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9.12.16

Fab Finds of the Week!

TGIF FABulites, We made it through another work week and I for one am too excited about it. This was my very first full week working as a full time blogger and if this week was any indication of what's to come then, I Got This! One of my favorite things to do is scope out fab finds and of course share them with all of you. Due to the fact that I'm still riding on the high of my new place, this weeks Fab Finds will have a really cute home focus with a bit of a Toddler Twist. Let's take a look at my Fab Finds of the Week!

Wall Art, Home Decor, Pictures

How many of you are Pinterest fans? I mean I've ruined lots of recipes following it but when it comes to home décor the inspiration is amazing. I couldn't get enough of this beautiful motivation wall art I found at Ross. There was something there for everyone no matter of the style or budget you're looking for. I have a black, white, grey, and gold theme happening in my room so these pieces were a definite must for me. Best of all most of the pieces were marked down to about $5 and those pieces that weren't were a cute $9.99 at most. Can someone say Winning?

Table Decor, Inspiration, Motivation

Room Decor, Stars, Table Decor

FABulites, I absolutely adore pretty things! A beautiful dress, a great pair of shoes, table top décor, doesn't matter. If its pretty to me I want it. Hubby says it's getting a little weird the feminine direction I'm taking the bedroom in but in my opinion I say a star and super fab Dream sign are both universal, Right? Both pieces were found at Ross for $4.99 each and I can't wait to find more!

Wall Art, Holiday Decor, Wall Decor, Santa Decor

It can't be the Holidays without a really great piece of Holiday Wall Art. It was love at first sight when I came across this little number (Ross). Howw cute is this Right? For the first time ever I actually have a chimney and fireplace (No Need in South Florida) and I'm ecstatic about it! I might need to work of my stockings a little more but this $7.99 sign brings me joy! Don't be surprised if you see it hanging long after the holidays are gone! Don't judge me!

Cat&Jack, kid apparel, fashion

My last Fab Find of the week is all about these super fab pieces I picked up from Target Cat & Jack collection. Was I the only Mom not hip to this collection? I mean the pieces are super cute, come in a variety of styles and colors and are all very reasonably priced between $4-$10 Bucks!! You can all just consider BabyFab a Cat & Jack ambassador from here on in because he'll be rocking it everywhere!

That's it for this week's fab Finds of the Week. I am beyond thankful I have this platform to share my finds with all of you. I'm going to try to post my fab Finds at least once a week. If you like what you see and enjoy my Fab Find post make sure you leave me a comment letting me know! Thanks!

Picked up any Fab Finds this week?


7.12.16

Must Have Little Black Dress!


Hey yall Hey !! As most of you already know I absolutely love my colorful outfits but man oh man is there power in the little black dress. I was reminded of this power the night I headed out to the Mazda Art Basel Event and let me just tell you I won't soon forget it!

Black Dress, Dresses, Events, Midi Dress, Sweater Dress

It was the day of the Mazda event and I had no idea what I was going to wear. I was working with a limited budget plus was shopping with my Toddler, BabyFab, in tow so I wasn't sure what I'd be able to find if anything. I pictured myself in a cute n casual black dress but I was definitely open to other options. I headed out to one of my current favorite shops Steps because I knew the selections were normally fab and I'd be able to find something on sale. Within 5 minutes of entering the location this black beauty jumped out at me and the rest was history. I immediately headed to the fitting room to see if the feelings were mutual and the was it hugged my every curve told me this was a definite YES! Five minutes In the store, with my two year old toddler, and I walked out with a Fab $10 dress just meant I'm as BBBAAAADDDD as I claim to be when it comes to finding dresses! YESSSSS! Dress Whisperer Strikes Again!



I rocked my Little Black Dress like it was nobody's business! At least in my head I did and that's all that really matters! Just like that my faith was  restored in the almighty Black Dress. You see it's not all about the brand name, where you purchased the dress or how expensive the dress is. It's simply about how that dress makes you feel when you enter the room. That's why today I'm bringing you my current Must Have little Black Dresses. Check them out and let me know which ones are topping your Must Have List?


Lost your faith a little in the Little Black Dress? When was the last time you owned the room wearing one?

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5.12.16

Art of Black Miami Pop Up Art Gallery!

Happy Monday Luvs! Hope everyone enjoyed a fantastic weekend! I am always trying to expose my boys to the arts as well as something new and Sunday afternoon that wanting led us to the Art of Black Miami Art Basel 'It Ain't Over" Pop Up Art Gallery and today I'm sharing our experience with all of you!

