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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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{What I Wore} Rompin' in Retro Florals + Video Review

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I have always in my heart of hearts considered myself a 60's hippie chick, so this retro floral romper appealed to me instantly. I purchased this back in April the day the Victoria Beckham for Target collection dropped, so of course I paid full price, and I am a little peeved that it along with other pieces of the collection are majorly marked down and it is currently on clearance for $9.

Yep. Nine. Dollars.
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{What I Wore} Rainbow Pastel Perfection

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When this dress first arrived from my Gwynnie Bee closet I was taken aback for 2.5 seconds at how bright it was because the photos of it didn't do it's bright hues justice. It is literally a pastel party in a dress.  Someone said to me that seeing me in it instantly made him feel happier and I had to agree. This Gabby Skye dress is such a bright, easy wearing, happy piece.

The brand although not new, is new to me and this is the first but definitely not the last piece of theirs that I will wear. You can find lots of gorgeous dresses here and Lane Bryant also sells certain styles.
Dress: Gabby Skye via Gwynnie Bee (also available here) | Similar Glitter Flats | Similar Sunglasses
 Similar Silver Backpack | Similar Purse | Fitbit Surge | Lippie: My fave BH Cosmetics shade Vixen (seen here)
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{Fashion} Gingham + Denim = All Love

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Gingham is EVERYWHERE this year and I for one am totally here for it. The traditional print is getting lots of love in creative fashion ways, especially in plus size.  And denim is of course a life staple and it too is getting lots of love this season in the most fun ways. I am especially loving it in lighter colors with cute variations like rips, patches and even found some crochet and of course in shorts. So I put together a bunch of gingham and denim pieces that I am loving below that I think would be great additions to your summer fun wardrobe.

I purchased this swimsuit weeks ago and it is by far the best swimsuit I have ever owned because the top has a built in bra that I was able to get in my actual bra size, 44DDD and the fit and support is AMAZING.

I am excited that Summer is almost here so I can rock it outside of my house 😊. I almost went to the beach yesterday after a morning of bike riding but a long soak and relaxing on the couch won out. But soon...SOON! I purchased these cute denim ballet flats a week ago and I love them. {They also come in black and a taupe-y neutral} I LIVE in flats, so I love that I can get them in a lot of colors, textures and styles.

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{Fashion} White Party Season Comes At You Fast: 20 White Party Perfect Dresses!

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The past few summers around mid to late June I have found myself on the hunt for a fabulous white outfit for some kind of a white white themed party/event.

And most times I found myself really disappointed because by then the stores have kinda started switching over their sales season & are not really selling a whole bunch of white anymore. And if they are, it's usually the stuff that you don't really want, like picked over damaged mess and just NO.

One year when I was going to New York City for Full Figured Fashion Week & needed a look for their white boat party I ended up running all over town searching after dealing with a disaster of a seamstress. Thankfully I lucked up on a white dress from Loft in a non-plus size that fit me.  Another reminder to always try things on ladies!

Last summer I ended up wearing off white to a white party. The crochet shorts were super cute but they were not that pure, crisp, summer white that I wanted.
So this year I made a promise to myself not to wait until the heart of the summer to start looking for my white pieces. So, I am on the hunt now & here are 20 white dresses (well 19 dresses + 1 romper) that I am loving.
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{What I Wore} Bright Florals & Crochet

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Little did I know on the bright, sunny, amazing day that this picture was taken, (which was the day after my 48th birthday) that I would become insanely sick only a few hours later. And to make matters worse, I would have to get on an airplane for a quick 2 day turnaround trip to New York City. Which I am sure only added to how severe my sickness became.
Dress: Old: ASOS Curve - Similar in white for $15
Pom Pom Slip Ons (seen here - can't stop wearing them ) 
Rainbow Mirrored Sunnies: Similar | Bag: Travelon Anti Theft Purse (similar)
 Jacket: City Chic via my Gwynnie Bee closet: (seen here) I have been living in it too!
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{What I Wore} The Perfect Citron Pleats

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When this gorgeous City Chic dress arrived from my Gwynnie Bee closet, I knew instantly that it was the dress that I wanted to wear for Mother's Day. It is so pretty with the amazing pleats and the graceful way that it frames your body. Wearing it put the biggest smile on my face. I just love it!

Dress: City Chic via Gwynnie Bee | Stappy Pumps: Last seen here | Sunglasses: DVF via Century 21
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