Just because the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean you have to put away your party frocks! The only dress I want to wear once is my wedding dress, so you bet I’m going to get lots of use out of my holiday party fashions. Whether it’s a full-on dress, or mix and match pieces, you’ll be able to wear these all year long.
      Ladies, anything sparkly, shiny, or sequined is a must-have. You can go bold or keep it simple; either way works. If you can’t bear to stray away from a LBD, why not get one with a little glitz? The same goes for tops – a little glitter can go a long way, and you’ll definitely catch everyone’s eye.

     If you’re not one for sequins, there are still other fab choices for party apparel. Keep your look classic and chic with a colorblock tunic or a grey fitted dress, paired with some black tights, and add some funky accessories for the ultimate party look.
Printed leggings | red skinnies | beige skinnies | gold scarf | legwarmers | leopard print scarf

     If you need something to pair with a tunic or top, go bold with some eye-catching leggings or skinny jeans. There are a variety of printed leggings, or ones embellished with rhinestones and studs, that will compliment your look. If color is your thing, check out colored denim. Colorblocking is on trend, and you’ll be able to get multiple wears from these!

     Finally, you need to finish the look! Don’t let your clothes get all the attention; break out some hot shoes too! Bootie heels are definitely cute, and keep your feet a little warmer than traditional pumps. Plus, they look lovely with just about anything! Wedges are also great, and this black pair with just a little gold trim are classy and cute.

     To complete the look, you need a fabulous clutch. Pick something small and easy to open, but something that will hold all the goods. Neutral tones work well with anything, but don’t be afraid to pick something bright or with prints, especially if you’re rocking a LBD.

     Hopefully these pieces can give you some ideas for your own party outfit! What will you be wearing, and what parties are you attending in 2012?

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By day, Maggie is a writer that lives and works in Indianapolis. By night, she enjoys bargain hunting, running, and keeping up with Mad Men Style

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     Do you wear a lot of off the shoulder shirts or dresses? What about boring old clear bra straps that just ruin your outfit? This could be an alternative for you. Exposed Envy is a company that makes everyday, dressy, fun bra straps that you can attach to any convertible or strapless bra!
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White and turquoise blue daisy print bra strap attaches
 to any convertible bra or strapless bra. These are so awesome for every day wear with tank tops and other fun outfits. These are so cute and much better than a plain bra strap or clear bra strap! 
     These daisy printed bra straps are super cute for teenagers and the younger girls out there. I can see a lot of different kids I know that would love to show these when wearing a tank-top rather than a plain white or black strap! They have a bunch of different straps perfect for younger girls, so if daisies aren't your thing, check out their other options.

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As much as I love my dresses and heels, sometimes you just want to throw on jeans and a tee. 

Recently, two friends of mine, started their own clothing line. 

Will and Matt Howard (brothers) have always been super creative people. They recently started Justice in Eyre in the summer of 2011. 

So far they have come a long way, launching two lines, and endorsing multiple local (to us) Boston bands. 
Yours truly modeling the Heart and Home tee.
Yours truly modeling the Deer Skull tee.
Yours truly and my bf Will modeling the Deer Skull tee and the Anchor Crew-neck.
Yours truly and my bf Will modeling the Deer Skull tee and the Anchor Crew-neck.
Yours truly modeling the Anchor Crew-neck.
Yours truly modeling the Anchor Crew-neck.
Their shirts are great quality, super comfy, and really affordable. 
Please read their "About Us" HERE
They are really awesome kids, with awesome views on life, and an awesome clothing company I think you guys should all go check out. 

Go check out their site HERE
And "Like" them on Facebook. HERE
Stalk their Tumblr.  HERE
All pictures are property of Justice in Eyre clothing. 
    Ahhhhhh! I say this saying alllll the time! "That's what she said!" So when we were asked to partner with CrazyDog TShirts, I saw this shirt and instantly had my mind made up. But don't get me wrong, I definitely spent a good 25 minutes browsing the other shirts because they were all so clever!
    I have reviews a couple other shirt companies, and when I got this in the mail and just TOUCHED it, never mind put it on yet, but when I just touched it I was already impressed. This shirt was softer than any other ones and lightweight. Also, the neck area of the shirt didn't feel like it was choking me or up to high. I have some shirts that go up high around the neck area and I'm not a fan of that type of shirt, so this one sits comfortably for me.
    It comes in just one color, but this blue is a nice blue color and attracts people to the shirt more. Every time I wear it, I get a chuckle out of my friends. I love it!
    I also have washed it a few times and it didn't shrink on me and the writing didn't fade. I love this shirt and plan on nabbing another one just because this is my go to shirt because of it's softness, I really can't stress it enough.
    If you like this shirt, please click HERE to grab one for yourself!

