Thursday, July 26, 2018

What I Wore: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

In today’s post, Hailey reviews a Torrid tee, part of her go-to summer wardrobe, and tells you how she scored this sparkling Coach bag for just $50! - #Torrid #TorridInsider #eBayfinds #Amazon #FitFlops #MelissaMcCarthySeven7 #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #summer #summerstyle

I have been busy with life lately, running around or running myself exhausted.  I posted over on social media that I'm trying to combat my own personal limitations on what I can do versus what I want to do.  Sometimes that just means giving myself permission to not do as much and not push myself as hard.  And sometimes I am just exhausted and in pain and don't feel like doing much of anything anyway.  It is really important that we all stop being so hard on ourselves, and learn to cut ourselves some slack when things get hectic.

But, on a good day, I wore this awesome summer outfit I am about to share with you.  (What a segue, am I right?!? haha) The top is new to both you and I, with other pieces being common items I don in the summer.  I am also introducing you to my new luxurious Coach bag friend and telling you how I scored it for $50!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Our 3rd Annual Wine Tour in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Hailey and friends took their 3rd annual wine tour in Oregon's Willamette Valley.  See where they went in today's blog post! - #backcountrywinetours #winetour #portland #portlandor #oregon #willamettevalley #stoller #fairsing #eminentdomaine #domainedivio #winery

For the past four years, my friend Nigel and I celebrate our May birthdays by gathering some friends and heading out for a wine tour.  You can view our first and second annual trips on the blog.  Last year we were all set to go back out with our favorite tour company, but did not realize how much busier and more popular they are now.  We began planning a couple months out, only to find out that they were all booked up for any available dates that we had open.  So for our third year, we had each friend bring a bottle of wine (or two or three) to our house for all of us to sample and enjoy.  We drank, played games, and had a great time.  But we also vowed to begin planning our wine tour way in advance the following year.

And so, we started six months ahead of time this year - choosing open dates, inviting friends, and then reserving our day and our favorite guide, Dillon, well in advance. It was a really lovely day with a couple new attendees, three new-to-us wineries, gorgeous weather, cute winery dogs, and lots of laughter and fun.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

What I Wore: Once Upon A Dream

In today’s post, Hailey is feeling romantic and feminine in the Torrid Disney Sleeping Beauty Floral Maxi Dress.  Check out the post for photos and a full review. - #Torrid #TorridInsider #Disney #SleepingBeauty #maxidress #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #summerstyle #offtheshoulder #plussizedisney

I'm finally back with an outfit post for y'all!  We hosted Bunco this past weekend, which always means a week of cleaning and reorganizing and doing all the house chores we should have been doing and working on all along.  Sean and his mom worked on the overgrown yard while I worked on the inside of the house.  Then we decided to make an Ikea run and get extra storage for the office. That resulted in me spending a week sorting through boxes from when we moved five years ago, moving furniture around, deep cleaning, and getting rid of stuff.  I'm still not totally done yet, but I made good progress.

So now things are sort of back to normal, minus this mid-week holiday that throws the whole week into this weird, segmented, I-can't-get-motivated type of situation.  Despite all the cleaning and running around we've been doing, all I have wanted to do is either curl up on the bed and cry or sit in a chair and read and nap.  All of which I have not had time to do in the slightest.

But I have this great dress I really want to tell you about, so here we are.  I wore this dress on my latest KATU Afternoon Live segment, and multiple times since then.  I absolutely love it!  Read all the details on this dress, which is on sale for 30% off right now!

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