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24.3.17

Boutique Sales Chic Grand Opening!

Have you ever dreamed of something, prayed for it, did what was necessary to make it happen, and waited anxiously for that dream to become a reality? Well I have and I'm here to tell you today that I am just hours away from seeing my vision come to fruition with the Grand Opening of 
Boutique Sales Chic online Fashion,  Shoes, and Accessories Boutique!

Dresses/ Shoes/ Accessories/Deals/ Trends. Fashion/ Shes/ Accessories

Boutique Sales Chic is the brain child of myself and my super beautiful and creative daughter Khambria Monet! We have  both loved fashion for as long as we can remember so when the opportunity to earn a living doing something we are both so passionate about presented itself we jumped at the opportunity. It hasn't been easy working on this project and getting things just the way we wanted them from the ground up but it has been beyond rewarding and a learning experience neither of us will soon forget!

Black Dress/ Bodysuit/ Clothing/ Fashion

Boutique sales Chic will officially open its doors Saturday, March 25th complete with Steals, Deals, and so much more on all your favorite Fashions, Shoes, and Accessories!  Both this dress and the accessories being modeled by Khambria will be available for purchase. This dress comes complete with a lace tie front and bodysuit shorts and will run you about $45.  This dress titled Mistress is perfect for those Spring/Summer Nights when you want to keep things Cute yet Chic. The lightweight feather earrings add the finishing touch and will cost  you $15! Great Style and Great Prices, That's what Boutique Sales Chic is all about!

Pants Set/ Palazzo Pants/ Crop Top/ Black N White/ Fashion

This is another Chic look you can expect to find at Boutique Sales Chic. I enjoyed this look so much that I rocked it to Day 1 of Jazz in the Gardens last weekend and it was perfect for the occasion. This look can be purchased as a 2 piece set complete with Crop Top and lined Palazzo Pants. Who doesn't need a little Black N White in their life? This set will run you about $40 and is well worth the price! The silver choker is also one of our available accessories and will run you about $20.

Thanks for allowing me to share my Good news with all of you, I'm so excited about my Mother/Daughter Business Adventure I can't stop smiling! Hopefully Boutique Sales Chic is  definitely the beginning of something beautiful! Boutique Sales Chic can be found at boutiquesaleschic.com and also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Pinterest Coming Soon!

What are you looking most forward to shopping  at Boutique Sales Chic? Use code Chic at checkout and Save 10% Off your first purchase!



22.3.17

Ross Dress for Less Meets Jazz in the Gardens!

FABulites,  Sometimes it can be a little stressful being a busy Mom, Wife, Taxi, Influencer, Brand Building Fashionista on  the go. The trick to pulling it all off successfully and Looking fly when  doing so is knowing exactly when to lean on your friends from places like Ross Dress for Less!

Wrap Dress/ JITG/ Dresses/ Miami Gardens/ Style

Last weekend I had a major event going on and instead of getting all stressed out about what to wear and staying within my budget I did what any Frugal Flirty N Fab fashion lover would do and I headed out to my nearest Ross Store to get right! I was in the store for less than 10 minutes when this sassy little number jumped out at me. In an almost instant I knew this would be the perfect dress to rock to the Jazz in the Gardens Media conference just a couple days away and that's exactly what I did!


I was able to walk into that press conference looking good, feeling good, and ready to take on the day. Thanks Ross and my Pockets Thank you too! Can you believe I paid only $15 for this little number? I can't even begin to tell you the amount of people that asked me about my dress at the conference. That's when you know you're looking good.

Jazz in the Gardens/ Fashions/ Dresses/ Ross

I rocked my 2nd Ross dress Day 2 of the music festival. I knew without  a doubt I wanted to wear something that was comfy, cute, sandal appropriate and most of all something that was budget friendly. This off the shoulder stripped dress did the trick. I was able to take my performer pics without restriction and even had room to enjoy a pineapple conch ball and drink in this trendy number. Don't act like you don't make sure you can eat an excessive amount without looking 9 months preggo when picking out dresses! Anyways once again Ross did the job! This little number cost me a cute $12 and with prices like this I'm definitely looking forward to my next Music Festival!

