Monday, December 30, 2013

These Flannel Cupcake PJ's Are Pretty Sweet!

I never knew I could love a pair of pajamas so much, especially flannel ones. I always thought of flannel pajamas as uncomfortable, not soft enough, too hot, and I never ever seemed to find the right fit. With that in mind, you can imagine how surprised I was after wearing and sleeping in these for the first time and LOVING them! I saw pink and cupcakes and I couldn't resist them! These pajamas are so adorable! They are now my fave pajamas. The flannel is so nice and soft and these kept me perfectly warm on the recent cold and snowy nights we have had this winter. The pants have a nice elastic waistband, so helps keep them nice and comfy and give the perfect fit. These actually felt roomy enough all over- no tight arms or button gaps or anything! I didn't even get annoyed by them one time! I mean, I truly loooooooooove them.
 I wore them with my fave neon striped slippers and I was super happy and cozy the entire night!

These pajamas are available in other prints too. They have cupcakes, of course, but also, scottie dogs, sheep and colorful plaid styles. As for sizing, they are available up to size 5X, which is so very awesome!

If you love them and want to learn more about them, you can click here to check them out on

*These super cute and comfy pj's were sent for review. All opinions are my own!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: Custom Made Wide Calf Boots by The Boot Makers

I am so excited to have a pair of boots that actually fit me properly!!!! Before I discovered these boots, I was pretty sure I would never find the perfect fit. I have a small foot and ankle area, but I have an extra wide calf. Some companies don't even make wide calf boots in my shoe size, and if they do, many times it's just not wide enough. Also, I'm only 5'1", so my legs are quite short, so finding the right length of boot can even be difficult.

The Boot Makers had the perfect solution to my issues and frustrations- they create custom made boots! They design boots with a person's individual measurements to achieve the perfect fit. How awesome is that?! I simply picked a style and color and took my measurements for my foot, ankle, calf width and leg length.
I selected the gorgeous Sienna riding boots in a beautiful, brown leather. They have tons of styles and color options to choose from, so you truly can create that ideal pair of boots you have been dreaming of. After ordering, the boots take a few weeks to create since they are custom-made.  It's well worth it, of course!

When they arrived, I was so overjoyed. It was the first time that I have ever truly had a pair of boots that fit perfectly. I think I may have teared up a little, but I'm sure that some of you who share in my frustrations will totally understand why. Having something like these boots is an absolute dream come true.These boots are so beautifully made, and the leather is soooo soft and nice. I've been wearing these boots a lot lately because I love them so much. They are extremely comfortable too! If you are looking for a great pair of boots to wear all day long, these are the ones. They are just more amazing than I could ever describe.
OK, let's talk pricing. Custom-made shoes may seem like they would be really expensive, but the prices of these boots are actually comparable with some of the prices I see in department stores and online. However, the department store boots are not made to fit you perfectly like boots from The Boot Makers are. You can't choose the measurements for boots you purchase in a department store, and boots in the store may not even fit. I think the quality and price of the boots from The Boot Makers is far better than any others I have seen.

Also, right now, The Boot Makers are having a seasonal sale, so you can take an extra 20% off of your order. This is in addition to the 20% off that international customers already receive!  For more info and to shop online, visit:

*Sienna riding boots were sent for review purposes.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Plus Size OOTD: Bow Sweater and Skater Skirt

Today, I had so much fun celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. It was cold outside, so I wanted to stay warm, but I was dying to wear this skater skirt. So...I decided to wear it and just add some thick, warm leggings underneath. Worked out perfectly! I was so comfy, cozy and warm all day :)

Sweater, Jacket: Target
Skirt, Hat, Sunnies: Forever 21
Boots, Bag, Leggings: Dots

Friday, November 29, 2013

Plus Size OOTD: Cozy and Casual for Thanksgiving

Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving in my fave holiday, and I really enjoy getting to spend time with family during this time of year. For today's family gathering, I wanted to be warm, cozy and casual, but still wear something that expressed my style. I chose a fab pair of red and black plaid leggings from Forever 21+ and layered a long sleeve tee and cardi together. Tall boots added a little extra warmth. I was totally comfy all day!

