Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What I Wore: A Little Fancy (Kiyonna Shimmer Circle Skirt Remix)

 Hailey is wearing Kiyonna's Limited Edition Shimmer Circle Skirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #KiyonnaPlusYou #holidaystyle #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeholiday #psootd

Hey, y'all!  I hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend and are gearing up for a celebratory New Year's Eve!  We had a fantastic Christmas with the mom-in-law and added tons of snuggles with Finnegan over the weekend.  While we planned to get a lot of chores done, by Sunday we were so exhausted.  Sean played his Star Wars Battlefront video game while I colored in one of those detailed adult coloring books my mom-in-law gave me for Christmas.  It was a much needed relaxing day.

Anyway, I am back with another look at this Shimmer Circle Skirt from Kiyonna.  In thinking of its versatility and use beyond the holidays, I showed you a more casual styling featuring this skirt.  While the previous look is more typical of how I will continue to wear it throughout the year, I wanted to take the opportunity to show you a dressier option.  This skirt is still available in most sizes in silver and in red.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays 2015!

Ah, the best laid plans....

So much for being a productive blogger this week.  Hopefully, you are all having festive fun with friends, family, and loved ones! I just wanted to post a note thanking you all for reading the blog, commenting, chatting, and just generally being a supportive bunch of online friends.  This year has been an exciting one for Discourse of a Divine Diva, so I am looking forward to what the new year brings.

This year, we decided to do something different for our Christmas cards.  Instead of dressing up in something silly, we opted for a custom drawn greeting card by Len Peralta.  He's a great artist that has also done a drawing of our dog Rusty and a headshot drawing of me that I've used as an online avatar.  We love his work and his love of geek culture.

We asked him to draw myself and Sean in our Han Solo and Chewbacca costumes, except Sean wanted to be full Wookie.  So without further ado, I present you with our 2015 holiday card art:

Happy Holidays 2015!!  Our card art done by Len Peralta. - DivineMrsDiva.com #starwars #ladyhansolo #geekchristmas #lenperalta

I've also been busy because we got a new dog!  After a year of being dogless, we finally felt it was the right time to go look at the humane society and bring a baby home as a family gift to ourselves.  It was emotional and overwhelming the first time on Saturday.  We were pretty upset, so we left.

We went back on Sunday, but I sat in the car for twenty minutes crying because I was overwhelmed again, missing our old furkids, and didn't know if we were ready for another one yet.  I was a mess.  But I sucked it up and went inside.  When we saw him, he was cowering in the back of his kennel like the day before, but looked like he really wanted to come say hi to us.  We stood there talking to him and saying hello, then Sean bent down and put his fingers up to the kennel door.  He immediately came over to be petted.  We met him and held him and knew we had to have him.  How can you resist that sweet face?!?  Meet Finnegan, the newest member of our family!

Meet Finnegan - DivineMrsDiva.com

He's a 1-year-old Pomeranian Chihuahua mix with a really mellow and sweet personality.  He reminds me a lot of my Kiki.  He's young and needs to learn some things, but these first three days with him have been pretty good.

What are you doing for the holidays?  Did you get any major gifts yet?  What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?  I wish you all a spectacular holiday and happy new year!!!

PS - If you are alone this holiday or have a shitty family you can't be around to save your sanity, know you are not alone and that you are loved. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Makeup Stash: Colourpop Swatches - Fall 2015, Creme Gel Liners, and Holiday 2015

 Colourpop Swatches - DivineMrsDiva.com #makeupjunkie #makeup #colourpop #colourpopswatches #cremegelliners #swatches #colourpopliners #holiday2015 #fall2015

As you know by now, I am a huge fan of Colourpop!  I've talked about them on the blog before and continue to order from them as they introduce new items my makeup junkie heart feels the need to acquire.  It has been a busy last half of the year, so I have now amassed quite the collection of items to show you.  The Fall 2015 collection was a nod to the 90s, while the Boogie Nights Holiday 2015 collection was more reminiscent of the 70s.  The Creme Gel Liners became a new product for the company in potted and liner form.  I have been extremely pleased with every purchase that I have made from the brand and always encourage my friends to check them out.  The products are extremely affordable ($5 to $8), but are quality products that stay on and look great all day.

If you want to check out my previous posts:

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

What I Wore: Holiday Ready

 Hailey is wearing Kiyonna's Limited Edition Shimmer Circle Skirt, Torrid Dark Wash Denim Shirt, and Clarks Plaza Float Boot. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #KiyonnaPlusYou #Torrid #TorridInsider #holidaystyle #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #FestivalofTrees #plussizefashion #plussize #plussizeholiday #psootd

Happy Holidays, everyone!  It is really hard to believe it is mid-December already.  I am still trying to desperately catch up to everything at home since being back from our September road trip and Thanksgiving trip to visit my sister.  There is just never enough time to catch up to everything, it seems.  I start to feel extremely frustrated, which also hinders my ability to enjoy the warm glow of the holidays.

Keeping up with personal traditions helps ground me and keep me focused.  Again this year, Sean and I joined our friend Nigel in attending the Festival of Trees in Portland.  It is usually the first holiday event we attend in December and can help set a festive tone.  Continuing in the post, I review this cheery but casual ensemble and show you some of the holiday cheer from this year's festival.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Cheers! Let's Celebrate the Holidays!

Cheers! Let's Celebrate the Holidays! - A Cozy Game Night In (Food and Drinks) - DivineMrsDiva.com #YoursClothing #outfit #psootd #ootd #plussizefashion #plussizeholiday #gamenight #holidaydecor #Christmas #party

Hi, everyone!  I'm back from vacation and looking forward to getting back into a posting schedule.  I had a great time with my sister and so much fun exploring Savannah!  Last year, Liz, Nina, and I teamed up to create virtual holiday parties - from outfits and decor to food, drinks, and more!  This year, we've teamed up again for our virtual party blog hop and included our pal Janeane.

We've each selected a theme for our shindigs, this time with festive outfits provided by Yours Clothing. Janeane of Designing From My Closet is hosting a 40s Glam Outdoor Party.  Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy delights with a Black and White Dessert Party, while Nina of Curvy Mod is throwing a Cocktail Potluck!  I encourage you to pop into their events and say hello.

