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Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day | Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant Floral Skirt #PlusSizePick

Hey delights!

Lane Bryant is at it again with a collaboration with a high end designer, this time they have teamed up with Prabal Gurung.

The Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant collection consists of 20 pieces that pretty much live in the red, black, white and blue lane and I am here for it. I love the florals and the stripes & I almost chose this striped cold shoulder sweater as my pick but I went with this gorgeous iris print full circle skirt. There is also a matching blouse, scarf and tee shirt in the collection.


The print screams Spring to me and I am so ready for it!

What say you? Are you loving this collection?

Shop the Floral Full Circle Skirt HERE!

Check out the previous Plus Size Picks HERE!



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{What I Wore} Valentine's Blush

Hello Delights!

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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{What I Wore} Red Fit & Flare

Hey Delights!

I have written about this many times about heart disease and how it has affected me and my family but it bears repeating over & over again that heart disease & stroke are the #1 KILLERS OF WOMEN.  And while Go Red For Women Day was a big day of national awareness, the American Heart Association is a cause we can & should support year round.

I own lots of red dresses but of course you can never have too many, so as I mentioned here, I made a quick Macy's run (who is having a sweet Valentine's Day sale) and purchased this fit and flare dress.
Dress | Metal Shell Clutch: Vintage (similar) | Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless (old - similar) | Lippie: Milani




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{What I Wore} Colorfully In Vested

Hello Delights!

I have had this fabulously colorful faux fur vest for years now. I remember when it first arrived that I couldn't stop wearing it around the house. It even ended up getting some love in my Warby Parker Home Try On Glasses review video. A faux fur vest is such a perfect layering piece for this time of the year, so I pulled it out for a Sunday of shopping and theater.
I just LOVE it!
Vest: A by Adrienne Landau HSN (I love/NEED this colorful faux fur coat) | Faux Leather Biker Jacket: Dorothy Perkins (seen here) Similar Jacket| Jeans: Denizen c/o | Boots: Earth Brands | Similar Mirrored Sunglasses | Bag: Old |  Lippie: Milani




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{What I Wore} Duck'n Into Weekend

Hello delights! Today we are waking up in a frigid Chicago.  It is currently 15° as I am writing this but yesterday although it snowed lightly, I was able to rock one of my moto jackets & throw one of my reversible capes over it and hit the streets.

We finally got to see moonlight and I loved it. It made me sad but I loved the moments in it that showed the depth of our human capacity, compassion and connection. Mahershala Ali's Sag Awards acceptance speech pretty much summed it up.




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{What I Wore} Emoji Plaid

This plaid caplet is definitely one of my favorite finds ever and it is the perfect layering piece. I threw it over a faux leather moto jacket, rocked some jeans, calf length boots and the cutest emoji wristlet.
Plaid Caplet: Jack by BB Dakota (similar in 2 colors) | Jeans: Ava & Viv @ Target | Moto Jacket XTwo: Gwynnie Bee (similar) | Boots: Fergalicious (similar - last seen here) | Emoji Wristlet: Aldo (similar here, here and here) | Earrings: Vince Camuto
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{What I Wore} Teddy Bear Faux Fur Coat & Blooms

Hey Delights! 

One of the things that I promised myself during the 12 Days of January was that I would do something small but special for myself every weekend. So now that I am on my way back to wellness and up and at it again, Sunday I went and picked up some flowers. Nothing expensive. I got them at Trader Joe's for like $10. But they are beautiful and they make me smile, which is all that matters.

And because as I mentioned here, I wanted to lighten up my energy, I pulled out my teddy bear coat. I love this coat so much. It's totally like rocking a cozy blanket 😘
Coat: (old) Old Navy ( I LOVE this similar bomber jacket!) | Corset Waist Coated Jeans (so seriously sexy seen here) | Leopard Booties: (old) Target (similar) | Fitbit Surge | Scarf: (old) Michael Kors (similar) | Backpack: (old) New Look (seen here) Similar | Marc Jacobs Sun glasses: Beige - Black - Black/WhiteMore similar Items on liketoknow.it
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{What I Wore} Popped A Little Powder Blue Spring on this Winter

After being sick for what felt like FOREVER, I have really been in search of things that give me a little more pep in my step, so I have ditched my beloved long black puffer coat (seen here & here) for my more colorful ones and I already feel lighter.

Saturday I went to see a great play (review forthcoming) and I pulled out this powder blue beauty that I got from Old Navy forever ago to rock over a catsuit. It is fuzzy and such a great color that you can't help but feel good in it.

