Monday, March 23, 2015

DESSANGE PARIS OLEO MIRACLE COLLECTION PRODUCT REVIEW - #JAdoreDessange

Dessange Paris USA www.simplysassysstyle.com
Hello Sassy People:

I recently received the Dessange VOXBOX from Influenster and boy was I excitedAlthough the company informs you that you have made the cut and will be getting a BOX, you never really know exactly when or what you will be receiving. I was pleasantly surprised when I went to the mailbox one evening and the Dessange Box had arrived. I couldn't wait to open it to see what goodies were inside. I was really impressed that there were 3 full sized products awaiting my review.

Let's take a look at the cool items I received....

1. Dessange Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Shampoo ($9.99 for 8.5fl oz/250ml):

  • The oleo miracle system helps bring your overprocessed and damaged hair back to vitality with shine this formula with 3 precious oils of argan camellia and pracaxi nourishes and brings out your hair's natural beauty while both protecting from aggressors and detangling your hair for magical hair results discover the entire oleo miracle replenishing system replenishing shampoo conditioner and
  • Oil for healthylooking hair nourish with the replenishing oil each day as the perfect finishing touch for healthylooking hair nourish with the replenishing oil each day


  • Replenishing Conditioner Overprocessed and Damaged Hair

3. Dessange Paris Oleo Miracle Replenishing Oil ($11.99 for 3.4fl oz/100ml):

  • Overprocessed and Damaged Hair Leave-in Treatment

I love all 3 products! They smell really nice and feel really good while massaging your scalp. After using I noticed that my hair had a really nice shine and felt very soft. A few things that stood out most about these product were that they are sold in Target; making them easy to find and although I am a natural girl the products still worked well on my hair #Ilovedessange!!!!! 

Have you used these products before? If so, would love to hear your experience!!!!!

Thanks Influenster for the amazingly cool box! I really had fun with it! 

*Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are 100% my own*. 

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always...
Stay Sassy!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS FROM MY TRIP TO PHOENIX ARIZONA - #FORDEDGE!!!

Scottsdale Arizona www.simplysassysstyle.com
Happy Sassy Sunday Everyone!!!! :)

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the product launch for the 2015 All-New Ford Edge in Scottsdale, AZ. This was my first time visiting Arizona so I really didn't know what to expect. Friends and family provided some insight, and of course I did the Google thing but until I actually experienced it for myself there was a lot of speculation. A few days before departing I was really excited and very nervous! This would not only be my first time visiting AZ; it was also my first time covering an event out of state. After I got tired of late night visits from Mr. Anxiety I decided to Put My Big Girl Panties On and rolled with it! Lol! 
When I arrived at the airport, there was a car waiting, and we headed to the beautiful W Scottsdale. After checking in and finding out that media would be on their own until dinner I decided to explore both the hotel and the city.

The W is very stylish and an excellent choice to host events. The rooms are super cozy, the pool and gym are exceptional, and the food and staff are amazing. It is located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale so just about everything is in walking distance. This location is idea for someone such as me because when I am in different parts of the world I make it a point to wander. 

While making my rounds I came across a large open area in the hotel that focused solely on the Edge. Each wall was painted with extremely enlarged images of the vehicle; including descriptions of the interior/exterior. Later that evening, in the same space, the program team responsible for the crossovers development held a background session followed by Q&A. During that time everyone had the chance to ask the SME's (Subject Matter Experts) tons of questions and to mingle/enjoy each other's company. 
As mentioned above, before leaving for my trip I received several warnings that the weather in AZ is stifling! Although I kept this in mind it wasn't going to stop me from hitting the streets of Scottsdale, and to my surprise it was nothing like I expected. 

