Target Swim

This post is promoted and sponsored by Target. I was compensated by Target via Mode Media for my review. All opinions are my own.

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Summer is coming!! With the arrival of Summer comes the time of year that many women hate the most – Swimsuit season. I generally am not a fan of swimsuit season. I always feel that when I wear a swimsuit, everyone’s eyes will automatically divert to my inner thighs, and not see me. My inner thighs are my current source of body insecurities. I’ve declined some invitations to beach days with friends out because of fear of how my thighs would look out in the open for everyone to see. It may sound silly, but it has effected my judgement and choices when it comes to Summer fun more than I’d like to admit. Do you feel that way about any aspect of your body?

My insecurities about my thighs always made swimsuit shopping difficult. I decided that this year would be different. I mean, I’m a grown woman, I can do whatever I want – thanks Queen B! I took my swimsuit shopping by the reins, set my insecurities to the sidelines, and picked out some really cute suits from Target’s plus size department for the coming Summer months.

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What I’m wearing: Ava & Viv Women’s Plus Mesh Flyaway Tankini in Black/White Animal | VM Women’s Plus Bikini Swim Top in Black | Bikini Swim Bottoms | Ava & Viv Women’s Plus One Piece Swimsuit w. Lasercut Flounce Top in Exciting Purple

I have to say, the fits are pure perfection. I’ve never put on a swim suit and felt the butterflies of excitement in my stomach that I felt when I saw myself in the mirror. Girl, Yasss! Finally, some beautiful swimsuits that make me feel gorgeous, that look amazing on me, and make me ready to play in the waves. In case you are an online shopper, like me, you can order a swimsuit from Target’s site and try it on at home. I really liked that the best, because I could really see how it fit in my own mirror, and be extra picky with what I love and don’t love. The best part is that Target has free shipping AND free returns, so it’s basically like shopping without having to hope that the store near you has your size!

I am dying over these three swimsuits in particular. In general, I like to size down in swimsuits, because I don’t want them to be roomy. I like them to fit like a glove, so to speak, and these suits did not disappoint! The purple laser-cut flounce top once piece?? I’ve never felt so girly and sweet in a swimsuit before this beauty arrived in my closet. Let’s talk about the gorgeous crochet detail of the bikini swim top. It’s comfy, it’s cute, and it’s sexy. I have big outfit plans for this bikini top. I adore the black and white tankini with the cute ruched sided bottom. It’s so flattering and supportive, and it makes me excited to head to the beach for an all-day adventure!

Thanks to Target’s awesome selection of super cute plus size swimsuits, my thigh insecurities are dust in the wind (I’m loving all of these song references – aren’t  you?). Target is launching an amazing swimwear campaign – #NOFOMO TargetStyle. It’s all about embracing the season with no reservations, just confidence, and I am here for it!

I want all of you to take the #NOFOMO TargetStyle pledge with me. It’s about time we  boost our confidence, get excited to wear a cute swimsuit and enjoy some Summer fun! Let’s get together, get excited about Summer, and rock our gorgeous bodies with confidence in Target swimsuits!! This Summer I am going to strut my stuff like the gorgeous woman I am, and live it up for some fun in the sun! #NOFOMO.  What is your #NOFOMO pledge? I want to know!! Tell me in the comment section below, or shout it out to me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #NOFOMO #swimtarget2016 #targetstyle.

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Keep on talking with Verizon + $500 Amazon Giveaway!

**DISCLOSURE: This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic**

Foley Family Christmas Photo 2015

Now more than ever is it important to me to be able to get in touch and connect with my family and my friends. With my mom passing away, I’ve never felt more of a need to constantly have the ability to talk to someone close to me at any given moment. Whether it be my husband, my father, my brother, or my best friend, these moments matter to me the most. When I don’t have signal, or the call drops, or we get disconnected for some unknown reason, it makes these moments very difficult, emotional and stressful for me. Having a reliable phone and service is really important to me.

Me and Dad in Savannah January 2016

I have been toying around with the idea of changing carriers for a long, long time now, so that this issue can stop happening. I’m always looking at Verizon. They have the largest coverage, which means no more dropped calls. Did you know that RootMetrics® rates Verizon #1 in speed, data, reliability and overall performance in the U.S.? That’s major! Verizon engineers are always testing their performance, and working to make it the best it can be. This, to me, is so incredibly important. It means that I can call or text my family anytime I need to, or want to.

