Vintage places

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Dress (via Gwynnie Bee) | Steve Madden Bow Heels | eShakti Tutu Skirt (borrowed from Thamarr) | Discovery Clothing Cardigan (c/o) | Target Belt (old) | Deb Shops Necklace (c/o)

Fleming Island is filled to the brim with old architecture, and historical sites. I love history, so when I find a place over flowing with vintage places, I am in heaven. I find vintage places so enticing that I just cannot get enough. This vintage place was a gorgeous old church from way back when. The church itself is no longer used for services, but can be toured inside if you play your cards right with the care taker. The graveyard has graves dating back to the early 1800s, which was the early times of Fleming Island. Each winding path through out the graveyard just outside of the church was named a different walk, which I found so fascinating. It makes you think of how simple life was, and how much honor and pride people took in their work, and in their lives. It really shines a light on the incredible amount of respect that was given to each person, as an individual that had an impact on the town. Sometimes I think about how nice it would be if life today were that simple. Instead we are so used to a very fast pace environment, everything here, now and ready to go. I, for one, take much pride and honor in my work. I work hard, and I respect everything and everyone. Respect, pride, and honor are all major key ingredients to a fulfilling job well done in my book.

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Love my Intel Tablet

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Thank goodness for my Intel Tablet. It has literally been my saving grace with all of this crazy moving business. My husband and I are currently living in a hotel until our new home is ready, so the idea of completing work for my business and doing day to day blogging and social media tasks has been daunting. Thanks to my Intel Tablet, I can get a bunch of my work done, complete my social media tasks, and do a little bit of online shopping/browsing.

My tablet has been an incredible tool when it comes to working on my blog in remote locations where I can’t get to a desktop of laptop. My current computer is packed away in a storage unit far far away, so my tablet has been my go to since the move. My tablet is fast, reliable, and has me resting assured knowing that my work can get done easily and efficiently.

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Powered by Heels

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Knot Your Mothers Dress (c/o – similar) | Rockport Total Motion Tall Boot (c/0) | Corduroy Blazer (similar) | Statement Necklace (similar)

Doing everyday tasks is something that most of us don’t think about doing while wearing a pair of heels, wedge boots, or basically anything super stylish. Personally, when I run errands, I like to throw on a pair of flats or sandals. When I walk my pups, I rarely ever wear a great stylish shoe. Rockport’s Total Motion collection has totally changed my mind. I was able to comfortably walk my pups through grass, climb up a hill with them, and continue on my day while still looking stylish. These Rockport Total Motion Tall Boots are fantastic, are so incredibly comfortable and chic. With a nice amount of stretch on the back, they accommodate my plus size calves perfectly and comfortably.

Rockport is launching an awesome campaign, Powered by Heels, which encourages and inspires empowered women to get out there and do our every day tasks while in a great pair of stylish heels. I’m very much Powered by my puppies in my day to day life. Adding the ease  and style of a great pair of Rockport Total Motion Wedge Boots to my daily routine of walking my pups really helped in ultimately making my day more time efficient. I love that I am able to get myself ready in the look of my choice and am not limited in what I can do.

Rockport’s women’s collections are designed in its new Italian Design Studio headed-up by the women’s Artistic Director, world-renowned footwear design veteran Roberta Rossi. From their fashion-forward Seven to 7 collection, to Total Motion, the ultimate in comfort, each shoe is designed to allow women to live their lives without boundaries. With Rockport, the feeling of happiness isnt derailed when you put their shoes on your feet, or walk from home to work or work to an evening out. In fact, your smile grows because Rockport shoes are sexy and comfortable.

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Weekend Chic

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Deb Shops Pocket Tee, Black Tote and YMI High Waist Skinny Jeans (c/o) | Lane Bryant Cara Leather City Heel Ankle Boot, Studded Status Link Bracelet, and Status Link Necklace (c/o) | Firmoo #F1009 Glasses (c/o) | MAC “Russian Red” Lipstick

Casual weekend wear is seriously my favorite thing. I love weekend chic looks, especially when they are completely comfortable and effortless. I paired a great fitting pair of high waisted skinny jeans with an oversized boyfriend pocket tee and a great pair of ankle boots and I was ready for the weekend. I decided to go with minimal and simple accessories, while opting for a bold lip color (my favorite color, mind you), and a great pair of glasses. I love wearing glasses because they are such a wonderful accessory while still being practical and useful. This pair of glasses from Firmoo really speaks for themselves. The dual tone frame is so much fun, and so completely non traditional. I love the modern take on the cat eye frame. It’s just so different. Firmoo has a bunch of versatile styles available for decent prices that can fit in any budget. Right now, Firmoo is celebrating their 5th Anniversary with an awesome sale. You can get 20% off all frames site wide with code 5YEARS.

