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{On The Scene} The Chicago Auto Show

Hey Delights!

When I went to the Chicago Auto Show media day I was somewhat surprised at how much I was into the cars. Don't get me wrong, I love cars, especially the pretty colors & all the fancy tech gadgets but being on-site with SheBuysCars was majorly eye opening. You can check out a lot of what we got into via the hashtags #HyundaiCAS and #GenesisCAS. Unfortunately I got sick so I had to curtail my other plans to visit the auto show  but you can check out what I did share via my hastag #CurvatudeCAS

Scotty Reiss, co-founder of SheBuysCars expanded & blew my mind with the wealth of knowledge she has about the auto industry. Hearing her talk about the ways that we women have influenced the industry was especially interesting.

Women apparently influence the purchase of 85% of all cars. That's a lot of influence & buying power & automakers have definitely taken note, especially in the way that they now build and equip vehicles like minivans.

And while I would not be in the market for a family vehicle since my kid is grown & gone off living her own life, I do have very specific needs in a vehicle.

As I've gotten older I realize I don't want a really large vehicle and I don't want a really small vehicle. I also need a vehicle that is accommodating and flexible.

During our tour of the Chicago Auto Show we attended the press conference for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT & GT Sport. 

{Fashion} Spring Things: Sequin Mules

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And while I totally love the butterfly pumps, I am honest enough with myself to acknowledge that I would not be able to walk in them, so I only ordered the sequin mules. But you can snag them both (or any other shoes) with Payless's current BOGO 1/2 deal TODAY!


{What I Wore} Floral Bell Sleeve Jacket + Pencil Jeans

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As I mentioned when I featured this floral bell sleeve jacket as a Plus Size Pick, I love this style and was somewhat impatiently waiting for someone to drop it in plus size.  And when they did, I snatched it up on first sight and thankfully I can report that I was not disappointed.

This jacket is gorgeous. The fabric is a great weight and the seams on the flowers add a great texture to it. It is a swing jacket, and as you can see in my happy dance video, it has this great flow and elegance to it even when wearing it with jeans as I was.

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Floral Bell Sleeve Jacket (this skirt is in the same print) | Melissa McCarthy Seven7 Pencil Jeans 
V-Neck Tee (comes in 9 colors and is a great basic to dress up or down)
Booties (comes in 5 colors last seen here) | Lippie

{Fashion} Christian Siriano For Payless Runway to Real Way

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I have featured Christian Siriano here on le blog more than any other designer. He is actually one of the few brands that have a post label on my site, mainly due to his partnerships with Payless and in recent times, Lane Bryant. And I continue to appreciate what he brings to the fashion space through these collaborations and by using his voice and designs to make a statement that fashion should be inclusive.

His Fall 2017 New York Fashion Week show took place today & he did not disappoint. He had an incredibly diverse show with models of various sizes, shapes and colors, not to mention that the clothes were BEAUTIFUL!

Amazing right? 💖 And Christian's long standing partnership with Payless just gets better and better as the years go by. For this show he created two limited edition pairs of shoes, a gorgeous butterfly print pump and a fabulous pink sequin mule that are MUST HAVES and going on sale at Payless less than 24 hours after his runway show!  

I NEED them both!

What say you? What did you think of the show? Do you love the shoes?

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{What I Wore} Valentine's Blush

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As I mentioned in my post featuring the faux leather peg leg pants, I really want to have fun with fashion and rock things that I don't normally rock. So when I saw this soft pink crepe blazer and ankle grazer cigarette pants, I had to have them & I am thinking about getting them in the lavender color that is currently available.

While I LOVE color and wear it as much as possible, I rarely wear pink. And I definitely did not have a pink pant suit in my life. And this is such a sweet blush of pink. While I went pretty dressy for this look with the deep v bodysuit & floral heels, I can't wait to dress these pieces down also.

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