Toddler Outfit Of The Day: Boy & Girl Fall Fashion

Toddler Outfit of the Day: Boy & Girl Fall Fashion

My little munchkins looked too freaking adorable today. The high is only about 60 degrees so I finally had an excuse to bust out some of their new Fall Fashion! I’ve been stocking up on clothes from Carter’s. They constantly have coupons too, so I always have a reason to shop. ;)

I know it’s been SO long since I’ve posted any outfit of the day’s for my kiddies but I’ve been dying to get back to it. It’s no easy feat taking pictures of rambunctious 3 year olds, though. Not to worry, I’m always up to the challenge.

Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more of these outfit posts featuring, Nahla Rae & Jay Carter.

Toddler Outfit of the Day: Boy & Girl Fall Fashion


Toddler Outfit of the Day: Boy & Girl Fall Fashion


Toddler Outfit of the Day: Boy & Girl Fall Fashion


Toddler Outfit of the Day: Boy & Girl Fall Fashion

What They’re Wearing

Nahla Rae
Jersey Striped Tunic//Carter’s Size 6
Jeggings//Carter’s Size 5
Glitter Slip-Ons//Target Size 9

Jaden Carter
French Terry Pullover//Carter’s Size 5
Similar Camo Pants//Carter’s Size 5
Laceless Canvas Sneaker//Target Size 10



Outfit of the Day: He Can Tell I Ain’t Missin’ No Meals…

Outfit of the Day: He Can Tell I Ai'n't Missin' No Meals

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve blessed my blog with a plus size fashion post. The wait is over my friend, the wait is over. I have a few exciting lookbooks in the works, but when this tribal peekaboo dress from Fashion To Figure showed up on my doorstep I couldn’t help myself.

This dress is EVERYTHING. I love it so much. I can’t express how much I am absolutely in love with this outfit. I want to live in it.

Normally, when I find a outfit that fits me this perfectly, I have to use shape wear to smooth out my body. I love the power of Spanx as much as the next girl, but I sort of dread having to actually wear it. When I slipped into this little beauty, just to see if it fit, I was shocked to see how amazing it looked without anything underneath.

The material is thick enough for the changing weather, the tribal print disguises any so called “flaws”, and the fit is perfect. It’s a little loose in the front (I bought a 2X, but definitely could’ve gotten away wearing a 1X), but that just makes it all the more flattering.

Tell me this dress wasn’t made for my body. I dare you. 

This one is a banger and it’s only $32.50. If I were you, I would grab this bad boy before it disappears. It’s an essential for any special occasion this Fall.

In the words of Miss Nicki… “By the way, what he say? He can tell I ain’t missing no meals…

Outfit of the Day: He Can Tell I Ai'n't Missin' No Meals

Outfit of the Day: He Can Tell I Ai'n't Missin' No Meals


Outfit of the Day: He Can Tell I Ai'n't Missin' No Meals




Outfit of the Day: He Can Tell I Ai'n't Missin' No Meals

What I’m Wearing

Tribal Peekaboo Dress//Fashion To Figure
Suede Heels//Steve Madden
Bangles//Fashion To Figure
Maybelline Soft Matte Lipstick//Mesmerizing Magenta
Bellami Lilly Hair 20″ Mochachino Brown

My Secret to Lifeproof Skin

In 8 days, I lived my life to the fullest with Vichy Idéalia as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #LifeProofSkin


I’m getting old. Well, not OLD old, but I’m aging… rapidly. The worst part of turning 26 in a couple of months is that I’m being dropped off my parent’s insurance plan (insert wailing here). While I’m sure I’ll be able to snag a new insurance plan with no problem, I’ve been making sure to take extra good care of myself lately. Seeing as my normal dermatologist probably isn’t cool with being paid in frappuccinos, I’ve been looking for alternatives to get lifeproof skin

Being someone that spends hours and hours in front of a camera every week, I need to have gorgeous skin. I don’t have time for a high maintenance skin care routine, though. I have two kids, a full-time job, and a life. 

