Friday, August 30, 2013

Curvy Girl Fashion - Back to work outfits

I apologize for the lack of outfits lately. Being a school secretary and having all summer off makes me very lazy for fashion. I wear shorts, tank tops, sun dresses, maxi dresses, and flip flops or Toms all the time! I also didn't do a lot of clothing shopping over the summer so I didn't have many new things to share. I went back to work on Wednesday and started getting back into my outfit routine so I thought I would share my Thursday and Friday outfits (yes...two!) on my blog.

On Thursday, I wore apple green cropped jeans from Bluenotes, a polka dot tank top from Forever 21+, a black cardigan from Reitmans, and sandals from Payless (these were my favorite the summer when I dressed up). The first days of work at my job are running around and lifting things so I wanted to be comfortable but still put together.



Today my outfit was a bit out of my comfort zone. I love the galaxy leggings trend but wasn't sure if I could pull it off with my age and size. When I saw them on the Forever 21 site I figured I would just go for it (and they were only $7.80!!). When I tried them on I still wasn't sure but once I put them with an outfit I fell in love! And a few of my co workers were totally digging them (thank you...you know who you are <3). I paired them with a black belted polyester tunic from Forever 21+ (I got it in the same order) and some black ankle boots. Again, put together yet comfy for running around trying to get all my work done before the students come back next week!



I am hoping that my blog routine will get back on track with the Fall coming up. Its already Fall here where I live - we went from summer to late November weather overnight. I love summer but I really enjoy the cooler weather, boots, fall clothing, pumpkin scented everything from Bath & Body Works, kids coming back to school all excited in their new clothes, school bag and lunchbag, and pumpkin spiced lattes are my favorite Starbucks drink! I have a few weddings (makeup) through the fall too which is pretty exciting. 

I have so many new makeup & beauty products I fell in love with over the summer and I'm really hoping to catch up on my reviews and share some of my new holy grail items on my blog. Stay tuned for lots of exciting blog posts!

Much Love,
April
xo

Monday, August 12, 2013

Photoshoot with Brian Carey & Ophelia + SUMMER PICS!

Hello! Its been over a month, I know - I apologize. This has been one busy summer but one of the best ones I've had in a long time!! Lots of socializing, our 3rd wedding anniversary, getting back into playing guitar, reading, relaxing, birthdays, celebrations, girls nights, sunbathing in the park, being an extra on the TV show "Republic of Doyle" (I'll be on Season 5 Episode 5 if you're wondering), weddings, consultations, and I was even Key Makeup/Hair Artist for a TV show called "Save My Pet" that's filmed here in Newfoundland! I'll post some pics of my summer at the end of this blog so you can see what I've been up to!

In July, I did a photoshoot with a local photographer and friend, Brian Carey. Our model, Ophelia, was absolutely stunning and I wanted to share the pictures here on my blog.





Please make sure you check out Brian's blog here:  http://blog.briancareyphotography.com/. Thank you, Brian! As always, it was lovely working with you!

Here's what I've been up to this summer in picture form!! 

This is me heading to set for "Save My Pet". I had so much fun, everyone was so wonderful and I learned so much!

This was hair I did for Renee for the interview segment of the TV show. She had gorgeous ombre hair so I had to curl it! This pic was taken before I finger combed out the curls and loosened them up a little bit!

Summer started out great with a year end party with my co-workers. This is me and Sarah on the Sundance Deck

On August 4th, I got to see one of my favorite bands of all time since I was a small kid, KISS! Of course, I had to do some Gene Simmons makeup for the occasion. We had an amazing time and it was everything I imagined it would be and more!! Our seats were INSANE...thank you Uncle Ken for getting us tickets :)

(Look to the right of Tommy's knee - you will see me with my Gene makeup and my husband standing next to me. That's how close we were!)

 If you saw Hey Rosetta at the George Street Festival, you would have seen Kinley on the violin rocking makeup by me. Doesn't she look fabulous!? :)
 

I went to the regatta with my BFF Kathy last week! We helped out the ladies in the "I Loves The Regatta" T-shirt booth, ate some food, and hung out with friends! It was great :)

This pic was taken right before I headed to the Republic of Doyle set for the day in July. Met a lot of nice people and it was a great experience. Remember to watch out for me in Season 5 Episode 5 :)

I haven't been wearing a lot of outfits this summer so that's why there's been no blog posts. Most days I wear shorts and a tank top, or a dress that has already been featured so there hasn't been much to blog about. But Fall is coming up and that's my favorite season for clothing so expect a lot more fashion blogs soon. I even ordered from Forever 21 Sunday night to get a head start on some Fall outfits!

I hope your summer has been as amazing as mine! Thank you to all my amazing friends who have helped make this summer memorable! You are all the greatest and I am so lucky to have you in my life. I am so thankful for everything this summer has brought me so far and I don't think its possible for me to be happier :)

I'll see you in the next blog post!

Much Love,
April
xo