Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What I Wore: Blossoming + Stoller Wine Club Picnic

 Hailey reviews the Floral Print Strappy Cold Shoulder Top from Torrid, and shares her experience at the Stoller Wine Club Picnic! - #Torrid #TorridInsider #MelissaMcCarthySeven7 #MelissaMcCarthy #Crocs #Stoller #StollerWinery #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #summer #spring #style #plussizeshorts

I've been obsessed with all things Torrid as of late.  Well, really it has been quite some time.  Torrid keeps coming out with cute, fashionable, trendy pieces for a variety of tastes and body shapes.  I consistently find things I love and want and need to buy there.

I recently bought a jacket online that was perfectly fitted to my body, but I wanted something a little looser fitting.  When I returned the jacket (which I did buy a size larger and it is exactly what I wanted), I took some time to look through the store and try a few things on.  I rarely get an opportunity to visit a store these days.   One of the employees was a gorgeous redhead wearing the top in this post.  I found it in my size and had to have it!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Reviewing Kiyonna's Winnie Wrap Dress

Hailey reviews the Winnie Wrap Dress from Kiyonna, a classic style made flirtier with ruffles and a split sleeve! - #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #summer #spring #fall #style

In today's post, we're talking about the Winnie Wrap Dress from Kiyonna.  The wrap dress is a classic style and silhouette and a great wardrobe staple.  Kiyonna always excels at this style and adds other details - like ruffles, rouching, cold shoulders, and fun prints - to take it up a notch.  Wrap styles are versatile pieces that can work for every occasion, dressed up or dressed down.

I styled this dress as a look I would wear to a wedding or shower, with wedges and a beaded clutch.  I fought the windy weather to take some photos out at Fort Vancouver, where my sister-in-law had her wedding.  Read on for my review of this lovely floral frock!

Friday, August 18, 2017

What I Wore: Tulach Ard!

Hailey reviews the Torrid Outlander Fraser Tartan Skirt, Zerdocean Lace Trim Mid Thigh Shorts, and introduces you to Sparkle Designs! - #Torrid #TorridInsider #Kiyonna #KiyonnaStyle #CobbHill #SparkleDesigns #Outlander #zerdocean #nochubrub #undershorts #torridxoutlander #outlanderfashion #tartan #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #summer #spring #style

As a complement to yesterday's post journaling my first adventure at the Portland Highland Games, today I am discussing the outfit I wore on such an occasion.  As mentioned multiple times here on the blog, I have become a huge fan of the show and book series that is Outlander.  When Torrid introduced their Outlander collection last fall, I bought the tartan coat, sweatshirt, and tartan dress (reviewed here).  While I thought the kilt was adorable, I felt it was probably way too short for me so I passed on it, only to be kind of mad at myself for doing so when it sold out super fast.

Fast forward to April of this year, they restocked the kilt and a few other items.  So I snatched up the kilt fast!  I finally had a chance to wear it last month to the Highland Games, and I couldn't be happier with it.  Read on for my review.  TULACH ARD (the war cry of Clan MacKenzie)!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Photo Journal: Portland Highland Games

 Today, Hailey offers a photo journal of her first time at the Portland Highland Games! –  #portland #pdx #portlandhighlandgames #highlandgames #phg #torrid

As you know, I am a huge fan of the television show (and book series) Outlander.  Sean has known he has Scottish ancestry for quite some time, but I found out about mine when we did an ancestry DNA test this year.  I have always loved cultural festivals and celebrations, so we really wanted to make sure to attend the Portland Highland Games.  We managed to fit it into what has become a way too busy summer, bringing my mother-in-law with us also.  It was a fun day!

In today's post, I am walking you through the festivities of the day and talking about my experience at my first ever Highland Games!  On Friday, I will be giving all the details on my outfit.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

What I Wore: Armed For Summer

 In today’s post, Hailey reviews the Lane Bryant Lace Off-The-Shoulder Top and talks about making progress in baring arms for summer! - #LaneBryant #LaneStyle #Crocs #MelissaMcCarthy #MelissaMcCarthySeven7 #CharmingCharlie #plussizeshorts #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #summer #spring #style

If you read yesterday's post, you know it is too friggin' hot for me this week.  It managed to get up to 104-ish today, which it will also be tomorrow when Sean and I head to doggy training class with the boys.  PEH.  I am super cranky about it.

I've mentioned this before but, in an effort to get over my fear of showing my arms, I decided to make this summer about working on exposing my upper arms more.  I vowed to myself to wear more sleeveless or shorter sleeve tops.  I'll talk a bit more about that later in the post, but today's outfit includes a sleeveless top that has helped me embrace this new positive goal.  I'm reviewing this bright off-the-shoulder piece from Lane Bryant below.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

What I Wore: Simple Tees

In today’s post, Hailey reviews the Lane Bryant V-Neck Cold-Shoulder Tee, a great basic tee for staying cute and cool in the summer heat. - #LaneBryant #LaneStyle #Crocs #MelissaMcCarthy #MelissaMcCarthySeven7 #CharmingCharlie #JCPenney #plussizeshorts #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #summer #spring #style

I like the idea of summer, but not the execution.  I hate the heat.  Anything over 75 starts making me super cranky.  This week we have two days of 107 degree weather followed by two weeks of temps in the 90s.  (It is 97 so far today.)  It is all I can do to keep from just crying with how insanely hot that is.  AND we have dog training class on one of those 107 degree days.  It is just NOT supposed to be that hot here.  I want to strangle folks already.

So this week, in abhor-ation of this shittastic weather, I am bringing you two posts with three different looks that I have worn in the heat this summer.  Today's post is about a basic cold-shoulder, flutter-sleeved top I picked up recently.  It has been a great piece to dress up or down and makes me feel cute despite the sweat.

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