Fall Essentials: Suede Skirt

TGIF all!

While I like  trends, nothing beats a classic piece that you can wear basically forever.  These pieces can be worn multiple seasons and for a variety of occasions.  They are wardrobe staples that will never go out of style.  A suede skirt (faux or real) definitely fits into this category. Suede is synonymous with the colder seasons but can be worn in the Spring and sometimes in the Summer.  When it comes to styling a suede skirt, the possibilities are needless.  Pair it with a denim jacket and some sneakers for a casual Fall look.  An off the shoulder blouse easily transforms it into a date or girls night out outfit. There are multiple plus size suede skirts options available in various colors and styles to fit your personal taste.   These skirts are also budget friendly so you won’t feel guilty treating yourself to one (that’s if you haven’t already!).

If you have a suede skirt, how do you wear yours?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Jacket: Old Navy (here; patches not included)
Shirt: Old Navy (wearing an XXL, here)
Skirt: Vince Camuto (old)
Shoes: Steve Madden (here)

Fall Love With Lane Bryant

Happy Tuesday all!

Next to Spring, Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  I love the crisp mornings,  warm afternoons and scenic drives through the Fall foliage.  Along with the new season, is the arrival of Lane Bryant’s Fall collection. Lane Bryant has been a mainstay in my wardrobe since I was a teenager.  I can always depend on Lane Bryant to provide well made and sustainable professional clothes that are perfect for the season.   This season they’ve added more color and fun prints to their professional offerings.  The midi pencil skirt I’m wearing comes in bright colors and an exposed zipper in the back. If you’re not a the pencil skirt fan, they offer the same colors in a full skirt option too.  The boyfriend chinos I’m wearing in the second set of pictures are really  great fitting pants.  The chinos are relaxed through the hip and thigh then taper around the ankle.  They come in a variety of colors ranging from salmon pink to black.  These are my first pair of “boyfriend” pants and I’m completely sold on them!

While Lane Bryant offers quality professional wear, they also have some really great casual pieces for the Fall too.  Below I’ve included some of my favorites from their new collection so check it out!

Have a wonderful day!

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Blazer: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Skirt: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Shirt: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Shoes: Zara (old, similar here)

Casual Friday

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Blazer: c/o Lane Bryant (not available; similar here)
Shirt: Eloquii (here)
Pants: c/o Lane Bryant (here)
Shoes: Zara (old, similar here)

 

5 Things I’m Loving Right Now

TGIF all!

I haven’t done a post like this in awhile and thought I’d share my current favorites!

Have a great weekend!

1.Queen Sugar (OWN Channel):

Based off Natalie Brazile’s novel of the same name, Queen Sugar chronicles the lives  and struggles of siblings Charly, Nova and Ralph Angel as they try to keep their beloved father’s sugarcane farm and legacy alive.  Directed by Academy Award  nominee Ana DuVernay (Selma) , Queen Sugar is a lush, complex and superbly acted drama that will pull you in with it’s depiction of Southern life.  Check it out on Wednesday nights at 10pm, you wont be sorry!

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2. Steve Madden Kate Suede Loafers:

Thanks to Gucci, the loafer is enjoying a resurgence this Fall.  I’ve always been a fan of loafers so I’m loving the various colors, styles and textures being offered in this season.  These Steve Madden loafers are perfect for work and play. They come in a variety of colors so there is something for everybody.  Needless to say, I  had to get the red ones!

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3.  Sweet Charlie’s:

Sweet Charlie’s is an ice cream eatery here in Philly that serves Thai inspired ice cream rolls.  Devoted masses line up to patiently wait almost two  hours (yep, TWO HOURS) to get their hands on their delicious creations.   To see what all the hype was all about, I made my way to Sweet Charlie’s (I only waited 45 minutes)  and boy was I not disappointed.  I got the Kiss & Tell (York peppermint patty, mint Oreo cookie combined with ice cream) and it was so good I  licked the bowl when I was finished (obviously I have no home training…LOL).   So if you ever find yourself in Philly,  you MUST try Sweet Charlie’s!Image result for sweet charlie's

4. Red & Green:

Red & Green are my go to colors this Fall.  I’m patiently waiting for the weather to change (Summer isn’t letting go…boo) so I can wear my faux leather green skirt and red loafers!

5. Pussy Bows:

Pussy bows were all the rage last Fall and they are still going strong. Try one around the collar of your blouse or shirt to add some pizzazz to your outfit.  Once you get the hang of it, experiment with different color and prints to highlight your individual style.

Eighty Eight Curvy Girl Review

Happy Monday all!

I love it when a brand recognizes the little things PS women need. Like a longer strap for cross body bags so they  comfortably fit over our larger frames for example.  I own a few cross body bags and it can be a challenge to find one to comfortably fit across my body.    The shorter straps on these bags are made to fit across the body of a  smaller woman.  As you already know this doesn’t bode well for us.  Shorter cross body straps bag ride up underneath our arms or sit under our breasts which is not comfortable at all.  While this can be frustrating,  Eighty Eight bags   (an affordable vegan leather bag brand) is doing something about it.  Eighty Eight offers  an  extra long cross body strap for plus size women up to a size 28.  The extra long strap is available in their Jesse, Katie, Hayley and Taylor bags for FREE. The extended strap allows the bag to comfortably fit across PS bodies without any hassles. The strap is adjustable so you can fit it to your liking. It also detaches for those times when you don’t want to wear the bag across your body.

In today’s post  I’m wearing the Hayley satchel (also comes in two other colors).  To get a better feel for the bag, I wore it while I ran errands yesterday afternoon.  After taking it for a test run, I learned its a really good “everyday” bag.  The Hayley is  big enough to fit all the stuff we carry daily plus other items such as  a tablet.  I really liked the Hayley’s soft slouchy shape and the magnetic closure on bag’s flap for easy entry.   The interior also has pockets for your cell phone and a zip up compartment.  The  extended strap did what it was supposed to do and it fit across my body  perfectly.  I was able to freely move around without constantly adjusting the bag around my body.  I was pleasantly impressed with the Hayley bag and look forward to making it a closet staple.

So if you’re looking for a good bag that won’t bust your wallet, give Eighty Eight bags a try! 
Have a great day!

Disclaimer: Eighty Eight gifted me the Hayley bag. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Jacket: Old Navy (here, patches not included)
Sweater: Old Navy (old, similar here)
Skirt: FTF (old, similar here)
Shoes: Zara (old, similar here)
Bag: c/o Eighty Eight (here)

 

 

 

 

Fall Favorites: Eloquii

TGIF all!

Can we talk about how Eloquii has been KILLING the plus size fashion game this year? Week after week they have been giving us swoon worthy clothes  (yes I have drooled over the clothes!). What I love about Eloquii is that their clothes reflect current trends from off the runway.  For years PS customers have complained about the lack of on trend clothing for us.  The fashion community unfortunately believes that plus women aren’t stylish and want to wait to lose weight before buying on trend trend clothing.  How completely ridiculous is that?!  Obviously this is false but these assumptions have keep plus size fashion lagging behind straight size retailers for years.  That’s why retailers such as ASOS and Eloquii are a godsend because they  have listened to the PS consumer and are active in giving us what  we want.  They recognize that we are stylish and aren’t monolithic in our taste in clothing.  Eloquii knows its customers  have different tastes in clothing and some of them are fashionistas who want to flaunt the latest trends. Eloquii gets this right by providing clothing that reflects our wide range of style diversity. For this reason Eloquii is one of my Fall (and every season) favorite.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Dress: Eloquii (sold out; join wait list here)
Shoes: H&M (not available, similar here)