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Alterre Holiday Launch Giveaway

Date Tue, November 24 2015

Alterre does things in a pretty unique way, however. You get to choose the base of your heel — either open or closed toe in blush, grey or black. Then, you can choose your strap. Not only are there different colors available, but Alterre offers different styles and textures.

You get to mix and match, too, so one pair of shoes can be three different looks. A stud locks your strap into place when you want it, but it’s easy to switch them out. You can watch the video below to see how it all works.

I think the whole system is pretty ingenious. I really like the closed-toe black base. And there are a variety of straps I would try out, including the black suede options and the Tilda strap, which reminds me a bit of an Oxford shoe.

Alterre Shoe GiveawayIf you’re interested in trying out this system, you can get your own starter set directly from Alterre for $180. Additional straps cost either $45 or $49.50. However, you can also win your very own Alterre starter kit worth $180, just like the one to the right.

This includes the black suede heels two with straps: mist grey Jackies and evening sky Marilyns. These’s even a handy carry bag to keep your straps in.

All you need to do is sign in to the Promo Simple widget below. Follow the prompts to get in your entries.
Good luck!

Giveaway ends December 16th.
I received no compensation in exchange for this post. Alterre is responsible for winner notification and delivery.

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6 Gift Ideas for the Man In Your Life Who’s Hard to Shop For

Date Mon, November 23 2015

Can you believe there’s only a hair over 30 days until the new year?! Which means we’ve got weeks, nay days, to get holiday shopping in. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, you’re running out of time to shop for the people who might be on your list — or just to pick yourself of something special.

It always seems like there’s two types of people when it comes to shopping: for those who have a list and are probably done with shopping already and those who don’t know what they’re buying for whom.. and may not have started at all. I fall into the latter camp.

When you’re shopping for someone who is difficult to find the perfect gift, it might be even harder when you start late. You know those cheap shaving sets just won’t cut it. Speaking off cutting..


Black Earth Blade from Spartan Knives

1. Spartan Blades

Spartan knives are a must-have for those hard-to-shop-for men! These American-made knives come in a variety of styles, but they’re designed to be as tough as, well, Spartans! Whether he’s an avid hunter or likes to trek through the wild, there’s a Spartan blade for him.

2. Multitools

For someone who has no need of a bleed or maybe needs more than just a blade, I would definitely recommend a multi-tool. Modern multitools look a lot more sleek than your typical Swiss Army Knife, too. You can get them credit card sized, attached to a keyring or shaped like animals. They open your bottles, fix your glasses, cut strings off your jacket and pretty much everything else you could need done.

3. Wooden Watches

The next gift for him you might add to your shopping list is a wood watch. Jord Watches is one company that comes to mind because I’ve worked with them in the past and they seem fantastic. But they’re just one of several creating unique watches. And if you know a man who still wears his watch rather than simply checking his phone, he’s probably an individual.

4. Ratcheting Belts

Another way to look stylish is with a self-tightening belt. I had no idea this was a thing, but it’s awesome! Most of them use ratchet technology rather than holes, so they’ll always fit and can be adjusted if he gains or loses weight. There are a few different brands to choose from, and each offers different styles and functions.

  • Grip6 has a really sleek aluminum belt buckle and will soon come in women’s sizes.
  • Arcade Belts are a bit more rugged, but they’re weather proof and stretchy. I also love how many colors they come in!
  • SlideBelts function similarly, but they’re available in various leather options.

Although this next idea for a man’s Christmas gift isn’t necessarily pretty, it sure is functional! The Automatic vehicle app and adapter connects to a car via the standard diagnostics port to provide any car owner with information about their car’s alerts. It can help you save money, preserve the life of a vehicle and even find recommended mechanics in the area.

5. Keysmart Key Holders

Next up is Keysmart, a clever way to store the majority of your keys without tangling, noise or using much space. If I didn’t like my Rocket Raccoon keychain so much, it’s something I’d consider for myself!

6. Light Stax

Finally, we’ve got something a little fun.. for the child in all of us! It’s Light Stax, the building blocks that light up. Sure, they might be toys but they cast light, so that’s functional, too. Right? Right? They’ll work with all your Legos so your man can play with the little ones, and they seem like a great way to relax!

Of course, now’s not the time to relax! There’s only a month or so until Christmas! Time to get shopping.

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Save Big by Shopping Torrid Look Alike Styles

Date Fri, November 20 2015

Oh Torrid, how I love these. Cute tops. Pretty dresses. Badass jackets. All that Her Universe stuff. It’s pulling at my heartstrings.

Alas, your prices are so high. Now, some would argue never to pay full price. Believe me, I don’t! Even with a coupon, so many of your prices just aren’t going to cut it for a budget shopper.

