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Showing posts with label Fashion. Show all posts

Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Kayla Collection Dresses #PlusSizePick

Today's #PlusSizePick is the gorgeous Kayla Collection currently on sale at ideel. This is a brand that is pretty new to me but kudos to them for making really stylish plus size dresses featuring encrusted crystals, peplums, fabulous prints, colorblocking and faux leather.

And speaking of faux leather, I HAD TO HAVE THIS DRESS with the faux leather waistband. It also comes in a peachy/orange and black color that has a really edgy vibe.

Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Floppy Straw Sun Hats #PlusSizePick

Hey Lovelies! 

Yes, for a lot of us here in the states, Miss Spring is taking her sweet time getting here but when she does finally show up, I will so be greeting her with these two fabulous hats to block all the sun she and her girlfriend Summer had better be shining upon us!

I got a glimpse of these two hats out of the side of my eye actually as I was leaving Old Navy after buying some new workout things and sauntered...ok ran over to see if they had my size and ended up snagging the last L/XL in both colors!


Old Navy Floopy Straw Sun Hats

If you love hats as much as I do, you NEED these. And if these are anything like the Old Navy felt floppy hats from last Fall, they will sell out FAST, so get them NOW and get an additional 30% off at Old Navy with code THANKYOU through 3/22.

Check out the previous #PlusSizePick's HERE!

{Fashion} Playing Dress Up With Gwynnie Bee New Arrivals

Hey Lovelies!

I have just returned from New York and while there I spent some time with my fam at Gwynnie Bee playing dress up and there are so many fabulous pieces coming for Spring and Summer!!

Here I am wearing a great peplum mesh top from Pink Clove and an anything but basic black MYNT 1792 skirt that in addition to the zipper you see, has some super sexy short horizontal zippers along the top on one side.

Gwynnie Bee Mynt 1792 Black Zip Skirt Pink Clove Peplum Floral Top

I wore the skirt like this to once again illustrate how great and multi-functional I have found the separates from Gwynnie Bee to be (see before here). So you can rock this look to work and change out (or tuck in and belt) the top and have the perfect look for going out after work.

My {Travel} Uniform | Stylish Sanity Savers #JetSetCurves

Hey Lovelies!

I love traveling but there are of course some things about it that are highly annoying, so I try to do certain things that will make getting to my destination more bearable.

One such thing is definitely wearing some version of my travel uniform which consists of pieces that are comfortable, simple and easy. So when I get to spend time with my friends at TSA {insert smirk} I can get my shoes, jackets, etc off in a flash and hopefully get through without being felt up and having my brand new things confiscated {insert major #sideeye}. And I always need something to cover my head because only the good Lord knows what's been on the seats. And of course my sanity savers, my headphones.

POL Oversized Cardigan: ideel | Frends Headphones
Mirrored Sunglasses (similar here, here and a cute heart shaped pair here)

Plus Size {Fashion} Pick Of The Day: Striped Slip-On Sneakers #PlusSizePick

I can not tell you how incredibly excited I am that Spring is finally coming. The weather here in Chicago will actually hit the 50's a couple of days this week!!! And while the fact that I am still sick blows, just knowing that warmer days are coming makes me feel better.

And when I saw these Striped Slip-On Sneakers they made me smile because I am addicted to stripes and can never get enough of them in any form or fashion. And the fact that you can currently get them for 40% off only adds to my shopper's delight.


I love them as shown with the white jeans but I would also totally rock them with dresses, skirts, shorts and lots of other colors and pattern combos.

What say you? Would you rock these shoes?

You can shop these slip-ons HERE!

Plus Size {Fashion} Pick Of The Day: 5 Wardrobe Staples From Violeta by Mango #PlusSizePick

This edition of the #PlusSizePick features one of the newer brands offering plus sizes, Violeta by Mango. And since I have been eager to try the brand out, their current up to 70% off sale seemed like the perfect time to do so.

There is a crazy amount of items up for grabs but I wanted to narrow down my selection of featured items to pieces that can easily be integrated into your wardrobe. And honestly doing so was really HARD!!!! I mean there really are A LOT of fab pieces.

If you missed snagging the Lauren Ralph Lauren dress, this red draped waist dress is a great alternative. And this contrast trim skirt can definitely be worn at the office or out to dinner. I chose this chest pocket crepe blouse because it's a classic fabric made a little less stuffy by the pockets, so yes, you can rock it for work but also on the weekend with your favorite jeans. And this cotton suit jacket and cotton suit pants of course come together to make the most basic of wardrobe staples but with a slightly edgier style to them.

Notes: The Violeta by Mango line runs in sizes 8-20 and since this is a newer brand offering plus sizes on top of being a non US brand you will really want to double check the sizing chart to make sure that you are ordering your correct size.

p.s I placed my order a few days ago and I was going to feature the jacket I purchased but it is already sold out, so if you see something you love in your size, you might want to order it ASAP!

What say you? Have you tried this brand?

Shop these picks HERE!

{The Top 10} Instagram Curvy Fashion Moments of The Week Vol 5 #CurvyTop10

This week's #CurvyTop10 starts off with two of the prettiest pink coats and takes you on a stylish trip featuring denim, stripes, leather and so much more fabulousness! WERK GIRLS!

Did you miss the previous looks? Check them out HERE!

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{Five Fab} Pieces From Emme's Plus Size Style Ideel Collaboration

Hey Lovelies!

Note: The second collection consisting of prints has posted and the third collection consisting of Vivid Brights & Florals will launch March 9th!

