Happy Monday all!

Sorry for not posting last week. I had a lot of stuff going on and I fell behind. I promise to be more consistent to minimize any gaps in posting.

My trip to Havana was so amazing I keep wishing I could go back! I had such a fantastic time with my travel divas Ivory from Ivory Jinelle and Dionna from Made Me Pretty.   Before we headed to Havana, we did  A LOT of research about to expect in Cuba.  One of the of the tips we came across was not to check a bag.  From what we read there was a possibility we could wait 2-4 hours to get our checked luggage.  Not wanting to risk it, we all decided to be Team Carry On for this trip.  Being Team Carry On forced me to only take what I needed which honestly was enough for this trip.  I never felt like I didn’t have anything to wear and was able to make multiple outfit changes.  Also if felt good to just walk off the plane and leave without waiting around for a checked bag.  While I’m not fully  on Team Carry On,  I’m slowly coming around to being a full time member!

Have a great day!

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Jumpsuit: Old Navy (wearing an XXL, here)
Sandals: ASOS (sold out, similar here)
Bag: Esty (here)
Earrings: BaubleBar (here)

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Top: Old Navy (similar here)
Skirt: Melissa McCarthy (here)
Sandals: Old Navy (here)
Bag: Esty

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Dress: c/o Eloquii (here)
Earrings: Esty (here)

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Dress: eShakti (here)

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Top: Old Navy (here)
Bottom: Torrid (here)

 

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TGIF all!

My recent trip to Havana was everything and more than I expected. Havana is a deeply rich and layered city.  It’s gorgeous, gritty and lush.  The people were welcoming and proud to share their culture with us.  Havana captured our hearts so much we trying to get back later this year to explore Cuba’s beauty even further!

Have a wonderful day!

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Old Havana

 

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Playa Santa Maria

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Top: Old Navy (here)
Bottom: c/o Torrid (here)

Happy Thursday all!

Remember the song “You Gotta Be” from Des’ree from back in the day?  The lyric “you gotta be bad, you gotta be bold” has been resonating with me lately because I’m trying to live my life more boldly.  I’m trying to learn how to be more open and accepting of new things that come my way. Being bold doesn’t necessarily mean doing something big or audacious like coloring your hair bright pink.  It encompasses small feats we accomplish like wearing a bathing suit without delving into negativity or judgement.  Being bold can mean being proud of those wrinkles  that make your face beautiful and unique.   It also means living your life unapologetically and on your own terms. Now that’s bold!

Have a wonderful day and weekend!

P.S. I’m headed to Cuba and I can’t wait to share my experience with you next week!

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Shirt: Old Navy (wearing an XXL, here)
Skirt: ModCloth (here)
Sandals: Old Navy (here)
Bag: Etsy (here)

Happy Monday all!

I’m a sucker for a pretty ruffle so it makes me giddy to see that they’re a huge trend this Spring.  I got this skirt in early March and I couldn’t wait for the weather to warm up to wear it. ASOS main range size 14  elastic waist skirts tend to run large and are very plus friendly.  I wear a 20 in skirts and this one can easily accommodate a size 22 waist.  Concerned that the main range skirt won’t fit you?   Don’t fret because it’s also available in their plus line,  ASOS Curve.  Also check out these other plus skirts here and here to get your ruffle on this Spring!

Have a wonderful day!

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Top: ASOS (old, similar here)
Skirt: ASOS (wearing a size 14 here; plus version here)
Sandals: JCrew (old, similar here)
Bag: Cult Gaia (here)
Earrings: Etsy (here)

 

 

TGIF all!

Can we talk for a second? I don’t know about you but I’m tired of people (men, women, society, dogs, etc.) telling us women over 40 what to do.  I’m sick of hearing what we’re supposed to look like, act like and dress like.  Here’s a newsflash…MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! I am a grown ass woman and I know what is best for me, so stop! I don’t need your validation, approval or whatever.  You can take your judgement, turned up nose and “she’s too old to be wearing that” and stuff it! If you don’t like it, turn away or better yet go work on your life instead of worrying about mine. Being 40, 45 or 65 doesn’t mean we go wait in a corner to shrivel up and die.  For many of us (including myself) these years have represented some of the best of our lives. There are empty nesters who are finally able to finish that degree or change their career now that their children are grown.  Several of us have found freedom in simply not giving a f**k what others think of us anymore (family is included in this too!). Growing old as a woman is not a death sentence or a signal that life is over. In fact it’s the complete opposite. You and I don’t need to prove this to others because we’re too busy living our best lives!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jacket: Gap Outlet (old, similar here)
T-Shirt: Omaze (here; this is an AWESOME campaign so check it out!)
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins (old, similar here)
Shoes: Steve Madden (sold out, similar here)
Bag: Mansur Gravriel (here, budget friendly option here and here)