Friday, December 21, 2012

Junky Alert: Zara Semi-Annual Sale

Zara Semi Annual Sale

The time you've all been waiting for has finally arrived. ZARA's semi-annual sale starts Today!!!! Zara has also released its newest collection as well. Get your hands of your cravings before they are sold out.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Junky Chick Peek: VA Fashion Week Blogger Event

   Today we had the opportunity to attend an event to monument the release of the RVA Fashion Week app. NOW AVAILABLE on ITUNES (shameless plug)!!! RVA Fashion Week has some amazing things in store for the upcoming years. So good, that the powers that be were extremely tight-lipped about it. So you know its gonna be fierce!!! 

Not only did we get the chance to hear a little more about the app, wet met some of the amazing folks of RVA Fashion week, and we also rubbed elbows with some of the other bloggers in attendance:

Brian McDaniel of Dirty Richmond
I'esha Hornes of Gaptooth Diva
Chynesha, Kelli Neche, Tai Re' Nai of Notorious Styles
@CFashionistaVCU (via Instragram) 

anddddd Mr. RVA himself (via FaceTime) Jimmy Budd of RVA Fashion Week

Here is a quick pic captured by @cfashionistavcu


Monday, December 3, 2012

Junky Obsession: J Crew Warehouse Sale

Last weekend Ashley, Reana and I traveled to Lynchburg for the J. Crew Warehouse Sale. I cant tell you how long we have been looking forward to this fantastic sale since it came to Richmond Virginia earlier this year. Needless to say,  the 2 and a half hour drive was well worth it.

Once we arrived, we were greeted with a bag to place all of our goodies in with a list of discounted prices. Boxes and boxes of j crew flates ($20.00) , heels ($30.00) and boots ($50.00-$70.00) were ahead. As I turned to my right,  there were boxes and boxes upon boxes of fabulous clothing. I was wondering how I was going to go through it all, but as they say "where there is a will there is a way".  It was time to start shopping. I saw a young girl trying on a 100% cashmere polka dot sweater that was AMAZING. So I thought to myself, how can I commit the steal. I plotted and snagged the sweater (muhaaaaa) lol. All for the love of J Crew!!!!!!!!!! Will I do it again hmmmmm YES!!!!! So after a few hours went by, we took and break to grab a bite to eat, but headed straight back to the sale for round two. They were bringing out new boxes of clothes and shoes at least every 15-20 minutes and we were there front and center. Even the workers acknowledged that we had been there ALL day. Trust me there was no other place I wanted to be!!!!!!!! So I am now keeping my fingers crossed that the next sales is only a few months away.

 Here are  a few pieces that I have added to my J. Crew collection :


 J. Crew Warehouse Sale 2012, 2013
    Blue & White stripped Shorts: $10.00

 J. Crew Warehouse Sale 2012, 2013
Polka Dot Dress: $20.00


 J. Crew Warehouse Sale 2012, 2013
Cobalt Blue Blazer: $15.00

 J. Crew Warehouse Sale 2012, 2013

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Junky Chic Peek: Kate Spade Saturday

When I received the email a couple of weeks ago, that Kate Spade New York was releasing the Kate Spade Saturday range I was intrigued and excited to say the least. After an hour of scouring the web; I wasn't able to find very much info about the said collection.  Luckily, through recent findings I was able to find a boat load of info aout the new range.

This is a quote from CEO Craig Leavitt:

kate spade ny is going to be opening KATE SPADE SATURDAY in the US online and in stores in the spring. The products will be apparel and accessories, beauty, and home decor items. It will be much less expensive than the current kate spade brand and aimed at a younger more casual crowd. The average pricing for all the categories are expected to be: apparel ($90), eyewear ($55), fashion accessories ($40), handbags ($130), home ($25), jewelry ($30), shoes ($85), small goods ($45), swim ($50), tech ($30), and watches ($50). (source BIZJORNAL)




Monday, October 29, 2012

Junky Style Files: Birthday Vixen

This past Saturday, friends drove from Northern Virginia and Norfolk Virginia to celebrate my sister Reana's birthday. She is breaking into the fashion scene so Ashley and I thought it would be an AMAZING idea to expose her a little bit more. We just had to bring out her inner Vixen! Can we say "JUNKY MAKEOVER" (round 2). 
We wanted to break her out of her comfort zone of "no make-up" and thought a bright red lipstick would be a great since it was her bday and all.We didn't use any foundation, just concealer to mask some blemishes and a very neutral eye.We decided to put her in a black pencil skirt that will show off her curves while still staying classy.We like to call it #subtlesexiness. On the top; a bustier to accentuate her small waist and all around beautiful figure. We decided to top it off with a faux leather biker jacket from Zara. Needless to say, she was getting complements ALL night long!!! 

