Just in time! It’s undie wardrobe renewal season!

Don’t forget to renew your intimate wardrobe . I usually have an undies renewal just around Valentines: out with the old, dingy, worn and ton, stained and yes… the stuff that no longer fits!

Did you know that ill-fitting bra and panties can make you look 10 lb heavier? Well Of course! if there are”extras” peaking from all sides of your intimates…they will also show through your clothes.

Care to be practical and sexy? Find your size at Fredrick’s collection ther carry from 32A to 44D , and while you are at , get that sexy satin pajamas you always wanted!


Happy Valentines!

    

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Shopping in your own closet! Part 1: Handbags

Shopping  in your own closet is a trend nowadays, not because we can’t afford new clothes but because there is a “feeling” of recession, depression and (dare I say it?) DOOM in the air.

Shoppers are just not spending on high ticket items! Why pay for something we don’t need?

But all this has brought out the best in us: we no longer look for the disposable, 15-minute look but a classic, smart, sharp polished and NO NONSENSE look of the new era, the era of the smart women!

What you will realize is that shopping mindlessly ( sometimes out of boredom)  just filled out closets but did not build us a wardrobe! 

Gorgeous ones UNITE!  and for one day only, LOOK in YOUR OWN CLOSET and edit your wardrobe: donate, sell on e-bay or trade with your friends items that make you feel guilty of consumerism glut of the last years .

Keep only what you love, fits well, is classic, smart and stylist and makes you unique and gorgeous! You will probably see at the end that in deed,  you are missing something: the big mess of clothes just to fill space in the closet! Ready?  here we go,

 

STEP ONE : Handbags

Take a look at your handbags:

How many do you have? 6, 60? Who cares!  let’s lconsider this

do you have a favorite? is there one that is just you? Is the one that is “just right”? Is there more than one?GOOD,  KEEP THEM!!

As for the rest: make a pile or get an ( empty) shopping bag.

Toss in the mass marketed, imitation designer, must have ( now “what was I thinking?”) . Also toss the   “bag of the month” , the one that does not go with any outfit but was on sale, the odd-colored one, the one that could be confused with granny’s and the one that could belong to a 12-year old. 

We bet you found handbags you forgot you had, bags from seasons past that could be your next favorite. We bet you can also find a couple of chuckle moments… wow that neon-green croco bag could have come handy in Halloween! 

Feels good doesn’t it?  

Now, look inside the bags; It;s amazing the forgotten thing we can find!: keys, money, receipts, candy…Remove it all! 

Don’t trash these bags, let your friends pick one if they like, or donate to good charity. Someone can always use a bag in good condition.

 

Does this mean we will NEVER SHOP again?  Oh no, quite the contrary…

What we found is that we did have a favorite bag(s), and that it/they will not last forever.. and this when the good shopping comes in handy. Next time you see something similar on sale: buy it , but please buy only one!

Wondering which ones were our picks? There were many but the bare bones are these

 We all had a tote bag , a small handbag and “crazy bag”…

If you’d like any of our picks, click on their image , Overstock.com has them for less than $100 a piece and $1 shipping

 

 


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Fringe? TRY it in your shoes!

Love the fringe trend but don’t want to look costume? Use it in moderation in your clothes and  go wild with your shoes!

Try Steve Madden’s sandals( $69)  and boots ( $109) a definite affordable luxury to update a classic wardrobe . So dare to be different !

Click on images to purchase from Overtock.com with an incredible $1 Shipping SUCH A DEAL!!!!


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Feminine Blouse

Gorgeous ones! Times are tough, money is a little tighter and that means it’s time for more smart  wardrobe building tips. Instead of buying waves and waves of disposable clothes, let’s get something that is beautiful and classic so we can ware it for more that one season!

Remember this is an investment, so don’t fret spending a little extra for you dream blouse!

 

LOW: $15 ( it’s on sale!!!!)

City Style White Tie-Front Blouse City Style White Tie-Front Blouse            

Satin blouse with tie at V-neck, 3/4 sleeves and pleated cuffs. Poly/spandex. Machine wash. Imported. Shirt Women’s 20-99 Female blouses womens

 


High: $92

Moschino Jeans Poplin Ruffle Blouse in White Moschino Jeans Poplin Ruffle Blouse in White          

Moschino is a part of the Aeffe fashion group and is well known for its “classico con twist”, classical twist. Originally created in 1983 by the late Francisco Moschino and now headed by Rosella Jardini, the look of Moschino garments is often referred to as classical, whimsical, sexy, and unique with a dash of humour.100% cotton. Button front closure. Ruffle front.

