Saturday, December 10

Whilst I was away..

Hi lovies! I'm back from my overly long, but much needed break from blogging! I've so much to share with everyone!

First of all, my little family has now moved and is currently residing in our very first house! It's lovely and perfect, and best of all I have my own room just for clothes. All my dreams have come true,(not all of them entirely) but what girl doesn't want a room just for their clothing?
Secondly, I have so many more new clothes I don't even know how to show you them all, but when there's a will there's a way, and I full of will and excitement!
And lastly, I do believe my style in clothes is changing. It seems the way I dress changes about every two years or so and I'm not quite sure why. Phases I suppose. Right now I am infatuated with Native prints and florals. Odd combinations? I think we'll find out!
I am ecstatic to be back and I hope to hear from you all soon. :)


Sunday, May 15


Tights&Shoes: Modcloth


So these photo's are just a few snap shots of my weekend and its endeavors. January-Grace turned two on Saturday and we spent the day in Bangor. Patrick and I took her shopping, letting her pick some of her own presents, (expensive idea by the way), then we took her to a McDonald's with a play palace! She had the best time and I was a nervous wreck worrying about her falling and getting hurt and such. Some call it over protective, I call it over loving :). I can't wait to see the adventures that lay ahead for our pint-pint sized family!

The cake didn't turn out too awful and I surprised myself with how much fun it was to actually frost something! I became really technical with how I wanted each individual swirl to look, but it didn't end up mattering after all. Those little spots of missing frosting are from January's little fingers. She found the cake early and couldn't resist! hehe

Whilst shopping on Saturday I found the most marvelous dress! I'm wearing it in the first photo and I absolutely adore it. It makes me feel like Zoey Deschanel when I wear it, so classy and sophisticated, with a dash of cuteness. I paired it with my favorite pair of yellow flats from Modcloth to make the yellow in the flowers pop. Target is never a disappointment for finding amazing dresses and I always love going shopping there!

One thing I have noticed about my shopping experiences is that I always seem to buy a lot of things that day that are all of the same color without realizing it! That is until I get home that night to look over what all I've bought. It's kind of funny and it always makes me laugh. Patrick says the color secretly expresses how I'm feeling. This weekends color was a peachy-pink. :)

Does anyone else do this or am I the only one? What are the colors that catch your eye when you go shopping? I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Happy Sunday!


Monday, May 9

The Monday of Dares

Today is Monday. Monday's and I have a love/hate relationship I do believe. (I know, I know, it's ridiculous, but it's the way it's been for as long as I can remember.)  The weather was almost perfect today, despite the blustery wind. I almost wore a dress and I am so glad I didn't! It would've turned into a "skirt over head" moment, ah the embarrassment! haha But this Monday was wonderful. Patrick and I took January-Grace to P.I. with us so we could buy her some birthday presents. :) Her birthday is on Saturday and I am so unprepared! I've been stressing out wondering what we should do, as far as presents, party, and cake goes, then I finally decided to just bake cupcakes for her! I'm not the best baker in the world and there was a time when I went through this, "I'll be an amazing baker" phase, which has only left me with ump-tenth amounts of unopened cook books, and no baking experience. So technically this will be my first time of real baking, and I am hoping that they turn out as magnificent as Martha Stewart says they will. *fingers crossed*

Lately I've been thrifting a lot, and I've found some amazing stuff!

001. Okay, I am in love with this find! It's a beautiful Snow White tin that has little scenes from the movie all around it. It's in really good condition and I hope that one day January will want it, but for now it's my new jewelry box. :)

002-005-These are all sneak peaks for some upcoming outfit posts! Stay tuned ;)

I completely forgot to do a Mother's day post! I hope you can forgive me, but I did work that day and as soon as I got home all I wanted to do was cuddle with miss January. I did recieve the most beautiful flowers at work though, which absolutely made my day!

Aren't they lovely! I hope that all you mothers out there had a wonderful Mothers Day and got pampered as much as possible! Happy Monday!


Monday, May 2

Is it the end already?

Today was the last day of my classes!


Ooooo ya! Excited isn't the word for how I felt today as I finished writing my ten page (ya ten pages baby) history paper! :D

Midterms is my excuse for why I've been a horrible blogger lately. :( But this completes my very FIRST year of college!! Holy shiitaki! I'm still in shock..for what reason..I'm not quite sure. I guess never actually thought I would go to college after I had January, being caught up in being a mommy and all, but I decided that I needed to do this for myself and her. So, not to sound tooo conceded or anything...but...I am very proud of myself!

Sweater & Shorts: Sears
Tights: Modcloth
Boots & Purse:Mardens
Hairbow: Claire's

Well with all these happy feelings just bubbling inside me, I just had to celebrate! We ended up taking January to the local playground and going out for ice cream at the dairy bar, (which has the tastiest tasting ice cream I've ever tasted! ). 

I put this picture up for laughs. hehe I have quite a weird smile, especially when I smile really big. So here it squinty eyed..beaver dimple..happy smile. :) Have a great Monday lovies!


Sunday, April 24

Easter Memories.

 It's Easter!