My party post from last year was much more glam and luxury.  This year, I wanted to plan something a bit more laid-back and true to what I actually do - a game night with friends.  Read on for a review of my outfit, tasty recipes, decor inspiration, and more!

Cheers! Let's Celebrate the Holidays! - A Cozy Game Night In (Hailey is wearing the black sequin ponte leggings, red and white alpine tunic, and black faux fur gilet - all from Yours Clothing.) - DivineMrsDiva.com #YoursClothing #outfit #psootd #ootd #plussizefashion #plussizeholiday #gamenight #holidaydecor #Christmas #party

Friday, November 20, 2015

Getting Ready For The Holidays: A 50s-Inspired Beauty Look

 Getting Ready For The Holidays: A 50s-Inspired Beauty Look (Vintage Makeup Tutorial) - DivineMrsDiva.com #holiday #holidayparty #holidaydress #holidaymakeup #holidayhair #vintagehair #vintagemakeup #50s #vintageinspired  #wingedliner #retro #fifties #vintagebeauty #plussizeblogger #plussizefashion

In today's post, I am once again teaming up with my blogger buddies Janeane, Liz, and Nina to bring you a holiday prep course with a vintage-inspired twist.  We really love doing these fun collaborations together and hope you are finding some inspiration in each of them. 

We are each taking on an element of holiday party planning - food, decor, clothing, and makeup/hair - to give you some tips and inspiration for preparing your own party or spectacular entrance.  We've also decided to take on these tasks with a retro 50s-inspired theme!  Janeane of Designing From My Closet is talking home decor.  Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy is serving up a retro cocktail party, while Nina of Curvy Mod brings you vintage-inspired fashion. I'm taking on makeup and hair with a pictorial and walk-through, along with some helpful links to get you all done up!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

What I Wore: City Chic Spliced Jacket Review

 Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Metallic Mesh Top and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Skinny Jean. - DivineMrsDiva.com #CityChic #plussize #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #KiyonnaPlusYou #Metallic #plussizefashion #LaneBryant #holidayfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger

Today's post is a quick review of a piece I finally get to wear!  I bought this jacket during an amazing City Chic clearance sale this past spring.  Since then, it has been way too hot to wear it, but I finally am able to pull it out. City Chic continues to put out similar styles, so I feel my review and information is still quite relevant.

I've shown this look on the blog previously when I reviewed this fabulous Metallic Mesh Top from Kiyonna. Not wanting to clog that post with more photos, the Spliced Suri Jacket gets its own post!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What I Wore: My First Eloquii Purchase

Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt

As an avid online shopper and self-proclaimed clothes horse, I spend a good amount of time looking at new arrivals and window shopping on my favorite retailer's websites.  Part of all that effort is for the blog, but I would probably be doing it anyway, even if I didn't have the blog.  I just love clothes.

When Eloquii first came on the scene, I was wary of ordering from them because I was really unsure of the fit.  It was hard to find anyone with my particular body type reviewing the clothing.  I kept thinking the size 24 was going to be smaller, so I just didn't order.  Now Eloquii also carries sizes 26 and 28, so there is a little bit of wiggle room if you need those few extra inches.  They have pretty great sales throughout the year as well, so it is kind of a win-win.

I finally decided to go ahead and make my first purchase from Eloquii in the form of the Donegal Knit Circle Skirt.  There are lots of colorful skirts to choose from, in a variety of styles.  But I am such a huge fan of the shape and silhouette of a good circle skirt.  I always lean towards that style above others.  Read on for my review....


Friday, November 13, 2015

Style Collab: Winter Trends

Style Collab: Winter Trends - DivineMrsDiva.com #plussize #plussizefashion #plussizeblogger #wintertrends #winterfashion #plussizestyle #psootd

It seems as soon as fall sets in people start decreeing that "Winter is coming!"  This time of year does fly by pretty quickly for me, so I am sure winter will be arriving before I know it.  Today on the blog, I've again teamed up with my blogging buddies Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy, Janeane of Designing From My Closet, and Nina of Curvy Mod to show you our take on popular winter trends that have been popping up this season.

Liz is taking on a Baroque look.  Janeane is donning plaid and fur, while Nina is rocking shades of gray.  I, of course, jumped at putting together a sequin look.  Read on for my review of this great skirt and details on how I chose to style it...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

What I Wore: Jete Streaked Plaid Tank Dress

Hailey is wearing the Jete Streaked Plaid Tank Dress via Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB #Jete #psootd #plussize #plussizefashion #styleblogger #fashionblogger #plussizeblogger #psblogger

As a long time subscriber of Gwynnie Bee (I signed up in January of 2013), I've had the opportunity to try brands I've never heard of, to try styles I wouldn't have thought twice about, and to push myself creatively in styling an item.  Sometimes it is just that little push to try something new that inspires me and/or helps me see my style and my body in a whole new, positive light.

I talked about Jete on the blog before while showing you how I styled a purple and orange tank dress.  The dress in today's post is the same style done a little different.  Read on for details....

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

What I Wore: Falling Leaves

Hailey is wearing the Ornamental Ease Cascade and Suprema Henley - both from catherines, and the Virtual Stretch Legging jean and Talia Stretch Riding boots - both from Avenue. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Catherines #Avenue #fallfashion #psootd #psblogger #plussize #plussizefashion #plussizeblogger #widecalfboots

We're finally in the midst of fall here, which typically means rain, rain, and more rain.  I've been trying to get creative and find more covered outside areas to take photos in for upcoming posts.  This is always the time of year I am jealous of everyone's rain-less outfit photos. Before all the gloom settled in, I found this lovely leaf-covered area to play in.  It made me so excited because it was just the backdrop I wanted for photographing this fantastically fall ensemble!

Read on for my review of all the pieces I am wearing....

Friday, November 6, 2015

Warby Parker Home Try-On Review

 Warby Parker Review: I tried the Free At Home Try-On, testing out five pairs of frames for five days. - DivineMrsDiva.com #plussizeblogger #psblogger #WarbyParker #FallSyllabus #glasses #frames #review

I'm a bit overdue for a new eye exam.  When Warby Parker reached out to me to encourage me to try their new fall collection of frames, I thought this was as good a time as any.  I would like to figure out exactly what shape, size, and color of frames I love best when the time comes to upgrade the small frames I currently have.

