Bargain Hunting at Ross

Thanks to MFJ’s Facebook Giveaway, I’m able to learn what kind of posts my Dear Readers would like to see more here at MFJ. See, that’s the very reason I host such contests and create accounts at social networking media sites. It doesn’t only help attract traffic to my site but also give me input to further improve this blog. Heck I have been slacking off on other posts. I already have too many photos and topics in line to be published here. So expect that I will try to make more posts each day to catch up. It’s just I’ve been consumed by other things… Chictopia, Ooh I Love, Avelle, and mahjong! LOL! I know! They’re not even work-related. Hahaha. I have a long way to go at Chictopia and if I don’t work double time, I may not make it to Fashion Week! Argh. As for Ooh I Love, I still have bids waiting for me to use them. So I constantly look even if I haven’t had the chance to bid. As for Avelle, I just go crazy looking at my loves – purses! And for mahjong? It seems that luck is on my side for the past couple of weeks since we started playing. I haven’t actually lost since then. Hmm… could the saying be true that pregnant women are lucky? LOL! J/K.

Well, since some of you want to see more of bargain posts, I decided to go to Ross last Tuesday. Hubby attended a car club meet and instead of tagging along, I asked to be dropped at the Ross store across the meet. 🙂 Speaking of car club, I’ll be sharing something on the next post. 🙂 For now, let me share with you the bargains I found at Ross. Let’s start with the clothes.

Dresses at $8.99 each… there were a lot of prints available…

Zipper detail dress, if I’m not mistaken, it was around $9.99 – $12.99

$4.99 Dresses…

$9.99 dress

Roxy Tank top for $7.49

Roxy Tank with print – $3.99

I so wanted to get this plaid shirt which was less than $10. I didn’t get it though since it’s still summer. While I can save it for the colder months, I’m still saving up and resisting the temptation. LOL! I now regret it though. I just love the colors of this shirt – ideal for Fall!

Express cowl neck shirts for $4.99. As most of you know, Express is more expensive than Forever 21. So seeing this elegant cowl neck shirt for $4.99? I had to take a photo and share…

In light blue… there’s also a pink one.

NOW… the SHOES for the SHOE LOVERS!

Chinese Laundry sandals for only $11.99

BCBG sequins sandals only $16.99

Dollhouse sandals only $12.99. Cute!

Forgot the brand but these jeweled sandals were just $11.99

Forgot the brand again but it was just $19.99

Kenneth Cole Reaction shoes for just $22.99

Looks elegant and well-made.

Nine West sandals for only $25.99 instead of the usual $70s to $90s

I really love this Report flats, if only they had it in my size. It was reduced to $9.99

Steve Madden floral sandals for less than $15!

Roxy flip flops for just $12.99

Nice huh?

Nine West sandals for $25.99

What I really wanted to get were these flats from Rampage…

It was only $8.49. I was already carrying these flats as I stood in line at the register. However, after I tried the left shoe, its too stiff and hurts my left heel. I had no problems with the right one because it was really soft when I tried it at the shoe section. Perhaps the left shoe just needed to be broken-in but I decided not to get it though. Congrats to me for saving! LOL! Then again, I’m now regretting it. LOL. Perhaps the left one just needed a beating in the heel part to make it as soft as the right one? ARGH! Should have gotten it.

My visit to Ross that day was definitely just for the blog and not for shopping for myself. However I took home one item with me which is:

a denim romper… for only

WEEE! Who could resist that especially at this weather? Well, that’s it for now! I’ll make an outfit post after I have this new romper washed. Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did making it!

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POLL: Gucci Wallet or Dior Shopping Tote

I need help. If you were to choose from a Gucci wallet or Dior shopping tote (and you don’t have to pay a penny) what will you choose? I’m quite confused. Well if I heard that question without seeing the items, I would definitely go for the bag. However, seeing that the bag is a simple shopping tote and what’s even worse is its color – white, I don’t really know now. Don’t get me wrong though. White is also a fave color of mine. But for a shopping bag? It will easily get dirty and stained… unless I take really good care of it. As for the wallet, I’m usually a “long-wallet” type of person. So having a small flap wallet is not entirely enticing to me… but still, It’s a nice Gucci wallet anyway. So… what to get? Help!

