Casual Friday: Off Duty Style

TGIF all!

Like the majority of  people, I thoroughly enjoy my days off.  For me chilling in my PJs watching my DVRed shows (except for Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder, which is my new obsession!) are one of the ways I wind down from the work week.  While I like hanging out at home, I can’t neglect my weekend errands so  I need a quick, no fuss outfit to get my “To Do” list done.  This Jessica London maxi fits the bill perfectly.  It’s comfy, jersey material moves easily with you. Paired with a sweater and flats it has easily turned into my go to for casual Fall weekend dressing.

What is your Fall weekend style?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jacket: Old Navy (old)
Sweater: H&M (old)
Skirt: c/o Jessica London (here)
Shoes: Forever 21 (no longer available)
Purse: Coach (old)

5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

Happy Hump Day all!

 

1. Stylish Curves Pop Up Shop

Kudos to Alissa from Stylish Curves for creating an event bringing together top online plus size retailers! If you are in the NYC area come out and shop til you drop!

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2. Poppy & Bloom’s Corner Office A Line Dress

This dress needs to be in my closet right NOW!

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3. The Mindy Project
Once I started following Mindy Kaling on Instagram I had to check out her show. Needless to say, I’m hooked!
The Mindy Project - Season 3 - Promotional Poster

 

4. Tazo Tea Chai: Pumpkin Spice

Can’t. Stop. Drinking. This! And I don’t even like pumpkin spice! LOL

tazochaitea

 

5.  Kate Spade Saturday: The Mini A Satchel

I’m not crazy about the mini bag trend but these Kate Spade lovelies are making me seriously reconsider my position!

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Gray Matters

Happy Monday all!

When I was chosen as one of the winners of Redbook Magazine’s Real Women Style Awards they asked me for names of plus size designers they could use for the shoot. The first designer that came to mind was Jibri.  As you know  I am a huge fan of  the brand and their on trend, fashionable clothing. So when arrived at my fitting in NYC I was extremely pleased to see their clothing on the racks.  I’m not a huge fan of gray but  the instant I saw the print on this skirt, I was sold.  Plus it fit like  a glove hugging my curves.  I chose this skirt for the shoot because I wanted Redbook readers to see that plus size women can be just as sophisticated and stylish as other women .  I also wanted them to see a confident curvy woman woman to contradict the continuous negative stereotypes that plague our society. I hoped by being in Redbook I could show that style has NO age or size!

Have a wonderful day!

 

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Skirt: c/o Jibri (here)
Jacket: Gap (no longer available)
Turtleneck: Gap (no longer available)
Shoes: Nine West (old)
Bag: Just Fab

 

30 Plus Style: Animal Instinct

TGIF all!

30 Plus Style is back and we are taking on my favorite…animal prints! As y’all know, I love me some leopard print so this challenge was right up my alley.   I wanted to show that you can wear leopard print  to work without breaking any dress codes.   A leopard print skirt is a great way to add some sass to your work ensemble.  I paired my skirt with a button up shirt and layered  my peplum shell over it.  If you’re in a corporate setting, pair your skirt with  a blazer or opt for a leopard print blouse under a blazer to keep your look professional.   If you want to add a pop of color,  wear a bold shoe or purse to achieve this.  FYI fuchsia/ hot pink looks AWESOME with leopard print!

leopardone

 

Are you a fan of animal print?

Please check out the lovely ladies of 30 Plus Style to see how they styled their Animal Instinct!

In My Joi
Pretty Plus Pep
Pumpz & Studs
The Jenesaisquoi
Mode Plus

And as always, we are looking for guest bloggers to join us on a future 30 Plus Style post, so if you are interested contact us at 30plusstylecollab@gmail.com and be sure to include your blog’s URL !

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Shirt: Old Navy (old)
Peplum: F21+ (old)
Skirt: Michael Kors (old)
Shoes: Nine West (old)

“A” For Effort

Happy Hump Day all!

I’m lazy when it comes to casual dressing especially during the weekend. On any given Saturday you can  find me in a pair of wrinkly jeans and sweats.  While there is nothing wrong with this, I found myself increasingly not making an effort with my appearance during the weekend. Last Saturday I caught a glimpse of myself in a store  window and I looked a hot mess! After seeing myself, I made a promise to put just as much effort into my casual dress as I do for work.  So on Sunday pulled this outfit together to go see the Patrick Kelly exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (if you are in the Philadelphia area and love fashion, this exhibit is a must!).

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not giving up  my weekend wrinkly jeans and sweats.  I just wont be wearing them 100% of the time from now on!

What is your weekend style?

Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: Rafaella Woman ( old)
Jeans: Lauren Ralph Lauren
Turtleneck: Old Navy (here)
Sneakers: Target

Pinterest Inspiration

Happy Monday all!

If I haven’t mentioned it before, I’m completely addicted to  Pinterest. I can stay on Pinterest all day  especially the women’s fashion board. It was there I stumbled on this pin which inspired my post today.  Her chic ensemble got me thinking of ways I could incorporate white my Fall wardrobe. I came up with three easy ways to add white and get further use of items already in my closet.

How are you incorporating white into you Fall wardrobe?

Have a wonderful day!

White Blazer:

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Blazer: Tahari for Women (old)
Shirt: Jones NY (old)
Pants: Simply Be (old)
Shoes: Nine West (old)

White Skirt:

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Skirt: c/o Eloquii (no longer available)
Sweater: Old Navy (wearing an XL; here)
Shoes: Aldo (old)
Clutch: Banana Republic (no longer available)

White Jeans:

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Jeans: Talbots Woman (old)
Jacket: Old Navy (old; similar here)
Sweatshirt: H&M (wearing a L; available in store)
Sneakers: Converse (here)

Casual Friday: A Kick In The Pants

TGIF all!

” Love your enthusiasm and style! Please do more casual and pants outfits!”

I gotta admit, this comment struck a cord with me because it’s so true!  I had to admit that 95% of my outfit posts feature skirts and are work related.  I’ve allowed my love of all things skirts to forsake other items in my closet.  While my job is a portion of my life, my posts don’t reflect this. Trust me, work isn’t the only thing I’ve got going on in my life! So from now  on my Casual Friday posts will  be a mix of business causal AND casual outfits.  I’m committed to doing this  because I take my readers comments seriously.  I’ve even  created a Pinterest board dedicated to pant outfits for inspiration!  So please don’t hesitate to let me know what you like to see on the blog and if I can make it happen, I will!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jacket: Gap (no longer available)
Pants: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft (old)
Shoe: Sam Edelman (here)