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{Community} News: Plus Size Brands Making Money Moves & We ALL Benefit!

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Do you remember when I Interviewed Emmicia and her first Eloquii extended size lookbook? Well Eloquii has upped the game once again and announced that starting this Fall they will offer all of their styles in sizes up to 26-28 and they adding more styles in sizes up to 32.
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{What I Wore} Flocked Velvet

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I rocked this fabulous Gabby Skye Sleeveless Flocked Dress from my Gwynnie Bee closet back in October, hence the mask and I totally forgot to share it here. It is an amazing piece. This look was my idea of a chic-o-ween vibe and I rocked my pleated sleeve Lauren Ralph Lauren top (last seen here) under it for a bit of added drama.
Plus Size Dress Gwynnie Bee
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{What I Wore} Velvet Puff Sleeves 80's Realness

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I had a blast celebrating the launch of Halfstack Magazine's annual giving issue at the Chicago Eloquii store yesterday. I wore this amazing puff sleeve velvet dress that gave me all the 80's vibes that I so love. I actually walked pass this dress initially when I saw (just writing that and the reminder that we have an actual Eloquii store here in Chicago made me 😍). But anyway, I thought it was a little too matronly for me but I eventually tried it on and fell completely in love with it. So remember to always try things on, even if they don't seem like they are your style or even if you are unsure if the size will fit you, TRY IT ON!

There is only one thing that I wish was different about this dress. And that is that the puffs in the sleeve were even more Dominique Deveraux big and fabulous!😝
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{What I Wore} All Velvet Everything

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I finally rocked this amazing black velvet dress by Ellen Tracy that has been sitting in my closet for at least a year and a half. The dress is a size 16, which I believe is the highest size that the brand stocks and although I am not a size 18/20, it fits me perfectly. I found the same dress in this exact size here.

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Dress | Velvet Boots | Bag |Coat: Eloquii (last seen here/ gorgeous similar style in boucle) | Tights (currently 2/$12) 

My AMAZING blue velvet boots are currently on sale for less than $18! So I ordered them in the wine color which I had been debating about for weeks but at this price, it was a no brainer.
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{What I Wore} Living Life Like It's Golden

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Today I joined Amber of Style Plus Curves and blogger babes, Michelle of Michelle Swoons and Natalie of Natalie in the City to rock some of the new holiday collection pieces for a fun Facebook Live recording at the Chicago Eloquii store.

I am wearing the beautiful Metallic Knit Wrap Dress & it is just amazing.

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{Five Fab} For the Weekend Vol. 14

Happy Weekend Delights!

I am alternately super excited and kinda bummed that we are basically already into November already. Of course I am excited because it's one of my favorite months but man is it going fast. As I write this, we are already one week down and these days are getting darker sooner, thanks day light savings time fall back. And I just want it to go a little slower. Because there is so much that I want to do these next 2 months of 2017.

I was working on my vision board and woahh...I mentioned in episode 16 of the CurvaCast how amped up I currently am and well...let's just say that I am going big or going bigger from here on out.
Faux Fur Vest Blue Velvet Booties
Details to similar pieces to rock this vibe on my Liketoknow.it page

Shop: So you guys have probably noticed that the brands are dropping mega sales already this year and some of the deals are 💃. So I am sharing 4 of the many pieces currently on sale, that are must haves for the upcoming holiday season. I have also linked to lots more on my Shop page.

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{Giveaway} Enter to Win a $200 Universal Standard Gift Card Code

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update: The answer to this giveaway was mentioned here.

As mentioned here & during my Instagram stories visit to the Universal Standard pop-up shop at Nordstrom, I have partnered with Universal Standard to host this awesome giveaway.  I also spent some time chatting with the brands co-founder Alex Waldman. We talked about everything from why they created the brand to what new things we will see from the brand and lots more in between. Stay tuned for more of that conversation on the next CurvaCast.

At the pop-up I tried on some of the pieces that I mentioned here, like their twist cut out faux leather top and this gorgeous tie front dress, a piece that is amazing on every single body that I have seen it on.
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A couple of things that I really love about Universal Standard:
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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).
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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} Beautiful Black Velvet Layers

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The Gwynnie Bee closet is always overflowing with fabulous frocks for any occasion but I especially love this time of  the year when I get to rock pieces like this Robbie Bee fit and flare dress (similar style).  I am living for everything velvet & this dress is beautifully framed in it & while that is a great detail on its own, the textured polka dots add a whole other level of fab to it.

It was in the 50's & chilly in Chicago so I pulled out some tights and layered this bomb Design History velvet bomber under my faux leather cape (last seen here) and added a pop of color with my silver heels (last seen here).


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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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{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} Off The Shoulder Tassel Pom Pom Dress

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Hey Delights!

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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{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} Lace on Lace

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Hey Delights!

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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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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Hey Delights!

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} 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} Pretty Tropical Palm Print

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Hey Delights!

I am definitely maxing out my Gwynnie Bee closet lately. There are just so many fabulous pieces available. I get excited every time I get a shipping confirmation email. And since delivery is always quick, I always have something new to rock which makes getting dressed sooo easy. And that is exactly how I like it to be.💃

The palm print on this London Times beauty is just so colorful and fun. I love the fact that it has that pretty gold zipper up the front. I hate struggling with back zippers and it is a great detail.


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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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