Sunday, September 28, 2014

Blue Fall

Love Sundays, nothing quite beats being off work for the day. I started my day off by meeting a friend for coffee. From there my daughter and I went to the park for a little trek around the lake, followed by seeing Box Trolls (which I'll definitely be buying on DVD once it comes out), then a bit of shopping, and dinner at Apple Bees. 

I purchased this dress after seeing it online at Lane Bryant. I guess this is what everyone is referring to as scuba material. A bit strange, but I can really see it as being a great dress for fall and winter since it is so thick. I also purchased this faux leather jacket there. One thing that I really like about this one is the coloring. So often it's the basic black or brown, a navy blue is still basic enough to work with a lot of other items, but a just different enough to stand out. These boots were also a recent purchase from Kmart. I certainly don't have thin calves by any means, but yet these boots that are not wide width/calf actually fit. I think someone with calves even a little bit bigger than mine could manage them as well. It always pays to try stuff on, sometimes there are those random nonplus size items that happen to be made a little more generous . I'm super happy that I found these too. I would rank them with the quality of Lane Bryant type boots. Not super high quality, but not bad either. Actually, I would say this is a bit better because I paid right around $40 for these versus the $80 or so that places like Lane Bryant and Torrid want to charge. I think when I get paid again I'm going back and buying another pair of chocolate brown boots before they sell out. 

Dress and Jacket: Lane Bryant. Boots and Bag: Kmart. No longer remember about the Jewelry. 

This tree here: I had actually climbed up it and took picture, none of which turned out blog worthy. I was sure I was going to tip over backwards and crack my head and you could definitely see that in my expressions. lol, oh good times.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Plaid and Leopard, Oh My

Yet another day shopping. Uggh. Okay, I really do like shopping, just not the spending money aspect-if that makes any sense. I would of avoided the mall completely except the fact that I had to go back to Torrid to get that security tag taken off a shirt I bought, and I had a $40 Lane Bryant rewards card. I didn't do too badly though. I ended up buying a new dress and leather jacket from LB, nothing from Torrid this time, and then my daughter and I went to Spirits and bought her Halloween costume. I seriously LOVE spooky stuff, I'm practically salivating that there are going to haunted houses soon. They had the coolest Dia de los Muertos and Walking Dead glasses and mugs that I was really contemplating buying. If only they were coffee mugs that are completely sealable (as my work only allows that type-really, their rule is if you can't turn it upside down above your head without it spilling/leaking, you can't have it on the production floor), I would of been completely sold. Now I just need to order my costume, and I need to get on that quick since fat girl costumes go quick. 

I bought the top and leggings about 2 weeks ago from Kmart. They are Bongo, which is a juniors brand. The pants are fine, but I really wish the sweatshirt was a tad bit longer. I was  having a thing with Kmart for a while, they used to have a pretty good selection of plus size clothing: LYS, Bongo, and Jaclyn Smith.  Anytime I would go in I would always find a few things from one of those. It's kind of seeming like the whole Target thing though. I no longer see LYS or Jaclyn Smith (at least in plus) anymore and they seem to only have Bongo. Now I'm not sure if this is just my local stores or across the board, but I find it super irritating. Bongo is fine to an extent, but being that it is a juniors brand I've noticed that shirts always seem to run shorter than women's clothing. Most of the women's plus clothing is very frumpy, you know the stereotypical middle aged woman, boxy shapes and unfashionable elasticized waists. Bongo does have an array of bomb leggings right now, cute patterns and at a decent price too. 

Shirt and Leggings: Bongo from Kmart. Shoes: Lane Bryant. Earrings: Spencers. Bow Necklace: Wet Seal. Long Necklace: Old Navy. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

90's Ode

I totally went on a shopping spree. I've been pretty good lately about not blowing money on clothing, until I have these shopping binge attacks and then spend a ridiculous amount of money at one time. This time it was Torrid and Kmart. It all started when my daughter and I met her grandma at the mall for lunch, and then we decided to walk around and browse. I, of course, went to Torrid and they were having BOGO 50% off on regular priced merchandise and a total BOGO on clearance. I walked out with 3 dresses and one shirt. Super irritating though, after I got home I was planning on wearing the shirt to work the next day and noticed the woman left the security tag on, so I now need to make a trip back to get the dang thing removed.

Dress: Torrid. Coat and Earrings: Old Navy. Boots: Target. Necklace: Target.

This outfit is a bit 90's looking to me. I remember it being in style to wear the baby doll dresses and combat boots. Now being a grown ass woman, I can't bring it that far, but here is my ode to the 90's baby doll and combat boot style. I really love this dress though. The coloring is gorgeous. The material is a bit strange, a sort of mesh on the top layer; I'm not complaining about it, it's just a little different is all. I'm happy I found it (actually my daughter found it), but it was the last one in the store. And it's a size too big, although with this sort of style it doesn't really make too much of a difference.

And on a side note, am I the only one super excited that Halloween is getting closer? I don't know maybe I'm weird, but I've always been a huge horror movie and haunted house fan so it only stands to reason that Halloween would be right in there too. I haven't bought our costumes yet, but my daughter and I are going as dia de los muertos.