OOTD: Newspaper Style


Monday, the fashion reporter at the Lexington Herald-Leader, my local newspaper, came out to my house with a photographer to take some photos. The interview and photos are now online here, and were in Saturday's newspaper! Very fun. I was stressing out about what to wear, because who wants to be in the newspaper in a bad outfit?! On a tangent, I'm also stressing out about what to pack for Full Figured Fashion Week next week. How do you Continue Reading

Fighting the Shame

don't judge any body

Free flowing thoughts today, no editing. This has been on my mind a while but I haven't been able to eloquently get it out. So a brain dump is what you get: I'm a believer in body positivity. I truly believe that we should love our bodies and what they can do for us, and not hate them because they don't look like people in the magazines. I know this all can seem confusing for readers who come here looking for a weight loss success story (of Continue Reading

To the Max(i) with Poppy & Bloom


Another day, another maxi dress! This Poppy & Bloom maxi dress came in a recent Gwynnie Bee package and I was really glad to see it. I love my fit & flare Poppy & Bloom dress from their Kickstarter campaign, and was anxious to see if the maxi style was just as good. This dress was so comfortable! I got a couple of compliments on it from strangers, which is always fun. The top is a soft knit, while the bottom is a fully layered Continue Reading

Floral Fun with IGIGI

Emmie in the IGIGI Cecilia Dress

Aaah, back in the land of comfort zones, I'm now clothed in florals and a wrap dress. It's like an explosion of all the things I love. And this dress shockingly is from my own closet - not borrowed from Gwynnie Bee! IGIGI Cecilia Dress in Mint Floral, limited availability IGIGI Renee Bracelet in Moss Kate Spade Bag, old - similar Nude pumps - similar Sizing tip: If you're an apple or oval, size up on this one. I had to exchange this Continue Reading

Out of the Comfort Zone


This past weekend, I went to a summer camp in the middle of Ohio with nearly 100 strangers. For anyone who knows me, you'll know this is just about the opposite of anything I'd normally do. I love air conditioning, nice clothes, steady internet service, and am an introvert. That being said, one of my biggest goals is to have more experiences in life. What better way than to push myself out of my comfort zone? One of my favorite bloggers, Continue Reading