MFJ Top Contributor at Chictopia

I just want to share the good news that MFJ is now one of the top contributors at Chictopia. 🙂 Yehey! That’s me in the middle bottom row at the bottom right side of the image below. And on the bottom left side is my latest contribution to Chictopia.com. 🙂 I will post those photos here soon. So watch out.

By the way, you may have noticed that I have incorporated a Facebook LIKE button in my posts. You will find it at the bottom of each and every post. So if you like something that you’ve read here. Go ahead and click on LIKE. It will be much appreciated. 🙂

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MFJ Facebook Giveaway Reminder

Readers, don’t forget the MFJ Facebook Giveaway. You have until August 31, 2010 to enter. I’m giving away an eco-friendly fabric tote from Areaware, 2 Lucky Brand undies, Ralph Lauren cosmetic case, Bare Escentuals lip liner and lip color. Click on the photo to find out the details of this contest. Goodluck!

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Why Dolce Vita for Target Shoes Aren’t As Hot as its Predecessor

Weeks ago, rumors were spreading that the Dolce Vita for Target shoes were only going to be sold at the Harlem location. But today, they’re already available for purchase at Target online. But why am I not surprised that they aren’t as hot as its predecessor? Let’s take a look before we analyze. Below are the shoes from the Dolce Vita x Target Collaboration.

UPDATE: I’ve seen the shoes and they are all a big disappointment. Poorly made. They look so cheap – even the one that I thought was nice. 🙁

Aside from the shoes shown above, there’s still one more style from the Dolce Vita x Target Collaboration which is the black lace up boot. Sadly, it is the only style that I’d like to have. The three-buckle ankle boot above is also cute but this length suits me better. Here it is:

I’m not surprised that unlike the Cynthia Vincent for Target shoes, they didn’t sell out that fast. The minute the clock strikes midnight the day the Cynthia Vincent for Target shoes were available for purchase online, the beloved wedges started to sell out quickly. In fact, by early morning, there were no more available yellow, brown (camel) or black strappy wedges in my size. I had to hurry to the local Super Target in our area just to find the one last pair of the brown/camel wedges which was actually a half size smaller than mine. But of course, I knew I had to get it. Good thing it fits. But going back to the Dolce Vita for Target collection, what has gone wrong? Or let me rephrase that – why isn’t it as hot?

Lack of Advertisement

I personally think it lacked the advertising that it needed. Dolce Vita may not be on the expensive side of shoes, but they’re not exactly cheap either. Their shoes can run well above $100s… perhaps up to the $300s. If only this collaboration was given enough exposure and advertised well in advance, then the consumers, so much so the shoe lovers, would have known and looked forward to its release.

Misinformation

But then again, there’s the issue of misinformation. It was announced that this collection would be out in August 22. However, for some reason, Target suddenly offered it online (and in select stores) today – almost a month in advance. Another misinformation – they said it will only be sold at their Harlem location – then again, it’s already online. Don’t get me wrong. This is actually a good thing for people in other parts of the country like me. However, for people like me who are nowhere near NY, I have already scrapped the idea of getting one – since there’s no way I’m flying over just to get one nor will I call distant friends for a favor… for a Dolce Vita x Target pair of shoes.

Style-wise

The styles are rather simple or perhaps the best way to describe it – very common and… sorry to say, but in a cheap kind of way. Furthermore these shoes are more ideal for Fall/Winter seasons. We’re still in the Summer season – and we’re definitely experiencing all that heat! When the Cynthia Vincent x Target Collaboration came out, it was already the perfect time to wear those sandals right away. But as for these flats, boots and oxfords being released on the hottest days of the year? I personally think it’s bad timing. While there are those who shop ahead of time, there will be more people who would wait. These consumers are those are on a budget or those who usually buy stuff only as the need arises. And since the season hasn’t left them feeling like they already need boots or other closed shoes, they’ll probably skip on these for now.