I just wanted to do a quick entry before I go hunting down some Easter eggs! :) These next few pictures show all that I am thankful for on such  a ga-Lorious day!

  • My family. They live in Georgia and I miss them terribly. :(
  • January-Grace.Well of course I'm thankful for her, she's my sunshine! I took this picture this morning, notice all the chocolate running down her face.hehe
  • Sunsets. Nothings better than a beautiful sunset on a lovely day. Especially when you have a camera handy to take a picture of it!
  • Friends. Every girl needs a good girlfriend and mine's name is Beth. She's the best and she's always oodles of fun! (Don't mind our output faces, we were a little tipsy;)
  • Patrick. This is my fiance Patrick and to put it quite simply, he's magnificent.
How are you celebrating Easter? What are you most thankful for? Happy Easter Everyone!


Wednesday, April 20

Paint Your Love

Confidence. I believe confidence isn't something people are born with. It is something that comes with time, like when you discover you have a talent or hobby that you are really great at. I have days where I feel so insecure, even in my own skin, that I would rather not even get out of bed, so no one could see me. The list of things that I am insecure about could go on forever beginning with my name Ariel. I remember in school kids would always taunt me for having the same name as the mermaid. I have always been very self conscious, about everything, even conversations that I have with people. I wish I could live by the saying "don't sweat the small stuff" but I can't, and it is something that I am continuously working on. Gaining confidence is a big reason why I even started this blog. I am fat and I have been my entire life. Being a bigger girl in today's society can be very unforgiving, which I find very unfair. One day I hope that all the people in the world can look past size and see that beautiful is "one size fits ALL." Until that day I will be filled with wishful thinking. :)

I would like to share something with you today that I think is possibly one of the most beautiful and inspiring ideas that's happening in the blogosphere. This morning while reading a couple of blogs I came across MooeraSeal 's blog. She has a lovely blog and you should definitely check her out. In one of her post's she describes the hardships she had with finding herself beautiful and the bullying she endured while in school. I found her story very inspiring, it actually made me cry. A lot of the things she said reminded me of myself and all the insecurities that I faced in my life and still have. It's hard to talk about something that brings you pain, but she did, and that's worthy of many kudos points in my book.

I am now participating in Paint Your Love. Paint your nails a color that helps remind you how beautiful and amazing you are! So whenever you look at your nails you can say "I love myself!" If you want to participate in this also you can! Remember everyone, you are beautiful inside and out! Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Sunday, April 17

Hello Haircut!

So I got my haircut yesterday! :)

And this is how it turned out! I'm still a little unsure how I feel about it. I had the same hairstyle for about four years and I wanted something new. I got my inspiration from Zoey Deschanel, because I mean honestly, she's amazing and has the most beautiful hair! I haven't had full bangs since I was five, so needless to say, I was so nervous!


So after much deliberation I just went for it! I have to go back to the hairstylist though, because my bangs are a little longer on one side, so me being the OCD person that I am notice it terribly. Other than that though I had a pretty mellow weekend, alothough I spent a lot of much needed girl time with my best friend Beth. :)

Amazing news did come to my attention late last night while browsing around on the web. Adele, the Adele, is coming to BOSTON May 15!! *jumps for joy* I was so excited last night I could barely sleep! Boston is about eight hours from where I live and I've never been, so why not make my first time the trip of a lifetime! I must express how much I love her music. I bought her first cd Adele 17 and listened to it so much that my fiance actually hid it from me in desperation. (listening to the same song over and over is a really bad habit of mine which I'm trying to work on.) So when her second cd was released I knew I must have it! My goal now is to save enough to actually go. Hopefully I'll be posting details of the greatest concert ever in Boston shortly! ;) Happy Sunday dearies!


Friday, April 15

You say all of the right things.

Why hello!

As you can tell I had a fun time taking pictures today! hehe

Well anywhoo...back to more serious my make up reviews I've been promising! A few weeks ago right before I decided to buckle down and start my blog (I'm an awful procrastinator ;) ) I was looking at a few pictures I had taken with friends and realized that in all of them I looked orange! awful! I love mineral foundations and at that time I was using Physicians Formula in the lightest shade that they carry..and I came to the conclusion that I am too pale for their brand. So the search began! I've been looking everywhere for the "perfect" shade for me and I actually think I've found it!

Okay it is! My new pride and joy...called MAC studio fix in NC20. :) Now, I was very sceptical about buying this at first because it is quite pricey, but I do believe it was worth it! It goes on light and covers wonderfully! So if there more skeptics like me, not to worry, it's worth every penny!

Now on to the second item I bought from MAC.

This is the lovely eyeliner from the new MAC Wonder Woman collection. It was sold out on the online store, so I ended up having to buy mine on eBay for twice what it's worth. The unique felt like tip is really what got me. It literally looks like a marker that you would color with! That being said, I was instantly sold! It applies so smoothly and because the tip is unique you can choose to either have a bold, dramatic line or a soft, subtle line with such graceful ease! Let's just say I am a MAC lover!

Shirt: F21+

Well I had to give you some outfit details before I went. ;) Happy weekend everyone!


Sunday, April 10

Westward Days & Random Sways.

