30 September 2010

51 Colors @ We Love Colors!

My Dear Friends,

I love leggings.  They're really trendy, go with pretty much anything, and when done right - look amazing!  With Autumn here, and cold weather approaching, tights are a great alternative to jeans for when the weather isn't that chilly.

I do have to say, though,  that I love knee high socks even more.  They make me think of school uniforms, and of course, "Clueless".  Cher Horowitz always wore the cutest outfits and had knee socks & Mary Janes on.  You know at some point you wished you had outfits as cool as those seen in "Clueless".

I came across We Love Colors while browsing around for Halloween socks.  You know the ones, black and orange striped?  Some people would call them "witch socks"....

We Love Colors sells 51 different colors of tights, leggings, knee highs, thigh highs, etc!  They also carry 13 different Splash Colors as well as Caroline Geys custom tights!

Styles and sizes are available for Men, Women, & Children!  There's even two sale sections, one for black hosiery and one for white.

Check out all the amazing press that We Love Colors gets from magazines like Seventeen, W, & Nylon; among others!

We Love Colors sent me two pair of knee highs to try!  One in white and one in neon green!   According to their website, neon green is the most popular color in the knee highs!  I picked neon green due to green being my favorite color, plus my love of things neon; I picked white as a second color so that they could 'go' with more things.

I love them.  Really.  Such good quality and the fabric is so comfortable.  Not too binding, not bunchy at all.  These are the perfect knee highs!  At only $3.50 a pair, you can totally afford to get your favorite colors!

We Love Colors is an affordable, yet fashionable place to get all things leg!  I highly recommend browsing through their store and getting your favorite pair of leggings, tights, or whatever else catches your eye!

Connect with We Love Colors through Facebook, Twitter, or their mailing list today!

*We Love Colors gave me two pair of knee high socks for review.  I was not paid for this review and the opinions therein are my own.

29 September 2010

200+ Follower Giveaway! (Executive Gift Shoppe)

My Dear Friends,

I hit 200 followers yesterday!  Two Hundred and ONE to be exact!  So thank you, sincerely, for liking my blog.

In the spirit of celebration, 
let's hold a giveaway!


Executive Gift Shoppe is a retailer of personalized gifts for young professionals or people wanting to find "the perfect gift".  Their products include flasks, business card holders, money clips, tailgating supplies, steins, golf items, smoke shop, groomsmen gifts & more.  They've been in business since 1999 and online since 2000.  Their customer service was incredible, and my items arrived so fast! 


I was given the opportunity to pick out an item from Executive Gift Shoppe to review.  I picked the "Brushed Silver Mechanical Pocket Watch with See Through Dial & Chain by Charles Hubert" which retails for $85.00 but is on sale for $68.00.  I've been wanting to get a chained pocket watch for my boyfriend because his chiropractor has one on his belt and both he and I loved how it looked.  It reminds me of those old movies where you see the men in suits, smoking their pipes and checking their pocket watches, "To Kill A Mockingbird", for example.


About The Brushed Silver Mechanical Pocket Watch with See Through Dial & Chain by Charles Hubert watch:

This Mechanical Pocket Watch and Chain by Charles Hubert with its ravishing satin-brushed finish epitomises classic good looks. The smooth surfaces of the casing provide the perfect backdrop for a meaningful inscription, which we will engrave at no cost. Inside, the skeleton dial reveals the intricacy of the watch mechanism, with its smooth-running 17-jewel movement. A white chapter ring with black Roman numerals and hands displays the time, protected by a scratch-resistant crystal. The pocket watch has a diameter of 1 7/8 inches, and comes with the assurance of a lifetime limited manufacturer’s warranty. Present this fine pocket watch, beside the matching curb-link chain, in its luxury blue leatherette gift box, to acknowledge someone special.

  • Silver Tone Pocket Watch
  • 1 7/8" Diameter Satin Finished Silvertone Case
  • Skeleton Dial with White Chapter Ring
  • Matching Curb Link Chain
  • 17 Jewel Mechanical Movement
  • Black Hands with Roman Numerals
  • Scratch-Resistant Crystal Lens
  • Lifetime Limited Manufacturers Warranty
  • Free Engraving of up to 3 lines of 12 Characters on front and back of pocket watch
  • Deluxe Blue Leatherette Gift Box
  • Features the Executive Gift Shoppe Guarantee

The main reason I picked this particular watch was due to the excellent reviews it had.  Not one reviewer gave it less than 4 stars, which says something.  I loved the Brushed Silver look, I thought it added a classy look to the overall timepiece.

