Friday, December 23, 2016

What I Wore: Christmas Card Chic

In today's post, Hailey is wishing you a Happy Holidays with a look at this year's Outlander themed Christmas card and reviews new accessories for her Claire Fraser look. (Torrid Tartan Wrap Bodice Swing Dress, Dream of the Crop Cardigan from ModCloth, Comfortiva Reddell Leather Oxford, Claire's Chunky Cowl and Arm Warmers from Abbyshot)- #torrid #torridinsider #torridxoutlander #torridoutlander #Outlanderfashion #torridfashion #outlander #tartan #abbyshot #Comfortiva #Modcloth #modstyle #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #spring #winter #fall #style #plussizecasual

If you've been reading the blog for a while, you know Sean and I like to come up with themes, silly pictures and costumes, and crazy ideas for our Christmas cards.  This year is no exception. You can see our other cards on the blog here and here.

In today's post, I present you with our card photo and review the new accessories I bought to get cold weather mileage out of my Torrid Outlander dress.  I have been wearing it a lot lately and am so happy I went ahead and purchased these pieces. Read on!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

What I Wore: Ugly Christmas Bunco

Today, Hailey reviews the Oh Snap! Gingerbread Man Ugly Christmas Sweater from Target and Distressed Plaid Skinny Jeans from Lane Bryant.  She also walks you through the fun gingerbread-inspired accessories she made for her outfit! - #Target #TargetStyle #LaneByrant #LaneStyle #skinnyjeans #Christmas #holiday #uglysweater #uglychristmassweater #gingerbreadman #DIY #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #winter #style #plussizecasual

We've been playing Bunco with a group of friends for a few years now.  On some occasions, we choose a theme for the month where we are all encouraged to dress up.  For Halloween one year we did an 80s theme; and this is the second "Ugly Christmas" Bunco.  I don't think buying holiday-specific apparel is all that practical, but I wanted to wear something different from last time.  Once we decided on tops, an idea snowballed into me crafting accessories for both Sean and I to wear to the party.

In today's post, I review this Christmas sweater from Target, new skinny jeans from Lane Bryant, and show you more details of my Ugly Christmas ensemble!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Reader Appreciation Holiday Giveaway!

 Reader Appreciation Holiday Giveaway -

Happy Holidays to all my awesome readers/blog friends out in the world!  I just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate your love and support, understanding and thoughtfulness, comments and likes, and conversing with you all via social media.

I wish I could pass out gifts to all of you, but that would require me to build a workshop, hire some magic reindeer, and find a man who looks good in a red suit to deliver said gifts via a magic sleigh.  Tall order!   Nevertheless, I wanted to give a small gift of my appreciation to one lucky reader, so I've put together a little gift box of some of my favorite things.

Read on for a look at what is in the gift box and enter to win!

Reviewing Maple Holistics Silk 18 Conditioner

In today's post, Hailey reviews the #1 best selling conditioner, Silk 18, from Maple Holistics, a company specializing in natural hair care, skin care, and body care.  Read her review and find out how you can sample a product from the company as well. - #mapleholistics #silk18conditioner #naturalbeautyproducts #naturalproducts #beauty #haircare #hairconditioner

I've been trying to make the switch to using more natural and organic products for my beauty needs.  While it can be hard to find things across the board that meet my needs, budget, and performance expectations, I feel that it is still worth the effort to try out new natural products when I find them.  I have come across some fantastic products and companies in my pursuit and, in the process, been able to switch a majority of my hair care, bath and body care, and skin care (and some makeup too) over to natural and organic products.

Maple Holistics was not on my radar until they reached out to me.  They specialize in natural hair care products, but also have bath and body and skin care items as well.  Products are made in the USA, are all natural, cruelty free, sulfate free, and safe for color-treated hair.  They sent along one of their best sellers - the Silk 18 conditioner - for me to try and review for all of you.  I've been using it for two months now in an effort to give you a well-rounded review.  Read on for my experience!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What I Wore: Meandering Through The Holidays

In today's post, Hailey reviews the Outlander Clan Fraser Scoop Tee from Torrid, a component in her winter errands uniform as of late. - #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #spring #winter #fall #summer #style #plussizecasual #lanebryant #LaneStyle #reebok #plaid

Hello, my lovelies!!  I hope you all are staying warm and are not too crazy busy this holiday season.  The weather has not been cooperating with my schedule lately, so some days (like today) you may get outfit photos from my dressing room.  The weather people can't seem to get the forecast right either lately, which also greatly reduces my chances at getting you proper photos.  I promise I'm trying.

