Thursday, October 12, 2017

What I Wore: It's Officially Fall!

In today’s post, Hailey’s pulling out some oldies but goodies and donning never-been-worn clearance finds for an easy fall outfit! - #Torrid #LaneBryant #ModCloth #Avenue #CharmingCharlie #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #fall

Well, I brought out my boots, so you know what that means - it's officially fall!!  I cannot tell you how happy I am to have crisp fall air and changing leaves.  Of course, in the Pacific Northwest this usually means rain until June, but we've had some bouts of sunny days here and there.  Overall, the weather has been rather ideal - cool air and sun or clouds with only the occasional rain.  As the rain sets in, it gets harder and harder for me to take decent outfit photos.  I've been taking advantage of the dry weekends this month by shooting various outfits.

Today's post is a look at the outfit that I wore to the Cirque du Soleil show.  It was a comfortable and cute ensemble (duh!) that helped me transition into the fall weather.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

What I Wore: 20 Year Reunion

Dressing for comfort and ease doesn’t have to be boring.  Hailey combines the Kiyonna Kelsey Flounce Top and Eloquii Pleated Skirt for an effortless ensemble! - #Kiyonna #KiyonnaCurves #KiyonnaStyle #Eloquii #XOQ #plaid #CharmingCharlie #Crocs #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style

Well, it has been a tough week for anyone with a heart.  I've found myself more prone to panic attacks this week, so I've tried to take it easy and go easy on myself.  I often find that I beat myself up about getting posts out by this time or that time.  Frankly, there are lots of reasons I have taken to blogging less this year.  And while I would like to put out posts more often, I need to make sure that I take care of me in the process.  I hope all of you are taking care of you.

Today's post is a look at the outfit I wore to Sean's recent 20 year high school reunion.  At the 10 year, I was super uncomfortable and felt out of place.  This year my focus was on wearing an outfit that made me feel comfortable, confident, and cute. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Reviewing Kiyonna's Stop and Stare Ruched Dress

Hailey reviews the Kiyonna Stop and Stare Ruched Dress, a bodycon dream perfect for conjuring extra confidence, sass, and sex appeal! - #Kiyonna #KiyonnaCurves #KiyonnaStyle #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #summer #spring #fall #weddingguest #bodycon #style

I often encourage you all to step out of your comfort zones from time to time and challenge yourselves to try something new, or something you are wary of.  Usually that pertains to fashion, although I think it is important to try new things in many aspects of our lives.  I practice what I preach, pushing myself to tackle things that I find a bit intimidating.  This practice teaches me more about my style likes and dislikes, but I often learn more about myself in the process.  I've never stepped out of my comfort zone and come away with nothing.  Life is an adventure.  Learning about yourself and trying something new is part of the fun!

Today's post is a review of Kiyonna's Stop and Stare Ruched Dress.  It has been a while since I wore a more bodycon style, so I wanted to push myself to test it out again.  The latest Stop and Stare offering is a gorgeous pink and purple floral pattern called Midnight Bouquet.  It made me feel classy, sassy, feminine, and frisky!  Read on for my review.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Colourpop Swatchfest Update {Pressed Powder Shadows, Spring 2017, Concealers, Highlighters, Crystal Collection, Blotted Lips, and More!)

A Colourpop Swatchfest for 2017, including the Pressed Powder Shadows, Spring Monochrome Collection, No Filter Concealers, Pressed Powder Highlighters, Crystal Collection, Blotted Lips, Ultra Blotted Lips, and more!! - #Colourpop #makeup #colourpopcosmetics #swatch #swatches #colourpopswatches #beauty

In today's post, I am giving you a HUGE swatchfest of the various collections and items I have bought from Colourpop this year.  This post covers the Pressed Powder Shadows (minus the fall ones which are on their way to me), the Spring Monochrome collections, Summer, Concealers, Pressed Powder Highlighters, Blotted and Ultra Blotted Lips, collabs with Alexis Ren/Sonya Esman/ILuvSarahii, the 5 Million items, and a few other things thrown in!

