Friday, May 27, 2011

FBFF: Hair Care

1.      How often do you get your hair cut?
I usually try to get my hair cut around every 6-8 weeks.  Now that it's longer, I can stretch it closer to 8 weeks before it starts looking ragged. 

2.      Do you go to the same stylist each time, try someone new, go to the
cheap hair cutting chains or live it up in a salon?
I have a friend who used to be a stylist at a local salon, who now works with my husband and sis-in-law.  She does my hair, my SIL's hair, and my best friend's hair, usually all at the same time.  We make it a little girls night and get together at one of our houses to have our hair done and hang out.

3.      Do you color your hair? How often? What’s your natural color?
I have colored my hair since I was about 14.  My hair started turning a yucky dishwater blonde color, so my mom agreed to let me put highlights in it.  I was blonde all the way through high school until I was about 22 (I was blonde when I met Jimmy), then went brunette for a while, and finally settled on red a few years ago.  I've been a few different shades of red, but I feel most myself as a redhead.  I honestly don't know what my natural hair color is anymore, but I'm going to guess a mousy/ashy brown shade since that's how my roots seem to come in.

4.      The one thing you always do to keep your hair looking great is:
Use color care shampoo and conditioner.  Red hair color fades fast.  It goes from looking fabulous to looking dull in no time if you don't use the right products.

5.      What hair trend do you love and wish you could rock?
 A pixie cut!

Make sure to check out Katy Rose over at Modly Chic along with all the other participants in Fashion Beauty Friend Friday! 

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I am still alive everyone!  I'm sorry I haven't posted in over a week, but I've been incredibly busy lately.
Jimmy and I went on a weekend trip to Gatlinburg on the 13th, and I kept trying to create some posts in advance, but Blogger didn't want to cooperate.  The wifi in our cabin wasn't working, so I couldn't post from Tennessee (I was not happy).  We came back home home Sunday evening, and I started my new job Monday.  I have been exhausted every day this week, and just want to put on pjs and veg out once I get home.  
My schedule is going to be pretty crazy for the next few weeks, so I apologize in advance for any lapses in posting.  I have one more week of classroom orientation (policies and learning the computer system), then I'm on the floor working with a nurse preceptor.  I'll be working two weeks 7am-7pm, and then I'll go to nights (7pm-7am) for the rest of my orientation (until the second week of July).  From then on out I'm on my own working 7pm-7am three days a week.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Florals - Plus Size Daily Outfit

I'll be honest, I wore this dress on Easter and just haven't posted it yet because I knew it would be perfect for today. 
You can kind of see my striped tank with crochet trim in this photo. 

Of course, to get these photos there were lots like this: 
 I look like I'm trying to air myself out in this picture.
 Jimmy has a tendency to keep taking photos when I'm moving, or talking, or adjusting myself (see above).
Practicing my hula. . . . ? 

Outfit Details: 
Floral Sundress - Old Navy (last Spring)
Peach & White Striped Crochet Trim Tank - Old Navy (last Spring)
White Cardi - Torrid 
Magenta & Silver Bangles - Lane Bryant
Adorable Bird Necklace - Forever 21
Blush Ruffle Flats - Target 

Check out Everybody, Everywear to see all the other fantastic florals!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friend Friday - All About Shoes!

1.What is your go-to pair of shoes?
My go-to pair of shoes lately have been my sequined floral flats from Lane Bryant. They seem to go with nearly everything (well excepting some wild patterns), and are super comfy for my wide feet.

2. What goes into your shoe buying decisions?
I have extremely wide feet, so fit is usually the top priority for me. Of course, style is a close second. I hate buying a pair of shoes that seem to fit great in the store only to wear them out, and find that they're devices of torture!

3. The majority of the shoes in your closet are what color?
I probably have more brown and black pairs of shoes than any other color (which is probably the case for most women), but I have a pretty good variety of colors in my closet. I really need to find a great pair of red flats or wedges, though. 

4. When it comes to design shoes what are your favorite brands and

My favorite brands to wear are Softspots and Born. They are always so comfy! Softspots run up to a WW and although Borns only come in a M width, they always seem more like a W to me. Neither brand has the most fashion forward styles, but for comfort they can't be beat.

5. If price wasn’t an issue, you’d own which shoe?

Since I'm not much of a heel girl, I would love to own a pair of Tod's leather moccasins in a fun color like orange or red.

Make sure to check out the list of other bloggers participating in Fashion Beauty Friend Friday at Katy Rose's blog Modly Chic!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Six Take" - Polka Dots

Due to the unending rain we've been having (and I'm sure many of you can understand), I've not been bothering to do my hair.  I've just been pinning it up, because if I leave it down it will just turn into a wavy, frizzy mess.  So pardon my crazy frizz-bangs (Doesn't that sound like something Willy Wonka would create?) in these photos. 

Outfit Details:
Jeans - Avenue
Polka Dot Top - Old Navy
Green Swing Jacket - Old Navy
Black Flats - Payless
Necklace - Avenue
Make sure to check out the other ladies participating in the "Six Take" challenge! 

 from Bargain Fatshionista

Nicola from 2 Many Cupcakes

Eryn from Bearly on Earth 

Meg from Bargainista on a Hunt
and last, but not least, Danielle of Danimezza.