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{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

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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

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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

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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

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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 & I linked to other products here


{What I Wore} Rockin' Pleats and Plaid

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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

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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

Hey Fabs!

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

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.
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