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Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of the Day: Violeta by Mango F/W 2017 Collection

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Hey Delights!

One of the pieces in my wardrobe that I love the most, my faux leather cape {seen here & here} is from Violeta by Mango.  I also own a faux shearling jacket, faux leather skirt & top from the brand.

And while the brand doesn't seem to get much hype from bloggers, every season they surprise and inspire me. I mean look at this pearl faux leather biker jacket!! GAHHH! Violeta by Mango does trends & elevate traditional pieces {like these wardrobe staples I featured} in a very classy way that I really appreciate.

And their new F/W 2017 collection is so full of texture and color and a sense of whimsy and I LOVE IT!
Here are a few picks from the pieces/looks that are so MAJOR.

{Five Fab} Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant Fall Collection Must Haves

It is officially Christian Siriano season! First he showed the fashion world how a fashion show should be done by strutting models of various sizes down the runway during New York Fashion Week.
And now, just days later, his latest collaboration with Lane Bryant has dropped.

The Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant Collection is a limited edition run featuring pretty blues, prints, classic fabrics and details with a twist.

Here are five pieces from the collection that I think are total must haves.


{Five Fab} Who What Wear x Target Fall Must Haves

Hey Fabs!

As I did when the Who What Wear collection at Target first dropped earlier this year, I am back to share with you 5 picks from their Fall collection that are must haves. And while I of course focus mainly on the plus size offerings, they create the majority of their styles in both straight & plus sizes.

I am loving the rich tones and fabric choices. Fall is that great season where we all tend to do a lot of layering, so I love having a variety of fabrics to choose from & this collection definitely gives you that.


{What I Wore} Faux Leather Cape + Teal Faux Leather Dress

Hey Fabs!

I fell in love with this faux leather cape and faux leather skater dress the moment I laid eyes on them & immediately purchased them. So wearing them together felt like kismet. Like a meeting of two long lost BFF's.

Can we take a moment to discuss this cape (which comes in size 8-20 but it's a cape, so you might have a bit of leeway with the sizing). But it's no secret, I love capes. Like really love, love them. If I could get away with wearing them all year round, I totally would.

And this cape, well it is truly the cape to end all capes. It is such a great piece that can go from dressy to casual like how I wore it here. While I did find this faux leather fringe cape and a couple of possible options on ebay, I am so surprised that other popular brands have not produced a similar piece. So, major kudos to Violetta by Mango for being so fashion forward. Now, I just need it in red.


{Shopping} The Best Jeans for the Curvy Petite

Hi Ladies! 

I wanted to talk about jeans today, because it's fall and jeans = fall. It's a fact. :) I lived in Arizona for about 5 years where it was 100 degrees in October, so I could only dream of wearing denim. 

I used to love wearing jeans when I lived in Atlanta. You could even wear them during the summer, but in Arizona, that was just asking for heat stroke. So, now that I'm back in the south, I'm starting to build up my denim wardrobe. Woo Hoo!

{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 


Plus Size {Fall Fashion} Pick of The Day: Faux Leather Cape #PlusSizePick

Hey Fabs!

I love capes and my cape collection has grown to be seriously deep over the past few years but because there are so many fabulous options this season I definitely wanted to add a couple of new ones to my arsenal. The variety of prints, colors and fabrications is exciting BUT this faux leather cape is definitely in a class by itself! 

faux leather plus size cape

It arrived the other day and it is EVERYTHING I hoped it would be!


{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)


{What He Wore} A Classic: Big & Tall {Faux} Leather Moto Jacket

Hey Fabs!

The goal with these men's fashion posts is to touch on a variety of fashion and we are excited for Fall and the fun ways that you can play with fabrics, layers and texture, so we have some special things in the works.

But for this edition of What He Wore, we shot a super casual look featuring what has to be a wardrobe staple for both men and women, the (faux) leather moto jacket.
Jacket:  I Jeans By Buffalo via JCPenny  | Shorts: Fila Tee: Hanes (up to 4XL) | Shoes: Nike Air Max Torch | Blue Mirrored Sunglasses: (similar here and here)


Plus Size {Fall Fashion} Pick of The Day: Olive Hooded Cape #PlusSizePick

Hey Fabs!

If you have been hanging with me here on le blog for any amount of time then you know that I love my capes (evidence herehere, here and here) so when I came across this gorgeous brushed wool cape I had to make it mine.

Besides being one of the most delicious of colors, olive is definitely one of THE Fall colors this year and I will definitely be rocking it in all kinds of ways.


Plus Size {Fall Fashion} Pick of The Day: Faux Suede Fringe Trench Coat #PlusSizePick

Hey Fabs!

I have always been a lover of fringe so I am stoked to see it EVERYWHERE! From shoes to bags and everything in between.  And this Faux Suede Fringe Trench Coat is definitely one of the most fabulous ways that fringe is showing up.


