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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Broke and Beautiful Buys: Dots, Avenue, JCPenny & Kmart

Hey Hello Hi How ya doing?

This past weekend I stopped in a couple of stores while running errands with the boo. I frequent Dots, Avenue, JCPenny, and Kmart a lot and when I got to these places I can't leave without buying something..its very rare. What can I say the deals are so great! Anywho, check out below a couple of things I picked out on my adventure...

Here is what got from Dots:

Sheer Kimono style multi animal print blouse - $5

$1.75 each

Here is what I found at Avenue:

Red skinnies - i had to go up 2 sizes than I normally wear, not much stretch- ~$21
 Here is what I got from JCPenny:

$4 a piece

Here is what I found at Kmart:



My boo didn't like the sheer animal print blouse but what do you think?  I like it a lot! I think the blouse goes well with the red skinnies I just bought too! :-)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Design Your Life (DYL): Door to Door Organics


I hope you people are doing great! I wanted to start a segment of my blog called "Design your Life". It will focus on things that will aid myself and maybe others in designing the life we envision.

For instance, my vision for my life would be one that is healthy, fun, aesthetically pleasing, and interesting. I decided to start this segment to pull myself from the rat race of just going to work and living like a zombie! 

In order to be more present and conscious about my life I thought I would start with really focusing on my diet. My father always use to tell me that "your health is your greatest wealth". Now that I am edging into my 30s I can no longer afford to take my health for granted. I eat a lot of meat and cheese but I need to increase my veggie and fruit intake.

In an effort to do so, I decided to sign up for Door to Door Organics to make it easier for me to have organic and fresh produce always on hand. 

I hope to only eat meat/eggs 2-3x a week. Maybe one day I will become a pescetarian and then maybe a vegan. I'm not here to get into the meat debate but I see the health benefits of a meat/dairy free lifestyle. You can watch documentaries like "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" or "Forks Over Knives" if you want more information.

For my first post on "Design Your life", I thought I would tell you all about a service I recently started using called:
This service delivers organic fruits,and vegetables as well as an array of other healthy food products to your door step for a healthy and affordable convenience.The cost of this service starts around $20 and up based on the size of the box. Currently, this service is available to Chicago, Kansas City, Colorado, Some East Coast States and Michigan. They even deliver to Detroit which I think is great because there are no grocery store chains in the city! 

See the pics below of my first box:

Also, I think its great that Door to Door Organics tried to get their produce from local farmers when possible. Another reason I like this service a lot is because it gets me to try fruits and vegetables that I wouldn't buy on my own in the grocery store or have never even heard of.

If you are interested in trying them out use the coupon code: "goodfood12" to receive $10 off your first order. So far I am very pleased with this service and would recommend you check them out! 

Cheers to good health!

Monday, January 23, 2012

My Top Ten Spring 2012 Trends

My Spring 2012 Trends

My Spring 2012 Trends by lifestylesofthebrokeandbeautiful featuring plus size blouses

Hey people,

I was doing a little online browsing and came across somethings I am loving for the 2012 spring season! I noticed a few "new" trends and some ongoing trends. I can't wait for the warmer weather and its funny because this morning it was about 50 degrees!! Anyways here are my top ten trends for spring 2012:

  1. Bright, Bold & Neon Colors
  2. Feminine Florals
  3. Pretty Pastels
  4. Sophisticated Sheaths
  5. Striking Stripes
  6. Graphic Geometry
  7. Poppin Peplum
  8. Psychedelic Prints
  9. Saucy Sheer
  10. Sexy Shoulders
 What are some trends you are seeing for spring 2012???

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My 2011 Holiday Break in Review

Hey people!

Guess who is bisssacckk! Anywho..sorry it took me so long to come back from my break but I was busy enjoying real life..not being stuck on a computer. To make up for my looong break I took a few pics here and there during the holidays that I wanted to share with you guys. 

In the 3 pics below I was at a friend's holiday party:

 Hat: Kmart
Top: Thrifted
Cords: Thrifted
Boots: Evans

In the 1 pic below I was at another friend's annual holiday party at Floods (fyi...I don't know the guy behind me).

In the next 2 pics below I am visiting my sister and she took these pics with her cellphone for me...

Sweater: Kmart
Blouse, Bracelets & Boots: Avenue
Cargo Pants: Dots
Necklace & Earrings: Thrifted