Took a long extended break

Hi Fashionistas,

I can not believe we are almost through with the month of September and my bday is approaching soon (october 8). Now the last time i checked i havent post since may so i basically took the summer off lol but it was much needed although i still posted on instagram. I realized i connected more by just posting and not physically actually writing a blog post.  

I also been working on my new business of being a jewelry consultant with tracilynn fashion jewelry and i have,been loving it although i will not lie it is alot of work like seriously it is. 

I am also growing as a person where i no longer need the validation of my other peers in the industry and just rock to my own beat and be me. 

I also learned that everyone is not your friend and i have accepted it and moved on. So i have to say my long extended break helped me to get where i am today. 

So i will leave with some of my favorite post from the summer. Until next time.

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New Venture New Opportunity 

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Hi fashionistas, 

Happy monday. I wanted to share with you all a new business venture i decided to step out on . I love accessories and believe a great statement pieces especially a bold statement necklace.  

So when the opportunity came along to join the tracilynn family i knew it was a go. Now what i love is that her jewlery is unique and affordable.  It will not turn and will be a show stopper. 

So if interested shop my direct link below and if your interested in partner with or learning more about the business as well as making extra cash. You can contact me by email fashionicondrea@gmail.com. 

http://tracilynnjewelry.net/andreavwebster

Telling Time with Jord

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Hi Fashionistas,

Happy Friday. Hope everyone had a great week so far. Mines has been so busy with work and just being productive. Part of being busy is always why I make sure to know the time so that I can be present in the moment and enjoy. So when the friends from at Jord reached out and sent me this lovely watch . I could not resist.

Jord makes their watches out of various woods such as Maple to Zebrawood. The watch I choose is made out of zebra wood. I must say I am so in love with it because it can defiantly be worn on a everyday basis that allows you to step out and be seen. What makes this so great is that there are watches for both men an women.

So I teamed up with Jord to do an amazing giveaway which is so simple. All you have to do is click the link provided below give your email and that it is it. One reader gets the to win $100 towards their watch of their choosing.  Do not get discourage for every person that enters, you will receive a $25 off towards your purchase. So I see it as a win win for everyone.

Do hurry as this contest ends on 4/2/17 and the coupons offer expires after 4/23/17.

Enter Giveaway Here: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/fashionicondrea

Link to my watch: https://www.woodwatches.com/series/frankie/zebrawood-and-champagne/#fashionicondrea

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All things thrifted 

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Hi fashionistas,

Happy Tuesday hope everyone had a great weekend and start to the work week. I spent the weekend just doing some self care such as getting my nails and feet done as well as going to the movies. 

I saw the movie the shack and it was so amazing a powerful message so i suggest everyone go and see it.

Now if you dont know now you do. I love all things thrifted and vintage. Everything in this look was thrifted down to the boots. 

I love thrifting as there is nothing better than have a one of a kind unique and different item. 

This coat i loved it when i saw at the salvation army and my sweater is from divaexpress and leather skirt from instagram friend. The boots are from poshmark the detailing of the boot is amazing.

This look is perfect for work and a date night.  Hope you enjoy the look until next time. 

Spring Ready

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Hi fashionistas,

Happy Tuesday.  Hope everyone had a great start to their week. This month has been crazy weather wise where its hot one day and cold the next.  

Im here for the warm days. Hence title spring ready. Target clearance section has been my bff when it comes to finding things that i had my eye on. 

Like this purple dress. When i saw it i fell in love cause its in my favorite color of course lol. 

I paired it with this colorful blazer i thrifted awhile back and wore my favorite thigh high boots. Let me tell you these are the best boots i purchased in a long time.  Worth the money. Just wish i purchased them in black. 

Let me know your thoughts on this look. Until next time. 

All about Balance 

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Hi fashionistas ,

Happy Wednesday.  I hope everyone had a great weekend and great start to your work week. My week started off with a big bang literally. 

