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{What I Wore} Head to Toe Au Faux + The Perfect LBD For EVERY Body

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I attended a pre-opening event & tour of the new Eloquii Chicago store and a couple of weeks later I attended the official grand opening. I pulled out my fab Violeta by Mango faux leather cape & rocked a gorgeous asymmetrical one shoulder faux leather top with a vintage Eloquii skirt from a year or so ago & some oldie but goodie slinkback shoeties (similar style available in 2 colors).
All the blogger babes were there and I had such a great time styling my cousin & smiling at the transformation that took place for her in the dressing room. A little backstory. My cousin Sonya's style is relatively conservative but I knew the moment that I invited her to the event that I was going to get her to try some new things.
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{What I Wore} Fit & Flare Florals

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The Gwynnie Bee love continues! In case you are new around these parts and don't know, I have been a Gwynnie Bee girl since 2012 when I rocked this amazing batwing dress and peplum hounds tooth top from my first box.  Fast forward to 2017 and I have been werking the most beautiful dresses from them all summer long. And this gorgeous Taylor floral fit & flare dress is the most recent one.
I paired it with pops of pink with my fabulous pink ruffle mid heels & pink fold over purse (c/o Stitchfix similar) (last seen here).  These shoes make me smile so hard and I get so many compliments every time I wear them. They are just so fun. They also come in a sparkly silver color that I just ordered (on sale for $22).
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{What He Wore} Big & Tall Weekend Chill

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It has been forever since Sean and I have done a What He Wore post, so I was itching to get back to styling him.  The team at boohooMan reached out to partner with me, so it was the perfect time to do so.  I knew that I wanted to get Sean into some nice color play for Fall and the Big and Tall collection came through.

In case you missed it, boohoo recently added Big and Tall to their boohooMan brand and I instantly loved the cool, laid back street style of the pieces. Sean is having a "Billy Idol" moment with his new blond hair so I played around with shadows when photographing it to bring out an edgier vibe.
Slim Fit Jersey Bomber Jacket (c/o size XXL) | Over the Head Hoodie ( c/o size XL)| Skinny Fit Washed Jeans (c/o size 40)| Radlee High Tops (comes in 4 colors & goes up to size 15!!) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Sean's Style Profile: Height: 6'3" | Shirts: XL or 18 1/2 Neck 36/37 | Pants: 40x32 | Shoes: 14
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{What I Wore} Head To Toe Metals

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I purchased this metallic faux leather ruffle top a few weeks back during my first visit to the brand new Chicago Eloquii store. The skirt I am wearing was a part of the Essie x Kelly FTF collaboration with Fashion to Figure that I have had for months. And the shoes are from our wedding three years ago. And the bag is an old Coach favorite, the Chelsea Crossbody in Pebbled Leather (last seen here & currently available in 5 colors). It's on the smaller side but holds a ton of stuff.

I will legit be wearing this top as much as possible over the coming 'ber months, well as soon as the weather starts acting right. I mean it's supposed to be 90 degrees in Chicago tomorrow. No bueno. I am ready for Fall and dare I say it? {whispers....Winter}😶

Anyways, here are a few metallic skirts and silver shoes that are currently available that I love.
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Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of the Day: Violeta by Mango F/W 2017 Collection

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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.
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Plus Size {Pick of the Day} boohooMan Big & Tall

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I have rocked quite a bit of boohoo these past few months (here, herehere, here and here) because they have a lot of really fun, trendy pieces at really affordable prices. So I am excited to share that my big and tall guys can get in on the affordable trendy boohoo train too as boohoo brings it for the fellas.

boohoo has added Big & Tall to their boohooMan offerings for guys and there are some really cool options. There are currently 60 styles available including trendy t's, jackets (I really love this camo one), jeans and more and here are a few that I am really digging on.

Check out more of the boohooMan Big and Tall collection HERE!



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{Fashion} Eloquii Opens a Store in Chicago!

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I am so excited to share with you that the first Eloquii store in the Midwest is opening here in Chicago on Thursday and it is going to be amazing! We celebrated with a blogger breakfast in a gorgeous suite at The Gwen and a tour of the store located at The Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Avenue. {more on that to come}.

I rocked this gorgeous orange ruffle overlay wrap dress (c/o) and played up it's beautiful color with these vibrant pink ruffle mid heels and I seriously felt amazing! It is such a great color combo.
Photo credit: The Fat Girl of Fashion 
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{What I Wore} The Glory Days of Summer

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Can you feel it? Summer is slowly but surely slipping away and I just wanted to remind you to make the most of these glory days because they are gone because I know that I will!

This swimsuit is so cute and I normally only wear it during my aquafit classes because I need a suit that will keep everything where it's supposed to be while I am working on getting my #CurvesDefined in the pool. I packed it for my weekend trip to Memphis and wore it for a morning of pool fun with my wee grand baby.
Swimsuit (I also own it in the blue (seen here)) | Aqua socks 
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{What I Wore} Beach Day

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We have definitely had a couple of cool days here in Chicago as of late but earlier last week I made it to the beach again & pulled out this GabiFresh x Swimsuits For All swimsuit that I purchased months back.

It, like the gingham beauty I wore to the beach a few weeks ago goes by bra sizes, which I love. And since I tend to size up to my high size if a suit is full body, I am wearing a size 20 - E/F. I am a 44DDD and it worked really well for keeping my girls in place and supported. And I felt amazing in it. Simply amazing. It's such a great color, fit and the cut outs are not over the top so you don't have to worry about fussing with the suit at all.
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{What I Wore} Off The Shoulder Tassel Pom Pom Dress

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I can not believe that July is like...GONE. Summer is flying by!! And as much as I love Fall, I really want it to slowww downnn....just a little bit because I need a few more beach days and days rocking pretty dresses like this.
Dress (comes in 3 colors & under $20)  | Similar Embellished Ballet Flats w/a major twist 
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Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #NSALE

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Yes...by now you know that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full effect because you have seen it posted EVERYWHERE by all your favorite bloggers & sites.  And yes, you may actually be annoyed by all the how to shop (side eye), shop before they are gone posts. And I feel ya....I feel ya.

