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25.8.16

Throwback Thursday Inspired Fit of the Day!


Happy #ThrowBack Thursday Luvs, and how's everyone doing today? I've already slurped up 3 cups of coffee and I'm way more hyped than anyone should be at Noon but all in all I can tell we have a beautiful day ahead! My entire look today was inspired by my favorite blue eye shadow and because of it I decided to share with your my Throwback Inspired Fit of the Day, Ya ready?


I am definitely a child of the 70's which also means in my book I am entitled to rock a 70's inspired look in the drop of a dime without warning or notice and that's exactly what took place today!

 
Although I consider myself to be the Dress Expert,  that's never stopped me from rocking a great pair of wide leg jeans.

 
Pair the jeans with a 70's inspired paisley top and just like that you have  what I  like to call A Winning Combination!

 
 I'm not sure if it's because the looks tend to fit so perfectly with my body shape or not but rarely do I come across a 70's inspired fit that I don't like! The Bell Bottoms and Jumpers from that era are absolutely to die for!
 
 
 
I managed to find both this top and bottom at Sears. Lot's of folks sleep on the Deals and Fab Finds I manage to pick up at Sears. Let this Fit of the Day serve as a lesson! Just check it out the next time you're in the area, you won't be sorry!


Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share my Throwback Thursday
 Fit of the day with you! What era of clothing is your favorite and what are you Rocking for your Throwback Fit of the Day?
 

22.8.16

5 Tips for a Successful Back to School Year!


Hey yall Hey! Happy Monday!! It's Back to School time in my neck of the woods and  FabJr. is actually on his way to the 8th grade! Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was walking him into kindergarten and now I'm not even allowed to escort him to the bus stop, Teenagers! It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood and in hopes of that excitement continuing , Today I'm sharing with you  my Top 5 Tips for having a Successful School Year!

 
  1. Get Involved- The simple most important thing you can do when it comes to your childs education is to be involved. Meet the Teachers, Attend Open House,  Review your child's work, Ask Questions.
  2. Set Goals-It's very important that you set goals with your kids for the school year. Make it clear exactly what you expect and listen to them as they tell you what they expect of themselves.
  3. Set a Good Example-Make sure your kids know the value and importance of a good education. Teach them valuable lessons before they even begin school about its importance. Be a daily reminder for your kids and as their very first teachers be aware of the example you're setting. Not asking for perfection but positivity is required.
  4. Be Available-I know as parents we all lead very busy lives and it's very easy to get caught up in our own activities but your child's success greatly depends on your availability. Help out with homework, Inquire how your kids days was, look at planners and reports, make sure you are aware of their friends and social media activities. Stay in the KNOW when it comes to your kid.
  5. Enjoy the School Year-Trust me when I tell you in the blink of an eye it will be over and you'll find yourself wishing you had the opportunity to do it all over again. Enjoy school events and activities with your child. Do you best to make events such as Spirit Week, Homecoming, Parties, Fundraisers enjoyable.

Thanks for allowing me to share with you my Top 5 Tips for  a Successful Back to School Year. Have any proven tips that can be added to the list? I'd love to hear from you.
 

20.8.16

Join me at Macy's 90's Themed Back to School Shopping Party!

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“

Hey yall Hey! It's that time of year once again, Yep it's Back to School time and Macy's is Taking the stress out of shopping by  kicking it off with the Ultimate  Free 90's themed Back to School Party!


Join me on Saturday August 27th  2pm at Macy's Wellington for the Back to School party of your dreams! Come  prepared for  Free 90's-inspired Beauty Makeovers, styling tips and fashion must haves, plus 'Drop it Low to our DJ's old school beats. Enjoy sweet treats, strike a pose in a photo booth and more exciting surprises! Plus, when you spend $35 or more in MyStyleLab you'll receive a Bomb Diggity Gift!  To find an event near you visit macys.com/events

If you remember the Joys and Pains of Back to School shopping like I do  then you know how important it is to make it the  best experience possible and I adore the fact that our friends at Macy's are doing just that! Kick the Back to School year off with a Shopping Party neither you nor the kids will soon forget! I can't wait to meet you there!

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/MacysBTS16 

19.8.16

My First Time- 5 Elements Spa & Longevity Center!

