Casual Friday: Denim Flares + Off Shoulder Top

TGIF all!

One of the things I love about Fall is getting to wear my jeans that I’ve stored away for the Summer.  I’m not one of those people who can wear jeans during warmer months because I sweat so much!   This season flare jeans have made a comeback due to the  70’s being hot right now.  I’ve always been a fan of flare jeans because they flatter my shape (yes, I said the “F” word! LOL) and they make my butt look good!  These Lane Bryant flares do exactly just that.  The stretch in the jean contours and hugs my curves.  When I tried them on, I didn’t want to take them off!  I haven’t been excited about a pair of jeans like this in a while.   The jeans also come in a light wash if you’re not a fan of the dark wash that  I’m wearing.

Below I’ve included a few pairs of flare jeans for your consideration! Will you give flares a try this Fall?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jeans: Lane Bryant (here)
Top: ASOS (sold out in size 14)
Shoes: Reaction by Kenneth Cole (old)

Back To School With Pinterest Fave Suburban Faux Pas

Happy Monday all!

Today is the first day of my doctorate in social work program! It feels good to finally accomplish a goal that a few years ago I didn’t think I could achieve.  A couple years ago, I applied for a doctorate program but I didn’t get in.  That rejection took the wind out of my sails and I put my pursuit of a advance degree on the shelf. Earlier this year I decided to stop wallowing in negative thoughts and applied again for my doctorate in social work.  I know being a full time employee and student is going to be hard but it’s so worth it.  I know I have a lot to bring to the table and I really want to be an agent of social change.  Now don’t get me wrong,  I’m nervous as heck about returning to school.  It’s been 19 years since I last seen a text book! I’m confident that once  I get myself re- acclimated to school life things will go smoothly.  .

So that brings me to my Pinterest Fave Suburban Faux Pas.  I absolutely LOVE Krystin’s sleek and super polished style. I have tons of her outfits all over my  Pinterest boards.   Krystin, like me,  is a lover of printed skirts. To commemorate my first day of school, I chose this pin because it reminds me of an ultra chic school uniform.  Honestly if I could raid Krystin’s closet, I would do it in a heartbeat!

Have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer: Picture displayed is property of Suburban Faux Pas, I have permission to use her image. 

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Skirt: Nordstrom (sold out, similar option here)
Shirt: Charlotte Russe Plus (sold out; similar option here)
Shoes: Sam & Libby via Target (sold out, similar option here)
Bag: Kate Spade Saturday (no longer available; similar option here)

Getting Ready With Dia & Co!

Happy Monday all!

When I was contacted Dia & Co. a little over a week ago I was intrigued by their service.  Dia & Co. is a personal styling service for plus size women.  Dia & Co. mission is to “to empower women of every unique size and shape to look and feel amazing. At our core, we truly believe that looking good can transform how we feel about ourselves; and when we gain more confidence and conviction, we can accomplish great things.”

Dia & Co is not a generic subscription service. They use the information that you provide in your style profile to curate a box reflects your style and budget.  You pick the price range of clothing you want to receive from Dia & Co.  So if you only want shirts that are $40 and under, that is what you’ll receive.  Dia & Co.  will not send you any items above the price range you’ve selected.  Once you finish your profile, your Dia & Co. stylist will call you finalize the details of your box.  After speaking with your stylist, they will put together a box for you and send it via priority mail.  There is a $20 styling fee that is applied by Dia & Co.  That $20 fee is credited to the items you decide to keep and buy in your box.  If you decide you dont want any of the items, simply return them in the prepaid mailer included in your box within 5 days. What I like about Dia & Co is that you can use them whenever you choose. So if you want to use them once a week or once a year, you can.

I can honestly say after going through the Dia & Co process, I was extremely impressed with my box.  I received a orange ASOS Midi Wiggle dress (I squealed when I unpacked it because I was stalking it on ASOS website!),  American Rag sleeveless printed dress, a Jones NY chevron print tank, a black ASOS skater skirt and gold earrings. I love how the ASOS dress hugs my curves perfectly.   The American Rag dress is perfect for my upcoming trip to the Bahamas. The chevron tank and skirt have become my favorite go to items for work. Dia & Co definitely lived up to their mission by providing me with clothing that makes me feel amazing. I highly recommend you go and check out Dia & Co...NOW!

Have a wonderful day!

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Dress: ASOS Curve c/o Dia & Co. (here)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old)
Clutch:

Sunday Brunch:

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Dress: American Rag c/o Dia & Co (here)
Denim Jacket: Old Navy
Sandals: New Look via ASOS
Bag: Nordstrom (old)

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Skirt: ASOS Curve c/o  Dia & Co (here)
Belt: Eloquii (old)
Sandals: H&M (sold out)
Bag: Tory Burch

Casual Friday: Pre Fall Faves!

TGIF all!

I can’t believe Fall is almost here! It seems like we wait FOREVER for Spring & Summer and then it zips by.  Although I’m sad to see Summer go, Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  I always look forward to adding a few pieces to my wardrobe to ease the seasonal transition.  Below are  a few items that are on my list for Fall.  I always look for versatile pieces to mix and match with items that are already in my closet.

Polka Dot Trench from Modcloth:  Looking to replace your old trench coat this Fall? Look no further!  Pair this trench with a striped shirt and jeans to rock mixed prints and elevate your casual look.

Faux leather pleated midi skirt from Charlotte Russe: What more can I say?!  This skirt looks good on EVERY body type! Plus it’s less than $30!!!

Denim culottes from Eloquii: These definitely up your jean game a notch! Dress them up with a blouse and heels for a chic but comfy date night outfit.

Tassle earrings from Bauble Bar: These are an easy way to ease into a statement earring without going crazy. They also come in a variety of Fall colors!

Sign Me Up Gladiator flats from Nine West: This seasons hottest shoe is something EVERYONE can wear.  The rich burgundy color screams Fall and goes with a variety of colors and prints. P.S. these go up to size 11.

Carryall Tote from Gap: A tote that goes with everything is must in any closet. This bag from Gap completely fits the bill.  It’s roomy enough to go from work, school and everything in between.

Tie Neck Blouse from Forever 21: This blouse is a nod to the 70’s trend that is hot for Fall. Pair it with your faux leather pleated skirt (hint, hint!), black blazer and a pair of leopard print heels for a cool work outfit.

Women’s Plus Mid Rise Stovepipe Pants from Old Navy: OR you could wear the blouse with these CUTE leopard print pants and a pair of black loafers for a cute Casual Friday outfit!

Which of these items would you buy for the Fall?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Pinterest Faves: Style Pantry

Happy Monday all!

I’m excited to feature one of my style crushes Folake of Style Pantry. I admire her ability to mix high and low end pieces effortlessly without coming off as pretentious.  Folake wears bold colors and prints in a way that says “hey I can wear that too!”.  That’s why I chose this particular pin to highlight. Who doesn’t like a bold print skirt paired with a simple button up shirt?

I’m so happy that you ladies (and some gents!) like my Pinterest Faves!  I’m thinking about making it permanent feature.  What do you think about this?

Have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer: Photos are property of Style Pantry.  I have permission to use them.

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Shirt: Old Navy (old)
Skirt: Custom by TajaSews (old)
Sandals: Nine West (old)