Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Style: Rose Marie Fashion

Happy Sunday! I hope you all have been having an enjoyable weekend! It has been all about resting and relaxing for me. I spent some time out at the pool, watched movies and took a nap. I did a little shopping and grabbed some dinner this evening and am ready to get back at it tomorrow!


I wanted to share this adorable dress with you all from Rose Marie Fashion for this installment of Sunday Style. I was asked to wear this Lady Aria dress in light blue and it is fantastic! I added a leopard belt because I do like to define my waist more. It is an a-line dress with a mixture of polyester spandex so it has plenty of stretch to it. I love the ruffles and the bow on this dress! It makes it so ladylike and feminine. The website shows this dress is available in additional colors but this blue is my jam!


Rose Marie Fashion carries modest apparel which can sometimes be difficult to find these days. The founder, Hope Morgan, actually started this company in 2012 as a way to help her family financially while she was at home with her newborn daughter. Since then, Hope has helped hundreds of women all over the world dress modestly and fashionably.


Check out pics of this gorgeous dress below:










Dress- Rose Marie Fashion (recent online)
Sandals- Jessica Simpson (last year)
Belt- Target (old)
Bracelet- The Limited (old)


Thanks for reading and following along with me!
Sandae

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WhatUp Wednesday #8




This week’s post is coming to you live from Raleigh, NC. I had to go for work this week and while I like NC, I am happy to be heading home tomorrow. Home. To Texas. Wow-still surreal to think that TX is home for me. I love it there and it feels like I belong. I digress…

So, I have been here in Raleigh since Monday and it has been raining but thankfully we had a beautiful day here today. I wore this fun patterned wrap dress that I got in my last Dia&Co box and these sandals that match perfectly!




To change the subject though, about a week and a half ago, I visited the Dallas Botanical Gardens. I promised to share some of it with you. I went early (which I would strongly suggest that you all do as well if you decide to go) and it worked out great. I actually went there thanks to Groupon and a discounted fee and I will definitely go back again. I am thinking of purchasing an annual pass since it is only $89 for me and a friend to visit year-round and parking is included. If you do not purchase parking online (which is only $8), it is $15 at the gate- a substantial savings and a pass covers all of that as well.

So, when I went, it was the last weekend that the sculptures were in the gardens. I took some pictures with and without them since some of them were extremely interesting. Here are a few of my pics from this adventure:













Since last week, I have been super busy at work so I apologize for not writing as much. I have a hard time working all day and then coming home and sitting down and typing and blogging. But, I have worn lots of fun outfits and enjoyed the pool and the sunshine. Here are some outfit pics in case if you missed them on Instagram:









Finally, here is what I am loving this week. I finished watching Arrested Development on Netflix. I must agree with the critics that the first three seasons were better than the fourth. I am looking forward to the 5th season that is scheduled to arrive in 2018. This was the first time watching this show ever and I loved it! I also watched a new show on Netflix called Friends From College. I enjoyed this show and it reminded me of some of my friends at a point in my life. It was fun and romantic with some twists and turns along the way.

 I also read the book 13 Reasons Why (finally) and I found it every bit as poignant as the critics said it was. I do not want to watch the Netflix series because I love the way I pictured these characters in my mind. Suicide is no joke. I enjoyed the book, but to be honest, it really bothered me that every little thing made this girl feel as if she had no hope. If you are young and reading this post, know that you will get through it and it does get better! High school sucks. Being a kid can sometimes suck. But life is so wonderful and magical and you have so much better coming your way! If you are suicidal or are contemplating thoughts of suicide, you can call the hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or I just heard a TED talk that you can text to 411411.

It’s been a long post so I am going to tap out- I will write more next week on what’s going on in the big D.

Thanks for reading and following along with me!

Sandae

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Style: Lucy and Co Curvy Boutique


Happy Sunday! I love introducing you all to new friends and brands and I have a good one for you today! Lucy and Co Curvy Boutique is an online boutique that provides fun and functional clothing options for us curvy girls.

I haven’t done a WhatUp Wednesday post in a couple of weeks (whoops!) but it has been because I have been so busy lately! One of the things that I did was I took a day off of work to go and get my Texas plates and driver’s license. Let me tell you, Texas makes things so difficult to move here! I am used to Michigan where I can go to the Secretary of State and get everything done. Not so in Texas. You have to go to the County Tax office in the county that you live to get your plates and then you pick whichever Driver’s License office that you think you will get in and out of the quickest- which is none of them, by the way.

So I started off my day in this super relaxing feather maxi dress and finished it in the same fashion. This maxi is so comfy for standing in line, sitting in chairs waiting all day yet so fashionable and cute that you are sure to be one of the best dressed people there.