FABulites, I absolutely love the summer months but let's face it, they can be downright brutal. This Summer alone I've had to deal with my normal 1 hour commute turning into a 3 hour commute to and from work, I've somehow managed to gain an extra 7lbs and you best believe my Teen, Toddler, and Young Adult definitely have me experiencing the Joys and Pains of motherhood, but when the going gets tough, you hit up The 5 Elements Spa & Longevity Center for a little healing!
 
 
I was super excited to  make my way to Wilton Manors in Ft. Lauderdale Florida Saturday afternoon to put in some much needed quality time at the Five Elements Spa and Longevity Center. Upon arrival the sign on the door read, "This is no ordinary Spa", and they  meant it!

 
 The 5 Elements Spa & Longevity Center is not only drop dead gorgeous, but it also provides an totally unique approach to beauty and longevity to both mean and women. At first I didn't really know what to expect but in a matter of minutes I knew I was in good hands.
 
 
They are the only spa in South Florida to offer traditional spa services, Med Spa services administered by an On-Site medical director, transcendental meditation classes, nutrition coaching, life coaching, and global traditions and ancient wellness techniques for the mind, body, and soul.
 
 
Spa amenities include steam room, sauna, locker rooms, showers, serenity lounge and more. Best of all if you join the membership program you also receive a variety of special services including facials, massages, and special member pricing for upgrading to additional services. With  the reasonable $75 Per month Plus $50 initial membership you have unlimited use of the Sauna , steam room and more and can use these services at your convenience. Trust me when I tell you this is a membership you don't want to miss out on!

 
 One of the things I enjoyed most was getting my tour of the establishment. It was so pretty and serene and I found myself in a super relaxed state from the moment I walked in. Without a doubt I knew I was in for some Fabness!

 
The second thing I did after the tour was head to the locker room, put on my super comfy robe and prepare for my Detox Herbal Swedish Massage. After I was dressed I headed to the lounge and waited for my masseuse to direct me to  my room.  This is also where the spa hosts free life Enrichment Seminars as well.  How cool is this lounge?

 
I was stunned by the beautiful vibe of this place. No matter where you looked or turned there was some unique feature that caught your eye and reminded you of the beauty of peace, relaxation, and renewal. I'm the person who also keep her phone glued to her hand at all times but for the first time in forever my phone was a distant memory!

 
 This is one of the rooms where energy work and chakra balancing is performed adding years to your life and life to your years in the wise words of The 5 Element Spa and Longevity Center.
 
 
This is me at and my masseuse Claudio at the conclusion of my massage. Trust me when I tell you it doesn't get any better than this! This was by far the Best and most Relaxing and Enjoyable experience I've ever had at the Spa and or sure I owe that all to the 5 Elements Spa and Longevity Center. I enjoyed so much that I have decided to do myself a favor and become a member and head there at least once a month for what  I like to call a Mom Escape!
 
Thanks for allowing me to share with you my reenergizing experience at The 5 Elements Spa and Longevity center. If you're interested in stopping in for a tour or trying out one of their many treatments you can now Save $25 Off any Spa Treatment on your first time visit. Please call 954-533-2604 for an appointment or email appts@the5elementsspa.com
 
Have You experienced the  Elements Spa & Longevity Center? What was your experience like?
 
For additional information please visit the5elementsspa.com
 
*While treatment was received free of charge the opinions expressed above are mine*
 

16.8.16

Tuesday's Fab Finds!


Happy Tuesday Loves. I'm really looking forward to sharing my Fab  Find of the week with you but before I do I just wanted to give my two cents on the whole Gabby Douglas situation. I'm not going to go into too many details but I feel really bad that the public hurt her feeling with all the criticizing they did of her at the2016 Rio Olympics. The part I was most bothered by was the criticizing of her hair or edges. In a way it was like her2012 Olympic debut all over again but this time with even worst criticism. What I want the world to understand is that we are in the midst of a really beautiful movement. One where we as black women are more accepting and encouraging of each other more than we've ever been in the past. Part of this movement includes the natural hair movement but remember, Rome wasn't built in a day. I really think the criticizing and focus on Gabby's edges is just another way for those of us  who cannot admit that something's missing in our own lives to take a jab at Gabby. She is not her edges and neither am I! Gabby my friend Be Great and Continue on, Sisters, Criticizers, Edge Police, Do better!
 
Now that I got that off my chest, Let's get into my Fab Find of the Day! FABulites, if there is a deal to be found trust and believe I am here for it and I will find it!


