Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Barneys Co-op

The latest Barneys Co-op is opening in Brooklyn! According to my new favorite website, Barneys Co-op isn't your average overstock merchandise store. Unlike Barneys the original, the co-op is staying true to showcasing new designers with a fresh look! With locations in many cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, and Houston (for list of all the cities go here), Brooklyn's Cobble Hill spot will surely create alot of buzz. Set to open in September at Atlantic Avenue and Court St.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Levi's Wear What Fits Event!

Levi's Wear What Fits Event is being held at Bryant Park in NYC at 10 AM on Friday, August 27th. Stop by Bryant Park and bring something that doesn't fit to donate to Goodwill. In exchange, you will walk away with a pair of jeans that do fit! The new Levi's® Curve ID jeans that are custom fit for women. What's better than free and original?!

Added bonus: Musician Janelle Monae will perform live and celebrity stylist Bobbie Thomas will be there to give you styling tips! Fab!

***Admission is free and jeans are first come first serve!***

Thursday, August 19, 2010

FREE Store!

Yes, it's true! A FREE-store! The Brooklyn Free Store has just taken second hand to a whole new level! Everything is always 100% off! One person's trash is another person's treasure in this tarp-covered tent! People can find things for themselves, as well as donate things they no longer need. If you don't see something for yourself, maybe you'll spot an item a friend needs. The idea behind this 6 week store is to recycle and reuse. There are no store hours and it is always open! You can also find the Brooklyn Free Store on Facebook and Twitter. Location: 222 Walworth St., Brooklyn, NY.

Why not start a free store in your area?! The No Impact Man writes, "It saves resources, saves money, and builds community. What I like about this kind of thing is that any of us can start it anywhere at any time without going through any of the existing power structures--corporations, non-profits, government. It's pure citizen action that is both better for the people and better for the planet."

What a splendid idea!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jazz up your updo!

Does your updo need a makeover in this heatwave?! Learn from the ladies who came before us!


Use a beautiful scarf to jazz up your 'do! The BEST place to find one-of-a-kind scarves? The thrift store! You'll hardly ever spend more than a couple of dollars on a scarf. So, why not pick up a few while you're there?! Hand wash, hang dry, and ready to wear! Here are some lady-like styles to show off!

Tousled half-ponytail look (tie scarf underneath)

Ponytail with longer scarf to flow behind you
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Tie a side bow with loose bun
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Don't be afraid to let bobby-pins show
(For super short hair take strands of hair and twist,
pin down each with bobby-pin until all hair is secure. It's
supposed to be a messy, casual look!)

Tie a knot on top

Bandanas are hot too
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Tie bow in long flowy ponytail

And when you're not wearing your scarf on your head, you can always wear it around your neck or tie it to your purse as an accent!

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Body Shop: Stop Sex Trafficking Petition


Help stop sex trafficking of children & young people. Sign the petition on or at your local store to support a "safe harbor" law. *Protect and prevent any person under the age of 18 from being charged, prosecuted, or incarcerated for prostitution. *Refer exploited children to special services and shelters that will support their recovery. *Require the training of law enforcement, judges and first responders. Buy the Stop Sex Trafficking Bag for Life for only $5 and 100% of the proceeds go to the Somaly Mam Foundation. To see how else you can help spread the word go here.

5 Great Housewarming Gifts Under $15

World Teas in Hand Carved Box


World Market exclusive! Surprise your host with plantation-grown loose leaf tea in a one-of-a-kind hand carved tea box! Comes with a wooden spoon and tea strainer. Choose between China's Favorite Flavors or England's Favorite Flavors. Such a proper gift for only $14.99.

The Boozy Baker: 75 Recipes for Spirited Sweets


End your night with a tipsy sweet dessert! The Boozy Baker has a collection of cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, and more that all contain a delicious dose of alcohol. Only $12.89 on

Scented Shelf & Drawer Liners


Garments will be protected and pampered with scented drawer liners! Scents include Blue Waters (citrus & spice), Evening Garden (rose & orange), and Herbal Cucumber (fresh cucumber). Only $11.99 at the

Essential Paula Deen Spice Set


Includes 3 spices. Paula's best seller House Seasoning can be used on just about anything, Butt Massage to be used on pork and beef, and Silly Salt to add a kick to any food. $14.95 at

Olivia Care set of 4 soaps


Olive oil isn't just for the kitchen anymore! Olivia Care's set of 4 soaps is made with pure olive oil, leaving skin moisturized and healthy. Scented with aromatherapy essential oils, you can choose between 4 fragrances: French Mandarin, French Verbena, French Lavender, and French Green Tea. $14.99 at

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Free things to do across the U.S.

I am always searching for cheap or free things to do in and around my area. I recently found this amazing site called You can search all 50 states for FREE things to do! Explore your state or stop at numerous places on a cross-country trip! Museums, battlefields, observatories, parks, centers, gardens, Universities, zoos, rivers; You name it - this site has it! Sometimes, the best things in life are free.....

South Dakota

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brunch Parties!!!

Want to gather the friends at your place for some delicious food? Trying to stay within a reasonable budget? Throw a brunch party! Eggs, bacon, toast, omelettes, sausage, croissants, bagels, pancakes, french toast, home fries, fruit, muffins, coffee, juice, mimosas; Whatever your combo, you're sure to come out cheaper than your average dinner party! It's a great way to spend time with friends over the weekend and enjoy the day! Plus, it's later than breakfast so everyone can get their beauty sleep!