The engraving I had put on it looks amazing, and the watch itself looks sturdy and has strong hinges.  I think that the intended recipient will love it!

Get your own Personalized Pocket Watch, or Business Card Holders for Men.  If those aren't for you, why not try some personalized Barware or Tailgating Accessories?  They really do have something for everyone!  I know I've purchased a couple Christmas gifts already! 


You can connect with Executive Gift Shoppe by checking out their Facebook, Twitter, or mailing list!




Executive Gift Shoppe has kindly offered one lucky FITF reader a $50 Gift Certificate!  Here's how to win:

1. You MUST be a follower of Fashion In The Forest. (1 entry)
2. Follow E.G.S on Twitter. (1 entry)
3. Follow E.G.S on Facebook. (1 entry)

Please leave a comment for each entry!

The contest is open to readers from the US only.  
The contest will end on 11/22/10!

Good Luck!

*EGS provided me a $75 online Gift Certificate for one item of my choice.  I was not given any money, nor monetary compensation and these opinions herein are my own.

28 September 2010

Fashion To Figure - Bringing Fashion To The Figure

My Dear Friends,


Welcome New Followers!  I'm so happy to have you here!  Thank you for liking my little blog!  We're TWO away from 200 followers!  WOW!  I never thought that this many people would like Fashion In The Forest, but I'm so glad & grateful that you do! 


Today I want to tell you about this great store called Fashion To Figure, which is an plus-sized online clothing retailer that specializes in making you look good.


Here's their story in their own words:
"Everyone wants fashion and style; lots of choices; great prices and personal service. These factors and our family history in full-fashion made us realize customers were underserved and there was an opportunity to build a new kind of store - a corner of the world where everyone would feel inspired. 
We believe fashion is truly a state of mind, not a size range. So, we set out to create an environment that provides fresh fashion choices and service embodied by respect, attention, and understanding. And, all this in a cool, trendy and fun place everyone could enjoy going. We wrote up the concept, entered a prestigious business plan contest and got a lot of attention because of our great-grandmother and family's old business. 
But, we didn't win anything! However, we started down the road to our dream of revolutionizing full-fashion. We have been joined by some amazing advisors, investors, colleagues and friends along the way. And, you and your constant feedback keep us working towards our mission."

I received the Two Tone Dress w/ Patent Leather Belt to review.  LOVE!  The dress is super cute, and very flattering.  I love the wide patent leather belt and how the bust area isn't too tight!  Believe me, that is hard to find in a dress (especially for a "chesty" girl!).  The horizontal banded skirt is flattering to the figure, and does not draw attention to any "problem curves".  Available in sizes 1x-3x, and retailing for only $28, this is a dress most anyone could afford to have in their closet!

Connect with Fashion To Figure via 

If you shop now, look at the great deals you could get!


27 September 2010

Pure Costumes - Check out the Wigs & Masks!

My Dear Friends,


Shopping for a Halloween Costume right now is a great idea.  If you get one now, you don't have to worry about picking from the "bottom of the barrel",  plus you wouldn't have to worry about looking like everyone else!  Pure Costumes has you covered!

.....But everyone knows that your costume isn't complete until you have your accessories.  You might need a WIG...or a MASK!



Get with the program and add Pure Costumes to your Facebook or Twitter for all the latest updates & promotions!


Swirl, Hautelook & One Kings Lane

My Dear Friends,


I really enjoy these websites that offer steep discounts to members only.  There are three in particular that I shop from regularly.  Swirl, HauteLook, & One Kings Lane.  You can get items for 50-85% off here, and they're items that you can't find that cheap anywhere else. 

The point of my blog is saving money while getting the items you want, so why not sign up for these stores so you can save too!  Here's how:

Join SWIRL and get daily inbox messages on the latest retailers to go on sale at really steep discounts!  There are FIVE companies on sale each day, and also a list of COMING SOON sales so you can prepare!  Right now items on sale include purses, wine and womens clothing!


