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Horizontal Stripes? Yes Please!

I have heard that plus sized women shouldn’t wear horizontal stripes because it makes you look wider. False! I have honestly never found this to be true. In my experience, it can accentuate your curves in a good way!


This dress from JCPenney is a Fall staple! The main color is a beautiful burgundy with the stripe being a blush pink. These are two very popular colors for Fall. The 3/4 length sleeves will keep you warm in the Fall weather, but it would be easy to pair with a leather or jean jacket when it gets colder. The fit is great, especially considering it’s part of Arizon’s “Junior Plus” Line. Usually Jr Plus tends to run small, but I have not found that to be true at JCPenney. The material is very comfortable and easy to wear.


I paired this dress with a pair of black maternity leggings from Motherhood Maternity and black booties from ASOS. 

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A Dash of Sparkle

Maybe it’s because I’m into simplicity being 34 weeks pregnant, but this has to be one of my favorite looks I’ve put together this Fall. The top is a pretty blush pink cold shoulder sweater. It’s deceptively warm so don’t let the light color fool you. The cut is perfect for me. I got this in a size 3X from JCPenney on sale and I plan on wearing it well through the winter! 


I paired the shirt with these cropped destructed jeans from Torrid. These are in a size 26 to accommodate my growing baby belly. I also purchased these during a clearance sale a couple months ago. They feature a four button closure, which seems to be working better for me through my pregnancy than zippers have been. 


The shoes are breathtaking!!! I had been eyeing this pair from ASOS for about a month and finally decided to purchase them. They are a size 11W and fit pretty well even with my slightly swollen feet. I like that they slip on rather than tie. I’m a huge fan of sparkly things and I think it’s a way to add interest to a simple outfit, especially when it’s somewhere unexpected like on your feet!

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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

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! 

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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!

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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.

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

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!

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.

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Plaid Fab

Plaid has been a huge trend recently and I’m seeing it everywhere! Although I’m typically not a plaid kind of girl, I fell in love with these pants from Society+. The print is just gorgeous on them. The background is black and the plaid is a mix of purples and gray. The pants feature a stretchy elastic waistband to ensure a perfect fit for any body type. The fabric is so so comfortable and feels very luxe.


I paired the pant with this gorgeous magenta 3/4 length sleeve shirt, also from Society+. I’m so in love with this color! It just pops! I did experiment and tie the shirt up to get a better view of the pants, but it can also be worn at full length for more hip and booty coverage. It really looks great any way you wear it.


I paired this look with my classic black booties from the Shoe Department. I should mention that these pieces were purchased during their Valentine’s sale and winter clearance, so they were majorly discounted! I love Society+ clothing and when they have sales I literally lose my mind because I want to buy all the things!!!

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