My Halloween Bash went down last night, and currently I am on the couch with a tea, and Sleepy Hollow on Hulu. I just want to be cozy today, so naturally I am in my favorite new sweatshirt from Dentz Denim. Its slouchy fit works perfectly with leggings, and later when I drag myself to the grocery store my favorite sneakers and vest will be on point with this adorable top.
Dentz Denim sent me this sweatshirt to try out, and I am IN LOVE, if being a “Wifey” isn’t for you, your are in luck because they have hundreds of designs!!
I had a crazy week last week so only 3 looks got captured for my weekly outfit round up. My photographer is out of town, and with the days getting shorter its harder to get photos in the evening. Here is a re-cap of a few of the looks I put together this week!
What is it about that perfect little outfit when the heavens open up and rain hotness down on you? One second you are some curvy hag, and the next you are a stone cold fox. I know you know what I am talking about, as woman we ALL have that one little outfit/top/dress that just WORKS. This little number is that for me. AND believe me when I tell you I have a shit load of clothing, I really should have more than one foxy outfit but alas I don’t. I mean, I regularly do my laundry every two weeks.
Ok now that I got that out of my system, lets get down to it. Date night outfits, do you get fixed up before you go out on the town? I really like too, and I don’t mean ball gown fancy. I just mean some fresh lipstick, cute top and MAYBE some wedges.
Skinny jeans(preferably jeggings because duh), and a cute little top is one of the easiest ways to step it up before you step out for the night. If you are struggling with colors keep it basic, dark on the bottom and then mix it up with a fun flowy top. I also typically do dark comfortable heels as well so that my leg looks the longest it possibly can.
Also….Monochrome so amazeballs so if you aren’t sure when it comes to color. Try black and white, it always works. ALWAYS.
Ahhh! I am so excited to share Eve Organics Beauty with you! This fantastic beauty brand has so much to offer its insane! Lets just lead with some facts about Eve Organics Beauty, Michigan made product, vegan, all natural, cruelty free, and charitable(YES I JUST WROTE THAT!)
I don’t know what it is about red Lipstick that I just can’t stay away from. I love the way it finishes off your look, instantly sexy, bold and chic the right shade of red can take your whole look to the next level. Now that being said not all red lipsticks are created equal or go on the same way. Some dry out your lips, some feel like grease, some come right off. Vixen from Eve Organics Beauty does none of that. This lipstick STICKS and is a fantastic shade of red. I have worn it with a full face of makeup to finish my look, and with big sunglasses and minimal makeup when I am running late. My lips stay moisturized and Vixen has a staying power.
Oh bronzer, what is it about finding the perfect bronzer that can drive a girl mad? I am so fair, translucent skin in the winter fair. I don’t even tan well. So that means bronzer is HARD for me, like a real struggle. I have been working with two of the Bronzers from Eve Organics, the Contour, and the Beautiful. The Contour bronzer is used for what its named for, contouring. The Beautiful bronzer is for all over color, I also used it to blend the Contour bronzer(because I am so fair). On my lighter makeup days I used the Beautiful bronzer to contour, and blend. This mineral makeup is loose so you do not need much of the product. A little goes a long way, and what is great is that mineral makeup never goes bad so, this bronzer will last a long time depending on your use.
Ann Taylor is known for making professional clothing for women. I picked up this pretty little dress and knew that it had the versatility to be much more than just a dress for the office. When I am shopping for clothing it MUST be versatile. I only buy something when I know that I can wear and re-wear a piece over and over again. Like I have wrote about before when you build a solid foundation of quality pieces you can really wear your wardrobe to its fullest extent. This dress is light, and can easily be worn in the summer with sandals, as Fall makes its way into our lives this dress can be worn with tights and boots. If you have a dress that has that light feel, have you considered pairing it with tights and boots for Fall?
Happy first day of Fall! My favorite time of year, I love the fashion, weather, changing colors, and activities. Here in Michigan Fall is THE BEST! From the Haunted Houses, to the Color Tours there is so much to do in this state! But the weather is not always beautiful, as the leaves turn the rain starts up. This rain isn’t a little sprinkle that is warm and refreshing, its a heavy cold rain that weighs the leaves down and makes them fall from the trees. BOO!
What do you need when it rains? Well you need Rain Boots of course! The coveted Hunter boot, made famous by Princess Diana and the Queen of England has exploded in popularity. NOW, some say these boots were made popular by Kate Moss, but lets be real Royalty has been rocking these beauties for much longer. If they are good enough for Royalty they are good enough for me.
Hunter boots are not the only fantastic boot on the market, lots of brands have added rain boots to their lines. You can find a boot in any color, pattern, style, or price that you might want. For us curvy girls with bigger calves, they even have options for wide calf rain boots!
I have linked some options in this post that will work for girl with bigger calves(like me). I own the Hunter Boots with fringe, and I LOVE LOVE them!
This little outfit is SO ME its not even funny. Tunic, leggings, scarf, boots this combo is basically my Fall uniform. What I love about this outfit is that it is SO easy to throw on and go. You just need to make sure your leggings aren’t see through, and your tunic covers your front and back. Nobody wants to see your bits and pieces while you are grocery shopping, or picking up your kids from school. Truth is power, and that is the TRUTH about leggings and tops.