I have written before about ideel being one of my favorite online shopping haunts so I am excited to see that they have tapped plus supermodel Emme to curate three collections.  

The first collection contains 65 pieces and is all about the classic colors black and white.

Here are a five fab pieces from the first collection that I love.

{What I Wore} Casual Layered Miami Beach Style

When I booked the trip to Miami to celebrate my rugrat's 21st birthday, the weather was predicted to be in the 80's so I planned a casual wardrobe that consisted mainly of simple dresses & seperates.

As with my previous Miami style post, I am wearing pieces from Rebdolls, a two piece crop set to be exact under a split maxi t-shirt dress and my fav new shoes, my white perforated mules from Shoedazzle. (You can check this look out in motion here on my instagram page)

Plus Size {Fashion} Pick Of The Day: Metallic Flawless Clutch #PlusSizePick

Hey Lovelies!

Today's #PlusSizePick is another item that reeks of Spring to me.  This super pretty dusky pink "Flawless" clutch will be so cute with all of Springs colors & prints & it would be great popped off darker colors like Marsala, the Pantone color of the year..

And BONUS! You can currently take an additional 40% it's sale price.

What say you? Would you rock this bag?

Shop this clutch HERE!

{What I Wore} Miami Beach Style: Bodycon + Faux Fur

Hey Lovelies!

Before leaving for Miami, I was dealing with some kind of a bug, a bug that I thought I had conquered because I felt pretty good the entire time I was there.

But fast forward to Sunday and my return to Chicago and within hours of my stepping on the ice cold concrete, my throat started hurting again, my nose started running and Monday night brought the return of hacking my brain out.

So apparently my body has decided to revolt against wellness in protest of me forcing it to live in this coldness. Bwaaaa....Spring! I need you!

Sigh...anyway, the weather in Miami was definitely colder than normal but I was able to rock the pieces that I packed and I layered this Rebdolls dress under my AnnaFesta faux fur capelet (last seen here).

            Dress: Rebdolls | Capelet: AnnaFesta Mules: Shoedazzle | Gold Croc Minaudiere | Ring: Kenneth Jay Lane

{The Top 10} Instagram Curvy Fashion Moments of The Week Vol 4 #CurvyTop10

Hey Fabs! 

This week's #CurvyTop10 is a nice mixture of casual, classy and va va voom! 

Did you miss last week's looks? Check them out HERE!

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{What I Wore} Sneak Peek: Miami Beach Style

Hello Lovelies! 

I just returned from Miami with my rugrat celebrating her 21st birthday and as it has been in lots of other parts of the country, it was cooler than normal in Miami while we were there.

So, while I didn't get to rock a bathing suit, I did pull out a couple of layered warmer weather looks to rock. I am of course currently in post vacation, catch up mode but wanted to drop a little sneak peek.

More to come...

Plus Size {Fashion} Pick Of The Day: Leopard Print Coat #PlusSizePick

As mentioned in my last #PlusSizePick post, I am in Spring mode and this Leopard Print Coat from ELOQUII in the pretty pale pink & white with the flounce hem feels completely like Spring to me.

Plus Size Leopard Print Coat

Shop this coat HERE!

What say you? Would you rock this coat?

{The Top 10} Instagram Curvy Fashion Moments of The Week Vol 3 #CurvyTop10

Hey Fabs!

This week's #CurvyTop10 feaures slayers rocking a fab mix of color, prints, capes and more.

Did you miss last week's looks? Check them out HERE

Don't forget to tag your instagram looks with #CurvyTop10!

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{A Blogger's Life} Photo Shoot Outtakes #Throwback

Hello Lovelies!

I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of the crazy, funny, and sometimes exhausting things that occurs when I am taking pictures for the blog.

I have mentioned before how the weather can be really challenging. For example, the wind would not let my hair be great here and was blowing it all over, so we had to stop, regroup and change our angle.

On this shoot, we actually had to stop shooting and go into Walgreens to buy hairspray and my poor hair ended up stiff as a board because the wind had whipped it and any little bit of curl that I had was gone. (Check out the final pics on this post HERE)

{Rock} Winter White + Gold Valentine's Day Style

Hello Lovelies! 

Look two of my Valentine's Day style feature is as promised,
completely different from look one, the rocker chic vibe.

I felt very "The Lady Loves Couture" in this look. Both my faux fur capelet & zipper pencil skirt are from AnnaFesta, an independent brand that I have featured before (herehere & here).

{The Top 10} Instagram Curvy Fashion Moments of The Week Vol 2 #CurvyTop10

Hello Lovelies!

I am back again with another #CurvyTop10 & this week the ladies are bringing
a little bit of everything, from comfort, to pizzazz and of course lots of sass!

Did you miss last week's looks? Check them out HERE!

Don't forget to tag your instagram looks with  #CurvyTop10!

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{Rock} Rocker Chic: Sequins, Fringe + Floral Valentine's Day Style

Although they are of course the ultimate in sweet and power colors, my idea of the perfect Valentine's Day looks doesn't consist of pink or red.

In line with what is becoming my tradition, I am once again sharing Valentine's Day looks that aren't necessarily traditional and which are actually on two completely different fashion spectrums.

First up is a little rocker chic featuring several of my favorite things, leather, sequins & florals.

{Check out my Winter White & Gold Valentine's Day Style}

Rocker Chic Valentines Day Style Sequins Fringe Floral Pumps
Sequin Skirt: Lane Bryant (old, last seen here
Fringe Belt : Eloquii | Floral Block Heel Pump | Bag/Jewelry (old)

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