Jul 24, 2015

Casual flow


How time flies. I'm already halfway through my summer holiday (nooooo!) and I'm soaking up as much sun as I can get. As of tomorrow rain and storms will take over again. Why, why, why? :\

I still have a lot of cute summer stuff to wear so I hope the dark clouds won't take over for too long. Well, we'll just have to wait and see. Todays look is casual but the cute top gives it a nice touch. Honestly, the pictures don't do it justice, the top looks sooo cute and flowy in real life. Just blame my bad modeling skills for not showing it's full potential, lol.

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Jul 22, 2015

Pleats


I'm sorry y'all, but my mind is kinda blank, so I will let the pics do the talking :) (that's what you're here for anywayzzz, lol)

xoxo
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Jul 20, 2015

Island Chic


Well, some rest can definitely do some good. I am finally starting to feel better, not 100% yet, but we're getting there... Thank you for all your well wishes!

I'm keeping it short this time but I do want to say that this skirt is such a good find! I love the print, gives me an "island feel" and the price made it even better :) Who doesn't love a bargain?!

Enjoy your week,
xoxo
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Jul 17, 2015

Poker Face


Doesn't it just suck? Being in your first week of holiday and getting sick?! Typically something for me. When I'm at home, especially now that I'm not feeling so well, the "glamour" in my look is practically non existent. I like to relax in sweat pants, a simple top, and my hair in a bun. Glasses on (I'm as blind as a bat without my glasses or contacts) and chill mode on. Of course I'm not an exceptional case, I believe a lot of women like to "dress" that way in their time off. But, what I personally cannot take is looking the part for more than 3 days in a row. It just makes me feel so sloppy (I'm not judging ANY of you, these are my issues) and I need to dress up to get rid of the feeling.

So, as a good blogger should *cough*, I decided to dress up and take some pics, just to be out of my "comfortable wear" for a while. And actually, I think I did a great job if I may say so myself. No stuffy flu face right? I guess you "can't read my, can't read my, no you can't read my poker face" :)

To keep it in a sort of relaxed mode I took out this kimono, which I absolutely love. I know, for some it may give the look and feel of a satin bathrobe but if it were one, it would be an absolute fabulous one! I adore kimonos and just about anything that has a kind of Japanese feel to it, it can go with almost anything. To add a bit more sass I opted for of course, glitter (!) with these super cute shoes. They can brighten up any day.

While I'm heading back to bed, trying to get some shut-eye, I wish you all a nice weekend!
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Jul 13, 2015

A Day with Zizzi

(from left to right: C├ęcile, Ditte, Me, Emmi)

If you follow me on FB, Instagram or Snapchat (supersizemyfash) you would have seen that two weeks ago, I was invited by Zizzi to come to Hamburg for an special ambassadors day. I am proud and honored to be one of the Zizzi ambassadors, there a currently six of us, but unfortunately, two couldn't be there. Nevertheless, we had so much fun! It was a very long day for all of us but we made it work!
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Jul 8, 2015

Happy Jump-Day!


Here I go again with my stupid love for bad puns. I can't help my corny ass. It must be the Carrie in me, lol. Since April of this year I actually cut back on my working hours, and "hump-day" is now actually my day off. It's perfect, (elementary) schools are out earlier on Wednesdays and now I can pick up my princess from school myself. Apart from that it's a great break; I only have to work two days in a row, which makes life a whole lot easier I tell you.

My posting is also more regular, thanks to the Wednesdays where I try to get some extra pictures to post. As you may have noticed, my aim is to post a new outfit or other article every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Apart from my short blogging break, it has been working out quite nicely so far. I just hope I can stick to it, don't blame me if I don't once in a while! :)
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Jul 6, 2015

Swim Good


And we're back with a new week! How was your (4th of July) weekend? Well here the heat wave officially hit so I've spent pretty much the entire weekend in my bikini :) Hubs and I had a nice date night for our anniversary and ended up at the beach watching the sunset. Life is good!

Coming to think of it, this, -apart from last week's post in my bikini top- is my first post ever in swimwear. I guess I just never got to it. And maybe I also have to be honest with myself and admit that it's one of the things I still had to overcome. As a plus size blogger, I see myself as a body positive activist but that doesn't mean I don't have insecurities of my own. Now, this doesn't mean that I'm afraid to step out in a bikini, but posting it online for the whole world to see... Wellll, that's another thing. Trying to step out of your comfort zone is key, and that's what I'm trying to do, each time I try something new. A bikini is one thing, it could be something completely different the next time. I felt good wearing this and that's what is most important. It's ok to push your boundries a little bit, but do stay true to yourself. If you're really not feeling it, well hey, you're really not feeling it. Let nobody push you to do something you don't want to.

With the swimwear options for us plus size ladies being practically limitless these days, it's even a hard job choosing what to buy. I see so many cute things, and gorgeous cover ups too! I decided to pair this bikini with my old, alltime favorite skirt and I love how it came out.
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Jul 3, 2015

Strapped


And now, the time has come to replace your regular clothing with swimwear! I still can't get over this bikini. I absolutely love the crossover straps and the classy, yet sexy look it gives. Yes, I'll be the first to admit it, I felt GOOD wearing this :)

I'm also very fond of cute cover ups to combine with swimwear and when I saw this cute kimono, I just knew I had to pair it with the bikini. HAWT! Since I don't actually own a villa with a big ass pool (one day I will) and I had to take my pics on the "street" I opted for some shorts and sandals to match. The hat was a cute detail but DAYUM, it was toooo hot! I literally sweated my edges out, but let's just say it was my intention to create a "beach hair" look, lol.

This weekend's weather will be smoking hot and the hubby and I get to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary on the 4th of July. To all of you, enjoy and to my Americans, happy 4th of July! Be safe and see you next week!

xoxo
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Jul 1, 2015

Snow White moment


And with July arriving, we've officially seen half of 2015 already. Sometimes I just feel it's scary to notice how time flies. I try my best to live in the moment and enjoy, especially since Summer really seems to have arrived here. Today is going to be smoking hot, and we're actually expecting a heat wave. To be real honest, I don't mind one bit (ask me again in a few days, lol). Yesterday has been one of my happiest days this year. I can't help it, but the weather really has an effect on my mood and I know I'm not the only one.

I'm feeling all Snow White, picking flowers and smiling all day. The only thing missing is a blue bird on my shoulder, chirping along :) (and I don't mean Stromae's twitter bird, see video here).

Well, back to my Snow White moment. Of course I had to give it a little twist and make it more "me" by adding my favorite print to the mix. Everything is better with leopard print. Life is better with leopard print...
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