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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!

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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

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!


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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!

A Piece Named for Me!

If you’ve Been following me for some time, you already know that Society+ had a contest I entered back in January. It was their New Year, New Motto contest and I was one of the winners. My prize was to have one of their summer collection pieces named after me. I’ve been anxiously awaiting what the piece would be, what it would look like, and if I’d like it. 


They announced it a few days ago and I’m in love! It’s this gorgeous crane print kimono. I’ve just started getting into the kimono trend and was actually looking for some new ones this past week. So naturally, I ordered it the day after I saw it! I can’t wait to get it and I’ll definitely show it off to you guys! Society+ is a great brand so I have full confidence that it will be made beautifully and fit me well!

Check it out here!

Cute T!

Boohoo has become one of my favorite places to shop online. The almost always have a 40-50% off sale. The clothes are about the same quality of Forever21, but their sizing seems to be more consistent. It’s a great place especially for cute dresses and comfy T-shirts. 


I never used to buy T-shirts because I didn’t think they could look good. I was 100% wrong. Boohoo’s T’s are always super soft and comfortable as well as being super adorable! I got this shirt for $8 and I’ve already worn it a bunch of times! Something to keep in mine is that they are a U.K. Based clothing brand so be sure to check the size chart before ordering.  I got this shirt in a US size 20/UK size 24.


I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on it! The lettering also survived the wash, which I know people get concerned about with cheaper clothes. I paired it with a pair of jean capris from Loralette and Nike flip flops. Overall this look is great for a relaxing comfy summer day.

Get the shirt here!

Instagram Giveaway!

A blogger group that I’m a part of on Facebook is having a great Instagram Giveaway! The prize is an outfit from Society+ and a $100 gift card to Sephora for a summer makeover! Please visit my Instagram and enter the giveaway to help support the ladies of our group! It ends tomorrow, Friday 6/30, so head over there ASAP!

Link to the Instagram Post

Colorful Suits

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s plain boring swimsuits. Think about it. When you wear a swimsuit, you’re on vacation or at a pool having fun. You shouldn’t take it too seriously. I know there are a lot of people who have anxiety about shopping for swimsuits because they’re unhappy with their body. But sometimes you have to look at yourself in the mirror and say “hey, I’m rocking this swimsuit.” This particular one is from JCPenney. I bought it just a few weeks ago and it was very discounted because it is the end of summer. I paid $22 for the top and bottom together. Regular price I believe the top was $52 and the bottoms were $40. That’s a huge discount! Unfortunately the top isn’t available on their site anymore. The bottoms are still on sale and available so I’ll put the link for those below. I really like the bottoms because since they’re high waisted, they actually provide a lot more coverage than the average swim bottoms. Also feel free to browse their site for other swim suit deals!

Find the bottoms here