Monday, December 30, 2013

Heavenly Soles Fashion Boots Giveaway

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To enter for your chance to win a pair of sheepskin boots, please read the giveaway details below.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Winter Fashion Clearance Sale from Romwe

As we gear up for the new year, we can also anticipate the year-end sales! This is my favorite time to shop for clothes, and the winter sweaters and coats are fabulous when there are great deals.

Romwe will be having a winter clearance sale from December 31, 2013 - January 6, 2014.

Check out the Romwe sale

To make room for the spring 2014 styles, winter styles will be up to 70% off! They will not restock inventory once these items run out, so if you see an item you like, be sure to get it immediately.

Don't miss out on over 1,000 winter styles on sale. Grab those fashion items while you can!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

$50 Matilda Jane Gift Card Giveaway


This giveaway is hosted by: Queen of Savings, Oy Vey A Day, Moving Through Life and Gone Sweeping

We are giving away a $50 gift card for Matilda Jane clothing. Matilda Jane designs clothing for girls, teens, and adults. This is a sweet prize for all ages, especially if you love unique fashion! As a fashion lover myself, I could not pass on the opportunity to help with a great giveaway for my fashion fans. Thanks to our hosts for putting together an amazing giveaway!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Open Cardigan from Romwe

This is my favorite fashion item of the week! I love cardigans that can be worn for all types of occasions.
This open-style cardigan has side pockets and can be worn casually or dressed up for work or a special occasion. I paired this cardigan with a black tank top, black slacks, and a pair of boots.

This cardigan is on sale for $15 for a limited time on Romwe

I bought this cardigan in charcoal gray and light gray. The light gray resembles a heather gray color. 

They also have these cardigans in black, coral, blue, and green. They are sold as "one size," which fits x-small, small, and medium sizes. This cardigan is perfect for petites and juniors. The material is a soft cotton and is incredibly comfortable! 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays

This is usually the time of the year when I reflect on how far I've gotten on my journey from my humble beginnings. Blogging started as a passion of mine after I was laid off from my first full-time job out of college. I've always enjoyed writing and expressing myself to the world, even when the world refused to listen to me. I also found that I enjoyed writing about products and talking about them via social media. Eventually, my path became one filled with fashion, health, and beauty.

I have to admit, I continue to blog as my passion and hobby. I work a full-time job to pay off my college debt and bills, but my heart is with blogging, marketing, and social media. I hope that in 2014 I can continue my hobbies by creating videos on Youtube that will interest you. I love comedy, so you have been warned that I will have a heap of comedic and informative videos for you.

All in all, it has been one hectic year. I found a new job in a management role, forked up tons of money for my dog's surgery, moved to a new location where I was finally able to sleep (no footsteps above me or loud neighbors!), and my brother came out of a coma. Not all in that order, but you get the picture.

Life circumstances have, for some reason, always been out of my control. There is always something happening or going on, even when I yearn for peace and quiet. I've learned that just because I can't control my circumstances, it doesn't mean I don't have control over my actions and words.

As I reflect on where my path will lead me, I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones, or you are able to enjoy some rest and relaxation.

Happy Holidays everyone! Thank you for continuing to visit my blog and supporting me :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Romwe Limited Inventory Sale

Romwe is having one of its final sales of the year. 
These 18 styles have limited stock - with only 50 pieces left per item, grab them while you can before they run out permanently!

BONUS: Anyone who orders $50 or more will receive a surprise discount coupon. There will even be 90% off coupons for your next purchase. That would be getting your next order almost free!

After you place your order on Romwe, go here: Romwe Coupon Codes

Enter your name, email, and order number, and you will receive a coupon code. There are tons of promo codes available, and will go as high as 90% off!

Happy shopping!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Romwe Christmas Giveaway

It's time for another giveaway thanks to Romwe! This will be a fast and super easy giveaway ending in just 5 days!

I am giving away two $30 gift certificates to use on Romwe. 

