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26.7.16

Fab's Most Wanted!

Happy Tuesday Lovs! First off I'd like to thank everyone for the love and feedback I received on my SwimWeek recap, Amazing! You guys sure know how to make a girl feel good and I really appreciate it. Since my Swim week looks were so well received I thought it was only fair that I kick this Tuesday off with my current Most Wanted Pieces, Let's take a look!



click on each look for additional information such as price and purchase info
 
 
 I greatly enjoy attending events and getting out and exploring my community to the best of my abilities. What I don't like is the idea that you have to sacrifice fashion for funds. I adore when I'm complimented on a $20 dress giving myself the ability to focus on the things that are most important to me such as my family. My ability to find great deals on quality items means I never have to sacrifice and that's a joy all women should experience! In the spirit of looking Great without breaking the Bank tune in weekly as I present you with my Most Wanted! You can expect to see Chic, Classy, and colorful finds perfect for the Fashionista in you!
 
How's your Summer Shaping Up? Came across any good deals lately? Which of my 7 looks is topping your Most Wanted List? Can't wait to hear all about it below in the comments! Enjoy!!
 

25.7.16

Deal of the Day-IAMS Dry Dog Food at Target!



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22.7.16

Swim Miami the Recap!


Hey yall Hey! I feel like its been so long since we last talked but I'm here today to catch you right on up on anything you might have missed and what's been keeping me so busy. As many of you know July 14th-17th was Swim Miami Week and I was honored to be a part of it. There were great event, shows, gifts bags, celebrities, drinks, and of course Swim Suits for all. Take a look at my rundown!

 
For my very first Swim Miami event I was invited by Bagatelle Miami Beach and Celebrity Page TV to the Miami Swim Kick off Party. It was my very first time visiting Bagatelle restaurant and it was everything I needed it to be. The event was hosted by Marysol Patton, former Real Housewives of Miami cast member, and proved to be the perfect Kickoff! I was at first a little undecided on what I wanted to wear but when I came across this cutout maxi with splits I knew she was the one. Pefect for a night at the beach! Can my thigh get a little love? Ha!

 
LA-based swimwear brand Lee + Lani, who made their Miami Swim Week Debut this year, and athletic clothing brand Fancy Pants, Pictured above showcased designs from their latest collections during the evening. 

 
 The drinks were flowing, BeyoncĂ© was playing on the ones and two's, Chef Matthieu Godard was serving signature hors d'oeuvres and pastries and my Ladies from E's WAGS were in the house soaking up the scene while also filming an episode for their show and without a doubt I knew this was exactly where the Frugal Flirty N Fab belonged! Definitely in my element!

For Day 2 of Swim Miami it was all about the runway shows ant the beautiful W Hotel on Miami Beach. I was super excited and knew I was in for a great night when I managed to snag parking for a cute $4. Those of you who have ever tried to park on Miami Beach know exactly what an honor that was. My first show of the night was the Hammock show and trust me when I tell you it  didn't disappoint! The models, the swimsuits, the music, the makeup, everything was on point and just when I thought it couldn't get any better it did just that! The only thing that bothered me a little was the fact that I was waiting on the final walk so I could capture the models in their swimsuits and for some reason there was no final call so I ended up missing out on some great pics. Lesson learned!

 
One of my Favorite one piece looks from Hammock!

 
This model rocked every look she walked in, Luv the Fro!


For my second show of the evening it was all about Hot as Hell! With a name like that it had to be great right! It started out really cute with this pretty Lady serenading the audience with a super cute rendition of You Give Me Fever. Her voice was amazing and so was the show! Here's a little video of the final walk. Hope you like it!
 

I specially enjoyed how they incorporated both the kids and pregnant women into their show, Hot as Hell indeed! Just let you know they had a little something to offer to any and everyone! Definitely one of my favorite shows of Swim Miami!
 
This is the look I wore for my first day at Swim Miami and I absolutely loved everything about it. It was Miami Hot, Colors were Poppin, little sex appeal and perfect for a Swim wear event. Once again my thigh decided to show up and show out and I wouldn't have had it any other way! How do I look?
 
