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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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{What I Wore} Winter Wonderland Casual

Mother Nature and I have not been friends since Chiberia 2013/14 but on Sunday she cloaked Chicago in the fluffiest, most beautiful snow and I completely loved it.

As I mentioned in my Fab Five For The Weekend post, I went to get my Christmas tree and well, the snow definitely made it a little more challenging to do but I didn't even care.

It was just that fabulous. Ok Mother Nature girl, you did good this time.  Keep it up! LOL. 😄

Plus Size Faux Fur Playing In The Snow
Similar Jackets, Jeans, Boots & Purses here & here or via the links below
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{Five Fab} For the Weekend Vol. 8

I was planning to post a Five Fab For the Weekend last week but it just did not happen with Thanksgiving and travel and all of that. Speaking of travel, I was a little peeved that the cute escape weekender bag I ordered never came because apparently they oversold it and it was no longer in stock but now it's back in stock but boo on them because it would have been perfect for my trip.

Anyway, I can't believe it is already December and I hope that you have fun plans on tap to max it out because we know that it will go fast! Anyway let's get this Five Fab For the Weekend started!

Shop: The FTF x Essie & Kelly Holiday Capsule Collection just dropped TODAY and I am here for it's affordable holiday glam. Nothing in the collection is over $70 & you can use code AFFBOGO50 for 50%  off your second item until 12/4. This pleated faux leather skirt is just one of the pieces from the collection that are MUST HAVES! Check out my other picks here.


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{Fashion} FTF x Essie & Kelly Capsule Collection

I love when brands are smart and partner with plus size bloggers to create collections. The latest to do so is Fashion to Figure with their FTF x Essie & Kelly Capsule Collection featuring blogger Kelly Augustine and blogger/model Essie Golden that just dropped.
Fashion To Figure plus size holiday glam
The collection is all about holiday glam and features velvets, winter white, gold, shimmer and faux leather.
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{Fashion} Slip Into Cozy With These Cute Winter Slippers

I pretty much wear some sort of socks all year round when I chilling at the flat but when winter comes, I always upgrade to warmer, fluffier slippers because there is almost nothing worse than cold feet. 

Last year I snagged these super cute festive slippers pictured and this year I definitely plan to add a couple more pairs to my winter warmth arsenal.

Check out more pajama's here.
I like being able to mix it up depending on my mood, so sometimes I want some fuzzy slippers, sometimes I want a lil glam and sometimes, I just want something silly that makes me smile. So here are just a few of the ones that I am loving.
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{Fashion} Must Have $40 Plus Size Dresses From Kiyonna

Some of my favorite, most va va voom dresses are from Kiyonna (see here, here, here & here). Besides being super pretty, they are always incredibly well made and sexy but still classy. So, while I am not planning to share a bunch of links to a bunch of Black Friday sales, I had to share this one because I am a firm believer that every lady needs some Kiyonna dresses in her life.

$40 dresses from Kiyonna is such a major deal and the selection of dresses that are a part of the sale includes everything from lace to leopard to florals to faux wraps.  Get you some!! You will love them.

Black Friday Sale



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{What I Wore} Merry Thickmas Ugly Christmas Sweater

I DIY'd my first Ugly Christmas Sweater a couple of years ago using this Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit and I am still loving how kitschy it turned out and have decided that this year instead of trying to top it, I am just going to make rocking it at my family's celebration my annual tradition.

Shoe Cabinet (which I have recently painted white (seen here more deets to come)
Chair | Rug | Cardboard Stag (I love this one
 Fireplace Entertainment Center (with enclosed cabinets, which I wish I would have gotten)
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{Fashion} Classy Cute Plus Size Holiday Sweaters

During the holiday season, I love rockin' cute Christmas sweaters!  But with the exception of my ugly Christmas sweater, I have realized as I have been scouring sites looking for new sweaters to add to my fashion arsenal, that while I love kitsch, I prefer to show my holiday spirit in more subtle ways.

