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Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday again!


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Wow, I really can't believe this is the 10th week of Friday Follow me! Mostly because that means I have been blogging for longer than 10 weeks which shocks me! I feel like I just started my blog and am amazed that I have been at it since the last week of February. Holy Crap!
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Of course my Friday is not complete unless I hook up the crazy boobielicious Jana at Boobies, Babies & a Blog for her Fawk you Friday! Jana says that Fawk is not a bad word and that it is okay to use it (ah hem, not that much of anything actually stops me from using bad words) Make sure you go to her site and link up, cuz really, I don't care if you are a man, woman or troglodyte everyone complains once in awhile!

My Fawk You's for the week"
~Fawk You Shell station. Since you closed I realized that I live in a ONE GAS STATION town and that gas station refuses to accept any payment except cash! Um hello? 2010 anyone, who carries wads of cash around? I tend to run my tank till the fuel light says get gas or pay the consequences and I use my debit card for everything. WTF?
 
~ Fawk you to my stupid sister and her stupid husband who can afford new tattoos and new "rims" for his car but my 10 year old niece has no school clothes or supplies. Assholes. Looks like Aunt Carrie will be going school shopping.

~Fawk you to this face melting heat. I'm ready for some nice 70 degree weather already.

~Fawk you K105. If I have to listen to "Lover, Lover" or "Rain is a good thing" one. more. time. I may throw myself in front of one of the 8984731325 trains that pass by my office daily.

~Fawk you to above mentioned trains because I have to park next to the tracks and my car is covered in dust inside and out constantly. The windows are up, how DOES that dust get inside? OH, and lay off the damn whistle, if I'm laying on the tracks it's because I heard Lover Lover again and I'm not going to move so just SHUT UP

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday Link Ups :)







Well, it's Thursday. I like friends and I like giveaways. I think those are enough reasons to link up with Deb and Tammy, don't you?
Co-hosting this week is Aleksandra from Busy Working Mama


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In other news....I do believe I am a widow. I got the hubster an Iphone for our 12th wedding anniversary and he hasn't actually spoken to me since. No seriously. He can be sitting in the recliner across from me and all of a sudden the text message alert will go off on my phone. Yup, it's him. From 6 feet away. One night he sat there scrolling through what ever it is he finds on there, with his head phones in listening to pandora internet radio for about 3 hours. I don't think I have ever seen him walk through the living room without turning the TV on in 12 years but he made it 3 hours....I think he may be kissing it goodnight and sleeping with it under his pillow.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Alight.com Winner Month 2

Month #2 for the alight.com drawing!
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Thanks everyone! Have a great night!
Carrie

Eden Home Review

“Why organic?”...Live well.

We only have one planet and you only live once so why compromise on quality of life when health, safety and comfort are being considered. It’s a well known fact that thousands of chemicals are used every day in the growing and processing of cotton, never mind the toxins used in making conventional cotton clothing and bedding.
Eden Home is a wonderful site where you can fine all sorts of organic items to send as gifts or make your own home a little greener! Until reading the About Us section of the Eden Home website, I had no clue that by the time most cotton products are grown, processed and sold they have seen over 2000 chemicals and many of those chemicals are remain to get on your skin and into your body. Crazy right? Luckily there are companies like Eden Home whose "mission is to offer the purity of organic without losing the beauty, whether you're looking for organic bedding, clothes for baby, natural bath towels or organic cookware and more."

I have tried quite a few organic items and even reviewed some, but I have never tried organic clothing. That's why when I was told that I could pick out and item from Eden Home's organic women's clothing, I was pretty excited! They have a great selection of stylish organic women's clothing from companies like; Blue Canoe, Dreamsacks, Aventura and Under the Canopy. You can find all types of clothing from organic women's pants & shirts to organic intimates & accessories!


