Outfits of July 2016

July has been a busy month so far. My husband and I have been keeping busy each weekend with things to do. We’re actively trying to make the most of our time by getting out and doing more (at least when we feel like it!). We’ve recently taken a day trip to the beach; saw “Ghostbusters” (which I LOVED!); ate delicious food at the New England Food Truck Festival; spent time with my parents before they moved to California; and visited an art show.

Here are a few things I’ve worn this month. (Spoiler alert: I’ve become a walking Old Navy billboard.)

Let’s start with this nail polish. Not an outfit, technically, but I did wear it.

IMG_0895How amazing is this nail polish?! It’s Rose Gold Holographic Nail Polish from I Love Nail Polish (ILNP).

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I wore this to my parents’ going away party as they prepared to move across the country to California. (They’re currently about halfway there!)

My little brother, my dad, my mom, and me. <3
My little brother, my dad, my mom, and me. ❤

Outfit details

  • Tunic: Old Navy
  • Jeans: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless/Old Navy (Payless flats in the first pic; flip flops from ON in the second)

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Old Navy has been straight killin’ it with their dresses lately. I’ve gotten about five in all (seriously) and they’re my new go-to things to wear.

Outfit details

  • Dress: Old Navy
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

And, I wore this to go get much-needed and much-deserved drinks with friend from work. On a Monday.

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Another Old Navy dress!

Outfit details

  • Dress: Old Navy
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: DSW

I also wore my R2D2 dress from Disney to an art show… where I met this dog! Not really an outfit pic, more of an excuse to show off my new friends, Frankie.

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The best part about getting cardigans and dresses from Old Navy is that they match perfectly.

Outfit details

  • Dress: Old Navy
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

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Outfit details

  • Dress: CowCow via Amazon.com
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: DSW (These are Sanuk shoes, made from yoga mats, and they’re incredibly comfortable, even though they may not be the cutest.)

Bonus: Snaps.

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Outfit details

  • Dress: CowCow via Amazon.com
  • Shoes: Sanuk via Amazon.com

Still yearning to take better outfit pics, but maybe it’s time I accept it’ll never happen. 😉

Until next month!

xo.

Outfits of the… Month?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted what I wore. Not for any reason other than I wasn’t loving having to post repeat outfits. (Seriously.)

Here are some of the things I wore in May and June.

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Shoes: Payless

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How cool is this dress? Forever obsessed with CowCow.

Outfit details

  • Dress: CowCow via Amazon
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

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Outfit details

  • Dress: CowCow via Amazon
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Target (clearance, for only $10!!!)
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Tights: WeLoveColors
  • Shoes: Not pictured, but surprise! They were those same ones from Payless.

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Old Navy
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: DSW — they’re different shoes, guys!

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Ross
  • Sunglasses: Zenni Optical

Hope you like! xo.

Outfits of the Week: May 2, 2016

How is it May already? And why is it so cold even though it’s May? Like, it’s so uncharacteristically chilly and gray and rainy and sad that I’m starting to feel like I may never see the sun again. Sun, where are you? I miss you. Come home soon.

Here’s what I wore this week.

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This polka-dotted dress kicked off the week. Seeing it in this photo, I’m not sure I love it.

Outfit details

  • Dress: Modcloth
  • Cardi: Old Navy
  • Tights: We Love Colors
  • Shoes: Payless

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Modcloth
  • Cardi: Old Navy
  • Tights: We Love Colors
  • Shoes: I’m not wearing any in this pic, but big shock, the ones I wore are from Payless. 😉

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Forever obsessed with these pastel pants. I needed them to brighten up the rainy week.

Outfit details

  • Shirt: Old Navy
  • Tank top: Old Navy
  • Pants: Rainbow
  • Shoes: Payless

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How cute is this sweater?! I found it while “shopping” in my own closet and digging through old clothes.

I felt cute enough in it to take a few selfies.

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Outfit details

  • Sweater: Old Navy (like a zillion years ago)
  • Pants: Rainbow
  • Shoes: Payless

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I also re-discovered this shirt, WHICH I ALSO NOW LOVE. Guys, shopping in your old, packed away clothes is the best. Everything is new again and you don’t have to spend any money!

Outfit details

  • Shirt: Fashion Bug (again, like, a zillion years ago)
  • Jeans: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

Hope you had a good week!

xo.

Outfits of the Week: April 10, 2016

Is it spring yet? I’m over this cold weather, so I’m praying for warmer days. I’m really tired of wearing leggings/tights with my dresses.

At home, we’re changing our second bedroom into a workout room and moving all of our clothes into the bedroom, so fingers crossed that helps with lighting for outfit photos!

