Belif Pore Testing

I received a complimentary sample of the new Belif Pore Cleaner Bubble Foam yesterday. I was skeptical by wow it left my face feeling really soft. I have oily and dry skin so I have a hard time finding products that actually work. It goes on as a liquid then bubbles up so I felt like it was really getting into my pores. You have to go try it. I wouldn’t share my experiences if I didn’t actually love the product. #belifinbubbles #contest#complimentary @Influenster @belifusa



Pottery Barn Style on a Target Budget

Happy Friday! 

You made it to the weekend, finally! Anyone else obsessed with the Lilly Pulitzer for Pottery Barn release today? It has been so hard not to buy everything just because it was made with Lilly. I have a comforter set from Garnet Hill when Lilly Pulitzer used to partner with them. I have been using it for years and still use it daily.


There were a few pieces that I know are totally not worth the extra pennies. I am trying to save and save to buy a house so I am trying to be a good adult today. I have listed some of the Pottery Barn finds that I found that have a Target replacement for it. Then you can splurge on that comforter set and save on the accents. Give me all the nautical and tassels!



Pottery Barn Lilly Pulitzer Capiz Pineapple LampPottery Barn Bella Tassel PanelPottery Barn Scallop Capiz Pendant, Pottery Barn Lilly Pulitzer Tropics Wall ArtPottery Barn PINEAPPLE SNACK BOWL


Target Tassel Lightblocking Curtain Panel , Target Pineapple Table Lamp,  Target WallPops!® Chandelier PearlscentTarget Cast Metal Gold Palm Leaf, Target Ceramic Pineapple Shaped Jar


Flirty One Piece Swimsuits

Lately I have been trying to find a feminine swimsuit. I rarely wear one pieces, but I have seen so many amazing ones lately. I have linked a few that I have tried and talked about on Instagram. Now I know that a one piece is not usually the more flattering on those of us that are a little more curvy, but hear me out. Have you tried one lately?

As you can tell, I am loving the over-the-top girly look of the ruffles lately. It is completely on trend with all the spring dresses coming out. I would to hear your thoughts on a one piece or if you have also tried any similar suits. Send your recommendations my way!


Have a great day ladies.



Teal Ruffle One Piece (looks exactly like this Trina Turk Suit )
Black Ruffle One Piece
Pink Ruffle One Piece
Floral Ruffle One Piece
White Scallopped One Piece

Covergirl Melting Pout

A few weeks ago I received a VoxBox from Influenster and Covergirl. To my amazement, it was three full lipglosses! It is very rare to get full size samples to try.


I fell in love with the two Matte shades that they sent me. I wasn’t a fan of the glitter but you know me then you know I rarely ever wear anything on my lips. The matte shades are so natural looking with my complexion. They go on glossy but the almost instantly turn to a matte on your lips. It looks like you are wearing lipstick instead of lipgloss. I will now be looking to see what other shades these come in. I am hooked. I love being able to try to them before I buy them. Again, I received these for free but all the opinions are my own.


Frye Boots Sale!


I love a good FLASH SALE. I follow several websites daily for them. The two sites that I have been using for years (probably 2010) are and I just find them to be the best in sale prices and customer service. has Frye Boots on sale today. Some of the prices are AMAZING for Frye. I have linked three of my favorites. I have a wide calf so, as much as I love a pair of calf boots, it is harder to to find my size.  Do you use flash sale sites? Are there some that I am missing out on?

Frye Women’s Cara Leather Short Boot , Frye Women’s Sacha Suede Short Boot , Frye Women’s Vera Leather Short Boot


Creative DIY Halloween Costumes

Well it is that time of the year again. Halloween has sneaked up on us.

I love seeing the creativity that people have when it comes to costumes. One year, in middle school, I was a laundry basket. I redid the idea again I taught 2 year old toddlers. I much prefer to see a creative costume then a store bought one. I also prefer for the costume to be a little modest then many choose to create. That might be because of the horrible sights I saw while I was in college. Ladies, MODEST IS BETTER THEN SHOWING EVERYTHING YOU HAVE, trust me. 

Here are a few ideas that have come from my Pinterest searches. If you know me, I am OBSESSED with Pinterest so if you need any idea, find me. These ideas can mostly be worn to work if your office is having a party too. You can add your flair to any of them but I thought why not share some of my favorites. The operation game is my favorite this year.

Popcorn Costume , MedusaIce Cream Cone
 Cactus, The White Rabbit from “Alice in Wonderland” (instagram / @bunnybaubles), Operation (instagram / @britandco)
Pineapple , Arthur from PBS , Madaline


Old Navy Fall Styles

I have been loving Old Navy basics for a few years now. You can’t beat the price for the basic styles that you can wear for work or play. Right now they are having a 50% off Fall Styles sale (no code needed) and a 30% off everything else sale (with the code THANKYOU) 

I have linked a few of my personal favorite items. I have almost all of these styles in my current wardrobe. I typically do not put my Old Navy pieces in the dryer. I wash them all on cold as well. The swing dress looks great with tights, a vest and calf height boots. My ALL TIME FAVORITE tee is also linked. I love the high low hem because it looks great under anything as well as has great coverage. It does not cling to your mid-section. I love the longer length midi dresses after getting one a couple summers ago. It is great when you want a little more length so you can move around freely when you are on the go.  Also great when Maxi dresses are too long for you or you are really tall so some dresses are just too short. If you need styling ideas or to see how it fits just shoot me a message.  Happy Hump Day Everyone!

