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Shauna: Don’t Kill Cupid, Breath Life Into Him This Valentine’s Day

A few days ago I went to Walgreens and had a giant epiphany…I hate Valentine’s Day!

Or maybe it’s just all of the thoughtless, very odd crap that goes along with it!  The strange-looking plush hearts with arms that speak "baby talk." Those really cheesey, EXPENSIVE pieces of jewelry with all the red and hot hot pink enamel

Am I the only one who sees that Open Hearts collection bracelet and wants to throw up?

The 10 pound boxes of chocolates that make even die-hard chocolate lover’s stomachs turn. Really?  Does anyone actually want any of that? I know, I know. People always say it’s the thought that counts. But what kind of thought actually goes into purchasing a chocolate foil covered rose at the register while buying foot ointment and deodorant stick? 

Not a whole lot! 

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Shauna: How to Designer Sale Shop Without Having to Kill Yourself Afterwards

It’s no secret that the economy sucks…

And when the economy’s in the tank, fashion, retail and shopping can create a wave of frustration. Designers hesitate creatively, retailers continue to shove the word "sale" down shopper’s throats and shoppers don’t know whether to buy into new trends during sales because the word "sale" means to many LAST SEASON!

When most people think about the word sale, they think about long lines, crowds of quick tempered people – ugh! 

Who wants that!? 

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Shauna: How to Avoid Being a Winter Fashion Victim

Ugh, it’s that dreaded time of year again…

Arctic wind chills, the need to wear so many layers that you look like that annoying little kid from A Christmas Story in his snow suit. Ice scrapers and salt. And the oh-so-wonderful snow/slush mixture that just makes everything really filthy and gross.

Hold it! Why do we live here in the winter again?!

A few of weeks ago I went to see a show at The Midland by AMC, stepped out of my car and immediately froze my butt off. 

Not wanting to wear a coat, hat, gloves, etc was a huge factor. But who wants to carry all that and juggle their $8 beer while trying to maneuver through the masses to the stage? 

Calculating wardrobe options to a winter concert can be complicated.

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Shauna: What Not to Wear to the Christmas Party

 

 

The holidays are here – as in now…

So bring on the decorations and the never-ending Christmas songs about mythical characters who make it cool to pack on the few extra pounds. It’s that one time of year where it’s justifiable to splurge on a shopping excursion.  Just as long as you remember to bring home a couple of presents to wrap for the rest of the fam.

Then there’s the most infamous tradition of all…the dreaded holiday office party!

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Shauna: Bye-bye Bomber; Hello Beat It

Madonna has one…Lindsay Lohan has one…The Olsen Twins have one…Sean P. Diddy aka Puffy aka Diddy aka Puff Daddy (sheez, this guy has more nicknames than Jesus himself!) has one…

And now Michael Jackson’s brothers are throwing their leather jackets into the ring. Well, in a roundabout way…

Tito, Jermaine, Jackie, and Marlon are catapulting their way into the fashion arena with a new clothing line called J5 to honor their beloved brother and their days as the Jackson 5.

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Shauna: NFL Jocks Hitting the Pink

The official color for the month of October? Hint; it ain’t orange and black. But if you happened to say pink, you’re totally in the know! And this month, it’s all about showing off your PINK Pride in support of one almighty cause, Breast Cancer Awareness! So whether you’re blushing in a pastel shade or showing off your electric personality in neon, PINK is the "IT" color to be seen in. Especially if you’re a football player. Continue reading

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Shauna: Getting Your Camel on for Fall

This fall season’s hottest color is camel…

This season it’s popping up on everything from outerwear to dresses, pants to sport coats. Continue reading

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Shauna: The Skinny on ‘Go-To’ Fall Fashion

Getting ready to embark upon the ever-eventful fall/winter shopping trip can be daunting…

Between fashion magazine tips and spread sheets, morning news fashion segments and the ever-popular celebrity fashion pics, it can be overwhelming. Especially trying to decipher which trend to believe or not believe. Continue reading

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Shauna: Backpacking it Back to School

Love it or hate it, Back to School season has sprung…

And this year, the hottest accessory is non-other than the almighty backpack! Big surprise, right? Wrong. Continue reading

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Shauna: Got Crochet? Rock With It!

I love homespun crochet details on clothing, especially during the summer…
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Shauna: Forget the Bling, Bring on the Beads!

Opting for major “bling” this summer isn’t the only way to make a major fashion statement when it comes to accessorizing your favorite look this season…

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Shauna: Madonna’s New Line, Twilight Disaster, Filthy Couture, Snooki Loses Her Signature Look & More

Talk about crimes of passion…

Madonna will launch a new clothing line – appropriately named Material Girl – for juniors this August at Macy’s. Prices are to range from $12-$40. Continue reading

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Shauna: Vintage Rock T Buyers Beware. Better to Bewitch than Bewilder

Unless you’ve been living in outer space, you’ve probably noticed a resurgance of the once almighty rare, limited edition of the rock/concert T. These vintage – sometimes absolutely ragged Ts – have become so popular that depending on the band or rock god you long to sport on your chest, they can sell for thousands of dollars.

But why spend your life savings on a T that…

1. You’re not buying new

2. May have more holes and pit stains than your car mechanics wife beater

3. And you didn’t even actually go to the show or concert????

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Shauna: Steer Clear of These ‘Timeless’ Fashion Trends

At this point in our journalistic fashion relationship, you know what to do, now here’s what not to do…

The top five fashion trends that should never come back:

1. Bedazzeled Trucker Hats! Not only do they look like cheap-meets-American Jackass, but since when did we think that it was EVER a good idea to embellish a truck driver’s most coveted fashion accessory?! Continue reading

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Shauna: Break Out the Beasts!

This summer, plan to go on an exotic safari -deep within your closet... Continue reading

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Shauna: Summer Sequels – Return of the Hot Pants!

This summer there’s nothing hotter than a cool pair of shorts! Continue reading

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Shauna: Forget What Mom Said, Plaid is Rad

We all know the basic fashion advice we get from our moms is right…right?

Like that white just isn’t an option after Labor Day. Let’s just negate that one right here and now based on current fashion trends. Or how about, pantyhose are always a must? Uh, no!!!

Or that buffalo plaid and tartan is best left for fall? Not anymore!

It’s time to rumage through that closet of yours (or your significant others), pull out your favorite plaid shirt for spring, and find a few new ways to wear it!

Here are a few ideas:

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Shauna: Summer Sunglasses – Year of the Cat

Time to whip out your sunglasses, ladies and gents! Continue reading

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Shauna: Divas, Devos & Dev-ain’ts Descend on Lupe Fiasco at Midland

No fashion fiascos here…

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Shauna: Cue the Jaws Music – Swimsuit Season is Upon Us!

With summer practically pounding on the door, arguably the biggest fashion challenges of the year is pretty much slapping us in the face…

The dreaded swimsuit!!! Continue reading

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