20091231

these were chosen by my mood



Make 2010 sparkly and stylish. At least for tonight!

Thank you all for being so incredibly sweet and passionate. I've really enjoyed this past year with you and have appreciated each one of you even more every day. Let's make this next year even better than anyone could ever predict.

Happy New Year!

<3

20091230

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Shopping and Goodies says goodbye to 2009 Fashion and wishes all our readers a very Happy and Healthy 2010. Shopping and Goodies looks forward to continued Great Style from our favorite Fashionistas in 2010. Great Giveaways, Current Trends, Key Pieces, Amazing Fashion and the Latest Places to Shop!

Fashion Fille is blogging about Yassai 7, an awesome jewelry line that seeks to fashionably change the world.

A Few Goody Gumdrops wants you to party like a Goddess in Alexander Wang’s Slinky Long Dress!

Couture In The City shares with us how to look cozy for New Year’s Eve

Shopping and Info loves her Juicy Couture diamond ring engagement keychain.

SomeoneSpoilMe.com shows you how to get in shape this New Year!

TheFind Blog is getting glitzy for the New Year with a Bare Escentuals Extreme Glimmers set!

Hollywire has Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr on the February Cover of Teen Vogue.

20091227

elvis the bear

BEWARE: photo-heavy post ahead. they are quite funny, though, please don't go away.

My roommate and I had a silly photo-shoot a little bit ago, driven by built up giddy energy, her adorable teddy bear (and his girlfriend Priscilla, owned by moi), parts of her nerd Halloween costume, and my penchant for posing-and apparently dancing- whenever a camera comes my way. The result? I'll let you describe it. We may have had a little bit too much fun, but really, is there such a thing? I'll leave that for next year. Big thanks to the star, Elvis the bear. Love ya, baby boy.



I hope everyone has had a nice holiday break and is ready for the new year. We'll talk about that later, but get ready for a great year!

<3

20091225

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Pah-ha! So, it's Christmas. For those of you who celebrate, have a merry one.

she won

Congrats to Angela; you won the Perricone product! Look for an email from me soon!

Thanks to everyone else for entering. Keep checking back for the next giveaway.

xx

20091219

buh bye



Off on a relaxing and snowy ski/snowboard vacation for the next few days. Have a nice pre-Christmas week. Happy Chanukah, too.



BYE!

20091218

you won!

Emma is the lucky winner of the ShopBop gift card! Thanks for your entry, Emma! I don't usually choose entries without email addresses, but I liked your comment the most! So, it's up to you to comment with your email so I can get you your prize.

To the rest of you, you'll get 'em next time. You know Fashion Fille never skimps on giveaways! :)

20091217

seven causes



How freaking cool are these necklaces?!

They're by Yassai 7, a new accessory line. The 7 stands for all of the causes they support- environment, children, the arts, anti-war and peace, stop blood diamonds, stop homelessness, and Darfur. They "seek to fashionably change the world," and I'm thrilled with that statement. It's too easy to get caught up in wearing a crazy-fun dress and platforms, forgetting that there are so many important happenings all around the world. Much of the fashion industry is set on combining good deeds and gorgeous pieces of art, which is crucial. Yassai 7 has some awesome products with an even more awesome goal. Check out the rest of their collection.

mysterious stains

20091215

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finals. no time for you guys, sorry. be back soon.

20091209

paper on me? aw, shucks, thanks!

