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!

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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.

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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!

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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!  

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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!

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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!

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Dress: Banana Republic

Sandals: Sam Edelman

Necklace: Old Navy

Bracelet: NY & Co.