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Essio

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Meet ESSIO! Essio is the first aromatherapy attachment for your shower head. It’s literally like an amazing spa like aromatherapy treatment in the comfort of your own shower! I instantly fell in love with Essio. With three different blends of organic essential oil pods to choose from, each shower is a different aromatic experience. Each pod is really easy to attach to the shower head, so it’s super simple to do it yourself. Talk about an awesome, easy DIY Spa treatment! Let me show you how it works:

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Step 1 – Attach the Essio arm to your standard shower head. No tools required!

Step 2 – Insert the pod of your choice into the arm.

Step 3 – Tilt into your shower and enjoy!

The pod will last you about 4 – 5 showers on average, so you’ve got plenty of time to enjoy your personal spa. The oil, which is certified USDA organic, is slowly released from the pod to create the perfect aromatherapy experience that will last for your entire shower. It does not leave any oily residue on the skin or hair, it’s strictly for aromatherapy use only. Out of the three blends I received, it’s difficult for me to select  favorite:

~Breathe Blend: Blend of Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, and Lemon

~Passion Blend: Blend of Mandarin Orange, Lavender, and Rose

~Unwind Blend: Blend of Orange, Bergamot, and Patchouli

Sounds delicious, right?? Well, from now until 9/25, you can enter to win one of your very own ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Kit!! Click the image below to enter to win!! (US Readers only!)

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The Sims Series: The Sims™ 4

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It’s no secret that I am a The Sims Series game fanatic. I’ve been playing The Sims Series since it first came out, with the original The Sims Series. The game really plays into my creative side. I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of The Sims™ 4. When the game was release, I rushed to my local Walmart and snatched it up with a giant smile of excitement on my face. I could not wait to get home and start my new The Sims™ 4 adventure! I love creating different Sims of all different shapes and sizes. That’s one of the major improvements with The Sims™ 4. You can now click on the part of the Sim you want to change, and use the mouse to adjust. I’m talking body modifications (fat or skinny, muscular or soft, size of each part of the body – everything!). You can also fully create and customize your Sim to be however you want them to be. In The Sims™ 4, there are brand new Sims with big personalities. The Sims themselves, are smarter, more relatable and emotionally aware beings whose every action is affected by what they’re thinking and how they’re feeling. You can see in my screenshots that my Sim, Zoe Jewel, is feeling Fine or Energized depending on what’s going on in her life at that moment. She’s got different aspirations based on her moment to moment needs. It makes playing the game that much more fun and relatable to our lives.

The Sims™ 4 has completely rebuilt its creative tools to be intuitive, powerful, tactile and lots of fun. It’s easier and faster for you to create exactly the Sims and the homes you’ve always wanted in The Sims™ 4. I love building and designing the different homes. It’s seriously one of my favorite parts of the game. I can be the interior designer I’ve always dreamed of being, or I can create something so incredibly off the wall, and let my imagination and creativity run wild. The fact that I can just click and grab whatever my heart desires and create that custom designer home just makes me incredibly excited.

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Island Life

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Hell Bunny Island Print Dress (via Gwynnie Bee) | Deb Shops Color block bag, and bright sandals (c/o)

Before Scott and I headed back down to South Florida again, I spent the day with my parents in Fleming Island. It was an awesome day filled with spa treatments with my mom, and photo shoots with my dad, followed by an amazing and tasty dinner of my favorite – my mom’s fajitas. My dad took me to this gorgeous park near their home on Fleming Island. I thought it would be the perfect setting for this beautiful dress by Hell Bunny. It really got me feeling like I was living the island life. Sometimes it’s important to feel the ease and simplicity of what island life symbolizes (not necessarily what it actually entails). For me, at this point in my life, it’s exactly what I needed before we made our big move.

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Redbubble “Cannibal!”

Redbubble “Cannibal!” T-Shirt (c/o) | Deb Shops Skinny Jeans (c/o)

I absolutely LOVE this t-shirt. It’s just so cute. When I saw this print in the vast selection of great tee’s that Redbubble has to offer, I knew this was the one I had to have. It’s so my humor, and right up my alley. Scott instantly told me that this shirt was so me when he saw it. It’s a comfy tee, and I’ve already worn it a bunch of times. I chose the v-neck style tee because it’s more flattering for me, and overall, I prefer a v-neck on my t-shirts. Redbubble offers a ton of different styles of t-shirts and hoodies with this great print. If you aren’t a fan of this cute print, they have a great selection of other fun prints available in a variety of sizes. Talk about a fun Summer time shirt! Right now, you can get 15% off everything at Redbubble with code GET15!

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Plus size business casual

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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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Dreaming of Paris

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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.

 

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