Monday, December 24, 2018

Photo Journal: Zoolights 2018

Oregon ZooLights Brewlights 2018 - #psblogger #plussizeblogger #holiday #oregonzoo #orzoo #zoolights #brewlights #zoolights2018

Today's post is a little jaunt through this year's trip to Zoolights at the Oregon Zoo.  Last year, I took you with us on our first Zoolights experience and showed you what I wore also.  I wore the same thing this year because it kept me warm during last year's cold weather, so no need to rehash that.  But this year we were able to attend on a Brewlights night when only those 21 and up are allowed to attend, and vendors give out tastings of beer, hard cider, and wine!

Friday, December 21, 2018

What I Wore: The Most Comfy Travel Dress

In today’s post, Hailey’s reviewing her pick for Most Comfy Travel Dress, the Raglan Skater Dress from Torrid. - #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #travel #travelstyle #plussizetravel #converse

Hey y'all!!  I hope all of you are enjoying final preparations for your holidays, work breaks, and time with your family and friends.  I will have a more Christmasy post coming at ya on Monday, but first I have a dress review for you.

This raglan skater dress was something I picked up over the summer in preparation for my trip to Georgia for my high school reunion.  It sold out really fast, so I thought it was going to be another one of those pieces I just couldn't get on the blog in time.  However, it just came back in stock on the Torrid website a few days ago; and I want to make sure you have an opportunity to get it if you want it!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth - Smile Brilliant Review - At Home Teeth Whitening - #teethwhitening #teethwhiteningforsensitiveteeth #athometeethwhitening #teethwhiteningreview #smilebrilliant #smilefearlessly

My teeth have been a source of insecurity for as long as I can remember.  When I was a kid, my canines grew in a little crooked and stayed up in my gums.  I wore braces from 8th grade until 11th grade.  And my hankering for coffee and wine has stained my teeth beyond the mottling from fluorosis and childhood trauma.  Add to that I have incredibly sensitive teeth, so I didn’t think teeth whitening was really helpful or possible for me any longer.

When Smile Brilliant reached out to me about trying their teeth whitening system for sensitive teeth, I was both skeptical and intrigued.  I’m all for experimenting a bit more in an effort to bring more information to all of you, so I accepted the challenge and began trying their product.  Read on for my experience and how you can win your very own teeth whitening system from Smile Brilliant.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gift Guide 2018

Gift Guide 2018 -

Today I'm bringing you a gift guide filled with items I use and enjoy!  There's a little bit of everything - from practical to frivolous - so I hope you find something awesome to gift a loved one or yourself!

I'm doing this post differently than other gift guides by not having a long description of each item, so if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

KATU Afternoon Live: Loungewear & Activewear

In today’s KATU Afternoon Live post, Hailey shares ideas and where to shop for plus size loungewear and activewear! - #AfternoonLive #KATUAfternoonLive #portland #psblogger #loungewear #activewear #psootd #plussize #styleblogger #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #lanebryant #torrid #Rainbeaucurves

My latest Afternoon Live segment was this past Friday, in which I talked about loungewear and activewear.  I wanted to show examples of cute looks on both sides of the coin.  And with the new year upon us, we will ultimately hear about starting diets, exercise routines, and the general message that our bodies aren't good enough.  Maintaining a healthy balance is important.  Plus size women work out.  We run, we walk, we do yoga, pilates, cardio, go to the gym, cycle, hike, climb, jump - all in our plus size bodies.  We exist, just as less able bodies do in all shapes and sizes.  So focus on finding a nice balance in 2019, and wear clothes that make you feel fantastic doing it.

Friday, December 7, 2018

High School Reunion: Meat N Greet Picnic

In today’s post, Hailey takes you along for the picnic event of her 20-year high school reunion weekend! – #travel #vacation #plussizetravel #augusta #northaugusta #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #torrid #torridinsider

The picnic portion of the reunion was on Saturday afternoon on the day of the big party.  It had already been a longer trip for me, so my depleted energy, lack of sleep, overflow of emotions, anxiety, and mild insecurity all got the better of me that morning.  I had a full-blown panic attack and just knew the day was ruined. But the people around me are amazing and kind, supporting me and checking on me throughout the weekend.  They gave me encouraging words so I could gather myself and get on with my day.

So I present you with a little photo journal of the picnic portion of events!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

What I Wore: 90s-Inspired Style

In today’s post, Hailey’s feeling the 90s vibes in this decade-inspired look featuring items from Torrid, Yours Clothing, Curvy Sense, and Brandon Mullis Music. - #Torrid #TorridInsider #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizefashion #plussize #psootd #ootd #plussizeclothing #outfit #style #plussizecasual #fall #fallstyle #clarks #curvysense #yoursclothing #brandonmullismusic

Inspiration can strike at any moment.  I've been getting requests to put together a 90s-inspired look for quite some time.  While I certainly wore jeans and flannel and Converse in the 90s, I wasn't really "grunge".  And I was never confident enough to wear things that weren't baggy and oversized. (And I'm talking early 90s here, like through '95-ish.)

I was down in South Carolina for my high school reunion recently, where my friend Brandon gave me a t-shirt with his own album cover on it.  I'm so proud of him and really wanted to put a look together to wear his tee here on the blog.  And then inspiration struck with this look that feels both out of my comfort zone but like me in a surprising way. I am LIVING for this look!

ShareThis post!!