Thursday, August 14, 2014

An Evening in Salem


Is this really happening? Am I actually updating my blog? I always seem to start my posts apologizing for my lack of posts and promising that things will be updated a lot more around here but that just about never happens. So this time, no false promises! I'm the worst with time management and keeping myself on a schedule that allows room for photos is just damn near impossible for me. 


As many of you know, I spend an awful lot of time hanging out in Massachusetts since my beau lives there. I've been promising myself for the past year that I would make a visit to Salem, MA happen. Visiting has been a dream of mine since I was a very young girl. I've alway loved history and on top of that, always found myself fascinated with the Salem Witch Trials. Never did I ever think I'd find myself so close to the town on such a regular basis. But, after a really last minute decision we decided to head out for the evening and check out the famous town. I wanted to go as witchy as possible but since I was to meet the boyfriend's boss, I had to keep it ultra cute.


What I wore wasn't totally fitting for a trip to the town most known for witchcraft trials and spooky stories. While I still love squeezing myself into tight dresses and skirts, I've grown quite found of my cute aesthetic. Maybe its because I'm having a crisis about turning 27 in a few days and maybe I'm just not fond of being that much closer to 30. I want to remain as childlike as possible and thats starting to manifest through my clothing choices. Still, I try to keep a little bit of my sensuality in there. Luckily, I was able to re-do a Salem worthy outfit which I promise, will make it into this website! Until then, xo


Cardigan - Old Navy
Top - Modcloth
Skirt - ASOS
Shoes - Walmart 


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ray of Sunshine


Who else is obsessed with Modcloth's plus size collection? I sure as heck know I am! I've been stalking their collection for weeks now, bookmarking and drooling over so many pieces. I've also been keeping my eye out for sales and begging for an excuse to use the share $15, get $15 deal. Luckily, I spotted a 20% off sale + had about $30 in coupons so I splurged a little (*cough a lot cough*).


I've seemed to rekindle my love of yellow. As a kid, I couldn't get enough but somewhere along the way I just became repulsed by the colour. Now its back in full force and I cannot seem to get enough of yellow in my wardrobe. My entire cart was filled with a variety of different shades of yellow and cutesy summer prints.

This dress spoke to me because lets face it, its exactly what I've been dreaming of! Full skirt, puffed sleeves, polka dots and an ultra sweet feel to it. I'm antsy to wear it out to a picnic by the mystic river with a big sun hat and a wicker basket in hand.


Dress - Modcloth
Shoes - Walmart 
Earrings - Ebay

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Skin Tight


Gosh, its been awhile hasn't it? My internet has been out for the past week and well, I'm just awful at blogging lately. But whatever, I say this every time there has been a big gap. I'm so excited to share these photos and I apologize now for the picture spam. I had way too much fun with these!!


Its every bloggers dream to get contact by ASOS and that dream came true for me a few months back. They offered me the chance to review a few pieces and of course I jumped right at it. It was a bit hard to narrow down my purchase but I knew I wanted to step outside of my norm. If you've been following this blog long at all, you know I barely wear jeans. I've been on the hunt for a good pair of high waisted, super skinny pair of jeans and thank the lord above that ASOS carries them. These beauties have a decent amount of stretch so I stuck to my regular UK22 but I just barely fit. It gives me the look I want but breathing is a tad difficult. A girl's gotta work, though! I'm so in love with how they look on me and I've already got a butt load of outfit ideas for these guys! Aside from these being skin tight, they're relatively comfortable which means I can wear these for dinner dates and strolls around the park. I see myself living in these jeans this summer! 


Oh, and I guess I haven't officially posted since I had my hair cut (and redyed). What does everything think? I had such a hard time getting used to the change but now I just love it so much. Mind you, I'm missing my long locks a ton already!


Top - Forever21
Jeans - ℅ ASOS
Shoes - Walmart
Pin - Deerheart 
Earrings - Aldo Accessories

Friday, February 21, 2014

What would you wear on a night out to a casino?



Online casinos are currently accessible on phones, tablets, and desktops, so you can join in casino tournaments and championships anywhere you want and at whatever time. In light of this, casinos have had an enormous surge in interest over the last two decades. People enjoy having the freedom to play from the privacy of their own home without needing to get spruced up, and it also means they can practise without having to pay a thing, so eventually go to a real casino they can go as high rollers. Real casinos haven't been affected by the online casino industry and keeps going from strength to strength because they offer things like music and dance entertainment and also places to eat all within the complex of the casino.

