Saturday, November 28, 2009

BCBG Shoes on Sale at

Awesome sale at on BCBGeneration shoes. Check it

A. Zarina : $19.60
B. Teah : $19.60
C. Tane : $19.60
D. Escort : $19.59
E. Esca : $19.59

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Movie Night

I went to the movies with my sister to see New Moon which was awesome by the way. I felt like wearing boots. Of course it was like 80 degrees outside but oh well.

Tank and Jeans: Forever 21
Cardigan: New York and Company
Belt: Nine West
Boots: Can't remember ...sorry. Had them over a year now

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This is the 1st Frugal Chic Depot giveaway of many to come. All you need to do to enter is comment on this post. The prize is to celebrate a group I really believe in, Boyz II Men. I will randomly select someone to receive the new Boyz II Men "Love" album. I'm jamming to this album right now as I type and I am in love, pun not intended. So drop me a line and I'll drop the Love album in the mail. Trust me this album is FIYA!!! Last day to post is Friday Novenmber 27,2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Toned Down Look For A Funeral Viewing

I had my friends viewing this past Friday. It was of course a very sad occasion. So I wore something very basic but still put together.

Jeans,Top,Flower: New York and Company.
Shoes: Steve Madden
I do want to mention something about these jeans, they are AWESOME. I regret listening to my mom when I bought them they were only $15 at the outlet store. This upsets me because these retail for $46.89!! Since I'm on a diet when I achieve my goal these jeans will no longer fit so wanted to buy a second pair 1 size smaller. This pic doesn't do any justice for these jeans. I'll have to remember to post a better pic  the next time I wear them.

You can check it out HERE

Saturday, November 21, 2009

50% Off Clearance At Charlotte Russe

I just love when this sale comes around. If you are on the hunt for some cute tops, then this is the sale for you. I had a great experience with this sale when I was in Orlando a few weeks ago so I will be at the mall tomorrow to check out the inventory. Anyone else going?

Working On My Blogroll


What it's about: Fashion bargains and everyday style.

Why I love it: Oh my where do I begin. Let's start at her feet. Her shoe style is ridiculous. Now I've read this blog from the very beginning of it and I have not seen 1 pair of shoes that she owns and I don't say to myself "I really hate her." Our shoe styles are so similar and I love the way she pairs it with her outfits. Speaking of which, she knows her body. The pieces she picks always show her curves off in the best way. She claims to be "40 something", I however think she's more in her 30's. Her style is very modern and chic.Love it

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

DSW Clearance Most Under $50

DSW clearance section has a great selection right now. There's something for everyone and even better is free shipping if you spend $35.

1. JS by Jessica Tyga Rouched Platform Pump: $49.94
2. No. 704b. Emtlia Suede Platform Pump: $49.94
3. BCBG Paris Milly Patent Platform: $49.94
4. Nine West Mane Reptile Platform Pump: $49.94
5. Nine West Larson Laser Cut Flat: $29.94
6. Nickels Soft Daiton Stretch Boot: $39.94

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Get Me Bodied: Start Of My New Workout Plan

All I hear in my mind is Beyonce's Get Me Bodied over and over and over , you get the point. So I've been not so happy with my physical stature and I've decided to work more diligently to achieve what I want. My issue isn't the number on the scale its more specific areas that I feel can be much better, more toned if you will. Abs, arms and legs will be my main focus. I really want to stick to it this time so I need some help. Any tips suggestions etc from you guys will be awesome.
I need to look super cute while sweating. It can be done. I see people jogging in my community all the time and I love what they're wearing. They are dressed in appropriate work out attire and do I dare say stylish while doing it.


I have yet to see an average looking person modeling workout clothes. Seriously they are already fit so naturally it already looks good on them. I've done some searching and I'll be at my local Ross or maybe TJ Maxx for some quality items.

Product Review: Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara

I'm glad to back as I missed blogging dearly. I did a post about a month ago about some products that I wanted to try. I actually bought all but 1 within a week of posting. This weekend was the first time that I used the CG Lash Blast Mascara. Let's start with the packaging. I love the bright orange color of the tube however the tube itself is very wide and not "small clutch" friendly. The plastic tube was fairly easy to hold. I'm used to the rubber feeling of my MAC volume mascara so I sort of wished that this one had that same texture. The wand was big but not unmanageable. I was able to use it easily for the bottom and inner lashes without much effort. This mascara works like a dream. It added length and volume to my lashes without clumping. I haven't tested it in wet conditions so I can't comment on it being waterproof or not however the package doesn't claim it to be waterproof. This product gets a Frugal Chic Depot APPROVED!

