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Chocolat Frey: The Perfect Holiday Gift

**Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Chocolat Frey. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. All opinions are my own. 


Chocolat Frey: The Perfect Holiday Gift

I am super excited to share with all of you THE perfect holiday gift of the season – Chocolat Frey!!


This holiday season, Chocolat Frey is the absolute perfect holiday gift. I created this gorgeous gift basket filled with some of my favorites from Chocolat Frey. Their packaging is pure perfection, easy to open, festive, and looks beautiful. Each product has it’s own unique, distinct, delicious taste. I adore how you can taste every single ingredient. Everything blends together to create a smooth, indulgent, chocolaty adventure that makes you want to come back for more (and more, and more, and more…). Giving Chocolat Frey is a lovely gift idea for anyone who is a lover of chocolate, sweets, or just craves an incredible extravagant experience.

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Chocolat Frey is premium authentic Swiss chocolate that started thanks to two brothers, Robert and Max Frey in 1887. They had a passion for creating fine Swiss chocolate products. This is the foundation of the company’s commitment to quality and excellence. Did you know that today, Chocolat Frey is the #1 chocolat brand in Switzerland?!


Chocolat Frey uses only authentic, GMO-free ingredients (heck yes!!), including rich cocoa beans, whole roasted nuts, and milk – creating some of the most delicious chocolate I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. One of my favorite things about Chocolat Frey is that they have a bean-to-bar method that leaves nothing to chance. This process, perfected to the T, consistently provides true quality, and that incredible indulgence that we all crave when looking for a delicious, premium chocolate.


Aside from being utterly delectable, Chocolat Frey is UTZ certified. I love that they take a careful approach to the environment, while supporting sustainable cocoa farming.  It makes their chocolate that much better!!


Want to know  where you can purchase Chocolat Frey? I’ve got you, boo! Chocolate Frey Napsli can be found at Sam’s Club across the country. 80 delicious individually wrapped authentically Swiss milk and dark chocolate pieces for only $9.99. I’ve included a list of retailers below where you can find Chocolat Frey.


Make sure to follow and like Chocolat Frey on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!


Chocolat Frey is graciously giving away a $55 selection of Holiday chocolate!! Read on below for the full giveaway details and how to enter!!

  • Prize: a $55 Selection of Holiday Chocolat Frey (substitutions are possible)
  • Who can Enter: US Residents ONLY, 18 years and older!
  • Time Frame: Giveaway starts December 5th at 10:00am EST and ends December 18th at 11:59pm EST
  • Winner: One winner will be selected at random and contacted via email
  • How to enter: Enter using the GLEAM widget below

$55 selection of Holiday Chocolat Frey

Be sure to hop on over and visit the other blogs, check out their holiday ideas including Chocolat Frey, and enter more giveaways!!

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All Black Luxe with Monroe and Main Holiday Occasions Event + Giveaway!!

**Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.  

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It’s that time of year! Stores are bustling with shoppers, people are planning holiday parties, families and friends are creating delicious menus for the upcoming festivities, and so much more. This is also the time of year where finding the perfect outfit is a main goal. With so many chic options for different holiday occasions, Monroe and Main is my go-to retailer for the perfect look.


All Black Luxe with Monroe and Main Holiday Occasions

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Monroe and Main Crossover Rib Sweater and Caviar Bead Leggings (c/o)

I love wearing black. Yes, it does majorly have to do with my field of working being a lighting designer in theater. The thing I love about black is the versatility of it. While most shun those who where black, I embrace it! Black can work for any occasion. It’s all about the style of the garment. I adore this outfit. It is perfect for doing some holiday shopping, wrapping gifts, enjoying a tasty holiday dinner, and so much more. These leggings have just the perfect amount of holiday glitz and glamour to them. They are beautifully detailed with black and gold intricate beading on the lower sides of the legs, and the fabric is soft with a nice, subtle sheen to it. They’ve got the perfect amount of stretch, and are super comfortable. I love that they could be paired with heels, ankle booties, cute flats (like I am wearing), or even sneakers.

