I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Happy Monday all!

I’m headed to NYC this week to spend Christmas with my family so I definitely want to look festive for the occasion. Red is such a rich and vibrant color that embodies the season. So it made sense to me to build a Christmas outfit around my favorite red skirt!

Have a wonderful day and I want to wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

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Skirt: ASOS (old)
Turtleneck: Gap (sz XXL here)
Necklace: Baublebar (here)
Shoes: Nine West (old)

Casual Friday: Office Holiday Party Style With Lee Jeans!

TGIF all!

I’m always in the market for a good pair of jeans so when Lee approached me to review a pair from their plus size collection I jumped at the chance. I’ve worn their jeans in the past so I’m familiar with their quality.   I chose their Curvy Fit Maxwell trouser jeans because  they can be easily transitioned for work. Lee’s trouser jeans are made with a  sateen material that gives them a smooth finish. I’ve worn these jeans other than Friday and no one could tell the difference.  Their jeans also have a  no gap waistband which eliminates the need for a belt (YES!) .  The affordable price tag (currently on sale for less than $40!) allows you can get a great pair jeans without breaking the bank! So head over to Lee and check them out!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Disclaimer: Lee gifted me the jeans I’m wearing in this post. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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Blazer: Simply Be (old)
Shirt: Old Navy (old)
Jeans: c/o Lee (here)
Necklace: Banana Republic (old)
Shoes: Old Navy (old)

30 PLUS STYLE: LBD Lookbook

Happy Tuesday all!

Sadly this is the LAST  30 Plus Style collaboration post.  To say I’ve enjoyed being apart of this collaboration  is an understatement. Being apart of  30 Plus Style has helped me step outside my comfort zone and embrace different trends that I thought I couldn’t pull off (I wore a tutu..A TUTU!). We definitely accomplished our goal of showing stylish plus size women over 30 embracing their themselves.   But mostly it gave me an opportunity to get to know five beautiful chic women and for that I am eternally grateful!

30 Plus Style is  going out with a bang by featuring our take on the LBD (Little Black Dress).  To be completely honest, I don’t own a LBD (shocking, I know! LOL).  I used to own black dresses because when I followed “fashion rules”,  I allowed myself to believe wearing black  would make me look “slimmer” and therefore acceptable.  So when I began embracing my body, my black dresses were the first to go. Since I wasn’t going to go out and buy a black dress I rummaged through my closet and “made” a LBD to wear!   I think I did a pretty good job! I like this so much I think it just might be my NYE outfit!

Please check out the other lovely ladies of 30 Plus Style, our guest bloggers Cynthia from Flight of the Fat Girl and Jennae from Green and Gorgeous to see their take on the LBD!

Jeneise of The Jenesaisquoi
Joi of In My Joi
Pepper of Pretty Plus Pep
Nefferth of Mode Plus
Delilah of Pumpz and Studz

 

Have a wonderful day!

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Top: New Look Inspire (here)
Skirt: ASOS Curve (old)
Jacket: INC (old)
Shoes: BCBGeneration (old)
Clutch: old

Reaffirmation

TGIF all!

This morning I was reminded how blessed I am for having wonderful women in my life. My blogger boos Sandra & Jeniese gently coaxed me back from the ledge and helped me to reaffirm why I blog. It’s very easy as blogger to get caught up and start comparing yourself to others.  You start thinking “I’m not stylish enough” or “I’m not creative enough” and slowly but surely it begins to erode your confidence. I had begun to feel the effects of comparing myself to other bloggers.  I was so busy being envious I temporarily forgot why I started blogging back in 2012.  Jeneise and Sandra’s strong and encouraging words  brought me back to where I need to be. They helped me to see that I should be refocusing that energy back to my blog and stop minimizing my accomplishments.  After talking to them I decided to let go of my envy and instantly I felt like a heavy burden had been lifted off me. All that negativity was holding me down and steering me away from my purpose.  Now I feel refreshed and renewed to continue to show that style has no age or size!

Since Fall is on it’s way out, here’s a roundup of my favorite outfits from the season.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Christmas Style With Eloquii

Happy Tuesday all!

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, I invited some of my favorite blogger boos for a collaboration on what to wear for Christmas dinner!   Eloquii was gracious to provide us with sequin skirts to style for the collaboration. Sequin skirts can be intimidating but we wanted to show its versatility especially during this holiday season.

My Christmas dinner destination was at your Sweetheart’s Parent’s House.   Dinner with your sweetie’s family can be very nerve wracking so I kept things simple with a monochromatic scheme.   The skirt allows you to add a little glam to an otherwise modest outfit.  This way they can focus on your stellar personality instead of your outfit!

Please check out Jeniese from The Jenesaisquoi (Christmas Dinner at your BFF’s House) Carletta from A Loved Life (Christmas Dinner at Home) and Sandra from La Pecosa Preciosa (Christmas Dinner at Grandma’s House) to see how they styled their  skirts!

Have a wonderful day!

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Turtleneck: Gap (old)
Skirt: c/o Eloquii (here)
Coat: Talbots Woman (old)
Shoes: Nine West (old)

Holiday Gifts Under $50

TGIF all!

Gift giving doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some wonderful gift ideas that are under 50 bucks!

Have a great weekend!

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Thanksgiving Bling

Happy Monday all!

Thanksgiving is my favorite out of all the major holidays.  Every year I head to my older sister Virgie’s house to hang with family and stuff myself silly!  This year I decided to abandon my usual jean and turtleneck outfit and bring  a little sparkle to dinner by wearing this embellished sweatshirt from Loft.   It’s a perfect combination of glam and casual  that doesn’t go overboard.   Trust me when I say this sparkly number is going to be in heavy rotation this holiday season!

Have a wonderful day and a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

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Sweatshirt: Loft (wearing an XL..goes up to an XXL online here)
Skirt: Fashion To Figure (here)
Shoes: Tahari Ande Kitten heels (here)