Fitted Crew Neck Tee Dress , Jersey Swing Dress , Sleeveless Sheath Dress , Jersey Tee Dress , BOHO Split- Neck Swing , Ponte-Knit Boat Neck Dress , Jersey Fit & Flare Midi Dress  , Mid Rise Velvet Rockstar Pants , Luxe Slub-Knit Tee


Alternative Pumpkin Decorating

If you are anything like me, you get excited for fall because of all the decorating opportunities. During the summer months, we try to be outside as much as we can. I grew up on the water so I love to be boating, fishing or floating when I can. The fall brings a little relief from the heat and a time to cozy up with another project.

I don’t usually like to do that same thing everyone else does. I like to find new ideas every year. I like to bring a little southern charm to my decor and let it translate to my pumpkins as well. It is harder now that I don’t have a front stoop, but I don’t let that get my down. I don’t typically like to carve my pumpkins since they don’t last when it is still in the 80s during the day. Oh Virginia. Also, if you have children, that might be the last project you really want to take on.

Why not try a little something new? Why not add sequins or glitter? Why not make a little woodland creature? Sometimes we fall into the trap of letting the media dedicate that we need to let children have all the cartoon characters they love on their pumpkins. Why not move towards a more artistic approach? Make some glue spots and have an assortment of textures to let them explore. If you are feeling really brave, bring out the washable paint!

This time of year is for bonding and becoming centered back into our families. Now if you will excuse me, I have a date with a plastic pumpkin and all the sequins that I can find.

Felt Woodland Creatures  , Circle Design Pumpkins , Sequin Pumpkins , Princess Pumpkin


The Best Vests for Less

Where are my vest fans?

I LOVE a vest in the fall and in the winter. I think it just brings an extra bit of warmth to your core so you can spend more time outside in the colder months. Plus they are adorable.

I do find some to be tighter then others. I try to buy mine from good companies and not off brands for that reason. I like to stick to companies that are known for their quality because outerwear gets so much use here. I have listed some of my current favorites from some of my favorite brands. I am not usually a leopard fan, but I could not resist the one from Land’s End. It would look great for work or for play. Give me all the polka dots as well. I guess you know which vests I will be getting this year. I have also listed some different coupon codes for the vests that I have picked. I do not ever want to break the bank, even for essential items that I know I will get a ton of use out of.

 Women’s Down Vest at Land’s End , Frost Free Vest from Old Navy

LAND’S END: Receive 40% off regular-price styles! Savings reflected at checkout when you enter. Promotion Code: MOON Pin: 3095

OLD NAVY: 30% off coupon added to your cart at checkout

Fleece-Lined Vest from L.L. Bean , Trail Model Fleece from L.L. Bean



JoyLab New Release

(This post may contain some links that are affiliated links. This means I may receive commissions when you click through and make purchases. All opinions are my own and I am sharing items that I currently love or own myself)

Target has really stepped up its game on all accounts lately.  Truthfully, I was not buying Target brands for a while. I am in between sizing and currently on Weight Watchers so it was hard for me to fit into any of the womens lines that they were carrying. The release of A New Day and now JoyLab has me running back to Target instead of Old Navy. These new lines make me excited for what is to come.

JoyLab was just released yesterday, October 1st at Target. It is online and in stores right now. My heart sings because they thought about us curvy girls! We want to look just as cute as our friends but we were always left off the radar. Target is finally tapping into the plus size market with great new brand.

I always have the problem that the pattern does not stretch with the fabric. I would have white lines all through the fabric which did not make me feel better about what I was wearing. Yes, I am wearing these leggings to the gym or yoga but I do not want to draw extra attention to my problem areas. I cannot be alone is this feeling I am sure. Below are some of my favorites that are currently online.

Here are some of my reasons for loving this new brand:

  • The high waist band and detailing at the top of the pants.
  • The detailing on the strapping for a unique sports bra look.
  • The layering pieces such as the sweatshirt tops with the hem detailing
  • The bold color patterns. I love to wear color on the bottom with a black tank to the gym.

I know it is still very early to talk about how the items will wear over time. I am just excited to see where this line will go. I am excited to see more options for plus size women. I am happy to see the shift to more colorful pieces that make women feel more confident when they are working out, or just running errands. Do not forget about using your RedCard to get the extra 5% off. I have the debit card, which I LOVE. I also combine savings by shopping with the mobile coupons and the Cartwheel app. They are now integrating the Cartwheel app back into the Target app so all your coupons are in one place. Hallelujah!



Mesh Reflective Splatter
7/8 Moto Leggings
Open Back T-Shirt with Ribbed Sleeves
Cozy Layering Sweatshirt