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Right now, Verizon has some really good, affordable deals on new smartphones. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking to upgrade my phone. My father just recently got a new phone (and he is not one to purchase on a whim), and he loves it! Don’t let a bad phone keep you from talking to the ones you love! You can order a new smartphone or tablet from Verizon Wireless, add a line of service, and even become a new customer — all online! Plus, when you purchase a new device you can save $50 on select smartphones with coupon code COUPONVZW. Check out all of the latest deals on Verizon’s smartphones here. The COUPONVZW offer expires 2/29. Available for new customers or additional lines of service. Not valid for upgrades.

I think this Droid Turbo 2 is such a cute smartphone. I love the fact that is has a shatterproof display. I’m a victim of the random phone falling out of my bag moment, so a shatterproof display is a big win-win. Right now, Verizon has a “hidden offer” for the Droid Turbo 2. If you purchase a Droid Turbo 2, then you will get a free Qi Wireless Charger. To receive your free charger you must purchase the monthly device payment, not the full retail price. This offer is good through 2/25. Free is always good in my book, and wireless charging is such a cool concept!

I’ve teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and Verizon to offer up an amazing giveaway: $500 to Amazon!! Check out the details and how to enter below. Good luck!

  • Giveaway Prize: $500 to Amazon
  • Dates: February 2, 2016  – March 1, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
  • Disclaimers or Restrictions: U.S. residents ages 18 and up only

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Not today

Hello lovelies,

It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted anything. I’m so sorry. You may or may not know that my mom has been battling Metastatic Breast Cancer for many many years. These past few months have been especially difficult. As I type this, my heart is shaking…this past New Years Eve, December 31st, 2015, my beautiful mom, Kerry, lost her battle. While I write this, I do think of all the wonderful times we had together, but I can’t help but know how much I already miss her and feel her absence. She is no longer suffering, but it does not take away the pain and heartbreak of losing my absolute best friend. Please excuse my absence, both previously and now, as I spend this time with my family. I love you all, and thank you so much for your support, for reading, and for everything.

Not Today

by Nikki L.

Losing a mother, it’s never easy.
Losing that smile that was so cheesy.
Losing that hug that crushed your ribs.
Losing that perfume that now you just realized, how much you missed.
Losing those chances to have girl talks.
Losing the chance to regain the strength after a heartbreaking dance.
Losing the chance to learn about her past.
Losing the chance to explain your own twisted path.
Losing the chance to say goodbye.
Gaining the strength to realize it’s not the end, at least not today

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/losing-a-mother-its-never-easy#ixzz3w2Z7dNJa
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<3

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Black Friday: Shopbop Sale!!

Happy Black Friday Eve!!!

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There are a TON of amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this weekend. I know I am going to be hitting up quite a few of them (online, at least!). Shopbop has an awesome sale going on from now through November 30th. It includes all Full-Price AND Sale Items!! Use code GOBIG15 at check out for 15″ off orders of $250+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $1000+. Don’t forget that some brand exclusion may apply, as with all sales. Check out all of the details on the sale here. Happy Shopping!!

 

For tips on successful Black Friday shopping, check out my Black Friday Shopping Tips & Tricks!

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All Black Luxe with Monroe and Main Holiday Occasions Event + Giveaway!!

**Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.  

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It’s that time of year! Stores are bustling with shoppers, people are planning holiday parties, families and friends are creating delicious menus for the upcoming festivities, and so much more. This is also the time of year where finding the perfect outfit is a main goal. With so many chic options for different holiday occasions, Monroe and Main is my go-to retailer for the perfect look.

