IGIGI Rosa Top in Scarlet Glow and Olivia Skirt (c/o) | Deb Shops Gladiator Heels (c/o) | ShopLately Statement Necklace (c/o) | Deb Shops Crossbody Purse (c/o)
Finding suitable plus size clothing for a night out or for a work day can be really difficult. That’s one of the reasons I adore IGIGI. This gorgeous outfit can easily go from day to night by adding and taking away different components of the look. I styled this look as a plus size business casual look. This would be a great look for working in the office, attending meetings, or going to a job interview. It’s figure flattering but not too sexy, and it’s incredibly feminine without being over the top. After a day at the office, add a great belt, change up the accessories, dramatize the makeup and change your shoes and you’ve got yourself a smoking hot date night outfit or a great outfit for a girls night out.
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Deb Shops Floral Scuba Skater Skirt and Matching Bodycon Top, Mustard Crossbody Bag, Eiffel Tower Necklace (c/o) | Shoedazzle Belisma (old) | Sunglass Hut Vogue Cat Eye Sunglasses
Traveling abroad has always been one of my favorite things to do. When I was a little girl, and throughout my teens, my family traveled all over the place. From South Africa to The Netherlands to Aruba and back I was always out on an adventure. One of the places I never truly got to explore was Paris. My father and I flew into the airport in Paris for a layover when on our way to another country, and I so wished I could’ve left the building and explored a bit. I have not done much traveling as an adult outside of the US, but Paris is absolutely on my wish list. There is something so magical and alluring about Paris. It’s a combination of the fashion, the architecture, the food, and of course, the art that really make make me dream of Paris.
*Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.
Monroe and Main Slimming Sassy Dress (c/o) | Deb Shops Mustard Crossbody Bag (c/o) | Seychelles Shoes Bow Heels (old) | Accessory Fanatic Enamel Chain Link Necklace (c/o – Get styled by me!) | Kix’ies Samantha Barely There Fishnet Thigh Highs (c/o)
I’m getting in the mood for Fall with my favorite colors. I adore the rich colors of Fall – burgundy, berry, mustard, green, navy, and many more. This gorgeous Monroe and Main Slimming Sassy Dress is absolutely perfect for Fall this season. With an incredibly flattering fit, a comfortable midi length skirt, and versatile sleeves (I’m wearing mine rolled up just above my elbows, they are naturally 3/4 sleeves), this dress is a sure fire way to launch your wardrobe into Fall color. My favorite thing about this dress is the fabric. It’s oh to soft to the touch, and it feels amazing on your skin. I can definitely see myself wearing this dress all day and all night, while still looking classic, chic, and embracing my Fall color.
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No one likes discussing that age old villain – dandruff – but we all get it from time to time. Regular dandruff shampoo generally does not smell nice, it doesn’t feel nice, and it generally can make you feel really self conscious when using it. Head & Shoulders has changed it up with their amazing new Head & Shoulders Fresh Scent Technology Collection. The collection features brand new scents like Green Apple (my personal favorite!), Smooth & Silky, Classic Clean, and Damage Rescue. The people at Head & Shoulders teamed up with leading fragrance creators to make tackling dandruff a truly pleasurable experience. Head & Shoulders fresh scent technology is a breakthrough approach to enhance the shower experience by combining proprietary scalp technology and proven hair benefits with an amazing, water-activated fragrance boost. The new collection works just as well as the old stuff, just with an added benefit of smelling delicious during your entire shower. I tested the shampoo and conditioner out, and I was not disappointed. It lathers up nicely, and smells so good. The outcome, as you can see, is fantastic. My hair is shiny, luxurious, and clean, and my scalp feels amazing.
In celebration of their new line, Head & Shoulders is having an incredible contest. It’s so easy to enter, and the prize is totally worth it. All you have to do is follow @HeadShoulders on Twitter and post a photo of your gorgeous, flake-free hair tagging #PartOfOurFamily and @HeadShoulders, and you will be entered to win a chance to meet Sofia Vergara!! The contest is going on right now, and ends September 1st so make sure you get those entries in! The Winner will have the opportunity to meet Sofia Vergara at an upcoming Head & Shoulders advertising shoot. Head & Shoulders has been part of the Vergara family for over 20 years because of the product’s surprising benefits. Now’s your chance to meet Sofia Vergara and become #PartOfOurFamily.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Thamarr and I are hosting our Femfessionals Jacksonville Launch Event! Get ready for something new, Jacksonville! This Saturday, please join us while we launch Femfessionals Jacksonville at the Lemon Bar in Neptune Beach for some tasty treats, delish lemonade and more. Event is open to all women in business or women involved in business here in the Jacksonville/St. Augustine area. The event is FREE, but registration is required before hand. You must be 21+ as well to attend.
Be sure to register for this great event ASAP! We’ve got fabulous swag bags that we will be handing out as well.
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Acer Iconia Tab 8 (c/o Intel)
Summer for me is a very busy time. While most everyone else is resting, relaxing and vacationing, I am working like a crazy person! Thanks to my Acer Iconia Tab 8 tablet (thanks to Intel Tablets ), I’m able to keep up with my business and my blog. I love having such a great, portable, sturdy tablet. It isn’t a heavy tablet, which is a major plus, and it fits nicely into my bag. I’ve been using my tablet to keep up with my favorite blogs, answer emails, peruse my favorite online shops, and help to keep my business on track. This Summer has been smooth sailing for me because of my tablet, so I’m so very thankful for that!!
