Handbag Heresy

Handbag Heresy

Handbag Heresy

 

 

I feel like a trader.  I doubted Betsey and my commitment to her when I should not have.  I could not for the life of me find a new handbag that I loved at any of my fave online stores! Every year for Christmas I search far and wide to find the Betsey bag I of my dreams. Unfortunately this year I could not.  This particular bag was sold out everywhere or only available in a semi hideous color of pink and orange which under normal circumstances I might have loved but when comparing between that and leopard print there really is no competition.
Then I tried to find any bag that was awesome, by any designer. I hang my head in shame while I am typing that statement. Even then, I still couldn’t find one, which made me terribly sad. Almost inconsolable in fact. I lost the will to shop for a short period of time and gave up my search. Betsey bags are my heart and soul. My bag choices are a reflection of me, even on my shabbiest of days. I can look at my new (or old) bag and think if I were an inanimate object I would look just like this. My selection each holiday or birthday season is a process that my OCD takes very seriously. This year didn’t even feel like Christmas after this debacle.
After forever searching high and low and the holiday season being way over what did I find?!?!?! My bag of course! The Betsey Johnson Tough Love Tote in LEOPARD PRINT! Not only was it available but it was almost 1/2 the price! Oh handbag gods, and my personal savior Betsey Johnson I vow to never go against the laws of fierceness again. I shall repent and say 10 Hail Betsey’s until I feel cleansed.
I cannot tell you how in love with this bag I am. I find myself staring at it wondering how I ever got so lucky to possess such a work of art. If you love Betsy the way I do you better get to shopping because right now you can receive 10% off $50 + FS using promo code FEBBJ10 at Betsey Johnson!.

Why Peplum Is A Big Girls Best Friend

So we all know it is obvious I am not the skinniest bloggette ever so generally when I talk about fashion or clothes I don’t have too much of an idea what you ultra skinny and/or in shape people do or feel like in the latest fashions. I can really only assume. I am in heaven however now that peplum is back because my fat ass needs all of the fashion help I can get when pretending to be stylish and less round than usual. I was so excited about peplum I went out and bought one too many peplum and dresses in hopes that this style will last for a little while but Forever 21 had so many adorbs choices I couldn’t say no!

Peplum Bow Top

Peplum Bow Top

 

 

The Peplum Bow Top from Forever 21 is only $22.80 and comes in Royal Blue and Peach. I chose peach because pastel colors are where it’s at right now and I have a super cute pair of floral jeans that this shirt will match with perfectly. The ruffled bottom of the shirt hides one of the most annoying buldges ever. Ladies you know the one I am talking about. Whether you have had babies or not the ovary area as I call it will forever be a tad plumper than the rest of you for almost all ladies. This is the exact reason why I love peplum!

 

 

Geo Peplum Bodycon Dress

Geo Peplum Bodycon Dress

 

 

The Geo Peplum Bodycon Dress is super sexy. It actually made me less fat and made my caboose look much smaller than it is in reality! I was beyond excited when I put this dress on let me tell you! Not only is is peplum, the design is super cute and it sucks things in in a non-uncomfy way! I had to have it plus it is only $22.80.

 

Basic Peplum Dress

Basic Peplum Dress

 

 

 

The Basic Peplum Dress was too good to pass up because it is only $17.80. Besides that the color is beautious and can go with a bunch of my shoes and accessories I already have. Plus it has short sleeves which is cute and adds a little extra coverage for the fall months. I think the color is excellent with my skin tone as well and since I normally wear so much black it is nice to change it up with some bright color for once.

 

Sophisticated Leopard Peplum Dress

Sophisticated Leopard Peplum Dress

 

 

 

The Sophisticated Leopard Peplum Dress was an obvious no brainer. Leopard print and peplum! Let’s be honest that has me written all over it! The colors are perfect for fall and winter! You can wear a blazer and some super hot booties and be on your way. You don’t even need accessories because the dress is busy enough on its own. Once again at $22.80 for an entire dress that you can wear both to work or out is almost like it is free.