 

All Black Luxe with Monroe and Main Holiday Occasions

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Monroe and Main Crossover Rib Sweater and Caviar Bead Leggings (c/o)

I love wearing black. Yes, it does majorly have to do with my field of working being a lighting designer in theater. The thing I love about black is the versatility of it. While most shun those who where black, I embrace it! Black can work for any occasion. It’s all about the style of the garment. I adore this outfit. It is perfect for doing some holiday shopping, wrapping gifts, enjoying a tasty holiday dinner, and so much more. These leggings have just the perfect amount of holiday glitz and glamour to them. They are beautifully detailed with black and gold intricate beading on the lower sides of the legs, and the fabric is soft with a nice, subtle sheen to it. They’ve got the perfect amount of stretch, and are super comfortable. I love that they could be paired with heels, ankle booties, cute flats (like I am wearing), or even sneakers.

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My most favorite part of this outfit is this gorgeous, luxe, cashmere top. It’s absolutely beautiful. It’s buttery soft, feels like heaven on, fits like a dream, and has just the perfect detailing to make it feminine and sweet. The photos of this sweater just do not do it justice. It’s by far the most luxurious, beautiful top I have the joy of owning…and I’m being serious!! It fits so well. When I first put it on I was so excited to see the well fitting shoulders, the small feminine detailing at the base of the sleeves, and the buttons at the front. It flows so well, and it incredibly flattering. I cannot wait to wear this top with my favorite pair of skinny jeans and some OTK boots.

I’ve teamed up with Monroe and Main and 24 other bloggers for an amazing giveaway!!! Yes, that means there are 25 prizes!!! Check out all of the giveaway details below, and enter to win a stylish new bag (like this one!!) PLUS enter for a chance at winning the Grand Prize Giveaway of a $250 shopping spree for one lucky winner!!

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Giveaway is US Only, 18 years and older. Open November 25th, 2015 and closes December 9th, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. 

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Get some more great outfit ideas for holiday occasions from my fellow blogger babes!

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Re-Cap: Macy’s Runway Show with Emme + The Ultimate Designer Giveaway

Just last week I had the pleasure of walking in a plus size fashion show hosted by Macy’s and Super Model Emme. I’ve been in a few runway shows before, but I was incredibly excited about this experience. From the fitting day to the day of the show, I felt like a professional model. The stylists, assistants, make up artist, and dressers were top notch. The look above is my weekend look. I think it looks really cute, and was definitely comfortable for the fall. Below is my favorite look, the date night look. I love the lace on lace!

Which look is your favorite of the two? Now for the giveaway!! I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you a fabulous giveaway you can’t resist! We’re giving one previous follower a gift package consisting of a gold iPad Mini, authentic Tory Burch tall boots, and a luxury Coach handbag and scarf, all valued at approximately $1,815 (before taxes!). By following as many bloggers as you want on the Gleam widget below, you will have better chances of winning! There are 125 ways to enter. Good Luck, Lovelies!! This giveaway is open from November 12th – November 27th, 2015.

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Plus Size Fashion Show with Super Model Emme + Kirstin Marie!!

**Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.**

Emme and Kirstin Plus Size Fashion Show #MacysEmme

Hello my loves!! I know it has been AGES since I’ve posted. Between switching jobs (more about that later on), some major life instances that were beyond control (again, more later), I have been working my hardest to get things back to a semi normal schedule. Finally, things are starting to settle down a little bit, and I can start to organize everything to get to a regular schedule. Moving on…I’m really excited to be modeling this weekend, November 7th, in the Plus Size Fashion Show with Supermodel Emme!!! Read on about miss Emme, and how fab she is.

Emme has been a major influence on the Plus-Size Fashion world. Aside from being the world’s first plus-sized model, she has a built a community around positive body image and embracing your curves. Your enthusiasm about fashion for the curvy girl and commitment to encouraging positive body image will help her mission. Body Positivity is super important. With society, social media, and even the fashion industry lately, being body positive is major, and I am all about it. Loving your body and yourself makes you feel like you can take on the world, and that you are worth more than a million bucks.

Macy’s is welcoming Emme, the world’s first iconic plus-size supermodel for a runway show highlighting the newest looks from Melissa McCarthy Seven7, Calvin Klein Performance, Michael Kors, I.N.C, Style & Co., and much more, all for the curvy girl ! After the show, stay for a shopping party where you can meet Emme*, enjoy refreshments, and take home an exclusive cosmetics travel bag with any purchase of $75 or more from Macy Woman or Accessories departments.** Plus, let the MyStylists help you find the perfect look and gift for every occasion – it’s fun, fast and free!

