People Style Watch + Gwynnie Bee

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Beach Print Tank Dress (via Gwynnie Bee c/o) | Heart Shaped Sunglasses (Deb Shops – Old) | Rings (ASOS & Lane Bryant) | Necklace (Deb Shops – Old)

Do you want something fun, new, and exciting to start off your Summer? How does a winning a free wardrobe for a year sound?! That sounds great!

I am always, always looking for new, inventive, affordable, ways to revamp my wardrobe. I love shopping, but my wallet does not. Thanks to Gwynnie Bee, I can “shop” as much as I want to without spending much money at all! Gwynnie Bee is an online retail clothing rental subscription that caters to women sizes 10-32. For a flat monthly fee, you get to curate your very own collection to try and free shipping to & from your home!! Gwynnie Bee has quite a few packages available for you to select from, depending on how many pieces you’d like to receive at one time. The best part? There is no limit on when you can return them!! Let’s say you love an item, and you don’t know when you want to return it. You don’t have to feel the pressure of returning it by a certain date. When you do decide that you are done with the items, simply send them back in the prepaid labeled shipping envelop from anywhere in the US, and Gwynnie Bee takes care of laundering the items for you! My absolute favorite feature is the buy it feature. I fell in love with two dresses that I received last year. Last year!! I’ve held onto them since then, and waited until they were super cheap to purchase. Then, BAM! Mine forever for a fraction of what they would’ve cost me had I purchased them a year ago. All the while I have been able to wear them as much as I like.

I was given 5 pieces from Gwynnie Bee’s Spring & Summer Collection to try out. I ended up loving this cute Beach Print Tank Dress the most. It fits really well, it’s light weight, and the print is adorable!! It just screamed South Florida Summer to me. It does have quite a bit of stretch to it for a shift dress. I’m wearing a 2x. I feel I could’ve comfortably taken a 1x in this dress, as shift dresses tend to be a very open cut.

People Style Watch and Gwynnie Bee are giving you the chance to win a free subscription to Gwynnie Bee for a year!! Enter for your chance to win here.

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**Thanks to Gwynnie Bee and People Style Watch for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

 

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Win an Adora Bag!

This is a Fashionista Event. An Adora Bag was provided to me so that I could share my honest review about the product. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. #FashionistasAdora Black Adora Bag lane bryant chain belt on Kirstin Marie Adora Bag Clutch on Kirstin Marie IGIGI Charmaine Jumpsuit lane bryant chain belt Adora Bag on plus size fashion blog Kirstin Marie I hope you’ve seen my review about these absolutely stunning Adora Bags. If not, check it out!! This bag is by far my absolutely new favorite bag. It’s 100% Italian leather, and it is buttery soft and delicious. Now is your chance to win one of your very own bag!!! Enter using the Rafflecopter entry method below. Three winners will each win a $280 Adora Bag of their own!!! By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to provide your email address to Adora Bags.

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Be sure to hop on over to the other bloggers and read up on how much they adore their Adora Bags!


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1970s Style with my Adora Bag

This is a Fashionista Event. An Adora Bag was provided to me so that I could share my honest review about the product. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. #FashionistasAdora

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IGIGI Charmaine Jumpsuit (c/o) | Adora Bag (c/o) | Leopard Sunnies (old) | Jeffree Star “Redrum” lipstick | Jeffrey Campbell Shoes (old) | Lane Bryant Chain Belt (c/o – old) | OPI “Bubble bath” Nail Polish

Shoes and bags are my addiction. I’m constantly shopping for them, and constantly rotating items in and out of my collection. I’ve been looking for the perfect black bag, and when I had the opportunity to partner up with Adora Bags, I jumped at the chance. This bag is absolutely stunning. It’s 100% Italian leather (including the hardware!!). It’s beautifully crafted, buttery soft, and let me just tell you that I cannot get enough of the rich, indulgent scent that Italian leather has. This bag is huge, and fits so much inside, but is still extremely comfortable to carry.

