Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Shoe-Lovin'...Gladiators






Gladiators love



Charlotte Olympia roman sandals
$1,265 - selfridges.com


Valentino evening sandals
$815 - harrods.com



Delicious shoes
tillys.com

Strap flat shoes
overstock.com


Bamboo greek sandals
zulily.com






Isn't it amazing that gladiators are becoming more fancy these days? Or let's put it another way; isn't it great that "strappy-flats" are trending this spring and summer? To tell you the truth, I was surprised to see all the options that came up when I searched for gladiators on- line. Some of the shoes I used to refer to as just "sandals" or flats are actually gladiators or greek sandals as they are also known. 'cute!

I hope your week is going great. Well, we made it through the month of March and April is just a few hours away. Plus, Easter weekend is almost upon us. I love Easter because it is a reminder of God's great love for humanity. He gave his son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.
How do you celebrate Easter? 'Talk to you soon...





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Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Winning Number...





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The winning number/piece for the Giveaway is #3 and the blogger profile is craftsonthego. I checked out the blogger's profile to make contact about the win and realized that there was no web page listed and the user is private so I could not leave a comment or message on their page.

So,  craftsonthego. you can contact me by using the "blogger's contact form" at the bottom right hand side of the page so I can give you more details or you can leave a comment on this post with your e-mail address. I will have to get clarification though that you are the right owner of that bloggers' profile since there is no web page and we can arrange a way to do that...:-). Again, the prize is $50.00 to use on the eshakti website and like I said before, their gift cards do not expire. They also have discounts and promotions on the site from time to time and you should check them out often and use your gift card at a convenient time.





Thanks so much everyone for participating. It was fun getting all the entries and it looks like dress #2 is a favorite for a lot of people. It is really pretty too. The reason I chose dress #3 is because I do not have a lot of grey pieces in my closet and you might notice that when you look through my posts. So, it was an opportunity to get a grey item. If you notice, the dress is shown as sleeveless on the site but I customized it by adding short sleeves and changing the neckline from scoop to round. That is what eshakti is all about. The only con for now is that they have limited countries they ship to (USA and Canada) and I am sure that will change in time.


So, this is my Easter dress and I will be wearing it to church next sunday for the Easter service. So, check back to see how I'll style it. There will also be a discount code for everyone in my styling post courtesy of eshakti so, check back everyone.




Thanks so much for stopping by



Beauty Ojo

Friday, March 27, 2015

Giveaway!!!






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             GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED

                                               RULES


1. The rules for this GIVEAWAY is simple; just look at the selections above and let me know in a comment what piece (say the number of item or style) that I picked or chose for my collaboration with Eshakti. (an online customized clothing store).

2. Only one selection/comment is allowed for this Eshakti GIVEAWAY.

3. GIVEAWAY will be open for 24 hours only. I'll announce the winner in my next post and contact the winner(s) on their blog(s). If you do not have a blog, leave your e-mail in the comment.

4. GIVEAWAY is open to only UNITED STATES AND CANADA RESIDENTS 

5. The price is $50 GIFT CARD to shop on Eshakti website. Their Gift cards do not have expiration.

6. There is a maximum of two winners (the first two people to get the right answer get $50 gift card each)

7. The GIVEAWAY is sponsored solely by me and not in collaboration with Eshakti.




                                                      GOOD LUCK!!!...:-)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

"Giveaway" In a few hours...



 

Hi Friends, I just wanted to say a quick hi and to remind you that my blog anniversary Giveaway opens in a few hours. The requirements are quite simple; all you have to do is guess the outfit I picked for my partnership with Eshakti as I explained in this post here. I'm going to edit the list and narrow it down to about five or seven items. There will only be two winners and the first two right answers would get gifts cards to shop at Eshakti. Giveaway would only be open for 24 hours.

                               
                                                                      sweater: victoriassecret (old)
                                                                      scarf: charlotte russe blogged about here



Thank-you for stopping by my blog and for your support all these years. I'm looking forward to more Giveaways in the future that would be more inclusive. Waoh! March has come to an end so soon. Happy new month in advance.




                                                                Thanks so much for stopping by



                                                                            Beauty Ojo

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shoes shoo blues..






       So, this post here is for shoe lovers; not shoe addicts because addicts would need a different kind of intervention. I put myself in the first category because I know I have full control over my shoe obsession and thankfully, my shoe taste does not discriminate. I love all kinds of shoes so long as they are pretty and are of good quality with a good heel. I can buy shoes from Payless stores or a discount shoe store if I like it and I can also buy shoes from Neiman Marcus and Saks if I need to but for the most part, I try to avoid those bigger departmental stores because when I am in there, my interest does not end at the shoe store as I find myself gravitating to the clothing racks. 'For this reason, I like to just go to a regular shoe store and get whatever I need without looking for extra trouble...:-). And one of my favorite shoe store happens to be DSW. The ones around my city constantly change their inventory and there is always a great pair at a good deal for the shoe lovers.                                                      

    I posted some photos on my INSTAGRAM yesterday about my activities and still on the subject of addiction, the reason I was skeptical of getting on Instagram for a long time was because I heard all the stories of people getting addicted to it and I was already addicted to this blog and I did not want more addictions...:-). At the time I finally got on Instagram, most of my friends were out because they were just tired of it or cutting off on their social networking. Well, I'm still on Instagram and I won't say I'm addicted yet. If you want to join me on there, please do. I always follow back and my Instagram profile/id/handle is; beautyojo.







