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I’m hoping to watch the Victoria Secret fashion show tonight sometime, I have to do a lot of studying for my final exams on Monday though to that may not happen on the exact timeline I would like, but I will still get to it.

I’m writing right now because there are some changes that I would like to incorporate to this blog.  Yes, I will still talk about fashion, beauty and shoes because I still love these things and they are a huge part of my life.  But I would also like to add some more lifestyle to my blog.  What did I do today?  The pictures from the trip to the park.  DIY crafty items I try (emphasis on the word try).  My attempts at actually completing Pinterest items I have pinned.

So yes, there will still be fashion pieces on here, but I’m going to evolve the blog as well.  I hope you stick around to see where this blog goes and enjoy the ride with me!

XO,

FR

I feel like I am always on here saying “it’s been so long, I’m still alive, blah blah blah…”  But unfortunately, once again that is true.  Between finals being next week and all the overtime I have been working because of the holiday, blogging has not exactly been high on my priorities lately.  In fact, the only reason I am writing right now is because I left work early with a migraine and have a few hours to kill before my next class…  6 hours in fact…  I may actually get some sleep today!!

Anyway.  My plans are to blog early next week (will be studying all weekend for those earlier mentioned finals) and what topic will I be mentioning???  The Victoria Secret Fashion Show of course!  I have not yet watched it, but it is sitting safe and sound in my DVR waiting for me to have a spare hour to tune in…  And then a few more spare hours to run to the gym after watching.  🙂  I’m very excited to watch, based on my Twitter feed, it sounds like a very good show!  Also based on my Twitter feed, there were a lot of gentlemen viewers this year…  Surprise, surprise.

So check in a bit later to see my thoughts and feel free to share yours?  Did you enjoy the show?  Is this a yearly tradition that you make of watching it like I do?

XO,

FR

Hi Everyone!!  I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving and were able to spend the time with the people you love.  And for those of you not in the US…  I hope you had a nice Thursday 🙂  Today I wanted to talk about three different topics and all of them begin with the letter B so I decided to combine them into one post.

Boots – I bought some boots online yesterday (more proof that I LOVE shoes).  These were some boots that I’ve wanted for a long time to replace an old pair that are literally falling apart on me.  But I wanted a good pair, and that means saving up some money.  Unless you shop after Thanksgiving.  I got the pair below in black.  Normally they are $90 and I got them for only $24.  Um..  Yes!!

Boots from Kohls – in Black

Black Friday – I went Black Friday shopping today.  It was only my third time going but this was my best ever.  My first year I just went with family.  I didn’t buy anything, just wanted to experience it.  Last year I went and just bought myself presents because I was shopping with all the people I needed to buy for.  This year, I still bought myself a couple items but for the most part got almost all of my Christmas shopping done!!  And I saved SO much money I was shocked.  I got two different sweaters for my brother.  Both sweaters were normally $50 each and I only had to spend $20 each.  And that was just a small portion of what I got.  I hope my family and friends are cool with receiving clothes because that’s the majority of what I bought; someone’s got to dress these people.  🙂  I wish we had one more Black Friday event so that I could finish the shopping I need and save even more money.  Black Friday is a fantastic event in my opinion.

Ok, mine was much less crazy than this… Kind of boring actually.

Speaking of Black Friday, my boutique (Quiet Girl Boutique) is having a huge Black Friday sale with items up to 50% off.  So if you still want to take advantage of sales but are over the crowds or if you live somewhere that Black Friday may not be a thing, come and check out our deals here!  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a $15 off a $30 purchase at Quiet Girl Boutique.  You still have 2 days left!! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Quiet Girl Boutique Black Friday Sale

BB Creme – Have you all tried BB creme?  Am I just late to this party?  I’ve used primer before and liked this but recently decided to try this (aka:  Ulta had a sale so I picked some up) and Oh. My. Goodness.  I have never experienced anything like it!!  In a magazine advertisement it is described as this:

“so beautifying, hydrating, unbelievably light.  It’s instant bare perfection.”

Normally I would see something like that say, “yeah right” and go on about my day.  But they are not lying.  The first time I used it, I washed my face and put this on before my makeup.  I hadn’t even put on a drop of makeup and my skin looked better than I have ever seen it look.  After my makeup, I almost didn’t recognize myself (in a good way)!  My skin had a glow that I always wish I could get and it gave me so much added confidence and self-esteem that I would have paid more than the $6-8 I paid (I don’t actually remember how much it cost).  This will definitely be an item forever in my daily routine!

This little tube is full of magic!!

