One of the most amazing things about the villa in Byron Bay that Marisa and I stayed at was the second story balcony, overlooking the pool. It was enchanting, to say the least, to wake up and feel like you’re in a treehouse, high above the Australian rainforest. I spent my mornings out on the balcony reading magazines and sipping on Earl Grey tea (from an Australian brand, of course), looking out into the palm leaves. This two piece set nearly disappears into the foliage – in
My sister came to visit me recently, and every time she comes, I always look for fun events for us to go to. She lives in Canada, so when she’s here in Phoenix with me, I try and show her as much local flavor as possible. Enter the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market.
The good people over at Jeep & Chrysler invited us all for a fun night of shopping the market – and to say we had a blast would be an understatement. One of the first things we did was go for a test drive in the n
I’m so overjoyed to share some news with you all: for the next three months, I am working with the fabulous lingerie brand, Vanity Fair! When they reached out to me and shared their new campaign called “Women Who Do”, I knew I had to be a part of what they were trying to create. I can’t wait to share all of the details of our partnership with you — but first, let me tell you the story of my whirlwind trip to New York in July when I met with the team (and the fabulous other in
If you’ve been following my YouTube channel this week (you are subscribed, right?) you know I’ve recently spent some time in the Caribbean with one of my dearest friends, Gavyn from The Curvy Cutie. To say that Nassau and the Bahamas is a dream come true is an understatement. The weather is perfect, the palm trees are lush and tower over you, clusters of coconuts hiding below the leaves. The air smells like the sea and everywhere you turn, you feel like Keira Knightley in Pir
Let me set the scene for you: It’s a hot spring day in Palm Springs, California. The sky is void of clouds and the sun is bright and high in the sky. The cactus stand, tall and proud and there’s a fresh smell in the air – one that is comprised of wide open spaces, desert and a light breeze. I step out of my suite onto the patio, overlooking the pool. Out of my periphery, I can see the girls sitting around the round table surrounded by iron chairs. I’m hit with the smell of la
If you followed Swim Week last year, you know that I have an undying love for Monif C plus size swimwear. Every year, without a doubt, she brings innovation and design to her styles and this year’s release is no exception. I’m obsessed with this galaxy print – this purple makes me feel like an absolute QUEEN. I’m loving the straps – it really takes it to a new level. I went down to Santa Monica Pier and rocked this swimsuit in the sand, and the compliments flew. I have a feel
The best part of my job is that I get to share new places and new lines to shop with you all. It’s no secret that Macy’s has a plus department (we all know and love us some INC International Concepts, am I right!), but what you might not know is that they’ve totally updated their plus offerings – to include some downright bomb new collections. My personal favorite of the new offerings is the new Rachel Rachel Roy Curvy Collection. The line is filled with the spring dresses of
I grew up listening to Tony Bennett. Hearing him croon ‘I left my Heart in San Francisco’ over and over again is probably the reason that I have such an obsession with the city. I absolutely have left my heart in San Fran and will take any chance to go visit it. What made this trip especially wonderful was the company. When the team at Catherine’s reached out to me to meet them up in the Bay for a day of sightseeing and photos, I couldn’t say no. Add in the fact that the shoo
Even though my husband is my go-to sidekick for on the road adventures, sometimes life calls for a girl-venture. I try to take at least one trip per year with my girlfriends. There’s something so refreshing about traveling with someone (like my best babe Nicole) who understands why it takes 67 minutes to get ready and also agrees that dance breaks between curling your hair are mandatory. There’s also something incredibly amazing about traveling with someone who understands th
Vegas really is my home away from home. I feel so alive when I’m on the strip, walking among the buzzing crowd, running from one place to another. When you’re in town as often as I am (usually for work, but I always budget personal time in), you start creating habits. When celebrity chef Guy Fieri opened a restaurant at the Linq Hotel, I knew I had to try it. Guy is all about big flavor and food with attitude (as demonstrated by his favorite word ever – FLAVORTOWN!) – and the
Even though travel is a large part of my normal life, I still romanticize it. I daydream about PanAm flight attendants, dapper pilots with million-dollar smiles, Frank Sinatra piped through the airport speakers and travelers dressed in their best, excited for the journey ahead.
