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OOTD: Blue Lagoon

Hello my lovelies!

I have a few quick announcements before I talk about my outfit!

 

I’ve decided to move my regular Friday posting to Saturday, as this day of the week overall works better with my schedule. Posting on Saturday also means that I am more likely able to post during the afternoon, instead of evenings like Monday and Wednesday. Also for PR reasons, posting any day BUT Friday garners me more traffic, which I understand, since the reason I’m moving my date is because I’m generally out and about at the end of the week. Selfishly, I get to claim more website traffic by moving my posting a day later.

 

Because April was a particularly busy month for me, I didn’t manage to get up my monthly review post. For May, I will have a post, however, I will be cutting it in half and reserving the rest for June, since I am a month off. Hope this works out ok for all of you!

 

I want to start including recipes as part of my blogging regimen. I want to lean more toward healthier eating, maybe include a few lifestyle posts, but I will definitely include some more decadent recipes now and again. I’m not going to lie and say that all of my recipes will be original, and if they aren’t I will be sure to link back where I found them, and any tweaks I made, if any, since I like to play with recipes instead of following the recipe; what can I say, I’ve never been one for rules! Since I am Celiac and living in an allergen-friendly home, most of my recipes will not include wheat/gluten containing products, artificial dyes, shellfish, and nuts. Unfortunately, I will not be able to cater to many vegans out there, as I am generally not able to use nut or soy based products due to allergies in my family. Generally, I adapt recipes to my specific dietary needs, so non-original recipes that I link may include these things, but I will leave my edits in place in my personal post. I love to cook and try new things, so don’t be surprised if I post an Ostrich burger or avocado brownies, it’s just my version of the norm!

 

I also wanted to give a quick shout out to the incredible privilege I have grown up with. The fact that I am able to use my own laptop, buy my own makeup products, buy nice clothing, and cook amazing food, is a sign of the privilege that I have experienced throughout my life. I never want to give the outward appearance that I am ungrateful or that I don’t acknowledge that others may have less (or more) than me. While I know it’s not the New Year, I wanted to create a resolution for myself for this summer in particular: I want to compliment at least one random stranger every day, even if it’s something as silly as complimenting their eyebrows. I also want to find more opportunities to use the skills that I have in volunteer situations. While I have always “wanted” things in the sense of a desire, I have never felt worried about when my next meal was, or what clothes I had left, or where I was going to sleep at night. That is not to say that the problems I face are irrelevant, but that I am in a position to help others who are not as fortunate as me. While I don’t share these things on here, I think about societal issues we face often, global and local, and I want to start doing something about these issues. I am no longer a small kid with no say in these matters, and as the future of this planet, I want to start making a difference, and I encourage everyone reading this, in your places of privilege, to do the same. I still want you all to remember that being privileged doesn’t make you a bad person, but being able to self-analyze and realize the place of comfort you are in is key to being compassionate and empathetic towards those who don’t have all the nice things that we have. Privilege is not bad; what’s bad is not using it wisely.

 

AND NOW to the outfit post! In other news I chopped off my hair, water is wet, and I desperately need some fake tan.

 

The Outfit:

 

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Outfit Details:

Shirt – Grand and Green Via Marshall’s (Similar here).

Pants – Madewell (Similar here).

Shoes – Steve Madden (Similar here).

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, and also don’t forget to have a lovely hump day.

Stay beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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Wedding Etiquette with The Black Tux

Hello my lovelies!

With the most popular wedding season upon us, it seems super fitting to create a post geared toward wedding attire. Today I’ve teamed up with The Black Tux, an online site dedicated to renting out suits and tuxedos for a myriad of special events. In this post, I wanted to share different outfits for common wedding dress codes. Not only will I be sharing outfits generally meant for women, I will also be including outfits generally appropriate for men as well. Once again, if you’re in need of a tux rental or at home try-on, The Black Tux’s Rental page can help you out!

Please keep in mind that you don’t HAVE to wear the exact options I provide, but since this is my blog, I chose outfits that I would personally wear/would love to see a significant other wear.