Biker Jacket: Zara (here)
Bustier (body shapewear): Nordstrom (similar here)
Black Pencil "bodycon" Skirt: (similar here)
Shoes: J Crew (here)
Clutch: The Limited (here)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Junky Talk: Virginia Blogger Meet & Greet

Yesterday Ashley and I met with a few fellow Richmond bloggers at a new cheese dripping and mouth watering Pizzeria in downtown Richmond called Flames 231. It was great meeting new people and especially bloggers in the area that share our common interest. There were all different genre of bloggers from sites focused on great places to eat in Richmond, style and beauty and I cant forget about DOGS. Shot out to all my animal lovers!!!!! It was just great being apart of Virginia Bloggers for the first time and many more events to come..........................  





Friday, October 19, 2012

Junky Chic Peek: b i r d i e n u m n u m

We were honered, when we received an Etsy message from b i r d i e n u m n u m saying that she was going to send Jeri and I two pieces from her collection (my mouth is still wide open). b i r d i e n u m n u m is a Chiliean designer, that makes statement accessories all by hand. YES, ENTIRELY BY HAND!!! I love that her brand keeps the intergrity of good 'ol craftmanship, and offers eye-popping chunky pieces at extremely reasonable prices!! Jeri and I were both lucky enough to receive the The triple braid necklace in orange and in Teal. TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!!  Check out her shop on or go straight to her website www.birdienumnum.clHere is how we put her pieces together.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Junky Alert: Retailer Spotlight


We love online shopping. One of our favorites online retailers is We love them for their chic vintage style!!!Currently the Golden Garden Dress is our favorite item on the site. Which looks are your favorite on Comment below!!!(there could be a future giveaway at stake here)  :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Junky Organization: Closet Organization Tips

Living in the historical museum district of Richmond, Virginia has its benefits, but it also has its woes. The biggest issue; closet space is obsolete! I am constantly trying to find new and innovative ways to make the most of what I have. I have used my hallway closets, created shelves, stacked clothes on top of my armoire, and have placed baskets strategically in my room. I told myself, if I stop shopping then I won’t have this problem anymore, but needless to say, that isn’t realistic. So I used a few ideas that have helped me with my storage trouble!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is not my photo

Clothing racks have saved my life. It helps with organization and a visualizing clothing options while getting dressed. Having everything color coded is a plus (Ashley has done this for years!!!)
This is not my own photo
Drawers, Drawers, Drawers!!! They are good for sectioning off jewelry or even makeup. It's a sleek and  compact way to improve your space.

This is not my own photo

Baskets are great discretely tucking away folded clothes and small accessories. This aloows the pieces to be out of the way, but still easily accessable.

 These simple yet effective storage tips have helped me, so I thought I pass them along to you.

-Jeri & Ashley

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Junky Out of the Office Reply: Wine Tasting + J.Crew Clearance Center + Jeri's Birthday


