30 June 2011

My Dear Friends,

On Saturday July 9, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fashion To Figure (FTF) will hold an in-store shopping event at their Jersey Gardens location in Elizabeth, New Jersey with special guest Doria Pagnotta, star of The Style Network’s hit reality series Jerseylicious.

Doria will be shopping with customers, providing fashion and makeover advice, and offering one free makeover for a lucky raffle winner. In addition, FTF will raffle gift cards every half hour. Guests are invited to shop and enjoy complimentary light refreshments.

We are excited to host Doria Pagnotta in our Jersey Gardens store on July 9th. Doria is not only a celebrity but also a New Jersey local and dedicated FTF customer. We are appreciative of her support of FTF as one of her favorite stores. We look forward to having Doria meet all of our Jersey Gardens customers and provide the makeover talents that she displays on Jerseylicious.

Saturday July 9, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fashion To Figure
Jersey Gardens Mall Level 1
651 Kapkowski Road
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Maria Sifre at info@ftfstores.com or 800.949.3085

About Fashion To Figure (FTF):
FTF provides a trendy full-fashion shopping experience exclusively focused on ladies sizes 12-26. FTF is style by anyone's definition – a place where everyone wants to shop and where you will find the latest fashions at the very best prices. New fashion arrives every day and personal service is provided by FTF Fashion Stylists. FTF is dedicated to making people's lives better through providing the ultimate full-fashion shopping experience and was founded by the great-grandsons of Lena H. Bryant, the revolutionary businesswoman and visionary dressmaker who invented full-fashion over 100 years ago. Go to www.fashiontofigure.com for more information.

About Doria Pagnotta:
Doria Pagnotta is the bold, talkative New Jersey diva who is currently the co-lead makeup artist on Style Network’s hit reality TV series Jerseylicious. On the show she became known for showing pride in her curves when she created, with her producers, an episode of the series specially dedicated to plus-sized women and mentioned Fashion to Figure as her favorite go-to clothing store. In an interview with Curvy Magazine, she expressed her desire to “make a statement for young, plus-sized girls from [her] point of view.” She has trained hard for her profession as a hair and makeup stylist at Mitchell Hair Camp and Bobbi Brown Studios, and has been licensed since she was 17. She has also assisted backstage at New York Fashion Week. On top of her hilarious and charismatic personality on Jerseylicious, Doria is also launching her own business called Stunning Beauty, LLC, focusing on bridal hair and makeup. Doria herself uses a more natural look, “bronzed, but not orange”, and will be offering all kinds of hair care and skin care tips for customers wanting to achieve her personal look or any other looks they want.

Thursday Steals & Deals

My Dear Friends,

Shopping sales at Coach Factory Stores is one of my favorite deals to score. Start by looking in the clearance section where they have everything marked down, and the signs that say 50% off the lowest price, then use your 30% off coupon and get a score on an AWESOME bag!  Click here to print your coupon or here to locate a store near you!

New York & Company is currently has new coupons available.You can save either 20% off your entire purchase or 30% off a $75 or more purchase! Pair this coupon with their current sale to save even more money! The current sale is when you find sales up to 70% off! Plus, all new arrivals are on sale Buy One Get One 50% off! Click here to print your coupon for in-store shopping (some restrictions apply, see coupon for details.) If you plan on shopping online, be sure to use the coupon code "6489" for the 20% off coupon offer and "3183" for the 30% off $75 deal. These offers will expire on July 1st.

For five days only, Kirkland's is having a Holiday sale where you will find many items on sale for $17.76! In addition to these savings, Kirkland's has two coupons available! Click here to print your $5 off a $25 purchase and your $10 off a $50 purchase! And if that wasn't enough savings, Kirkland's is also offering an additional 10% off your entire purchase for all Veterans and Active Duty Military members! All you have to do is show a valid Military or VA id. Some restrictions apply, see coupon for details. These coupons are valid through July 4th.

Stein Mart has just released a new coupon that is good for this weekend! With this coupon, you can save an additional  20% on any one sale item! In addition to the coupon, you can also get 25% off all Red Dot clearance items and 50% off all Home Red Dot clearance items and there is no coupon necessary for these two offers! This offer is valid through July 4th. Click here to print your coupon. Some exclusions apply, see coupon for details.

28 June 2011

Blog Bash 2011 Winners

My Dear Friends,

Blog Bash 2011 was a crazy fun ride....a huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered to win!  Without further ado...the winners are:

Prize Package #1:  
Twitter User "SMILE7891"

Prize Package #2:  
Twitter user "TNSNX"!

Tuesday Steals & Deals

My Dear Friends,

Whew!  I think I have blogger jet-lag!  Blog Bash 2011 was insane! (In a great way!) I'll have the winner post up later on today but first I just wanted to tell you that I've got some INCREDIBLE giveaways coming up....more info. to come very very soon.  It's been a fantastic week here at Fashion In The Forest.  A huge "WELCOME!!" is in order for all you new followers!  Thank you for following - I hope you will enjoy my little piece of the blogosphere! 

