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Rosegal Plus Sleepwear

10:04:00 PM Andrea Ryan 3 Comments

          I have one more post this week about Rosegal.  This time I am talking about plus size pajamas and sleepwear.  If you haven't read any of my other posts about Rosegal or you just don't really know what it is, it's an online clothing store for women.  They offer tons of options of styles and sizes of affordable trends.  You can find everything from dresses, to swimsuits, to sleepwear.  They also have jewelry and accessories.  They are all very inexpensive for people who are on a tight budget or just want to save some money.  
         Within the category of sleepwear there is undergarments.  There are several options of colors of underwear, just click for more.  They look nice and there is a print within the lace.  There are different options of print in addition to color.  Rosegal has a bunch of satin robes that you can wear for sleeping as well.  They are all very pretty.  I feel like it may be difficult to find these in plus size anywhere else because I have never seen them.  I know they are very popular, i've just never seen them in plus size.  I think that the pink floral one is the prettiest because it's such a pretty color and print.  Floral is literally my weakness.  I am always drawn to it so of course it is my favorite.  This blue one is my second favorite because the color is so vibrant.  It's also a very unique print.  I've never seen a satin robe like it before.  You can see more details for both of those and more options.  You could probably even use these robes for bridesmaids for a wedding.  I've seen a lot of brides choosing floral satin robes for getting ready.  I don't know if they have plus size but you can find them here.  In addition to underwear, pajamas, and robes there are a few options of lingerie.  There aren't too many to choose from but this pink one looks nice.  I really like the color.  If you aren't a fan of that you you can view more.  
          Sleepwear can get extremely expensive.  These are all pretty affordable.  I have recently been looking for some new items myself and I can't imagine paying the amount that a lot of stores charge.  I can't wear plus size, but if I could i'd probably look into some of these options.  I thought i'd just let you guys know about them because I may have some readers that are in the market for some new plus size pajamas.  
        



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Rosegal Plus

12:36:00 PM Andrea Ryan 1 Comments

          I'm not sure if you guys are familiar with Rosegal or not but I have worked with them in the past.  In this post I am going to be talking about the plus size clothing that they have.  I don't think a lot of people know that they do plus.  Also, I know it can be hard to find plus size clothing because many stores don't carry it.  Over the years I've heard from various people that it can be difficult to find plus size fashion trends.
          There are a ton of plus size tops here.  They are all different types.  They range from super casual to pretty dressy.  Some are more trendy than others but a lot of people don't like to follow trends.  I have selected this grey one because it's one that I particularly like.  I am a huge fan of grey and love the lattice detail on the shoulders.  It just adds something a bit extra and it's perfect for summer because you won't get so hot.  This top is also a nice length where it comes down to the hips.  It looks like it would be a flattering and torso-lengthening cut.
          You can find this pair of skinny jeans on the jeans page, which you can shop now.  There are so many things to love about this pair.  First off, the color is beautiful.  It's that perfect color in-between dark and light wash.  I think this color is my favorite denim color.  They are also slightly distressed but not to the point where you can't wear them certain places.  I feel like you could wear them anywhere (not literally anywhere) if you want to dress them up.  I love the little ankle zippers too.  Not only are they a nice design detail but they make them easier to get on.  I feel like there is a common misconception about larger people not being able to wear skinny jeans.  I always hear people say "I can't wear skinny jeans because I'm not skinny."  They aren't made for only skinny people and I find them to be very flattering on a curvy figure.  If you stick to wide leg jeans that only makes you look wider.  These are more leg lengthening.  However, the trick is to find a pair that fits and isn't too tight.  
          I also wanted to highlight this pair of pants because I think they are amazing.  I love joggers (who'd have thought).  These are pleated and velvet.  They are so cool.  They are perfect for the fashion lover.  There is another page of pants that aren't denim that you can buy now.  You can find several other awesome pairs of pants for plus size.  


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Purple Pleats

4:14:00 PM Andrea Ryan 6 Comments

TOP: Asos  |  JEANS: Forever 21  |  CHOKER: H&M  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx  |  SHOES: Massini
          I got this top from Asos for Christmas.  I love it so much.  It honestly fits so well and the style is super pretty.  It has some real "Self Portrait" vibes about it.  It's also incredibly comfortable.  Since I bought it so long ago, it is no longer available.  Lilac is a trendy color for spring this year.  So watch out for all of those pops of purple in the stores.  