{OOTD} Rockin' Michael Michael Kors Fabulous Faux Fur Coat

Shopping is sport for me, so like a good hunter, I stalked this coat for weeks.

Michael Michael Kors Faux Fur Coat
Coated Jeans: Old Navy | Shoeties: Similar | Floppy Fedora: Similar

{Featured} Shaping Your Curves w/NYDJ Slimming Fit Jeans #sp

Hey Lovelies!

It is of course no secret that I love a good pair of jeans. And one of the things that excites me more and more each day is the variety of styles of jeans for women like myself with a little extra in the hips and thighs.

And I have written many times about the fact that skinny jeans are my main jeans of choice. I just love having a nice, contoured look in my jeans. And I love them even more when they aren't super basic and come in fun colors, coatings or prints, like these NYDJ Sheri Skinny in Houndstooth.

How fun and Fall/Winter perfect are these? 

NYDJ Sheri Skinny Plus Size Jeans in Houndstooth

I can totally see myself rocking these dressed up and down. And I like pattern play, so I would even rock them with other houndstooth pieces or even stripes. 

Insta {My Style} Recap - Lots of Prints, Pops of Color and More! #NaBloPoMo

Yesterday was a crazy full, super productive day and I totally got in bed with my laptop and proceeded to fall asleep before posting this but the #NaBloPoMo continues...

As mentioned here, my instagram has become my new home for lots of my looks that I have snapped while out and about and snaps of bits of my days, etc. so here are some of the latest from the last few weeks.

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I have been living in this faux fur vest. 
It's from the old Eloquii last year but I also love this one.


{What I Wore} IMAN Platinum Rock the Runway "City Glam" Convertible Coat

This IMAN Platinum Rock the Runway "City Glam" Convertible Coat made me do something I never do...take something out of its shipping package upon arrival &
  rock it immediately!

These snaps I had my rugrat take w/my cell phone are not doing it justice,
but it is just fabulous!

Boyfriend Jeans: Old ASOS Curve (similar here & here and here without the rips)
Shoeties: (similar)

And the fact that you can wear it 4 different ways only ups its fab quotient! I am only wearing it in two of the ways here because I didn't put the faux fur collar on but even without, it is just a great coat.


{Fab Five} Faux Fur Leopard Coats To Love

Every time I post a picture of me rocking this coat, someone either wants to jack me for it (LOL)
or moans their desire to have one, so I went on the hunt to find a few that are currently available that are just as fab.

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First up, these three really fun mid length options.


{What I Wore} Plaid: The Key To My Heart

Plaid is EVERYTHING this year and I am loving it!

I looked at this Forever 21 plaid pencil skirt on multiple occasions for over 2 weeks before I actually added it to my cart and purchased it and silly me...I should not have hesitated at all.


{Fashion} Love...Need...Want | Plus Size Fashion @ Old Navy

Old Navy has always been one of my main spots for staple pieces but they have really been upping the game in recent times by offering super cute plus size pieces beyond the basics and crazy sales to boot.

Here are some looks put together from current stock that I love...need...want...

There's everything from animal print & stripes to skinny cords & chunky sweaters to sexy skirts & dresses! Lots of great pieces that come in a variety of colors (not all pictured) to mix and match and work all seasons.

What say you? Do you love...need...want these finds?


{What I Wore} Pucker Up! | Kiss My Biker Chic

I realized recently that as much as I love a good kitschy piece, I don't own that many of them, so when I saw this ASOS Halloween Lips Clutch, I had to have it. Isn't it the cutest?!!


Insta {My Style} Recap + My Favorite iPhone Photo Timer App

Most days I am on my own either at the flat or running around town, so I don't always have someone to take pictures of me & I definitley don't always want to drag my camera & tripod out.

On those days I have found ways to set up my phone on the most random of surfaces & use my favorite camera w/timer app, Camera Awesome to snap pics of myself. I LOVE this app and have used it for over a year now & it really makes this blogger's photo life actual happen more often.

And on other days, if we haven't scheduled a shoot, I am either meeting my rugrat for various reasons & she snaps a few shots on my phone for me.

On rare occasions I can convince Joe to snap a pic or two but that is sometimes like pulling teeth. Annoying. (ugh).

So as a result, a lot of my daily looks are posted on my instagram account. And as mentioned here, I am trying to get better about posting things before they sell out but in general I am not the type who wears new things right away but I will try and post more of my newer purchases to instagram as well.

Cold, rainy day today... #whatiwore

These shoeties (similar) are one of my favorite shoes EVER! 
They have been my go-to's in a major way lately. The felt bag is from one of my favorite Randolph Street Market vendors, the Winding Road. I own several of her pieces.

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