Here are a few other lighter, fab, fuzzy winter coats to put a little Spring in your Winter.




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{What I Wore} The Magic of A Red Dress

I featured & purchased this gorgeous red off the shoulder flare sleeves dress back in August but because I felt that it would be so perfect for the holiday season, I tucked it away in my closet and patiently waited for the right moment.

Red has always been my I am woman, hear me roar power color but something about it during the holiday season turns that power into magic!
Plus Size Red Dress
Dress for purchase or rent (also in black & comes in a non off the shoulder style in lots of colors | Clutch: Thrifted/SimilarBoden Embellished Mary Jane| Folli Follie Donattela Watch c/o | Gold Cat Eye Sunglasses 
Also check out more similar items here.
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{Link Love} Shouts & Raves | Vol 3

Hey Girl!

It's been a minute since my last Link Love: Shouts & Raves post, but I have a lot I want to share with you.

+ In case you missed it, I was asked to add my two cents to this Shape Magazine article, Would You Be Mad If Someone Called You Fat?. And if you have been riding with me for any amount of time, I think you know my answer but what about you? Would you be mad?

+ Speaking of mad, I know I am not the only person who feels like there isn't enough time to do ANYTHING! The days feels like they are flying by and there is so much I want to accomplish and way too many moments where I fall short.

Soooo...I have reached out to my Audible library for some much needed inspiration/help/guidance and I am currently listening to & loving 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam.

I started listening to it forever ago but ironically, that whole not enough time thing got in the way, but this time I am committed because, girl...ish is out of hand around these parts and I am just not about that life anymore. For realssss...


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{What I Wore} Melissa McCarthy Seven 7 Colorblock Chambray Dress

Denim is everywhere and I am LOVIN' it! This Melissa McCarthy Seven 7 Colorblock Chambray Dress from my Gwynnie Bee closet is the definition of how I like to dress...cute, simple and easy.


I paired it with an eloquii belt that I have had forever (I love this laser cut version) and my striped espadrilles (similar style). My bracelet is a gorgeous festival find and of course I am rockin my Fitbit Surge, which is almost $100 less than what I paid for it here.

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{Fashion} Pick of The Day: Stylish $12 Sunglasses

Hey Fabs!

If you have followed me for any amount of time, then you know I am a girl who LOVES her some sunglasses.  And because my love runs as deep as it does & I am a bargain hunting queen, I am always on the hunt for cool, cheap pairs.

Now don't get me wrong, I used to love some of the more expensive brands back in the day but all it took was one day when I stepped on my first and only pair of $250 glasses that I vowed to never subject myself to that kind of purchase pain ever again.

Top: Ashley Stewart | Similar Shorts here & more here | New Look Glitter Flats via ASOS  Similar Mirrored Sunglasses: Steve Madden found at discount store
 Watch: Fitbit Surge (at a major discount!)

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{What I Wore} Winter Weekend Casual Style

Hey Fabs!

Still getting used to hearing & writing 2016 but completely excited for what it brings. Aren't you? As I have written before, I am a total new years resolutions kind of a girl, so while I have just been keeping things pretty laid back these first couple of days, I have major goals and I will definitely be working on them.

Anyway, Chicago like lots of other cities has definitely started to feel very wintry after weeks of unseasonably warm weather. And now it's sweater weather, so I have been pulling out my sweaters, layers and heavier pieces in defense.

Today I ventured out to meet Joe for a latte late in the afternoon. I have finally settled in on a Starbucks drink after I had to stop drinking my beloved chai because it is not vegan. But now, it's a decaf, soy, no foam, extra hot 9 pumps hazelnut latte. And when the barista gets it right...mmmm...it's so good.

I purchased this h&m sweater early on in December after spotting it on an ad featuring Katy Perry. It was a crazy steal considering the quality & warmth of it and it sold out pretty fast but here is a similar jacquard knit style in 2 colors.

Plus Size Winter Style Sweater Faux Fur Coat Boyfriend Jeans
Coat: Michael Kors (s/o - I like this cute similar coat) | Sweater: H&M (s/o - similar) | Jeans: ASOS Curve (s/o - similar) | Boots: Aerosoles (crazy comfortable) | Foldover Faux Fur Clutch & I love this black & white one | Leather Gloves: Isotoner SmarTouch | Similar Earmuffs
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Black Friday: The Edit {Five Fab} Must Have Plus Size Items

Hey Fabs!