I have friends who bought their frames through Warby Parker and love them.  With their free At Home Try-On service, picking out frames is easy and painless.  I chose five pairs of frames that arrived at my door a few days later.  Read on for my experience and thoughts on the frames I tested out for the week.  (This is not a sponsored post.)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

What I Wore: L.W.A - Leopard With Attitude

 Hailey is wearing the Leopard Inset Dress from Lane Bryant. Check out the post for more photos and a review. - DivineMrsDiva.com #plussize #plussizefashion #plussizeblogger #psblogger #psootd #leopardprint #LaneBryant

A month or so ago, I was out with my cousin for coffee when we decided to make an impromptu visit to Lane Bryant.  It was just as the fall items were hitting the stores.  We both made our rounds in the store and collected a good amount of items to try on.   Needless to say, we had great fun trying on clothing and giving opinions to each other.

I ended up falling for this leopard dress, which is a bit different than anything in my closet.  If you watch Arrow on The CW, it reminds me of something Felicity Smoak might wear.  It feels sophisticated and stylish, but in a more edgy, playful way.  Read on for more photos and my review.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What I Wore Halloween Edition: Lady Han Solo + Han Blaster DIY

Halloween 2015: Han Solo and Chewbacca - DivineMrsDiva.com #plussize #StarWars #PlusSizeStarWarsCostumes #StarWarsCostumes #LadyHanSolo #HanSolo #psbloggers #plussizeblogger #DIY #DIYStarWars

Hello, everyone!  Welcome to November!  I hope you all had a great weekend and festive Halloween.  If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I spent last week working on my costume and that I went as Han Solo.  I LOVED my costume and was so excited to finally wear it.  It has been in my head for quite a while, so it was great for all the pieces to finally come together.

Initially, I wanted to make this costume because the cute Han dress from Her Universe doesn't come in my size.  That bummed me out greatly.  So I decided to take my frown and turn it upside down by putting together my own look.  In today's post, I'll talk about the elements of my costume, walk you through painting a realistic-looking blaster gun, and show you some photos from the Halloween party I attended with my hunky Chewbacca.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

What I Wore: Autumn Shimmers

  Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Metallic Mesh Top and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Skinny Jean. - DivineMrsDiva.com #plussize #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #KiyonnaPlusYou #Metallic #plussizefashion #LaneBryant #holidayfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger

I am a proud lover of all things sparkly, glittery, metallic, sequined, or rhinestoned.  The shininess beckons me at all turns.  So you can imagine my squeals of delight when the holidays creep up and so many retailers put out shimmering clothing options.  Kiyonna is serving up some luxe and shine for their Holiday Collection with sequins, velvet, lace, and shimmer!  Not too long ago, they introduced this Limited Edition Metallic Mesh Top that called to me with its gold-flecked siren song.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hosting Catherines Famous Fit In-Store Event

 Hosting Catherines Famous Fit In-Store Event - DivineMrsDiva.com @CatherinesPlus #DenimDebut #Catherines #plussizeblogger #psblogger #plussizefashion #fallfashion #plussizedenim

Right before I left for vacation in mid-September, I had the honor of hosting an in-store event at one of my local Catherines stores.  The Famous Fit Event focused on all the great denim and jeans Catherines has to offer this season.  As it was my first hosting gig, I had no idea what to expect.  I was excited and totally nervous.  Gladly, I had an amazing time interacting with customers and working alongside some really great women at the NE Halsey store in Portland, Oregon.  Read on for an overview of the event and to check out some of the pieces we all tried on from the fall arrivals!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

What I Wore: Positively Plus and Denim on Denim

Hailey is wearing the Plus Is Equal tee from Lane Bryant, Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt, Avenue Virtual Stretch Legging Jean, and Sequin Converse! - DivineMrsDiva.com #plussize #plussizefashion #plussizedenim #Avenue #LaneBryant #PlusIsEqual #Torrid #TorridInsider #styleblogger #plussizeblogger #psblogger #fallfashion #Converse

Before we get into today's outfit post, I just wanted to take a moment to say hello.  I feel like I need to make a little apology for not being as present on the blog lately.  I've just felt really unmotivated or, more accurately, unfocused.  Some of it is probably from playing the comparison game in my head, maybe it's the weather, or it could just be a feeling of insecurity or that I just have a billion things to do lately and I feel overwhelmed....I'm not sure the exact reason.  The lingerie post took me a total of twenty-five hours to complete, so it left me feeling a little burnt out.  Anyway, sorry for the lack of posts.  I have a ton to share with you if I can just get my s#!t together!

Today's outfit is some old and new together that I wore for running errands around town recently.  I felt laid back, comfortable, and cute, so let's get into it.

Friday, October 9, 2015

What I Wore: Kiyonna Gives - Look Good While Doing Good

 Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Bohemian Crochet Bellini in Blushing Pink.  Through November 3rd, 2105, Kiyonna will donate 50% of retail sales of this item to Breast Cancer Angels. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #Kiyonnagives #KiyonnaPlusYou #breastcancer #plussize #plussizefashion #psbloggers #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #pink

As you are probably aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It is always important to encourage awareness of issues to look out for and to encourage women to take care of their bodies.  Do your regular breast exams and don't skip check-ups, as early detection is key.

Kiyonna is once again encouraging us to "Look good while doing good" by offering the Bohemian Crochet Bellini in a pretty pale pink. Through November 3, Kiyonna will donate 50% of retail sales of this pink bellini to Breast Cancer Angels.  This non-profit organization in California provides groceries, gas, day-to-day items, legal service, and more, to help patients who are undergoing cancer treatments, as well as their families.

Read on for my review and to see how I styled my bellini.  For more breast cancer facts, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Plus Size Lingerie: Where I Find It + Hips and Curves and Lane Bryant Review

Plus Size Lingerie: Where I Find It + Hips and Curves and Lane Bryant Review - DivineMrsDiva.com #plussize #plussizelingerie #styleblogger #plussizeblogger #psblogger #hipsandcurves #lanebryant #torrid #curvygirllingerie

Let's talk about sexy stuff!
It's only in the last few years - as I have come to appreciate, respect, and love my body even more - that investing in cuter/sexier/better quality lingerie pieces has become a little obsession of mine.  The less hangups I have about my body, the more fun it is to dress up in lacy items that make me feel super sexy.  Even if you aren't totally at peace with your body, dressing it up in items that make you feel beautiful and sexy (as with every day clothing) can really feed your sense of confidence and help in changing your mindset from negative to positive! 

