That Comfortable Bra For Going Out Or Staying In

I want to be comfortable when I'm at home or when I decide to go out.  No one wants a bra that digs into you for either occasion.  Who says you can't have both comfort and lift in a bra. I found that in these two Vanity Fair bras.  Can I say I just love a snap front bra?!?! I love the convenience and ease of removing it. The Vanity Fair Beauty Back Lace Front Close Bra (the lavendar bra) is back smoothing and is extremely comfortable. 


Santorini & Friends

I was invited to Santorini by Gabifresh to celebrate her 30th birthday. I'm not a mushy person, but I felt honored to be asked and to share this milestone in her life in such an amazing way.  Gabi and I became friends a few years ago. We share a lot of commonalities like background and blogging, but more important than that she is really an awesome person in character and in the plus size space.  I admire her honesty, integrity, and drive. Whether you know or not, she always advocates for women and has helped so many women, including myself, in the influencer space. She is a friend that doesn't mind me calling to bounce an idea off of her or share something confidential to get it off my chest.   With that being said, I don't want to embarrass her, but I know there is just so much that a person can convey online, but yes, she is even more awesome in person. I think you can always judge a person by the people that are around them. I got to share this experience with 14 other fabulous human beings, a lot of whom I didn't know, but that I missed immediately after leaving.  Okay, okay, so let's move past the mushy stuff and onto some trip details. 


Fall Transition For Less With Ross

I got deals on deals on deals. HA! I peeped into Ross Dress for Less this past weekend to do a few updates for my fall wardrobe and I found some really cute pieces to effortlessly integrate into my closet.  The piece I'm most excited is the cropped faux leather jacket.  A good cropped jacket is hard to find. For a cropped jacket to work, it has to hit you in the right area.  Too long or too short and it can make your proportions look off.  Welp, no worries with this one!  I'm in love! It hits me perfectly and only costs me  $40.  The skirt, also purchased at Ross Dress for Less, was only $12 and fits me perfectly.  It's so good, the material is nicely weighted and it hugs the curves perfectly.  These are two pieces that you can rock separately or together, so there's room to get a lot of wear out of the items.  Finally, I am so excited about my bag. I picked it up from $30 in the Ross in Honolulu.  Can you say tassel love? It's so cute and has that bag shape that a lot of the designer bags have. What are some of your amazing Ross Dress Less finds???


Home Decor Heaven: Z Gallerie

If there is one home decor store I could spend my life in, it is Z Gallerie, so when they asked me to partner with on their Z List ambassador program I was definitely excited.  Myself and three other amazing influencers will be bringing you fashion for your home by sharing our favorite Z Gallerie picks for each season. Last year, I purchased my couch from them and it is my first grown-up furniture purchase.  It can take forever to get rid of college furniture and it's even harder to convince your husband why the couch he has been sleeping in, rolling on, living his life on, and that you have "Febreezed" for the last time that it should be replaced.  I could go on about that battle forever, but let's get into these fancy home duds. 


What To Wear: Last Hurrah

A beautiful combination and a good way to say farewell to summer and hello to fall.  Who say's you can't wear white after Labor Day? Get the details by clicking below.


Hot Air Balloons & Sonoma with Catherines

I got to participate in a few fabulous days in Sonoma, CA courtesy of Catherines.  I am a Bay area resident, so this was a much-needed getaway for me that didn't involve me getting on a plane.  A quick hour and a half drive later, I was in one of the most beautiful parts of California.  Upon arrival at the Farmhouse Inn, I was greeted by the Catherine's team.  The arrival day was a day of getting everyone's acquaintance and just take a moment to relax before the following day which promised to be a big day.  


Bras with a Purpose: Meet Vanity Fair

photo by Rachel Brennecke

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to travel to New York, kick off my partnership with Vanity Fair, and get a full day of immersion into the world of their bras and lingerie.  Most of you are familiar with Vanity Fair through their super comfortable bras. You can find them in places like Macy's, JCPenney, and Kohls. For two days, I was able to get to know the Vanity Fair team, try on some bras, learn all about their partnership with Dress for Success, and their Women Who Do initiative.