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I can’t count how many times I have been told that Plus sized gals don’t belong in shorts.  It’s the summer ya’all… and it’s way too hot so I’ll wear it if I have it.  The fact is, I live in shorts if I can find a pair that suits the rest of my outfit and as many know who follow this blog – I’m a casual and laid back soul who loves to dress according to what makes me feel comfortable, not what others think I should wear.  Before I became “plus sized” I actually wore a lot of shorts or lived most of my teenage life in a bikini, because I like to be cool and this is Hawaii, where most people are lightly clothed, lol.  So, while my thighs are thick, I like them to be free and cool, so summer means either shorts or dresses.  Today, I remind you all that plus size girls can wear shorts too… with a quick summer plus size casual outfit.

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Earlier in the month I got a really cute ribbon crusher hat in white from Scala Pronto and thought that my casual, but functional look for the day would be the perfect marriage.  Since the boys and I were out and about playing tourist on our island, I thought – why not strut my stuff in a fun hat with a comfy outfit to pair with it.

The #LC511 Hat is a wide brim hat that is lightweight.  It includes a sewn-ribbon design and also provides SPF 50 protection which makes it perfect to pair with your summer outfits or year round.  It has a pretty tie at the back with an interior swear band for all-day comfort while wearing and includes colors in white, black, turquoise, poppy and fuchsia.  This is the ideal accessory for the pool and beach as well as a casual (like I’m wearing) or dress up style.  

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Tank:  Carpe Diem Danskin Now Actives

Shorts:  Torrid Denim

Hat:  Scala Pronto available at Zappos

Flip Flops:  Lisa Frank from Shoeminded.com

Watch:  Invicta Angel

Sunglasses:  Maui Jim Atoll

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Now, I know what you’re thinking… “But, Honey – isn’t that a workout or active wear shirt?”  Well, Yes and that is the whole reason I wore it today, hence the word “active wear”.  Don’t you know that running after three kids is major cardio?  Hahaha!  I needed something I could move in because keeping up with the boys while they are on Summer break means I have to be ready in an instant and constantly on my toes… but, don’t worry about me, I digress!  It’s cool and comfy but loose enough to allow me to really be active and have some fun with my littles.  And, I happen to like the saying on it, who doesn’t like a cute graphic tank anyway?

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Growing up in Hawaii, being a surfer girl and tomboy for most of my life has really allowed me to embrace the casual island living.  I’m not gonna lie, you will catch me in a tank and shorts or a dress most of the year if I’m not rocking out a pair of jeans.  I love it and I love that I can be comfortable and get down and dirty with my sons if the time calls for me to do so.  While I’m not a size 7 like I used to be, I still use shorts and I think plus size gals like myself shouldn’t be ashamed to use shorts too.  It’s comfortable and don’t we deserve to be comfy, especially during the summer?

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So what about you?  Do you find yourself rocking out a pair of shorts, graphic tank, flip flops and a cute hat this summer?  Comment below and let me know what you’re wearing while out and about and playing tourist this summer?

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I have been craving to try anything from Farmhouse Fresh so when they sent me their Sweet Tea Body Polish, I was so excited to give this product a try.  I’m all about a great body scrub and I love one that smells divine, so when I received the box with the body polish inside, I could immediately smell the sweet fragrance that pulled me right in.  Did I mention that I’m all about those sweet scents and this one, well – it definitely is a fragrance I am in love with.  Today I share with you my thoughts on the FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Tea Body Polish…  it’s definitely been a skin quencher this summer.

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FarmHouse Fresh offers tea lovers (but not just for tea lovers) a delicious body scrub that is refreshing, nourishing and smells divine.  The Sweet Tea Body Polish temps the senses with essences of ginger, peach and white tea and exfoliates the rough spots and hydrates your skin with vitamin-enriched Shea Butter.  It literally reminds me of those lazy summer afternoons on the front porch, sipping sweetened ice tea.  It’s a great treat for hands, feet, legs and elbows and provide the perfect pampering for your body.

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The Sweet Tea Body Polish contains Shea butter, sugar, peach stone powder, Vitamin E, Beeswax and coconut water.  It is available in a 12 oz jar and retailas for $34.00.  The Shea Butter is fortified with natural vitamins that soothe and calm irritated skin; the micro sugar crystals and peach stone powders help remove dead skin from the surface and prep skin for the penetration of other products.  The Vitamin E and coconut water allow for greater elasticity and moisture retention.  The scrub’s formula is 90% natural and free of parabens, sulfates and gluten.

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using the FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Tea Body Polish as part of my manicure regimen

My favorite way to use this scrub is while I’m giving myself a manicure or when my hands need a little TLC.  This polish rubs nicely over my sensitive hands and sloths away all the dry skin – leaving my hands feeling wonderfully soft and moisturized.

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my hands feel soft and moisturized after applying FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Tea Body Polish as part of my manicure.

It’s perfect on days when I need to push back my cuticles or just need a little love if I’ve been washing dishes and my hands are dry.  I love that it instantly works to leave my hands feeling soft and smelling great.

I mentioned that I loved the scent of this body polish.  It’s fragrance is definitely addicting.  It reminds me of a sugary, vanilla scent with a hint of coconut.  It reminds me of a sweet tea fragrance with a dash of coconut water.  I love it and love the way my body smells after using this body polish.  My skin feels soft and smooth and it’s moisturized all day without any sticky residue, weird oily feeling or anything of the sort.  Once you wash off the body polish – you are left with great skin.

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Since this is the first product I have tried from FarmHouse Fresh, it has me absolutely excited to get my hands on more from the line.  I can’t wait to try out their other luxurious products and have a full list of them I’ve added to my shopping cart – caramel coffee, coconut beach, body milks, shea butter balms (ooh la la) and so much more.  FarmHouse Fresh is an award-winning line of professional bath, body and facial care products that are repeatedly voted by spa professionals as one of the tops all natural lines in the U.S.  You can purchase these products and others from FarmHouse Fresh at select spas, resorts and more or by visiting:  www.farmhousefreshgoods.com.

Have you tried anything from FarmHouse Fresh before?  If you have, comment below and let me know what products I should check out for myself and if you haven’t, tell me – do you think you would love this skin quencher for summer.

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