Thursday, December 21, 2017

What I Wore: Festival of Trees 2017

In today’s post, Hailey reviews the the JCPenney Boutique+ Plaid Button-Front Top and Torrid Griswold Christmas Graphic Tee, with doggy Santa photos and a look at this year’s Festival of Trees event. - #Torrid #TorridInsider #JCPenney #JCP #JCPStyle #Boutique+ #Griswold #ChristmasVacation #AvaandViv #Reebok #Chihuahuas #FestivalofTreesPDX #PDX #festivaloftreesportland #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual

Happy Holidays!!

One of our yearly traditions is to meet up at the Festival of Trees with our friend Nigel.  This year we were joined by his boyfriend and had a great time looking at all the decorated trees and wreaths, and critiquing them as if we were a Simon Cowell-type judge.

We had a really busy morning running to the Pet Portraits with Santa event (photos below) put on by the local humane society, where we adopted both Finn and Dobby.  Then we hit up the Festival of Trees and ran errands.  I wanted to be comfy and Christmasy, so I'm sharing and reviewing my casual "running around" outfit for such an occasion.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

What I Wore: Cozy Comedy

In today’s post, Hailey reviews the Ribbed Lace-Up Hacci Top from Lane Bryant and Comfortiva Cascade Boots.  Plus, she tells the story of the awesome front row experience she had at a recent Chris Hardwick comedy show. - #LaneBryant #LaneStyle #Comfortiva #ChrisHardwick #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style

I hope you all are surviving the holiday countdown!  In today's post, I am sharing this look that I wore out on a date night with Sean.  We saw Chris Hardwick at the local comedy club and went out to dinner.  It was such a fun night and the best comedy club experience we have had to date!  I will share what happened to us during the show at the end of the post.

Before we get to that though, I am reviewing this sweater from Lane Bryant and boots by Comfortiva.  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

City Chic London Look Parka Review + Oregon ZooLights Visit

City Chic London Look Parka Review + Oregon ZooLights 2017 - #CityChic #CCWorldofCurves #plussizecoat #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #holiday #oregonzoo #orzoo #zoolights #zoolights2017

It has been rather trying to get into a happy, "Christmasy" mood lately.  I've recently talked a bit about my anxiety and depression.  Wrestling with that this time of year makes an endless cycle of emotions that keep me from enjoying things.  I've been in a much better head space as of late and been able to be more in-the-moment and enjoy activities new and old.

I've wanted to visit our local zoo's ZooLights festivities for a few years now.  We were going to attend a 21+ night there, but tickets sold out fast.  Instead, we decided to head out to the zoo the Monday after Thanksgiving, with my mother-in-law along for the ride.  In today's post, I'm reviewing this new City Chic coat that helped keep me warm, and taking you through the zoo to see animals and lights!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

My Favorite Things: A Gift Guide

My Favorite Things: A Gift Guide, featuring Hailey’s picks in hair care, skincare, makeup, home goods, health and wellness, and more!  - #giftguide #stockingstuffers #favoritethings #giftideas #makeup #curlyhair #RoyalLocks #Etsyfinds #skincare #Quin #Outlander

When the holidays roll around, I always have grand plans for multiple gift-giving idea posts.  I long to do different ones for each personality type, a post for pets, a post for the men in your life, a post just for you.  But then I get overwhelmed and run out of time and don't get any of it done.

So this year, I'm going a different route.  Taking inspiration from Miss Oprah, I am presenting you with a list of some of my favorite things.  Rest assured, my list will not include $200 bird houses.  I definitely support buying gifts for yourself 100%, but I also wanted to include items you could gift to someone else.   I talk about makeup, skincare, hair care, home goods, and more.  Let's get started!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thyroid Cancer Update: Another Year Out!

Thyroid Cancer Update: Another Year Out! - #thyroidcancer #thyca #thyroidcancerawareness #thyroid #hashimotos

I'm trying to do these updates yearly now, unless I feel inspired by events to check in sooner.  As it has been a while, you can check out all my thyroid cancer updates, including  the whole diagnosis, surgery, and radiation process.

In today's post, I'm going over another year of tests and results, and how I'm feeling in the process.

What I Wore: Friendsgiving

In today's post, Hailey reviews the Floral Print Kimono Sleeve Babydoll Tee from Torrid and Dunes Patty Booties from Zulily. - #Torrid #TorridInsider #LaneBryant #LaneBryantStyle #Zulily  #Dunes #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and great week.  Sean and I went over to his mom's house for dinner, boys in tow.  It was a nice, quiet night with way too much food for the three of us. But the leftovers were super tasty!

Today's blog post is all about the outfit I wore for Friendsgiving.  A few of the pieces are totally new to me, which means I am happy to share new reviews with all of you!

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