In this economy, all we hear is, "can't afford can't afford can't afford". Quite frankly, I'm so tired of feeling like we must always live like we have $2 in our pocket and it's time to do a little day dreaming. I got to thinking, sure, with this kind of money you can buy you a diamond ring, but what a snooze fest. I want to know: if you're a super bored and rich housewife, what other fun rings can you splurge on?
So I've compiled a list of unique rings above $7000. It seems the more the ring cost, the heavier and more gothic it looks -- with the exception of that $77,000 Jean Schlumberger Tanzanite flower ring from Tiffany's. $77,000? That's Tiffany's for ya.
These are Louis Vuitton Cancan ankle strap pumps in brocade fabric and they are siiickk! Love these shoes. I think I'm going to have to wear something similar on my wedding day (depending on how hard they are to walk in). As I've mentioned in previous posts, my fiance is 6'2" and I'm 4'11". These should put me at around 5'5"? What do you guys think? Either way, yummo!
However, my biggest beef is that Louis Vuitton also made a variation of these shoes in baby goat leather. How unnecessary is that? I don't know if you've ever been to a petting zoo, goats are cute enough as adults, let alone baby goats. So unnecessary Louis Vuitton. And for that, I will not be paying roughly $2200 for these shoes. No thank you!
So find your inner stripper and strap on some of these similar platform heels to give you the much needed extra height!
I know I've been writing a lot about these makeup "where to buy for cheap" lately, but seriously, you need to take advantage of all the different avenues of deals out there!
I am a huge fan of Bare Escentuals and seriously, it's almost cheaper to buy a whole new start up kit ($60 and that includes 2 shades, warmth, mineral veil and the concealer with all of the necessary brushes) than to buy a refill ($25 per shade, yuck!). Whether you're going into the Bare Escentuals store, buying it from Sephora or any other beauty makeup supply place, that is pretty much the price you're looking at. Until...stylewithanna did a little research for you of course. OBSERVE!
Alllrighty. So, I looked and looked and I found a .08 oz of foundation (if you just need a refill and don't want to fuss with a whole other kit) on Amazon for as low as $12.99 with $3.75 for shipping. Without having to pay taxes and only paying $16.74, that's about an $8 plus tax savings! Not too shabby if you ask me. The great thing about Amazon is that if you're a prime member, you get free 2 day shipping. If you're not a prime member, but you purchase $20 or more, you get free standard shipping anyway. So you can avoid shipping costs altogether for an even bigger savings! Also, amazon is a bigger online company so if you ever have any problems, their return policies and process is much smoother and easier.
I have to mention ioffer because if you're familiar with this site and you know what to be careful for, it is super cheap here. I've seen Bare Escentuals starter kits that retail for $60 sell for as low as $20. It's a great way to try out the makeup without having to invest a lot. With that being said, be 'oh so' very careful. A lot, if not all items on ioffer ship from china and other places overseas and boy do they know how to knock off a hot product. So read carefully, read the feedback and make sure that what you're buying is Bare Escentuals and not some random rice powder that they're trying to pawn off as makeup. Don't always be afraid that it's from overseas, because let's face it, almost all products we have here are from overseas anyway. Just make sure it's not a knock off is all.
My favorite place to shop! Seriously, I rarely have a bad experience on ebay and I buy A LOT from them, including my Bare Escentual refills as a matter of fact! The thing is, my skin tone is a little weird. I'm an asian girl, so I have those golden undertones, but in the summer, I tan to the point where only my teeth and eyeballs are showing. So many times, I need to mix colors in order to find the right blend for my complexion. Oh yea, and I love warmth. It makes me look tan and healthy even in the winter time...not like I really experience winter since I live in Southern California, but still! So, I got 2 foundations at a buy it now price for $16 with free shipping and no tax. A $36 savings! And I got 3 bottles of warmth for $14.99, buy it now, no tax. Yea, warmth goes for $18/ea. plus tax at sephora or at Bare Escentuals. If you love ebay as much as I do, ignore every other place I've said and just go here. It's by far the cheapest, safest and easiest way to buy.
If you're going to avoid online altogether, I hear Ulta and Target is a good place to go. I can't guarantee it's going to be that much cheaper, but hey, that the price you pay for not getting with the times. There's only a select few Target stores that sell it, so you will have to do the leg work and please don't get frustrated and say I didn't tell you so. At the end of the day, if you are really that paranoid about online stuff, I guess you should just pay full price.
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They are so friggin cute aren't they? Kelly Ripa and her super hot hubby Mark Consuelos show at up at QVC's Super Saturday Live at the Nova's Ark Project on August 1st totally coordinated and totally stylish. What I love most about their look is that it's something totally wearable for a nice Sunday afternoon with your kids, your friends, you family, whatever. Kelly's long flowy summer dress with bold pattern is not over the top, but absolutely dramatic. And you can keep it casual like she does with flip flops or dress is up with heels. As for Mark, well he's just pretty arm candy. I wouldn't normally advise his outfit, as it's kind of blah, but it compliments her dress, so he can pass (wow pretty people really do have it easier).
Anyhoo, if you like Kelly's dress as much as I do, here are some similar long summer dresses that are great for the daytime or an evening out: