Recent Retail Hits and Misses: Denim Edition

Fashion Advice

Fall is back to school… and back to jeans! I have a few pairs that still work from last year, but you curvy girls know the most beloved denim often ends up being the most worn out and eventually unwearable denim. I was looking for some replacements, and some styles to update my wardrobe for fall. And to be honest, a few I ordered just so I could try them…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Fall Weekend Style

Capsule Wardrobes Fashion Advice

Many have written me asking for a casual weekend look for fall. More polish than jeans and a tee shirt, more refined than leggings and a tunic. This capsule wardrobe is for you – weekend style refined. This capsule wardrobe is all about layering, so it can work now in late summer when it’s a bit breezy, and continue until there’s frost in the morning. However, most of these pieces…

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What to Wear to a Winter Evening Wedding

Fashion Advice Plus Size Fashion

Love your blog and always turn to it when looking for advice. I'm a young 48, 14/16, busty, and fun woman who is STRIKING OUT looking for a cocktail/wedding guest dress for this fall. I’m attending a wedding in early November. Saturday evening, cocktail attire. I want to wear something fun, fancy, and flattering. Tired, so tired, of lace sheath dresses. Went shopping and all I found were – you…

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What I Wore: Kaleidoscope

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

I saw this dress arrive at Gwynnie Bee and immediately added it to my virtual closet. Then I saw it look so good on my friend Emily and look good on my friend Jamie and I was so anxious for it to finally arrive so I could enjoy it. Finally last week it arrived! Dress: Melissa McCarthy Seven7 via Gwynnie Bee | Shoes: Naturalizer | Bag: Received in a Dia…

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What I Wore: On the Beach

Blogging Outfit Posts Summer

Greetings from Santa Barbara! If you're following me on Instagram you know I'm in California for a blogging conference as the guest of the beauty company L'Occitaine. It's such a beautiful part of the country, I've never been here before. In fact, every other time I've been in California it's been for short trips, less than 48 hours, and most of that time was spent in hotels, conference rooms, and…

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With This Ring…

Lifestyle

When I got engaged, I was 27 and a size 12. Karl bought me a ring in a size 8 which fit perfectly in November 2002 when he proposed, but was a bit snug in the warmer months when hands swell. When I got engaged, I went on a diet. Actually, I went on a few different diets, finally settling on the South Beach Diet. By time I was having…

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What I Wore: Tassels and Fringe

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

I saw dresses similar to these on Instagram, but they cost an insane amount of money and anyway they weren't available in double-digit sizes.  I was scrolling through ELOQUII and there is a similar dress, much lower in price, and available in a broad range of sizes.  ELOQUII is constantly adding to their selection and they do such a good job at translating popular fashion trends in a way that…

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Giving Back: What is DACA and Why Should I Care?

Giving Back

Unless you're hiding under a rock, especially this past week, you've heard about DACA.  The news is reporting on it, your coworkers are discussing it, and it seems all your Facebook friends have opinions about it.  Earlier this summer, 10 state attorneys general wrote the President demanding the end of DACA.  The reason it's been in the news this week is because the letter gave Trump an ultimatum of this…

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