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Spring Trends to Wear Now…Pastels

Happy Monday all!

How was everyone’s weekend? Great I hope! As you can see, I got a new haircut and color! I made the decision to retire my mohawk on Friday and luckily my hairdresser had an opening on Saturday afternoon.   I absolutely LOVE my new color and I can’t stop smiling about it!

In my post “3 Trends To Try This Spring”, I talked about how pastels are going to be HOT for the season.  With Spring a little over a week away, you can make them apart of your wardrobe now. Try picking a pastel  (pink, yellow and blue are my favorites) that looks good on you.  Once you find colors that work, pair them with neutrals to ease into the trend.  Also wearing colors that historically work well with each other (ex. blue and yellow) is another simple way to wear the trend. I’ve always loved the combo of pink and green together, so I incorporated them into my work outfit today.

Will you be giving pastels a try this Spring?

Have a wonderful day!

IMG_7656 IMG_7649 Jacket: Kohls
Pants: Lord & Taylor (no longer available)
Blouse: Dorothy Perkins (appears to be sold out…booo!)
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft (old)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (via Nordstrom)
Clutch: Love, Cortnie

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!

Fab Flats for $50 and Under

Happy Monday all!

As I’ve gotten older, my love for heels has seriously waned.  Instead of donning on 3 inch heels, I find myself reaching for my trusty flats.  Flats are a main staple in my closet.  Because they are so versatile, I can wear them to the supermarket or a night out.  Plus I think they are a  great substitute  for sneakers when you need to quickly get out the door.  And Like the majority of items in my closet, my flats are wallet  friendly so I can stay on budget.

Here are some affordable but fashionable flats that will jazz up any outfit this season!  

Which ones do you like?

Have a great day!

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Zara moccasin
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Lizzy Flat
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Transitions Pt 1: The Sleeveless Dress

Happy Monday all!

Whenever I buy clothes I think primarily about sustainability.  If I can’t wear an item for at least two seasons, I’m probably not going to get it. Having an interchangeable wardrobe is essential because you’re getting more wear out of your clothes and it decreases the need to constantly replenish your closet.   Sleeveless dresses are definitely an item that you can get a lot of wear from. Plus  they  transition smoothly  from season to season.  The next time you want to wear a cardigan with  your sleevless dress, dont leave it open.  Button it up to create a crew neck sweater to wear over your dress.  Add a belt and ta da…its now a skirt!  This pretty much works on most sleeveless dresses so get creative, try it with your favorite printed or patterned sweater. 

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 The easiest way to transition a sleeveless  dress is by adding a blazer. But instead of  reaching for a blazer, try a fitted leather jacket. It adds instant polish and  edge to your dress but Is still appropriate for work.

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How do you transition your sleevless dresses? 

Have a wonderful day!

OUTFIT 1:
Dress: JCPenney
Sweater: Old Navy
Necklace: Lane Bryant
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Belt: from an old dress

OUTFIT 2:
Dress: JCPenney
Jacket: Kohls
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Nine West

Ode to the Dress

Happy Hump Day all!

To say that I love dresses is a serious understatement.   I love how they cling to my body and accentuate my curves. There was a time where I associated dresses only with special occasions such as weddings. Back then if you asked me to wear one, I would scoff and ask “why?”  Now instead of throwing on a pair of jeans and tee to run errands, I make a bee line for the maxi dress!

What are your favorite dresses?

Have a great day!

Lady in Waiting

Happy Hump Day!

I promise today will be the LAST day I complain about the awful weather we’ve been having . I desperately want Spring to begin but Winter keeps hanging around like a jilted ex!    Unfortunately my complaining isn’t going to make the weather change any faster so it’s a waste of  time to continue to be frustrated.  Grrrr! 

So whether it’s 30 or 40 degrees outside I’m still going to flaunt my Spring  colors.  I know my skirt looks coral/pink in the pictures but it is really orange  in person. So while my necklace looks out of place in the picture, it goes perfectly with the skirt.   Also if you notice, I’m not wearing earrings  in the post.  Why you ask?  Because of my poor habit of procrastinating which causes me to rush every morning, I couldn’t find them. Grrr!   “Why do today what you can do tomorrow” has sadly become my motto. I keep telling myself I’ll do better but I continue to procrastinate!  Any suggestions on how kick the habit?

Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: Kohls

Skirt: City Chic

Blouse: Gap Outlet

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack

Shoes: Nine West

Bracelet: Lord & Taylor

Spring Trends for Under $45: The Work Edition

Happy Monday everyone!

Since everyone liked my previous Spring Trends post I decided to do another one focusing on workwear. I realize when I do these posts I neglect to include shoes, so this time I added styles that are under $45. These pieces are interchangable with one another to get maximum usage out of the clothes. Also these pieces can easily be incorporated into your current Spring/Summer wardrobe.

What additions will you be making to your Spring/Summer wardrobe?

Have a wonderful 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

Casual Friday/ Goodbye Eloquii & Wild Berry

TGIF everyone!

Yesterday I was saddened to find out that Eloquii (The Limited’s plus size brand) was phasing out at the end of the summer. When I first heard about The Limited’s venture into the plus size market a year ago I was very excited. Their clothes in my opinion were well made and fit into all aspects of my life, especially work. Plus size women have different styles and want variety in our clothing to fit our personal tastes. To assume all plus size women dress the same is absurd. Eloquii provided another option for quality and stylish plus size clothing. In the end, I really hope another company buys the brand and continues Eloquii. It would be a shame to lose another plus size retailer, further shrinking our already limited clothing options.

Here are some of my favorite Eloquii outfits:

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My outfit today is inspired by a comment made by Nicole from A Well Rounded Venture on Monday’s post. Her comment ” I keep hearing people say leopard is a neutral-it must be true!” got me thinking about other colors I could wear my blouse with. I usually wear leopard print with colors like brown, black or burgundy to be safe. I wanted to switch it up, so after rummaging through my closet I decided to wear it with my purple pencil skirt and magenta blazer. I was very happy with this departure from my typical leopard print outfit. I really liked the print with berry colors. Nicole’s comment helped me to break out of wearing only dark colors with leopard print and remix my wardrobe! Thanks Nicole!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Skirt: Sejour (Nordstrom)

Blouse: Old Navy

Blazer: Kohls

Shoes: Truth or Dare by Madonna (via Macys)

Perfectly Pleated…Again

Happy Hump Day all!

What can I say, I absolutely love this skirt! Unfortunately I haven’t worn it in a while because of the brutal cold but today the weather was in the upper 50’s so I whipped it out! I paired it with my green peplum top, dark green faux leather jacket and leopard print kitten heels to keep in season.  Now that the weather is slowly improving, this skirt will get a lot of wear.

What clothes are you excited to wear once the weather gets warmer?

P.S. The bag was my other birthday gift to myself  ;)

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Jacket: Kohls

Shirt: ASOS Curve

Belt: ASOS Curve

Skirt: Eloquii

Shoes: Nine West

Necklace: Gap Outlet

Bag: Louis Vuitton