Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloweek #4 . Zoolander!

This week's Halloweek on the Witching Hour blog features my little ghouls as Zoolander characters, Mugatu and Katina. Head on over there to see the full description and pictures!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Kitchen Remix

We moved back in May of 2016 to our new home in Orange County.  We had small renovation plans, but upon actually moving it it became clear that the kitchen cabinets were not going to work for us.  They were original and let's just say, used but not well loved.  I looked inside one and saw the Blair Witch wave back.  Unusable drawers, cabinets that wouldn't close...needless to say, we switched from small renovations to one large one: a new kitchen.  Here is what they looked like before (seemingly not so bad, I admit, but just trust me on this one).


Since we were starting from scratch, of course I set to Pinterest.  Here are my main inspirations:

If you'd like to see more, I have a whole Pinterest board of them HERE.

The space was dark and without many cabinets (but TONS of gorgeous windows).  I wanted a clean, very modern and geometric look for the house, so we opted for flat, white panel cabinets with quartz counters and a silver hexagon back splash.  We added the matte black pulls and faucet and used a composite granite sink in metallic gray.  And now...finally...the finished product!

I'm so in love and cannot wait to fill it and style it with our stuff.  Hit me up in the comments if you like this post and want to see more of our home in later posts!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloweek . Orphan Black

Halloweek is NOW UP on my baby blog, the Witching Hour!  Make sure to check out this's week's installment, characters from Orphan Black!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Etsy . AgJc Jewelry

I've always been a "more is more" type of jewelry wearer.  The bigger the better, the more intense, more more more. But recently I have become transfixed with the brand Ag.Jc on Etsy.  Their geometric, well designed pieces are seemingly simple but good design often feels that way.  They offer incredibly innovative takes on delicate, traditional jewelry styles that feel fresh and cool.  They offer their designs in several finishes and rings go up to size 16!  Here are my favorite selections from their shop!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Halloweek: Anna + Karl

Halloweek #2 is NOW up on my kids style blog, the Witching Hour!  Remy and Zara are fashion icons this week, Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. Make sure to head on over to the other blog to see the full pictures and description!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Snagged. Skingraft Designs

I think Skingraft is my current favorite street wear designer.  It's an small brand that creates incredibly cool pieces...definitely a chic, grown up goth look.  My husband even wore a shirt/harness combo of theirs when we got married.  Every season, I look at their collections and weep into my keyboard at the largest size being large (sometimes XL).  So they get Snagged are my plus size dupes (thanks Margot Meanie for that!) Skingraft.

So, in doing by 2nd round of Snagged, I've noticed a HUGE problem with plus size fashion: the styling.  Because we have just a few juggernauts to choose from, they focus on the "trendy", thus appealing to the largest markets.  So even though, as you can see above, we DO have some incredibly cool pieces, it's so hard to see past the watered down styling our brands use.  So I'm going to include some accessories at the end of Snagged to truly get the vibe down.  

A Harness - This is a quintessential Skingraft item.  My husband wore one at our wedding and I think I may have worn it more than he has since.  You can fit your phone, cards, money, keys, lipstick and be assured they are secure.  I love this harness on the left because it's low pockets would make everything so accessible. Sizing is truly very free and fits on my size 26, 5'9" frame.

A Great Hat - A killer hat really takes an outfit to a whole new level of cool.  I'm partial to the witch-y brimmed hats, so this Killstar one is my #1 choice.

Throw on a great pair of boots and some silver necklaces and your set.  As always, if you have a store you think we should snag...leave it in the comments!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Halloweek: Stranger Things

So, you may or may not know, but for the last 2 years on my daughters' Instagram (Remy and Zara) I have posted Halloween looks everyday in October.  This year, having double the daughters, I decided to take a new approach.  Halloweek will be launched every Monday in October on my new baby fashion blog, The Witching Hour, and will feature my girls in fabulous, if not absurd, costumes.  This week's look launches today and features the girls as characters from the Netflix show, Stranger Things.  Here are some sneak peeks, but make sure to visit The Witching Hour for the full scoop and more pictures!

Remy as Barb

Zara as Eleven

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Snagged. All Saints

We all have those brands that we look at with major lust...those ones we lament to anyone that will listen WHY AREN'T THESE AVAILABLE IN PLUS SIZES??  As a coping mechanism, I have learned how to create a similar look by scouring for similar products.  One of my favorite shops for overall look is AllSaints.  I love their luxe, easy style with major edge. I have plenty of accessories from them, but the clothing is pretty far out of my size range.  So I took to the internet to find some pieces that echo their styles, but in plus sizes.  Besides, plus size stores have been caring about your closet and deserve the $$$.  Here are my picks, AllSaints styles on the right, plus size style on the left.  Do you have a favorite store you'd like me to snag for plus sizes? Leave me a comment!