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One Style, Three Ways: Eloquii Maxi Split Back Shirt

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Hi Lovies,

Recently, Gwynnie Bee asked me to be a part of their "One Style, Three Ways"' feature that they post monthly on their blog. This feature is so fun and I was lucky enough to have participated 2 other times (see here and here). If you're not familiar with this feature, Gwynnie Bee chooses 3 women to style the same piece. It's great to see the different styles between the 3 women and what they come up with. This time around we were asked to style this Eloquii Maxi Split Back Shirt. This is definitely something I wouldn't gravitate towards at first glance. While I am a sucker for a white button shirt, I was a little intimidated by this one. Until I received the top in the mail and that all changed. I immediately fell in love with how delicate it was, super comfy and easy to wear. The split back and long line design added such an edgy twist to the classic white shirt. While the sheer fabric made it perfect for the summer. This shirt has endless style possibilities!

1920's Chic

Hi Lovies,

I've said it many times that I was born in the wrong era, while I love being a 70's baby, my heart belongs to a different time period. I long to have been around when women only wore dresses, petticoats and corsets. Besides wanting to be Laura Ingles from Little House on the Prairie, I was also fascinated with the 1920's. It was the decade in which fashion entered the modern age and women abandoned restrictions. All the glitz and glam of that time period and the clothing was just amazing. Cloche hats, flapper dresses, over the top accessories and drop waists were such iconic fashion for that time. When I saw this Tie Neck Drop Waist Dress, I was immediately transported to the 1920's. The gorgeous bold turquoise color along with the ruffled sleeves and hem was just stunning. The tie neck added such a cute and dainty appeal to the dress as well as the tie waist for added structure. I got so many compliments on this when I wore it, such a great all occasion dress. So if you're a fan of 1920's fashion, then you want to have this dress in your closet.

Ruffled Maxi

Hi Lovies,

I have discussed many times on my blog how I can be a creature of habit with my fashion. You get comfortable with what works and don't step out the box to try something new. Lately I have been giving a few fashion trends a try and loving them. You guys know I take any opportunity to show off my legs, whether it be a skirt or dress, I prefer them to be at the knee length. So that means maxi dresses or skirts were outta the question in my book. I always admire women who could pull them off so gracefully without looking like an old lady lol. Well guess what?, I am one of those women now. This summer I've tried a few maxi dresses and love how they look on me. Since I am taller they look great on me and they suit my body type well. This Printed Maxi Dress from Sangria has definitely converted me. The vibrant floral color is just beautiful and perfect for summer. I love that it gives me a hint of sexy with the wrap plunge neckline. The chiffon type fabric is easy to wear even on the hotter days and adds a delicacy to the dress while still remaining feminine with the ruffled hem. Great for those summer weddings or special occasions. So if you're looking for a dress that makes a statement and want to venture into maxi dresses, then look no further!

 

The Golden Hour

Hi Lovies,

If you're following me on social media, then you know I was in Atlanta for the TCF Style Expo. I had the best time, it was such a good conference. Stay tuned for a vlog of the trip soon to come. Atlanta is definitely a great city and when they say "Hotlanta" they really mean it. The whole weekend was hot and humid and pushing my hair to the limit. While packing for the trip I knew that I wanted to look chic but also be comfy and cool. Saturday was one of the hottest days so I reached for the coolest outfit I had. My obsession with off the shoulder/peasant style dresses hasn't stopped and this Off the Shoulder Embroidered Sleeve Dress (Currently $24!!) from the Avenue was a saving grace that day. The sleeves on this dress were such a show stopper, with the beautiful embroidery bell style. Loved the comfy fabric that kept me cool throughout the day. While this may be too short for some, I actually liked it, I take any chance to show off my legs! I can see myself wearing this well after summer as well with a pair of jeans underneath for a funky twist. It's just a great dress for the season that looks good on just about anyone.

A Diamond in the Rough

Hi Lovies,

There are times that you go on a website just "browse" with no intention of buying anything. I do that a lot, I browse, fill my cart up with stuff but never hit the order button. It's sorta like therapy for me I think, something to feel my fashion soul desire lol. Forever 21 is one of those websites that I use to religiously purchase from when I first got into blogging. At the time I was 2 sizes smaller and there wasn't much option as far as brands or sites to shop from. Plus back then, Forever 21 actually had good quality clothes that was true to size. As for right now, F21 is definitely not a store I shop at anymore, the fashion has become very young looking and their sizing has changed to true junior plus. But on this particular day, I found myself on the site just to see what they had as of late. I came across this Stripe Off the Shoulder dress and thought it was super cute. Not to mention the dress was only $11, so even if it didn't work out I didn't spend a fortune on it. Surprisingly enough when I got it home and tried it one, it fit perfectly and looked great on. The ruffle flounce was so flirty and pretty and the blue stripe print gave the dress character. The button front and tie waist added a bit a menswear feel while still remaining feminine. This was for sure a dress that surprised me and have quickly fallen in love with. Forever 21, I might have not given up on you just yet...