Let's get on with it: 
Here are some great steals & deals....

For 24 HOURS take $7 OFF the Versailles Earrings with code VER7 only at Jewelmint.  I have these earrings and I LOVE them.  They are the perfect statement jewelry piece whenever you want to be classy without having tons of jewelry on.  

 Attention World Market fans.... I have great news: World Market has released a new money saving coupon! Click here to print your $10 off a purchase of $30 or more coupon now! This coupon will only be available for a limited time, this offer expires on July 4th!

To help celebrate Canada Day (7/1), the GAP has a special gift for you! Now through July 1st, GAP Canada is offer 40% off on sale styles! To celebrate this special deal, use the coupon code "GAPCANADA" at checkout. Some exlusions apply, see website for details.

For three days only, Kirkland's is having their Summer essentials sale. You will find many items up to 40% off and you can save an additional 25% off all Green Tag clearance items! And if that wasn't enough savings, Kirkland's is also offering a coupon for 10% off your entire purchase! Click here to print your coupon! Some restrictions apply, see coupon for details. This coupon is only valid through June 29th.

ULTA is currently offering 20% off one single item when you use the coupon code "67764" at checkout! What will you be saving on? This offer will be valid through July 2nd!

27 June 2011

Grade Your Website!

My Dear Friends,

Moz Rank is the new Google Page Rank! Moz Rank is a a new metric that measures a website’s popularity and authority similar to Google Page Rank (which has not updated in forever!). I found out Moz Rank from Simply Stacie a while ago and just decided to recheck my score! 

I am so excited that Google is no longer the only ranking system that PR people can use. Next time I amturned down for a review or a sponsorship opportunity based only on my lack of Google Page Rank I will just simply let them know that Google has not been updated in several months (since January I believe) and the most reliable way to properly rank a site using a similar algorithm is with Moz Rank.

I checked out my website on Website Grader and found out the following-

The website www.fashionintheforest.blogspot.com ranks 1,443,828 of the 3,623,067 websites that have been ranked so far.

A website grade of 60/100 for www.fashionintheforest.blogspot.com means that of the millions of websites that have previously been evaluated, our algorithm has calculated that this site scores higher than 60% of them in terms of its marketing effectiveness. The algorithm uses a proprietary blend of over 50 different variables, including search engine data , website structure, approximate traffic, site performance, and others.

Find out your sites info at WebsiteGrader.com!

21 June 2011


My Dear Friends,


I'm a proud participant of Blog Bash 2011!  What is Blog Bash, you ask?  Well, it is a gathering of 150 bloggers who are each offering a giveaway worth at least $100!  So basically there is over $15,000 in prizes to give away!  The bash runs from June 22nd to June 26th so hurry & get your entries in!  There are some wonderful people giving away some amazing items!


I have two different prize 
packs to give away! 



1 entry - Follow my blog via GFC.

1 entry - like me on Facebook
1 entry - follow me on Twitter
1 entry - like Bondi Band on Facebook
1 entry - like Bondi Band on Twitter
1 entry - like Yellow Elm on Facebook 
1 entry - like Yellow Elm on Twitter



Blog Bash 2011 Sponsor Spotlight: Luster 1 Hour White

My Dear Friends,

Who wants whiter teeth?  You probably just thought to yourself, "me".  The people at Dentovations want you to try Luster!  Luster is a 1-Hour White At Home Tooth Whitening Light System that whitens your teeth up to SIX shades in one hour.

This dentist-invented system has just three simple steps that work together to revitalize that smile!

•Rinse with the Accelerator Mouth Rinse.
•Brush on the Super Whitening Gel.
•Apply the Activating Whitening Light for two minutes.

You're done!  

Simple as that!

The results are guaranteed!  You can be finished in little as 30 minutes and you can do the system as many times as you'd like until you receive the results you like. 
Luster is FDA cleared, which makes it the only over the counter whitening product with FDA approval!  Luster is also clinically proven not to cause that horrible tooth sensitivity you get with other at home whitening products.  You get results that last because it’s proven to have zero rebound effect (results that don’t last due to tooth whitening procedures that cause tooth dehydration and, oftentimes, sensitivity).

Luster does an amazing job of making your pearly whites even more sparkling!
It may take a couple of applications to get your desired look, but it does work!  Good things take time! 

Where To Buy:

You can get it directly from the Luster website! Save $5 with this coupon today! Enter code "5OFFLUST" to receive your discount at checkout & get Free Shipping as well.

*I was provided Luster 1 Hour White At Home Kit for review & giveaway.  I was not given any monetary compensation, nor influenced in any way for my review.  These are my honest opinions.