Winners can use their prize on any items, and there is always free shipping on every purchase.

To enter:

1. Please follow the directions! 
2. Leave a comment on any product in this collection: Romwe Fashion Collection
3. Come back to this page and complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below

It's that simple! Comments are verified by Romwe and I verify all Rafflecopter entries. 

Below is an example of a comment on a product page. Please refer to this if you do not understand how to participate.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Romwe's Sweater Weather Knitwear Sale

Fashion fans! I couldn't resist the sweater weather title. If you know the song, then you know what I mean.

Here is another great sale on sweaters, cardigans, and all knitwear items from Romwe, up to 80% off!
This sale ends December 23rd, so check out what they have before the items are gone.

Prices start at just $12.99, and as always Romwe offers free shipping on any purchase worldwide.

Here is the sale: Romwe Knitwear Sale

Also, if you want to win any of their products FOR FREE, leave a comment on the product page. The person with the most comment likes for that product will receive a free gift!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tips for Dizziness, Low Energy, or Exhaustion

Do you often feel tired, low on energy, or dizzy? I recently found out that my iron levels were incredibly low. After bugging my doctors for an entire year, one of them finally had blood tests performed, which revealed low levels of iron and B12. One of my simple health issues was due to low iron and B12! The solution? I went to a drugstore, purchased iron, B12, and fish oil supplements, and have taken them everyday for one month.

The trick to taking iron supplements is to take the pill with vitamin C rich foods. The vitamin C will help your body absorb more of the iron. Orange juice will also work. Another trick I have read is to cook using iron skillets or pans. Women are more likely to have low iron because of that cycle each month. 

These were just brief tips, but I hope they were helpful to you! 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Sale and Deals from Romwe

Fashionistas! Don't miss out on an end of the year Christmas sale from Romwe. Leggings, hoodies, dresses, and even outerwear are on sale from Dec. 17 - 23, 2013.

This sale will end in one week, with up to 80% off on original prices. I shop at Romwe at least several times a month, and I always receive my items with no hassle. I just can't find the great fit and quality of their peacoats anywhere else here in the U.S.

Check out the sale: Romwe Christmas Sale

Happy shopping ladies!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Things to Do in Kauai

During the second half of our trip to Kauai, we decided to explore the south shore and went sightseeing. Along the way, we checked out the Spouting Horn. This top picture was taken in the same area as the Spouting Horn's location.

We went during a time when the Spouting Horn was not as large as it can get, but still enjoyed the uniqueness of it. The Spouting Horn does what its name suggests - spouts water high up into the air.

Here is a short video clip if you want to see it in action:

Kauai is known as the garden isle because of the lush greens, trees, and plants that lend itself well to an outdoors themed place. In addition to the wonderful beaches, Kauai offers beautiful simplicity to residents and tourists.

Kauai has only one road that encompasses the island in a U-shape. While traveling to our next destination, we saw a lot of vines and trees that were absolutely stunning.

We stayed in Kapaa, Kauai, which is known as the coconut coast. I would recommend getting yourself a nice refreshing coconut drink. This one is from a small shop right before the road leading to Waimea Canyon.

Surprisingly, we did not find as many coconut or fruit drinks shops and stands as we thought we would find on this island. We stayed in Kapaa and the beaches were amazing! Grab yourself a coconut drink and head to the beach for a day of fun in the sun.

If you would like ideas for exploring Kauai, here are some things we did:

Hanalei Bay
Haena Beach Park
Spouting Horn
Waimea Canyon

Also, a fair warning for dining out in Kauai. The food prices there are absolutely off the charts. I live in one of the most expensive places (skyhigh rent, more than average priced meals, etc.) in this country, and I had sticker shock with the food prices. Prices reflect the fresh, local ingredients, but it can also indicate the need to charge people more since there are always tourists there.

Your best bet is to shop for groceries at Walmart, Costco, or Safeway and cook some of your meals while on vacation. This will allow you to explore more activities on the island!


