What I’m Lovin’……ITSDFGiveaway

30 December 2011

 
What I’m Lovin’…
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What better way to end the year than by a little giveaway, huh?
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Have you ever wondered what to do with shoes that didn’t work for you, didn’t fit, or are just not your style anymore?  You should consider auctioning them!  It’s a great way to get rid of your unwanted shoes and swap them for other great shoes!  It’s like Ebay for shoes!!! 


People can choose 3 options:
Swaps – always completely free to list and no related fees at all – ever!!
Traditional Auctions – allow others to bid, you can set a minimum or reserve price, and even allow people to make you offers.  Shoes can be listed for up to 10 days at a time.  If they do not sell, you can choose to have them auto-relist up to 9 times free of charge.
Fixed Price Auctions -  list a pair for sale at a set price that can be listed for up to 30 days at a time.  If they do not sell, you can choose to have them auto-relist up to 9 times free of charge.

Sounds great right?  Now, onto the giveaway!  I’ve got two of these cuties that I’m excited to give away!  The rules are super simple! 

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1.  Be a public member of my blog by joining using Google Friend Connect and leave me a comment telling me your methods of entry
for extra entries...
2.  Like The Dumpy Duchess on Facebook! +1 entry
3.  Like If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit on Facebook!  +1 entry
4.  Follow @dumpyduchess on Twitter!  +1 entry
5.  Follow @ITSDF on Twitter!  +1 entry
6.  Register on If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit (which is totally free)  +3 entries!!!


What I’m Wearin’……Sneaks

29 December 2011

What I’m Wearin’…

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I don’t own very many sneakers.  Don’t get me wrong, I love them.  I’m just usually very tough on them (CURSE MY WIDE FEET!) and they never look all that great on me, so I don’t spend a lot of money on them.  But, I thought rockin’ some high tops would be a great way to kick off the end of the year!

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This was a casual day of hitting the mall before Christmas!  Of course I was gonna wear comfortable shoes!  #crowdssuck

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In This Look:

Dark wash denim high tops from Rue 21 for $5,

Dark wash denim jeggings from Avenue for $15,

Cobalt cardigan from Belks for $13,

Gold printed tank by LYS from Kmart for $6,

Yellow disc earrings gifted,

Blue cheetah bangle gifted.

 

Join me in the next post for a giveaway from…

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Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys! Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook, catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!! And now on BlogLovin’ and in your inbox!

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What I’m Hearin’……Carols

25 December 2011

 

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Merry Christmas my sweeties!  I hope you guys are stuffed with lots of great food and lots of family fellowship!  I wanted to leave you guys with my top favorite Christmas songs! 

 

Christmas Time is Here with The Peanuts!  I loved this as a child and still do!

 

 

Mariah Carey with All I Want for Christmas is You.  I actually listen to this song all year ‘round.  It’s a great song to East Coast Swing to!  Yep!  Ya didn’t know the duchess dabbled in some ballroom dancing, didja?  LOL

 

 

This song reminds me of growing up in the 90s!  Music was so much better then!  Enjoy TLC with Sleigh Ride!

 

 

Brenda Lee with I’m Gonna Lasso Santa Claus.  I think this song is so cute!  I’d love to sing it to some kids!  My kids at work are too bad though!  LOL 

 

 

I absolutely love this song!  It’s another one that I listen to all year ‘round!  I hope you guys love it as much as I do!  Whitney Houston & The Georgia Mass Choir with Joy to the World!

 

 

The goddess does Christmas!  Eartha Kitt with Santa Baby!

 

Remember loves,
“Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed, that it might live forevermore to fill our every need, that it shall not be just a day, but last a lifetime through, the miracle of Christmas time that brings God close to you.”  ~  Ann Schultz

 

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Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys! Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook, catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!! And now on BlogLovin’ and in your inbox!

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What I’m Wearin’……Christmas

24 December 2011

 

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Well, bad news kiddos….I’ve gotta work on Christmas!  I’ve tried every thing I know how, to get out of it but no luck.  I just wanna cry!  The thought of my family gathering without me, breaks my heart.  But, I’m gonna be a big girl, suck it up and head into work.  But, I’ll be home right afterward and I wanted to share my Christmas outfit with you guys.  This is just the Polyvore set because I know I won’t get the chance to post anything.  I hope you guys like it!  Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts!

