November 02, 2015

October 27, 2015

My Must-Have Fall Pieces with Society+

It's here! My mini fall collection with Society+! The online plus size store rounded up a group of bloggers to curate the ultimate Fall Haul. I chose two items: a longline cardigan and plaid pencil skirt.

I LOVE this cardigan. It's chic, classic, and goes with everything. It's available in 24/26 - 30/32! Yay for extended sizes! I'm filming a look with the pencil skirt today (it will be on my channel asap). It's high-waisted, stretchy, form-fitting, and cute with a little bit of sexy.

I hope you like my must-have fall pieces. I made sure to select items that are timeless, easy-to-wear with existing items in your closet, and true to my style. Shop my collection here!

P.S. Win one of three $50 Society+ gift cards! Enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

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October 14, 2015

My First Time Wearing ModCloth

I am so excited to tell you about this dress. It's my first piece from ModCloth! I know, I know, I am reeeeeally late to the game. My friends have worn the vintage-inspired clothing retailer for years. I never took the plunge because it was not a go-to website for me. After trying on this dress and experiencing their awesome customer service, I think that is about to change.

When ModCloth asked if I would like to review an item from their new namesake label, I quickly replied yes because many of you have requested to see them on my blog/channel. Sooo, here we go! This is the ModCloth Presentation Perfection Dress in size 4X. Since I have never worn the brand before, I used the size chart and customer reviews as references.

The fit is excellent. The 3/4 sleeves have plenty of give and the high-waisted pleated skirt moves beautifully. The dress is fully lined and made from a very stretchy, textured knit fabric. The belt that came with the dress did not fit, so I substituted it with an old ASOS Curve belt. The neckline, royal blue color, and length are my favorite parts of the dress. The three are a nice mix of ladylike, fun, and flirty. After a full day of wear, the dress kept its shape without any wrinkles, aaaaaand I may or may not have added more items to my ModCloth shopping bag.

ModCloth dress and boots (similar)

This item was gifted for review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

October 05, 2015

Maurices Perfect Blouse

maurices and I have teamed up to share The Perfect Blouse. I am wearing The Perfect Blouse in Diamond Pattern in a size 4. I love, love, love the color of this top. It is a rich teal that is just right for fall and winter. The blouse is sheer, so wear a cami underneath if you want more coverage.

I am very impressed with the fit. All the buttons close over my stomach and the sleeves are roomy. It is rare to achieve one of those in a button up in my size; to achieve both is a total win. There is some gaping between buttons while sitting, but fashion tape can easily fix that. The blouse is made from a lightweight chiffon fabric, which makes it easy to wear with more layers as the weather gets colder. I have a feeling this top will be a go-to for me this season. I am already thinking of more ways to wear it.

maurices is giving away a blouse a day on! Click here to enter The Perfect Blouse-A-Day Giveaway every day until October 12, 2015 for a chance to win your perfect blouse.

This post is sponsored by maurices. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

September 09, 2015

My Catherines Denim Debut

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.

This post is in partnership with Catherines. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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

Skating Around Downtown

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