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{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
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

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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.
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

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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 (similar in 3 colors here | Watch: Fitbit Surge Fitness Tracker (review coming) | Mirrored Sunglasses (similar)

{Fashion Challenge} 1 Dress. 2 Girls. 3 Ways to Rock It | Beaded Hanky Hem Dress

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It has been SOOOOO long since I have hooked up with one of my faves to join me in this challenge (see the last one here), so I am excited to bring it back!

Basically the challenge is to show how 1 fabulous dress can be rocked by 2 girls with completely different body types in 3 different ways.

So I have recruited our new contributor Zadry to join me and we are hoping to make this a regular feature.


Zadry and I have very different bodies and I am taller than she is, so I had to choose a dress that would work for both of us as far as length goes more than anything and instead of going with a neutral dress like the first challenge, I chose this vibrantly colored beaded handkerchief hem dress.


{What I Wore} Floral Pop + Ripped Jeans

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I so love this jacket (similar). It is a perfect fun pop of color. I have worn it with a very neutral dress and now with these dark wash ripped jeans and it popped off both.


{What I Wore} Nothing But A Blue Dress Thang Baby

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This Eloquii dress was a #PlusSizePick way back in February when Rumor Wilson rocked it. And although I did not end up buying it, I loved it every time that I saw someone working it, so when it showed up at Rent The Runway, I had to queue it and give it a whirl.

And what a whirl inspiring dress it is, It is so friggin AWESOME! It is incredibly well made of a really substantial scuba material and the color is so beautiful in person.

Dress: Eloquii via Rent The Runway Unlimited | Shoes: Old (seen here) | Ring: Kenneth Jay Lane


Plus Size {Fall Fashion} Pick of The Day: Nine West Wrapped Heel Booties #PlusSizePick

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UPDATE: I ordered these booties and while they are a nice quality, boo hoo they are too tight for me which is a bummer and I do not have wide feet, so the search continues and I have my eyes on these beauties here.

I honestly can't complain about the weather these last days of summer because I am trying to milk as much enjoyment out of them that I can.  So while I am excited for the arrival of Fall and everything that comes with it, I am patiently waiting.

My last Fall #PlusSizePick was this fabulous olive wool cape and I am happy to report that it arrived and was just as fabulous as I hoped it would be. Although it is wool, it is pretty light weight and perfect for Fall layering.

One of the biggest criteria for my Fall things is comfort. I don't want to have to fuss with clothes and I definitely don't want to be on struggle street in my shoes. So, comfort is paramount and I like to keep my boots on the shorter heel side for the most part.

I have had the shoeties I am rockin' in this pic for quite some time and I have definitely gotten my money's worth and more out of them, so it was (beyond) time to retire them and find a replacement.

So, today's #PlusSizePick are these Nine West Wrapped Heel Booties.


{What I Wore} Multi Striped Pleated Maxi Dress

This gorgeous Lane Bryant dress was a Mother's Day gift from Joe & I had been holding it for an occasion that I deemed worthy of it.

But my life has been pretty summer casual & laid back and we don't have any fancy plans in the works, so I decided to just rock it before the weather switches up & I can't.

So I wore it one lovely Saturday when I went to Randolph Street Market and afterwards I had my rugrat meet up with me to snap some pics of it.

Dress: Lane Bryant (sold out) | Necklace: Kate Spade | Visor: Scala Collezione | Shoes: Payless (old)


{What I Wore} Neon Stripes + Holl & Lane Magazine Feature

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I love neon. I love how bright and happy it is. And I have rocked it in clothes and shoes. So when the editor at Holl & Lane magazine asked me to share my take on it, of course I was in.

In case you are aren't familiar with it, Holl & Lane magazine is a quintessential modern woman's magazine.  It touches on every aspect of our lives and how we can live them to the fullest and it is definitely a must read.

Dress: Rainbow | Bag: Shoedazzle | Shoes: Shoedazzle (last seen here)

Insta {My Style} Recap - Balcony Retreat + What I Wore

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We are deep in the heart of summer and I have been have been filling my instagram feed with lots of snaps from my day to day life and it's been a bit since my last recap.


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Silver Metallic Wrap Espadrilles #PlusSizePick

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The wrap strap espadrille love continues. When I purchased the striped version of this espadrille, I think subconsciously I kinda knew that this would happen.

