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“Untouchable” Expenses

In a less is more economy, what are you willing to live without?

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In a recent online survey conducted by BIGresearch and Stores magazine, over 4,100 respondents said Internet service, cell phone service, basic cable television, scoring a good deal on clothes at discount retailers and getting their regular cut and color were “untouchable” in cutting their own personal expenses.

Conversely, the “It” bag was the first thing to go for a whopping 92% of respondents.   It also appears that Americans were willing to cut loose Satellite radio, high-end boutiques, pricey cosmetics and their maids.

Aside from the basic necessities of life which in my mind include,  Internet, cell phone and cable services; in addition to my regular cut and color, I would have a hard time giving up my subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal, Vogue and InStyle magazines- although they are all on borrowed time.

Of the personal services that I still maintain (many of which where traded in upon motherhood) I would have a very hard time leaving my hairdresser/friend of 10 years, Minda.  I think I would weep like a baby in the chair of a discount chain hairdresser.

On the other hand, I am willing to trade in my trips to Caribou Coffee for a pot of home brew; downgrade my makeup, styling products and nail polishes (as painful as it is) to drugstore brands and borrow more books at the library instead of purchasing them.

How about you?  What are you willing to send to the chopping block and what would you consider “untouchable”?

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Fashion Sensei ONE HOUR Giveaway!

*UPDATE*

And the winner of the 1>0 t-shirt and two pair of Yoga Stick-e® Socks is…

Monica Fairman!

Congratulations!  I will be contacting you soon.

If you didn’t win this time around, be sure to come back at the top of each hour between now and 4:00pm EST for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

 

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During this hour one lucky winner will have the opportunity to win all THREE prizes!

Hurry, you only have ONE HOUR to comment!!

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I am really proud to have “One Is Greater Than None” participating today.  This non-profit organization was created by eight teen girls.  Their goal is to inspire individuals to believe that any contribution, no matter how small, has value.  Even with limited resources each person can find a way to “Be Part of the Equation.”

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1>0 has been on the Today Show, ABC News and Martha Stewart; along with features in Teen Vogue.  Not to mention, their product line for Bloomingdale’s has been selling out!

1>0 will be giving away one of their coveted t-shirts today to one lucky winner in this ONE HOUR Giveaway.  If you get a chance, read a little more about their commendable organization and tell us why you would love to own one of their t-shirts.

As with the other ONE HOUR Giveaways, you will have to act fast. This giveaway is over at the end of the hour.

How To Enter:

You only have ONE HOUR to enter.

Scroll to the end of this post to leave us a comment to be entered in this wonderful giveaway. (Please also specify the  Junior size you would like.)  The winner for this and the other offer below will be chosen at random from comments submitted during this hour and announced in the next hour.  (U.S. residents only)

If you would like more information about this organization or would like to purchase a t-shirt, click here.

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As an added bonus, Yoga Stick-e® Socks will be giving away two pair of these fabulous yoga socks, in each of the colors shown to one lucky winner.

How To Enter: 

You only have ONE HOUR to enter to win all THREE of these fantastic prizes!

To enter this ONE HOUR Giveaway, simply scroll to the bottom of this post or click HERE and tell us why you would love to own these amazing socks!  The winner will be chosen at random from all those who leave a comment.  Will it be you?  (U.S. residents only)

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Yoga Stick-e® SocksFor that Barefoot Feeling!

The original  Yoga Stick-e® Socks have a unique patented design that creates a barefoot feeling!   The socks have a hole for each toe to extend through for gripping the floor or equipment. They also have an exclusive non-slip, smooth, Stick-e®   sole. There are no bumps to feel through the fabric!  Yoga Stick-e® Socks provide a hygienic, non-slip, sweat-absorbing environment for all your barefoot exercise including Yoga, dance, Pilates, Karate, and more. 

Yoga Stick-e Socks are a big hit with my clients.  They love the freedom that the sock allows while protecting their feet from germs and the non-slip grip is better than any sock on the market.  Yoga Stick-e Socks are a high quality product that provide the perfect solution for fitness programs that require your feet to be able to “feel” the ground.” Sarah Lurie, Owner, Iron Core Kettlebell Fitness Studios, La Jolla, CA.

The benefits of Yoga Stick-e® Socks:

  • Exposed toes for gripping!
  • Protects feet from shared mats and equipment
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  • Sweat-absorbing  
  • Portable – no need to travel with a mat
  • Reduces risk of injury by providing a warm environment for muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Available in beige or black
  • exposed nails for pedicures!