Coral and Black Daisy Flocked Peter Pan Collar Skater Dress (c/o Gwynnie Bee) | Deb Shops Shoes, Crossbody Bag, and Bangles (c/o) | Onecklace Initial Ring (c/o) | Sunglass Hut Vogue Cat Eye Sunglasses
I love trying out different clothing without having to purchase it. Take this adorable dress – I would always swoon over something like this in stores, but am always wishy washy when it comes to physically purchasing it. That’s why I love Gwynnie Bee. I fill up my closet with their killer selection of all of the brands I love, as well as some brands I haven’t tried out yet, and wait for my selections to arrive at my door. I haven’t really been into going to stores to shop lately, which is sad because I was always a fan of brick and mortar shops. I’ve fallen into the convenience and ease of online shopping, which is yet another reason why Gwynnie Bee is one of my faves. It works with my ever changing work schedule, and doesn’t need extra work from me, nor is it time consuming to go through and pick items for my closet. I don’t have to worry about shipping either, because Gwynnie Bee makes sure to send your picks to you via free shipping, AND they include return shipping packaging. If you’d like to join me in enjoying the ease and convenience of Gwynnie Bee, sign up for the package of your choice – the first 30 days are free!
Stylzoo Water Color Maxi Dress (c/o) | Deb Shops Headband, Necklace, Bracelets, and Sandals (c/o) | Eloquii Gold Belt (old)
I love bohemian style, and I felt going for a boho chic vibe was the best way to style this dress. I do wish the bust area of the dress was better tailored to large busts (like myself), but overall I do think this is a very pretty dress. I love how the colors all blur together like that of a water color painting. Water color was always a medium that I enjoyed when I was younger. It can be really difficult to work with, but once you get the hang of it, it’s one of the best. I used water color when I created set renderings in drafting class in college. I loved it on card stock, and I love it on clothing.
On a different note, I wanted to introduce to you our newest addition to our little family! Meet Jewel!!
Randall and Jewel
Scott and I recently adopted this little baby girl. She had been fostering at my work, and I couldn’t resist her little face! She’s got such a fun personality, and she is exactly what Randall needed. We’ve got so much love in our little family, and Jewel fits in perfectly!
Deb Shops Black and White Dress (sold out – gift) | Deb Shops Daisy Necklaces, White Stone Bracelet, and Blue Bag (c/o) | Shop Lately Leopard Print D’Orsay Flats (c/o) | Onecklace “K” Initial Ring (c/o) | Sunglass Hut Vogue Cat Eye Sunglasses
If you’ve been a long time reader of my blog, you know that I am completely smitten with stripes – especially black and white ones. I literally have at least 5+ dresses in my closet that are black and white striped. I adore the stripes on this skirt. I love how they are thick stripes. Very similar to one of my ultimate favorite Kate Spade dresses (you may remember my post). My good friend Thamarr was the sweetest and gifted me this dress about a month ago. You have no idea how absolutely excited I was, you know, because stripes are my besties. I wanted this dress to take the spotlight, so I choose simple accessories to accent it. I love print mixing, so my leopard print d’orsay flats were perfect (and comfy!). I went with gold accessories that played well off of each other like these stacked daisy necklaces, white stone bracelet, and of course, my “K” initial ring.
I’ve always wanted an initial ring. Not a chintzy one, but a nice, classic one I could wear on a day to day basis. The lovely people over at Onecklace have a wide selection of different engraved jewelry (I have an initial necklace too!), and I choose this beautiful ring because it really speaks for itself. I love that Onecklace is now on Etsy, which makes it much easier to browse and even favorite your wish list items. If you are an Esty lover, like me, then you have got to shop the Onecklace Etsy shop. Onecklace has given me a coupon code just for you! Use code GIFT1 for 10% off of your Onecklace Etsy Shop purchase!!
*Disclosure: I was compensated by DogVacay.com for this post. This post does contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
I have been incredibly busy this Summer. With work becoming incredibly busy, I haven’t had time to spend with my family – which includes my pup, Randall. Thanks to DogVacay, I was able to spend a wonderful date day with my husband while Randall got to go hang out and play with a marvelous host and make new puppy friends.
DogVacay is a website and app that connects you with great pet sitters in your area so you don’t have to leave your furbabies alone while you are away or out for a few hours. You can search for pet sitters nearby, read reviews, book stays and pay online. The “hosts” (pet sitters) watch your pup in their own home and treat him like a member of the family. (You can find dog sitters with or without their own pets, depending on what you and your pets are comfortable with). To top it all off, all DogVacay reservations include free pet insurance, 24/7 customer support and daily photo “pup”dates so you can enjoy your time away knowing your pets are in great hands.
This day was exactly what all of us needed. Randall needed a day to go out and meet new dog friends, and take a break from the new puppy we just adopted (more on her later!). Here are a few pictures from Randall’s #MiniVacay:
Scott and I took a much needed break from life and spent the day enjoying ourselves at the Jacksonville Zoo. It was super hot outside, but it was an amazing day! We had been wanting to visit the Jacksonville Zoo since we relocated up here just over a year ago. Despite the extreme heat and the abundance of sleepy animals, we were not disappointed!
Want to take your own #MiniVacay?? DogVacay has provided my readers with a fabulous coupon code!! Head over to DogVacay and use coupon code KIRSTINMARIE for $10 off your first reservation!!