Friday, May 29, 2015

Celebrating Seven Years of Marriage

Celebrating Seven Years of Marriage -

Hello, everyone!  I hope y'all have had a fabulous week.  We have a busy weekend ahead filled with errands, a birthday party, dinner with the mom-in-law, and Bunco.  Sunday marks our seventh wedding anniversary!!  As per tradition, we are going back to Edgefield, where we were married, for a celebratory dinner.  I love that we can walk the grounds of the hotel/winery and reminisce on all the fun we had on our wedding day.  It is exciting to see how much the trees have grown and compare photos in places we stood back then to now.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Catherines Summer Trends: Summer Vacation!

May Style Ambassador for Catherines, Hailey is wearing the Santa Barbara Maxi, Harborside Shrug, and De La Mer Bracelet and Earrings. - #Catherines #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleambassador #summerstyle

The last week of May is winding down, as is my term as Style Ambassador for Catherines.  I've had so much fun re-introducing myself to the brand and shopping their spring and summer collections.  I really enjoy the looks I put together and hope they have offered you some inspiration as well.  I am excited to remix these pieces in the coming months and beyond!  Catherines offers sizes 0x to 5x and continues rolling out fabulous pieces in their newest collections.  This month we've talked about breezy maxis, splashes of citrus, casual cuteness, and now tropical, vacation ready pieces. 

Whether you are enjoying the upcoming summer season at home, celebrating it with a vacation, attending a destination wedding, or just revamping your wardrobe, Catherines has some great summer weather attire.  From cute swimwear and cover-ups, vibrant maxi dresses, and sophisticated tops, to graphic tees and laid back capris - you will be stylish and ready for summer fun.  I continue to love the variety of colors and patterns utilized by Catherines in each new collection.

Right now, Catherines is offering a Buy 1, Get 1 $15 Mix & Match deal for tops and bottoms and 40% off dresses, swimwear, and more!

Catherines Summer Trends: Summer Vacation! - #Catherines #styleambassador #summerstyle
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In The Fitting Room: Torrid

In The Dressing Room: Torrid -
Images Credit: Torrid

A few weeks ago, my mother-in-law and I went out for a little girl's day of shopping and lunch.  We ended up meandering around the mall, so I was excited to stop in to Torrid and check out the latest collections for spring and summer.  It ended up being an impromptu dressing room post because I found so much to try on!  It was one of those trips where I just wanted to see what was in-store, but I loved almost everything I tried on and wanted to buy the whole store.  I really wish I could.  I have been obsessing over Torrid's latest offerings.  With that said, I present you with my try-ons and thoughts:

Friday, May 22, 2015

Rocksbox Review (Latest 3 Boxes)

Hello again, everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  I wanted to be sure to talk about my last three Rocksbox packages.  You have until the 26th to use code DIVINEMRSDIVAXOXO to get a free month of this subscription service.  To see more Rocksbox reviews and I how I styled the pieces, go here!

Rocksbox Review: ft. Kendra Scott, Perry Street, Gorjana, Urban Gem, Slate -

It has been a lot of fun trying out the Rocksbox service the last three months.  I've enjoyed being turned on to brands I had never heard of and wearing these pretty jewels around town.  My gifted subscription ends next week, so I wanted to make sure to bring you all up to speed on my latest boxes in case you want to get a free month with my code.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What I Wore: Matinee At The Opera

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Matinee Lace Midi Skirt and Catherines Refined Blouse. -

Today's post is a little different because I am giving you a look into the future.  Seeing as how spring and early summer weather here in the Pacific Northwest has an extreme case of multiple personality disorder, I don't always have amazing weather to work with when taking outfit photos.  This past weekend was beautiful though.  I jumped at the chance to take photos in the sunny weather - and I'm glad I did!  It's back to dreary today.

