VSSport Bra and Capri Review


A little while back I received my first Influenster* box.

“Influenster is a community of trendsetters, social media hotshots, and educated consumers…
Who live to give opinions of products and experiences.”

I was beyond excited to be a #VSSportTester, as it was from #VSSport, as in the Victoria Secret Sport line.
I have never tried any VSSport items, mainly because their clothes or bathing suits never seem to fit me just right.
Inside my box was a VSSport bra and a pair of capris.

The bra was a cool design, but once on…it was a bit off.
I blame my lack of chest and extremely broad shoulders, so I did hit up the store to see if the fit was right.

The fit was correct but still it just felt a bit off.
Don’t get me wrong, the bra was made of excellent material and was soft, it just didn’t fit ME quite right.
So, I passed it on to my girl and she loved it…can’t you tell?!  (lol)

The capris were another story though…
I’ll admit, I’m a bit loyal to a certain brand (rhymes with tutu).
So, winning me over in this area wasn’t going to be easy.

As soon as I felt them, I was a bit smitten – uber soft and oh so comfy feeling.
I tried them on and WOWSA, I was blown away!
They looked even better than they felt.
AND they even had a pocket at the hip for DEX, my continuous glucose monitor.

Stylish, Comfy, Flattering & Diabetic Friendly = HOME RUN




**”This is a sponsored blog post. Influenster provided me with complimentary Victoria’s Secret products to test and review as part of a contest.”

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What a Fabulous Weekend – Giving Thanks


This week I am thankful for…

…a husband that’s  as cheesy, happy and willing to do just about anything for a laugh as me.   The matching t-shirts were a present from me to my Canadian hubby for our fun weekend in London – they were a lot of fun & we met 4 Canadians!!! lol


…enjoying my favorite ice cream drink – cream soda and vanilla ice cream.  YUM. I haven’t found cream soda in London yet, brought this one back from the US.


 …this amazing sight yesterday at dusk.  As we wandered around with our friends Brooke & Greg who just arrived from Houston, we saw Big Ben at dusk and WOWSERS….it was just SO sparkly!

…we spotted this bar this week and it made us laugh because we call each other “monkey”.


…taking silly pictures with giant lions yesterday!  


…these absolutely AMAZING flowers my hubby surprised me with after my not-so-pain free run on Friday morning.  Nothing says “who cares” about your foot like a mimosa and some tulips! lol


…spending yesterday afternoon with our good friends Brooke & Greg.  


…a fabulous fancy lunch at Little Social, just name one of the best restaurants in the U.K.   It was very nice, the food was good, the space is quaint…we liked it…but I would say it wasn’t soooo amazing that we will be going back again soon. photo 3
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…sharing a giant stack of blueberry pancakes and a Bloody Mary on Sunday morning after a killer yoga session while reading all the fun Sunday magazines in the paper.  


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White Bean, Kale, Vegetable Soup w/Chicken


I bought way too much kale this week.
Even with the juicing and such…still too much kale.
So, I decided to make some soup, something that always makes my soul feel better.
Making soup is to me what baking is to others…
Basic ingredients coming together to create a warm bowl of happiness.
I always start every soup the same way…
EVOO, celery, onions, garlic and carrots.
That is the base of a awesome soup...that and a little dry white wine.  (my secret ingredient)
Here’s the rest…

White Bean, Kale, Vegetable Soup w/Chicken
  • 2 Tbsp EVOO
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups chicken stock, 1 cup water
  • 1 can (400g) white beans
  • 1 can (400g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 large carrots, cubed
  • 4 celery ribs w leaves, diced
  • 1 ear of corn, roasted and cut off cob
  • 1 Parmesan rind (pulled from freezer)
  • 2 handfuls of kale, chopped
  • 1 medium chicken breast, cubed
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Dash of onion powder
  1. Heat oil on medium heat, then sauté onions, garlic, carrots and celery.
  2. After 3 minutes of so...add the wine and spices and simmer until wine has dissolved.
  3. Add kale and place lid to wilt.
  4. After 3 minutes, add beans, corn, chicken stock, tomatoes, rind, etc...the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Bring to boil.
  6. With the lid on, simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. side note: (Soup is always BEST after reheated from frozen)





IMG_4724.JPGAny More Kale Soup Recipes?