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!.

Fashionista Jonz Promotional Services

Fashionista Jonz Promotional Services

Fashionista Jonz Promotional Services

 

 

Hello everyone! I will be hosting a new online event! This one is different than some of the typical ones many of you have been involved with. There are some vendor fees that apply but you do have some options. If you are interested iin more information on how you can get more exposure for your company and ultimately more sales please send an email to info@fashinistajonz.com We are considering multiple reps from each company so please do not post here asking if we have your company yet. Send an email to info@fashinistajonz.com and we will get back to you shortly with more information. Come join our promotional page!! Daily ladders and promotional opportunities from some of your fave gals!!! Click here to join the group and learn about how to get yourself out there!!!!

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We are two friends from way back in the day that know what it is like to work hard and try to make ends meat! Our goal is to be there as a promotional support system for you. We are two hard working business women who know how to get things done. The both of us, as a team, want to get your name and your business noticed and that is just what we will do. We are offering our promotional services to you for a great price! E-mail info@fashionistajonz.com and let us tell you how we can do the best for you and your business.
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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.

 

Baked Honey Chocolate Pudding

Baked Honey Chocolate Pudding

Baked Honey Chocolate Pudding

 

If you know me you know my knack for ruining desserts but that does not keep me from trying to make them! I am on a mission to try making different desserts until I manage to make one edible one! This recipe seems easy enough and beyond delish so I need to have it in my mouth as soon as it is finished baking! I found this recipe from the Fage Greek Yogurt website however no actual Fage was used in making this yummy dessert.

 

 

Ingredients:
1 cup dark chocolate (75% cocoa solids)
4 FAGE Total with Honey split cups
16 tbsp diced butter
1/2 cup fine granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
4 large eggs
1/4 cup plain flour, sieved

Directions:
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2.Prepare eight ramekin dishes by thoroughly buttering the inside and dusting with flour. Place a disk of greaseproof paper in the bottom of each ramekin.
3.Melt the chocolate, honey from one FAGE Total Honey Yogurt, and butter together over a pan of water.
4.Whisk sugar, egg yolks and eggs until the mixture forms soft peaks.
5.Fold the chocolate mix into the egg mix, then fold in the flour.
6.Pour into ramekins and bake in the center of the oven for seven minutes, or until the puddings have risen above the ramekins. Allow to rest in a warm place for 2 minutes.
7.To serve, turn out onto the center of a plate with a generous spoonful of FAGE Total Yogurt (half of the yogurt in a FAGE Total with Honey split cup). Drizzle with the remaining honey.

Black Bean Taquitos

Baked Black Bean Taquitos

Baked Black Bean Taquitos

 
Mexican type foods have always been a favorite of mine. I am not sure what it is about the foods but everything about them makes me happy. I love spicy food, carbs, cheese, sauces and veggies! You can’t go wrong. I feel like there are a million different ways to switch up the dishes so you never get bored. I also think you can get much healthier with Latin dishes. It could just be me but I really never get tired of them and am always excited to try new dishes. It may be that I rarely ruin my latin themed food and that because I don’t eat animals I can enjoy my experiments much more than other dishes that have to be made into vegetarian dishes.

 

 

 

Ingredients

½ medium yellow onion
1 clove garlic
1 small jalapeno
½ tablespoon canola oil
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ cup black beans
¼ cup cilantro
6-8 corn tortillas
½ cup Colby or Pepper Jack Cheese (any cheese you prefer is fine)
Canola oil for brushing

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 425˚
2. Bring medium or large pot of water to a simmer.
3. In a pan, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and pepper until onion becomes translucent.
4. Gradually stir in garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and continue to cook for 1-2 more minutes.
5. Add in black beans and cilantro, cooking until beans are heated through- two to three minutes more.
6. Turn off pot of water. Taking one corn tortilla at a time, dip in hot water for 3-4 seconds.
7.  Place on a cutting board and scoop one spoonful of black bean filling and a hefty pinch of cheese on top.
8. Roll tight and place seam side down on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
9. Repeat until all the filling is used. Brush each piece with oil.
10.  Bake for 12-15 minutes until the corn tortilla is a light brown color.
Feel free to dip your taquitos in any thing you want salsa, sour cream, guacamole, cheese sauce or even use a few in a salad for decoration.

