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{Fab Five} For the Weekend | Vol.1

Happy weekend Fabs!

This particular weekend has felt like it was a long time coming but now it is here and I am sharing a new feature with ya. Fab Five For the Weekend will feature something to shop, wear, read, watch and drank!  And it's the weekend, so no need for rambling I am just going to get to it.

Shop: You know Eloquii gets lots a love around these parts and rightfully so & they a kick- ass sale (that ends tonight at midnight!!). I have rocked one of my all time favorite purchases from the brand, these faux leather culottes so much (three past looks here) and they are on sale for $39.

Here are a few of my current other MUST HAVES!

Wear: It's in the 60's here and I just so happened to be planning to rock the faux leather culottes today with my red studded flats for a nice pop of color. Love these similar flats & would totally snatch them up if they had them in my size....sigh. Big feet problems.


Walgreens {Beauty} Enthusiast

I don't know about you but I love getting shopping rewards & I am a member of all the programs at my favorite stores. I spend quite a bit on beauty at Walgreens because they carry a lot of the brands that I love at prices that I love even more.

So, I am stoked that they have just launched Beauty Enthusiast, which is their new beauty club within their Balance® Rewards loyalty program. Sign up is free, and Beauty Enthusiast members will receive 5,000 Balance Rewards points for every $50 spent on cosmetics, skin care, hair care, oral care, grooming, sun care, fragrance and bath product purchases.

And no, this is not a sponsored post.  I am just sharing with my friends. because I am sure we all know spending $50 is easy to do on few a Walgreens beauty runs, right?  So why not get rewarded? And I am in there regularly picking up lippies, bath products, etc. so I am about to rack up on some rewards.

Here I am rocking one of my most recent purchases, the Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in the color "Attraction" and it is a gorgeous, rich red. I love the matte formula on this one. It's not super dry and the color pay off and staying power is the bomb dot com. I am going to pick up a couple of other colors online because I have not been able to find them again in store.
Check out links to similar shoes, etc here.

Oh and side note: let's talk for a minute about this Cold Shoulder Keyhole Dress. I purchased it months ago and took it New Orleans with me to see Beyonce because I knew the weather was going to be warm and it was perfect for it. This dress wears like pajamas...I mean really. It's so easy and comfortable & I got lots of compliments on it.

Beauty Enthusiasts also get access to free samples and exclusive promotions and coupons, as well as special beauty offers, etc. In addition, members will receive a one-time digital coupon for 20 times the everyday points on any beauty and personal care purchase to welcome them to the club.

Existing Balance Rewards members can join by simply confirming or adding their email address at checkout or add it online HERE!

And here are a couple of the current MUST SHOP beauty sales that will save you major moola and get you to your first reward status in no time.
What are your favorite store rewards programs?

Later beauty babes...

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{What I Wore} Put An Arch In Summer Casual

Hey Fabs! 

A few weeks back I took an archery class at the American Indian Center and while I wasn't an instant pro at it, I totally fell in love with it & is definitely something I would love to be able to add to my schedule regularly. I had my girl Jonquil snap a few pics with my iPhone.

Top: Lane Bryant (similar) | Shorts: Similar | Shoes: Keds | Tote: Similar w/monogram | Fitbit Surge


{What I Wore} Melissa McCarthy Seven 7 Colorblock Chambray Dress

Denim is everywhere and I am LOVIN' it! This Melissa McCarthy Seven 7 Colorblock Chambray Dress from my Gwynnie Bee closet is the definition of how I like to dress...cute, simple and easy.

I paired it with an eloquii belt that I have had forever (I love this laser cut version) and my striped espadrilles (similar style). My bracelet is a gorgeous festival find and of course I am rockin my Fitbit Surge, which is almost $100 less than what I paid for it here.


{What I Wore} Winter Weekend Casual Style

Hey Fabs!

Still getting used to hearing & writing 2016 but completely excited for what it brings. Aren't you? As I have written before, I am a total new years resolutions kind of a girl, so while I have just been keeping things pretty laid back these first couple of days, I have major goals and I will definitely be working on them.

Anyway, Chicago like lots of other cities has definitely started to feel very wintry after weeks of unseasonably warm weather. And now it's sweater weather, so I have been pulling out my sweaters, layers and heavier pieces in defense.

Today I ventured out to meet Joe for a latte late in the afternoon. I have finally settled in on a Starbucks drink after I had to stop drinking my beloved chai because it is not vegan. But now, it's a decaf, soy, no foam, extra hot 9 pumps hazelnut latte. And when the barista gets it's so good.