My Secret for #LifeproofSkin 1

I recently started using Vichy Idéalia Life Serum and Ideal Eye Dual-Action Blur and Care and have been obsessed with them. Admittedly, I’m not typically a big fan of anti-aging or wrinkle reducing creams. I think wrinkles are A-OK and aging is quite the privilege. However, I do want my skin to look healthy, bright, and as youthful as possible.

After using both products for 8 days, I definitely noticed a difference. I noticed a difference well before the 8 days were over, actually. My dark circles and the redness in my face were both visibly reduced. My skin felt softer and smoother. I love this stuff. It let’s me live my life to the fullest, without letting my skin show it.

My Secret for #LifeproofSkin

Now, I had a rough week. I was back and forth from Chicago multiple times on business. The kids were sick. I was drowning in deadlines, and sleep didn’t really fit into my schedule. Looking at me, you would’ve never known that I spent half the night fighting my snotty faced 3-year-old for a pillow.

Even though my skin didn’t show my lack of sleep, by the end of the week… I was done. I was exhausted and couldn’t even bring myself to put on makeup.

However, I was surprisingly comfortable leaving the house without so much as a bb cream on my skin, after using my Vichy Idéalia products for a few days. I don’t normally leave the house without makeup, especially since people have been stopping me in stores to take pictures.

With my skin looking brighter, less stressed, and more youthful I’m not even worried about taking impromptu photos anymore. I do still wear gigantic sunglasses though, because even the best skin can’t hide my unplucked eyebrows and yesterday’s lash glue.


If you want to give Vichy a try, you can pick some up for yourself on their website, and this month they’ll be available at Walgreens, CVS, Duane Reade, and Target Stores. You can also find Vichy Idéalia at your local Ulta store.

If you’d like to hear more about my skincare routine and what I use to achieve my #LifeProofSkin check out the video below.

Tips To Succeed in School & My New T-Mobile 4G Tablet

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

Tips To Succeed in School & My New T-Mobile 4G Tablet #shop 2

With everyone around me going back to school or sending their children back to school, I must say… I’m a little jealous. I’m jealous because my three year olds are still too young for school and a few hours of child-free time during the day could really help my sanity sometimes. I’m also a little sad that I’m not heading back to school this fall, because I just got a sweet new tablet with a free Tmobile data plan, and it would really come in handy during class.

I graduated from Aurora University back in May (yay!). I LOVE going to school. I love learning and having conversations with people that are over 3ft tall. It’s an amazing experience. I hated paying for private school, though, so I certainly won’t miss that part. Being a mother, having a full-time work from home gig, and being a full-time single parent certainly made my college experience a little extra difficult.

Tips To Succeed in School & My New T-Mobile 4G Tablet #shop 4

My tablet was my life during school. The only thing it was missing, was data. I recently picked up the T-Mobile Trio AXS 7.85” 4G Tablet from Walmart and I fell in love. The one thing that sets this tablet apart from any other is that it offers free data for life.

Free. Data. For. Life.

WHO DOES THAT?! Tmobile, apparently. When you buy this tablet you get 200mb of free data that resets every 30 days. You can also purchase more data, no contracts involved, at any time. It’s super easy and the set up took me about 3 minutes from start to.. streaming.

Tips To Succeed in School & My New T-Mobile 4G Tablet #shop

Even though the kids aren’t in school yet and I’m done with school (for now, that Masters is always calling my name…) we are still an On-The-Go family. Today the kids started their very first tumbling class and while I would love to just sit on a bench outside the room and wait for my name to be called for an emergency toddler potty break, I can’t just let an hour pass me by without working on something.

Tips To Succeed in School & My New T-Mobile 4G Tablet #shop 1

The kids’ class is held at a local park district and is super convenient for us location wise (yay!) but they don’t have wifi (boo!). The Trio AXS is SO convenient to have during their classes. I don’t need A TON of data, because class is short, but I have the capability of signing on to check emails, write blog posts, and edit photos. Plus, it’s only $179. Say what? Yes.

