Winter Blue and White Vibes

  Ok guys…here in California we are finally having colder “winter” like weather!  I know I know, it is nothing like the east coast is getting, although I would not mind traveling to see some snow right about now!  I actually had to FaceTime my sister yesterday because she lives in Nashville and it was snowing there!!!  I love the snow if you cant tell, although it has been really long time since I have actually seen or been in. the snow.  I think there is just something so “snow esque” about wearing pale blue and white in the winter and definitely gives me the vibes like I am inside a snowy snow globe and I just love it.   Even though the sun is still shining here in California, it does get pretty chilly especially in the evenings and I am living in this jacket.  I love how  nice it looks, but still is super warm and cozy. I was immediately drawn to this pale blue color and the wrap around detail, and of course that collar.   I also love how this is wool, but it is not itch or scratchy at all.   This material is super soft and I love it!  It comes in so many amazing colors too.   I also found this exact coat in plus size too which I was super excited about so I am linking that below as well.  They do not have it in pale blue, however the other colors are beautiful.  I know the pale blue…

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My First Fit Expo Experience; Los Angeles Fit Expo 2018

Happy Friday!  This past weekend and week have been amazing!  I went to Los Angeles and had the opportunity to attend my very first fit expo!  I also had no idea what to expect or how this was going to go. To be honest, I was a little nervous.  Those feelings of self doubt and lack of self confidence came rushing back.  Would I be good enough?, would I fit in?, would they like me?….would I look out of place at a fit expo?  I was super nervous! On top of all of that, I was nervous and anxious for everyone I was going to meet.  Would they like me?  Would I fit in?   I think this is a very interesting topic to discuss and I think something that is so important…more on the fit expo later.  I think it is only natural to sometimes have feelings of “I don’t belong” or “will they like me”.  One thing that has helped me over the years is to tell myself that “it is not about whether they like me, or whether I fit in.”  When I start freaking out and going into panic mode I need to take a deep breath and just calm down.  The whole plane ride over to LA (which is less than an hour) I kept telling myself to breathe.  I told myself how far I have come on my journey and I deserve to be there just as much as everyone else.  At the end…

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New Year and Another “NEW” Me Ready to Take on 2018!

      I am so ready for a new year! 2018, bring it on.  This year has been a roller coaster and definitely did not go as planned.  I thought that by the end of this year I would be done with all of my skin removal surgeries.  I was ready to start planning my wedding and get back to a normal routine again and just finally start living my life.  I was so wrong.  My second skin removal surgery that I had November 2016 was rough.  It was a really big surgery and it took a lot of time for my body to heal and feel right again.  We also had to go back and remove more excess skin from my arms and back, which I knew was a possibility, but was not taking this into consideration when I was making “my plans”.  I had surgery number 3 and 4 over the summer and I am finally feeling almost 100% better from that.  But those 2 surgeries were the only ones we did.  Which means I still have at least 3 more to go.     I am so grateful for everything that 2017 has brought.  I joined a new gym and I am so happy I found another place where I feel at home and have a whole new support system.  I am filled with so much support, and love and it has been amazing.  Sometimes we get so focused on the finish line that we forget…

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Black tulle and sequin sweatshirt

      I bought this shirt a few weeks ago for a special event and I seriously cannot stop wearing it.  I love how comfortable it is, yet still super cute at the same time.  I think the tulle and jewels on it make this classic sweatshirt look super chic.  I may or may not be getting the pink one too since I love it so much.  I have paired this with skirts, jeans, leggings and black pants and I love them all.  You can definitely make this a more casual look but also really dress it up if you want to.  Tonight we are heading out to dinner to celebrate Christmas with some good friends so I kept it simple by just wearing it with jeans and dressed it up a bit with these cute hassle earrings and chunky heel black shoes.  I love pieces that are so versatile and love mixing it and matching it with so many different looks!     Shop my look Shirt Shirt (plus similar) Jeans Jeans (plus similar) Shoes (similar)

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