21.7.14

Just in the "Nic" of Time!

Why am I always late? I was invited to attend an exclusive fashion presentation of "Weekend in Havana", Swimwear brand created by Nicole Di Rocco Friday night at Versailles restaurant in Miami and for the life of me I couldn't do anything on time! After being given a 3 week notice about the event I still hadn't even found my outfit until just mere hours before the event was scheduled to begin. I was so excited about attending this event because Nicolita is one of my most favorite swimwear lines and represents a woman's natural beauty and real curves. Nicole was also the very first designer I ever had the chance to interview and she was super nice and her story is inspiring.


I got off work at 5:30 which meant I had an hour and a half to head out the door to the event. Of course when I got home my mommy status took over and I was late before I even started getting dressed! I managed to feed BabyFab while getting my makeup done which saved a little time. I knew I wanted to wear my hair up in a big puff so that was fairly simple and took very little time as well, take a look!




I absolutely fell in luv with this skirt when I saw it at Burlington. I was previously searching around for a skirt like this so I knew It would be perfect for the Nicolita event!


 I decided to let the skirt have the show and paired it with a simple spaghetti strap tank, my cutest black wedges, and my black n gold triangle wedge earrings. of course no look is perfect with a pink pout!




I managed to get in my car at 7:50 which was pretty terrible for a show that started at 7 and was ending at 9, and on top of everything else I got lost heading to the restaurant. To make a long drawn out story short by the time I reached the event it was over and everyone was packing up! I am so ashamed of myself! I'm not sure what it is that makes me think its OK to be late to everything when clearly its not! The really sad thing is it's not just events I'm late for, I'm late for work, meetings, and everything else lately but trust me when I tell you the Buck Stops here! From this day forward I promise to make a conscious effort to be on time for work, events, and everything else. What are some things I can do to improve my time management skills?

17.7.14

Throwback Thursday-Fitting Room Confessions!

Yesterday while trying on a pair of houndstooth pants in the Express fitting room I heard a pretty loud shout of "SHIT" come from the fitting room next to me. The lady shouting the obscenities later revealed she'd recently quit smoking and as a result was up 3 sizes from her normal size and was having a horrible time finding something to wear to a friends wedding. No she didn't tell me all of that but I overheard her telling it to the salesperson who tried to come to her rescue. Hearing this lady's suffering Immediately made me think of some of my High and Lows I've had in the beloved fitting rooms. One of the worst that I can recall is when I Got stuck in a bustier, ended up having a meltdown and on top of that had to get help from one of the Sales associates taking it off! Needless to say it was months before I went back into that store again! Its crazy what one can experience in a dressing room right......Have a Fitting Room Confession you'd like to get off your chest? Share it with the Frugal Flirty N Fab, you won't be sorry!

15.7.14

FabFamily Does Rapids Water Park!

Having kids is such a Blessing! It's when  you want to find something that can entertain 2 boys ages 11 and 7 months that things get tricky! I want to give my 11 year old the summer of his dreams yet I have to remember I  have a 7 month old  to consider when making our Summer plans. When FabJr. mentioned he wanted to go to the water park I had no idea what to expect but As a Mom Who Rocks, I was up for the challenge and gladly so!
Saturday we spent the most amazing day at Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach Florida! Rapids boast of a full day of fun for the entire family couldn't have been more accurate! The weather was perfect, the kids were excited and I couldn't have asked for anything more! 

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After a 45 minute drive we arrived at the park around 11am. Parking which was fairly priced at $10 was very easy to find and there was just a short distance to access the park which we could already see was absolutely colorful and beautiful! The ticket prices were a little on the expensive side being $44 per ticket but once inside we immediately forgot about that and dove into the thrill of the park. Rapids  provided 2 for 1 weekday special pricing  plus half price entry after 3pm daily to help make the pricing more family friendly.

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My favorite rides were of course the tube rides such as Riptide Raftin because it gave me the opportunity to have a little extra fun with FabJr. Nothing brings a mother and son closer that a 10 foot drop in a rafter and  collecting Cool Mom points is fine with me.

