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:

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)

18 Comments

  1. March 2, 2013 / 4:33 am

    I love this outfit! I totally treat my leopard accessories like a neutral, but not so much my leopard clothing. Bummer about Eloquii. I haven’t had any luck with items from them, but I know they’re a favorite for a lot of people.

    • March 2, 2013 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you! It is a bummer & I was having issues with fit and quality BUT at least there was the option to shop there.

  2. March 2, 2013 / 4:54 am

    I love it! You have the most magical way with colors, and you have become quite fearless in trying new combinations. Brava!

    • March 2, 2013 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much! Wait til the Spring! I plan on looking like a Crayola box! LOL

  3. March 2, 2013 / 5:09 am

    That is one stylish outfit! I am, and have always been, a fan of leopard print. I tended to wear it with more the punk style, or darker colours. It’s a shame about Eloquii closing it’s doors. Designers think that larger ladies just want to wear over the shoulder boulder holders instead of pretty, lacy bras. Have you seen some of those gargantuan monstrosities that pass off as bosom supports?! Maybe in the USA you have more choice, but once you get to an F cup, you are have to shop in the nylon – only department.

    • March 2, 2013 / 2:08 pm

      It is a shame Eloquii is closing its doors. I agree some designers think like that. In the USA stores except Lane Bryant only go up to a DDD. Anything over that you have to order the bra from a specialty store or online.

  4. Nadya
    March 2, 2013 / 5:25 am

    Ack! I just discovered Eloquii last year; I’m sad to hear they’re closing. Great outfit – I love how you paired the colors and leopard.

    • March 2, 2013 / 2:01 pm

      Thank you! I sad too about Eloquii. Hopefully someone will buy the brand & keep it going.

    • March 3, 2013 / 10:09 pm

      Thank you! I spent almost 20 minutes trying to figure if this combo would work!

  5. March 2, 2013 / 6:52 pm

    I LOVE this outfit. It is bright and fresh and young; Bravo!!

  6. RB
    March 2, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    I’m devastated over losing Eloquii – it’s the only store I know of that perfectly fits my body, my lifestyle, and my aesthetic. I share your hope that someone else buys and continues the brand, but I’m afraid that if they do, they’ll change it somehow–make it frumpy like Lane Bryant or too junior like Torrid. There’s such a market for their product and it’s truly unfortunate that Eloquii was never able to figure out how to reach more of us.

    • March 3, 2013 / 10:08 pm

      I completely agree with you. While I hope someone buys the brand I hope they do a better job with marketing Eloquii.

  7. March 4, 2013 / 12:50 am

    I am so sad about eloquii.. But I am not, however sad by that amazing color combo on you of pink and purple with leopard!!! Eek! So so stunning!!

    • March 5, 2013 / 1:23 am

      Thank you so much hon! Im still upset about Eloquii. They have so much potential but it seems like The Limited wasnt too invested in it.

  8. March 4, 2013 / 3:17 am

    This outfit looks amazing! I always love how you put things together. Killing it – as usual.

    I do agree – berry looks fantastic with animal prints. It is the color I paired my very first leopard print item with!

    I hope someone snatches up Eloquii and takes it bigger & better places. They have a pretty good jumping off point – plus all this hype is bound to drum up some sales, ha!

    • March 5, 2013 / 1:22 am

      Thank you! And thank you for inspiring me to pair leopard print with different colors!

      I really do hope someone saves Eloquii. It has so much potential to become a major retailer in plus size fashion.