Join HauteLook and get daily inbox messages on the latest retailers to go on sale at really steep discounts!  There are NINETEEN different companies on sale as I type this, ranging from menswear to purses, womens items to food, home decor to cookbooks!  They have it all!


Join One Kings Lane and get daily inbox messages on the latest retailers to go on sale at really steep discounts!  There are TEN different sales going on right now from food to fashion to homewares!


Why pay retail when you can get the items you want at greatly discounted prices?


City Slips - Walk Tall, Dance On!

My Dear Friends,

City Slips is a company that makes foldable ballet flats for the well-heeled gal on the go.  Do you absolutely LOVE high heels like I do?  Do you hate the way your feet feel after a long night out because you just HAD to wear your cute high heels?  Well, I do, and that's where City Slips come in.


Here are the features of the amazing City Slips ballet flats:
  • Conveniently fit into most purses & handbags
  • Double-soled structure for added durability
  • Elastic backing for extra comfort on the heel
  • Carrying case expands to a larger bag for those “killer” heels
From Their Website:
"Here’s the deal. All of us women have experienced the wrath that arises from prolonged power struts in pointy pumps or bumpin’ and grindin’ in strappy stilettos. We get it, 4” heels STINK. But they are so. friggen. cute. But ladies, could we ever do without our favorite (leg-lengthening, sex-ifying, confidence-boosting) fashion accessory??? NO WAY.
CitySlips offer a “total package” solution to a crippling (literally) problem. Their innovative split-sole structure and comfy elastic backing allow them to fold neatly and securely into a compact carrying case. Once the flats have been removed, the small pouch unzips and expands, becoming a full-size tote bag. Throw those heels inside and enjoy a more comfortable commute home, or another few hours on the dance floor."

How does it work, you ask?


I received my pair of City Slips and immediately put them on.  Talk.About.Comfy.  Cute!  Mine are a really shiny silver color and I LOVE THEM!  I'm going to end up wearing these around frequently, I can already tell.  I love ballet flats in the daytime, night-time...whenever!  They are so soft and durable, I know I'll be wearing my City Slips for a long time!

You REALLY need to connect with City Slips!  Here's how!


*I was given a pair of City Slips for review.  I received no monetary compensation and these opinions are my own.

25 September 2010

City Slips - Walk Tall, Dance On!

My Dear Friends,

City Slips is a company that makes foldable ballet flats for the well-heeled gal on the go.  Do you absolutely LOVE high heels like I do?  Do you hate the way your feet feel after a long night out because you just HAD to wear your cute high heels?  Well, I do, and that's where City Slips come in.


Here are the features of the amazing City Slips ballet flats:
  • Conveniently fit into most purses & handbags
  • Double-soled structure for added durability
  • Elastic backing for extra comfort on the heel
  • Carrying case expands to a larger bag for those “killer” heels
From Their Website:
"Here’s the deal. All of us women have experienced the wrath that arises from prolonged power struts in pointy pumps or bumpin’ and grindin’ in strappy stilettos. We get it, 4” heels STINK. But they are so. friggen. cute. But ladies, could we ever do without our favorite (leg-lengthening, sex-ifying, confidence-boosting) fashion accessory??? NO WAY.
CitySlips offer a “total package” solution to a crippling (literally) problem. Their innovative split-sole structure and comfy elastic backing allow them to fold neatly and securely into a compact carrying case. Once the flats have been removed, the small pouch unzips and expands, becoming a full-size tote bag. Throw those heels inside and enjoy a more comfortable commute home, or another few hours on the dance floor."

How does it work, you ask?


I received my pair of City Slips and immediately put them on.  Talk.About.Comfy.  I'm going to end up wearing these around frequently, I can already tell.  I love ballet flats in the daytime, nighttime...whenever!

You REALLY need to connect with City Slips!  Here's how!


*I was given a pair of City Slips for review.  I received no monetary compensation and these opinions are my own.

24 September 2010

One Kings Lane - Get $15 Free Credit!

