Hip to be Shopping – Cyber Sidewalk Sale

Harlow Faux Wrap Dressy Cocktail Dress, Ravishing Rouge (Women's Plus Size)
Harlow Faux Wrap Dressy Cocktail Dress, Ravishing Rouge (Women’s Plus Size)

A curve skimming faux wrap silhouette epitomizes easy elegance. It’s kept simple with ΒΎ length sleeves and a flattering surplice neckline but made it modern with a wide sash. A striking print with bold black sash gives this classic silhouette a more contemporary edge.

Deep purple and black noir are timeless colors your wardrobe will thank you for. Wear this figure flattering style with a bold cuff or cocktail ring, platform pumps and a textured clutch for simple sophistication.

Smitten Lace Ruched Top, Black (Women's Plus Size)Smitten Lace Ruched Top, Black (Women’s Plus Size)

The Smitten Lace Top isn’t just a name, it will have you completely smitten and in love. With ruching all along the torso, this top will flatter and hug all of your fabulous curves. It is lined except for the high sheer neckline, which has a skin tone mesh behind the lace to hide your bra and give you a little more coverage.

The sheer lace sleeves fall at about your elbow and are sexy with added room for comfort as well. Although this top has great ruching, it is a slim silhouette and will work best with pear, hourglass and slight apple body shapes.

Peyton Palazzo Pants, Black (Women's Plus Size)
Peyton Palazzo Pants, Black (Women’s Plus Size)

Be stylish and relaxed in these Peyton Palazzo Pants. These wide-leg pants are made of a soft knit jersey material that has a wonderful gaucho-like drape that falls away from the body as not to cling. A fully ruched waistband gives you a comfortable and flattering fit for all body shapes.

Save big at Kiyonna’s Semi Annual Cyber Sidewalk Sale with $30 separates and $60 dresses. Don’t wait, stocks are limited and will go fast. Sale ends January 6, 2015.

Too too pretty #giftideas for the fashionable and young at hear

I set out to pick out 3 gift ideas from Betsey Johnson this morning and ended up with five. If I didn’t have to get this post out, I’d still be there filling up a truck with endless pretty things. They’re all so cute and pretty I’d love to have them all πŸ˜€ .

Multi Flower Watch in White
Multi Flower Watch in WhiteMulti Flower Watch in White

A beautiful bouquet of flowers pretty up this leather watch that comes in a round gold tone case with a pink Mother of Pearl dial and that adorable floral motif with crystal dot index markers. You know what? This is too classy a watch.

Wicked Rose Gauze Scarf in Brown
Wicked Rose Gauze Scarf in BrownWicked Rose Gauze Scarf in Brown

Stop and smell the roses! Infuse a little brilliance into any ensemble with this beautiful scarf. Pair this lightweight wrapper with jeans and a tee and infuse any look with a little stylish artistry.

Too Too Parfum Spray in Black
Too Too Parfum Spray in BlackToo Too Parfum Spray in Black

Too Too, a sensational fragrance inspired by Betsey Johnson’s love of dance and her passion for flirty fashion, is a fun, fresh perfume targeting the “it” girl who is youthful and effervescent. The bottle design is based on a timeless ornament that Betsey Johnson discovered as a child. This unique silhouette represents her childhood dreams and fashion ambitions.

The vibrant scent is comprised of sweet passion fruit, sparkling mandarin, ginger, and strawberry leaves spun together with an underlying delicate pink musk that suggests femininity and warmth. To round it out, jasmine, Bulgarian rose, patchouli, sandalwood, and vanilla add just the right touch of radiance. With a vivacious packaging design and an alluring scent, Too Too conveys the free spirit of today’s sexy, modern girl who is playful, cool and flirtatious.

Too too pretty is all I can say πŸ˜€ .

Vintage Critters Beetle 3-piece PendantVintage Critters Beetle 3-piece Pendant
Vintage Critters Beetle 3-piece PendantVintage Critters Beetle 3-piece Pendant

The perfect gift for that rare lover of creepy crawlers. The mixed metal chains come together with crystal bug-shaped charm pendants at front. I promise this gift will bring on some good times and unforgettable laughs πŸ˜‰ .

