For many years, I had a love-hate relationship with TJX stores. You know, the family of discount stores that includes HomeGoods, Marshalls and T.J.Maxx.
Finding clothing in my size was a rare occurrence. Finding size-six shoes, even rarer. And scoring items I needed in a complete set was a miracle. Think: curtain panels for a space with more than two windows or dinnerware for a party of six.
Recently, I realized I’ve been going about my shopping at TJX stores all wrong.
It’s no secret that I’m a proud Caribbean woman.
I’m a sucker for the vibrancy of our culture, our sense of style, our food, the magic in our music, our signature island lilt. The list of island things I love could go on and on…
It should be no surprise, then that I’ve pulled together an island style holiday guide.
It features delightful, high-quality products made in the Caribbean or by Caribbean people, which have gotten my attention this Christmas.
Hope you’ll love them as much as I do!
Christmas might as well have come early.
Target and Neiman Marcus have announced a partnership of epic proportions for the holiday 2012 season.
Come December 1, we will be able to shop more than 50 limited-edition gifting items created by 24 preeminent designers, priced between $7.99 and $499.99.
Image :: Lafabriqueabricole on etsy.com
So I’m not a mom.
But there are a few things I think I’d like if I were one.
For example, a quirky accessory that’s fabulous to look at and precious to hold or a statement-making fashion item.
Check out some of my top picks for when I decide to take that trip through Mommyville.
Today, a swarm of celebrities takes to the red carpet at the 2011 MTV EMA in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Beyond the stage and behind-the-scenes, they’ll be cashing in on fab goodie bags, loaded with cool gadgets and on-trend fashion essentials.
MTV has been kind enough to give us a sneak peek at what’s in store for the presenters, nominees and performers at the show.