Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Am I plus-size?...

simple summer outfit parlor girl

I have to holler out loud laughing at even answering this question!

Buuuut I got an email the other day asking to share my sizes for clothing I wear on the blog and was asked if I would be considered plus-size?

So this got me thinking...

What is plus-size?
Definition: of a size larger than the normal range

distressed stretch jeans parlor girl

I am not going to lie, I was instantly pissed. But then I started thinking... I too read a lot of blogs and follow cute girls on IG. I see them always state that they are an XXS, XS, S, 25, 26, it runs large so size down, etc... And to be honest it gets old. Come on, we are not all tiny, puny, petite creatures.

pinstripe ruffle detail baby doll blouse parlor girl

the most comfortable summer sandals parlor girl

In fact, I am 5'10" that's pretty darn close to 6 feet. I am almost always around 150 pounds and a size 8 or 10 bottoms, M or L top otherwise things can turn into a crop top real fast and size 9.5-10 shoes. My boobs are off the charts because I bought them that way (go big or go home) and I have a tiny waist. So, I guess I am larger than normal size to some but what is normal?

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ruffle sleeve blouse parlor girl

summer style parlor girl

WTF is normal?! 
A: Normal Model size is 5'9"- 5'11" & 115-130lb according to this article (now I would look like a bag of bones covered in a skin suit at 130 and death at 115!!) and come on this is just unrealistic crap!!

A: Normal/Average Women this answer should be you and I. I don't think we need to label a size as being normal. Right??!! We are all different colors, shapes, sizes and so on. No two of us are alike and that is OK.

You need to feel good in your skin, me in mine and that's all that matters!

Most importantly-What is healthy size?
A: This is feeling amazing in your body, skin and clothes. Being happy inside and out and having a healthy soul and knowing that what you put into your body is fuel and good for it!

I don't care if you are a 0, 2, 4, 10, 16 or whatever. It's really none of my damn business or society's. All that should matter to you is if you are happy with you.

And if not? Guess what? Pull your head out and change!!

So to answer your question anonymous reader... Maybe to a size 0, I am plus, to a size 16, I am not. What I am IS happy with me and that is all that matters sweet friend. ♡

Thanks for reading... xxB

happy in your own skin no matter what size you are parlor girl

ruffle baby doll blouse (Large) - Make Me Chic
jeans (8L) - Express
sandals- Tory Burch
Bag- Louis Vuitton

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

white ruffle dress

white ruffle detail dress

white lace dress as a top parlor girl

white ruffle and lace dress with ripped jeans parlor girl

white ruffle top parlor girl

blush sunglasses nordstrom parlor girl

white quilted gucci cross body bag parlor girl

white pleated back ruffle dress parlor girl

white summer dress parlor girl

the best distressed denim jeans parlor girl
lace sleeve ruffle dress- Make Me Chic
ripped jeans- Express
white booties- H&M, also love these & these
sunglasses- BP (only $12!!)
quilted white cross body- Gucci

I have a closet full of dresses that not only do I enjoy wearing, but like to wear more often than just seasonally. If you haven't realized it by now, I am a huge mixer of wearing jeans or shorts with dresses all year round! Versatility is our friend people...

This ruffle dress (so I thought I was buying a dress-but when almost 6 feet tall you should know by now!!) to some, would be so cute for a spring/summer date night, a European vacation or even in the fall layered under another sleeveless dress. But to me, I love how it looks with jeans under and a slight tunic style. You could always even tuck the front in. Just be sure to balance it out with fitted/skinny jeans on the bottom.

The lace detailing on the neck and sleeves is AH-mazing for the $29 price tag and the back is especially adorable with the pleating that I had no idea existed, until I steamed it. I especially love how the ruffle trim detail wraps all the way around the dress. It totally is TTS and I am beyond obsessed!!

Heck I would even wear this tucked into cutoffs, with sneakers and a straw hat.

Thanks for reading... xxB

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

striped off-shoulder blouse + mama tips for getting dressed

blue striped off the shoulder top parlor girl

vintage light blue levi jeans parlor girl

striped bow front blouse parlor girl

louis vuitton neverfull damier ebene GM Parlor girl

off shoulder trend tops parlor girl

simple and cute mama style ideas parlor girl

rose gold mirrored aviator sunglasses parlor girl

striped tie front open shoulder blouse parlor girl

photos by GMC Photography
striped off shoulder top- Make Me Chic
vintage Levi's- thrifted, similar
fringe heels- Steve Madden, similar
tote- Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM
sunglasses- BP
heart necklace- Audrey

Being a mom is one of the MOST rewarding jobs out there, but along with that comes a variety of challenges. Loosing your sense of self and identity is probably one of the top things I hear and talk about with my friends, family and clients. Besides lack of sleep!! Haha!!

Maintaining your sense of self does not need to take much. I am not talking about MAC makeup application, dressed like you're going out at night daily or having blow dry bar skills every damn day.

With a few closet basics and knowing which pieces to grab can and will help you in those rushed mama mornings while trying to get out of the house, sans sweats.

Pre-planning your outfits can be super helpful. Hang the pieces together in your closet on hangers so all you have to do when rushed is pull them out and add your shoes. I have even helped my sister do this and have all the shoes lined up under each outfit as well.

For me, I almost always start with jeans!! They are my go-to. Then I pick a fun top like this off shoulder beauty above. The tie front gives it an extra bit of character. Lastly, I add my shoes. If I have a lunch or meeting then I will pick a heel or something more fun. If I am chasing D, doing drop-off or heading to work I would wear a sneaker or these slides.

My makeup application is simple and I literally wash my hair 2 maybe 3x a week! I almost never even brush it and just clip my extensions back in daily (shh). I am working on a new hair video for you too.

There you have it, a couple tips to help keep you pulled together as a MOM and looking great, hand-in-hand with feeling great!!

More off-shoulder blouses I am loving ↓

Thanks for reading... xxB