Fall Plus Size Maternity Necessities

When I picked my most recent items from Pink Blush, I really aimed to give my readers a variety of items that would be perfect for Fall. I wanted to show you the diverse options available as well as give you some style inspiration for the slightly cooler weather.


The first item is a long sleeve gray shirt with black lace on the shoulders and collar. The lace makes this shirt dressy enough to wear to work, but it is soft and will keep you comfy and warm in the cool weather. My only issue with this piece was the length, so I did tuck the bottom up to give me a better overall proportion. I paired this shirt with a pair of burgundy Ponte pants and scrappy black sandals.


The second item was a gorgeous floral dress. I actually wore this for my baby shower and got so many compliments on it! The hemline is slightly higher in the front and longer in the back, but the front hits about two inches below my knee. There is a flattering overlapping neckline to emphasize the chest and an elastic high waist to show off your curves. I tied the sash in a bow to the left side to give the look some a-symmetry. Although this is short sleeves, the colors of the floral print are Fall inspired. The navy blue and orange give this dress an Autumn flair.


The last item is a Hospital robe. I don’t feel like any mom-to-be wants to spend her whole Hospital stay in a boring medical gown. This robe is perfect for being comfortable, looking chic, and still having the freedom to be nursing-friendly. The material is very soft and light. The white lace is a nice touch to make you still feel like you haven’t lost your fashion sense. It’s always my opinion that when you look good, you feel good. I’m definitely packing this in my hospital bag!

Gray Lace Top
Floral Dress
Hospital Robe

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It’s Finally Fall!

Cooler Fall weather is finally here and I could not be happier! Not only is it my favorite time of year but it means I can break out some cute cozy clothes. It’s also great, being almost 30 weeks pregnant, that I won’t be sweating in the summer heat anymore!


This look is early Fall perfection. This gray Rue 21 hoodie has beautiful rose embroidery on the hood. Embroidery and florals are still on trend going into the Fall. The sweatshirt is cropped and the neckline has an exaggerated overlap. I wore a plain white tank underneath just to give myself some extra length but you could definitely pair it with a pair of high waisted jeans. The clutch is also from Rue 21. It’s black with some simple silver studs, making it perfect to use with almost any outfit.


The capri distressed jeans and sandals are both from Torrid. I believe the jeans are Boyfriend cut, which fit me really well. I love that the distressing isn’t too overwhelming but still add to the overall style of the look. My only complaint is that the rolled cuff is not sewn, so when I wash these jeans I have to re-roll them before putting them on. But they are extremely comfortable and cute, so I can deal with it! 

Get the Sweatshirt Here!
Similar Black Clutch
Similar Torrid Jeans
Similar Black Sandals

Adore Me Review

If you’ve never heard of Adore Me, you are missing out on some fantastic things! They carry sizes small-4X in swimwear, lingerie, bras, panties, activewear, loungewear/sleepwear, and now beauty too! They do have a subscription VIP option where you get something every month, usually for a discounted rate, but it’s not a requirement. You can always choose the pay-as-you-go option and purchase pieces whenever you’d like. If you sign up for their emails, they notify you of sales quite often!

To date I’ve tried their bras, underwear, sleepwear, and activewear and have yet to be disappointed. The quality is great and once you know your proper size, the fit is usually perfect as well. I will say that you should consult their size chart before ordering because I do have to size up in their pants and underwear. The bras have been true to size in my experience though. They even have nursing bras! 


I will include a few pictures from my current order from Adore Me. They did send me these pieces for advertisement purposes but the opinions are my own and this is not a sponsored post. I’ll link all the items I received below as well as my video reviewing each piece in case you’re interested!

Explore Adore Me Here

Watch My Video Review

Nolie Unlined Plus: Click Here

Akhila Contour Plus: Click Here

Weylyn Plus: Click Here

Payton Plus: Click Here

Addeline Plus: Click Here

Sabina Contour Plus: Click Here

Maternity Giveaway with Mojo Maternity

Mojo

 

Mojo Maternity is a UK based company that carries maternity clothes for sizes 18 to 30 (UK).  It was started by a woman named Gillian who had trouble finding maternity clothes to fit her when she was pregnant with her son.  She saw the need for a more diverse maternity line and created one, which I think is absolutely inspiring!

I am teaming up with Mojo Maternity to do a giveaway!  They are going to give a free pair of their maternity yoga pants to the winner!  Their yoga pants are their most popular item, so you know you’re getting a quality garment.  All you have to do to enter is:

  1. Click on the Rafflecopter link below and enter your information
  2. Subscribe to my YouTube channel
  3. There are also bonus entries for following me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook but those are not mandatory

The giveaway begins today, Monday September 25, and ends at 12am EST on Saturday September 30.  This giveaway is International!  I will contact the winner to obtain your sizing/shipping info and announce the winner in the description box of the YouTube video announcing the giveaway.  Good luck!

 

Enter the Giveaway Here!

Visit Mojo Maternity Here!

End of Summer Swimsuit Review

Obviously, it is the end of the summer, which means a few things:

1. You may be able to pick up some swimsuits for SUPER cheap and keep them for next year

2. This review will be helpful if you’re going on vacation to a warmer climate over the next six months or so

3. This information may be something to keep in mind when shopping next summer!

I’m doing this review now because I was finally able to wear all of the suits I got this year. I live in PA, so unless I’m on vacation or am visiting a friend with a pool, there aren’t many occasions to wear a swimsuit. We will go from cheapest to most expensive.


This was actually the first one I purchased this past year. It is a great one piece from Rue 21. The cut out in the front and the strappy open back give it more interest than a plain one piece. I usually am uncomfortable showing so much of my back. But there’s something about how the back is made that made me feel very secure in it. The top straps are adjustable, which I love because I don’t have a large chest. There is a little bit of padding in the chest, but that is removable if that’s not your cup of tea. The pattern on top is so pretty and goes great with the burgundy bottom. This suit definitely draws the eye upward, making it great for a pear or apple shape. I believe this one was around $30 and it is in a size 3X.


I must have been into one pieces this year because I fell in love with this one from Torrid. I love the pattern on the top and the pop of color. My only complaint about the fit is that I had to size up to a size 4 because of how restrictive their swimsuits are, so the chest is a little large on me. It’s not super noticeable, but I wish the cups were a tad bit smaller. The straps on this one are adjustable and convertible. So if you want cross cross straps, a halter, or straight front and back straps, you can make that happen. I happened to catch this one during a swim sale back in April. I got it for around $65. I was willing to pay a little more for it because the quality is amazing and I know it will last for years.


This black and white retro suit is the only two piece I purchased this year. It is also from Torrid and I got this one on sale as well. I believe I paid about $75 for this one. That is normally way more than I’d invest in a swimsuit, but when I tried it on in store, I knew I had to buy it. I did buy it prior to knowing I was pregnant, so it doesn’t fit quite as well as it did in store, but I made it work. The top has a built in bra, which makes you feel very secure. It has the same adjustable and convertible straps the one piece has. Since it is two pieces, I got a size 3 in the top and a size 4 on the bottom. The chest on this fits me better because I was able to get a smaller top. The material is slightly textures and it has an adorable scallop detail. I really love this one!


The last swimsuit was not purchased by me. I won it via an Instagram giveaway from Becca Etc Swim. It’s so gorgeous. I believe this one was around $130, which is crazy to me! But it’s an amazing one piece swimsuit. The color is one of my favorites and the lace is delicate but durable. I’m sure if you bought a cheaper lace suit, it would probably fall apart rather quickly. Their website does have cheaper options though, so make sure you don’t overlook this brand. This was in a size 3X.


I hope you guys enjoyed this post. I’ll link websites below and you can either see if they have any swim sales or tuck the info away for next year. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Torrid
Rue 21
Becca Etc Swim

The Liebster Award

Hey everyone! Exciting news! I was nominated by Camilla Francis of Lavender Luva for the Liebster Award!


For those of you not in the blogging world, this award is given my fellow bloggers to help spread love and encouragement amongst the blogger community.

Part of my end of the bargain is that I will answer the following questions and then nominate a few bloggers and pass it on.
• Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging to share my love of fashion with other women like me- plus sized women who are on a budget but still want to look good. I know a lot of times it’s hard to find new brands what will fit properly so I wanted to aid in the process and help people discover new brands.

• What is your goal as a blogger?

My goal is to spread body positivity at any size and inspire women to push themselves out of their comfort zone to discover new silhouettes and styles.

• Is blogging your hobby or a job ?

It is currently a second, part-time job? Haha. I have a daytime full time job as a medical coder at a hospital. I blog in my free time.

• How do you promote your blog ?

Mostly on social media and through networking with other bloggers. 

• Do you make money off your blog ? If yes how do you do it ?

Not off my blog because of the restrictions of WordPress. But I do make money off my YouTube channel via AdSense.

• Have you ever won other blog awards ?

No, this is my first nomination for my blog.

• What is your advice for new and upcoming bloggers ?

Don’t overthink and don’t compare yourself to others. All of us had to start somewhere- with only what we had and with 0 followers. Every blog grows at its own pace.

• Do you blog on YouTube ? If yes,how many subscribers do you have ?

Yes, I’ve actually been uploading to YouTube more recently than to my blog. I have about 1,050 subscribers right now.

The bloggers I nominate are:

Kelsey Woggn- Bakersfield Beauty Blogger

Maya LaBoo- The Pink Caboodle

Nicole Vick- Style Vicksen

Galen Harris- Your Noir Diva

Brittney Mason- The Pretty Plus

Boardwalk Style

My husband, Stephen, and I are on vacation this week and I’ve been looking forward to it all summer! We tend to vacation in late August or September due to the cheaper rates and less crowds. I’m going to try to share as many new outfits with you as possible on this beach trip.