Last year I found this super cute OH Deer! sweater at Avenue and I will definitely be pulling it out again this year and I am glad to say that there are some really classy, cute options available. Here are a few.

Christmas Sweaters in Plus Size


Plus Size Holiday Sweaters


*This is technically a sweatshirt but it was so cute I had to include it.

What say you? Are you rocking holiday sweaters?


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{Five Fab} For the Weekend Vol. 7

I can not believe that Thanksgiving is next week! These last few months have been flying by and I know these last weeks of 2016 will do the same, so I am hoping to live life to the fullest and just enjoy as much as I can.

The Chicago Christmas tree lighting is tonight, so I am going to go and check that out (you can follow along on my snapchat).  It's also supposed to feel kinda wintry this weekend, with a little snow to top it off, so I am picking up some new gloves because I think I may have taken mine to storage and I am not even about that going to search for them life right now. I am saving that for when I have to go and get all of my Christmas decor which will be after Thanksgiving.

Anyway, I hope you have a great weekend and here's the Fab Five For the Weekend!

Shop: I am pulling out my booties of course now that Fall is here and these Michael Antonio booties are FIRE! I love all the colors that they come in, especially the grey and burgundy.  And the price at just under $30 is crazy.


Wear:  As mentioned above, mama nature is planning to drop some cold temperatures on us, so I will definitely be pulling out some of my favorite cold weather coats like this beauty. I remember stalking this coat for months & I am still just as much in love with it as I was when I purchased it two years ago.
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{What I Wore} Cloak This Season in Style

This Adrianna Papell Cape Dress is one of my all time favorites. I felt so friggin bad ass in it. We already know I am a cape freak and adding it to a dress just ups the fab factor 100 fold. This dress is currently $35 to rent from Rent The Runway, which is pretty crazy but so perfect for this time of the year when we are looking to go all out glam without spending too much money.

(more pics of this look here)
The style is getting all kinds of love this season, coming in a variety of fabrics & lengths and I am loving them all.








What say you? Are you loving cape dresses?


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{What I Wore} Faux Leather + Cold Shoulder Stripes

Today was such a beautiful day. Fall is in full effect and I am all about layering, so I paired this gorgeous striped cold shoulder sweater with my fuzzy sweater and threw my faux leather cape over them.

I am still madly in love with my faux leather culottes so I wear them as much as possible all year long. They just make getting dressed so easy because they truly go with EVERYTHING & they add that little touch of luxury.
Faux Leather Cape: Violeta by Mango (old) | Faux Leather Culottes: Eloquii 
 Cold Shoulder Sweater: INC via Gwynnie Bee |  Crossbody: Coach (old) I LOVE this one 
Fuzzy Sweater: Ashley Stewart (old) similar in white and black) | Booties: Shoedazzle (similar

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{Fab Five} Plus Size Winter Pajama Sets Under $30

Ok a little TMI... I normally sleep in the buff and actually most of the time that I am lounging at home, I don't wear much but when the colder months set in, in the the interest of our heating bill, I like to have some cute pajamas to throw on.

Last year I found myself lounging around in a plaid dress because it was so comfy but it made me realize that I needed more pajamas. So, I purchased a few, including this cute red & white polka dot set, this thermal set (similar in redin blue) & the set I am wearing in this picture.


I want to add a couple of new ones to my arsenal and thankfully there are lots of cute options in plus size this year and here are five that I love. I haven't had a onesie since I was a little girl but I have seen so many cute ones lately and I love this pink & zebra print.

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{Five Fab} For the Weekend Vol. 6

Hey fabs. What a week it has been. As I sit here writing this, I am still somewhat in a state of shock at how the presidential election turned out but I have been trying to do everything that I can to keep myself positive & productive. How about you?
Here's this week's Fab Five..

Shop:  After having seen it numerous times when I opened my Starbucks app & in need of something frivolous to smile about, I snagged this super cute Starbucks Siren Gold Crown Double Wall Traveler.  It has apparently been selling out & getting restocked and I am stoked I was able to snag one because white and gold are my colors!!