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I could not resist instantly swapping into this bag the moment it arrived at my door. I’ve been carrying it for almost a week now and I don’t see myself changing any time soon. I love the little clutch inside. It’s a great place for all of the little stuff that I don’t want floating around inside the bag. Aside from the fact that this luxury bag is just stellar, my favorite part about it is the little tassel. Oh yes and hello to some sweet fringe tassel accent to perfectly finish off an amazing bag.

Very soon myself, along with a group of fabulous bloggers, will be hosting an $840 giveaway to Adora Bags. Be sure to keep checking back in for that!! In the mean time, hop over to see how all of the bloggers have styled up their Adora Bags, and what they’ve got to say about them!


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Summer Sparkles from Michael Hill

Summer Sparkles from Michael Hill

I adore wearing anything that sparkles, especially when it comes to jewelry and accessories. Summer time jewelry is so perfect when it embodies everything that I feel Summer is – the beach, ocean breezes, sunny afternoons, and lovely flowers. I’ve recently discovered Michael Hill, a jewelry designer that has an awesome variety and selection of beautiful jewelry. I can’t help but fill up my cart when I visit the website. I wanted to share with you my wish list of Summer Sparkles from Michael Hill.

Summer Sparkles from Michael Hill on Kirstin Marie

Anchor Necklace | Pearl Ring | Infinity Bracelet | Everlight Pendant with blue diamonds | Starfish Necklace | Rose Ring

Michael Hill has such lovely, delicate jewelry. Each piece is something unique and different. It’s one of the reasons why I really enjoy the designs so much. All of these gorgeous items in my wishlist are pieces that I could see myself wearing every day, and admiring them just as often as I’d wear them. There’s something to be said about delicate, lovely jewelry that speaks to the person wearing it, along with the people who will look at it and wonder where it came from. It can be a hard task to do, especially when it comes to catering a piece that is suitable for all ages and tastes of different people, as well as having the ability to fit into everyone’s’ budget. I feel that Michael Hill does this very well.

 

This post was in collaboration with Michael Hill Jewelry. I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

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5 Must-Have Accessories for Spring and Summer

Getting ready for Spring & Summer is a big deal. With the constant state of running out of time as a societal standard, online shopping is the way to go. Working within a budget can be tricky, especially with online shopping, because everything that you need or want is literally at your finger tips. With the click of your mouse that great bag, cute dress, or those amazing shoes will be on the way to your doorstep. Luckily, I’ve found an awesome website that helps me to find great deals, sales, coupons AND gives me a percentage of cash back for my online purchase. Let me introduce to you, Shopathome.com. With the help of shopathome.com, I’ve put together a fabulous haul post of my favorite must-have accessories for Spring and Summer.

5 must-have accessories for spring and summer

  • I adore these multi stone rings for Spring and Summer. They are absolutely perfect to add a splash of color to your day to day look with a simple accessory.
  • This great little quilted bag with a gold chain is the latest and greatest take on the dreaded fanny pack. It’s really chic, comfortable to wear, and fits everything you need to carry without having to bring a larger bag with you. It’s perfect for running errands, or for an evening out at the beach!
  • Cat eye sunglasses are absolutely everything. This pair is versatile, comfortable, and flattering on almost every face shape!
  • An intricate headband can go a long way when it comes to accessorizing your look. I love this triangle cut out head band. It’s versatile, simple, and chic.
  • Sun protection is important. This wide brim floppy straw hat is pure perfection when it comes to style and protection from the sun. I love the fun, beachy colors!

What are your favorite must-have accessories for Spring and Summer? Leave a comment, and let’s talk about it!

 

This post was in collaboration with ShopatHome.com, and I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own. 

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How I dress my body type featuring Monroe and Main

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

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Monroe and Main Seasonless Stretch Dress, Arrow Necklace, & Braless Body Suit (c/o)

Dressing for your body type is an important skill to hone. Sure, everyone can wear whatever they want, whenever they want. The idea behind dressing for your body type is to dress in the best way that suits your body and makes you look and feel amazing. It’s the difference between feeling frumpy versus feeling put together and ready to take on the world. Thanks to a great LBD, some cute jewelry, a large brim hat, and comfortable basics underneath, I am going to tell you how I dress for my body type featuring Monroe and Main.