My Dear Friends,

Sign up for One Kings Lane (for FREE) and get a $15 store credit automatically!  You can use the credit for ANYTHING on their site!  What a great deal!  Click here to sign up!

Pretty Little Things

My Dear Friends,

L♥ve these:

Costumes4Less Winner!!

My Dear Friends,

The winner of the Costumes4Less giveaway, picked via Random.Org (#6) is:



  The Bitchy Student said...
following costumes for less on twitter :karlakay2006

Costume Spotlight - Pure Costumes (Wigs & Masks)

My Dear Friends,



Shopping for a Halloween Costume right now is a great idea.  If you get one now, you don't have to worry about picking from the "bottom of the barrel",  plus you wouldn't have to worry about looking like everyone else!  Pure Costumes has you covered!

.....But everyone knows that your costume isn't complete until you have your accessories.  You might need a WIG...or a MASK!


Get with the program and add Pure Costumes to your Facebook or Twitter for all the latest updates & promotions!


23 September 2010

I won an award:)

My Dear Friends,

Glamour Girl Reviews has awarded me the "One Lovely Blog Award"!  Thanks girly!  I appreciate it!


On to the rules for accepting this award…

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.

So Here Are My Bloggers:

1. Hesson Haus
2. The Bitchy Student
3. Dear MaryJanes
4. Spookytime Jingles
5. Eighteen25
6. Cullen Crafts
7. A Life....
8. Paisley Passions
9. Joy's Hope
10. A Few Of My Favorite Things
11. Spoiler Whore
12. Tiny Sailor
13. Dave's Wife
14. So Not Donna Reed
15. Paper & Pigtails

Congrats Everyone!  I love your blogs!

Upcoming Giveaways & Reviews

My Dear Friends,

The following are giveaways & reviews that are coming soon to Fashion In The Forest!



UPCOMING GIVEAWAYS





    • ShāToBu  (A Revolutionary Calorie Burning Body Shaper)   
       
    UPCOMING REVIEWS



        • Fashion To Figure


          • City Slips


            • Honeycat Cosmetics


              • Brugo Mug (maybe giveaway too!)


                • We Love Colors

    22 September 2010

    No Doubt, life is beautiful.

    My Dear Friends,

    Gwen Stefani is my personal role model/rock star/idol.  I LOOOOOOOVE her!  She got a wax figure today....ch-ch-check it out!  (She's freaking flawless!)

    Today's Inspiration

    My Dear Friends,

    These are the things I am loving today:)

    Good Morning!

    My Dear Friends,

    Welcome New Followers!  I'm so glad that you're here!  Please take a moment to enter the four contests we have going on right now - Costumes4Less, Anytime Costumes, Pirate Brands, & Alight.Com!

    The Costumes4Less contest ends on September 24th, so hurry up and enter!  It's for a FREE Halloween costume of your choice!  What's not to love?!?!

    Body Central has their Fall Cardigans on sale, starting at $16.80!  They also have a pretty good Clearance section, if you're interested!

    Wet Seal has buy ANY Jeans or Shoes and get another pair for $10!  Check out the Tops & Shorts Sale, for up to 70% savings!

    Get this Free Tote with any $30 beauty purchase at Victoria's Secret!  Just use code "BEAUTY30"!


    Head to Target's BOGO 50% off for savings on footwear for the whole family until 10/2/10. Score boots for upcoming winter weather, new shoes for fall fashions and more. Plus spend $50.00 and receive Free Shipping!

    Use code "SHIPCLASSICS" to get $3 shipping on any order or Free Shipping on orders above $50 at Bath & Body Works.  Also, TODAY ONLY, Signature Collection is $5 each.

    Pier 1 has two new coupons available! One is for $10 off a $30 purchase and the other is for a free reusable bag with a $25 purchase! Both of these coupons expire on 10/3. Click here to print your coupons!

    Now through 10/14/10, Kirkland's is offering 20% off any single item(excluding furniture)! Click on the image below to print your coupon!


    For a limited time, Victoria's Secret is offering 7 Pink Nation panties for just $25! If you are a member of Pink Nation, you will get 8 for $25! Plus, there will be a private shopping event for all Pink Nation members on 10/10/10. Log into your account for your special invite!

