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21.4.17

Featured Blogger of the Week-Charell Star!

TGIF FABulites! There's not  a day that goes by that I don't give thanks for the platform I've been provided to share with others. One of my favorite ways of showing thanks is by of course showing love for my fellow  Bloggers. That's why it's no wonder Back by popular Demand we have the Featured Blogger of the Week. This week's featured blogger in non other than Not Just a Girl in a Dress own Charell Star! Let's get to know Charell!




How do you describe your style?
I would describe my style as classic and bright. I seek out items that have clean lines, great fit and show off a bold pop of color. I'm a happy person by nature, so I wear clothes that reflect my sunny personality.  


Favorite Celebrity Style Crush and why?
My favorite celebrity style crush is Janelle MonĂ¡e, hands down. I adore her fun and effortless style. I love how she goes from streamlined suits to classics to ultra-modern red carpet dresses and looks amazing in them all. Everything she rocks reflects her vibrant but approachable personality and I see a lot of myself in her. I totally fangirl over every item she wears. 





Favorite Lifestyle/Fashion Blogger
There are so many great lifestyle and fashion bloggers sharing amazing stories right now. It's hard to pick just one, but I'm loving Rana Campbell from Dreams in Drive. She hosts a weekly podcast and interviews entreprenuers on their business and road to success. Her show is always so motivational.  

One thing you'd like the world to know about your style?
 I've overcome a lot challenges in life and feel blessed to have come so far. Fashion is just one way I get to express my daily joy and hopefully inspire others to do the same.  


What's your Blog site and how we can find you on Social Media?

Instagram: @CharellStar
Twitter: @CharellStar

Thanks so much Charell Star  for being the Featured Blogger of the Week. I find your style to be Chic and Refreshing and I can't wait to see the direction in which it takes you. Your Ladylike style is definitely something to be admired for ages to come!

Do you Have what it takes to be the Frugal Flirty N Fab Featured Blogger of the Week? If so  please send an email to the frugalflirtynfab@hotmail.com expressing your interest! Thanks and enjoy!


20.4.17

7 Must Have Spring Bottoms Under $50!

Hey yall Hey! I hope your day is off to a wonderful start! Those of you that know me already know that I'm a sucker for a pretty dress but did you also know at a certain time of year I become obsessed with the almighty Spring Bottom? Let's take a look and discuss my Spring Must Haves!


Everyone knows Spring hasn't Sprung until you have that favorite pair of go to jeans. This Spring it's all about ankle cleavage and fringing out the bottom of your jeans. These Shredded Machine jeans will fashionably take you through Spring and more! Rock em!


ActiveWear has become all the rage and what used to just be seen at the gym is any and everywhere! Hit the streets in style and comfort in this Fit Me bottom. Also comes with a super cute matching top but we'll save that one for another day!


The time will come throughout Spring when you'll just have to let em know about your Slayage.  This Bad 2 the Bone bottom is what you pull out for such occasions. Give em a little something to talk about!


For all my fashionistas who'll be taking advantage of Spring Travel, Sometimes you just have to
Lace Up and Go and when you do this bottoms for you. Comfy, Chic yet Sweet!


There's no denying the fabness of the Floral Flow this Spring so don't even try to. Find a cute bottom that matches your Fly and Flow On all through Spring!


Shorts are always a Spring Must Have but this year it's all about embellishments and ruffles so you better be ready to bring your A game with these Pretty in Pink pair! Think Bruch, Girls Night Out, Fun Times for sure!


Must Love the Almighty Palazzo Pant and this Solange version of this trend is a must Have! Perfect for anywhere Spring sees fit to take you!

What's topping your Spring Must Have Bottom List?


17.4.17

My First Time- JCPenney's Styling and the 2017 Tecla Awards!



I had no idea of what I was getting into when I signed up to cover the 2017 Hispanicize Conference in Miami! All I really knew was that it was local for me, it was a chance to connect with some really great brands, and a pretty large conference focusing on the contributions of the Latino and Multicultural Market Trendsetters and Newsmakers. When one of my most favorite brands JCPenney stepped in and offered to style me for the final event of the conference,  TECLA Awards, my Mama I Made It  Hispanicize Moment began!


