Sweatual Healing with Mira

Working out, dieting, keeping track of your calories, counting your steps, watching what you eat, clean eating…the list goes on and on. While I really do enjoy eating healthy and exercising, sometimes I get very frustrated trying to find a credible, comfortable, practical way to keep track of my activity levels. I don’t find it practical to keep checking in on an app each time I eat something or exercise to track it. That just is not for me, especially with constantly being on the go with work (and let me tell you, I work 24/7). Being in the entertainment industry definitely has it’s ups and downs. The major down side is long hours, working most often 7 days a week and trying to find time to exercise, stay healthy, spend time with my hubby & pups, and of course, precious sleep. Thank goodness for !!! This bracelet is the best thing since sliced bread. It’s practical, (meaning that I can set it up to track a variety of different things), it’s small, AND it looks really cute, like a pretty piece of jewelry. How often can you say that your fitness tracker looks like a dainty bracelet?A photo posted by Kirstin Anderson (@kirstinmarie) on

You may have seen this picture a few weeks ago on Instagram (are you following me @kirstinmarie?? You should!!). I’ve been really excited with this pretty little bracelet, wearing it every day. Working out, dieting, keeping track of your calories, counting your steps, watching what you eat, clean eating…the list goes on and on. While I really do enjoy eating healthy and exercising, sometimes I get very frustrated trying to find a credible, comfortable, practical way to keep track of my activity levels. I don’t find it practical to keep checking in on an app each time I eat something or exercise to track it. That just is not for me, especially with constantly being on the go with work (and let me tell you, I work 24/7). Being in the entertainment industry definitely has it’s ups and downs. The major down side is long hours, working most often 7 days a week and trying to find time to exercise, stay healthy, spend time with my hubby & pups, and of course, precious sleep. Thank goodness for Mira Fit!!! This bracelet is the best thing since sliced bread. It’s practical, (meaning that I can set it up to track a variety of different things), it’s small, AND it looks really cute, like a pretty piece of jewelry. How often can you say that your fitness tracker looks like a dainty bracelet?

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Right now, Mira has a really inspiring pinterest board, Mira Sweatual Healing. Let me tell you, it’s one of my favorites!! I visit every day to get a little snippet of inspiration to keep on keepin’ on. If you are feeling down in the doldrums and need a boost, get your Sweatual Healing on with Mira!!

 

I received product and compensation in partnership with Mira Fit for this post. All opinions are my own. 

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The perfect fit for me with Target Denim

This post is promoted and sponsored by Target. I received these items free of charge and was compensated by Target via Mode Media for my review. All opinions are my own.

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Kirstin Marie Target Plus Size Denim Line #TargetStyle perfect fit for me

Finding a great pair of jeans is a task in itself. Many people dread the simple thought of going jean shopping, let alone actually going through with it. I generally sift through so many different styles, that I get frustrated very quickly. Luckily, Target is revamping & releasing a brand new denim collection!! The new Target denim collection is awesome. The variety of styles, fits, and sizes (yes, ladies! They’ve got plus sizes too!!) is a major, welcome change. Target’s new and improved denim is made to fit your every expression, no matter who you are, how you feel, what you do, or where you go.

I tried out three different styles and fits of the new Target denim line, and have to say, while I love all three, my perfect pair are the Plus Size Distressed Jeggings. They are perfect with a capital P.

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The way these jeans hug my curves, fit my waist, hips, legs and my butt is so absolutely perfect. They fit like a dream, and feel like they were made for me! I love the bits of distressing on the jeans. I really like a casual, comfy pair of jeans. They are buttery soft, with the perfect amount of stretch to them. They didn’t slide down, nor did they have that annoying waist gap in the back. These truly are my perfect fit. I styled this pair with a retro vibe. I chose a fitted top, a cute cardigan, and a great pair of wedges making this outfit a great date night look.

My second favorite pair out of the three is the Plus Size White Jeggings.

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These are a bit thicker than my perfect pair. I’m not normally one to wear white jeans, but these fit so well and are just so cute! These hug my curves and make me feel super confident, which is really important; especially when wearing a color I normally wouldn’t! I love the way they look cuffed, but they do come down past my ankles, which makes them great for wearing with a cute pair of heels. I styled this pair with a cozy oversized sweater, a great pair of sneakers, and an oversized tote, making this outfit the perfect outfit for running errands all day.

Finally, the last pair I tried out is the Plus Size High Waist Skinny Jeans.

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This pair was just a tad too big for me overall. They are also incredibly soft, which I have to say, I am loving. These are absolutely high waist jeans, as they did come just above my belly button, with room to spare. They are a bit stretchier than the jeggings, which makes them great travel jeans! I styled this pair with a cute bow button down top, a long duster, and some studded heels to give this look and edgier feel. This outfit would be great for grabbing drinks with your girlfriends, or doing a little bit of shopping!

So…are you game for a new pair (or two!) of affordable, comfy, great jeans? Now it’s your turn! Show everyone what you’re made of. Starting July 26th, you can try on Target denim in stores to receive $10 off!! I wanna see which pair of jeans is your perfect pair! Head to your local store, try on a few pairs of the new collection, and tag me in your Instagram (@kirstinmarie), tweets (@kirstinfoley), or snaps (@itsmekirstinm) with #TargetStyle!! Don’t forget to check out what style would be your perfect fit for your shape and style at http://target.com/jeans & leave a review on Target.com! Find your style @targetstyle.

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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.

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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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