Join the North Carolina Blogger Network: PROMO CODE!

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Our friends over at the North Carolina Blogger Network have officially launched!! AWESOME!!

The NC Blogger Network was founded in the summer of 2014 by Nikol Murphy and Allison Carter.

After attending multiple blogger events and engaging in many NC-based blogger forums, they realized that there were so many wonderful blog-related opportunities in the state that others should know about.  The Tar Heel state houses some amazing, brilliant, ground-breaking bloggers.

They embarked on a mission to unite and share all the phenomenal happenings around the state.

The NC Blogger Network hosts events around the state (be sure to find your region of the NC Blogger Network or join then at a happening down the road), they feature blog and state-travel related tips (submit your tip to them to be featured), they offer resources and education on blogging and social media to members (become a member today for a low annual fee), and they host the popular #Blogging411 show.

There is something there for everyone, for every type of blogger, and they look forward to helping you be the best blogger you can be!

So, check them out and join now! Use code “TriFABB2014″ for 15% off your membership!

triFABB KICKED BUTT at Orangetheory Fitness!

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Just wanted to share a little recap of our rather unconventional meetup at Orangetheory Fitness Morrisville today!

This was the first time we’d every done a meetup like this and it was so much fun. The photo above is just some of the members of triFABB who came to the meetup and workout!

If you haven’t heard of Orangetheory Fitness, it’s basically (in summary) a REALLY intense workout that mixes up cardio and strength training but really focuses on customizing the workout to YOUR particular skill level based on your heart rate. You wear a heart rate monitor throughout the workout and you’re able to see on a screen in the room what “zone” you’re in… whether you’re in the cardio zone, the fat burning zone, or the peak zone, etc.

We all agreed it was one of THE most fun, MOST intense, and most challenging workouts we’d ever done.

Lindsay of Poppy Daily even said, “I work out with a trainer 2-3x a week and have for a while and this was, by far, the best workout I’ve ever done.” 

We could not agree more!! It was CRAZY hard and we were all totally SPENT by the time it was over, but we felt awesome.

Our trainer, Danny, had so much energy and really kept us going and motivated through the whole thing.

On a separate side note, members of #triFABB even brought canned foods to the event to help collect canned food for the Foodbank of the Triangle!

It was really an awesome afternoon!

If you’re in the Triangle and looking to really get an intense workout, you should totally check out Orangetheory fitness and tell them triFABB sent you!!

New Magazine Launch

Do you love writing and always pictured yourself collaborating with a magazine? Well, Exclusive Guest is a new women’s Christian lifestyle magazine launching in 2014.  Writers, editors, graphic designers, and photographers are needed to make this magazine a success.

Categories include: Beauty, Entertainment, Interior Design, Fashion, Food and Wine, Travel, and Women’s Devotional.

If interested please email exclusiveguestmag@gmail.com and additional information will be provided!

Thanks!

 

Belk Charity Day Sale

belkOn November 9, Belk is holding a Charity Day Sale. From 6:00 AM until 10:00 AM, the store will open its doors for a private sale for individuals who purchase tickets from selected charities. These tickets will get shoppers $5 off their first purchase, and 20% to 70% discounts store wide!

Belk has generously donated tickets for Triangle Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants to use to fundraise for their team! Tickets are sold for $5 each, and ALL money collected will go towards their team’s fundraising goal. The great news is: these passes can be used at the Charity Day Sale at any Belk, so you and your family and friends can get an early start on holiday shopping!aanc

Did I mention that the first 100 shoppers in each store get a free Belk gift card of up to $1,000?! Visit the Belk Charity Day Sale webpage to find out more.

Please email Ashley Andrus at fashionismydayjob@gmail.com or @fashionmydayjob if you would like a ticket and happy shopping.

Beauty Blogger Cocktail Party

Saks_Fifth_Avenue_Logo5In celebration and to kick-off Fall Beauty Week, Saks Fifth Avenue is hosting a Beauty Blogger Cocktail event on Tuesday, September 24 from 4pm-6pm. 