 

Hair Accessories To Bring The Back to School Heat

One thing I am still trying to get the hang of is doing my hair. I am beyond ill equipped at styling it. I generally leave it unbrushed and messy which luckily for me works because it can be super curly or just wavy enough depending on the weather and thanks to all y’all grungy hipsters I can get away with the messy do and I simply look trendily homeless. Here are some super cute hair accessories I am drooling over that are semi-in the back to school spirit and won’t break your piggy bank while trying to look cute!

Leopard Pillbox Headband

Leopard Pillbox Headband

 

 

This hot little number is to die seriously! I know this isn’t exactly the every day hair accessory but for dress up events to give yourself a little sass! The Leopard Pillbox Headband is completely vintage style but let’s face it we all are crushing on the fascinator deal since the Royal Wedding so it isn’t to very far out of the realm of possibilities to wear on a semi regular basis if you have the guts.

 

 

 

Braided Multi-Color Headwrap

Braided Multi-Color Headwrap

 

 

 

Braided Multi-Color Headwrap is yet another throw back to previously less stylish era’s but leave it to the hipsters to mix the 80′s colors and fabrics with the hippies sense of freedom! These headbands can either push your hair back like the classic headband will do or you can go hippie and wear it around your head to add some added style to your new school duds.  You can mix and match with soo many different colors and patterns its really only makes sense to have it in your hair arsenal and it’s only $3.80.

 

 

 

Floral Mustache Hair Clips

Floral Mustache Hair Clips

 

 

 

Floral Mustache Hair Clips are every Etsy lover/Brooklyn inhabitants dream hair accessory! I am a big fan of alligator clips! You can use them to just throw your hair on top of your head and get a move on.  I also like that the clips are mismatched so you can wear them seperately or together! This late 80′s/90′s repeat of floral patterns is a super exciting come back actually and one that I am happy to have come back! This fab set will only set you back a mere  $3.80 to be way cute!

 

 

 

Spiked Cat Ear Headband

Spiked Cat Ear Headband

 

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Pretty Delish Pink Grapefruit Margs

Pretty Delish Pink Grapefruit Margs

Pretty Delish Pink Grapefruit Margs

 

I have been drinking pink grapefruit juice quite often lately. I am not sure if it is the warm weather or the fact that it is pink but I am loving it lately.  You know I love Summer, pink and pretty drinks! Margs are an essential part of good summer fun! They can be frozen or chilled, you can use a multitude of ingredients and can make them super pretty.   They are most definitely one of my favorite party drinks.  They are even delish when they are non-alcoholic.

 

 

Ingredients:

1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice (ruby red is sweeter and makes a better tasting drink)
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
1 cup triple sec orange liqueur
3 cups ice
1 cup silver tequila
1 lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt.

Directions:

1. If you prefer to rim the glasses take a lime wedge and rim, then dip in pink sanding sugar or you can use salt, if you do not like a salted or sugar rim you can sprinkle a touch of salt in each glass.
2. Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a blender. Pour into a large pitcher (or just keep it in the blender) and pour in the tequila, stir.
3. Add pink edible glitter to the blender to mix in the drink or add it to the sugar to salt/sugar you rim the glass with to add some sass to your classy marg!

* This recipe comes from the Barefoot Contessa

Little Houses Silhouette by Charmaine Olivia

Little Houses Silhouette

Little Houses Silhouette

 

 

I have mentioned Charmaine Olivia before but she is worth mentioning again. She was having a print sale the other day and I finally purchased one of her prints and am thinking I will be back for more in the very near future! I am in love and cannot wait for the frames to come in and for someone to hang them ( I tend to ruin walls and whatever needs to be hung). This print is beautiful! I absolutely love her silhouettes. I may be biased because I have a thing for silhouettes as it is but hers are so beautiful. The little houses print is exactly my style and will go perfectly with my apartment furnishings! I am not sure why I have a love for silhouettes but they remind me of cameos which I also love.  There are plenty of other prints available at her shop and all very reasonably priced.  I suggest you get your hands on one before you miss out!