I just need to make sure all of my FABulites realize the magnitude of what I'm sharing with you today. A brand that I Support, Frequent, and Love to death reached out to me to style me for the Tecla Awards! So major right! I totally had to pinch myself at the fabness of this opportunity! Not only was I being styled by JCPenney I was also going to have my hair and makeup done as well, Can someone say Winning!


I was so excited to get styled by JCPenney the day of the Tecla Awards. We met up at the beautiful  J.W. Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami and shortly after departed for JCPenney at the Dadeland Mall to begin our special day!

We were immediately greeted upon arrival  from the JCPenney styling team and provided our schedule for the day. My first stop was going to be makeup and I couldn't wait to get started!


I was in total heaven once inside JCPenney and couldn't wait to get started.  JCPenney's has always been one of my favorite go to spots when I have a big night out or a special event to attend.  They offer a broad assortment of private fashion brands which offer the perfect blend of style quality and value. When they say you get your Penney's worth, they actually mean it.


As I stated earlier my first stop was to Sephora to have my makeup done. Bridgette was my makeup artists for the day and right away made me feel right at home. She asked questions about what I was wearing, what makeup brands I preferred and also when I pictured myself heading to the Tecla Awards what did my makeup look like. After our conversation I knew without  a doubt Bridgette was going to get me all the way together and that's exactly what she did! I can be very critical of those doing my makeup but Bridgette nailed it and now it was time for me to head to wardrobe.


This was my very first time being styled for anything so when I walked into my fitting room and saw my picture and personal details hanging on a rack of gorgeous dresses I almost started crying. I mean honestly and truly I'd only seen this type of thing in the movies and now it was happening to me. Definitely something I can cross off my bucketlist. The dresses that were chosen for me were absolutely amazing but you'll have to wait a longer to get the deets on my final look. It was a really hard decision and I'm so pleased the JCPenney's styling team was on hand to help me with my decision. You best believe this isn't the last time the JCPenney's styling squad will be seeing me! Such an amazing experience.


After makeup and styling was completed it was now time for me to head to the JCPenney's Hair Salon for the finishing touches to be put on my hair. I'm going to admit I was a little nervous about what the stylist was going to do to my hair. I mean I'm a natural girl and not everyone is trained to deal with natural hair but within seconds my stylist showed me she had everything under control. Not only was I feeling like a princess for the day, I now had the crown on my head to prove it. My stylist was so creative that she actually took her time and made me a crown made out of twist. It was absolutely gorgeous and the compliments were coming from everywhere. Once again The JCPenney's style team showed me just how amazing they are and now it was time for me to head back to the hotel, put all the pieces together and get ready for the Tecla Awards!


I couldn't believe how wonderfully everything came together. I mean I knew JCPenney's was amazing but my final look totally blew me away! I wen with this super sexy and beautiful ruffle top red dress. There was nothing but LOVE from the moment I put it on and both the stylists and I agreed it was the look for me. I paired with these gorgeous black multi strap Nicole Miller shoes, feathered earrings, and I was confidently on my way! It was now time to take my style to the Tecla Awards but before I go, How do I look?


I felt like such a star walking the Tecla Awards red carpet. Here I am pictured with Blogging Boo's Lily and Myrah who also took part in the JCPenney's styling event. Not only did we look great but the feeling was completely indescribable. It was an evening I won't ever forget and for that I truly thanks JCPenney's and the JCPenney's styling team.


Thanks so much JCPenney's for sending me to the Tecla Awards in style. It was a night I won't soon forget and can't wait to do it all over again my next night out on the town! Have you had the pleasure of experiencing the JCPenney's  Styling Team? If so what was your experience like and if not, What are you waiting for? Let JCPenney's Styling Team treat you like the Star that you are you're next night out.


13.4.17

Trina Turk and Camillus House-The GiveBack!


The world has a way of showing us things when we least expect to see them. Sometimes it's in a subtle message, sometimes it's by way of a much needed gift, yesterday that message came by showing me the kindness and willingness of others  to give back to the community for which they are a part of and famed Fashion Designer Trina Turk and Camillus House & Health showed me just that!

