Gift ideas, How To!! DIY faves to make for friends!

So every wed. I do a How To video on my You Tube Channel. But I thought this Wed. I could change it up a bit and show you one of my fave items I have made that are a perfect gift and stocking stuffer for this christmas season. I am all  about helping others get ideas for gifts this year. I feel like so many have helped me and I hope I can only return the favor. So this week I think you should all makes these. They are cheap under 10.00 dollars and only takes about 15 mins. to make. Great friend gift! Super fun to change-up the colors and just rock with a comfy sweater and jeans on christmas day. Hope you are inspired and happy shopping week!

Go here for the full tutorial on how to make these. Make lot’s give lot’s to those who don’t have much. Teens would love this everyone really. Have fun with all your ideas. Change up bead colors in one bracelet to change it up. Enjoy!

Cheers

Jen Clyde

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My Picks For Favorite Teen Gifts 2011

What to buy your teen? Big question on your mind all month right? I feel your pain with my teen as well. I feel like everything is way to expensive or just something he will hate! Or I can always go with the safe gift card right? Well I searched for weeks to find things I thought could be fun, easy, different, and not too expensive! So here are my top picks hope you love and share with others these products because they to could use some help figuring out that big question of the month! So I hope you enjoy and like just as much as I do! I got to share my picks with ABC4 Utah today on TV The Daily Dish. Please refer to my video here! Happy Shopping.

MUST HAVE TEEN GIFTS TOP PICKS…..

SPECK ELECTRONIC  ACCESSORIES!

They carry so many amazing colors and patterned covers for your iPhone, iPads, iTouches, and the list goes on! They are amazing with their pricing and my most favorite is their new Handy Shell iPad 2 case. It has this awesome multifunction handle for a firm grip on the go! So I can hang it up on a hook on my fridge and watch how to cook my favorite dessert without it being dirty on my counter. If you know me I do not cook and it would be all over my iPad being a hot mess! But not anymore I get to hang it up with the cool handle that not only helps hang my iPad it protects it and you can turn it and use it to stand it straight up as well. It’s sleek hard shell with extended bevel for screen protection is also a plus in my book! You have to get this for your teen because we all know how much they love their iPads and this can help them not break it with its amazing shell case!

They also have some fun ToughShell hardcore protection for a tough teen world. This new iPhone case is a must on your list for your teens phone this year. No parent wants to deal with broken screens. This also is a one piece gaskets design, it has this flip belt clip out to use as a stand to prop up their phones! This case just rocks as my pick for a super amazing hardcore teen case cover.

This is what they have to say about their CandyShell Collection I love! “In the CandyShell collection, we treat you to delicious details like folding kickstand, built-in cardholders, and easy-grip finger pads for your favorite gadgets. Combined with a slim, sleek design, these goodies will have you craving CandyShell. It’s okay to give in – you deserve it.”

Here are some of their products that I love!  To find out more info on Speck shop here now! Many more options to choose from! Happy shopping!

HEX WATCHES:

These are so Rad! Yes I said it! Rad, I would have loved one of these when I was a teen. They carry your I Pod Nano’s. They double as a watch and music and more! You carry it right there on your wrist. Pop-in and pop-out design makes it nice for your everyday on the go life style. They come in all sorts of styles and colors so it makes it fun to dress up any outfit. Hex is all about style, as a stylist these caught my eye to recommend to all my clients. They allow easy integrated control buttons to help you stay way cool. What is even better? The price! They retail for only $29.95! Super amazing for a stocking stuffer! Must have, go shop now here! Happy shopping! Here is a taste of photos of what you will find when you link up to their store! Their press is amazing even pro surfer Michael Dunphy        Loves Hex!

AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS COLD PLAY SHOP TECH-CESSORIES

They are adding some fun accessories to their store this season. I thought these were so cute….for both boys and girls. These cute Ear Bud Ear Muffs allow your teen to rock harder and stay warm at the same time. Here in Utah this would be super necessary! On the bus I wish I could have had these. Looking cute, stylish, and warm? I mean it doesn’t get anymore practical then this! Great Job American Eagle I love these, because they come in so many different colors and patterns to compliment every girl and boys sense of expression of taste! Love all must buy! Price you ask? Amazing..retail for only $19.50! They even have a microphone built-in on the wire! This is a dream for us cold weather chicks out here! When ever there is a product that I can say warm and style in the same sentence, I want to jump for joy because it’s truly the best thing ever!

Then their other pot of gold pick I love is the Striped Texting Gloves. These are a must as well to be fully functioning as a teenagers and stay warm. It is the worst when I am standing there cold in a snow storm and I have to text a friend and I have to pull off my glove to feel that burning cold as I hit my phone to text. I am so numb that I am not even sure if my finger it touching the screen. Totally messes up my whole text! So what is amazing is they come in many different colors and now again staying stylish and warm come hand in hand with the Texting Glove from American Eagle a must buy this year. Stocking stuffer is calling your name. They retail for $15.50, Go shop them now here! Happy shopping! Here are some pics you can see some of their styles.

SEPHORA GIFTS

When I think of Sephora I think girly and stocking stuffer must haves! I mean I could spend days in there not hours but days shopping this store. So first thing when I was thinking gifts and teens, I thought of Sephora. They offer so many different items that you must have! Always around the holidays they come out with some amazing fun line that is a limited-edition that you can’t miss! So here is my top picks this year for your teen at Sephora, Get shopping!

Their limited edition Tokidoki 24 Karat Collection! Retails for only $39 and it’s a $169 value! You really can’t miss this one. It takes skate cultured reveals 12 new eye shadows you can’t miss.

The Tokidoki mini Roller Ball Set. Retails for $18.00 and is a set of 6 mini rollerballs in each of the Tokidoki scents. These would be any teens dream stocking stuffer. So cute love these!

The Hello Kitty Limited Edition Brush Set. Retails for $55.00 and is available in matt black or red colors. These are quality make-up brushes and come in collectible Hello Kitty. Red handle brushes are striking and easy to keep a hold of. The look is so fun your teen girl will love to use everyday!

The Ultra Shine Lip Gloss retails for $22.00 and is a value of $67.00! The set is way worth it. You should see these amazing colors. They are so perfect from day to-night. Plus the best thing is they hydrate for those long winter dry days!

So go shop Sephora Gifts now here! Link up and be the star gift giver of the season!

THE SKATECYCLE

Ok last but not least, this is the most amazing fun item ever! I showed it to my boys and they went nuts! This mimics snowboarding on land! It is a great off-season trainer for snowboarders. What boy or girl would not love this when they can’t get snow 365 days a year? I know this will be the hot item. It is new on the market and doing amazing! This is not a jump and go product like snowboarding it requires a dedicated day to learn the basics but then like everything it just clicks! This company is from Brooklyn NY and had done an amazing job with finding a unique way to make our kids love adventure.  A must buy it retails for $149.95 which I thought was an amazing deal! Go check them out at www.brooklynworkshop.com you can see photos and instructions as well. Happy Shopping! Below I am showing you some pics of the Skatecycle and a link to go watch it in action on their You Tube Channel. Enjoy! Skate it and like it!

Well cute readers I hope you enjoyed my picks for top teen gifts for christmas 2011! I had so much fun working with these amazing successful companies! I feel so lucky to be apart of helping people learn about all these amazing items that make our gift giving that much easier! Giving is so much fun, but what is even better is giving gifts that people actually like! Seeing their faces sparkle with some amazing expressions, I just know that these gifts will not prove yourself wrong. Each item I know will rock your teens world. The prices are perfect on every gift I have listed and will go easy on your wallet. But most important bring such joy! Happy shopping season everyone and I hope you have such a wonderful Merry Christmas this year. Thanks again to all these companies for working with me and my TV segment and Blog for such a great list of Must Have Items! Everyone please if you have any questions on any of these products please ask I would love to help you find what you need.