 
It's generally a good idea to check the website or telephone the casino to find out where the casino stands on dress code. Mobile phones are good to practise, website such as http://www.jackpotcity.co.uk provide plenty of online casino games. The general guideline is to try for a smart/casual look. Being dressed well might be a good investment because it could mean drinks on the house from the staff and special attention from everyone in the casino. Casinos like to see individuals who seem as though they are going to spend lots of money, so it’s definitely worth looking the part. A few looks to consider are perhaps a mid-length dress, maybe a skirt and blouse, or even a trouser suit or skirt suit decorated with some sparkly jewellery can make you stand out. If you are there to gamble, it’s fun to dress the part. ¾ trousers with a shirt and blazer looks classy and oozes power and control, something that could be handy against your rivals. If you want to go for a more feminine look, you could wear a pretty dress as long as it's not too revealing.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Valentines


Alright, I'm just gonna admit defeat and say that I can't keep this blog regularly updated for the life of me. The winter blues having been kicking me down and constantly traveling when I'm awful at time management doesn't help either.


Valentine's is a bit of a cheesy holiday but I'll be the first to admit that I just love it. Red, hearts everywhere and cute little trinkets to obsessively collect.  I normally make a point of going post-Valentine's day to grab whatever I can 50% off but this year it just didn't happen for me. I did, however, finally get my first V-day date and boy was it ever perfect! Gil and I spent most of the day contemplating if we actually wanted to get out but decided on dinner and drinks. He got me the Canon t3i and surprised me with a hand written card in my suitcase after I have a pouty baby stint. Needless to say, I felt really silly after I discovered it!


I had originally planned to wear something really sultry and vampy but after getting this absolutely perfect eShakti dress, I couldn't imagine a better outfit to wear. I don't know about everyone else but I've been a little disappointed with eShakti as of late. The last few pieces weren't made nearly as well as I'm used to and I wasn't really lusting over any winter items. I remember going a bit gaga last year over their Valetine's collection and thankfully this was just as good and I nabbed this piece of $17 after applying a bunch of discounts! Its the first dress that has actually fit so well that I don't think I'll need to alter it whatsoever, which worked out perfectly seeing as I didn't try it on until the very night I wore it out. I'm so sorry for the lack of detail in these shots but my shoes weren't very cute thanks to a big snow storm outside and I really didn't realize that you couldn't see my earrings. Trust me, they were cute!


Dress - Eshakti
Stockings - Lane Bryant

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Epiphany Over Coffee


I met with one of my old high school teachers yesterday and aside from remembering how much of a crush I had on him as a 15 year old, I was reminded of how I felt back then. Stupid, overwhelmed and hopeless. It was a little shocking because well, its been awhile since I could actually remember that exact feeling but I'll tell you this, triggers exist in the weirdest way. So while I talked about my new life and he told me about his, I remembered the girl I used to be. The one that used to cry all the time over her weight, the one that thought she couldn't ever get a boyfriend, the one that gave up in high school because of bullying and learning disabilities. It was humbling, to say the very least.

I came home both overjoyed and a little sad. Mostly because I felt in some ways I failed my younger self. Sure, I took the time to love who I am physically but in so many ways, I've stopped trying to encourage myself in others. I stopped trying to remind myself that I'm smart and I have the skills to accomplish what I need. I stopped trying to remind myself that I'm strong and I can get through this. If I opened any of my 10+ journals from my teenage years, I'd have at least 3 pages dedicated in each to remind me of who I once was and how proud of who I am now or at least who I thought I'd be (sorry 14 year old Sarah, no kids yet!).  I spent most of my morning thinking about the ways that I still want to improve and the ways I still put myself down.

It takes literally no effort for me to tell myself things like "You're stupid", "you can't do this", "why even bother", "told'ya you were wrong" but it requires an awful lot of time and energy to try and talk over that. Its funny how one 2hr meeting really helped me remember all the ways I owe it to myself.


Top - Torrid
Cardigan - Thrifted
Skirt - Wal Mart
Tights - Wal Mart
Boots - Wal Mart
Ring - Thrifted
Belt - ASOS

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Nutcracker Christmas


First off, I apologize for the quality of these photos. I made sure to pack my camera and SD card but somehow managed to forget the battery. Silly me! 


Its become a bit of a tradition that I see The Nutcracker every Christmas. I didn't celebrate the holiday growing up even though I very much wanted to and watching The Nutcracker would somehow always make up for that. Since then, I always make sure I consume some form of Nutcracker cinema around the holidays. My fella and I celebrated (a late) Christmas together this year and it was my 2nd ever celebration. One of my gifts was tickets to see the ballet and I just about cried when it came time to go. I couldn't wait to get dolled up and head out for our fancy evening together. He sure knows how to make this lady happy!


In usual blogger fashion, I spent quite some time mentally planning my outfit. If it wasn't for ModCloth's 50% off sale, I wouldn't have nabbed this beautiful green velvet dress. It just screams Sarah Anne doesn't it? I was a bit concerned that 4x would fit more like a 2x but luckily its full of stretch and fits me like a glove. I couldn't have dreamt up a better outfit for this occasion and pairing it was Sockdreams' polka dot gloves (did you know they sell gloves? so neat, right?) was the perfect addition. I received so many compliments and felt like a darn princess. Now if only it didn't rain all over my hair!


Dress - ModCloth
Gloves - Sockdreams
Tights - Walmart
Shoes - Thrifted