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)

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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.

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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!

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