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{What I Wore} Dramatic Golden Velvet

Hey Delights!

Yesterday I ventured out downtown to run some errands and I happened upon this amazing mural on the side of the Chicago Cultural Center aka The People's Palace and knew I had to get a shot in front of it.
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{Community} News: Plus Size Brands Making Money Moves & We ALL Benefit!

Hey Delights!

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} Peplum Caped Pea Coat + Sparkle

Hey Delights!

I am going to see my all time favorite artist, Janet Jackson tonight and I am so excited. Janet has always held a very special place in my heart. Growing up, her role as Penny on Good Times was the only "ME" that I saw on television and I have loved her since.  The last time that I saw her in concert was in 2011 so needless to say, I am stoked to get to see her doing her thing once again.

The look that I rocked yesterday was somewhat of a homage to the whole Rhythm Nation vibe. I have already shared in the video here how I feel about this peplum cape jacket . It is just 💙.

I am not one of those people who think that sequins are only for "special occasions". The way I look at it, every day that I am alive is a special occasion, so I wear my sequin jeans (seen here) like I do any other pair of pants. I am thinking about adding these blue sequin pull ons to my arsenal and I also featured a couple of other cute options on my liketoknow.it page.

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These boots are an old favorite from Fergalicious that I have pulled out every year since I purchased them. They are biker chic cool, great with jeans and the heel height makes them just perfect for every day.

I am so EXCITED for tonight and I will of course be sharing some of tonight's concert on my social media pages, so you know what to do! 👇

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{What I Wore} Kimono Blush

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Hey Delights!

I purchased these soft pink crepe ankle grazer cigarette pants (in a pretty lilac) pretty much on a whim and I wore them along with the matching jacket back in February as my Valentine's Day look.

(side note on that look: it was FREEZING & I shoot this look myself so it took longer than it would if someone else was behind the camera but you know we bloggers...we just make ish happen)

My Eloquii family gifted me this amazing tie front kimono wrap top and I knew it would be perfect with these pants. And the print is a great example of how well Eloquii does prints. The colors are unexpected but just work.
Tote: JustFab (old) and more similar pants options on my Shop page


{Fashion} Eloquii Opens a Store in Chicago!

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Hey Delights!

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 

{Fashion} Gingham + Denim = All Love

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Hey Delights!

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.


{What I Wore} Valentine's Blush

Hello Delights!

As I mentioned in my post featuring the faux leather peg leg pants, I really want to have fun with fashion and rock things that I don't normally rock. So when I saw this soft pink crepe blazer and ankle grazer cigarette pants, I had to have them & I am thinking about getting them in the lavender color that is currently available.

While I LOVE color and wear it as much as possible, I rarely wear pink. And I definitely did not have a pink pant suit in my life. And this is such a sweet blush of pink. While I went pretty dressy for this look with the deep v bodysuit & floral heels, I can't wait to dress these pieces down also.


{What I Wore} Plush Leopard

I have had this leopard print faux fur forever yet she never ceases to make me smile when I put her on and I am just going to say it, every woman should have one, so if you don't, what are you waiting for?
Faux Fur Leopard Coat: Alfani | Leggings: (old) Lane Bryant 
Boots: Aerosoles (in brown & black) last seen here | Fitbit Surge


{What I Wore} Peg Leggin' It

Hey Delights! I am not normally a peg leg pants kind of a girl but this year I will be all about branching out & trying new things in every area of my life but especially on the fashion front.

So during a recent fashion haul of some serious sale items, I scooped up these fab faux leather peg leg pants, this soft pink crepe blazer and matching ankle grazer cigarette pants, this velvet cami dress & this cute "life's a beach bag" for the beach, one of which I hope to be on in the next couple of months.

Besides being a deep, rich oxblood, these beauties had 3 major 🔑's going for them.
  1. They are on sale for $23 
  2. They are a really nice weight faux leather, like reallllyyy nice & well lined. So I will be rockin' them all year long. 
  3. They are only $23!! Oh yeah I mentioned that already didn't I? Well a girl is really all about stretch'n her coinage this year, so that price is in the words of DJ Khalid, #MajorKey 🔑

Faux Leather Peg Leg Pants | Faux Fur (last seen here) | Blue Suede Booties (I need them in green) | Zoya Polish in Blair

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{What I Wore} Faux Leather + Cold Shoulder Stripes

Today was such a beautiful day. Fall is in full effect and I am all about layering, so I paired this gorgeous striped cold shoulder sweater with my fuzzy sweater and threw my faux leather cape over them.

I am still madly in love with my faux leather culottes so I wear them as much as possible all year long. They just make getting dressed so easy because they truly go with EVERYTHING & they add that little touch of luxury.
Faux Leather Cape: Violeta by Mango (old) | Faux Leather Culottes: Eloquii 
 Cold Shoulder Sweater: INC via Gwynnie Bee |  Crossbody: Coach (old) I LOVE this one 
Fuzzy Sweater: Ashley Stewart (old) similar in white and black) | Booties: Shoedazzle (similar


{What I Wore} Rockin' Pleats and Plaid

Hey Fabs!