Brand-wise

I personally like Dolce Vita shoes. Heck I have two shoes from the label that I truly adore. Most of my loyal readers know my Dolce Vita black lace up booties and most of them love it as much as I do. The only thing is, not a lot of people know the brand. What’s even hurting this Dolce Vita x Target collaboration is the fact that Dolce Vita shoes usually go on sale and most of them can be found at Nordstrom Rack for less than $50. That’s why not a lot of people are thrilled to see the Dolce Vita x Target collection.

Well, that’s just my two cents. Besides, it has only been released. Who knows in a few days or weeks, it will sell out eventually. Well, despite all these, as a fashion lover, I am still interested in getting the Dolce Vita for Target lace up boots. I have a lot of outfit ideas going on in my mind right now. So we’ll see. What do you ladies think?

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41st Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA

Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

This year’s 41st Comic-Con was held in San Diego last July 21st to 24th. It was joined by a lot of celebrities, heroes, babes and fans. So those who have had fantasies of styling themselves as superheroes, it’s the perfect event to do so! Take a look at some of the photos at the event… and these are just a few of them.

Dressed for battle!

Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!

Angelina Jolie promoting her movie Salt

The Walking Dead

Batman and sidekick Robin… errr… or the other way around. LOL!

So okay, Bruce Wayne now has a beer fund eh?

Genius Stan Lee!!!

Star Wars

Darth Vader

Hot ladies wearing Iron Man-themed costumes

J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon at the Visionairies conference

Bruce Willis

Funny guy Will Ferrell

Seth Rogen and Eva Mendes

Stan Lee impersonator with model

Optimus

Inspired by the latest Alice in Wonderland movie

Inspired by the Expendables

Halo

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Bagaholic’s Bag Sale at Beyond The Rack

Beyond the Rack is hosting a week long of designer items for sale – and most, if not all, are designer bags that will make bagaholics out there go crazy! Their YSL and Prada sale were such a hit – as always. So if you’d like to score really great prices at your favorite bags, then I’m telling you, head over to Beyond the Rack and just stay put until the sale starts. Seriously, after a minute or two from the sale start, the items are already being snagged by other members. It is that crazy. Now if you haven’t joined Beyond the Rack yet, it’s a sample sale membership website and you don’t have to pay a single penny to join. Just register to have access to all the private designer sales they host everyday. So, want to try it? Head over to BTR through this LINK. Enjoy shopping!

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Mitsubishi Owners Day 2010 in Texas

I told you in my previous post that I’ll be sharing something about Hubby’s car club. Well, it’s the Mitsubishi Owners Day 2010 in Texas and it’s just a few days away. On July 24th, Mitsubishi Owners Day goes to Irving, Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth area). I will have to verify with Hubby if it’s the first one here in our area… but if I’m not mistaken, I believe it is. Well, Hubby is showing his car for the Show n’ Shine Competition, not that we’re expecting to win – we’re just tagging along and filling in spots. LOL! A couple of EVO owners from our club will be there to show their cars as well. Aside from the competition, there will be raffle prizes and fun activities for the whole family. The kids can enjoy the bounce house, face painter, balloon twister and more! Sounds like a day of fun? Then go!

WHEN: July 24, 2010 at 11AM – 4PM
WHERE: 2901 W Airport Fwy, Irving TX 75062

Here’s a video of the Mitsubishi Owners Day in 2009 in the West Coast

It’s a holiday celebrated by Mitsubishi owners all over the country. MOD 09 attracted over 2000 people and 1000 Mitsubishi vehicles from past, present, and even future! From the free In-N-Out lunch for all owners, to the AMS world record-breaking 1180+ HP drag Lancer Evolution, and even the specially designated area for dogs and their owner’s to hang out in, we wanted to make sure owners know this is their special day and we appreciate them. See you next year!

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Guess What I Just Got in the Mail

Oh yes! Do you have an idea what I got in the mail today? Call me shallow but I’m the happiest person alive today. LOL! I really am shallow. In fact, it’s so easy to please me and win my heart. LOL. Well, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you. I really am shallow! HAHA!

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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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