So let's go back to the future and see what I am wearing to Phantom of the Opera tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Catherines Spring/Summer Trends: Vibrant Tops and Embellished Capris

May Style Ambassador Hailey is wearing the Kindred Spirit Top, Criss-Cross Capris, Harborside Shrug, and Shine Hoop Earrings - all from Catherines - with Sperry Top-Sider Bahama Sparkle Suede Boat Shoes. - #Catherines

Hello and welcome to my third look as Catherines Style Ambassador for May!  I've previously shown you a beachy chevron maxi dress and a warm weather-ready black and white ensemble with a splash of citrusy yellow.  This week's look is summer perfection with two seasonally fabulous trends - capris of all kinds and vibrantly hued tops!  These trends speak volumes to me because I tend to live in this kind of look for a majority of the summer.  "Cute and casual with a bit of sparkle" is the name of my game.  Catherines' Summer Collection consists of tops in many, many silhouettes, patterns, and beautiful colors, as well as capris with cuff embellishments and cute details in denim and bright summer colors.

Catherines Summer Trends: Embellished Capris and Summer Tops -
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Friday, May 15, 2015

What I Wore: Garden Party (Sartorial Medley)

Hailey is wearing the Floral Cut-Out Knit Maxi Dress from Lane Bryant. -

Just when I thought the weather was looking up, it has been rainy and cold a majority of the week.  Such is the Pacific Northwest.  Last Saturday though, it was sunny and a bit too hot for my delicate nature.  Sean and I had a fun day with his mom, hitting up Crafty Wonderland and taking her out to dinner for Mother's Day.  I decided to wear this floral frock that I recently picked up from Lane Bryant.  Of course, maxi dresses are perfect for warm days and this one went great with this month's Sartorial Medley theme: Garden Party.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Catherines Spring/Summer Collection: A Splash of Citrus!

May Style Ambassador: Hailey is wearing pieces from #Catherines spring/summer collection: Aztec Angles Top, Sateen Capri, Southshore Drape Cardigan, and Tribal Terrain Bracelet Set and Earrings. -

Welcome to my second post as the May Style Ambassador for Catherines (sizes 0x-5x)!  It has been such an exciting time styling my favorite looks from their latest spring and summer collections.  Last week I presented you with a beachy chevron maxi dress, just one of many color palettes and styles Catherines has to choose from this season.  Today's post is about the dynamic mash-up of classic black and white with a splash of fresh citrus color in bold patterns and beachy palm tree prints alike.  This trend can be found in shifts and maxis, tunics and tees, active wear, and skirts, capris, and pants.  I love that there are so many options for participating in this trend, no matter your style and preference.

Catherines Spring/Summer Trends: Black, White, and Citrus -
Source: Catherines

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Happy Birthday, Me!!: 10 Things About Present-Day Me That Would Blow My Mind 10 Years Ago

Hailey's Note: This post was written earlier and meant to post yesterday, on my actual birthday, but it didn't post for whatever reason. So here ya go!

Today is my birthday!!  I will be out celebrating most of the day!  My mother-in-law is taking me to lunch.  In the evening, Sean and I are venturing over to Dave and Buster's for the first time to play games and act silly.  I'm excited!

Happy Birthday, Hailey! -

I was listening to the Nerdist Podcast recently (I think the guest was Kristen Schaal) when Chris Hardwick asked the guest what things about her present-day life would have completely blown the mind of younger her. I thought this would be an interesting birthday post topic to write about.  So now I present:

Monday, May 11, 2015

Seattle Trip: Woodland Park Zoo + RockCreek Seafood

Travel Outfit, Woodland Park Zoo, and RockCreek Seafood - Seattle, WA - April 2015 -

Hello, friends!  I hope y'all had a great, relaxing weekend.  Happy Monday!  I recently polled my Facebook followers about what kind of post they wanted to see next and "Travel Post" won out.  Fine by me, because I love recounting the fun now that Sean and I have actually been able to take some trips.

