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#RVA DEAL ALERT: Buy One, Get One Half-Off SHOES at LeenaLu

LeenaLu in Carytown is having BUY ONE PAIR, GET THE SECOND PAIR HALF-OFF on *all* shoes for Black Friday (open 10am-8pm) and Carytown's Black Saturday (open 10am-8pm). Check out LeenaLu's Facebook page for the exclusive info on upcoming events and promotions in store - they will be having a contest in December to look for The Face of LeenaLu and the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to LeenaLu. Stay tuned, it's going to be HOT even if the December weather will be cold out! Don't forget to follow @LeenaLu on Twitter too!

LeenaLu - Welcome to Carytown!

I have an affinity towards accessories whether they're shoes, jewelry, purses... you get the idea. I am a bona-fide shoe whore to say the least and we know I love jewelry from my "Jewelry of the Day" posts. So I am delighted that LeenaLu is a brand new boutique in Carytown with a fabulous selection and awesome prices. LeenaLu's owner Lee Ann IbaƱez took her passion for fashion with her previous retail management experience to build the LeenaLu experience. The boutique is open and airy and features chic white and black decor to compliment the bright colors of the many accessories available. LeenaLu's selection features shoes starting at $20 and many of the jewelry pieces retail for under $10 - wallet savvy prices for uber stylish pieces.

How hot are these Wild Diva black faux-suede pumps? I love the metallic gunmetal mirrored heel and they are surprisingly comfortable with a hidden 0.75 inch platform. These pumps retail for $28.99 but if you mention RVAfashionista now through Dec. 24th, you'll receive 20% off your purchase. There's plenty of great gift options available for others and yourself at LeenaLu and who doesn't love a sale!

LeenaLu is located at 3143 W. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23221 and their phone number is 804.358.0639. Don't forget to check them out on Facebook too and Twitter too!

Happy Birthday fab'rik Carytown!

fab'rik in Carytown are celebrating their first birthday with 25% off your in-store purchase today! They are open until 5pm so you have just under 4 hours to shop...

What are you waiting for? Go shopping!!! Don't forget to follow fab'rik Carytown on Twitter too!

FRYE Friday: Dannika Piping Boot

These FRYE Dannika Piping Boots with their soft black leather, dark red piping, and zipper detail are calling my name.  I've always had an affinity towards FRYE boots but I have yet to acquire a pair of my own. My mother has a beautiful cognac pair that she picked up at Ross and my sister has these that my mother and I bought her for Christmas last year when I was still working at The Big N. The FRYE Dannika is also available in brown but I am digging the contrast of the red piping on the black leather. If you like the boot shape of the Dannika Piping Boot but zippers aren't your thing, check out the Dannika Campus style. I do like the flexibility of the Dannika Piping Boot to wear it cuffed as shown in the picture or un-cuff them and wear them as a knee high boot.

Frye at ShopStyle

Shoe Lust: Qupid Tabu 13 Camel Herringbone Cuff High Heel Boots

I have been on the prowl for a pair of caramel/cognac/brown boots to replace my favorite pair from Target that met their demise at the beginning of fall 2009. I noticed that Lulu*s had partnered with Keiko Lynn for a fantastic giveaway and as a result, these Qupid Tabu 13 Camel Herringbone Cuff High Heel Boots are now on my radar especially with their under $40 price tag!


#40andFAB - A Social Media Makeover - THE FINAL REVEAL

There's an African proverb thats "It takes a village to raise a child." In the case of our #40andFAB makeover, it took a village of fantastic people and businesses to #40andFAB makeover the lovely Sara Marsden. Ann Grace Wallace from Ann Grace & Co. was the initial brains for the project, Sara was our willing recipient, and well... we'll just say I'm the social media and writing goddess who ties all the loose ends together! Like many mothers, Sara is usually spending her time balancing between raising a family and her career as the Marketing Director for Theatre IV and the Barksdale Theatre. Since Sara is often in the public eye to spread the word regarding upcoming theatre events like The Velveteen Rabbit and Irving Berlin's White Christmas - we felt she needed a little boost to put her best foot forward and hence the #40andFAB idea was born!

We'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to our wonderful sponsors - if it wasn't for the fabulous people and businesses we were involved with, we wouldn't have been able to pull it off!!!

Lavender & Lace Lingerie provided us with fantastic shapewear, bras, and AWESOME Yummie Tummie camisoles! Don't forget to check them out on Facebook for promotions and sales at the store.

Dillard's Short Pump provided us with Sara's outfit, shoes, accessories, and a makeup lesson from Clarins. We had an awesome time at their Work Your Style event! The customer service provided by Tish Goodman and her assistant manager as well as Kaitlin Dennis was AWESOME! If you're looking for great women's apparel - Dillard's Short Pump is the place to go!

Saxon Shoes provided us with a fantastic black patent faux-croc clutch that's big enough to hold your essentials in a streamlined shape. Sara also picked out this beautiful silver and gold tone cuff bracelet that looks great for dressy and casual outfits! We all known Saxon is known for shoes but they have great accessories and jewelry too - don't forget to check them out on Facebook.

Mango Salon at their new Short Pump location provided us with Sara's fresh cut and color. Our stylist Niki did a fantastic job interpreting Sara's initial vision on how she'd like her hair to look and gave Sara a polished yet easy to style look.

Check out the gallery for photos from the process of the #40andFAB makeover and from the final reveal at the Barksdale Theatre for their Drama Divas Girls Night Out. Big thanks to Robyn O'Neill for the photos from the final reveal and being our talented paparazzi that evening. We will be having another Drama Divas night in December so stay tuned!