Since I have a slight lounge wear/ pajama fetish, I choose to review The Cleo Night Shirt/Tunic Organic Pajamas from Dreamsacks. You can see the details MUCH better if you click on the link and go to the page. I requested an XL and am pleased to say it fits very well (except the breasts runneth over a tad, but as I am big busted I expect that). The Cleo is made from 95% Bamboo Viscose and 5% spandex. Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected it to be amazingly soft yet silky at the same time! The gathered empire waist hides those little lumps and bumps and drapes beautifully. The extra wide straps are a total plus in my book! I hate spaghetti straps that slide down or even come unattached. These stay put and give "the ladies" some support too! The chest area is a double layer of material for extra coverage with an elastic band running all the way around. 

I know this is listed in the lounge wear/sleepwear category but I could totally see wearing it for a swimsuit cover up or even as a dress or with leggings in the summer (mine comes down almost to my knees and I am 5'3 the girl in the picture must be tall!) 


I did my best here!


All in all I adore my Cleo Night Shirt. I love taking my shower and slipping it on. I feel so decadent sliding into bed with this on! I am going to have to look into more organic women's clothing from Eden Home! If the hoodies are just as comfortable I may have found my new fall wear!
  
You can purchase the Cleo Night Shirt/Tunic by Dreamsacks for $49. It comes in the colors black, green tea, soft pink, Cielo blue or mushroom.


Disclaimer: I received the above article of clothing in order to review said product. All opinions are my own and in no way altered for having been given free merchandise.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesdays, Week 12!

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& our special guest co-host for the week Dave from Musings Of Life
GAHHH, I 'm late again this week! one of these days I swear I am going to have my post ready the night before.....yeah okay, so I'm kidding myself!



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Monday, July 26, 2010

Chimera Nail Polish Review

Chimera is a nail polish company that was established in 2008 and based in Melbourne Australia. Created and launched by Linh Hoang, a young female entrepreneur, who wanted to compete against the major brands and hopefully go international.
This is not your kiddy or teenie bopper nail polish that you find in your local drugstore. This polish is for us grown up women who don't mind spending our hard earned money on a product that kicks butt!  
About the nail polish:
~made from high quality toxic free products
~hand mixed in small batches to reduce waste and maintain polish integrity
~highest quality pigments
~bottles are made from the highest quality glass
~caps have a rubbery grip 
~brushes are a luxurious 330 filament (normal is 220 filament)

My opinion:
These polishes rock and are well worth any money spent on them! I painted my toes two weeks ago and they still look fresh. Not even a chip. During flip flop season! The polish goes on so smooth and creamy, the coverage is fantastic! 2 coats and you are set! If you are in a hurry one coat will be fine and nobody would know the difference, that's how good they are! They have over 130 colors including glitters, silvers, golds, creams, blacks and whites! The super quick dry top coat adds a nice clear coat and dries in a snap! My own fingernails are hard and long and when I do them pretty they look fake (don't hate!). I tend to ignore them though, because I hate chipped polish on fingernails and who has time to fix them up every two days? My chimera polish is going to make me one happy woman! (I think polished nails are sexy, kay?)

There has to be a distributor in the US willing to pick this brand up! Has to be! I love these polishes and they could hands down outlast and out pretty any nail polish found in a high end salon!

If you want to read more about them (or know a distributor HINT HINT) you can check them out in the following places:




Disclaimer: I received nail polish products to from Chimera in order to give my opinion. All opinions stated are my honest opinion.


Monday Minute

Monday Minute

Good thing Ian does the Monday Minute every Monday, otherwise I would have nothing to look forward too. I really don't relish getting up on Mondays and by really don't relish I mean I lay in bed praying it's all a nightmare until there is no possible way I can make it to work on time, then I finally crawl out and get dressed, muttering the whole time about how marrying for love is stupid and I should have married for money.
Anywho...Kmama is cohosting the Monday Minute with Ian this week, so make sure to check her out!





