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Covered in Depeche Mode

Being on this shopping hiatus has given me the ability to refocus and put my energy into other endeavors.  As I’m sorting and editing pictures for some “Fashionably Late” posts, I’m also putting together more playlists on my Spotify account because I’ve suddenly got a list of concerts this summer that I’ll be attending.  In the midst of putting together “My Favorite…” playlists of bands I’ll be seeing like Spandau Ballet and Echo & The Bunnymen (which are my versions of “Greatest Hits” playlists), I decided to put together a playlist of Depeche Mode cover songs.  There are some that were known to me already (all of the ones from For the Masses), some I discovered while searching to see if there was a cover version of a certain song (like People are People by A Perfect Circle), and some I wish I could have added but just couldn’t find on Spotify (like Duncan Sheik’s Blasphemous Rumours or Monument by GusGus).

Initially, I posted this playlist on Facebook, and some friends reminded me of some songs that I forgot.  Of the songs I found, I placed them in an order that I thought was “audibly aesthetically” pleasing (like the juxtaposition of Marilyn Manson’s Personal Jesus next to the Pitch Perfect sounding Just Cant Get Enough cover by InsideOut).  Some songs repeat, because both versions were just too good to be left off (Cage9 and Nada Surf’s versions of Enjoy the Silence).  I had to end my playlist with one of my most favorite covers ever: Depeche Mode’s version of Route 66.

Below, you’ll find my Spotify playlist which I called “Covered in Depeche Mode”, and the full list of songs as well.  I’ve also added my Spotify playlist to the sidebar of my blog, and will change it up regularly.  Cheers and have a great weekend!

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I Feel You – Johnny Marr

Personal Jesus – Johnny Cash

Lie to Me – Razed in Black

Leave in Silence – Marsheaux

Enjoy the Silence – Cage9

Stripped – Rammstein

Walking in My Shoes – Finger Eleven

A Question of Time – Clan of Xymox

Ice Machine – Royksopp

Everything Counts – Real Life

World In My Eyes – The Cure

Personal Jesus – Marilyn Manson

Just Can’t Get Enough – InsideOut A Cappella

Master and Servant – Bernd Delbrugge & floorJIVERS

Never Let Me Down Again – Smashing Pumpkins

But Not Tonight – Scott Weiland

People Are People – A Perfect Circle

Policy of Truth – Dishwalla

Enjoy the Silence – Nada Surf

Just Can’t Get Enough – John Lindberg Trio

Route 66 – Depeche Mode

$50 PinkBasis Gift Certificate Winner!

A winner has been selected for the $50 PinkBasis Gift Certificate:  Please help me congratulate Chevy!  Chevy has been notified by email and PinkBasis will send her the code for her gift certificate to shop online.

Congratulations Chevy!

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Nail Art Galore at Born Pretty

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I’m ending this week of nails with an awesome new site I was recently introduced to called Born Pretty.  Anything you can think of related to nail art, polish, tools and care can be found on this site.  The folks at Born Pretty asked me to choose three products to review (pictured below), and I’m very excited to try them out.  Stay tuned next week as I really get creative with some awesome nail art, and have a wonderful weekend!

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 FTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own

Winner of the SelectSpecs.com Giveaway!

A winner has been selected for the voucher from SelectSpecs.com:  Please help me congratulate Alessandra!  An email was sent with the voucher code, and I hope you enjoy your new glasses from the Value or Economy lines!
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FTC Disclosure: The winner of a voucher code was chosen at random using Rafflecopter.  This post and the initial contest announcement post (seen here) were in partnership with SelectSpecs.com, and I received product.

"Kendra's Vegas Night Out" Style Challenge: Queen of Spades

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I’m always up for a good challenge, especially when it tests my fashion chops.  Imagine my excitement when I was asked by travel expert Kendra Thornton to participate in a style challenge to provide a look for her upcoming trip to Las Vegas!  She has asked that we assemble our looks for her, with our own personal style and creativity.  I’ve included her plans for the evening below to show where my inspiration came from for her night on the town in Las Vegas.

