8 Perfect Ponchos

Hey Loves,

You know how sometimes it can be a bit chilly outside, but you really don't want to wear coat...but you still want to warm & chic. Well that is why poncho's are literally the best things ever. I mentioned in my Fall Must Have post that ponchos are definitely on my list & should be on yours as well. So for this post I rounded up a few ultra chic plus size ponchos that are sure fire winners.

Chew Your Food: What I've learned my First 3 Days of NutriSystem

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As you all know or should know, I have started my NutriSystem program. I did a starter post on why I went with NutriSystem. You can check that out here. I have just completed day 3. It's been a shift definitely. But I'm doing good so far. I've been getting in all my water, having pre-packed my meals makes getting up in the morning super easy. And I've been really sticking to just the food sent to me. Which is saving me A LOT of money lol.

Honestly for me the major change that I have to make with this process, particularly this 1st week, is chewing my food. Yes you read that right, chewing my food. It may seem simple, but I've always been a fast eater. I don't allow my food to fully digest so I end up being hungry again much quicker after a meal. But with Nutrisystem, everything is pre-planned so I can't just take from the next day because everything will be thrown off. The 1st day I felt it the most. 

While I am a fast eater, all of my food is portion controlled. I can't just go back and get a second plate. THERE IS NO SECOND PLATE. lol I can't gobble my food down and be done. I have to take my time, take smaller bites and really force myself to chew my food. About 10 years ago, my Aunt underwent gastric bypass surgery. And I remember her telling me that as a apart of her process after having the surgery, the nurse would tell her that with every bite of food they should count to 10 while chewing. To ensure that all their food was properly chewed and easier to digest. 

That story always comes to mind when I'm eating. Now I don't necessarily count all the way to 100 but I count to about 30 or 40. I also couple my meals with water. So as I'm eating, I'm drinking my water. That does help me to fill up faster and feel filled longer. I know that once my 1st week is up, I'll be allowed a little more options in between my meals. But for now, my goal is to make sure I chew everything thoroughly. #NSNation


Modamix Fall Looks

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I'm excited to FINALLY be posting these looks. If you saw my Modamix Try On video, you know how much I love some of their fall pieces. They were kind enough to send me a few pieces to style. I wasted no time reaching out to one of my favorite photographers Myah to shoot these looks. Modamix has so many great pieces that would easily be a staple in your closet. You can find them at Lord & Taylor both in stores & online. But let's hop into the looks.

ATGC on the Scene| Rigby & Peller

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Last night I had the awesome opportunity to stop by one of the 13 US locations for Rigby & Peller Lingerie. They are a world renown luxury lingerie company based in the UK that is all about creating an experience when buying undergarments, sleepwear & swimwear. They have dressed many of Hollywood' s A-list stars, but their most esteemed "client" is H.M Queen Elizabeth II. Yes the Queen herself has experienced the same quality & professionalism of Ridgy & Peller's Lingerie Styling.

Starting NutriSystem

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The title pretty much speaks for itself. Yes on Monday Oct. 5th for the next 3 months I will be trying out & reviewing the NutriSystem program. Let me say that they are sponsoring me for the next 3 months, but this journey is all about me and my health. Many of you know I am quite active, I'm always a girl on the go. But with my schedule, I am just LAZY in the kitchen. Even meal planning on Sundays for is like UGH! On top of that, my budget just does not accommodate the food lifestyle I would love to live.

Fave Picks from Adam Lippes x Target Collection

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The Adam Lippes designer collection with Target recently launched and it is feeding every bit of my print & cozy sweater soul. Quite a few pieces are available in plus size. So for this quick post I listed below my favorite pieces from the collection. Be sure to check out your local Target. But if you don't have a Target near you...just click here! Happy Shopping.

Full Must Haves

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Fall is here and I'm so excited. It literally is my favorite season. I love sweaters, ponchos, booties, bold earth tone colors. Just all of it. So to kick it all off for me, this post is all about my fall must haves. These are pieces that know will be routinely used. So let's take a look!