Fall Nail Needs

I have been so into nail polish lately. I have been changing my nail and toe colors almost daily. I keep stumbling upon great new colors all of the time that keep me from being able to keep the same color for long. Generally I am more of a fan of bright colors but recently I have been loving the different warm color options. Here are some of my faves that I have been unable to live without.

SpaRitual In Pink Breast Cancer Collection Nail Lacquer - Loving in Pink

SpaRitual In Pink Breast Cancer Collection Nail Lacquer - Loving in Pink

This is a subtle fall color. I know not everyone is crazy into the super dark colors. I really like this color for multiple reasons besides the fact that it is plain purdy.The color is called Loving in Pink which is more of a purpley color but either way can be matched with any metallic, brown, cream, navy, black and almost any color really.  Nail polish colors that are this versatile are an excellent asset to any collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SpaRitual SpaRitual Mini Nail Lacquer - Emerald City

SpaRitual SpaRitual Mini Nail Lacquer - Emerald City

I love the color Emerald City. It is completely a warm color that could be used in summer but because it isn’t that bright turquoise type color I completely feel you can bring this polish right through the fall and if you want to be bold take it to winter! It is a super fab color! Although The Wizard of Oz freaks me out to no end the color emerald and emerald city is still pretty cool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer - Mermaids Dream

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer - Mermaid's Dream

Mermaids Dream completely makes me think of a mermaid! This color isn’t completely fall but it is so pretty you can probably pass it off as pre-winter.  I love anything chock full of  glitter.  I have nothing bad to say about this color.  Even though it is a lighter choice of color it is beautiful.  You can add it to a warmer color polish or wear it by itself.  You can wear it almost all year long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wave Magnetic Polish

Wave Magnetic Polish

 

nails inc. Wave Magnetic Polishis the funnest polish ever!! It comes in different colors and designs but with all of the fancy nail art out there this one is simple and easy to do yourself. You can choose from many different patterns so you never have to get bored with your polish.

 

Fall Fun Give Away

Fun Fall Samples

Fun Fall Samples

I have decided to start the contests again! I missed them and hope you did too! I love trying new things but hate having to purchase full size! Samples are the best way to discover what is awesome and what isn’t. I have amassed a huge collection of samples and want to share them with you!! I have great new stuff I love and that you will love too!
The winner has 48 hours to contact me with their e-mail and physical address so they can pay shipping. If I do not hear from the winner the contest starts all over again.
Good Luck and I hope you all enjoy!
Also, don’t forget to check out www.fashionistajonz.com to find out how to win a special additional prize as well! You can enter the contest here and please share with your friends! Also, if you like my page on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram (Fashionista Jonz) I will send you an additional prize! Comment below that you have done it and your names so I can keep track. When the contest ends on 10/12/2012 I will announce the winner!!!!

I Can’t Help It I <3 Handbags!

I know it is a sick sad addiction but I cannot help it! I love handbags and there is nothing I can do about it. I think I might need a purse-ter-vention soon! Although I have been trying to be frugal for the past few months and even reusing past bags I can almost take it no longer! It is like torture. The season has changed and there are soo many new styles I can’t help myself. The other day I was browsing at MANGO and i almost spent like $1000 dollars. I didn’t but I really really wanted to!

 

Shiny messenger handbag

Shiny messenger handbag

 

 

MANGOShiny messenger handbag, is perfect for an evening out in your little black dress! I really like the tassels and chain strap. This bag just screams fancy schmancy to me. Gold and black are one of the most delish color combinations ever. Some thing about it just says look at me I am sexy

 

 

TOUCH - Sequin messenger handbag

TOUCH - Sequin messenger handbag

 

 

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MANGOTOUCH – Sequin messenger handbag, I know you might be thinking typical Fashionista always choosing glitter but can you help me! It’s like how some Italians feel about pasta or mozzarella, when I see it I must have it n’uff said. You know you are distracted by shiny things too! It’s in our DNA, it’s the everything nice part after the sugar and spice.