Kendra wanted a look that could go from a lovely dinner and show, to a night dancing at the Moon Nightclub at the Palms.  I picked the Aster dress by Erin Fetherston because it’s short, sassy and has swing for dancing, but still looks quite sophisticated and dressy.  The navy color of the dress pairs well with the black accessories for an overall chic look.  I love purses and shoes that stand out, so I adore the details of the story book clutch and bow accented shoes.  I titled my style board “Queen of Spades” partly due to the obvious Vegas theme, but also because all of my accessory choices are from Kate Spade.  That scalloped pave ring looks like a little crown, no?

I hope Kendra likes my style board, and I hope she has a fabulous time in Las Vegas!

Follow Kendra on Twitter at @KendraThornton and on Facebook.

Kendra’s Vegas-themed Fashion Challenge

In a few weeks, I’ll be heading to the Palms Casino and Resort in Vegas for a weekend getaway with a group of friends. But as a mother of three, I’m in need of some fashion advice! Too much of my current clothing screams “busy mom.” That’s where you come in! I’m looking for help putting together outfit ideas that will complement my weekend full of activities. I want to look stylish, a little flirty, but still age-appropriate. Your challenge is to help me come of with a wardrobe I can wear for my getaway in Vegas.

While I’m at the Palms Casino & Resort, I’ll definitely be hitting up Moon Nightclub — one of Vegas’ hottest dance parties. The club is a giant spectacle of lights and music, where some of the best-known Vegas celebrities come to see and be seen. I’ll be certain to spend some time of the dance floor, but I might also relax at a private booth with a group of my friends. It will be a chance to debut my best dance moves, but I’ll also have the opportunity to relax and kick back with my friends if we decide that watching the party is more our scene.

The perfect outfit for my trip to Vegas will be able to reflect my plans at the Palms, and will ensure that I look my best hanging out at such a luxurious and well-known resort. It needs to be suitable for a night on the dance floor, but also be appropriate for heading out to a nice dinner or a show at one of the Strip’s luxurious hotels. Help me to look and feel my best by putting together the perfect outfit for my night of fun. Being a mom of three doesn’t mean I can’t look great and enjoy a unforgettable trip to Vegas with my friends.

Affordable Eyewear: SelectSpecs.com Review

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Ever since I’ve discovered affordable prescription eyewear online, I feel I’ve hit the goldmine in finding fashionable frames at fantastic prices.  SelectSpecs.com is one of those sites, and I was pleased to be asked to review a pair from their Value Collection.  They have quite the selection of affordable frames, and I couldn’t believe that the prices included the prescription!  Additionally, they have a designer range, sunglasses range, and even contact lenses.  After spending quite a bit of time looking through their vast selection, I finally decided on the Savannah Animal Print frames because I wanted to try something really fun outside of the glasses I already own.

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Ordering was self explanatory and incredibly easy.  After making your selection, just click on the “Customise & Buy” button, and you’re given quite a variety of options on how you can customize your lenses to suit your needs.  There’s even a selection for “Fashion/Non-Prescription” if you so choose!  Entering my prescription was also easy:  follow exactly what is on your most current prescription and you’re done!  A tip: your eye doctor may not add your Pupillary Distance to your prescription, so be sure to ask.  Because they were shipped from the UK, they took a little while to get to me (around 2 weeks), but they arrived in a nice hard case with a cloth wipe.

The verdict?  I love them!  My frames are completely cute and so different from what I’m used to wearing.  Any “prints” I have in glasses are usually tortoise, so it was fun to get an animal print.  I’ve gotten compliments on them, and I love telling people what an incredible price I got them for.  My friends were really shocked that they were just $14.33 plus $10.12 shipping.  Adorable glasses for under $25?  Yes!  Check out SelectSpecs.com, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Have a great weekend!

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(FTC Disclosure:  I received free product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive free product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.)

If I Had My Own 80's Radio Show

Rhino Records Musicology

If you didn’t know, I’m on Spotify.  This is my first playlist, because I entered a contest to “Become a Rhino Musicologist“.  A lot of my favorite bands are on Rhino like INXS, Depeche Mode and Joy Division, due to anthologies and reissues.  My first playlist is rife with my 80’s alternative favorites that I know Richard Blade (former KROQ DJ)  or Steve West (current 91X DJ) would be proud of.  This won’t be my last playlist, so if you’re on Spotify, please follow me here.  Cheers and have a great weekend!

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