Watch the show here! 

Cheers,

Jen Clyde

Monday Giveaway!! Amazing Leather Feather Black Belt!

Well it’s that time again, monday’s bring us amazing style, designs, and brands who are kind of enough to giveaway something amazing to you, my fans! So this week it’s all about the belt! Belts are so major right now and they are becoming more popular by the minute. I love finding really unique designers that showcase on Etsy. This designer is amazing and this black feather leather belt I just fell in love with when I was researching designers. My heart melted and I knew I needed to showcase her and the designs she has created. Here is some more info on her and what you can win this week! Makes a perfect gift! You can also visit her store online now here!

                                          YOU CAN WIN THIS AMAZING BLACK FEATHER BELT: PERFECT WITH SO MUCH AND FOR SO MANY REASONS! UNIQUE YOU CAN’T MISS!

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF AND DESIGNS:

1.What is your vibe like for your designs? 

 

I’m not sure how other people perceive them, but what I try to make are simple, uncluttered, well-constructed and fresh accessories, while using beautiful materials.


2. How did you get into designing? have you always loved to create?

 

I followed a quite formal path, I went to art school. I studied fashion design and then I started my own brand of fashion accessories. I felt that accessories suit me better; they have a certain degree of independence from the human body and can be seen rather as objects – sometimes art objects.


3. What makes your designs stand out? and why should people buy handmade?

 

It could be that people like my work because of the « less is more » effect, but who knows…

Why buy handmade: I buy handmade because I like the thought that someone had an idea and took the time and trouble to transform it into the object I’m holding. It is like holding a small piece of someone else’s soul. It also means connection.    



best regards,
Veronica
She is coming at ya all the way from Belgium and sells her designs on Etsy. You can shop now! Here is a taste of some of her other designs you may just love and have to buy as well. Buy here! 
So start to comment on what you would wear these belts with! If you need some help on how to wear belts refer to my You Tube Channel on How to Wear Belt Video. It will help a ton. Great ideas. So comment and share and make sure you are subscribe and the more you comment and re post the more chances you have to win! Winners are chosen based off  of their share links and comments written on this post. Good Luck and start commenting!
Cheers,
Jen Clyde

And The Winner is….., Marlies and Dekkers Bra.

So now it’s all about the winner of last monday’s big giveaway!! Thanks to Marlies and Dekkers. They have been so great to work with and I feel so blessed to have been able to style with their products on photo shoots. Thanks for everyone who entered the contest, and I hope if you did not win you got to use the disount code from monday’s giveaway. We have many more set up that I know you will all die for in Dec. They are all amazing monday’s and even Michelle Money’s fave T shirt line as well as mine Chaser T shirts are giving away one of their Tees in Dec. So keep a check on this blog make sure you subscribe so you can stay up to date with the best fashion for the hoilidays and more. So now here is the winner of last Monday’s giveaway…..

marlies|dekkers

 Lauren Kahn!!! Congratulations and you will be contacted Via email so you can send us your email address to ship too. Thanks again! 

Until next monday for another giveaway!! Make sure you come back and comment on all the giveaways!

Cheers,

Jen Clyde

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Macy’s Black Friday


Alright. Macy’s is going to take the cake this year for amazing deals! Even online these deals are unreal. Here are just a few!! (Click on the images and it will take you to the Macy’s website).

Happy BLACK Friday!!

It’s time for Christmas shopping!! Black Friday is almost here and there are some AMAZING deals out there! Here are just a few…Have fun shopping in the early hours of the morning! Try not to get into too many fights 😉

Gap is having to amazing deals for Black Friday! Here is one deal from Gap but click on the link and it’ll take you to the page with all of them! The perfect tailored peacoat. And perfect is right…so adorable.

Nordstrom is also having some great deals! These Joe’s jeans are 50% off!

Target is always a great place to shop on Black Friday!  They have some great women’s sweaters on sale as well as some men’s button ups.

Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday!!