Sara at Dillard's Short Pump for their Work Your Style event!

Sara checking out the great clothing available at Dillard's Short Pump.

Love this belted cardigan and necklace from Dillard's Short Pump!

Our makeup artist from Clarins working her magic!

Sara is learning tips and tricks with her makeup at Dillard's Short Pump.

Well groomed brows are essential to any makeup look!

Sara after her Clarins consultation and makeover at Dillard's Short Pump.

The experience at Lavender & Lace Lingerie is very inviting!

Isn't the garden at Lavender & Lace Lingerie lovely?

One of the many lovely flowers in the garden outside Lavender & Lace.

Sara with the lovely ladies from Lavender & Lace Lingerie! Check out the bling on the Yummie Tummie cami!

Niki prepping Sara's hair for highlights at Mango Salon.

Sara's getting foiled by Niki at Mango Salon.

Sara and her "foil helmet" compliments of Mango Salon.

Sara getting her highlights rinsed out by Niki at Mango Salon.

Sara's hair is taking shape at Mango Salon thanks to Niki!

Lindsay doing Sara's makeup before the big reveal.

How fantastic does Sara look? AMAZING.

Sara shining on stage at the Barksdale's Drama Divas.

Love the jacket and necklace from Dillard's Short Pump.


Ann showing off Sara and her "before" photo.

Showing off the fab Yummie Tummie cami from Lavender & Lace Lingerie.

Ann explaining the process of the makeover.

Lindsay explaining social media to our audience.

Tania from Lavender & Lace explaining bra fitting.

Lindsay and Tania talking lingerie.

Sara showcasing great pieces from Lavender & Lace Lingerie.

Ann, Sara, Tania from Lavender & Lace Lingerie, & Lindsay

The lovely Judi Crenshaw from the Barksdale and Theatre IV.

Ann talking fashion at the Drama Divas reception.

Good conversation and good company for the Barksdale's Drama Divas.

We like to see smiling faces!

Sara's mother talking to some of the Drama Divas guests.

Having at good time at the Barksdale's Drama Divas.

Lindsay sneaking in a coffee break at the Drama Divas reception.

Diversity Thrift DT2 NOW OPEN!

Looking to shop local and benefit the LGBT community?  Check out the newest addition to Diversity Thrift - DT2!  DT2 is located in the heart of The Fan at the intersection of Main & Addison and features apparel, accessories, housewares as well as a plethora of other goodies!  Today was the official DT2 grand opening and I stopped by this afternoon to check out the new shop.  I ended up scoring an awesome black dress by Worthington for a whopping $5.  There are also some great vintage finds available as well (just not my size).  I will definitely be back on a weekly basis to check out the available wares at DT2!




IMAGE CREDIT: http://www.DiversityThrift.org

DT2 in The Fan will be open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday) from 11am-6pm.  Don't forget to follow Diversity Thrift on Twitter at @divthrift and check out DT2 as well as the original location!

I want this dress!

I've got my eye on the LC Lauren Conrad Ruffled Chiffon Dress available online at Kohl's. Pair this dress with a cardigan or a blazer for the office and transition it to a night on the town with metallic shoes and accessories.  There's quite a few things from the Kohl's LC Lauren Conrad line that I'm lusting over and this dress happens to be one of them!  Now if I could only convince Kohl's to send me a gift card so I can shop and review the pieces in the LC Lauren Conrad Collection...

#RVA DEAL ALERT: 20% OFF at The Apprentice Salon Training Clinic

Looking to add some spice to your fall 'do without the calories of a pumpkin spice latte?  Check out The Apprentice Salon Training Clinic located at 723 W Cary St. (located on Cary between Laurel St. and Pine St.) by VCU. Receive 20% off your first visit for CUT/COLOR/TREATMENT services with Stylist/Colorist Michele Morris at The Apprentice.

Michele Morris has been my hair stylist since 2004 after graduating from Cosmetology program from the Hermitage Technical Center.  Michele has has salon-hopped a few times but has transitioned to working at The Apprentice Salon Training Clinic as one of their Master Stylist/Colorists. She enjoys helping the students at The Apprentice perfect their technique and expanding their knowledge of hair and beauty.  Check out The Apprentice's blog and Facebook pages!

#TuesdayShoesDay: Gianni Bini "Olivine"

Even though Halloween is over - doesn't the shiny red color of these Gianni Bini "Olivine" pumps remind you of a candy apple?  Luscious red patent leather, sleek curves, and LOVE that metallic heel.  A perfect pick for #TuesdayShoesDay - what do you think?

Gianni Bini at ShopStyle

DEAL ALERT: Clinique Nordstrom Exclusive Beauty Gift


DEAL ALERT!!! Receive this exclusive Trina Turk for Clinique Cosmetics makeup bag filled with six great products valued at $75 with your purchase of $25 or more of Clinique products at Nordstrom.com or in-store while supplies last. This Nordstrom Exclusive Gift features the following products:

  • Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent (2 oz.)
  • Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector (0.5 oz.)
  • Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturizer (0.5 oz.)
  • Mini Colour Surge Eyeshadow Duo in Sparkling Sage and Daybreak
  • Lash Doubling Mascara in Black (0.14 oz.)
  • Full-Size Long Last Lipstick in Bamboo Pink


What are you planning on purchasing from Clinique at Nordstrom to get your Exclusive Beauty Gift?