We decided to rent an economy car, which was reliable and we were able to explore much of the island in a matter of five days. Keep in mind that it rains often in Kauai, and can rain everyday. However, the rain comes and goes and it does not rain the entire day. Kauai will also have flash flood warnings when there is a storm, so be prepared.


Use sunscreen at least every 1.5 to 2 hours. I did and still came back sunburnt. That sun and temperature is harsh on your skin.

There are roosters everywhere on this island, and are loud at all hours of the day. Be sure you don't run any over as they can and will get in the way of where you need to go. They are a protected species on the island.

Bring beach towels with you, even if you don't plan to go to the beach. You never know if you might spot a good beach to spend some time.

I hope you have a chance to visit Kauai!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Romwe Winter Holiday Sale

Fashion lovers - I know by now you have seen the countless ads, emails, and marketing for clothing and retail sales all over the place, right? I enjoy a good sale as much as the next fashionista, but enough already with the "20% off!" messages plastered all over the place. I even witnessed an elderly woman get knocked over for the last item on the rack. Reasons like these are why I choose to shop online. Consumerism at its best!

I know the promise of a good sale can deceive you. Trust me when I tell you that Romwe's sales are by far the best for fashion lovers.

Items such as dresses, sweaters, and even coats start at $9.99 for this current sale. This sale will end in less than 7 days!

Here is link to the sale: Romwe Winter Holiday Sale

Why do I shop at Romwe? I love the fabric and material of their clothes. I like the styles (I tend to go for elegant and chic over street or edgy, but they have all styles) and I LOVE the free shipping worldwide.

It takes about 2-3 weeks to receive your order, but it's worth the wait. Check out the sale and see if you can find a nice winter coat for yourself!

Really, where else can you get a high-quality lace dress like this for $11? Grab it before the prices go up again.

Monday, December 9, 2013

12 Days of Silk Scarves Giveaway

12 Days Of Silk Scarves Giveaway

Sponsored by More Than Alive

Are you ready for another fashion giveaway? Add some warmth and style to your wardrobe with silk scarves! 
With Christmas upon us, the wonderful folks at More Than Alive are sharing some of their beautiful silk scarves with 12 lucky winners!

These scarves are made with 100% silk. They are handmade in Laos, so each one is not only a work of art, but it is highly unique.

More Than Alive provides fair wages to each artisan, who in turn ship out beautiful products! Available in Open Weave, Loose Weave, or Raw Silk, there is something for everyone!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

My Trip to Kauai Hawaii

I returned a few days ago from the first vacation (in my life) to Kauai. Time has gone by so quickly, with working, putting myself through college, graduate school, and now moving into the early to mid stages of my career. Vacations are hard to come by, so this was a rare chance for me to get off the grid and relax on the garden isle.

I can be a very tense flyer, but luckily I brought my assortment of electronics and earphones to drone out the noise of kids and crying babies. The nervous energies and crying tend to exacerbate my tension.
Tip for anyone who easily gets cold: do not book your seats at or near the exit rows.

My first view of the oceanfront condo I stayed in was incredible.

We were on the third floor of the Wailua Bay View Condos

A storm hit the island during our first two days in Kauai, so we lost two days of outdoor activities. The thunder and lightning combined with strong winds and flash flood warnings were very intense.

Days 1 and 2 in Kauai were spent in our condo with good food from the island. Our first stop was Korean BBQ, a great place for Korean and Hawaiian food. Their chicken katsu was exceptionally fresh and had a nice crunchy outer layer.

Once the storm settled, I captured an amazing view of the sunrise:

I will post more of my adventures soon, but for now feel free to check out my visit to the Spouting Horn in Kauai.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Blue Peacoat with Puff Sleeves and Gold Buttons

This peacoat is on sale right now for $29.99 - sale ends in 3 days. Original price I paid: $51.99
Here is the item: Romwe blue peacoat

I love this navy blue peacoat from Romwe. The puff sleeves and gold buttons add to the simplicity and elegance of this coat. The material is lightweight, which makes this coat suitable for fall and winter months.

