Friday, February 27, 2015

Vegas Vacation Recap: Day 6

Welcome to Day 6, the final day, of my vacation recap!  If you missed the previous posts, you can check out Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, and Day 5

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Our final day was still full of walking, but at a lighter pace than the previous days of the trip.  We had a couple of goals for the day: eat grilled cheese at Serendipity and visit the lions, tigers, and dolphins (Oh my!) at Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.  And that is exactly what we did....

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Vegas Vacation Recap: Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of my vacation recap!  There is one more day left, which I plan to post tomorrow.   If you missed the previous posts, you can check out Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. This post is a shorty, but concert pictures await you!

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Five days in Vegas is a bit much when you are going non-stop and never taking it easy.  Trust me, I have learned my lesson. (And we only had three alcoholic beverages the entire trip! LOL)  So by day five, we were sore and tired and struggling with getting ready for the day's events in a timely manner.  The Nick and Knight concert, the event we built our whole vacation around, was that night.  We planned to meet my long-time friend -  that I hadn't seen in over ten years -  for an early dinner.  Our goal was to hit up Caesar's Palace and whatever else we could fit in before coming back to the hotel.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What I Wore: Hot Lips

 What I Wore: Lane Bryant Sequined Lips Tee and Skinny Jean with Tighter Tummy Technology, Lane Bryant Flyaway Hoodie, Reebok Yourflex Trainette 3.0

On a Saturday not too long ago, we had a super packed day of fun events.  First up was me waiting at my computer for New Kids On The Block concert tickets to go on sale.  I am a ticket snob and will not sit farther back than row 5.  It was a nail biter!  Second was the Portland Seafood and Wine Fest with my mother-in-law and our great friend Nigel.  This event offers multiple wine vendor booths where you can sample and purchase wine, along with various seafood options like clam chowder, shrimp melts, scallops and rice, and crab.  It is always a blast, so we attend every year!  After the wine and seafood fun, we headed to the Wine and Canvas painting class to paint rolling hills, trees, and skies.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Vegas Vacation Recap: Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of my vacation recap!  If you missed the previous posts, you can check out Day 1Day 2 (our trip to the Grand Canyon), and Day 3.  This post isn't quite as picture heavy as the last two, but does contain a lot of reviews and information.  As before, a comprehensive list of links and information will be at the bottom of this post in case you are planning a future trip to Las Vegas.

Day 4 was all about Titanic The Artifact Exhibition, Shark Reef Aquarium, running into Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys, having dinner at Gordon Ramsey Steak, and checking out the Zombie Burlesque show.  Let's get started!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Birchbox Review: January 2015

If you don't know about Birchbox, it is a monthly subscription service.  For $10 a month, you get a box of 4 to 5 high-end skincare, makeup, and/or hair care products to sample.  Sometimes there are also "lifestyle samples", like an organic granola bar, tea, etc.  Some products are even full-size!

It is a really fun thing to get in the mail!  I have been subscribed since 2011.  Plus, I am a product junkie and love being able to try all these different products.  Check out the website for more information!

December's theme was: Let's Do This!  

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This month's box featured some useful and practical items with flair!  All these products can be purchased through Birchbox, but I have links to find them on other websites as well.  Read on for my reviews....

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What I Wore: Love Your Curves! (Sartorial Medley) + Hips and Curves Thigh High Hosiery Review

It is time again for Sartorial Medley, a monthly themed fashion post hosted by myself and Aislynn of Aislynn's World.  (Did you miss the previous posts? Check them out!) We welcome participation from anyone, regardless of your dress size.  Email me your photo and link to your blog post  - diva (at) divinemrsdiva (dot) com.  

To participate, even if you don't have a blog,  just Tweet/Instagram/Pinterest/etc. your photo with #SartorialMedley to be featured in the blog post.  We can't wait to see you rocking your outfits!  (Follow me on Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram @DivineMrsDiva.)

This month's theme is: Love Your Curves.

What I Wore: Love Your Curves! (#Sartorial Medley) + Hips and Curves Thigh High Hosiery Review -

This month's theme got me thinking about what outfit I was going to feature.  I have one true body-con dress that I featured on the blog not that long ago.  While I do have some sexy pencil skirts and plenty of outfits I could throw together for showing off my curves, I thought I would do something a little different.  In thinking about my journey to loving my curves and what that means to me, I decided to share a little more than usual.  Instead of showing clothing I might wear out of the house, I'm going to celebrate my curves by showing you something I wear inside the house. lol 

Friday, February 13, 2015

What I Wore on Vacation: Las Vegas

I spent a good month debating on my clothing options for our Las Vegas vacation.  I am a notorious over-packer for every trip I have ever been on.  My theory is - pack what you need and then bring three extra outfits and at least an extra week of underwear and maybe something for every climate JUST IN CASE.  So even though I didn't have to fit everything solely in a carry-on, I did want to challenge myself to pack lighter and smarter.  While I still have things to work on, I am proud of my packing job and the practicality of the outfits I chose.

What I Wore: In Vegas -  #plussize #travel #fashion

Having comfortable shoes was of the utmost important for all the walking I knew was going to take place.  I brought along my pink sneakers and nude/beige slip-on sneakers, a pair of brown sequin sandals, and a dressier but comfy pair of pewter flats.  The actual outfits were built around the shoes. 

Of course, I managed to forget a couple of days worth of outfit photos.  We got so busy running around Vegas that it just never dawned on me to pose while we were out and about.  Some of these photos will represent the outfit I wore that day.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What I Wore: Pink Lace and Rhinestone Hearts

 What I Wore: Kiyonna Linden Lace Top in Pink Passion, Lane Bryant Genius Fit Black Skinny Jeans -

Pink, lace, rhinestones, and hearts - all part of a recipe for girly fun!  While I love all those things any time of year, some people only bring them out for Valentine's Day.  Whether you spend the holiday hanging with your pals or your honey, this top from Kiyonna is a gorgeous sartorial choice!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Vegas Vacation Recap: Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of my vacation recap!  If you missed the previous posts, you can check out Day 1 and Day 2 (our trip to the Grand Canyon).  This post is another picture heavy one, but I did cut out quite a bit and will provide a link to supplemental photos at the bottom of this post if you love to see more pictures.  As before, a comprehensive list of links and information will be at the bottom of this post in case you are planning a future trip to Las Vegas.

Let's get started!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ColourPop Cosmetics: Review and Swatches

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UPDATE: Check out my most recent Colourpop Swatchfest post in which I swatch my current collection of forty-one products.

I just learned about the brand Colourpop a little less than two months ago.  I happened to see a Youtube video review, which led me to many Youtube video reviews.  That led to a long trip down a Google images search hole looking at swatches.  All the reviews I saw were very complimentary and the swatches looked fantastic.  I didn't waste much time ordering six shadows and a lipstick (called "lippie stix").

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

In The Fitting Room: JCPenney

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Images Credit: JCPenney

I love doing dressing room posts for y'all because it really gives me a chance to try on a ton of things in stores I may or may not shop at regularly.  We all have different bodies, but seeing clothing on an actual body (and maybe mine is similar to yours) certainly helps me think about how those clothes would look on me.  I hope these kinds of posts help you too!

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