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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} 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.  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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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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Plus Size {Pick of The Day}: SimplyBe's Must Have Jackets

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As I expressed way back in 2013SimplyBe has always been one of my favorite UK plus size brands and today they are hooking us up with a  1 Day Only 50% Off Sitewide sale. One of my favorite coats of ALL TIME, this faux leather panel trench coat is from the brand, so I wanted to share a few jackets and coats that they currently have that I think would be great additions to your wardrobe.



Each of course has their own vibe. I was thinking transitional wear with the faux leather pea coat, and the gorgeous blue padded biker jacket, And we know, I just love animal print, so this textured biker jacket was a no brainer. And of course the holiday season will be here before we know it, so I love this crochet jacket because it is always nice to have something light to throw over your pretty tops and dresses. And this white fluted sleeve jacket brings the drama but is of course a great neutral to rock dressed up or down.

 SimplyBe has such a huge selection on their site, so selecting these 5 pieces was a challenge but I think they are good options. There are also some great dresses, like this Magisculpt beauty that comes in both black and red and just screams holiday season to me with the velvet and sheer arms.



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Plus Size {Pick of The Day}: Cape Coats

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As I mentioned here, we welcomed the new Eloquii store to Chicago last week and if you are following me on Snapchat or Instagram then you know that I completely fell IN LOVE with both of these coats.

There is no secret around here that I am obsessed with capes. Like OBSESSED. I mean, the love is real, REAL. SooOO of course I was instantly drawn to both of these beauties.

This tie neck cape coat is such an amazing piece. It has this great relaxed cocoon but structured vibe to it and the color is so gorgeous. And that tie neck adds such a classy touch to it. It is a great transitioning piece for Fall and Winter. For Fall I would probably rock it like I did here, with a thick, cable knit cardigan sweater. And for winter, I would put a jacket under it like I did here with my faux suede piece.
The details of my clothes under the coat are here.

And this peplum cape jacket! OHHH MYY GAWDDD! 
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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.
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{What I Wore} Pretty Tropical Palm Print

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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.


Check out all of my Gwynnie Bee looks HERE!

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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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The CurvaCast Episode 14: Monif C Swim @ Forever 21, Gabourey Sidibe,Ashley Graham & Instagram Faves

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I know that it has been a minute since I've done a podcast but now that I have my voice back I am
excited to come to you with a new episode, The 14th episode actually of The CurvaCast.

This is a short but sweet episode but there are several things that I wanted to share with you guys, in particular what I woke up to this morning.

I woke this morning to an email from Forever 21 announcing that they are selling swimsuits from Monif C so of course I had to gab a little bit about that. I literally recorded the podcast minutes after I saw the news, so basically we have F21 & Monif to thank for this episode 😆. And in case you did not know, some of Monif C's swimsuits are also available on ASOS

Also both Gabourey Sidibe & Ashley Graham currently have new books out. Gabi's book is titled "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare" and I have already finished it so I share my thoughts on it. And Ashley's book is titled "A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like".

Like seriously, are we not living in an awesome time of exposure for plus size women?💃

Anyway, to wrap things up, I share & talk a bit about two Instagram accounts, Jonquelart and NÜNUDE that I am currently loving and I think you will too.
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{What I Wore} Bell Sleeves & Ripped Jeans

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Spring has finally arrived in Chicago and I was able to finally pull out that super cute stripped bell sleeved tee I purchased in January and it was definitely a hit on the streets.

I have worn these ripped jeans so much that I have had to cut some of the rips off.  So I am about to add a couple more pairs to my arsenal because I love the style, although you will not see me in the ones where the entire knee or whole thigh is out. For me that's overkill. And if you like the style but really don't want to show any flesh this patched pair or lace knee pair might be more your speed.



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Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day | #VBxTarget Black Calla Lily Satin Ruffle Hem Dress

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Did you shop the Victoria Beckham for Target collection? I did but only online because while in some cities plus sizes were readily available in store, in my city it was not (click here to check for plus size in store in your city),

But anyway, I love the mod, laid back, feminine style of the collection, so I purchased a few pieces, like the Blue Stripe Poplin Gathered Waist Dress & the Retro Floral Tie Waist Romper.

