Spring Aerosoles

After dealing with foot issues and an ankle injury that had me spend much of 2011 in a cast and walking boot, I'm all about finding comfortable, yet stylish shoes. I have raved about my Cole Haan findings, however I don't have the budget to fund my shoe wardrobe entirely with Cole Haan. I got an Aerosoles catalog in the mail, and I almost disregarded them as "old lady shoes," but the ones on the cover were cute. Turns out there are several Continue Reading

Weight Loss Ninja


This is just a silly post to display the shift in perception versus reality. My mental patience has been tested lately, and I'm working hard to overcome the feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt. I hope someone else can relate to this :) A note from young grasshopper Emmie (my past): Hi, my name is Emmie and I'm a weight-loss ninja.  You see, I'm going to start this blog where I talk about my workouts. I'll talk about food and Continue Reading

Lands’ End Plus Size Polo Dress

In the spring and summer, I gravitate towards easy dresses. I'm not really confident in many shorts and capris as they seem to cut me off in a weird spot or make my proportions look off. I could go with jeans, but they're not really practical with the heat. Enter a super easy-to-wear solid polo dress that is wash-and-wear. Base Dress: Lands' End Solid Mesh Polo Dress in Light English Violet, 3x, $50 1. Throw-and-go dress with metallic Cole Haan Continue Reading

Birchbox and a new Tee

I finally succumbed to the lure of Birchbox and got my first one today. If you're unfamiliar with Birchbox, it's basically a service where they send you about 5 samples of beauty products per month so you can try different things. It's $10 per month, and it's like opening up a present! In my April box, I got the following: Viva La Juicy perfume sample Show Stoppers double sided skin tape Color Club nail polish in Age of Aquarius A Continue Reading

Accepting the Struggle


Today, I am still. The day is busy, but my mind eases from the strain of overanalyzing what is wrong with me and why I can't look a certain way or lose weight as quickly as I want to. The nagging has taken a nap today, and for that I am grateful. Struggle has it's purpose in life, no matter how awful it may seem. Personally, I think struggle is what makes us stronger, more determined, and grateful for the result at the end. We fight the Continue Reading