Wear: The weather has still been pretty mild here, so I have been pretty laid back fashion wise. But I am getting major stoked for, is all the fun & sparkle of holiday dressing.  I don't do a lot of formal events normally during the season but that does not stop me from wanted to get my sparkle on.

Last year I rocked this gorgeous green sequin Badgley Mischka dress and I am very excited that there are a ton of  fabulous sequin plus size options this year.

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{What I Wore} Fall Into Stripes

Last month when I went to see Beyonce in New Orleans, I was walking down Canal Street and happened upon one of those no name shops that usually have really trendy, cute, cheap clothes and decided to go in. My main reason for doing so was that I wanted a top. I had packed in a new, edited way (details coming soon) and at the last minute wanted a colorful top to rock with the black leggings I had with me.

I didn't find a top that I really liked but just as I was about to walk out, I spotted this multi-striped caped jumpsuit on a rack by the register and had to have it. It had several things that I love going for it, it had a cape, it was striped and it was very well priced at just $45.  The fact that it is also made of a great stretchy material, so wearing it is not restrictive or binding at all sealed the deal.

{Feeling like wonder woman, especially with the way the sun hit my cuff..haha} 
Gold Metal Clutch: Thrifted (similar) | Fergalicious Wedges: 
(In multiple colors I own 3 of them) |  Similar Gold Bangle | Sunglasses
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{Five Fab} For the Weekend Vol. 5

Happy Friday delights! November has arrived and I am getting more and more excited for the holidays to come. This weekend we "fall back" and get an extra hour of daylight. Which is such a good thing for this very early to rise, morning person, because dark mornings are no bueno.

Yesterday the Big O, revealed her annual Oprah's Favorite Things and there are definitely a few items that on her list that I would LOVE to have.  What about you?
And side note, doesn't Oprah look FABULOUS? Love. Her. Anyway, now on to the Fab Five of this weekend...

Shop:  I am all about that snuggle life during this season, so I am pulling out some of my favorite pajamas and looking to add a few new ones to the mix. I completely love this plaid pajamas set. It's just the quintessential must have for this time of the year.

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{Fab Five} For the Weekend | Vol.2

Hey Fabs! Happy Weekend! 

I hope you had a great week. The weather has been all over the place in Chicago but that has only made the weekend even sweeter to me.  This morning I grabbed one of my favorite throw blankets (I want this one!), my tablet, some tumeric and ginger tea, put this cucumber mask on and chilled on the balcony.
{Picture from my snapchat where I post a lot of my day to day happenings}
Canopy | Mug: Anthropologie | Similar Tea Kettle

Shop: It's no secret that I LIVE FOR CAPES. Like LIVVEE! I love them so much and have them in so many styles and I am working on a whole separate post about them but I wanted to share this Forever Audrey Cape NOW, before it's sold out.
Plus Size Cape Jacket  Forever Audrey
I love both of the colors but the yellow definitely is my top pick. I just love the punch of color and how great it would be with all the fall prints, etc.
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{Fashion} Khloe Kardashian's Good American Denim Brand

Update: The jeans have dropped and I LOVE the variety of body types that they are using in the campaignSome things to note: These jeans will not have pocket labels on them because Khloe wants the wearer to stand out, not a brand name.

They are also a premium brand, so they are selling at premium denim prices. I know some people online were expressing their displeasure at this but to that I say, hey I am glad that we can get $30 jeans AND $150 jeans in our sizes just like the smaller sized women can

My only problem would be if they aren't well made & don't fit right. But looking at the campaign pics & videos, I don't think that's the case. But I plan to get my hand on a pair, in particular THESE because I love the wash and the rips and I will let you know for sure.
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My favorite Kardashian, Khloe partnered with Emma Grede is launching a denim collection called Good American that will include plus sizes (up to size 24) & will be available at Nordstrom! The size inclusive collection is due to drop 10/18/16 and from the looks of the teasers that Khloe has been posting, this might be good.

