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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} 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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{Five Fab} Fall Forecast: Must Have Bags For $40 & Under

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As much as I have been on a mission to max this Summer out, I am so excited for Fall and all the rich colors and fabrics and layers. And I have always been somewhat of a bag-a-holic and I always like to add a few new, on trend bags each new season, especially in Fall and Winter.

And if you have been following me any amount of time, you know I like to get the most out of my dollars so finding stylish pieces at great prices is like sport for me. And as someone who eats vegan, I have become more and more interested in adding more vegan beauty and fashion to my life.

So here are 5 Fall perfect vegan leather bags that would be perfect additions to your closet this season. 

Guitar Strap Tote (comes in 2 colors) | Racing Stripe Clutch | Twiggy Clutch (comes in 3 colors)  
I chose these particular bags for a variety of reasons, mainly I loved their colors and how they would work with all the great colors of fall . But also each of them would serve a particular use/function for me.
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{What I Wore} An Endless Closet + Denim on Denim

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By now you know that if you have a Gwynnie Bee subscription your closet runneth deep. And the selections that I have been getting especially lately, like this Plenty by Tracey Reese denim dress have been fantastic!
Plus Size Plenty by Tracey Reese denim dress



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{What I Wore} Minty Maxi

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Hey Delights!
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} Chocolate Swing Dress

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I have returned from San Francisco and I am exhausted but there is no rest for the weary, right? My grand wee one has arrived and will be with us for the next 5 weeks, so I will be deep in it 😢 LOL.

I will share more about my time with Stitch Fix in another post but I wanted to share the look I wore for the live unboxing event with you. It was so much fun...but more on that to come.

I felt like a delicious chocolate candy bar in this dress!
Dress | Similar Wristlet | Similar Flats | Lippie | Fitbit Surge

It's so crazy comfortable and the mesh sleeves were perfect for the weather. This is actually my second time wearing it since I purchased it but I know that it will be in high rotation.
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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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{What I Wore} Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress

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Hey Delights!

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} 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} Classic Cool Black + White

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I have literally been living in these fabulous slip on kicks. I love the pom poms and they are super comfortable. The weather here in Chicago has been so crazy and unpredictable and on some days really chilly, so I was able to pull out that fab white trench coat that I purchased on mega sale a couple of months ago.

I also threw on my favorite City Chic jeans, these black coated corset jeans (seen here), which I live in also and which are currently on a sweet sale during the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. They are just so comfortable and well...sexy chic.😄 I especially love the gold button and zipper details.

And I patiently watched this bucket bag for weeks, waiting for it to go on sale and snagged it now that it is 50% off. It's so lightweight but it holds a ton. PERFECT!
p.s. these slip ons come in 3 colors and come in medium and wide width and go up to a size 13!





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{What I Wore} Short Shorts + Pom Poms + Thick Thighs

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This past weekend was as I mentioned in my Pretty Pastels post, AMAZING! We didn't have a bad winter but I am just so excited for Spring and sunshine. I think that's what I've been missing more than anything...sunshine.

But Saturday after spending all morning recording my Spring haul video (which I am still editing), we went out and grabbed a couple Divvy bikes and hit the pavement.  I love biking & it was so fun, so relaxing and just a really great day.

This outfit is basically an exact replica sans the pom pom slips ons, which are new and fab, of a look that I have worn many times (exhibit A).
Shorts:(old, similar here) | Top: Forever 21 (old, similar in a tee shirt style) | Pom Pom Faux Leather Slip Ons (comes in 3 colors) | Camera Bag: BP @ Nordstrom (sold out similar) | Visor Head Wrap: Scunci (similar) | Lip: Milani



I am definitely getting more of these visors, they are the most comfortable visors I have ever worn. They travel well because they are soft and fold up easily & I just throw it in my purse & go.


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{What I Wore} Pretty Pastels

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Hey Delights!

It was such an amazing weekend in Chicago and for Easter I decided to go pretty in pink & pastels. This open shoulder dress pretty much represents the type of fashion I want to live in all Spring and Summer. It's throw on and go, pretty, simple & comfortable. 
I love it!



This amazing City Chic jacket is from my Gwynnie Bee closet. It will be featured along with this dress & lots of other pieces in my Spring haul video. And if you haven't tried Gwynnie Bee yet, STOP PLAYING! It's a no brainer. They have all the latest, cutest fashion and a free 30 day trial.
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{What I Wore} Red Fit & Flare

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I have written about this many times about heart disease and how it has affected me and my family but it bears repeating over & over again that heart disease & stroke are the #1 KILLERS OF WOMEN.  And while Go Red For Women Day was a big day of national awareness, the American Heart Association is a cause we can & should support year round.

I own lots of red dresses but of course you can never have too many, so as I mentioned here, I made a quick Macy's run (who is having a sweet Valentine's Day sale) and purchased this fit and flare dress.
Dress | Metal Shell Clutch: Vintage (similar) | Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless (old - similar) | Lippie: Milani




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{What I Wore} Duck'n Into Weekend

Hello delights! Today we are waking up in a frigid Chicago.  It is currently 15° as I am writing this but yesterday although it snowed lightly, I was able to rock one of my moto jackets & throw one of my reversible capes over it and hit the streets.

We finally got to see moonlight and I loved it. It made me sad but I loved the moments in it that showed the depth of our human capacity, compassion and connection. Mahershala Ali's Sag Awards acceptance speech pretty much summed it up.




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{What I Wore} Emoji Plaid

This plaid caplet is definitely one of my favorite finds ever and it is the perfect layering piece. I threw it over a faux leather moto jacket, rocked some jeans, calf length boots and the cutest emoji wristlet.
Plaid Caplet: Jack by BB Dakota (similar in 2 colors) | Jeans: Ava & Viv @ Target | Moto Jacket XTwo: Gwynnie Bee (similar) | Boots: Fergalicious (similar - last seen here) | Emoji Wristlet: Aldo (similar here, here and here) | Earrings: Vince Camuto
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{What I Wore} The Magic of A Red Dress

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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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