Thanks for allowing me to share with you how I rocked Jazz in the Gardens with 2 of my favorite Ross Dress for Less Looks. Have you ever rocked  a Ross outfit at a Music Conference? How did your look turn out?


20.3.17

My Super Dope Blogging Weekend at Jazz in the Gardens 2017!

As a South Florida Lifestyle Blogger I often get to do dope shit! I enjoy great dinners, get free clothes and travel, cover great events and more,  but man when I tell you the natural high I'm on annually this time of year from my Jazz in the Gardens Experience, You better believe the hype!

JITG/Fashions/2017
Crop Top and Palazzo Pants perfect for kicking off JITG purchased from Boutique Sales Chic

I am such a huge fan of Good Music. To me Good Music is when an artist has a way of telling a story or taking you to a time and place that remains everlasting in your memory. Good music can make you laugh, make you cry, and make you want to make the world a better place with just it's opening lyrics. Good Music is Love and Love is Good Music!

The 12th annual Miami Gardens Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival was all about that Feel Good Music and it's that's  Special feeling that keeps the Jazz in the Gardens crowd  coming back! I have no idea what the actual numbers were at this year's festival but what I do know is that it was Unapologetically Black, It was Family, and it was Beauty from all walks of life. Now let's get into Day 1 of the Festival.

Betty Wright/ Miami Gardens/ Events

I arrived at the HardRock Stadium around 6pm on Saturday and as soon as I parked my car and stepped out I could hear the voice of an angel serenading the area and I knew that voice like the back of my hand, it was none other than Mrs. Betty Wright tearing up the Jazz in the Gardens stage and I knew I had to make it there ASAP!

I arrived to the front of the stage just in time to see Mrs. Wright, a South Florida legend make her Grand Debut at Jazz in the Gardens. By the claps and praise coming from the audience I think it's pretty safe to say she'll be back for many many years to come. I can't even put into words what it felt like hearing Mrs. Wright sing her classics such as "Clean Up Woman" and "No Pain No Gain"! You best believe I belted out the words right along with her bringing my entire childhood to life! Thank you  Mrs.Betty Wright!

Morris Day/ Prince/ The Time/ JITG2017/Events

How many Purple Rain fans reading this post. If you're a Purple Rain fan then without a doubt you are more than familiar with the Jazz in the Gardens Mega  performing group Morris Day and the Time! Man they ate the stage up with a Prince Tribute, Dance moves for days, and Smooth and Sexy vocals to match. It was such an honor being able to see these guys doing what they love and doing it well! I know without a doubt my life would be different if I could dance as much and as long as these guys! Life changing indeed!

Robin Thicke/ Singer/ JITG2017/ Miami Gardens

Next up was Super R&B Soul Singing Cutie Robin Thicke and let me just say first before I begin to say why I was pleasantly surprised. Robin's performance was everything!  He was sensual, he took full control of the crowd and stage, he sounded amazing, and he had the dance moves to match, Who Knew. You know the term, "BeyoncĂ© always on beat"? I think we might need to create something similar for Robin, Alright Now! This man's falsetto is amazing and I nearly melted hearing him sing my personal Robin Thicke favorite, "Lost Without You". I know I'm not the only one still hoping he and Paula work things out,  Am I?

All in all Day one was absolutely amazing with performances by Chante Moore, Will Downing and the All Stars, Herbie Hancock, and the Beautiful and Uber Talented Jill Scott that closed out the show. All was right with the world at the conclusion.

Posing with the winner of the Frugal Flirty N Fab JITG Ticket Giveaway, Dorothy

I'm not sure what it is about Day2 of Jazz in the Gardens but without fail Day 2 always takes the party to the next level. Once again I arrived at the park a little after 6pm just early enough to get my spirits immediately lifted by the soulful sounds of the The Roots. They sounded amazing and so Woke and Quest love is nothing to mess with on those drums. If you've never seen the Roots  before live and in person you are definitely missing out. Take a peek at the performance snippet I posted on Instagram.




