Things I Bought That I Love: Lillian Crystal Necklace

For a little more than a year now, I’ve been following Yasi, the fashion blogger Hello Gorgeous on Instagram. She’s definitely been a style inspiration to me and I’ve always been especially obsessed with her necklaces.

Recently, Yasi announced the opening of her store, Hello Gorgeous Boutique—which sells the iconic necklaces she wears!

I snatched up the Lillian Crystal Necklace, available for $28, from Hello Gorgeous Boutique. Get yours here.

xo.

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Outfits of the Week: April 24, 2016

I was annoyed for most of this week without much reason. I didn’t feel very cute, either. Meh.

I did have a wonderful weekend this weekend and last, though. Here’s what I wore.

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Outfit details

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

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Cold, rainy day. 😦 Had to break out my boots again!

Outfit details

  • Leopard Dress: Fashion to Figure
  • Cardi: Forever 21
  • Tights: Target
  • Boots: Payless

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Outfit details

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

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My favorite look of the week.

Outfit details

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

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I liked this look but I couldn’t get it to photograph very well.

Outfit details

  • Blazer: Target
  • Shirt: Old Navy
  • Jeans: Old Navy (rockstar cut!)
  • Shoes: Payless

Bonus look: Saturday, April 23, 2016

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Just wanted to show off the cute shirt. It’s from Kohl’s!

On Sunday, my husband and I had brunch at the Alvah Stone.

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Then we visited Smith College to check out their botanical garden and art museum.

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And then we went to Florence Pie Bar to get (what else?) pie! Yum!

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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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  • 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 20, 2016

It’s spring.

But it snowed on Monday.

This was my face.

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I was not having it.

But I did love the hat I got to wear…

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And, it made me appreciate New England and its ever-changing weather. So there’s that.

Here’s what I wore this week!

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Outfit details

  • Top: Old Navy
  • Tank: Old Navy
  • Pants: TJ Maxx
  • Boots: Payless
  • Necklace: Etsy, a gift from my husband

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It wasn’t feeling like spring, but goddamnit, I was going to force it anyway.

Outfit details

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

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GUYS. These jeggings are my new favorite. I found them at Walmart (I was totally not there to shop for clothes, but these things happen, you know?). I had to resist the urge to buy 20 pairs, mostly because I’m going on vacation soon and really need to not be spending a gazillion dollars on leggings. So, I allowed myself one pair. And guess what? It rang up as $1. The clothes gods were in my favor that day, so now when I wear them, I feel extra great in them. One of my coworkers described them as “like buttah” which I loved, and I told Bill that they felt like wearing a warm hug. So good.

Outfit details

  • Leggings: Walmart
  • Top: Old Navy
  • Tank: Old Navy
  • Boots: Rainbow, I think?

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This was my fave outfit of the week. I love this dress! Here’s a close-up of the pattern.

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Hearts! And a little bow! Ahhh, I die. My work bestie described these hearts as reminiscent of the Webdings font and she could not have been more accurate.

Outfit details

  • Dress: Modcloth
  • Tights: WeLoveColors
  • Cardigan: Old Navy

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And, to close out the week, some polka dots on polka dots action.

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And, last (but certainly not least), my best Snapchat selfie of the week, using that filter that makes you look prettier than you are!

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What was the best outfit 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 29, 2016

Talk about a busy week. Here’s what I wore to get myself through it!

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Outfit details

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

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Husband and I kicked off Super Tuesday by rocking our “I voted” stickers.

And then I made him take some pictures of me in my new (faux) leather jacket. It went all right.

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OUTTAKE FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT:

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That face. 😦

Outfit details

  • Sweater: Old Navy
  • Pants: Rainbow
  • Tank top: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Payless
  • Jacket: Rainbow
  • Sticker: Voting booth!

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Probably my favorite outfit of the week.

Outfit details

  • Top: Old Navy
  • Jeggings: Rainbow
  • Boots: Payless
  • Tank top: Old Navy

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Thursday was a one-day giving campaign at the college where I work. It was a lot of fun to be part of, and I tried to accessorize my navy blue top by wearing mint pants.

Outfit details

  • T-shirt: Sorry, college exclusive 😉
  • Pants: Rainbow
  • Shoes: DSW

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A super simple outfit for Friday, but the shoes were the real winner.

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Outfit details

  • Top: Old Navy (sensing a theme?)
  • Jeans: Old Navy
  • Shoes: Not sure! They were a lovely birthday gift.

Here’s to a lovely, relaxing weekend!

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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  • 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.

25 Ways to Tie a Scarf

I still consider myself relatively new when it comes to wearing scarves. They aren’t exactly my go-to accessory, although I do have an okay collection. I just tend to gravitate to necklaces—or nothing at all—before I opt to wear a scarf.

Part of that is because, aside from infinity scarves, I often don’t know how to wear them. For that reason, this video, which has been floating around the internet since 2011 (long before I was actually into scarves!) remains one of my faves. I love all the creative ways that a scarf can be worn.

Which of these looks is your go-to for scarves?

 

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