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In celebration of Camillus House and more than 5 decades of service in Miami-Dade County Designer Trina Turk hosted an evening of fashion, friendship food, drinks, and community engagement at the Trina Turk Boutique in the Heart of Miami.


Guests were treated to  Champaign, and delicious Lite Bites while shopping the latest Trina Turk Summer Collection and received style advice from Trina herself.  15% off all proceeds were being provided to Camillus House in recognition and support of the important role they play in the community.

Designer Trina Turk and Guests

Donna,(middle)  (Camillus House) and Guests

Camillus House is a non profit agency that provides  humanitarian services to poor and homeless men, women, and children in the Miami Dade, South Florida community. In a given year over 545,000 meals are provided and 25,000 medical encounters. They have a 77% success rate for treatment abuse and assist over 1,000 individuals with transitional/permanent housing. Their main goal is to end chronic homelessness in Miami Dade County for good.

Gorgeous pieces from the Trina Turk Swimwear Line

Model wearing pieces from the  Trina Turk  Mr. Turk Line

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I had the opportunity to chat with Trina on why she thought it was important to recognize Camillus House & Health and she stated she witnessed first hand what homelessness can do to a community both in California and Miami and is in total support of the benefits provided by Camillus House. Trina has been a part of the Miami community for less than a year but wasted no time giving back. When I asked Trina what was one of her favorite things about the Miami location she stated being able to see the community around her grow. Spoken like a true Boss with a Big Heart! Love it!

Thanks for allowing me to share with you my evening with Trina Turk and Camillus House. For additional information on Trina Turk please visit trinaturk.com. For additional information or to support Camillus House please visit Camillus.org

How are your favorite designers giving back to the community?

11.4.17

Spring has Sprung and the BabbleBoxx Proves It!

FABulites, Just when I thought I'd seen it all and heard it all BabbleBoxx entered my life and made me believe in the comforts of Spring again. Showed me the flowers were blooming , beach is calling and that it was time to officially say Goodbye to Old Man Winter and Hello Spring! Let's get to know the BabbleBoxx makings!


Babbleboxx  is a subscription box of seasonal essentials for you as well as your kids both tweens and teens. It's full of products to assist you in saying Goodbye to Winter and get outside and enjoy a little Spring Fabness with open arms. Each box features multiple brands and is just what you need to Kick Start Spring! Let's talk about the featured products I received in my very first BabbleBoxx!


Can we discuss how pleased I was with life when I realized Everyone's Favorite Edible Arrangements was a part of the BabbleBoxx!  I mean this is how you work a Spring Box! With each box you'll receive a Edible Arrangements kids arrangements with fresh fruit and gourmet chocolate sure to delight. Edible Arrangements make perfect Easter Gifts, are perfect when putting together
Easter Baskets for kids and can also be used if you're looking to provide a Unique Easter Gift.


For my chocolate covered fresh fruit I received chocolate covered apples that were so delicious that both the kids and I nearly cried once they were gone. Marvelous I tell ya and Thanks Edible Arrangements. For additional information or to order your very own Edible Arrangements click HERE . Shop now save 20% OFF Orders $50+ using code:BLOG4708 when placing your order.


The second item I received in my BabbleBoxx was this super cute and stylish outfit from Osh Kosh B'gosh. I mean how adorable is he in this. Oshkosh provides stylish clothing in optimistic colors, hand drawn graphics, and age appropriate styling that stays true to the belief that kids have fun just being kids. They totally captured BabyFab's essence in this look.


Sometimes as Moms we get so caught up in our own style that we forget that kids just want something they can just have fun and play in so I appreciate Osh Kosh for stylishly reminding us of that. Visit Osh Kosh on Facebook HERE and to purchase visit www.oshkosh.com


Another of our featured BabbleBoxx items was our Brackitz.  Brackitz puts real life art, math, science, architectural, and engineering principles into play and are a Mom's best friend. We love when our kids are both learning and having fun while doing it.  Brackitz are both durable and portable and simple enough for young kids to connect anywhere and allow their imaginations to run wild. I can't stop singing the praises of Brackitz and from what I can tell neither can anyone else. Visit  Brackitz on Facebook HERE   Brackitz are available at Target stores and www.brackitz.com/play


