Saturday, January 12, 2013

80s bowling party

well, i told myself years ago that i would never again attend an 80s themed party.  there truly is no way to dress up and *not* look like a total idiot in my opinion.  i lived it.  i wore it.  i don't really need to experience the horrid fashion that is the 80s ever again, personally.

but, i have given in.  my husband and i were invited to an 80s bowling party.  and so we are about to head off in a little bit to experience the pure joy of looking like total idiots.  well, at least *i* am, because he is going for the "marty mcfly" sort of look...which is pretty tame.

i have been searching the internet for the past week trying to figure out how to *do* 80s without looking completely's harder than you might think.

here are some of the images i came across for inspiration:

the awesome blue eyeshadow with more subtle everything else...

 the rocker / punk sort of outfit with the (of course) neon accents...
                               she's rockin' that makeup!

who *didn't* want to be alyssa milano when they were a kid (at least an 80s kid...) ?

and this gwen stephani inspired hair might just be the right amount of 80's pouf with a rocker edge.

well, with all of this inspiration, i think i have put together something to do the 80s justice.  i think the overall look will be a mix of the lovely exercise sort of look with a rocker twist.  we will just have to see how idiotic i look from the pictures that will inevitably immortalize the evening... 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

crowdtap & old navy sample and share success!

does anyone use crowdtap?   i have been on their site for a couple years now and just love the sample and share's i've been able to participate in.  old navy is one of the companies that use crowdtap, and so i have had the chance to try out several of their sample and shares.  basically, they send out coupons for FREE clothing items...and you get to use one and give one (or more) to friends!  it is AWESOME.  this latest one was for work out gear.  and it is exactly what i have been needing more know...for that pesky new year's resolution to work out more!  ha!

my mom came with me and it was a blast.  i ended up getting more than the free items and i am stoked!

crowdtap is a pretty simple to sign up for.  as you progress through the levels (by completing easy little multiple select polls about various products that they call "quick hits") you get the chance to participate in more awesome things like the sample and shares or hosted parties.  PLUS, you rack up points that can then be exchanged for gift cards to places like  i have already received something around $300 in amazon bucks over the last couple years!  let me tell you how great those amazon bucks were around christmas time!  woo hoo!

interested in joining crowdtap?  check it out here:  crowdtap