Thursday, May 29, 2014

White Moment

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It was a white jean kind of day. I dreamt the night before of an all white outfit, all sleek and sexy, but unfortunately I had forgotten to iron my blazer, so instead I opted for my go-to blue boyfriend blazer.

The funny thing is I thought these jeans were an LB pair, but figured out half way through the day that they were a pair of white Sophia Skinnies from Torrid I purchased quite a while ago, but for some reason never wore them. I'm sure glad I found them, because I LOVE THESE and will be wearing more often for sure. I hate white denim that stretches out too easily and doesn't keep hugging. This jean is a nice medium thickness with a tiny bit of give, but kept it's shape all day long. This white moment did call for spanx, even though I usually swear against them, but white denim is spanx mandatory for me.

Have a great pair of white denim? Let me know!

Outfit Details
Torrid pants and shoes, older Lane Bryant Blazer, Necklace Fashion to Figure

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Soft Pants

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A simple black pair of Torrid soft pants started my latest obsession. When I ventured out of my comfort zone to wear those pajama like pants, I fell in love with the comfort and wondered - ohhhhh what about some cool prints?? So, I tried to immediately buy the chevron Torrid soft pant which flew off the shelf faster then I could have my revelation. #damnit

So, I went off on search for the next best thing - and found this amazing pair at Avenue! They didn't have the rouched ankle, but I loved that as they were a bit more dressy. They still have a drawstring waist and pockets and the most comfortable stretchy fabric EVER. You could throw these in a bag and would never have to worry about a wrinkle and still look amaze.

Seriously need 29 more pairs. Suggestions?! Tell me! These are already sold out online?! Geez... let the soft pant craze BEGIN.


With my hard core hottie, Natasha Sandy, Fashion Director for Portland Fashion Week and fellow fashion blogger :). And, I almost bought her sandals the day before?!! LOL they are new in at Target if you're curious.

Pants from Avenue size 26/28 (out of stock)|  Shoes 11W from Payless Shoes  |  Blazer from Torrid

Monday, May 26, 2014


Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

There was something about this day that made me stop for a minute and reflect on the fact that I was 34 years old, and how quickly 10 years whizzed by and how different my life is. I have to remind myself every once in a while that I'm truly "living my dream,"  and that I asked for this, even if I didn't realize the list of side effects would include more stress than the chemicals in my brain can handle and forgetting to actually stop and enjoy the moment more often.

One sure fire way to live for now is a spontaneous move with the girls on a late Saturday night. It was exciting to rush and get ready and zip to the theater for a 10pm showing of Blended - which, by the way, was an AMAZING movie despite the reviews - laughed the entire time.

I had two new pieces I've been DYING to wear! A GORGEOUS Lane Collection Tuxedo Vest, honestly exquisite, and a SWAK Designs Tank Dress. The most comfortable wedges I own, from Barefoot Tess, a great online shoe destination especially for wide width feet gals like me who want quality shoes, perfectly completed my look.

Now, about this tank dress, something that I really didn't expect too much from - after all, it was a tank dress. It is SO hard to get a true sense of a piece purely by online photos and that's why I love blogging so much. I'm lucky that I can test something out and tell you about it - beyond how it looked, but the how it fit, feels, wears, etc, which I feel are even MORE important.

This dress is amazing and here's why! 1) Fabric - usually you can't wear a white bra under a stretchy dress like this, but this one is so opaque and that's right, I wore my comfy white bra! The fabric is more stiff than the typical stretch dress, which leads me to reason number two. 2) It keeps it shape - I was terrified when sitting because I just KNEW it would stretch then totally ruining this body hugging awesomeness, BUT it held it's shape even after driving, sitting through a 2 hour movie and driving and walking. These pictures were taken AFTER my night. And that leads me to reason number three. 3) The cut - they figured out a ladies body on this one. It perfectly hugs the curves and it's cut beautifully and I love the length right below the knee, feels more sophisticated. For sizing, this is a size 3X and am a solid 26/28 on the bottom. This dress totally caught me by surprise!

A note about the vest, BUY IT! The picture online doesn't do it justice - it's honestly so freaking slick, cool, chic, AHHH. LOVE IT.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! I have 2 full days of interviews for the new season of Portland Fashion Week®. It's a LOAD of work, but the best part of my job is getting to meet all the intern and volunteer hopefuls who get SO excited at the potential opportunity for me to torture them?! Makes me smile and reminds me to again ... live in the moment. 

c/o Lane Collection Tuxedo Vest size 24 |  c/o SWAK Designs Tank Dress size 3X  |  c/o Barefoot Tess size 11W 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

41 pictures + 3 months + 1 post

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Since I was MIA for the last three months and was going through my phone seeing all these fun pictures of outfits and such, I wanted to share with you! So here's a picture diary for the last 3 months of my life :)


Torrid top and leggings (2014) , Lane Bryant shoes (2014)
Simply Be pants, Torrid Top and Lane Bryant Shoes
Jessica London Comfortview shoes (current), Torrid jeans, Lane Bryant Blazer
Payless shoes
Lane Bryant top and genius fit denim, Payless shoes
Torrid shirt and SWAK Designs Skirt
Birthday night with my hubby :D

Lane Bryant turtleneck and SWAK Designs maxi skirt.
Hubby and wifey :)

Simply Be PU skirt.
Shopping with my mom at Torrid - Torrid top, shoes and pants.
Aviator obsession continues. Deb = 2 pairs $10.
Lane Collection top and Simply Be skirt, Torrid shoes.
Portland Business Journal Women Mentor breakfast - I was honored to be asked to be a featured mentor. Was amazing experience :)
These shoes are still going strong - best find EVER. Torrid.
Wig booth at Portland Fashion Week with my mom... now thinking of going PINK?? :D
Torrid top and jeggings - Barefoot Tess sandals.
These Torrid soft pants have me OBSESSED. Need 78 more pairs.
Great new find from Jessica London -- comfy and cute. 
Torrid distressed denim and top.
Red lips :)
Can't live without my Vente Black Iced Tea. 
Who says I can't tuck in my shirt??
Me -- a mentor??! Crazy.
I will sit and take a picture damn it -- yes -- I don't mind and think I look GOOD. :D Lane Collection top and skirt.
Hair back, collar up, ice on.