Union & Fifth

Happy Sunday all! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

One of my favorite bloggers Hallie Daily is co-hosting Union & Fifth’s NYFW contest. Union & Fifth is a luxury nonprofit online consignment shop that donates all their proceeds to charity.  Their list of charities include organizations such the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Year Up and Wonder Dog Rescue  . I think it’s such a great idea to combine shopping and philanthropy on one site.  This way consumers can truly shop with a purpose.

One lucky winner will receive a Chanel bag (OMG! Pictured below) AND a fantasy trip to NYFW!  I was fortunate attend  back in 2012 to see Cabiria make history as the first plus size line to be shown during NYFW.  Ever since I got a small taste of what it’s like to attend NYFW, I’ve been dying to go back. Hopefully winning this contest will be my ticket back to NYFW!

Check out & like Union & Fifth on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Have a wonderful day!

 

 

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The Sisterhood of the Midi

Happy Monday all!

Over the weekend, I was featured in  Buzzfeed’s 19 Midi Skirt Styles You Just Have To Try and it got me to thinking about how the midi trend is inclusive of all sizes. So today I wanted to highlight lovely PS bloggers rocking some of my favorite midi styles for the season!

Have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer: Photos are property of Clothes Minded by Jo, In My Joi, The Jenesaisquoi, Thera 14+, La Pecosa Preciosa and Curvaceously Bee. I have permission to use these pictures.

 

 

Channeling My Inner Solange

TGIF all!

Along with Michelle Obama and Lupita Nyong’o,  Solange is my one of my style icons.  Her use of color is exciting and vibrant. While she is a superstar, her style still manages to come off as approachable and authentic.  I’ve been wanting to do a Solange inspired post for a while but I haven’t gotten around to until now.  My outfit today is my spin on one of my favorite Solange ensembles.  She wore this outfit  during NYFW a few seasons ago and ever since then I’ve been smitten with it.  Who could resist monochrome with a pop of color?!

Who are some of your style heroes?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Coat: Talbots Woman (here)
Blazer: Eloquii (old)
Blouse: Old Navy (wearing an XL, here)
Pants: Simply Be (old)
Shoes: Nine West (old)

 

Lets Do It Again!

Happy Monday all!

As you all know, I love me some  Pinterest (follow me here!). So during one of my  daily visits,   I came across  Who What Wear’s article “9 Fashion Risks Every Woman Should Take”.  One of the risks that instantly caught my eye was wearing all red. Red is absolutely one of my favorite colors.  It’s such a vibrant, powerful color that looks great against my skin.  Emboldened by my all white ensemble on Friday, I decided to start the work week right by wearing all red!

Have a wonderful day!

 

 

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Coat: Ashley Stewart (only size 12 available here)
Turtleneck: Old Navy (sold out in XL & XXL)
Pants: Calvin Klein (old)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old)
Bag: Tory Burch

 

 

 

Learning How To Let Go

TGIF all!

Today I finally mustered up the courage to wear a complete (off) white outfit.  Even while dressing, I tried talking myself out of wearing it but I was firm in my decision. Would people stare? Probably, its Philadelphia and folks here LOVE to stare.  Would someone say something negative? Possibly because opinions are like assholes, everyone has one! Would I fall apart and run home? Umm, no cause I wasn’t gonna go back home to change an outfit! So with anxiety churning in my belly I set out to work.   When I got there, I whipped off my coat and did my best Alexis Carrington/Dominique Devereux walk into the office.  And guess what?  No one even batted an eye. I was sure a widespread epidemic of laryngitis must’ve hit the office but I received no negative responses. The only comment I got was from an attorney who I think is a little sweet on me. He said “Alright now! All white! You look like an angel!” I was too busy giggling like a schoolgirl to even respond!

At 42 I’m still learning how to be fully confident in all that I do.  With professional help, I’m learning how to use those uncomfortable feelings to improve it.  While my overall self confidence has changed significantly from the past, there are things I still need to improve on.  My ultimate goal is to achieve a level of confidence where I can honestly say I don’t give a damn what people think!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Coat: Ashley Stewart  (almost sold out, only sz 12 & 18/20 left here)
Turtleneck: Old Navy (sold out)
Skirt: ASOS (old)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old)
Bag: Tory Burch
Necklace: Bauble Bar (here)

 

Happy 3rd Blogoversay!

Happy Monday all!

I can’t believe it’s already the 3rd anniversary of the blog! From winning a Redbook Real Women Style award to working with amazing plus brands such as Eloquii and Lane Bryant, this past year of blogging so far has been my most satisfying.  Blogging continues to help me grow as a person and helps me to learn new things about myself. Participating in the 30 Plus Style Collaboration with fellow bloggers I deeply admire helped me to further step outside my comfort zone and try new trends (Yep, I wore a crop top!). It was wonderful to be apart of group of women over 30 (a group that is often ignored by plus brands) proving style has no age or size.

Another highlight has been the friendships I’ve developed over the year. I’ve been lucky to make lasting connections with intelligent women who are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. Prior to blogging it was hard for me to make new friends due to my shyness. Through blogging and attending various events, I’ve been able to overcome my shyness. Now when I enter a room of unfamiliar faces, I’m no longer afraid to walk up to people and introduce myself.

Of course none of these accomplishments wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the BEST readers in the world! Thank you SO much for all your love and support this past year!

Have a wonderful day!

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Sweatshirt: Ann Taylor Loft (no longer available)
Jeans: c/o Lane Bryant
Shoes: JCrew Factory (here)