Archives for August 2012

Hey my loves!

I have some exciting news, I was selected as one of the 12 finalists for to be a 6@6 Brandbassador. Janique what is a Brandbassador? I’m glad you asked! It means I get to share my fashionable and savvy tips, tricks, and picks on looking great for less through You all know that I love a great deal and always try to find the best sites and deals for you. Well if selected one of you will get a chance to win a prize from as well. Isn’t that great!! So what I need you to do is on your computer (not mobile phone) click the link below and hit that Like button! Yes that’s it! Easy right? Thank you in advance for your votes and support! Now let’s get HGB to the top 6!


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Yes I wore snakeskin printed pants and I love them. When I first purchased the pants almost everyone I told or showed were not convinced that I could make these pants work. I think I did pretty good! These pants are probably the most comfortable pair of pants that I own. The material is extremely soft and I love that they have wide legs. I also love the versatility as they can be worn as high waisted pants as well. These babies will get a few more wears before it is time to pack them away until next year, but I absolutely love them! They are by Jaclyn Smith for Kmart (yes Kmart ) and a variation of these pants are currently on sale for $7.99, marked down from their $24.99 price tag (which is still inexpensive). Click here to purchase. I paired the pants with a basic white t-shirt from Forever 21, accessories from Luxe which can be found in Burlington Coat Factory, and my favorite shoes from Aldo.







For some women, animal print is an acquired taste. Either you love it or hate, and there is rarely any type of in between. This type of print whether it is leopard, cheetah, tiger, zebra, or giraffe, can be overwhelming if taken in “large doses.” So many people opt for more subtle ways to introduce this look in to their current wardrobe. They may start with a scarf, a pair of gloves, a handbag, or even jewelry.

Rihanna and Selita Ebanks rocking animal print shoes

I am an avid animal print advocate lol. I have shoes, bags, jewelry, tops, coats and I am on the hunt for the perfect pair of animal print pants. I do not shy away from the opportunity to bring out my inner feline. If you have some reservations about incorporating animal print in to your wardrobe, one way that I encourage women to incorporate this look is with their shoes. Whether you want to try flats, pumps, platforms, wedges, or boots, any shoe with animal print will surely stand out and be the focal point of the outfit. Below you will find animal print shoes of all styles and budgets. Enjoy and happy shopping!

I guess you can now call this transitional period “Pre Fall” and so, depending where you are located, you can break out some of your fall pieces. Today in New York it is a little cool and today would be a perfect day to rock a pair of casual ankle boots with a pair of skinny jeans rolled up at the ankle or if you want a pair of shorts. I am not big on wearing boots during the dog days of summer, actually I am not a fan of this look at all, but some people love it. If the temperature is low, no humidity, and there is a nice breeze then the choices I have below are perfect for you.

With pre-fall transitional pieces you want to make sure you can blend between the seasons. So avoid looks with fur, yes I said fur! I think fur is for the late fall and winter, maybe even early spring, but you should keep the fur away until there is a real chill. Suede and leather are definitely acceptable when you want to try pre-fall looks. Go for a style that is sleek rather than chunky and you are good to go!

Happy Tuesday everyone! A lot has been going on in the fashion and beauty worlds lately. There have been collaborations galore! So let’s jump right in to all of the hot new collaborations in fashion and beauty.

First off, RHOA star NeNe Leakes unveiled her new shoe “The Nethia” through online shoe boutique Shoe Dazzle. If you aren’t familiar with Shoe Dazzle, you sign up and fill out a questionnaire based on your style preferences and then each month a selection of shoes are sent to your online boutique. Then you are able to choose what shoes you want to purchase for the month. NeNe’s shoe, The Nethia, will retail for $39.99 (like all of the other shoe dazzle shoes). It is a black and gold strappy platform heel. The straps are black lace and the platform and heel are gold along with a front zipper.

Rapper Azealia Banks has been making a lot of noise in the fashion world having collaborated with Alexander Wang. Although she is now starting to reach more of a mainstream audience, she is lining up some amazing deals. In today’s society people love those who are raw and uncut and that is definitely Azealia. She is now taking her talents over to the beauty industry and is teaming up with M.A.C. Cosmetics. September 5, 2012, the eve of Fashion’s Night Out, you will be able to purchase her lipstick “Yung Rupunxel” which is the name of her alter ego, online or in-stores for $15. The shade is described as a deep plum which is one of Banks’ signature lip colors. M.A.C. is no stranger to teaming up with female rappers. They have collaborated with Lil Kim for Viva Glam and also Nicki Minaj on her signature Pink Friday lipstick.

Last but not least Nylon Magazine has teamed up with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics to create the “Nylon” lip tar, a bubble gum pink with a neon twist. OCC is one of my favorite cosmetic brands and their lip tars are AMAZING. A little definitely goes a long way with lip tars. If you are on the hunt for a new bubble gum pink lip shade or just want to add something different to your beauty arsenal this product is for you. The lip tar retails for $16 and can be purchased at Sephora or by clicking here