Breast Cancer Awareness | Shop & Give Back

October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I’m working on supporting the fight against this horrible disease. I’m currently fundraising and would love your support. Make any size donation and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Lane Bryant gift card! Get all of the details by clicking here. I think we’ve all been affected by breast cancer one way or another. I have way too many times. In case you didn’t know, there are…

The Strength of a Woman

“Do you want to cut the umbilical cord?” I stood there with my mouth hanging open. “Ummmmmm, sure?” The nurse handed me a pair of scissors. Snip…snip…snip. Did that just happen? Did I just cut my nephew’s umbilical cord? Whoa. You should know that I have never witnessed a live birth. I may have seen one on video once as a teenager, but after 30 seconds of footage I covered my eyes. At this moment,…

Here’s How YOU Can Help Fight Breast Cancer | Giveaway (Closed)

Do me a favor. Stop reading this for a second and think of someone you know who has been affected by breast cancer. Is it someone you’re related to? Maybe a close friend of yours? Someone from work? Or is it you? I think that one way or another, we all know someone who has been touched by this horrible disease. Unfortunately, I have in more ways than one. And I’m so sick and tired…

Style Trend | Military Brass

Give me all of the buttons! I haven’t shared a style trend post with you guys in a while. I guess I wasn’t feeling too inspired. That was until I saw these military-inspired pieces. With a double row of buttons, this trend really gives off a vintage vibe. Maybe that’s why I like it so much. From blazers, to a dress, and outerwear—these selections are all on my wish list. Which piece do you like the…

Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant | NYC Launch

Since day one, I’ve been a Christian Siriano fan. I knew he would do amazing things and design glamorous gowns. When I first heard he was collaborating exclusively with Lane Bryant, my heart kind of skipped a beat. High fashion was coming our way! With this limited edition collection, he has given us fall looks straight from the runway. And I was lucky enough to attend the launch party in New York City and snag…

Travel Diary | Virginia is for Travel Lovers

I’ll never forget the first time I walked onto an airplane. I was 19-years-old and I was headed off to Texas for Basic Military Training. This is when I learned all about the fine skill of hyperventilating. It was probably, to this day, one of the worst flights of my life. Down to the thunder and lightening storm that followed me all the way to San Antonio. You’d think this would’ve scared me into never…

How to Refresh Dry Summer Hair | Giveaway (Closed)

Summer is almost over and it’s hopefully left you with fun memories and a maybe even a great tan…if that’s your kind of thing. Or you could be left with dry and brittle hair from the chlorine, sun, salt water, hair products, and even heat styling. Now, I wouldn’t consider myself a beauty guru. But, more like a beauty realist. I know we come from all kinds of walks of life and different hair types. So,…

Summer Moments to Remember

This post is in collaboration with JCPenney. What can I say about summer that you aren’t already thinking? You basically love it and never want it to end right? It’s like this season was created for special moments with the people you care most about. I’ll admit I used to be more of a winter kind of girl, but this summer has been one to remember. I don’t want it end either, because of days…

Los Angeles | Win a Ticket to Curvy Cocktails! (Closed)

Look out Los Angeles! Here’s your chance to enter to win a ticket to Curvy Cocktails. Kristine Thompson, the blogger behind TrendyCurvy.com, created this social event to bring together bloggers, brands, models, influencers, and curvy fashionistas to one location to celebrate all things plus size. Unfortunately, I will be out of town and won’t be able to attend. Bummer! So, I asked Kristine if I could give a ticket away—and she said yes! Rocking their…

Living a Bold Life—My Way

Sponsored by J.M. Smucker company. If you would’ve asked me five years ago if I was living a bold life, I’m not sure I would’ve been able to answer you truthfully. Maybe because I wasn’t. I had just been diagnosed with anxiety and fear ruled my life. There were no courageous moments and I definitely wasn’t taking any daring chances. It was a dark time and one I’m not ashamed to talk about. Over the…

Travel Diary | Discovering Mission San Diego de Alcalá

“Less doh…less doh,” I would yell as soon as I heard the keys jingle. My dad tells me as soon as I could walk and talk, I was always trying to leave. I can’t blame me. This curious toddler wanted to see what was beyond her parents arms. I’m not much different today. I can’t imagine a life without being able to travel and discover new places. In my latest travel adventure, I take you in and around…

Everything Happens for a Reason

You’ve heard this saying before right? Everything happens for a reason. And because we’ve heard it said over and over so many times, we might dismiss the meaning behind it. Well, I’ve been a true believer in this since I can remember. Yes, even the bad stuff. I feel that in my life, nothing has ever been accidental. As I’m sitting here typing this, I’m in the middle of brainstorming an idea. One that I’ve…

Beauty Buzz | Angel Shave Club Review

I’ll never forget being a teen and begging my mom to let me shave my legs. Little did I know all that came along with it. Like the constant and expensive upkeep for someone hairy like me. If you buy razors on the regular, you know how pricey they are. I’ve seen razor blade refills for as much as $20 for a refill box of four. That’s kind of ridiculous. I don’t know about you,…

Faux Real | Vegan Handbags

Accessories hold a special place in my heart. They can do so much for an outfit, without taking over. I appreciate that. One of my favorite accessories are handbags of course. I’m a sucker for a cross-body bag any day of the week. For the past few months, I’ve decided to cut leather/animal skin handbags out of my closet and my life. This is where vegan handbags come in. Don’t get me wrong, I still…