Picked this little cutie up at H&M over the weekend and instantly in my eyes we were a match made in heaven. I immediately knew this dress would be perfect for those hectic mornings when I'm running short on time and wanted to throw on something cute with little fuss. She proved to be just that!
 
This beauty came complete with the cutest little red and navy palm leaf prints all over and I think one of my favorite things about it besides the fab $15 price was the really cute neck line and cinched waist. you know us Girls love a cinched waist, or a cinched anything for that matter!

 
This dress is also work appropriate and can be easily dressed up or down with the right accessories and it's also pretty forgiving and will fit great on many different body types.

 
I wasn't sure what shoes I wanted to pair her with until I walked into Burlingtons and found these super cute neutral tone wedges at an amazing $11.99 and immediately I began to hear, "Thinking of a Master Plan' in my head! Cute right?

 
Thank for allowing me to share with you my Tuesday Fab Finds. What Fab Finds have you picked up lately?

14.8.16

Frugal Flirty N Fab-Dress Expert for Sure!


Happy Monday Luvs!  It's the beginning of yet another work week but if you haven't been told already allow me to be the first to say, "You Got this"!  So I was in the middle of putting together another super fab post on my Most Wanted Dresses  and I immediately began to wonder, What qualifies me to write and share posts of this nature, Why should anyone listen to my opinion on what's hot and not when it comes to dresses, and maybe most importantly I asked myself if I'd ever shared with you the reason I'm so comfortable sharing these post with you,  and before I could even get the answers out I knew what would make the most perfect topic for  my Monday Must Have post of the day! 

One of my most favorite dresses of the Summer! Stunning right?

From the very first moment I can remember shopping I've always been in love with pretty dresses. I'm not sure exactly what it is about them but I just can't seem to get enough of them. One of my earliest memories was when my Mom and I went  shopping for Easter dresses and I picked out what I felt was the dress of my dreams. It was frilly and pink and I was head over heels in love with it , Until I got home that was. Once I was back home with the dress I just couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing. I was only maybe 8years old but my eye for fashion and pretty dresses was pretty sharp! Somehow I came across the idea that my dress needed more and that more just happen to be a little sparkle and glitter from my big sisters finger nail polish.

Pretty Dresses have always been My Thing!

 I managed to sneak off to the restroom with my dress and the polish and  about halfway through ruining the dress with the polish I realized this was not such a great idea. At that point I wanted nothing more than a do over so I did what any 8 year old would do and put the dress in the washing machine. About a half hour later my mother found the dress which was ruined of course, gave me a nice little spanking, and made me wear my last years dress on Easter day, The Horror!

Rope Dress Shoptiques, Shoes Charlotte Russe,  Lipstick NYX

I say all that to say I really don't know what it is about dresses that has drawn me in but what I do know is that I'm as good as they come when it comes to finding the right ones to fit your particular body type. a true pro at dressing myself and others in great prints and fabrics while always spotting out a great deal, and my ability to turn your grey skies blue with the right dress is like no other! Sounds like an Expert of Dresses to me! Now let's get into my Must Have Dresses of the Week!

The right dress should always make a statement and make you feel like the Belle of the Ball and if not then simply it's not the right dress! What are your thoughts on my Must Have Dresses of the Day, Me being a Self proclaimed Dress Expert,  and most importantly which of these looks is topping your Must Have List?


10.8.16

Get Your Health Beauty & Wellness on with Groupon!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.
 
Happy Hump Day Luvs! How are all my FABulites doing today?  It seems we've had a running theme this week on the Frugal Flirty N Fab and that theme is all about Deals! If it's one thing you know for sure about me it's that I absolutely love a good deal and that I love even more sharing those deals with you! We've discussed getting Deals on your pet purchases, Deals on snacks and foods, and today were going to talk about how to get the Deal of a lifetime with Groupon on all your Health, Beauty and Wellness needs, Shall we get started?
 
 
Look, I am the queen of the I can do it myself club, but truthfully there are just some things you need some assistance with and with the way my Adult ADD is setup, Health , Beauty, and Wellness happens to be one of those things. Don't even get me started on finding the time to get these things done for myself  but rest assured because that's exactly when I turn to Groupon! Do you have any idea the deals that are available? Allow me to share a couple of my favorites with you!
 
