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Bill Blass Giveaway

Here is a great giveaway to enter and share with your friends with the Bill Blass Giveaway. Hurry this ends October 27th! You go to this link: Bill Blass Giveaway and put in your email address. The Giveaway is for $3,000 worth of products and when you share with your friends you can get up to a $200 Credit with Bill Blass! Yay!!!

Snoopy dancing the happy dance
Big GIVEAWAY!

Go on over and enter now, as you need to sign up before the Private Launch Opens up! Yup it’s a Private Launch for the American Designer Bill Blass!

Enjoy!

Love and hugs,

Mariah

Musewear Flip Flops – Review & Giveaway


I received some fabulously comfortable Flip Flops or as we used to call them Thongs (does anyone call them thongs anymore? or does that just mean underwear? lol)

This is a great new product, you have a choice of many quotes or zodiac flip flops from Musewear! These flip flops are a dream, so very comfy and nothing like picking a favorite quote or zodiac sign to slip your feet into.

Information about Musewear Flip Flops:

musewear logoConceived in Singapore. Born in Brazil. Launched from Prague. Fulfilled in the United States. Designed by American, Indonesian and Philippine artists. People are talking about the recently released “thinking flip flops!”
Asheville-based designer Diane Curry came up with the idea of “walking the talk” following a 30-day experiment during which “thank you” were her first two words of the day, as her feet hit the ground.

At $20 a pair, and with Free shipping, Musewear flip flops are a high-quality bargain. They get people talking, and laughing and appreciating life, and that’s a lot of mileage for the world’s most beloved footwear – the humble flip flop.

Our premium Brazilian rubber is the the same used by Havaianas, the leading Brazilian brand–only ours are thicker, more cushy and filled with inspiring words and artwork! With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, “made in Brazil” will have more cache and appeal than ever.

Consumers like the good conscience behind Musewear. Our flip flops are made at an ethical, fair-wage manufacturer in Brazil with recycling built into the process. No sweat shops for us. We looked for two years to find a US based manufacturer and they all turned us down, saying “go to China.” That was never an option!

15% of profits go to causes that help give a voice to the voiceless: SunSignSoles benefit The Nature Conservancy to help us hear what planet Earth is telling us; Walk The Talk benefits Amnesty International in its work to liberate persons denied free speech; Wit Flips benefit local and national animal rescue efforts.

Musewear Flip Flops come with a 100% Happiness Guarantee.

Currently Musewear Flip-Flops only come in Adult sizes.

Dog thinks you are musewear flip flops
My Goal in Life is to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am.

Flip Flops with Sayings and Zodiac:

You have 3 categories to choose from:

Walk the Talk:

6 different sayings to choose from, to quote part of what Musewear says on their page:

“…The music is in the message: Keep the Faith, Stay the Course, Find your Center, Live and Learn, Be Your Best…”

This is wear I found my choice, the name is “Live and Learn” (more about it below)

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Wit Flips:

4 different saying to choose from. Here is a quote from Musewear on the selection:

“Wit Flips are the shout-out you need to give yourself: The life you’re living right now is the only one you’re ever getting and only you can make the most of it”

An Example of what can be found here:

Be yourself
Everyone else is already taken ~
Oscar Wilde

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SunSign Soles:

All 12 Zodiac Signs are represented. Here is a quote:

“Some people are so true to their signs it’s spooky, and for others, it’s hard to admit ANY of it might even remotely be true”

Taurus flip flops musewearlol, what they say about this category of shoes made me laugh, they come out and say exactly what I am thinking of, when I think of the zodiac. I am a Taurus and sure some of the qualities fit me:

Powerfully Stubborn Affectionate Patient
Devoted to Family Tranquil Nature Dependable
Savors Security

Dirty Little Secret (DLS): Not every bull is looking for a fight.

LOL and the SunSign Soles (if you believe in this stuff) tell you who to find and who to flee, well I am almost a believer looking closely at those flip flops…. it says I should find someone with my husband’s sign. Yay! lol

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There are so many great choices, but once I found my quote I knew that this was made just for me!

My musewear flip flopsThe quote I chose:

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow”
“Learn as if you were to live forever

                                                   ~Mahatma Gandhi

This is exactly the way I try to live my life… here is my philosophy:

“Live (life to the fullest), Love (with all your being), Laugh (at yourself & don’t fear being silly in the eyes of others) and Learn (all you can, satisfy your curiosity).”

The sizing for the Flip-Flops is cleverly innovative and actually fun to do! I like the fact that you can make sure your flip-flops fit before you purchase them! You do need a printer for this, and trust me it’s worth a piece of paper or two to get it right!

This is basically how you measure for your flip flops:

You use a measuring tape on the measurement guide to make sure the print is the actual size… if (and when) the measurement is correct, you then place a pencil at a marking on the shoe (would be the location of the thong area) and place it between your toes and “slip” the shoe on. Perfect fit for me! What a unique idea and it works!

When I received my flip flops I was honestly surprised at the weight, you can instantly feel the good quality!

I love the idea of having a favorite saying to slip your feet into all summer long. The ink inside these beauties hasn’t turned my feet colors like the ones that I was given as a gift from a friend (they were from Old Navy) and they turn the bottom of my feet black!