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Tips for Cheap Travel

11:28:00 PM Andrea Ryan 0 Comments

          Since it's either spring break or almost spring break for most people I've decided to put together a list of some of my tips to save on travel for those of you planning a last minute vacation.  I will probably do a part two of this somewhere down the road but this is what I have for now.  I know i'm not the most traveled person in the world but I have done quite a bit in my lifetime and I feel like it's enough to share what I do.  My trips are usually super jam packed because I always try to see as much as possible.  I usually come home from a vacation being more tired than when I left but it's worth it to see as much as you can to save money.  Always set a budget before you start planning so you have an idea of what you want to spend.  
Transportation
          As far as airfare goes, i'm normally pretty good at finding a cheap deals.  You just can't be too picky.  That may mean flying budget airlines (keep baggage and seating fees in mind when booking). Lately I have really only been using Skyscanner to search for airfare.  I love how it shows you the cheapest options because you can compare days.  Google Flights also does this.  If you aren't too strict on the days you travel you can always get a good deal.  Another great thing about Skyscanner is that if you don't care where you go, you can just search anywhere, anytime.  Then if will show you all of the cheapest places.  This is how I found my roundtrip flights to London for $350 and my roundtrip flights to Las Vegas for $70.  I usually book pretty far in advance just because I get anxious.  Be sure to put your browser on private.  I am constantly scouring travel sites just because I think it's fun.  I think that's a good way to find cheap flights.  Check often.  
          Cruises can be a good option if you want to see a lot of countries quickly.  You normally only get one day at each place but it's much cheaper than flying to each destination.  They can be super touristy and sometimes a bit hectic but worth it in certain circumstances.  I think the one with the best deals to the Caribbean is Carnival and NCL is good for the Mediterranean.  
Food
          Eating out can really add up on vacations.  I normally try to book a hotel that has a free breakfast just because breakfast is my least favorite meal.  I hate paying for it.  I don't really like many breakfast foods but I'm always hungry in the morning.  I really like eating out when I travel to try different restaurants.  It's always a good idea to share meals with people because portions are normally huge and a lot of the time you can't really store leftovers.  Of course you can also grocery shop but that often ends up being complicated when it comes to preparation.  It's really good to stock up on snacks though to avoid buying extra meals.  I normally only eat out 1-2 times a day.  
Lodging
          I almost always stay in hotels/motels or camp.  A lot of people use Airbnb, which I personally don't like.  I feel like if you are traveling with more than one person Airbnb or hostels just end up being more expensive than hotels because they often charge per person.  Hotels are a flat rate, so you can split the price.  Additionally Airbnb has a bunch of fees added on that hotels don't have.  If you are into staying in somebody's house Airbnb may be a good bet for you, it's just not for me.  I normally try to book my hotels through Hotels.com because they have a lot of sales and a rewards program.  When you book 10 stays you get the next night free.  I've actually gotten many free nights from that site.  I also check other comparative price sites and only book through Hotels.com when it is cheaper or only a bit more.  They also have Cyber Monday deals.  If you are road tripping camping is a super cheap option.  I will normally just treat the campground like a hotel and still eat out or something rather than bringing a bunch of cookies supplies.  However, I normally bring a french press to save on coffee.  Private campground are normally nicer than State and National but very often cost more.  State and National Parks usually have more exciting things to do.  Sometimes you have to pay to reserve a site but it's almost always the cheapest option.  
Entertainment  
          When it comes to entertainment I always like to do a lot of research.  It's good to plan ahead and look at reviews for packages and tours.  Sometimes you can save money by booking in advance.  A lot of people like to go on a trip, go with the flow and not plan too much.  In my opinion there is nothing worse than finding out you missed out on something super cool because you didn't know about it.  Planning is key to saying money and making the most of your trip.  



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Kate Spade Bee Necklace

2:09:00 PM Andrea Ryan 4 Comments

NECKLACE: Kate Spade via Rocksbox  |  SWEATER: H&M  |  JEANS: Forever 21  |  PURSE: Michael Kors  |  BOOTS: Rue 21
           I got this adorable Kate Spade bee necklace in my new Rocksbox.  I love bees and I think it's super cute.  With the bee population on the decline, I like the idea of little piece of jewelry to remind us to be careful and conscience.  I'm also a really big fan of Kate Spade.  I love how all off the pieces are either pretty, quirky, or cute.  You can get your first month of Rocksbox free with this coupon code: fancyfashioncastlexoxo 

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Pelican Cove Park

11:31:00 AM Andrea Ryan 2 Comments

CARDIGAN: Forever 21  |  BACKPACK:  Primark
          Since moving to Southern California, we have been trying to explore the surrounding areas and find all of the fun things to do.  I think there is literally so much to do that I could live here the rest of my life and never get bored.  Yesterday we went to Pelican Cove Park, which is about a half hour from my apartment.  It's just a little ocean front park with hiking trails and a rocky shoreline.  There are some tide pools with lots of marine life and a sea cave (which we never found).  We saw pelicans and seagulls, crabs, hermit crabs, and some other little creatures.  There is also a lighthouse.  It's supposed to be one of the best places to see whales and dolphins in California.  We didn't get to see any but I really want to go back.  It was cloudy so we want to return when it's sunny.  The hike down to the beach was pretty strenuous because it's a steep hill and there is no path on the beach, just boulders.  I wouldn't recommend it if don't like strenuous hikes but if you do, it's a really fun place to go.  