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The Art of Black Miami Pop UpArt Gallery was presented by One United Back and was held at the New Overtown Performing Arts Center (OPAC), in Overtown Florida. The event was free and open to the public and a great way to close out Art Basel with my boys. Allow me to share my favorite pieces with you.

The Get Away

This was one of the first looks that caught my eye as soon as we entered the gallery. It was the colors and the symbolizing of peddling away that first jumped out at me. My toddler was drawn to a man on a bike.

Music Past and Present

Does this even need an explanation? Both looks are symbolizing entertainment in both the old and new state. Music past and present.

Beautiful Black Woman

For me this portrait symbolized the ode to the Black Woman with a little Beyoncé Lemonade twist! What do you see when you look at it?

Black Family

Such a beautiful portrayal of the Black Family. Strong, Caring, and so Full of Love!

Young Black Son

This was probably one of the most eye catching pieces on display. Here you have a young boy with a very powerful weapon. This immediately brought to mind the black on black crime happening in so many of our neighborhoods. the way America see's our young black men, as well as the all too common occurrence of black men being killed by police. Powerful Indeed!

Art Basel pop Up Gallery

Thanks so much for allowing me to share with you my Art of Black Miami Pop Up Gallery Review. Special thanks to One United Bank and all the talented artists that made this gallery possible. It was an afternoon of Fab Art Work, Great Music, Delicious Food, Beautiful Creative People and so much more. Special thanks to Bank One for presenting such a great popup and my friends at Circle of One Marketing who always keep me on top of things! For additional information please contact Circle of One Marketing at 305-576-3790 or email Kimberly@circleofonemarketing.com.

Did you have the chance to get out and enjoy Art Basel? What were some of your favorite shows and pieces?


1.12.16

King and Queen of Hearts Tour Concert Review!

You've read a  couple of my music event reviews before but did you know that I'm a diehard RnB music lover. It was what I was born listening to, What I crave on a daily basis, and simply put It's what makes my soul complete! That's why when I hooked up with the fine folks at Livenation I knew life as I once knew it would never be the same. To show me just how much of a fine collaboration it was, I had the pleasure of reviewing the Mary J Blige/ Maxell Queens and Queens of Heart Tour featuring RnB Powerhouse Ro James  my very first time out! Not bad at all I must say!

It was like Heaven on Earth when one of my favorite RnB singers joined forces with another of my favorite vocalist for the King and Queen of Hearts Tour. Throw in up and coming vocalist Ro James and instantly you have magic!

When I entered American Airlines Arena Tuesday night I wasn't sure exactly what I was in store for. Within 2 minutes of being on the scene my highest expectations were met!


There she was, standing just feet before me, The Queen of Hip Hop Soul herself Mary J Blige! I immediately took my seat and prepared for the journey Mary was about to take me on. Mary started out talking to and thanking her die hard fans who have been with her since her debut in 1991. Mary thanked everyone for allowing her to grow and persevere through all the good and not  so good times.  This all went down while appropriately so Share my World was playing in the background. Mary went on to talk to us about why its important  to not only Like but Love themselves and why it was something she had to learn how to do.


I was like a kid at Christmas when life long friend and mentor P Diddy joined Mary on stage. It was nice to get a first hand look at the relationship these two have built. The real awesomeness began when they took us back with some of those unforgettable moves from the 90's immediately forcing me to my feet! I danced like no one was watching and so di the rest of the crowd that packed the arena. Mary went on to perform all her hits including My Life, No More pain, Not Gone Cry and more before introducing her band and letting us know there's so much more to come from the Queen of RnB! 

People I nearly lost all my religion and forget I was a dedicated Wife and Mom when bae as I affectionately like to call him took the stage. I couldn't believe I was in the presence of such greatness and trust when I tell you, Mr. Maxwell did not disappoint. I love how music can instantly take you back to a time and place in your life that you'll never forget and when Maxwell performed it was almost like I was time traveling!


In an instance there he was, Maxwell was performing This Woman's Work as only I'd dreamed of. I was in complete awe as I sung all the lyrics to the song I loved so much I decided to walk the aisle to  during my wedding. I mean who can forget hearing this song on the big screen during love and Basketball?

Maxwell thanked the crowd for allowing him to grow, change his hairstyle, and become the man he is today. He shouted out the Haitians in the audience and also spoke about some of todays issues while mentioning the Black Live Matter Movement. Just when you thought things couldn't get any better Maxwell gave us some dips and thrusts just to let us know that even at  43 years old, he still has moves. You should probably already know I was here for all of it! Make sure to hit up my Instagram for a brief look at some of those moves I spoke about.