Let’s get started:

Casual –

We’re not talking bum-chic, but a nice light dress or some nice pants and a button down will do the trick!

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Semiformal Dressy Casual –

Think of what you would wear if you were going out on a Friday night dinner date, or a fancy bar with some friends.

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Beach Formal –

Obviously, you’ll want something appropriate for the beach, and very comfortable. This can be pretty similar to the aforementioned “Casual” looks.

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Black Tie Optional –

This is almost halfway between dressy casual and black tie. Generally, these outfits are dark or neutral colors.

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Black Tie –

Think back to your Homecoming and Prom days of high school.

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White Tie –

This is the Creme De La Creme of formal attire, so to speak. If you were/are a fan of ballgowns, this is for you.

 

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That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have an amazing Monday.

 

Stay beautiful!

 

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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OOTD: Athleisure

Hello my lovelies!

 

Like 99% of the population, I have days where I’m feeling pretty damn lazy, but looking like I did something with my day is also important. Enter athleisure. I know that many people have mixed feelings about wearing athletic clothing without the intention of working out, but as always, I’m all about you do you, and I expect people to hold that same standard toward me. As someone who works out fairly regularly, I’m often in athletic clothing by default, so why not turn it into something streetwear appropriate?

 

The outfit:

 

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Outfit Details:

Top – Reebok (Similar here)

Pants – Victoria’s Secret (Purchase here)

Jacket – Z By Zella (Similar here)

Sunglasses – Michael Kors (Similar here)

Shoes – Nike (Similar here)

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a lovely Monday!

Stay beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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Springtime Shades with Warby Parker

Hello my lovelies!

 

With spring officially here, it’s time to break out the sunglasses in every style, color, and shape we can find. Spring means new ideas and innovations, and the people behind Warby Parker are championing those principles.

Today, with the help of Warby Parker, I have chosen three of my favorite styles from their latest women’s sunglasses styles in their spring collection. As an avid collector of beautiful sunnies, I wanted to show all of you how I would work with these three particular styles, as a way to let the lenses shine, along with three completely different outfits.

Let’s get started:

Style: Madison 349

 

I ADORE the bright blue frames of these sunglasses. They are out of the norm, but still so cute and fitting for the pastel colors that we usually associate with spring time. I paired these with an outfit that I consider my “Everyday Uniform”, something that I can get away with in almost any daytime situation. The sporty casual look that this emulates is so on trend with street style.

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Madison 349
Madison 349

 

Style: Margot 195

 

I personally don’t own any tortoise sunglasses, but I love my chocolate brown shades, and arguably wear them the most out of my collection. I enjoy that tortoise looks so incredibly sleek and high fashion, but it’s really perfect for a minimalist look, which I created today.

 

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Margot 195

 

Style: Pearl 365

 

I’ve seen a wide array of colors for sunglasses, but I feel like I don’t see navy very often, if ever. Like tortoise, black, and brown sunnies, navy is a fantastic neutral color that can be paired with so many outfit combinations. I love the idea of this frame with an outfit leaning toward boho. Moreover, I enjoy the color combination of navy and yellow, which are both features in this set.

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Style Pearl 365

 

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have a lovely start to your week, and be sure to check out this beautiful collection from Warby Parker! Thanks so much to Warby Parker for allowing me this opportunity to style their new collection!

Stay Beautiful!

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. This post is in collaboration with the brand Warby Parker, however I am not receiving any compensation from this brand. All opinions are my own. 

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OOTD: Understated Glam

Hello my lovelies!

 

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I hadn’t originally planned on posting this, but I’m a big fan of this particular outfit. Truth be told, I wore it to my great grandmother’s wake, but it still felt appropriate for a Catholic and conservative setting.

 

The outfit:

 

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Outfit details:

Shirt – Boohoo (Purchase here. Available in 3 colors).

Pants – Madewell (Purchase here. Available in 3 colors).

Shoes – BCBGeneration (Purchase here. Available in 3 colors).

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it helps me out a lot. Also don’t forget to have an amazing start to your week.

Stay beautiful!

