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by: Michelle Valentine's Day is just weeks away. Instead of running to your big name stores for goodies where everyone else will be shopping, why not shop handmade on Etsy? Here is a little list of my favorites to get you started. {Image Credit: Etsy Seller Clare Bare} These Black Heart Boyshorts from Etsy seller Clare Bare are sexy and flirty and can be made to your exact measurements. At $35, they are an absolute steal and will definitely liven up your Valentine's Day! {Image Credit: Etsy Seller BL Soaps} Smudge Mineral Lipstick in Red Hot Ruby $9.95 {Image Credit:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2011 at Style Lush
By Michelle When it comes to toys for my three and a half year old, I'm picky. Aren't we all? I'd rather he sat down and played with his trains, his cars, 'read' books, hide out in the fort under his bed with his flashlight. Things that take some imagination. We let him watch movies and TV, but truthfully I discourage it. So when just about everyone we knew recommended the Leapster 2 for Christmas, I was dubious to say the least. I didn't want him sitting and playing, tuned out and oblivious to the world around him. {Image Credit:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at Style Lush
by Michelle Thankful Thanksgiving Necklace $28 {Photo Credit: The Silver Diva} Give Thanks Serving Fork $15.99 {Photo Credit: WoodenHive} Thankful Note Cards (Set of 8) $14.50 {Photo Credit: DawnCorrespondence} There are so many things to be thankful for this year. What is at the top of your list? Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Style Lush
by Michelle Remember that episode of Friends when Joey wears Phoebe's maternity pants so he can eat more on Thanksgiving? Unfortunately, aside from actually being pregnant, it's pretty hard to get away with wearing maternity pants to make room for just a little more pumpkin pie. Quite a few of our Style Lush writing staff can wear them with pride and have that extra helping of sweet potatoes. But what about the rest of us? Yoga pants are comfy and stretchy, but just a bit too casual for most Thanksgiving dinners. Jeggings? Not unless you are a size zero or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at Style Lush
by Michelle I have mad love for setting tables. It's ok, you can call me a weirdo if you'd like. I can take it. Thanksgiving for me, is the culmination of everything awesome about table setting. Placecards! Wine glasses! Beautiful centerpieces! Chargers! Thanksgiving in our house has it all. And it is the only time of the year that my family -- there are usually around 25 for a sit-down dinner -- has to oooh and ahhhh and pretend that I'm not crazy for loving a gorgeous table. Y'all, I have a color palette. I am not even kidding. Would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Style Lush
by Michelle {Image courtesy Behind the Counter} If you've never taken part in Black Friday, try it just once. I promise, you'll experience shopping like never before. You might be converted to a BFSF {Black Friday Shopper Forever!} or maybe you'll just have stories to tell about "that one time" you decided to venture to the stores to see about all the fuss. Either way, it is something to be witnessed for yourself, trust me there are reasons that the news crews are there filming. On one of his first BF shopping trips, my husband witnessed actual fighting over $3... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at Style Lush
by Michelle I am a big fan of candles. They are romantic, pretty, and fill a room with delicious scents. Lately I've been on the lookout for some candles that not only smell good, but would also be good for gifting. The holidays are fast approaching and I love having a stash of pretty hostess gifts in my arsenal when we go to Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas parties or dinner at friends' houses. I usually just add a quick ribbon, a little thank you tag and keep it simple. It's something that is useful to the hostess plus, she doesn't feel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Style Lush
By Michelle My accessories shopping secret? Forever 21. I must admit, I didn't want to venture in there, but my sisters, much younger than I, now have me hooked. Oh sure, I'm long past 21, but that won't stop me from taking advantage of an accessories mecca. What Forever 21 does so well is providing hundreds of trendy accessories for a steal. It won't be an investment piece, but the quality isn't terrible either. It is perfect when you want to try all of the latest styles without investing your entire paycheck. Here are some of my top picks. {All... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at Style Lush
by Michelle With Halloween fast approaching I've been on a mad dash to pull together Finn's costume. We've always purchased his costume from Old Navy and why not? They have an amazing selection of cute, reasonably priced, and warm selections. First, he was a chicken, then a pirate, and last year he chose the monkey. This year he wants to be Woody from Toy Story. His best friend Ollie is going to be Buzz Lightyear. Last year, Ollie was Spiderman and the envy of the party. They are currently conspiring to recruit moms and aunts and grandmas and cousins to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at Style Lush
By Michelle I look for several things when shopping plus-size clothes, the first of which is not to buy anything with a print that makes me look like a couch. Or feel dowdy. Or that will get me a photo spread on People of Walmart. You laugh, but you might be surprised at the options for fat girls out there. Thankfully, there ARE plus-size retailers who are hearing the cry for stylish, cute clothes. My current search is for a great fall jacket. Here are some of my favorite options. If you have a suggestion, I’d LOVE for you to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Style Lush
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