Thursday, January 28, 2016

What I Wore: Hyped for Stripes and Flirty Florals

Hailey is wearing the Striped Floral Skater Dress from Torrid. -  #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #plussizecasual

I've been so overwhelmed by all the pretties over at Torrid lately.  Plus, they have had great sales.  It is becoming increasingly more difficult to keep my wallet in my purse.  About a month ago, right after I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I ended up ordering a tee with the movie characters on it.  During this time, Torrid was having a crazy sale that led me to also buying this dress in that same order.  And I'm so glad I did!  Read on for my review...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

What I Wore: Sparkly Curves

 Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Boucle Pencil Skirt for a shimmery and sexy date night look. - #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #KiyonnaPlusYou #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ValentinesStyle #DateNight

Oh my!  What is that strange ball of light in the sky?? hahaha  That is how long it has been since I have seen the sun.  It has rained and rained and rained for at least a month now.  So with the day of sun, I got all dolled up and took some outfit photos.

First up is this gorgeous pencil skirt from Kiyonna!  I put together a snazzy date night outfit to inspire those of you who like something not red or pink for Valentine's Day, or just want to strut your sparkly curves for any occasion.  Read on for my review....

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Road Trip Makeup: My Everyday Look & The Products I Took (w/ a video tutorial!)

  Road Trip Makeup: My Everyday Look & The Products I Took (w/ video tutorial) - #makeuptutorial #travelmakeup #psbloggers #plussizeblogger #beautyblogger #makeupessentials #Colourpop #LoracUnzipped #UrbanDecayNakedPalette #ItCosmetics

Back in September, Sean and I took a road trip down to Northern California.  We spent some time among the Redwoods and breathed in the salty ocean air along the coast.  It was amazing!!  I'm still looking forward to sharing that adventure with you once I get my pictures edited. (I know, I know.  It has been months!  But we have been go, go, go and crazy busy since then.)

For now, I'm going to show you the makeup I took with me on the trip, along with a video tutorial on how I created my everyday look on vacation.  I think you know by now that I am a total makeup junkie.  I own A LOT of makeup and like to have it all at my fingertips for options.  I am also high-maintenance and an over-packer.  Considering these truths about me, it was very hard to pick a select few makeup items to pack for our week long trip.  I decided to challenge myself to greatly limit my usual amount and to wear less makeup than I normally would.  I don't know that I necessarily wore less on a regular basis, but it felt like less.  And in choosing a pared down, basic look (for me), it made getting ready a lot faster and easier. 

Read on for my list of must-have products and check out my tutorial....

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What I Wore: Colorful Pixelated Floral Tunic via Gwynnie Bee

 Hailey is wearing the Jete Geo-Floral Hi-Lo Tunic from Gwynnie Bee, Lane Bryant Genius Fit Skinny Jeans. - #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB #Jete #psootd #plussize #plussizefashion #styleblogger #fashionblogger #plussizeblogger #psblogger

Winter means rain, rain, and more rain here in the Pacific Northwest.   While the rain means it is also green and super pretty out in nature, it also means it is very difficult for me to take decent outfit photos.  I try to do them away from home when I can, but the weather has not been letting up enough.  I have a few new outfits to photograph on Saturday that I am looking forward to sharing with you all.  Today, I bring you another Gwynnie Bee look from the comfort of my dressing room.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Support the Sandy Hook Promise with Kiyonna

   Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Sunset Stroll Bellini in Promise Green. Sales of this bellini go towards Sandy Hook Promise.  Also wearing the Lane Bryant TTT Skinny Jeans and Crocs Stretch Sole Flats. -  #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #KiyonnaPlusYou #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #LaneBryant #Crocs #plussizecasual #sandyhookpromise

Besides providing beautifully made plus size clothing, Kiyonna is a wonderful company that regularly gives back to charities.  I've had the honor of helping put the word out about their breast cancer awareness campaigns the last couple of years.  This winter they are helping raise awareness and funds for the Sandy Hook Promise.  This organization was founded by Nicole Hockley, also the Managing Director, whose son Dylan was killed during the horrifying tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

For the first 300 Sunset Stroll Bellinis in Promise Green sold, Kiyonna Clothing will donate 100% of sales to Sandy Hook Promise.  Afterwards, 20% of each bellini sold will be donated.  The "Promise Green" color is a limited edition item curated exclusively for the Sandy Hook Promise fundraiser.  Read on for more information on Sandy Hook Promise and a review of this bellini...

Saturday, January 9, 2016

What I Wore: Triste Fit and Flare Dresses

  Hailey is wearing the Triste Fit & Flare Dresses via Gwynnie Bee. -  #GwynnieBee #ShareMeGB #Jete #psootd #plussize #plussizefashion #styleblogger #fashionblogger #plussizeblogger #psblogger

I know I haven't done many outfit posts lately.  Well, I haven't done a lot of posts lately period.  But I've also been hanging out at home in my pajamas a good chunk of the holiday season, or wearing jeans and a long sleeve tee and a scarf.  I'll get back into the swing of things soon, but I thought I would deliver a post of three looks for the time being.

All three dresses are the same style from the same company, the Triste Fit and Flare Dress.  I've talked about Triste on the blog before, as I have tried various styles from the Gwynnie Bee brand.  I love their use of pattern and color so much.  Read on for my overview of the dress style and more tidbits....

Monday, January 4, 2016

Black Friday Online Shopping Haul: Beauty Products, Accessories, and Clothing

 Black Friday Online Shopping Haul: Beauty Products and Accessories - #beauty #beautyblogger #psblogger #plussizeblogger #makeup #skincare #review #haul #samples

I'm not a fan of going out to stores on Black Friday.  I don't think I've ever actually participated in that tradition, nor is anything I want to buy so important that I would risk being trampled for it.  The only time I will risk being trampled is going to a New Kids On The Block concert.  haha

So happy am I that I have the internet available to me for shopping online at home, in my pajamas, drinking wine.  I was on shopping lock-down for the majority of fall as we saved up for our two vacations.  Come Black Friday, I was ready to shop my fingers to the bone!  Read on for a look at what I bought and a collection of mini-reviews of items and recommendations....

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