Francis Scott Key Mall Shopping Spree! (+giveaway!)

Happy Monday, Penny Darlings!

After a great weekend, we’re back to the grind for the countdown to a big picnic, sparklers, and lots of swimming for 4th of July! It’s going to be a great party and I have the perfect outfit! I can’t wait to share! And my cousins from Norway are here visiting and I haven’t seen them in years!

And I love that everyone’s following along on our ‘Pup-venture!’ of our potential new pup coming for a trial week next week (per the rescue’s preference!) and I’m already head over heels!

Let me just start with the boring stuff so we can get to the goods! Ha! Check me out on Instagram here! I also started a Twitter account! Find that here! Follow Preston’s brand new fashion Instagram here! I also have a selling Instagram page where I sell some of my old clothes/styles so that I don’t drown in my own wardrobe. I just listed a few new things – so check that out!

So, now, much like defeating the Huns, let’s get down to business.

I love a good shopping spree (obviously!) and I wanted to stock up on some late summer essentials! So, I headed in store to try on some new pieces from the Torrid at Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick MD! 

Some Torrids are teeny tiny and don’t have TONS of options just because of size – but this Torrid was HUUUGE! (and they were having a SALE. Ya girl loves a good sale!). And a pretty awesome clearance section (again, even on a sponsored shopping spree, ya girl is STILL hitting the clearance rack. I love a good deal!)

Check out Francis Scott Key Mall on Facebook! I had such a great time treating myself! And you can click over to my Facebook to see my giveaway! I have more deets at the bottom of the page!


I knew I wanted to stock up on some summer essentials with lots of color, versatility, breathability, and affordability. That’s all the ‘ility’ words!

These looks are absolutely fitting for my personal style and all pretty different! As a plus sized gal, I hardly ever actually get to go in to a store and try anything. I’m usually just trying to make a good guess when ordering online for the first time from somewhere! I am always glad when I can go into the mall and hit Torrid (and definitely a crepe – there’s a crepe place – go to it immediately.) and take a mountain of things into the dressing room! (thanks for following along on my Insta-stories!)



A sweetheart neckline, retro bust tie, and it’s jersey. It’s practically perfect in every way. I’ve already worn it a dozen times.



Lisa Frank Tee & Pink Shorts

My inner nineties girl, much like a broken fridge, has absolutely no chill.

I NEEDED this Lisa Frank rainbow unicorn tee and these crochet shorts are to die for!




I’m totally Disney obsessed, so I had to grab these Minnie leggings with the bows and the Mickey heads! Sooooo cute and stretchy and comfy! I paired it with a red crop top I had at home!

And then, I saw this Minnie hat with the pom pom ears and I literally can’t think of anything more me.




For real, I wear a romper nearly every day in the summer. I always need a new romper. And this one is just my style, it’s plain, easy to dress up and down, has pockets, and is made out of jersey, so BRB, I live in this romper meow.




This was the PERFECT outfit combo. I snagged this bumble bee top (a light breezy chiffon) and paired it with these AMAZING lace detail black shorts and this yellow cardigan to make this out beeeeee perfect!






If you get this title, let’s be friends.

If not, it’s from Gilmore Girls, just like my shirt! I’m a total Gilmore fan, so when I saw this, I HAD to grab it. I styled it for lounging (with coffee pants, of course!) and for day to day with my denim jumper!




So when I think of Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, I think of an outfit in the first season with HOT PINK pants, a white top, and a yellow cardigan and I thought she looked like freaking SUNSHINE, so I wanted to replicate her outfit for summer!

These are the same hot pink shorts, bumble bee tee, & yellow cardigan that were used in other posts, so this is just a new way to style them for a totally different look!




I’m giving away a $100 gift card to the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, MD! They have Torrid, a Lane Bryant, a Yankee Candle, a Hot Topic, a DSW, Macy’s, JC Penney, Barnes & Noble, and an AMAZING crepe place!

How to enter:

Like & follow me on Facebook!

Like & Follow Francis Scott Key Mall on Facebook

Tag a friend on either one of our posts! (more tags = more entries!)

Tell us why you love shopping at Torrid!

Winner will be selected & announced on 7/6!


Fine Print:

You MUST be local (within driving distance!) to Frederick, MD.

You MUST be able to pick up the gift card in person at the mall office.

You can enter up until 11:59pm on 7/5 and the winner will be contacted via Facebook on 7/6.



*This post was sponsored by Francis Scott Key Mall and all items were gifted to me, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own!*


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Love all you wonderful ladies (and gents!) out there!

How Very,


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