But it's a good sale and I personally LOVE a good sale.  And while I wont post non stop about it, I am doing the same as I have done previously, sharing a few picks that I think would rock your late Summer/Fall wardrobe. And since the sale runs through August 6th, I will probably share additional finds on my social channels from time to time.

I personally will be picking up a few things utilizing Nordstrom's free shipping & my of course my fave shopping tool EVER, order online & pick up in store 💃.

Fall is without a doubt my favorite time of the year and with these last few extra hot and humid days, I am actually kinda ready for it to be here. So I have been looking at pieces to layer, jeans, booties and darker, richer colors.

And while there are always lots of Nordstrom plus size options, there aren't a lot that I was feeling included in the sale but there are a couple of really cute jeans, like these from Kut From The Cloth that I am digging and lots of accessories that I LOVE like this burgundy tote.

Anyway, all of my picks are under  $100 and I think they would make great additions to your wardrobe.









What say you? Have you shopped the Nordstrom Anniversay Sale?



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{What I Wore} Gingham Beach Style

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I have featured this Lane Bryant swimsuit (which is on major sale) more than once since I purchased it months back (here & here) and I finally made it to the beach to rock it yesterday. It is so pretty but that is only one reason why it is a MUST HAVE!

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The CurvaCast Episode 15: A Rant & More Plus Size Fashion Wins

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I wasn't planning to record this podcast but a couple of things happened as I was scrolling through insta stories yesterday that I had to rant about.

Also, there are new collections from plus size bloggers that have dropped. Essie Golden has once again partnered with Rebdolls on a collection that features palm print & the prettiest blush neutrals like this cut out high low dress.

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{What I Wore} Lace on Lace

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I am getting back in the groove of  early morning kid detail now that the wee one is here and this morning I only forgot one thing: the last minute stop, stare, adjust before we walked out the door.

So needless to say, once we finally got on our way and I looked at her, I realized that she had toothpaste all around her mouth. 😱 And since it was like 6:30 in the morning, I didn't take my purse with me, which has essentially the tools in it to survive almost any natural disaster, we made do with a quick hand wipe and lip balm.

LOL...anyway, as I mentioned, it was early. Way earlier than I normally start my days, so I grabbed two pieces that required nothing of me other than that I put them on, a lace dress (similar in 3 colors) that I have had forever and my Victoria Beckham x Target lace bomber jacket (last seen here with a maxi dress).
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{What I Wore} Minty Maxi

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As I mentioned here my grand daughter has come to town and today was her first day of summer camp. When we dropped her off this morning I had to practically drag Joe out. Like let's go, don't linger and make her feel your clingy energy. We walked out and within 5 seconds another little girl had walked over to say hi to the wee one. I love this about kids. They want to make friends, to connect.

Yesterday we were out all day shopping and because I knew it was going to be an adventure I wanted to be as comfortable as possible so I pulled this crochet inset maxi dress I got a week ago out and because it was a bit chilly in my city, I pulled out this lace bomber jacket from the Victoria Beckham x Target collection.
Dress | Jacket | Similar Necklace + Earrings | Shoes (comes in 3 colors) | Bucket Bag 
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{What I Wore} Red + White Stripes

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Stripes are definitely one of my faves so the fact that I instantly loved this romper was pretty much a given. I have been rushing around like a mad woman the last couple of days because I am off to San Francisco for a fun event and had to get so much done but I wanted to share this beauty before it sold out.

I will of course be sharing on social media, so you can check it all out on my instagram, snapchat and twitter.

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{What I Wore} Embellished Cold Shoulder

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I am completely committed to keeping my style easy this summer, so when I saw this embroidered cold shoulder peasant dress I instantly feel in love with it's relaxed vibe.  And of course I am always #TeamColdShoulder and the embroidery on the sleeve, which is amazing, sealed the deal.
I am working to not complain about the weather although I think my face kinda gives me away in this pic. It was pretty warm and a girl was HOT! 😓
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{What I Wore} Crisp Blue + White Stripes

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As with the retro floral jumper, I purchased this blue and white striped gathered waist dress when the Victoria Beckham x Target collection dropped and I am glad that I did because it was pretty popular in both plus and straight sizes. I purchased it in a 2 x and it appears to currently be available in certain stores in certain sizes still.  And I finally took her for a little showcasing on the streets yesterday and love it.
Denim Ballet Flats (comes in 3 colors) |  Wide Brim Visor (comes in 21 colors) 

I added a ribbon that I had on hand as a belt because I liked they way it ties in with the straps on my shoes but I will be wearing this dress without a belt and I also visualize it as a jacket over say a simple white dress.
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{WhatI Wore} Embroidered Romper with Mesh Skirt

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I love being able to express so many different sides of my personality with fashion. And I especially love the fun that you can have with fashion in the Summer. So when I saw this Floral Romper with the Mesh Skirt on Instagram, I knew I had to have it. I originally saw it in black but snagged the white because it is just summer vibe perfect, light & easy.
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{What I Wore} Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress

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We went to the Vegan Food & Drink Festival on Saturday and had an amazing time! I pulled out this easy, breezy, lightweight open shoulder ruffle maxi dress from Boohoo. It was 90 degrees and super sunny, so this fabulous wide brim visor, which comes in 21 colors was a godsend.
Wide Brim Visor I own this is Fushia & Black and will be picking up a couple other colors
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