Thanks for allowing me to share with you my Swim Miami adventures. Overall it was an amazing event and I'm already looking forward to next year. If there was one thing I'd like to see different next year it's that I would like to see a more diverse event. South Florida is one of the largest melting pots that exist and it's rare that you can go anywhere and not come upon a diverse group of people. Next year I would like to see a  more diverse group of designers and models as well. I would also like to see some of my Plus Size Beauties hit the catwalk.  It would definitely take
Swim Miami to the next level and I'm looking forward to it.
 
Did you attend any Miami Swim Week events? What was your favorite show?



11.7.16

Weekend Reflections!


Happy Monday Luvs! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and  is now ready to make this the best week ever. I spent a majority of my weekend reflecting on the events of the past week  and trying to put things into perspective. I also spent a large part of my weekend trying to figure out specifically how I can make a difference. I actually came up with some interesting ideas that I can't wait to share with you at a later time but for now let's jump right into my Fab Find of the Day!

 
I came across this beauty on Saturday as I was preparing my looks for Miami Fashion Week Swim which takes place the end of this week. I was so obsessed with the ruffle maxi I couldn't wait to throw it on! Sometimes it really is all about the little things and this maxi is one of them. You can definitely expect this fab find to get lots of airtime this Summer and remember I warned you!

 
Not a bad way to spend $10 rights? Just goes to show that you don't have to spend a fortune to be trendy if that's your goal! Anyways thanks for stopping by and before you go I'd love for you to share with me the Fab Finds you picked up this weekend! Thanks!



7.7.16

For the Love of Dinty Moore® Beef Stew!


FABulites, For the most part I try to do whatever it is I can to workout in the mornings. I seem to have more energy, the weather is cooler, and I'm less likely to return home and fill up on foods that are no good for me. On the rare occasions when on the evenings will prevail I do as the Lumberjacks do and turn to Hormel Foods Dinty Moore® beef stew.


Lumberjacks need to eat, constantly, to overcome their rigorous training. Dinty Moore beef stew is a quick and hearty option for aspiring lumberjacks. When DINTY MOORE® beef stew was introduced in a big blue-and-white can no one could have predicted the product popularity that would follow.
Today, from cupboard to table in minutes, DINTY MOORE® products are great tasting, well-balanced meals that will satisfy the whole family. Tender beef, fresh potatoes and carrots all simmered in a delicious beef gravy make DINTY MOORE® beef stew the number one selling stew in the nation. It's no wonder it's a Lumberjack Favorite!


As part of the Dinty Moore® brand campaign to bring back the true lumberjack, Hormel Foods went to the depths of Minnesota in search of a team of lumbersexuals to transform into real lumberjacks and, ultimately, compete in a professional lumberjack competition this summer. The brand is partnering with STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® and professional lumberjack Adrian Flygt to train the lumbersexuals in core areas of logging and forestry, giving them the necessary skills to walk, talk and compete like a lumberjack.

With the official lumberjack training completed this spring, the lumbersexual team—Lumber Michael, Lumber Jamin, Lumber Ben, and Lumber Ian—will now move on to compete at the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championships on July 15 in Chicago Southland, sponsored by the makers of Dinty Moore® beef stew.

For more information about the journey to becoming a true lumberjack with the makers of Dinty Moore® beef stew, visit MooreJ and join in the #MooreJacks conversation on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

DINTY MOORE® canned and microwavable products are available nationwide at major grocery stores. Make sure to visit the campaign landing page, take the Buzzfeed quiz, engage with the YouTube videos, and try out the beef stew for yourselves and remember, training like a lumberjack means never stopping and after  celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016 that's what Hormel Foods is all about!

Today’s post is sponsored by Hormel Foods Dinty Moore® brand, but my love for their Dinty Moore®  beef stew is all my own!



6.7.16

Deals on Deals with Giving Assistant!

It's the week of 4Th of July,  the deals are plenty and just when you thought things couldn't get any better Giving Assistant  steps in for the win! For those of you who aren't familiar, Giving Assistant is an online e-commerce site that saves you money (via cash back and coupons) from thousands of different online stores. Plus, they allow you to effortlessly give a little bit back to charity and will even donate a meal to a needy family on your behalf every time you shop with Giving Assistant! Check out this short video for more!