As I wrote about in my Adam Lippes for Target #PlusSizePick's post, this plaid duster was a must have.  It's obviously a great looking piece but what I was not expecting, was that it would be made of such a great material. This is definitely a cool weather piece, made of heavy weight sweater material and it has been perfect layered over my jackets on these cool Fall days. 
Adam Lippes for Target Plus Size Duster Faux Leather Culottes
Duster (s/o similar here & here) | Culottes | Pleated Top (s/o) Booties | Necklace | Bag


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale #PlusSizePick's

Hey Fabs!

It's that time of the year, The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has dropped and it is one a pretty sweet sale. And besides the great deals and free shipping (which I love...LOVE), it is even more exciting for me, that there are hundreds of plus size items available.

And since I am actually slowly but surely getting into Fall shopping mode, most of the pieces that are high on my MUST HAVE list are pieces that can be rocked now but that also would transition easily into the next season.

One such piece is these fabulous Faux Leather Culottes (that sold out at Eloquii).

I love how casual cool they are and I can totally see myself rocking them now with a simple, flowy top and as it gets a bit cooler, the styling above with different shoes or booties even, would be perfect.

There is lots to choose from but here are some of my other picks.

What say you? Are you shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

Check out the previous #PlusSizePicks HERE!


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Palm Print Capri Pants #PlusSizePick

Hey Fabs! 

YAY to Summertime & bright, fun prints! These Palm Print Capri Pants are so cute and per one of the reviews, they "give good butt" and that is always a good thing LOL.

They also come in black and both can easily be rocked at the office or out on the town.

What say you? Are you lovin' on these pants?

Shop these pants HERE! (currently 30% off)

Check out all the  #PlusSizePick's HERE!


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: The $25 & Under Memorial Day Weekend Edition #PlusSizePick

Hey Fabs! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! 

I don't recall when this new "tradition" of massive sales for Memorial Day weekend began but I am all for it and sharing a couple of the ones that I totally think are worth your time and money!

Eloquii has a sweet 25 items for $25 sale that includes these fabulous full pleat skirts in the most gorgeous colors. Here are two of my faves, the limeade and sparkling grape.

And of course ASOS is getting in on the action with 20% off full priced items. The amount and always on trend style of ASOS Curve and other plus size brands available on the site has made me a bonafide stan, so I always include them in my picks.

Since this is the unofficial start of summer, I have the beach on my mind and these two pieces are perfect as beach cover-ups.

What say you? Are you lovin' these pieces?


{Five Fab} Floral Fashion Picks $25 & Under!

Hey Lovelies!

I recently purchased this pretty floral wristlet from Avenue for $10 and it pretty much set me off on the hunt for more bargain floral pieces to add to my wardrobe, and since I know I am not the only one who swoons over a good deal, I am sharing some of my finds with you here.


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick Of The Day: Modamix Collection @ Macy's #PlusSizePick

Hey Lovelies!

I have featured Modamix pieces before on le blog, here and here but I made them the #PlusSizePick of the day because the current pieces on sale at Macy's had me swooning and wanting to snatch them all off the racks.

I took some quick snaps on my phone and I am loving the vibrant colors, patterns, textures and the variety of styles available. I did snag a couple of pieces, so expect to see them here on le blog at some point.

Not everything in store is currently on the website but  this illusion stripe jacket and this gorgeous peachy rose perforated faux leather skirt both are and I love them!

What say you? Have you rocked Modamix?


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!


{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.


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick Of The Day: Lace Print TaperedTrousers #PlusSizePick

Today's #PlusSizePick is these Lace Print Trousers that I ordered as my first purchase from Misguided's plus size section and they are so cute .

I ordered these in a size 20, which is their largest size because they are a more fitted style & I didn't want them too tight in the hip and they fit my hips perfectly, although as with most of my pants, I will have to take in the waist a bit. The fabric is almost like the scuba fabric showing up everywhere, so they wear/feel like leggings.

What say you? 
Have you tried any of Misguided's plus size pieces? 

Shop these pants HERE!

Sizing note: Here are my measurements: Height 5'9 1/2" Bust 51" Waist 40" Hips 51" Inseam 30.5" ,42F, Size 18/20 or 1x 2x or 3x in JR plus styles and depending on style/brand/cut.


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick Of The Day: Sleeveless Printed Jumpsuit #PlusSizePick

I purchased today's #PlusSizePick, this Modamix Sleeveless Printed Jumpsuit a few weeks ago and while I don't own a lot of jumpsuits, I absolutely LOVE it!

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