 

 


 

Even higher but adorable! $97

Lover Natalia Blouse in White Lover Natalia Blouse in White            

This Australian fashion label launched in 2001 by designers Susien Chong and Nic Briand. This label has risen to prominence in Australia and internationally, developing a cult of celebrity following. Lover’s collections all draw upon various inspirations from the worlds of art, music, film and pop culture. Lover’s look embodies romance, drama and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll swagger.100% cotton. Hand wash cold. Button front henley. Attached neck tie. Allover light embroidery. Button closure sleeve cuffs.

 

 

 

 


What to make for dinner: RESERVATIONS!

Yes, I know, Wall Street is on the fritz and everyone is going bonkers! The financial situation of the US may be touchy, but the economy is still strong. With all this pandemonium , we still have to eat. So how about dinner out?  

WHAT????????….. Arent we supposed to SAVE money?. Yes, but just as you, we are tired of hearing doomsday predictions and want to relax, take some pressure off, regain sanity and enjoy the weekend.

We work hard all week so  we all deserve it!

So, LWBG with   RESTAURANTCOM. Now Save 60% off $25 Gift Certificates. Pay $4 when you use the code PRESENT. Valid 11/7/08 through 11/10/08.

Not sure if you want to dine out this weekend? No problem, the certificates are good for a full year.

So , relax, get your mind off the Dow Jones, put on your gorgeous wear and when you’re asked : what are you making tonight? say : Reservations!

Take Ten minutes, regain your sanity

The world is crazy! Wall Street people are in panic, which make others panic, and a boatload of loudmouths preaching of doom , global depression , the end of the world and what not all of a sudden are given 15 minutes of fame on the news… and why not? it sells 🙂

While the rest try to find their bearing and regain their center do what is best and restore your own calm, your own sanity.  Impossible? Not for the most wise people on the planet. What they do in time of turmoil is the same as we can do while others are panicking: a tad of what you love best

Although it’s different for every person the top five Fav’s from the LWBG team that can be done in 10 minutes are as follows, and please, don’t feel guilty for spending or treating your self to a little luxury, after all  this IS your SANITY we are talking about

A GOOD cup of Tea:

either green, chai, decaf, darjeeling or herbal a GOOD cup of tea hits the spot every time. Get a Pot, a cup whatever you can, use fresh clean pure water , and sweeten with honey, raw sugar, artificial sweetener. Pour into your cup and sip, while you inhale the aromas… Don’t gulp it!  Take a full 10 minutes to enjoy.

Teavana Perfect Tea Mug Teavana Perfect Tea Mug       

This beautiful glass mug holds up to 16oz of tea with a frosted Buddha and one of four quotes on the Teavana lifestyle. This glass mug exactly fits with our Perfect Tea Maker.

 

 

 

 

 


Chocolate: in any way shape or form

There’s no denying we love chocolate, so treat yourself to 10 minutes of pure indulgence and have some DARK chocolate . By the grace of the goddesses who heard our pleas, we managed to combine two of our favorites for when on a diet  try calorie free CHOCOLATE tea!

Loose Dark Chocolate Tea Loose Dark Chocolate Tea     

This is certainly a surprise, and one that works very well. A firmly dark and delicious chocolate flavour in the tea creates a most enjoyable taste – and it is nearly without calories. It is essential not to brew this wonderful tea too strong, or the Black Tea will take over. Using just one teaspoon of leaves for a 6-cup teapot to create a stable reviving brew with scrumptious chocolate flavour. Sweeten with honey! The tempting flavour comes from cocoa bean kernels and chocolate pieces. Ceylon and China Black tea, chocolate pieces and cocoa bean kernels, flavouring. GBP1.95 per 100g

 

 

 


Or get a bite of the best chocolate known to womankind made the old fashioned way…

WARNING!!! this is no ordinary candy bar, it comes in classic and delights such as cinnamon, ginger, chili, coffee, pistachio, orange and wonderful vanilla.

