03 September, 2014

Fall 2014 Fashion and Accessories Shopping Spree, and Two Giveaways!

I've been power-blogging for the past few days, in order to meet the deadlines! I hope that you'll check those entries out, too.
  • To enter into my raffle for a Merlot skincare product of your choice, click HERE.
  • To read all about my Summer road trip so far, click HERE.
  • To read my review for Exuviance Illuminating Duo, click HERE.
  • To read my review for Egyptian Magic multi-purpose cream, click HERE.
  • Want to learn how to draw cute cupcakes on your nails? Click HERE for the tutorial.
Hi, everybody! I am still on vacation until September 20th, when I probably will need some post-vacation relaxation. Yes, I am one of those people who feel exhausted, instead of relaxed, after a vacation. Haha. By the way, there are two raffles at the end of this post to celebrate Fall 2014!

Anyhow, I did some shopping recently; not anything major, just a few bits and pieces to go with my existing wardrobe, and I thought I'd share them with you. Also, while on vacation, I saw a few cute things that I thought you might like, so I purchased them for you, too. There will be two prizes -- one for US-based readers, and one for readers outside of the US, because I want to be fair. :o) The raffle is at the end of this post, so be sure to enter for a chance to win!

The following items are from Forever 21. The tops can easily be worn with jeans or a skirt, day or night! I have included links for you (non-affiliated), along with a short review for each item, so that you'd know the quality of what you're getting. Can you find cheap clothes that don't look cheap? Absolutely, but you will need to pay attention to details such as materials, craftsmanship, along with the feel and fit.

1. Paneled Lace Pullover: The sweatshirt material is incredibly soft, and so is the lace. I'm very impressed by this sweatshirt because it feels so cozy, yet isn't heavy, and the lace is soft yet strong; it does not feel cheap at all. This item is true to size.



2. Boxy Striped Knit Top: Despite its name, this top will not make you look boxy! It drapes so beautifully on your body, and gives you a very slim figure. The material is substantial, yet feels silky-soft; it looks so much more expensive than it really is. This product is true to size.



3. Fluted Mini Skirt: See how the skirt looks so short on the model? That's because she's 5'10". On a 5'1" person like me, the skirt ends at mid-thigh, which is the perfect length. The material is thick, yet drapes perfectly on your figure, and will be perfect in the cooler Fall and Winter weathers. This product is true to size.


4. Classic Skinny Jeans: I have mixed feelings about these jeans. The good parts: the size goes by waist-and-inseam, just like with men's pants, instead of some arbitrary number that means nothing. The jeans fit very well, and feel as comfortable as your second skin. The just-okay part: sizing is not very accurate, however. For instance, the label says that the inseam is 28 inches, but the jeans are actually much longer. My inseam is 29 inches, and I can still cuff these jeans by several inches. This is not a big issue, though, since the look of cuffed jeans is flattering on me.



5. Key Pendant Necklace: This necklace is extremely adorable! It feels quite weighty (in a good way) instead of cheap and flimsy. The craftsmanship is excellent, and the necklace looks like a more expensive piece of jewelry, due to its well-designed chain. Also, it does not tarnish!


Now, on to the raffles! Hehe. I was out shopping, and saw a few things that made me think, "Oh, I bet my readers would enjoy these for Fall!" So, I bought for you a pair of earrings that you can wear to the upcoming holiday parties, a glitter nail polish that will look perfect in the Fall and Winter, and a cute heart-shaped hair clip that can be worn at at any time. Sometimes I just like to buy you things, okay? :-P

There are two separate raffles -- one for US readers only, and one for readers outside of the US. Please enter the one that you qualify to be in. Each raffle has one winner. I will pay for shipping. The prize package is random; you won't know what colors you will receive.



For readers OUTSIDE of the U.S. only:

For U.S. READERS only:

18 comments:

  1. I am such a Beauty addict and i am from South Africa :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Sophia! Good luck. :o)

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  2. I love the shoes...especially the little bows on the side. I also really like the flared mini skirt.

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww, thanks! I like the bow details, too.

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  3. I am in love with the key necklace you posted and the little bows! If you didn't know, I have a weakness for anything with a bow!

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    1. That's so cute! Lol. I like bows, too; I find them very charming.

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  4. I hope you have been enjoying your vacation. I'm loving your Anne Klein purse and the Forever 21 Key pendant. Great finds.

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  5. The key pendant and blue earrings seem amazing. Great giveaway. All the best to participants

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! If you've entered the raffle, good luck. :o)

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  6. Hi Tammy! I would so love to join your giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers for the win! (^_^) http://www.myangelmariel.com/

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  7. What cute picks! Especially that bag.. aaah. And I would like you to know I am VERY jealous that you have been on vacay this long and until the 20th.. lol. J/k you deserve it...

    Ash,
    http://AshleyTamarra.com

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    1. Lol, thanks for stopping by! I hope you're doing well. :O)

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  8. That is such a sweet giveaway! Glad you get to have such a long vacation :)

    allthingsglitterandbeauty.blogspot.de

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  9. this all very beautiful

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