Saturday, October 8, 2011

T.J.Maxx Marshalls Twitter Party Recap

Another thanks to all the people who joined us for our T.J.Maxx and Marshalls Twitter Party on Wednesday. We had a great time talking about fall fashion, favorite trends, shopping tips and how much we all love the designer finds and killer bargains at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls.

It'd be pretty impossible for me to recap the top tweet for the night since you all shared great tips, finds and fall fashion favorites. We started by asking which fall trends you most look forward to. Here are the things some of you are excited about.
I have never owned an animal print but I might this year :)
I love Wide-leg trousers they are so classy and look great for everyday or work
I'm all about animal print, duster coats, bell bottoms
The best thing about shopping at Marshalls and T.J.Maxx is the hunt. These stores are a treasure trove of great finds. We asked you to share some of our fav finds.
This green trench coat
My favorite thing I've ever found at TJMaxx is actually a pair of skinny jeans. They fit me PERFECTLY.
I bought 4 great tops for under $20 when I started a new job a few years ago.
Not only can you nab great finds, but T.J.Maxx and Marshalls have relationships with tons of designers in over 60 countries so you can get inspired by runways and find the same things in reality at prices your reality can afford. It's no wonder you all had designer finds to share.
Totally love the Donna Kara shift dress I found clearanced in the summer styles last week at
i got a pair of 7 for all mankinds for $29.99 on clearance
I love the designer Betsey Johnson and always have great bags by her!!
last fall found this fab Cynthia rowley bag for under 200$! Hoping this will be a fall tradition!
Fall is a season for color! We wondered what colors you want to rock this fall.
I am loving plums, greens, navys they are all so pretty:)
Love hunter green but i'm partial bc of my red hair.
Burgundy's, deeper oranges, browns. Love fall colors!
Style can be in your face, but it can also speak volumes with details, which is why we love detailed sleeves for fall. Best of all Marshalls and T.J.Maxx stock enough variety for us all to find unique items for signature style.
Poet sleeves are my FAVE! And they seem to be out there this season!
I'm big into dolman sleeves right now - so comfy
The 70s are back, and we're loving it. Some of you were ready to rock the trend while other weren't sure how to pull it off. Thankfully Marshalls and T.J.Maxx let you try mixing in trend pieces for less.
I make 70's looks appear modern, by including cute contemp make-up & hair with my outfit!
it already looks modern again! The wedges, wide leg pants, etc... Just go with it :)
70s 4 me means earth tones, denim, slight bell bottom. also flowy dresses.
Loving fall fashion doesn't mean you have to give up comfort. We asked for your favorite comfy yet stylish pieces, and you all seemed to focus on lux fabrics for the ultimate combo of comfort and warms. So cozy!
I just picked up the best long jersey jacket-super stylish but feels like I'm wearing a cozy blanket. :)
I love over sized chunky knit sweaters with a maxi skirt. Looks so chic, yet feels so comfortable!
love the cashmere for comfy & chic
Leggings are always a staple in my wardrobe - comfy- EASY- and thoughtless!
Faux or not, leather and fur are totally in for fall, but they aren't always the easiest to style. You had some great tips for subtle ways to work these into your fall look.
leather skirt would look very cool this fall! My dream is a patchwork one :)
I love anything leather- i think leather handbags, boots are classic and very stylish
faux fur vest with dolman sleeve blouse and skinny leather pants! Hot!!
Cute socks for the winter are always a plus! You can always find cheap cute socks there!
Accessories make or break an outfit, which is why we asked for your favorites. Scarves topped the list for fall fashion, but most of you love your bags, shoes and jewelry just as much. Also, warmth was a major factor for fall and winter accessories.
Neck wraps and a warm coat. I like to stay warm and cozy, baby!
Shoulder sweeping earrings, scarves, chunky glittery neckalces, and braclets
a great leopard purse or a statement necklace!
Must have accessories: cute hats, gloves, scarves and high quality shoes! Jewelry as well!
Everyone has a favorite section of the store they hit up first so we all ended up sharing some shopping strategy. It seemed like we all favor the shoe department with handbags in a close second.
my favorite section to shop in is for beautiful feminine tops Im addicted to them
My fave departments are Shoes & handbags! Definitely! :)
We asked what boots you were craving for fall, and maybe we should have asked what boots you aren't craving. Riding boots were the overwhelming favorite, but lots of you loved wedges, over-the-knee and anything suede.
Tall boots, booties, slouch, suede, over the knee - never met a boot I didn't love!
I still love shoebooties!
Right now I am drooling over riding boots and suede boots
I love a flat over the knee boot! makes me feel like I can take on the world!
Thanks again for partying with us, and congrats to all our winners: @lilac_the_bunny @jsg1818 @ SassyAuburn @prettyandfun @WendyNoel72 @Tarathefoodie. I hope you all have happy shopping!

Friday, September 30, 2011

T.J.Maxx/Marshalls Twitter Party (Win Prizes!)

We here at Fashion Me Fabulous have a long history with Marshalls and T.J.Maxx. I'm not talking about our wonderful relationship with them as bloggers. I'm talking about the years of affordable and fashionable fun they've provided us. I can count on them for chic accessories, cute bags, lovely dresses and all the latest trends at prices even my lowly freelance writing budget can afford. (In the past my they allowed me to shop on my measly babysitting budget and my broke college student budget). That's why we couldn't be more thrilled they've partnered with us to throw a T.J.Maxx/Marshalls Twitter Party where six people will win $50 gift cards.

