Tuesday, June 27, 2017

f i v e things to love about this week

Happy Tuesday! I know I sort of reversed my posts between yesterday and today, oops lol but wanted to get you all some 4th of July goodies ASAP.

So instead, you get my five things to love about this week today instead of yesterday.


1. Platform Oxfords // channeling our inner 90's vibes (sis and I use to call these orthopedic nun shoes😂 )



2. Summer Beauty Staples // seriously obsessed with all three of these and I literally wear them every. single. day.


3. Screentime // has us hooked on & obsessed with

> The Keepers on Netflix- I feel like I wish I were a detective and want to help them solve the murder!!

> Naked & Afraid on Discovery- OMG I could never go out into nature, nude, with a stranger and do that!! That freaks me out clothed and in bed...

4. Stress No More // I just ordered this ↓ and cannot wait for it to arrive. I have heard amazing results by quite a few different people who take it.


5. Sprucing up the home-front // with a few new rose-y pink beauties. Seriously my spirit animal of colors




Thanks for reading... xxB


Monday, June 26, 2017

Fashion Faves for the 4th of July

I am one of those super in the "holiday spirit" people, especially when the 4th of July comes around.

My co-worker is so cute as she asked if it was OK to start putting up her 4th of July decor a couple weeks ago... Love her!!

Growing up, we always had huge 4th of July parties or were down at our mining claim and all of our parents had enormous get-togethers, so my love for this summer holiday continues.

I ALWAYS love to have a red, white or blue swimsuit and of course matching shorts, tops and even my little will rock the same stuff! We usually go to the parade, then lounge by the pool with friends and then of course you need something long-sleeved for the cooler evening. I tend to always wear something red, white or blue and love love love stars and stripes.

>>Also, if you want a fun pool or party play list, I use pandora and type 4th of July in and I swear it is THE best summer music for the holiday...

If you prefer to not wear the stars, stripes, red, white and blue, then you could always stick to denim or a little white summer dress with a red sandal or red lip for a bit of spirit. Stripes are great and a denim jacket is fun to add for evening. If you are hella bah-humbug well do us all a favor and stay home. We don't want your negative BS energy around to sink ours in any way shape or form!! #keepinitreal #proudtobeamerican

What are you guys doing for the 4th??

Here are some of my absolute 4th of July fashion faves:



Thanks for reading... xxB

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?

talking about size parlor girl

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