FABulites, Can you imagine having 1762 Stores all giving back to you?  I'm not talking about just any stores but many of our favorites such as H&M, Forever 21,  Sears, Macy's and more! Becoming a member is super easy nd its all free of charge. Just incase you were wondering some  my current favorite deals  happening right now are Get 30% Off Clothing when you Spend $150 or more on clothing at H&M, Take 20% Off Lingerie  at Macy's, and Take $20 Off Clothing worth $100 or more at Forever21,What are you waiting for?

Thanks for allowing me to share with  you  how I  get deals on top of deals while making it a point to give back with Giving Assistant this holiday  and of course stay tuned to the Frugal Flirty N Fab to see how I rock my new finds in my Outfit of the Day post! Goodies coming right up! It's savings like these that make it a perfect time to stock up! For additional information or to sign up with Giving Assistant today please visit https://givingassistant.org/

Have you signed up for Giving Assistant, What are you waiting for?

5.7.16

Summer Loving Me with Sutter Home Moscato!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MoscatoMoments #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older.
 
Hey yall Hey and Happy Day After! Day after a long 3 day Holiday weekend that is! If you're anything like me today is the day I need the break the most! While I'm obsessed with the Summer Seasons for the warm weather, family BBq's, and long days at the beach the Summer can also take a toll on a busy person like me so today I'd like to take a little time and talk to you about how to get the most out of your Summer and how to do it  with  Sutter Home Moscato!

 
I love my life and all that it is and isn't but sometimes I just have to step away and spend some much needed quality time with myself, especially during the Summer months. It's always a very busy time for me as a Blogger due to a multitude of fashion events plus as a Mom trying to fit in as many activities as I can with the kids. That's why in order for me to give the best of myself to both my business and family I make sure to kick my Summer off right with a Super Fab Me Day!
 
As you can probably tell by the huge smile on my face I take great pride in my Me Days! I normally kick off my day by leaving the house bright and early and treating myself to a great breakfast! Once I've enjoyed breakfast and a little pampering it's all about Sutter Home Pink Moscato. I love the fact that I can eat pretty much anything I'd like before enjoying my wine because of the fact that it can be paired with so many great pairings.
 
 
The second I enjoy a well balanced breakfast it's then time to sit back and enjoy a glass of my favorite Sutter Home Moscato. Sutter Home Moscato and NEW Moscato Blend are my go-to-wine for all my summer entertaining needs, summer wind downs,  and is the perfect choice to bring a variety of flavors to your summer fun! One of the best things about Sutter Home is  they are a family owned company and have produced quality products bringing people together since 1948.

 
Sparkling Strawberry Pink Moscato
3oz Sutter Home Pink Moscato
Any variety of Strawberry Flavored Vodka
Hint of Sprite
2 Large Whole Fresh Strawberries
Ice
Combine Pink Moscato, Strawberry Vodka, Sprite and Ice in a shaker and shake until mixed to your desire. Pour contents into glass and adorn top with Strawberries.
 

This right her is the look of Joy and all things great which always appears after enjoying my favorite Sparkling Strawberry Pink Moscato. I mean honestly and truly, does it get any better than this? Both Pink an Red Moscato varietals can be found anywhere Sutter Home Wine is found.  Blends can be found at Walmart, Winco, Ingles and  most  independent liquor/convenience retailers.
 
What's your favorite Sutter Home Moscato variety or recipe? What's your drink of choice when taking a little Summer Loving time for yourself?

1.7.16

Reinvention of the Frugal Flirty N Fab!

FABulites, Can we talk? No I mean really talk? I've been blogging for the past 7 years now and I can proudly say there's nothing more I'd rather be doing! I've attended some great events, made some really good money, shared some great family adventures with my family, attended some amazing concerts, stood side by side with some of my favorite celebrities and rocked some great gear! It's been a truly amazing experience. Lately something is just missing! I find myself asking myself more and more if I'm doing all I can and using my amazing platform to uplift and inspire and the truth is I'm not quite sure! In other words a change is coming to the Frugal Flirty N Fab and below is a little of what you can soon expect to find!


