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Style Inspiration: In My Joi/Foxcroft Review

TGIF all!

A few weeks ago Foxcroft contacted to me to review some shirts from their plus collection. I picked a tartan plaid & green polka dot shirt to review. The shirts are described as “wrinkle free” which intrigued me. I’m not a fan of  ironing so anything claiming to be “wrinkle free” is a huge plus in my book.  When I got the shirts I was happy to see that they looked exactly like their pictures online. I immediately  started to think about what to wear with them.  No sooner than I thought that, I came across this post from  In My Joi (one of my favorite bloggers!) where she sported this fab outfit:

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I instantly fell in love with her look and decided to put my own spin on her outfit by wearing the plaid shirt with my red pants suit today. The shirt, so far it has remained  somewhat “wrinkle free” as I write this.  I say “somewhat” because there is some creasing where I fold my arms and where I tucked my shirt into my pants. Honestly I don’t think creasing around the elbow and waist areas can be adverted. When I wear the shirt again, I will  run a warm iron over the creased parts  to smooth them out but that’s about it. Another plus for me was when I buttoned up the shirt it didn’t pull or gape open around my bust. This is a huge deal for me because I tend to shy away from button up shirts because of this issue. It feels good to know I finally have some shirts that fit properly in that area.  The sleeves weren’t tight around my thick arms and I was able to move freely without feeling constricted.   Foxcroft shirts are not inexpensive (they range between $88-92) BUT if you want quality you sometimes gotta spend a little dough.  If you think about it,  spending $20 each time to replace a poor quality shirt will add up over time. For me, I rather pay money for one quality shirt that I wont have to keep replacing over and over again. Bottom line, Foxcroft makes quality shirts and I would recommend you give them a try!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post by Foxcroft. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.  In My Joi gave me permission to use her photo. Her picutre is property of In My Joi

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Suit: Calvin Klein
Shirt: c/o Foxcroft
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Tie: DKNY

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

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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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NYE 2013!

Happy New Year everyone!

Just a quick to post to show what I wore last night.  My girlfriends and I went to dinner at Grand Lux Cafe and hit the casino afterward (Donna won a whopping $17! LOL).  Hanging with my girls and sharing laughs was the best way to bring in the new year!

What did you do for NYE?

Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: Gap
Skirt: Simply Be
Tank: Banana Republic
Necklace: c/o Lane Bryant
Clutch: The Perfect Clutch (sign up here and get 40% off your first order!)

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!

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: Dressed Up Denim

TGIF all!

I’m giving my pencil skirts a break and trying out new silhouettes to keep things fresh.  Sometimes I get stuck and need to branch out so I decided to dress up my full denim skirt today.  I kept things simple with my denim on denim ensemble and added some leopard print for a nice contrast.  This outfit shows you can wear denim to work and still look appropriate for the office.

Are you a fan of denim on denim?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Im FREEZING my butt off here! LOL

Skirt: Eshakti
Shirt: Old Navy
Belt: ASOS Curve
Clutch: Love,Cortnie (here)
Booties: Bandalino

Winter White

Happy Hump Day all!

I’ve always liked winter white on other people but never considered wearing it for myself.  After seeing the lovely LuAnne from Weesha’s World rock this skirt, I decided to take the plunge and get it in cream. The skirt is from ASOS main range (aka “straight size”) but the size 14 band has so much stretch it comfortably fits my size 18 waist.  Initially I was skeptical wearing a full skirt but all of those concerns went out of the window when I put it on.  Sometimes you just gotta put yourself out there and see if something will work.  I’m glad I decided to go outside my comfort zone and get the skirt. 

Would you wear winter white?

P.S. I just found out the skirt now comes in FIVE colors, so if cream isn’t for you I’m sure there are other colors that you’ll like!

Have a wonderful day!

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Skirt: ASOS (here)
Turtleneck: Gap
Necklace: Bauble Bar
Shoes: Bandalino
Bag: Philip Lim for Target

Shining Through

Happy Hump Day all!

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA these past two weeks.  I’ve been going through some personal issues that honestly I had been ignoring for years. It’s very easy to put up a facade of being okay when things are not okay. What I’ve learned over  the past couple of weeks is that taking care of oneself emotionally is just as important as taking care of yourself physically.  You can’t ignore one and concentrate on the other, you have to take care of the whole package.  At this point in my life I’m learning how to take care of the whole package. Lemme tell ya it aint easy but I’m determined to work through my “stuff” with the appropriate supports.  I’m blessed with a wonderful support system that surrounds me and accepts me for who I am which makes  my journey  a little easier.

With all that said, blogging is something I love doing and will continue to do so.  Blogging has given me so much and to abandon it is not an option.  I will do my best to keep my blogging schedule up but if I slip here and there, dont be alarmed…Im not going anywhere!

Have a wonderful day!

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Skirt: Target
Shirt: Jones NY (via Lord & Taylor)
Vest: Forever 21+
Necklace: Bauble Bar
Booties: Bandalino

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

She’s Gotta Have It

Happy Hump Day all!

So it’s day 20 of my 30 Day No Shopping Challenge and not shopping is still a struggle but I’m finding it easier to resist my impulses. Since I haven’t been shopping, I’ve discovered clothing that at one time I HAD to have. This holds true for this Michael Kors leopard print skirt I’m wearing today.  Last Fall I HAD to have it so I bought it and wore it a handful of times.  Unfortunately the cycle of buying clothes I had to have and then “falling out of love” with them was becoming too common, leaving me with a pile of rarely worn clothing.  To be honest, it kinda makes me ashamed of how greedy I had become with clothing.  I honestly thought I was adding to my wardrobe but in actuality, I was just collecting more and more stuff.  This challenge is teaching me to appreciate what I have and not to covet stuff so much.  Now don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE clothes but instead of running out to buy new stuff, I’m learning to work with what I got.

If you are participating in the 30 Day No Shopping Challenge, how is it going for you so far?

Have a wonderful day!

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Jacket: Kohls

Sweater: Ann Taylor Loft

Skirt: Michael Kors

Booties: Bandolino

Necklace: Gap Outlet