I finally found a romper that doesn't hate my body! Hooray! Let the wild rumpus begin! This week I'm teaming up with a few other badass body positive warriors who are also talking about plussize summer style, self love, and ROMPERS! Read through to the end for links to other fabulous fashionistas romping around, … Continue reading ROMPER MADNESS!
It's PRIDE Hartford weekend! I attended my first Pride march in the summer of 1997. Back then I was an over-confident, loud-mouthed, head-shaved teenager who was fairly active in the queer community (the acronym LGBTQ simply did not exist at that time,) and I regularly attended the weekly Your Turf youth group meetings held at … Continue reading PRIDE
I am one of those people who is somehow never prepared for summer. It's almost as if I have seasonal amnesia and I totally forget that after spring comes a three month period of heat, humidity, sunburns, sweating, and beach. Maybe it's because summer is not my favorite - even with sunscreen I burn too … Continue reading Budget Beach Babeness
Floppy sun hats are all the rage lately and as a pasty pale chick who sunburns entirely too easily I am all for this trend! Last year I bought a simple straw one and I love to tie ribbons or sashes around it and accentuate it with pins or brooches to match my outfits. It's … Continue reading Tutorial: DIY Embroidered Sun Hat
The past few months have got me feeling pretty low, and despite what my curated Insta may look like, my chronic illnesses have been a bit out of control and I've spent most days half in bed, half barely functioning. As such, I've been having a rough time motivating myself to get creative because I … Continue reading 30 Day Creative Motivational Challenge
CONTEST CLOSED! 6/8/2017 midnight EST Congratulations to the winner @jamie_jetaime on Insta! To celebrate my recent blog makeover, I've decided to host a juicy summer giveaway featuring some of the best hot-weather must-haves! Here in the States, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season! Even though the calendar says the solstice isn't … Continue reading Summer Essentials GIVEAWAY!
I got to go to tea this weekend! My auntie treated all the ladies in my local fam (there's only five of us - my mom, my sister, my daughter, her, and myself,) to an afternoon tea service at Tea Roses Tea Room! It was delightful. To honor the occasion, I went a little tea … Continue reading #ootd: Tea Party Time!
In celebration of my relaunch this week, I want to take a moment to acknowledge and honor some of the women who have inspired & influenced me along the way. Of course there are dozens of you, so I had to narrow it down a bit. So here, in no particular order, is a short … Continue reading #wcw: BoPo Babes
This Mother's Day, make your mama feel like the Queen she is with a handmade flower crown or fascinator! Or just make one for yourself for any regular ol' day because SLAY! These lovely dome-toppers are an easy DIY project that packs a huge amount of WOW factor! I made mine for about $3 each … Continue reading Tutorial: DIY Flower Crowns & Fascinators!
I LOVE THIS OUTFIT. I feel a little bit like Audrey Hepburn in "Roman Holiday" - a princess disguised as one of the people, a tourist in everyday life. I feel in love with this simple broadcloth skirt the first time I saw it, but I'm not ashamed to say that I totally waited for it … Continue reading #OOTD: Perfect Summer Skirt