  1. More Community Involved Events
  2. More Giveaways and Random Acts of Kindness
  3. More Blogger Spotlights and Collaborations
  4. More Deals
  5. More Life According to Fab Posts
  6. More Reader Interaction
  7. More StreetStyle
  8. More Natural Hair and Beauty Posts
  9. More Food/ Music/ and Entertainment Post
  10. More Personal Posts
  11. More all things Frugal Flirty N Fab
Have you ever felt like this before? Like maybe you weren't putting your best foot forward? How did you begin a new? When did you realize you had more to offer than what was being portrayed and what steps did you take to correct it?

Thanks for allowing me to speak so freely with you and I cant wait to share more with you. What is it that you'd like to see more of on the Frugal Flirty N Fab! Can't wait to read your comments below!

28.6.16

Tuesday's Top 5 Most Wanted!

Happy Tuesday Luvs! How's everyone doing today? First of all I'd like to thank everyone for all the love I received on the Wedding look I rocked on Sunday! The luv was amazing and I really appreciate it. Because I'm still riding high on that moment I thought I'd take the time to share with you my Top 5 Most Wanted Fashions today, You ready?



Fabulites, the best thing you can do for yourself this Summer is infuse your closet with chic, inexpensive pieces that are perfect for anything from a Night out on the Town to a Family BBQ such as Summer Dresses, Rompers, Cute Tops etc! ! Gone are the days when you miss out on the action because you have nothing to wear. For all those that this sounds all too familiar to  you are my inspiration behind today's post. I don't have tons of money to spend on expensive outfits over and over again. I mean let's face it, there are much more important things going on in the world! As a super busy Mom, Wife, and Business Woman I take great pride in looking chic at any moment and knowing that I did so on the most frugal of budgets. Even more importantly than how I look and feel I take even greater pride in being able to also provide my readers with those same great options.

Now that I've shared with you my inspiration behind why I do what I do, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the fashion options I provide. Will I change the world by providing you with cost effective clothing options, Maybe or Maybe Not, but knowing that I made it a little easier for my fellow Ladies to shine without  breaking the bank is more than enough for me!

What are your favorite pieces from today's Top 5 Most Wanted Pieces?  What pieces are a must for you when it comes to Summer Style?
 
 
 
 
 

27.6.16

Summer Wedding-What I Wore!

FABulites, I'm not sure sometimes if it's a gift or a curse but I seem to have been blessed with the gift of waiting for the last minute to get things done and then rocking those things out in the final stages. It seems to happen for every event no matter how hard I try or how early in advance I plan on starting the beginning phases. It's almost like it's a drug and my ultimate high comes from seeing exactly what kind of rabbit I'm going to pull out of my bag of tricks and yesterday's Summer Wedding Masterpiece is the latest fashion fabness I speak of.........


How far in advance did I know about the wedding, over 6  months and what did I do to prepare myself for said wedding prior, Nothing! Fast forward to exactly 2 days before the wedding when that mild panic begins to somewhat set in and this is where things kinda got a little more interesting.


I knew I wanted to wear something bright and I also wanted to wear a dress with a trumpet or flared bottom but other than that it was all about the fit for me. You see I'd been putting in a little extra time in at the gym lately and in my head my dress would be a direct ode to my hard work and dedication. I spent a majority of my Friday evening trying on different dresses to no avail but for some reason I did not allow the fact that I was a mere 2 days away from the wedding and didn't have anything to wear consume me. Instead I kept calm and looked forward to a productive Saturday morning shopping session, or so I thought!


Saturday morning I woke up all bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to find my dress and enjoy my day but when after 4 hours of shopping and I had nothing, panic was beginning to set it. I mean not only didn't I have a dress but I also had no nails and feet done, no makeup ideas, no idea of what accessories I'd be wearing and no idea of anything else! It was a day before the wedding and it was getting real in these fashion streets! After a brief panic attack or 2 I then gathered myself and 9decided to give one more mall a try before I  just snatched up the nearest dress I could find.


