Friday, July 31, 2015

What I Wore: The Triste Chelsea Dress

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

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. -

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 -

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. -

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. - #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!

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