Tag Archives: maxi dress

Fall Break Pt. 2

Happy Saturday all!

I would be remiss if I didn’t include my outfits I wore on my vacay.  Since I’m committed to my 30 Day No Shopping Challenge, I didn’t buy anything for the trip.  This was the first time I had to shop my closet for a vacation and not rely on buying new clothes. It felt good to pick out items I haven’t worn in months.  Also this was the first time I didn’t over pack.  I simply took what I needed which surprisingly fit into one small suitcase!

Have a great weekend!

Does the Body Good

Happy Monday all!

I believe that every woman should own a “feel good” dress.  It’s a dress that instantly makes you feel like a million bucks when you put it on.  A “feel good” dress is all about you embracing your body and feeling comfortable in your skin.  I own a few of these dresses and I’m happy to add IGIGI’s  Nicolette Peplum dress to my collection.   Everything from the lace sleeves to the print makes it a winner in my book.  I own several IGIGI dresses, but this one is strictly for play, not work.  It’s definitely a dress I would wear when I want to show off and flaunt my curves.

IGIGI’s new Fall 2013 collection  continues their commitment to offering quality plus size clothing. The collection offers rich, bold hues and wonderful prints to accentuate your figure.   I’ve included some of their latest offerings for you to check out.  You never know, you might spot a potential “feel good” dress in there!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

What is your ‘feel good” dress?

Have a wonderful day!

Disclaimer: My dress was gifted to me by IGIGI.  All opinions expressed are my own.

IMG_6534

IMG_6539

IMG_6536

Dress: c/o IGIGI
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Necklace: The Wardrobe Boutique

Fall Picks for Under $50

Happy Monday all!

Now that Fall is here, it’s natural to want to add an item or two your current wardrobe. Adding affordable pieces allows you to stay within your budget and update your selection.   Walmart’s studded boucle jacket can be dressed up with a skirt  or down with jeans and ankle boots.  The jacket can easily become a staple in your wardrobe and be worn again and again.  A leopard print skirt is also just as versatile and is a great addition to any closet. The skirt pictured is currently on Simply Be’s website for  $50, but they are offering 30% off your first order! So the skirt is actually $35! Perfect!

What pieces will you be adding to your Fall wardrobe this year?

Have a great day!

Untitled #42

Top
modcloth.com

Jacket
walmart.com

Women
landsend.com

Plus size skirt
simplybe.com

Merona
target.com

Sole Society clutch
solesociety.com

Casual Friday: Moto, Moto!

TGIF all!

As you have probably seen in the latest fashion magazines, leather motorcycle jackets are on trend for Fall.   It’s  funny how old standbys suddenly become a trend.  I mean when has leather NOT been appropriate for Fall and Winter?  I bet if you think about it, you’ve been rocking leather since you were a kid!  In college I saved enough money from my part-time job to finally get a leather jacket.  I remember instantly feeling like a bad ass when I slipped it on.  I would strut across campus to class in my jacket.   I wore that poor thing until it was coming apart at the seams!  Since then I havent come across a jacket that made me feel that way until now.     This ASOS Curve moto jacket (which I’ve been eyeing since last year)  makes me feel  cool and edgy (something plus size women  40+  are not supposed to feel!).    The jacket is very soft  not stiff so you don’t feel constricted.  It’s roomy enough that I can wear layers underneath once the temperature start to drop.   I plan on wearing it with everything because there is nothing more versatile than a black leather jacket.   I couldn’t wait until our mini heat wave ended yesterday so I could wear it today!

Are you going to hop on the  motorcycle jacket “trend”? If so, how would you wear it?

Have a wonderful weekend!  

IMG_6015 IMG_6026 IMG_6029

Jacket: ASOS Curve

Skirt: SWAK (Sealed With A Kiss)

Shirt: Eloquii

Shoes: Nine West

 

Casual Friday/Im a Repeat Offender Pt. 2

TGIF all!

The saying “if aint broke don’t try to fix it” is my motto when it comes to clothes. If I like something and it looks good on me I’m gonna keep wearing it. From time to time I like to shake things up but I always rely on my wardrobe staples. Maxi dresses are one of my staple pieces especially during the summer. I’m definitely a repeat offender when it comes to maxi dresses because I wear them ALL THE TIME. Maxi dresses makes it easy for me to stay cool and stylish during those hot, sweltering Summer days. During the cooler months I transition them over  by wearing them with  a jacket or blazer (I also wear a pullover sweater over my maxi & belt it  at the waist).  Plus (in my opinion) they flatter ALL body types…YES!

I want to see you wearing your favorite “repeat offender” outfit or item. Link your photos in the comment section and I will feature you on the blog with other “repeat offenders”!

Have a wonderful day and a great weekend!

IMG_5316 IMG_5318 IMG_5330

Dress: Avenue
Sandals: Sam Edelman
Necklace: ModCloth
Belt: Eloquii

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!

Casual Friday/If It Fits….

TGIF all!

