OOTD

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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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

Miscellaneous

Sporty Casual

Hello my lovelies!

Happy unofficial first day of winter from Milwaukee. Talk about wind! In my eyes, the cooler weather is absolutely perfect, and it means it’s time for me to pull out the cozy sweaters and snuggle up with some good coffee.

As a college student, I’ve been rocking the “sporty chic” look hardcore, on and off school duty. It works, it’s comfy, and it’s always cute!

The outfit:

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Outfit details:

Jacket – Boohoo (Similar here).

Shirt – Urban Outfitters (Similar here).

Pants – Athleta (Purchase here. Available in 5 colors).

Shoes – Nike Air Max (Similar here).

 

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

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.

 

Miscellaneous

My Ultimate Car Trip Playlist

Hello my lovelies!

 

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First off, I am SUPER sorry about my brief hiatus. Things just got all caught up with my impending departure to Uni, and I needed to sort all those things out.

Today I want to share my ultimate car trip playlist for travelling on the road.

Like my style and beauty choices, my taste in music is quite eclectic. I could be on a rocking, head-banging rampage at one moment, and crying along to sappy love songs the next. However, when I’m travelling, I want a playlist that’s upbeat and keeps me going the whole ride. Thanks to Turo, a car-sharing company based in San Francisco, I have the opportunity to share my playlist with you today!

 

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Couple in old-fashioned car on road trip

 

Ultimate Playlist:

Bulletproof – La Roux

The Buzz (feat. Mataya & Young Tapz) – Hermitude

Cheap Thrills (feat. Sean Paul) – Sia

Chocolate – The 1975

Close (feat. Tove Lo) – Nick Jonas

Closer (feat. Halsey) – The Chainsmokers

Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) – The Chainsmokers

Get Ugly – Jason Derulo

Marvin Gaye (feat Meghan Trainor) – Charlie Puth

NO – Meghan Trainor

Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) – Beyonce

White Walls (feat. ScHoolboy Q & Hollis) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Work (feat. Drake) – Rihanna

Worth It (feat. Kid Ink) – Fifth Harmony

 

That is 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 wonderful midweek.

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.

 

 

Top Five

Top 5: Mules of the moment

Hello my lovelies!
Mules of the moment
I’ve been having an intense affair. It’s taken me a long time to admit it to myself, but I’m no longer afraid of the truth.
I am obsessed with mules.
As of yet, I do not have a pair (though I have ordered a pair), but I helplessly lust over them every chance I get.
Out of all the mules in the world, These are probably some of my favorites. While the five of them are different from each other, they all have unique personalities that make them truly special to me.
From Left to Right:
New Look Black Suedette Peep Toe Metal Block Mules (Buy here) – I’m totally loving the metal heel with the black suede. Black and gold is one of my personal favorite combos. Bonus, these babies are super cheap, at 22.99 pounds (about 30.00 dollars), yet look top quality and would absolutely catch everyone’s attention.
New Look Suedette Peep Toe Block Heel Mules (Buy here. Available in two colors) – Another steal at 24.99 pounds (about 32.oo dollars), I love how laid back yet chic these particular mules are. The all around chunkiness of this shoe is my favorite aspect, and these would look so amazing if they were accompanying a boho look.
Topshop DUEL Mule Sandal (Buy here. Available in two colors) – A decent middle ground price at 48.00 dollars, these are definitely the most fun and daring mules of the bunch. The metallic gold look is absolutely divine, and gives any outfit an ultra luxe vibe.
New Look White Premium Leather Peep Toe Mules (Buy here. Available in two colors) – While these are a little more expensive at 39.99 pounds (about 52.00 dollars), I love the simplicity of these mules. The beauty of black or white shoes, is that they go with almost anything. In regards to white especially, it is a fabulous summer color to pair with bright colors.
Topshop DELLA Mule Sandal (Buy here. Available in two colors) – Another good price at 48.00 dollars once again, these mules are by far the most edgy. Nonetheless, they have a fantastic and youthful look that would spice up any neutral outfit. The chunkiness is fantastic and adds a little grunge.
That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it helps me out so much. I hope all of you have a wonderful 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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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.