1. Who is your "what-if" person?
(What-if person being what if I married this person or am now in a relationship with "this" person)
 Okay so I do wonder "what if". What if I had married Tony? We were so bad for each other, fought constantly. He was a total Daddy's boy, couldn't ever do anything that might make Daddy unhappy. Daddy didn't like me much either since I wasn't Slovenian nor did I really care what he thought. So sometimes I will wonder where I would be now if I had went that road. Would I be divorced? Would there be kids involved? Would I be teaching school right now even though I hated it, because that is what Tony (and his dad) thought was acceptable for a woman? Then I think, God I am glad I got out of that. 

2. What is your nickname?
The hubs used to call me Pookie. Now he just calls me crazy  

3. If you could choose how you died, how would you like to die?
I guess in my sleep....with all things that I wouldn't want someone else to find already properly discarded/buried in back yard.

4. If you could have named yourself, which name would you have picked?
hmmm, I have always liked the name Cheyenne.

5. Who were you named after or for what reason did your parents choose your name?
My mom just liked my name, even though everyone in the family was telling her it was a boys name. My middle name is the same as my Grandma's....Marie......duh, what else did Italian people use for a middle name 34 25 years ago?


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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Good Vibes Giveaway



This is an adult themed giveaway. If you are under 18, do not wish to read about sex toys or related to me, this is the point where you need to move along to a different post :)

If you haven't already, make sure to check out my review of the Sqweel HERE.

I truly love being an affiliate of Good Vibrations Sex toys. Not only do I get to test and review really cool toys, I also get to pass some of those really cool items onto my readers!

Good Vibrations is a truly classy company that has been selling quality sex toys for more than 30 years! Obviously they are doing something right! They sell something for everyone from the curious beginner to the experienced! Items ranging from vibrators & lubricants to novelties & Ecorotic green sex.

Now, moving on to the giveaway! One of my readers is going to win the Lust Dust Edible Body Powder

Tickle your lover's fancy with this yummy lickable powder that will leave a delicious taste in your mouth! This all-natural Lust Dust has a cornstarch base and is perfect for stroking onto the body and lapping off with your tongue. Two decadently delicious flavors to choose from.
Lust Dust Edible Body Powder
0.7 oz (20 ml)
Chocolate Strawberry or Honey Vanilla
Ingredients: Cornstarch, Sucrose, Flavor
Can't wait to win it? That's fine! You purchase this yummy body powder HERE for $8.50.

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Leave a separate comment for each entry. If something says +2 leave two separate comments. If your email is not in your profile please leave it in the entry.
*Mandatory entry must be completed or all subsequent entries will be deleted.
Visit GoodVibes.com  and tell me something else you would love to have from them (don't be shy, we're all friends here!)

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#Win a yummy lickable body dust from @GoodvibesSF & @yorkiemomma
http://bit.ly/cwFXWq ENDS 8/8

Contest ends 8/8 at 4pm EST. Winner to be drawn by random.org and notified by email. They will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn. Must be at least 18 and live in the continental US.

disclaimer: I received no compensation for this giveaway. Nor have I tried this product.

Good Vibrations Review


*Before you read any further, I should warn you, this post is adult themed so if you are under 18, not interested in adult toys or for God's sake happen to be my mother....mosey on along please!

As an affiliate for Good Vibrations I am able to choose from certain items and review them every month. It's great because if I'm not interested in something I am not required to choose and item, on the other hand vrooooom! 
I love GoodVibes for a number of reasons. They have been the nations choice for sex toys for more than 30 years, obviously they are doing something right! They have an eco-erotic line, hello, help the environment folks! The website is Grade A, First Class and never makes you feel like you need to wash out your eyes after you browse! I have never received merchandise from them that I didn't like. If those aren't enough reasons,  you can learn more about them and what they do in the community by clicking here

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Angel Eyewear Winners!