  1.  Who doesn't love a good mani/pedi? Enjoy it even more with a Groupon that allows you to save up to 42% Off the original price of the procedure.
  2. My second favorite Groupon has to be the massage discounts! Hey, Blogging, being aMom, and Wife can be super stressful. You definitely don't want to have to worry about some expensive massge on top of that. Rest assured Groupon has you covered. Show me a 50% off Deal and I'm sold and forever thankful!
  3. Don't think that the Groupon Deal can't get more intense than just the average health, beauty, and wellness procedures! I was pleasantly surprised when I first came across a Lasik Groupon! Yep you heard me right, Lasik!  Groupon giving you the opportunity to save over 43% Off a Custom LASIK procedure performed by an experienced specialist with a company that has performed over 1 million eye surgeries nationwide! Gotta Luv it!
 
Just when you thought things couldn't get any better, If this is your first time using Groupon How extremely awesome is this coupon that allows you to save an Extra 25% Off Your first Groupon, Sweet Right! Thanks me Later!


 Thanks for allowing me to share some of my favorite Health, Beauty, and Wellness Groupon with you! Are you a Groupon fan? What's been your best deal to date?

9.8.16

Chef Boyardee on Rollback at Walmart!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SaveOnChef #CollectiveBias
 
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With the back to school season approaching, my family is looking for easy weeknight meal solutions. By spending less time in the kitchen, we can enjoy other after-school activities together. Now through August 29, 2016, each 14.5 to 15 ounce can of Chef Boyardee is on Rollback at Walmart for only $0.80! Purchase five cans for $4 in a variety of flavors that include: Mini Ravioli, Beefaroni, and Spaghetti and Meatballs. You can enjoy a week’s worth of quality meals at an affordable price.

Be sure when you stock up on Chef Boyardee at Walmart to look for the Chef Boyardee cans that feature NO artificial flavors, NO preservatives, and NO artificial colors. With quality ingredients since 1924, Chef Boyardee has been a pantry staple for many families.

While shopping at Walmart, be sure to look for the Rollback signs for Chef Boyardee in the Canned Food aisle!
 
 

8.8.16

Target IAMS Dog Food Offer!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IAMSDogOffer #CollectiveBias
 
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Double the savings for your pet! Save $1 on any 1 bag of IAMS dry dog food, PLUS get a $5 Target Gift Card when you buy 2 bags.
 
 

4.8.16

Family Entertaining with Angry Birds and Walmart Family Mobile!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #AngryForSavings #CollectiveBias

I absolutely adore family time more than anything else I do  and it's one of the main reasons I began blogging in the first place. While I knew blogging would give me the opportunity to do more and spend more quality time with my family I had no idea it would teach me so much and introduce me to great brands and deals such as Walmart Family Mobile. Today I'd like to share with you how that love for all things family and Walmart Family Mobile played a huge part in this weeks Angry Birds Family Movie Night!


If there was some sort of current contest happening for Walmart's happiest Family Mobile Customer I am positive I'd be in the running! I mean who wouldn't be happy when you can save hundreds off your families monthly mobile plan simply by being a Family Mobile customer?


If you're looking for a convenient way to save on your mobile expenses while still having the quality you've come to love and expect you should definitely check out the Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan = Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE plus a free movie on VUDU every month ($7 value) per line for $49.88. They offer great phones such as the HTC Desire 530, Samsung Galaxy On5 , LG Stylo 2 plus and more. If you're new you will also need to purchase the $19.88 starter kit if you are not already using Walmart Family Mobile as your service provider. You can start the service of any plan for just $19.88 when you sign up since Family Mobile bills you later.



Not only are you saving with the Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan but they also give you the opportunity to enjoy what you love doing most while saving. With your Walmart Family Mobile Plus plan you also get to enjoy one free VUDU movie each month ($7 value, same as a new release rental) and this month my family and I were thrilled to spend our evening watching Angry Birds!

While we watched the movie on my laptop I need to make it known that the free VUDU can be streamed to a SmartTV, Roku or via Chromecast and watched on a TV as well. How awesome is that!

I didn't really know what to expect my first time seeing Angry Birds but after really getting into the movie I found myself very inspired by the meaning and beautiful colors  such as red, yellow, green and black that were used to represent the main characters. I loved the fact that the movie was all about unity and made for the most perfect family movie night! What I loved even more was the ability to relax in my own home, enjoy my own snacks, cuddling my toddler in my arms. Thank you Walmart Family Mobile! Scan the Angry Birds code on the displays to unlock a selfie augmented reality experience with the Hatchlings.