T.J.Maxx and Marshalls manage to score designer deals and boutique-level finds for rather amazing prices. It kind of seems like their using magic. But they're actually just working harder and going further to find fashions fit for their customers. Their buyers travel to over 60 countries and work with over 14,000 vendors all year around (unlike department stores that do their buying seasonally). As a result, they stock every one of their stores with 10,000 new items every week. If that's not an excuse to shop more often, I don't know what is.

So join us October 5th to chat about fall fashion, designer deals for less, and affordable fall trend pieces to update your wardrobe without breaking the bank.
What: #MarshallsTJMaxx Fall Fashion Twitter Party
When: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST
Why: We love fall. We love fashion. We love T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. And we love to talk about scoring the latest, high-fashion trends without high price tags.
Hashtag: #MarshallsTJMaxx
Host: @FashionFabulous
Co-Hosts: @TJMaxx and @Marshalls
Prizes: Six people will win $50 gift cards!
If you have any questions contact us by email at editor[at]fashionmefabulous[dot]com or on twitter @fashionfabulous. Hope to tweet with you soon!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fierce Color with Sebastian Professional

We've teamed up with Polyvore, our favorite blogging and outfit creation tool, and Sebastian Professional Color Ignite color care products to bring you a fierce contest. You could win...
  • iPad
  • Marc Jacobs iPad cover
  • iTunes gift card
  • Sebastian gift basket
Here at FMF we love fierce color. We love using bright colors to help us amp up plaid and take it out of country bumpkin territory, or to let us transition signature pieces from winter to spring. We especially love the pop of neon colors, like yellow, against harsh darks, like black. We also love hair that shows personality through cut or color. So show us what your fierce color and fierce style are all about.

To Enter: Create a Polyvore set (when you submit the set it will prompt you to login to your Polyvore account, or create one for free) using at least one of the featured products in the Mini Editor posted below. Special Judge, Maja Ivarsson, lead singer for The Sounds, will choose the winning entries based on creativity, positive representation of brand message, composition and style expertise.

Bonus: We'll also be choosing one of our beloved readers (who created a set here, using the Mini Editor) to win a Sebastian Color Ignite gift basket.

Tip: If you want to add elements that aren't in the mini editor, submit your entery here then log into Polyvore and edit your set to add or update your entry. You can enter as many times as you like!

This contest ends ends June 30, 2011 AT Midnight PST.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mary Kay Review, Plus Giveaway!

Fashion Me Fabulous is part of the Blogher advertising network, which recently offered us the opportunity to review some new Mary Kay products, and give some away to you (more on that at the end)! I've been a long-time fan of Mary Kay. It was the first brand of makeup I tried and what I wore almost exclusively for my formative makeup years.

I love Mary Kay's new Tinted Lip Balm. I'm not a fan of the texture of most lipsticks, and while I like lip gloss, it wears off too quickly and is often too sticky. This balm is perfect. It wears for quite a while, feels wonderful on and has just the right amount of color. I like that it's tiny and fits in my pocket, but I do wish the packaging were a bit prettier.
I have a complicated relationship with mascara. It tends to weigh down my upper lashes throughout the day so they interlock with my lower lashes and glue my eyes shut. Mary Kay's Ultimate Mascara gave me volume without the weight. I kept the application light and still got nice full lashes that held up longer than any other mascara I've tried recently.
The new Mary Kay Compact Mini is genius. It's tiny, with a lower compartment to hold brushes and sponges and a top magnetic layer that holds three eye colors and a blush. This new magnetic system makes the colors easy to switch out (no more fighting to pry colors out of the compact!). I love the idea of a switchable, refillable compact. It's so much better than buying pre-made compacts, and being either stuck with those color combos or forced to carry several palettes. This space-saving compact will fit in the smallest purses and travel makeup bags.
The cheek color and mineral eye color were the high quality I've always experienced from Mary Kay. I was a bit surprised by the color collection for brown eyes. It included a tan called "silky caramel", a medium/light brown called "sienna" and a rich blue color called "midnight star". I'm used to purples for brown eyes. I'm still playing with the blue to get the right look. I'm not sure blue brings out brown eyes like the other brown eyes palettes I own. The tan and brown, however, look a lot nicer than I expected, and the "shy blush" color blush is, indeed, a shy and subtle color, which I love.
To learn more about Mary Kay visit the Official site.

Also, we are giving away a Mary Kay gift pack valued at $100. To enter, tell us in the comments which Mary Kay products you want to try and why? Make sure you include you email address so we can contact you if you win.* You can also Tweet or Blog your response, but make sure to post a comment with a link here (or we won't know you entered). For questions, or more information on entry options visit the Official Rules. This contest begins June 1 and ends June 30. For even more chances to win visit the BlogHer Promotions & Prizes section.

Short Rules:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OT WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Mary Kay® Sweepstakes Official Rules: Sponsored by BlogHer, Inc. Four ways to enter:

1) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post;
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No duplicate comments. Limit to 2 entries per household. Begins June 1, 2011 at 9 AM PST and end ends June 30, 20011 at 5 PM PST. 10 Winners (one from each participating blog) will receive a gift basket of Mary Kay® products (ARV $100 per basket). Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Initial Winners will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to claim prize before it is awarded to the Alternate Winner. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including D.C. who are 18 years or older. For complete official rules, click here.

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