Today was perfect a day to wear my new dress from Modcloth! It was lacy, light and had a very Westward feel to it. While driving today I discovered this lovely field with the most enchanting view of the sunset. Plus, it had the classic red barn so I just had to take pictures!

Purse:eBay via Primark

So to let you all know a little bit more about me I decided to write a list of things people might not know about me. ;)
  1. I am a mother to the most wonderfully beautiful little girl named January-Grace.
  2. I am horrifically afraid of the dark.
  3. I love the idea of cooking, but am too lazy to actually do it.
  4. Am a Disney fanatic, any Disney movie out, I've seen or most likely own.
  5. I am a vegetarian (give me them veggies :)  )

So this is January. And quite simply she is amazing. I know every one says that about their children, but I truly feel that my daughter is a little slice of heaven. :) She will be two in May and she's my little artist.

I've been buying a lot of new makeup lately, so stay tuned for many makeup reviews coming soon! What is you favorite makeup? What's the one you can't live without? Happy Sunday everyone!


Wednesday, April 6

It feels good to Smile.

Today was so beautiful it was hard not to smile. I love days like today, where no matter where you go, everyone is in a good mood. My mom always calls this Spring Fever. She says it's like when bears come out of their hibernation and they see that spring finally came. We Northern Mainers have all come out of our hibernation's to welcome Spring with open arms!

 Sorry it's been so long since I've posted, I've been very busy between being sick, working, school, and such. But, I did go to Bangor this weekend, and had the best time! I felt really silly because I couldn't find the antique gold mine :( but I found other amazing things, so all is well! Hence my outfit  combo today. 

Dress: TJ Max
Cardigan: Target
Belt&Ring: Claire's
Necklace: Ebay via Primark
Bag: Ebay via Primark
Shoes: Mardens

So I would like to share a very awesome clothing company with you, call Primark. They are actually a UK company and they currently don't ship things to the US so...thank goodness for EBAY! Until recently I hadn't been a huge ebayer, but I finally decided to set up a paypal account, which I (embarrassingly enough) thought was a certain kind of debit card you needed to apply for. hehe Primark has the cutest clothes and to make even better, they're sizing goes all the way up to a size 20! I know right! Very exciting!

This is perhaps my favorite ring..ever! It is so big and feminine and makes me feel like a princess! Oh! and I also painted my finger nails to look like little Easter eggs! Easter is, after all, one of my favorite holidays. Everything is so bright, and cheerful, and that's the one time of year that all my favorite colors are the main color schemes in every ones home. While at Target this weekend, I actually saw cookie sheets in pastel colors! How awesome is that! I sadly regret that I was too cheap to pay the 12 dollars they wanted for them. I might wait to see if they still have any in an "after Easter day" sale. One can only hope. :) But I must go now and start working on my English paper! Have a wonderful week lovies! 


Tuesday, March 29

Spring has Sprung!

Hello again! I must share with you how excited I was to wake up this morning to the beautiful rays of sun shining right through my window! YES! I finally..and I feel it totally appropriate to exaggerate that finally, feel as though spring has sprung! After pondering what to do on this beautiful day, I decided that I would check out the new antique store downtown. This is what I wore.

Shirt&Shorts: Forever21
Blazer: Target
Shoes: Modcloth
Purse: Urbanoutfitters
Tights: Mardens

I have been wanting to wear these shorts for ages! I ordered them from Forever21 plus and they fit perfectly! I wore the with tights quite simply because it was nice out, but not nice enough to leave my legs totally exposed. So when the weather is this nice and I'm driving downtown it's always nice to see all these people walking about, it makes me ready for summer, and the summer strolls that come with it.

I feel awful because I can't remember the name of the store I visited, BUT, it is absolutley lovely, and even though I'm not feeling the best, I was so happy that I decided to stop by. From the moment I stepped inside, I felt at home. Everything was so cozy, warm, & just plain vintage. I ended up only buying three things, but after having a very interesting convo with the shop's owner, I learned about a antique flea market that is four stories high in Brewer! O..M..G!

Ring: Ruche

That is probably the best news an antique lover could ever hear! This is just the news I needed, because it just so happens that my lovely finace and I will be in the Bangor/Brewer area THIS weekend! I called him asap and added this goldmine to the list of places we have to visit when we go! So needless to say I had a wonderful day, (even though I'm coming down with a cold) and I will definitely be posting pictures this weekend of all the treasures I find. I hope everyone has a fantastic & adventure filled week! :)

                                                                      Love Always,

Thursday, March 24

A Beautiful Start.

Hello everyone! My name is Ariel and this the start of my very first blog! I'm 20 years old and live on the very outskirts of northern Maine, about five minutes from Canada, and halfway to nowhere. I'm a fat girl who loves to be"fatshionable." I believe big is beautiful!

 I decided to start a fashion blog after following a few UK plus sized bloggers and seeing how they are so proud of their curves and how amazing they dress! They inspired me to do the same! I want to help inspire all the girls out there, to not hide their curves, but to show them off!

This blog is going to showcase some of my favorite outfits, beauty products, and just the daily life of a fat girl! Thanks for following! I do believe this is going to be a beautiful start to a wondeful thing! :)