I’m not just any shopper, though. I’m pretty Internet savvy. I’ll take what you have and find something just as awesome elsewhere, when I can, and for cheaper by far!

I don’t know if others are quite so savvy, however, so I’ve come up with some places where shoppers can find Torrid “copycat” styles for a fraction of Torrid’s prices!

Rue 21

Now, this store doesn’t have quite as many plus options available in store, but there’s an entire section online. Most items are available up to 3x for 50% or less than the price of similar items at Torrid!

torrid-look-alike-shopping-price-comparisonDeb Shops

I was definitely sad to hear Debs was going bankrupt and closing all stores. It happened in just a few weeks, too. I stocked up during the great sale, but the lack was definitely something I noticed. Since September, however, Deb is back online. At least, there’s a website. It still has a great plus size section, too. It looks like they’re adding more stock, but you can still save a lot of money when you buy from Debs rather than Torrid.


This is the shortest comparison on the list. I like Vanity, but they don’t have extended plus sizes. They do have tops up to 2x, though, so there’s a little overlap with Torrid. Vanity also tends to have a younger style overall.

However, Vanity is also a great place to get basics, especially tanks and tees for layering.


Plus, both stores carry a line of plus-sized active wear. Maurice’s is also one of the stores that carries shoes and boots. You’ll find most of their wide widths online, though.

Forever 21

With designs that are always on trend and budget-friendly prices, Forever 21 is a store I knew I had to add to this list. Forever 21, unfortunately, has a tiny plus size selection in their physical stores, but you’ll find thousands of items online! This includes active wear, sleepwear and wide width shoes!

You’ll notice I didn’t mention jeans in this post. Both Maurice’s and Vanity has their own line of jeans. I am partial to Vanity jeans myself and love shorts from Rue 21 (but am just a tad short for their jeans). I also didn’t want to list department stores, which means there’s even more options.

Plus, you can sometimes find overlap in items between Torrid and Hot Topic. Hot Topic will almost always be cheaper! Weird!

I don’t post this because I dislike Torrid, quite the contrary. I own a few Torrid tops, a couple leggings, a bra and a dress. There’s some great exclusive collections, too. But more often than not, the things they offer are pretty basic and can easily be found if you look hard enough.

None of these prices reflect current promotions or coupons from Torrid or any of the other stores. You can frequently find coupons in the range of 20% to 40% off from Torrid, and there’s always a coupon from Vanity. Check out these stores on DealSpotr, a great coupon site I just discovered and have had the fortune of being an ambassador for! Sign up here.

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A Little Something For Everyone Christmas Giveaway from #Ohuhu!

Date Wed, November 18 2015


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Date Mon, November 16 2015


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Innoo Tech LED shower head

Date Sat, November 14 2015

I own four shower heads. Why do I own four shower heads?

Two were for review, including this one, one I bought and another came with a handheld shower I acquired.

So I really didn’t need a new shower head, but when this one became available to review, I say “Yes,” anyway.

Surprisingly, there are a number of differences between this one and the one I previously wrote about.

For starters, this Innoo Tech LED shower head is adjustable. One setting is your regular water fall while the other is a more concentrate “massage” setting. To be honest, I don’t often switch, but it’s nice to have. This is done with a plastic lever that you slide back and forth.

There seems to be more water used with this shower head. That’s good for rinsing but means this might not be the best tool for someone who wants to conserve water. I’ll have to keep an eye on my water bill to see if there’s a big difference.

Another noticeable difference is the number of LEDs. With 6 LEDs in this shower head, it’s a lot brighter. The power of the water means the lights just work (and none of them are defective like my other shower head). The shower head itself is larger, too, to accommodate for the lights and the different modes as well as the lever. The larger size means the shower head contains more water. After shutting it off, some of it drips out a bit, while the rest just stays until the next use. Be careful removing the shower head when you’re done using it.

This one screws into any pipe or handheld shower. I find this one sits a littler straight up than some of them I’ve used in the past, so the water falls more straighter down than out. It’s not exactly straight down, but I do move closer to the center of my shower than the far wall. This might be good for taller folks, but I’m not tall, so I can’t tell you.

The finally difference is how the LED reacts. In my first, the coldest setting was green, then blue, then finally red. With this shower head, it starts off at blue, which actually makes more sense. At around 91 degrees F, it changes to green. I actually can’t get it to change to red. I guess my water doesn’t get over 110 degrees hot!

For less than $17, this is quite the nice upgrade. I’ll probably keep this LED shower head from Innoo Tech installed.

ModCloth Mystery Sales All Week Long!

Date Mon, November 9 2015

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