Be the first to get insider trend presentation on what’s hot in beauty for the fall season.

You will receive a special surprise “Blogger Box” for participating and being part of the Fall Blogger Brigade.

If you are interested in signing on to help spread the word about Fall Beauty Week, please contact Suzanne McKeon, Marketing Director, Saks Fifth Avenue Raleigh @ Suzanne_mckeon@s5a.com – by September 1.

Saks Fifth Avenue Raleigh Fall Events

Saks_Fifth_Avenue_Logo5Saks Fifth Avenue invites YOU to be a part of their Fall Blogger Brigade.

Help get the word out about what’s up and coming this fall – and get insider knowledge on fashion and beauty trends, get invited to attend events with designers, and be connected to the leader in style and fashion in the Triangle.

If you are interested in signing on for the fall season – please contact Suzanne McKeon, Marketing Director, Saks Fifth Avenue Raleigh @ Suzanne_mckeon@s5a.com – by September 1, 2013.

Apricot Lane Grand Opening at Southpoint Mall with triFABB

We had a FABULOUS time with Apricot Lane Boutique celebrating their grand opening at Southpoint Mall this past weekend. triFABB members didn’t let the rain get in the way of having a great time, getting a great discount, getting to try on great looks, and supporting a GREAT cause in Transforming Hope!

Check out some photos of the event!

triFABB and the Apricot Lane Boutique Southpoint Grand Opening

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Hey Triangle Bloggers!

First of all, we need to apologize for our absence from our blog lately! It’s been a BUSY BUSY spring for us and to be totally honest, we just all had a lot going on. BUT, we’ve been working hard the last few months to get things rolling again and we are SUPER excited to get the summer started with a bang!

We are PUMPED to announce that we have partnered with Apricot Lane Boutique for their GRAND OPENING celebration coming up this month at Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC.

Here’s what you need to know:

-We’ll be having a private and super exclusive shopping party and event at the new Apricot Lane store on Thursday, July 11th – please e-mail us for all the details and/or to request an invite!

TH_logo-Color-300x150-Once again, one of our main goals and priorities is to give back to our community and we are SO excited to partner with Apricot Lane to feature and highlight Transforming Hope again! On Saturday, July 13th, 2013 – the Apricot Lane Boutique store at Southpoint will be donating 15% of ALL SALES to Transforming Hope. But that’s not all! We will also be collecting items needed for Emma’s Home – a safe home for young women rescued out of the horrific human trafficking industry. For more details on Emma’s Home and Transforming Hope, click here. To see the items needed for donation, click here.

-Our own triFABB bloggers will be MODELS in a fashion show on Saturday, July 13th at 7:15pm at Southpoint Mall. The fashion show will take place outside of the movie theater area and triFABB models will be rocking the latest trends from Apricot Lane!

Needless to say, there is A LOT going on that day and we are so excited about it! Please shoot us an email if you want to be a part of ANY of it! We are still looking for models, so let us know!

Check out all the official details and official press release below

Apricot Lane Opens New Durham Store with July 13 Fashion Show, Giveaways and 15 Percent of all Sales Donated to Charity

Affordable Women’s Fashion Boutique Opens in The Streets at Southpoint partnering with Durham nonprofit Transforming Hope, the TriFABB blogger group, and Models for Charity

Durham, N.C. – July 1, 2013 – Apricot Lane, a popular boutique featuring celebrity-inspired affordable fashions for the everyday woman, will host a celebration for the grand opening of its third Triangle location at The Streets at Southpoint mall Saturday, July 13. The store will celebrate with festivities beginning at noon and a fashion show kicking off at 7:15 p.m. in conjunction with Southpoint’s summer band series outside at the mall’s main fountain near the movie theater.