The style is just so simple and easy wearing and the metallic silver adds a nice pop.

What say you?  Are you lovin' these espadrilles?

Shop this shoe HERE!

Check out the previous #PlusSizePicks HERE!

p.s. I sized up in this shoe!


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

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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: Double Decker Picnic Sneakers #PlusSizePick

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Happy long 4th of July Weekend!

Aren't these Double Decker Picnic Sneakers the cutest? 

They are a part of a collection of Keds that includes fun prints like this one and also watermelon, lemons and raspberries that are so perfect for all your summer casual fun.


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day:Cap Toe Stripe Slip On Sneakers #PlusSizePick

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I fell for these cap toe stripe slip on sneakers instantly. Slip on sneakers are one of the most perfect summer shoes and I rock them with everything from shorts to dresses.

I own them in all kinds of prints and textures but this combination of the cap toe and stripes, which are a MAJOR staple in my world made these a MUST have!!

What say you? Are you lovin these sneakers?

Shop these pants HERE

Check out all the  #PlusSizePick's HERE!


Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of The Day: Wrap Strap Striped Espadrilles #PlusSizePick

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I have always had a love affair with shoes that wrap around the leg. I just think they are so fun and flirty. Add stripes to that vibe and you have today's #PlusSizePick, these super cute wrap strap espadrilles.

What say you? Are you lovin' these espadrilles?

Shop these shoes HERE

Check out all the #PlusSizePick's HERE!

p.s. I sized up in these shoes.


{Life} Cheers & Coming Soon!

Hey fabs!

I am just checking in and sharing a few things going on with moi. For one, I just posted an update on #DecorateMyFlat on Luxaholic about my balcony and the drama I am having getting the central piece for it, the love seat. Feel my pain here.

On a more pleasant note, I can not believe how fast a year has come and gone but Joe and I are leaving for an anniversary trip a little bit over a week away and I am just so geeked to get away and relax. I most likely will not be blogging but I will of course be sharing on my social channels using my travel hashtag #JetSetCurves

But before all of that, expect a giveaway, a foodie treat and of course more #plussizepicks & new fashion OOTDs like this one featuring this super fun, twirly dress from my Gwynnie Bee closet.

Stay Tuned!


{What I Wore} Working My Gwynnie Bee Closet: Print Longline Scarf Jacket + Jeans

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Today I am featuring the City Chic Print Longline Scarf Jacket from my Gwynnie Bee closet. It is such a fun versatile piece.

Historically I have mainly added dresses or blazers to my GB closet, I am mixing it up more, so you will see more pieces like this and blazers, skirts, etc. My options are truly unlimited with all the new styles that they are constantly stocking!

Longline Scarf Jacket: Gwynnie Bee | Shoes(s/o): JustFab | Jeans: New Look Aspire(s/o) via ASOS Curve  Skinny Glitter Belt: Eloquii

{What I Wore} Florals & Leather!

It's definitely already established that I LOVE prints & faux leather, so it is of course no surprise that I try to combine them in lots of ways, like in my floral pumps and faux leather fringe look and now this one. It's my favorite tender and tough combination.

 Strappy Pumps (a steal at under $13)


{What I Wore} Sleeveless Printed Jumpsuit + Faux Leather

I have had this previous #PlusSizePick, the Sleeveless Printed Modamix jumpsuit for months & it has been in heavy rotation because it's so comfortable but I finally got a chance to snap pics of it.

Modamix Printed Sleeveless Jumpsuit
Jumpsuit: Modamix | Faux Leather Biker Jacket : Dorothy Perkins | Black Suede Wedges: (here or here)


{What I Wore} Maxi Stripes + A Pop of Color!

Mother Nature hasn't exactly been cooperating so I went to one of my favorite places to visit & shoot, the Garfield Park Conservatory. They have this really awesome umbrella installation for their Spring Flower Show and it just makes an already incredible place even more fab. If you are in Chicago, it is a must visit.

When I go to the Conservatory, I like to get a few looks in, so I shot this look, the body framing snakeskin detail dress and a fabulous jumpsuit look.

Anyway, this Ava & Viv Sleepless Striped Maxi Dress is pretty sweet.

Dress | Belt: Eloquii (s/o) | Wedges: Here or Here

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