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In This Look:

Black sequins skirt from Avenue for $19,

Black hosiery by Just My Size from Walmart for $4,

Black Patent Leather Pumps from Plato’s Closet Teen Consignment Shop for $6,

A simple white tee,

Medium wash denim blazer from Cato’s Fashions for $17,

Silver flower fashion ring from Local Beauty Supply,

Pink and Black faux croc clutch from It’s Fashions for $7,

Silver watch gifted,

Black Sequins Beret from Plato’s Closet Teen Consignment Shop for $4,

Black large stone friendship bracelet from Avenue for $7.

 

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!  Think of me and Pray for me while I’m at work!  See you guys soon!

 

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Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys! Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook, catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!! And now on BlogLovin’ and in your inbox!

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What I’m Hearin’……Cher

23 December 2011

 

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Let’s have a little fun, why don’t we?  I love this song by Cher Lloyd.  I remember her from the reality TV series The X FactorHer rendition of Soulja Boy’s Swag On completely stole my heart and the heart of the judges, even though she placed fourth.  I’m gonna post it at the bottom of this.  But for now, please enjoy Cher Lloyd with With Ur Love.

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Click here for Cher Lloyd's "Swag On"

For some reason, it wouldn’t embed.  Ahh well!

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Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys! Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook, catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!! And now on BlogLovin’ and in your inbox!

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What I’m Lovin’……Scarves

21 December 2011

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Hey guys!  Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE LOVE LOVE scarves!  I buy one every chance I get and I’ve got tons that I haven’t even worn yet.  Funny thing though, I rarely wear them around my neck like most people do.  I love them in my hair, I love them tied unto my handbags, I love them folded up and made into a brooch, I love them as bracelets or just about anywhere!  I’ve decided that I’m going to start wearing them around my neck more so I dug online for some tutorials on fun, new and interesting ways to tie them and came across this gem!  Check it out!    clip_image001

Meet Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook!

Her videos and blog are so fun and informative and her editing (which surprisingly is a team of just her and her boyfriend, Mystery Man) is flawless!  Watching her videos are like watching a magic show.  Even though she isn’t plus sized and she certainly does more high end shopping than I do, she’s one of my favorite bloggers now when it comes to style inspiration.  She’s so chic, cute and silly, plus her tips can work for any woman, or any budget, at any size, anywhere!   I’m definitely lovin’ Wendy!

For more fun, fashionable, and informative videos, please check out her YouTube channel by clicking the pic below…

and her blog by clicking the pic below.

Go by her Facebook Fanpage and show her some Lovin’ there too!

Here are a couple more of my favorite videos from her.  They’re definitely worth the view!  I promise!

Fashion takes Courage!  So totally agree!

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Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys! Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook, catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!! And now on BlogLovin’ and in your inbox!

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What I’m Wearin’……Alpha

19 December 2011

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Attended an Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Old School Party with a few of my awesome co-workers and here are some snaps of what I wore to the event!

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In This Look:

White 3/4 Sleeve Blazer from Torrid for $58,

Color Blocked Working Girl Dress from Torrid for $20,

Patterned Tights from Torrid for $15,

Black Patent Leather Peeptoe Pumps (not pictured) from Cato’s Fashions for $13

Silver Statement earrings from Rue 21 for $4,

Pearl Fashion ring (I actually made with supplies) from Hobby Lobby for $1.50,

Silver Bangles from CitiTrends for $8,

Black Faux Croc Skin Square Bag from Ashley Stewart for $10,

Graphic Scarf by LYS from Kmart for $4,

Silver Watch gifted. 

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I experimented a bit with this look.  This was the first time in a long while that I went out with red lips.  I usually do a nude shade but I wanted to try something new.  I also made the ring that I’m wearing and I got a lot of compliments on it during the night.  What do you think?

**Leave me a comment below telling your latest beauty experiments!**

Click here to see all of the snaps from the night on Shutterfly!

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Many smoochie boochies to you all and I love you guys! Don’t forget to “like” me on Facebook, catch me on Twitter and Lookville!!! And now on BlogLovin’ and in your inbox!

 

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What I’m Hearin’……Vogue

09 December 2011

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Man, I really miss the girl groups of the 90s!  Remember En Vogue, Brownstone, Jade, SWV, Total, and so many others?  When did the execs in charge decide that girl groups weren’t as profitable anymore?  I miss this harmony sound and coordinating outfits!  lol  I’m probably going to be killing this genre for a while!

**Leave me a comment and tell me, what was your favorite girl group?**

I’d have to say that my favorite was En Vogue so, please enjoy one of my favorite songs by my favorite girls, My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It).

 

And check it out, 20 years later and they’re still HOT!

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