Without Mascara

With Mascara.....none on my bottom lashes

Monday, November 16, 2009

Today's Buys at Target

Ok well not quite today's but actually yesterday. Anyways, I was delighted to see that Target had a couple of sales racks and I went straight to work. Let me just say that great quality at low prices can be found almost anywhere and Target is one of those places. I remember wearing a dress one day and someone asked me where I bought it, I told that person it was from Target and she said and I quote "You buy clothes from Target?" My response was "and you don't?" The point of that is, don't be a store snob. Target and yes even Walmart have items that are made by designers that are of excellent quality. Mixing high end retailers and the lower end ones can still help you achieve whatever look it is you are trying to achieve. Why spend $25 on a simple tank top, when you can get it for more than half the price somewhere else. This isn't to say that you should skimp on quality just for the price, but you should keep your shopping mind open. OK now on to the good stuff.
The following are pics of the stuff I tried on:

This may look unfaltering here, but with the right belt and hem, it could work really well.

To see the prices and the items I bought click read more.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Deal Of The Week: Ann Taylor Karen Strapless Dress

This dress is super cute and a great bargain at $59.88. This is a huge markdown from its original price of $199. Sizes 8,10 & 12 are still available at the Ann Taylor website.

On a side note: The family and friends 30% off discount coupon vaild at Gap,Gap Outlet, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Banana Republic Outlet is still valid until November 15. Email me at jtatehill at gmail dot com if you would like the coupon.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Gone Too Soon

I can't begin to express my sadness right now. I've lost another friend this week and I’m truly saddened by the whole ordeal. He succumbed to his illness and was finally set free. I really want to just take the time and encourage us all to reflect on life and try our best to do exactly what it is that we love. Do the things we love, and most importantly love the people we love. Too often time goes by and calls are never made or visits are never made etc. We say I'll come by next week or I'll call next time when I'm not too busy. The truth is time is not on our side. We should be more diligent to enjoy our passions and share them with others. In light of every thing that’s happening I will not be updating this weekend. I have a post scheduled for midnight tonight so that will go as scheduled. I ask that every keep my friends family in your thoughts and my family as well. We too are trying to cope with our loss. Thank You

Working On My Blogroll

I enjoy reading blogs just as much as I enjoy penning mine. My inspiration to write my own came from seeing how much work and dedication other bloggers put into sharing their knowledge and passion. I read blogs about fashion, beauty, money issues, parenting, cake baking and decorating (my secret passion), dancing (my not so secret passion) and even sexuality. I really appreciated the blogroll on other blogs because it of course led me to other great blogs. I didn't want to just post the links; I wanted to sort of tell why I liked that particular blog. So look out for more of them in the future. These are not done in any particular order. I hope you can appreciate them.


What it's about: Thebudgetbabe is about, just as the banner states "Fab without a fortune".

Why I love it: This blog always brings the latest high fashion items with a frugal twist. It illustrates what hot in the fashion world and dissects it for us, the less fashion forward, us, the little people. I especially love the dress by number segments and I look forward to the beauty review portions as well. The blog is well written while not being too wordy. I check this blog daily and I truly enjoy reading it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Get This Look

Latoya Luckett looks very chic in this look.

We can acheive this look with the following elements

Jacket: Nordstrom-$33.90
Shoes: DSW-$59.94
Necklace: Forever 21-$9.80
Jeans: Forever 21- $19.80
Bag: Kohls- $33.60
Tank Top: Victoria's Secret -$8.99

Monday, November 9, 2009

All partied out!

I'm am so tired my dear readers. My baby girl turned 3 yesterday so tons of planning went into this event. It was successful and I'm very happy about that. My outfit was put together at the last minute and I'm very pleased with it.