Last but not least our BabbleBoxx featured the Fabness of Yum Spa! Yum Spa was newly introduced in March of 2017and features a spa line of personal care products to invite girls and teens to add a little sparkle and shine to their bath and beauty routine and bring out their inner fashionista. The line is infused with the most wonderful tutti-frutti scent with notes of passion fruit, sweet peach, and juicy melon.The vibrant, treat-themed trio of lotions and potions is sold exclusively at Walmart and will be available on Amazon.com by the end of the month. Make sure to visit Yum Spa on Facebook Here and to purchase visit www.yumspabeauty.com


Thank you for allowing me to share with you the FABness of my Spring BabbleBoxx and I hope you enjoyed my post. What are your thoughts on the BabbleBoxx and will you be ordering your very own soon?


This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.







10.4.17

Birthday Loving Fit of the Day!

Hey yall Hey and Happy Monday! First off let me take this time to thank everyone for the Birthday Wishes! I enjoyed my day doing a little shopping, working on my blog, and enjoying a great dinner with my family and friends. It was a really great day and made even better with my B Day
Floral Flow Fit of the Day, Let's take a look!

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Up until things got super busy last week with Hispanicize and some other assignments I covered I'd planned on getting all dolled up for my birthday and even doing a photo shoot, That didn't happen and I'm not mad! Photo shoots are work, getting all dolled up is work, and after the work I'd already put in for the week I just didn't have it in me. That didn't stop me from getting my cute on though, Can't Stop Won't Stop!

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When the hubby told me we were going out for dinner I knew what I wanted to wear from jump. I'd been  obsessed with this 2 piece Floral Flow set since I laid eyes on it a couple weeks ago. I though it was perfect for the weather we were having (SouthFlorida), perfect to wear on my special day, and the perfect no fuss option I was looking for.

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Because the Floral Features of this outfit are so fab this look required very little accessorizing. I completed the look by throwing on my favorite earrings, olive wedge sandals, and of course my signature pink pout and I was ready to celebrate. What do you think?

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Thanks for allowing me to share with you my Birthday loving Fit of the Day! What did or are you wearing to celebrate your Birthday this year. Will you go all out and get glammed up, or keep it simple and cute? Inquiring minds wanna know!


3.4.17

A Bloggers Will to Own Her Shit!


In the beginning I was just another 30 something Blogging Mama with a dream. A dream of being financially independent, a dream of being able to show my kids that hard work really pays off, a dream of being able to do something I really love. On Saturday March 25th, 2017 I got that much closer to making my dream a reality with the opening of Boutique Sales Chic!  Now sit back and let me explain how I got there!

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For years I blogged at the Frugal Flirty N Fab with one goal in mind, Get Free Stuff. It wasn't until after I began connecting with other Bloggers and actually learning about blogging that I discovered just how lucrative and self satisfying it could actually be. I started out as a fashion blogger but as a woman in her late 30's it was rather hard getting opportunities and keeping my audience entertained and engaged with just fashion alone. There were definitely times I wanted to just throw in the towel.

In 2014 things began to lookup for me and my blogging. I was blessed with the beautiful birth of my son at the end of 2013 and once again I began to ask myself those rather difficult questions. What can I do to spend as much time as I can with my new bundle of joy, how can I make sure I provide the best life possible for my kids, what direction did I see my future and career heading in? Once again I leaned on my blog for the answer.

It was those very questions that encouraged me to change my blog from solely a fashion blog to now a lifestyle blog. This allowed me to talk about more of what I dealt with on a daily basis plus allowed me to still talk fashion as much as I liked. Without looking back I became the Fashion, Fitness, Food, Music, Film, Travel, Mommy, Family and Lifestyle Blog I dreamed of. While blogging was much more fulfilling for me at this stage I often felt like there was something that was just missing. That's when one day in one of my blogging groups the discussion of using your blog to assist you in getting to that one thing you're most passionate about came into play. While I absolutely love blogging, the one thing I'd always dreamed of having was my own little fashion boutique and from that day forward it was all about getting it.

