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.

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.

 

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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.

OOTD

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: Grad Party

Hello my lovelies!

I apologize for missing two posting days. As a high school graduate this year, all of my friends and family were flocking up to Wisconsin for my graduation party this past weekend. The party was wonderful! So wonderful in fact, that I am still trying to recover from being partied out.

Since this was my party, I figured I should try to stand out in all the best ways. For me, that meant perfecting my makeup, hair, and outfit. While I generally stuck with an all black and gray outfit, I wanted to accompany all of this with a bright makeup look, which I will post this Friday.

While this particular outfit may seem a little brooding, I think it is still a perfectly airy and summery look. The outfit is both edgy, with the cutout dress and black choker, and feminine, with the strappy sandals. Unforunately, I purchased this particular dress at Forever 21 last summer, meaning that it is no longer available for purchase. However, I found  two fairly similar dresses that would go equally well with this look, here and here.

 

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Outfit Details:

Dress – Forever 21 (See Above)

Choker – Apricot Lane (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! Additionally, have a lovely week full of sunshine and fun.

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.

OOTD

OOTD: Denim Daydream

Hello my lovelies!

Today we introduce the first spring dress of the year! Of course in honor of springtime, I wanted to throw on something denim, so why not do that in dress form?

I adore vintage, and to me, this outfit looks like something my grandmother would’ve worn in her prime years (In a good way). A shirt dress is bound to be flattering on all body types, and cinching said dress at the waist is sure to be a winner. The tie for this dress is actually separated entirely, which is something I prefer. The detachment means you can tie this where it suits YOU best, or not at all! Unfortunately, my exact dress is no longer available, however, a similar style from the same brand can be found here, and another similar version here. Of course, no vintage outfit is truly complete without a red lip, so that’s exactly what I added.

The Outfit:

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The Details:

Dress – Love Tree (See above)

Shoes – Franco Sarto (Here)

That’s all I have for you guys today. Please remember to like, comment and subscribe, it really helps me out. Most importantly, have a fabulous and warm 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.

OOTD

OOTD: Pop of Color

Hello my lovelies!

It’s been incredibly nice weather up here in Wisconsin, so of course glam girls like me have to go out and show the world that we’re ready for any kind of weather.

I was casually shopping at H&M after exchanging a light Jacket for a different size, when I happened upon the most amazing vest in existence. The color doesn’t exactly scream spring, but I knew that I had to have it. This vest is such a versatile piece, and can be worn pretty much any time of the year. Of course,  H&M had a really good price on this piece, at $49.99, which given the quality, you honestly can’t beat. This vest comes in two colors, “Rust” and “Light Beige”. If you want to steal my look (you absolutely know you want this), you can find it online in both colors here and in local H&M stores where available.

Outfit:

 

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Featuring H&M Vest

Outfit Details:

Top – Forever 21 (Similar)

Pants – Madewell (Here)

Vest – H&M (See above)

Shoes – Topshop (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 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: Army Green

Hello my lovelies!

I am so sorry I missed last Wednesday and Friday. I was feeling pretty crummy, and therefore not putting any clothes or makeup on. I spent most of last week hanging out in my pajamas, which, contrary to popular belief, I don’t really enjoy.

This outfit is one of my more casual looks. I’m generally a more glam girl, but even someone like me can use a casual day off. I picked up my jacket at the local Nordstrom Rack last christmastime, so it is unfortunately no longer available at mainstream stores. However, I found these totally awesome alternatives from the same brand here and here. A more similar version from a different brand can be found here.

The outfit:

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Outfit Details:

Jacket – Harlowe and Graham (See above for similar styles)

Shirt – Rue21 (Similar)

Pants – Madewell (Here)

Shoes – Sam Edelman (Here)

That’s all I have for today. Remember to like, comment, and subscribe, it really helps me out. Have a fabulous week, and here’s to summer coming up!

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#72

Hello my lovelies!

I hope all is well with everyone. I’m sure many of you had a wonderful spring break or will do so soon.

In case none of you already realized this, I am obsessed with turtlenecks. Chunky, form fitting, knit, synthetic, you name it and I love them all. I was especially excited to see such a large amount of turtlenecks throughout Birmingham and London, because it made me feel less crazy about my obsession. In fact, most of the stores I hit up sold hundreds of different styles of turtlenecks, which is where I got this great find. My particular sweater is from MANGO, which can be found here. You can find similar goodies here and here.

Happy Easter to everyone that celebrates. Remember to like, comment, and subscribe to keep up with everything fashion!

Stay Beautiful!

 

 

 

Sweater – MANGO

Pants – AEO

Shoes – Topshop

 

Disclaimer: I will never edit my pictures in a way that misrepresents my natural weight and body-type.