Casa Don Puglisi Pure Chocolate from Modica - Classic Casa Don Puglisi Pure Chocolate from Modica – Classic     

We are pleased to introduce this luxurious chocolate bar, courtesy of the renowned Don Giuseppe Puglisi of Modica, Sicily. Puglisi’s chocolate bars are made in the Aztec tradition, creating a rustic, brittle chocolate untainted by modern machinery and artificial flavorings. The chocolate’s opaque patina comes from its cold production process which maintains the full flavor of each ingredient. The cocoa is cold-pressed with sugar granules , rather than heating the cocoa and corrupting the purity of its flavor. Delicate and speckled with reddish blooms, the brittle chocolate crumbles upon disturbance. The unusual texture is the antithesis of mass-produced chocolate. Thanks to a painstaking handmade method, the quality of the ingredients is allowed to shine through. This treat will be a find for any chocolate lover! *Available in 8 flavors: Classic, Chili, Coffee, Cinnamon, Ginger, Bergamotto (Orange Essence), Pistachio, or Vanilla.

 

 

 



 

 

Light some Mango Grapefruit Candles, the mango soothes and the grapefruit promotes a “positive energizing” sensation

Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Candles - 1 1/2 Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Candles – 1 1/2″d x 2″h (Votive; Burn Time – 15 hours)    

Rich sultry fleshy mango is blended with bright tart grapefruit. Reminiscent of summer tropical paradises and hot days this delicious fragrance will make your mouth water. Buddha prized mangoes so much he was given a grove in which to meditate. The Mango plays a sacred role in India it is a symbol of love and some believe that the Mango tree can grant wishes. To see or eat a mango in your dream symbolizes fertility sexual desires and lust. Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Aromatherapy Candles are a favorite with it’s sweet tropical undertones and fresh grapefruit notes. It will bring summer into your home.

 

 


 

 Play that funky tune! : either Marley, Madonna, Nora Jones or Kiss ( are they still around?)  whatever is your favorite crank it up to your delight, close your eyes  and get carried away from the craziness. We highly recommend a personal mp3 player such as the Apple Ipod over the imitators, it’s sleek, comes in colors such as turquoise and purple and do not require a Masters in Engineering to use and load music and change . Plus the sound is GREAT!

Apple iPod shuffle, 1GB - Purple - MB233C/A Apple iPod shuffle, 1GB – Purple – MB233C/A   

Free Shipping, Free Engraving on All iPods. Apple iPod Nano 8GB Blue. iPod shuffle, 1GB – Purple. A new gig for iPod Shuffle. Now in 1GB and 2 GB. The new iPod Shuffle. Born to be worn. – Clip on the world’s most wearable music player and take up to 240 songs with you anywhere. Choose from five colors including four new hues to make your musical fashion statement. Random meets rhythm. – With iTunes autofill, iPod shuffle can deliver a new musical experience every time you sync. For more randomness, you can shuffle songs during playback with the slide of a switch. Everything is easy. – Charge and sync with the included USB dock. Operate the iPod shuffle controls with one hand. Enjoy up to 12 hours straight of skip-free music playback.

 


Best Halloween Costumes

Halloween is for kids of all ages! We gorgeous ones love the excuse to dress up like Fantastic creatures and Divas from the past.  We’ve put together some of the best costumes that are readily available and will not break your budget. Take advantage, you can still get free shipping and no tax! 

Look at the great offers like Get your Costumes ON TIME with Same Day Shipping* and discounts from BuyCostumes.com. 

 USE Special codes: spider30 for $30 off of $150, spider15 for$15 off of $100,  and spider5 for$5 off $50

Don’t be shy, even if you only can ware minimal gear HAVE FUN!!! So what will you be?

 

Marie Antoinette for all budgets! $110
Marie Antoinette Adult Costume - Pink

and Sexy Marie Antoinette ( $40)
Sexy Marie Antoinette Adult Costume

Kitty Cat ($40)

Funky Cat Adult

or Just a touch of costume ($5)

Cats Meow Instant Adult (Economy) Cats Meow Instant Adult (Economy)                

Includes Black faux fur pussycat ears on a faux fur covered headband, matching black faux fur bow-tie and adjustable pin-on kitty tail. One size fits most adults. Leotard/costume not included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Accesories: 50’s glasses ($7)

1950's Sunglasses Adult 1950’s Sunglasses Adult                  

Includes one (1) pair of 1950’s style sunglasses with plastic frames and faux rhinestone accents. Please Note: these are sunglasses, lenses will be darker than shown in image. Clear lens style glasses are sold separately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How about being a flapper? For 50$ you even get the hat and the pearl necklace

Gatsby Girl (Black) Adult Gatsby Girl (Black) Adult          

Includes a black satin-feel dress with a sparkling overlay with satin ribbon emphasizing the drop waist and a skirt section with shimmering fringes. A long pearl necklace and coordinating cloche (hat), with satin ribbon and rosebud detail are also included. Available in women size Medium 6-10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


And don’t forget the cigarette holder !