I purchased this h&m sweater early on in December after spotting it on an ad featuring Katy Perry. It was a crazy steal considering the quality & warmth of it and it sold out pretty fast but here is a similar jacquard knit style in 2 colors.

Plus Size Winter Style Sweater Faux Fur Coat Boyfriend Jeans
Coat: Michael Kors (s/o - I like this cute similar coat) | Sweater: H&M (s/o - similar) | Jeans: ASOS Curve (s/o - similar) | Boots: Aerosoles (crazy comfortable) | Foldover Faux Fur Clutch & I love this black & white one | Leather Gloves: Isotoner SmarTouch | Similar Earmuffs

{What I Wore} Sparkling Green Sequins

Hey Fabs! 

Red tends to get all the fanfare during the holidays & don't get me wrong, I love red, its my power color but I think green definitely deserves more love just in general but especially during the season of sparkle.

Plus Size Sequin Dress Shimmer Dress

This particular dress comes in several lengths and cuts, all of which are fab in their own way but I went with this short fit and flare version.


{What I Wore} Quilted Gold + Liquid Leather Jeans

Hey Fabs!

I wanted a glam casual vibe for Christmas, so I slipped into my N O E L flats & finally pulled this Eloquii quilted metallic jacket that I have had for weeks out to rock with these super slick jeans. They are calling these pants faux leather leggings, but while they fit like the best leggings ever, can you say feels like wearing nothing???,,,they definitely have the texture of jeans, so I have christened them liquid leather jeans.

Anyway, I didn't do a full out photo shoot of the look but I did get a couple of snaps when I arrived at my parents house. This jacket is so unexpected and so awesome, I purchased it on first sight. Kudos to Eloquii.

Thanks for reading! Hope you had an awesome holiday!

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{What I Wore} Anything But Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Hey Fabs!

Oh...Deer! Am I the only one who feels like December is flying by way too fast? I mean we are less than two weeks from Christmas and I have not celebrated nearly as much as I have wanted to. Friday night we went caroling at Cloud Gate aka The Bean here in Chicago, which has become a holiday tradition over the last few years. But I am definitely hoping to get some other fun holiday activities in also but wooo...I seriously need these days to slowwwww down.

Anyway, while I am still working on my Christmas day ugly sweater, I am happy to report that there are lots of cute seasonal sweaters that are anything but ugly, like this cute Oh...Deer! sweater that I paired with sequin skinny jeans & my faux leather cape for a little casual holiday season vibe.

Plus size Sweater Sequin Jeans Leather Cape

{What I Wore} Weekend Petite Style: Moto Jacket + Polka Dots

Hi Ladies!

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving! Mine was great: yummy food, laughs with the family and then a trip to Charleston, SC. In honor of the season and the hope that you will be starting your winter vacations soon, I thought I'd share a good weekend outfit.  :)


{What I Wore} Fall Flowers In Bloom

Hey Fabs!

One of the things that I love the most about fashion is that sometimes you come across pieces that you think really aren't your style and you get amazingly surprised.

That was totally the case with this Carmen Marc Valvo dress. I mean I ordered it because I wanted to try something new but honestly I didn't have high hopes for it. Even when it arrived, I loved the color but I was still not too sure about the shape. But once I put it on, ahh....smiles.

Dress | Jacket (s/o similar & a gorgeous one in white here) | Wedges (similar &  here & here in taupe)


{What I Wore} Layered Capes

Hey Fabs! 

It's no secret that I am obsessed with capes. And after purchasing my faux leather cape & reviewing my cape inventory, yes you read that right, I realized that there were two styles I hadn't rocked yet; a suede cape (like this one) and a long caped dress (although I do have this short cape maxi dress).

So when I saw this red Adrianna Papell caped sheath dress, which I had seen previously in black and white, I knew that it was finally calling for me to take it for a spin. I mean tis the season for delicious red dresses, no?

And I figured if you are wearing a caped dress, what could be better to wear over it than another cape?

Dress (more color/length options here) | Faux Leather Cape | Pyramid Purse | Studded Pumps (last see here)

{What I Wore} Faux Leather Cape + Teal Faux Leather Dress

Hey Fabs!

I fell in love with this faux leather cape and faux leather skater dress the moment I laid eyes on them & immediately purchased them. So wearing them together felt like kismet. Like a meeting of two long lost BFF's.

Can we take a moment to discuss this cape (which comes in size 8-20 but it's a cape, so you might have a bit of leeway with the sizing). But it's no secret, I love capes. Like really love, love them. If I could get away with wearing them all year round, I totally would.

