Friday, February 5, 2016

No Problama

Monday through Friday I find myself constantly saying "No prob!" "Sure thing!" "Can do!" get the job, the one that pays the bills...I'm basically a fixer!  Ha!

That said I also told myself years ago that I was too old for graphic tees...but I just can't stay away!  Clothing is a way to express yourself without having to say a word...

ASOS Curve No Problama T-Shirt

and though I don't feel chic wearing this's fun and light-hearted and that rubs off on my it's a good thing!  Wear what makes you happy.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Blue Jean, Baby Queen

I have been on the hunt for new jeans...and as a Mom of a wild one year old I need Fashion, Function and Comfort...and not necessarily in that order!

Torrid has been my go-to for jeans for the past few years...over the Holidays I strayed and TOTALLY REGRET IT.  So now I'm back, and yet again I'm in love with what they have to offer!

I want to start off by saying I was totally against the "pull on" jean as it reminded me of wearing maternity jeans, and in my head it felt like I was giving up on being able to button a pair of jeans.  But, I decided to try them on, and...well if wearing "pull on" jeans as a grown woman means I've given up, then...I gave up!  Remember the third requirement was comfort...well the function is pretty on point too...I barley have time to pull up my pants these days, who has time for buttons and zippers! Love these!  

Torrid Lean Jean - Dark Rinse

Now I know I just told you I don't have time for buttons and zippers...but if you try these suckers on you'll make!  These bad boys are so comfortable I'm going to buy them in every color!  I've been wearing them for a few days now and they haven't stretched out much, if at all, which makes me happy because I don't have time to shrink wash/dry my jeans back to the size I need them to be.  Also, I'm really loving this color for Winter to Spring transition!  Thank you Torrid!
Torrid Jegging - Olive Wash 

Finally, I've been on the hunt for black denim jeans with knee slits. My last purchase from another brand was a total fail so I'm settling on these...for now.  The fit is a bit snugger at the waist as they don't offer as much stretch as the first two styles, but still pretty amazing.  Torrid, if you're see jeans with just a single slit/rip at the knees please!
Torrid Skinny Jean - Black Rinse With Ripped Destruction 
Torrid swears by the fit of their jeans...and they should because they're killing it!  Go try them on and see.  

Happy Shopping!

*This post is 110% my thoughts and opinions; I was not paid or given any incentive for writing this.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Best Plus Size Breastfeeding Bra

Finding a nursing bra that fits and doesn't give you uniboob...oh, and that doesn't to impossible when you're a bigger girl.  

I started this blog to talk about fashion, help non-online shoppers give online shopping a shot by teaching them how to navigate online shopping and to inspire women to dress themselves with pride and purpose no matter what size they are.

Getting pregnant was everything I ever wanted...but I was terrified that there wouldn't be anything for me to dress myself in.  I got through my pregnancy in fashion and now I just want a comfortable bra to nurse and pump in that still makes me feel like a beautiful woman.  It took some trial and error, money...more than I would have liked to have spent...and searching but I finally found the most amazing bra!

LLLI Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Softcup Bra

I don't know why I didn't think to search for La Leche League International product sooner but I'm glad I finally found them.  This bra is especially helpful while working from home...I can pump and type!  

Feel free to reach out to me for Plus Size Maternity dressing questions as well as tips on how to look put together once baby has arrived.  I can help to give you function, fashion and comfort!

Happy Shopping!  

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Let's Get Physical

Torrid recently joined the Active Wear game...and looks aren't everything...but by the looks of it, they're killing it!

I immediately wanted this jacket and these bottoms...but at this point in my maternity leave I'm not getting paid, so I've been reluctantly behaving.

Torrid Active - Performance Hoodie

Torrid Active - Leggings

Torrid Active - Crop Legging

I can't speak to the performance quality..but I can say they're on point as far as fashion goes.  They look like they're functional for various levels of activity as well.  

Here's hoping this is just the beginning...because I need some of these pieces in my wardrobe...Mamma's gotta make some money first!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Get Up And Get Out...

As a new Mommy I have the need to get out of the house.  Fresh air and exercise as a family is on our "To Do List" these days, and you can cover more ground in comfort, so I was on the hunt for a few new active wear pieces to add to my wardrobe.  

Imagine my excitement when I received an invitation to attend  the launch of Livi Active by Lane Bryant at my local Emeryville, CA location.  I was impressed with their first introduction of in-house active wear a little over a year when I saw that they had given the line a name I had high hopes! 

I'm loving the pieces I picked up and I hope to add more to my wardrobe soon.  For now I'm working with the zip front sports bra, control tech smoothing active legging, galaxy print active legging and the mesh shoulder asymmetric tunic that I actually won in a drawing at the event!   

Jacket-Old Navy Online/Pink Mesh Top-Lane Bryant (old)
Tank-Old Navy Online/Leggings-Lane Bryant/Shoes-Nordstrom Online

This nights walk took place in beautiful Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.  It was nice to get out of the house and get some fresh air as a family!  Let me know if you have any questions about the new line or anything you see in this post.  Leave your comments and questions below...and Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Plus Size And Pregnant

It's hard enough to find great clothing as a Plus Size shopper...add being pregnant to the mix and forget it!  

Where there were more options years prior for Plus Size Maternity Apparel...Old Navy Plus Online, Simply Be Online, Lane Bryant Online...these departments are now gone.  Why? My best guess is that people didn't even know that these retailers offered Maternity clothing for the Plus Size Woman...or they didn't know the retailer existed for the Plus Size Customer period!  Please do a better job of advertising yourselves retailers!!!

Thankfully Destination Maternity is showing up for the Plus Size And Pregnant Woman...get this...both online and in stores!  Amazing! 

Nursing Nightgown And Robe

My list of things to have in my hospital bag included a robe and nursing attire.  If you've ever shopped for a Plus Size robe you know the struggle.  I purchased the above along with another similar style in blue and I'm so happy I did.  I was able to wear the robes over my hospital gown while walking the halls trying to get my sweet baby boy into this world...and I've been wearing the nursing nightgowns and robes nonstop since I delivered. I'd honestly buy one or two more to have in my rotation if they weren't all sold out online right now.  

BIG Thank You to Destination Maternity for doing Plus Size Maternity Apparel and even BIGGER Thank You for having it in your stores!

Happy Shopping! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

I'm Friends With A Monster...

I'm drawn to this super cute new graphic tee from ASOS Curve...I'm sure I'm "too old" for it...but I really don't care...I need it!

ASOS Curve Cropped T-Shirtwith Monster Print

The only reason I didn't add this to my bag and check out's cropped!  My midsection is my widest of sections...and I'm just not sure I can pull this bad boy off. Sooo...the hunt is now on for a great high wasted a-line skirt to balance out the crop in this top...if I find it this Monster is MINE!

Happy Shopping!