    21 September 2010

    Why is the rum gone? (Because it's in the Tortuga Rum Cakes!)

    My Dear Friends,


    See this guy?  This is Captain Jack.  He loves rum.  In fact, he wants to know where the rum has gone.  Captain Jack would have loved Tortuga Rum Cakes!

    I'll tell you where the rum has gone - it's in the Tortuga Rum Cakes!

    There are many ways to connect with Tortuga Rum Cakes - visit their website, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or sign up for their mailing list!

    From the website:

    "Our family-owned business is proud of our long tradition of bringing you the very finest Caribbean rum cakes and gourmet products. Explore our wide range of Caribbean sauces, flavored coffees, chocolate treats, gifts and collectibles, authentic and original Tortuga Rum Cakes. - and of course, our Tortuga Rum.
    Please stay connected. Join our email list to get special, exclusive online offers .
    Thank you to all of our loyal customers.
    Warmest wishes from the Cayman Islands! Robert and Carlene Hamaty, Founders Tortuga Rum Company, Ltd."

    I was sent a package from Tortuga Rum Cakes to review.  They sent a sample pack with two cakes, one Original, one Key Lime, as well as a package of coffee.  Yum!


    Original-Tortuga "Golden Original" Rum Cakes with Walnuts are baked fresh daily in the Cayman Islands with only the finest natural ingredients, including imported walnuts. The only preservative used is our specially blended "5-year-old", oak barrel aged Tortuga Gold Rum. Each cake is individually hand glazed then vacuum packed, ensuring a shelf life of 6 months, or indefinitely if refrigerated or frozen. 

    Key Lime-Tortuga "Key Lime" Rum Cakes are baked fresh daily in the Cayman Islands with only the finest natural ingredients. The only preservative used is our specially blended "5-year-old", oak barrel aged Tortuga Gold Rum. Each cake is individually hand glazed then vacuum packed, ensuring a shelf life of 6 months, or indefinitely if refrigerated or frozen. 


    Coffee-Our dark brown bag signifies the Tortuga Dark Rum we use to bathe our selected high quality coffee beans in before they are freshly roasted, ground then vacuum packed to lock in freshness and flavor. 


    The flavors in these cakes and coffee were outstanding!  My testing partner, "K" and I tried the cakes one night while watching t.v. and WOW can you taste the rum! 

    Both cakes were sweet and tangy, very moist and soft to the touch.  I have to say, I'm in love with them.  They would be perfect with some nice, hot coffee or a scoop of ice cream!  You'd benefit from a Tortuga Rum Cake, as well!

    For more information on the deliciousness that is a Tortuga Rum Cake, visit their website, or check out one of the many connect options listed above. 




    *Tortuga Rum Cakes gave me the above mentioned items for review.  The opinions are my own and I was not given any monetary compensation for this review.

    Tuesday Sales

    My Dear Friends,

    For some reason, a number of retailers have decided to do Free Shipping  sales.  Below is a list of all the goodies you could get if you shop & save!

    Smashbox has the "Let's Do Lunch" freebie today.  With Smashbox, you always get free shipping, free deluxe samples, & no tax on every order!  Today's freebie with any purchase is:


    At Dancing Deer Baking Company, enjoy Free Shipping on all orders with code "FALLSALE".

    It's a "Cardi Party" over at Delia*s, where you can also get yourself Free Shipping on orders over $25 with code "DALW25"!

    Lancome is also offering Free Shipping TODAY ONLY with a $45 purchase...you also get all these goodies for FREE when you use code "ONEDAY7" at checkout!

    20 September 2010

    Costume Spotlight - Pure Costumes (Adult Men)

    My Dear Friends,

    I have a problem getting my boyfriend to dress up for Halloween.  It's my FAVORITE holiday, you'd think he would want to share my joy in dressing up....Maybe if I bought him a costume from Pure Costumes, he'd change his mind?

    Here are some of my favorite Adult Men Costumes:


    I mean, come on!  What guy wouldn't look hot in these costumes?!  

    Pure Costumes has a very user friendly site.  You can search by gender, size, age, designer, price & more!  There's even a Plus Size or Clearance Section!

    Follow Pure Costumes on Twitter or Facebook for all the latest updates!

    Toga! Toga!