And this cape, well it is truly the cape to end all capes. It is such a great piece that can go from dressy to casual like how I wore it here. While I did find this faux leather fringe cape and a couple of possible options on ebay, I am so surprised that other popular brands have not produced a similar piece. So, major kudos to Violetta by Mango for being so fashion forward. Now, I just need it in red.


{What I Wore} Fuzzy Pink Plaid

Hey Fabs!

As I mentioned in my last post featuring plaid, I am loving all the ways that it is showing up. And this pretty pink and black MM2 dress from my Gwynnie Bee closet is definitely a fun and stylish option.

Plus Size Pink Plaid Dress Chicago Plus Size Blogger
Dress: MM2 via Gwynnie Bee | Similar Sweater | Fergalicious Wedges (similar &  here & here in taupe)

{What I Wore} In The Grey Felt of Fall

Hey Fabs!

I have had the color grey seriously on the brain for a while now.  I spotted this fabulous Cynthia Rowley poncho at TJ Maxx a few weeks back and couldn't wait for it to be cool enough to wear it. And BONUS, it has faux leather darts at the neckline! Seriously, this piece was made for me & my style.

Chicago Plus Size Blogger Grey Cynthia Rowley Poncho Felt Hat Suede Booties Kate Spade Tote
Poncho: TJ Maxx | Booties | Similar High Waist Leggings | Bag: Kate Spade: Rent it here - Buy it here 
 Mixed Media Faux Leather Jacket: Gwynnie Bee | Belt: (s/o) | Leather Tech Gloves 


{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


{What He Wore} Big & Tall Baja Pullover Jacket + Gap Jeans

Hey Fabs!

As mentioned in our last What He Wore post, we are excited for Fall & putting together looks that are perfect for the crisp. cool days that it brings. So, first up is Sean rocking a baja poncho sweater jacket (lots of similar styles here) that we thrifted a few of weeks ago.

Chicago Big and Tall Menswear Baja Sweater Gap Jeans
Baja Sweater: Earth Ragz (similar) | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Clarks | Mirrored Sunglasses: (similar here and here)


{Fashion Challenge} 1 Dress. 2 Girls. 3 Ways to Rock It | High Neck Scuba Swing Dress

He Fabs!

Zadry and I are back with another 1 Dress. 2 Girls. 3 Ways to Rock It challenge and although I have already posted a look rocking this dress, I thought it would be a perfect option for both of our bodies.

This ASOS Curve High Neck Scuba Swing Dress is such a great piece. The color is such a fun pop of what I guess you would call tomato red, although most of the time it photographs pretty orange.

Whatever you call the color, I love what an easy wearing piece it is.

I didn't shoot a look featuring pants or leggings but expect to see me also rocking this over pieces like my camo & faux leather leggings.

Chicago Plus Size Blogger Faux Leather Skirt

{What I Wore} Shift Dressing In Royal Blue

Hey Fabs!

I have been feeling crazy excited about shift dresses lately (previous one here) and royal blue, well we know it's my thang, so when this Taylor Dresses number from my Gwynnie Bee closet arrived, I loved it immediately.

Taylor Dresses Plus Size Shift Dress Glitter Flats Chicago Plus Size Blogger
Dress: Taylor Dresses via  Gwynnie Bee | New Look Glitter Flats via ASOS (s/o - similar in 3 colors here
Clutch: Open Ceremony Nokki Clutch via Rent The Runway| Crystal Teardrop Earrings (from my wedding similar here)


{What I Wore} That 70's Swing Shift

Hey fabs!

I am totally here for all the 70's vibe that is showing up in fashion. And shift dresses have swiftly become one of my favorite dress styles, especially in bright colors and fun textures, so snagging this ASOS Curve High Neck Scuba Swing Dress was a no brainer.
Chicago Plus Size Blogger
Dress: ASOS Curve High Neck Scuba Swing Dress (also in black) | Fergalicious Wedges (also here
Gold Clutch: Thrifted | Sunglasses: DVF via Century 21


{What I Wore} The Perfect Polka Dot Dress

Hey Fabs!

Since Summer has returned fully loaded with heat & humidity today, I pulled this fun AnnaFesta polka dot baby doll dress out for another go round and wanted to share it on le blog because for 1, it's fabu and 2, the first time I wore it, I only got one decent picture of it.

Dress (c/o): AnnaFesta | Purse: Deux Luxe (similar) | Shoes(s/o); New Look via ASOS | Watch: Fitbit Surge Fitness Tracker  | Mirrored Sunglasses (similar)
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