Two lucky readers are getting to pick out their very own pair of Angel Eyewear Sunglasses!
Woot!
Our Winners chosen by random.org are:
Kathleen from One Haute Mommy #168
(guess those last minute entries pay off!)
and
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Finally Friday

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Welcome to the 9th Friday Follow hosted by our awesome hostesses, Shell from Things I Can’t Say, Terri from That’s What She Said, Tami from Hearts Make Families, Harriet from Harriet and Friends, and Ian from The Daily Dose of Reality. Thank you everyone for being willing to host! Please stop by and see these awesome host/hostesses.
We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to find many interesting blogs that you like. This is all about sharing and having fun.
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And of course my Friday isn't complete unless I hook up with Jana for Fawk You Fridays :)
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It's been a super long week, yet again.......the freaking lunatic that is my co-office worker didn't show up Tuesday even though she said she would bring lunch after she took her dog to the vet (hungover).....Then yesterday she texted me at 7:30 saying a good friends Aunt had died and this woman was like family to her, yadda yadda. Now I didn't buy the "she's like family to me" cuz we are stuck in the same room all day together. I would have heard of her more than just the one time last week when she said "Danielles' Aunt might be dying", but I did believe the woman died.
It's summer and I work for a roofing, siding, heat & cooling wholesaler/distributor. We are insanely busy. Even in the office......so after I have been getting my ass kicked all day the crazy bitch texts me again to tell me she lied to me. She really spent the night with this engineer from Detroit who was in town,  that she has been lusting over and was up til like 4 am.  She felt bad lying to me but she only did because she didn't want me to think she was a ho........um first of all I already know which drivers you have screwed and second of all I DON'T GIVE A SHIT.  So my giant Fawk you goes out to Patricia. Again.
I am so happy that I don't have to work this Saturday (so far).

(yes I know I bitch about work alot, but I spend alot of time here!)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Big 50 for THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK! Review & Giveaway


This cookbook was firs published in 1960. You know, way back when people used butter. Real butter. On everything and had no clue what cholesterol was.  I was mighty curious about it, so I signed up to do a review and giveaway. It is a nice size hardback 50th anniversary edition, with a forward from Peg's daughter, Jo Bracken. In the forward Jo talks about growing up with a famous mom in 50's & 60's and other snippets about her mom Peg. I swear, I don't think I have ever laughed and teared up in a forward before!

The book was written during a time when women were expected have a full dinner and desert on the table for their family every night. Guess what? Even back then some women would rather fast forward the cooking and be enjoying cocktail hour with everyone else. The I Hate to Cook Book is full of easy recipes meant to get nice filling dinner on the table, while still being able to enjoy a cocktail! Recipes like: Skid Road Stroganoff, Pedro's Special and Tia Juana Tamale. It reminds me alot of growing up, we weren't well off by any means and grandma and mom both cooked alot of hearty dishes to fill up a hungry family. 90% of the time the ingredients are items you can easily find in your pantry, although Peg does seem to have a strange obsession with pimentos. Maybe it was a 50's thing? 

My favorite part of this book is by far the anecdotes and the "tips" in every chapter.
"Do your ice-cube trays stick?" they ask, knowing full well they do. "Then put sheets of waxed paper underneath them, or oil their bottoms with cooking oil." But everyone knows you either give them a good tug or a good kick, if you can kick that high...Sticking ice-cube trays are not, I repeat, a problem. They are merely a fact of life, like dilatory streetcars or hair-colored hair." pg 172
In another chapter preface she describes how to con your husband into loving store bought rolls in a way that totally reminds me of the Rice Krispie Treats commercial where the mom puts flour on her face and pretends to work hard. While many references in her book are outdated (like um hello--microwaves!) it will still transcend the generation gap and I love the snarky comments she peppers throughout the book!
I would recommend this to anyone, seasoned cook or beginner, man or woman who would rather drink a cocktail than make cocktail weenies! Unless you happen to be a health nut or vegan:)
  
BUY IT
The I Hate To Cook Book will be released on July 26th and is available for pre-order on Amazon.com

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Two of my readers are going to win their very own copy of The I HATE TO COOK BOOK, 50th Anniversary Edition by Peg Bracken.

