I hate shopping in Forever 21. Just walking past the store gives me hives – it's always packed with people, messy rounders, loud music, super bright lighting, and always smells weird. However, my local mall has a Forever 21 accessories store called For Love 21 that is a little more shopper-friendly, though I often feel too old to enter its doors. While Forever 21 and For Love 21 are geared more towards teens, I have found many great accessories and even some pieces of clothing there that are worth the insanity. This bag is one of them – only $19.99. I think this bag will get a lot of play come spring and summer – I adore the color, and the crossbody strap means it will be perfect for concerts and outdoor events!
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to be on a local morning show modeling ELOQUII fashion. One of the looks they had me in was this ELOQUII flare sleeve maxi wrap dress and I totally fell in love with it. It’s a breezy fabric, a true wrap, but fits so well there’s no… Continue Reading What I Wore: ELOQUII Flare Sleeve Maxi Wrap Dress
I love supporting women-owned businesses and local businesses so when Ruth Barzel reached out offering a giveaway of some pieces from her jewelry line I couldn’t resist. Ruth Barzel is a Northern Virginia-based jewelry designer who crafts pieces that are unique, but so very wearable. Fashioned with semiprecious stones, pearls, fine wire, and a variety… Continue Reading What I Wore: Ruth Barzel Jewelry (and a giveaway!)
Dress: Southern Raised via Etsy and Big Cartel | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Cuff: Had forever (similar) | Cast Cover: c/o CastCoverz! As a curvy woman, it’s pretty hard to shop online from a retailer that isn’t well established and doesn’t have a generous exchange and return policy. Will it fit the girls? Will it… Continue Reading What I Wore: Taking a Chance
I struggle to find leather jackets that fit me. If it fits the bust, the shoulders are too wide and the sleeves too long. If the sleeves are the right length, it’s too tight to zip. The jacket usually gets bunched up above my rear, and if I find one that fits, there’s no way… Continue Reading Size Inclusive Leather Jackets from the Jacket Maker
I have been loving the library at work. We have a couple tall bookcases in the kitchen on my floor of the office – coworkers drop off books they no longer want, take what looks interesting, bring it back when finished. Sometimes I know who dropped the books (like a coworker I think is fab… Continue Reading Week Recap
When Karl and I got married, our wedding color was orange (with hot pink accents). We had a signature cocktail at the wedding reception, an Orange Crush. Considering I’m wearing an orange cocktail dress in today’s blog post I felt Orange Crush was a fitting title. Orange is my favorite color, and I think it’s… Continue Reading What I Wore: Orange Crush