When I started looking to buy items from companies like Hips and Curves, I did a lot of looking online to try to find a review of items from someone my size.  I wanted to know how things really fit on a similar body.  Finding that review was nearly impossible, which is why I decided to buy a pair of thigh highs and write my own review.  Read on for reviews of a bra and panties from Hips and Curves and a very sexy pair of panties from Lane Bryant.  I have also included my current favorite picks from four of my go-to lingerie retailers, along with info on sizing and fit and current sale promotions.

This post has been a BIG labor of love and has taken me many, many, many hours to complete.  I hope it provides you with helpful information.  If you have any questions at all, please leave a comment on the post or contact me via email. :-)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What I Wore: BB Dakota Hogan Dress via Gwynnie Bee

Hailey is wearing the BB Dakota Hogan Dress via Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com  #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB #styleblogger #fashionblogger #plusblogger #psblogger #plussizeblogger #plussize #fallfashion #plussizefashion #plaid

I'm back!

My week off during vacation turned into two weeks because I had so much to catch up once I got back home.  Our road trip through Oregon and Northern California was so much fun!  We had amazing weather and saw so many beautiful sights!  I cannot wait to show all of you photos and talk about our experiences. (Side Note: I took 1,700 photos with my actual camera while on our trip, so it will take a bit of time to get them all blog-ready.)

In the meantime, I am starting back slowly with a simple outfit post.  I'm trying to juggle putting up more fall outfits as well as catching up to summer looks I haven't had time to post yet.  This one feels like a great transition outfit and makes me feel sexy like LuAnne, of Weesha's World, because she is fond of showcasing her amazing legs, something I do not often do.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

What I Wore: The Captivating Crochet Wrap Dress by Kiyonna

 Hailey is wearing the Captivating Crochet Wrap Dress by Kiyonna. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaPlusYou #plussize #psootd #styleblogger #fashionblogger #plussizeblogger #wrapdress

In the last year or so, I have been trying to push my boundaries and try new things.  This not only applies to fashion, but life experiences, speaking up for myself, trying new food, listening to new music, etc.  One of the things that I have tried in the past year is the wrap dress.  It is such a great staple in a wardrobe for a quick and easy ensemble that can be simply accessorized.  I was very averse to them because I could never find one that looked good on me.  If you have followed the blog for a while then you know the Velvet Luxe Maxi changed the game for me.  (You can also check me out in the All Work and Play Wrap Dress here.)

When I saw this gorgeous wrap dress come up on Kiyonna's website, I was so drawn to the fluttery sleeves and pretty teal color.  Read on for my review....

Friday, September 11, 2015

What I Wore: Jete via Gwynnie Bee

Hailey is wearing the Jete Violet Tie Dye Tank Dress via Gwynnie Bee and Lane Bryant Anorak Jacket. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Jete #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB #psootd #plussize #LaneBryant #styleblogger #fashionblogger #plussizeblogger #fallfashion

As you know, I have been a subscriber to Gwynnie Bee for quite a while.  I love it as a means to try new brands, test sizing and fit, and see garments close-up that I might not otherwise have the opportunity to try.  It also gives me more ways of styling looks to show all of you since I don't actually have to buy all the clothes.  (Although, sometimes I love a piece so much that I do buy it from Gwynnie Bee at a discounted price!)

Read on for my review of this tank dress....

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What I Wore: Falling in Love with Catherines Denim

Catherines Denim Debut: Hailey is wearing the Right Fit Jean (Moderately Curvy) and Girlfriend Jean from @CatherinesPlus. – DivineMrsDiva.com #catherines #ilovecatherines #denimdebut #plussize #plusfashion #fallfashion #denim #plussizefashion #styleblogger #fashionblogger #plussizeblogger #psootd

Denim is always a wardrobe must-have any time of year.  A great pair of jeans is versatile and practical, but often times hard to come by.  Catherines has launched their new denim collection featuring fabulous and versatile styles in regular and petite lengths.  The Knit Jean offers the look of jeans with the comfort of leggings and comes in a variety of colors, including olive green and scarlet.  The True Stretch Jean is indeed stretchy and comfortable denim (I've previously worn mine on the blog here), available in dark and medium washes, trendy dark acid wash, and ombre!  The Right Fit Jean comes in Curvy and Moderately Curvy fits with a timeless straight leg silhouette.  The Curvy fit is for those of us with hips that are much larger in comparison to our waists, while the Moderately Curvy fit is best for those of us with only a slight curve from the waist to hips.

In today's post, I am sporting the Moderately Curvy Right Fit Jean and Girlfriend Jean for two comfortable, fun, and fall-ready ensembles.  Read on for my reviews!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

What I Wore: Casual Geekery

Hailey is wearing the Torrid Star Wars Kiss Raglan Tee, Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts, Reebok YourFlex Trainette 3.0, and Lane Bryant Wicking Active Socks. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #LaneBryant #fashionblogger #plussizeblogger #psootd #casualstyle #plussize

I typically dress in what I refer to as "dressier casual" because I like comfortable looks with special embellishments and a bit of structure.  But sometimes I am just hardcore casual.  There are certain locations, events, or frames of mind where I just need to be in laid-back, easy-to-wear pieces.  A couple weekends ago, Sean and I attended a company picnic at a local park, so I donned shorts and a tee for the occasion.  Read on for my review of these casual items and to see more photos....

Thursday, September 3, 2015

In The Fitting Room: Catherines (Fall 2015)

 In The Dressing Room: Catherines - #Catherines #fallfashion #plussize #fittingroom #fashionblogger
Images: Catherines

I'm back with another look in the dressing room featuring some of Catherines (0X to 5X) new fall arrivals.  The colors of the new fall line-up are so gorgeous.  I stopped in a couple weeks ago and was struck by so many pretty autumnal hues of warm reds, oranges, browns, and greens, along with great jeweled toned offerings!  I'm loving the plaid and animal prints and three-quarter sleeves.  Seriously y'all, when is the weather going to be cool enough for me to wear fall clothing???

