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My Favorite Personal Style Bloggers

Happy Hump Day!

Alissa from Stylish Curves post 14 Plus Size Bloggers to Follow in 2014 got me thinking about my favorite style blogs. Each of these women have their own unique sense of style that resonates with me. Not only are they chic and beautiful, they encourage women to embrace their bodies. These ladies are proof style comes in every size!

Who are some of your favorite style bloggers? Feel free to share in the comment section below.

Have a wonderful day!

P.S. I havent forgotten about my “New Year…New Giveaway”….The lucky winner is Shenarshia!

Disclaimer: I was given permission by these ladies to use their images. All images are property of the bloggers in this post.

My Curves and Curls

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In My Joi

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Curves and Confidence

shea1

Curvily

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GarnerStyle

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Consider Me Lovely

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DIY FATSHION

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Everyday Runway 365

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The Ramblings of Mrs BeBe

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Comme Coco

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Best of 2013: Pt. 2

Happy Monday all!

This is part two of my favorite looks from this year.  As the year comes to a close, my resolution for the new year is pretty simple…to be kinder to myself and continue to grow as a person.  While I’ve had some personal struggles this year, 2013 was great overall.  I was fortunate to have several opportunities come my way and I would be remiss not to acknowledge them.

I also want to thank everyone for supporting, commenting and following my blog. Words cannot describe how much your constant support means to me! THANK YOU!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Best of 2013: Pt. 1

Happy Thursday all! I can’t believe the end of 2013 is almost here! I just seems like yesterday we were ringing in 2013, now we’re about to say goodbye. As the year comes to a close, here is part one of some of my favorite outfits of the year!

Have a wonderful day!

Christmas Dinner at ……

Happy Monday all!

With Christmas only two days away, what to wear is somewhat on our minds (wrapping all those gifts is probably first!).  If you’re stuck on what to wear, here are a few looks and some suggestions to hopefully help you out!

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Home

Home is definitely where the heart is so being casual  is on the top of the list. If I were entertaining at home I would wear a comfortable pair of slacks instead of jeans.  Slacks are a great way to dress up a casual outfit without all the fuss.

IMG_7069 IMG_7085Sweater: Old Navy
Pants: Vince Camuto
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace: Modcloth

 A Family Member’s Home

Whenever I’m invited to a relative’s home for the holidays, I always feel like I have to dress up.  Since I’m going to my cousin’s house for Christmas dinner, this is what I’ll be wearing.  If you’re like me, add a pop of color to make your dressy outfit fun and festive!

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Blouse: Old Navy
Skirt: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Necklace: Shoplately

A Restaurant With Your Sweetie or Friends

I have a few friends who bunk tradition and go out to dinner on Christmas.  A LBD (little black dress) is a great option for your holiday dinner because its chic and timeless.  Instead of reaching for a blazer, opt for a  leather jacket to give your look some edge.

IMG_7043 IMG_7050Jacket: ASOS Curve
Dress: Sean Anthony Designs
Necklace: NY & Co.
Shoes: INC (via Macys)
Clutch: Love Cortnie (via Esty)

Casual Friday: A is for Awesome!

TGIF all!

Sometimes when I get down, I tend to forget about the awesome things going on in my life. It’s easy to focus on the negative and not the positive, especially when you feel less than stellar.  Lately I’ve been learning how to be appreciative of my awesome life. Yeah there are things that I wish were different but that shouldn’t negate how blessed I am. I’m awesome because I’m funny, sensitive, loving, loyal and have a big heart. I have an awesome smile that instantly brightens my face.  I have an awesome support system that not everyone is lucky to have.  I have an awesome sense of style that celebrates my body and flaunts my curves.  Basically what I’m saying is embrace all the things that make you awesome.  Let your light shine even when things don’t go as planned.  Know that you are unique and special which makes you AWESOME!

What are some of the things that makes you awesome?

Have a fabulous weekend!

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Sweater: Old Navy
Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: Lord & Taylor
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace: Jeweliq

Be Electric!