Additionally, Apricot Lane is working with TriFABB, a local group of fashion beauty, and lifestyle bloggers, and Models for Charity, a nonprofit organization of professionals who raise money for Triangle charities through modeling. The partnerships aim to raise awareness and funds for Transforming Hope, a Durham-based nonprofit that works to transform the lives of human trafficking victims. Among other efforts, the organization offers safe houses to victims working through recovery.

As part of the grand opening, Apricot Lane in Southpoint will donate 15 percent of all sales on Saturday, July 13 back to Transforming Hope. It’s also asking community members to get involved through a personal goods and home products drive to collect toilet paper, shampoo, soaps, cleaning supplies, toothbrushes and similar products to stock the Transforming Hope safe house in Triangle, North Carolina – the location of which cannot be disclosed to protect its residents. Wish-list items can be found on the Transforming Hope website. People interested in helping can bring unopened items to Apricot Lane on Saturday, July 13.

“Apricot Lane has always been a huge supporter of the fight against human trafficking and we’re thrilled to be able to continue that tradition while also helping the local community here in North Carolina,” said Carol Toulas, who along with her husband George own all three Apricot Lane stores in the Triangle. “We’re so grateful that we can support Transforming Hope as well as for such great relationships with TriFABB, Models for Charity and the Raleigh-Durham community. This Southpoint grand opening celebration and fashion show is going to be such an impactful and fun event – we hope everyone can join us!”

The schedule of grand opening celebrations on Saturday, July 13 includes:

  • All day – Personal goods and home products drive at the Apricot Lane store
  • Noon to 5 p.m. – A prize wheel and other giveaways at the Apricot Lane store in Southpoint Mall, upstairs near the JCPenney entrance
  • 5 p.m. – Celebrations move outside near the mall’s main fountain in front of the AMC Southpoint 17 movie theatre
    • 5 to 8 p.m. – The prize wheel will be at a table near the stage awarding prizes to all guests throughout the evening; Transforming Hope will also have a table onsite to further introduce the local community to its mission
    • 6 p.m. – The Southpoint band series kicks off with West Street Band, one of Raleigh’s top party bands playing hit rock, R&B and funk dance songs from every decade
    • 7:15 p.m. – The Apricot Lane fashion show with models from TriFABB and Models for Charity, all showing off the summer’s hottest fashions

Apricot Lane’s Southpoint store is owned by Carol and George Toulas under the venture Alpha Astra LLC. The couple opened their first location of Apricot Lane in early November, located in Raleigh’s North Hills Shopping Center and their second store in December at the Cary Towne Center Mall. They also own two locations in the Charlotte market and are rapidly expanding the footprint throughout North Carolina.

Once opened, Apricot Lane’s Southpoint store will follow the mall’s normal hours of operation. To learn more and join in the conversation, visit www.apricotlanetrianglenc.com or www.facebook.com/ApricotLaneTriangleNC.

About Apricot Lane:

Apricot Lane Boutique is a national retail franchise that specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind items and brand names known for their quality and fashionable style trends, quickly moving the store to the forefront of chic boutiques. Featuring celebrity-inspired fashions and designer labels offered in the convenience of neighborhoods across the country, Apricot Lane carries an impressive collection of branded fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags and accessories to create looks seen right off the runway and in the pages of any current fashion magazine. Apricot Lane retail boutiques are supported by the franchise company Country Visions. For more information, visit www.apricotlanetrianglenc.com or www.facebook.com/ApricotLaneTriangleNC.

About Transforming Hope:

Transforming Hope Ministries is a public nonprofit organization located in central North Carolina. The organization was founded November 20, 2010 by a group of women and men with a desire to holistically transform the lives of adolescent victims of human trafficking by offering them hope for their futures and equipping them with the skills to significantly lower their vulnerability to being re-exploited. Transforming Hope’s first safe home, called Emma’s Home, opened July 4, 2012 in central North Carolina. The homes are operated by trained staff offering residents opportunities to learn and develop life skills, building healthy relationships with staff and volunteers, weekly meetings with professional counselors and volunteer mentors, working with teaching staff for education, receiving healthcare, and participating in extracurricular activities based on each girl’s skill set and interests. To learn more, visit www.transforminghopeministries.org.