Charm Cupcake Topper Evening Clutch in Black
Charm Cupcake Topper Evening Clutch in BlackCharm Cupcake Topper Evening Clutch in Black

A darling little pink cupcake charm topper furthers the fun of this chic clutch that adds a deliciously happy twist to your party portfolio. Detailed with studded hardware and a slender drop-in strap for styling versatility. Tell me, who doesn’t like cupcakes?!

Okay, heads up. There’s a ton of classy and exciting gift ideas like these at Betsey Johnson’s. Now you can save 20% off your purchase of $75 or more by using the code – 20MERRY – at checkout. This offer is only good thru’ December 23, 2014 so you better hurry to get them in time for Christmas.

Be sure to also check out other promotions like FREE shipping on any purchase, no minimum that you can enjoy with the code – SHIPSFREE – at checkout. Offer ends December 31, 2014. Happy shopping!

Holiday gifts for the book lover

Scratching your head over a holiday gift for those book lovers in your life. If you’re thinking of buying them another book, more books, consider these unusual pieces that will surely bring a breath of fresh air into the life of someone whose nose is perpetually buried in a book.

Book Club Classic Necklace
Book Club Classic Necklace

Even though your book clubs selections are new bestsellers, you just have to clasp this golden charm necklace amidst your collar before today’s meeting. Featuring dangling Alice in Wonderland-themed charms, including the Mad Hatters hat, the White Rabbit, roman numeral clocks, and a heart with Alice’s signature, this antiqued accessory proves that some looks – and books! – are classic.

Fresh Made Recipe Book
Fresh Made Recipe Book

It’s time to pick every perennially delicious recipe in your repertoire and plant it in this fresh spiral-bound folio from Chronicle Books. While its hard cover features blooming flowers and garlic cloves over a light, lemony background, this binder holds a dozen expandable folders with enchanting, garden-inspired prints – a brilliantly colorful collaboration by designer Vanessa Dina and illustrator Katie Vernon.

Once you nestle each notable clipping in the perfect pocket, use the included stickers to label each course and category, or create a custom section with one of the similarly sweet blanks.

Whether your herbs are harvested from a box on your kitchen’s bay window or you’re a budding gourmet, this charming catalogue makes it delightfully simple to dig into a new dish!

Play It School Tote
Play It School Tote

Get ready to ‘bus’-t a move on the floor of fun fashion, because this concurrently adorable and tongue-in-cheek bag will school every other stylista around. Sure to show that you know every trick of the ‘grade’ when it comes to awesome accessorizing, this large, primary yellow bag is designed to look like an anthropomorphic school bus and is complete with zippered side pockets and sayings that’ll conjure up nostalgic laughs.

Instead of going nuts without this bag, keep your two feet on the ‘playground’ and sate your ‘learning’ desire for functional-yet-fabulous fashion by giving this bag a home and pairing it with a ‘straight A’-line dress, graphite-hued tights, and recess-ready flats!

Novel Tee Sweatshirt in Jay
Novel Tee Sweatshirt in Jay

From East to West Egg, you’ll look smashing in this brilliant blue top by Out of Print. Printed with the original cover design from 1925, this look is as engrossing as the literary classic that inspired it.

You or your fave guy can capture the extravagance of the 1920s by donning this soft top with a khaki trench and Oxford shoes, or maintain your decorum by wearing it with denim jeans and a simple fedora. Each piece sold sends a book to a community in need, so add this shirt to your well-read wardrobe today!

No Plot, No Problem Novel Writing Kit
No Plot, No Problem Novel Writing Kit

You’ve always fancied the notion of achieving authorhood, but you’ve never had the push to put pen to paper. Now, get down to writing with this unique kit from Chris Baty, founder of National Novel Writing Month and firm believer that a lack of plot or previous literary experience is no reason to resist penning your first paperback.