Audre Day/ JITG2017/ Miami Gardens/ Event/ Singer

Andra Day was next up to hit the Jazz in the Gardens stage and what a vision of loveliness with a voice to match. Andra gave the crowd a little of everything from reggae to her hit smash "Rise Up"! She danced, shared intimate parts of her life and took the audience on her amazing journey. Andra Day is as dope as they come!

Common/Rapper/JITG2017/Miami Gardens
Heartthrob Actor and Rapper Common was next to hit the stage and Ladies, he didn't disappoint. Common made my heart melt as he shared his love for South Florida and the fact that he attended FAMU. As if that wasn't enough to seal the deal Common took us on a romantic and uplifting journey as he shared his love of the Black Woman, Why we should be involved in our communities and the importance of keeping our youth lifted.The man is brilliant I tell you and his ability to express himself via lyric is like no other. Common made a lifelong fan out of me at the 12th annual Jazz in the Gardens for sho!

LL Cool J/ Rapper/ Performer/ JITG2017/ Events
Last but not least closing out Jazz in the Gardens 2017 was none other than the GOAT, LL Cool J! He was smooth and sexy and built like a Ford truck yet took us all on an adventure. LL Cool J shared with us how he got started with rap, his first movie, and yet still managed to make everyone of the crowd members feel like family. Even shared his super silly side with us. The highlite for me definitely came when he performed his mega hit, "I Need Love" as well as "Knock you Out"! He didn't earn the GOAT title for no reason and he made sure we all left knowing why.

Just when I think there's no way Jazz in the Gardens could possibly get any better i'm over and over again proven wrong. While I shared with you the performances of the weekend many of the most amazing things happened off stage. The food, the dancing, the merchandise and the seeing of friends both near and far is something you won't forget but I think the most memorable thing that happened for me was when Ricky Smiley who hosted the show got personal with the audience and shared how his friend was battling Cancer and decided she no longer wanted to deal with chemo and other medications but instead decided she wanted to just live her life out as best she can and was doing so by enjoying Jazz in the Gardens. I watched as the crowd of thousands showed compassion for a lady no one knew and stood in line to share money, hugs, and well wishes with this women. My heart felt so complete seeing this. It was a true example of our ability to show Love for our Brothers and Sisters! Priceless!

Blogger/ FrugalFlirtyNFab/ South Florida/ Music Festival/ Media

Thanks for allowing me to once again share my Jazz in the Gardens Recap with all of you. I enjoy doing it so much. I'm hoping the fine folks at this years Essence Festival bless your girl with those media passes and allow me to bless you all with my Essence Fest coverage and Recap as well. Fingers crossed and if you know someone in charge of making those decisions make sure you put in a good word for your girl and allow me to take my South Florida Fabness to the Essence Fest in New Orleans! Come rain or shine I'll always have my Jazz in the Gardens!

Special Thanks to Circle of One Marketing for always making sure I'm taken care of. For additional information on Jazz in the Gardens please visit JazzintheGardens.com








16.3.17

Throwback Thursday- 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Recap!


Last weekend  thanks to the fab folks at Circle of One Marketing, I had the pleasure of attending the 8th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Festival and it was more amazing than I even imagined! Just when I thought it couldn't possibly get any better than the previous years the City of Miami Gardens surprised me by giving me So Much More! To say this was a wonderful event would definitely be an understatement! One of the most unbelievable music festivals one will ever get the chance to experience. This years talented lineup consisted of Host Michael Baisden, Fantasia, New Edition, BabyFace, Earth Wind N Fire, Monica, Neyo, Nicole Henry, Mary Mary, and Charlie Wilson among other local and not so local Artists! I can't even put into words what it felt like to look into the crowd and see thousands of people all having a good time, eating, drinking, doing the wobble and singing along to the hit tunes of their favorite artist. Allow me to share with you some of my favorite moments of the weekend.

Sisters Erica and Tina Campbell, Better known as Mary Mary have the voices of angels. Not only did they sing for dear Life their looks were beyond on point. Erica in the red and Tina in the striking blue with a super fab Mohawk were both picture perfect. Let me just say if you've seen their hit reality show, the camera definitely adds 10 lbs. Fab from head to toe!