Tips To Succeed in School & My New T-Mobile 4G Tablet #shop 3

Now, while I was in school I lived and died by my tablet. My two favorite apps to use are Evernote and my Kindle app. Evernote was life changing for me. I can take all of my notes for class or work projects. I can create presentations. I can organize my. entire. life. So necessary for someone like myself that LOVES to make lists and keep notes. It can also sync across all platforms such as mobile, tablet, and computer.

I also loved the Kindle app, because e-textbooks are the wave of the future. If there was any way that I could get my hands on an electronic version of my textbooks for class, I would. They alleviate the stress of forgetting your books. You don’t have to carry around heavy backpacks, and they are totally searchable. Searchable textbooks… it almost feels like cheating. Almost. ;)

If you’re interested in hearing more about my tips and tricks for succeeding in school, watch the video below. I may not be an expert… but your girl graduated with a solid 3.8 GPA. Not bad for a woman with more than a few things on her plate.

Thanks so much to my favorite blogging network #CollectiveBias for giving me the opportunity to team up with the #TabletTrio and providing this post for you. :)  

Summer Beauty Makeup Tips [Video Tutorial]

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
#WalgreensBeauty #CollectiveBias

Summer Beauty Makeup Tips [Video Tutorial] #WalgreensBeauty #shop

I’ve had so many requests to do a video about my summer beauty makeup tips, and I have finally delivered. I’ve tested out dozens of new beauty products this summer and found a few new favorites. While I was in Los Angeles last weekend, my makeup and hair had to stand up against some long hot days.

Right before heading to LA, I dropped by Walgreens to re-up on some of my faves. I’ve been obsessed with the L’Oreal Collection Privee Lipsticks this summer. They are creamy, smooth, long-lasting, and gorgeous.

I’m also a huge fan of Maybelline mascaras. I go through bottles of mascara like it’s going out of style… although it never will, because that would be heartbreaking. The Mega Plush and Falsies Volume Express mascaras are two of my all time favorites. I pile them on my lashes, even when I apply falsies. They give them a little extra oomph, and it lasts all day long.

Summer Beauty Makeup Tips [Video Tutorial] #WalgreensBeauty #shop

After trying at least 10 different foundation and concealer routines, I’ve finally settled on one that I LOVE. I’ve been using CoverGirl’s TruBlend liquid makeup (i2) and FixStick (Fair). I’m also loving the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer. I’m not the type of girl that touches up her makeup throughout the day, so I NEED skin that’s going to stay flawless without being high maintenance.

Summer Beauty Makeup Tips [Video Tutorial] #shop #WalgreensBeauty

In order to keep my skin in order, I always use a primer. I’ve been loving the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser. I normally use a high end primer but spending $30 on one product every month gets old… fast. As much as I love shopping for makeup, I hate spending a bunch of money on it.

Summer Beauty Makeup Tips [Video Tutorial] #WalgreensBeauty #shop

I have the Walgreens mobile app on my phone, so I usually just pop it open and check the ad to see which makeup brands are on sale that week. There is currently a Gift With Purchase offer which runs between 6/29 – 8/30 and allows you to get a coupon by texting a code or visiting this link for a FREE travel-size Studio 35 make-up brush set, your gift with any $20 beauty and personal care purchase (excluding baby category).

Summer Beauty Makeup Tips [Video Tutorial] #WalgreensBeauty #shop

I try to keep my haircare routine as fuss free as possible. I’ve been using the L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Volume Filler Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner. I looove the way it smells, and my hair feels healthier after each wash. I recently picked up the It’s  a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product and had NO idea what to do with it, after asking my Instagram friends, I realized there is really no wrong way to use it.

I’ve been spraying It’s a 10 all over my hair before styling it, and it creates shine and silkiness. In the video below, I show you my favorite makeup routine and my go-to no-fuss glam summer hair. Everything I mention in the video is totally affordable and from #WalgreensBeauty.