Happy Monday all!  

Winter has come early for most of us here in States. In my neck of the woods, it has already snowed three times in the past week.  Needless to say, I’m not a happy camper. Shoveling is NOT sexy! So to combat the frigid cold, I wanted to wear something super bright today to warm my spirit.  While it’s natural to gravitate towards wearing dark colors during the colder months, try adding  pops of color to brighten up your Winter outfits.   Before you know it, we’ll be welcoming warm Spring days!

How do you like to brighten up your Winter outfits?

Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: Gap
Shirt: Lane Bryant
Pants: Simply Be
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Coach

Casual Friday: Work In Progress

TGIF all!

I gotta be honest, I’m not feeling my outfit today. Being casual is always a struggle for me because I’m so used to dressing up everyday. Does this sound silly? I’ve seen other women (such as my new blogger crush Curves and Curls) with amazing casual style but I just cant do it! Gimme a pencil skirt and some kitten heels and I’m good to go. Give me a pair of jeans and shirt and I’m at a loss. Go figure! 

Nevertheless, I’m committed to improving my casual style. If any of you have any tips please feel free to share!

Have a great weekend!

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Coat: Old Navy
Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Necklace: Banana Republic
Shoes: Gap

Casual Friday: Let’s Do Brunch!

TGIF all!

One of my goals this year was to meet and connect with my readers in person.   I envisioned having brunch with you ladies (and some gents)  laughing and having fun.  Last month, I met lovely event planner Erika from Your Chic Is Showing and shared with her my idea.  Erika has graciously put together a brunch meet and greet for me! Yay!

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The meet and greet is on Sunday, October 27th at 12pm at Smoking Betty’s here in Philadelphia.  Seating is limited so RSVP here before October 23rd!  I’m SO excited to meet everyone. Your continuous support and love means so much to me.

I hope to see you at my brunch meet and greet on October 27th!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jacket: Target

Shirt: H&M

Pants: Talbots Woman

Shoes: Aldo

Necklace: c/o Lane Bryant

Casual Friday: Until We Meet Again

TGIF all!

I can’t believe the end of the Summer is already here (well unofficially)!  It just  seems like yesterday we were celebrating its arrival.  And while Fall is one of my favorite seasons, it ushers in cooler temps and shorter days which makes me very unhappy.  So today I’m bidding adieu to Summer in a colorful casual Friday outfit.  See you next year Summer!  

Have a wonderful  Labor Day weekend!

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Blazer: Ashley Stewart

Pants: Avenue

Shirt: Old Navy

Shoes: Nine West

Casual Friday/Big Deal

TGIF all!

One of my readers Jagoda suggested I do a post on shopping for deals.  Honestly I really don’t have any strategy or plan when it comes to shopping. I only buy clothing that is on sale with (or without) a coupon. Signing up for text alerts from your favorite retailer is another way to keep up with sales and saving passes.  The alerts have discount codes that can be used at the register.  Macys and Lane Bryant provide this service for customers and more are getting on the bandwagon.   I also find that end of the season sales have a plethora of clothing options.  You might have noticed lately Summer clothing is being steeply discounted to make room for the Fall collections.   If you are an online shopper like me,  before I click the purchase button I search for coupon codes.   The two sites I use are Coupon Cabin and Retail Me Not.  Ive used their codes and saved money and sometimes (depending on the promotion) got free shipping!

Speaking of getting a deal, the pants Im wearing today I got from Macys a few weeks ago while visiting my sister in NYC. Retail these pants were priced at $120 but I got them for $32!  How you ask? In the store, the pants were on sale for  $75 but online the pants were being offered for $32.  I called Macys and asked if they would price match and I was told if I brought in proof of the online price they would. I took the screen shot of the webpage on my cell phone to the store and they gave me the online price.  Just by simply asking, I ended up saving a whopping $88 on these pants! Now that’s what I call a deal!

What are some of your tips on shopping for deals?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Pants: Michael Kors

Shirt: Old Navy

Belt: Eloquii

Shoes: Nine West