga apparel from The Onzie.  I received the outfit described below to facilitate my review, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Favorite Hot Yoga Apparel The Onzie offers my all time favorite hot yoga apparel and I should not limit it by saying it is just that.  I wear my gypsy pants all the time!  The material can actually pass for dressy in a pinch.  When … [Read more...]

Join me at the #ThisisStyle Twitter Party

Join me at the #ThisisStyle Twitter Party! The holidays are here!  We're going to be talking holiday fashion.  What to wear during the holiday season from "dressing up" to "dressing down" and everything in between.  Are you excited about 2013 Fashion Trends?  We'll help you get the look, share tips on how to wear it, and where to shop to get the look for less. This Twitter party will be … [Read more...]

Saint Patrick Day Shirts

This giveaway is brought to you by  All opinions are my own.  Funny t-shirts are a blast.  They are fun to wear all year round, but especially on holidays like St. Patrick's Day. specializes in funny and vintage apparel.  Their products are printed on ultra soft materials and use high quality fabrics.  Most of their designs are created in … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Favorite Fall Trends from Spiegel

This post is brought to you by Spiegel.  Although compensation was received, all opinions are my own.  Spiegel has several fall trends that have caught my eye.  Each one inspires a different look for various occasions. I love "window shopping" online.  I even like to add things to my cart that I don't intend to purchase.  For some reason that act in itself feels like retail therapy.  I … [Read more...]

Karina Dresses #Dresstacular $1,000 In Dresses Giveaway

I have teamed up with a group of fabulous bloggers to bring you this Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ Event.  Thanks to Karina I am learning that wearing a dress can actually be the most comfortable choice among all of my clothing.  I would now rather wear a Karina dress than my jeans!  The fabric is so perfect that you really can't beat it. Karina Dresses #Dresstacular Karina is always adding to … [Read more...]

Karina Penelope Dress with Pockets #Dresstacular

Karina has sent me several dresses to review.  I am working with a group of fabulous bloggers during the Karina Dresstacular™ Event.  All opinions are my own.  My second Karina dress is the penelope 3/4 sleeve in purple plaid. Karina Penelope Dress with Pockets This Karina dress is just as comfy as the first one, but it has pockets.  Pockets in a dress for some reason make me very happy.  … [Read more...]

Discounted Handmade Fashion Items #9thandElmIntro

Get ready for gorgeous handmade fashion items at a discount.  This is a Fashionista Event.  I was given a promotional item to review by to share my opinions about the website.  All opinions are my own. Discounted Handmade Fashion at is my new not-so-guilty pleasure.  The quickest way for me to describe this new daily deal site is to say it's like … [Read more...]

Karina Dresses #Dresstacular $1,000 In Dresses

I have teamed up with a group of fabulous bloggers to bring you this Karina Dresses Dresstacular™ Event.  Each of us are receiving dresses and posting reviews to create a virtual "fashion show" to show you that Karina has dresses to fit every body type and style.  To make this event even more exciting there will be giveaways galore!   The first dress that I received is so comfortable I … [Read more...]

Perfect Fall Dress from Karina Dresses #Dresstacular

I received a dress from Karina Dresses for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.  The beginning of fall can be a tricky season when it comes to fashion.  The weather has been all over the place.  Today was a low of 50 and a high of almost 80 degrees.  Thankfully, the dress that I received had me feeling comfortable for the whole day. The first thing I noticed about the dress was the … [Read more...]

Comfortable Yoga Outfit from Marika

When choosing a yoga outfit, there are many factors that come into play for the perfect choice.  I received items from Marika for review.  All opinions are my own.  I learned very quickly when doing yoga that the right outfit makes a huge difference.  When you are stretching your body into every which way, you need clothing that will move with you.  Throwing on just any old sweats could leave you … [Read more...]

Get your Ugly Christmas Sweater Early

I realize it is July – but Sweep Tight just got done celebrating Christmas in July with a huge giveaway hop, so…. I am excited to review an Ugly Christmas Sweater from – because who doesn’t want to be prepared for Christmas in the best way possible? Ugly Christmas Sweater I realize there are the people who have ugly Christmas sweaters and do not realize they are wearing … [Read more...]

Hot Yoga Pants from the Onzie

If you have ever done Bikram yoga, you know it's much more than just hot yoga.  It's mentally and physically committing yourself to 90 minutes in a 105 degree room with 75% humidity.  I freaking love it.  However, finding the right hot yoga pants and tops can be really challenging. I am thrilled to once again bring you a review and giveaway for The Onzie's line of hot yoga apparel. Hot Yoga … [Read more...]

Awesome Appaman Summer Threads Sweepstakes

Enter to win Awesome Appaman Summer Threads Giveaway. SWEEPSTAKES: Awesome Appaman Summer Threads Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US and Canada SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 08/10/2013 PRIZE(S): Appaman shirt, shorts and accessory. CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! CLICK TO READ OFFICIAL RULES. … [Read more...]

