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{What I Wore} Sashay Chambray

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Hey Delights!
When the weather heats up I live for easy throw on and go dresses and this Jessica Howard chambray dress from my Gwynnie Bee closet definitely fits the bill beautifully.
Similar Headwrap Visor (I love these and wrote about them here
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{Community} Fat Does Not Equal...

Hey Delights!

So there is a new piece out in the June/July issue of People StyleWatch about Ashley Graham with her being quoted in response to the question "You exude body-confidence. How did you learn to turn off that negative voice we all have?" as saying"
There are some days when I feel fat

Ok. I follow Ashley Graham on Instagram & for the most part I would say she seems like a fun, sometimes self deprecating person. But I have had conversations in private before about Ashley but I am going to talk a little bit about her in public today.

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{What I Wore} Rainbow Pastel Perfection

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Hey Delights!

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} Gingham + Denim = All Love

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Hey Delights!

Gingham is EVERYWHERE this year and I for one am totally here for it. The traditional print is getting lots of love in creative fashion ways, especially in plus size.  And denim is of course a life staple and it too is getting lots of love this season in the most fun ways. I am especially loving it in lighter colors with cute variations like rips, patches and even found some crochet and of course in shorts. So I put together a bunch of gingham and denim pieces that I am loving below that I think would be great additions to your summer fun wardrobe.

I purchased this swimsuit weeks ago and it is by far the best swimsuit I have ever owned because the top has a built in bra that I was able to get in my actual bra size, 44DDD and the fit and support is AMAZING.

I am excited that Summer is almost here so I can rock it outside of my house 😊. I almost went to the beach yesterday after a morning of bike riding but a long soak and relaxing on the couch won out. But soon...SOON! I purchased these cute denim ballet flats a week ago and I love them. {They also come in black and a taupe-y neutral} I LIVE in flats, so I love that I can get them in a lot of colors, textures and styles.

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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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The CurvaCast Episode 14: Monif C Swim @ Forever 21, Gabourey Sidibe,Ashley Graham & Instagram Faves

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Hey Delights!

I know that it has been a minute since I've done a podcast but now that I have my voice back I am
excited to come to you with a new episode, The 14th episode actually of The CurvaCast.

This is a short but sweet episode but there are several things that I wanted to share with you guys, in particular what I woke up to this morning.

I woke this morning to an email from Forever 21 announcing that they are selling swimsuits from Monif C so of course I had to gab a little bit about that. I literally recorded the podcast minutes after I saw the news, so basically we have F21 & Monif to thank for this episode 😆. And in case you did not know, some of Monif C's swimsuits are also available on ASOS

Also both Gabourey Sidibe & Ashley Graham currently have new books out. Gabi's book is titled "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare" and I have already finished it so I share my thoughts on it. And Ashley's book is titled "A New Model: What Confidence, Beauty, and Power Really Look Like".

Like seriously, are we not living in an awesome time of exposure for plus size women?💃

Anyway, to wrap things up, I share & talk a bit about two Instagram accounts, Jonquelart and NÜNUDE that I am currently loving and I think you will too.
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{What I Wore} Classic Cool Black + White

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Hey Delights!

I have literally been living in these fabulous slip on kicks. I love the pom poms and they are super comfortable. The weather here in Chicago has been so crazy and unpredictable and on some days really chilly, so I was able to pull out that fab white trench coat that I purchased on mega sale a couple of months ago.

I also threw on my favorite City Chic jeans, these black coated corset jeans (seen here), which I live in also and which are currently on a sweet sale during the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. They are just so comfortable and well...sexy chic.😄 I especially love the gold button and zipper details.

And I patiently watched this bucket bag for weeks, waiting for it to go on sale and snagged it now that it is 50% off. It's so lightweight but it holds a ton. PERFECT!
p.s. these slip ons come in 3 colors and come in medium and wide width and go up to a size 13!





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