In a last ditch effort I decided to head into Bloomingdales in Aventura Mall and this my friends is where the magic begins. In all the pictures I'd envisioned I knew I wanted to wear  nice bright color and something with a great fit and that's exactly when this Summer Stunner from across the room caught my attention. It was everything I was hoping for in a dress and so much more! I definitely stood there in disbelief just staring at it for at least5 minutes. I men it was beautiful, priced to perfection, the Summer Wedding Fit of my dreams and within just mere minutes after laying my eyes on her she was all mine! Don't you just love when that plan you never had comes together? HEHE!

I absolutely love everything about weddings and thanks to this little number I was able to love seeing the Union of  Mr.  and Mrs. Powell in  the utmost style! Congratulations you two!

Ever had a situation when it appeared you messed up by waiting for the last minute to find something to wear and then a miracle happened? If so I'd love to hear all about it in the comments below and make sure to check out my Instagram for additional pics.  As always thanks for stopping by and checking out my post and Oh , before you go, How Do I Look?

Dress-Bloomingdales/ Shoes-Macy's/ MakeUp-Khambria Monet/ Earrings-Burlington



21.6.16

Summer's Top 25 Must Have Wedges!

 
Hey Yall Hey and Happy Second Day of Summer! I am so excited about Summer 2016. I have been working out extra hard, cutting back on the soda and carbs and I'm liking what I see even when swimsuit shopping! Another element of Summer16 that has me excited is all the super cute wedges that are currently out and about. The different styles, prints, and patterns are nothing short of amazing! For these reasons and also because they allow you to look super fab on a budget I'm sharing with you my Top 25 Must Have Wedges, Your ready to take a look?
 

Click on the arrow to view all top 25 choices. For prices and additional info click on the shoe.
 
Man Listen, Unless you live on a remote island somewhere and spend your days and night barefoot, Wedges are a Must! Yeah I said it! Doesn't matter if you chose a 1 inch or go wild and crazy in a six inch wedge, whatever you do, just chose one, as a matter of fact if you're having a hard time making a decision, chose them all!  I love the fact that wedges give you the appearance of wearing a herl but with the comfortability of wearing a flat. I also appreciate the fact that wedges can be dresses up for a night out on the town as well as dressed down for an afternoon out with the Fam! If played right your entire Summer can be spent in a pair!

Which of my 25 Wedges are Topping your Must Have List? What Summer16 Fashion trends are you most excited about?
 
 
 

20.6.16

Ft. Lauderdale Florida Welcomes the Elite 360 Wealth Womens Conference!

Have you considered making major life changes but have been a little unsure on how to exactly get started? If so this post is definitely for you. The city of Ft. Lauderdale FL welcomes the "Elite" 360 Wealth Women's Conference and if you are ready to make your dreams a reality then you definitely want to be in attendance!
 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elite-360-wealth-womens-conference-fort-lauderdale-fl-tickets-24484360381?aff=HerPower1

The "Elite" 360 Wealth Women's Conference is your opportunity to to create a lifestyle that manifests wholeness, wellness and creates generational wealth for yourself, your family and your business and change your entire life! This transformational experience will be facilitated by dynamic, powerful, and professional presenters  and coaches all sharing  their unique gifts, talents, and necessary tools needed to help you soar your wings and fly! Join us for Sunshine and Sandals! Private Beach Party, Fashion Show, Zumba, Sunset and Conversation and more ELITE Surprises! See ya there!
 
When
       
Where
           Bahia Mar Hotel, 801 Seabreeze Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
 
Purchase tickets here--Tickets
 
While compensation is being provided the ideas and opinions stated above are all my own.
 
 


15.6.16

Print Party and Fit of the Day!

Hey yall Hey and Happy Hump Day! I hope everyone is off to a great start! I went outside to take photos this morning and it felt like it was 100 degrees! Why oh why is it so darn hot at 7:30 am? I love you all and there's nothing like that natural sunlight but I immediately headed back in the house and Rocked on with my Outfit of the Day!
 
 
For today's Fit of the Day I went went one of my favorite pieces currently in my closet, my H&M print tunic and favorite gladiator sandals. I love how these two pieces combine for such a chic and polished look!
 