Listen, This was definitely one of THEE BEST concerts I've ever had the pleasure of attending and reviewing. If you consider yourself a fan of RNB Music it's definitely a don't miss. For additional concert dates or to purchase tickets make sure you visit LIVENATION and let them know the  Frugal Flirty N Fab sent ya!

Have you had the pleasure of experiencing The King and Queen of Hearts Tour? What was your experience? What was your favorite part?

While complimentary tickets were provided the thoughts and opnions in this review are all my own.

29.11.16

Faux Wrap Fit of the Day!


For quite some time I've had a pretty intense love hate relationship with wrap dresses. It's like sometimes they love me, sometimes they hate me, and sometimes the love is few and far in between. This Thanksgiving things definitely took a turn in the right direction as the faux wrap dress of my dreams made me a believer, Let's take a look!

Top knot, wrap, worthington dress

I really wasn't sure if this dress was for me or not when I first laid eyes on her in JCPenney's. I mean the color was great, the price was amazing, and I was loving the details in the front of the dress but for some reason I didn't decide to make her mine until the sales associate rung  the dress up by accident. Yep, after trying the dress on then deciding I could probably live without her I actually placed her in my return pile but apparently the dress Gods knew better.

Holiday Dresses, Fashion, Style

After hanging out in my closet for nearly a month I figured Thanksgiving was the perfect time to introduce her to those who mean the most to me. Afterall it was my favorite holiday of the year, I was hosting dinner at my place and No I don't want to Rock a Badass dress while enjoying all my favorite things said No One Ever!


One of the reasons I was on the fence about this dress was because I was unclear on what shoes would work best with her. In my head I thought I needed the perfect pair of metallic strappy heels to pull the look off. Turns out I was wrong. It was m olive peep toe booties that she wanted all along.

 

Once I decided on the dress and what shoes to wear with her it was now time to accessorize. Now if you're a follower of the Frugal Flirty N Fab then you already know I'm not a huge accessory fan but I do have a pretty mean earring game. As usual I wanted something big, bold, and something that could handle multiple hours of wear without irritating me and these silver stunners stepped up to the plate.


Last but not least it was time to get my hair in formation. I so in love with my tapered cut but I must admit trying to maintain my look without re-cutting it again has been a challenge. My goal is to eventually rock a longer tapered look but on an almost daily basis I'm tempted to hit up my nearest barber and get those edges dealt with. What do you think, cut it or grow it out and see what happens?


Welp FABulites, Now you know the whole drawn out history of how me and my faux wrap dress came to be. Sometimes even so called dress experts can turn a blind eye to fashion if they don't immediately see the fabness in the look but trust and be assured that a badass dress will always prevail.

Have you ever purchased a dress and failed to see awesomeness in it until much later or had an idea  in your head about the look you were going for with a certain item and then switched it all up and loved it? I guess that's what this thing called fashion that we love so much is all about!


25.11.16

ThanksGiving Phases with PEPCID COMPLETE®

This post is sponsored by IMODIUM®, PEPCID® and LACTAID® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Happy Friday FABulites! It's the day after Thanksgiving and for some reason I kinda feel like I'm in an almost perfect dream. I got the next couple days off from work, the family is all doing well, and I have a fridge full of left overs, Dream Indeed! Today I'd like to take a little time to share with  you exactly what I experienced pre and post Thanksgiving and luckily for you I decided to take PEPCID® along for the ride.


Stage One-ANTICIPATION
I'm not exactly sure what it is about Thanksgiving but every year I find myself antsy with anticipation waiting on it to arrive. First Fall begins and puts you into the spirit of them. Then you begin to see all the beautiful decorations followed by tons of Pumpkin Spice recipes and then before you know it Twitter is all festive and up in arms as people begin sharing with each other what they're most looking forward to about Thanksgiving. For some its Family and for others its the food but no matter what your reasoning it, The days leading up to Thanksgiving are filled with anticipation and thanks to my friends at Walmart I know just how to prepare for it.