What about you?  Did you Black Friday shop or are you a believer in the BB creme magic?

PS:  I made a pie yesterday and will be blogging about it later, complete with pictures!!

XO,

FR

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Hey Guys and Dolls!

In honor of Thanksgiving this week, I’m holding a new giveaway because I’m so thankful for all of my readers and how much your kind comments have meant to me.  I’m giving away two, that’s right TWO, coupons towards your purchase at Quiet Girl Boutique.  These coupons are for $15 off any $30 purchase, that’s a 50% discount!  We have some great items available for you and weekly flash sales to help you get even more bang for your buck!  Whether you want to shop for yourself, start your holiday shopping or just see what we have, I invite you to come and shop with me!  Start shopping here.

All you have to do to enter this giveaway is become a customer of my shop (which basically means you just sign up for the emails and sale alerts).  There are other things you can also do to earn extra entries, just click the Rafflecopter link below for all of the details and information.  The contest starts at Midnight tonight (4 hours away) and will last until Midnight Monday morning.  So get started now and if you have any questions at all, please let me know either in the comments section or by emailing me:  fashionistarookie@gmail.com.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

XO,

FR

Rachel Zoe’s Shoe Collection

I was reading an interview with Britney Spears in my latest Lucky magazine and something she said struck me as odd.  She mentioned having a lot of shoes and when asked to elaborate on what she means by a lot she said, “like 50?”  Now, maybe she’s telling the truth but I have a hard time believing that.  After reading this, I got into my closet and counted my shoes.  I have 35 pairs in my closet at this second and that’s not counting all of my winter shoes up in the attic.  I’m guessing I have close to 45 pairs total.  Five less than Ms. Spears and I make a few dollars less than her a year.  I don’t know, maybe shoes aren’t her thing.  But they are definitely mine.  Always have been and (from the looks of things) always will be.

When I was younger and would get a new pair of shoes, we were impossible to separate.  I would literally go to sleep cuddling my new shoes.  My mom always said I was a young Imelda Marcos (she left behind at least 1220 pairs of shoes when she fled the Philippines during a 1986 uprising, you can go here to see more of her collection.).  Shoes make me happy.  You can use them to completely change an outfit, start conversations or put a pep in your step.  And it doesn’t matter if you are a size 2 or a size 22, you can find great shoes that will make you feel great about how you look that day.

Some of the shoes from the Imelda Marcos collection.

My mother just introduced me to the website ShoeDazzle.com.  I know she meant well but I see bad things happening.  They have you answer a few short questions and then provide you with a style profile based on your answers and provide you with shoe options you might like.  I have already found a pair of boots I may (most definitely) have to add to my collection.  The website offers free shipping and easy returns if the fit is wrong or if you just decide you don’t want those shoes after all.  Right now they are having a BOGO deal going on plus when I signed up, I received a 25% off first purchase coupon.  Meaning those boots I have my eye on are now only $26!!

My beautiful boots!!

In addition to that, I received a DSW flyer in the mail today (does anyone else just die once they walk into those doors??) and for a purchase of at least $48, I can get a free python tote.  I’ve never wanted a python tote before but when I saw that, I decided I had to have it.  So hopefully they’re still around after my next paycheck  🙂

Am I the only one obsessed with shoes?  Are there others like me out there?  Tell me all about your love affair and what you do to supplement your shoe wardrobe.

XO,

FR

I love, love, love jewelry!  It is my favorite part of any outfit.  You can wear one dress and take it casual or formal depending on your jewelry and accessories.  No matter if you’ve gained 5 pounds indulging in holiday sweets or lost 10 pounds by working hard, your favorite necklace will still fit.  Because I love jewelry so much, I’ve always wanted to sell it some way.

However, I don’t have the time right now to devote to making my own jewelry (something I would like to try and accomplish in the future) and I don’t have the money to sign up as a consultant for Stella & Dot or Premier Designs.  Plus I don’t exactly have the time to devote to those either with parties, outreach, entering orders and all the other little aspects that add up in a small business of that type.  So I had put my jewelry business dreams on hold…  Until now!

I was recently introduced to Kitsy Lane.  An online community of jewelry boutiques owned by people like you and me.  After doing some research and discovering that this was a completely risk free way to sell jewelry to friends, family and complete strangers I decided to open my own boutique, Quiet Girl Boutique.