New Edition took me back to my childhood in an instant singing old classics like CandyGirl and Mr. Telephone Man, but when Mr. Bobby Brown appeared on the stage it was OVER! Don't you just luv how the right song can instantly take you back to that particular time and place! It was great seeing the entire group together and performing.


Ralph was always my favorite, Which one was your pretend man.....lol!


How many of you know those New Edition moves?


Before Jazz in the Gardens I think I'd forgotten just how many hits BabyFace actually had but rest assured he immediately refreshed my memory! Yes to Babyface!


I know I've said it before but there's just something so calming and inspiring about Monica's voice. Its almost like she hypnotizes you when she sings! Definitely one of my favorite performers of all time! Monica always brings it! Her tribute to Whitney Houston that she does during her set is unbelievable!


For Day1 of Jazz in the Gardens I wanted to keep the vibe grown yet Sexy! So with that in mind I opted for this Pink/Peach sheer tube top Maxi from 2bstores, cream and gold wedges, gold chain and cuffs....The love I received from this outfit was everything and I thank everyone for the FIT luv! I felt like the Belle of the Ball and enjoyed every minute of it. Not quite the Angelina Jolie leg, but I'm coming for her, ha! Unfortunately I wasn't able to get pics of my look from Day2 so I hope I gave you enough with day 1.

If you haven't done so please add Jazz in the Gardens to your list of must attend concerts! You have to experience it for yourself to get a true feel of the magic! For additional info on Jazz in the Gardens or to prepare for next years event please visit here.


What was your favorite part of Jazz in the Gardens? Do you plan on attending next year?

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15.3.17

Satisfy your Need for Speed with IMSA Racing!


Hey yall Hey! Hope all is well and glad you could join me today!! When you think Frugal Flirty N Fab and speed you probably imagine something like me speed walking trying to be the first one to grab a pair of heels on sale, but today I want to tell ou a little bout a different side of me. The side that has a total need for speed and how IMSA Racing is fulfilling that need!


Yep guys you heard that right. Your girl has a total need for speed that's been around as long as I could remember. As a little girl I would sit patiently in front of my TV completely fascinated with fast cars and racing. As I got older I would often spend my weekends at the track in West Palm Beach knee deep in palpitating world of speed racing. Now I'm head over heels caught up in IMSA Racing.

IMSA Racing is all about high-tech, race cars from the world’s top auto manufacturers, exciting racetracks, and historic events like the historic 12 Hours of Sebring and premier drivers. IMSA is a very unique and exciting organization with all the best parts of F1, Nascar, and Indy car racing all in one place. A little something for all race car lovers indeed!

I just can't get enough of seeing my favorite big name cars including Acura, Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Cadillac, Ferrari, Ford, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mercedes, Nissan, and Porsche, as they go head to head! I mean who doesn't want to see a Ferrari and BMW go at it?  Its such an amazing site to behold!

The best way for you to understand why I feel the way I do about racing is to experience IMSA Racing for yourself! Catch some of the most exciting races on Fox Sports and share your experience with others who are passionate about or learning about racing across your social channels using #IMSA and maybe even tagging IMSA social handles! This weekend March 15-18th feel free to tune in to the Sebring WeatherTech Championship Race and you'll definitely get what all the fuss is about. You can also tune in to FS1 for the entire sports broadcast on Fox Sports 1 from 12:30pm-11:00pm.

Click HERE to learn more about IMSA RACING.

Are you a fan of IMSA Racing? How do you go about quenching your Need for Speed?

13.3.17

5 Things to do after you Max your Tax Refund with Walmart Family Mobile!



Welp Fabulites, It's that time of year again, No not the holidays, Nope not time for your annual raise, It's Tax Refund Time and this year I wanted to take some time out and share with all of you 5 tried and true things you can do when you get smart and Max your Tax refund with Walmart Family Mobile!


I can't tell you how I had to learn the hard way how to use my tax refund to my benefit. There were times when I'd receive it and it was immediately here one day and gone the next without a thing to show for it. That was until I was having a conversation with a friend one day who happened to be a financial adviser who advised me the best thing you can do with your refund check is to cut down as much as you can on the bills you're currently paying and also to use it to assist you in bringing in additional income. Those words were like music to me and I never looked back.