Khloe announced the launch on her instagram account saying:
"This has been such an incredible journey and I feel so blessed to be able to bring this line to women everywhere of ALL shapes and sizes. I can’t wait to show you!!...Let's love our curves ladies!!!"
Yes indeed Khloe, let's love our curves. And really, is there anything that compares to a curve lovin' pair of denim? I think not. The right jeans can take what you already have and just showcase it!

LOL...can you tell I love a good pair of jeans?

According to WWD:

"the line offers three silhouettes: Good Legs (skinny), Good Cuts (boyfriend) and Good Waist (high-waisted). Sportswear staples such as bodysuits, T-shirts and sweatshirts are also part of the offering in the inaugural fall collection"
And if you remember Kardashian Kurves, the brand that the family sold at Sears, you like me would be kinda excited about this because the jeans I tried from that brand fit really well.


Over the past couple of days, more images of the #goodsquad as the brand ambassadors/models have been labeled, have been posted and there are two notable plus size figures in the mix, blogger Gabi Fresh and model Jordyn Woods.

Khloe is all about having "good booty" LOL, so I am definitely looking forward to the arrival of this brand.

What say you? 
Are you excited for the Good American denim launch?

Did you miss the Fab Five For the Weekend? Well, check it out HERE!


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{Fab Five} For the Weekend | Vol.1

Happy weekend Fabs!

This particular weekend has felt like it was a long time coming but now it is here and I am sharing a new feature with ya. Fab Five For the Weekend will feature something to shop, wear, read, watch and drank!  And it's the weekend, so no need for rambling on...so I am just going to get to it.

Shop: You know Eloquii gets lots a love around these parts and rightfully so & they a kick- ass sale (that ends tonight at midnight!!). I have rocked one of my all time favorite purchases from the brand, these faux leather culottes so much (three past looks here) and they are on sale for $39.

Here are a few of my current other MUST HAVES!



Wear: It's in the 60's here and I just so happened to be planning to rock the faux leather culottes today with my red studded flats for a nice pop of color. Love these similar flats & would totally snatch them up if they had them in my size....sigh. Big feet problems.


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Walgreens {Beauty} Enthusiast

I don't know about you but I love getting shopping rewards & I am a member of all the programs at my favorite stores. I spend quite a bit on beauty at Walgreens because they carry a lot of the brands that I love at prices that I love even more.

So, I am stoked that they have just launched Beauty Enthusiast, which is their new beauty club within their Balance® Rewards loyalty program. Sign up is free, and Beauty Enthusiast members will receive 5,000 Balance Rewards points for every $50 spent on cosmetics, skin care, hair care, oral care, grooming, sun care, fragrance and bath product purchases.

And no, this is not a sponsored post.  I am just sharing with my friends. because I am sure we all know spending $50 is easy to do on few a Walgreens beauty runs, right?  So why not get rewarded? And I am in there regularly picking up lippies, bath products, etc. so I am about to rack up on some rewards.

Here I am rocking one of my most recent purchases, the Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in the color "Attraction" and it is a gorgeous, rich red. I love the matte formula on this one. It's not super dry and the color pay off and staying power is the bomb dot com. I am going to pick up a couple of other colors online because I have not been able to find them again in store.
Check out links to similar shoes, etc here.

Oh and side note: let's talk for a minute about this Cold Shoulder Keyhole Dress. I purchased it months ago and took it New Orleans with me to see Beyonce because I knew the weather was going to be warm and it was perfect for it. This dress wears like pajamas...I mean really. It's so easy and comfortable & I got lots of compliments on it.

Beauty Enthusiasts also get access to free samples and exclusive promotions and coupons, as well as special beauty offers, etc. In addition, members will receive a one-time digital coupon for 20 times the everyday points on any beauty and personal care purchase to welcome them to the club.

Existing Balance Rewards members can join by simply confirming or adding their email address at checkout or add it online HERE!

And here are a couple of the current MUST SHOP beauty sales that will save you major moola and get you to your first reward status in no time.
What are your favorite store rewards programs?

Later beauty babes...



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{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.

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