This look is the perfect example of how to look great on a budget! This super cute Tunic was such a steal priced at $9.99 and these Sandals a cute $32.99! Frugal Flirty N Fab indeed!
 
 
I am really loving how these shots turned out and a special shout out to my favorite photographer FabJr. For supporting and bringing my vision to life!


Thank you for allowing me to share with you my Hump Day Fit of the Day! What are you wearing today? 

13.6.16

How to Wear a Sheer Dress and Blue Lipstick!!

Happy Monday Luvs! Before we get knee deep into today's Fit of the Day I'd just like to send my condolences to all the families affected by the Pulse Night Club Shootings in Orlando Florida. I still can't believe we live in a time when such a senseless crime could exist. We are also living during a time when people think its cool to tell others what to say, what size they should be, and what they should and shouldn't wear. My fit of the day actually consists of many of those things! Let's take a look!


I first wore this sheer jumper/dress to Dwyane and Gabby Wade Fashion Night on the RunWade event back in November. It was a fashion event so I wanted to be fashionable of course. I haven't worn this look since the event because for one, once I wear a look to a major event I don't usually wear it again, and for two I haven't found the right event to wear it to.


Sunday after hearing about the deadly shootings in Orlando I had the overwhelming urge to put on whatever I wanted to and not have a care in the world what people think about what I'm wearing! You see I think we consume way too much time focusing on the decisions others are making instead of basting in the glow of our happiness! From now on I will wear what I want, when I want, and how I want to regret free! I guess you can call this my coming out look!


Yes I'm a Mom and a Wife but where is it written that once you become those things you give up your sense of style and give in to a life of Mom Jeans and Yoga Pants, Nowhere!

From this moment on I promise to give you the best of me no matter my age, salary, education, maritial status, how many kids I have etc. Just know that when you visit the Frugal Flirty N Fab you are in an environment that really wants to see everyone Win and we all Win by doing what makes us happy!


Can I change the world by showcasing my finest shoes and clothes, maybe not, but I can use my experience with fashion to make a difference one person at a time and the good news is, I'm OK with that!


Thanks for allowing me to share with you my sheer and blue Fit of the Day and also get some things off my chest. For years I wanted to try wearing a bright lipstick color and unfortunately I listened to the masses tell me I shouldn't! Look at me now! This post is for all those who hearts beat to a different drummer and those who love them in spite of it. I so look forward to the day when the least become the favorable and we can all live and love together differences and all!

What's that one style or trend you've been dying to try but society told you it wasn't for you? What role does society play in your life when it comes to making fashion choices?

Dress-Dior/ Lipstick-NYX Little Denim Dress/ Shoes-Burlington



10.6.16

Jumper and Vest Fit of the Day!

TGIF Luvs! It was rough at times but we made it to the end of another work week! This week was filled with Growth as I tried to figure new ways to build the Frugal Flirty N Fab brand, History as I nightly caught up on all 4 episodes of Roots, and as always family as I take not one day of having them in my life for granted. With all that being said let's jump right into my Friday Slayday Fit of the Day!


If you've heard me say it once you'll hear me say it again, I LIVE for a jumpsuit! Throw on a cute vest, laceup sandals, hairband and a pink pout and we are definitely on to something!
Jumpsuit=Sears/ Shoes=Ross/ Vest=Marshalls



I think I might need to start taking my pictures wearing shades. The sun was absolutely brutal this morning. It appeared the more I smiled the smaller my eyes got! Rain or shine I was determined to share with you all how simple it is to jazz up a jumper for a little Friday action at the office. Yall know it's donuts day right? What better to wear as you stroll into the office kitchen and put those 2 delicious old fashioned doughnuts on that plate? (don't judge me)



I picked up this jumper at Sears probably a little over 2 years ago now and as you can see its still in good shape and remains one of my timecrunch go to items. It's easy to wear requiring no fuss and don't get me started on how I love wearing it after my weekly workouts have gone right. Waist=Snatched!



Thank for allowing me to share with you my Friday Slayday Fit of the Day and before you leave I'd love to hear your comments on what you think of my Fit of the Day. Is this something you could see yourself wearing to the office or not?  What are you wearing for your Fit of the Day?
 



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