From that point on it was all about the best ways to use my tax refund wisely and one of those ways was to get started with a Walmart Family Mobile account. Have you ever stopped and looked into the lifelong benefits of having a Walmart Family Mobile account? Allow me to share just a few with you right now. The prices are way lower than many of the current plans that are currently available, You get a great value for your dollar including a large data bucket, you are able to get a Sim Kit for only $19.88, and since Family Mobile bills you  later you only have to pay $19.88 when you sign up! Is this fab or what? Don't even get me started on the awesome phones they have available such as this awesome Samsung Galaxy ON5 ( Regular price: $119.00.)    which with  the Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan = Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data which includes up to 10GB of 4G LTE then 2G plus a free VUDU movie credit every month ($7 value, ) per line for $49.88.  The $7 value is the same as new releases. Amazing right! Now do you see why it's important to Max your Tax refund? 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 [Campaign Link] or your local Walmart for current pricing.




Now that we've discussed exactly how to go about maxing your refund let's dive into the fun stuff you can now do with your family because you have the funds to do so.

Family Roadtrip- Up until recently I knew very little about the joys of weekend road tripping but now that I've figured it out there's no turning back for sure. Lifetime family memories created for sure.


Nice Dinner- For those of you that know me you already know I Love, Love, Love a great meal and presentation. By maxing your tax refund with Walmart family Mobile you can now enjoy an evening at your favorite restaurant.


A day at the beach- There is no greater joy than being able to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach enjoying you family and loved ones without having to worry about what bills are due. Make the most of your day out by maybe having a Bar B Que, Tossing around the football, or going for a great bike ride. Fun Fun and more Fun!

Sporting Event or Concert- Who doesn't have a favorite band, artist or sports team they'd love to see and support. I most definitely do and that's why its so important to max your tax refund so you can show some love too. Get good seat, take your camera, and enjoy it like never before.

Learn a new skill or hobby- You are never too old to learn something new! Take those funds you were able to save by buying the Walmart Family Mobile phone and plan and educate yourself on something you've always wanted to learn such as playing the piano, learning to swim, or taking up tennis for the first time. How do you put a price on learning something new, right, you can't.


Thanks for allowing me to share with you my list of 5 Thing you can do after Maxing your Tax Refund with Walmart Family Mobile. How do you intend on Maxing your Refund this year?


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 [Campaig Linkor your local Walmart for current pricing.

9.3.17

Timing is Everything with Jord Watches!

You ever wish time would just stand still, there were more hours in a day or you had an inner switch that kept you walking the straight and narrow path to perfect time management? I know I sure do, that's why today's post is so important. I've been a little MIA lately and one of the things I've learned during my absence is that time is truly of the essence and the funny part is that it took this beautiful Jord Watch to remind me of that!

Reece Walnut and Navy Watch

It's been a super hectic couple of week for me so I think it's time I let you in on a little of what's been going on. You see when my job ended back in December I knew immediately that I wanted to take my Blogging and Brand Building to the next level. I also knew that one way of doing this was to not only talk about clothing, fashions, and shoes in my post but to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a business owner. I'm happy to say that My dream is quickly becoming a reality and is a constant reminder that timing is everything!

Jord Reece Watch

My daughter and I are now the proud business owners of an online shop specializing in Fashions, Shoes, and Accessories called Boutique Sales Chic. This is why I've had to focus on productively managing my time between my current ventures and if you know anything about me, Timing has never been my specialty. The new boutique will be officially opening in the next couple weeks and while it involves lots of hard work and very little sleep I am overjoyed at just the thought of it!

Jord Reece Watch and Me

Recently after it was recommended that I learn how to account for every moment of the day and use time management to the best of my ability I connected with the Jord Watch company and it's been a beautiful collaboration ever since. Who would have ever thought that it would take something as simple as wearing a watch on my are to assist me in figuring out my time management issues? Not me!

