Birthday Brunches, Off The Shoulder Dresses, & Target

So my birthday was Monday (yay!).  I had a great weekend at The Pnk Out, One Dope Show, and Pretty Lit Live. On Monday, Mr. PnkPanda (he hates that) planned a really chic dinner at my favorite spot in Ann Arbor–Zola Bistro.  Robin was our host/waitress for the evening and she did a wonderful job. Zola Bistro has one of the BEST brunches, so if you’re in the Ann Arbor area you should check them out.  I ordered the Chicken Piccata and it was really good.  It was served with potatoes, sautéed spinach, and artichokes.  I had them put the capers on the side. The absolute best part…

How Forever21+ Heats Up Plus Size!

So a few months ago I took an InstaStories poll about a Forever21+ dress I was thinking about wearing on my anniversary.  After everyone said I should, I decided to go for it.  I purchased the dress from Forever21+ thinking, “let’s see how this goes”.  As I am sure you know Forever21+ fabric quality and sizing can be super iffy.  It was a new item when I bought it so there were no reviews but in the details I noticed that they had a disclaimer that the brand was not a Forever21+ brand.  So this leads me to believe that they are buying from wholesale brands like boutiques…

The Pnk Out!!

It’s a pretty big weekend for me.  I am celebrating my birthday!!! I love birthdays!  You get to be surrounded by loved ones, the presents, and shopping for the perfect outfit(s).  I usually do things that I haven’t been able to do for myself all week.  I kind of make my birthday a self-care week.  Do y’all do that too? Some of my plans are: a massage mani-pedi makeup consultation to freshen my look lash application brunch & bubbly at my favorite brunch spot a facial What else should I add to the list?  Tell me your favorite birthday activities.  I may add them to my list!! The…

Henri Bendel Semi Annual Sale Haul!!!

Happy Hump Day!! So it’s no secret that I love a good sale.  It’s also no secret that I love Henri Bendel.  My winter shopping event last year was so much fun!! Their products are appeal to my super girly aesthetic.  It’s the Henri Bendel semi-annual sale and I think I have a great haul to share with you. First of all Henri Bendel has great packaging.  Even cooler, they have free monogramming!!  I had a friend tell me that I should always get my purchases gift wrapped (if it’s free).  I am so happy she told me that because who doesn’t love to get a gift and…

Best Way to Mix Prints – with JustFab & Marshalls

When It All Falls Down… It’s been a rough couple of months.  My family has experienced a great deal of loss that’s just been extremely overwhelming.  I took a break that lasted longer than I expected.  I’ve been taking care of my husband that has lost three members of his family within the last four months.  I don’t think that anything could prepare anyone for that kind of loss. A New Normal Glad to be back blogging, it can definitely be a form of therapy.  He’s my photographer and this has been a way to help him get back to a new “normal”.  For me shopping always helps…

Find Quick Wardrobe Updates-It’s All About Details For Spring

I love two seasons—spring and fall.  That’s when you have to be creative.  Summer staples are easy—you’re trying to keep cool.  Winter is all about layers—keeping warm.  But the unknowns of spring weather can make transitional styling tricky. So what’s “hot” for me for spring? Bomber jackets are still it for me, but I’m steering clear of the satin, patches, and quilted versions for spring.  A crepe bomber with a silk lining in a soft color like blush pink, peach, can be paired with jeans, pencil or flowy skirt.  When the weather cools in the evening, I lightly layer a vest over it and keep going throughout the…

3 Reasons Target Continues To Be Bae

  We all really don’t need anymore reasons for Target to be Bae, but I have three reasons why Target is Bae on this Good Friday!! Number 1: Celebrity Collaborations I am so in love with Target’s sizing and clothing styles right now.  Their celebrity collaborations have been so much better.  Especially after blogger and influencer Chastity of Garner Style delivered a scathing read about how they were not doing plus size women any favors with their previous celebrity collaborations.  The reach of that post was a great wake up call. But I digress.  So, when one of my favorite designers, Victoria Beckham, released her collection with Target…

One Pair of Floral Pants = Three Outfits!

So I am obsessed with a lot of things. You will see me post often about what I’m obsessing over. But my obsession for Old Navy is real (lol). I probably need to stop using the expression. But it is. I browse weekly to get ready for those bomb sales. I love to shock people and tell them an outfit is from Old Navy. The way my budget is setup I have been challenging myself to either shop my closet or keep my entire outfit $50 and under. One day as I was l walking around the store (my way to decompress after a hard week). I saw the…

Body Positivity + Valentine’s Day

  So as my Valentine’s Day outfit quest continued, I saw so many dresses that I loved.  And for the first time I acknowledged that inner voice saying, “you can’t wear that!”.  I was like “wow”.  Has that always been there?  As I reflected I have taken many fashion risks over the years, not really caring what anyone thought about what I was wearing.  But after my third child and the new layer of fluff that I gained, I didn’t realize that I was self criticizing until this dress search.  I will go on Instagram and comment, uplift, and support women of all sizes for wearing what they…

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