Frugal Fashionista : Stylish Vince Camuto shoes all under $100

6 Dec

Not sure about the rest of the country, but I am still very much pinching my pennies these days. In fact, after looking through my make up I have found 912381 products I rarely use and some even are still in their original packaging.FOR SHAME! I put myself on a make up no buy until January 5th. During the next month, I hope to be able to swatch and review the many products I have stashed in my apt. And furthermore save some cash! I haven’t really spent much money on clothing and shoes-which I actually do need, believe it or not.

I hope to also blog more about less expensive fashion and give you make up looks with drugstore products, like this one.

Anyway, I’m really digging footwear from Vince Camuto. He has some cute and stylish things and I managed to find several pairs for under $100. Check em’ out…let me know what you think. Do any of you own any of his shoes?


My Cherie Amour…

3 Dec

Thank God it’s Friday…. This is one of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs. Stuff like this reminds me that good music and great performances are almost of thing of the past. Back on Monday with some new posts and goodies.

Enjoy, CB.


Meet Shawn.

2 Dec

My new love from Zoya. Beyond perfect shade of green.


World AIDS day- supporting it, fashionably of course.

1 Dec

I realize this should have been done early, early this morning. Never too late though to spread awareness.

There are 33.4 million people living with HIV globally.

31.1 million are adults.

15 million are women.

You can also donate to charities and there are retailers such as MAC and Gap that have product lines that give proceeds to the cause. MAC Viva glam products donate every single penny to the cause. GAP product (Red) has been around for a few years, this line also donates proceeds to help women and children in Africa fight and prevent the spread of AIDS and HIV.

Check some of  the products out:


These stats are mind boggling. Do yourself a favor. Get tested, know your status. There are many places on a local level that offer free HIV testing. On your next annual exam ask for the test.

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday lipstick- swatches +pics

1 Dec

So I ordered it last week before that puppy was sold out. I actually ordered two, I can’t help it. I am a collector of sorts. It is a very, very pale pink and won’t be an easy task to pull off. I have not done a FOTD yet, I am off today, it is rainy and I decided no make up today. I only am required to wear it every single day at work, so bear with me. I know I owe you all pics of me wearing the Lanvin lip also. I am on it folks.

Anywho, here ya go!


The color shows a bit darker, but alas I have yet a new camera and I don’t know what the hell I am doing with the settings. No outdoor pic due to the monsoon.

FOTD will be up by some time next week. The lipstick will sell for three more Fridays, if you are unsure, order it anyway. You can always send it back or return at a MAC store. What are your thoughts?

*If you use my pics or swatches please credit and link back to my site. I hardly have to watermark and such.

Current Obsession: Bond No.9 "Chinatown"

30 Nov

Quick! Get a pen….if you are looking for a gift for the girl who has everything, or a perfume collector, look no further.

I have fallen in love with this scent. I tried it quite some time ago and never made the actual “investment”. Trust I have wasted years on not taking the plunge. For me, your perfume of choice should evoke some type of emotion. Nostalgia, happiness, etc, you know, those types of things. For me it definitely takes me to a happy place. The packaging is so pretty, something cute and unexpected where ever it may sit in your bedroom. I highly recommend you taking a trip to a Bond No.9 boutique if are in the NYC area, or do a search if you are in the U.K. I have gotten great service at the location at the 72nd and Madison Ave location. All of the perfumes are named after an area or borough of NYC.

The notes include :

Peach blossoms, gardenia, tuberose, patchouli, cardamomHave you ever tried any scents from Bond?

I can appreciate a good chunky sweater.

30 Nov

With temps in the 40’s its time to pull out the big guns. And since we can’t be caught dead in big sweatshirts and all that foolishness, here are some sweaters they are sure to warm your rib cages and my back fat.

These sweaters are by Twinkle, I can’t say enough good things about Twinkle. Although I am pissed I missed her appearance at Rockefeller Center a couple years back, where she did give tips and tricks on knitting. Speaking of which…did you know you can by her yarn and pattern books and make your own?

I have been able to snag a couple of Twinkle sweaters via a sample sale, they retail for $300+ and I copped for $50. If one ever pops up it would be to your advantage to grab a couple.

Here are a few sweaters I dig, however I am awaiting an huge inheritance before I can afford them.



What are some of your staple pieces for staying warm? I am going on record to say that I will retire in the south, I can’t be 60 living in this cold.


NYX lipstick pics+swatches

29 Nov

I have been meaning to get this post up for a minute… Here are most of the nyx lipsticks I own, swatches and all that good stuff.

In my humble opinion NYX has an extensive color range in regards to lipsticks. Most of them are smooth and could rival many major cosmetic brands. The best part is that they are recession proof. I always pay less than $3 and most online sites have them for about $2.50 or so.

Here are swatches:

from left to right; frauccino, creamy beige, taupe, femme

heather, twig, twist, heredes

chaos , bruised *for the record one can never have enough red lipstick


If you are looking to try some new colors, or build your kit I highly recommend NYX……..Here are some other things I dig


Do you have any NYX faves?

Rollin with my homies……. aka link love

28 Nov

               let your hurr down.

By now you all have eaten turkey 7099327326 ways. I had a busy weekend, but I am relaxing today. Here are some great reads while you’re lounging in your snuggie and granny panties.

The Style and Beauty Doctor is giving away TWO clarisonics!

My homie Erin shows us new palettes from NYX

Krissy has swatches and pics of the new lipsticks from the  Covergirl Queen collection.

Vex in the City reviews Eyeko fat balms.

I stalk Necole Bitchie’s Tumblr on the reg. 


What I wore.Jive turkeys dig fair isle.

26 Nov

Hope everyone had a relaxing, fattening Thanksgiving. I went to Jersey where I pigged out at the Charter Club, with really nice views of NYC.

I didn’t get really fancy, and just wanted to look put together and presentable. I wore one of my favorite sweaters I got at Anthropologie a couple years ago. I realllyyyyy like fair isle sweaters, it sparks nostaligia. Doesn’t it make it remind you of your youth?

I wore my Levi’s and my oxfords with my old ass sweater.


We stopped in Times Square on our way to Jersey….

Now who is tearing down malls for gifts for Carm tomorrow?