Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sunday Style: Rock Star Style

Well friends, this is it. The last post of 2017! It feels like this past year has flown by! It was my first full year living in TX and experiencing a different way of life here in the Big D. I've loved meeting new people and making new friends and experiencing new sites and sounds and smells of Texas. I am looking forward to everything that 2018 will bring!


For my last look of the year, I wanted to show a look that I got in my last Dia and Co box. I totally felt like a rock star when wearing this outfit! I think there is nothing better than looking and feeling like a million bucks!


The jeans are from Rebel Wilson's collection and I cannot tell you how much I love them! So comfortable and stretchy and the silver stripes add such a fun element to them! I also love the hippie vibe of the bell sleeve on this top from Nanette Lepore. It is such a beautiful blouse with the lace details! To top it off, this faux leather moto jacket is perfect! I chose a heeled bootie for a long lean line. I got these booties last year from Old Navy for about $10! Such a steal!


Here are some pics of my rock star style:














I just love this outfit! What do you all think?


Want to try a Dia box of your own? Click here or on the link to the side to sign up and experience it for yourself! I love getting a box! A stylist sends me perfect things for my shape and style. It allows me to experiment too and see if I like something or not and send it back if I don't. Let me know if you have any questions or if you want more information.


Happy New Year to you!

Thanks for reading and following along with me!



Sandae

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WhatUp Wednesday #20


 I haven’t written in the last couple of weeks on Wednesday because I have been busy and this past week not feeling so well. I ended up having to get a breathing treatment for my asthma that keeps flaring up. I know it’s bad if my stepmom says she hasn’t seen a post lately…so here we go!

Over the last couple of weeks, I have eaten at a couple of new restaurants, read a book, went to the movies and have a lot of outfits to catch you all up on!

I am going to start with this look today- I call it “I like big bows and I cannot lie”. If you follow me on Instagram, I shared some pieces with you all last week from SheIn- this sweater was one of them. Sadly the other two pieces ran a little smaller- sizing is sometimes an issue since the pieces all have a variety of fits. I like this sweater because of the back-the front is plain so I didn’t take a picture of it. I really should have worn a necklace but I wasn’t feeling well.

Also, I love SheIn and they love you! They are giving you all a special discount! Don’t forget to use the code “curvygirl20” when you order!!

Now, on to more fun stuff like food. A friend at work had a birthday and chose Kobe Teppan and Sushi in Plano for her birthday luncheon. We did the hibachi lunch and it was so good! Definitely will visit here again! I had the terryaki chicken which came with soup or salad and fried rice and veggies. So delicious and they were so cute for Crystal’s birthday singing to her.




We also went out as a team to Hula Hut which is in Little Elm. This isn’t the first time I’ve been here, but it was the first time to sit out on the patio and in December, no less! We had a fun time for happy hour and just relaxing followed by a fun game of Cards Against Humanity.





The second new restaurant I visited over this past week with a vendor for lunch. It was newly opened in Frisco at the Star and is called The Common Table. It was pouring down rain that day and we had to walk in it to the restaurant-ugh!This restaurant had only been open for a couple of weeks and still appeared to be somewhat under construction.  We had a table for four and the waiter was very attentive refilling our glasses and offering suggestions from the menu. He mentioned the brussels sprouts were the best and I have to say, I really loved them and would totally go back for more!  Also, the pretzel bites with beer cheese sauce were insanely delicious! I shared the chicken and dumplings so they halved them into two dishes and had some of the macaroni and cheese and broccolini. I have to say the portion size of the chicken and dumplings left a lot to be desired and this was also green as you can see in the picture because it was a cilantro gravy. Overall the food and the ambiance was good. I will wait a while to go back and see if there has been any improvement in the construction.







We also went to the premiere for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle before it opened to the public. This was a lot of fun and the movie was really good! I loved the action adventure and I especially liked that it they changed it up from the original. It was fun that they went into a video game instead of a board game and the characters were really good in their roles. It is rated PG-13 and I would agree with the rating for some crude jokes that may be inappropriate for smaller children.