Once the movie was completed I couldn't wait  and was very inspired to start on our very own colorful Angry Birds project. My toddler is only two but since he focused in so much on the beautiful colors of the characters I put my art skills to work by drawing out my very own four Angry Bird characters and them allowing him to color them all in using red, yellow green and black. I enjoyed so much spending this quality time with him and he enjoyed not only coloring the project but also the framing of his artwork for all to see. Thanks Walmart Family Mobile!


Feel free to visit the hub to find an in-store event near you to meet with a Walmart Family Mobile rep. The event will have a code that you can scan to receive a free power up for the Endless Runner Game on the Angry Birds Action! app. Even more of a reason I'm all for Walmart family Mobile!


I purchased the Samsung Galaxy On5 because it was priced within my budget at$119.00 and offered all the features and benefits I  was looking for! Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/4q-u1 or your local Walmart for current pricing.

Thanks you for allowing me to share with you my Special VUDU  Angry Birds Family Movie Night and Why I will always be a fan of Walmart Family Mobile! What are you waiting for, Head on over to Walmart now and enjoy creating your very own Walmart Family Mobile Family Movie Night!
 

3.8.16

Fab Finds- Wrap Dresses!

 
Happy Hump Day Luvs! In honor of Augusts Must Have Fashion Trends today I'm sharing with you one or my Current Favorites, the almighty Wrap Dress! Nothing says sophisticated classy style and grace like a wrap dress and today I'm sharing with you my current Must haves all priced below an unbelievable $50 Bucks!




 There was time when you couldn't catch me in a wrap dress but with age comes maturity and today I'm obsessed.  "A wrap dress is a dress with a front closure formed by wrapping one side across the other, and knotting the attached ties that wrap around the back at the waist or fastening buttons. This look forms a V-shaped neckline and hugs the wearer's curved just right"! I absolutely love the way they caress the body bringing a hint of classy confidence to your look. I mean between the prints, patterns, mini's and midi's what's not to love? Wrap Dresses can be worn to the office as well as a night on the town with the Boo and best of all they come in a variety of prices and size options.
 
Are you a fan of the Wrap Dress? Which of my Wrap Dresses are topping your Must Have List?
 

2.8.16

OneUnited Bank #BankBlack Event Miami!

While my love for clothes, shoes, socializing, attending events, and building my brand is undeniable, I am also a Black Woman who wants nothing more than to be the change I want to see in both my community and yours and to also see my community reach it's highest potential. When my friends over at Circle of One Marketing invited me out to OneUnited Bank for the #BankBlack First Time Account Opening Celebration Event this past Saturday in Miami at the Liberty City Branch I knew it was an opportunity to learn, grow, and make a difference I simply couldn't pass up!


OneUnited Bank is the Nations largest Black-owned bank, first Black internet bank, and a Community Development Financial Institution who's mission it is to provide affordable financial services to support economic development in urban communities and maintain superior financial performance to maximize shareholder value. The  event was held on behalf of OneUnited Bank in an effort to empower South Floridians to move their money in response to the national outcry of recent events and move this event did!

Heading to the event I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I took my thirteen year old son FabJr. who's also my photographer with me to  open an account for the first time and I just hoped he'd be moved and somehow, someway remember this experience forever and I can proudly say the event achieved just that! There were food trucks, free giveaways, spoken word by Darius Daughtry Celebrities Killer Mike, Ace Hood, and Lil Briana were also in attendance. Mayor Oliver Gilbert and OneUnited Bank Co and President Terri Williams both spoke and interacted with attendees.
 Killer Mike Ace Hood and Brianna Perry


I was so beyond inspired by this event!  FABulites, I got chocked up on more than one occasion seeing all the beautiful people come together both young and old to show support for such a great cause. There were parents opening accounts for and with their kids, people socializing and taking in the beautiful art and scenery, and people  who simply made the decision to try to do what's right for their communities! What could be more inspiring and motivating than that? Seeing the excitement on my son's face as he opened up his very first account and in such an epic way, Priceless!

Love this artwork by Adonis Parker

Thank you for allowing me to share my experience with each of you and I hope you enjoyed it. Don't feel bad if you were not able to attend because you can always visit oneunited.com/BankBlackMiami  to sign up for your very own account and don't forget to Spread the Word!

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