Mandatory Entry: Like I Hate to Cook Book on facebook and let them know @Carrie's Rambles sent you! (must be completed or all bonus entries will be discarded)


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~Follow Carrie's Rambles on Google Friend Connect +1
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#Win the 50th anniversary edition I Hate To Cook Book
@yorkiemomma  http://bit.ly/cSvTKX Ends 8/12 2 Winners!

Contest ends on 8/12 at 11:59 pm. Winners to be drawn by random.org and notified by email. Winners must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. Open to US only must be 18 to enter.


disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in order to review. All opinions are my honest opinion and in no way altered because I received free merchandise.

Fantasy Jewelry Box Review & Giveaway!

I know I have said it before, but Fantasy Jewelry Box rocks! They have high quality jewelry without the high price tags! With some of everything, there is something for everyone! You can shop by collection, color or price making it super easy to find an item if you have something in particular in mind. Of course you can just browse the selections, although I warn you, you will have a seriously hard time only choosing one item!  With over 435 new items, in categories like vintage, celebrity inspired, animal and bridal jewelry, just to mention a few, there are items to dress you up for any occasion!
Renea's Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Starfish Necklace
Anastasia's Sapphire Blue Wedding Set

This is my second review with Fantasy Jewelry Box and I am just as impressed as I was the first time!  After pouring over the site and pondering for a couple of days (thank goodness they hadn't added those 400+ new items yet or I'd STILL be deciding!), I choose the Kandie's Rose Quartz Looking Glass Earrings.


As sweet as it gets! These soft pink drop briolette earrings mixes the perfect amount of innocence and glamour to your style. Lovely in their own right, these sterling silver hoop earrings will add a touch of shimmer to any ensemble.
(above picture and info is quoted direct from Fantasy Jewelry Box) 

I love wearing earrings, I have 3 holes in each ear. The problem is finding pretty ones that I can wear to work! Since taking this office job, I tend to stick studs in and just leave them.  These earrings are wonderful! The look so delicate and the quartz brings a little color/sparkle to them, but they aren't heavy even with the stone. The best thing is I can wear them to work and they don't get in the way or hurt my ears when I answer the phone 89653156 times a day! They also really pull attention away from the lump I get from banging my head on my desk repeatedly! Seriously, I have had several compliments on them and that's from working with all men!
Did I mention you get a FREE pair of 1 carat stud earrings on any order over $50? I do believe I am a Fantasy Jewelry Box fan for life!

BUY IT
You can buy the same earrings I received for $43.99 HERE

WIN IT
The super fabulous folks are FantasyJewelryBox.com are going to give one of my readers an item of their choice (up to $35)
Mandatory Entry: Visit FantasyJewelryBox.com and tell me which piece you would pick if you won. (this entry must be completed or all other entries will be considered invalid)

Bonus Entries
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~Like Fantasy Jewelry on Facebook  +1 
~Follow Fantasy Jewelry Box on Twitter +1

~Sign up for Fantasy Jewelry Box Newsletter +3
 ~Follow Carrie's Rambles on Google Friend Connect +1

~Like Carrie's Rambles on Facebook  +1
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~Sign up for my emails (must be verified) +2 

~Grab my button and tell me where I can find it +3 

~Blog about this giveaway and tell me where I can find it+5

~Add me to your blog roll and leave the link +2 

~enter any of my other giveaways +1 each

~follow ME on twitter and tweet (can tweet up to 3x daily) +1 each 
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I want to #win my choice of item up to $35 from Fantasy Jewelry Box
@FantasyJewelry @Yorkiemomma  http://bit.ly/bYtHYn Ends 8/18


Contest will end at 11:59pm 8/18. Winner to be drawn by random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn. Contest open to US & Canada residents only. Must be 18 to enter.


disclaimer: I was given a piece of jewelry to review. All opinions are my own and in no way altered by receiving free merchandise. 

Winners, Winners & More Winners!

We have a whole slew of lucky winners today!

