New Giveaway – Party Like a Shop Star!

Sorry for the delay y’all!

The new giveaway is simple. The more people sign up to ‘Shop it To Me‘ – the more prizes there will be. One in every four people will get two items of their choice.

Click here or on the image to sign up and ‘read more’ for more details!

This is a funny kind of contest to have right? True.
Let me explain. My birthday is September 23. Yes – soon. 🙂

As I have previously posted about Shop it To Me, this is a great site that sends you a sales newsletter specified to your needs. You can set it up to show you sales on any brands you like for men, women, and children alike. Also – you can set the frequency of e-mails (I like to get mine every day) and the spending limit. Did I mention that the site was free?

The trick is that if you refer 10 people, you get a gift card. Thus the giveaway for the people that sign up! (Just in time for my birthday!) I have plenty of goodies to give away and so in exchange for y’all signing up to a great site, one in every four people that signs up will get to choose to products for themselves.

Which products? All products (with the exception of one) that I post about this week are in the giveaway. This will include: Nailene, Zoya, Tarte Cosmetics, Fing’rs, Urban Decay, etc.!

To enter, click on the link here or image and sign up. When you signed up and confirmed your account, leave a comment here letting me know you signed up and under what e-mail address.

That simple!

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Maxi-mum Exposure

Does anyone remember when the maxi dress became the ideal and most coveted summer day to glam full outfit item?

I’m not sure I remember the exact year, but I know that all I needed was to see one and I was hooked. Me. Hooked…

Now listen here y’all. Yaya is not a dress/skirt type of gal. Don’t let the collection of said items fool you.

Chiffon Maxi Dress Dereon Diva Long Dress click for zoom

Apple Bottoms $74.99 || Dereon $74.25 || C&C California $117

I know there are plenty of full figured, thick thighed, curvy, voluptuous and whatever else you like to call yourself women out there that are nodding their heads as they hear this: the friction of the summer doesn’t do a single kind thing to my lower half without pants or shorts to protect it. It means I don’t like sticking to meself while walking and will only put myself through such practices, when said practices will be minimal in time.

My summer uniform has and always will be a pair of bermuda shorts and most likely an obnoxiously bright colored top. Until the maxi. Call it what you may, but I think a woman looks like an earth mother goddess in them thaaangs & shoot everytime I put one on, I feel super snazzy. It’s the long gown effect without having a glitz and glamour night out.

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Dereon $59.00 || Alice & Olivia $385 || Adam $237.50

What else calls out to me about it?

The long flowy fabric (I find that the maxis out of jersey or jersey-like material are the most comfy) makes me feel like a female version of a hustla

The item is one single item that completes my whole outfit for the day. I call that time efficient.

I don’t have to worry about if my shorts are showing from underneath or if it rises too much when I bend or sit. Nor do I have to walk around with red press marks from the chairs, benches, subways, and whatever else my legs tend to lean on.

BB Dakota-The Moxie Dress BB Dakota-The Garner Silk Habotai Maxi Dress click for zoom

BB Dakota $60.00 || BB Dakota #64.95 || Sheri Bodell $459

The length of the dress relieves the pressure of cutting up my feet with heels to be cute. The continuous straight line of the dress adds length and slims my frame. So I can rock those flats with nary a worry.

And above all else – every store has options for this rootin tootin type of dress in a variety of shapes: halter, tube top, v-neck, one shoulder, ruffled, boatneck, short sleeve, spaghetti strap – you name it – in different price ranges and color/pattern selections.

Now here is a case that needs no judging. This is a case solved all by itself.

If you are looking for affordable maxi dress, or any outfit to complete your summer day, sign up with Shop It To Me, so that they can send you personalized price and brand savvy alerts, so that you are never guilty of overspending.

How do you feel about this style?

Do you share a similar love affair?

Shop It To YOU

Hey y’all

I’m currently working on a large post about how to save money and where to sign up for the quickest alerts on the fastest and cheapest things.

I couldn’t pass up an opportunity, though, to put a spotlight on Shop It to Me!

This is a website that delivers what you (I mean it) want to your e-mail address. You choose your sizes, your price range, your stores, your designers, your discount amount, your desired e-mail frequency, etc. They even have an option to pause e-mails (very good for events when VISA threatens to disown you or you go on vacation and will not be checking e-mail under the sun). Then they work their magic and send items to you.

My case for example? I love a plethora of designers. I have it set for under $175, in all my sizes, with a minimum of 60% off discount. It’s even better b/c they add in their own additional offers with certain stores.

You can even remove retailers. Why? Well Steve Madden and I are big-time enemies and I have taken a vow of nonpurchase after too many unhappy situations with the company/customer service/product. What did I do? Yaya clicked Remove retailer and didn’t hear from those good for nothings ever again!

I have an illustration to prove myself right too. Check it out:

Had to make the image smaller, so my apologies if it blurs. To sign up – click this icon/link below or in the sidebar, or type this into your browser: (see how accommodating I can be?)