We had an amazing weekend. Jeri chose to celebrate her special day this past Saturday and Sunday in Charlottesville, Virginia. We had a ball! We started off the weekend doing a little wine tasting at Pippin Hill Farm. I nearly died when we pulled up to the winery and saw the amazing views of the mountains. Seriously, if I wasn't already married, and were planning my wedding I would have locked this place in as the wedding venue like yesterday. It was that spectacular! We were able to have 5 glasses of wine and keep one of the pippin farm wine glasses for a mere 9 bucks. After sobering up, we drove about an hour to Lynchburg, Virginia aka nowheresville aka whydopeoplestilllivehereville????? 10 points for anyone that can tell me the top 5 reasons why someone would live here (comment below). We were able to come up with 1 reason why, and that's because J.Crew Clearance center is housed here (oddly enough) and is amazing!!! There is actually 2 clearance centers in Lynchburg to be exact. In the second set of pictures above you can see that I was able to snag the Gene Bobbled Wool Sweater that retails for $138 for $30 (clearing my throat) YES 3-0. This sweater is current season for J.Crew and you can imagine how crazy I went when I saw some lady carrying MY SWEATER in the store, and it was the last one. I had Jeri stalk the lady just to make sure she wasn't going to put it down, and guess what....SHE DID, and ITS MINE (muuuuhhaaaaahaha). She went for the steal!!! I also managed to get a pair of shoes (Jayne T-strap ballet flats) for $50 that retails for $198. Jeri's sister Reana is pretty tall as you can see by the above picture and wears a size 12 when it comes to shoes. The staff at the clearance center was kind enough to bring a whole tub of size 12 shoes down for her;  we can never find size 12s for her ever. It was awesome!!! To add on to all of the amazing purchases, Jeri happened to snag the downtown field jacket that retailed for $148.00  (DRUM ROLL) for as low as $40. OMG, I KNOW!!!. She was sooo excited. She had been eyeing this jacket on J.Crew's website for weeks and now its finally hers for the LOW. Also she managed to grab J.Crew's classic number 2 pencil skirt for only $30. All I can say is that we all scored big in nowheresville!!!!Oh and did I mention they let you use your student I.D. for an additional 15% at the clearance center. Uh huh, yep I said it! Needless to day, the whole trip was EPIC and trust us,  we will be traveling back to Lynchburg very very soon!!!!!

Ashley & Jeri

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Junky Style: Autumn OOTD

 Its finally Autumn! One of my favorite times of the year. Here is an OOTD on a bright and breezy Monday perfect for a mini shoot! I incorporated a blue/cream polka dot blouse with a transitional season pleated skirt (add tights as it gets colder). Plus, you can never go wrong with nude heels! I hope you all ENJOY..........


                 Special Thanks to all of our followers and viewers!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Junky Epiphany: Ignore the Size on the Label (and 100th POST)

In general, we as fashion junkies, find gratification in the little things, and  squeezing into a size 2 or 4 are nothing short of those "little things". We (I say "we" so I dont personally feel singled out) equate wiggling into that LBD, one size smaller a success, rather than grabbing the "right" size and fitting in it comfortably. It's these small wins that bring such great joy to our lives. However, Im not sure if you can call it a victory if jumping up and down, lying down on the bed, or recruiting a special guest to help you zip/button that size 4 is a part of the "sucess". Needless to say, if there is any kind of struggle to put it on, guess what??? You shouldn't be wearing it! Rather, we should find it gratifying to find that piece tailored to our body, and that feels custom made just for you (YES YOU).

Whether it be a size 4 or 14, you want to make sure that item fits you the way the designer intended or the way you imagined it in your head (minus the screaming shirt buttons and the tugging fabrics). Come to think of it, I rather my clothes fit me perfectly than to try and wedge myself in the last size 4 on the rack. I know we all have seen the lone clothing item on the rack, and it being one size smaller than what we would typically pick up, we shrug it off and buy it anyway. We buy it, not only because it is the last one, but because we might be able to make the size work. ALMOST DOESN'T COUNT! Just because you kinda sorta can make it work by putting a jacket over the partially zipped zipper (we are all guilty)you buy it! #STOPTHEFOOLERY PUT IT DOWN!!!!!!!! You dont have to get it. Its strange we would feel more confident in a dress that is a size smaller than we would if  a dress actually fits you properly one size up.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Fashion Junkies slowly back away from the one size too small and find the size that is most flattering to your body even if that is a size 12. You're Welcome (you'll thank me later)!


Sally M Bell, Dressing for your body shape, How to wear clothes, how to look your best, rules of fashion, what size should I wear?
 photo by Sally M. Snell


- Ashley and Jeri!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Junky Style Files: August Haul

A sneak peak into our closet featuring our  August fashion finds....

Hope you all ENJOY!!!!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Junky Finds: A Look for Less

       Celebrity look for less...

              Miley Cyrus - MTV VMAs 2012 Red Carpet, miley cyrus haircut, blonde, short hairstyles
            Not my own photo of Miley Cyrus

                 SATURDAY SHOPPING, Asos, mesh paneling, red carpet, dress, daring, lbd
                         Aqua Diaz Mesh Panel Long Sleeve Dres