My First Dia & Co Box Open

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I’m so excited to share with you my very first Dia & Co box opening! Plus size clothing delivery can be in your future, too. Let’s be honest – I’m completely fine to sit back and let someone do my shopping for me. In fact, I’ve got a pretty good arrangement where food, groceries, gifts and a number of other items just magically appear at my door. And, I’m not mad at it! But, one thing I was never confident in having delivered to my door is clothes. It’s hard enough finding things in the store, and now companies dare […]

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Fast and Easy Skincare for Sensitive Skin

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  Hey Friends! I’m often asked about my skincare routine and what products I use. I have dry, sensitive and red skin, so I’m very cautious about what I put on my face. However, I’m completely unafraid to try out new products to get the skin I really want! First and foremost, thanks to my sweet mom for making me learn and practice good skincare at a young age. In fact, I had to practice consistent skincare before I could wear makeup, and it was the best thing for me! Now, to answer the questions, here’s what I’m currently using […]

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Torrid: The Plus Size Brand You Need to Know

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Call me curvy. Call me plus size. Just don’t call me late for a sale at Torrid! The fashion industry considers anything size 12 and over ‘plus size’ Want to get even more annoyed – an average ‘plus size’ model ranges from a size 6/8 to a 12. Yep, that’s right, according to the fashion industry only three sizes are considered NOT plus size (straight size, as fashion insiders call it). Based on that, I can safely tell you I’ve been plus size my entire adult life. And, I’ll most likely stay that way. I remember a time when there were […]

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One Top – Three Looks for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, and I’m already thinking about what to wear. I am a huge fan of pairing blush, blue and gray as often as possible (check out my most recent inspiration!). But, blush, metallic, white and black are a close second color combo for me. When you love these colors as much as I do, Valentine’s Day is kind of the mother ship fashion day! But, beyond fashion, Valentine’s Day is for loving on those who are important to you and showing some love for yourself. Whether you have a date night, a brunch […]

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Today’s Inspiration: As you wish

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Sometimes, I just want what I want … when I want it. I just want to have someone respond to my every request and whim, with “as you wish!” And right now, I’m having a major blush, blue and gray moment. And, everyday is a coffee moment. I’m working on a longer post with several Valentine’s Day/Night outfit ideas for you. Until then, enjoy this dose of Inspiration.     Links to Sources: Tulle midi skirt from Zulily – $20 |  Blush wide ankle strap heels from Topshop – $75 Silk peony flowers on Etsy – $11 | As You Wish […]

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Winter Skincare: Philosophy’s Falling in Love Line

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Winter has arrived! And, with it comes my annual quest for moisture and better skincare. I live in the south, so there aren’t too many days in the year where I’m fully covered up. With the exception of a few really cold days (oddly, like the ones we’ve been having in Atlanta here lately), I typically have toes peeping out of a bootie, skin peeking through a ripped jean, a shoulder being gently hugged by an off-the-shoulder top,or legs freely baring themselves under a skirt. So, skin is always in where I live. That said, I have incredibly sensitive, red, […]

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Control Your Calendar in 2018

Hey friends! It’s the end of the first week of January. How’s your calendar looking? If you’re like me, you are probably juggling a million different commitments, to-dos and trying to squeeze in some ‘me time’ all while responding to emails that piled up over the holidays. Does it always seem time is moving too quickly and you are always running right behind it screaming, “wait for me! Wait for me!” In my teens and 20s, I was constantly chasing time, and I was almost always late. A lot of factors played into that, but it was something I knew […]

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What’s The Plan? Top Planner Picks for 2018

Hey Friends! It’s almost 2018, which means I’ve had my planner for several weeks and I’ve been waiting to fill in my appointments, important dates and plans (my husband calls this act, where I spread out all my planner materials, my “pageantry”). Yes, I’m someone who still likes a paper planner. I like having a book to stick notes in. I like writing and doodling, and I love organizing my planner. About two years ago, I embarked on what seemed to be a never-ending journey to find the perfect planner. I joined Facebook Groups, solicited opinions and even printed my […]

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Move Over Goal Setting! Intentions are in the Driver’s Seat in 2018

It’s that time of year – the holidays are quickly coming to an end. I should be fully focused on the merriment of time with friends and family, and I should be relaxing and enjoying my time off from work. But, I’m an incredibly driven, goal-seeking person. So, here I am reviewing my 2017 resolutions (which, in my opinion is just a fancy word for goals). And, I’ve spent a disproportionate amount time celebrating my wins vs. beating myself up over the goals I didn’t hit <- Why do we do that to ourselves? Here’s the thing: just about any […]

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Anatomy of a Hutch – Holiday Edition

Yesterday, I shared four holiday hutches with you, and I referenced some tried and true rules I tend to follow when styling a hutch (pro tip: these rules also work great for bookshelves). As promised, Here’s those rules for your reference! Happy styling. Visually Divide Your Space Think of the hutch as several smaller spaces in which you can design vignettes. My hutch is split down the middle, so that gives me six easy vignettes to consider. Add … Then Edit, Edit, Edit This is very similar to the fashion rule that you should always remove the last accessory you […]

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