Kirstin Marie All Black Luxe Monroe and Main Holiday fashion #MMHolidayFashion on Kirstin Marie

My most favorite part of this outfit is this gorgeous, luxe, cashmere top. It’s absolutely beautiful. It’s buttery soft, feels like heaven on, fits like a dream, and has just the perfect detailing to make it feminine and sweet. The photos of this sweater just do not do it justice. It’s by far the most luxurious, beautiful top I have the joy of owning…and I’m being serious!! It fits so well. When I first put it on I was so excited to see the well fitting shoulders, the small feminine detailing at the base of the sleeves, and the buttons at the front. It flows so well, and it incredibly flattering. I cannot wait to wear this top with my favorite pair of skinny jeans and some OTK boots.

I’ve teamed up with Monroe and Main and 24 other bloggers for an amazing giveaway!!! Yes, that means there are 25 prizes!!! Check out all of the giveaway details below, and enter to win a stylish new bag (like this one!!) PLUS enter for a chance at winning the Grand Prize Giveaway of a $250 shopping spree for one lucky winner!!

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Giveaway is US Only, 18 years and older. Open November 25th, 2015 and closes December 9th, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. 

Monroe and Main Holiday Occasions Giveaway

Get some more great outfit ideas for holiday occasions from my fellow blogger babes!


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Re-Cap: Macy’s Runway Show with Emme + The Ultimate Designer Giveaway

// last week I had the pleasure of walking in a plus size fashion show hosted by Macy’s and Super Model Emme. I’ve been in a few runway shows before, but I was incredibly excited about this experience. From the fitting day to the day of the show, I felt like a professional model. The stylists, assistants, make up artist, and dressers were top notch. The look above is my weekend look. I think it looks really cute, and was definitely comfortable for the fall. Below is my favorite look, the date night look. I love the lace on lace!


// look is your favorite of the two? Now for the giveaway!! I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you a fabulous giveaway you can’t resist! We’re giving one previous follower a gift package consisting of a gold iPad Mini, authentic Tory Burch tall boots, and a luxury Coach handbag and scarf, all valued at approximately $1,815 (before taxes!). By following as many bloggers as you want on the Gleam widget below, you will have better chances of winning! There are 125 ways to enter. Good Luck, Lovelies!! This giveaway is open from November 12th – November 27th, 2015.

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Win $120 to JORD!

// few months ago, I teamed up with Jord Wood Watch to review this gorgeous wooden watch. I picked out the Ely in Dark Sandalwood. I loved the face contrast with the dark wood band. This watch is literally stunning. It’s smooth, soft, comfortable, and honestly, is a real show stopper. It’s such a unique piece, and I adore wearing it. I love the date window inside of the watch. It was one of my main reasons for picking it out. If you follow me on Instagram (Girl, come find me (@kirstinmarie) on there!!), you have seen my gorgeous Ely in action, totally playing up my leopard print onesie and a cute skeleton ring. 


Recently, Jord has released a beautiful new style, the Cora. I am dying for it in Koa & Rose Gold. This month I’ve once again teamed up with Jord Wood Watches to offer one lucky reader a chance to win $120 gift certificate to JORD!! Enter through the rafflecopter below!! This giveaway is open until October 31s, 2015. Good Luck!!

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Monroe and Main Fall Color Confidence + $125 Giveaway

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.

Monroe and Main Fall Color Confidence Cobalt on Kirstin Marie Monroe & Main Silver Bracelet on Kirstin Marie Monroe & Main Plus Size Fall Color Cobalt on kirstin marie

Purr Fect Print Top, Lolita Control Leggings and Wide Bands Cuff in Silvertone (c/o Monroe and Main)

When I think of Fall, I generally think of dark colors. This Fall, add some color to your look! I love cobalt for that exact reason. It’s a great color that can honestly carry through all seasons. Cobalt is such a great accent color for the Fall color palette. Take this gorgeous Monroe and Main top, it compliments the print and the otherwise dark color of this outfit and makes it pop. I love the waterfall back of the shirt. It’s pleated and sheer, but really looks lovely from all sides. I chose to pair this shirt with a great pair of black leggings, so that the shirt could be the center of this outfit. I really like this outfit for Fall. It’s a great outfit for running errands all day, or going on a lunch date – while being comfortable and looking chic. The Monroe and Main Fall Color Confidence section has quite a few additional gorgeous cobalt options to add to your Fall wardrobe, and give you that Fall color confidence.