#30  Lynda Del

#16 Babes Mami

#11 Carrielarry

#24 Suzy

Congrats winners! I will sending your emails right out :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday

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It's Follow Me Back Tuesday .
Hosted by Survey Junkie,Little Yaya's
& our co-host for the week, Kyann from Sanity Is Overrated!

Since I just so happen to be getting my ass kicked at work today, and that seriously impedes my ability to be creative, I am just hooking up with the ladies!
They Rock. Make sure to follow the hostesses and read the rules!



Giveaway Scout!

Have you heard of Giveaway Scout yet? I just did learned of them the other day from my good friend Mel at It's Me! Melbie!  This is a super cool website that shows you all the awesomest and most recent giveaways out there! They even have a really cool widget that you can add to your google homepage so you are always in the know!

If you want to learn more or are interested in adding your blog to the Giveaway Scout Directory, simply click HERE!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Blog Awards :)

I will start this post by telling you straight out, I am a horrible, low down, rotten, stinkface of a person. No, I really am. Cuz some awesome, wonderful, caring and not stinkface people gave me these blog awards and I downloaded the picture, swore "this weekend" I would list 8kabillion things about myself, name 17bajillion other bloggers to pass the awards on to and post it. 
Then it didn't happen and someone else gave me an award. You see where this is going right? Yep......."this weekend" turned into "next weekend" now I can't remember what I am supposed to do for each one. EEP!

So, um, well, I guess I am just going to list them and tell you THANK YOU! 
I swear on my Bon Jovi music collection I will be better in the future!

 I know who gave me awards, since I was at least smart enough to save that! So Thank you to:



More recently I received these awards
This one is from 
Cari
and 
Flufferwuffer

and finally this one:.
 From Nicole at 

Thank you everyone for reading, entering contests and posting comments. It means so much to me to be part of such a great "community". I really do appreciate the awards and swear to stop being a procrastinator and pass those babies on along with whatever random facts are required from here on out!

Monday Minute 7/19/10

Monday Minute

I'm trying really hard to remember what day of the week it is and to link up to the memes. Instead of remembering on Tuesday that I forgot to do Monday....ughh!
Anywho, Ian is back to hosting the Monday Minute and this weeks guest co host is none other than the crazy Michelle from Mommy Loves Stilettos! Ian and Michelle are good people, make sure you visit them!

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What's your real name? Hate to shock ya'll but it is Carrie. 



Have you ever fabricated a story or anything on your blog?  Nope. My life is weird enough that I don't need to. hmmm....Maybe it's just me that's weird? Nahh


When in the car do you listen to the radio/CDs/iPod/etc? Usually the radio, but at any given time I could plug in my Iphone or a CD. Sometimes I drive in silence. Just because I enjoy it


Describe the 'sexiest' item of clothing that you own? Clothing? Not so much, I've been a slacker at buying myself nice clothing. I have some lingerie the hubs LOVES tho.


Would you be willing to breastfeed your friend's three year old child?? Hell no! yes. I personally feel that when a child has a full set of teeth and is walking and talking in sentences they should be weaned.  On the other hand, if I had the milk and an infant needed it, I'd like to say yes I would.

Carrie

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Torrid.com Review


How I have not found this website before is beyond me! Launched in 2001 Torrid is to the go to site for the plus size woman who wants to look great and be an A+ in style! 
Torrid created a line based on runway shows, fashion icons, music and pop culture and used an actual plus sized models to make these clothes! With labels like Betsey Johnson, Jezebel and jeans from designers like Ed Hardy, let's just say.... if you like looking like your grandma these clothes are not for you!! 

Torrid.com has a huge selection of stylish clothing including everything from a denim lounge, intimates, tee's, tanks and killer accessories! I truly cannot list all the different collections, you have to explore them for yourself!

I contacted them and was lucky enough to be in touch with an awesome gal who hooked me up with some items to review. I have been wearing the items for several weeks and kept putting off writing about them, thinking I would find something I didn't like after a couple washings & wearings. You will just have to keep reading to see what I think!