But I chose the Black Calla Lily Satin Ruffle Hem Dress as my #PlusSizePick because I have seen it on so many different body shapes and it looks gorgeous on EVERYONE!
I have seen/read a few things from those who shopped in store about sizes and thought I would share the biggest one with you ladies. The sizing may be a bit tricky, mainly in the pants, so make sure you check out the size chart.

Some pieces have of course already sold out, so if you are on the fence about buying, I would suggest that you just jump over it and get what you are eyeing. Target has the best shipping, free over $25 and returning things is easy.

Anyway, I am excited to get the pieces I ordered and I will of course share them on le blog!


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{Review} Stitch Fix For Plus Size

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As previously mentioned, now that Stitch Fix has launched plus size, I decided to give them another try in hopes that my experience this time around would be better than my initial Stitch Fix experience back in 2011.

So here ya go...my review of the Stitch Fix box that I received!



So what say you? Have you or would you try Stitch Fix


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Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day | Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant Floral Skirt #PlusSizePick

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Lane Bryant is at it again with a collaboration with a high end designer, this time they have teamed up with Prabal Gurung.

The Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant collection consists of 20 pieces that pretty much live in the red, black, white and blue lane and I am here for it. I love the florals and the stripes & I almost chose this striped cold shoulder sweater as my pick but I went with this gorgeous iris print full circle skirt. There is also a matching blouse, scarf and tee shirt in the collection.


The print screams Spring to me and I am so ready for it!

What say you? Are you loving this collection?

Shop the Floral Full Circle Skirt HERE!

Check out the previous Plus Size Picks HERE!



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{Community} Stitch Fix Now Offers Plus Size

Update: 3/9/17 - Just got my Stitch Fix box. Review to come!


This Stitch Fix post I wrote way back in 2011 has over 64,000 hits and counting. The "and counting" part is because 6 years later, Stitch Fix has finally entered the plus size game and the post is a top hit on my site once again.

I know a lot of people are excited that Stitch Fix has finally started offering plus sizes but for me, while I am always glad when we plus size women have more options, I'm still a little salty about my initial experience with them. But I am taking cues from the La La Land producer at the Oscars and getting on board because it truly is a win for plus size women and the hits on my site are definitely an indicator that it was something that was really wanted.

Here's the deal in a nutshell. Stitch Fix now offers sizes 14W-24W & 1X-3X. They have partnered with some of our most loved brands like Eloquii, Kiyonna & City Chic and even added plus size options to their in house brands. Thy brought in 3 plus size bloggers to work with them on fit, etc.
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Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day | Floral Bell Sleeve Jacket #PlusSizePick

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I have seen lots of versions of colorful, fun short bell sleeves on some of my fave non plus size bloggers like Jenn from Style Charade & I was seriously feeling some fashion envy because I love the style. I rocked the style in this gorgeous red dress & recently purchased this fun color-block bell sleeved teeEloquii has a longer sleeve black bell sleeve blazer but I really wanted the style in a fun, colorful jacket.

So of course I am major excited that Lane Bryant has dropped this gorgeous Floral Bell Sleeve Jacket.  It is a beauty, perfect for work & play.
These Destructed Skinny Jeans are KILLER also and currently BOGO 1/2. 

As is the case like 98% of the time, I ordered today's fashion pick for myself & I can't wait for it to arrive! 😃

Shop the Floral Bell Sleeve Jacket HERE!

Check out the previous Plus Size Picks HERE!



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{What I Wore} Holiday Vibe

Christmas came and went in a blur but not before I got to celebrate it a little. We started Christmas morning off by volunteering at the Center on Halsted and afterwards went home for a little nap and then off to hang with the fambam at my sister's house.

I wanted to keep my style majorly relaxed so I pulled out my fave velvet jumpsuit (I LOVE this one that is currently on ridiculous sale under $30) & my Noel flats from last year. I also finally wore the Eloquii cape blazer I purchased in 2015.
Plus Size Fashion Holiday Look Cape Blazer Velvet Jumpsuit





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{Fashion} FTF x Essie & Kelly Capsule Collection

I love when brands are smart and partner with plus size bloggers to create collections. The latest to do so is Fashion to Figure with their FTF x Essie & Kelly Capsule Collection featuring blogger Kelly Augustine and blogger/model Essie Golden that just dropped.
Fashion To Figure plus size holiday glam
The collection is all about holiday glam and features velvets, winter white, gold, shimmer and faux leather.
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