Monroe and Main is celebrating fall with an awesome giveaway!! 25 confident bloggers sharing 25 ideas on how to add color PLUS 25 colorful prizes & 25 chances to win! Monroe and Main wis offering up one lucky winner a Fall Color Bundle with a scarf, earrings, bracelet, & bag valued over $125!

Monroe and Main Fall Color Confidence Giveaway on Kirstin Marie #MMColorConfidence #Ad

Giveaway Entry Terms:

-Open to everyone living in the US ONLY, ages 18 & older.

-Giveaway ends August 31st, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

-One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. Winner should have a valid email address, and should be prepared to respond to claim prize within 48 hours. If winner fails to claim their prize, a new winner will be selected.


Wanna get your Fall Color Confidence on with Monroe and Main?? Enter using Gleam below!

$125 Monroe and Main Fall Color Confidence Giveaway  Check out all of the other bloggers and see how they added a pop of Fall color to their looks! //

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People Style Watch + Gwynnie Bee

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Beach Print Tank Dress (via Gwynnie Bee c/o) | Heart Shaped Sunglasses (Deb Shops – Old) | Rings (ASOS & Lane Bryant) | Necklace (Deb Shops – Old)

Do you want something fun, new, and exciting to start off your Summer? How does a winning a free wardrobe for a year sound?! That sounds great!

I am always, always looking for new, inventive, affordable, ways to revamp my wardrobe. I love shopping, but my wallet does not. Thanks to Gwynnie Bee, I can “shop” as much as I want to without spending much money at all! Gwynnie Bee is an online retail clothing rental subscription that caters to women sizes 10-32. For a flat monthly fee, you get to curate your very own collection to try and free shipping to & from your home!! Gwynnie Bee has quite a few packages available for you to select from, depending on how many pieces you’d like to receive at one time. The best part? There is no limit on when you can return them!! Let’s say you love an item, and you don’t know when you want to return it. You don’t have to feel the pressure of returning it by a certain date. When you do decide that you are done with the items, simply send them back in the prepaid labeled shipping envelop from anywhere in the US, and Gwynnie Bee takes care of laundering the items for you! My absolute favorite feature is the buy it feature. I fell in love with two dresses that I received last year. Last year!! I’ve held onto them since then, and waited until they were super cheap to purchase. Then, BAM! Mine forever for a fraction of what they would’ve cost me had I purchased them a year ago. All the while I have been able to wear them as much as I like.

I was given 5 pieces from Gwynnie Bee’s Spring & Summer Collection to try out. I ended up loving this cute Beach Print Tank Dress the most. It fits really well, it’s light weight, and the print is adorable!! It just screamed South Florida Summer to me. It does have quite a bit of stretch to it for a shift dress. I’m wearing a 2x. I feel I could’ve comfortably taken a 1x in this dress, as shift dresses tend to be a very open cut.

People Style Watch and Gwynnie Bee are giving you the chance to win a free subscription to Gwynnie Bee for a year!! Enter for your chance to win here.


**Thanks to Gwynnie Bee and People Style Watch for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.



Win an Adora Bag!

This is a Fashionista Event. An Adora Bag was provided to me so that I could share my honest review about the product. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. #FashionistasAdora Black Adora Bag lane bryant chain belt on Kirstin Marie Adora Bag Clutch on Kirstin Marie IGIGI Charmaine Jumpsuit lane bryant chain belt Adora Bag on plus size fashion blog Kirstin Marie I hope you’ve seen my review about these absolutely stunning Adora Bags. If not, check it out!! This bag is by far my absolutely new favorite bag. It’s 100% Italian leather, and it is buttery soft and delicious. Now is your chance to win one of your very own bag!!! Enter using the Rafflecopter entry method below. Three winners will each win a $280 Adora Bag of their own!!! By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to provide your email address to Adora Bags.

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