Getting all of these photos in order took a lot longer than I had anticipated, hence this post going up so late in the week.  This weekend marks Labor Day Weekend, with lots of sales going on.  Catherines has $15 off of jeans and pants both in store and online, as well as online only sales that include 70% off of clearance, $50 off $100 and $100 off $200, and Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off Jewelry! (Use code LABORDAYCA)

Check out photos and reviews of my recent visit below.....

Thursday, August 27, 2015

What I Wore: Casual Black & White + Propet Annika Sandal Review

What I Wore: Casual Black & White + Propet Annika Sandal Review - DivineMrsDiva.com  #Propet #sandals #shoereview #redshoes

Shoe shopping has become increasingly more difficult as I have gotten older.  It isn't from a lack of seeing shoes I LOVE, but rather from a lack of being as nonchalant about what I put on my feet as I was when I was younger.  Back in my teens, it was all about quantity over quality.  I wanted to be fashionable on a very small budget, so I bought as many shoes as I could for as cheap as I could find them.  But cheap shoes typically lack cushioning and support, resulting in your feet (and possibly other parts of your body, like your hips, knees, spine, etc) paying for it later.  While I don't have any major issues, as I have grown older I can no longer tolerate uncomfortable, unsupportive shoes.  I've started a mission to replace my hurtful pairs with upgraded versions.

Propet USA sent me a few pairs of shoes to test out and review.  They specialize in hard-to-fit feet and feet in need of special care.  Propet offers a large selection of widths and sizes, as well as styles specifically designed to address foot ailments and pain.  You can read my review of the Lizzette sandal; and read on for my take on this snazzy red sandal.....

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wear It Now, Wear It Later: Floral

 Wear It Now, Wear It Later: Floral - DivineMrsDiva.com  #fallfashion #psootd #styleblogger #fallstyle #floral #floralprint #falltrends #plussizefashion #ootd #fashionblogger

Florals are a pattern staple used through every season in any piece of clothing.  I used to be completely adverse to florals because the dresses my mom would buy (usually from Sears) or make for me had giant floral prints way more suited for your grandma's favorite couch.  Big, bib-like white doily collars were also involved.  It was not pretty, y'all.  I'm definitely not anti-floral now, but I do find that it is a pattern I don't have too much of in my closet.

We all know florals are pushed more during the spring and summer, but don't shy away from rocking your floral all year long.  Getting the most out of a piece of clothing is key to getting the most out of the money you put into it.  For today's post, I've teamed up with my blogging buddies again (Janeane of Designing From My Closet, Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy, and Nina of Curvy Mod) to show you that your florals don't need to be tucked away for the winter.  With just a few layering pieces, you can turn a summer ready dress into a fall perfect one.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In The Fitting Room: Target (Fall 2015 Ava & Viv)

In The Dressing Room: Target (Fall 2015 Ava & Viv) - DivineMrsDiva.com
Images Credit: Target.com

Hello again my friends!! Welcome to a new week!  I had a busy weekend, which I am sure I will post about eventually.  It was all fun stuff - a haircut, a summer party, a bbq, lots of errands, some dressing room trips, and precious little time to relax .  But I do feel somewhat invigorated and ready to get more posts out than I have lately.

A week ago, I ventured to my local Target to try on the new Ava & Viv collection for fall.  As usual, I was disappointed in the limited selection available in store and the lack of clothing in my size.  None of the Targets near me seem to have much when I go in person.  Other downsides to this trip: 1) The prickly dressing room attendant had me hang up my items on a rack so she could count them with her hands, which I found odd; and 2) The temperature of the dressing room area was so incredibly hot that I was sweating in no time and couldn't really wait to leave.  It was stifling in there!  I still managed to snatch up a small handful of items and try them on for you.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fall Trends with Yours Clothing

Fall Trends with Yours Clothing - DivineMrsDiva.com #YoursClothing #FallTrends #plusblogger #styleblogger #plussize #psootd #Propet #fallfashion

Fall is approaching, though it seems to be traveling at the pace of a tortoise.  I've quite enjoyed seeing all the new fall fashion and trends popping up all over the internet.  As it is still in the 90s here this week, I long for the cooler weather that makes items like fun jackets, patterned scarves, jeans and tall boots, all perfectly acceptable sartorial options.

Until such a time, my awesome blogger buddies and I have teamed up to show you four fall trends inspired by Yours Clothing.  Janeane takes on Cozy Boho, Liz dons Modern Victorian, Nina tackles Military, and I delve into Cold Shoulder.

Friday, August 14, 2015

What I Wore: Teal and Stripes

Hailey is wearing the NIC+ZOE Misty Stripes Top via Gwynnie Bee, Style&Co Roll Cuff Capris from Macy's, and Fitflops Rokkit Sandals. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB #Style&Co #Fitflops #psootd #plusblogger #plussize #styleblogger #plusfashion

The weekend is finally upon us!  I'm going to a birthday party tonight and delighted my weekend will be a bit low key, running errands and doing projects around the house.  In today's post, I talk about  new-to-me brand NIC+ZOE.  This striped sweater is from the Boston-based company via Gwynnie Bee.  Inspired by life, travel, design and textiles, the brand offers knitwear and tailored essentials geared towards the busy woman.

This is also the first time I am wearing my new teal capris on the blog.  I picked them up on one of my trips to Macy's, which is becoming one of my favorite places to shop lately.  Check out the rest of the post for my reviews....

Thursday, August 13, 2015

What I Wore: Black and Ivory Summer Floral

Hailey is wearing the Lucie Lu 3/4 Knot Front Dress in Bouquet from Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #LucieLu #ShareMeGB #styleblogger #plusblogger #psootd #ootd #outfit #plussize #plusfashion

What was supposed to be a quiet August of house-cleaning and project productivity has turned into quite the busy month.  Non-blogging life has kept me pretty distracted lately.  Sean and I spent all day Sunday cleaning the bedroom and reorganizing to move in a giant TV armoire that his mom gave to us.  I am so, so happy with how everything looks now.  I look forward to sharing photos with all of you when we have a few more decor items put up.

Today's post features a lovely black and ivory floral number from Lucie Lu via Gwynnie Bee.  This print felt very vintage country to me.  With it being on the shorter side, I felt like a sexy country girl frolicking in the outdoors.  Read on for my review...

