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Off Duty Style: Mad For Plaid

Happy Hump Day all!

Each Fall I look for a statement coat whether that be in color or in print. Unfortunately finding a statement coat can be  somewhat tricky because many retailers don’t equate plus size with fashionable  which is  frustrating.  I yearn for the day when dark colored  coats are not presented as the only options for us. Until that happens, retailers such as Eloquii, ASOS and Simply Be  have stepped up by offering coats in a variety of colors and prints.   Eloquii’s plaid coat is an example of this.  It’s instantly become the  statement coat  I’ve been looking for.  It’s roomy without being bulky and versatile which is important to me. Plus it’s in red plaid!!! YES!!!

What is your favorite statement coat?

Have a wonderful day!

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Coat: c/o Eloquii (here)
Jeans: c/o Lane Bryant: ( no longer available online)
Turtleneck: Gap (old)
Booties: Ivanka Trump (old)
Bag: Saturday by Kate Spade (here)

Fall Styling With Foxcroft

Happy Monday all!

As I’ve said before, Fall is one of my favorite seasons. So when Foxcroft reached out to me to review some of their pieces from their Fall collection, I was more than happy to do so.   I’ve featured Foxcroft several times on the blog because they are ” … inspired by signature prints, vibrant colors and feminine shapes that celebrate her timeless sense of style. It was created for the confident woman who enjoys a casual but polished look and updates her wardrobe with versatile pieces in a classic fit that give her a beautifully clean silhouette.”  I think the description of the woman Foxcroft targets fits me and a number of plus size women perfectly.  I like clothing that will give me a clean, sophisticated look. Foxcroft’s clothing is well made and sustainable which is important for many of us. Plus their clothing is very versatile that can fit into many aspects of our busy lives.

I invite you to check out Foxcroft and see what they are all about. Right now  you can shop their  Friends & Family event from today until Oct. 31st where they are offering 40% off all merchandise! Now that’s a deal!

Have a wonderful day!

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Skirt: ASOS (off white no longer available)
Shirt: c/o Foxcroft (here)
Jacket: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Shoes: Nine West (old)
Tote: Tory Burch York Tote (here)

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Cardigan: c/o Foxcroft (here; runs large size down)
Skirt: Eloquii (old)
Necklace: c/o Lane Bryant (no longer available)
Shoes: Old Navy (available in store)
Purse: Saturday Kate Spade (here)

Off Duty Style: Monochromatic Love

TGIF all!

I know the thought of wearing one color (especially bright ones) might be scary to some but it can be done. Like with any trend you can modify it to your comfort level. Choose  a color that looks  good on you or  go with a dark color such as black to ease yourself into monochromatic dressing. I chose burgundy because I knew I already had these items in my closet and it’s one of my favorite colors of the season. I find that monochromatic dressing is a good way to get more mileage out of the clothes you ready have. So pull out that red skirt and sweater and wear it confidence!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jeans: Simply Be (old)
Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft (old)
Trench: Simply Be (old)
Flats: c/o Lane Bryant (here)

 

Citron In The City

Happy Tuesday all!

One of the downsides of plus size fashion is when an amazing item comes out, it seems like everybody and their mama scoops it up!   Eloquii’s lazer cut midi skirt in citron is an example of this.  When this skirt dropped I knew it was going to “the must have item” and I was right.  While it can be difficult expressing your individual style while owning a “hot item”, it’s not impossible to do so.  Thamarr from  Musings of a Curvy Lady realized this and invited  Sandra from La Pecosa Preciosa, Joi from In My Joi and myself to collaborate wearing our Eloquii midis. The collaboration proves that while we are all wearing the same skirt, our unique style still shines through!

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From the left:
Thamarr:  Musings of A Curvy Lady
Sandra: La Pecosa Preciosa
Joi: In My Joi

Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: Kohls (old)
Blouse: Old Navy (old)
Skirt: Eloquii (here)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old)
Clutch: Love, Cortnie

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