Monday, February 28, 2011


A few months ago I was approached by Nordstrom to do a product review for their new plus size line Sejour. Sejour was created to meet the needs of the modern customer while still offering the core styles that their typical Nordstrom customers love. I feel like I embody that statement so well, and I'm beyond pleased to have worked with the Sejour team. The quality of their pieces have a finesse that was lacking in my wardrobe, and they all have a timeless quality that can easily be interpreted and styled in a younger, hipper way. In the effort to take photos of these pieces, I decided that I'd post four outfits this week using my favorite Sejour items.

First up is this silky boyfriend blazer that looks best when worn with the sleeves rolled up. I've also worn this blazer with flowy floral dresses with a belt to define my shape. The fabric is so soft and silky and the construction is truly top notch!

Blazer: Sejour
Tunic: Gap
Shorts and Boots: Thrift
Tights: Nordstrom brand

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Patch NYC

I've been obsessing over the wonderful design team Patch NYC for the past year. I accidentally took this necklace home from work (I swear it was an accident! haha) so I snapped some photos before I wore it to work the next morning. Patch has a wide range of products ranging from scarves, hats, handbags, pillows, perfume, and candles (which are a-maz-ing). I have the owl candle and I'm not sure why, but it reminds me of Halloween. Pretty incredible!

P.S. My hair is clearly an absolute mess and I am just itching for a haircut! I'm so over long hair. I've never been so ready for change!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Falling for the Gap

About 7 months ago, in an effort to prove my adulthood, I decided that I needed to build a credit history. As someone who had gone 23 years without a credit card, I was rejected a few times from certain companies, but the Gap was (is) officially the first credit card I've ever had. 7 months later, I have spent almost the entire $500 and needless to say, I'm overall pretty obsessed. They have definitely stepped it up, so kudos to Patrick Robinson for that. Right now I am aching for these gems, particularly the white denim skinny trousers, pink bow belt, and yellow skirt. I'm not sure if I can pull off the odd color trouser look, but I definitely think I need to give it a shot after seeing those peach chinos.

Cropped Skinny Trouser Jean, Skinny Leather Bow Belt, Drapey Sequin Shorts

Suede Wedge Gladiators, Double Buckle Belt, Suede Laser Cut Tote

The Soft Pant, Pull-On Skirt, Broken In Skimmer

P.S. It was really nice meeting some of my readers at the Gold and the Beautiful clothing swap! I had a funny run-in with Gabi of YFF where she asked me if I had a tumblr. A couple of people have asked me that recently, so I decided to actually use the one I created months ago. Check it out here!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Gold and the Beautiful

So I get home from work last night, pick up my weekly copy of Time Out Chicago in my mailbox and lo and behold, there's an advertisement for a fat girl clothing swap this Sunday in Bucktown! I am so stoked! Is anyone out there going? I have some really cute stuff to swap that's been sitting in my closet forever. Since the event is strictly for women sizes 12+, I'll probably be going alone (so sad... why don't I have any fat friends in Chicago??) but it'll be nice to get out there and meet some new people!

(P.S. Shoutout to Jessica that is hosting the event!)

Friday, February 4, 2011

My Snow Called Life

In case you were wondering, I'm currently living in a snow cave here in Chicago. It's been a whirlwind, in every sense of the word, for the past few days. I'm lucky to have not been stuck outside during the blizzard but even though I stayed home most of the time, I had to go out at least once just for the experience. It was pretty crazy, even just walking a block to grab some groceries. Literally knee deep in snow!

Staying practical in my down coat, H&M scarf, Madewell mittens, and Propet snow boots.