Friday, August 7, 2015

Makeup Stash: New Colourpop Lip Sheers and Blush Swatches

 Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Blush Swatches: Birthday Suit, Prenup; Lippie Stix Sheer Swatches: Crunch, Juice Bar, Safari, Whip, Peacocky. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Colourpop #SuperShockCheek #Blush #LippieStixSheer #Makeup #Beauty #Swatch

As you know, I am a Colourpop fan.  They continue to provide quality products that perform very well (and at an awesome price point - $5 to $8!).  In the last month or so, they have introduced their Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks and Lippie Stix in a Sheer formula.  The Ultra Matte Lip products sold out before I could get my paws on them, so I snatched up some of the sheers when they came around.  Makeup-wise, the sheers are more my style as they are balmy lip products with great pigmentation.  If you missed my previous Colourpop posts, I presented swatches and a more in-depth review, and a huge swatchfest of all forty-one products I owned at the time.  Continue reading for a look at the latest additions to my Colourpop collection....

Thursday, August 6, 2015

What I Wore: Bodycon Styles from Eloquii and Karen Kane

Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Kaleidoscope Bodycon Dress and Karen Kane Metallic Knit Dress, both via Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #plussize #bodycon #psootd #styleblogger #fashionblogger

While I've tried bodycon styles before (like this leopard print Kiyonna dress or this ASOS Curve dress), it isn't a style I wear often.  Mainly, I don't wear them because wearing Spanx is annoying, especially in the summer.  If/when I wear a bodycon look, I like to include shapewear that smooths out my lumps and bumps as much as possible; That is just my preferred aesthetic with this silhouette.  I love trying new-to-me brands through Gwynnie Bee, but can't be in control of exactly what they send from my virtual closet.  I've recently received these two bodycon looks in my GB packages and wanted to share, even though I refused to add Spanx when photographing these looks in the summer heat. lol

Monday, August 3, 2015

Art of the Mix: Peasant Top and Dip-Dyed Jean

Hailey is wearing Catherines Monique Peasant Top and True Stretch Jean from the Art of the Mix collection. - DivineMrsDiva.com #catherines #styleambassador

Even though it doesn't feel like it yet, fall is approaching.   After this crazy hot summer we've had, I am quite looking forward to cozy sweaters, leggings and jeans, scarves, and hot cocoa.  More importantly, retailers are busting out their fall trends and introducing new colors, prints, and looks for the season.  I have been excitedly watching my favorite stores to see what spins they put on upcoming fall fashion.  Catherines is introducing their Art of the Mix collection, dedicated to clean lines, boho details, tunics, ponchos, animal print, and a gorgeous dose of red.

Catherines Art of the Mix Collection 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blog Updates: Aesthetics, Affiliates, and Cookies! Oh my!


I've made some changes to the blog recently and wanted to fill y'all in on everything, what it means, and what's to come.  Some changes have been made according to new laws and some are just aesthetically pleasing to me or act as ways for me to make some money.  These changes will not affect my personal policy of being honest about items I review, nor should they have a negative affect on your participation on the blog.

Friday, July 31, 2015

What I Wore: The Triste Chelsea Dress

Hailey is wearing the Triste Bright Plaid Printed Chelsea Dress from Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB

So....I actually got a post out this week!  Sorry for the little absence y'all, but I have been so distracted.  I think I just needed a little "time out" to regroup.  My anxiety has been pretty bad the last few weeks which just catches up to me at a certain point.  I am nervously preparing to do a friend's makeup for her wedding day on Saturday and looking forward to a fun Monday post next week!  Today's post focuses on two versions of the same style of dress I tried through Gwynnie Bee.  They were both slightly different in fit, so it felt time to talk about them.  Read on.....

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Seattle Trip: Star Wars and the Power of Costume Exhibit at the EMP

Star Wars: Power of Costume Exhibit - EMP Museum - Seattle, WA - DivineMrsDiva.com #StarWars #EMP #StarWarsExhibit

The last installment of Day 2 of our most recent trip to Seattle finds us at the EMP Museum to see the Star Wars: Power of Costume exhibit.  Sean and I are huge Star Wars fans, so when I heard this exhibit was not too far away from home I couldn't wait to go check it out.  If you missed any recent Seattle posts, you can find them here.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

What I Wore: Ikat Crazy

Hailey is wearing the Ikat Ruffle Sundress and Gemstone Statement Necklace from Torrid. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider

I've been coasting on fumes this week and trying hard to catch up on stuff around the house, hence not too many blog posts.  But I am really excited about this outfit and dress and couldn't wait to show you.  It is another sundress I bought from Torrid because I couldn't pass up this gorgeous Ikat print.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wishlist

It is time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  I'm all for shopping and sales, as you well know, so I thought it would be fun to show you my wishlist picks.  Even though it is 100 degrees outside today, I am thinking more about fall fashion and all the great color palettes and accessorizing that comes with it.  Some of these brands I have talked about on the blog (Taylor Dresses, Foxcroft, DevaCurl, Philosophy, NARS, BareMinerals, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Mario Badescu).  A lot of the beauty products I actually use myself, so this post is part recommendations, part wishlist, part gift ideas.  By the way, this is a great time to start thinking about holiday gifts.  Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns for a pretty hassle-free experience.

Enjoy my picks below and let me know what's on your list!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What I Wore: Beach Day (Sartorial Medley)

 Hailey is wearing the MiracleSuit Escape Swimsuit, Lane Byrant Butterfly Floral Scarf, Crocs A-Leigh Linen Wedges, and Pink Jewel Necklace from Dressbarn. - DivineMrsDiva.com #SartorialMedley #plussize #swimsuit #Miraclesuit

Today's post is a long time coming and a big accomplishment in my personal self-acceptance and self-love journey.  I'm nervous and excited at the same time.  This month's Sartorial Medley theme challenge is Beach Day, which gives me the opportunity to finally take this plunge. (pun intended
While I don't see a beach trip in my near future, it was fun putting together a beach-worthy look and enjoying some sun.  Enjoy the post and check the bottom of the page for how YOU can participate in this month's theme as well!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

What I Wore: All Work and Play

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna All Work and Play Wrap Dress. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #ootd #plussize

Welcome to a new week!  I hope you are all doing wonderful.  Today I discuss this lovely All Work and Play Wrap Dress from Kiyonna.  Wrap dresses have been a source of frustration for me in the recent past.  Being smaller in the bust but having big hips, I often found them extremely difficult to proportion on my body in a way that suited me.  An empire waist tends to skim my tummy better, but other wrap dresses I have tried have been closer to my natural waist.  Last Christmas, I dressed up for the holiday in the Velvet Luxe Wrap Dress (also from Kiyonna) and it was perfection!  So I decided it was finally time to try a more everyday wrap look.

