Friday, January 13, 2017

Snow Day!

Snow Day in PDX - #snow #snowday #nature #pdx #portland #portlandor

Hello, beautiful people!

It started snowing Tuesday night and left us with seven to ten inches of it.  Some places around here got up to fifteen inches!  This is definitely not common in this area and, considering places shut down with an inch or so of snow in the forecast, totally throws off normal life.  I didn't even know it was going to snow because I have been burying my head in all things vacation prep.  Good news is that the actual vacation activities are planned, which gives me a sense of peace.  I get really anxious when things aren't planned out.  I like knowing what is going to happen.  I am not a by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl.  I also spent extra time lately making jewelry and hair accessories for my trip as well.  Now that the Christmas decor is put away, I can start packing everything!

I ventured out into the snowy yard on Wednesday to take some photos and thought I would share.  This is also the first time I was able to take my new Crocs rain boots for a spin.  The snow was a bit deep out front so snow found its way into my boots, but other than that they did the job.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

What I Wore: Plaid About It

In today's post, Hailey reviews the Strappy Foxy Cami from Torrid and Plaid Boyfriend Shirt from Lane Bryant.- #Torrid #TorridInsider #LaneBryant #LaneStyle #plaid #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #winter #spring #fall #style

Welcome to 2017!

In today's post, I am reviewing the Strappy Foxy Cami from Torrid and the Plaid Boyfriend Shirt from Lane Bryant.  I bought these pieces in the fall and wore them together for Friendsgiving in November.  As you know, life has been pretty busy, so I was finally able to take photos when we were stuck at home during a snow storm.

Just to keep y'all informed, posts will be kind of sporadic through February.  I am working on a better work schedule for myself to ensure I can have time to blog and time for all the other projects I need  to work on.  Things have piled up on the back burner for so long, I have pretty much spent the past two weeks trying to whittle that list down. I am also juggling these back logged projects with trying to finalize our vacation plans and all that entails (packing, making sure Finn is taken care of, cleaning the house, etc etc).  In the meantime, I am working on getting organized so I can be a more efficient blogger.  I would like to do more posts than I have been doing, but I still can never get extra projects done with the current schedule.  It will take some time to work out the kinks, but I am hoping things can settle into a good routine and compromise between everything I want to do and what I actually have time to do.

My goal for 2017 is to not be so hard on myself.

Friday, December 23, 2016

What I Wore: Christmas Card Chic

In today's post, Hailey is wishing you a Happy Holidays with a look at this year's Outlander themed Christmas card and reviews new accessories for her Claire Fraser look. (Torrid Tartan Wrap Bodice Swing Dress, Dream of the Crop Cardigan from ModCloth, Comfortiva Reddell Leather Oxford, Claire's Chunky Cowl and Arm Warmers from Abbyshot)- #torrid #torridinsider #torridxoutlander #torridoutlander #Outlanderfashion #torridfashion #outlander #tartan #abbyshot #Comfortiva #Modcloth #modstyle #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #spring #winter #fall #style #plussizecasual

If you've been reading the blog for a while, you know Sean and I like to come up with themes, silly pictures and costumes, and crazy ideas for our Christmas cards.  This year is no exception. You can see our other cards on the blog here and here.

In today's post, I present you with our card photo and review the new accessories I bought to get cold weather mileage out of my Torrid Outlander dress.  I have been wearing it a lot lately and am so happy I went ahead and purchased these pieces. Read on!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

What I Wore: Ugly Christmas Bunco

Today, Hailey reviews the Oh Snap! Gingerbread Man Ugly Christmas Sweater from Target and Distressed Plaid Skinny Jeans from Lane Bryant.  She also walks you through the fun gingerbread-inspired accessories she made for her outfit! - #Target #TargetStyle #LaneByrant #LaneStyle #skinnyjeans #Christmas #holiday #uglysweater #uglychristmassweater #gingerbreadman #DIY #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #winter #style #plussizecasual

We've been playing Bunco with a group of friends for a few years now.  On some occasions, we choose a theme for the month where we are all encouraged to dress up.  For Halloween one year we did an 80s theme; and this is the second "Ugly Christmas" Bunco.  I don't think buying holiday-specific apparel is all that practical, but I wanted to wear something different from last time.  Once we decided on tops, an idea snowballed into me crafting accessories for both Sean and I to wear to the party.

In today's post, I review this Christmas sweater from Target, new skinny jeans from Lane Bryant, and show you more details of my Ugly Christmas ensemble!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Reader Appreciation Holiday Giveaway!

 Reader Appreciation Holiday Giveaway -

Happy Holidays to all my awesome readers/blog friends out in the world!  I just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate your love and support, understanding and thoughtfulness, comments and likes, and conversing with you all via social media.

I wish I could pass out gifts to all of you, but that would require me to build a workshop, hire some magic reindeer, and find a man who looks good in a red suit to deliver said gifts via a magic sleigh.  Tall order!   Nevertheless, I wanted to give a small gift of my appreciation to one lucky reader, so I've put together a little gift box of some of my favorite things.

Read on for a look at what is in the gift box and enter to win!

Reviewing Maple Holistics Silk 18 Conditioner

In today's post, Hailey reviews the #1 best selling conditioner, Silk 18, from Maple Holistics, a company specializing in natural hair care, skin care, and body care.  Read her review and find out how you can sample a product from the company as well. - #mapleholistics #silk18conditioner #naturalbeautyproducts #naturalproducts #beauty #haircare #hairconditioner

I've been trying to make the switch to using more natural and organic products for my beauty needs.  While it can be hard to find things across the board that meet my needs, budget, and performance expectations, I feel that it is still worth the effort to try out new natural products when I find them.  I have come across some fantastic products and companies in my pursuit and, in the process, been able to switch a majority of my hair care, bath and body care, and skin care (and some makeup too) over to natural and organic products.

Maple Holistics was not on my radar until they reached out to me.  They specialize in natural hair care products, but also have bath and body and skin care items as well.  Products are made in the USA, are all natural, cruelty free, sulfate free, and safe for color-treated hair.  They sent along one of their best sellers - the Silk 18 conditioner - for me to try and review for all of you.  I've been using it for two months now in an effort to give you a well-rounded review.  Read on for my experience!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What I Wore: Meandering Through The Holidays

In today's post, Hailey reviews the Outlander Clan Fraser Scoop Tee from Torrid, a component in her winter errands uniform as of late. - #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #spring #winter #fall #summer #style #plussizecasual #lanebryant #LaneStyle #reebok #plaid

Hello, my lovelies!!  I hope you all are staying warm and are not too crazy busy this holiday season.  The weather has not been cooperating with my schedule lately, so some days (like today) you may get outfit photos from my dressing room.  The weather people can't seem to get the forecast right either lately, which also greatly reduces my chances at getting you proper photos.  I promise I'm trying.

I had grand plans of keeping it chill this month, but we have been all over the place.  When we're at home, Sean and I have spent time working on house chores, home improvements, and cleaning.  When we get out and about to friend gatherings and seasonal events, it has been pouring rain, snowing, or (in the case of this past weekend) I have panic attacks from all the rude people and large crowds. 

While my emotions have been all whack-a-doodle, my fashion has been pretty consistent.  I am a practical girl at heart, so I've been playing it comfortable and casual for most outings.  My uniform as of late has been jeans, comfy shoes, a tee or cami, and a plaid shirt.  In today's post, I am presenting you with one such look and reviewing this t-shirt from Torrid.

Stay cozy, my friends!

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