My Second #OOTD

Hi friends!  So, I initially planned to post my #OOTD everyday, or at least every week, but that clearly didn’t happen.  Whomp, whomp.  When I did my first #OOTD post, I worked in a corporate environment; now I work from home.  I’m one of those people, you know the kind, that dresses in jeans & makeup M-F, to differentiate from the weekends.  Today, I’m kinda feeling myself, so here we are.  Ha! IMG_2388

Top: Lou & Grey Fingerstripe Poncho Sweater – it’s currently 40% off at Loft!  Code: HBDUSA

Jeans: Madwell Stovepipe Jeans – these are my very favorite jeans, & they’re sold-out.  These are the same style minus the frayed hem.

Sandals: Tory Burch Miller Flip-flop – wait for a sale

Watch: Olivia Burton Bracelet Watch, 38mm

Phone Case: Digital Nomad Corner iPhone Case

Am I cute or what?  I kid.  I’ll see y’aka back here on Friday, for my Friday Five!

Have a good week!

Kiss Hug,

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My First #OOTD

Hi friends!  Long time, no post.  I have decided to created a blog series dedicated to Outfits Of The Day (#OOTD).  Yes, I am aware there are already tons of these on all the socials; however, I am feeling under-represented as a petite plus sized woman.

First off – I’m 5’4″ tall, it seems to me that the market is geared more towards tall, curvy women – hey, they need cute clothes too!

Secondly – more often than not, I can wear a top from the Women’s section, not plus size.  Obviously, this means I’m not well-endowed with the boobs.  Lucky me…

Third – I have a fat ass & thighs for days, thus making me VERY pear shaped.

I want all the extra fat on my body to fall of & turn into cash! HAHA!

Okay, so my first #OOTD is a “casual Friday” look I wore to the office last week.  I usually keep my accessories somewhat minimal at the office, mostly due to annoying jangles & bangles while typing at my computer.  Ahem, bracelets…sometimes rings.  08.16.19

Spotted Mixed Media Sweater from Loft – $54.50 (wait for a sale)

Wit & Wisdom Jeans from Nordstrom – $88.00 (an inch too long, but not bothersome)

Velma Slip On Mules from Target – $22.99 (go up a half size)

Olivia Burton Watch from Nordtrom – $145.00 (in silver & rose gold)

Madewell Droplet Post Earrings from Nordstrom – $28.00 (vintage gold)

Going forward I’ll probably be doing a mix of me in the outfit & also like the picture above.  Please give me feedback & let me know if this is a YEA! series or a NAY 😦 series.

Until next time…

Kiss Hug,

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What’s Up Wednesday: January 2018


Y’all, it’s that time again…What’s Up Wednesday!  This is the first one of 2018!  Be sure to check out WUW on The Larson Lingo, Mix & Match Mama, & Sheaffer Told Me To as well.

I’ll be answering these questions below:Questions

What I’m eating this week…

So, I;m one of the many that got the flu – luck me.  I had it between Christmas & New Years.  It actually took me a good 3 weeks or so to feel back to normal.  But, because of eating nothing for so long I have been craving salads & all things crunchy.

I’m also loving all the cauliflower recipes right now.  You know the ones…yes you do.  The recipes where you replace the meat with cauliflower, such as General Tso’s Cauliflower, or Buffalo Cauliflower, etc.  If you have any good recipes send them my way!

What I’m reminiscing about…

Last week I got to see Kinky Boots thanks to my sweet friends Amy & Maureen.  I LOVED it!!!  I tend to have a love/hate relationship with musicals, as I think most of them are about 3 songs too long; however, I never wanted Kinky Boots to end.

I’m also still salivating over the braise beef short ribs I had for dinner at Hearsay Gastro Lounge in downtown Houston.  I wish I had a picture, because it was to die for.

What I’m loving…

My super cute bag from The Shop Forward.Mt. Rushmore

I decided to create my “Mt. Rushmore” of male musicians.  Don’t worry the lady version of Mt. Rushmore will be coming soon!

What I’ve been up to…

My newest obsession is the spicy potato taco from Taco Bell.  I recreated it & I’m so proud!  Potato Tacos

What I’m dreading…

Friday is Groundhog Day, & I hope we get 6 more weeks of winter.  I may be the only one.  Houston weather has been so confusing lately…  I’ve lived here for 6 years & never even had so much as an ice day, but we have had snow twice since Thanksgiving!  Crazy!!! I love winter weather, so I want more snow days.

What I’m working on…

I’ve been researching trips to Europe for the fall.  I’ve never been & have wanted to go forever.  Right now I’m trying to decide between a 12 day trip in Italy to see 14 cities, or a 10 day trip that would include 8 countries.

Simply Italy: Simply Italy

European Magic: European Magic

Have any of you ever used Contiki?  I kind of want to go by myself, but join up with a group in Europe for safety reasons, translators, etc.  Any recommendations?

What I’m excited about…

I got tickets to see a live show of Pod Save America in March & I cannot wait!  Pod Save America

What I’m watching/reading…

Y’all, I just watch The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselMaisel

I’m officially obsessed!  Season 1 only has 8 episodes & I didn’t want to end!  This show was created by the same woman who created Gilmore Girls, which is my GOAT tv show.  I loved the fashion, the women empowerment, the bizarre workout routines from the 50s.  I just loved everything about it.

I’ve also been watching Arie suck at being The Bachelor.  You can checkout my recaps here.

I haven’t been reading much, which is weird for me…I usually read 2 – 3 books a week.  I’ve been watching Mrs. Maisel instead!

What I’m listening to…

I’m not sure why, as I’m so not into sports, but I cannot stop listening to The Champion by Carrie Underwood & Ludacris.

I’m also really into Say Something by Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton.

What I’m wearing…

LOFT is having a 70% off sale for all their sweaters & wintery looks!  I just bought these:

What I’m doing this weekend…

I have Friday off, yea!!!  I have quick call at 10a, yoga/meditation at noon, & then babysitting Friday night.  I plan to do yoga on Saturday morning as well, & probably veg out the rest of the weekend…bliss.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

Brigitte & I are going to see one of our favorite local musicians, Bob Schneider, at the Karbach Brewery.  Bob Schneider

What else is new…

Not a lotta…

Bonus: What is my favorite soup recipe…

Being, from Texas, and loving Tex-Mex, I LOVE a good Tortilla Soup.  My favorite recipe comes from my friend Debbie, & the surprise ingredient is…BASIL!  It makes all the difference.  Unfortunately, I don’t have the recipe with me at the moment, but I will post it separately this week, so check back!