Cigarette Holder, Plastic Cigarette Holder, Plastic          

Includes: an 11.5 – 12 inch long Black plastic cigarette holder with Silver tip and cream-colored attached mouthpiece. Great for 20’s costumes! Caution: Not recommended for children under 3 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Or go Flower power WILD!

Flower Power Hippie Adult Costume Flower Power Hippie Adult Costume         

Includes: Hair ribbon, top and bell bottom pants. Wig, jewelry and shoes not included.

 

 

 

 

 

 


And if you have the guts ( and the body) Try to be a Star Wars Heroine

Star Wars Amidala Jumpsuit Adult Costume Star Wars Amidala Jumpsuit Adult Costume        

Includes: Jumpsuit with attached boot tops and belt. Toy weapon and boots not included. This is an officially licensed Star Wars costume.

 

 

 

 

 


How to Minimize your Hips

Big Butts be gone! is our motto. But how? Simple: we shall use the same tricks as magicians do: distraction!

If you have been blessed with wide, child-bearing hips, you are a perfectly proportionate gal, more guitar shape than hourglass, just like nature intended.  However today’s fashion standards dictate that we tame nature, so here we go:

Light color slim top and light wide legged pants:

French Connection Striped Wide Leg Pants French Connection Striped Wide Leg Pants    Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours Details: A fabulous pair of wide leg pants in a fashion-forward ivory tone, like these ones from French Connection, will take you far. Throw them on with a fitted blazer for work, or top them with a strappy tank and youre ready for an evening out. *Medium weight cotton-blend wide leg pants with thin tan and blue stripes from French Connection *90% cotton, 10% polyester *Inseam approximately 33″ *Waistband with belt loops *Center front zipper with double slide tab closure *Two angled front pant pockets *Wide leg * Care instructions: Machine wash cold inside out with like colors, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, iron low, do not dry clean *Imported*         

 

wide- legged pants

Thalian Black Wide Leg Cuff Pants Thalian Black Wide Leg Cuff Pants              

Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours Details: Mix and match Thalians basic pieces–and just have fun. These wide leg pants can be dressed up or down, worn with heels or flats, blazer or shirt. The options are endless. *Medium weight black twill wide leg pants from Thalian *63% polyester, 33% rayon, 4% spandex *Made of “Quadri-Stretch” – a unique fabric that stretches in four directions *Inseam measures 31″ *2″ waistband *Center front zipper with double slide tab closure *Wide leg *2″ cuffs * Care instructions: Machine wash warm, gentle cycle, do not bleach, tumble dry, iron on low, for best results dry clean *Imported

 

A-line type skirts, high waisted or regular

High Waisted A-Line Skirt. School Uniforms. High Waisted A-Line Skirt.           

This classy A-Line Skirt would look phenomenal with white button down shirt. Three button enclosure, and mid calf length. *Fabric: 59% Polyester, 38% Rayon, 3% Spandex *Machine Wash Cold *Hang to Dry

 

 

 

 


A-Line Skirt A-Line Skirt             

Crisp polished cotton sateen with a hing of Lycra ® spandex for a comfy fit. Flattering shape. Clean front, back elastic waist. Side zip. Imported. Washable.

 

Flounce skirts and dresses

Bay Studio® Career Black Skirt With Flounce Bay Studio® Career Black Skirt With Flounce            

A great basic black skirt with a “flirty” flutter hem line! Skirt features a relaxed fit, pull-on style, elastic waist, and a solid construction.

and with flattering prints

Floral A-Line Skirt Floral A-Line Skirt         

by JL Studio Georgette A-line skirt in a fun floral print with metallic copper pinstripes. Side zip, seaming and godet insets at the hem. Fully lined. Imported. * A-line silhouette is universally flattering *Metallic pinstripes add a modern touch *Dresses up or down with ease *Polyester; machine wash Womens, 28 long

Need more advice? see: Black Clothes make you slimmer? , Get a Waist!  and the Gorgeous Pant