Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Lord & Taylor Holiday Event. It was also the day they revealed their window displays on 5th Ave so whole store was buzzing with holiday spirit. In celebration, each floor was having some kind of event going on. The 6th floor, which is where the plus size section is, had a fashion show. They were showcasing some of the plus size brands they carry and how you can get ready in style for the holidays. Modamix was one of the brands and as you know I'm a huge fan of their clothes, they are like family to me. The team asked me, and my blogger boos Darlene of Suits, Heels, and Curves and Jamilyn of Style over Size to come dressed up all in Modamix and support them at the event. Of course we all said yes and couldn't wait to show up and show out!
The Cape Blazer has hit the fashion world by storm, and I am obsessed with them. They take the everyday normal blazer up a notch and add just the right amount of flare to any outfit. This one from Eloquii is nothing shy of that. When this hit the site, folks went bonkers and of course it immediately sold out. I missed out on the first round but was able to snag one when it was restocked and I couldn't be more happy. As usual Eloquii spared no expense making this cape blazer, it fits like a dream and the quality is amazing. This is a piece that you will have forever and has instantly become a wardrobe staple.
Cape Blazer (similar) - Eloquii//Dress - Ashley Stewart//Shoes - DSW
Don't you hate how some deodorants can ruin your clothes by leaving white residue on it. Or after applying it and you slip on your shirt, you get white streaks on your clothes? Well those days are over, there is finally a spray on deodorant that knocks this out the box. The folks over at Dove sent me the new Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant to review and join the #TryDry experience. I've been using these deodorants for a few weeks now and they work like a dream. I know you're thinking that most spray deodorants go on super wet and you have to stand there with your arms up in the air hoping it dries. Well Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant provides all the care of Dove for softer, smoother underarms. It goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel while offering the brand's signature 1/4 moisturizing technology as well as providing 48-hour odor and wetness protection. It's like magic in a spray can!
I know for some women, wearing a crop top can be terrifying, I myself felt that way for a long while. I felt that I had too much tummy to sport one or since I'm in the 40 and over group, it was inappropriate to wear one. But what inspired me to get over my fear is seeing other women, like me, wearing them with such confidence, not a care in the world of what anyone thought. So fast forward to now and I am just as confident in my skin as I want to be and wearing a crop is like wearing any other piece of clothing. Now for me, I always style my crop tops with a skirt, so this matching set from Rue 107 was right up my alley. I loved how sexy the Naomie Bralette is with the halter type straps, that you can tie in a bunch of ways. The fit was great and it didn't rise up after a while. Since the top is so sexy, the Paige Circle Skirt helped to give some balance to the look without over doing it. Just like the Tyra Cheetah Circle Skirt that I wore in a previous post (see here), this one didn't disappoint. It's simple but can be styled in so many ways and take you from season to season.
Bralette & Skirt c/o Rue 107//Shrug (similar) - Torrid//Shoes (similar) - DSW//Purse (similar) - Ashley Stewart
Being known as a girly-girl is something I take pride in, I love my dresses and skirts all day, everyday. I'm not that girl who wears sweats or yoga pants on the weekend to run around in, nor do I own sneakers. Nothing gives me more pleasure that getting dressed up and I totally get that from my Mother. Up until the day she passed, she made sure she always looked presentable. My motto is "You never know who you're going to run into" so I like to be prepared lol. Pleated skirts are the ultimate lady like item, they remind me of being in elementary school and my mom would dress me up in them. Now as a grown woman, it's great that I can still wear one and it be appropriate. The pleated skirt has definitely evolved, you can find them in a bunch of different fabrics, styles and colors, my current favorite is the faux leather version. It seems like everyone is jumping on the faux leather pleated skirt bandwagon and that's wonderful, I'm all about having options. When I first saw this burgundy one from Charlotte Russe Plus, I nearly fell over. It was the perfect fall staple and the color was amazing, not to mention budget friendly. I ordered this beauty back in July and unfortunately it sold out pretty quick but I've given you some other options below.
Coat (similar) - ASOS Curve//Top & Skirt (similar) - Charlotte Russe+//Bag (similar) c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes (similar) - DSW
Being born on Halloween was always super fun for me when I was a kid, it was the best of both worlds. I looked forward to dressing up in a fun costumes and having a party with my family and friends. Now that I'm older I'm not as into getting dressed up but more about finding the perfect birthday outfit. This year I turned 42 and I wanted to wear something sexy but classy. The LBD is always the way to go, it's timeless, classic and sophisticated. Cape dresses have quickly become super popular, and it takes the LBD to the next level, just like this one from Fashion to Figure. I knew I wanted to wear this for my birthday, not only because how chic it looked but it made me feel like a super hero, which was totally appropriate for Halloween lol. It's made of a nice thick scuba material, which holds all my goodies in place and is super comfortable. This dress is definitely out of my comfort zone since I normally don't wear form fitting things but I slapped on my good spanx and hit the streets!
As much as I wanted to protest Fall, I have totally embraced it and have picked up a bunch of great pieces for the season. You guys know how much I love anything leopard/cheetah print as well as my addiction to skirts. Well, when I saw this skirt from Rue 107, I jumped for joy, it was the best of both worlds. This was my first time trying out Rue 107 but I had heard such good things about them. They are known for their colorful, bold and edgy clothing that make a statement. The Tyra Cheetah Circle Skirt is a little slice of heaven, extremely well made with a nice heavy weight ponte material. It's super forgiving and stretchy which fits comfortably on the waist. The midi length makes for a more sophisticated look which is totally my style. Plus it's the perfect skirt to twirl in, can't get much better than that!
Well I am finally back with another edition of "Plus Size Remix" and I'm totally sorry that I didn't get around to doing one sooner. If you missed my first 2 remix post, you can see them here and here. This months inspiration comes from Marsha of Style of a London Tall Girl. I adore this woman's style so much, she's just so elegant, sharp and sophisticated. Not to mention she lives in one my favorite places in the world, London. She had so many looks that I wanted to recreate but this look definitely spoke to me. From the gorgeous polka dot midi skirt, to the orange top and pop of blue in her shoes, this was definitely a Sandra outfit.
As you know, one of the best things about blogging is all the amazing women I have met and have become friends with. It's just great to be around women who share the same interests and support each other in what we do. Now as much as I wish they all lived in NYC so we can see each other more often, they don't. But I do spend a good amount of time with the ones that do, like my girls Darlene of Suit, Heels and Curves and Jamilyn of Style over Size. Our styles are very similar, so much so that we ended up ordering some of the same pieces from the Adam Lippes for Target collection. One of the pieces being this Plaid Belted Sweater Vest. We decided since we all had the vest, why not do a collab together to show our own unique styles.
Sweater weather is fully upon us now, especially this weekend with the temps dipping down to the 30's! (I wasn't ready!!) There's nothing better than a nice cozy sweater to keep you toasty, even more so a sweater dress. This one from Charlotte Russe+ was perfect for Saturday brunch with my babe. I was super comfortable in this dress but still felt sexy and stylish. The length was perfect to wear with my knee high boots and could easily be worn belted with a pair of leggings or jeans. It's definitely a versatile piece and for $33 bucks, I couldn't pass it up.