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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Today is all about what looks good on your body type.
While I may not be a expert in this field, these are the styles that have come to look better than others on my ever evolving shape.

While my husband isn't a huge fan of them, basically all the V-neck tops work best for me.
Don't get me wrong, I do own other tops that aren't v-necks.
And I am not just picking them because of my name ;)
They just elongate my body better.
And my teenage self wants to kick me for saying this right now,
but I don't look as busty.

Which goes hand in hand with the next thing I'm about to say....
Nothing bulky...it just adds extra pounds all other.
Lightweight fabrics are one of my best friends!

I tend to wear things that are slightly looser, but nothing too baggy.
Those ever popular over sized sweatshirts just won't work on me.
When you have curves you just need to keep clean, simple lines that move with your body shape yet don't cling to it.




All my tees are Target - Universal Thread and my sweater is Old Navy.

It is totally the opposite for me on the bottom half of things!

I have a love/hate relationship with skinny jeans and leggings.
I would love to balance out my curvy hips with boot cut styles or even flares, but I have super skinny ankles/calves that work really well for skinny styles.

I probably own some skinny jeans in about every color except purple...I think I need to change that!

Seriously, I have dark washes, black, distressed, white, gold, pink, grays, greens, etc.

Oh look, is that some skinny jeans paired with a v-neck top?



It is ;)


All my jeans are Articles of Society - Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack, or Old Navy.


And when I am not wearing the above uniform in some way, shape or form...I am rockin' a just above the knee dress.




Again, lightweight materials are a must!
I am able to get away with something a little more shapeless when it comes to dresses thankfully.
Just showoff those ridiculously skinny ankles and I'm good to go ;)
In all seriousness, my skinny ankles and heels can be troublesome with it comes to shoe shopping.
I can't find shoes that will stay on my feet!
I walk out of so many of them!
So unless they tie, are super snug through the rest of the foot, or don't have a back at all I typically can't wear them.
So now you know why you basically never see me in flats :/

Enough about me...I want to hear what clothing items work best for you!
Share your blog post with us over at The Blended Blog,
 or tag us on Instagram or Facebook and use #tbbstyle
And don't forget to see what Abbie from Grumbling Grace is sharing on her blog as well as The Blended Blog!



XOXO ~ Vanessa


Fresh Start

Monday, January 21, 2019

Every year it's the same thing...
set goals/resolutions/etc.
Keep or complete about 1/4 of those.
This year I am changing it up.
I am going with a word and motto.


If you watched my Instastories over the last weeks I decided that my motto for 2019 is #AllGoodDays
I even have a super cozy sweatshirt to help me keep that in mind!

Following along with that my word of the year is JOY :)

I am tired of the negative things.
Will I tick some people off with it, of course I will.
If it does....they probably aren't someone I want around me in the first place.

Does that mean I won't have some tough days in my future?
No way!
It just means I am going to do my very best to find something good and joyful in every day.

For example...we got a ton of snow this weekend.
Like 6-10 inches or more.
They declared it a Level 2 and advised you to stay off the roads.
Businesses closed early.
We were basically forced to stay at home.
If you know me at all, that is my worst nightmare.
I must leave the house at least once a day to feel sane.
It sounds like it was shaping up to be a completely horrible weekend.
But it wasn't because I kept those goals in mind!
I got to sleep in longer.
I was able to get a longer workout in each day.
I finished reading a book (that's a story for another day)!
I was able to take my time meal planning for the week.
All things that made the days better.

While everyone else is purging their homes for the new year, I am purging my mind and life.
And so far, it feels amazing!

I would love to hear what your goals, resolutions, words or motto is for 2019.
Comment below, tag me on Instagram, or share your blog post over at The Blended Blog!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Wishing you all a 2019 filled with Joy!

XOXO ~ Vanessa

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