Monday, May 18, 2015

Packing for a Cruise Vacation



I have received a lot of requests to do a video about what I pack to bring on a cruise, so that's what my latest video is all about! I tried to cover everything I could think of, especially those things someone may not have even thought of to pack. Packing for a cruise is definitely a bit different from packing for other trips. Hope it's helpful!

Plus Size OOTD: Pink Clove Lara Scuba Skater Dress in Rose Berry


Pink Clove is definitely one of my favorite brands right now, so I am definitely beyond happy to see pieces from the brand popping up on the Gwynnie Bee site! I find their clothes to be stylish and incredibly comfortable.


My most recent Pink Clove piece is this fab little dress, the Lara scuba skater dress in rose berry. I love the purple and pink floral print against the black background.


This dress has a great skater style design, roomy sleeves and a v-neck in the front and back.
I added my own belt to the dress. The dress had belt loops, but did not arrive with a belt from Gwynnie Bee. No big deal, I have lots of belts lying around. 


I added some simple black wedges from Payless and a few pieces of jewelry. I also decided to add my favorite purple hair flower from Cherry Velvet to complete the look.


If you haven't tried Pink Clove, I highly recommend them. I have been so happy with everything I have tried. Plus, their clothing is quite affordable! You can shop their styles on their website or give some of their pieces a try through Gwynnie Bee.

Details:
Dress: Pink Clove via Gwynnie Bee
Belt: Yours Clothing
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: Forever 21
Hair Flower: c.o Cherry Velvet

*I am a Gwnnie Bee blogger affiliate.

Plus Size OOTD: Red + Leopard





Details:
Top: c/o Walk Trendy
Skirt: Pink Clove/ASOS Curve
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes
Hat: Magid Hats
Belt: Torrid
Necklace: Target

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

OOTD & Review: Black Boot Cut PajamaJeans

If you've been following my blog for a while, then you probably know that I'm not a jeans girl at all. I have always had the worst luck with jeans, and I have always found them to be so uncomfortable. Comfort is key with my own personal style. If I'm not comfortable in something, then I'm not going to wear it, so I've just pretty much said no to jeans for years now. However, I do love a good pair of leggings, jeggings, or a pair of pants that has a little stretch in the material.

With this in mind, naturally, I thought PajamaJeans would be a match made in heaven for me. Something that looks like jeans, but feels like pajamas...um, yes, please! I'll take one of each lol! I had seen this before, but I had never tried them until recently. I wasn't familiar with all of the great styles and colors they offer, or even the size range available. Their size range includes plus size jeans, and they are affordable! This made me so excited.

After looking through the different styles of the website, I decided to select the boot cut style PajamaJeans in black for review. The boot cut trend is back, and super popular right now. I have never liked how regular boot cut jeans look on me, so I was curious about how the boot cut PajamaJeans would look. I was hoping they would give me the look and feel that I had been looking for.  So...trying a new product in a cut that I don't normally wear...I thought, this could either be amazing or an absolute disaster lol.


When they arrived, I was so excited to see what they would be like. They were just as I pictured in my mind...they look like boot cut jeans,have the same sort of accents and pockets like regular jeans do, and they even have a faux zipper cover on the front, but they are made out of a super soft, comfy material. They even have a hidden drawstring on the inner side of the waistband, so this is not noticeable when wearing. They kind of remind me of jeggings, but made of a much better quality and design and a thicker material.


I worried they would be too long for me, since I'm only 5'1". I just added some of my favorite wedges for a few extra inches and these worked out perfectly. As far as the sizing, these are very true to size according to their size chart measurements.



The overall fit of these was so much better than any other boot cut jeans I have tried in the past. I feel like all the ones I have tried before always got the leg sizing off and just didn't look the way I wanted them too because they always seemed to wide. However, the PajamaJeans boot cut jeans gave just the look I was going for.  The design and cut looked great, and I love how the jeans tapered and flared just the right amount at the perfect spots. I love pants with stretch because a lot of times they really give that look of a more custom fit than pants with no stretch do. They are just able to fit like a glove.


As mentioned earlier, these have back pockets, and they also have that fab contrast stitching that really make them look like regular jeans. They have the look, but definitely not the uncomfortable feel of regular jeans, thank goodness. After wearing these all day long, I wasn't in a rush to run home and change into something else because these were perfectly comfortable for lounging too.

Overall, I was really impressed with these. They fit well with my style and the comfort level I am looking for when it comes to clothing. I will say, there was some stretching in the pants after wearing and sitting in them for hours, but that happens with regular jeans too, so I can't really call it a downside. They just lost shape a little bit, but after a wash, they were back to the exact shape they had before.  Also, with washing these, it is recommended to wash before wearing these the first time to prevent any color transfer that may occur, so keep that in mind.
Now onto the outfit details: 
Floral kimono top: Deb
Black boot cuts: c/o PajamaJeans
Tank: H&M
Necklace: Target
Bag: H&M
Hat: Target
Shoes: Candie's




Saturday, April 11, 2015

Plus Size OOTD: Carmakoma You & Me Dress


I'm trying to catch up on some ootd posts. It's Derby season in Kentucky, so please forgive me. Everything is crazy busy during this time of year, but it's so fun and exciting, so definitely worth it!
Anyway, I recently wore the super fun and comfy You & Me Dress by Carmakoma. It was another Gwynnie Bee pick, and you may be seeing it again soon in my spring lookbook video.


This dress is a little different from my usual picks, but I love it! It feels like a big comfy sweatshirt, but has the look of chic little zebra print bodycon dress.The design of it is so smart, and I love how this one is made. The contrasting black panels are such a great touch.


Here's a quick peak at the back of the dress. 

OOTD Details:
Dress: Carmakoma via Gwynnie Bee
Hat: Target
Sunnies: Forever 21
Shoes: Rack Room Shoes

* I am a Gwynnie Bee blogger affiliate.

Plus Size OOTD: Triste Blue and Green Crosshatch Chelsea Dress

 

I received this fab little blue and green Chelsea dress from Triste in my most recent Gwynnie Bee package. I love everything about it! I love the colors, the design, the sleeves, the lightweight fabric...everything! It's so perfect for spring.

 

I decided it would be a great little Easter dress, so I saved it for the occasion. I paired it with a big floppy hat from Target that I found recently. I just felt like the dress and hat were made for each other. They just belong together! 

I finished off my look with some white sunnies and some brown chunky heel sandals from Cato.

OOTD Details: 
Dress: Triste via Gwynnie Bee
Sandals: Cato
Hat: Target
Sunnies: Forever 21

*I am a Gwynnie Bee blogger affiliate.