Friday, August 26, 2016

What I Wore: Hakuna Matata

In today's post, Hailey remixed this dotted print Apt. 9 High-Low Dress from Kohl's, perfect for a hot summer day or night- #highlow #Apt9 #Kohls #Crocs #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #spring #summer #style #plussizecasual #charmingcharlie

Sean and I joined some friends to go see The Lion King Broadway show recently.  I saw it with my friend Nigel eleven or twelve years ago, right before I met Sean.  So I've been telling Sean how much he needs to see this show for the past eleven years.  You can imagine how excited we both were that he finally got the chance to see it!

And it didn't disappoint.  If you ever get the chance to check it out, I highly recommend it.  The costumes and music are superb.  The cast is beautiful and talented.  I just love it so much!

Today's post is another look at this Apt. 9 dress from Kohl's that I purchased at the beginning of May.  I have featured two prints of this dress on the blog before (here and here) and am so glad I purchased them.  I went with turquoise as a complimentary color this time around. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What I Wore: Brains Beauty Booty

In today's post, Hailey reviews the Brains Beauty Booty Tee from Torrid and Ava and Viv Utility Vest from Target. -  #Torrid #TorridInsider #fitflops #AvaandViv #Target #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #Spring #summer #fall #style #plussizeclothing #plussizecasual

I've been doing really well in sticking to my monthly shopping budget.  I over-analyze anything I want to buy and try to make sure it fills some void in my wardrobe.  While this vest fits into that category, Sean and I both knew I needed to get this tee no matter what.

In today's post, I review this graphic tee from Torrid and vest from Target, both newly acquired items that are still available online.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Reviewing Kiyonna's Florence Flair Halter Top + Styled 4 Ways

 In today's post, Hailey reviews the Florence Flair Halter Top from Kiyonna and styles it four ways, showcasing this tops versatility by utilizing a variety of denim styles. - #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #KiyonnaPlusYou #CrocsSandal #Crocs #CharmingCharlie #lanebryant #lanestyle #eShakti #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #spring #summer #fall #style #plussizecasual #haltertop #denim #chambray #datenight

"I can never wear a halter top."

That was a stupid self-inflicted rule I had for myself for...I don't know how long.  I am sure someone told me my shoulders were too broad to wear that neckline, because that is always what I told myself.  Now, I always tell y'all to JUST TRY THINGS ON - and I mean it.  I can't very well preach it if I don't practice it.  Part of the fun of having the blog, of loving fashion, of sharing with all of you, is the opportunity to try new things and push my boundaries.

I saw the Florence Flair Halter Top in Kiyonna's Summer Lookbook (sizes 10-32) and knew I needed to push my comfort zone and try it on.  I was first drawn to the vibrant magenta hue, but the sexy neckline really intrigued me.  Today's post is a review of this top, plus I style it four ways with an array of denim. Also, I found a new location to shoot some of the photos, which I am super excited about!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Introducing LOC Makeup Brand + Swatches

 Introducing LOC Makeup Brand + Swatches - #birchbox #LOC #LoveofColor #makeup #makeupaddict #swatch #beauty #lipstick #eyeshadow

I've been a long-time subscriber to Birchbox.  Last year, they started introducing smaller house brands like LOC and Arrow.  If Arrow is Mary Ann, LOC is definitely Ginger.  (If you are too young to get that reference, please google Gilligan's Island.)

LOC stands for Love of Color and offers curated collections of vibrant, on-trend hues each season.  The paraben-free and cruelty-free formulas available right now are shadow sticks, matte lipstick, and ultra-gloss lip pencils.  Each product comes in an easy to carry size with an affordable price point.  I've become a huge fan of the brand and wanted to take a moment to talk about the products and show you swatches.

FYI - You don't have to be a Birchbox subscriber to buy from the shop.  You can make purchases and earn Rewards Points from those purchases.  If you want to sign up for a monthly Birchbox, you can use my referral code, if you like.

Friday, August 12, 2016

What I Wore: Coral Jeggings

 In today's post, Hailey reviews these coral jeggings from Maurices, with a look at taking them from summer to fall. - #Maurices #Torrid #TorridInsider #Crocs #AvaandViv #Target #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #Spring #summer #fall #style #plussizeclothing #plussizecasual #jeggings

I've been on the lookout for coral jeans for quite a while.  Torrid had some this spring/summer, but they were the ankle jean style.  A few years ago, I had zero luck with the ankle jeans fitting over my calves.  I just never had time to go to my local Torrid store to try them on and get a take on the current fit.  A couple weeks ago, I saw that Maurices had a pair of coral jeggings on clearance, so I went ahead and snatched them up.