I was so humbled and flattered to be asked to a topic of a paper for a friend of mine, Christine. She asked me several questions, and then wrote this excellent piece using her top notch writing skills. She even got an A! Thanks so much Christine! Read the whole piece below.
It’s every girl’s dream to get free designer shoes, necklaces, clothing and more, right? Well, for Elysia, a freshman at _____ University, that dream is her reality thanks to a little thing called Fashionfille.com. It’s a little blog that’s part of a big trend.
Ever since she can remember, fashion has been her passion. She recalls piling on accessories as young as two years old. It was only a matter of time until she came across an outlet that allowed her to share this passion with others. That outlet was a blog.
Blogging, the new accessory for every voice, has quickly become the “it” trend in the online world. Elysia, who is one to give all trends a try, hopped on this bandwagon and doesn’t plan on getting off anytime soon.
Fashionfille.com, her blog about personal style, is her biggest hobby. The blog, which features her views on trends and any other fashion news she feels like sharing, has grown in popularity since its start in July 2008.
She began viewing different blogs three years ago. Not all of them were fashion related, but the whole idea of blogging really sparked her interest. When her brother introduced her to Google reader, a site that checks a person’s favorite news sites and blogs for new content and puts all of them in one place, she knew she wanted to give it a go. “Once I saw the personal style blogs out there, I got extremely inspired and decided to try it out for myself,” she says. “I haven’t turned back since.”
Even though she insists technology is a natural thing for her, she still had to teach herself the fundamentals of blogging. Blogger.com, a free site for creating blogs, helped her learn. There, she established Fashionfille.com and personalized it to represent herself. Her blog, which has a very in-your-face heading in pink and black, is simple, girly and fun. She also has a photo blog, called Shimmer and Glow, on tumblr.com, which features a variety of photos that inspire her, from high fashion to interestingly, a bowl of gummy bears.
Elysia, who is petite and outspoken, packs quite a punch with her bright blue boots, long chain necklace and black and white checkered blazer. Her long brown hair accents every outfit she wears. “I’ve dressed consciously for my whole life,” she says. Her style is eclectic with hints of rocker glam. Every outfit must have “at least five pieces of jewelry,” she says while twisting one of the many rings on her hand. She is wearing a gold ring that covers the width of two fingers, very ‘80s and very free. She was given the ring from a designer to write a review about. It’s one of the best perks about her blog.
Companies contact her wanting to advertise their clothing or accessories on her site, hoping her review will spread the word for their products. In turn, she is usually paid with products from the advertiser. The more known she becomes, the more free products she gets. “I’ve gotten shoes, scarves, shirts, books, and a lot of other awesome things,” she laughs. Recently, she was paid a few hundred dollars to put up a sentence to advertise a store.
However, the most rewarding perk is the experience. “I’m getting a lot of early opportunities with companies and exposure, which will really help me down the line when I’m applying for jobs and internships,” she says. “I’m also making a lot of well-connected contacts.”
Getting her ideas from other fashion blogs, businesses, everyday life and her daydreams, She has begun to create quite a name for herself in such a cut-throat industry. She even has the opportunity to give back to her readers with give-a-ways. Her readers, which are nearing 200 hundred a day, can currently compete for a pair of velvet leggings from ChickDowntown. “I've given away scarves, health drinks, tights and socks, Yeah Yeah Yeah's CDs, posters, and other random items,” she explains. “I and the company giving the product away get exposure, and a lucky reader scores free things!”
With all this exposure to fashion trends everyday, she has an opinion or two on what’s and what’s out. “There’s not really one item that’s in right now, but I definitely think that shoes are becoming more important,” she says. “You’ll see more statement shoes nowadays then a few seasons ago.” As for accessories, “no outfit is ever complete without them.” Her must-haves in her closet include boots, cardigans, leggings, textured tights, statement belts and jewelry- and that’s just the shortened version.
After visiting Fashionfille.com, one may question how hard blogging could be? Write a review about a new site selling all vintages pieces or post some likes to a store with great, cheap accessories. But the truth is, she puts hours of work into it, hours that most college students wouldn’t have time for on top of their workload. Posting to the site takes about an hour a day. And when it comes to emailing companies, networking and maintaining the blog, the hours can add up to 15 or so a week. Even during class she is constantly thinking of her next post. “I’m so in love with it, I can’t get my mind off of it,” she says.
With all of her effort thus far, she is hoping her “little baby” will turn into quite a nice career. The marketing major’s goal is to combine fashion and online media and if her blog can take her there, then all the better. Until then, she is enjoying being able to express herself freely to those who love what she loves.
She hopes her readers will continue to share in her passion for fashion. “Fashion, for me, is not about studying every show during Fashion Month or worshiping designers and translating their looks piece for piece to wear myself,” she says. “It's about self-expression, excitement, fun, drama, beauty, and the freedom and creativity it allows.” Much like Fashionfille.com.

Thanks again, Christine!

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This week, almost all of the Shopping and Goodies gang is giving a fantastic prize to a lucky reader. Read on to see what you can win.

Fashion Fille
is giving away Dr. Perricone's Advanced Eye Therapy to a lucky reader. Perfect timing for when you're staying up all night wrapping presents...or studying for finals...and need to give your eyes that boost.

The Fashionable Housewife Eve Handbag, Sir Alistair is giving away some amazing prizes including Clarisonic, KoobaRai scarf, and more! Enter our first annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza before Dec 20th!

A Few Goody Gumdrops is giving away a gorgeous Jalda Metallic Kona Clutch. Enter to Win this Holiday Goody!

Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy is giving away a gold Orient watch in part 2 of BHMnB's Holiday Giveaway Bonanza!!



Up for grabs at the Raging Rouge Beauty Blog: One CLEAN Coffret Set, filled with four fabulous CLEAN fragrances!


SomeoneSpoilMe.com is giving away an amazing personalized necklace to give your best friend.

StyleMaven is asking Santa Baby for an Authentic Pre-owned Herm├Ęs Kelly Bag with savings of 10% off on December 9th, for one day only.