Stage Two-Thanksgiving is Upon us
OMG OMG I was so excited for Thanksgiving day that I actually woke up at 5:30 in the am, grabbed me a large cup of coffee, and immediately began decorating my place. Soon as the decorating was over I  had a one on one with just me and my oven. I started out mixing up my 2 sweet potatoes pies and gently placing them in the oven followed by my ham, Brussel sprouts mixed with purple potatoes and last but not least my world famous meat balls. The question the arose immediately following was would I be able to enjoy the Thanksgiving meal before me or would my digestive symptoms cause me to miss out on the holiday happiness? This my friends is where PEPCID® come in! With PEPCID®  you don’t have to choose between hurting now or hurting later. PEPCID COMPLETE® starts neutralizing acid in seconds and lasts all day or all night. It’s heartburn relief that’s fast & lasts, and that's  ThanksGiving friendly enough for the entire family. Shop all digestive health remedies at Walmart!

StageThree- The Day After
This is definitey the stage when things get real. Today I woke up again at 5:30 am but this time my reasoning was a little different. This time it was all about the leftovers, how early I should start consuming it, what should I eat first, and of course is my Pepcid Complete going to allow me to eat another day in joy and happiness. I'm happy to tell you we are currently going into the evening hours and I have at this point taken out 3 plates of leftovers with more in my very near future. I am so thankful to Pepcid Complete because without it I'm sure I'd have very little interest in this thing we call Thanksgiving and all the phases in between.


Thanks for allowing me to share with you my super fab Phases of Thanksgiving but before you go  grab yourself another plate make sure to  look in the Sunday newspaper on 11/6 for savings up to $3 off IMODIUM®, LACTAID® & PEPCID® and feel free to share in the comments below exactly how your prepare your Digestive track for the holidays. No matter how you go about doing it just know without a doubt you can always find what you need at your nearest Walmart!


Check out these Holiday Recipes and share How you prepare your digestive system for the Holidays?

18.11.16

Celebrate Traditions with Macy's Time Travel and Emoji Holiday Apps!

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

We are just days away from one of my most favorite times of year and I can barely contain my excitement! Thanksgiving is by far my most anticipated holiday and this year I welcome it more than ever. I mean who wouldn't be excited about spending quality time with family member both near and far,  eating all your favorite foods and most of all watching the fantastic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
This November, America’s favorite holiday tradition will mark a milestone anniversary, once again kicking-off the holidays with its signature brand of magical entertainment. On Thursday, November 24th, the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® will march down the streets of New York City as millions celebrate with family and friends. The unparalleled spectacle is set to enthrall more than 3.5 million spectators lining the streets of Manhattan and more than 50 million viewers on television, with a host of giant character balloons, dazzling floats, the nation’s best marching bands and performance groups, celebrities, and the official entrance of the one-and-only Santa Claus.



Macy’s is launching a free Macy’s Time Traveler App and a set of emojis to help you celebrate one of the nations greatest traditions! The Macy’s Time Traveler app will let users interact with the parade in the comfort of their own homes, or in their local Macy’s stores. They can find and capture balloons in their local Macy’s stores through virtual reality and make a customized parade of their own, as well as learn about the history of the Macy’s Parade and take a vintage selfie. And for those in New York, they’ll be able to view what the parade looked like in previous decades while in Herald Square. This fully rendered, 3D virtual reality environment will allow users to see what the buildings of Herald Square looked like in the 30s, 60s, or 80s. 



On top of that, Macy’s has provided a fun way to communicate with your friends and family whether they’re near or far. Their new emojis are a completely free and a fun way to continue your already festive conversations.  Excited for some turkey? There’s an emoji for that. Ready to see your favorite characters as floats? Express it with emojis! 



Parade Stickers:
* Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.swyftmedia.android.generic.Macystickers
* App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade/id1167378622



Parade App:
* Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.macys.parade&hl=en

* iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macys-parade-time-traveler/id1166361104?mt=8

Get ready to enjoy a little Family Fun with Macy's this Thanksgiving and make sure you enjoy the Macy's Parade while you're at it!





15.11.16

Ideal Weekend Getaway to Ocala/Marion County Florida!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ocala/Marion County VCB for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
 
Hey y'all hey! Can you believe its November already? Seems like we were just toasting in the New Year and it's already nearly over. Before we get all caught up in the hustle and bustle and of course stress of the Holidays I think this is the perfect time to  round up my crew for a little much needed family time and whisk them  away on a quaint little weekend getaway to Ocala/ Marion County Florida. Ocala/Marion County offers its visitors classic and authentic Florida charm and who doesn't deserve a beautiful weekend stay in an adventurous outdoor paradise? Let me share with you my reasons for this decision and trust me when I tell you that by the end of this post you'll be eager to gather up your fab family and do the same!
 