 Let's talk jeans. 
I received 3 different pairs to try out.
The first pair is the Torrid Roxanne Bootcut Denim Jean, an Internet exclusive, 5 pocket, bootcut with zip & button fly. Retail $58.00.
I would happily pay the $58 for these jeans. Why? Because they will last! I wish I could attach a fabric swatch to this post. The denim is so thick it is not going to fall apart or become thin for a long, long time. I have already washed them several times and they are just as dark as the day I unpacked them! I know I have mentioned before that I am not a fan of low-rise and even though these are technically low-rise they fit well. It's almost like adjustments were made so that they don't create a ginormous muffin top. The waistband is also quite wide, so it doesn't roll down.
The second pair, are a dark denim Tudor Flare with some pizazz to them! They fit just as well as the other pair and the fabric is just as fabulous, but they have some gorgeous bling added to the rear pockets making these jeans perfect for a night out!




I truly love these jeans. They are comfortable, sturdy with just enough give that you aren't suffocating and I think they look great! (mind you, the hubs stinks at picture taking. he kept asking if I was done yet). I also love that the size is perfect! Torrid.com has a measurement chart that I followed and sent in my size with fingers crossed and they were perfect (well if I would have remembered to mention I'm short as heck, but my bad!)

Since I have a couple more items to go, I am going to do a Torrid.com part two. Make sure you go there to see some tops and some bling!




Disclaimer: I received the above clothing items in order to review them. All opinions are my honest opinion.

Torrid.com Review Part 2

If you haven't yet read part one of my Torrid.com review you can go HERE to do so.

The third pair of jeans I am reviewing I really didn't think I was going to like. I mean we are always told big girls don't wear white, right? Surprisingly I think they look pretty darn good! They are a skinny jean, with a wide waist band that fit amazingly well! Again, the material is very thick and will wear well. The Torrid Denim White Skinny Jean retails for $52 but is on sale for $19.99! You can't beat that price with a stick! Please ignore that they are a little bunched up, I am only 5'3 and forgot to let them know I need petite/short. That is my fault, not Torrid's.
The top I am wearing in the above picture along with the bangle bracelets on my right arm, are also from Torrid.com . The shirt is the Heather Gray Sequined-Shoulder top and retails for $38. I typically wear big baggy shirts thinking that they hide my flab, but in looking at this picture I just might have to rethink that! This shirt is made of 100% Rayon, so there is plenty of stretch. Both sides are ruched to a little less than half way, they sleeves are loose and breezy, hiding that upper arm. With the wide neck and the silver sequins on the shoulder, it draws attention to your assets instead of less desirable areas!

The last shirt I received is a Z. Cavaricci and while it is a pretty color, soft quality material and made very well, I just don't like it.
I paired it with leggings and flats (both my own). It is one of those shirts with the "bat wing" sleeves. If my husband hadn't been so irritated with taking pictures by now I would have remembered to hold my hands to the side, so you could see. I just felt like every time I moved my arms it made my upper body look hugely out of proportion and I don't need to look any wider. Again, there was nothing wrong with the shirt, it is just not something I would recommend for a plus size woman.
 

How about the bling! Jewelry is something every woman can wear, no matter what size and instantly feel sexier! 
I got to try out this 20 pack of Silver Diamond-Cut Bangle Bracelets (retail $10) and just loved them. They slide easily over your hand to lay on your wrists. Movement will make them tinkly softly and sparkle! (you can see them on my right arm in the top picture)
I also tried out this green leather wrist band with studs and "diamonds". I got to wear it the Bon Jovi concert last week :) It is very comfortable and stylish. You could wear this out shopping or when you head out to have a couple of cocktails, it's that versatile. It also has three different snaps on the back so you can adjust the size to suit you.


All in all I very highly recommend Torrid.com. The clothing and jewelry is well worth the money you spend for the quality and style you receive! They also have a divastyle rewards program to reward you for purchasing and a deals and steals department!

Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned product in order to do a review. All opinions are my honest opinion