Top: Charlotte Russe-$5.98
Bottom: F21-$6.99
Shoes:Alloy-$14.99 or $9.99 (sorry can't remember)
Belt: NY&Co-$11.97
..............Here's a bonus pic of the bday girl

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cover Girl Exact Highlights Eye-Brighting Mascara

I was at work tonight speaking with my co-worker about one of our accounts and my eyes caught her eyes and I was immediately curious. I proceeded to ask her if she was wearing falsies (fake eye lashes) and to my astonishment, she wasn't. Seriously, her lashes almost touched her eyebrows! Ok, gross exaggeration here but it was that serious. I asked her what mascara she uses and she whipped this baby out of her purse

She had the black gold tube and she loves it. I'm currently in love with the Lash Blast line by Cover Girl, but I’m curious about this one now. This product claims to make you "get 4x brighter eyes". I cannot say I noticed her eyes being any brighter but the length was awesome. There was not a single clump on her lashes. It worked almost like a good bra, lift and separate. No doubt I’ll be watching the sales ad for this. Anyone have any experience with this mascara?

Friday, November 6, 2009

On Sale Right Now:

Macys has an awesome selection of items on sale at this very minute. Calvin Klein tops can be found for as low as $10.00! Ladies it's like Christmas already. I picked out a few items but there is so much more to be had. There are actually 2 different sale events happening. There are the usual clearance items, and also the 3 day sale items. The sales aren't just limited to clothing. There are bargains to be found in virtually every department as well. To sweeten the deal, there's also an in-store savings pass that can be printed. Remember our discussion on earlier Christmas shopping? Well this may be the perfect opportunity to get a few folks off that list. The Veterans Day sale will end November 11.

Coats at Burlington Coat Factory

I went into Burlington Coat Factory the other day and of course they're stocked with so many coats and all their glory. The prices were right and the colors, oh the glorious colors, it was mesmerizing. I will be stalking BCF right before the summer so I can get a coat or 2 on sale.Here were a few that I picked out on the whim:

t-b: Miss Sixty $69.99, Calvin Klein $99.99, Miss Sixty $69.99 each, Sean John $79.99, Sean John $79.99, Calvin Klein $99.99

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Get This Look

Keisha Knight Pulliam looked FANTASTIC at the Soul Train Awards earlier this week. She looked so sophisticated, classy and sexy all at the same time. While reviewing the red carpet pictures I definitely saw a trend of all black. Not just your basic little black dress, but incorporating different textures, materials and even shades of black. I can definitely see myself rocking Keisha’s look. I need to find a semi-formal event ASAP.

This look can be recreated the following way

Dress: Top Shop: $80.00
Shoes: Forever 21: $24.80
Belt: Forever 21: $6.80
Clutch: Bebe: $24.00

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Product Reveiw: Revlon Naturally Chic Press On Nails

I found myself struggling this weekend to do everything that I needed to do before I left for my trip. This included getting my nails done. I remember reading some reviews about Revlon's press-on nails and felt it was a good time to try them out.

I got the short French tip pack. It comes with 36 tips, glue, manicure stick and a file. The instructions say to buff your nail then apply glue to tips and apply pressure( i'm paraphrasing here). I recommend getting some help on this. Simply because it'll be easier to get the air bubbles out. I found that applying more glue than what may be required, reduces the air bubbles, however it encouraged a messier finish.

This is it semi finished prior to be cleaning the edges and removing excess glue. My nail beds felt sore for about 2 days after applying these. Maybe I was pressing them too hard, who knows. Once it was all finished I was pleased. Unless someone deeply inspected my nails up close, it wasn't obvious that these were not acrylic nails. They lasted for about 4 days but in all fairness I was using my hands extensively while wearing them. Had I not been doing manual labor they may have lasted about 5-6 days. My favorite part of using this was the way my nails looked upon removal. I don't get acrylic on my nails due to the damage it does to my nails. This left my nails almost at its original state and completely repaired itself by 2 days of it being off. Considering a full set could cost up to $30.00 the $7.59 I spent on this was definitley worth it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Holidays Are Almost Here..........Again

Ahhhhhh the holidays, it just happens to be my favorite time of year. It just seems like people are generally in a good mood. I love it. It's also an excuse to shop and show some appreciation for the people that you love and adore. Holiday shopping can definitely turn from a joyous experience to a rushed nightmare. I believe holiday gift shopping should be conducted year round. Why? Because the holiday deals generally aren't that great depending on the items. If you keep your list of people in mind while you do your own personal shopping you're more likely able to strike a great bargain. Because you're not on a time restraint, its easier to walk away from a not so good price. Waiting for the last minute puts you in the "so what if its $5 more that what I wanted to spend, I'm buying it anyway mode." $5 times 20 gifts puts you at $100 you could've saved. That's money that can be used for other gifts or even donated to a charity. It's now over 40 days before the holiday season begins. So let's get to it.