Please vote below. And feel free to give advise as well… it’ll be very much appreciated. Thanks! 🙂

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Posting Links at the Comment Section

Dear Readers,

I’m sure that most of you know that advertising in the web is a business. It’s not always free. Of course, there are the social networking sites that you can use to promote such links and ads. You can use Twitter, Facebook, Multiply or MySpace among many others. As for bloggers like me, we have that extra media to promote our own ads, be it to sell our own items or to promote invites to sample sale websites where we earn referral credits when someone we invite buys the first time. But that doesn’t mean that we’re extra special. See the thing is, I invest a lot of time and effort in building this blog, not to mention that I also pay for web hosting and domain name. I’ve invested years in updating this blog on a daily basis and promoting it to family and friends and social networking sites in order to reach the traffic that I have right now. So you see, it’s not actually free. In fact, if you use eBay for example, to sell an item, there is a listing fee, right? If you want to advertise at a magazine or newspaper, you will definitely have to pay. So why am I saying this?

Well, I just want to reiterate that my Comments Section is only for – what the word means in its most basic sense – commenting purposes. As much as possible, I don’t allow advertising in my comments section. There are times however that I DO ALLOW them if the comment was in tune with the topic of the post and if the link was just to share a website or a blog or to share another great item that is connected to my post. But if it’s entirely different from the topic being discussed or if the link is conflicting with my own, then I actually delete them. But why? For example, if my post is about the Gucci sale – and I’m talking about legitimate and authentic Gucci boutique sale, then I get a comment stating “Buy designer replica bags at this website…”, I will definitely remove that comment because it’s obviously SPAM and I don’t tolerate advertising illegal replica bags in this website.

Another example when I do delete a comment or a link is when some readers post a link with their invitation to sample sale websites like Gilt Groupe for example. Well the thing is, all of my long-time readers already know that I do advertise Gilt Groupe and other sample sale websites here to earn shopping credits. You can read my most recent post about it HERE. To allow other people to advertise their own links would be conflicting with mine. I hope that you do understand that this is my website. It’s just like saying this is my own Magazine or News Paper and I’m not going to allow other people to advertise their links for free especially if it conflicts with my own. Not that I’m being mean or selfish or greedy but if any other magazine or newspaper will do that, then they might as well close because they will just go bankrupt. It’s like putting my efforts, time and money to vain. If anyone can advertise at a magazine for free, how will they earn? While I’m not a big magazine or publishing company, the shopping credits and advertising fees I earn compensate for years of hard work done for this blog/website. And besides, I’m not at all being greedy or selfish because I still do allow certain links or ads in the comments to be published (as I mentioned previously). Those who regularly visit MFJ know this pretty well.

So why all of a sudden talk about this? Well someone sent me a comment recently stating I’m being unfair, greedy and selfish. Well, I don’t want to explain any further so I’ll just share with you the conversation:

On January 14, 2010 a certain reader left this comment in a post where I was promoting Gilt Groupe’s sale including my invite to the sample sale website.

Reader:

Hey everyone! If you need a gilt groupe invitation, feel free to use this invite. Enjoy the savings!

MFJ:

Sorry <reader’s name>, I don’t promote advertisement here if it’s conflicting with mine. Sorry I have to remove your invite link and replace with mine. Sorry.

It was only today, July 20, 2010 that the reader responded.

Reader:

Fashion Juice,

Way to have a monopoly on the gilt groupe website invite, by deleting my invite. That is actually unfair, and I would strongly encourage views of this page to google other methods of getting a Gilt groupe invite, rather than using yours.

P.S.

It amazes me that people can be so selfish these days. It should be known that a $25 dollar credit is given to people who refer invites to Gilt Groupe. And you say you don’t promote advertisements…if it conflicts with yours. Doesn’t make sense at all. Isn’t greed a sin? Keep that in mind.