You can check out my previous swatchfests for the brand here.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

At Home Fitting Room: Melissa McCarthy Seven7 Denim Edition

In today's post Hailey reviews a variety of shorts and jeans from the Melissa McCarthy Seven7 brand. - #LaneBryant #LaneBryantStyle #MelissaMcCarthy #MelissaMcCarthySeven7 #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #fittingroom

This year I have become a HUGE fan of the denim offerings from Melissa McCarthy's Seven7 brand.  Back in March, I purchased my first item from the brand - a pair of boyfriend capris.  I reviewed them on the blog and found I could have sized down in the boyfriend silhouette.  Still, I loved the feel of them and didn't wait too long to snatch up a pair of dark wash shorts during a Lane Bryant sale.  I have worn those all summer long!  I was so smitten with the Bermuda shorts, I ended up grabbing more pairs of shorts and moved on to collecting some jeans from the brand during big sales.

In today's post, I'm reviewing the various denim items I have from the brand and giving you a comparison of each.  Some differ in style and length, as well as wash.  I always find it hard to know what any particular item from the Melissa McCarthy line will look like on a body because the website photos are usually just the item by itself, either on a mannequin or flat.  I hope this post helps you see the potential of the items and brand.  I really look forward to trying out other apparel items and styles soon!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

At Home Fitting Room: Lane Bryant, Torrid, City Chic, Eloquii, Hips and Curves, Modcloth, Loralette, Zulily

In today's post Hailey reviews a variety of clothing from recent purchases.  Brands include Lane Bryant, Torrid, City Chic, Eloquii, Hips and Curves, ModCloth, Loralette, Zulily. - #LaneBryant #LaneBryantStyle #Torrid #TorridInsider #CityChic #Eloquii #XOQ  #HipsandCurves #Modcloth #Loralette  #Zulily #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeclothing #fittingroom

After a productive holiday weekend of crossing off half of my to-do list, a felt a bit more confident in tackling things this week.  The fires in the Columbia River Gorge have brought a lot of haze, smoke, and ash raining from the sky to my neck of the woods.  Thinking of the devastation right down the road, combined with worrying for friends and family in Texas and in the path of Hurricane Irma, has my anxiety peaking again.  I hope you all are safe.

I've been trying to keep my mind busy by working and preparing my outfits for this weekend's local comic con.  I've decided my three days of looks will consist of a casual geek ensemble (when I meet Weird Al and Katee Sackhoff, who also had thyroid cancer btw), Han Solo cosplay, and a warm weather friendly Claire Fraser cosplay to celebrate the premiere of Season 3!!!

In today's post I am bringing you another At Home Fitting Room because, well, I love deals and I love to shop.  Most of the twenty-three items reviewed in the post are from my usual go-to brands and are still available.  While there are some everyday clothes in the grouping, I also have some pajamas, lingerie, and activewear thrown in.  I've also included my ModCloth Stylish Surprise purchases and my attempt at trying the Avenue sister brand, Loralette.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What I Wore: Blossoming + Stoller Wine Club Picnic

 Hailey reviews the Floral Print Strappy Cold Shoulder Top from Torrid, and shares her experience at the Stoller Wine Club Picnic! - #Torrid #TorridInsider #MelissaMcCarthySeven7 #MelissaMcCarthy #Crocs #Stoller #StollerWinery #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #summer #spring #style #plussizeshorts

I've been obsessed with all things Torrid as of late.  Well, really it has been quite some time.  Torrid keeps coming out with cute, fashionable, trendy pieces for a variety of tastes and body shapes.  I consistently find things I love and want and need to buy there.

I recently bought a jacket online that was perfectly fitted to my body, but I wanted something a little looser fitting.  When I returned the jacket (which I did buy a size larger and it is exactly what I wanted), I took some time to look through the store and try a few things on.  I rarely get an opportunity to visit a store these days.   One of the employees was a gorgeous redhead wearing the top in this post.  I found it in my size and had to have it!

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