Complete with tricks, tips, and prompts to get your creativity churning, Batys guide to your first 50,000-word wonder will lead you through a rigorous, but ultimately rewarding, schedule of productivity over a one month period.

With a chart to track your progress, certificate of success, and even stickers to advertise your phenomenal act, this kit from Chronicle Books contains every tool short of your daily determination to complete your first tale of romance or mystery in high-speed style.

Don’t miss Modcloth’s Sitewide Sale where you get to save 20% off everything on the site for a very limited time only. Be sure to use the code – TICKTOCK – at checkout to enjoy these fabulous savings. Offer ends December 15, 2014.

My Pyrex mixing bowl set

My Pyrex mixing bowl set

I’ve become quite the expert at tossing salads in a flat glass baking tray. If you’ve ever tried it, you’ll know it’s hysterical – veggies and dressing flying everywhere like confetti πŸ˜† . I need a salad bowl. bad! But it’s a big decision, that one, sleepless nights and all (just kidding). When I buy something, I want the most practical choice so I do spend time looking around.

Finally I ended up with more than a salad bowl. Well, I needed some extra storage containers as well so this is perfect. This Pyrex Smart Essentials 8-piece Mixing Bowl Set comes with colored lids so it’s easy to distinguish them from each other. Lids make life a whole easier. I can easily store leftovers without having to bother with cling wrap.

Pyrex Smart Essentials 8-piece Mixing Bowl Set

Ta-daa, our first salad tossed quite effortlessly, I must say. No colorful veggie and shrimp ribbons in our hair!

Pyrex Smart Essentials 8-piece Mixing Bowl Set

And those extras I prepared ahead for dinner, it’s as easy as snapping on a lid and putting in the fridge. This salad bowl is big and handy for washing and soaking all the veggies I want to cook for a meal. The ribbed glass bowl is pretty and not very heavy yet it feels solid.

Pyrex Smart Essentials 8-piece Mixing Bowl Set

With 4 different sized bowls, I have easy storage for whatever sized servings. What can I say? I officially love Pyrex mixing bowl set.

Note: I’m not being compensated nor did I receive this item for this review. I bought this item out of pocket. The opinions I’m sharing here are mine and I hope you find them useful. This post contains affiliate links.

Hip to be #Shopping – Quaint #Gifts

It’s that time of year to start cracking your head over gifts. The hardest people to shop for are those who already have everything, and you really don’t want to be giving them the same thing you’ve been giving them for the last three years. How about surprising them with something quaint this year?

Dream and Sugar Tea Set
Dream and Sugar Tea Set

Thank your friends for being so lovely by gathering them around this adorable teacup set for a gourmet fte. Garnished with golden trim and matching metallic handles, this boxed set features six subtly heart-shaped mugs that sit on sweetly matching saucers. Enveloping today’s aromatic blend in hues of cranberry, lemon, orange, rose, mint, and pale blueberry, this charmant collection invites you to match each piece with the perfect companion. My, what a thoughtful host you are!

Elephant-abulous Necklace
Elephant-abulous Necklace

Make a mammoth-sized fashion statement when you accessorize with this antiqued-gold elephant necklace. Embellished by royal-blue and ivory enamel, multicolored beads, and a red faux-gem eye, this ornate, pachyderm-shaped pendant hangs from a long chain, earning you tons of complements.

A Reel Work of Art Wine Rack
A Reel Work of Art Wine Rack

Combine your passions with this unique metal wine rack. Cleverly designed to resemble a retro movie reel, this navy-blue rack holds up to four standard wine bottles, supported by a stable, weighted base. Accentuated with a distressed, vintage-inspired finish, this nifty design gets two thumbs up.

Modcloth is offering 10 new arrivals at 50% off for 24 hours each day. Check back daily for 10 new styles at 50% off! You definitely don’t want to miss this.

My Cuisinart SmartPower blender

My Cuisinart SmartPower blender

Now that I’m almost done setting up my new kitchen, I’m finally finding time to blog about what I’ve bought. First off, my new blender which I’ve been keeping pretty busy. When I was living in Vancouver, I thought I had the best blender, the one with the jug. I liked it but that was because I didn’t know better. So now, obviously I was shopping for a similar one.