THIS IS MFJ’s RESPONSE:

I apologize if you find that I’m being so unfair by deleting your invite. To be fair, I just deleted your comment and mine all in all. The thing is, this is my website and I use it not only to share information but also for profit. After all, I invest time, money and a lot of effort on building this website and updating it on a regular basis. That being said, it is where I promote invites to sample sale websites as well – not only to share the sales but also to earn credit. So I hope you understand that publishing your invite is conflicting to my website. This is not a public website where people can just advertise. I hope you understand. A great example would be this: let’s say MyFashionJuice.com is a department store selling this certain brand of bag, what you did was to put an ad or banner at the display window of the department store stating that you’re selling that too and that customers can just go buy it from you. This way, you get the commission. I don’t think that any department store will allow that. I’m sure that they will also do the same by removing the banner or ad in their display window. It’s just a matter of respect and I hope you understand that. It would have been better if you actually asked permission first and we would have talked about it via email.

And by the way, if you have read my other posts in my blog, you would know that I tell my readers that I get shopping credits from these sample sale websites all the time. One of my latest posts stating this even show my earnings from Gilt Groupe and you can read it here. I shared it to encourage other people and bloggers to promote their own links at their own websites or at their various accounts in social networking sites. It’s just too wrong to try to promote it at someone else’s personal website especially if that person is promoting his/her own invitation as well, moreover at the post where the person is promoting the invite to the same sample sale site.

I replied to your comment before in a very nice way… I even said sorry that I cannot publish your invite because it’s conflicting with my invite. You don’t have to say I’m greedy or that you’re going to encourage other users to just look for a Gilt invite through Google. I responded to you in a very objective manner so I hope that you can be objective and nice about it too.

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Chanel Makeup Fall 2010 + Particuliere is Back

I am just oh so excited. You wanna know why? Because Chanel’s popular nail polish color is now available – the Particuliere! And I’m so happy because I just ordered mine. And you know what’s even better? Chanel offers FREE STANDARD SHIPPING at any price! But what’s even better is that if you buy from them online, you get to choose two free samples to go with your order! So for $23 +$1.90 tax (if there was no Chanel boutique here in our state, then there will probably be no tax) = $24.90, I got one of my most coveted nail polish color and brand. WEEE!!! I’m so excited to receive my Chanel Particuliere nail polish! I will probably share it with you next week! I thought it would be cool to make a how to video with it but then I again, that kind of nail polish speaks for itself. It doesn’t need any other design, color or bling. It’s all good on its own. So I’ll probably just take a photo of my nails when they are all covered with the Particuliere color.

Now, Chanel’s Fall 2010 makeup is already available in stores too. I also love their limited edition nail color as seen in the model and in the ad below – the Paradox color. It’s like a deep purple or plum color which is one of my fave colors. I tell you it was a close call between the Particuliere and the Paradox and I’m even thinking of getting both. But since I’m on tipid (cheap) mode, I just decided to go with the Particuliere. As for the deep purple, I can always rely on other cheaper brands for that since it’s quite easy to mimic. 🙂 And oh, there’s also another limited edition nail polish color for the season called the Jade Rose. It’s somewhat similar to the lip gloss color shown below. 🙂

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BBOS Private Sale on Louis Vuitton Items

Ladies and fellow Louis Vuitton lovers, BBOS Private Sale (Bag, Borrow Or Steal) held a private sale for their Louis Vuitton items yesterday! But! They extended it up to today! So you can get Louis Vuitton purses for as low as $400++ and small leather goods as low as $200++. If you’d like access to BBOS Private Sale, join for free through this link.

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Victorinox Watch Sale

Victorinox watches are on sale today at Beyond the Rack – both ladies and men’s watches! Not familiar with the brand? I’ve attached a photo (taken from the iPhone) of mine and hubby’s. Victorinox’s collection of Swiss-made watches are perfect for your outdoor activities! So what are you waiting for? If you’re not yet a member of Beyond The Rack, click HERE. It’s free to join and you get all the great discounts on designer items – especially when they hold those designer bag events. You get great discounts on Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Miu Miu, and Burberry products among others!