The Fashionable Gal is having a 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza too with amazing prizes including Perricone MD, CoverGirl and more!

TheFind Blog BELIEVES! To celebrate we are giving away a Macy's $100 gift card.

What's Haute Magazine is giving away a Tassel Tote Bag in Chocolate French calf leather from Aspinal of London!

Hollywire asks...What Is Miley Wearing?!

20091208

so, who needs some advanced eye therapy?

You do? Well, I would disagree; you look fab, but if you insist, I have something for you. Some free Dr. Perricone skin care products! Doctor Perricone is regarded as the father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging...big deal, huh? Click on his name to find out more about him. You can win his Advanced Eye Therapy just by commenting and telling me in a haiku why you think you deserve this product, by telling me about products that didn't work, an issue you have that this product will help with, or anything else! Ok, fine, I'll be a pushover, you don't need a non-rhymed verse genre, conveying an image or feeling in two parts spread over three lines, usually with a seasonal reference, but it would make me happy! :) As long as you give me a good reason why you deserve it, that's great.



Ok, anyways, leave a comment (poem or not) to win the Advanced Eye Therapy product. I will end the contest in two weeks, on December 22nd. Winner needs to be from the U.S., sorry for you international readers. Good luck, and keep treating your skin well!

UPDATE: Thanks to all who entered! Contest is now over, please check back to see who won!

20091207

ustrendy featured ME!

Us Trendy asked me to be a guest blogger, and, of course, I obliged! See the beginning of the post below, and click here or on the image to see the rest of the post!

As I sit here trapped in my dorm by the fantastical white blanket all over campus, I'm taken aback by the amazing beauty of snow. It's so pure, so fresh, so untouched. And yet, my mind still goes to fashion even while I'm trying to appreciate the natural wonders in life.

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Click to read the rest of the post!

Thanks, Us Trendy!

20091202

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Find out what all the Shopping and Goodies participants are wishing for this season in this weeks link round-up!

Fashion Fille
made a dreamy wishlist from Brown’s Fashion- she challenges you to look at it without sighing.

The Fashionable Housewife wants you to participate in our first annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza! Twelve days of fabulous giveaways that will have you re-writing your Christmas wish list!

A Few Goody Gumdrops wants her own Judith Leiber Discoball for Christmas!

Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy: All I want for Christmas are some exquisite shiny things, like the beautiful designs of Epoch, by Melissa Clemente Designs

Couture In The City my must have holiday gift list!

Fashion Hippo is having a Spectacular Shaesby Earrings giveaway. Enter to win!

Handbag du Jour has the Chloe Python Paraty bag (in brick red) at the top of its Christmas wish list!

Quinta Trends wants to this Christmas a lot of fashion

Raging Rouge positively covets the Baroque Boudoir holiday collection by MAC.

Shopping and Info wants Kristen Stewart of Twilight’s Sergio Rossi platform pumps for the holidays.

SomeoneSpoilMe.com wants a Personalized Present for the Holidays!

StyleMaven is wishing for a Luxurious VBH Leather Shopper Handbag from from Brown’s London.

All The Fashionable Gal wants for Christmas is the Zoya Ultra Glitter Winter 2009 Nail Polish Collection. Fabulous glitter that is super festive and fun!

TheFind Blog is coveting a classic and luxe Jacqueline Suede Tote Handbag from Vivre.com. Enter for a chance to win it for yourself or a friend!

What’s Haute Magazine thinks the The Obscene Boot by Jeffrey Cambpell is a must-have – for our own closet!

Hollywire.com has Vanessa Hudgen's Neutrogena Ad Bloopers!

luca



If you can't read it, details follow.

Luca Luca Sample Sale
Up to 90% off

Wednesday, December 9th through Sunday, December 13th
From 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Weekends: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

19th W. 36th St. 4th floor
RSVP to rsvp@lucaluca.com or 212-755-2444

All major credit cards accepted.

20091201

i want it!

dresses and skirts
Items in this set:
Roksanda Ilincic dress, 945 GBP
Brownsfashion.com dress, 810 GBP
Balenciaga skirt, 1,065 GBP
Mark Fast skirt, 540 GBP
Alexander Wang skirt, 525 GBP


jackets


shoes and bags
Items in this set:
Alexander McQueen boots, 670 GBP
Giuseppe Zanotti flats, 565 GBP
Yves Saint Laurent boots, 545 GBP
Brownsfashion.com shoes, 350 GBP
VBH bag, 1,990 GBP

jewelry


Raided my favorite overpriced fashion dreamsite-- Brown's Fashion-- to make a holiday season wishlist. My keyboard is covered in drool. I wish I could afford any of these pieces. Sigh.

What are you hoping (realistically...or just hoping) to recieve this season? Like my picks?