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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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Didn’t I say in my last outfit post that I’m totally crushin’ on Old Navy’s graphic tees and graphic print tops?  Yes, I believe I did… but just in case you missed it… you can check out that post here – lol.  I have been especially loving the tanks because they are comfortable to wear in this humid Hawaii weather.  Considering we are expecting a hurricane this weekend, even with the rain that has graced my island, it’s still super hot and humid so keeping cool with these tanks have been essential.  Anyway, on to my plus size outfit of the day.

plus size ootd featuring old navy

It was an Old Navy kind of day today and when I say this… I mean from head to toe.  As much as I try to dress up, it’s too hot and this busy mommy has to be able to do everything my daily duties consist of but still try to keep my comfy level high.

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Meant to Be Tank – Old Navy (available in select stores only)

Jeans – Boot cut blue denim jeans – Old Navy 

Flip Flops – Old Navy

Watch – Invicta

Necklace – Charm Locket Necklace, Combination of Origami Owl and ShopMissA

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Isn’t the print on this Tank super oober cute?  I absolutely love it and we all know how I am when it comes to “love” and “true love” stuff… I know, I know… I’m just a hopeless romantic at heart.

I added some color to my hair using the Redken Color Rebel Hair Makeup in:

  • Rebel without a Coral
  • Ultra Violet

A few review of these products will be posted on my blog in the next few days – so keep an eye for that.

plus size ootd featuring old navy

If you haven’t noticed already – I’m not wearing any makeup today.  Besides some lip balm and a light coat of mascara… this is my every day.  My little dress up session took me to the twins’ school for a monthly parent meeting with the rest of the moms and dads so it was all about being comfy so I could sit on the little tiny chairs in the classroom 🙂  Wishing you all a fabulous day and awesome week.

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Summer time has got me running around spending quality time with my family so I haven’t had the opportunity to post any Plus Sized Fashion and Style looks for quite a while.  I am hoping I can kick it in high gear and get it together because I know that I’ve been slacking in that department.
Summer Happiness Plus Size OOTD

I can’t believe my eldest son goes back to school in less than a month and the twins start preschool on the same day.  This summer is flying by – I swear I need to get into a time machine and go back in time so I can live in the past for a little while. lol  But nonetheless, my family and I are enjoying the time we have.  The outfit I’m wearing in this week’s Fashion post is simple and I’m bummed to say that I forgot my good camera and only had my cell phone to take pictures – sorry about that.  I hope you enjoy the outfit and the video is just 30 seconds or so long – so you can check that out too.  Have a wonderful week!

What I’m using:

Striped High Low Maxi Dress: Forever 21 Plus
Denim Vest: Old Navy
Watch: Invicta
Flip flops – flats: Guess

Makeup of the Day:

L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara and Milani Brilliant Shine lip gloss in Bare Naked

Summer Happiness Plus Size OOTD

Summer Happiness Plus Size OOTD

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While I can honestly say I wish we had some snow here… one things for certain, I do love that Hawaii Winter weather allows me to dress comfortably.  I can’t complain, I am truly lucky to be able to live in Paradise and while I do get tired of the slow-mo pace that I have grown up with all my life… I do know that I would miss Paradise if I decided to give it all up.  Let’s be honest… it’s beautiful here and I can’t complain about that.

Living in Paradise - Plus Sized OOTD

I am a maxi dress and skirt addict.  I was told once by a friend that Maxi skirts make plus sized girls look bigger than they really are.  Well, if that’s the case… I don’t care because this is the ensemble that allows me to still look dressy, feel casual and run after my 4 year old twins.  If I’m not in a pair of jeans, leggings or sweats… you can find me sporting a maxi skirt and a comfy top.  I look at it this way… to me, “Fashion means Comfortable, Just like beauty – if I’m not comfortable in my own skin, why wear it?”

Living in Paradise - Plus Sized OOTD Plus Sized Outfit of the DayTop:  Jeans Warehouse Hawaii

Maxi Skirt:  Jeans Warehouse Hawaii

Black Wedged Sandals:  Steve Madden

Gold Bow Bracelet & Bow Ring:  Forever 21

Women’s Divers Watch:  Invicta

Gold Wire Wrapped Crystal Quartz Necklace:  Shoplately (Evelina Pas)

Wedding Rings:  Kay Jewelers

Black Tahitian Pearl Ring:  Gift from Hubby

Aviator Sunglasses:  Ray Ban

Satchel / handbag:  Guess

Check out the Video here.

Plus Sized Outfit of the Day

Living in Paradise - Plus Sized OOTD
Living in paradise - Plus sized OOTD
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