*Notice the difference in time? Well, I haven’t worn mine in ages – since I’m a “big-watch person”. 🙂 I would rather wear Hubby’s than mine. LOL!

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MFJ’s Facebook Giveaway Additional Info

Readers, I made a total booboo last night – perhaps because it was already past my bedtime. LOL! Well, as you know, My Fashion Juice is hosting a Facebook Giveaway – and to enter, you will need to be a Fan of MFJ in Facebook, tag yourself in the photo (with the ad about MFJ’s Facebook Giveaway) and finally leave a comment with what kind of topics or posts you want to see here at My Fashion Juice. The thing however is, I didn’t notice that the “TAG the PHOTO” feature was turned off. Now, I have changed the settings so you can enter! I’ll repeat the steps you need to do to enter!

TO EARN 1 (ONE) ENTRY, you must do the following:

  1. You must be a fan/friend of MFJ. If you’re not yet a fan or friend of MFJ, you can do this by clicking on the LIKE button at MFJ’s Facebook Page which is located here ->http://www.facebook.com/myfashionjuice.
  2. Now, you don’t just have to be a fan or friend of MFJ, in order to earn that entry, you’ll need to visit the photo at MFJ’s page and tag yourself in the photo. After tagging yourself in the photo, you MUST leave a comment saying what you want to see and read more at MFJ’s website. You can say you want more celebrity news and trends, outfit posts, upcoming trends, bag reviews, shoes, or anything else that comes to mind. You can go to the photo through these links: Photo 1, Photo 2, and Photo 3. As you may have noticed I have uploaded the photo showing the MFJ Facebook Giveaway several times. I did this because Facebook sets a limit to the number of people that can be tagged in a photo. You can tag yourself in any of the three photos I’ve uploaded. You don’t have to tag yourself in all three links. Just one would be enough. 🙂

TO EARN Additional ENTRIES, here are some of the things you can do:

  1. Earn an additional entry by sharing the link to this giveaway (http://myfashionjuice.com/2010/07/18/mfjs-facebook-giveaway/) via Twitter, Facebook, Multiply, MySpace, YouTube or any other social networking site. Please leave me the link to that post at MFJ’s Facebook Page.
  2. Earn an additional entry by clicking on LIKE at the photo/post about this giveaway in Facebook.
  3. Earn 2 (TWO) additional entries if you blog about this contest, including the link above. Please leave me a comment in MFJ’s Facebook Page, the link to your blog post.

So it’s that easy! You have until August 31, 2010 at 8 pm E.T. to enter. I will be using RANDOM.ORG to choose the winner. And again, this contest/giveaway is open to all!

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MFJ’s Facebook Giveaway (CLOSED)

Dear Readers,

I guess it’s time for another giveaway as I’ve promised awhile back. Well today I decided to promote MFJ’s Facebook once more by holding the giveaway at MFJ’s Facebook page. Having a Facebook account for my website is very important. As you know, Facebook is one of the best social networking sites to promote one’s website, business, blog or company. That’s why the moment I started my Facebook account, I immediately invited my family and friends. So to my family and friends who accepted my invite – you just don’t know how much I truly appreciate it. Thank you for accepting my invite even if it could be spamming your Facebook news feed. LOL!

MFJ’s Facebook page really means a lot to me because it’s one way to promote this blog and reach goals for this website. That is why I regularly monitor MFJ’s Facebook Page. Thanks to Facebook’s features, I am updated on MFJ’s Facebook Page statistics and all the activities going on in the page on a daily or weekly basis. I am updated when someone leaves a comment, likes a post, likes the page or even dislike or remove themselves from MFJ’s friends. So you see, creating a Facebook page is not only because I want to but because it’s actually a great marketing tool for my blog – more traffic, more exposure, more friends, more moolah! 🙂 So, let’s get back to business shall we?

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Weekly Wear 69: Army Green Pants & YSL Pumps

Army green cropped pants are quite popular this summer. Let me just show you some of the celebrities and model donning the look… Oh, and just let me add, this is a perfect Summer trend that can easily transition to fall. I will definitely be wearing my army green cropped pants for a couple more months. But before I go with the details, take a look…

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