Monday, December 26, 2011

Home for the Holidays

Sorry I disappeared for a few days there! We celebrated an early Christmas last Thursday, and though I had intended to blog (I managed to take pictures, anyway), I just didn't get around to it. Presents > blogging. I'm sure you would agree. =)

Rylan Ruched Top - Kiyonna / Dark skinnies - Gap / Scarf - gifted /
Nude pumps - Nine West "Hollyce" (via Zappos) / Handbag - Furla (via Filene's Basement)

The rest of the weekend was spent generally relaxing, including a quiet dinner at home with my mom and Bob on Christmas Day. On Friday, we went down to Milwaukee's Third Ward to see the holiday sights and do a little shopping and eating. I grew up in Milwaukee, so I always enjoy seeing how things have changed and how they've stayed the same. We really love the Third Ward, though. Great shops, great food. In some ways I can't believe what a trendy little hot spot it's become!

I was especially thrilled to find a plus-sized boutique down there. Usually such things are relegated to, I dunno, anywhere else (and places that never seem to be near me), and certainly not right next door to Anthroplogie! But when I walked past the window of  Boutique Larrieux and saw the Kiyonna Rylan Ruched Top in the window (which I'm wearing here, in addition to the purple that I already own), I exclaimed "This is a plus sized store!! We're going in!" While I didn't really need to buy anything, I was just so tickled by the selection of all the items I've come to know and love via their online stores - Igigi, Kiyonna, LucieLu, Anna Scholtz. They even had some lovely dresses by Adrianna Papell, one of which I was thisclose to buying for New Years - if I didn't already have an outfit, anyway. I did, however, walk out of the store with a great casual LucieLu wrap dress for 20% off - I'm always in the market for casual, perfect-fitting dresses! If you're in the area, definitely check Boutique Larrieux out!

Ring & Earrings - Ruche

We're still enjoying our holiday vacation time at my mom's house, but we may be heading home tomorrow. It's hard to let this lovely quiet time with family ever end...


  1. I love discovering plus size boutiques, and it sounds like you found a great one! Love the outfit, the top and scarf combo is gorgeous :)

  2. Just found your blog... so glad I did... you are just everything!!! I see you inspiring me A LOT!!!

  3. thanks so much! you know, i found your blog a while ago when I was looking for lucielu reviews! so glad you found mine!

  4. i can't remember if i've ever been into an actual plus-sized boutique before, so it really was a great find!


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