How I Dress My Body Type

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1. What’s underneath

The first, most important thing to feeling great all day is boosting your confidence. I like to wear a light compression shape wear underneath just to smooth out all the lumps and bumps. This helps my clothes to lay nicely on me. Monroe and Main’s “How to Dress Your Body Type” Infographic Series is a great tool that helped me to find the perfect shape wear for me. From taking my measurements and finding my body type, I was able to find shape wear that I knew was going to work for me and my body. I picked out a really comfortable braless body suit that is perfect to wear in the hot South Florida Summer. The best part is that it also helps to control the dreaded chub rub!

2. Pick what you love

I wanted a great little black dress that I could wear any time of the year, and feel good in. This dress is absolutely perfect, and fits really well. I love the addition of the tie in front. It’s a nice, light weight dress, which is wonderful to have living in South Florida, where it’s Summer basically all year long.

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3.Wear it, love it, rock it!

After I put my shape wear and my LBD on, I felt like a whole new woman. I was ready to take on the day, tackle my projects, all while knowing I looked and felt like a million bucks. Dressing for my body type is 100% worth it. Monroe and Main has a great inspirational pinterest board that I found to be a great help. Be sure to check it out!

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Join me, along with Monroe and Main, and learn how to dress you body! I’m giving away an awesome kit that will help you to dress your body.

Prize: “How to Dress Your Body” Kit from Monroe and Main. Kit contains a Monroe and Main tape measure and $185 shopping spree to score your own shape wear & outfit!

Dates: Giveaway will run from May 18th, 2015 – May 31, 2015.

Terms: ONE winner will be selected at random, and chosen on June 1st. Must be from the US only, and 18 years or older. 

Good Luck!

Win a “How to Dress Your Body” Kit!

Hop on over to the other bloggers, and see how they dress for their body types!!


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Charlotte Russe Plus Size Collection

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Charlotte Russe Plus Size Pom-Pom Trim Print Crop-Top (c/o) | Charlotte Russe Plus Size Pom-Pom Trim Print Tulip Shorts (c/o) | Charlotte Russe Plus Size Lace & Chiffon Fringe Kimono (c/o) | Charlotte Russe Crisscross Slingback Platform Wedges (c/o) | ASOS Curve Tights (old) | Tri-Color Bangles (c/o – old) | Deb Shops Pearl choker (c/o)

It is so incredibly important to love your self and be confident in who you are.  It took me so many years to be comfortable in my own skin. Now that I am, I am so proud of who I am, what I look like, and I’m happy to say that I wouldn’t have it any other way. I no longer feel self conscious, with the need to conceal my thick thighs. Yeah, I’ve got chub rub, it happens. You know what though? I’m okay with that! It’s my body, I know how it works, I know the way it’s shaped, I know every inch of it…and I love it. That’s why every inch of my being had to get behind the #HeartYourSelfie movement that Charlotte Russe is celebrating. The #HeartYourSelfie movement is so important to our society of people everywhere. You can express what you love about your self, share a photo with a heart incorporated in it, and boost your confidence all while knowing that Charlotte Russe is donating $1 to Girls, Inc (an awesome organization). Get in on the celebration quick, this is going on until March 22nd!!

All of the items I’m wearing in my outfit above are from the freshly launched Charlotte Russe Plus Size Collection. Have you browsed their collection yet? It’s amazing! The new Charlotte Russe Plus Size Collection features a huge range of super cute tops, bottoms, dresses, rompers, AND denim for a happy wallet price. I had to go out on a limb and grab something I wouldn’t normally wear. I needed something that would push my comfort zones to the max all while embodying everything that I am feeling currently. This outfit from the Charlotte Russe Plus Size Collection does that and more. It’s so cute and comfy, and I’m totally digging the tropical print and the adorable pom-poms (check the detail shot!!).

What items are you loving from the Charlotte Russe Plus Size Collection??Let’s talk about it!!

Have you joined in on the #HeartYourSelfie celebration?? Tag me (@kirstinmarie – are you following me?! You should!)! I want to see! 

