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{What I Wore} Living Life Like It's Golden

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Hey Delights!

Today I joined Amber of Style Plus Curves and blogger babes, Michelle of Michelle Swoons and Natalie of Natalie in the City to rock some of the new holiday collection pieces for a fun Facebook Live recording at the Chicago Eloquii store.

I am wearing the beautiful Metallic Knit Wrap Dress & it is just amazing. 
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{What I Wore} Lush Lounging

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The fabs at Dress Barn sent me this amazing velour hoodie and velour pants from their dbSunday line and I put them on this morning because it is so cold in my apartment due to the crazy temps in Chicago and they are soooo 💃.

If you saw me un-box them last night on my Snapchat or Instagram stories (currently still up), then you know that I was instantly excited by how pretty and soft they are when I first saw & touched them.

I am wearing the "mood plum" color but it also comes in black and a gorgeous navy.  And they are seriously so lush and warm and so perfect for these colder days that I had to take a break from lounging to share it with you guys 😊.  They come in both plus & straight sizes and would definitely make a great holiday gift.
Plus size Plum Velour Hoodie Velour pants

Cheers to warmer & cozier days!

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{Five Fab} For the Weekend Vol. 14

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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} Empowered To The Tee

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I love inspirational quotes and sayings and I knew the second that I saw this empowerment t-shirt that I had to add it to my collection. I don't know about you, but I love being underestimated.

I love people telling me that I can't do something. It is the ultimate fuel for me. Not so much that I want to be able to tell them "ha fool, you don't know me" when I actually do what they say that I can't or shouldn't, it's more about proving to myself that I am capable beyond any limitations, self imposed or otherwise.
Plus Size Empowerment Tee
T-shirt | Nike Running TightsNike Free Kicks (comes in 9 colors/styles)
 Similar Quilted Coats herehere & here |  Similar Animal Print Sunglasses | Lippie
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{What I Wore} Blues & Bronzy Gold

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Since we basically skipped Fall and went straight to Winter here in Chicago I have been loving on this peplum cape jacket (last seen here) big time. It has been perfectly warm during these days of temps between 30 and 40+ degrees but not so warm that I am a sweaty mess out on these streets.
Plus Size Eloquii  Caped Blue Suede Booties Gold Button

Oh & did you enter my latest giveaway? I gave the answer to it in this post & you still have time to enter!
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The CurvaCast Episode 16: An Interview, Inspiration, Rants, Travel & A Plea To Women

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Welcome back to another episode of The CurvaCast. It's been a minute so I am sharing quite a bit in this episode of the CurvaCast. As mentioned in my Universal Standard giveaway post, there are clips from my interview with Alexandra Walden, the co-founder of Universal Standard. {HintI also mention the answer to the giveaway during the podcast around minute 39}, so if you missed my Instagram stories, you can find it there to enter.😊
this episode. As mentioned in my

I went to see Janet Jackson in concert and she was AMAZING! I haven't danced as much as I did that night in a very long time. And because it was Janet, I had to go with a rocker chic but movable vibe, so I rocked my one shoulder faux leather top again (last seen here). Get links to recreate this vibe on my liketoknow.it page.
There are also a couple of travel tips, recaps of the amazing events that I have been to and how they have inspired me. And a rant about brands who blow it with bogus promotions, and how all who appear woke, ain't and the need for women to stop it with the self deprecation and a few other things.
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{What I Wore} Peplum Caped Pea Coat + Sparkle

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I am going to see my all time favorite artist, Janet Jackson tonight and I am so excited. Janet has always held a very special place in my heart. Growing up, her role as Penny on Good Times was the only "ME" that I saw on television and I have loved her since.  The last time that I saw her in concert was in 2011 so needless to say, I am stoked to get to see her doing her thing once again.

The look that I rocked yesterday was somewhat of a homage to the whole Rhythm Nation vibe. I have already shared in the video here how I feel about this peplum cape jacket . It is just 💙.

I am not one of those people who think that sequins are only for "special occasions". The way I look at it, every day that I am alive is a special occasion, so I wear my sequin jeans (seen here) like I do any other pair of pants. I am thinking about adding these blue sequin pull ons to my arsenal and I also featured a couple of other cute options on my liketoknow.it page.

These boots are an old favorite from Fergalicious that I have pulled out every year since I purchased them. They are biker chic cool, great with jeans and the heel height makes them just perfect for every day.

I am so EXCITED for tonight and I will of course be sharing some of tonight's concert on my social media pages, so you know what to do! 👇

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{Community} Modeling Nike Plus Size

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Hey Delights!

Weeks back Hayet asked me to join her Nike Plus Squad, a crew of bad ass babes modeling some of the latest Nike Plus Size pieces at the Nike Store on The Mag Mile here in Chicago. The event was the first time EVER that Nike had a plus size event in store and we had a blast.
My look: Running Tights, top & Nike Air Max Running Shoes (c/o Nike) | Denim Jacket: Rainbow

Here's a little snippet of video from the night.
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{What I Wore} Head to Toe Au Faux + The Perfect LBD For EVERY Body

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I attended a pre-opening event & tour of the new Eloquii Chicago store and a couple of weeks later I attended the official grand opening. I pulled out my fab Violeta by Mango faux leather cape & rocked a gorgeous asymmetrical one shoulder faux leather top with a vintage Eloquii skirt from a year or so ago & some oldie but goodie slinkback shoeties (similar style available in 2 colors).
All the blogger babes were there and I had such a great time styling my cousin & smiling at the transformation that took place for her in the dressing room. A little backstory. My cousin Sonya's style is relatively conservative but I knew the moment that I invited her to the event that I was going to get her to try some new things.
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{Luxaholic} Afternoon Tea & Bouquets #CurvyGirlsTea

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I recently hosted an afternoon tea for some of my Chicago blogger boos that was co-sponsored by Contessa of Plus Navigator and we had a really lovely time. There was lots of conversation and laughs and I wanted to share some of it with you.

The theme I created was centered around tea and bouquets, two of my favorite things. So I set up a bouquet bar and an ice tea bar along with hot tea & sweets and eats served at the table. Here is the bouquet bar. It was so lovely to have the big picture windows with the trees in full bloom framing it.
Lightbox (last seen here) | Gold Foil Sheets (last seen here) | Flowers: Trader Joe's | Bucket {was red and I painted it gold with this Rustoleum spray paint, which I am obsessed with and also used it to change the color of the 3 tier trays on the table (below)} | Vases: Dollar Tree (amazing at $1 each & I loved being able to order them in bulk online and picking them up already boxed to go).
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{What I Wore} Fit & Flare Florals

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The Gwynnie Bee love continues! In case you are new around these parts and don't know, I have been a Gwynnie Bee girl since 2012 when I rocked this amazing batwing dress and peplum hounds tooth top from my first box.  Fast forward to 2017 and I have been werking the most beautiful dresses from them all summer long. And this gorgeous Taylor floral fit & flare dress is the most recent one.
I paired it with pops of pink with my fabulous pink ruffle mid heels & pink fold over purse (c/o Stitchfix similar) (last seen here).  These shoes make me smile so hard and I get so many compliments every time I wear them. They are just so fun. They also come in a sparkly silver color that I just ordered (on sale for $22).
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{What I Wore} Head To Toe Metals

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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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Hey Delights!

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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