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Spring Dresses from Zaful

9:52:00 PM Andrea Ryan 1 Comments

          I have one more post about Zaful.  In this post I will be talking about all of the cute dresses that they have for spring.  Zaful is an online clothing store that sells a huge variety of women's clothing.  Spring is always my favorite season for fashion because I think it has the best variety of options.  You can wear warm sweaters, but also dresses.  I love how you can pair skirts with long sleeve shirts and just mix up all of the transitional items in your wardrobe.  What I love the most about spring are the colors and patterns.  Floral is my all time favorite so i'm sure you understand why I love spring so much.  
          As far as dresses go, they are my favorite clothing items (in addition to rompers).  I love the way they are so effortless and cute.  What could be better than one piece of clothing that makes you look so nice, without the effort? Nothing is better.  Zaful has a ton of dresses that fit this category.  If you are looking for a little black dress then you can find a black chiffon dress, or other types of chiffon dresses.  Chiffon is always lovely in the spring.  
          There are more types of dresses that you can find.  White dresses are really nice for spring because they look so natural and air-y.  I really love this second dress because it is pretty basic but the lattice trim adds some interest.  It looks a little boho, which is also my style.  I just think it's so pretty. It would be a good one to wear to the beach.  The next white dress that I've selected is ridiculously cute.  I feel like it is so unique with the see-through bodice and the tassel ties on the sides.  It looks a little scandinavian and it's so cool.  I actually really want this dress.  
          Once again, it's pretty much spring break time, which means beach vacations.  It's so fun to wear a dress to the beach.  This first pink dress is my idea of a beach dress because it's cotton and has the rope lace-up aspect.  The stripes just look a little nautical.  I love it.  Maxi dresses are also really nice to wear to the beach.  Zaful has long beach dresses for you as well.  Slip dresses are another style of dress that is trending right now.  I have seen so many people wearing them.  You could also wear them to the beach because they are lightweight.  This blue one is super cute.  You can find a white slip dress here.  I'm also loving this women's sheer mini dress.  Whatever style of dress you want, I'm pretty sure Zaful has it.  

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My First Rocksbox

9:12:00 PM Andrea Ryan 2 Comments


Rocksbox code for first month free: fancyfashioncastlexoxo
          I am obsessed with these items that I got in my Rocksbox this month.  This is my first time using Rocksbox and it's super fun.  The earrings and ring are my favorites.  What I love about the ring is that it is opal and rose gold.  That is literally my favorite combo and also happens to match my engagement ring perfectly.  I love the way the two look together.  I am very tempted to buy it.  These earrings are also super unique.  I have a weakness for stars, so they are totally my style.  I love how sparkly they are with the allover rhinestones.  I think the style is just so pretty.  It's so interesting how it goes up your ear and then dangles down.  Let me know what you guys think.  Which piece is your favorite? 
          If you have never used Rocksbox I will quickly explain it.  It's like a jewelry subscription box.  You form a wishlist with all of your favorite pieces of jewelry from the store and they select three items and send them to you.  You pay $21 per month and if you choose to buy any of the items that fee goes towards the purchase.  You can keep the box for a little while and wear the pieces.  When you return them, you get a new box.  You can get multiple boxes per month, you just have to buy or return the previous one.  Shipping is free both ways for every box.  What's special about these jewelry pieces is that they are good quality and cannot be found in every store.  I'm not actually sure if you can even buy them anywhere else.  If you want to get your first month free use my coupon code: fancyfashioncastlexoxo




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Zaful Swimsuits and Cover-ups

