Tuesday, April 24, 2018

KATU Afternoon Live Companion: Ways to Combat Chub Rub & Anti-Chafing Solutions

Today, Hailey was back on KATU Afternoon Live to talk about ways of preventing the dreaded Chub Rub and other anti-chafing products. - DivineMrsDiva.com #KATU #AfternoonLive #KATUAfternoonLive #pdx #pdxfashion #pdxfatshion #antichafing #chubrub #Zerdocean #Bandelettes #Chafezone #GoldBond #Bodyglide #LUSHSilkyUnderwear #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize

I was back at KATU Afternoon Live this week to discuss ways to combat chafing of various kinds.  Most of my suggestions have thigh friction in mind, also called "chub rub", but I do address some other friction solutions as well.

I chose this topic because the weather is heating up and I find it hard to really trust the various reviews of anti-chafing products all over the Internet.  I have my tried-and-true solutions, but I also wanted to challenge myself to try some other products and test them out.  This was a really fun process for me.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reviewing Kiyonna's Stella Cinch Top

In today’s post, Hailey reviews the Stella Cinch Top from Kiyonna. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Kiyonna #KiyonnaCurves #KiyonnaStyle #LaneBryant #LaneStyle #CharmingCharlie #Rockport #CobbHill #fauxwrap #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #spring #springstyle

There's still no sign of spring here, other than some blooming flowers and trees.  It is so cold and rainy, cloudy and dreary.  This is all normal for the Pacific Northwest, but I am ready for shorts and sandals/capris weather.  I'm ready to not be freezing and to not have to worry about the rain messing up my hair or dampening an adventure out of the house.  Sean and I are planning a little vacation for our 10 year anniversary.  I cannot tell you enough how ready I am for that!  In theory, the weather should be gorgeous for where and when we are going. *fingers crossed*
(Update: As this post is being published, the weather is lovely and sunny.  I just found out it is going to be sunny or partly sunny for the next 10 days.  Progress!)

Until then, I have been working around the weather and taking advantage of sun when I can.  Last week we had two random days of sun, so we made a beeline for local parks and shot a variety of looks I needed for upcoming posts and a secret project I can't disclose yet.  One of the things I can share is this look featuring Kiyonna's Stella Cinch Top.  I haven't tried this silhouette from Kiyonna before, so I was excited when they sent this top for me to try out.  Read on for all the details...

Friday, April 13, 2018

What I Wore: We're born naked, and the rest is drag.

In today’s post, Hailey goes full sparkle with this Torrid Reversible Sequin Jacket. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Torrid #TorridInsider #Avenue #AvePlus #ShareTheLove #LaneBryant #LaneStyle #Comfortiva #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #spring #springstyle

Last week, I attended Bianca Del Rio's Blame It On Bianca tour in Portland with friends.  We had a really fun time, though I wasn't okay with the stereotypical fat jokes that were made.  While Bianca is an equal opportunity offender, I thought she was really shining when she poked fun at herself and her experiences.  I'm never fond of fat jokes, but I am vehemently against the unoriginal, thoughtless kind that want to assume stereotypes are always true.  There were a lot of fat women like me in the audience.  I hated the idea that these kinds of regurgitated put-downs could reinforce negative feelings for any of us.  And I was appalled at how loud the laughter was for these particular jokes.

All that aside, I am here to show you my outfit.  I've been looking for a prime opportunity to don my sequin bomber, and seeing a sparkling drag queen seemed like the perfect time to do it.  I first talked about this bomber in a recent At Home Fitting Room post, but now you can see it in action.

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