Quilted Koala

Quilted Koala

I am excited to bring you another awesome collaboration and this time it’s with Quilted Koala! Being able to test their new Midi East-West Bag with a Crossbody Strap was so awesome and I am happy to say that this bag has been added to my weekly rotation!

Keep scrolling for some promo codes, too!


This post was made possible through a partnership with Quilted Koala. It includes items that I received for free in exchange for promotion and a review. All thoughts and views are my own. This post also includes affiliate links. I will receive compensation for any purchases made through my link. Read my disclaimer here.


Who is Quilted Koala?

Quilted Koala is a fashion accessory company based in New York City, and all of its products are completely customizable, so you can mix and match them to create the best handbag for you. They have been featured in O, Oprah Magazine, People, Shape, and Good Morning America.

Mother's Day Collection 20% OFF the Collection USE CODE: MOM
Mother’s Day Collection 20% OFF the Collection USE CODE: MOM

Midi East West Bag in Black Leopard

I was so excited to get the Quilted Koala Midi East West Bag in the mail. And if you know me well, you’d know that I love anything and everything leopard print, so this was a perfect addition to my collection!


This past weekend, I decided to take it for a test drive on a trip to Boston and see how I liked it. TL;DR: I love it.

I knew I would be out for most of the afternoon, so I wanted to be sure I had all the things I needed with me. When I say this bag is roomy, it’s roomy. I can even fit my laptop in it! I will definitely be bringing this bag to the office again whenever I go.

Here’s the bag on a chair with a large boba smoothie for size reference!

The product has an inside pocket (with a sturdy zipper) and two-compartment pouches on the other side. It held my phone and a phone charger, but the website said the larger compartment is for an iPad!

It has a heavy-duty snap closure at the top and two on the side. I loved every single one of these features. It also made me feel safer walking around town with the snap closure shut. I was able to carry it by the handles or wear it as a crossbody with the add-on Black and Silver Strap.

While the bag is a little heavy due to the fabric and construction, it wasn’t too bad. It’s honestly the perfect bag for everyday activities. I love the add-on strap too. You can also have the bag monogrammed with your initials or with a fun symbol of your choice!

20% off the New Arrivals Collection with code: NEWFORYOU

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Quilted Koala has so many different types of bags that you can choose from, but this one is one of my favorites.

It makes an excellent gift for yourself, your friends, or even your Mom for Mother’s Day. And, they even have a Bridal Collection!

Be sure to check out everything that Quilted Koala has to offer, and you’ll definitely find a product that you will love!


This post was made possible through a partnership with Quilted Koala. It includes items that I received for free in exchange for promotion and a review. All thoughts and views are my own. This post also includes affiliate links. I will receive compensation for any purchases made through my link. Read my disclaimer here.

15 Favorite SHEIN Pajamas – Plus Size

15 Favorite SHEIN Pajamas – Plus Size

I don’t know about you, but I live in pajamas. Since I’m home all the time with the pandemic still raging, I have my nighttime pajamas and then change into my daytime pajamas for work. I’m primarily writing and taking Zoom meetings every day, so I want to be comfortable.

I recently purchased a bunch of SHEIN PJs, and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality for the cost. I’ll share the ones I purchased with you and recommend more that aren’t currently sold out!


This post includes affiliate links, and I will receive compensation (at no additional cost to you) if you make a purchase! Click here to read my affiliate disclosure.


I’ve been meaning to do a complete overhaul of my closet and revamp my pajama collection and wanted to start at my favorite place to shop as of late, SHEIN. I know this place is somewhat controversial for some people, but honestly, I love that the CURVE + PLUS line is full of trendy and fun items, and they’re not all boxy like you find at the plus-size specialty stores.

Here are the ones that I bought previously:

A little background…

Some of these are in my cart for my next haul, and the rest are in a saved board on the app. I wanted to show them to you because sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

Working from home in comfortable clothes like sweatpants, pajamas, and other loungewear is one of my favorite perks. I don’t know how I honestly got up every morning, put on dress clothes, and rushed out the door before the sun even came up to go to work in an office. Oh, how the times have changed.

I have been one of those people who refuse to throw out my PJs once they start getting tiny holes in them (Yes, I know… that’s bad), but they’re just so comfortable and have attachment issues with my clothes. Now that I recognize that, I am waiting until next month to overhaul my closet, which includes all of my pajamas.

Must Have SHEIN Curve + Plus Size PJs:

I need to know…

Do you have a favorite set of pajamas that you keep buying again and again? Where do you get them? What are your favorite brands? Tell me in the comments.

