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When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons, you gotta deal with some sour shit.

Sometimes, the words and posts don't come. This is basically all I've got right now. Dealing with a lot of lemons. A lot. Trying not to drown in them. I know people would normally say: "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!" Well, sometimes you just can't find the damn sugar. Base image from pixeljockeyth on Flickr I'm not the best at processing negative things in my life. In the past, I've employed what I call the "avoid it and stuff Continue Reading

Cape Dress Fun

MYNT 1792 Theadora Dress

When I saw this cape dress, I was intrigued. The silhouette was different and considering I usually always do a maxi dress or fit & flare, I was excited by the concept of something new. I thought it could go horribly wrong or incredibly right. I got this in a Gwynnie Bee shipment (more about Gwynnie Bee here), so no risk to try it and send it back. MYNT 1792 Theadora Dress c/o Gwynnie Bee (purchase here), wearing size 26, 5'10 Munro Continue Reading

Wide Calf Boots Guide 2014

3 tips for finding the perfect pair of wide calf boots

It's one of my favorite times of year: BOOT TIME! I love this transition from summer to fall for many reasons, but the influx of boots that come available this time of year is always something to look forward to. I buy and try on A LOT of boots. Finding wide calf boots can be incredibly frustrating, but thankfully there are a growing number of options! The key to ordering wide calf boots without going completely insane is to know your calf Continue Reading

#TransparentTuesday: Get in the Stirrups

#TransparentTuesday

Hello and welcome to another edition of #TransparentTuesday! (Imagine I just read that sentence to you in some crazy announcer voice.) During #TransparentTuesday, we remove the rosy filters of social media and share real life.  This one might cross the TMI line, but I know others gals can relate. Base image credit: Stephanie GA on Flickr. Text added and color adjusted. I went to the gynecologist today. Annual exam that wasn't quite on an Continue Reading

Plus Size Labor Day Sale Roundup

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Seasons are changing, and retailers obviously know we're chomping at the bit for new things because the Labor Day sales that are going on right now are insane. If you want to stretch your dollars (and who doesn't) and stock up on new wardrobe items and accessories, this is probably the best time to do it until Black Friday approaches. Here are some of my favorite sales going on, along with some of my favorite items on sale: SWAK Designs: 40% Continue Reading