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Spring Dress Envy With Asos

Spring is here and I’m having some serious dress envy.

Asos currently has 20% off all dresses.

Run, don’t walk.

 

My love for this store is never-ending. Everything is so chic and reasonably priced.

It’s perfection.

Here are some of my favorite from this sale.

They’re all chic with a big side of sass.

Valentine’s Day

Image of thigh high boots and a floral dress

Happy Galentine’s/ Valentine’s Day to  all the couples and single people out there (aka moi).

This year I’ll be celebrating the holiday with my favorite gal pals, a little dinner, a little shopping, a lot of indulging (it’s fine because it’s a holiday).

Also I just realized it’s been FOREVER since I posted a lookbook and I wanted to rectify this situation so I put together this little Galentine’s/Valentine’s day look. I’m am borderline obsessed with this outfit. The dress has this beautiful floral pattern and bell sleeves which serves major boho vibes which I’m all about.

The boots left me speechless. I’m shook. It is almost impossible to find thigh boots when you’re a plus size woman and these Make Me Chic boots are the perfect fit. They have an adjustable lace at the top of the boot so you can customize the fit.

I was terrified about ordering thigh high boots online and everyone told me it was a bad idea but I did it anyway… and thank goodness I did! So, my plus size ladies if you’re looking for a nice thigh high boot check out these boots, you won’t be sorry.

Image of black thigh high boots and a floral dress

As you can see, this look really brought out the sass in me and I’m not mad about it.

Until next time my friends!

Photos shot by Nicole Rose 

October Favorites {Instagram Edition}

Is it too early for October Favorites? If so, I’m sorry because that whats happening today haha.

If you’re like myself you probably spend an unhealthy amount of time on Instagram. I know it’s bad but first thing in the morning after I’ve meditated and had coffee, I check my feed. This is an integral part of my morning, how else am I suppose to know what going on? Ya know? Then afterwards I catch up on what’s going on in the world, and by that I mean I read the skim and read whatever NYT notifications are on my dashboard. Instagram before world news? That’s just how the cookie crumbles!

Naturally I have some favorite grammers this month. Their esthetic is on POINT and I’m constantly asking myself “where can I get that?!” Here are my top 5 favorite Instagrammers for the month of October!

 

Don't wait for something to break before deciding it can be improved, keep updated ✨ #Champagnelevelsrunninglow

A photo posted by Kimberley✨ (@silverfawn_) on

@silverfawn_: Kimberly is the blogger behind Chai Pearls.

What you can expect to see: Bomb ass outfits and expect to have a serious case of purse envy.

@paytonsartain: Payton is a texas gal living the dream in LA. She is the blogger behind Hustle +Halcyon

What you can expect to see: Serious boho vibes, shoe goals and food porn.

@pinksole_rach: Rachelle is a Florida based blogger behind PinkSole.

What you can expect to see: The best OOTD’s you’ve ever seen.

@jackmise: Jackie is the Toronto based blogger behind Something About That

What you can expect to see: Awesome outfits, beautiful flowers, awesome flat lays and the best brick walls i’ve ever seen!

Oh hay Saturdaaay #dressesandsneakers

A photo posted by @cecilealamode on

@cecilealamode: Cecile is the South Florida blogger behind Cecile a la Mode

What you can expect to see: Serious tropical vibes and the sudden urge to travel! Her outfits are goals.

Honorable Mention – Me @dhjoseph 

Stoop kids afraid to leave his stoop

A photo posted by Dahlia Joseph | TYD (@dhjoseph) on

Guys, what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t share my own Instagram?

I’d love to know who some of your Instagram favorites are this month!

Keep the good times rolling! Subscribe to my blog here.

Back at it Again With Another Degree

I graduated on Saturday.

*EXHALE*

This definitely goes down as one of the best feelings I’ve felt, like ever. When I received my undergraduate degree, I never thought I would find myself here. I imagined myself getting my master’s degree immediately after college and living like Lauren Conrad in Ney York. HAH.

Let me explain.

My senior year of college I knew I wanted to continue my education. I found my dream school, so I only applied to that university. I applied in early February, April was approaching and I still hadn’t heard back. Concerned, I did what any normal millennial would do…I tweeted them. I received a reply within seconds and they instructed me to check my junk mail. Always a good sign. In my junk mail, was my REJECTION LETTER. I was devastated. This may seem like a silly thing to be upset about, but to me at the time, it was a big deal. Attending this university was all I had planned. If you know me, I love to have a plan for everything, so the whole not getting into my dream school definitely put a damper on things.

Scared out of my mind about the future, I graduated from undergrad and decided to wait a year before applying to graduate school again. I was basically forced to take a year off, and it was the best thing that has ever happened to me. In the span of one year, I was able to snag two amazing internships in addition to one fellowship; I obtained work experience, traveled and met  wonderful people. I hustled hard for one year. Half-way through I buffed up my resume and applied to grad school, I got my acceptance letter three days letter. THREE DAYS LATER.

Grad school was in no way easy. There were many sleepless nights, where a few tears may have been shed (#thugscry). Nights I was annoyed because I wanted to go out but couldn’t because my thesis wouldn’t write itself. Nights where I was exhausted and my eyes twitched like crazy (just one of the many side effects when I’m sleep deprived). Thankfully, I have the best support system in the world. The end result is a thesis that I am so proud of and a master’s degree. I’ll take it!

It’s hilarious to me when you try to map out our entire life and the universe is life “nope, try again!”

The night before graduation, I was doing some light reading and I decided to read a page in my book of mantras and it said

“The universe has a plan greater than mine”

I actually laughed out loud. I quickly reflected on the past two years and realized nothing had gone the way I planned, It was was way better than I’d planned.  Moral of the story, don’t freak out when things don’t go the way you planned, there are better things around the corner 😉

 

Dahlia Graduated Image

Dress: Eloquii Mesh and Lace Dress (Rent The Runway)

Bracelet: Design Lab 

Shoes: Kelly & Katie 

Pants Suck.

Pants suck. They’re tight and uber restricting.

If you’re a part of the big booty judy club you need a belt, but it’s pointless because you get a belt thong. You know what I’m talking about, your belt may be through the loops but it ain’t holding anything. It’s usually a few inches above the pants.

There’s no room for activities. Pants suck.

I will say I have like two favorite pairs of pants that kind of amazing (Forever 21 & Gap) but other than that burn all the pants!

Dahlia, if you don’t wear pants, what do you wear? That’s a great question invisible person. I’m all about leggings (lululemon, and Oldnavy), jeggings, joggers or troggers (trouser joggers) and dresses because your legs need air. But Dahlia, HR says I can’t wear leggings to work, and dresses are a no-go for the winter months! Another valid point, invisible person. There’s one sure-fire way around that, and that’s with yoga pants that look like dress pants, from brands like Betabrand.

How does one pull off the athleisure look without looking like college student who just rolled out of bed, aka leggings and a t-shirt that barely covers Judy. Don’t forgot about the Ugg boots or Sperry’s.

Guys you can pull these looks off for work (if it’s a casual environment), school, out with friends or date night.

Here’s the breakdown…

Betabrands 5 tips for athleisure

Some of my favorites below

Pants Suck

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I hope you all enjoyed this post! Let me know how you guys ace athleisure!

Truthfully Yours, Dahlia

This post is in collaboration with betabrand