The calendar says tuesday, but it sure feels like a monday to me!

IMG_1587The calendar says it’s tuesday, but because I had yesterday off for MLK, it sure feels like a Monday.  I left my phone at home on the charger, was running 30 minutes late, and the building had a false fire alarm within the first 30 minutes.  That last one is a biggie, since the alarm in this building seems purposely designed to set off a migraine.

Still, how bad can the day be when it is blue skies, sunny, and predicted to hit 80 today!  Last week was record cold, this week is record heat.  Gotta love winter in Arizona!

Today’s outfit is a celebration of the fake spring we’re having right now.

I also wanted to do a quick REVIEW of HALFTEE.COM!

The red “tank” is new, and not actually a tank.  I recently came across a company called Halftee.com; they carry exactly what it says; half tee shirts.  They stop just under the band to your bra and give coverage without adding a lot of heat OR uncomfortable clips.  What I really like, however, is that this brand also has short and half sleeve versions for wearing with other styles of top, and a wide selection of colors (red, pink, brown, grey, taupe, etc, as well as black and white).  Their prices are reasonable and the tops are comfortable.  You can also reverse the top in order to get a slightly higher neckline if you want.  To me these are a MUST; it is far too hot to add more layers much of the year, but many tops are just too low cut to be professional.  These solve that problem.

As far as the rest of the outfit, the necklace was a christmas gift from my artist friend, you have all heard of my love for this purse, and the shoes are new as well, first worn last week and praised for their excellent support and cute shape.  I would be fibbing if I didn’t admit that these are some of my current favorite wardrobe pieces.

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The end-of-season sales are finally winding down. I’ve been doing a lot of shopping lately because fall and christmas colors are best on me. Spring colors rarely work (navy, white, that’s about it). Some of my favorite brands are starting to come out with new lines and I’m finding that most of the colors just aren’t me and aren’t going to look good on me. I knew this would happen, so I’ve been spending a lot of my spending money now to get things for later in the year. Of course, I’ve gotten some incredible deals in the process; that always makes me happy!  You’ll see all of that start to roll out over the next few weeks.

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As always, everything was purchased with my own money. This blog isn’t big enough to get free stuff.

4 comments

  1. Leenie says:

    You look great! I am also plus sized and I love your sense of style!

    Leenie
    http://www.undecidedmamas.com

  2. Lauren @ STYLELIXIR says:

    Hi Rebecca! I love the pop of red color with this outfit – it’s beautiful!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Style Sessions this week – it was lovely to have you! I look forward to seeing you again next Tuesday afternoon!

    Lauren x
    http://www.stylelixir.com

  3. Really cute and flattering outfit! Thanks for the heads up on half tees. I live in So. Calif. and it gets hot here too! I have a new blog called stylingwithsusieblog.com on wordpress. It’s a plus size blog for women 40 on up. There are a lot of plus blogs for young women but not so many for older women.

  4. Amber Farris says:

    How awesome is that? Halftee. I’ll have to check it out. Looks adorable with your polka dot top! And 80 degrees!!! Man it’s like summer! hehe. But we have been having some beautiful 70 degree weather here in Cali – and I’m LOVING it 🙂

    Happy Wednesday!

    Redheaded Daybook