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I love this ampersand tank, which I got it for only $5!

Outfit details

  • Tank top: Old Navy
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Pants: TJ Maxx
  • Shoes: Payless

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Outfit details

  • Sweater: Old Navy
  • Leggings: Walgreens
  • Boots: Rainbow

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Tights: We Love Colors
  • Shoes: Payless

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I can’t stop buying dresses from CowCow! Ahhhh. This one is my latest.

Outfit details

  • Dress: CowCow
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Tights: We Love Colors
  • Shoes: Payless

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Finally got to wear my R2D2 dress to work! I was hoping to wear it without leggings. It was still too cold, unfortunately.

Outfit details

  • Dress: Disney’s Hollywood Studios (also available from Her Universe)
  • Leggings: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

Favorite thing I wore this week: my R2D2 dress, followed closely by the geometric dress from CowCow.

xo.

Outfits of the Week: March 27, 2016

It was my last week before heading to Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which means it was automatically a good one (even if I did stay home one day this week sick).

PLUS. I MET LAUREN GODDAMN CONRAD. More on that another day, but it was a good fucking week.

Here’s what I wore! (Warning: my pics weren’t so great this week. Sue me.)

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Leggings: Old Navy
  • Cardigan: Forever 21
  • Shoes: Payless

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I saw this dress and needed it instantly. The colors are so spring-y, and it was absolutely perfect to wear to meet…

LAUREN CONRAD!

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AHHHHHHH! My face is the literal epitome of “OHMYGOD.” Like, I could not be smiling any harder (proof that I totally wear my heart on my sleeve). Needless to say, that is not the smile I intended to have in this photo, but I was just so excited to finally meet Lauren Conrad, who I’ve loved since I was in high school, that I couldn’t help it.

Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Tights: WeLoveColors
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

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Outfit details

  • Shirt: Old Navy
  • Pants: Rainbow
  • Shoes: Payless

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The print is really what makes this shirt great.

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Cute, right?

Outfit details

  • Shirt: Old Navy
  • Tank: Old Navy
  • Leggings: Rainbow
  • Shoes: Payless

I just realized I wore the exact same flats every day this week.

My favorite thing I wore this week was my pink, mint green, and black dress. But I also loved what I wore yesterday, too. It was plain, but I felt cute in it. I’ve had that shirt for a while but didn’t fit into before—and now I do!

What was the best thing you wore this week?

xo.

Outfits of the Week: March 13, 2016

Things I did this week:

  • Finally booked my honeymoon (ahhh!)
  • Pitched the launch of a Snapchat account for the College where I work
  • Attended my very first conference
  • Primered the dining room because apparently we’re going to be painting this house until I die

Here’s what I wore.

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On Sunday, my husband and I celebrated my dog’s fourth birthday with family. Seriously. We had an adorable puppy party where we fed the dogs meatball cupcakes, while the rest of us enjoyed pizza and Boston Creme cake (so delicious). I wish I had a close-up of the shoes; I’ll try to take a photo next time I wear them.

Outfit details

  • Shirt: Old Navy
  • Leggings: Rainbow
  • Shoes: Payless

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I love the print on this dress, but I wasn’t crazy about my outfit as a whole. I’m not sure the shoes really worked (even though I love them). Ah, well!

Outfit details

  • Dress: Forever 21
  • Tank: Old Navy
  • Tights: We Love Colors
  • Shoes: Payless

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It was gloomy, so I went with something comfy.

Outfit details

  • Shirt: Old Navy
  • Tank: Old Navy
  • Pants: Rainbow
  • Shoes: Payless

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I did my best interpretation of green on St. Paddy’s Day. 😉

Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Leggings: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

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On Friday, I went to a conference, so I wanted something professional but also a little fun. I went with my glasses dress, a cardi, some tights, and some flats, and I felt fab.

Outfit details

  • Dress: Forever 21
  • Tights: We Love Colors
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

My favorite outfit was definitely Friday’s. What about you? What was your favorite thing you wore this week?

xo.

 

Outfits of the Week: March 7, 2016

It was a pretty great week both at home and at work. Some highlights: my Walt Disney World MagicBands arrived (!!); I bought three new pairs of cute flats; I bought some adorable pins (see my post on Monday for details!); my parents visited and helped my husband and I install all new light fixtures in the house; my husband and I won a court case (against an evil woman who breached a home contract with us); we got tickets to see Neil Degrasse Tyson; and the weather was beautiful.

So, yeah. Good week. Here’s what I wore.

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Tights: We Love Colors
  • Shoes: Payless
  • Cardigan: Old Navy

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Sudoku dress?! Yes, please. I’ve had this for well over a year, but haven’t worn it in quite some time. (It was a bit too snug for a while.) It fits again, so I get to wear it and bask in all its hipster quirkiness.

