Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cabin Trip in the Santa Cruz Mountains

We were lucky enough to spend the weekend at a friend's cabin near Santa Cruz a couple of weekends ago. It is such a beautiful place We got to spend a lot of time hiking (we even found a newt), and I finally got a chance to show off this awesome jean jacket I thirfted. I love it because it is comfortable fabric cut like a moto jacket. I had to dye it a darker color. The snaps on the top shoulders also kept coming undone, so I just super-glued them. Top is from Kohls and the joggers are from target. The boots have been with me through a lot, I highly recommend full leather boots. These ones are from Cabelas.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Review of Adore Me Kiara Bra

For a long time I was jealous of all girls who could wear cute, lacy racer back bras and bralettes. I even tried a couple on, but there was no way I was taking them home. No support, and they didn’t come in my exact plus size anyway. I was so happy when I checked out Adore Me and they had lingerie in mysize, that didn’t look like something a grandma would wear. This bra has the girly lace in the back but also has the extra supportive strap. It’s nice to mix up my underwear lineup with a racer back and give my shoulders a break. I think it helps my posture a little as well.

The bra is as comfortable as any other average bra. I would highly suggest checking out the Adore Me size guide, which I have found to be fairly accurate, even if it mean going a size larger than I do at other stores. The good news is that even if you order the wrong size, they have free exchanges.

The color of the underclothes set is unique. It is somewhere between beige and a light purple. I like it because it is less boring than beige, but can still be worn under a lot of clothing without showing through (depending on your skin tone of course). I pared it with a semi low back dress that I found at Ross, and black accessories for a sensual fall date night look. The bracelet is a present from my sister, and the vintage Gucci purse is a gift from my mom. What can I say, great style runs in the family ;)

Let me know if you have any questions about the set by commenting below. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Pumpkin Patch Photos

I had an impromptu pumpkin patch photo shoot with my sister last weekend and I really like how some of the photos turned out. It's great when you can find a patch that has mountains in the background, it feels like a mini retreat.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Not so Basics

This just might be my favorite season, even though it is one of the most challenging times to create a cute outfit. While everyone else is layering on chunky sweaters and rusty colors, I prefer to keep things a little more sleek looking. Here are some of  my go-to Autumn outfits that DYT type 4 or for a person with winter coloring. This is a great time of year to break out your hounds-tooth print, sweater dresses, and the darker versions of your colors like grape, Kelley green, cobalt, and ruby red. Enjoy the crisp air, and let me know what you like to wear this time if year. I'm always looking for new ideas!

DYT Type 4 Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Cut loose shirt
$110 -

Asymmetrical jacket
$345 -

Paige Denim lapel jacket

Collar jacket

7 For All Mankind skinny fit jeans
$175 -

Jill Stuart mini skirt

Proskins legging pants
$30 -

Commando thigh high hosiery

Gianvito rossi shoes
$480 -

Wet Seal black oxford

Handbag satchel

Sequin handbag
$35 -

MICHAEL Michael Kors shoulder handbag
$225 -

Quartz earrings

Engraved locket

Kate Spade tie scarve

Christian dior glasses
$475 -

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

70's Inspired Print and Flair Jeans

70's is back! Oh how I have missed my flared jeans. All the clothes are thrifted. I like how the top  is is vaguely peplum and the print is so unique, feminine flowers that still have a geometric and precise quality to them.  The earrings are from Old Navy, and the purse is something I picked up in my travels. The shoes are Reef Shoes, which offer arch support. I'm always on the hunt for more comfortable shoes.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Finding the Right Wetsuit for your Coloring

There needs to be more surfing magazines and websites for women. I was perusing Surfline the other day and the thought occurred to me, what if they had a woman's section? Well they don't. And good luck finding a plus size female surfer magazine. But here's my little mini surfing article for women, where surfer magazine meets fashion magazine. 

Walk into any surf shop and there are about two different woman's styles of wetsuits to choose from, if you're lucky. But the internet is a marvelous place. I've had decent luck ordering wetsuits online. Just be sure to read the measurement guidelines and comments section. If you're looking for a deal, 6pm usually has a few wetsuit options for women.

I scoured the internet and found wetsuits for every color profile: Spring, Summer, Fall.and Winter. Or, if you prescribe to the Dressing Your Truth System Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, and Type 4. It's pretty difficult to find a wetsuit that doesn't have black on it, but a lot of these are pretty close. Enjoy. I hope you find a wetsuit that looks best with your skin tone. 

Which Wetsuit Looks Best on You?