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Giveaway: Fashion Bargainista Outfit - CLOSED/WINNER

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The winner is: 
3 Boys and an Old Lady,
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"Fashion shouldn't hurt your pocketbook or your brain" is the quote on Amber's website and I have to agree! 

Meet Amber: 
My name is Amber Lena and I'm not a fashionista - I'm a bargainista! I don't like expensive brand names or silly trends. I DO like feeling good, looking good and doing it without breaking the bank.

I live in Monroe, WA with my husband and identical twin daughters. I blog about life with them at Learn more about me here and here.

Cabo San Lucas with my girlfriends (Oct, 2009). I'm the blonde in the middle.

Here are my fashion rules, in no particular order:

In General

1) You do not need to spend a lot of money to look good. Sure, every girl has her weaknesses, and you may splurge every once in awhile, but I guarantee that in this day and age, with the internet (, Ebay, etc) and discount stores (like Marshalls, Ross, TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack), you can find fashion that works for you, at a price that works for your pocketbook.

2) Buy a good fitting bra

On buying clothes

4) Try Before You Buy! Yes, I know - you've got the kids with you or the stroller is too big to fit in the changing room or it's your size and you know it will fit or "OMG it's on sale!" or you just don't have enough damn time. I've heard a suggestion that if it doesn't make you feel like a million bucks in the store, don't buy it. Well, I'm sorry, but I'd be walking around naked if that were my rule. Trust your instincts - if something doesn't feel right, put it back (and vice versa). In shopping, you're going to encounter a lot of misses before you get a "hit".

When you try clothes on, you learn about what works for your body shape. For instance, I'm drawn towards the button-up tunics with an empire waist tie to disguise my post-pregnancy pooch. But instead of making me look slimmer, those tops can sometimes add the illusion of weight to my frame because of my hourglass shape. Read more great tips from Amber.

Amber makes beautiful outfits!! I wish I was so talented, but then again, I might just teach myself. After all this is the passion that made me buy my sewing machine a few weeks ago. 

Amber is giving away one of her fabulous outfits or a pair of shoes to one of you readers!! Isn't that great?

Outfit of choice OR a pair of shoes from Fashion Bargainista Shop

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Visit Fashion Bargainista Shop and let me know which outfit OR which pair of shoes you'd choose.

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Ends April 9th, 2011, 11:00pm 

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This was not a paid post. Thank you to the company and/or PR agency who supplied the products for the giveaway. See my disclosure

About the author: Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people.
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  1. I totally want the Ann Taylor Sleeveless Sweater/Ralph Lauren Pants/Belt!

  2. i would pick the Black Maxi Skirt/Zebra Print Shirt SIZE 1X/18-20

  3. I like the size 24 Dress Barn dress.
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  4. I follow Amberlenab on Twitter as 3Boys_OldLady
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  5. I follow @Amberlenab on Twitter as 3Boys_OldLady
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  6. I AM LOVING THIS OUTFIT! Chadwicks Blazer & Shirt/Gray Pants/Optional Shoes SIZE X-LARGE/16-Carli
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  7. Following you on twitter #1 Carli
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  8. Following you on twitter #2 Carli
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  9. Fan on facebook # 1- Carli
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  10. Fan of yours on facebook #2- Carli
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  11. Networked blog follower #1-Carli
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  12. Networked blog follower #2-Carli
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