Outfit details

  • Dress: Modcloth
  • Tights: We Love Colors
  • Boots: Payless
  • Cardigan: Old Navy

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I definitely had some spring fever on Wednesday. It was almost 70 degrees and I got to go without leggings for the first time this year. Yesssss!

Oh, yeah, and I took some more fantastic Snapchat photos.

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

I’m realizing I get all of my clothes from the same places. Perhaps I should branch out?

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My outfit had to be a little serious on Thursday because of the whole going-to-court thing. It was also rainy, so I went with mostly black. I should’ve worn some color, though, because we won our case and it made me want to celebrate!

Outfit details

  • Blazer: Torrid
  • V-neck top: Old Navy
  • Tank top: Old Navy
  • Pants: TJ Maxx
  • Shoes: Payless

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I was super excited to finally wear my kitty watch to work. I made horrible jokes like, “It’s cat-o-clock!” because I am so lame.

Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Cardigan: Forever 21
  • Leggings: Target
  • Shoes: Payless—they’re brand new and so comfy!
  • Watch: Wish

Hope you had a good week, too!

xo.

Outfits of the Week: February 21, 2016

It was a pretty good week. Here’s what I wore!

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Jacket: Torrid
  • Leggings: Old Navy
  • Boots: Payless

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Leggings: Target
  • Boots: Payless

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Outfit details

  • Dress: Modcloth
  • Cardigan: Forever 21
  • Flats: Payless

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Gratuitous selfie!

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Don’t you love this watch?! My mom got it for me from Wish. I’m obsessed.

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Outfit details

  • Shirt: Old Navy
  • Pants: Rainbow
  • Shoes: DSW

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Outfit details

  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Undershirt: Old Navy
  • Jeans: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless

The shoes are totally the star of this outfit.

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Look! SPARKLES.

xo.

10 Spring Fashions for Plus-Size Women

I’m loving this warmer weather in New England. Spring is my favorite time for fashion because the colors are always wonderful, I love florals, and it’s finally time to wear dresses without leggings or tights! Here are some of my favorite ways to “wear” spring (inspired by this post).

#1 – Beg Your Garden Skirt, Modcloth, $49.99

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#2 – Mini Lizeth Plated Buckle Satchel in Lavender, Charming Charlie, $35

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#3 – Women’s Chelsea Flat in Coral, Payless, $19.99

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#4 – Laid Back Crinkled Scarf in Mint, Forever 21, $8.80

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#5 – The Pixie Chinos in Multi-Floral Bottom, Old Navy, $44.94

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#6 – Endless Opportunities Top in Buttercup, Modcloth, $29.99

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#7 – Annabella Bib Vibrant Necklace Set, Charming Charlie, $20

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#8 – Multi-Rose Flower Crown, Forever 21, $6.90

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#9 – Nine West Blossom Flat in Mustard, DSW, $49.95

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#10 – Isabella Flare Lace Dress, Fashion to Figure, $42.50

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And don’t forget to pin it!

xo.

10 Spring Fashions for Plus-Size Women via Sugar-Crystal.com

9 of My Favorite Plus-Size Fashion Bloggers

9 of My Favorite Plus-Size Fashion Bloggers | Sugar Crystal

My first foray into fat fashion was through the Livejournal community Fatshionista several years ago. It was there that I started to see fat girls like me share their outfits through OOTD (outfit of the day) photos. They were beautiful, and they all loved fashion.

The community encompassed a lot of things, especially when it was thriving. There, people talked about self-esteem and self-worth; the struggle to find beauty within ourselves despite not being “conventionally” attractive; discrimination; life tips and stories; fat politics; the Fat Acceptance and Health At Every Size movements; living while fat; and, of course, fashion.

Although I’d always been interested in fashion, I never quite felt like I “deserved” to be part of the conversation because I wasn’t thin. Fatshionista and all of the community members helped change that. I couldn’t be more thankful for that community introducing me into the incredible world of fat fashion (“fatshion”).

Thankfully, these days, plus-size fashion and style is becoming more prominent and existing in spaces besides Livejournal communities.

So, here are 9 of my personal favorite fashion bloggers who inspire me to dress well every day.

#1 – Cupcakes Clothes

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#2 – Curious Fancy

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#3 – CurvEnvy

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#5 – Gabi Fresh

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#6 – Garner Style

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 #7 – Jay Miranda

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#8 – Musings of a Curvy Lady

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 #9 – Nicolette Mason

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 Who are some of your favorite plus-size fashion bloggers?

xo.