Saturday, April 30, 2011


What is a friend? Websters Dictionary, defines a friend as one attached to another by affection or esteem, one that is not hostile or a favored companion. When I was in high school, my parents always used to say "all these people you call your friends now, will not be your friends after you graduate." Boy were they right! I have 2 friends from high school, 1 male and 1 female. The rest of my friends are from elementary school and the neighborhood I grew up in; Danielle, Michael, Devon, Melissa, and Brittany (we've known each other our whole lives, like seriously). And then there is Lexi (Alex), Mary, and Whitney whom I have just met a couple years ago and I feel like I have known them forever. Of course we have all had our spats over the years, but that's what real friends do. We don't lie to one another to save feelings especially when it is something serious. Truth be told, my friends are more like family to me than my actual family. Then there is Steven, my fiancĂ© *dreamy eyes*...... He is truly my best friend. We hold back nothing from one another and I have always felt I could be myself around him and vice versa. He is the person that has given me a new outlook on friendship and companionship. Honestly I think he is the first guy that I have dated that all my friends like!!! I know its because this is the happiest I have been in a VERY long time. Really I just want to thank everybody for being my friend and standing by me through the really thick and thin moments in my life and for that one special little thing that you do. You all mean so much to me! Love you guys!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Attitude~This is something to think about everyday...


"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our Attitudes."

~Charles Swindoll

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Browsing On the Bloomingdales Site.....

While browsing on the Bloomingdale's site this morning, I came across some great finds (in my opinion). It's been a long time since I have seen some really cute plus size dresses. I was so excited about these finds, that it really made me come to a decision as to what I want to sell in my boutique. I couldn't decide whether or not to focus on having a blue jean boutique, a intimates boutique, or a plus size clothing store. Somehow I would love to incorporate all 3. I have such a passion for jeans, but then again I have interests in women's plus size clothing and lingerie as well. I want a lingerie store because, I understand the difficulties in being able to find bras and even matching bra and pantie sets. I have such a soft spot for people that have trouble finding bras that fit properly, comfortably and look pretty as well. As a teenager and young adult, it was quite a struggle for me to find bras that fit. It seemed as if every other month my mother was taking me to get fitted!!!! Before my breast reduction, I wore a size 36JJ and I was only 18 years old. I would love to be able to help people who are going through the same things that I went through. But anyway, here are some of the dresses....

Rachel Pally White Label Plus Size "Barbora" Dress

PRICE: $268.00


Calvin Klein Plus Size Printed Blouse

PRICE: $59.50

MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size White Cropped Jeans

PRICE: $89.50

Lafayette 148 New York Plus Size Stretch Cotton Tie-Waist Shirt Dress

MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Rolled Sleeve Shirt Dress

PRICE: $140.00


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's Talk Maxi's!

It sweeps the floor, it's comfortable, and great fitting.....What could it be????? If you guessed a Maxi dress, you would be correct! Maxi dresses are my favorite go to for the summer. Maxi's are so versatile, the same dress can be worn for running errands during the day and glammed up for night life or a dinner date. These dresses come in many different patterns and materials, such as cotton, jersey, and silk. My personal favorite is jersey material. These dresses vary in price depending on material and detail. They can range in price, I have seen them for as low as $19.99 to as high as $500.00!!! All depends on your budget....Tip: I've seen tons of them at Tj Maxx and Marshalls.

Places I like to get my Dresses from
Arden B.
Nordstrom Rack

Arden B.


While working at Nordstrom, I learned that a proper fitting bra, panties, and shapewear is key to making your clothes fit great! Every woman is guilty of saying this infamous line "I know what size bra I wear already". Trust me you don't!!! If you just take a few minutes and let a trained professional fit you, you will be amazed at what size bra you really wear! I know bras and shapewear can be pretty pricey but they are investments, and good ones at that. You will be amazed at the difference it will make. So go ahead try it out, make it a girls day out...   Be sure to check out this link.....

Recommended Places to Get Fitted
Nordstrom (Nordstom also does prosthesis)
{Intimacy}- This place accepts reservations!
Bra-vo Intimates, Royal Oak, MI
Sunny J's, Plymouth, MI