Simple Fall Fashions Under $50 Bucks!


My most favorite things about fashion are the emotional experiences that can come along with it. Let me explain. When I get dressed each day in one of my bargained priced clothing deals; I notice how feel as I move through the day. For instance, a favorite pair of shoes becomes a favorite based on how confident and amazing I felt all day while wearing them or perhaps a dress I wore got me several compliments and it also became a favorite.

Fashion to me, speaks volumes with having to not say one word; and it may be cliché, but when I dress happy…I feel happy. Take these #writer jeans by Ashley Stewart for example.

I love them because I really am a writer and wearing them gave me the confidence to pass out a few flyers inviting people to this blog and also telling a few people that I also have books available on Amazon.

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This next look is special to me because I have just begun providing human hair along with my hair cream for women that have gone natural. I did the big chop back in 2010 and the moment after I did it I regretted it. For some reason back then it seemed that only celebs had access to hair that matched their texture perfectly as they went natural, so I am proud to provide that for my customers. I really don’t like the short look, so as my own hair grows I can look the way I want to look.

We have Natural Afro Kinky Curly 100% Virgin Human Hair Extensions that is perfect for 4B/4C Hair Textures. 2 bundles will satisfy most, but if you are looking for super fullness 4 bundles are perfect for you!

The shirt in this look makes me feel like a #NaturalHairedBadA$$ to say the least. www.katrinasNaturalHairGoop.us

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Ever since I was a kid I have loved overalls. The final look for this post is a very simple one. How happy am I that #Forever21 provides such trendy looks with really great prices. I am more of a trendy dresser and #Forever21 allows me to stay upbeat in my fashions without breaking the bank.

A pair of denim overalls complete with an exposed front zipper, slanted front pockets, and adjustable straps. Just perfect for casual fall fashion.

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All these looks were purchased through the #ConfidenceBargainoftheWeek savings blend. We shop mainly online sales. We search high and low for the best promocodes and we use ebates to earn cash as we shop each week. Stay in the know each week and learn how to shop like a pro!!! Sign up for ebates here to jump start your holiday shopping.

Your next great look is JUST AROUND THE RIVER BEND!

Zero Smashing for 90 days…wait what??? Terry Crews!


This week Terry Crews announces that he and his wife have gone 90 days without sex? Yes, Terry Crews. He says the sexual fast  made him feel more in love.

“I found that at the end of that 90 days … I knew who she was, and it wasn’t about ‘Let’s go out because I know I’m gonna get some sex later.’ It was like, ‘Let’s go because I want to talk to you. I want to know you’,” he said. Crews also made an enlightening comment on how men view intimacy.

But, I don’t think he speaks for all…not even most men when it comes to his views. I would really love to hear from men followers of this blog on this topic. Could you really go 90 days without sex to perhaps feel closer to your mate?

Watch a clip from the interview, below:

My Take and reasons why this is not a good idea…A Lack of Sex Can Affect Emotional and Mental Health

  • Sex is good for your heart, cutting your risk of heart attack and stroke in half when performed three times a week.
  • Sex is good for folks that suffering from headache or back pain too.  Moments before reaching orgasm, levels of the hormone Oxycontin surge, releasing pain-relieving endorphins, easing your aches and pains naturally.
  • Sex boosts your immune system and by having sex twice a week, it can increase the immune boosting antibody  immunoglobulin by 30 percent.
  •  Quickies burn Calories and can effectively contribute to your workout, helping you maintain or even lose weight. READ MORE!

Just Say Thank You – The Confidence Bargain of the Week!


Wow Folks!!!

Has it been a while since my last post or what??? I have surely missed having a short moment to just WRITE! I have been so  busy with my hairline and publishing books for my amazing clients that I have really lagged on posts here.

Anyway, enough about that…

Recently, I went to visit my cousins over in Puyallup, Wa., which is about 2 hours from my house. The reason I went over is to not only visit, but to perhaps get some cool professional looking pics for the fashion portion of my blog.  I have this awesome Nikon camera and it’s almost impossible to take selfies with the thing.  I figure, since I paid all that money for the thing I really need to start using it!  When I arrived, I had strong stipulations as to how I needed the pics to come out…such as poses, angles and lighting, because i’m no fool…I know i have put on a few pounds this summer.

Selfies are so much easier to control

Selfies are so much easier to control

I applied my make-up and put on the first fall look.  After my cousin took a few shots I was totally disguised because the full camera shots CLEARLY showed my weight gain JUST as I suspected it would!

“OMG!” I say. “I literally hate these pics!” 

“Trina, you are so pretty.” My cousin says, shaking her head.

“But look at my flabby arms and pot belly!!! I look ridiculous!!!” I say, totally disregarding her compliment.

“Just say thank you!” she says in pure disbelief of her ears hearing me (the confident cousin) put myself down so freely.

When she said those words: Just Say Thank You; it really struck a chord with me. Here I am preaching to woman about loving themselves and to be confident one outfit at at a time and there I was freely putting myself down.  Her words were sort of the slap in the face that I needed to realize that my beauty is beyond skin deep

and if I am not happy with my weight, well, all I have to do is focus to change that ant talking about all my flaws sure wasn’t gonna help that process.

When I got home and uploaded the pics to my comp, I still didn’t like them at all, but I did realize that they sure don’t look as bad as I first thought.  I am still posting them, because I know there is a woman out there that will come across this post and it will help her look at herself in a more positive light OR perhaps simply to have confidence in themselves NOW even if they  are NOT the size they want to be. I know this post will make someone think twice before they crumble up a compliment that someone gives you by replacing it with a negative reaction like I did.

That is so not attractive.

In closing: Life is way too short for us to be so hard on ourselves…we (especially me) should enjoy life, take the good with the bad and dress the body we are in now FABULOUSLY!!! The good thing that came out of the photo-shoot is that I had a great time with my family and laughed way harder than I have in months, so a special thanks to Tasha, Charla, Mya and Chaz! I even was given a starbucks card from Elijah and got to hear fro Jo! I cherish the time and that’s what life should be…cherished moments…not putting myself down. Like duh, right?!!

Below are a few of my favorite fall looks! All under $50 bucks! All Confidence Bargains of the Week!!!

These looks were found at #Forever21, #AshleyStewart, #Target and #Walmart exclusively.

Fall Looks

Fall Looks

Fall looks

 

Confidence Bargain of the Week!


Hey Guys! Welcome to Katrina’s Confidence Bargain of the Week. This is where I give you great ideas for great looks that will build your confidence one outfit at a time.

My channel will have a bit of everything from fashion tips, natural hair growth to relationship advice.

Enjoy!!!

“Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.” – Gerard Way

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