Summer Beauty Makeup Tips [Video Tutorial] #WalgreensBeauty #shop

If you wan’t an in-depth look at my favorite summer beauty products, check out my video. I show you a tutorial for this hair and makeup look along the way. Enjoy!

Many thanks to #CollectiveBias for this fun collaboration. :)

Perfectly Cute Bras by Perfects Australia

Many thanks to Kohl’s for collaborating with me on this post. :)  

Perfectly Cute Bras by Perfects Australia

I love to shop. Whether I’m buying clothes, groceries, or apps… I love to shop. The only thing that I usually hate shopping for, are bras. I’ve always had a terrible time trying to find a bra that actually fits me. A few years ago, I found the perfect bra. It was super padded and totally comfortable aaaand totally discontinued earlier this year. Just my luck.

I’ve been trying on bras from just about everywhere, looking to find my new breastfriend. I wear a 38C, in case you’re wondering. My chest is a little disproportionate to the rest of my body, so it’s always been hard finding a bra that fits around me and doesn’t leave me drowning in the cups.

I’m also a bit of a snob when it comes to bra patterns. I don’t care how well it fits, if it’s not cute… it’s not coming home with me.

Perfectly Cute Bras by Perfects Australia

A few weeks ago, I was browsing the Kohl’s website and saw some super cute bras. I’d normally just pop into the physical store to buy my undergarments, but I was feeling adventurous. Yeah, I’m a daredevil. Well… I’m not that much of a daredevil. I made sure to use the Bra Fit Guide before adding anything to ‘my cart’. The cute bras I’d spotted were all Perfects Australia bras. They arrived in just under a week and I immediately popped them on to see if they fit.

Guess what? They did. Not only that, but they are even cuter in person than they are online. They have a thin layer of padding and super cute embellishments, like little bows on the straps and lace detailing.

The four that I bought were the Sally Curve It Up Full Coverage (polka dot), Michelle Curve It Up Balconette (white)Louisa Curve It Up Balconette (black), and Christina Curve It Up Balconette (pink & black stripes).

Perfectly Cute Bras by Perfects Australia

My #FavoriteBra had to be the Christina Curve It Up. It fits me perfectly and is super cute. Cute bras really make having to wear a bra all day a little less agonizing. Am I right? ;)

How I Manage My Kids’ Thick & Curly Hair + French Beach Braid Tutorial

This post is written in collaboration with Johnson’s No More Tangles. Trust me guys, this stuff works. 

How I Manage My Kids' Thick and Curly Hair + French Braid Tutorial #NoMoreTangles

I get asked all the time how I manage my kids’ thick and curly hair. Finally, I’m ready to reveal the secret. Now, ever since they were born they had full heads of hair. Their hair has only gotten longer, thicker, and more curly. I’ve tried dozens of products on their hair and finally found a routine that works for all three of us. I’ve been using a Johnson’s No More Tangles haircare regimen.

How I manage My Kids' Thick and Curly Hair + French Beach Braid Tutorial

1. In the shower, we use the Baby Shampoo & Condition for thick and curly hair. It helps loosen some of the knots from the night before.

2. While their hair is still wet, I run a quarter size amount of the No More Tangles Leave In Conditioner through their hair to maintain the frizz.

3. Finally, I spray their hair like crazy with the No More Tangles Detangling Spray. It helps to unlock stubborn knots in wet or dry hair. I use a bunch of it, because my kids are SO sensitive when it comes to getting their done… and the less tears, the better.

I also use a detangling brush to comb through their hair. The name on mine has long worn off, but you can pick one up at any beauty supply store.

After I’ve applied all of the No More Tangles products, their hair is almost completely knot free, even before brushing through it. They always have a few stubborn knots towards their ends, but they brush out quite easily.