Balance is something that we all try to manage especially when we are working professionals. For me being a full time career women and blogger has many challenges that i have recently discovered.  Let me correct that i have been noticing it for a few months but still been trying.

If you do not know, i am foster care supervisor over an intense therapuetic unit so my day can start from 7 am and end at 8pm. 

So being able to blog as much as i like has been becoming a thing of the past. Even trying to do photograph has had some challenges. 

I have to often remind myself that it is ok because the blogging world can be very cruel i tell you. 

Day by day i have been learning to balance and just plan which has been going good. 

So let me know what you all think do you have issues with balancing . I would love to hear your thoughts. 

Too much plaid never

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Hi fashionistas, 

Happy Monday i hope everyone had a blessed and productive weekend. Im obessed with plaid and love it so much lol and when i saw this two peice set from macys i had to grab it. 

What makes it great i can pair the vest with jeans or a skirt or wear the pants alone with a blouse or sweater. 

I paired it with a turtle neck sweater and some booties.  The hat was the added accessory. 

Hope you enjoy the look. Until next time. 

No Shopping or Tight Budget

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Hi Fashionistas ,

Hope everyone had a great weekend , I spent mines relaxing but on saturday ,i hosted with a few friends a vision board party which was so much fun but i will tell you  more about that in another post coming this week.

Now i know you are wondering Drea what is with the topic. Being a fashion blogger for the last four years has been amazing but it can also place a dent in your closet from time to time due to you always wanting to keep up with the lastest fashions and just having it all. For me i just love fashion period  and i think working at my previous job which was in child welfare and very stressful at the time , shopping was a way to release my stress and other triggers.

Now that i am at a different environment and also want to change my style , i have been doing clothing purges. I am going through everything from clothing, bags to shoes. Most is being  donated and others i am planning to sell on my poshmark account. Now there are some items that i give to close close friends but that it is it.

I am also thinking about doing a closet sale but need to figure out exactly how that will work. I know i was told i should do a clothing swap which i think is nice but the previous ones ive been to in the past i was not impressed by lol.

So starting February 1 i am going on a no shopping spree , meaning only buying things that i need not the things that i want because i have enough at this time ( more than enough). I already have an accountability partner and im excited . I do not know how long  i will plan to do the no shop for maybe till my vacation coming up which is in July so that will be four months. I can do it no pressure. I will check in and keep everyone updated on how well i do.

So what do you ladies and gentlemen think, have you done a no  spend and if so how did it work out for you. I would love to hear your thoughts. Until next time.

 

Winter Blues make some White hot Coco

Hi fashionistas, 

It has been awhile but you know how life can be and let me tell you i have been busy but there is so much behind the scenes happening which i will share soon.

Winter time calls for hot drinks and relaxing in a warm place. Everyone loves hot coco but i prefer white chocolate so i said hmm why dont i make it.

The receipe is so easy fun and simple.

All you need is 

1. A cup of white chocolate chips

2. Milk 

3. Tsp of vanilla

Mix all of these ingredients in a pot and stir for a least 10 mins or until chocolate is melted through.

Pour in mug and top with whip cream and there you have. Simple and so good. 

Try it out and let me know. Until next time.

Snacking Healthy with Newmans

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Hi fashionistas ,

Happy new year and happy Wednesday. I hope everyone had an amazing start to the year. I must say that it has been a great kick off for me so far. 

If you dont know snacking is a weakness of mines where i enjoy all things cookies and chips although it is not the best at times. 

So when newman owns sent me over some goodies to try i was excited. For me i knew newmans for their dressings and other items but their snacks i was so unaware about. 

The good thing is that all the products are natural and organic so it gives you a healthy alternative to snacking. 

My favorite are the pretezls and popcorn and raisens which i keep at my office for snacking. My husband loved the peanut butter cups as they were his favorite. 

Do not get me started on the cookies the orange chocolate chip were so good (wishing i had more lol).

Have you tried newmans owns,  let me know would love to hear your thoughts.  Until next time.