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HGB Exclusive

Hey my loves!

I have some exciting news, I was selected as one of the 12 finalists for  6pm.com 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 6pm.com. 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 6pm.com 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!

 

Click here to Vote from your computer!

 

Last Tuesday my long time friend fellow blogger Kim of Makeup by Kim Porter hosted our very first blogging event. It was a great success! We had an amazing time with our readers, fellow bloggers, family, friends, and sponsors.

Our guests were able to enjoy a candy and popcorn buffet from Huey’s Chueys Candy Boutique, express manicures sponsored by Diosa Nails and Shic Beauty Salon, wine and cocktails sponsored by Zico Coconut Water, hors d’oeuvres by Chef Shani of Chef 71ATe and Taste Buds. Shopping was provided by Natty Boutique and Kim provided beauty makeovers while I provided styling advice on upcoming trends and dressing for your body type.

We also held two giveaways sponsored by Fly Credentials and Elleina D. Accessories

All guests went home with great gift bags as well!

Overall it was a great success and a great event. I would like to thank everyone who came out to support and all of those who made this event possible. Special thanks to Melissa of O So Chic, Rob, Camilla, David, Ian, Lloyd, Chanell, Mia, and Krystyna for their help with making sure the event ran smoothly. We really appreciate it! Check out some photos from the event.

Teaching about dressing for you body type (Dress from Natty Boutique)

Custom bracelet made by Elleina D. Accessories nails by Diosa Nails

Shopping Natty Boutique

Danielle from Elleina D. Accessories, Wardrobe Stylist Denise, and myself

Kim doing what she does best!

Manicurist station

Guests enjoying themselves

Special Thanks to the photographer Kevin Hyde

More photos in the gallery!

 

Wedding season has arrived and I am sure some of you have at least one wedding to attend within the next few weeks.

Sometimes finding the right outfit for a Wedding can be difficult (especially in the hot Summer months) so allow me to be of some assistance. 🙂

Here are some tips that you should consider when choosing your outfit:

– Avoid wearing white, ivory or cream.  These colors are designated for the bride only and perhaps the bridal party but they are not colors we as guests should be wearing.  Instead opt for bright colors or pastels – Mint, Tangerine Orange, Magenta, Turquoise, Peach etc.

– Avoid wearing anything too flashy and revealing. This is a Wedding not a club event.  Low cut, backless, cut-out, too short, body-con garments should be avoided at all cost.  Weddings are classy events and should be treated as such.  Also, once again this is the Brides day and your outfit should not be taking the spotlight over the Bride.

– With the hot and humid weather that has been plaguing 99% of the country you want to dress cool – there is nothing cute about sweating when you are all done up. Opt for light/breathable fabrics (cotton, linen, silk, taffeta etc) and of course lighter colors will also keep you cooler.

– Dress according to the time/place of the wedding.  If the wedding is a day time event you can be a little less formal – try a dressy short suit, floral dress or even a jumpsuit.  If the Wedding is in the evening you will need to be more formal and should usually go for a cocktail dress in a darker color (it can still be bright, just no pastels) or even go with black dress (that whole you can’t wear black to a wedding is a myth!!)   Also,  keep in mind that if the ceremony is taking place in a church and you are wearing something strapless or a little low-cut you should try to bring some type of shawl/scarf to cover up your shoulders/chest during the ceremony – it’s the appropriate thing to do. 🙂

– Lastly, wear something you are comfortable in and can move around in.  One of the best parts of a Wedding is the reception and you want to be able to dance, socialize and enjoy yourself!

Let’s get into some outfit inspiration for Summer Weddings:

 

 

 

Check out a few Summer Wedding outfit ideas below:

Summer Wedding
 Jumpsuit:
Summer Wedding: Jumpsuit
Color Short Suit:
Summer Wedding: Short Suit
Peplum Dress:
Summer Wedding: Peplum Dress

 

 

 

You guys know how much I love ASOS.

I cannot say enough good things about ASOS, SERIOUSLY!!!

Some of my favorite things about ASOS:

– FREE SHIPPING (no order minimum), FREE RETURNS!

– ASOS is located in the UK however the FREE shipping gets your items to you in less than 4-5 business days (YES, THIS IS REAL LIFE!! 🙂 ) lol

– Their styles are always on trend, always unique and always affordable (the prices cater to all budgets).

-The quality of their fabric is AMAZING.  The jersey is thick (not see through), the spandex stretchy and thick, the tulle just feels luxurious, The cotton is so soft and so thick (it drapes to the body perfectly).  The list could go on…

-Their customer service is A+++. Honestly, if I return something I see a credit back on my card in less than 7-10 business days. They also e-mail you back within 6 hours of your initial e-mail (which is crazy because they are like 12 hours ahead!!)

As you can see, I am a true lover of ASOS and I highly recommend you check them out if you haven’t.

 

Anyways Ladies, what prompted this post is the HUGE sale ASOS is currently having – 70% off of thousands upon thousands of items (When ASOS has a sale, they have  a SALE). I’m talking about dresses, skirts and rompers from $5, crop tops from $4, shoes from $10 etc.

You guys MUST, MUST, MUST check out the sale, you will not be disappointed. (Keep in mind that even if you only wanted to buy a $5.00 item, shipping would still be free!!)

Check out some of the best (and my favorite) items under $50 included in this crazy sale!

Dresses 

 

ASOS SALE UNDER $50 DRESSES
ASOS Under $50 Dresses
ASOS DRESSES UNDER $50

Playsuits & Jumpers


ASOS UNDER $50 JUMPSUITS & PLAYSUITS

Shorts

 

ASOS UNDER $50 SHORTS

Skirts

ASOS UNDER $50 SKIRTD

 

Bags & Accessories

 

Bags & Accessories Under $50

 

Shoes

 

ASOS UNDER $50 SHOES

 

 

This was just a small selection of all the fabulous pieces ASOS has included in the sale.  Check out the sale yourself, you will not be disappointed!!

 

 

 


I am excited to announce my very first blogging event “FABulously Chic: A Summer Soiree.” If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you have probably noticed me tweeting with the hashtag #FABulouslyChic. Well let me give you a quick breakdown.

I have teamed up with my good friend and blogging buddy Kim of Makeup by Kim Porter to present “FABulously Chic.” It is our way of saying thank you to everyone who has shown continued support, whether you are our loyal readers,new readers, bloggers, family members, or friends. FABulously Chic will be held on July 24, 2012 at Shic by Soketah Hair, Nail, and Beauty Bar.

There will be giveaways, gift bags, shopping, candy buffets, delicious cocktails, mini makeovers by Kim, styling advice and tips by yours truly, and much more.

I hope to see you all there!

Eventbrite - Her Goody Bag & Makeup by Kim Porter Present: FAB-ulously Chic: A Summer Soiree