Unique and Affordable Fashion with Indressme

Fashion items are fun to shop for, but even better when they are affordable.  I was excited to receive two items from Indressme for review and I am also an affiliate with the company.  They have really unique clothing, accessories and fashion items that are affordable, too! Unique and Affordable Fashion Browsing the Indressme site is a lot of fun.  They truly have some items that I have … [Read more...]

Buy and Sell Clothes for Kids at Seams Karmic

Kids grow like little weeds and that means they need new clothes often!  I have partnered with Seams Karmic to let you know about their online consignment shop that specializes in making shopping easier for busy parents! Buy and Sell Clothes for Kids at Seams Karmic Seams Karmic is an online consignment shop where parents can buy and sell gently worn, practically new baby & kid's … [Read more...]

Affordable Fashion at Dollar General

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Some fashion items I refuse to splurge on.  Sure, once in a while I will treat myself to some designer jeans or a nice dress, but that's only because I am frugal on other purchases. Fashion at a Bargain Take summer tanks, for example.  I love to stock up on them and have lots to … [Read more...]

Bikram Hot Yoga Attire from Onzie

If you've ever read any of my posts, there is a good chance you know how obsessed I am with yoga, specifically Bikram yoga.  This past February I even completed my first 30 Day Challenge!  That's right, I did a class a day for 30 days straight!  It was pretty intense to say the least.  And everyday I would walk by a selection of yoga apparel and think oh, maybe I should consider getting some...  I … [Read more...]

Green Gear Galore for St. Patrick’s Day

I am seeing lots of green lately and I don't mean money!  Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, everyone is gearing up with their green shirts, decorations, recipes and more.  We are all a little Irish when it comes to this fun day! Go Green! I can remember when this was my favorite day of the entire year.  My friends and I used to go to the SouthSide Irish Parade here in Chicago.  … [Read more...]

Huge Animal Face T-Shirts from The Mountain

You can wear the face of your favorite animal with these unique t-shirts from The Mountain.  I had been seeing these big face shirts popping up all over the internet and I knew that I had to have one.  As you can probably figure out by my posts, we are huge animal-lovers here.  Why not wear their big faces with pride?! Shirts received for review. Post contains affiliate links. Huge Animal Face … [Read more...]

Jump Start your Weight Loss with Zaggora

Like most, I have decided to try to lose more weight in the new year. So - I am jump starting the weight loss with Zaggora sportswear. Zaggora has a selection of pants and tops that raise your body temperature - making you use more energy while working out. Product received for review. Post contains affiliate links. Zaggora Hot Pants 2.0 come in shorts and capri length (I chose the capris … [Read more...]

Fall Fashion with No nonsense Leggings and Tights

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Fall fashion can be so much fun with No nonsense tights and leggings.  They are super soft, good quality and most importantly, affordable. Fall Fashion No one should have to sacrifice comfort for fashion.  But, we all do it.  We will freeze just to look stylish.  Thanks to No nonsense, … [Read more...]

Shop at Kmart for MaLo Boxer Briefs

When I shop for my son, it's usually super easy; but this time I had to shop for his new underwear.  Now that he's getting older, this has become a bit more difficult.  I haven't been to Kmart in a long time but decided to check out their selection.  They have some really great brand names. Shop Mission: Update His Drawers My son has reached an age where characters like Angry Birds are no longer … [Read more...]

Keepin the Kids Stylish with Tea Collection

You could say that I have a slight obsession with finding adorable clothes for my kids. It is so fun dressing them! One of my favorite brands is Tea Collection! They have some of the cutest clothing for kids! If you've not heard of Tea Collection, please let me introduce you! Product received for review. Post contains affiliate links. Tea Collection was started about 10 years ago in San … [Read more...]

Woolite and CrowdTap – Wooliteers Party

When first thinking of Woolite, I was reminded of old ladies.  I don't know why.  Maybe because it wasn't a brand I was super familiar with other than the fact that I had seen it in my grandma's laundry room at some point. Woolite Well, after working on this super fun Wooliteers campaign through CrowdTap, I now stand corrected.  Woolite doesn't have anything to do with old ladies.  Unless of … [Read more...]

Cozy Belly Pregnancy and Postpartum Belly Shape Wear Review

Any mom wants to look good and feel good during and after pregnancy. I love products that help us achieve that goal. I was recently introduced to Cozy Belly, which is a pregnancy belly shape wear girdle for before, during and after pregnancy. What a brilliant idea, right? Cozy Belly Pregnancy and Postpartum Belly Shape Wear During pregnancy our bodies change very quickly so feeling supported, … [Read more...]

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