How I manage My Kids' Thick and Curly Hair + French Braid Tutorial 1

I love that it helps to maintain some of the frizz that is inevitable with my kids’ type of hair. The No More Tangles line is formulated with hair conditioners that gently moisturize as they cleanse, to nourish hair as it grows. Jaden (my son) almost always wears his hair down and it’s absolutely beautiful when it’s not a frizzy mess. If we are going to be spending a lot of time out and about, I make sure to apply a tiny bit of curl gel to secure their locks.

Nahla, on the other hand, never wears her hair down. She is always asking for pony tails and braids. I love the No More Tangles line because it rids their hair of knots and it keeps their hair shiny and healthy.

In the video below, you’ll see how to create an easy side french beach braid that is perfect for maintaining curly hair in these hot summer months. Nahla’s hair managed to survive 4 hours of vigorous bouncing in a bouncy house. Impressive.

Plus Size Party Dresses Lookbook

Plus Size Party Dresses Lookbook featuring Fashion To Figure

I recently had an awesome opportunity to team up with Fashion To Figure to talk about, well, my body and how I dress it. It was awesome. I’ll be sure to update with a link, once I’m able to. For now, I’m super excited to share a mini lookbook featuring some plus size party dresses to get you through the summer.

I’m not big on wearing dresses. I have a dozen or so, but I hardly bust them out of the closet. Mostly, it’s because I spend my days with two toddlers and even when we are out and about, dresses are not the wisest outfit choice. That being said, I’m still a woman… a woman that hates making plans. Thus, I occasionally need the p e r f e c t outfit, last minute. So, I keep my closet fully stocked with last minute, knock em’ dead, style of outfits.

You never know when Robert Downey Jr. is going to need a last minute date to the Oscars. Amiright? A girl can dream- er fantasize. ;)

I’m hosting a closet sale very soon, so my dress selection seriously declined. I had no choice but to re-up my party dress selection. Fashion To Figure (whom I featured in my latest summer lookbook) has a huge selection of affordably priced clothes and accessories. It wasn’t hard to find three outfit choices for a variety of affairs.

Variety of affairs... Geez, I’m such an adult sometimes. Moving right along…

Look #1: “Family Party” = Sassy & Stylish

Plus Size Party Dresses Lookbook featuring Fashion To Figure

Plus Size Party Dresses Lookbook featuring Fashion To Figure

Plus Size Party Dresses Lookbook featuring Fashion To Figure

Sweet Tart Flare Dress//Fashion To Figure
Shenandoah Stone Necklace//Fashion To Figure
Gold Bangles//Fashion To Figure
Pearl Cuff//Fashion To Figure
Metallic Strap Platform Heels//Torrid (Worn Here)

Look #2: “Business Event” = Professional & Polished

Plus Size Party Dresses Lookbook featuring Fashion To Figure


Plus Size Party Dresses Lookbook featuring Fashion To Figure


Plus Size Party Dresses Lookbook featuring Fashion To Figure

Okay, so this one isn’t technically a dress. It’s a crop top and skirt, but if you want to be more demure, you an easily pull the skirt up to make it look like one piece. Sexy as hell, either way. 

Elise Textured Crop Top//Fashion To Figure
Textured Skirt//Fashion To Figure
Necklace//Fashion To Figure
Gold Bracelet//Fashion To Figure
Nude Heels//Forever 21
Python Skin Bag//CUADRA (Seen here, here, & here)

Look #3: “Girls Night” = Sleek & Sexy

Plus Size Party Dresses Lookbook featuring Fashion To Figure


Plus Size Party Dresses Lookbook featuring Fashion To Figure


Plus Size Party Dresses LookBook

Super Model Halter Dress//Fashion To Figure
Bangles//Fashion To Figure
Vegas Cutout Clutch//Fashion To Figure

Watch my lookbook video and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel! 


Pretty In Purple Makeup Tutorial Video feat. Vincent Longo

Many thanks to the folks over at BeautyStat for the opportunity to review these Vincent Longo Cosmetics. #VLbbloggerhaul #bstat 

Pretty In Purple Makeup Tutorial with Vincent Longo Cosmetics

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of purple makeup. Purple lips and lids are a regular in my routine. My makeup collection was lacking a bit in the purple hues recently, after I got rid of a bunch of old makeup. Thankfully, some of the goodies I received from the Vincent Longo line included my favorite shades.