 

TOUCH - Colored shopper handbag

TOUCH - Colored shopper handbag

 

 

 

MANGO TOUCH – Colored shopper handbag, hello awesome! How did you know I loved multi-colored leopard? How Jersey of me! I love love love this bag alot.

 

 

 

 

Aztecs hopper handbag

Aztecs hopper handbag

 

 

MANGO Aztecs hopper handbag, loves it! How Cinco de Mayo of you! I have been very into these brightly colored patterns lately and I am pretty sure I am going to stick with it at least until winter.

 

Pinup Couture

I was as usual trying to find new fun things to purchase and was being disappointed in my search. I was browsing Facebook of all places and Inked Magazine had some super hot shoes posted. I followed the link and wound up at Pinup Couture. I instantly fell in love. I have always love the pin up style. Here are some items from Pinup Couture I don’t know if I could live without. Here are some shoes and clothes I won’t be able to live without.

Courtesan Swing Dress

Courtesan Swing Dress

 

 

I think this dress is just plain sweet. I love it. I am actually thinking about wearing it do a wedding I have next month. I think it is perfect in every way…and my boobs will look amaze!

 

Masuimi Dress in Red Bengaline with Black Lace

Masuimi Dress in Red Bengaline with Black Lace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is probably one of the sexiest dresses I have ever seen. I know it covers a lot of body but whatever it exudes hotness. It makes me think of a super hot gal Friday or boss lady.

 

 

Black Cherry Platform Heels
Black Cherry Platform Heels

 

 

 

 

Hii! Could These shoes get any hotter? Cherries, platforms and a bow! Come on! I’m not too sure heels like this existed in the pin up days but I will not complain.  I love cherries and I am not sure why they are always associated with pin up styles but I’m not gonna hate.

 

 

 

 

Cherry Swimsuit

Cherry Swimsuit

 

 

 

I love this style of bathing suit. This is perfect for those of us who are not quite bikini ready as well as who want to add a little style to our beach attire. Sometimes less isn’t really more.

 

Dia de Las Muertos Platform from Pinup Couture Shoes

Dia de Las Muertos Platform from Pinup Couture Shoes

 

 

 

 

 

I am aware this is the same shoe as above but the pattern is do die! I must have these! I won’t have an effective summer wardrobe without them. I will not rest until these are resting nicely in my closet.

 

 

 

 

KALEIDOSCOPE CARD WALLET

KALEIDOSCOPE CARD WALLET - YELLOW

KALEIDOSCOPE CARD WALLET - YELLOW

 

How much do you love this wallet? Yellow does happen to be my most fave color in the rainbow but this wallet makes it even better! I needed a smaller wallet to carry in my clutches because I have lost my ID and cards on more than one occasion because I just threw my cards in my clutch.  Nothing is worse than losing your ID and debit card at the same time.  You are useless for days! As I mentioned above yellow is my fave color so the Kaleidoscope card wallet was a natural choice.  While browsing Hlaska’s online store I found out that the leather is colored using vegetable dyes which  I really happen to appreciate for environmental reasons.  Natural dyes possess so much more vibrant colors and don’t harm the environment.

If you are wondering how Hlaska got their unique name like I was here is the story and I like it! Apparently the creators were looking for an interesting name that could convey what they wanted for their brand.  They kept coming back to an old atlas and skimming through it.  After doing some research Alaska kept sticking out to them as did Hawaii.  Naturally they combined the two and invented Hlaska! That is quite creative I think. What you should do now is check out their full line of men’s and women’s accessories! I promise you will not be disappointed. Click here to get FREE UPS Ground Shipping at Hlaska.com

 

KALEIDOSCOPE CARD WALLET

KALEIDOSCOPE CARD WALLET

 

 

Hlaska was nice enough to send me this loverly little wallet to review and I loved it so much I am giving one away so you can love it too!!!! All you have to do to enter is Like Hlaska on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and then comment below when you have done both! The contest ends on May 5th so don’t be left out! When the contest is over the winner has 48 hours to send me their contact info and I will send this cute card wallet to you! Check out all of the cool stuff Hlaska has to offer!