Friday, July 10, 2015

What I Wore: Revisiting BB Dakota

Hailey is wearing the BB Dakota Zaffer Dress via Gwynnie Bee. - DivineMrsDiva.com #GwynnieBee #BBDakota #ShareMeGB

Life has been so busy lately that I've neglected sharing my Gwynnie Bee finds with all of you.  I'm definitely going to be better about that.  So far during my three year membership with Gwynnie Bee, I have only tried a handful of items by BB Dakota.  A couple of those have been on the blog and I wasn't crazy about them.  The more recent items I have tried from the brand are awesome though!  Today I'm showing you the BB Dakota Zaffer Dress.

Seattle Trip: Tropical Butterfly House at the Pacific Science Center

 Tropical Butterfly House at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA - DivineMrsDiva.com

As part two of our most recent trip to Seattle, I present you with our little drop-in to the Tropical Butterfly House inside the Pacific Science Center.  I just adore butterfly houses!  They feel so magical to me.  Our local zoo has a butterfly greenhouse at a specific time of year, so it is hard to get there at the right time.  On our first trip to the Pacific Science Center last year, we only hit up the Spy Exhibit.  I had no idea they had a butterfly house.  So in planning our most recent trip, I made sure to make time to venture over to the permanent exhibit.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

What I Wore: Chevron Printed Harem Pants

Hailey is wearing the Torrid Dotted Chevron Print Crop Harem Pants; cami, cardigan, and necklace from Lane Bryant; and Isotoner Pippa Sandals. - DivineMrsDiva.com

I've been trying to hustle and show you outfit photos of my recent Torrid finds before they disappear.  By the way, the white flutter-sleeve dress I wore for my anniversary dinner is back online now.   As I stated previously, my Torrid dressing room adventure made me snap up a couple dresses and these great soft pants.  (I've since bought a couple more dresses because I am a shopaholic and Torrid has too many cute things!!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Seattle Trip: Pompeii Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center - Seattle, WA - Pompeii Exhibit - DivineMrsDiva.com


At the end of April, Sean and I went up to Seattle for a short, overnight trip.  I previously showed you our trip to the zoo on Day 1.  Finally, I was able to gather photos to document the rest of the trip.  On the second day, we made our way to the Pacific Science Center to see the Pompeii Exhibit and Tropical Butterfly House.  Then we walked over to the EMP Museum to see the Star Wars Exhibit.  As usual, I took a ton of photos and want to be able to share as many as I can with all of you.  For this reason, Day 2 will be in separate posts through next week.

For today, let's check out the Pompeii Exhibit....

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What I Wore: Lilly Pulitzer for Target Jersey Tank

Hailey is wearing the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Jersey Tank, Lane Bryant Lace Trim Cami and Bermuda Shorts, and Harborside Shrug from Catherines. - DivineMrsDiva.com

After going roughly twenty-two years without wearing shorts, you may remember that I caved and bought some last summer. I am so happy I did!!  I pulled them out again this year and have been wearing them a lot.  It has just been way too hot for my trusty denim capris. (You can see some of my other shorts looks here.)  Also, as the weather has heated up, I was finally able to don my one Lilly Pulitzer for Target clothing purchase.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What I Wore: Feminine Floral Tank Dress

Hailey is wearing the Torrid Ruffle Floral Challis Tank Dress and Catherines Harborside Shrug. - DivineMrsDiva.com #torrid #torridinsider #catherines

I adore the outfit in today's post!  You may remember this dress from my Torrid dressing room post at the end of May.  I snatched up a few items from my try-on session right away - this floral dress, the white embroidered dress, and chevron soft pants.  The pants should be up on the blog in the next couple of weeks, but today I wanted to show off this beauty!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What I Wore: Wine Tasting in Comfort

Hailey is wearing the Soft Cargo Pant from Lane Bryant, Striped tee from Avenue, and Flare Thongs by FitFlops. - DivineMrsDiva.com  #lanebryant

I've spent my morning today in a rare burst of productivity.  I managed to fold laundry from five different loads, run two more loads of my clothing and hang those to dry, start the dishwasher, distribute supplements into my vitamin container, make breakfast, and get dinner going in the slow cooker.  It may sound like a typical Tuesday evening to some of you, especially to those of you who have kids, but I was pleasantly surprised by my burst of energy.  I have more good days than bad days since my thyroid surgery, but the productive days always surprise me.  I'm too hard on myself sometimes.

So I'm just gonna think about my leisure day of wine tasting with friends.  I talked about the day trip on the blog last week, and this week I can focus on my outfit!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Star Wars Inspired

Star Wars Inspired: Hailey took inspiration from Han Solo and Princess Leia to create wearable looks inspired by these characters and costumes. - DivineMrsDiva.com

I'm really excited about today's post!  Janeane of Designing From My Closet and I teamed up to celebrate our love of Star Wars!  For our collaboration, we each chose a look or two from characters from the movies and used those costumes to inspire real-life looks.  I've been obsessed with Star Wars for as long as I can remember.  As an eight-year-old, Return of the Jedi was my absolute favorite movie ever.  I watched it countless times, even pouring over a storybook that outlines the entire plot of the movie.  Certainly, I loved the Ewoks and was smitten with Luke Skywalker, but there were so many other aspects of the film that drew me in.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Wine Tasting in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Wine Tasting in Oregon's Willamette Valley with Backroads Wine Tours - DivineMrsDiva.com

My friend Nigel and I graciously share our birthday month of May with each other.  It is really an excuse to do as many fun things in one month as we possible can while blaming it on our birthdays.  This year, because Sean and I are trying to save money for our fall trips, we decided not to throw me a birthday party and kept it low key.  Because Nigel also didn't have a party planned this year, we thought about looking into a wine tasting tour.  It is something that has been on our mutual "To Do" lists for a while and something we've talked about planning for a few years.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What I Wore: Anniversary Dinner

Hailey is wearing a Torrid Embroidered Flutter Sleeve Dress and Nine West Seahorse Sandals. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider

As you may remember, Sean and I celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary on May 31st.  Per tradition, we like to go back to the hotel/winery/golf course/brewery/restaurant/distillery where we were married and have dinner.  Sometimes we stay overnight and hang out in the garden where we got engaged, sipping wine and reminiscing and taking tons of pictures.  Because we are planning two trips this fall, we are trying hard to rein in the spending.  So this year was just dinner; and it was so tasty!

