The Joy of Fashion

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

You have all been so supportive!

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I just want to thank each and every one of you for your help, support, and kind words through this problem of mine. Reading your beautiful comments really helped me feel better when I was tremendously sad, so thank you all so much!


I am happy to let all of you know that after several days of taking my computer to a specialist, I was able to retrieve most of my 2010 pictures!! HIP HIP HURRAYYYY!!

I am SO SO happy to have most of them back, even if some of them are lost forever. You never really know how important all your photos and videos are until you lose them. I now vow to make several copies of all my pictures to avoid this happening ever again!

Again, I want to thank all of you for your support! You all really helped me through this so thank you so so sooooo much.

I will FINALLY get my blog up to date. I will be posting all of this week's outfit pictures (yes, I dressed up regardless of my issues! It helped me feel better every day). Thanks again for being so patient and supportive!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Gone for a week or so

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that I probably won't be posting anything until later this week or maybe even next week. Last night I encountered a problem with my computer that automatically deleted all of my photos. In other words, I lost all of my photos from all of my adventures and have no way of getting them back. Needless to say, I am beyond sad because of this.

So, I really don't feel myself right now and don't think I can post happy posts in a couple of days. I hope you all understand. Thanks.

Marie

Sunday, October 24, 2010

1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway!!

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The Joy of Fashion is celebrating its 1 year Blogiversary!! My blog is 1 years old and I couldn't be happier!!! Thank you all sooo sooo much for making me so happy with your support. You are all the best readers ever :)

To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to host a little giveaway! It's just a way for me to thank all of you readers for making me smile all the time :)

There will actually be not one, not two, but three winners!

One lucky winner will win a set of three cute floral hair accessories:
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Another lucky reader will win two cute floral hair accessories and one pretty bracelet:
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And the third lucky reader will win two cute floral hair accessories and one beautiful scarf:
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So how do you participate? All you need to do is leave a comment on this post saying you want to enter and please make sure you include your email! If you forget to add your email, the comment wont be valid as an entry because I don't have a way to contact you.

For extra entries, you can do any of the following things (please leave a separate comment for each of these including your email address. If you leave all of the entries in one comment, it will only count as one entry):
  • Write what is your favorite part of this blog (+1 entry)
  • Write any suggestions you may have for this blog or what you would like to see more of (+1 entry)
  • Become a follower of this blog (+1 entry)

It's that easy!! This giveaway will be open to everyone, both in the U.S. and International... so all are welcome!

Also, this giveaway will run until Monday November 1st at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen using a random number generator and will be contacted through email. The winner will have 72 hours (3 days) to reply to my email, if not another winner will be chosen.

Good luck everyone!!
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Outfit of the week - Reader's Choice

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Which is the best outfit of the week?
1. Sweet Leather
2. The neglected neutral
3. A creative piece
4. Just add a white collar shirt
5. A spooky zombie walk!
6. Candy Leg Warmers
7. Happy 1 year Blogiversary!
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Last week's winner was...
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"I'm in love with these monkey pins"

Thanks for all the support and patience regarding my late posting! You are all wonderful :)

Happy 1 year Blogiversary!

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When: Sunday October 24, 2010

What:
Polka dot top: Forever XXI
White skirt: Christmas present from my parents
Mustard cardi: Target
Black Nine West belt: TJ Maxx
Black tights: TJ Maxx
Black booties: Payless Shoe Source
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx

Where: Spent all day updating my blog (as you can see by the MASSIVE update of about 10 posts! jaja sorry about that guys!)

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Today is my blog's 1 year anniversary!!
Yaaaaaaaiiii!!!! I can't believe it has already been 1 whole year with my blog!!


As promised, I looked through all my outfits of the past year to see which item of clothing was used the most... and the winner isssssss.... My white skirt!!! With today's outfit, I have worn this skirt a total of 19 times in the last year!!
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I want to thank each and every one of you for all your support and kind words. I am so happy to have met such wonderful readers as all of you and this blog would be nothing without you.. so thank you very much!!

Here are the 19 ways in which I've worn this white skirt:
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My Choice of Outfit of the week - A Whole lot of yellow!

Outfit of the Week - A cat of impossible color
This week's outfit of the week goes to Andrea from A Cat of Impossible Colour! I generally try to pick a different blogger each week (Andrea won a couple of months ago); but how could I resist this yellow polka dot beauty?! This outfit is just adorable!!! It goes to show that monochromatic outfits can look fantastic if you do them right. This outfit is gorgeous Andrea, good job!

Candy Leg Warmers

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When: Saturday October 23, 2010

What:
Pink dress: ? (Panama)
Gray blazer: Forever XXI
Black belt: Christmas present from my parents
Black tights: TJ Maxx
Black booties: Payless Shoe Source
Leg Warmers: El Costo (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx

Where: Walked around the mall, did some grocery shopping, and read some magazines at Barnes & Noble.

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Every time I wear these colorful leg warmers, I feel that I am wearing some sort of bright candy on my legs! Something about the colors and the stripes just make me hungry for sweets :)
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I'm so happy to be wearing these leg warmers because a) they are fun and unique looking and b) they keep my legs roasty toasty.

Do you wear leg warmers and/or high socks during the winter?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn these leg warmers:
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A spooky zombie walk!

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When: Friday October 22, 2010

What:
Ruffle top: Saks (Panama)
Patterned skirt: Saks (Panama)
Black cardi: ? (Panama)
Black belt: Christmas present from my parents
Purple tights: Target
Black pumps: ? (Panama)
Black Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx

Where: Participated in a zombie walk around campus! It was actually sorda fun :)

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A friend of mine was hosting an event today called: Zombie walk. The event consisted of students looking like zombies walking around campus. I am not particularly fond of the idea of looking like a zombie, but since my friend asked me pretty please, I decided to participate...
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Pretty scary stuff huh?!?!?!

Jajaja, I think these photos are all sooooo funny! Throughout the walk, I would just laugh at how funny we all looked so it was hard for me to actually play the part of a scary zombie... I'm more like a happy zombie.... does that even exist? jejeje, who knows! All I know is that I wasn't scary at all, I was more like a funny zombie :)
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Professional Thursdays: Just add a white collar shirt

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When: Thursday October 21, 2010

What:
White collar shirt: Saks (Panama)
Patterned skirt: Christmas present from my parents
Black belt: Christmas present from my parents
Black tights: TJ Maxx
Black booties: Payless Shoe Source
Red Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx

Where: Spent the day studying for my last mid-term exam which is tomorrow... wish me luck!

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Today I had the hardest time trying to come up with a work-appropriate outfit! It's just one of those mornings when nothing seems to look good... So I decided to go with my fail-proof work outfit: a patterned skirt paired with a white collar shirt!
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This combo is really the easiest and fastest way to make a work-outfit. After that, all you need is a colorful purse and neutral accessories and you're ready to go!

What is your go-to work outfit?

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