Top/Cardi/Leggings: Forever 21+
Boots/Bag: Dots
Ring: H&M

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Save up to 70% off during the IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Thanksgiving Cyber Sale

Ready to start the season off right by scoring some major deals? IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel is having an unbelievably good sale starting on Thanksgiving Day. Customers will be able save up to 70% off their purchases during this incredible sale when using the special coupon code "CYBERSALE13" allowing you to save an extra 40% off select category.
In addition to this, IGIGI is offering free ground shipping on orders over $150 in the Continental United States. International orders over $150 will be eligible for 50% off shipping using FedEx. This will definitely be a great time to do some shopping for those must-have IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel pieces since you can save on the fashions and the shipping!
The Thanksgiving Cyber Sale will take place from Thursday, November 28, 2013, 12pm PST, to Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 12pm PST. The shipping rates will remain in effect until December 31, 2013.
To shop this exciting sale, visit
Use code "CYBERSALE13" to save an additional 40% off select category.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Affordable Holiday Accessories Ideas & GIVEAWAY

Right now, my first holiday giveaway of the season is going on over on my YouTube channel!!! Be sure to check it out, along with some fab affordable accessories to rock this holiday season. I partnered with Jessica, an independent Paparazzi consultant, to do this awesome giveaway! Each item featured is only about $5. If you have tons of people on your shopping list like I do, or if you want to do a little shopping to treat yourself, then I think you'll like these ideas and tips!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fashion, Beauty and Seasonal Faves

Five Fashionable Plus Size Coats to Try This Fall

For many of us, the weather is finally starting to get cooler, and it finally feels like fall. Now is a great time to find the perfect coat to keep you warm and feeling fashionable through the fall and winter seasons. I’ve been doing some online browsing to check out the latest coat styles and trends for this year. I found some fantastic coats that I think you’re really going to love. Whether you’re getting all dressed up or just going out for a casual shopping day, these versatile designs will compliment your outfit perfectly.

1. The Dress Coat
The Ulla Popkin dress coat is a fresh take on the classic camel colored coat we’ve seen over and over. This coat features a unique assymetrical collar and three button closure. It’s such a great length, and it can instantly turn a look from drab to fab.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Plus Size OOTD: Sejour Printed Shawl Collar Jacket and YMI Jeans

Today I just created a nice casual/comfy look that still felt like it showed my personal style. I received this Sejour jacket from Gwynnie Bee a days ago and I just couldn't wait to wear it! It's totally perfect for a cool fall night. We went out tonight to celebrate my sis-in-law and her volleyball team becoming state champs! Yay! So exciting :) Here's more about the look:

Jacket: Sejour via Gwynnie Bee 
Top: Target
Jeans: YMI
Bag: Dots
Boots: Dots
Necklace: Forever 21
Ring: Tom's Accessories
Hope you're having a fab weekend wherever you are! xo
 * I am a Gwynnie Bee blogger affiliate. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Where to Shop for Wide Calf Boots

I love boot season! I have been doing some browsing/shopping for new boots online and in store, and I must say I have been soooo surprised by how many retailers are FINALLY carrying wide calf boots! From Walmart and Payless to Naturalizer and Bloomingdale's, I have been able to find wide calf boots all over the place. This is so exciting because I've always had trouble finding great boots that fit my wider calves. I thought I would share with you guys some tips for shopping for the perfect wide calf boots, and also, provide a list filled with retailers who are currently selling wide calf boots. Check it out:

 How to shop for wide calf boots:
  • Measure the widest part of the calf. (Measure both legs to help get an accurate size.)
  • Also, note whether or not you have wide width feet too. 
  • When shopping, always be aware of the difference between wide width and wide calf. Wide width refers to the foot, and wide calf refers to the leg.
  • When checking websites, ALWAYS look for size measurement descriptions or size charts to help determine if the boot will fit you.
  • Before going to the store, check online to see what wide calf boots they have available, and what sizes they fit. This can save some frustration if you know ahead of time what will fit and what won't.
OR Try these ideas:
  • Some sites sell extra wide and super wide calf boots.
  • If you still have no luck, you may want to try getting a custom made pair of boots to fit you perfectly. These may be pricier, but they are usually so well made. They are sure to fit like glove, so they are definitely well worth it.
  • A more affordable option for custom made boots may be purchasing a pair of boots that you like and having extra panels or elastic/stretchy panels sewn into the boot so that it will fit.