Also, Enter a contest for a chance to win a $15 gift card to their site! Just comment below with which shirt you would purchase with your giftcard. Winner picked randomly on Dec. 14, 2011.

    Okayyyyy! Let's be honest. How many people have this issue? You have the CUTEST boots that make your outfit look complete but you don't have skinny jeans or even if you do they tend to bunch up and you end up tucking them back in your boots 10 times a day?   
    Well, I know I'm new to wearing boots like the ones above due to the colder weather and I don't care for skinny jeans much, so this product from Boot Stroot is a must have for me.
    I don't know why this wasn't thought of earlier, but pictured above, the Boot Stroot comes in 3 different colors and is the key to keeping your pants where they are supposed to be and not crawling up your leg! (SO ANNOYING!) Pictured below is how to use this strap.
    You just cuff the bottom of your pants, wrap the Boot Stroot around the cuffed area (it's velcro) and strap it on as tight fitting as you can. SO simple and it really works. I put it to the test last night when I wore my black calf high boots and my pants didn't budge all night.
    The only thing I have a concern with is if I went to a friends house and wanted to take my shoes off, people would see the strap and it would be a little weird to me but I guess it's a good way to introduce others to this tool! :)

2 straps = $8.99
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    I have another awesome site to show you girls & guys! This website NerdyShirts.com, has shirts "from your favorite movies, cartoons, video games comic books and more". And boy is it fun looking through all of them! I spent some time looking through their funny shirts and decided to pick out the Iron Man shirt in the photo above for my guy friend to try out.
    I ordered it in a size Medium for him, and when it arrived at my house I was excited because it had a little tag on it that said it glowed in the dark!!! (Simplest things amuse me) I didn't know that it would do that, but he liked it as well. I asked him to wear it, wash it and then send me his opinions and this is what he had to say:
    "Thank you for the opportunity to review the 'Iron-Man' arc chest piece T-shirt. When wearing the shirt I found it to be true to size. After a wash it did shrink a tad, but only to make it more of an athletic fit, which i liked. When washing it, the image did not fade, crack or tear. The black did not fade or run from the shirt. It is made of a comfortable cotton and was not itchy or scratchy. The shirt also glows in the dark and it is very neat. After a wash the glow did not stop. I like and enjoyed this t shirt and once again thank you for the product."
    He's a huge Iron Man fan, and approved of the shirt 100%. The owners of this website are great and easy to get in contact with and were awesome to work with. Check them out and tell them that we sent you there!

*Same day shipping (Mon - Fri) for orders placed before 2pm.
**Each item is checked by hand before entering the warehouse and again before being shipped to you.


Whose f***ing baby is that? 
Oh, how cute. What's his name?
Did you fall in love with baby Carlos during the Hangover? Me too! 