Putting your fears aside and whole heartedly going after your dreams can be a really scary thing. So scary that I even spent 10 years in a job with no raise, no possibility of advancing, no fulfillment whatsoever because of it. On a daily basis I said I was going to leave but the comforts of staying were just easier to deal with than the possibility of never fulfilling my dream. In November of 2016 that job that I told you about closed it's doors and I ended up being laid off. Through no actions of my own I had finally been given what I asked for.  Life has a funny ways of pushing you to reach your full potential right?

For the first month or so after being laid off I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do. All I knew was that I had my Blog, and that I had to be super strong for my family. By the time January of 2017 rolled around I was  in a new space. Now I was all about providing quality content to my blog, learning ways to grow my blog monthly, and ultimately being able to use my blog earnings to fund my passion not knowing that on March 25th my Dream would become a Reality.

Just a week ago I along with my business partner (Daughter) opened Boutique Sales Chic. It's an online boutique that sells Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories at Chic everyday prices and I've been walking on cloud nine since. Although it's a new shop it gives me the opportunity to Own my own Boutique, Learn and Grow with my Daughter, Potentially earn the income that I've always dreamed of and Supply a demand for affordable fashions! I am totally in Business Woman Heaven!

Who knew that the will to Wear Pretty Dresses and Own my Own Ish would lead me here? Never underestimate a Bloggers will to get things done by any means necessary. It's one of my favorite things about blogging. We can and will make a way out of no way and for this ability I am forever grateful. At this moment the Frugal Flirty N Fab is thriving and Boutique Sales Chic is  growing daily and I couldn't be more inspired. I'm writing this post and telling my story in hopes of motivating and inspiring those of you dealing  with a dream deferred. Go Get It!

Thank you to all of you who have inspired me, supported  me, taught me, and pushed me to realize my dream and more. The best is certainly yet to come. What steps are you taking to make your dreams a reality and own your own shit?


2.4.17

Disney's On Ice World of Engagement Fabness!


When I received the invite to attend Disney's On Ice Worlds of Engagement now playing  from March 30th-April 9th I was more than just a little excited. I mean my toddler is currently at that age where he knows all the Disney's characters by name, my teen is currently intrigued at how the Disney shows are put together and I'm totally and utterly obsessed with all things Disney! It was going to be a Win Win for everyone and the Fab Family couldn't wait to get there.

 
The VIP Event was everything we could hope for and more. There was a Selfie Station, Gift Bags for the kids, Food and Beverages, plus we had the chance to Meet and Greet Mickey and Minnie which was out of this world!

 

Disney On Ice VIP Table Settings  were super cute and completed with Popcorn Buckets and Personalized VIP Invite Cards. We immediately felt at home enjoying the festivities and watching the kids play.  Who couldn't use a Lightening McQueen at the table?


For some it's all about the Gift Bags which explains why BabyFab's face is all lit up in this photo. Each child was provided with a Disney On Ice World of Engagement Book. A Wand, Writing Tablet, Bubbles and more. Happy Kid indeed, Thanks Disney On Ice!
                                     
After the VIP Event wrapped up it was time to take our seat in anticipation of the show beginning! Disney on Ice wasted no time capturing the guests undivided attention by kicking off the show with our pals from ToyStory. They sang all our favorite songs and we all had the chance to watch  and relive the moments  Andy said his goodbye's and went off to college. After the Toy Story completion it was all about Cars! I love how they were able to bring all the Cars to life and to do so while on ice was nothing short of amazing!


 At the completion of Cars there was a brief intermission and then our favorite mermaid Arielle took us all down under for The Little Mermaid Presentation which was absolutely stunning. I was totally relieving  the beauty of watching this movie for what must have been a million times as it played out on ice right in front of me. Disney has a way of doing that to you.

Once The Little Mermaid wrapped up it was now time for everyone to get their voices ready to belt out, "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman", "Let it Go", and more with a true crowd favorite, Frozen. It was magical seeing Anna, Elsa, Olaf and more take us on an Arendelle Adventure! It just felt good being able to take it all in and see the smiles on everyone's faces.

Thank you for allowing me to share with you the Family Fabness of Disney On Ice World of Engagement with you. If you're interested in checking it out for yourself which I fully recommend please use Code: FAMILYFUN for discounted ticket prices.

Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets. Catch the performance at the BB&T center March 30-April 2nd and at Miami- American Airlines Arena April 5th-April 9th.



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