Our weather in Pittsburgh was crazy this weekend, torrential rain, angry snow, and then it warmed up. Bizarre! I did get a chance to do some shopping during the amazing President’s Day sales going on, both online and in person! Here’s some of my fave finds of the weekend.
Have you checked out the “it” bag yet? The Cult Gaia Mini Ark that is on backorder everywhere? I love it for summer but I didn’t love the price! I found an pretty identical look alike for much less on Amazon!
Here’s the lookalike! They are so similar it doesn’t make sense not to buy this one. This one has great reviews on Amazon too. Comes in a couple different colors. I am torn between this color and the black. Which would you pick?
Another lookalike for very pricey designer sandals! These Steve Madden Greece Sandals keep selling out in my size in this color, so I may end up just getting the black. I like that they don’t have a thong situation. It’s so hard to find sandals that don’t have one. Comes in a bunch of other colors but this one and the black are my faves.
I have a similar set of this lounge wear that is heavier knit and I have been wearing around the house all winter. When I saw this Spring version I had to pick them up during their 40% off sale this weekend. It’s made out of the softest knit. I can’t wait to wear it!
I’d love to hear about any of your finds in the comments below! Have a great Monday and enjoy that extra day off if you get one!
The weather where I live has been abysmal so far this year! Even though it is supposed to warm up this coming week, my mind has been on the beach since January. I’ve seen lots of blog posts about resort wear for straight sizes, but not many for plus size. I decided to put one together for us!
Winter getaways are usually short, so I like to pack things that can be worn for several different occasions. I like to get a big bang for my item so to speak!
Let’s start with what to wear to the airport. I usually wear jeans, tshirt and a lightweight jacket that can be worn with dresses and shorts if it turns out to be chilly at my destination.
Jean jackets are pretty much a universal packed item, but for something different this bomber jacket would work great. It looks great with a tshirt, dress or shorts. It serves essentially the same purpose of your jean jacket, but it’s a little trendier.
If you are feeling a little daring, I found this super cute tunic sweatshirt and I’m thinking this would be amazing to wear on the airplane coming from a colder climate with leggings. It could double as something to throw on when the ac is too strong in the hotel or even something to wear to sleep in a pinch. It comes in several other colors but I do love this pink.
After figuring out my airport outfit, the very first thing I pack is my bathing suit and cover up. I tend to pack too many of each, but if I could only pack one, it would be this bathing suit and this cover up. The bathing suit paired with a pair of shorts could definitely pass for a top and the cover up is great for breakfast or lunch on your way to the beach. I love pieces I can wear both to the beach and around the hotel without feeling like I’m in my bathing suit in the lobby!
I also think this maxi dress is a must. It can be a coverup, wear it sightseeing or for a casual dinner. It’s one of those dresses you are going to wear a million times. Cute with the bomber or a jean jacket when the nights get chilly.
V Neck Maxi
For a little color in my suitcase, I have to add this fun maxi. I can definitely see this being worn to lunch or date night depending on shoes and accessories. I love the halter neckline! Again, looks great with either jacket choice.
You need an interesting shirt to pair with shorts or your jeans you wear on the plane and this one fits the bill. I can see it looking great on a ton of different body types. It’s basic, but with a twist, Something a little different than your ordinary gingham shirt.
I love this jumpsuit and think there’s tons of places to wear it on vacation. It’s definitely something that depends on the shoes and accessories to determine how dressy it is. You could pair it with flip flops and a hat for the day and high heeled sandals and tassel earrings for night time.
Speaking of hats, I always pack a couple in my bag when heading to somewhere sunny. I make it a point to always protect my face from the sun. The rest of me I try to protect, but my face always! Wrinkles are not funny!
I usually have some kind of baseball hat or fedora that I wear on the plane and then I pack a big sun hat. If you don’t have a packable one, put clothes in the middle of the hat and then lay it hole down in your suitcase (with the clothes in the hole part) and then pack around it to keep it’s shape. This hat is reasonably priced and has full coverage.