As it turned out, not all blenders are created equal and we did stumble upon an even better one, this Cuisinart CPB-300 SmartPower 15-Piece Compact Portable Blending/Chopping SystemCuisinart CPB-300 SmartPower 15-Piece Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System right here. Well, Hip2bDaughter1’s eagle eyes spotted it first, and I haven’t looked back since.

Cuisinart SmartPower blender

The blender I had before came with only a jug the size of an aquarium, and nothing else. This one comes with 4 full-sized blending cups complete with lids, a chopping cup and a jug which is just the right size for everyday use. And the entire set cost less than what I paid for that other one. Score!

Cuisinart SmartPower blender

And you know what I love most about my Cuisinart blenderCuisinart CPB-300 SmartPower 15-Piece Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System? The fact that I can make all my fruit juices and smoothies right in this cup and drink directly from it. No need to transfer from the jug to a drinking glass. Let me tell ya, I would do anything to avoid washing an extra item πŸ˜† .

The cup comes with a lid that I can slap on and rush out the door when I’m in a hurry. In fact, the whole set is so compact I can even make smoothies in my car if I wanted to, heh! How convenient is that!

Cuisinart SmartPower blender

The motor’s slim design saves me precious counter space, and it’s powerful enough to even crush ice. I don’t have hold down the button the whole time which is nice. Whir it for a few seconds, just look at that silky smooth blend …

Smoothie made by Cuisinart SmartPower blender

As for the chopping cup, it’s perfect for chopping onions, garlic, chilli peppers, and what have you. I use it to make my special chilli blend which we eat with practically everything. Gotta have some spice in your life, y’know!!

So if you’re looking to wash one less item when you blend, or for a new blender, or plan on giving one as a gift, consider theΒ Cuisinart SmartPower blenderCuisinart CPB-300 SmartPower 15-Piece Compact Portable Blending/Chopping System. It’s a tool no kitchen should be without. Seriously. I mean, if I received one of these for Christmas, I’d be laughing πŸ˜€ .

Note: I’m not being compensated nor did I receive this item for this review. I bought this item out of pocket. The opinions I’m sharing here are mine and I hope you find them useful. This post contains affiliate links.

Hip to be #Shopping – Layer It On #Sale!

The weather’s definitely cooling down. Although I can technically still go out in a T-shirt in the day, I have to layer a cardigan over in the mornings. Layering is fun. I hope you have fun checking out my choices this week.

Ooh La La Lady Top in Black
Ooh La La Lady Top in Black

Well look at you, feeling fabulous and fashionable in your new black top! The way you’re walking in your tweed pencil skirt and the dramatic angular neckline of that short-sleeved design shows that you’ve got confidence to spare and fierce attitude aplenty. We especially like the way you’ve parked a grey beret on the top of your head for a look that has all your pals saying Ooh la la!

Your Fireside of the Story Cardigan in Rust
Your Fireside of the Story Cardigan in Rust

Snuggled under the cable-knit front of this rust-red V-neck, you patiently listen to your best friend relay a tale of this weekend’s adventures. The oversized, wood-like buttons of this wide-ribbed sweater add excitement to your look, as your face lights up to match the glowing fireplace!

Cookie Pie Coat
Cookie Pie Coat

You hurry up the path of your best friends house with a fresh, home-baked treat nestled in the crook of your arm. Cloaked in this nubbly, chocolate-speckled taupe coat, you’re as toasty warm as the ooey-gooey pie you baked for a giggle-filled girls night in.

Greeting you at the door, your pal raves about your delectable hooded coat – its double-breasted, silver-lined licorice buttons mixing perfectly with your black leggings, tunic-length shirtdress, patterned socks, and lace-up boots. In this charming confection, you’re sure to look sweet!

Psst! Here’s a heads up, layer to your heart’s content and save 25% off at the Layer It On Sale now on from November 17 thru 21, 2014. Stocks are expected to fly off the shelf so get there early.

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