Fun with Modcloth

Hi Lovies,

In my 5 years of blogging, it has been such a great pleasure to see how much Plus Size Fashion has evolved. When I first started, I literally only shopped at Forever 21, Torrid and ASOS Curve. While there were a few other brands, like Lane Bryant but they had not caught up to being fashion forward yet.  Now 5 years later and I'm just awed by all the new PS brands that have popped up. It's just great when a brand just gets it and knows how important it is to be size inclusive. Honestly the world would be a better place if more brands did this and realized how important it is for body positivity. Being size inclusive isn't only about being able to walk into any store and finding your size but it's also empowering as well. One brand as of late that gets this is Modcloth, they've been around for a while and I've always loved their stuff. The company was founded by High School Sweethearts Susan Gregg Koger and Eric Koger back in 2002 and has grown so much since then. What I love about the Modcloth site is that there is no separation of straight sizes and plus sizes, everything is together. Everything is available in a full range of sizes  from XXS-4X, which I think is awesome. Not to mention that they have a mixture of straight and plus size models wearing their clothes, A+ to them!

Fruitful

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Hi Lovies,

The summer is all about having fun and enjoying yourself, whether it be going on vacation, enjoying a day at the beach or a long walk in the park. As for me, my wardrobe has to be fun as well for the summer. Bright colors, bold patterns and prints, anything that will put a smile on my face. Honestly it just makes my day better when my outfit is fun. I've already spoke about how I am obsessed with the fruit trend, well it hasn't stopped. This Fruit Salad Dress from City Chic via Gwynnie Bee just screams fun and playful. This cheerful print is so charming with all the adorable fruit print and vibrant colors. The fit and flare design is so flattering and the sweetheart neckline adds a little flirtiness to the dress. Not to mention how lightweight and easy to wear it is. If you're looking to make a statement this summer then you need this dress in your life. I think it's safe to say that this dress is definitely a #BorrownBuy.

June PopSugar Must Have Box

Hi Lovies,

If you've been following me for a while then you know I am a sucker for a monthly subscription box. I just love getting packages in the mail, it's like Christmas every month lol. My favorite are the beauty ones like The Ipsy Bag, Sephora Play Box and Boxy Charm (check out my video here). But I'm also my fashion ones as well like Gwynnie Bee and Dia & Co. So recently I added another one to my list and it's called the PopSugar Must Have Box. I've been a fan of PopSugar for years and I was super excited when I heard they came out with a subscription box. What I love about this box is that it has a little bit of everything in it, from fashion to beauty and even food! I also love that each month is a themed and the items in the box reflect that theme. Each item is thoughtfully hand-picked by the founder Lisa Sugar and their amazing editors, so you know everything is going to be awesome. The monthly subscription cost $39.95 and includes 7 full size items that is valued at over $100. I think that is a great deal and if you use the code SHOP5 you get $5 off you're first box!

No Pressure, No Commitment

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Hi Lovies,

When it comes to clothing for the summer, I don't like to invest too much into it. Here in NYC the summer is only 2 months and is over in a flash. So I tend to buy clothes that are budget friendly since they spend a majority of their time in a bin for most of the year. This is when I really utilize my Gwynnie Bee subscription, because it gives me the option of having a fabulous wardrobe with no commitment. I've spoken about GB numerous times here on my blog and have been a subscriber since the beginning. If you've been living under a rock and don't know about Gwynnie Bee, they are a clothing rental subscription service for women sizes 10-32. Subscribers choose from different plans (and prices) depending on how many items they want to have out at a time.  Subscribers browse the collection, select items that they like, select their size (based on size charts for each brand) and put them in their closet. Once a minimum number of items are "closeted," new members are sent a box with their first items, depending on the plan they chose. You can keep the items for as long as you want without commitment or if you really like something, you have the option to buy it at a discounted price. Shipping is super quick and I love getting treats in the mail. When you're done with the items, just pop it into the prepaid envelope they provide you with and drop it into your nearest mailbox, it's as simple as that! Like what you've heard, well this is your chance to join free for 30 days HERE.

Lemon Drop

Hi Lovies,

In one of my older post I discussed how the fruit trend has taken the fashion scene by storm. You can find clothing adorned with different fruit prints which I am all about. If it has fruit on it them I'm buying it. Strangely enough the fruit that I've seen the most lately is the Lemon. Seems like the lemon is the "It" fruit for the season, like this dress I wore via Gwynnie Bee. Today I'm bringing you lemon goodness via Ashley Stewart with this gorgeous Lemon Print Cold Shoulder Dress (currently 50% off!). I first saw this dress on my fellow blogger Nazira in the black version and immediately ran to the website to buy it. Besides the charming lemon print, I fell in love with the frilly cold shoulder design and high collar neckline. The chiffon overlay makes this dress extremely fun and feminine while still remaining sophisticated. This is definitely a dress for the season that you can wear for any occasion.