Are you getting some Black Friday shopping in? I remember when my rugrat was really young how I would pack us into our little car in the wee hours of the morning and head over to Kmart to get in on the Black Friday deals. Looking back on it now, I think "how crazy was that?" but at the time, I loved it.

Now fast forward many years and I would not think of going out to shop on Black Friday. For one, I don't like crowds and for two, there are so many good online deals. And this girl LOVES a good deal!

I am sure you have come across countless posts with all the sales that the stores are offering online but as I have done previously, I prefer to post an edited list of items that I truly love that are on sale Black Friday and beyond, so here you go. 

This Eloquii Faux Bustier Wrap dress is fabulous. I love the design with the sexy bustier vibe and the fit. It would also be fab under a blazer for the office. It originally sold out but has been restocked and is currently 50% off during Eloquii's Black Friday Sale.
I sized up in this dress as I do with most fitted pieces.

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{What I Wore} In The Grey Felt of Fall

Hey Fabs!

I have had the color grey seriously on the brain for a while now.  I spotted this fabulous Cynthia Rowley poncho at TJ Maxx a few weeks back and couldn't wait for it to be cool enough to wear it. And BONUS, it has faux leather darts at the neckline! Seriously, this piece was made for me & my style.

Chicago Plus Size Blogger Grey Cynthia Rowley Poncho Felt Hat Suede Booties Kate Spade Tote
Poncho: TJ Maxx | Booties | Similar High Waist Leggings | Bag: Kate Spade: Rent it here - Buy it here 
 Mixed Media Faux Leather Jacket: Gwynnie Bee | Belt: (s/o) | Leather Tech Gloves 


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{Fab Five} 5 Ways to Dress Business Casual for Curvy Petites

Hi ladies!

I blog at Petite Career Girl (soon to be Curves Curls Careers), and I'm thrilled to be a contributor on Curvatude! Jaye has always been a lot of fun to chat with on Twitter and I've always loved her style. Therefore, when she invited me to "join her empire", (I made that up), I jumped at the chance! I couldn't wait to meet her fabulous readers, so here we go!


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{What He Wore} Big & Tall Baja Pullover Jacket + Gap Jeans

Hey Fabs!

As mentioned in our last What He Wore post, we are excited for Fall & putting together looks that are perfect for the crisp. cool days that it brings. So, first up is Sean rocking a baja poncho sweater jacket (lots of similar styles here) that we thrifted a few of weeks ago.

Chicago Big and Tall Menswear Baja Sweater Gap Jeans
Baja Sweater: Earth Ragz (similar) | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Clarks | Mirrored Sunglasses: (similar here and here)

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{What I Wore} Shift Dressing In Royal Blue

Hey Fabs!

I have been feeling crazy excited about shift dresses lately (previous one here) and royal blue, well we know it's my thang, so when this Taylor Dresses number from my Gwynnie Bee closet arrived, I loved it immediately.

Taylor Dresses Plus Size Shift Dress Glitter Flats Chicago Plus Size Blogger
Dress: Taylor Dresses via  Gwynnie Bee | New Look Glitter Flats via ASOS (s/o - similar in 3 colors here
Clutch: Open Ceremony Nokki Clutch via Rent The Runway| Crystal Teardrop Earrings (from my wedding similar here)




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{What I Wore} The Perfect Polka Dot Dress

Hey Fabs!

Since Summer has returned fully loaded with heat & humidity today, I pulled this fun AnnaFesta polka dot baby doll dress out for another go round and wanted to share it on le blog because for 1, it's fabu and 2, the first time I wore it, I only got one decent picture of it.

Dress (c/o): AnnaFesta | Purse: Deux Luxe (similar) | Shoes(s/o); New Look via ASOS | Watch: Fitbit Surge Fitness Tracker  | Mirrored Sunglasses (similar)
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{Fashion Challenge} 1 Dress. 2 Girls. 3 Ways to Rock It | Beaded Hanky Hem Dress

Hey Fabs!

It has been SOOOOO long since I have hooked up with one of my faves to join me in this challenge (see the last one here), so I am excited to bring it back!

Basically the challenge is to show how 1 fabulous dress can be rocked by 2 girls with completely different body types in 3 different ways.

So I have recruited our new contributor Zadry to join me and we are hoping to make this a regular feature.

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Zadry and I have very different bodies and I am taller than she is, so I had to choose a dress that would work for both of us as far as length goes more than anything and instead of going with a neutral dress like the first challenge, I chose this vibrantly colored beaded handkerchief hem dress.


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