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.

 

Breezy Blouses

Summer is sooo cose I can smell it! I must have new cool flowy tops to enjoy this warm weather with. I am finding more and more I need to have! In the insterest of sharing the love here are a few I know you must have too!! These are from my super fave store Modcloth.com!!

Bluegrass Singer Top

Bluegrass Singer Top

 

Super fun, super flirty and super cas! Put on some denim shorts and flops and be on your way! Don’t forget your floppy hat!!! You can even pair it with a flowy long skirt. This top is too cute not to get.

The Answer is Sheer Top

The Answer is Sheer Top

 

Hello Nurse!! This top is sexy with a capitol X! I love it! Perfect for an evening of dancing or to a romanic dinner. Throw a blazer or cardi over it and BOOM work shirt!! I love this too much!

Entertainer of the Year Top

Entertainer of the Year Top

 

I know you are thinking this color is totally not summer but how Mad men is this top really!! It is perfect for a cool night out and even awesomer for office attire. Paired with the right shoes, bag and hair accessories you really can spruce this top up right away.

Wish I May, Wish I Flight Top

Wish I May, Wish I Flight Top

 

This is the back of the blouse but I am swooning!!!! The bird patteren coupeled with this cutout back it to die!!! You will stay cool while looking crazy hot in this blouse!

ModCloth

Summer Sample Giveaway

Summer Sample Giveaway

Summer Sample Giveaway

 

I get amazing samples all of the time which I want to share with you! I have plenty that are perfect for summer!
All you have to do is click here by April 11th and you are automatically entered. The winner has 48 hours to contact me with their shipping info so I can send them their prize! If the winner doesn’t contact me with in 48 hours the contest will start over again!
Good Luck and Enjoy!! If you want to win an additional prize all you have to do is Friend me on Facebook can follow me on Twitter and Follow All of my boards on Pinterest so you don’t miss out on any of the awesomeness.  Once you have done all 3 comment below and I will send you something additional!

Must Have Spring Bags

I am totes in the market for a new handbag and Amazon is my go to place everytime. I have a Prime account and getting my stuff with free shipping in 2 days really makes me all warm and fuzzy.
It was like Amazon had heard my longing for a new bag and answered my prayers when I opened up the e-mail this morning. Here are a few must have bags for me this Spring all under $100!

Hibto Tote

Hibto Tote

 
BIG BUDDHA Hibto Tote comes in other colors like a turquois which I am really hearting right now. This is an excellent everyday bag with just a smidge of pizzazz and I like it. The bag can be taken right through to fall which makes it well worth the money.

Brianna Tote

Brianna Tote

 

BIG BUDDHA Brianna Tote is big enough for all of my daily hauling and pretty enough to grab my attention. You can never go wrong with a metallic bag in the warmer months! It also comes with a bigger strap so it can be an over the shoulder bag. My previous metallic bags need to be turned into some handy craft because they are unsuitable for wear anymore. I loves it!

Studio Crossbody

Studio Crossbody

 

BIG BUDDHA Studio Crossbody I don’t even think this selection needs any elaboration…HELLO sqeuins..Nuff said!  You can use it everyday or save it for party time.  Either way no wardroab is complete without it.

Ella Crossbody

Ella Crossbody

 

BIG BUDDHA Ella Cross Body  just happens to perfectly match a wallet I just purchased! I think it is super cute and any thing with that kind of laser cutting detail is right up my alley. Its very hippie chic if you ask me. Plus I have been very into smaller bags lately. Normall I carry a house sized bag and I am really just over it. I don’t use 90% of what is in there anyway.

Adele Satchel

Adele Satchel

 

BIG BUDDHA Adele Satchel Even though I wont wear real animals I absolutly love animal prints of all kinds! They are soo beautiful and adds a bit of flavor to a plain old bag! This one is even a little more sophicated than I usually go. Me mucho likey!

Chloe Tote

Chloe Tote

 

BIG BUDDHA Chloe Tote I am swooning over Chevron patterns lately. I cannot get enough of them. I have always like that pattern but it is making its way out there alot this season and I must have it! The colors are perfect as well!