I had grand plans of keeping it chill this month, but we have been all over the place.  When we're at home, Sean and I have spent time working on house chores, home improvements, and cleaning.  When we get out and about to friend gatherings and seasonal events, it has been pouring rain, snowing, or (in the case of this past weekend) I have panic attacks from all the rude people and large crowds. 

While my emotions have been all whack-a-doodle, my fashion has been pretty consistent.  I am a practical girl at heart, so I've been playing it comfortable and casual for most outings.  My uniform as of late has been jeans, comfy shoes, a tee or cami, and a plaid shirt.  In today's post, I am presenting you with one such look and reviewing this t-shirt from Torrid.

Stay cozy, my friends!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Makeup Stash: Colourpop Swatchfest Update - Spring, Summer, Fall, & Holiday 2016 {&} Kathleen Lights & Kaepop Collections

Colourpop Swatchfest: Swatches from Spring, Summer, Fall, and Holiday 2016 collection purchases, as well as regular products and colors, Kathleen Lights Collection, and Kaepop Collection. - #makeupjunkie #makeup #colourpop #colourpopswatches #swatches #swatch #beauty

It has been quite a while since I did a Colourpop Swatchfest on the blog.  I have a lot of new lippies, eyeshadows, and more to show you from collections over the past year.  A majority of them are still available online.

If you are looking for more Colourpop swatches and info, you can check out my previous posts:

Let's get this swatchfest started!!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Reviewing Kiyonna's Lustrous Lace Wrap Top

  In today's post Hailey reviews the Lustrous Lace Wrap Top from Kiyonna, perfect for a festive holiday ensemble but versatile enough for year-round wear!- #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #KiyonnaPlusYou #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #winter #spring #summer #fall #style #datenight #weddingstyle #holidaystyle

It is that holiday time of year again!  While I don't have a ton of holiday parties to attend, I love eyeing and collecting sparkly pieces this time of year.  I believe in shimmer and sparkle day or night, all your round.  Naturally, the holiday season brings fashion that touches my glitter-loving heart!!  From dressy to casual, disco ball brightness to more subtle hints of sparkle, there is something twinkly out there for everyone's taste.

In today's post, I am reviewing the Lustrous Lace Wrap Top from Kiyonna.  This top is lacy with an overall shimmer that makes it perfect for dressing up or down for the holidays, but it is also completely wearable and appropriate for a summer wedding as well.  Versatility never goes out of style!  Read on for my review...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What I Wore: Workout Wear

In today's post, Hailey reviews the LIVI Active Pullover Active Tunic from Lane Bryant and Wicking Spacedye Leggings, perfect for workouts and lounging alike! - #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #spring #winter #fall #style #activewear #plussizecasual #lanestyle #lanebryant #reebok

I hope all my American homies had a wonderful Thanksgiving; and I hope everyone else in the world is having a great end of November.  I know it is hard to think of things in those terms considering everything going on in the world, but I have to stay positive or I would just be crying all the time.

Sean took all of last week off so we could work on house projects and the like, but right before his vacation started he came down with a cold.  We got a few things done around the house and hosted a small Thanksgiving dinner, but we were exhausted.  As luck would have it, I caught his cold.  As I type this, I am experiencing my most poopy day of the cold yet.  I am wrapped up in layers of clothing and still freezing, my muscles ache, and my head is super stuffed.  I can't breathe through my nose, which I always forget makes you feel so exhausted.  Sometimes I think not having a thyroid makes the times I get sick feel a little worse.  It also doesn't help that I was in a short-sleeved top and skirt in 40 degree weather yesterday doing outfit photos (it was the only non-raining day for at least a week or so).  I think that was the last straw.  I am hard-headed, but doing my best to rest.

In the meantime, I have a cozy workout outfit I wanted to share.  I've previously reviewed some of my workout gear in my At Home Dressing Room post (I will be doing another one with my Black Friday purchases in the next few weeks).  Today's post includes those previously discussed leggings, along with a new hoodie I acquired.

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