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Fabulous Faux

Happy Hump Day all!

While scrolling through Pinterest last night, I came across GarnerStyle’s pin of this AMAZING Wilsons Leather faux leather jacket.  I instantly went “whoa!” and put it on my Must Have list for the Fall.  The jacket got me thinking about how far faux leather has come.  They’re no longer grainy and cheap looking jackets.  The jackets are now made with quality materials that mimic leather so much, you wont believe it’s faux.  The new faux leather jackets are better constructed to fit the plus body so you can move around without feeling stiff.  Better quality means a longer lasting jacket that can be worn year after year.    The faux leather jacket I bought from Kohl’s last year is still in great condition and has no signs of wear.

Adding a faux leather jacket to any outfit instantly adds edge and polish to any outfit. Try it with a  maxi dress or  jeans to update your look.  It’s one closet staple you’ll wont regret having!

Do you have a faux leather jacket? How do you wear it?

Have a great day!

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Spring Trends Part I: Black & White

Happy Monday everyone!

Over the weekend I agreed to participate in Nel’s (Girls of Plenty) challenge for  plus size bloggers to interpret the Spring 2013 trends. Nel was inspired to start the challenge after reading an article from Bethany Rutter of  Arched Eyebrow (read the article here).  Each week during the month we will feature our take on various trends like florals, leather and emerald.   I’m  very excited to see how other plus size women will interpret the  trends.   The challenge is a great opportunity for us to showcase our individual style. The other bloggers participating in the challenge are Deb from Real Girl Runway, Vivi from Heart, Print and Style, the Curvy Ceo and Society of Curves.  Check them out during the challenge to see their weekly take on the Spring trends.

Today’s challenge wasnt  too hard because what woman doesn’t have black and white in her closet?!  I decided to mix black and white prints together for my take on the trend.  For some reason I really like the pairing of polka dots and stripes together.  This is as far as I’ll probably go with the mixing print trend.  I’m not very good at putting different prints together so I’ll just stick to what I know! :)

How would you interpret this trend?  If you’re game I would love for you to join me in this challenge!  If you would like to participate email your pics to girlsofplenty@gmail.com and you will be featured right along with us!

Have a great day!

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Jacket: Kohls

Skirt: Old Navy

Tank: Target

Flats: Truth or Dare by Madonna

Necklace: Lord and Taylor

Bracelet: Gap Outlet

Days Go On and On….

Happy Hump Day all!

Here’s a little secret, being home sick for an extended period of time is BORING!  There’s only so much Cooking Channel, DVRed TV shows and pay per view movies I can watch. I bet if you  Google “couch potato”  you’ll  get an image of me!   So today I decided to take action to stop my growing cabin fever. I put on this outfit to get me out of my PJ rut and  went to the post office (which was a feat in itself due to the count that I’m still recuperating) to get some fresh air. I know that doesn’t sound incredibly exciting but it felt great to get out the house  and wear clothes that don’t have elastic in them!

Have a wonderful evening!

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Jacket: Kohls

Jeans: Lane Bryant

Shirt: INC (Macys)

Boots: Kenneth Cole Reaction

Bracelet: NY & Co

Casual Friday/Sho Nuff!

TGIF all!

I was feeling rather “Foxy Brown”-ish in my black turtle neck, leopard print skirt and faux leather jacket today. I was born in 1972 so I guess I unconsciously channeled my birth era in my outfit! It also gave me the opportunity to wear my early Christmas gift from Tamera (the wonderful woman who takes my blog pictures!). I love my new chunky gold bead necklace! It was the perfect accessory for this outfit. Thank you Tamera!

On a sad note, my heart and prayers go out the the victims and their families in Newtown,CT. This is a horrible tragedy and I pray that God embraces them in this time of indescribable grief.

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Jacket: Kohls
Turtleneck: Gap
Skirt: Michael Kors
Necklace: gifted by Tamera

Summer Hold Over

Happy Monday all! Hope you had a great weekend and turned those clocks back!

Like almost everybody I try to the get the most wear out of my clothing. Some of myclothes are interchangeable from season to season like this Adrianna Papell dress I’m wearing today. I first wore it in the Spring but always felt that the dress was more for the Fall. So when the weather cooled down I couldn’t wait to slap on some black tights and ankle boots with this dress. Instead of a black cardigan or blazer I opted for my faux leather Kohl’s jacket. As you can see I’m getting ALOT of usage out this jacket! Honestly I wear it about 3 times a week. The jacket has been my go to  instead of wearing a black blazer or cardigan. I like how it adds just a little edge to my outfit.

How do you get the most wear out of your clothes?

Have a great evening!

Dress: Adrianna Papell (no longer in stock at Nordstroms)

Jacket: Elle (Kohls)

Booties: Bandolino

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack

Bracelet: Forever 21

Tights: Lane Bryant

Fall Foliage

Happy Hump Day all!

Seeing the leaves turn is one of my favorite parts of Autumn. The warm hues are lush and bright especially in the afternoon sun. I’m fortunate to see this wonderful display of color everyday when I walk to the train station. My outfit today is inspired by changing leaves and their brilliant colors.

What is your favorite part of Fall?

Have a wonderful evening!

Pants: Vince Camuto (currently on sale at Nordstroms)

Jacket: Kohls’ (here)

Blouse: Old Navy (no longer available)

Wedges: Enzo Angiolini (bought last year)

Bracelet: Ann Taylor Loft

Earrings: Macy’s