Where to find wide calf boots:

Monday, November 4, 2013

My Five Fall Fashion Must-Haves

The weather is finally getting cooler and it seems fall is finally here to stay! I’m so excited to finally move on to a new season of fashion, especially a season where I get to wear some of my absolute favorite styles. From soft sweaters and riding boots to cozy, comfy pajamas, I’m totally ready for it all!

To further get us all in the mood for fall, I thought I would share five of my fall fashion must-haves.

1. Wide Calf Boots
It’s boot season, and every gal needs a good, comfortable pair of riding boots to wear with skinny jeans, leggings and dresses. Choosing a neutral color is great because they will work with pretty much anything and everything you wear this fall.

2.  Sweaters, Sweaters, Sweaters
Sweaters are a fall staple, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. I love finding sweaters with fun graphics or unique embellishments that show off my personal style while keeping me warm.


3.  Cozy, Comfy Pajamas 

There is nothing better than curling up in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, a good book and a pair of cozy, comfy pajamas. I love fabrics that are soft to the touch and able to keep me warm on those cool fall nights. Flannel, jersey and cotton are my faves!


Pajama sleep set in flannel and jersey from Roamans

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Comfy Fall Plus Size OOTD

OMG I'm wearing pants! It's a rare occasion, I know. The first time I tried these crossover pants on at Dots, I just couldn't believe how comfortable they were and what a great fit they were. The length is perfect, they are comfy, not too bulky, and they have no zippers or buttons. LOVE!

I just wanted a comfy Fall Sunday outfit, so I paired these pants with a tshirt and a cardigan. I added some flats and a hat, and I was all set! I'm still carrying around my fave studded bag too, of course. I still can't believe it was under $30. Score!

Outfit Details:
Tshirt: Forever 21+
Cardigan: Forever 21+
Pants: Dots
Shoes: Marc Jacobs
Bag: Dots
Hat: NY & Co.
Bracelets: Target

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel’s Discovering Fall 2013 Collection is here!

IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel’s Discovering Fall 2013, is a lavish display of glamour and femininity reminiscent of the glitz and glam of decadent times interpreted for the modern woman. Intricate plays of transparency, bonded laces, and contrast-heavy prints find life in intoxicating designs that deliver bold and beautiful yet easy and effortless elegance. Charming French beauty Clementine Desseaux graces the campaign shot by Marc de Paola in Sea Ranch, CA. Designed and made in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, the collection is now available at, at $58 to $450.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Latest Plus Size Fall Fashion Picks From Gwynnie Bee

I am so excited that the weather is finally changing here! I've been so ready to move on to new styles, and of course, I love wearing sweaters, sweater dresses, tights, leggings and all of my favorite boots! With that in mind, I decided to pick out styles I thought would be perfect for fall for my latest shipment from Gwynnie Bee. 

I even tried some new brands! This time around, I tried out Thread & Butter, Style & Co., and Spense Woman. I have loooooooooooved them all too. Each piece I chose is so comfortable, and they fit my style perfectly. They are exactly what I have been looking for. Can't wait to try more pieces from these brands.

If you want to give them a try, or find some other fall fashions that fit your style perfectly, you can try them for only $10 for your first month! How awesome is that! You can click here to get started. To see all of my latest fashion picks, check out the video below. I'll also include a few OOTD photos too!

*I am a Gwynnie Bee blogger affiliate, lover of the service and all around fashion enthusiast :) All opinions are my own!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Plus Size Fall Fashion LookBook featuring Dots

I'm sure that by now you guys already know that Dots is one of my fave stores. I wear a lot of Dots clothing and accessories in my outfit photos and videos. It's affordable, trendy, and fits my style perfectly! I recently went in to check out some of the new fall arrivals, and I even filmed a special fall look book video featuring some of my favorite pieces from Dots! If you haven't been in Dots recently, go check them out. You can also find them online. I think you will love all of the fab new things they have this season.

I was completely blown away by all of the amazing new styles they had. From faux leather and camo to studs and jewel tones, I was in heaven! They even had wide calf boots and plus size belts...two things that can be difficult to find, and finding them at affordable prices is even more difficult than that, right?. I had so much fun playing dress up, and I just can't wait to share these looks with y'all! Check it out below!