This is the first time I've worn white in a long, long time.  I just never thought it looked that good on me.  My wedding dress wasn't even white - it was champagne-hued.  So imagine my surprise when I tried this dress on a whim and loved it so much that I just had to have it!  My mother-in-law bought it for me for my birthday and I've been so excited to finally wear it!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Makeup Stash: ColourPop Swatchfest!

 ColourPop Swatchfest: Super Shock Eyeshadows, Super Shock Cheek Blushes, Highlighters, and Lippie Stix - DivineMrsDiva.com

I've been meaning to do more and more Colourpop swatch posts as I have added to my collection in the last six months or so.  But every time I was ready to post about a recent order, I had another order on the way and decided to wait.  I am a total makeup junkie and definitely a huge fan of Colourpop.  In a previous post, I reviewed the brand and swatched the ten eyeshadows and three lip pencils and lippie stix that I owned at the time.  You can check that post for more about the brand and formulas, but I think it is a testament to how much I like them that I now own twenty-two shadows, eight lippie stix, five blushes, and three highlighters. (They also now carry bronzers as well.)  At $5 to $8 each, this brand is extremely affordable for quality products that provide long wear and great pigmentation.  This post is not affiliated with or sponsored by Colourpop in any way.  I just wanted to take the time to share my stash and swatch my Colourpop collection at present.  Check out all the pretties below:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

What I Wore: A Scoop of Sorbet

Hailey is wearing the Catherines Sorbet Maxi Dress and Staple Shrug, and Isotoner Pippa Sandals. - DivineMrsDiva.com

During one of my recent shopping trips to Catherines, prior to my run as their May Style Ambassador, I tried on lots of dresses in various styles and colors.  While I found a ton of items I thought were fabulous, I was still drawn to the maxis more than anything.  Maxis have been a common recurrence on the blog lately as I've posted four in the last month.  But I mean it when I say that they are a summer staple and an easy way to look pulled together, stylish, and feel comfortable with very little effort.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What I Wore: Maxi-mum Style (Sartorial Medley)

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Jetsetter Maxi Skirt, SWAK Designs Amber Shrug, and Isotoner Pippa Sandal. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #SartorialMedley

Last weekend, Sean and I headed out to Battle Ground for the 3rd birthday of my cousin's adorable daughter, Stella.  Lewisville Park is really gorgeous, with tall shady trees, trails, and a river.  I remember the first time I visited the park when I moved from Georgia to Washington State almost 18 years ago. (The longest I have ever lived anywhere - ever.)  I could not believe the water was so clear!  But I digress....

The day of Stella's party was set to be a hot, hot day.  Anytime I want to be cool and look put together, I love to break out a trusty maxi skirt or dress.  This month's Sartorial Medley theme is all about maxi skirts and dresses (find out how to participate in this month's theme at the end of this post).  Kiyonna recently sent me their new Jetsetter Maxi Skirt in this vibrant tie-dye print, so I jumped at the chance to wear it on this super-hot day.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Photo Journal: The Main Event Tour: NKOTB, TLC, & Nelly (Tacoma, WA)

The Main Event Tour 2015: NKOTB (Tacoma, WA) - DivineMrsDiva.com

At the beginning of May, Sean and I drove the short distance north to Tacoma, Washington for the New Kids On The Block concert.  If you've been reading my blog for any period of time, you probably know by now that I have been a New Kids fan for 27 years.  Obviously, they mean a lot to me.  I was never allowed to go to a concert when I was a kid, so I've been making up for lost time since the 2008 reunion.  Happily, I have now seen them in concert ten times and physically watched their documentary with them.  This year we actually lucked out and found front row seats!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What I Wore: Taking It Step By Step + Propet USA Shoe Review

Hailey is wearing the Animal Print Skater Dress from Lane Bryant, Lace Hoodie Shrug from Torrid, and Lizzette Sandal by Propet USA Footwear. - DivineMrsDiva.com

Now that May has moved into June, my super busy time of year is calming down just a little.  I finally had time to sift through photos and get some ready for the blog.  Today's post features what I wore for the New Kids On The Block concert at the beginning of May.  Sean and I took a short road trip up to Tacoma, Washington for the show. It's also a great opportunity for me to review my new pair of sandals!  Don't miss tomorrow's post with fun concert photos!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

What I Wore: Summer Rainbow

Hailey is wearing the Dressbarn Multi-Color Textured Pullover and Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts. - DivineMrsDiva.com

It is hot, hot, hot here this week!! (And has been off and on for a few weeks now.)  I can't say that I am a fan of the heat.  My perfect weather is 70 and mildly sunny with a cool breeze and zero humidity. lol  But I've already had to pull out the shorts and took the opportunity to style a fun summer outfit.

Friday, June 5, 2015

What I Wore: Jeans and a T-Shirt

Hailey is wearing the Floral Modal Scoop Tee and Genius Fit Dark Wash Crops - both from Lane Bryant. - DivineMrsDiva.com

Sometimes Most of the time, I just need a basic, comfortable, non-fussy outfit that allows me to run around town and hang out with friends.  Back before I was a more confident version of myself, I lived in jeans, some kind of tee or tank, and a velour hoodie.  I got in a deep rut with only wearing versions of that outfit.  I don't know if it is because I felt less than at that time in my life, or if my uniform of that time just made me feel less than, but I have been fearful of getting stuck back in that rut anytime I wear jeans and a t-shirt.  Occasionally, with travel or errands or to combat the weather, I have to go with the classic combo. 

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