Didn’t win?  To purchase your own Yoga Stick-e® Socks, click here.

*If you haven’t already, be sure to click here for a listing of all of today’s Fashion Sensei “Cyber Monday Madness!” deals.

*Fashion Sensei is not responsible for the prizes, value, shipment or condition of the prizes upon delivery.

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Fashion Sensei- *BONUS HOUR* jbandme.com

*UPDATE*

The winner for the lovely Michael Stars sweater is…

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Congratulations!  I will be contacting you soon.

Thank you to all you who entered.  Be sure to come back each hour for more amazing prizes!

During this *BONUS HOUR* you will have the opportunity to get an amazing deal and win a fantastic prize!

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First up, the ONE HOUR Web Buster, and this one is a doozy.

Fashion Sensei readers may use the discount code: jbtrue to receive a 50% discount on all in- stock TRUE RELIGION JEANS at jbandme.com.  Act fast, because when this hour is up, poof! The deal is gone. Click here to shop.

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Oh baby, one lucky winner will receive a Michael Stars – Cashmere Blend V-Neck Pullover valued at $140!

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Transition into the cooler months with this incredibly soft, cashmere blend pullover. The v-neck gives this sweater a classic look that you will continue to love for years to come.

Color: Snow

Materials: 25% wool, 15% cashmere

Care Instructions: Dry Clean

Measurements: 24”

How To Enter:

You only have ONE HOUR to enter.

To win this beautiful sweater, click HERE to leave us a comment at the end of this post.  Tell me where you will wear your new prize or to whom you may give it to this Christmas.  Hurry!  You only have ONE HOUR before I choose one comment at random.  The winner will be announced in the next hour. (U.S. residents only)

Good Luck!

Check out jbandme.com for a wide array of hip designer apparel, accessories, shoes, home goods and more!

*If you haven’t already, be sure to click here for a listing of all of today’s Fashion Sensei “Cyber Monday Madness!” deals.

*Fashion Sensei is not responsible for this prize, value, shipment or condition of the prize upon delivery.

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Fashion Sensei ONE HOUR Web Buster!

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Keren Jewelry has an incredible ONE HOUR deal for you! 

For this hour only, you may purchase these beautiful “Pele” rectangle earrings with Pearl crocheted in Vermeil (gold plated Sterling silver and are approximately 2 inches long.) 

Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of true passion, motivation and excitement. 

For ONE HOUR only, you may purchase these earring for 50% off the original price! Original Price: $98.00

Click here and use the discount code: WebBuster for your exclusive Fashion Sensei discount. (U.S. residence only)

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Keren Peled, started with a vision to create elegant and wearable art, with signature styles that blend European, Mediterranean and Latin American cultural design. 

Inspired by the beautiful works of the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and Hindus, Keren has also integrated crochet and macrame techniques in the styling of her jewelry.

The incredibly talented designer behind Keren Jewelry, has a “whose who” list of credentials.  She has been featured in many magazines, including InStyle, Wedding Style, Harpers’ Bazaar and many more.

Celebrities that have worn her pieces include Alicia Keys, models Nazri from “Project Runway”, CariDee English from “America’s next top model”, Vivica A. Fox, Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child, Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA

The collections have participated regularly on the runways of major fashion weeks, in 2006 Keren accessorized the Abaete line at Bryant park at NY fashion week.  Then in 2007, she accessorized the Renee Larc line also in NY fashion week and in 2008, she accessorized the Kelly Nishimoto collection on the LA fashion week runway.

The Line includes a collection of necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings and hair accessories.

*If you haven’t already, be sure to click here for a listing of all of today’s Fashion Sensei “Cyber Monday Madness!” deals.

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Black Friday Giveaway!

*UPDATE*

And the winner of today’s drawing for a $50 giftcard to THE CUBE, courtesy of Marshalls is…

Jill Kathan!

Congratulations!  I will be contacting you soon. 🙂

Be sure to come back on Monday for Fashion Sensei “Cyber Monday Madness!”  Where you will have several more chances to win some amazing prizes!

Hi Everyone!

As promised, I will be giving away a $50 giftcard to THE CUBE.CUBELogo

The young, hip new boutique at Marshalls that carries all the latest trends you find at the mall, but for much lower prices.