These Flip-Flops have the perfect amount of cushion to them, they are so nice to walk on and feel better then all the other pairs of flip-flops that I had in my closet. I have only saved 2 old pairs, one is pink, the other one is the one that turns the bottom of my feet black and that is only because they are the only shoe that works okay with my walking cast.

It’s a shame that these Musewear flip-flops don’t show off the sayings inside and they are far to comfortable to slip off all the time and show others what they say. Lol I do love the comfortable thong part that goes between the toes, it didn’t need breaking in at all!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Plus Size Clothing – Alight Review & Giveaway

I have a wonderful review of plus size clothing for you from a wonderful company that I’ve worked with in the past, Alight. You can read my past review of their clothing HERE. I was fortunate enough to be accepted for another review and giveaway for you lovely plus sized women out there in internet land.

alight.com – the best in plus size fashion sizes 14-28!

Alight.com As Seen In: Glamour, InStyle, Business Week, The New York Times and moreFor my review I received a lovely top from them that is perfectly airy for with a summer top underneath it and there are so many ways to wear it. It looks great with a white short sleeved top under it, or a purple tank top, this would be perfect for any time of the year. I also think that if the side ties hit you at your waist, like it did with me, it would be perfect belted. I have to say that this top is perfect for summer for me, since I don’t like the show “my wings” (the flabby back side of my arms as a result of my weight loss of 50 lbs, 3 years ago). In these sweltering hot days of summer, I feel so very enclosed in most of my clothing that hides those upper arm “wings” it’s stifling… however with this top I feel free, breezy and cool as the delicate fabric lets air circulate and keeps me cool and fashionable.

 Mariah In Alight Shirt with white shirt underneath
Mariah In Alight Shirt with white shirt underneath. This was taken earlier in the day before some chores, these colors are more true than the next pictures of me in the top.

I can see this top for all seasons, a smart choice for back to school as well since there are so very many ways to wear it. Wear a top like this with a skirt, over a short sleeved dress, with dress pants or jeans. How about dressing it up with nice jewelry for a change, pearls would look fantastic with this for a real classic way to dress up, how about long chained necklace or a choker, in silver, gold, black or any color that goes with the multiple colors that are in a top like this?

Picture Mariah of Oh Honestly Mariah modeling shirt
modeling shirt from Alight. lol You can tell I was using the remote to try and take my own pictures.

And for a top with this particular blouse, how about a beautiful camisole? Make it lacy or a filmy silk or satin, in coordinating colors or a simple white or cream color. Now looking through their website I didn’t find this top, I found some other gorgeous tops that would work just the same way. Nothing like a filmy top that will work for all seasons, just change what you wear underneath it, how about a long sleeved t-shirt or a tight light weight sweater or a turtle neck.

Picture Mariah of Oh Honestly Mariah with hand out
Me with my Shirt on… Feels like Rain? You can tell that this picture and the other one was taken later in the day, almost sunset…. strange what that does to the colors with my camera

A lot of the items I found at Alight could be grouped with multiple other items in their store to make many outfits with just a shirt or two, a dress, a skirt, pants, leggings and a cute shrug. This is THE WAY to shop for back to school, whether it be college or High School, or for us Mom’s out there, why not treat yourself to back to school celebration clothing too and be the hottest, coolest Mom around? We cannot forget to take care of ourselves some too. 🙂

A light weight breezy top from Alight, it's called "Just Great Top"
One of the tops I’ve been drooling over on Alight’s website.

I love to sew on my sewing machines (when I find the time), in the past I’ve done everything on my sewing machines, from sewing my own clothing to sewing my curtains. I even had my sewing in the county fair in Minnesota as a teenager and I had many complements on my sewing by the judges, though I don’t recall my receiving any ribbons for it…lol Anyway I had to check out things on this top, to share with you as well, below are my findings.

a brownish/rust dress very 70's look
On the Casual Dress Side… a nice relaxed 70’s appeal. Gotta love the gathering right under the bust, for the Gals with a bit of a tummy it will hide it and accent the bust.
Mixed Up Dress
Pretty in Pink with the “Mixed Up Dress” that I found at Alight… very beautiful and summery. Add a pink shrug or cardigan and it will see you through Fall and Spring too.
Olive Floral Gardens Dress
Perfect for the Holidays, any Occasion in which you’d want to dress up. An evening out, Anniversary’s and would look great for a Fall Mother of the Bride.
Pink Craze Cardigan
This would look great with the “Mixed Up Dress” as seen above. Don’t you just LOVE Pink?
Red Red Rose Gown
A beautiful Gown, I see it for Proms, Homecoming Dances, and Pair it with a nice Black, Red or White Shrug and why not wear it for Christmas! Shouldn’t every Woman have a Red Dress? I think so… there are lovely shorter red dresses at Alight too!

 

Red Strapless Jeweled Bodice Fitted Gown
Now this is what I dream of wearing one day. Isn’t this just the perfect show stopper for a Fancy Dress Occasion. This was a last minute addition tp to the blog… so the name of the dress isn’t on the picture. This is also on Alight’s Website and it’s called: Red Strapless Jeweled Bodice Fitted Gown.