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own

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Blush Pink

Hello my lovelies!

I am so pumped for the fall weather going on right now, and my clothing choices definitely reflect it!

I’ve been doing quite a bit of shopping recently (woops), taking advantage of student discounts, and realizing that I have bought a LOT of blush pink items. For whatever reason, this color is just speaking to me this fall. I love the muted tone that a blush pink gives, it’s a fresh take on fall fashion if you will.

 

The outfit:

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Outfit details:

Cardigan – Forever 21 (Purchase here. Available in 3 colors).

Tank Top – American Eagle (Purchase here. Available in 4 colors).

Skirt – New Look (Similar here).

Shoes – Topshop (Similar here).

Necklace – Local (Similar here).

 

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it helps me out so much. Also don’t forget to have a wonderful rest of your week.

Stay beautiful!

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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OOTD: Summer Date Night

Hello my lovelies!

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for me, what with all the activities I’ve been participating in with my SO as of late.

Of course, we had a lovely date night to spend some one-on-one time together, something we don’t do a lot of.

This dress has been in my closet for a few years now, and that’s because I feel like it never goes out of style. I love the summery palm print, and the cut of the dress is flattering on everyone. I know my shoes are probably old news by now, but I love them so incredibly much, that I can’t stay away from them this summer.

 

The outfit:

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Outfit Details:

Dress – Forever 21 (Similar here).

Jacket – Mossimo Supply Co. (Similar here).

Shoes – Steve Madden (Similar here. Available in two colors).

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Also don’t forget to have an awesome Friday.

Stay Beautiful

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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OOTD: Color Blocking

Hello my lovelies!

I apologize for all of the sporadic posting last week. I one hundred percent blame my visiting SO for the inconvenience. All kidding aside, it’s been an eventful week for me, so posting has been a little difficult to come by.

During my multiple visits to Milwaukee these past several weeks, I stumbled upon a store by the name of “Akira”. This is a Chicago based chain retail store that sells modern women’s clothing. While most of the items were super cute, some other pieces we’re a little lackluster in quality, or straight up crazy. I ended up purchasing the bomber below, and the shirt below in two colors. I love my purchases, and am so happy I purchased them. The quality of my items is great, especially for what I paid.

 

The Outfit:

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Outfit Details:

Jacket – Akira (Found here).

Shirt – Akira (Found here. Available in two colors).

Pants – AEO (Found here).

Shoes – Steve Madden (Similar here).

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Have a lovely start to the last month of summer!

Stay Beautiful!

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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OOTD: Sporty Casual

Hello my lovelies!

Yes I know, ANOTHER casual outfit, but that’s been my life lately with going back and forth to Milwaukee.

I have recently been obsessed with ball caps, so much so that I bought my very first hat a few weeks ago. Given that I’m mostly in a black uniform on an average day, I decided to purchase a hat that was black, with just a kiss of print for some added interest. Of course, there are a LOT of different colors, textures, and styles of ball caps for everyone to choose from. It’s all about what suits your fancy!

The Outfit:

 

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Outfit Details:

Shirt – Forever 21 (Found here).

Pants – Victoria’s Secret (Found here. Available in 25 other colors).

Shoes – Teva (Found here. Available in 4 other colors).

Hat – Boohoo (Found here).

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out! Have a wonderful start to the week!

Stay Beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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OOTD: Casual Day Out

Hello My Lovelies!

Because I am who I am, I often have days where I want to try, but not too hard. On days like that, I love giving the old “jeans and t-shirt” standby a fresh twist. While it’s never anything too crazy, I love adding small things to amp up my look.

Outfit:

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Outfit Details:

Jacket – Painted Threads (Found here. Other colors available).

Shirt – Forever 21 (Similar here. Also comes in gray).

Pants – Madewell (Found here).

Shoes – Birkenstock (Found here. Other colors available).

Necklace – Charming Charlie’s (Similar here).

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out! Also I hope all of you in the USA had a wonderful Independence Day, and if you are muslim, Eid Mubarak!

Stay Beautiful!

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body type. Some Links may be affiliate links. All opinions are my own.