My First Dia & Co. Box Review

My First Dia & Co. Box Review

The newest, hottest trend in shopping these days is subscription boxes, and I’ve wanted to try the Dia & Co. Subscription Box for so long! I was glad that I received a free box in exchange for a review, and I’m thrilled with my products. 


This is a sponsored post in which I received a complementary Dia&Co. box for an honest review and promotion of the product. Also, this post does include affiliate links. I will receive compensation (at no additional cost to you) if you make a purchase! Click here to read my affiliate disclosure.


What is Dia & Co? 

Dia & Co is exclusively dedicated to serving women who wear sizes 14 and up. 

How does it work?

First, you’ll fill out a style quiz. Then you’ll be connected with one of their excellent stylists and deliver hand-picked pieces based on your preferences.

There’s a $20 styling fee for each box, which is applied to anything you purchase, and the $20 styling fee cannot be rolled over to your next box. You have five days to try the items on in the comfort of your home; then, you can keep what you love and send back what you don’t!

They only charge you for the items you keep. Dia & Co always covers shipping both ways, and you can cancel or pause your Dia Plan at any time.

The items you receive through Dia & Co are new and from the racks of the latest season. They are not secondhand—and they are for purchase, not rental.

Their at-home try-on process is designed to be more convenient than trying on items in a store. Before sending any returned pieces out to other customers, they always perform a quality check to ensure they’re still in excellent condition. 

Without further ado, here’s my first Dia & Co. box review!

When I opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised that there was a customized note for me from my stylist. It made me feel like this box was made for me. I loved the packaging and loved that it was purple! 

Dia & Co. Subscription Box Items:

Elm Super Skinny Distressed Ankle Jeans

Denim Six, Medium Wash, 20

I love the jeans because they fit my waist and hips very well. However, they were a tiny bit too long (probably a half-inch or so), but I can roll the bottoms up. The distressed look is something that I have been getting more and more into lately, and I’m excited to wear them with a pair of cute booties!


Gracia 3/4 Sleeve Button-Down

Prescott New York, Navy, 2X

I was surprised at how soft this shirt was. It is made with a comfortable material, but I honestly wouldn’t wear a button-up to work. I’m also a massive fan of dark colors, so this fits right into my closet. However, it seems a little too formal for my taste, but it’s a nice shirt. The buttons didn’t pull over my bust either, which is a plus! 


Ashley Tie Waist Dress

City Chic, Black / Light Blue, L

I love City Chic’s prints, but I am not a fan of something that emphasizes my stomach. Being plus size with a shorter torso, these items fall right under my bust, and it’s not too flattering (if you know what I mean). If this were A-Line without the tie waist, it would be a home run for fall. I could pair this with a pair of knee-high boots and a cute vest, but I wasn’t a big fan. If you like tie-waist dresses, this would be perfect for you!


Tara Short-Sleeve Woven Trim Knit Tee

Delancey Studio, Burgundy / Ivory, 2X

This shirt is VERY comfortable, but the quality wasn’t what I thought it would be. It’s a super cute top to wear with leggings when lounging at home, but I probably wouldn’t wear this out. The chiffon at the bottom of the top gave it more of a girly feel, so it was more than just a t-shirt. However, it was almost too casual for me, and the price was too high for my liking. 


Luxor Coated Legging with Moto Panel

RWN by Rawan, Black, 20

I’m a sucker for leggings—especially ones with details like this. But, the length was a tiny bit too long, like the jeans, but I am IN LOVE with them. I love leather, lace, and anything with fringe, so this is PERFECT! I can’t wait to wear these with a pair of booties and my faux leather jacket.


Cost Breakdown:

  • RWN by Rawan Luxor coated legging with moto panel – $69
  • Delancey Studio Tara short sleeve woven trim knit tee – $55
  • City Chic Ashley tie-waist dress – $79
  • Prescott New York Gracia 3/4 sleeve button down – $59
  • Denim Six Elm super skinny distressed ankle jeans – $69

Total Cost: $331

Total Cost + 25% full box purchase discount = $248.25


Verdict: 

I am pleasantly surprised by the items I received. I felt like Dia and Co. stylist had an idea of what I liked. Still, with any subscription service (especially those with clothes), I believe it’s hard to nail your style down on the first try by reviewing a question with any subscription service (especially those with clothes). Everyone has quirks and different things they want to try, so it’s great to get someone else’s input and point of view.

The cost of each item wasn’t too much either. They’re similarly priced to items you can find at department stores, but this subscription service takes away the need to go into the store to try things on. Well worth the cost, in my opinion!

Overall, I’d love to get another box in the future!


This is a sponsored post in which I received a complementary Dia&Co. box for an honest review and promotion of the product. Also, this post does include affiliate links. I will receive compensation (at no additional cost to you) if you make a purchase! Click here to read my affiliate disclosure.