I picked up this top in two colors during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I love it. BUT it wrinkles easily. So if that doesn’t bother you then this top is a great basic option to add to your wardrobe(personally its not that big of a deal). If a couple wrinkles makes you crazy then I would keep shopping. Green is SO in for Fall, and this shade is a fun option, I am pro matchy matchy so pairing this pastel green with my scarf and sunnies was a no brainer. The hat was a last minute thought, and its cute, but I will probably wear this outfit without it. Seriously I LOVE matching. A lot.
When I put this look on, my friend and photographer instantly said we needed to head to my garden. These photos were so fun to shoot. Lots of laughs, and my husbands potato box was my prop. Hahaha.
WOW, has it really been 3 months since I posted about my first Glossybox? Well I have been happily receiving and enjoying my Glossybox subscription since finding out through a friend about this great service. I am so happy with my boxes. Glossybox subscription service is like a gift to myself every month, when the box arrives it is packaged so well that you really do feel like you are receiving a present. I am praticularly excited to try out The Revitalizer from Boissanse, and the Coffea body scrub!
What was in my box this month? Here’s the details!
Coffea– 16.00 A coffee scrub that claims to clear up dry patches, stretch marks and poor circulation(cellulite).
Julep Luxe Lip– 24.00 This lip gloss has a Zamac tip applicator that is cooling, This gloss soothes, hydrates and plumps lips. *Does not taste good.
Boissanse The Revitalizer– 58.00 This emollient replenishes and hydrates the skin, This facial moisturizer can be used all over your body.
Nails Inc Uptown Nail Polish– 14.00 Nails Inc has created a lacquer that is both glossy and long lasting. This polish claims to be highly pigmented. I am going to try it out, but I will say that Glossybox continues to send me pink polishes when in my beauty profile I specifically wrote that I liked darker polishes.
Ok, so for some reason this week I decided that I NEEDED things in my life. I don’t know what came over me but I just had to have some more stuff surrounding me. Including the sewing form that I purchased for 40 bucks! In all honesty I really did NEED PJs for my upcoming travels. So ACTUALLY I really did need to hit up 3 different TJ Maxx and Marshalls in the last 2 days….haha I know I am pathetic, whatever haters.
So lets talk about my haul and my weird strategy (that didn’t work), and what I really did end up bringing home with me on my bargain binge shopping.
STORE ONE – MARSHALLS
I knew going into the store that I really did need some REAL PJs and a packable robe (not random old tanks and 10 year old pj shorts) so my plan was to go in tunnel vision style and head straight towards the PJ section. This plan worked for a hot ten seconds and then I saw the bags, now this is where my shopping ADD kicks in and I remember that I actually have been thinking about a new bag, and I found my feet carrying me straight over to the purses, then the hats (because obviously), then the shoes….AND then I eventually made it over to the “Intimates” (I know, I know) section of the store. I was able to score a Pajama dress (that looks like Lily Pulitzer) and some cute pj pants and a top to co-ordinate. What I really did need was a legit robe that I can put on and have coffee in and chill with whoever I may be with over the next month. I then made a cruise by the tops and OF COURSE they had flannels out, and as you will learn if you follow C&C I freaking love flannels, like a lot. Seriously. AND they had these adorable striped tops that are a boxy cut that I died over. So fast forward, I am now leaving the store with 1 flannel, 2 striped tops (one for me one for my bestie because I am that kind of bitch), pajama bottoms, pajama top, Lily P. Pajama dress, and NO ROBE.
So of course I have to drive by my besties salon on my way home(to drop off her shirt), which is conveniently located next to one of the best TJ Maxx stores in the area. So I HAVE to stop at this other TJ Maxx, like I pulled in and parked before I knew what was happening. I was able to control myself and vacate that place before I bought some jewelry, and some decor for my blogging room. I had to tell myself to put it all down.
While at the salon, my bestie and I were chatting about how we would style the shirts that I had gotten, and we both agreed that a green utility vest was absolutely needed for the tops to be perfectly on trend. So that has now gone on my radar as something I must have…great right?
STORE THREE- FLAGSHIP TJ MAXX
Ok, so I headed into my favorite TJ Maxx that carries couture, knowing that I was going in and I was coming out with a robe, no matter what. Well, then my shopping ADD kicked in and I decided that I HAD to see what was on clearance for bags…
This beautiful, amazing bag was IN THE CLEARANCE section. I. Died. And then I grabbed that bitch and tossed into my cart. THEN I made it over to the “Intimates” section and found the perfect robe.
THEN I FOUND A GREEN UTILITY VEST! I know, seriously I was in heaven. Like you have no idea. So now that I have officially started my Fall shopping, because I can’t control myself. I have decided that I will make everything I purchased do work on my travels this summer, because conveniently everywhere I am visiting is not hot. So yay!
When I purchased this dress I wasn’t sold on it. I was shopping specifically for an occasion dress and I couldn’t get happy with anything. I shopped Dress Barn on a whim and I was pleasantly surprised by the selection, I got this dress and a pair of Palazzo pants( my first pair, coming to a blog post near you!).
Usually I have a hard and fast rule about shopping. If I don’t LOVE it and instantly want to put it on and wear it out of the store then its not coming home with me. This dress made the cut because I KNEW I had accessories that would make this dress an OUTFIT.
When you are a curvy girl, you need to invest in a fashion uniform. Shop for good quality basics and then mix in fun trendy pieces and accessories. That way your wardrobe fits you, and you are never without SOMETHING that is going to work for your body OR be able to make something work for your body(through accessories), like this dress.
The dress on its own is ALRIGHT, but with the right jewelry, purse and shoes its ADORABLE! Do you ever buy something with the intention of letting the accessories make the outfit?