I am sure the weather can be very unpleasant during certain times of the year, but the event was held during winter so my time spent was anything but stifling. The sun was out; and shining brightly I must add, but mid 80's with no humidity makes for a very comfortable and pleasant day. As you guys know, your girl can find a mall just about anywhere and that's exactly what happened. Once I found out that the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall is only about 5 to 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel I started on my journey. I was pleasantly surprised that all of the stores I love are located in this mall. I people watched and hung out a few hours then headed back to get ready for the evening events. 
The next morning I met up with my driving buddies and took part in the perpendicular and parallel park assist functions exercise. Once completed, we headed to the beautiful countryside of Phoenix to test drive the spectacular crossover. Our group consisted of three so we all took turns driving and navigating. I enjoyed the entire 4 hour experience! The vehicle is gorgeous, it rides and drives exceptional, the scenery is intoxidating and the company was great! I don't think it could have gotten any better! 

Along the way we stopped at a few different points to take pictures and just enjoy the view. The two stops that stood out to me most were "Jakes Corner Bar" and "Inspiration Point & Theodore Roosevelt Dam". Jakes Corner Bar/Store reminds me something right off "American Pickers". It is located in a very rural area and looks like a place where Mike and Franky would love to go and possibly do some pickin'. :) My all time favorite stop was Inspiration Point & TR Dam. If you have never had the opportunity to see this place up close and personal I suggest you start packing your bags. The only word that comes to mind when describing the beauty that radiates from it is picturesque! #Nowordstodescribe! #Godswork! I am looking forward to the day I return to this gorgeous place!  #Wow!!!!!
After we made our way back to the hotel, we said our goodbyes and headed to the airport. My time spent in AZ was great, and I just want to give a special shout out to Ford and to the W Scottsdale for making this a very memorable and wonderful experience!!!!! 

For more information about the 2015 Ford Edge click Here.
For more information about the W Scottsdale click Here.

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always...
Stay Sassy!

*Disclosure: All Hotel and travel services were provided to me for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are 100% my own*

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BOCA BACCHANEL GIVEAWAY - ENDS 3/21/2015

Boca Bacchanal Giveaway www.simplysassysstyle.com

Hello Boca Residents!

Do I have a treat for you. This year's 13th Annual Boca Bacchanal will kick off with the fabulous new Bacchanalia event held on Friday, March 27th at the Atlantic Aviation Hangar of the Boca Raton Airport! At this wine and food celebration, guests will indulge in over 140 featured wines from world-renowned vintners and savor by-the-bite specialties from over 30 outstanding South Florida restaurants. For the first time, guests will also be able to experience private jet tours, chef demonstrations, exquisite car displays, fashion presentations from Saks Fifth Avenue and live entertainment throughout the venue space.

Everywhere you turn at Bacchanalia there will be something new and exciting to experience. Bacchanalia will delight your senses in a decadent whirlwind of luxury and one-of-a-kind revelry while supporting the community you love. Come Savor the Future at Boca Raton's Wine & Food Festival – Boca Bacchanal. 

Do you want a chance to head to this event for free?

A 5 lucky winners will win a pair of tickets for the Bacchanalia event on March 27th. These tickets are valued at $125 a piece! Now That’s a fun date night!

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Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always...
Stay Sassy!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

MY ALL-NEW 2015 FORD EDGE EXPERIENCE - #FordEdge

All New 2015 Ford Edge
Ford has been a household name as far back as I can remember. So imagine my excitement when I was invited to Phoenix to test drive the All-New 2015 Ford Edge. #YEAAAA! There are several reasons why I was completely beside myself when I received the invite. First, being chosen to test drive one of Ford's sleek new rides is a fantastic opportunity! Second, I always wanted to see the gorgeous mountains of Phoenix and I love to travel! Third, this would give me the chance to get up close and personal with the vehicle(s) and then share my experience with my readers the same month it goes on the market!

