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Did you know the average person doesn’t wear 25% of the clothes in their closet?!  thredUP is a new service that allows you to swap clothes you no longer wear for ones that you will! The thredUP team shops in other people’s closets to find you hidden gems in your size and style that they think you will love.  Think: Netflix meets consignment.  Here’s how it works:

Let thredUP know the great items you’re no longer wearing. The team finds thredUP members who are interested in your clothes and then manages the peer-to-peer exchange. You send and receive items using our pre-paid envelopes – no trips to the Post Office, ever!  Frugal, affordable and hassle free.

That’s not all…thredUP kids is launching in February.  Marvelous Girl readers are invited to be founding members.  Click here to sign-up: http://bit.ly/75Apbz.  First 1,000 thredUP kids members get their first swap for free!

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Just three months after giving birth to her fourth child, Heidi Klum announced plans to launch two maternity lines: Lavish by Heidi Klum and Loved by Heidi Klum will debut online and in stores Feb. 12 for A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity, respectively.

Lavish includes 15 pieces of “iconic style and seamless fit”, like a slinky black maxidress ($128). Loved will offer 14 more-affordable comfort items, like a loose-fitting floral print top ($40) and blue button-down tunic ($30).

 “I experienced fashion challenges during my four pregnancies and combined my knowledge of what works in terms of style, comfort and practicality to create these lines,” Heidi stated. “Being pregnant shouldn’t stop you from being fashionable and feeling great about your changing body. It’s an exciting journey.”

We couldn’t agree more!

When it comes to selecting a gift for that special man in your life, you may find yourself at a loss.  Let’s face it; men are just difficult to shop for. Marvelous Girl has taken the stress out of holiday shopping by finding gifts for him that are sure to please but won’t burn a hole in your wallet:

 BUTTON DOWN in Black, from Company 81 ($42.00) – The highest quality in fabric, style and wash gives this shirt a vintage feel he is sure to love at a price you can afford.  Clothing from Company 81’s collection have been seen on dozens of celebrities, including Sex in the City’s Blair Underwood, The Hills’ Brody Jenner, E! News’ Jason Kennedy, to just name a few.

TITAN 6 for men by ShaveMate ($9.99) –  For some reason, men just light up when given shaving products.  With six precisely lined blades, this razor will give your man the closest shave possible.   One of the greatest features of this product is that it has shaving cream right in the handle, making traveling easier and eliminating the rust ring in the shower. 

GRAND RESERVE – Robusto Natural 5 pk of cigars, from Gurkha Cigars ($48.50) – Nothing puts a smile on a man’s face like cigars.  So why not impress your him with these flagship cigars from Gurkha Cigars.  Infused with Louis XIII cognac and handmade from the finest tobaccos, he’ll truly enjoy the rich, creamy flavor with a hint of spice and a pleasantly light finish found in these cigars.

CLASSIC TAG-FREE CREW NECK – 6 pack, from Jockey ($40) – Men can never have too many undershirts and at this price how can you pass them up?  The tag-free, relaxed fit crew neck wears well under dress shirts or stands alone for a laid-back style.  Recession or not, this is a gift that will forever be on both his needs and wants lists.

LAPTOP ESSENTIALS KIT from BrookStone ($49.95) – If your man loves technology he’ll blow a gasket for this gift.  This item is one of BrookStone’s best sellers because it has six tools that make his out-of-office laptop use much more convenient.

I don’t know about you, but I’m picky when it comes to wedding invitations.  As a bride, you want something that represents YOU and your personal style.   But sometimes it’s difficult to find a quality invitation at a reasonable price.

Luckily AllMyInvites.com recently launched its wedding collection, inspired by actual brides from Los Angeles to New York, searching for the latest in modern, custom invitations at an affordable price point.

“You don’t have to spend a thousand dollars on quality wedding invitations,” says Roxy Diba, marketing director for All My Invites.  “We understand that planning a wedding can be taxing both emotionally and financially, which is why our website is designed to help you create wedding invites that express your style without sacrificing quality.”

Invitations are priced from $1.24 to $1.99, depending upon the size of the order, and discounts are available for larger quantities.   Once an order is placed, a designer personally sets each custom design to be printed and sends the client a proof for final review. Shipments are generally made within 48 hours of client approval providing a superlative turnaround. 

One of my favorite invites offered by AllMyInvites.com is the Peacock Paisley (shown above) because you can purchase matching bridal shower, save-the-date, direction, reception and even table place cards!  See for yourself at AllMyInvites.com.  I know you’ll love them!

beth ditto new line plus sizedLarger-than-life rocker, Beth Ditto, has recently launched a fashion line made exclusively for women sizes 10-28. The designs reflect her own sense of style – punk rock and bright colors – including vintage-inspired dresses, cropped jackets, and brightly colored leggings.

The line hit UK stores on July 9, but is only available in the U.S. online at Evans.co.uk.  Not only are garments trendy and fun, but they’re affordable too!  Prices start at $32 for a belt and $35 for leggings, going up to $89 for sequined tops and $105 for elaborately designed dresses.

Nadia Nour eco-friendly clothingI love eco-friendly clothing, but it’s so difficult to find stylish pieces that don’t leave you looking like a unkempt hippie.  That’s why I love the 100 percent organic clothing line by Nadia Nour, which combines style, sophistication and comfort, all while being earth-friendly.

Online dress retailer, eDressMe.com, is now exclusively carrying Nadia Nour.   To celebrate the launch of the collection, eDressMe.com will be offering 50 percent off NEW styles from Friday, July 10th – July 31.   So now you can get a fabulous cocktail dress and save the environment at the same time…proving you really are supergirl!

ABOUT NADIA NOUR
Each piece is made with organic and vintage materials, produced locally in New York’s garment district. Nadia’s love of dresses and skirts is apparent in her collection. Each piece is highly stylized, structured, soft, feminine and flirty.

White Taffeta & Sequined Glamour Dress - $160

White Taffeta & Sequined Glamour Dress - $160

I love vintage pieces, whether authentic or replicated, because they stand the test of time and always remain classic.  Vintage wedding dresses are marvelous, but often difficult to find in good condition…and especially in your size!  If you’re looking for a vintage-inspired wedding gown there’s a boutique in Burbank, Calif. called Unique Vintage that may just have the reminiscent style you’re searching for. 

If you can’t make it to Burbank, you can order online at www.unique-vintage.com.  Whether it be a period-themed party or event, you’re sure to find affordable replicates of the era’s you love.

Unique Vintage is located at 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506


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