The material is not wool. It is a polyester fabric that is not stretchy, so if you are unsure of size, order one size larger if you plan to wear turtlenecks or sweaters underneath.

I'm wearing a size XS in these images. I'm 109 lbs/5'3 with curves. The XS is a bit snug, but perfect with one top underneath.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Romwe 4th Anniversary Flash Sale

Did you miss out on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday fashion sales? Romwe's 4th anniversary sale has great deals for you on coats, sweaters, dresses, and more!
This sale ends in 93 hours, so don't miss out on these items.

Also, if you leave a comment under any product or item, you have a chance to win some fashion apparel or accessories!

Check out the sale: Romwe 4th Anniversary Sale

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Romwe Cyber Monday Sale

Fashion lovers! Were you able to score some new apparel during Black Friday? If you missed out on the sales, you may want to check out Romwe's Cyber Monday deals. 

Lowest prices of the year - great deals on fashion accessories, coats, and sweaters!

Sale valid for one day only - over 4,000 items starting at $1.99.

Check out the sale: Romwe Cyber Monday Sale

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

~ Happy Thanksgiving! ~

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Whether it was spent with family or friends, or as a much-needed relaxation day from work and errands, I hope you had a wonderful day. Thank you for visiting my blog and checking out my posts on various fashion, beauty, and health trends. 

I am thankful for my significant other and dog. Without them, my days would be filled with fewer hilarious conversations, arguments, and warm moments. I am also thankful I have left the tumultuous and abusive environment in which I was raised, and found compassion and healing in other places. 

I hope you had a nice time off, and if you had to work, then I hope you can get some rest soon!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Black Friday Sale is Live on Romwe

Romwe's Black Friday fashion sale is now live! Head on over and check out all the peacoats, sweaters, dresses, and more that are on sale. There are over 3,000 items up to 75% off!

Sale valid from Nov. 26 - 30th

I've had my eye on a few peacoats and they were marked down too! Romwe offers free shipping worldwide, which is such a great deal. Buy yourself something nice for the holidays for all the hard work this year!

Check out the Romwe Black Friday sale

Monday, November 25, 2013

Rose Dior Sweatshirt On Sale for 24 Hours

Did you miss out on winning a coupon code to use on the Rose Dior floral print sweatshirt from Romwe?

On Tuesday, November 26th, this shirt will be on sale for 50% off, $19.99 (original price: $39.99).

This sale is valid for only 24 hours! This is part of Romwe's Black Friday sale, so grab it while it's on sale, and while they still have the inventory. Limited stock which means they will likely sell out within those 24 hours.

Rose Dior Floral Print Sweatshirt
The item can be found here: Rose Dior floral print sweatshirt

Make sure you order it before the price goes back up to $39.99!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Romwe Black Friday Sale

November 26 - 30, 2013 

Romwe will be having their annual Black Friday sale! 
There will be over 3,000 items up to 75% off. If you haven't checked out their site, take a look and see if you like any of their winter coats!
They're already starting to mark down a lot of items, so grab them while you can or the price will go back up again. They also have limited inventory so all items are unique and one of a kind. This is what I love about Romwe and why I continue to spread the word. 
I get the latest trends which no one else has - none of that mall apparel where you see another girl wearing the same item in public. This irks me!

Romwe offers free shipping worldwide on any purchase. Delivery time takes about 2-4 weeks depending on your location (I'm in the U.S. and it takes about 2 weeks). Plan ahead for your holiday gift shopping!

Preview the sales here:

Here are some coats I bought in the last few months, that are now on sale for great prices:

$37.00 (originally $73.99) free shipping!

$37.99 with free shipping
$10.99 with free shipping!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Pink Rose D Sweatshirt

Fashion lovers! Do you want to grab this limited edition rose Dior sweatshirt for cheap, or even better, win one for free?