20 June 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: Honeycat Cosmetics! {Blog Bash 2011 Sponsor}

My Dear Friends,

Honeycat Cosmetics is an online retailer of bath, body and cosmetic items that wants you to pamper yourself!  Read below to see what I am giving away as part of the "Pamper Me" package during Blog Bash 2011!  Blog Bash starts on Wednesday so make sure to come back and enter all the great giveaways from 150 bloggers giving away at least $100 in products each!

Bubble, Bubble, toil and trouble. It's not easy being a pretty kitty, and after a long night on the prowl, it's time to wash those naughty little secrets away, no better way than with this extra rich, super bubbly, Sweet Potato Pie scented, moisturizing bubble bath. Loaded with Aloe, and Shea Butter. A purrfect recipe.   

A kiss is still a kiss, and your kisser will be smooth, shiny and soft with my new, pink peppermint lip gloss.  Ultra slick, and nourishing for your lips...Oh no, never sticky!
Packed with antioxidants, like vitamin C & E. So pucker up girls! 

In addition to those described above, Honeycat Cosmetics offers many amazing items such as: soaps, bath bombs & powders, milk bath, foot scrubs, shower gel & more!  Make sure to connect with Honeycat Cosmetics on Twitter or Facebook, or just drop by their website if you're ready to shop!

16 June 2011

Blog Bash 2011 Sponsor Spotlight - EdenFantasys! (Post Is PG, Website contains Adult Content)


My Dear Friends,

I love costumes.  I buy them all year long, not just at Halloween.  I guess the little girl in me still likes to play dress up.  I noticed that EdenFantasys carries a large variety of costumes.  I know where I'll be shopping!

Be a naughty nurse or a sexy referee, an Arabian dancer or a vampire vixen....EdenFantasys has you covered.


These are just a few of the options available at EdenFantasys!  Browse the impressive selection of costumes, you are sure to find one you like!

Want To Win A $55 Gift Card?
We're giving that away...along with a 
bunch of other awesome things!

Check Back On June 22nd & Enter To Win!

15 June 2011

Tutorial: How To Number Your Comments

My Dear Friends,

I hold monthly giveaways and sometimes it is hard to correctly count how many entries I have.  I'd seen many bloggers who had numbered comments and thought "Well, why can't I do that?"....easier said than done.  There are plenty of tutorials out there that just.don't.work.  No more.  I finally found one that is fairly simple & takes just a few minutes to do!

Without further ado....How To Number Your Comments!

This Blogger tutorial will add numbers against all the comments in your blog. Each number will be linked to that unique comment!  How awesome!  You can use these numbers as and easy and correct way to find your winner on your giveaways!

When you are done, your comments will look like this:

Numbering Comments In Blogger

Instructions To Follow:


Log in to Blogger, (you will be on the "Dashboard" page.  Click "Design" then "Edit HTML".  Once you're there look under "Edit Template" where you will see a small box next to the words "Expand Widget Templates".  Click that box.


Using (CTRL+F) find the following code in the template:

<b:loop values='data:post.comments' var='comment'>
Immediately ABOVE/BEFORE that, paste this code:

<script type='text/javascript'>var CommentsCounter=0;</script> <!--COMM-NUM-STARTS-->
Now find this code using (CTRL-F):


And immediately BELOW/AFTER it, paste this code:

<span class='comm-num'>
<a expr:href='data:comment.url' title='Comment Link'>
<script type='text/javascript'>

Now you will see numbers in front of all the comments in your blog, but they are not yet styled.  Don't get discouraged - you are almost through!


Now we will style these numbers to match your blogs theme.
Go back to "Design", then "Edit HTML" then click the "Expand Widget Templates" button one more time.

Find (CTRL+F) this code in the template:

And immediately ABOVE/BEFORE it paste this code:

<style type="text/css">
.comm-num a:link, .comm-num a:visited {
color: white !important;
text-decoration: none !important;
background: url(http://i50.tinypic.com/egx3t3.jpg) no-repeat;
width: 50px;
height: 48px;

float: right;
display: block;
margin-right: 5px;
margin-top: -15px; /*comments-counter position*/
text-align: center;
font-family: 'Century Gothic','Lucida Grande',Arial,Helvetica,Sans-Serif;
font-size: 15px;
font-weight: normal;

.comm-num a:hover, .comm-num a:active {
color: gray !important;
text-decoration: none !important;

Edit the above code (highlighted in BLUE) to change the image.
And edit the code (highlighted in TURQUOISE) to change the color of the numbers.

Here are some sample images that you can use!
(Right-Click and select "Copy Image Address/Location"):

NOTE: You may use any image instead of the one linked in the code above (STEP #3), but you have to mention its dimensions correctly (width and height) for correct placement of numbers on the image.

You're done!  
Does it work okay for everyone?