All joking aside, this really is a wonderful dress and I am so glad to be sharing it with you! I tied mine up so that it wasn’t as long on me. For reference, I am 5’4’’ so anything “maxi” is usually longer on me.
Here are a few pictures for you:






BONUS: Use code "Curvygirl15" for 15% off your purchase! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!


Thanks for reading and following along with me!


Sandae

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WhatUp Wednesday #7



Yay! Today is Wednesday! I had a lot of fun this past week. I did stuff I haven’t done before here in DFW and I had friends visiting so it was even better! During the summer I have decided that I should try to do at least one thing per week and I far exceeded this week.

If you read my blog post yesterday, you saw that I went to the Globe Life Park where the Texas Rangers play and took a tour of the stadium. If you didn’t read the post, shame on you! No really though, check it out! PSA- click on the bloglovin’ link and follow my blog and it will come straight to your inbox as well.

Anyways, you should check it out- it was a fun time and it was so cool to see everything behind the scenes. We did another tour that started in downtown Dallas and took us around the city as well as historic events surrounding JFK and his assassination. We did this with City Tours and it was a bus tour (bonus: air conditioning!) and we stopped a few places for photo ops. One stop was the house where Lee Harvey Oswald was a boarder and rented a room. This house is now a museum- creepy anyone? It sure was- everything was the same-same furniture and everything-even in his bedroom!

We also stopped at the Cattle Drive Sculptures in Pioneer Park and that was pretty cool. Big eye anyone? This is a traveling piece and no one knows when it will move…old time cars? Yes, please! You can even take a tour in one of these sweet rides!

Next stop was In N Out Burger for some grub. These ladies needed a little help deciding what to order since there is more on the Secret Menu, but everyone seemed to LOVE the food. It was totally worth the wait!

We then headed to McKinney to see the Third MondayTrade Days which is basically once a month for the weekend. It has tons of vendors and I know that we would have stayed quite a bit longer if it were not so hot out! Even some of the vendors were packing up early since they were not used to the heat.

Overall it was such a fun time! They did more without me on Saturday and Monday but I was happy to spend the time with them when I could.

Here are some pics from our fun:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Next up, I finally jumped on the bandwagon and tried out Lipsense! I know, I know, why did I wait so long? Let me tell you what I thought about the product- Overall, I LOVE it! I got the color Persimmon and it is a coral red color and I topped it off with the glossy gloss. You definitely need to follow the instructions and apply accordingly. I loved the way my lips glisten when I wear this and I am already picking out my next colors! One thing I don’t love, is I feel my lips peel off (gross!) and if I bite my lip where it is peeling, I have to reapply the color-having to reapply is typical of lip colors. This definitely stayed on a long time and I just kept applying the gloss over it and it stayed. I was thrilled that I was asked to try it out! Follow my friend Micci, @miccolene on Instagram, order from her and you will get FREE SHIPPING using the code CURVYGIRL. 

Here I am trying this on as soon as I got it from the mailbox:


 I had a lot of fun outfits this past week too. Here are my weekly roundup pics:









Lastly, I caught the OJ: Made in America series that was created by ESPN. I was very interested in this and it held my attention throughout the entire series. With OJ getting the possibility of parole tomorrow, I found this even more relevant.



What fun things do you all have planned for the summer? Any recommendations for the DFW area for me?


Thanks for reading and following along with me!

Sandae

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

All About That Base


I had some friends in town this past weekend and they had some things on their list that they wanted to do. One of them was take a tour of the Rangers Stadium in Arlington, TX. It is actually called the Globe Life Park but it is where the Rangers play baseball.

I loved the look and feel of the stadium as it was modeled after the old Tiger Stadium, Yankee Stadium, and Fenway Park. However, it has many features all its own. I especially liked the old-time feel of the stadium with the dark green steel beams and rafters and I liked the way the suites were all named after Hall of Fame baseball players. There were sepia pictures of the former players in the stadium and the flags were all held up with baseball pats.

It was definitely a cool thing to experience. Seeing all the stadium behind the scenes makes me feel like I am special and that I have seen secretive parts of the stadium that most will not. We went into the press box, the suite owned by the City of Arlington, the players batting cages, and the bullpen. So much information and history was shared with us and I would highly recommend visiting the stadium if you are in town. Maybe wait until it cools down a bit though-my clothes were sticking to me (see pics)! The cost was $15-$18 if you booked over the phone or electronically. Click here to find out more information.

Here are some pics from our tour:

 

Picture of the Dallas Cowboys (ATT) Stadium
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Thanks for reading and following along with me!
Sandae