My Favorite Pieces from Eloquii’s New Draper James Collaboration Launch

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw me FREAK OUT when Eloquii announced its collaboration with Draper James, Reese Witherspoon’s brand.

I literally shed tears of joy when it launched because I’ve never had access to southern inspired clothing I love in my size.

You can see a some of my previous Draper James For Eloquii looks HERE and HERE, but today’s post is all about the pieces I’m excited to try from the second launch of the collaboration which just dropped TODAY!

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Eloquii X Draper James Peplum Top

5 Ways To Style A Classic Tee

I’ll admit it… I’ve never really been a jeans and tee shirt kind of girl.  I’ve always enjoyed dresses and skirts and being a little bit “extra” in my everyday life.

As I’ve gotten older (hello, early 30’s!), I’ve started to embrace a slightly more casual aesthetic.  I think this has a lot to do with being more comfortable and confident in my own skin and not feeling the need to “dress to impress” all the time.  I also value comfort more than ever.

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Blazer:  Here | Tee:  Here | Jeans:  Here (RWN by Rawan via Gwynnie Bee)

Regardless of whether I’m wearing a fancy dress or a comfy tee, I want to look put together and more importantly FEEL good in what I’m wearing.  That’s why when Universal Standard reached out to me about trying a couple items from their line, I KNEW I had to go for some of their popular “elevated” basics.

What I love about Universal Standard is that they tackle the notion that plus size women won’t invest in quality clothing items head on.  I have been personally guilty of refraining from investing in quality (long lasting) clothing items because of my fluctuating size.  In the past I was always planning or hoping to lose weight, so I didn’t want to accept that I’d be in my current size long enough to NEED clothing to last.

Top 10 Wreaths for Spring on Amazon

After what seemed like 17 months of winter, we’re FINALLY seeing some gorgeous spring temperatures in Kentucky!  We’ll be in the 70’s next week, and I am excited to have my adorable spring wreath on the door!

An awesome wreath and door mat are key to creating a welcoming first impression for your guests.  Mine was a gift from my mom – AKA she had it on her door, I loved it and she gave it to me.  Her generous gift inspired me to share my top 10 favorite wreaths with you below.  The best part is that they’re ALL from Amazon, so you don’t even need to leave home to get your favorite!

An Open Letter to Southwest

Dear Southwest,

I love you. I’ve loved you since I was an undergrad student studying business when I learned about your disruptive business model, unique company culture and commitment to customer service.

Admittedly, I’ve never loved the “open seating” model and feeling like I’m being herded onto the plane (I’m from Kentucky, so I have to use the animal/farm comparison). In recent years, as I learned of your groundbreaking customer of size policy I have committed to flying your airline exclusively in order to both help make my own flying experiences better but also to put my money where my mouth is and support a business who accommodates people like me and makes our lives better/easier.

The BEST Maxi Dress of Spring!

This is an alert…. RUN and go buy this dress right now! I’m serious.  It’s selling out fast, so I don’t want you to miss out.  I love this dress so much that I was willing to pay full price for it.  You all probably know by now that I am VERY frugal.  Paying full price for clothing causes such sorrow for me, and I rarely ever do it.  I loved this so much I bought it in BOTH colors the very first time I saw it because I just couldn’t risk it and wait for a deal.

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Ask Me Anything – How to Become More Confident

One of the main reasons I decided to start this blog was to create a space for discussing all the things that are important to plus size women.  While I think I have a good grasp on a lot of issues we face, I know that there are plenty of topics that you want to to discuss or questions you may have.  That’s why I plan to share regular posts featuring your questions and my thoughts on the topics that matter most to you.

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The cutest ruffle sweater: ON SALE at Lane Bryant in a variety of colors!

I recently had a new friend on Instagram ask me about confidence and self-esteem, and I think that’s one of the most important things we can discuss… so here it goes.

An Honest Review – My First Dia & Co. Box!

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Disclaimer:  Please note that some links on this blog including are affiliate links.  I will receive a small percentage when you purchase items using these links.  This money is used to help offset the costs of maintaining the blog and creating content for you.  I appreciate your support in utilizing these links when you purchase items I recommend! XOXO, Miranda

Have you heard of Dia & Co. yet?

Dia & Co. is a clothing and personal styling service for plus size women, carrying sizes ranging from 14-32.  You get to try on the clothes at home, keep what you like and return the rest.  All items are hand selected for you by your very own personal stylist!

Plus Size Air Travel Tips: Making Air Travel Fun Again

I travel A LOT for both business and pleasure.  Like, once a month or sometimes more. For a long time I was miserable during EVERY. SINGLE. FLIGHT.  The craziest part is that most of this misery was self-induced, but some of it was out of my control… at least that’s what I thought!

Over the years, I have finally figured out the most important tips & tricks for a stress-free and comfortable flight.

What I’m about to share with you really, truly changed my life and eliminated 99% of my travel related stress.

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This picture was taken at the airport before heading to Aruba for our honeymoon in 2016. I am a big fan of neck pillows and my husband thinks I look ridiculous. Thankfully, he loves me anyway!

 

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