The Je ne sais quoi

A Guide To A Stylish Plus Size Life

Black Friday is upon us and I am partnering with Lane Bryant to bring you their Doorbusters and Sales for the Holiday weekend! Starting today Lane Bryant has 40% off storewide and daily can’t miss doorbusters! The doorbusters are different daily and they start on 11/21 and go through 11/26. Here are the daily deals for you: 

Wednesday, 11/21: $15 Tee Shop Tees. (Including the Jeweled Shoulder and Waffle Lace Up)
Thursday, 11/22 (Online Only): All Bras $29.50 + Free Shipping 
Saturday, 11/24: All Jeans and Pants $39
Sunday 11/25: LIVI Hoodies $20.00
Cyber Monday 11/26 (Online Only): Cacique Panties Buy 3 Get 3 Free, All Sweaters $30, All Boots 50% Off

Definitely counting down the days cause I plan on stocking up on the super soft skinny jeans, the Cacique panties and I saw a few LIVI hoodies that are calling my name. 

Are you shopping this Black Friday? What are you shopping for? I always love finding out! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! 

Thank you for patterning with me Lane Bryant! *This post was sponsored all opinions are my own. 

Hello from Vacation! I’m working with Babble Boxx to bring you a few new items that will makeover and transform the ways that you use everyday products! 

Hands down these Earth Brand sneakers are the most comfortable women’s shoes that I’ve worn in a long time. I can’t begin to tell you how well cushioned these were for my wide feet.  Personally I have a hard time finding sneakers that are supportive for my foot, most of them are so narrow. But not these they were so comfortable. Each Earth Brand shoe is inspired by their founder, Anne Kalso, who thought that wellness begins from the ground up! Earth Brand also plants a tree with each shoe purchase. Head over to their website to check these out

If I’m being honest, I was terrified to try contact lenses. I’ve been avoiding them since I got glasses, but I don’t like touching my eye or dealing with anything that have to do with my eye. But the Aveo lenses are a game changer. They are extremely soft and fit my eye easier than I thought possible. They also seemed larger than the average contact lenses.  Aveo contact lenses wants to change your experience not just how you order them, but also how they fit into your life. Aveo is a subscription service in which you can set up your monthly order of contact lenses that come straight to your door. The service is less than $1 a day and you get free shipping, free first month! I was throughly impressed with the service!  Get your first box here

The last item in my box was this Maidenform shaper is beyond comfortable! I’ve been searching for a shaper that is soft, with a few delicate details to smooth my body out and this is perfect. I also wore it under dresses and t-shirts to use as a bralette. We also know the invention of power mesh has changed the shape wear game up. Gone are the days that I feel like I’m struggling in my shape ware. This shaper has a cooling fabric and you can wear your own bra! I always hated finding a shaper that accommodated my body and my boobs and this one did for sure! Check it out here

Trying new products is always fun, but trying new products that bring a improvement to my life is even better! 

Stay tuned for new post in the next week! I can't wait to share fall content with you! 

I often get asked what I think is missing from the plus-size clothing industry and my mind sometimes draws a blank. Honestly my closet is packed with so many amazing pieces, but I realized that I was missing the elevated basics that I so often craved. I don’t have a go-to t-shirt that I can’t live without and I don’t have great t-shirt dress that doesn’t just look blah on me. But that all changed when I was introduced to a new brand, See Rose Go.

See Rose Go is a new to the market plus size brand who is introducing elevated plus size basics. Things amazing pieces that you want to throw on daily and that fit for almost every occasion. When Erin, one of the founders of See Rose Go, reached out to me I was genuinely impressed with her passion for the plus size industry. I was blown away when she started discussing the CoolRose fabric that they created for their clothing.  The CoolRose is a jersey knit that they developed using Coolmax fabric. Designed to be breathable/cooling, anti-pilling, comfortable and durable. I can’t think of anything that works better for my breakneck schedule.

The See Rose Go Team sent me over the Cool Rose My Favorite T-shirt which can be worn about a million ways. As a round neck, as a v-neck, casual, dressy and on and on. The Cool Rose My Go-To Dress is just that my go-to dress. I won’t tell you how much I’ve worn this since I received it. I requested a size 3 in both pieces and they fit me perfectly. For reference I’m a size 22/24 and They would work on a size 26/28 as well. I do hope they expand their size range eventually, because currently it stops at a size 3.

For you my dear reader team at See Rose Go is giving away two passes to the The Curvy Fashionista Style Expo in Atlanta to see their products first hand during the Expo! You can enter here for a chance to win! 

Have you heard of See Rose Go? Isn't the CoolRose Jersey exciting? Don't forget to enter the contest

Dress | Shoes | Bag | Head Wrap | Sunnies

Today is my 39th Birthday and as always I find myself being extremely reflective as I celebrate another year on Earth.  If I'm can be honest, I'm in no way, shape or form where I thought I would be at this age. Yet at the same time, I regret nothing. If I never made the decisions I made I would never be the person I am today. And I have fallen in love this this incredibly flawed creature that I am

Over the past few weeks I've received so many hidden and not so hidden messages about manifesting the things you want in your life. I listened to pod cast and sermons on creating list to put your desires into the universe, and understanding that you are equipped you need to be successful. Its as almost as if the universe was conspiring to help me come to a few conclusions and to stop dragging my feet on key decisions that I've been avoiding like the plague. Often times I find myself getting anxious over making the right decisions, getting lost in the what could go wrong that I forget to just do it!

So as I prepare to make my 40th trip around the sun, I decided to create a list of 40 things I want to do before I turn 40. Cliche I know, but it was incredibly important for me to put somethings into the universe. Things that I have been scared to act on, things I forgot I wanted to do, things that I never thought I could accomplish. Is it entirely possible that I won't get these things done? Absolutely! It's also possible that I will do each and everyone of them!

  1. Take a solo vacation
  2. Decide where I want to live ( I have been dragging this one out)
  3. Embrace more change
  4. Be open to more possibilities 
  5. Spend Thanksgiving volunteering 
  6. Go skinny dipping (Sorry Mom)
  7. Go to Paris 
  8. Buy a Chanel Bag
  9. Exercise at least 3 days a week (consistently)
  10. Stop shying away from compliments
  11. Participate in a marathon (notice I said participate, not run)
  12. Take a spontaneous road trip
  13. Go to the Georgia Aquarium
  14. Invest in the stock market
  15. Start a book club
  16. learn how to put on false lashes
  17. Go on a date to the drive-in movies
  18. Learn how to cook more 
  19. Plan a trip to somewhere with snow
  20. Start meditating 
  21. Go camping/glamping
  22. Dye my hair (I haven't done that in years)
  23. Don't let money get in the way of taking leaps of faith
  24. Lead a Small Group at Church
  25. Increase my savings 
  26. Dust off my Spanish speaking skills
  27. Stop so much spontaneous spending on clothes
  28. Have a blogging/fashion event
  29. Get a second ear piercing (sorry again Mom)
  30. Go fishing 
  31. Write my business plan out
  32. Take my vitamins daily (this is a struggle)
  33. Rad 50 books this year 
  34. Host a dinner party
  35. Plant a garden
  36. See the Northern Lights (Hopefully in Iceland)
  37. Go on a spiritual retreat
  38. Learn how to play spades
  39. Be comfortable telling people no
  40. Buy myself a piece of jewelry (diamond preferably)
One of the joys of having a blog is the built in accountability you get from putting intentions into the Universe. I am grateful for those of you who join on this journey. For those of you who have helped me accomplish so much. I am blessed beyond measure.

Thank you for reading! You are appreciated! 

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