Now you can carry him with you just like Alan did. "This hilarious baby carrier funny t shirt uses high quality screen-printing on a heavy weight preshrunk 6oz cotton tee that is machine washable."
Also available in hoodie form! This shirt is soft and has a durable design. Great for everyday or to wear to bed!
    So what is Become.com? They "work to provide comprehensive, relevant, and unbiased research information to help you choose the right product. They also provide a comparison shopping service to help you get the best deal. Finding the right product at the best price to save you time and money --that is their goal. They are meeting this goal by developing innovative new technologies and search services."
    This website is basically a one stop shop and hassle free/stress free. Obviously I went to the clothing/accessories and beauty section :-X haha!  They had "Top Deals", "Hot Products", "Shopping Guides" and more! It can be a little overwhelming at first because you wanna look at everything at once! But it definitely was fun to look around and take in all the information. I loved how I clicked on a product and they put a lot of peoples reviews right underneath the product so you can get peoples honest opinions right there on how good or bad a product is!
    Here are some clothing items that I checked out:
    I just wanted to share with you another great website that makes shopping for you easier and makes it more enjoyable!!! Leave me comments on what you think of this website!!
    I love supporting great local companies! Five Finger Tees is a company based just outside of Boston, MA! They are family owned and run business, and we were asked to pick out a shirt that we liked to share with you guys!
    "You could buy 15 t-shirts from us for the price of one of those fancy t-shirts, plus we'll give you FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50! How can you beat that?"
    Alyx and I spent a half an hour browsing through the 100's of hilarious shirts that they have. I was constantly asking my boyfriend to come to the computer to look at a shirt I found. I think he was secretly jealous because he wanted me to pick a shirt for him instead because he took a look after I was done and found a few that looked like they were made just for him! Haha! I promise you, that if you go browse their website (click the photo on the bottom) that you will find one that is perfect for you.
    I ended up picking the one in the photo above, "STOP! Hammer Time!!" I don't think I need to explain why I picked it, just because it's awesome and funny! Plus it's also a little inside joke from a long time ago that I had with my friends. I was so happy when it arrived that I put it on right away and was impressed for only $9.99 the quality of the shirt wasn't cheap feeling or thin. It is a great quality Pre-shrunken 100% cotton shirt that I have gotten a bunch of comments on just from wearing it twice so far!
    The only suggestion I will make is get a size smaller than you normally would because I got a Large and it's a little bigger than I expected, unless you like a little looser shirts, which I don't mind because it's super comfy.
    Click on the photo below to be taken to their site, and just browse around or make a purchase. Even just browsing around is so much fun because the wide variety of shirts makes this store great for anyone's personality. Something for everyone!

Five Finger Tees... or "Five Fingah' Tees" with my Boston accent.

I literally spent an hour browsing through all these shirts. I had the hardest time trying to decide which one i wanted the most. In the end, I went with an amazing choice. A BRIGHT BLUE shirt with Carlton Banks head on it. I literally just desribed the most epic shirt in the world. Lol. 

I ordered a medium, because I usually am a medium. It fits great and is true to size, though, like Dianna said, looks a little baggy. The shoulder seams sit in the right place though so I know it fits. I am just used to more formfitting tops. 

The design is printed nicely, and shirt isnt scratchy, but I will enjoy the feel more once its been through the wash a few more times.

All of the FFts are grea conversation sarters, and would make awesome gifts, especially at such a low price. I suggest you guys check these shirts out. 

To see this shirt on me... view the video below.... 


    I was visiting a website where some people want feedback on their products and saw a customized and personalized T-Shirt Printing company with the most adorable logo! Look at that little monkey face! But before offering to do a review, I looked around their website to learn a little more about the company first.
    Their webpage is super easy to navigate through and have lots of color which makes their page more easy and fun to look through compared to other sites which have a real boring interface. They do more than just print on T-shirts too! They can produce in large quantities from 12-100,000!!!
    With over twenty years experience in the screen printing industry they are able to offer Mens T-shirts, Ladies T-Shirts, Kids T-Shirts, Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Promotional Items, Vest T Shirts, Workwear and even if you don't see what you want you can contact them and see if they can do what you're looking for! They shipped the shirt with their mascot (cute little monkey) to me, it came quickly in a few days! When I put on the shirt it was really comfortable and light. The quality of the material wasn't cheap at all and the printed on logo looks like it is on their very well and isn't going to get destroyed by wearing the shirt often. I can tell their compassion for quality shows in the materials used to make the shirt.    How much will a shirt cost you?  The cost of supplying your printed clothing is dependent on a number of factors:
  • Type and quality of garment.
  • Number of garments.
  • Number of prints per garment.
  • Number of colors in each design.
    "We aim to be extremely competitive without compromising on quality or service and offer quotes with no hidden costs. Due to the number of factors involved in calculating the costs it is not possible to say without knowing your requirements. For a no-obligation quote please call our friendly staff on our free phone number 800 046 7633"
    This will be my go to site if I plan to get some T-shirts for some readers with out Beauty Marks The Spot logo on it ;) It's always fun to make your own one of a kind shirts and design it yourself or make a bunch of promotional items to help a business! With comfort and affordability, you should check them out!

To learn more about getting your own customized items, please visit: www.tshirtprinting.net/printed-t-shirts
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.