10:27:00 PM Andrea Ryan 0 Comments

          Since we are coming up on a season change in a few weeks, I wanted to remind you guys about Zaful, and all of the nice pieces they currently have.  I have received many items from Zaful over the years and I am always pleasantly surprised.  If you are new to my blog, I will do a quick review of what Zaful is.  It's an online clothing store for women that has many affordable, trendy clothing items.  The products range from dresses to swimsuits to two-piece sets.  They have a little of everything.  
          Spring break is coming up very soon and I know a lot of my readers are planning on going on a trip.  If you were looking for something to wear over your swimsuit check out these zaful white beach cover-ups.  There are a lot of other types of cover-ups as well.  There are many colors and styles to choose from.  I think cover-ups are really cute because they elevate a beach-y look.  They are also incredibly practical for wearing over your swimsuit.  I selected two of my favorite items from this page.  I love this white romper.  I actually already own it and it's one of my favorite rompers.  It fits true to size and looks so cute.  It's good for a cover-up because of the tie sleeves.  You get a lot of sun on your shoulders but you can easily take it off quickly if you want to go for a swim.  I think my favorite thing about this romper is the fabric.  It's like swiss dot, but the dots are little hearts.  Swiss dot is one of my favorite fabrics in general.  The trim around the shoulders and hem is also a cute touch.  These lace shorts look super fun to wear over a swimsuit because they are see-through so you get a little glimpse of you swimsuit through.  Sometimes it's just nice to wear shorts and not have to worry about swimwear malfunctions.  I'm sure most females will agree with me.  The tassels are super cute too.  
          There is an entire section of zaful black swimsuits.  I think there is just something so nice about a good black suit.  It's kind of like the little black dress of swimsuits.  It's just flattering on everyone and slimming.  You don't have to worry about black suits becoming see-through when you go in the water.  Both of these suits are really cute.  I've been wanting the scalloped one for so long.  It's a dupe for Marysia suits, which I am a huge fan of but cannot afford.  The second one is just really nice looking with the little floral print and ruffles.  They are both totally my style and very flattering styles.  Another nice thing about zaful is that they have swimsuits for big busts.  I know that it can be an issue for some people to find those.  Lastly, I am loving this zaful crochet bikini selection.  I always see these on people at the beach and think they can look really cool.  I'm not sure how they feel in the water but they look interesting.  I'd love to try one out sometime.  
          






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New Workout Pants

8:26:00 AM Andrea Ryan 2 Comments

CARDIGAN: H&M  |  TANK: Old Navy  |  PANTS: 90 Degree by Reflex  |  SHOES: Sperry  |  SUNGLASSES: Marshall's
          Since moving to Southern California i've found more of a need for workout clothing.  I haven't really been "working out" but just doing a lot of walking and mini apartment yoga sessions.  Over the years I have bought a lot of clothing to exercise in, but it mostly consisted of sports bras, Soffe shorts, and gymnastics leotards.  Most of them are gone now and I haven't been keeping up with my workout wardrobe.  I finally got this pair of yoga pants that I am obsessed with.  I have barely taken them off since I got them.  I finally understand the yoga pant obsession and they are not overrated! I know it's so cliche of me when moving here but it just makes sense.  These just fit SO perfectly.  I love the see-through sections too.  
          I go through phases where I experiment with yoga and these pants are making me want to get back into it.  I've been watching some of Sjana's yoga videos and I just love her.  Sometimes I get bored with beginner yoga.  I love her videos because they are more interesting poses.  If you guys don't already follow her (I'm sure you do), you should check her out.  Also, please let me know if you do yoga and have any favorite YouTube channels that you watch.  

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Zaful Summer Dress Options

11:44:00 AM Andrea Ryan 2 Comments

          Hey guys! I want to talk about Zaful.  I'm sure you know by now, but it's an online clothing store that has a large variety of women's fashion.  They carry super trendy items for everyone's personal style.  Whenever I go on the site, I find so many things that I want.  It's easy to imagine yourself wearing the outfits in different situations.  That's one of my favorite things about shopping.  I just like to style outfits in my head while I shop around, even online.  
          Zaful has a ton of dresses for spring and summer.  There is a huge variety of short summer dresses that are perfect for warmer weather.  I love short dresses because they are so effortless to wear.  You can just throw them on and instantly look cute.  I have linked the above white one because the love the layers.  It's super beach-y and looks kinda boho.  This red gingham one is adorable too.  It would look so cute with a wicker purse.  If you love the gingham look there are several other gingham options here.  Gingham print was super popular last summer and I really think it will still be a trend moving into this summer.  It's just such a cute look.  What I love about gingham is that it's such a timeless print.  It has a permanent place in the fashion industry because it's a common fabric for designers to use to create mock-ups, when sewing.  It's good because of the lines.  It lets you tell when something is uneven or off-grain.  
          Another dress style that I am still seeing around is off-the-shoulder.  I think people are still loving this look because it's so different from regular dress styles.  It looks very feminine and chic.  Zaful has dozens of these dresses.  You can find a red off-the-shoulder dress or many other colors and patterns.  The first two dresses are from this page.  The yellow co-ord is so perfect for some sort of beach vacation or tropical location.  I feel like it would also be really cute to wear to a farmers market or picnic as well.  The same kind of goes for the second dress.  The print is tropical so I think it would be perfect for a vacation or summer.  Spring break is just around the corner so be sure to check out these dresses if you are planning a trip.  
           One more thing that I want to mention is that Zaful has a blog.  If you are looking for fashion inspiration or ways to wear your Zaful clothing be sure to check out the Zaful blog.  There are a lot of different things to read about on the blog.  You can find outfit shots, information about shopping on Zaful, giveaways, topics related to fitness, and so much more.  





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