On Tuesday I was selected for jury duty which instantly threw me into a funky mood.  Eventually  I had to suck it up and perform my civil duty  (Grrr!).  The upside to serving  is that I can sleep an  extra hour and wear  casual clothes  which leads me to the dress I’m wearing today.  I tried to stay away from getting  another striped dress but I couldn’t let this baby go!  The dress is from Banana Republic (yes, Banana Republic!).  When I usually go into their store it is  to browse for accessories because I told myself I couldn’t fit their clothes.  While checking out a necklace there a few weeks ago,  this maxi dress  beckoned me over.  I knew I had to have it but I wasn’t sure if I could get into an XL (which is their largest size).  After going back & forth, I decided to try it on and …IT FIT!  Now does this mean I can wear Banana Republic’s clothes, probably not but it does  show that you shouldn’t stop yourself from  trying  on “straight” size clothes. The only thing that can happen is that it doesn’t fit!

Have a wonderful weekend!

IMG_4747 IMG_4748 IMG_4750

Dress: Banana Republic

Sandals: Sam Edelman

Necklace: Old Navy

Bracelet: NY & Co.

Ode to Denim

Happy Hump Day all!

Who doesn’t love denim?  It’s  so versatile that you can wear it with everything and almost anywhere.  Before I started blogging, I owned  two pairs of jeans, one black and one blue.    Blogging has exposed me to  different kinds of denim and helped me to move outside my comfort zone.     I bought my first pair of colored skinny jeans last year and never looked back.    Now I have several pair including bright yellow!  I no longer hesitate to  pair denim with pleated skirts, leather jackets and graphic prints.      I hope to find a really nice denim dress to add to my collection soon.  Any suggestions?

How do you like to wear denim?

Have a wonderful day!

Weekend Edition: Lane Bryant Style Off

Happy Monday all!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and fabulous Mother’s Day! I spent my Mother’s Day celebrating my late  mother Betty Niles.  My mom passed away when I was 27  after years of struggling with chronic illness.  In the past Mother’s Day was very difficult for me   but I’ve  come to realize that just  because  my mother  is no longer physically present doesn’t mean she stopped  being my mom.    Now I use the day to reminisce and give thanks for having such a wonderful mom who passed  her  love of travel and colorful sense of style to me.   When my mom was alive she was a huge fan of Lane Bryant and their clothes.    I remember spending many Saturday afternoons shopping with her and my sisters  at their old Fifth Avenue location.   Those hours spent together are some of the funniest and best memories I have of my mother. So when I found out I was selected to participate in Lane Bryant’s Blogger Conference during Full Figured Fashion Week I was so excited because my mom loved them.   Lane Bryant graciously gave each attendee a gift card to participate in their Style Off competition.  On May 20th you’ll be able to vote for your favorite outfit  styled by  bloggers like Rebecca from The Plus Side of Me, Bella from BellaStyles and Dani from DIY Fatshion on Lane Bryant’s Facebook page.  Here is my styled outfit from Lane Bryant’s collection.  I hope you like it and will vote for me on  May 20th !

Have a great day!

lane bryant, lane bryant dresses, plus size clothing, plus size dresses, color blocking, whie blazer, plus size white blazer, plus size work wear, curvy, curvy women, curvy girls lane bryant, lane bryant dresses, plus size clothing, plus size dresses, color blocking, whie blazer, plus size white blazer, plus size work wear, curvy, curvy women, curvy girls

Dress: c/o Lane Bryant

Blazer: c/0 Lane Bryant

Belt: c/o Lane Bryant

Necklace: c/o Lane Bryant

Sandals: c/o Lane Bryant

Casual Friday/Easy DIY

TGIF everyone!

I absolutely love this maxi dress as a skirt.   Since I first wore  this dress as a skirt a year ago (here)  it has become one of my favorite Summer pieces. I will probably never wear the dress because the top doesn’t  cover the girls  but that’s okay because I’m definitely getting my moneys worth!    I’ve rescued a  few of my ill-fitting  dresses from the donate pile  and made them into skirts ( here and here).  All you have to do is fold the top part of your dress and tuck it into the bottom half  to create your skirt. Add a belt to secure your skirt so it wont slide down and to cover where you tucked the top portion in.  This easy DIY is a  great way  to recycle old dresses and to get more wear out of your clothes!

Have a great weekend and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

curvy, curvy women, curvy girls, ashley stewart, plus size blazers, color blocking, avenue, steve madden sandals, thong sandals, plus size clothing, plus size bloggers, curvy bloggers, fashion blogs for plus size women, black women bloggers curvy, curvy women, curvy girls, ashley stewart, plus size blazers, color blocking, avenue, steve madden sandals, thong sandals, plus size clothing, plus size bloggers, curvy bloggers, fashion blogs for plus size women, black women bloggers curvy, curvy women, curvy girls, ashley stewart, plus size blazers, color blocking, avenue, steve madden sandals, thong sandals, plus size clothing, plus size bloggers, curvy bloggers, fashion blogs for plus size women, black women bloggers

Skirt: Avenue
Blazer: Ashley Stewart
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Necklace: Forever 21
Bracelet: Lord & Taylor
Sandals: Steve Madden
Belt: Old Navy