Getting That Summer Glow In Winter: My Skincare Routine

Y'all have been asking me for years about my skincare routine. Please don't judge me, but I can be terrible at doing stuff, but I finally got myself together to get my skincare series of blog post. Let me admit first that my skincare routine was not always right.  I was blessed with pretty good skin and got away with just doing a general wash in the morning and at night.  Now that I am a little older I take my skincare routine a lot more seriously.  I also had a horrible breakout a couple of years ago and let's just say I got my life all the way together.  I've had what I consider to be a good routine down pat for the last two years.  Both my skin and hair get used to products after 6-8months, so I am always switching up the products I use. I also do different things in the winter than I do in the summer to help adjust my skin for the weather. Let's get into it, shall we?

The cons of my skin I have normal to dry skin, dark circles and fine lines under my eyes. The pros are good elasticity, even skin tone, and small pores. Winter drives my skin into a dry mode, so I want to combat that. I am going to list out my products and why I use them.  I am putting the items in the order that I use them.


Plus Size Second-Hand Shopping Made Easy

I get the question all the time, "How can I shop plus size clothing on a limited budget?"  Second-hand shopping with thredUP is your answer.  Obstacles to second-hand shopping in the plus size space usually include super slim pickings and hours of shopping to find only a couple of items. thredUP as taken all the work out of second-hand shopping.  They have a plethora of clothing for sale and accessories like INC International Concepts, Talbots, and Lauren by Ralph Lauren for always to 90% off retail price on their site and in their plus size section....like loads! If you are wondering about the condition of the clothing, thredUP triple inspects each item by hand to ensure every item is in high-quality and like-new condition, many of the items on their site are even brand new with tags.


When They Go High, I Go High & Low

One thing that I have remained true to in my personal style and as a plus size blogger is a hi/low shopper or in other words mixing the inexpensive with the expensive.  For me, I'm a girl you loves to peruse the to see what's new at Target just as much as I love seeing what's new Nordstrom and I love mixing that love into one outfit.  I think it's an awesome way to make everything in your outfit look high end.  For me, this is how I created my personal style.   


Mixing Pinks

I love looks like these.  You can wear this one with heels, like I did, for a dressier look, but you can also pair with sneakers (I've also worn with my Sam Edelman pom pom sneakers) and be comfy and cute. I'm usually not a cold-shoulder fan, but I'm starting to like the look in unique pieces.  I think this sweatshirt update fits the bill.


Alternative Looks for the Plus Size Bride

A lot us have thought about our wedding day one time or another.  I've gotten a lot of questions lately about non-traditional bridal looks on a budget.  I've worn all white looks a few times that some of my readers have duped and made their wedding day look.  I love it because this means (for the most part) that you are staying under a $500. Personally, I did the tradition wedding dress.  You can see that post here. If you don't go with the full gown with all the fluff there are still so many dresses/looks out there that will still make you look amazing on your wedding day.  Even if you do want to do the traditional dress, but want a different reception look this post will help with that as well.  Here are some quick tips to help you avoid some pitfalls with finding your dress:


3 Jackets You Need In Your Closet Right Now

I love a good jacket.  It can instantly change the mood of an outfit.  Besides being a great staple for any wardrobe, these three types of jackets bring a coolness factor to any look. Here you have a moto, jean, and a varsity jacket. Each have details that make each one special.  These are actually very basic items, but when you are looking for the perfect one for you, keep in mind the little details of the jacket that can make it special.  I'm always looking for cool hardware, gold zippers, pronounced buttons, and even a different cut.  Let's dive into the jackets I chose and what make me pick them. 


Plus Size Sports Bra Round-Up

plus size sports bras
As a self-declared sporty girl, I've spent a lot of my life in sports bras. I even still a wear a couple that I used to wear in high school.  Don't judge me. I actually prefer them to real bras.  If only life let me wear them everyday. I always get the question, Where can I find a good sports bra?  I've worn so many over the years, so I decided to compile a list of the bras that I've worn and liked.