September 13, 2015
September 09, 2015
I love denim. I live in it pretty much every day of the week. I don't shop for it often because it can be an exhausting, draining experience. Yup, that means I'm one of those girls that will wear their jeans until it is no longer physically possible, holes, rips, and all. Luckily, trying Catherines denim was one of the easiest and most enjoyable try-ons I've had in a while.
I partnered with them to share their fall #denimdebut on Instagram and Twitter. I couldn't keep all the fun on social, so here it is on the blog! This is my look featuring the Knit Jean. The jeans are made from a soft, stretchy french terry fabric with an elastic waistband. The fit really surprised me. This is not a low-rise jean (yay for not pulling your jeans up every five minutes) and there is no gaping in the back.
As a Catherines denim first-timer, I ordered a 3X since I usually wear a 26 in denim. The 3X was too big in the thighs and legs. I'm so glad I exchanged them for the 2X because it is a much better fit. Oh, and this style is available in petite. *high five to all my fellow short girls* I paired the Knit Jean with a plaid cascade cardigan and scoopneck tank. I rolled up the cuffs and wore nude flats and a velvet matte red lip to make it a casual yet put-together weekend outfit for fall.
August 28, 2015
Well, it's over. I am no longer a twenty-something. As of August 23, 2015, your girl is thirty. I'm trying not to be too dramatic about it (see: this post I wrote about turning twenty-five). So far, thirty is good! I rang in my birthday with friends at Tioga Sequoia Beer Garden in downtown Fresno and Vinis in the Tower District. Craft beers were consumed and twirls were made in my Modamix polka dot skirt courtesy of Dia&Co.
I wish I had my DSLR with me that night to show the skirt in all its glory. It really is adorable and retro. Unfortunately my camera didn't fit in my clutch, so these iPhone photos will have to do. I'm going to Bass Lake this weekend with my family to continue the #mandyturnsthirty celebration. I'll take my camera so I can share the awesome scenery with you next week. Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. Y'all are the sweetest. <3
August 20, 2015
Last weekend I went to #VintagePopUp in downtown Fresno. It's a super chill monthly event sponsored by Raizana Tea and Misc. Trading Co. Local vendors set up shop to sell vintage items, crafts, art, and food along the historic Warners Theatre. It happens when the sun starts going down, which makes the best lighting for photos. Hence, this outfit post!
I purchased this vintage Lancel bag at July's Vintage PopUp. I paired it with my well-loved Mynt 1792 chambray shirt and Rebdolls midi skater skirt. This skirt is awesome. It has an elastic waistband and the most beautiful flared silhouette. Oh! And pockets. It has pockets. If that isn't a win, I don't know what is.
See you again soon with another outfit post. Until next time: love yourself, stay fashionable, and shop local. <3
August 16, 2015
July 28, 2015
Happy summer! I hope you’re having a good one so far. To celebrate summer lovin’, maurices sent me a gift box filled with some pretty awesome stuff. I received this chevron stripe dress, a gray handbag, eos mint lip balm, tortoise and teal sunnies, and a mason jar bottle. Can I tell you how happy that mason jar bottle made me feel? I adore the other items, but I have a sick obsession with reusable water bottles. You should see one of the cabinets in our kitchen. There’s at least ten of them in there. Aaanyway, back to the fashion...
This dress is so sweet (and it's on sale)! It has a playful vibe, classic color combo, and chevron stripes. I’m wearing the 3X (size 24/26). Aside from the dress riding up under “the girls," it fits well everywhere else because of the soft, stretchy fabric. This is definitely a silhouette that will look great on every body shape. Shop maurices summer plus size dresses here!
Use promo code 20FLAM715 to save 20% on any item at maurices.com. Happy shopping!
P.S. These photos were taken at A Secret Garden in Old Town Clovis. It's a beautiful, eclectic place. Check it out if you're ever in the California Central Valley.