Thursday, April 18, 2019

In The Fitting Room: Lane Bryant & Maurices

YAY! Today I'm bringing you my very first In The Fitting Room video!  I stopped into Lane Bryant and Maurices recently to check out their new offerings and try on a variety of items.  In the video, I show you my fitting room fun, share my impressions of each item, and show you what I bought.

Moving forward, I will be creating more content for YouTube and bringing you features I previously reserved exclusively for Facebook Lives on my blog page.  We will have monthly subscription box unboxings and makeup tutorials and swatchfests, but with the added bonus of being able to bring you more fashion content (like the video below).  So go SUBSCRIBE to my channel to make sure you get notified when I post new content!

I also added all my previous Facebook Live content to my YouTube channel, along with all my Afternoon Live fashion segments. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

KATU Afternoon Live: Expand Your Wardrobe By Mixing Prints!

In today’s KATU Afternoon Live post, Hailey shares her tips for mixing prints to create stylish ensembles! - #AfternoonLive #KATUAfternoonLive #portland #psblogger #psootd #plussize #styleblogger #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #pdx #plussizeblogger #printmixing #patternmixing

I'm back at KATU's Afternoon Live to share my tips for print-mixing!  This seems like a bit of an overwhelming topic to a lot of people.  I know plenty of folks who would never dream of mixing prints.  It's okay if it just isn't your style, but if it is something you want to try, I'm here to help!

Click through to watch my video segment, get the written tips (along with outfit examples), and check out a few other bloggers who are mixing prints like pros!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Reviewing Kiyonna's Harmony Faux Wrap Dress

In today’s post, Hailey’s reviewing the extremely versatile Harmony Faux Wrap Dress from Kiyonna! - #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #PropetUSA #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fallstyle #springstyle #wrapdress #fauxwrapdress

The weather is finally starting to turn sunny (but as I type this it is cold and rainy, of course).  My allergies have been insane, making me feel completely miserable and unproductive.  I finally started to feel like myself again, so I joined Sean and our friends, Nigel and Joaquin, for an outing to our favorite winery.

It's always fun to visit Stoller, taste wine, and eat yummy food.  I decided to take advantage of the pretty location for today's outfit photos.  I'm reviewing Kiyonna's Harmony Faux Wrap Dress, which turns out to be an extremely versatile piece.

Friday, March 29, 2019

High School Reunion: Party Time!

In today’s post, it is party time at Hailey’s 20-Year high school reunion!! – #travel #vacation #plussizetravel #augusta #northaugusta #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussize #psootd

The last couple of weeks have been full of allergy-related stuffiness and migraines. I'm sick of it. And because of that, I haven't been as productive as I would have liked. Still, I did manage to get quite a few items listed in my Poshmark Closet, so please go check that out if you'd like to buy some of my clothes from me. Make sure you are getting notifications when I list new items because there will be more coming.  Thanks in advance!

My goal is to get caught up on travel posts before my big, epic vacation journey this summer.  I'm so far behind, y'all!  Life gets in the way of all my plans. haha  First on the list is catching you up on my high school reunion trip.  I went to Georgia-lina in September for my 20-year reunion.  I visited with my sister in Savannah, before driving up to see my friends.  I've already talked about the fun at Homecoming and the Meat N Greet Picnic.  After the picnic, we went back to the hotel to freshen up before heading to the big party!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Unique Timepieces from Jord Wood Watches + GIVEAWAY

In today’s post, I’ve partnered with Jord Watches to review the gorgeous Cora Polaris design and bring you a GIVEAWAY with the chance to win $100 towards your favorite Jord watch design!!! –  #Jord #JordWatches #JordWatch #WoodWatch #giveaway

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

- Steve Jobs

It is easy to fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others.  I’m just as guilty of it as anyone, fighting my own brain into staying on my own path daily.  We’re human.  It happens.  We work hard and keep trying.  Time can help us heal wounds, see what is truly important, help us realize how far we’ve come.

I’ve seen Jord Watches on other bloggers I admired and thought it would be pretty amazing to try one of these gorgeous and unique timepieces myself.  When they reached out to me recently to ask me to review one of their pieces, I was ecstatic.  In today’s post, I’m reviewing the gorgeous Cora Polaris design, a mix of rose gold metal and walnut wood, with sparkling Swarovski crystals and an enchanting midnight blue face.