 
 
If it's one thing I know it's that it's not always easy traveling with kids. That's why when I'm scoping out destinations for our possible weekend getaways via Florida Travel or http://www.ocalamarion.com/ I make sure the drive is never over 5 hours. I mean who wants to spend the entire weekend in the car. Also traveling is less costly when I keep my locations within this particular radius no matter if you're traveling via turnpike or other venue. Traveling from the East Coast of Florida the drive to Ocala/ Marion County is only a few hours but what I'm looking most to seeing on this expedition is the beautiful scenery were sure to encounter along the way. By visiting Ocala/Marion County Lodging you'll find lodging options are endless from cabins, camping, hotels, bed & breakfasts and even quality, affordable vacation rentals for an extended stay in Ocala/Marion County.
 
 
Now that we have a clear understanding of why Ocala/ Marion County is the perfect driving destination for a weekend getaway lets discuss exactly what we'll do once we reach our desired destination. Doesn't matter if you're looking to become one with nature or take in some art, you can find a variety of events  for all personalities during November and December in Ocala/Marion County Florida. Most known for its outdoor activities  with a wide range of options from horseback riding to golfing, fishing, boating, hiking, swimming at the springs, biking, zip lining and so much more making Ocala the perfect family destination with something for everyone. If planning is your thing make sure to visit Ocala/Marion County Activities
On November 19th, The entirety of downtown Ocala will be decorated in bright, beautiful lights, highlighted by the lighting of a 42-foot-tall Christmas tree. This event known as Light Up Ocala, will be festive, fun and fitting for the whole family.
If art, culture and entertainment are more your style then you won't want to miss First Friday Artwalk. Ocala/Marion County’s talented local artists will display their heart and soul in open air spaces and beautiful boutique shops. The art walk spans 15 whole blocks, centered on Ocala’s Downtown Square, and is a guaranteed evening of fun, showcasing local talent, and inspiring artistic intrigue. Who's to say you won't discover the next Picasso or Da Vinci?
 
 
If you're anything like me you already know it's definitely all about the food on a weekend getaway and when visiting Ocala/Marion County Florida you're in luck because they are home to some of the most fantastic restaurants around. Treat your tastebuds to some deliciousness at Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill where you can enjoy a New Orleans type menu serving everything from Voodoo Shrimp to Crab cakes to Red Beans N Rice.
 
 
Your trip just wouldn't be complete without a visit to The Mojo Grill and Catering Company which serves a varied menu sure to put a smile on the faces of your entire family
Thanks for allowing me to share with you why Ocala/Marion County Florida is the perfect weekend Getaway Destination and I am beyond looking forward to my very first visit.

Have you traveled to Ocala/ Marion County before? If so what's that one can't miss event or place you'd recommend?
 
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14.11.16

The Giveback and Fab Fit of the Day!

Happy Monday FABulites! Hope everyone enjoyed a fabtabulous weekend. One of the things I focused on this weekend was learning to love and appreciate the smaller things in life. Saturday afternoon I found myself eating Chipotle in my car outside of Target and all I could think about was how it's the little things in life that bring us joy. Speaking of joy, lets get into my Monday Fall Fit of the Day!

I actually purchased this dress last year to attend an event but since I've moved I'm now able to find more of my clothes and when this one popped up I couldn't wait to throw it on. Did I mention I purchased this Fab Find for a Cute $20?


This dress just screams Fall Fabness to me. I absolutely adore the color, the style, the fab print, and the fact that I can easily dress it up or down for work or play. I also really appreciate the fact that it's a no fuss dress. doesn't need ironing or anything else which means yo can just throw it on a go about your life of fabness!


I love the way I feel when I'm wearing this dress and I would also love for someone to experience this feeling. That's why I've decided to give this dress away to someone who could use a little pick me up! I know clothes can't solve problems but I also believe in the power of a good dress. If  you know of someone who could benefit from wearing this dress over the holidays leave me a comment telling me why you think I should give this dress to her. This dress is  size 6 but due to it's relaxed fit and elastic waist I believe it can easily and comfortably fit anyone from a size 0-12.  The receiver will be chosen by the end of the week and will go out next day mail Saturday morning. I might not be able to do a lot this Thanksgiving but I'm sure I can make someone smile.


 I'm kinda thinking this is something I should do more often. I've been blessed with the ability to find great fashions on a frugal budget and I'd love the chance to share my gift with others. How does once a month sound to you guys. One of the greatest joys I experience is when someone comes to me and asks fashion advice so consider this my little way of giving back.


Thanks so much for allowing me to share with you my Monday Fit of the Day! I can't wait to read your comments and allow someone else the joy of wearing this beauty.

How do you plan on Giving Back this Holiday Season?


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