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Introducing Shorts in Your Wardrobe

Introduction to Shorts
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Blinded by the Bargain

Everyone loves a great bargain, that’s why we’re all here right? What happens though when you find yourself blinded by the bargain and end up with a closet full of mis-matched items and no real sense of style? The trick to creating fashion forward style is to know how and when to shop. No matter what the price of the item, a bargain is never a bargain if it hangs in your closet and never gets worn. ¬†There are a couple of tried and true tips to follow that will ensure that from this day forward you are never blinded by the bargain again.

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How to Successfully Shop Your Closet

As part of achieving budget friendly style, you must become an expert at shopping your own closet. The more you are able to effectively create new looks from pieces that you already own, the less you will have to spend on buying new pieces to transform your look.

Green With Envy

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All Things Pretty Linkup 3/28

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One thing about we sisters, we love a good party so we decided to have one of our own! Drumroll….Welcome to the launch of All Things Pretty Thursday! A fab, fun, and pretty party hosted by My Fashion Forward Blog and Sparkles And A Stove! Link up anything pretty that you’ve made or written about- fashion, style, photography, decor, crafts, or food. If it’s pretty, it’s on your blog and you made it, it goes! Party in the house! As part of the party please like us on facebook so you can be the first to arrive next week. Also by joining you are giving us permission to use your image in a featured post.

House Rules:

1. Please only link up your own work (nothing from your own party (but invite us, we’ll be glad to attend!), no giveaways, nothing in your Etsy shop.

2. Grab a party favor because it’s pretty and link back either from your party page or your linked post. Only linked back posts will be featured. (Text links are acceptable for the minimalists ūüôā )

3. Please link to your specific post and not to your home page.

4. Mingle! Please visit at least 2 other links. We kindly suggest make one of them the one next to you so everyone gets a little party love.

Oh, and here’s a few party announcements:

We will be giving away an Amazon Kindle in April (ah-some!) and have a few spots left to participate. The last two giveaways had over 3000 entries at a value of 1 each so great exposure! You can sign up here.

And just for fun Sparkles and a Stove is hosting a Cards and Cookies Mixer! Open to readers and bloggers alike, you and your partner will exchange a card and a cookie recipe and make a new friend! If you want to join in the fun you can sign up here.

Now on to the party!

Thanks for linking up! Lots of chances to be featured as we will have 2 categories: one for the foodies and crafties and one for fashion, photography and lifestyle!

 


Venley by Youth Monument and A Giveaway Link

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In an effort to find the best options for budget friendly style, I am always on the look out for great new places to shop.  In one of the networks that I belong to I came across a great new site that I wanted to take the time to share with you.The site came to me via USA Lovelist and introduced me to a great American design team. Venley by Youth Monument is an affordable option for some of those elusive quality basics that we are always searching for and a great option for all of those looking to keep their wardrobe dollars here in the U.S. Youth Monument is vertically integrated in downtown Los Angeles and has some great fashion forward options for your casual wardrobe.  Here I found some great quality pieces that would work with any budget for both myself as well as the hubby.  My favorite piece is a 3/4 sleeve baseball raglan in charcoal grey. The top is shown with a denim cutoff short, but it would also work well with a distressed capri for casual days with the kiddos.  If you are one of those couples who likes to match on occasion, there is a matching version for him.  As an added bonus, the company is also sponsoring a great giveaway with over $500 in prizes as well. The intent of the contest is to help fuel the occupation of your closet with Made in America products. You enter the giveaway by sending a tweet with the hashtag #occupyyourcloset explaining why Made in the USA is important to you. The contest will run until the end of April with a total of 20 winners and every tweet will qualify as an entry so tweet away. I hope you like the designer as much as I do, and I will continue to bring you up and coming designers as I find them.  Once you check out the site, circle back and let me know what your favorite piece was.

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