What I’ve Been Up To

Sorry for the silence from me lately. It’s been a busy/stressful few weeks at work, but things are starting to ease up for a bit….


Sorry for the silence from me lately. It’s been a busy/stressful few weeks at work, but things are starting to ease up for a bit. I have been having a lot of fun offline though, and I thought I’d share some of the looks I posted on Instagram lately.




I wore my deep green Kiyonna Wrapped in Romance dress and Forever21 knotted necklace to celebrate my sister’s birthday.


I’ve been loving the ease of maxi lengths lately, especially since the morning can be cold and the afternoon can be hot, so I also wore an Old Navy maxi skirt with plain white top and Lane Bryant jean jacket (similar) to work. By the way, I get a lot of clothes (tops and skirts) from Old Navy’s Tall section. It’s cut a little wider and longer, which allows me to have some of their main-range styles.



Yesterday I had an awards ceremony at work and then I headed out to go see Divergent by my lonesome as a “Yay! You got through a couple rough weeks” celebration :). I wore a Spiegel cardigan and Torrid flowy sheer black blouse. I like this cardigan but the brand Spiegel is kind of odd. They have huge price discrepancies between similar items (one cardigan is $94 and one will be $19), but this particular cardigan is $19.

I’ve decided recently to move out and get my own place closer to work, so I feel like I’m on the brink of a new part of my life. It’s a bit scary but exciting. I’ll be having to budget my spending much, much more and might also share more about searching for a new place. I’ve found myself getting bored of talking only about clothing lately, and my blog started with more topics than that, so I’m going to be branching out more on my topics. I hope you’re ready to go on this ride with me 🙂


  1. Divergent is awesome! I never really lived on my own. I lived in my college dorms at Carson Newman. The first time I lived on my own, in my own place was when I married my husband at 28 years old. It was awesome! Blessings to you on this new chapter in your life. Kudos to you for going to the movies by yourself. The ONLY movie that I’ve ever seen by myself was in the 1980’s when “Flashdance” first came out. However, I have eaten out by myself plenty!

  2. So you are leaving the house on the lake. (Boo hoo) But having your own place will be exciting. You are growing up! When I moved out, I moved out of state. Are you planning on having a roommate? Choose carefully if you do. I enjoy living by myself. You get to set up your new place the way you want it and there will be no one from home around. I envy you just starting out. You have had a wonderful beginning and have gotten to do so much. You are so gifted and talented. I see you as writing, or going around the country giving seminars on self image and blogging. You have something people need to hear. I see you maybe speaking about plus size fashion and the trends and how to put together outfits. Many overweight people are afraid to step out of their comfort zone with fashion. Some never get out of the house. There is a huge need for motivational speakers. As we go into the spring and things are warming up, I hope to see lots of light and beautiful outfits in your posts.

  3. As a teacher I also rely heavily on maxi skirts. They look professional, but give me a sense of comfort throughout the day. I really love the whole look you pulled together.

  4. I was searching for a navy Cyphert bag and your website came up! If you want to sale the bag to add to your move out budget, please contact me!!!

    Seriously!! via my email

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