Monday Giveaway….As Seen on Michelle Money in The Bachelor and SYTYCD! Marlies Dekkers Bra!

Ok Fans that I love….Today is a big day! This giveaway is huge and I wanted to thank Marlies Dekkers for allowing me to brag about them and then give away one of their amazing bra’s that are sweeping the style houses! Including mine, Michelle Money’s, TV show So You Think You Can Dance, fashion magazines, and many more fashion outlets.  You can win this! The press is going crazy over these fashionable stylish bras that are used on the outside of your clothes and the inside. They double up to give your clothing a extra flare. You can have all sorts of different designs and everyone thinks it’s a part of your top. It adds instant style and functionality at the same time. We love them and you will too. They wanted me to pass along this little note to tell you about them. So which one are you going to win??? Well super amazing soft pink bra that will change your life! And you wardrobe. Enjoy and more you comment and re tweet and post on facebook the more chances you have to win!! Winner will be announced on Black Friday! Best gift ever!

Tell us about yourself? Why is there a craze over Marlies Dekkers?

 Where to buy: Estilo Boutique. 380 west 200 South #203  SLC,Ut 84101 (across from The Gateway)
P.801-363-9300
“The bra we are giving away is the “dame de Paris” bra that was featured in InStyle magazine earlier this year. we will be giving it away in a soft pink. 
This bra is one of marlies|dekkers favourites collection and a best seller, for sure a marlies|dekkers staple.
How would you like to purchase your lingerie from the same boutiqe as Lady Gaga?  Well now you can.  Located in the heart of the city’s shopping district, Estilo boutique is THE premium lingerie boutique in the state.
Being the exclusive marlies|dekkers specialist in the U.S., our clients enjoy our lingerie experience paralleled by none.  Whether you chose to be fitted in our boutique, have our experts come to your home, or have us host an intimate fitting group event for your friends, Estilo Boutique provides not only the sexy, exclusive m|d brand, but a great shopping experience. You may also like to visit our new revamped website, estilolingerie.com, to enjoy in the privacy of your own world.
We created a code for your readers , use it at check out on our site and get 10% off! ”     JEN10  

Worn by celebrities like Hillary Duff, our own michelle money (worn at bachelor pad and purchased at Estilo), Dr.  Christiane Northrup (also purchased at Estilo), Shauna Lake. Lady Gaga ,Shakira, Sharon Osbourne, american idol contestant Hailey, Britney Spears,Nelly Furtado, Sara jessica Parker, Katy Perry, just to name a few.
Why settle for an ordinary bra when you can have style without compromising fit?
Quoting Rina Mackenzie (boutique owner)”a bra is an essential piece of a woman”s wardrobe,we can’t go without wearing one! thats’s why it’s important for me to share with women the most comfortable and supportive bra I ever experienced that is also beautiful and sexy!’  
“My clients range from 14 to 85 year old women, wether is  for looks, fit, health reasons(back or shoulder problems), or fashion , marlies|dekkers is designed with real women in mind”.
“You can choose to keep it your secret or build your look or outfit around it”

“Marlies Dekkers is often misunderstood and I want to help put a stop to that! Our favorite brand, marlies|dekkers is often judged at first glance and seen only as that “S&M” brand and often deemed too racy for some customers. 

Well, I won’t deny that the brand has a certain sex appeal, but it certainly transcends being just sexy. Perhaps the confusion comes around how to wear your Marlies Dekkers. Naturally, those infamous and intricate criss crossing straps are worth showing off! However, Marlies Dekkers is designed to be worn in whatever way makes you feel comfortable, confident, and sexy! 

For some women, that’s showing a little, for others it is showing a lot, and for others, it’s all about having your own little secret. Whatever way you choose to wear your Marlies, know that you will be wearing it well because the fit is impeccable.

To show it off or not show it off? That is the question! The answer is up to you. 
Here is what you will be rocking if you win!  So comment and share with friends and I hope you win this because it is amazing! You need it! Worth over $200.00 Dollars! Shop Now and Save enter in code!