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I most loved the fact that at  there was definitely something for everyone! Who can say no to a nice Pina Colada or Margarita on a sunny day at the water park? Rapids also provides private cabana rentals that include ceiling fans, flat screen TV, personal food and beverage service, loveseat with 2 chairs and table plus a security locker and 6 bottle of water. As an adult, Rapids definitely has you covered!

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While FabJr. roamed the park and handled all the big kid rides such as  Baby Blue and Pirates Plunge BabyFab had a ball in the kiddie area (Tadpool). Together we enjoyed the Lazy River and Wave Pool.

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This is what I'll remember most at the end of a perfect day enjoyed by the entire Fab Family. Rapids was a huge success and is definitely kid tested and mother approved. Have you enjoyed a great day at Rapids? If you haven't this is the perfect time to get in on a little Summer Fun for the entire family! 
 
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11.7.14

10 Little Known Facts about the Frugal Flirty N Fab!

How much do you know about your favorite Bloggers and how much is too much? This is a fine line that's crossed by bloggers on a daily basis, you know figuring out how much of their personal lives to share and also those times when their not sharing enough.  With that in mind here are 10 little known Fab Facts to keep in mind as you grow with the Frugal Flirty N Fab!

1. Dresses are my favorite things to wear and In my head I'm a dressologist (professor of dresses)
2. One of my biggest regrets is not getting married in a super fab Red dress! Maybe for my renewal!
3. Food, Music, Relationships, and Reality TV, are some things I luv in addition to shopping!
4. For many years of my life I wanted to be a shoe model.....Kinda still do if anone's interested!
5. I want to use my blog to change the way we see, buy, shop, spend, and think of fashion!
6. I'd give my all to spend just 30 minutes in the closets of Solange, Traci Ross and Jennifer Lopez.
7. One of my most memorable blogging moments was taking a picture with Tyson Beckford.
8. Michelle Obama and Beyonce are my everything! Need I say more?
9. I would like to one day host an event where I provide free fashion/beauty makeoevers for MOMS!
10. Two sayings that have forever changed my life are, "You have to find success because it simply won't find you" and "If your dream job does not exist you must then create the job of your dreams".

Share one Fab Fact of your own with the Frugal Flirty N Fab!

Dress Teeque
Shoes Carlos Santana via Ross
Earrings Bakers


10.7.14

Fab's Fit of the Day!

Happy Thursday FABulites! Just wanted to take a second and share with you my JCPenny Worthington Fit of the Day! Let's get started!
 

 
It was luv at first sight when I walked into JCPenny and laid eyes on this beauty. Luv turned into something far greater when I realized I arrived during the bonus sale and I could purchase both the top and bottom for 50% off the original price. Talk about being in the right place at the right time! This look is perfect for a night out, a day at the office, or anything else that life throws your way. My favorite thing about this set is the fab high waist skirt and how it makes me feel so Ladylike and comfortable in the skin I'm in. If you all could get a glimpse of me strutting the hallways at work.....(no really)! In the picture I paired my fit with my favorite Steve Madden heels of the moment. But because I was heading to work I toned down my look just a little by wearing my black Steve Madden wedges. What do you think of the Highlighter Yellow pick me up? Thanks for checking out my Fit of the Day and as always, Make it a Great One! What are you wearing for your Thursday Fit of the Day?
 
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Bottom JCPenny
Shoes Steve Madden
 

Throwback Thursday Iyanyla Fix my Shoe Lyfe!

I currently own anywhere from 150-180 of them. Most are colorful, conversational, courageous, pretty, and pack anywhere from a 4-7 inch heel. They are my babies, my friends, my shoes, and I luv them. I remember my very first pair like it was yesterday and to this very day I make each new addition know that they are welcomed and loved, Iyanyla please Fix my Shoe Lyfe!
Today when getting ready for work I went to take out my favorite new Luichiny platform shoes and a Lizard jumped out from the box. This was the final straw with my daily shoe struggles. While I'm not sure if my hubby or 10 yr old son might have placed the Geico lizard in my shoe box as some sort of practical joke, It became very apparent that I needed to get my shoe lyfe in order. For the past 3 months I have been talking about doing something with my shoes but honestly I just don't have the time not to mention the fact that parting is such sweet sorrow. I thought about giving them away but not too many people I know wear a size 6.5. I thought about donating them to charity but lets face it, I cant really imagine those who don't have shoes due to poor living conditions wanting to roam around in my 6 inch pumps. The truth of the matter is that I luv my shoes. I just need to have a better way of keeping up with them. This kinda leads me to the following thoughts.