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ShopBop March Sale!

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I’m always up for a good sale, especially when it’s at one of my favorite places to shop! The Shopbop March Sale is amazing, and an event that is not to be missed. The sale is on until Monday, March 9th, so be sure to get in on this!! Check out some of the awesome pieces and deals you can score:

~15% off purchases over $250

~20% off purchases over $500

~25% off purchases over $1000

Click here to grab the coupon code for these Shopbop March Sale deals!!

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Loco Domo Backpack

5th & Mercer long sleeve dress (such a great color for Spring!!)

DVF Zarita Lace Dress (I’m swooning over this dress. It’s gorgeous!)

One by Contrarian dress – available in 8 colors!!

BB Dakot Lillian Drapey Front Jacket

 

Happy Shopping!!!

 

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#BendTheRules with HP x360

**Disclosure: This post was sponsored by HP through Collectively.  HP product in this post was provided for my consideration and use in this post. #bendtherules**

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HP Pavilion x360 (c/o)

I am super excited to introduce you to a beast of a computer, the HP Pavilion X360! This computer is top knotch for day to day usage, especially if you are on the go. The HP x360 has four different operating modes: laptop, tablet, ten, and stand. A laptop and a tablet with a stand all in one?! Why, thank you HP!

I absolutely love the ease of use and the convenience of the HP x360. Being able to alternate between laptop, tablet, and stand mode on the daily while still having the capabilities of a regular laptop computer is major. Having such a flexible and fun computer really makes it easy for me to #bendtherules.

Thanks to this awesome new computer and it’s flexible, unexpected four operating modes AND HP’s partnership with Meghan Trainor for her “That Bass Tour”, I’m inspired to share how I can style these adorable polka dot pumps four different ways:

1. Vintage Inspired

Spring Style with Polka Dots Look 1

 

2. Girly and fun

Spring Fashion Look 2

ASOS Cut Out Skater Dress | MAC “Pink Pigeon” Lipstick | Spiral Hair Ties (as bracelets) | Cat Eye Sunglasses

3. Edgy

Spring Fashion Look 3

 

 

4. Weekend Casual

Spring Fashion Look 4

NYDJ Boyfriend Jeans | ShopBop Fringe Bag | Old Navy White V-Neck Tee | Alex and Ani Bangles | Flower Necklace | Boyfriend Cardigan | Aviator Sunglasses

 

Can we talk about HP’s partnership with Meghan Trainor for her That Bass Tour?? Talk about a match made in heaven! HP will be bending the rules on Meghan’s first ever tour with a six-part documentary titled All About That Tour, as well as fan-generated content from social media.  And of course, the HP x360 will be a part of this process as the perfect on-the-road personal computer.  Bend the rules on tour with HP and Meghan Trainor by clicking HERE!

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Firmoo Glasses

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Firmoo F038 Glasses (c/o) | MAC Rebel Lipstick

Having several pairs of glasses is an absolute must. I have three pairs, and they go through a heavy rotation quite often, especially when my eyes are just not feeling contact lenses. I like looking for different patterns, textures, and shapes for my glasses. Overall, I adore the vintage inspired cat eye frame. These Firmoo Glasses are the perfect combination of that vintage inspired cat eye with a modern twist. I love the point that these frames come to. They do a really great job off setting my round face with their severe lines and edges.

I usually have a hard time finding a great pair of frames that works on my face. I have a very round face with super high cheek bones. Basically speaking, most pairs of frames sit more on my cheeks and my cheek bones than they do on my nose (I have a shallow nose). I hate wearing glasses that move up when I smile (thanks, fabulous cheeks!). This pair of Firmoo glasses are perfect. They sit so well on my nose, and don’t rise up when I smile. The only downside that I found with this specific frame is that they are a little narrow for my face. Other than that (which I can completely get past), they are great. Definitely a great option to add to my glasses collection.

If you are in the market for a great new pair of affordable frames, check out Firmoo. They’ve got a great selection, a virtual try-on option, and the ordering process is super easy and user friendly. You won’t be disappointed!

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