Back to my story; we had some snow on Monday and it was not too unusual because I live in Minnesota and snow in March or April is not uncommon so, Monday's snow was no big deal. I wasn't too excited about the snow though and I had some winter and Monday blues and that is why I decided to stop by at the shoe store yesterday evening. In my previous visit mentioned here, I had seen this pair of ankle strap pumps on the clearance rack but I just admired them and put them back on the rack. However, I was determined to seek out the pair of pumps yesterday without the shoe associates help and my thought was that; "even if I did not find them, at least I could enjoy the thrill of looking."




                                                 
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Well, as you can see, I found them and they were still on clearance at 30% off. I paid close to a hundred bucks for them but was a little disappointed when I checked out the shoes on Michael Kors' website when I got home and found out that they were on sale for about $60...oouuch!!!
Do not forget to check out my Giveaway sneak peak in my previous post and be back on Friday for the vote.





                                                           Thanks so much for stopping by



                                                                          Beauty Ojo








                                               

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Giveaway Sneak Peak and ESHAKTI






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Hi friends, it's my three years blog anniversary this month and I feel it is time to host a Giveaway on the blog to celebrate. It has been three fun years of blogging and it has been great getting to know a lot of amazing bloggers in blogsville. I also partnered with one of the leading customized clothing store known as Eshakti and I already have their piece in my closet and this piece is the subject of this Giveaway. The piece I picked from Eshakti to review on the blog is amongst the 13 pieces of clothing shown in this blog post and the reader(s) who is able to guess the piece that I picked would get gift cards towards a purchase at Eshakti. There will be a maximum of two winners (with the right answer) within the 24hours that the Giveaway would be open starting March 27th so watch out. 


This blog post is just a sneak peak of the Giveaway and your response regarding the selected pick would not count at this time but if you want to leave any comments about the pieces featured and what you like about them, you are free to do so. I am thinking I might streamline or edit the pieces to 7 items to make the guess easier for everyone since I only chose one piece. I wish I could have all of them though...:-). Eshakti has so many beautiful and trendy pieces and these here are my favorites but like I said; I had to pick one. So, what do you think; edit the list or not?





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My Pick


This post will be up again on Friday March 27th 






Thanks so much for stopping by



Beauty Ojo

Friday, March 20, 2015

Blue Jacket



                                                               
                                                                Jacket/Skirt


Blue Blazer/Skirt







                                                                Jacket/Denim





Blue Blazer/denim






                                          Jacket/Dress



Blue Blazer/dress






It's time for spring closet cleaning and I just realized that I need more blue pieces in my closet. The first piece I usually buy when I am doing my closet/color update is a jacket. I got a blue jacket recently from Dress Barn and then went to Polyvore to create some outfit collages on how I would style my jacket this spring. I just thought I should share.



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                                                                                Beauty Ojo





Thursday, March 19, 2015

What I want for Spring.







What I want for Spring





                                     What I want for Spring by ojomrs featuring gingham pants


There are so many trends for spring 2015 that are influenced by the eighties and fashion has somewhat become a recycling bin which is a good thing I must say. With little change and tweaking here and there, we can almost wear clothes from our Mom or Grandma's closet these days...:-). Amongst the many trends that would be showcased or worn this spring, these are some of my favorites.






                                                Thanks so much for stopping by



                                                                   BeautyOjo




Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Shoes In - Mojo Moxy Bowie






 Happy St. Patrick's  day everyone! I hope you are having or had fun with this holiday if you do celebrate it depending on where you live. I wore a green color outfit to work today but was unable to take outfit pictures so I decided to shoot some pictures when I got home showing the latest addition to my shoe closet and they are green too...:-). So, a lot of us know that bow tie ankle strap pumps made popular by the famous Amina Jillil have been trending for a long time now. At less than $300.00, the bow tie pumps were a steal and then, Just Fab released a cheaper design of the same shoes and there was a lot of buzz about these bow tie pumps on so many fashion blogs.

Just Sincerely over here knew about all the buzz but decided to ignore it because, seriously, some trends do get over done and then I heard the pumps were very uncomfortable too. Well, fast forward to months later, when the trend is almost done and I have a pair of bow tie pumps in my shoe closet and it was totally unplanned. I'll tell you the story...





I had my bi-annual dental check-up a few weeks ago and I left work an hour and a half early to make up for the traffic but it happened that I got to the dental clinic too early and instead of just sitting in the clinic lounge to read magazines, watch t.v. or get a free massage in the high tech massage couch, I decided to go spend an hour at the mall which was just a block away and headed straight for the closest shoe store; DSW...smh.

I walked around the store enjoying all the beauties on the shelves and then something caught my eye in the corner and I froze! These shoes were right there in my face!! I never knew Mojo Moxy had a bow tie pump in their collection since I'm a bit used to the brand. Well, it happens that they were on sale too and to cut a long story short; I finally got bow tie pumps...:-). I love that they are green color too because I really do love green shoes and it's even better when they are suede. The Mojo Moxy version are not as high as the other brands which is a "con" for me because in my shoe world, "the higher-the better." However, they are very comfortable. Well, here they are. You'll certainly see them soon in an outfit post on the blog and these are my new summer wedding party shoes...:-)






                                                                              Here  on sale Here                                                                             



                                                             Thanks so much for stopping by.



                                                                        Beauty Ojo



                                           
                                                         


                                                               ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Extracted from wikipedia

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (IrishLá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick(c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland),[4] the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland,[3] and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.[5] Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.[6] Christians also attend church services[5][7]and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption.[5][6][8][9]
Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland,[10] Northern Ireland,[11] the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in Great BritainCanada, the United StatesArgentinaAustraliaand New Zealand.