I also read the book Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Cristie for the first time. I loved this book and it was a fairly quick read. I enjoyed the mystery and I am looking forward to seeing the movie to see how it compares!

My manager had a really fun Christmas party. There were several of us there from work and it was fun to see his house all nicely decorated! He had a butler for the evening who served the food and drinks and took our coats and he made the best drinks! We had cotton candy martinis (Cotton candy-tinis?) and also had Baileys and chocolate milk-oh man that was so smooth! I wore my Elegant collection Lularoe Cassie skirt and had a fabulous time!




I have had lots of fun outfits over the last few weeks. Here are some pics in case if you missed them:













A lot of stuff this week! Thanks for reading and following along with me!
Sandae

Monday, December 18, 2017

Less Bitter, More Glitter


The saying goes "Spread Kindness around like Glitter" -okay it is really "Spread Kindness around like Confetti", but why not glitter instead? Glitter can be messy, it can be hard to clean up and can be fun and colorful. Just like our lives. Just a friendly reminder that this time of year can especially be a hard time for people. Holidays are a time when a lot of people see their friends and family but sometimes people don’t have anyone. Or maybe there are some people who don’t have much money to get gifts. Or some are remembering those that are no longer with us here on earth.

Regardless of how you do or do not celebrate, remember to throw kindness around freely! Less bitterm more glitter! It’s a great time to spread cheer but so is all year!

 Show a smile to a stranger or pay for someone’s drink behind you in line. Write someone a note to tell them how much you appreciate them. Random acts of kindness are good all throughout the year.

When all else fails, wear glitter! I found that I left a trail of glitter behind me everywhere I went today. But you know what, I wasn’t mad about it! And gold glitter nonetheless! Some people see it as a hassle and don’t want it in their way, but I see a constant reminder of a happy little accident. An accident of an outfit that made me cheerful and hopefully helped me to smile a little more and brighten someone else’s day.

I am wearing a couple of pieces from the Elegant Collection from LuLaRoe. I am wearing an olive green Carly that has glitter squares on it and a Sarah that is gray with gold hearts on it. A bright and cheerful combination! And don’t forget about the boots that have glitter on the back of them!




Thanks for reading and following along with me!

Sandae

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Style Spotlight: Modesty Lane


I have said this before and I am sure that I will say it again that I love finding new brands and introducing them to all of you! I found Kelly at Modesty Lane through Instagram and fell in love with her fun prints and styles that she offers. In addition to being stylish, they are also very modest (hence the name Modesty Lane) and they offer a great selection for those who are looking for modest clothing!

Kelly sent me over two outfits to try and I love both of them! My favorite is probably the first dress just because I love the print and the style of the dress. The second outfit is also great though because I love leopard print anything!

Here’s the first dress:


 
 
 
 
 
 




What do you all think? I love the way this is black and white so I can accessorize many different ways!

 Here’s the second leopard look:







 Again, leopard is a neutral so you can really play with what you wear with this outfit as well! I went simple with pointed toe booties but really you can wear it however you please! Also, this is a two-piece outfit so you can really mix and match with items in your wardrobe that you already own.

 Kelly and Modesty Lane is only on Instagram (going to be online soon!),  but if you like something you see here, let me know and I can get you in touch with her! I have linked her IG page and if you find something you love, send her a DM and make sure to use the code CURVY15 for a discount on anything! Her shop is also unique in that the sizes go up to 4X-so especially for separates, it is perfect if you are smaller or larger in one area than another.

There are really so many different options in her shop for you to love! I think this reminds me kind of the old school store UNITS where the fabrics are light and comfortable and you can mix and match items. Do any of you out there remember that store? I realize I am dating myself…Read that fun article I gave a link to above if you want to reminisce or if you are too young to know what UNITS was.

Be sure to let me know if you take advantage of the discount and order something! I’d love to see what you get!

Thanks for reading and following along with me!

Sandae