plus size dresses

Jibri Spring 2014 Collection

TGIF all!

As you probably have noticed, various designers have been releasing their new Spring collections. Jibri the fashion forward plus line by Jasmine Elder debuted an AMAZING collection this week that is so stunning and bold, I had to share. Every season I look forward to her collection and she never disappoints. Here are a few of my favorites from her awesome collection:

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jibri4jibri8You can check out the entire collection here. Trust me, you’ll become a fan just as I have!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Showing Love….

Happy Valentine’s Day all!

I hope everyone is enjoying their VDay (I’m still snowed in…ARGH!!!). I’ve come to learn that VDay is not only for couples but its a day to show love to family, friends and more importantly yourself.  I want to put a different spin on a traditional VDay post and highlight some brands that deserve some  love this holiday!

Curvaceous K

Curvaceous K is one of the few plus size boutiques in NYC that house curvy labels such as IGGI, Chinoo Designs and MYNT 1792.  Unfortunately they need our help so they can continue to stay open to provide quality clothing to curvy fashionistas.  Curvaceous K owner Kelly has started an Indiegogo campaign to generate funds to help keep her store operating.   As plus size women we all know the frustrations we feel because of the lack of brick & mortar stores for us.  We now have an opportunity to help this boutique in their time of need.  This VDay lets show some love to Curvaceous K and support her amazing boutique.

Josephine Swim

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Josephine Swim is a new plus size luxury swim line. They aim to offer chic and quality swimwear to curvy girls.  Josephine Swim is not the frumpy, garish suits of old. These bathing suits aim to highlight and show off your curves.  I already have my eye on theZanibar one piece for the Summer! With sizes ranging from 0x-3x you might find one that appeals to you so definitely show them some love!

IGIGI

iggiIt’s no secret I’m a huge fan of IGIGI and their wonderful dresses.  As you already know IGIGI is all about loving your body and using fashion to express this.  Check out their Spring look book here and show them some love this VDay!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

Best of 2013: Pt. 2

Happy Monday all!

This is part two of my favorite looks from this year.  As the year comes to a close, my resolution for the new year is pretty simple…to be kinder to myself and continue to grow as a person.  While I’ve had some personal struggles this year, 2013 was great overall.  I was fortunate to have several opportunities come my way and I would be remiss not to acknowledge them.

I also want to thank everyone for supporting, commenting and following my blog. Words cannot describe how much your constant support means to me! THANK YOU!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Party Time!

Happy Monday all!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend! I spent Thanksgiving with my family in New York and we had such a good time hanging out together.  I haven’t been feeling myself lately so going home was the best thing for me.  Feeling their love and acceptance definitely lifted my spirits.

Now that the holiday party season is upon us, figuring out  what to wear can be somewhat stressful.   May I suggest the classic LBD (little black dress)  for your party needs?   The LBD is a classic wardrobe staple that can be worn to any holiday soiree on your calendar.

Below are a sample of some of my favorite LBDs of the season.

Which one do you like?

Have a wonderful evening!

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Weekend Edition: Ladies Who Brunch!

Happy Monday all!

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting some of my readers for brunch.  This was my first meet & greet and to be honest I was a little nervous. My nervousness quickly went away after introductions and before I knew it, we were engrossed in conversation like old friends!  I had such a wonderful time connecting with these ladies.  It meant the world to me that they took time out of their busy schedules to hang out with lil ole me!Thank you for coming out and spending part of your Sunday afternoon with me!

This won’t be my last meet & greet and I hope to one day meet all of you (I’m serious!).  To show my appreciation,  Sonsi has graciously given me a $25 gift card to give away to my readers.  If you would like a chance at winning the card, please leave  a comment below with your name and email address and what item from Sonsi you would use the gift card on.  I’ll be picking the winner on Friday morning… Good luck!

Have a wonderful day!

P.S. I’ll be in NYC for the Thanksgiving holiday if anyone wants to grab lunch that weekend!  :)

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post from Sonsi. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Jacket: ASOS Curve
Dress: Old Navy (bought last Fall)
Booties: Ivanka Trump
Necklace: c/o Lane Bryant

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

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