When did we, as a society, become so casual? Ahh, but that’s a rant for another day.
I love showing up at the airport for my flight in a look that not only makes me feel great but also pays homage to
Growing up on the East Coast, I expected snow as soon as we flipped the calendar to December. There were a handful of occasions that the snow didn’t arrive until after Christmas but for the most part, snow was a big part of my life.
Now that I live out here on the West Coast, winter is a bit different. I’d be lying if I said that the holidays were the same for me – there’s just something not right about Christmas lights on cactus and palm trees. Between the lack of snow and
Today’s post is chock to the brim with good news!
First of all, I’m back! I’ll be uploading a video to my YouTube channel with a full update, so make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss it.
Now, on to the fashion! jeans, strapless top, leather jacket c/o city chic | bag & passport holder via vuitton | shoes via lane bryant I am SO excited to talk about the event in Seattle, hosted by yours truly. My passport is ready, and my bags are packed!
I’ll be there celebrating
FRIDAY When a client called for some work up in San Jose, I booked my ticket faster than you can say “in flight wifi”. Tacking on a personal day was a no-brainer – Northern California is my favorite place in the world. And San Francisco, I can say without hesitation, is the best city in the world. My trip began on Friday night in San Jose. I shot a text to my friend, Chastity of Garner Style. She did me the honor of being my dinner guest and immediately had a recommendation.
Any time I need to get away and take a break from reality, I run to Las Vegas. It’s the perfect place to weekend to – offering everything you need to cleanse your soul. In 48 hours, you can party, relax at a spa, drink in your poolside cabana, play poker, shop at Vuitton and eat Gordon Ramsay’s signature beef wellington. Heaven. Absolute heaven. Day One/Look One: An American in Paris* *Paris, Las Vegas.
One of the things I love most about Vegas is the ability the casinos hav
As many of you know, we lost a treasured family member recently. I took time off from the blog to mourn and grieve and your patience and support have overwhelmed. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your kindness during this incredibly difficult time during my life. You truly are the best readers on the Internet and I appreciate you more than you realize. While this diary-style recap is exceptionally late, I do hope you enjoy it. We’ll be back to regula
While in New York, I did some shopping! I hit up one of my favorite shops (Monif C) and tried some new ones. In this video I show you what I bought but also how it fits. Enjoy! #haul #youtube #rebdolls #jibri #monifc #fffweek #travel #video #nyc #ootd #curvycon
It seems that in 2015, Los Angeles has become my second home. Not that I’m complaining – I get to spend time with some awesome new friends when I’m there as well as enjoy the gorgeous weather and amazing food.
My lovely LA BFF Rachel (who is this post’s namesake and has truly been my guide to Beverly Hills, Hollywood & LA in general) recently proclaimed: “LA has adopted you! You’re absolutely a California girl!” Now that I’m LA official – I decided that we had to do the most
Wedding week is coming to a close, and I thought it fitting that we end on the post-wedding festivities – the honeymoon!
But before I dive into my last post, I want to thank you for joining me in this special series. It was a lot of hard work and planning, so knowing that you enjoyed it made it so worth it! casual, urban, whimsical & glam. Today’s look is for the bride that is all about that resort life. Whether you’re honeymooning in the French Polynesian, Hawaii, the Carib
It’s Swim Week here on Sometimes Glam – hooray!
I know some of you are still covered in snow, so I apologize for the next few days of sunshine and poolside images. I’m hoping this will get you excited for warmer days that are (hopefully) just around the corner. The bikini used to be a swim style reserved for our straight sized sisters. Thankfully, in the past few years, options have been popping up everywhere giving us plus sized ladies the opportunity to wear more than a bo