On a recent visit to THE CUBE, I found loads of cute sunglasses, jeans, handbags and more.

They also carry a wide selection of brand names.  I saw quite a few really cute Betsey Johnson bags and a fab Andy Worhol tote to carry around all my stuff! 😉

Take a peek as some of the great things you may find.

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So I know you’re dying to know how to get this super gift card.  To Enter, just leave a comment below telling me what new trend you will be shopping for yourself or someone else this holiday season.  The winner will be chosen at 7:00 pm EST 11/28/08 at random, from those comments submitted.

In anticipation of your big win, you can look for the closest CUBE by clicking here.

*BONUS*

Click here to enter The ROCK & STOCK Giveaway at Marshalls, where you will win a two night stay in LA for you and a friend; Dinner at a hot, trendy restaurant; Shop the CUBE with you own personal stylist and $2,500 worth of hot new clothes for you and $500 for your friend to spend too!

Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Interview With psychicgirl On Fashion

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Are you ready for the answers to your questions?

In a post Tuesday , psychicgirl Justine Kenzer answered readers burning fashion related questions for important upcoming events.

But before we get to that, here are some answers to questions Fashion Sensei had for Justine.

Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.

I’m a professional psychic/healer in Hollywood, CA but I read people all over the world. I love helping people find answers, but more importantly,  I’m super passionate about helping people heal. I’m obsessed with alternative healing and natural products, I’m like the holistic Martha Stewart.

That’s a funny analogy!

What was the best news that you ever had for someone whom you were reading for? 

That’s a really difficult question, I’ve been reading for about 20 years now. There have been a million happy things, I live to help people get what they want. In fact I care more about you getting what you want than me being right.

How did the fashion readings come about? Do you have any funny stories?

My family owned clothing and shoe stores, I started making and selling clothes and jewelry at sixteen. I was making trends a season or two before they hit the stores.. This was years before I had a clue I would end up being a professional psychic. I’ve been doing this PsychicStyle thing for years without even realizing I was doing it, making people over internally and externally but what brought it all together was watching myself on Margaret Cho’s show on VH1, she was debating about accepting this award because the very people giving her the award, had in the past had not been so nice to her. The information that came through in the reading, I told her what colors to wear and what to do and they actually ended up doing it in the show. I had filmed a bunch of other tv spots of doing other psychic stuff, reading dogs, ghost busting.. All this stuff that was so not me. Luckily none of them ended up making it to air. It was like the universe was saying hello this is who you are. Now I have a show that’s my dream project in development.

Thank you for taking a few questions from Fashion Sensei readers. First, Veggie Mamma wants to know:
“I have my (gulp) 20th high school reunion coming up. It is very casual and being held at a sports bar. I want to look great but not too dressy.”

I see you wearing black, head to toe, I see a short sleeved thin sweater top and pants with a wide leg and a thin gold belt, super chic and classic, you will feel really confident and have a great time.

Reader Spoiled Angel 1002 would like to know:
“So I am going on a date this Tuesday to a really nice Italian restaurant. Our relationship is still new and I want to look great.”

At first I see you in jeans -this guy is (unconsciously) more attracted to what you smell like then – what you look like – not that what you look like isn’t important.. Your physical beauty makes much more of an impact on him and others then the clothes you are wear. In the end it looks like you decide on a slimming knit black dress that’s sleeveless with a simple ruffle trim on the arms, belted in the same material… and that you knock his socks off.

And Stacy wrote in to ask:
“Okay, so next Fri night I’m going with my friend to a show for her band. It will probably be a late night (they always are!) and I want to be comfy, but still look good, because I am a single girl! I’m not the skinniest girl in the world, but I do want to look good with what I do have. So where should I go with this?”

I see you in a dress, looks like it has a vintage feel, and it has flowers and color, but pretty and tasteful not loud.

Thanks Justine!

If you missed your chance to ask Justine a question, don’t worry!

You may visit, psychicgirl.com for a one-on-one reading, or follow her on http://twitter.com/psychicgirl and ask a question for free!

Be sure to check out PsychicStyle with Justine, every Sat at noon PST, on www.latalkradio.com where you can call in for a free reading 323-203-0815.

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Ask Fashion Sensei

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I will be adding a tab soon called “Ask Fashion Sensei” where readers may write in and ask me fashion related questions. 

If you have a fashion question that you would like answered,  leave me a comment and I will get back to you!

Cheers!

Tanya

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