In today's post, I am reviewing the jeggings and showing you a couple of looks to help you transition from summer to fall.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

House Tour: The Dressing Room Remix - Details

 Take a look at the details of Hailey's newly reorganized dressing room, her sparkly happy place! - #homedecor #DIY #glitter #glitterpaint #homestyle #glitterdresser #dressingroom #closet #hometour #dressingroomtour

In a continuation of last week's post that featured an overview of my newly cleaned and organized dressing room, this week I am showing you the little details.  You can take a look at last week's post for more of the layout of the room and for zoomed-out looks at the areas featured.

In today's post, I am zooming in and talking about how I organized, DIY projects, art work, and all that good stuff.  I'm going to try to keep links in the captions for each photo in an effort to keep things a bit more streamlined.  This is a picture heavy post, just FYI.  As always, if I left something out or you have a question, leave a comment or email me any time!  Enjoy this closer look at my happy place!

Friday, August 5, 2016

House Tour: The Dressing Room Remix - Overview

 Take a tour of Hailey's newly reorganized dressing room, her sparkly happy place! - #homedecor #DIY #glitter #glitterpaint #homestyle #glitterdresser #dressingroom #closet #hometour #dressingroomtour

I'm so excited to finally share this post with you!!

We bought our house and moved in back in 2013.  I was so grateful we found a place that met most of our list of wants and needs.  I had long been dreaming of one day having a house where I could have my own girly room to house my clothing and makeup and trinkets.  As renters, I did have a room for this stuff, but it was all piled around makeshift storage because we couldn't make my vision a reality.

I've previously shown you the process of painting the room in the pale pink and glittery fuchsia I chose for the walls.  And I've also walked you through the room all done up, in both picture and video form (with me acting like a silly goober. You should check it out for a laugh. haha).  A lot has changed since then.  As the blog grew, so did my closet and my need for more storage options and space.  (Yes, I totally need to clean things out now and have a big sale.)  After a couple years of searching for the right dresser for extra storage, we have finally gotten that ready and moved in.  You can check out the tutorial for painting the dresser here.  I spent all last week reorganizing the room so I could share this Dressing Room Remix with you. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

What I Wore: Livin' La Vida Leisure

 Hailey is livin' la vida leisure in this soft active hoodie from Lane Bryant, deconstructed capris, and casual Crocs skimmers. - #LaneBryant #Crocs #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #Spring #summer #style #plussizeclothing #plussizecasual #hoodie #knockaround #torrid #birchbox

As you know, I am a casual girl at heart.  While I greatly enjoy getting dolled up no matter the occasion, I greatly prefer being more dressed down and comfortable in jeans and a cute top.  I do my best to sprinkle in fun colors, sparkles, and girly elements to the look no matter what though.  The weather and my state-of-mind as of late have kept me in very simple, comfortable pieces without much fuss.

In today's post I'm sharing a look I wore this weekend for running errands.  We had so much to do that day, but we ended up being so tired that we only ran half our errands and popped over to the mom-in-law's house for dinner.  I really loved this look for its simplicity and comfort.  I felt very cute and got lots of compliments from strangers as I did my shopping.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

{Crafting Diva} How To: DIY Glittery Painted Dresser

How To: Painting a silver and pink glittery dresser from start to finish, using Rust-Oleum Glitter Spray, Valspar paint in Cabaret, and Valspar Paint Crystals. - #homedecor #DIY #tutorial #howto #paint #dresser #glitter #glitterpaint #ikea #homestyle #glitterdresser #valspar #rustoleum

Finally!  My dresser is painted, moved into the room, and everything is in its place!  All last week, I worked on reorganizing and cleaning my dressing room to accommodate its new resident.  We initially bought an unfinished dresser from Ikea as part of a birthday gift for me.  I had a few ideas about how I wanted to paint the dresser, so I debated about that before making a final decision.  Then the weather got unpredictable and we were crazy busy.

Sean and I hosted Bunco at our house in July, which became the fast approaching deadline for needing the dresser to be done and out of the living room.  It was finally finished the night before.  If you follow me on Instagram, you are sure to have seen some peeks at the dresser already.  In today's post, I wanted to give a little tutorial on what we did and show you the result.  Then on Friday, I will take you on a little tour of my newly organized dressing room.

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