Since starting my relationship with Ford, I have learned to drive a stick, enjoyed quite a few heady spin outs, and test drove/reviewed several of their amazingly fabulous and innovative fleet. I must say that I've never been disappointed, but I have to admit this new Edge has tapped into ALL of my automotive senses!! Bye Bye Pontiac! LOL
Available Models - SE, SLETitanium and Sport (Base Prices Range From $28,100 - $38,100)
The 2015 midsize crossover is a beauty! However, it is much more than just looks. There are several added bonuses that take this ride to a new level. The outside is a little larger and the inside a little tighter which helps to provide spacious seating and tons of leg room. It also comes equipped with the latest technology, such as; the new EcoBoost engine (2.7-liter V6), Push Button Start, Enhanced Active Park Assist, a 180-degree front camera system with a washer, Lane Keeping AssistSony Sound-System, two 2-amp USB chargers and much more.

On the day of our scheduled drive, participates split off into groups and tested the perpendicular and parallel park assist functions. Although I consider myself a good driver, perpendicular and parallel parking have never been my specialty. The new perpendicular function has the amazing ability to back your car into a vertical spot with the driver only taking control of the brakes. I noticed that there was a lot of pulling forward, backing in and straightening while using this feature, but by the time it was over we were backed in perfectly. #Roadragebeware! :) The same goes for the parallel parking. It may take time getting there, but this function will get you into some of the tightest spots. My suggestion is to practice. I am sure the more you work with both features the easier they will become to handle. #practicemakesperfect! 

Another new function is the 180-degree front camera system w/washer. It works when your view is blocked or when pulling up to blind intersections. I got a kick out of the baby strollers placed in the street by Ford. They wanted to ensure we experienced the full effect of this feature. Lol! 

After we completed this portion of the exercise, we turned up the Sony; HD Radio of course, and headed to the gorgeous mountains of Phoenix. Once we reached our destination, we took a four hour round trip drive to test the boundaries of both the "sport" and the "titanium", and boy was it fantastic. Our group consisted of three, so at each point we switched drivers. Although my first love is the "sport", both vehicles handled very well and while maneuvering through the countryside I felt safe. Thank God for the Lane-Keeping System; which helps to avoid lane drift, because while captivated by the dreamy view I felt the system gently nudge me as if to say, "Hey! Eyes on the road sister!" Lol! Opps! :)   

The New Ford Edge is a dream, especially for a self-proclaimed fashionista such as myself. Yes! Specs are extremely important! Yes! Safety is mandatory! Yes! Getting great gas mileage to keep money in your pocket is a must! However, I have to confess, and this may sound superficial, but sometimes you just want to look good in your ride and have your ride look good on you! While navigating through the countryside I felt like I was strutting around in the latest "Red Bottoms"! And we all know how a girl can be about her high-end shoes!!!

would absolutely recommend this sleek and sassy machine to anyone! Ford continues to out do themselves each year and this new Edge just solidifies what we already know, that their vehicles are "the hottest accessories around"! I am due for a new ride really soon and I am definitely considering this one! I absolutely love it!

For more information about the 2015 Ford Edge click Here.

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always...
Stay Sassy!

*Disclosure: All travel services were provided to me for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are 100% my own*.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

RECAP: GIRL'S II WOMEN VISIT THE PALM BEACH OUTLETS

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Palm Beach Outlets. All opinions remain 100% my own.

Girls II Women www.simplysassysstyle.com
Growing up in a single family home, I understand the struggles that exist every day for an underprivileged young person. The financial hardships and the day to day stress of being less fortunate are all too familiar. I thank God for placing the most amazing grandparents and mentors in my life. That old African proverb, "it takes a village", is so true.