1. If the average woman has anywhere from 40-60 pairs of shoes at one time, please explain why the number one selling shoe rack accommodates only 30 pairs...... Where does this leave someone in my situation, 5 shoe racks?

2 Developers, Builders, Engineers, If you want to add value to your houses, condos, apartments, Give her a great shoe closet and she will come!

Readers of the Frugal Flirty N Fab, am I alone in my shoe Struggle? How do you go about maintaining order with a fairly large amount of shoes? Are you too in need of a Iyanla Shoe Fix?

For a little Luichiny Shoe Fabness click herehere, and here




9.7.14

Buy Borrow Bury!

Happy Hump Day FABulites! I know its been awhile but Guess what's Bzack? You guessed it, Celebrity Edition of Buy Borrow Bury in is the House! No matter the event, the style, or the occasion the little black dress will never go out of style. Today we have the beautiful and talented Halle Berry, Nia Long, and Angela Simmons all giving us their take on the Little Black Dress! You already know the routine, you have to pick one option for each dress without repeating an option. So if you were on the hunt for The Last black dress and only had the above mentioned options which dress would you Buy, Borrow, and Bury?
I know this is a tough one but inquiring minds wanna know, Buy Borrow, Bury?
Photos courtesy of Essence.com

8.7.14

Tales of the Not So Fab!

I know my blog is about all things Fab but every once in a while something not so Fab takes place. Take this particular  night I had for instance. One Saturday Night I decided to head down to South Beach to preview some art, have a couple drinks, you know relax a little with a couple of friends. I wore m leopard print dress, black heels, and even threw on what I thought was a really cute wig at the time. 



At the completion of the Art Show my friends and I decided to head to a hotel to finish off our drinks and maybe shoot some pool or sing a little karaoke.




To make a long story short we were taking pictures in the lobby of the hotel when I heard this very distinct voice. Remember, at this time I was probably working on my 3rd or 4th Margarita so my judgement may have been slightly impaired (not a big drinker)! So I turned around and to my surprise guess who it was standing just mere feet away from me in the Lobby. It was Tyson Beckford! OMG I was so excited to see him. What I thought was a  fast and elegant walk kinda turned into a terrifying run and leap and next thing I know this was happening!


He was such a nice good and a good sport for taking this picture with me and for not being afraid of the crazy hotel lady. The next day I couldn't wait to see our picture. It happen to be one of the worst pictures I've taken in a while but I got a picture none the less. See I told you that even though I talk about all things Fab, sometimes Fab Not is more like it and in the end that's OK with me. I mean nobody's perfect but its all about loving yourself during your most imperfect moments! Have you ever had a Not So Fab moment? Share it with the Frugal Flirty n Fab!
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7.7.14

Fab's Most Wanted!

Happy Monday FABulites! I hope everyone enjoyed a great weekend! After some great food and a couple glasses of wine I feel really refreshed and ready to take on the Week ahead! Thought I'd kick my Monday off sharing with you the items topping my Most Wanted list! I think there's a little something for everyone and being on sale just makes it that much more special, Take a Look!

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I have to say I've been stalking this super fab Black Dress and white skirt from Express for about 2 weeks now and I'm delighted I can get them both on Sale here! You just might see them both when I attend Miami Beach Fashion Week Swim later this month so be on the Lookout! As always I'm a girl about time and I enjoy spending my weekend out and about with the fam but looking cute and put together none the less which explains my obsession with both the drop waits ASOS dress and the Target Midi cutie! What fashionista can say no to a pair of pink cut out Boyfriend Jeans? Need I say more on that one? And when it comes to the Kicks you already know its about the height, color, and style for me so you kinda should have seen these coming.  Lulu cuties can be purchased here. Well that concluded my list of Fab's Most Wanted! Whats topping your Most Wanted list and why?

4.7.14

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day Fabulites! In honor of our most highly appreciated independence today I hope we can all Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and most importantly do it Fashionably in the Red, White and Blue!
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How are you celebrating your Independence Day? 

                                                                  


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