Tonight we took a trip to the boardwalk just to do some walking, which is good for my fellow pregnant ladies, to play mini golf, get some dinner, and then ice cream. This outfit was comfortable and stylish for an evening on the boardwalk. The Capri jeans and black sandals are both from Torrid. The black sandals were bought last year on clearance and still have a ton of wear left. The jeans are new. I bought them during a recent 50% off clearance sale. They’re more of a dark wash and have distressing in the thigh/knee area. I believe they are their skinny jean fit, which happens to fit my pregnant belly perfectly. Instead of a zipper, they have a four button closure, which in my opinion makes them more roomy and comfortable.


The shirt is from Forever 21. You may have seen it in a YouTube Inside the Dressing Room of mine from about a month or so ago. I’m in love with the mesh and Lace sleeves. It gives this otherwise casual shirt a little something extra. The rose graphic is a pretty blush color, which was perfect to pair with this clutch from Stitch Fix and my sunnies from Rue 21. Blush is still in style and I’m incorporating it more and more into my wardrobe. 

Forever 21 Shirt
Similar Torrid Jeans
Similar Torrid Sandals
Rue 21 Sunglasses

The Kate Middington Skirt

I am so in love with this skirt from Society+. The cut would be gorgeous on a variety of different body types. The length is perfect. It hits about mid-calf on me and I’m about 5’7″. I love that the pleats give the skirt a little bit of volume without it being too overwhelming. 


The quality is tremendous. There is a side zipper and pockets! The skirt comes in a variety of different colors, so you can pick the one that best fits your style. 

I paired the skirt with a black bodysuit from JCPenney and black pointed toe flats from Lane Bryant. I love that this look has a slightly vintage feel with a modern flair of the criss cross bodysuit. It’s appropriate for the office but you could also dress it down with a chambray shirt or a crop top. This is definitely a versatile piece that would be a great addition to anyone’s closet.

Get the skirt here!

A huge thank you to Society+ for sending me this piece to review on my blog for you guys!

Cute Plus Size Maternity Clothes!

For those of you who don’t follow me on any other social media platform, I am a Pink Blush Ambassador! The great news about Pink Blush is they carry straight sizes, plus sizes, straight size maternity, and plus size maternity. So there’s something for everyone on their site! I love the style of their clothes and the fit and quality is always on point! I’m so excited to be working with them on a regular basis and highly recommend checking out their site!


I’m in love with this simple black T-shirt dress. The fabric is soft and light without being flimsy or see through. It features a V neck and has slits up the sides to give it a little added interest. I did pair it with a simple braided brown belt just to define my waist a bit more, but you don’t even need to do that. It’s a great effortless look and it even has pockets! You know I love dresses with pockets! I’m planning on wearing this dress a ton on vacation next month. It’s very versatile and can transition to fall easily with a jean jacket!


The next dress is more of an end of summer/beginning of Fall floral print because of the dark background and 3/4 length sleeves. I love the shape of this dress because it would flatter a lot of different body types. The seaming of the dress follows the curves of the body, making it very complimentary. The length is perfect on me. It’s not too short that I need to wear leggings to make it work for the office, it hits right below the knee. It’s one of those go to dresses that can transition easily to the cooler weather with a pair of boots and dark tights.


This final look is beachy perfection. I ordered this specifically to wear on vacation next month. It’s a beautiful white maxi with black stripes. Again, with pockets! This one is more of a drapey easy feel with a slight V neck on top. I also loved how this looked with a short sleeve jean jacket. It definitely gives the dress a more trendy feel and I love it! The fabric is soft and easy to wear, especially as a pregnant woman. You don’t want to feel too constrained when you have a tiny human growing in your belly. This dress is a comfy dream and looks super stylish on!


If you haven’t checked out my YouTube channel, make sure you do so and Subscribe! I’ve been posting more on YouTube than my blog since I’ve gotten pregnant and I don’t want you to miss anything! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Black TShirt Dress
Floral Dress
Striped Maxi Dress
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1 Year of Blogging!

It has been exactly one year since I wrote my first blog post and I’m so happy to share this milestone with all of you. When I started my blog, I didn’t really have any sort of expectations. I just figured that I would give it a try and see how it went.


Now one year later, I’m so happy I have it a shot. I’ve become part of a great plus size bloggers network on Facebook, I’ve grown my Instagram to 2K followers, and my YouTube channel is nearing 1K subscribers. I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that anyone would read my blog of watch my videos besides family and friends. I had no idea it would grow into something bigger. Now, I have the honor of spreading the message of self love and how to be stylish at any size and budget. I’ve made some great friends via the internet and learned a lot about myself and set new goals for my future.


I just want to say thank you. Without all of you, my blog would not give me such joy and purpose. Thank you for all of your love and support and let’s make this go on for years to come!

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Plus Size Fashion for the Diva on a Budget

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