Monday, December 15, 2008

LOL Invisibelt

I had to share this with you guys because an announcement for it arrived in my inbox and made me completely giggle and roll my eyes.

It's the Invisibelt, a genius invention which allows you to pass through security at the airport without taking off your belt, and it lays flat beneath clothing so you can wear a long shirt over jeans.

It's just really funny, because I honestly never felt the need for this. I don't find it a hassle to remove my belt at the airport (I'm actually very good at the strip-down/re-dress, even with a cat and laptop in tote) or I remember not to wear one. And if you're not as travel weary as I, there must be other plastic or fabric belts out there for you without metal buckles! In fact, I'm almost positive I have two fabric belts with plastic or nonmetal closures.

As for flat clasps I say -- why not buy jeans that fit? A lot of name-brand jeans are made to fit curvy women these days, and reduce the gap at the waist. Sometimes it takes a little searching, but all you have to do is find the right brand, size and style once and buy them over and over (or be smart and buy two at once). The Style Bard is also an advocate of pricey jeans. They're on my list of things worth splurging for, since they last forever and you really can feel a fit difference in the cuts and styles, in comparison to cheaper jeans.

And if you're wearing a long top does it matter if you're bending over and your pants peek slightly?

Barring all that, if you or someone you know does need a flat, discreet, everyday belt or a travel belt, then this is the product for you. And it is a very reasonable $19.95 for clear or black.

But truly -- what will they think of next?

Monday, December 08, 2008

Win $$$ for FREE SHOES at ShoeParlor!

The Style Bard has been busting her bum to arrange some awesome giveaways the past few months, and she's not about to stop now! December is a new month, which means it's time to launch another great giveaway. This time you can win $$$ toward FREE SHOES from!

Click here to visit Style Bard Shoes for details on two ways to win two great prizes.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Updates & Lulu's Free Shoes Winner!

All right, all right, I'll get to the good stuff first:

"Jess" has won our Lulu's FREE SHOES Giveaway! Congratulations Jess, I will be in contact with you regarding your prize shortly, so check your email. I'm definitely a little bit jealous and I would love it if you'd share what you chose to purchase with your $100 and tell us what you think when they arrive! I'd also like to thank everyone who participated.

Next, I'm very proud to claim that despite road trips and fever, I managed to tie up my 50,000 words and am a NaNoWriMo 2008 winner! Congratulations again to everyone who won this month, and whether you met the deadline or not this year, I hope that everyone continues to press on with these new works they're creating, and that everyone starts again come November 1st, 2009.

Last but not least: on top of wrestling with writing demons, my siblings, Cyber Monday and giving away free shoes, I managed to finagle yet another chance to win a gift certificate for FREE SHOES from another wonderful affiliate! (Do I love my readers or what?) So check back here or Style Bard Shoes for the details, coming up soon.