Jord Watches

I've never been much of a watch wearer but since falling in love with the detailing and styling of this beautiful Jord  Reece Watch I can honestly say I am now! It's been such a big help keeping track of my schedule and staying on top of things that I only wish I would have formed this relationship sooner.


Thanks to my new Reece Series Walnut and Navy Watch  I'm now able to move smoothly and confidently throughout my day without having to worry about any timing issues. Because this has been such a help to my life  I thought It would only be right if I offered a GIVEAWAY  and special discount for all of you! By entering this giveaway One lucky Frugal Flirty N Fab reader will  Win a $100 e Gift Code once the contest is over.  All those who enter will receive $25 e gift code and will  have until 3/19 to redeem your code (enter the contest).  At 11:59PM, A Winner will automatically be selected and everyone will be emailed their coupon code. The code will expire on 4/30/2017.

Contest link: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/frugalflirtynfab

Jord Watch

Thank you for allowing me to share with you my new love for Jord Watches, My new business venture, and the changes I've made to improve my time management skills. Before we go let me ask,  Are you ready to take your Time management to the next level with Jord Watches? What are you waiting for?

*While the above watch was provided the opinions expressed above are all my own*



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6.3.17

Miami International Film Festival Opening Night Experience!

Friday evening I had the opportunity to be on hand for the opening of the 34th Annual Miami International Film Festival and let me just say, Oh what an experience it was! Follow along as I share with you my views on the opening night movie (Norman), what it was like to be up close with one of my favorite actors (Richard Gere), and the fabness of the opening night party!


The Miami Film Festival is a 10 day festival where over 10vesrs such as myself.0 films from over 40 different countries will screen for the first time in Miami, Florida. This incudes some of best cinema has to offer making it an world class event for movie lovers such as myself!


The opening night feature film was Norman, The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Directed by Joseph Cedar and starring Richard Gere as the fixer who lives to connect people and always claims to "know a guy". I really didn't know what to expect from Norman but as always Richard Gere found a way to lure me in and brilliantly capture my attention. After about30 minutes in I found myself totally captivated with Norman and found I could definitely relate to him wanting to fix things all the time and even his method of getting it done.


After the completion of Norman guests headed across the street for Bottles of Bubbly, Culinary Delights, and a Night to Remember at the Champaign & Stars Opening Night Party presented by Korbel!


 I'm not sure what you herd but let me be the first to set the record clear. The Miami International opening Night Party is by far one of the most organized, well put together, creative, energetic, and delightful parties offer in the State of Florida! Yep folks it really is just that amazing. How do I even begin to put into words being in a beautiful and historic building surrounded by movie lovers, amazing foods, unlimited drinks, picture booths, dance floor, a live band, DJ, and so much more. Next to Disney land I swear it's one of the happiest places on earth! I think my picture above sorta sums this all up! LOL!


Along with multiple other sponsors such as Miami DDA, Finlandia, Stella Artois, Barton & Guestier, Jack Daniels definitely knew how to keep the crowd smiling and on the dance floor. One of my favorite drinks of the night was the Jack Daniels Strawberry Margarita! You haven't lived until you've tried it!


Another of the biggest draws of the opening night party is being able to connect with like minded individuals who are also passionate about and share your love for film. This is the type of party where you can come knowing no one and leave with hundreds of new friends.


Don't worry about having the drinks on an empty stomach because there's more food than you could even imagine at the opening night party. Some of my favorites of the night were the empanadas, tuna tartare, fish tacos, meatballs, sandwiches, shrimp, and of course the multiple selection of desserts. Whatever your taste buds desired was basically covered and in the finest of fashion.


The Miami Film Festival lasts through December 12th and some of the movies and events you definitely don't want to miss are Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press,  Lipstick Under My Burkha, Woodpeckers, and more! There are also tons of great featured events such as the Awards Night party, Google Talks Sessions, Big Easy Brunch at River Yacht Club and more. All in all the Miami Film Festival is a series of FABNESS you don't want to miss out on!

For additional information or to purchase tickets please visit www.miamifilmfestival.com

Have you had the pleasure of attending the Miami Film Festival Opening Night Movie and Party? If so what was your experience like, and if no, What are you waiting for?







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