Monday, September 23, 2013

IGIGI Intro to Fall Collection: The Shawn Dress

I'm so in love with the Shawn dress by IGIGI. I first noticed this dress last month when I was looking through the new Intro to Fall collection. There were so many gorgeous, rich, bold colors and prints, but this dress stole my heart! I couldn't stop staring at it or thinking about it. I thought of all the possibilities...I could wear it for meetings, dinner, going out, daytime, nighttime...anytime! It's so comfortable and easy to move in, plus it's totally stylish, right? I love the black, white and red combo, and the obi style waistline with self-tie just pulls it all together perfectly. I won't have to add a belt because of this fab design. Score!

I also decided to take the time to do a new video in my shopping/review series all about shopping IGIGI. For more of my thoughts about what IGIGI has to offer, the shopping process, shipping, sizing, etc., check it out:

You can also watch the video on YouTube here.
Here are a few more photos:

Below is a closer look at the detail at the waist. I'm obsessed!
Dress: c/o IGIGI
Clutch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Torrid

Saturday, September 7, 2013

OOTD: Alfani A-Line Dress

I got this dress in the mail from Gwynnie Bee yesterday, and I just couldn't wait to wear it. It's so bright, bold and fun. Plus, I looooooooooooove a-line dresses. This one is from Alfani, and it definitely gets a thumbs up from me. I wore it out to lunch today.

I just wanted to create fun, summery look. I'm trying to make the most of what's left of these warm, sunny days :)  I paired the dress with my new blue suede shoes from Torrid and a colorful statement necklace from SheInside. I'm also wearing my new yellow giraffe bracelet from Target. I found it on clearance, if you remember from my last video.

Here is the ootd video for this look:

If you want to give this look a try, or pick out some other fab new pieces to wear, you can try Gwynnie Bee for only $10 for the first month! It's a pretty sweet deal, and you can check it out here.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back-to-School Style: 9 fall trends I'm obsessed with at Ross Dress for Less + A Giveaway!

Hi guys! I know some of you have been sending me messages about back-to-school/fall shopping, so I hope you will enjoy this post! One of my fave discount retailers is Ross Dress for Less, so I thought I would go take a peak at what kind of trends they have for fall and back-to-school. I was totally surprised by how many pieces I loved and wanted to take home with me. Of course, I had to narrow it down to only a few pieces to purchases, but that didn't stop me from taking photos of some of the other trends and styles I was drooling over. Check out some of my fave pieces from my last visit!

1.The Cross Trend:
This style has been everywhere, and I couldn't believe that they had it at Ross, and it's plus size! How awesome is that. It was so comfy, roomy, affordable and perfect for fall.

2. Varsity Jacket
I spotted this cute red and black varsity jacket while I was looking at dresses. This would look so cute with a black dress, maxi skirt, circle skirt or jeans.

3. Graphic sweaters/sweatshirts:
I love this! The bold color and the LOVE graphic are so great. I think this would look so amazing with a black skirt or skinny jeans.

4. Prints everywhere!
I love printed leggings so much. From graphic prints with lots of color and text to stripes and polka dots, I want them all. I spotted these on the way to the dressing room. I am also obsessed with the polka dot tops beside them on the racks.

5. The denim vest
It has been a staple all summer, so why not take it into the fall, right? This one ended up coming home with me, of course!

6. Animal print
Animal print is everywhere. I tried this super cute animal print top on, and I loved it. It has mesh at the top and gold studded accents. It would look adorable with a skirt, jeans or leggings.

7. It's all about the boots!
OMG, so many of the latest styles. Check out some of my faves below:

9. Mad about plaid
Stay warm and stylish with a great plaid flannel button-up. 

And a few photos from the dressing room:

If you loved these styles and are ready to do some back-to-school shopping of your own, then here's your chance:
Ross Dress for Less has given me a $25 gift card to give away to one you! Just leave a comment below telling me what styles you will be shopping for this fall if you win! Giveaway is open until September 3, 2013 at 11:59 EST. One entry per person, please! U.S. only. Giftcard must be used in a Ross retail store. Good luck and be sure to check back next week to see if you win.

WINNER (listed in yellow):
Congrats! Send me an email at with your mailing info and your giftcard will be sent out asap! xo