After testing the makeup out for a couple of weeks, I felt the need to share my new gems. Some of the products were things I’ve never tried before; like the lip and cheek gel stain (which are totally gluten free, pretty cool).

Pretty In Purple Makeup Tutorial with Vincent Longo Cosmetics

I fell totally in love with this Pearl X Eyeshadow in Destiny Rose. It looks so beautiful in the packaging and even more gorgeous on my lids. For the makeup tutorial, I packed the color all over my lid. I intensified it by wetting my brush with a setting spray before applying the shadow.

Pretty In Purple Makeup Tutorial with Vincent Longo Cosmetics

I’ve been on a mad hunt for new blushes recently, because I own like 2… maybe 3. This one blew me away. Again, it looks so nice in the packaging and the color payoff is great. My Dew Drop Radiant Blush is in the color Desert Rose and totally complements my light skin tone.

Pretty In Purple Makeup Tutorial

The pièce de résistance is definitely this Silk Velour Lipstick in the shade Vanguard. I am a sucker for purple lips. This super silky soft purple color was the perfect addition to my pretty in purple makeup look. I know a lot of people shy away from these deep shades or reserve them for the Fall or Winter seasons… but lipsticks this beautiful deserve their time to shine, no matter what season it is.

I tried out many products from Vincent Longo and can honestly say, I’m pleased with them, overall. If you’re interested in trying out some products for yourself, check out the Vincent Longo Website. (I mean, who can resist that eyeshadow? Seriously.)

Use the code ”BSBIBEQ” for 15% off any purchase!

For the full makeup tutorial, watch my video below and be sure to subscribe to me on YouTube for many more makeup tutorials, fashion, beauty, and body confidence!

[Plus Size Fashion] Summer Lookbook

Hello gorgeous. ♡

It’s been a little while since the last time we talked.  I’ve been incredibly busy over on my YouTube channel, Sarah Rae Vargas, and have been neglecting my blog a teeny tiny bit. But not anymore! I have some exciting new posts planned for the near future.

For now, let’s all enjoy the rest of summer before it zips on by like every other season. I made a plus size fashion summer lookbook and am so excited to show it to you. :)

Watch the video to see all 5 outfits in action.

Look #1

Plus Size Summer Lookbook

Blazer//Lane Bryant
Light Wash Ankle Pants//Fashion To Figure
Paradise Double Strap Tank//Fashion To Figure
Nude Flats//Target

Look #2

Plus Size Fashion Summer Lookbook
Polka Dot Peplum Top//Torrid
Denim Shorts//Torrid (different wash)
Accessories//New York and Company
Parella Backpack//ALDO

Look #3

Plus Size Fashion Summer Lookbook
Psychic Reader Graphic Hi-Lo Tank//Torrid
Belted Chiffon Hi-Lo Skirt//Torrid
Wedges//Steve Madden
Python Skin Bag//CUADRA (same style, different color)

Look #4

Plus Size Fashion Summer Lookbook

Top//Old Navy
Cropped Jeggings//Torrid
Sandals//New York and Company
Harry Potter Bracelet//Etsy

Look #5

Plus Size Fashion Summer Lookbook

Pascal Quote Racerback Tank//Torrid
Plaid Shirt//Torrid
Denim Shorts//Torrid
Sandals//New York and Company
Bag & Sunnies//ALDO

I’m wearing my Irresistible Me Hair Royal Remy 200g, 22″ set in Chocolate Brown #2.
Use code “IrresistibleSarahRae” for 10% off your purchase.

You might also like my previous lookbook, all about Plus Size Swimwear, click the picture below!
Plus Size Swimwear Lookbook

Many thanks to Fashion to Figure for sending out the cute tank and jeans I wore in outfit #1. ;)

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