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Happy Anniversary!

Not only am I celebrating my birthday this week, but FashionJunkie.com is also gearing up for its first anniversary. While I’m not expecting any presents, I will be treating myself to a day off. Woo hoo! To celebrate, I’m offering you, dear reader, an opportunity to take over the reigns by writing a guest Fashion Junkie Re-Tales blog post! Just send in your fashion or beauty posts to contact@fashionjunkie.com no later than Sunday, May 11th and I’ll announce the winner in next Monday’s newsletter. In the meantime, make sure to check out this week’s Re-Tales Blog Round-Up.

imageFashion Junkie Profiled on Coupon Cowgirl!
In the shameless act of self-promotion, I thought I’d share the latest Fashion Junkie profile with everyone. Our friends at CouponCowgirl.com – a sassy social shopping site that brings you the best online deals, bargains and coupon codes to use towards your favorite products and brands, posted this kickin’ FJ overview. Yee haw! Click here to read more!

imageShrink Wrap: the latest in Retail Therapy:
According to an article in last week’s WWD, specialty boutique sales staff in NYC and L.A. have become stand-in shrinks for their regular customers. A number of salespeople provided hysterical anecdotes about certain high-maintenance shoppers, some of whom think it’s normal behavior to prance around a boutique in nothing but their skivvies. However, in my humble opinion, the most amusing part of the article is its classification of shoppers into five humorous categories. If you’re a shopaholic or know someone who is (don’t we all?), click here to read more!

imageRain Busters:
Although I meant to post a rain-busters round-up in April, I figured you would still find this entry useful given May’s grim weather forecast. Click here to read about the hottest waterproof wardrobe staples. 

Stay tuned for next week’s shopping obsessions and confessions! And if you have a fashion emergency or need some retail therapy, drop me a line at contact@fashionjunkie.com – I love hearing from you!

xo
-Fashion Junkie

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Fashion Junkie Freshens Up!

Guess what – I’m back! Forgive me dear reader, but I never realized just how large my Fashion Junkie fan base was until I announced I was giving the website a makeover! Yes, the rumors are true: your weekly FJ Fix email newsletter content has migrated over to a new home at the Fashion Junkie Re-Tales Blog. However, due to popular demand, you’ll now receive a weekly reminder of what you can expect to find on FashionJunkie.com. This way, you won’t miss out on all the fashion and beauty coverage you’ve come to know and love! And if you’re really suffering from withdrawal, you can curb your cravings by subscribing to FJ’s RSS Feed.

In case you haven’t already checked out the Re-Tales Blog, here’s a snippet of what was just posted. Since this blogging thing is a two-way street, please don’t forget to post your comments – the Fashion Junkie community wants to know what’s on your mind!

This Week’s Re-Tales Blog Round-Up:

imageVictoria’s Secret on the “Boob” Tube:
Since I’ve been cursed with cherry pits, I’ve never really had the need for a bra. The only time I’ll even consider strapping one on is when I’m wearing a sheer top. Otherwise, I prefer to keep my tatas unfettered, if you will. However, when I heard about the Long Island lady who’s suing Victoria’s Secret over patent infringement for a convertible bra that she created back in 2004, I decided to write this blog post to give her some “support.” Click here to read more!

imageTrenchtown:
With the strange daily hot and cold weather fluctuations we’ve been facing (gotta love global warming!), deciding what to wear has become all the more challenging.  That’s why during the day, I don multiple layers that can easily be peeled off and always top off my look with a timeless trench, a must for combating those pesky April showers. With so many stunning styles on the market this season (from flashy metallic to shimmery nylon to punch patent), I thought I’d reveal my top 5 picks. Click here to read more!

Stay tuned for next week’s shopping obsessions and confessions! And if you have a fashion emergency or need some retail therapy, drop me a line at contact@fashionjunkie.com – I love hearing from you!

xo
-Fashion Junkie

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Spring Cleaning

imageIn addition to cleaning out my closets for spring, I’ve decided to make some fresh alterations to the Fashion Junkie website. Starting tomorrow, your “Fashion Junkie Fix” will no longer be delivered to your inbox.

Don’t panic! The FJ FIX email newsletter content simply will be migrating over to a new home at the Fashion Junkie Re-Tales Blog. Each post will still be chock-full of the same fashion and beauty coverage you’ve come to know and love, but in a snappier and more interactive format so you, dear reader, can share your thoughts and shopping obsessions with the rest of the Fashion Junkie community! Look at it this way… I’ll be reducing your email clutter just in time for Earth Day.

Make sure to tune into the Re-Tales Blog on a daily basis. And if you have a fashion emergency or need some retail therapy, drop me a line any time at contact@fashionjunkie.com – I love hearing from you!

xo
-Fashion Junkie

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Crazy for… Crocs?

imageAs a professional fashion and beauty blogger (tough job, I know), I pride myself on being on top of all the hottest trends. But the one craze I never thought I’d get caught up in is Crocs. You know, those hideous plastic shoes with Swiss cheese-like ventilation holes that every kid on the continent sports? Anyway, I was flipping through the New York Times T Magazine the other day, and much to my surprise was: a stylish four-inch heeled version with feminine (I repeat, feminine) crisscross straps! Who knew?

The “new and improved” chunky-heeled Croc (a.k.a. the Cyprus) is much more avant-garde than its granola-esque cousin. Touted by the manufacturer as the “most comfortable four-inch heels in history,” the Cyprus is crafted with special circulation nubs on the sole to better stimulate blood flow. Now that’s smart technology!

At only $49.99 a pop, the Cyprus is a bargain for even the most frugal of fashionistas. Call me a sheep following the herd, but yes, I’ll be sprucing up my summer wardrobe with at least one of the six eye-popping color combos, which include shimmery silver/lavender, ultra bright scarlet, chocolate, bronze, black/silver and solid black. Best of all, since the Cyrpus is lightweight and waterproof, I’ll finally be able to play in the sandbox with my 2 year-old nephew without worrying about mucking up my kicks. 

What do you think about the new Cyprus Croc? Post your thoughts on Fashion Junkie’s Re-Tales blog.

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Can You Keep A Secret?

imageCan’t cope with the chaos of brick-and-mortar sample sales? Then check out RegentsSecret.com – an invitation-only sample sale site that offers members FREE access to dreamy designer clothing brands at up 70 % off retail, minus the catfights.

Sign-up for their email list and you’ll gain instant access to flirty cocktail dresses from Sharagano, including the multi-colored stunner shown here (slashed from $120 to $34.95!). Better hurry – this exclusive sale ends on Tuesday, April 8th at midnight!  Upcoming sales you won’t want to miss include Trunk Ltd. (funky rocker T’s), Ryka (luxe athleisure wear), 2BFree and Roberto Bianci (luxe watches). 

But wait, there’s more! Once you become a member, you’ll also be entitled to collect rewards points. Simply invite your friends to join and earn 5% of their Regents Secret purchases, which can be redeemed for merchandise!

Don’t delay – work your spring wardrobe at RegentsSecret.com today! Happy shopping!

Exclusive Deal Just For YOU! Lildid.com, a jaw-dropping jewelry site, is giving away this stylish pair of black onyx earrings (pictured below) to one lucky Fashion Junkie Fix subscriber! All you need to do is forward this email to five friends and you’ll automatically be entered to win. The winner will be notified via email on Thursday, April 10th. 2008. Good luck!

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