About TriFABB:

Triangle Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Bloggers is a group and community where bloggers in the Triangle region of North Carolina can come together to learn, collaborate, meet, and connect with each other, including sharing a passion for blogging. It was inspired by a similar group in Washington D.C. and created by Molly Stillman, Mia Maree and Brooke Allen  in August 2012. Members participate in various local meet-ups, networking opportunities, events, and a common community to ask questions and socialize. For more information, visit trifabb.com.

About Models for Charity:

Models for Charity is an organization of men and women in the Triangle who raise money for local charities through modeling. Models consist of local business owners and entrepreneurs who share a common goal of using their talents to benefit Triangle charities through hosting events, volunteering and attending fundraisers held by other organizations. For more information, visit www.modelsforcharityraleigh.com.

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Giveaway – Belk Beauty Grab Bag!

Hello triFABB friends and fans!

We are SO EXCITED to present our FIRST GIVEAWAY! This amazing giveaway is brought to you by the fabulous folks at Belk. One lucky triFABBer will win a SERIOUSLY amazing Belk Beauty Grab Bag with over $300 worth of beauty products in it!

The products include:

  • *Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Optimizing Skin Serum (FULL SIZE)
  • *Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate (FULL SIZE_
  • Viva La Juicy – La Fleur Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Lovestruck Floral Rush – Vera Wang Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Marc Jacobs – Dot Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Calvin Klein – Encounter Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Aqua – Eternity Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Taylor Swift Perfume (Large Sample Size)
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair (Sample)
  • Estee Lauder Perfectionist Wrinkle Lifting / Firming Serum (Sample)
  • Lipstick Case
  • *Justin Bieber Girlfriend Touchable Body Lotion (Full Size)
  • Chevron Bag from LuLu’s Mimi

Now, how awesome is THAT? We are pretty pumped. A HUGE thank you to Belk for hooking us up with this prize pack! And a HUGE thank you to the loyal triFABBers for participating and getting the word out about us. We are here for y’all and LOVE what you guys are bringing to the blogging community! 🙂

YOU CAN ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BY CLICKING HERE

*Since WordPress doesn’t allow the embedding of Rafflecopter, you can enter the contest by clicking the above link or clicking here – it will take you to a tab on our Facebook page where you can enter!

Till next time,

-triFABB ❤

Be our Guest…Blogger that is! {from @shopcltheshound}

Hey triFABB members! We are so excited to have Mary from Clothes Hound, one of our awesome local boutique partners, guest posting for us today! She’s talking about the REALLY COOL Guest Blogger program that Clothes Hound has for working with triFABB bloggers. 

Check it out!

Clothes Hound Boutique which currently serves two triangle locations, one in Raleigh and our newest location in Chapel Hill would like to offer our TriFabb ladies a unique opportunity!

We would love it you would guest blog or simply write a blog about us!

This can be anything related to Clothes Hound OR it can be simply about your blog, the fashion you love,  trends you see coming up as the next big thing, or even your favorite pinterest recipe or DIY that you are loving!  We are seeking qualified contributors and would love to have your input.

 

We will also give your plug a blog on our facebook which has almost 1800 fans and our twitter which is approaching 1000 followers!

As a very special thank you, we will offer you 20% off any of the items you purchase from Clothes Hound if you feature them in your blog or guest blog post.  Two of your triFABB sweethearts are already taking advantage of this opportunity.  Check out their personal Facebook albums of their Clothes Hound fashions here.  We would love to make a personal album for you as well!

Angela from Head to Toe Chic and  Marissa from Shabby Chic and Cheap

Visit our website at Shopclotheshound.com

And check us out online:

Clothes Hound Facebook  | Clothes Hound Twitter

If you’re  interest in blogging about us or being featured as a guest blogger email Mary Gillogly at bellamaria22g@hotmail.com.