I came up with the name of my boutique based on the nickname I was given this past weekend while on my trip to South Carolina, Quiet Girl.  The more I thought about it, the more I loved it!  I am a quiet person and I don’t always have the words to say, however I have had many people start conversations based on the jewelry that I am wearing.  I like attention getting pieces that can give people a glimpse into your personality before they even introduce themselves to you.  So Quiet Girl Boutique was born so that you could “let your jewelry do the talking for the quiet girl in you.”

All pieces are hand-picked by yours truly and we have weekly flash sales that mark down the already discounted pieces.  The jewelry offered is from both up and coming designers as well as more well known designers.  The shop is still in the very beginning stages so will be changing and adding more inventory over the next days and weeks but I invite you to come, check it out and do a little shopping.

Quiet Girl Boutique, start shopping here!

XO,

FR

So last night while at work I realized something… My sweatpants were on backwards the entire night! That’s right, I’m that awesome and you wish you could pull off this look. This isn’t a trend you will find in any fashion magazines because only the really cool kids can pull it off.

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So yeah… Have you every had a “cool” moment like this? Hope your fashion day was less embarrassing than mine! XO, FR

 

Today is Tuesday which means it’s time for another Trendy Tuesday feature!  Today’s trend is one that I’m not sure I can follow but would love to try.  Graphic prints on pants.  I’m seeing these everywhere but I don’t know that’s it is one I can manage.  My hips and thighs aren’t exactly my favorite body parts and pants with highly visible graphics that draw the eye to those exact parts isn’t typically what I go for.  But, let’s focus on these nonetheless.  A lot of the common designs that I have seen are floral patterns.  But there are also polka dots, animal print and other swirly designs.

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More printed denim options, via Google search

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Now if I were to try this trend, I found a pair at Target that I think I would be able to handle.

Snake Print Denim from Target.com

Yes, it is basically a black pair of denim with a slight gray snake print design.  Baby steps, people.  Baby steps.

Do you like printed denim?  Was it something you jumped into all the way or did you just dip a toe in the shallow end?

Happy Trending!

XO,

FR

 

Ok.  We all know that’s not true.  If I had too much time on my hands, I would actually blog every once in a while.  Instead, I abandon my blog because I would rather sleep when I’m not working 40+ hours a week or in school 5 days a week.  But I liked the title and thought it fit with what I want to say.  The time change…  I (like most people) love and adore the fact that I now get an extra hour of sleep each day.  This past weekend I got to spend an extra hour out on the town with friends because of the time change and had a great time!  However, the not fun part…  Changing my clocks.  What a pain in the butt!

My cellphone and TV automatically change.  I had to change the clock next to my bed and in my car manually.  No big deal, right?  Well.  I’m a self-professed watch addict.  I have yet to see a watch I don’t love and when that happens I like to purchase them.  So now for the difficult part.  I have to now change all of these to the new time for the next 6 months before I have to change them all back.

Issues as a watch-addict

Do you have problems with the time change too or is it easier for you to adapt than me?

Come back tomorrow for another Trendy Tuesday!  That’s right, I’m planning on blogging two days in a row!!

XO,

FR

If you are like me (and most fashion bloggers) you probably enjoy a good shopping spree. I know spending the day at the mall and coming home with bags is a great way to spend an afternoon in my opinion but if I can support a good cause while I’m at it, that makes it that much more enjoyable! And this is a great month to do it. Yes, the month is just about over so get to shopping!!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that October is breast cancer awareness month. Whether you watch sports and see the NFL players sporting pink equipment, Dancing with the Stars and hear Tony Dovolani talk about wearing pink in honor of this month, or just walk through a grocery store with a very pink display in the middle of the aisle, you have probably seen the pink display in honor of this month.

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Image via Google

Image via Google

So what are some of the things you can get that go towards breast cancer research? One of my favorite beauty stores, Ulta, has a ton of specials going on right now. When you check out, you can donate and get things back with your purchase. With a $1 donation, you are entered to win a beauty bag. Give $5 and receive a pink water tumbler or a fashion tote. $10 and you can get a pink kisses umbrella! For more information about the Ulta “donate with a kiss” program, head here.

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Do you like jewelry? Stella & Dot is currently hosting a sale with all net proceeds going to fight for a cure. There are five items (two are currently sold out though) and all of them are absolutely adorable!! I especially love the Hope bracelet, below. Are you interested in checking out the items they have? Go here and see for yourself.

Image via Stella & Dot

There are really so many places that you can find to shop for a cure, either in your local town or online. I did a quick google search for “shopping for a cause, october” and it came back with pages and pages of companies and products that all give back to the cause. So if you want to do a little guilt-free shopping and put some good karma out there, get to shopping. You only have a few days left!

XO,

FR