Christmas in Michigan Lookbook

Hey, Friend!

Happy New Year! This isn’t a recap post of 2018, but I did want to quickly mention that I hope 2018 was a good year for you and if it wasn’t I pray that 2019 is joyous and filled with many blessing for you! I used to hate the beginning of a new year when I was little, probably because it meant Christmas was over, but now I love it. Not to sound cliche, but I love the idea of starting fresh and having a clean slate.

Anyways like I said this isn’t a 2018 recap post, but it is a recap of outfits I wore during our time in Michigan the past week and 1/2. We came to spend the holidays with my side of the family, and as always it was such a wonderful time and I miss them already even though we just left this morning.A lot of my clothes I wore were old or purchased at TJ Maxx, but if you would like to know were anything is from let me know!

Let me know how you spent your holidays and/or what you got either for yourself or someone else?

Thanks for reading and again Happy New Year!

Fall Fashion Wish list

Hello,
In my last blog post which you can find here I talked about some of the many things I love about Fall (btw do you call it Fall or Autumn?) including the fashion. I love fashion and shopping for clothes in general, but I especially love this time of year because its so cozy, but still cute and the colors this time of year are gorgeous. I have so many things saved in my shopping carts and wish lists on various websites and I wanted to share some of the pieces I have my eye on.

Asos

Torrid

Old Navy

H&M

Nordstrom Rack

And that is everything or at least most of the things on my wishlist currently, but they grow bigger and bigger on the daily. Let me know what pieces you are eyeing or currently purchased. Also, let me know where you love to shop!

Thanks for reading!

My Favorite Jeans.

My Favorite Jeans.

Top: boohoo Jeans: Old Navy Sandals: old from Torrid Shoot Location: Lake Carl Etling in Oklahoma

Hello,
Okay before I jump into the post I have to share what was happening when the hubby and I were taking these photos. This is a pretty secluded lake so not many people frequent it, but there were a few people and I do mean a few (only 4 or 5), but anyways as we get out of the car we notice two boxers just roaming around who came to check us out the moment we got out of our car. They were very sweet dogs just wanted to see what we were doing. Then as we are walking out on the ledge where the photos were taking the guys in their boat where seeing what we were doing as well as the father/son duo sitting on rocks fishing, so I had a audience and then our small schnauzer who was in the car noticed the bigger dogs and had to make her presence known, so she started barking at full volume. Needless to say we didn’t stay at this location very long. Have you ever had interesting behind the scenes stuff happen at photo shoots? Let me know.

Alright let’s get into the reason for today’s post: Denim! Now I know its incredibly hot some places so some of you maybe thinking “jeans? really. It’s so hot I don’t even want to wear shorts.” trust me I know the struggle. But I still wanted to share some of my favorite jeans because as someone who struggles to find denim they like perhaps it will inspire you to find something you like.

Here’s my first not so secret secret to my fave jeans I only buy jeans from one store that that is Old Navy. I know how they fit, I like how they fit, the quality is great and I’ve owned jeans from here for 4+ year, so the quality is amazing!

Here are a few of my favorite jeans (let’s see how many more time I can say that word) from Old Navy.

midrise rockstar skinny jeans in rinse– this is the same exact pair I linked above

high-rise rockstar jeans in sandy 2— I personally love light wash jeans and own  2 or 3 this particular pair.

mid-rise rockstar jeans in bright white– I was super nervous to get a white pair of jeans because I can look at something at it will end up as a stain on my pants, but I’ve been lucky with these so far *knocks wood*

As you can see I really only like one style of jean which is skinny. I know a lot of people are growing out of that style, but I still like it and personally I’m not a fan of wide leg or bootcut. Is that the same thing? either way I don’t think you’ll see me wearing that style anytime soon, but perhaps I’ll venture out a little into the more straight leg cut.

Where is your tried and trusted place to buy jeans? let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading! xx

Red Lace

Red Lace

Dress: Boohoo Curve  Sandals: Asos (similar) Photo Location: Black Mesa

Hello!
I want to start sharing more outfit post, and I knew I wanted to start by sharing photos of this gorgeous lace midi dress from Boohoo. When I first laid eyes on this dress I added it to my cart right away. This piece was actually included in my first ever purchase from this site, and ever since I have been hooked. I heard mixed feeling about this brand before buying from it, but personally everything I have ever bought from them is made really well and fits nicely. This dress would be perfect for a wedding or to wear in the middle of a deserted road like I did…

I will note that if you are more flat chested (like me) you may struggle a bit with how this dress fits in the chest area (this is the only dress I own, so I’m not sure how others fit) I had to tighten the straps the tightest they will go, but personally I am not bothered by that because overall I think the dress fits really nicely.

If you would like to see more pieces from boohoo let me know or if their is any website or store you’d like to see outfits from comment below!

Thanks for reading! xx

Plus size dress inspo for wedding guest

Plus size dress inspo for wedding guest

Hello!
Spring is in the air… I think. I mean it technically is spring, but I am not sure if Mother Nature got that memo because it doesn’t really feel like spring in most places it seems. Back in my home state of Michigan and other places in the Midwest they are still getting snow! Regardless though it is springtime which means bright colors, pastels, and floral patterns all of which I love. It also means spring weddings. I am sure a bunch of you have weddings to attend in the next few months (I have one in May) and so I wanted to share some dresses I think would be great for a wedding. I tried to include a good mixture of casual, formal and in between because we all know not every wedding wardrobe requirements are the same.  Let me know where you love to buy dresses or clothes from general from!

  1. floral print midi dress
  2. crochet lace midi dress
  3. pastel stripe dress
  4. embroidered lace skater dress
  5. contrast stripe maxi dress

  1. foil print sheath dress
  2. lace whisper dress
  3. lace overlay shift dress
  4. floral wrap dress
  5. high low maxi dress

  1. floral romper with maxi skirt overlay
  2. floral chiffon dress
  3. floral print wrap dress
  4. floral print jump suit I know this is a dress post, but this was too cool not to share.
  5. palm leaf high neck dress

 

Thanks for reading! xx