Want to come out and join me as I strut my stuff down the run way? I’d love to see you there!! Check out the details below:

Where: Macy’s TownCenter Boca Raton, FL

When: Saturday, November 7th @ 2pm

How much: FREE!!

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Make sure to tweet me, Instagram me, or facebook me and let me know you are coming!! I can’t wait to see you!!

 

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Shopbop Friends & Family Sale!

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Get ready to get your shopping on!! Shopbop is having an awesome Friends and Family sale for three days only. From now through midnight October 15th, 2015, save 25% off your order with code INTHEFAM25 (some exclusions apply. Offer cannot be used for gift certificate purchases. Read all exclusions here). 

I am constantly browsing Shopbop for Jeffrey Campbell, Melissa Shoes, and more. This time, they’ve launched an awesome collection that threw me back to my childhood: Jem and the Holograms!!

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That fringe skirt is truly outrageous (did ya catch that one?)! I know back when I was a little girl, I would spend hours watching Jem and the Holograms, singing along, and even playing with the larger than barbie doll dolls. I am totally scooping up some of the pieces from this collection during the sale. Let me know if you snatch up anything too!! Take a picture, and tag me in it on Instagram (@kirstinmarie) or send me a snap (@itsmekirstinm)! Share your glamour and glitter, fashion and fame!

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Win $120 to JORD!

A few months ago, I teamed up with Jord Wood Watch to review this gorgeous wooden watch. I picked out the Ely in Dark Sandalwood. I loved the face contrast with the dark wood band. This watch is literally stunning. It’s smooth, soft, comfortable, and honestly, is a real show stopper. It’s such a unique piece, and I adore wearing it. I love the date window inside of the watch. It was one of my main reasons for picking it out. If you follow me on Instagram (Girl, come find me (@kirstinmarie) on there!!), you have seen my gorgeous Ely in action, totally playing up my leopard print onesie and a cute skeleton ring. 

Recently, Jord has released a beautiful new style, the Cora. I am dying for it in Koa & Rose Gold. This month I’ve once again teamed up with Jord Wood Watches to offer one lucky reader a chance to win $120 gift certificate to JORD!! Enter through the rafflecopter below!! This giveaway is open until October 31s, 2015. Good Luck!!

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Fashion with the Mira Fit Bracelet

Looking cute and fashionable while tracking your activities have been the trends for quite a while now. With all of the available fitness trackers out there, it can be hard to pick one that will work with what you, your schedule, your style. I, personally, am not really a fan of the more athletic looking trackers. They are not as versatile. Sure, they look great when at work or at the gym, but do you really want to wear your athletic looking tracker when you are heading out to a nice dinner with your date? That is why I choose the Mira Fit Bracelet. It is a sleek tracker that can be worn inside a beautiful bracelet or clipped onto your person. I have the midnight purple bracelet, and I absolutely love it. It doesn’t look like a fitness tracker, it looks like a bracelet with a pretty stone in it. When my friends see what it really is, they get excited and immediately want to know where they can get one. I love that it is so incredibly versatile, and works with so many different outfits. I’ve created two outfits, casual and dressy, that the Mira Fit Bracelet is the perfect compliment.

Mira Fit Look 1

This outfit is perfect for running errands, grabbing lunch with friends, shopping, or strolling the streets of New York while heading to your next fashion show. The Mira Fit Bracelet is a great accessory here, because it can also act as a watch (when you swipe your finger across it, it displays the time), as well as a fitness tracker to keep up with you throughout your day.

Plus Size Mira Fit Outfit 2

I adore this outfit. The velvet dress and barely there nude heels are killer for a date night, dinner party, or even an after party. The Mira Fit Bracelet fits in flawlessly by accenting this outfit as a beautiful accessory, but it tracking your every step as you dance the night away or walk the city with you date.

The best part about the Mira Fit Bracelet? It syncs up with your smart phone, so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of your steps. It does everything for you!! It even gives you the times of the day when you are most active. If you are looking for a pretty, dainty piece that can act as a fitness tracker and blend with your day to day life, then you have got to try the Mira Fit Bracelet.

 

 

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