Just a couple weeks ago, we headed out for an overnight trip in Seattle.  The Pacific Science Center has an exhibit on Pompeii that ends May 25th.  We wanted to make sure we were able to see it before it is gone.  I will talk about that in a later post....On the day we drove up, we popped in to the Woodland Park Zoo for the first time, followed by a yummy dinner at RockCreek Seafood and Spirits (another first).  Read on for reviews, animal photos, and to see what I wore for road tripping!

Macy's American Icons Event!!

Disclaimer:  I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post.  However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Macy's American Icons Campaign and Event

In 1858 a small dry goods store opened in New York City on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue.  That little store grew to become one of the largest retailers in the world and an iconic American brand.  This summer, Macy's is bringing back their American Icons events to stores across the country. (Portland, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Columbus, Memphis, and New York, to name a few!) You are cordially invited to join in on all the in-store excitement for family fun at an event near you!! 

Last fall, I attended a fashion event at Macy's with a runway show, fall trends, shopping party, and tasty treats and beverages.  It was an incredibly fun event that introduced me to fabulous Macy's fashions, brands, and designers.  I highly encourage you to not miss out on this American Icons summer event!!

I'll be attending the Macy's Washington Square event in Portland, Oregon on May 16th at 2pm.  This fashion show and party event is hosted by Grasie Mercedes of Style Me Grasie!  Come celebrate iconic style from Macy's favorite American designers, meet Grasie, and shop the latest collections.  Bring the family and jam to tunes from a live DJ and partake of yummy food and drinks to enjoy while you shop.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today -

Be sure to take a photo at the #AmericanSelfie station and post it on Instagram or Twitter to help raise money with Got Your 6, which supports American veterans.  Macy's is proud to partner with those who have served our country, alongside Got Your 6.  In the first two years of the American Icons campaign, Macy's customers and employees helped raise more than $5.3 million to support veterans.  You can also help by giving $3 when you shop in-store on May 16th to help Got Your 6 raise money for veterans to help them thrive in their communities.  You'll receive a savings pass of 25% off to use all day.

Each event across the country offers different activities and is hosted by different American icons.  For more info and dates:

What are you waiting for?  Reserve your spot today!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Catherines Spring/Summer Collection: Maxis Abound!

Hailey is wearing Catherines Chevron At Dawn Maxi and Keswick Cropped Cardigan. - #catherines #plussize

Just a few weeks ago, Catherines reached out to me and asked me to be their Style Ambassador for May.  As I discussed in a dressing room post back in March, it has been quite a while since I shopped with Catherines.  I was pleasantly surprised by my trip and found some really great pieces there.  When they reached out to me, I excitedly accepted the challenge of putting four outfits together from their recent summer-ready collection.  They gifted the outfits to me so that I can feature a different one each week throughout May.  In the coming weeks, I will be showing my fabulous finds and takes on trends for the season.  First up is the practical, functional, and comfortable maxi dress!

Catherines Spring/Summer Collection 2015: Maxis
Source: Catherines

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What I Wore: #ImNoAngel

Hailey is wearing the Lane Bryant #ImNoAngel tee and ASOS Curve Plaid Midi Pencil Skirt. -

As you probably know, Lane Bryant recently launched their #ImNoAngel campaign to promote their Cacique line of intimates.  It is basically a more down-to-earth and plus size answer to the Victoria's Secret Angels.  Lane Bryant sent me this t-shirt a few weeks ago and I had fun shopping my closet for a curve-hugging outfit to wear it with.  Also, these t-shirts are available online as of today, so you can get your own!

Friday, May 1, 2015

What I Wore: Pinky Peacock

 Hailey is wearing the Flor Rose Peacock Fit and Flare Dress via Gwynnie Bee. -

As we roll into May this look seems quite wintery, but I wanted to share it anyway.  This week I've shared some Gwynnie Bee looks with you and reiterated how much fun I have "shopping" my closet and utilizing pieces I don't feel I wear often enough.  Sometimes all it takes is a few pushes outside of your norm to shake up your brain and get your creative styling juices flowing! 

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