From Nov. 22 - 26th, winners will receive a coupon code to get this trendy sweater for a low price, and on the 26th one winner will receive this item for free!

Here is the link to the rose D sweatshirt

Details for the giveaway: Romwe rose D giveaway

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Romwe Top 8 Styles Sale

From Nov. 20 - 26th, Romwe is offering their top eight styles with coupon codes. 
Grab these sweaters, cardigans, and more! Don't forget to check out with the coupon codes to score better deals.
You can also enter to win these items!

--->  Use promo code: caroline$3  <---- b="">
for $3 off any of the items listed in the top 8 sale!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Blue Wool Coat from Romwe

What's the best part about the weather getting colder? The warm outfits you can wear to express your fashion sense, while still staying comfortable!

I found a comfortable blue trenchcoat-style wool coat on Romwe for only $37.99 with free shipping. Where else can you find a warm, wool coat for that price? This slimming coat has gold buttons that help accentuate the color of the coat.

I have been ordering coats from Romwe and I love their slimming styles. Romwe offers free shipping worldwide, so I was able to grab this coat for a great deal!

You can find this coat here: Romwe double breasted coat

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sweater Dress from Aupie

I love finding the latest fashion online and came across an apparel store called Aupie. Their dresses are form-fitting and are a great addition to my wardrobe. They have styles ranging from luxury to classic and even trendy to professional.

Aupie offers free shipping worldwide, and a 20% off coupon, which is a great deal!

Aupie sells fashionable accessories and apparel such as sweaters, dresses, coats, and bottoms. I ordered this double breasted puff sleeved dress in cream. 

This zippered sweater dress can be dressed up or down, for a professional work look, or a casual evening out at dinner. I paired this top with skinny slacks and fall boots. I've also worn black leggings with this and paired it with closed toe calf boots.

The lightweight material is ideal for the fall season and the dress accentuates your body's curves. I have a hard time finding clothes that fit due to my body shape. I'm a curvy petite woman and my sizes in clothing range from XS to M.

I ordered this dress in medium and the fit was accurate. The medium for this dress is the equivalent of a small size, so if you're unsure, order one size up. If you're petite and weigh less than 130, I would suggest the medium size.

This cream coat can be worn to work, parties, or an evening out on the town. I love the cream color and I also want to get this dress in coral. You can find this dress as well as pictures of the coral dress here:

What do you think of this dress? Check out Aupie's site and let me know if you find any of their clothing fashionable! 

Check out Aupie on Facebook for the latest deals. 

Right now they are offering 20% off for first-time customers! The code is on their Facebook page, so grab the code before it expires.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Zippered Wool Coat Sale on Romwe

$36.99 - limited stock

Fashion lovers! This coat is on sale for $36.99 today only, marked down from $109.99!

Use Romwe's $5 off $35 coupon code to grab this coat for $31.99 with free shipping worldwide. 

I love this coat because of these features:

Boyfriend coat comfortable for fall and winter
Zippered coat with leather sleeves
Trendy warm wool coat

Pair this with fall boots and leggings for a warm winter outfit!

Grab this coat here: Romwe zippered coat

This sale ends tomorrow!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Romwe Boyfriend Coat

Are you a fan of retro-style fashion? Check out this boyfriend coat from Romwe. This is a versatile coat that can be paired with jeans, a skirt, or even leggings. Pair this coat with mid-calf boots and you have yourself a fall outfit!

Romwe is having mini-giveaways from now until next week. They have already given away $10 and $20 gift codes to use on this coat, currently selling at $36.99. They will be picking winners Nov. 16, 17, and 18.

Nov. 16 prize: $25 for 3 winners
Nov. 17 prize: $30 for 2 winners
Nov. 18 prize: free coat for 1 winner!