The timepieces are beautiful and unique - just like you - which is why I am also excited to feature a giveaway where one of you could win a $100 discount code towards one of these stunning watches!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

What I Wore: Denim Life

In today’s post, Hailey’s reviewing this soft and versatile denim shirt from Simply Be! - #SimplyBe #SimplyBeUSA #LaneBryant #LaneStyle #Comfortiva #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fallstyle #springstyle #denimshirt

It is still incredibly cold in my neck of the woods, and I'm longing for Spring.  I need more sunshine to combat this anxiety and depression.  I need decent weather for getting out in nature.  But for now, I wait.

You probably caught the gorgeous beaded gown from Simply Be that I showed you leading up to the holidays.  Well, Simply Be reached out again to give you styling inspiration for this Western Denim Shirt.  You'll be able to see how different bloggers styled it in an upcoming post on their blog.  (I'll link it here when it's up.)  Right now, Simply Be's tops are 30% off, including this dark wash denim goodness!!

Read on for my review of this top, and see me pretend not to be freezing my caboose off in the 38 degree weather at the lake! lol

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Smile Bright Like A Diamond! + GIVEAWAY

Smile Brilliant cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush Review + Giveaway! -  #caripro #smilebrilliant #smilefearlessly #electrictoothbrush #cariproultrasonic

Fresh breath, clean teeth, and proper oral health are very important to me.  To this day, I have only ever had one cavity, and it was so teeny, tiny that it was hardly anything to write home about.  I had such a wonderful experience with Smile Brilliant’s teeth whitening system, so I was super excited when they reached out to see if I wanted to try their new cariPRO Ultrasonic electric toothbrush.

In today’s post, I’m bringing you my experience and review of this brush, along with a coupon code and giveaway opportunity!

Friday, February 22, 2019

KATU Afternoon Live: Styling Graphic Tees

In today’s KATU Afternoon Live post, Hailey talks styling graphic tees beyond just jeans and a t-shirt, with outfit inspiration, styling tips, and wear to shop! - #AfternoonLive #KATUAfternoonLive #portland #psblogger #graphictees #eloquii #xoq #psootd #plussize #styleblogger #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #LaneBryant #lanestyle #Catherines #CatherinesStyle

My latest Afternoon Live segment was all about styling graphic tees beyond jeans and a t-shirt. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with wearing jeans and a t-shirt and your comfiest sneakers, I hear from a lot of awesome ladies who feel stuck in a rut wearing only those things.  They want to shift their thinking and feel more stylish, but still remain comfortable and feel like themselves.

With that in mind, I wanted to provide some inspiration for different ways to wear those casual tees. Graphic tees are great for showing off what you love - be it a band, a television show or movie, a favorite quote, etc. - or displaying some other element of your personality.  And the best part is that these styles are versatile enough to mix with all the elements of your wardrobe!

In today's post, check out the video of my segment, see other examples of how I like to wear graphic tees and where I like to purchase them, and read my review for the above look.  Let's get started!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

What I Wore: Sporty Brunch

In today’s post, Hailey’s reviewing this comfy, casual look for brunching with friends and running around the city. - #Torrid #TorridInsider #LaneBryant #LaneStyle #Comfortiva #etsyfinds #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fallstyle #plussizeactivewear #springstyle

One beautiful afternoon in the fall, before the weather turned cold and icy, I ventured to Laurelhurst Park in Portland to take some photos.  I'd never been to this park before.  It was absolutely beautiful. I love the old trees and watching the ducks waddle in and out of the water.  It was a delightful place to be for an hour, and I wish I could have stayed longer.

This is a look I wore to a laid-back brunch with friends.  It is casual and comfy, perfect for running around town on the weekend.  While these pieces (aside from the shoes) are no longer available, I still wanted to offer my reviews and give you some outfit inspiration.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What I Wore: Tartan Layering Remix

In today’s post, Hailey’s reviewing the Leith Rib Wrap Sweater via Nordstrom and remixing her favorite tartan dress for a winter-ready look. - #Torrid #TorridInsider #Leith #Nordstrom #Outlander #MetalMarvels #HotTopic #Comfortiva #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fallstyle #winterstyle #tartan #Outlanderfashion #torridfangirl

Today's look is one of the crop top examples I used in my latest Afternoon Live segment on breaking the plus size fashion rules.  It features this cropped sweater from Leith, a Nordstrom brand I only recently found out about.  I love remixing this tartan dress with other colors and items in my closet, so pairing this new top with this dress was the first thing that came to mind.

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