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Welcome to SheShe and Shimmer! Here we discuss all things beauty & fashion with some recipes and other fun randomness peppered in. This is a positive space, we keep the bad vibes at bay. Our mission here is to help you cultivate your best version of you. My goal is to help you feel and look your absolute best. I am SO glad that you are here! XO, SheShe

The Look For Less

January 20, 2021 in

 





Happy Wednesday, loves! It is already January 20th. To me, January typically DRAGS on. This year though, its flying by. If January- March could go by really quickly and then if June-August could just linger...that would be A-Okay by me. 

For now though, we still have a LOT of winter in front of us.  So, lets get us some season appropriate footwear. Lets be on trend and styling, and lets save some money as we do it!

Its been a minute since we did a "look for less" post. Shame on me! I know that these are some of my most read posts...aka, what YOU want to see!

In today's post, all of the more expensive items are on the left side and their lower priced counterparts are on the right. 






Do you have a pair of leopard ankle boots? If not, GIRL  what are you waiting for? I'm wearing my pair right now. These look great with black pants, they look great with jeans. Really, leopard is a natural. It looks great with EVERYTHING.


          
               High   ///   Low



     




I love that sneakers are having a moment. Funny story, I didn't own an actual pair of sneakers until I was 13. As a child I ONLY wanted to be in dresses and dress shoes (still my first choice). 

Again, we are seeing leopard here. You will not hear a single complain from me!





               High //  Low






I literally searched for the perfect cognac ankle book from 2011-2020. Really, I was like Goldie Locks. "This pair is too brown this pair is too tan..."

Welp, I'm hoping to save you from that. Here are two pairs that are TRUE cognac.




      High //  Low






There you have it, the latest "look for less" post.

What do you think? Which of each category do you prefer?




XO,

SheShe

Jonesing For In January

January 18, 2021 in ,

 



Happy Monday, Mes Amies! I hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating weekend.

Today is when we do the monthly round up of what I'm loving from this particular month. I try to keep these items al things  that are in the beauty/fashion sphere. 

This month, I'm really, really loving ALL of these things! Like always, I list these items as they are showed in the blog graphic. Top row left to right, then bottom row, left to right.

With no further ado......



1) What I call " Better than Lululemon Leggings"   FIND THEM HERE

These leggings are just as nice, if not nicer than the super expensive ones. They are butter soft. They are high waisted and stay up. They even have pockets! The pockets are deep. If you put your key or earbuds in them, they are not going to fall out.



2) Adorable Slip On Sneakers FIND THEM HERE

Super cushioned, super comfortable and super cute. Who could ask for more? I love, love these for walking. Yet, I can wear them as part of an outfit without looking like I'm wearing an athletic shoe.


3) The Perfect Work Pant  Find Them Here

Its no secret that I have a "pancake butt". Sure, I do glute bridges and deadlifts. Yes, they help, but nobody will ever mistake my behind for J-Lo's. 

When I first discovered Wit & Wisdom jeans, I fell in love. They actually help to sculp your booty. When I saw that the brand had branched out into non-jean options, I knew I had to get a pair of work pants. I LOVE them. For reference, I'm 5'3-ish (I lied on my license and said that I was 5.4... rounding up) . These are sold as "ankle pants". However, on me they fit like "regular pants."


Bottom Row


4) Golden Goose Super Star          FIND THEM HERE  

I LOVE Golden Goose sneakers. If you are unsure as to if you'd want a pair for yourself, you can read my thoughts HERE .

I do LOVE these. The leopard/hot pink combo is such a winner in my book.


5) Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Okay, technically I got this in December. My sis-in- law , Stacey got this for me for Christmas.

However, the week after Christmas, I was off from work. The best I did was change into new lounge wear daily. Makeup wasn't applied a single time.

However, in January when I went back to work, I resumed my normal routine. It was then I saw how fantastic this palette is. The colors are perfect and the formula blends so perfectly. If I had to describe this palette in one word, it would be "dreamy."




That is our January round up. What have you been loving this month?

Let me know!




XO,

SheShe

$75.00 Wal-Mart Challenge

January 15, 2021 in

 




Happy Friday, my loves!  How are you today?

If you know me, you know that I am a vehemently a NOT Wal-Mart shopper.

No, not because I believe myself to be "too good" or anything like that. ( I excitedly shop at plenty of discount retailers.) There are a plethora of ethical reasons that motivate me to not shop at Wal-Mart. I'm not going to get into those here. This is a bloggette about beauty and fashion, not me getting on a soap box and lecturing you .

Another key reason as to why I do not shop at Wal Mart is that in my opinion, they have such a blatant lack of care for their customer's time. At least at the Wal Mart in my town, they will gladly allow their customers to wallow in lines 20 people deep without even considering opening up an additional register or two.


Anyhow... a couple of weeks back I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine. She is aware that the majority of my shopping is from places like Nordstrom. She asked if I would even be able to find anything at Wal Mart that I would wear. I said "Hell if I know, but let's see!" I set a budget of $75.00 and went onto their website.

First things first, the website takes its cues from the store its self. I found it to be SO inefficient and not customer oriented. 

Regardless, I purchased the 4 items in the blog graphic. Here are my honest thoughts on each of them.




First up was this black sweater. I'm thoughts on are that its "perfectly acceptable". The quality and fit were fine. The style certainly is not super current, but I can get a season out of it. Overall, it didn't impress or disappoint me.





Next up, are these snake print combat boots. These were a pleasant surprise. The quality of these boots is much higher than I was expecting. Style wise, they are very on point and very on trend.


Disclaimer, things go down hill from here.




When I saw these sneakers, I got excited. They are an exact dupe for a pair of Adidas sneakers that I wanted but were sold out in my size. I ordered these in a women's 7. When they arrived, I pulled the box out of the shipping box, just what I ordered...YAY!


Or, so I thought. As soon as I opened the box, I saw that it was a bigger size in there than what was labeled.



 

Hey, mistakes can happen-no biggie. The problem was how Wal-Mart makes it next to impossible to contact customer service. I finally found the number, got an electronic run around and waited on hold for 25 minutes before hanging up. It was simply not worth wasting any more of my time on $16.00 shoes.



Last and certainly least is this hat. It looks 100% better in the photo than it does in real life. It feels as cheap as it looks. Yet again though, the real problem was from Wal-Mart directly. They shipped it in a bag.



An ounce of common sense would tell you that shipping a hat in a bag will result in it being crushed during the transit process. That is precisely what happened.


I did my best to attempt to push it back into shape. It was to no avail. The hat is permanently damaged.






  I learned from the sneakers that attempting to call customer service is a lost cause. Purchasing this hat was tantamount to lighting a ten dollar bill on fire. It was that wasteful.


Final verdict, will I give Wal-Mart another chance in the future?
No, not on your life. There is a drastic difference between a bargain and cheap.
I'm all for getting a bargain.  I have no desire to acquire cheap articles of clothing, or anything else for that matter.

My hubby is a finance guy. In the past he calculated out our household spending at Target. On average, our savings at Wal-mart would be between 20-46 cents weekly. That is hardly worth the extra time that it takes just to checkout at Wal-Mart. That along with the utter lack of basic customer services, generates a hard NO from me.

With that said, if you do shop there and have had better experiences, that is great. Again, this post is not shaming or condemning anyone who does shop there. This is simply a recap of my experiences and an explanation as to why this store is not and will not be a place that I spend my money at.


Okay, that is that. Have a great weekend, babes!



XO,
SheShe











  

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