Here is the link to the giveaway: Romwe fall giveaway

You will find details on how to enter there. That is also where they will list the winners' names. Good luck, and I hope one of my fashion fans win!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Donate to Charities and Local Groups in Need

As the holiday season is approaching, it's time to give thanks to what we have and to celebrate the year's end with family and friends. Many of us have all been down on our luck at some point and were able to get through it with hard work and the kindness and compassion of others. This holiday season, give what you can, whether to a charity, family, or local pet shelters that are scraping by to survive. 

If you have clothes you don't wear anymore, please consider donating them to a family in need. How about old towels? The dogs and cats in need of homes at the shelter sure could use a few towels to keep them warm. Food banks are also seeing a significant increase in patrons who are in need of pantry items. 

I am at a point in my life where I don't need to constantly worry about how to pay for groceries or how to pay my bills. It's not perfect, but with hard work and the help of others, I've been able to reach this point in my life. My goal this year is to donate what I can to pet shelters, foster children organizations, food banks, and clothing/food drives.

I don't believe that anyone has the right to freeload and benefit off of another person's hard work, but I know how it feels to be at the bottom, wondering how to feed myself and pay rent at the same time. I have been helped along the way, without any expectation of me paying these kind-hearted people back. I have since been paying it forward, and spreading the charitable contributions to hopefully make someone's day a little better.

If you can donate, even a small amount, it would make a world of difference, perhaps to a hungry child, abused or neglected dog or cat, foster kids who may not have families to celebrate with, or someone down and out due to changing life circumstance. 

Be compassionate not only this season, but year-round. It's time for people to take care of people, and for us to improve our society by directly helping those in need. We should not rely solely on the government to change our lives for the better. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Romwe Gift Certificate Winners

We finally have winners for the two $30 gift certificate giveaways for Romwe Fashion!

Congratulations to the following two people for winning a gift certificate:

Samantha Tedesco (confirmed)
Liliane Inacio (waiting for response)

Please respond by the deadline to claim your winning prize. Otherwise, a new winner will be selected.

Thank you all for entering and stay tuned, I will host another fashion giveaway (like this one) very soon!

Have an idea for an outfit of the week post? Share with me what you would like to see featured each week and I'll work on making your idea happen!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Romwe Party Sale Round Two

Ladies, it's another party dress sale from Romwe!
Check out their sale items valid from Nov. 12 - 18th. 
Over 1,000 items are up for grabs at 60% off!
Cocktail dresses, evening dresses, short sleeved, long sleeved, there is something for everyone. 

I would highly recommend you check out the sale if you have problems finding clothes that fit, like me. Great for petites and those with curves who are petite!

I love Romwe's styles because they are unique pieces and most of their clothing are made in limited quantities, so you get to have a one of a kind piece.

Check out the sale: Romwe party sale round 2

Monday, November 4, 2013

Romwe's Party Sale

Romwe is having a sale on the season's hottest fall party outfits. 

From Nov. 5th - 11th, you can get many fashion items for 50% off. Check out the dresses, tops, and accessories they have for sale. They have brooches, rings, and other types of jewelry that you don't want to miss.

Romwe offers free shipping worldwide on any purchase, so there is no minimum for any order. 

Check out the Romwe Party Sale and let me know what you would love to buy from the sale!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Forever Pure Beauty Makeup Giveaway

Courtesy of Manic Mama of 2

Are you ready for a beauty giveaway?

Logo Forever Pure

You can find Forever Pure on FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for this post. Manic Mama of 2 and the promoting bloggers are not responsible for shipment or prize fullfillment. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is drawn and claim their prize.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Romwe Sweaters Sale

Ladies! How about another quick flash sale from Romwe?
Get this season's best sweaters with free shipping on your purchase, worldwide!
I love Romwe's sweaters because they have limited stock, so every piece I get from Romwe, I know there are not many others who who own that sweater.

This sale ends in 17 hours, so check out the sweaters while the prices are still marked down!

Here is the sale page: Romwe Sweaters Sale