My Trip To Palm Springs With Catherines Plus Sizes

Hey curvy girls all over the world,

Being an entrepreneur and mom is great but it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. I spend my days tending to my son, creating new content for this blog, and pitching my ideas to brands. I can be on a conference call, making dinner, and jotting down blog ideas simultaneously. Basically, I can work so much and so hard and not realize that I need to take a break. In other words, I need a vacation. Most times I plan for a vacation and sometimes they just spontaneously come about. Case in point, back in April, I went on a spontaneous vacation with Catherines Plus Sizes as one of their style ambassadors and boy did I really need that trip. It would be my first vacation that I’ve taken in almost a year and I wound up having a relaxed yet fun filled time.

Catherines invited myself, bloggers Crystal from Sometimes Glam, and Alexandra from Learning To Be Fearless to stay at a gorgeous villa in Palm Springs, California. The Villa was a 5 bedroom house that included a pool and sauna. The house gave me a 1960’s vibe. It felt like a place the rat pack would’ve stayed at.

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Since I got to the house late the night before, I got to meet up with the other style ambassadors the next day. We had breakfast outside near the pool and got to know one another. All I can say is I love, love Crystal and Alex. They’re so down to earth, funny, and uber pretty girls. It was great connecting with them. IMG_4967 (1024x683) (1024x683)

After having breakfast by the pool, we went inside and had more girl talkGROUP_1_1 (1024x683)and to of course pose for a few blogger pics. Ya’ll know fashion bloggers can’t resist.GROUP_3_1 (1024x867)

For our first day of activities, I pulled out a simple cobalt blue maxi dress from Catherine’s. It was from their Anywear collection. Now, I will tell you the truth. I have never shopped at Catherine’s because I didn’t think it was the type of store for me, but when I went to their website to find clothes for the trip, I was pleasantly surprised at some of the modern styles they offered, and that I would actually wear. The Anywear Wave dress is something I would rock all summer long. The dress was the perfect color and went amazing with my skin-tone. It also was an easy piece to pack for a quick getaway. The fit was comfortable because it skimmed my curves without being too clingy and I loved the sheer panels at the hem of the dress.STYLISH_1_1 (1024x883)Catherines Anywear Wave Dress

So, after the girls and I had breakfast, we headed out to see dinosaurs. To be honest, the kid in me actually thought the dinosaurs were going to be real. LOL! I know, I should be ashamed. However, the dinosaurs we went to see were life like and just plain awesome.IMG_5333 (1024x683)

After visiting the dinosaurs we went back to the villa and finished the day off by taking a dip in that fabulous pool.Catherines Plus sizes

For a day by the pool I found one of the cutest one piece swimsuits on Catherines website. It was love at first sight when I spotted the Aztec Print one piece swimsuit. Some people think one pieces are boring but I tell you, they’re not. Catherines plus sizes3

I loved Crystal’s and Alex’s swimsuits as well. Alex wore a pink criss cross one piece, and Crystal wore a black and white colorblocked one piece with a striped cover up.GROUP_8_1 (683x1024)

The next day, we all got up to go on a canyon tour. We hopped in a bright yellow hummer and drove through the California mountains. I wore a yellow lattice trim tank and a blue embellished maxi skirt.GROUP_4 (1024x683)

While on the tour, we saw some pretty cool stuff. We spotted a long horn brown cowJOSHUA_4 (1024x683)

And we took a few flicks next to a Joshua tree.GROUP_1 (1024x683)

After taking our tour, we were starving and decided to grab a bite. We cracked up laughing when our waiter came out with this gigantic pepper grinder.GROUP_3 (1024x683)For the last day of our trip, we decided to just hang out by the grapefruit tree in the outside the house and spend the last remaining hours together. I truly had a blast with Crystal and Alex. I have crowned them, my new blogger boo’s.

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For our last day, I slipped on a purple multi colored dress. STYLISH_3 (1024x853)

It had a beautiful handkerchief hem. Catherine’s has quite a few dresses like this. You can check them out HERESTYLISH_2 (683x1024)

I had such a wonderful time in Palm Springs with Catherines Plus Sizes. You can also checkout my mini vlog of the trip below.

All photos by: Lydia Hudgens and Christina Shields

*This post was sponsored by Catherines plus size but all opinions are my own.

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