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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.
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Plus Size {Fashion} Pick of the Day: Violeta by Mango F/W 2017 Collection

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One of the pieces in my wardrobe that I love the most, my faux leather cape {seen here & here} is from Violeta by Mango.  I also own a faux shearling jacket, faux leather skirt & top from the brand.

And while the brand doesn't seem to get much hype from bloggers, every season they surprise and inspire me. I mean look at this pearl faux leather biker jacket!! GAHHH! Violeta by Mango does trends & elevate traditional pieces {like these wardrobe staples I featured} in a very classy way that I really appreciate.

And their new F/W 2017 collection is so full of texture and color and a sense of whimsy and I LOVE IT!
Here are a few picks from the pieces/looks that are so MAJOR.
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{What I Wore} Kimono Blush

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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


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{Fashion} Eloquii Opens a Store in Chicago!

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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 
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{What I Wore} The Glory Days of Summer

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Can you feel it? Summer is slowly but surely slipping away and I just wanted to remind you to make the most of these glory days because they are gone because I know that I will!

This swimsuit is so cute and I normally only wear it during my aquafit classes because I need a suit that will keep everything where it's supposed to be while I am working on getting my #CurvesDefined in the pool. I packed it for my weekend trip to Memphis and wore it for a morning of pool fun with my wee grand baby.
Swimsuit (I also own it in the blue (seen here)) | Aqua socks 
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{What I Wore} Beach Day

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We have definitely had a couple of cool days here in Chicago as of late but earlier last week I made it to the beach again & pulled out this GabiFresh x Swimsuits For All swimsuit that I purchased months back.

It, like the gingham beauty I wore to the beach a few weeks ago goes by bra sizes, which I love. And since I tend to size up to my high size if a suit is full body, I am wearing a size 20 - E/F. I am a 44DDD and it worked really well for keeping my girls in place and supported. And I felt amazing in it. Simply amazing. It's such a great color, fit and the cut outs are not over the top so you don't have to worry about fussing with the suit at all.
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{What I Wore} Off The Shoulder Tassel Pom Pom Dress

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I can not believe that July is like...GONE. Summer is flying by!! And as much as I love Fall, I really want it to slowww downnn....just a little bit because I need a few more beach days and days rocking pretty dresses like this.
Dress (comes in 3 colors & under $20)  | Similar Embellished Ballet Flats w/a major twist 
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{What I Wore} An Endless Closet + Denim on Denim

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By now you know that if you have a Gwynnie Bee subscription your closet runneth deep. And the selections that I have been getting especially lately, like this Plenty by Tracey Reese denim dress have been fantastic!
Plus Size Plenty by Tracey Reese denim dress



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{What I Wore} Gingham Beach Style

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I have featured this Lane Bryant swimsuit (which is on major sale) more than once since I purchased it months back (here & here) and I finally made it to the beach to rock it yesterday. It is so pretty but that is only one reason why it is a MUST HAVE!

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{What I Wore} Lace on Lace

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I am getting back in the groove of  early morning kid detail now that the wee one is here and this morning I only forgot one thing: the last minute stop, stare, adjust before we walked out the door.

So needless to say, once we finally got on our way and I looked at her, I realized that she had toothpaste all around her mouth. 😱 And since it was like 6:30 in the morning, I didn't take my purse with me, which has essentially the tools in it to survive almost any natural disaster, we made do with a quick hand wipe and lip balm.

LOL...anyway, as I mentioned, it was early. Way earlier than I normally start my days, so I grabbed two pieces that required nothing of me other than that I put them on, a lace dress (similar in 3 colors) that I have had forever and my Victoria Beckham x Target lace bomber jacket (last seen here with a maxi dress).
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{What I Wore} Minty Maxi

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As I mentioned here my grand daughter has come to town and today was her first day of summer camp. When we dropped her off this morning I had to practically drag Joe out. Like let's go, don't linger and make her feel your clingy energy. We walked out and within 5 seconds another little girl had walked over to say hi to the wee one. I love this about kids. They want to make friends, to connect.

Yesterday we were out all day shopping and because I knew it was going to be an adventure I wanted to be as comfortable as possible so I pulled this crochet inset maxi dress I got a week ago out and because it was a bit chilly in my city, I pulled out this lace bomber jacket from the Victoria Beckham x Target collection.
Dress | Jacket | Similar Necklace + Earrings | Shoes (comes in 3 colors) | Bucket Bag 
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{What I Wore} Chocolate Swing Dress

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I have returned from San Francisco and I am exhausted but there is no rest for the weary, right? My grand wee one has arrived and will be with us for the next 5 weeks, so I will be deep in it 😢 LOL.