When I think back on my past, I remember that we as a family always looked happy by the smiles on our faces. However, life was consistently very tough. It was a merry-go-round of bad memories due to recurring struggles...money struggles. It wasn't until I became a young adult and started to experience different and amazing things, that I realized life didn't have to be that hard, and that I can "CHOOSE MY OWN DESTINY"! Which is why I was extremely excited when Palm Beach Outlet's invited me to participate in a community event where I would be discussing fashion blogging with several aspiring young ladies from the group called, "Girls II Women". GIIW "is a nonprofit organization, established in 1997 to help girls in undeserved neighborhoods in the Florida area to achieve their full personal and professional potential".
Upon arrival, we started our day at Saks by having breakfast, taking a tour of the fab store, teaching the girls about careers in retail, and how to put together interview outfit's. After we finished, we headed to BJ's Brewhouse where we had a delicious lunch and the guest speakers, including myself, provided the young ladies with a brief overview of how and why we chose our current profession. We also explained to them why education is so important and to follow their passion. Last but not least we headed over to Jockey, where the girls learned about the proper bra fitting techniques, participated in a Q&A session and won super cool prizes; which included a $60.00 Jockey gift card. 
I had such a great time hanging with the awesome girls of GIIW! The entire experience was amazing and very informative! I am really happy to have had the opportunity to partner with the PBO's for this event. 

Thanks again for a great opportunity!

For more information about the Girls II Women Organization please see below!


By phone:

Call Girls II Women President Tonya Davis Johnson at 561-907-6597


By email:

By mail:
Girls II Women
℅ Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Northbridge Centre
515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always... 
Stay Sassy! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE COMFORT AND STYLE OF A MAXI DRESS

Hello Sassy People:

I have always loved a really good maxi! The simplicity and versatility of the dress is just wonderful. While living in Michigan I was very limited on when I could wear them due to the four seasons. However, since moving to Florida my options are limitless and this style of dress has become a "go to" garment.

I am always on the go, so after breaking my ankle I have really worked to incorporate maximum comfort into my wardrobe and the maxi has yet to fail. There are specific places that I frequent regularly which require me to be super comfortable and look simply sassy. 

Hanging out at the movies is one of these places and a major highlight of my week. Because I usually see two or more movies during each visit I have to ensure I maximize my comfort level. I sit for hours and may snack on popcorn and a soda, so I can not imagine wearing restricted clothing. Same goes for a good restaurant. I participate in a lot of restaurant reviews, so I need clothing that will give in the belly area while I am sampling all of the tasty foods. There is nothing worse than not being able to enjoy a good meal due to clothing restrictions! LOL! Another reason why I really like these dresses are because the style makes it easy to alternate footwear. They look amazing with sneakers, sandals or wedges. While I am running in and out of the mall/department stores comfortable shoes keep my feet happy! :)  
That is why I am so happy to have learned about the amazing online company called Tmart.com. They sell a variety of products, and their Tmart Dresses are simply gorgeous. The Women's Dress Bohenia Style V-neck  provides everything I am looking for in a maxi dress and is super cute. I have worn it a few times since receiving and I am very pleased!

To learn more about tmart.com you can also connect with them via FaceBook.

Thank you Tmart for the super cute dress! I really love it!

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember To Always...
Stay Sassy!

*Disclosure: Products were provided to me for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

CLUBBINGGIRL.COM - #BESTJEWELRYSALEEVER!!!!!

jewelry sale www.simplysassysstyle.com
Hello Sassy People:

All my peeps KNOW that I love bold, eye catching, statement pieces. Which is why I was really excited when the online retail boutique called, Clubbinggirl.com, contacted me regarding their unbelievable pieces and jewelry sale (All Jewelry 5.00). 

Clubbing girl is based out of New York, and recently launched in February 2014. The company has extremely amazing and super sassy pieces. They specialize in an assortment of items, such as; Clothing, JewelryNail Polish and Hair Extensions

I received a few of their fab accessories and love them! Their Blue Fancy Earrings are so pretty. Each time I wear them I get tons of compliments. I received an adjustable Tiger Body Chain as well. Even though I haven't had the opportunity to wear it, I plan on featuring it in one of my fashion post really soon....so stay tuned!!!!
As you can see from the pictures above their items are absolutely lovely, and to make them even lovelier for a limited time only all of their JEWELRY IS $5.00 (FREE SHIPPING)! #OMG! 

To make sure you don't miss out on this crazy sale, order now at Clubbinggirl.com.

You can connect with the Clubbinggirl via FaceBook and IG

Thank you Clubbing girl for the amazing pieces! I really love them!

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember To Always...
Stay Sassy!

