Hukk It

No, I’m not trying to tell you off. If you are not familiar with hukkster you can go ahead and thank me later.  Hukkster is a free shopping tool that tracks products online for users and notifies them via email, text message, etc, when those products go on sale or when a coupon code or promotion is applicable. (Full disclosure I copied that description word for word from Wikipedia).  You install a hukk it button on your browser just like you would a Pin it button.  I am constantly coveting new items, but I want a deal.  I hukk clothes, shoes, kitchen appliances, and toys.

So get out there, start hukking. You can thank me for your savings later.  And if you have a favorite thing or want to contribute to my blog, let me know!

Some of my Hukks!

Some of my Hukks!

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I Dream of Jeans

There was a point in time where shopping for new jeans was as much fun as bathing suit shopping. In case you can’t hear my sarcasm, they both sucked. Bathing suit shopping still sucks but jean shopping has become a great experience. You probably have your favorite brand of jeans. I honestly wear more than one brand but I’m very partial to J Brand.  I had heard from friends about the J Brand Outlet near downtown.  Almost two years ago I made my first trek with my friend.  We were skeptical.  Jean shopping in an outlet now that could be a disastrous combination.   We were elated with our experience. It was like we walked into jean heaven.  We went early on a weekday morning when there was no crowd. It is easy to get to right off the 10 Freeway and there is parking right in front.   The guys that worked there were beyond helpful and honest too.  The answer is “Yes those do make your butt look big but try these instead.”  Their opinion and knowledge of the jeans left me with 4 new pairs of jeans and no buyer’s remorse. By the way I bought all 4 pairs for less than 1 pair at retail.  I’ve been back a few more times and always left with a pair or two of jeans that become part of my daily uniform.  If you are thinking to yourself there is no way I’ll ever make it there or I don’t even live in the LA area fret not, they ship all over the country. So if you know your favorite cut and size email them –  info@jbrandfactoryoutlet.com

Monday – Thursday 10AM – 5PM
Fridays 9AM – 4PM
and 2 Sundays a month from 12PM – 4PM

J Brand Factory Outlet
1225 East Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 748-1408

Hey Lulu, meet Will…ChillbyWill

I’ve been salivating over my friend Christina’s (and her business partner Corrina Wall) new line of workout gear, Chillbywill, for a few weeks now.  You can only imagine how excited I was to check out her trunk show at Burn60 on Saturday morning.  I’d seen a pair of pants (New Power Crop with skull insert) I wanted on her Instagram feed @chillbywill.   Saturday morning these pants became mine.  Upon returning home from my workout, I decided to put my new pants on.  Even though I’d already worked out my afternoon would be spent at the park playing handball and practicing baseball, thereby justifying my choice in workout clothes. Okay who am I kidding if I could I would wear workout clothes all the time. After all I do live on the Westside of Los Angeles and have a child.   Isn’t workout attire the default uniform?  All joking aside,  my new pants fit me like a glove.  The material sucked me in (this is a good thing) and they were beyond comfortable (not sucked me in like Spanx where I get a stomachache). The pocket on the side was also a great place for my phone and keys.  Running around these pants performed well (meaning they stayed in place, the waist didn’t fall down, etc).  I can’t wait to buy a few more pairs.  Speaking of buying them, you can order them online http://store.chillbywill.com/.

By the way the picture above is the picture I saw on Instagram.  Those are my new pants but that is not my body.  And if you don’t like skulls don’t worry there are other styles to choose from.