Thursday, April 30, 2015

What I Wore: Down Home Plaid and Lace

Hailey is wearing the SWAK Loretta Lace Dress via Gwynnie Bee and plaid shirt from Torrid. -

The second in my trio of Gwynnie Bee posts this week features the Loretta Lace Dress from SWAK.  As with every piece from GB, I have fun trying new looks and pulling pieces from my closet that I haven't worn in a while.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What I Wore: Black and White and Red All Over

Hailey is wearing the London Times Animal Print Shift Dress in Black and Ivory via Gwynnie Bee. - #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB

Hello!  I hope y'all are having a fantastic week so far!  Sean and I just got back from a couple of fun days in Seattle, which I will talk about on the blog soon.  I'm going to be working on posts as much as possible this week because we are headed out next week to see New Kids On The Block and a Cirque show.  *whew!*  Happy early Birthday to me!  Two more weeks to go!  This week, I have a trio of Gwynnie Bee items to talk about, so I hope y'all enjoy.

Friday, April 24, 2015

In The Fitting Room: Dress Barn

In The Dressing Room: Dress Barn -
Images Credit: Dressbarn

Just a couple weeks ago, I meandered into my local Dress Barn for the first time in a long while.  I was excited to look through the spring colors and patterns and test fit in various styles.  Since I've lost weight in the last year and a half, it is an interesting experiment to try new brands and silhouettes to see what works for my ever-changing body.  Even as my weight has reached a plateau, my body continues to change in proportions, so I am always pushing myself to continue trying new things.  Part of the fun (besides trying on clothes and shopping) is sharing my discoveries and experiences with all of you.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What I Wore: Tapestry

Hailey is wearing the Lucie Lu Avalon Dress via Gwynnie Bee. -

As I've said before, I enjoy trying new things (especially when it is related to clothing and beauty) and appreciate subscription services for that reason.  While this dress isn't a huge stretch from what I might wear, it does offer a different neckline, a shorter length, and a color combo I don't really have in my closet.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What I Wore: Floral Bohemian (Sartorial Medley)

Hailey is wearing the Soleil Gauze Dress by SWAK Designs. -  #SartorialMedley

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  We had some glorious weather over the weekend, which seemed like a perfect opportunity to wear my new SWAK Designs dress.  SWAK has carried this dress in different colors for a few years now.  It has always sold out before I could get my hands on it.  So when the new lookbook and clothing for spring appeared on the website, I snatched it up as soon as I could!  It also happens to fall in line with this month's Sartorial Medley theme - "Floral Bohemian".

Thursday, April 16, 2015

More Rocksbox Goodies!

House of Harlow 1960 Triangle Theorem Collar Necklace, Perry Street Aria Earrings, and Perry Street Bethany Necklace via Rocksbox. -  (Use code "divinemrsdivaxoxo" for a free month of Rocksbox!)

I was recently gifted a few months of Rocksbox, a subscription service that sends you jewelry you can wear and buy (or send back for more jewelry selections). So far it has been really fun receiving these gorgeous goodies in the mail and trying out jewelry brands I haven't seen before.  Below, I offer you photos and reviews of my second shipment, as well as ways I styled the pieces and how you can get your first month free!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What I Wore: Peek-A-Boo Perfection

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Peek-A-Boo Perfection Dress, Lane Bryant sequin flats, and Perry Street Bethany Necklace via Rocksbox. -

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  I spent my Saturday meandering around one of my favorite shopping centers while Sean did some weekend work.  It was nice having me time, but I rather enjoy having a shopping buddy with me.  If you want to check out my dressing room photos and more, be sure to follow me on Instagram.

Thankfully, Sean was available for a date night at the comedy club.  This time around, we went for a showcase of comedians featuring Chris Kattan.  While the club has a more casual dress code, I don't think there is anything wrong with being overdressed.  Kiyonna sent me this lovely royal blue dress that fit the bill for this occasion. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

What I Wore: Summer Lovin'

Hailey is wearing Lane Bryant Genius Fit Bermuda Shorts, Jessica Simpson (via Gwynnie Bee) Tommi French Terry Sweater, and Sperry Top-Sider Bahama Sparkle Suede Boat Shoes. -

As spring takes shape and summer fast approaches, I am thinking more about how to utilize my current warm weather clothing items to get even more use out of them in the coming seasons.  I finally caved and bought shorts last summer, after not wearing shorts since 6th grade.  I wore them and felt liberated and free and happy and proud of myself.  My legs may be pale, but they are awesome legs that work properly and help me through each and every day!  So here's an outfit from last summer I never got around to posting....

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

What I Wore: Remixing The Basics

Hailey is wearing the Lucie Lu Skater Skirt in Plum via #GwynnieBee and a striped tee from Old Navy. -

My plethora of Gwynnie Bee posts continues!  I've been receiving two to three items at a time right now because of some various loyalty rewards that have somehow happened at the same time.  This results in a backstock of fun outfit photos that all happen to include GB items.  Today's post features this plum-hued skater skirt from Lucie Lu.  Because it is fun and y'all seem to enjoy it too, I styled this skirt three similar but varied ways for whatever mood suits you.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

What I Wore: Royal Blue and Totally New (to me)

Hailey is wearing Taylor Dresses Black and Royal Animal Print Dress via Gwynnie Bee. - #GwynnieBee #plussize #psbloggers #plussizefashion

Another brand that is completely new to me is Taylor Dresses.  This animal print number came in a recent Gwynnie Bee shipment and I really loved the print and fit.  Taylor Dresses is carried in Nordstrom and Macy's, as well as on Amazon.  They describe themselves as combining vintage-inspired details with cutting-edge trends.  They carry both plus and straight sizes in a variety of gorgeous hues and prints.  Think tons of spring-ready fit-and-flare dresses with more conservative necklines.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Internet Explorer Comment Capabilities Fixed!

It was brought to my attention recently that people reading the blog in Internet Explorer were not able to leave comments on any posts.  Roughly 18% of you use Internet Explorer to visit me, so I was saddened by the news that it wasn't letting you comment.

Well, I fixed the issue!  My commenting system wasn't compatible with newer IE versions.  You should now be able to leave comments on posts to your heart's content!  Thank you all for visiting.  If you have any issues in the future, shoot me an email!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Makeup and Beauty Haul and Review (Make Up For Ever, Tarte, Bite Beauty, etc.)

 Makeup and Beauty Haul and Review (Make Up For Ever, Tarte, Bite Beauty, Real Techniques) -
Hi.  My name is Hailey and I am addicted to makeup.  I love trying new products and brands and playing with my goodies on a regular basis.  Acquiring new products is like being a kid in a candy store.  No, you don't NEED all of that candy, but you WANT all of that candy.  It can be an expensive habit too.  Not every brand and product performs the same, so I like to use this forum to clue y'all in on my experience in an effort to help you save (or spend) your money.

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