*Disclosure: Products were provided to me for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own*.

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE TENTH ANNUAL CHILDRENS & PARENTS DAY

Tenth annual Children & Parents Day
Going Mangos on Sunday, March 1, 2015
Iris Apfel, Target, Kingston Fresh, Coca-Cola, Blue Bell Creameries sponsor
Children & Parents Day
lifestyle Fashion Mangos www.simplysassysstyle.com
This Family event will feature local chefs and artists, kids cooking classes and art activities

Boynton Beach, Florida---The non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History’s tenth annual Children & Parents Day is set for Sunday, March 1, 2015.  The theme is celebrating the Mango Fruit, National Nutrition Awareness Month and the State of Florida’s Viva Florida initiative as mango farming connects with Florida’s agriculture history.

“This lively family day event has evolved to incorporate healthy eating presentations, culinary demos, kids cooking classes; and arts for kids and their families,” says Lori J. Durante, Executive Director/Chief Curator for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always... 
Stay Sassy! 

Friday, February 27, 2015

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE LORD & TAYLOR COSMETIC TREND SHOW - MIZNER PARK

Hello Sassy People:

It’s that time of year again, the Lord & Taylor Cosmetic Trend Show! We’d love to extend an invite for you to come next Saturday, March 7th at 9am for breakfast bites, cosmetic presentations, makeovers, and more!!! Hope to see you there!!!!

Lord & Taylor Cosmetic www.simplysassysstyle.com
Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always... 
Stay Sassy! 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

HOW TO DRESS FOR STYLE AND COMFORT WHEN HANGING AT A FOOD FEST

STYLE AND COMFORT  www.simplysassysstyle.com
Hello Sassy People:

Well guys I have been at it again, hanging out on the streets of South Florida having a blastttt! Last Sunday one of my blogger buddies and I had a chance to attend the Miami International Foodie Fest. I so enjoyed her company, and I got a chance to have Chocolate covered bananas which I absolutely love! My mouth is watering just thinking about them!!! #yummy! Chocolate covered bananas might not be a big deal to some of you, but to a Michigan girl they are everything!!!!

The event wasn't as big as I thought it would be, but as I stated above we had a really good time. There was a nice turn out and the weather was really nice, which was great because before attending I had major concerns with what I would wear to the event. 
Photo Credit for above pic goes to 2 Forks and a Cork

Photo Credit for above pic goes to 2 Forks and a Cork
See below for the things I took into consideration before heading out to a food fest!

Comfy Shoes are a must - There is a lot of walking during a good food fest so you always want to ensure you have on comfortable shoes/boots. I noticed several young ladies wearing 2 to 4 inch heels and all I could think was "Ouch"! 

Cross-over Body Bag or Hand bag with decent length strap - You always want to have a super cool/cute bag with a decent strap attached. You never want to do clutches or bags that you have to fumble with during the fest. It makes for a very uncomfortable day and you do not want to spill anything on your super sassy item.

Shades/Sunscreen - What can I say, it’s South Florida! So you don’t want to forget your shades or your sunscreen. The sun is extremely hot here in the land of the heat so it is always wise to have on a pair of cool shades and SPF (30 or higher); no matter the skin color. I chose to wear my over-sized glasses this day, but I definitely had on sunscreen. I guess I was brave because it has been rather cool, so the sun didn't bother me at all! #thankgoodness! :)

Water or something cool to drink - I usually have a bottle of nice cold water with me but I decided to go with a nice cold smoothie instead. To top off the extremely tasty bananas, I also purchased a soothing smoothie made with; bananas, strawberries, mango, orange juice and ice! OMG! I was in heaven! LOL! It kept me cool the entire time I was there.

We are all individuals and most of us have completely different styles. The steps I listed above are some of the basics to assist in ensuring comfort and remaining cool while enjoying a food fest on the streets/beaches of SoFlo.
Photo Credit for above pic goes to 2 Forks and a Cork
Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always... 
Stay Sassy! 

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