I checked the seams on my beautiful new top, and they are pure perfection, sewn just right, not a missing stitch nor was the stitching crooked in any way. This top could not possibly be a second, though with the great prices at Alight I wouldn’t have been surprised if they had bought seconds to sell. The material itself is perfect as well, the fabric’s design isn’t miss printed or any areas of it didn’t seem to be pulled or sparse in threading.

Mixing it up my Classic Look for a beautiful Black Classic Dress an embroidered black shrug that I found on Alight
mixing it up my Classic Look for a dress and shrug that I found on Alight. To find these items search the names on Alight.

While looking around there site, I see so many wonderful items for sale, from Formal Wear, to Casual, from pants, tops and sweaters to dresses. I found some great plus size dresses at Alight, and I couldn’t believe the selection, alight has really grown since I last visited their site. Below are just a few examples of the dresses that really caught my eye.

 

Alight mixing it up Playful Look with dark brown asemetrical dress, navy leggings and a black 6 strand necklace
Alight mixing it up Playful Look. On here are the names that you can search for on Alight to find these items.

All in all, whatever your budget, you are sure to find the perfect outfit at Alight. I had a lot of fun looking around their site and have dreams of saving up for a gown someday, just so I have something for special occasions. I have also found some excellent prices on some great basics for everyday wear that are fun to mix and match.

Now enough of that, lets get to the giveaway… if you are a Gal that wears plus size or you know someone who is, this is the perfect surprise gift giveaway. This prize will be in the size you ask for (if you win) but the item you receive will be a fun mystery! Don’t you just love surprises? I know that I do and I was pleasantly surprised when I received my top!

alight.com fashions for sizes 14W - 28W

 

Now the rules of this one, in order to win you MUST sign up for their Newsletter… sorry but those are the rules, but I tell you it is well worth getting these emails from them as you can watch for their great deals! US & Canada and 18+.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product & checked out their website. I received a shirt for this review. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Alight and me.

Be The Talk Around Town with Your Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa Duffelbag! – Giveaway

 

Howdy there folks!

Here is a nice short post, with a lovely little giveaway for you.

I had received an offer to run a giveaway for you from myself and the nice folks at The Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa. I thought it would be a great idea to offer you this giveaway for our Grand Opening Month here at OH! Honestly Mariah, so of course, I said “YES, PLEASE!”

Win Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa Duffel Bag Bar Background
Enter to win your own Hard Rock Duffelbag, and show you great taste and style as you carry this around with you!

Edited: early morning of 3/8/13. It seems that the Giveaway Tool (form) I was trying to us for this giveaway wasn’t loading properly. I am so sorry… it looks like we are back to Rafflecopter until such a time that someone comes up with something better. As shame it limits what we can do with the entries for the giveaways, but it appears to be the best for free use out there right now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I Mariah Lockwood, was offered to run a giveaway by Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, I did not receive anything in exchange for my posting the events (in a previous post) nor for this giveaway… I am doing this so that my readers have a fun giveaway to enter and I was under no obligation what so ever to post the Events post nor the giveaway post. I am not responsible for the prize, it is the responsibility of the representative of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to mail out the prize to the winner. The picture used in this post is my combining a background picture with the picture submitted to me of the prize by the Representative of Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa.

Save 20% off orders of $100 or more at Kiyonna during their President’s Day Sale!

 

deep red snug dress with sweetheart neckline a black lace little bolero over shoulders and arms, and the dress has ruching
Another outfit with a sweetheart neckline, that I could see Marilyn Monroe wearing. Can you tell I love Marilyn’s style… drool I bet this would look great on me… maybe. lol

Hi friends, here is a special that is good until the 19th from Kiyonna, just click on the picture below and use the Code: PRESIDENTS
President's Day Sale

You may recall, I’ve been drooling over their products for a while now, the sizes are size 10 and up… plus sizes my friends and their are some styles, that this avid viewer of What Not To Wear, sees as highly flattering on any figure.

Kiyonna Wrap Top in Jade color

Show off those curves and enjoy some special savings. I have yet to decide what I want to save up for, unfortunately. But I am seriously thinking of posting pictures of myself and what I am drooling over and having you all vote on what I should get for myself. Maybe I will post a picture of myself with it later, after I purchase it to. So you can help me play dress up, I have a little trip in mind soon, with my parents up to their 1 week Condo stay for my birthday and I would love to look pretty… maybe I will run into a Celebrity or 2 on my stay in Vale… wouldn’t that be nice?

Or maybe you can plot to have the team from What Not to Wear meet me up there? *giggle* Nah, just kidding… I don’t want secret footage of myself, I really don’t dress up much as I cannot afford much, since I’ve been disabled with chronic pain since 1991 and my husband has been disabled with pain and injured back for about 6 years now. I bet I look like a homeless person a lot, I need to really start sewing some clothing with my patterns and materials and post those projects here. lol

Okay, alas I have once again rambled… can you tell the weather is changing here and suddenly my pain level has gone up? 😛 Well it is and I am…

Love and hugs,

Mariah