I will share more about my time with Stitch Fix in another post but I wanted to share the look I wore for the live unboxing event with you. It was so much fun...but more on that to come.

I felt like a delicious chocolate candy bar in this dress!
Dress | Similar Wristlet | Similar Flats | Lippie | Fitbit Surge

It's so crazy comfortable and the mesh sleeves were perfect for the weather. This is actually my second time wearing it since I purchased it but I know that it will be in high rotation.
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{What I Wore} Red + White Stripes

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Stripes are definitely one of my faves so the fact that I instantly loved this romper was pretty much a given. I have been rushing around like a mad woman the last couple of days because I am off to San Francisco for a fun event and had to get so much done but I wanted to share this beauty before it sold out.

I will of course be sharing on social media, so you can check it all out on my instagram, snapchat and twitter.

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{What I Wore} Embellished Cold Shoulder

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I am completely committed to keeping my style easy this summer, so when I saw this embroidered cold shoulder peasant dress I instantly feel in love with it's relaxed vibe.  And of course I am always #TeamColdShoulder and the embroidery on the sleeve, which is amazing, sealed the deal.
I am working to not complain about the weather although I think my face kinda gives me away in this pic. It was pretty warm and a girl was HOT! 😓
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{What I Wore} Crisp Blue + White Stripes

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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.
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{WhatI Wore} Embroidered Romper with Mesh Skirt

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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.
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{What I Wore} Cold Shoulder Maxi Dress

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We went to the Vegan Food & Drink Festival on Saturday and had an amazing time! I pulled out this easy, breezy, lightweight open shoulder ruffle maxi dress from Boohoo. It was 90 degrees and super sunny, so this fabulous wide brim visor, which comes in 21 colors was a godsend.
Wide Brim Visor I own this is Fushia & Black and will be picking up a couple other colors
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{What I Wore} Rompin' in Retro Florals + Video Review

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I have always in my heart of hearts considered myself a 60's hippie chick, so this retro floral romper appealed to me instantly. I purchased this back in April the day the Victoria Beckham for Target collection dropped, so of course I paid full price, and I am a little peeved that it along with other pieces of the collection are majorly marked down and it is currently on clearance for $9.

Yep. Nine. Dollars.
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{What I Wore} Rainbow Pastel Perfection

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When this dress first arrived from my Gwynnie Bee closet I was taken aback for 2.5 seconds at how bright it was because the photos of it didn't do it's bright hues justice. It is literally a pastel party in a dress.  Someone said to me that seeing me in it instantly made him feel happier and I had to agree. This Gabby Skye dress is such a bright, easy wearing, happy piece.

The brand although not new, is new to me and this is the first but definitely not the last piece of theirs that I will wear. You can find lots of gorgeous dresses here and Lane Bryant also sells certain styles.
Dress: Gabby Skye via Gwynnie Bee (also available here) | Similar Glitter Flats | Similar Sunglasses
 Similar Silver Backpack | Similar Purse | Fitbit Surge | Lippie: My fave BH Cosmetics shade Vixen (seen here)
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{Fashion} White Party Season Comes At You Fast: 20 White Party Perfect Dresses!

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The past few summers around mid to late June I have found myself on the hunt for a fabulous white outfit for some kind of a white white themed party/event.

And most times I found myself really disappointed because by then the stores have kinda started switching over their sales season & are not really selling a whole bunch of white anymore. And if they are, it's usually the stuff that you don't really want, like picked over damaged mess and just NO.

One year when I was going to New York City for Full Figured Fashion Week & needed a look for their white boat party I ended up running all over town searching after dealing with a disaster of a seamstress. Thankfully I lucked up on a white dress from Loft in a non-plus size that fit me.  Another reminder to always try things on ladies!

Last summer I ended up wearing off white to a white party. The crochet shorts were super cute but they were not that pure, crisp, summer white that I wanted.
So this year I made a promise to myself not to wait until the heart of the summer to start looking for my white pieces. So, I am on the hunt now & here are 20 white dresses (well 19 dresses + 1 romper) that I am loving.
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