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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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{What I Wore} Head To Toe Metals

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Hey Delights!

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.

{What I Wore} Crisp Blue + White Stripes

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Hey Delights!

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.

{WhatI Wore} Embroidered Romper with Mesh Skirt

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Hey Delights!

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.

{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.


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

Hey delights!

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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{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.

Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Laser Cut Faux Leather Jacket #PlusSizePick

Under the helm of Linda Heasley, Lane Bryant has definitely been mixing things up with a variety of limited edition curated collections and collaborations for their Fast Lane brand. Their latest is The Otis Collection, a collaboration with a team of design students at the LA Otis College of Art & Design.

The collection is a mix of drapey, flowy & textured pieces that are pretty neutral for the most part with pops of blue, grey and green.  My favorite piece from the collection is this laser cut faux leather jacket which should not come as a surprise because it is totally my style and I have similar jackets is other colors but none with the same laser cut vibe.

Pic: Lane Bryant Instagram 

There is also a matching laser cut pencil skirt in the collection and here are some of the other pieces in the Otis Collection that I would totally rock.

What say you? What do you think of this collection?

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{Chatting Curvatude} Emmicia, Eloquii + Extended Style

Last week Eloquii set off a plus size frenzy when they dropped their latest extended sizes lookbook featuring Emmicia Bracey. I personally was so excited when I opened my Eloquii email and saw her beautiful, smiling face that I had to get to know a little more about her.
Emmicia is 28 years old, 5'8'' tall and a size 28 & she was recruited to model for Eloquii via her friend, Ashley Falcon who happens to be a stylist for the brand. Anyway, I chatted with Emmicia last week and here is a bit of our conversation.


Plus Size {Fall Fashion} Pick of The Day: Zipped Faux Leather Pencil Skirt #PlusSizePick

Hey Fabs!

Today's #PlusSizePick is this fabulous faux leather pencil skirt that I just got from Violeta by Mango.

Violeta by Mango Plus Size Faux Leather Pencil Skirt

Since the brand basically only goes up to a size 20 & I have found some pieces to be cut a bit on the small size, I have only purchased a few things from them but this skirt is definitely my favorite. You can get a look at it & a jacket I purchased last season in my #Vlogtober Day 1 video.

Violeta by Mango Faux Leather Pencil Skirt

It is a really gorgeous, green with a raised pebble effect that really gives it that supple leather vibe. I can't wait to rock it and I am thinking about getting it in the color they call navy that looks pretty purple-y online.

Stay tuned, this will definitely be showing up in multiple looks on le blog...

Shop this skirt HERE!

Check out the previous #PlusSizePick's HERE!


{What I Wore} And The Crop Top Rockin' Continues

Hey Fabs!

Actually the crop top rockin' has been more frequent then ever in recent weeks and the day before, the day of & the day after all of the O Mag crop top body policing business went down I was wearing one. Cést la vie. Deal with it body shamers!

Any way, I have had this cross hem stripe crop top and midi skirt for months & finally pulled them out for some street time.

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?


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Chevron Midi Skirt #PlusSizePick

Hey Fabs!

Today's #PlusSizePick from Rebdolls is a fun take on the chevron pattern and a great midi length so its sure to be a skirt that you will reach for time after time.

And it has POCKETS! Triple WIN!

What say you? Are you lovin' on this skirt?

Shop this skirt HERE!

Check out the previous #PlusSizePick's 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?


{Fashion} Playing Dress Up With Gwynnie Bee New Arrivals

Hey Lovelies!

I have just returned from New York and while there I spent some time with my fam at Gwynnie Bee playing dress up and there are so many fabulous pieces coming for Spring and Summer!!

Here I am wearing a great peplum mesh top from Pink Clove and an anything but basic black MYNT 1792 skirt that in addition to the zipper you see, has some super sexy short horizontal zippers along the top on one side.

Gwynnie Bee Mynt 1792 Black Zip Skirt Pink Clove Peplum Floral Top

I wore the skirt like this to once again illustrate how great and multi-functional I have found the separates from Gwynnie Bee to be (see before here). So you can rock this look to work and change out (or tuck in and belt) the top and have the perfect look for going out after work.


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!


{What I Wore} Casual Layered Miami Beach Style

When I booked the trip to Miami to celebrate my rugrat's 21st birthday, the weather was predicted to be in the 80's so I planned a casual wardrobe that consisted mainly of simple dresses & seperates.

As with my previous Miami style post, I am wearing pieces from Rebdolls, a two piece crop set to be exact under a split maxi t-shirt dress and my fav new shoes, my white perforated mules from Shoedazzle. (You can check this look out in motion here on my instagram page)


{Rock} Winter White + Gold Valentine's Day Style

Hello Lovelies! 

Look two of my Valentine's Day style feature is as promised,
completely different from look one, the rocker chic vibe.

I felt very "The Lady Loves Couture" in this look. Both my faux fur capelet & zipper pencil skirt are from AnnaFesta, an independent brand that I have featured before (herehere & here).


{Rock} Rocker Chic: Sequins, Fringe + Floral Valentine's Day Style

Although they are of course the ultimate in sweet and power colors, my idea of the perfect Valentine's Day looks doesn't consist of pink or red.

In line with what is becoming my tradition, I am once again sharing Valentine's Day looks that aren't necessarily traditional and which are actually on two completely different fashion spectrums.

First up is a little rocker chic featuring several of my favorite things, leather, sequins & florals.

{Check out my Winter White & Gold Valentine's Day Style}

Sequin Skirt: Lane Bryant (old, last seen here
Fringe Belt : Eloquii | Floral Block Heel Pump | Bag/Jewelry (old)

Rocker Chic Valentines Day Style Plus Size Sequins Fringe Floral Pumps

Rocker Chic Valentines Day Style Plus Size Sequins Fringe Floral Block Heels

Rocker Chic Valentines Day Style Plus Size Sequins Fringe Floral Block Heels

How friggin fun is this faux leather fringe belt!?!!! 

I have had it for months, waiting for the perfect look to rock it with and this just felt like it.

 Valentines Day Style Rocker Chic Plus Size Sequins Fringe Floral Block Heel Pump

 Valentines Day Style Rocker Chic leather Jacket Plus Size Sequins Fringe Floral Block Heel Pump

I gotta add that my kid and I fought for these shots. I mean really. There were moments when we would lose the sun or the flash was too much or not enough and other issues like being surrounded by snow on every side. It's really challenging to find places to shoot outdoors in the winter at times.

So we spent a LOT of time working to get good shoots and because these were so hard won, I am posting way more pictures than I normally do!! Shout out to my rugrat for fighting with me!!

 Valentines Day Style Rocker Chic leather Biker Jacket Plus Size Sequins Fringe Floral Block Heel Pump

Valentines Day Rocker Chic PlusSize Leather Jacket Sequins Fringe Floral Block Heel Pumps.jpg

Rocker Chic Valentines Day Style Sequin Skirt Fringe Floral Pumps

I feel like I am going out to jump on my Harley when I put this fabulous biker jacket on!

Happy Valentine's lovelies!


{My Style} Butter Leather & Pleated Perfection

I purchased both of these items over a month ago and really wanted to wait to rock them in a way that really showcased how fabulous they both are.

June Ambrose Faux Leather Maxi Skirt (also comes in black) 
 Lauren Ralph Lauren Pleated Sleeve Top (also comes in purple)
Platform Studded Heels: Old, seen here, here and here.
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