October 2015

Leopard and Leather

Hey Lovies!!

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! 

Skirt c/o Rue 107//Jacket - Forever 21//Top - Charlotte Russe//Boots - DSW

Plus Size Remix: Style of a London Tall Girl

Hi Lovies!!

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.

Adam Lippes for Target Plus Size Collab

Hi Lovies!

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

Hi Lovies!!

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.

Jacket c/o Harper + Liv//Sweater Dress - Charlotte Russe+//Boots - Lane Bryant//Bag - Target

Pur Minerals Lip Lure Review

Hi Lovies,

Since doing my first beauty review back in August (see here), I've had quite a few companies reach out to me to test and review their products. One of the companies, which I wasn't too familiar with, was Pur Minerals, They sent me their new "Lip Lure" Hydrating Lip Lacquers and I couldn't have been more excited to try them out.

Window Pane and Fringe

Hi Lovies!

By now I'm sure most of you have seen the new Target collaboration with Adam Lippes. It's great that Target is continuing to have great collabs with different designers. When I first checked out the look book with Adam Lippes a few months back, I was very impressed with what I saw. I fell in love with the plaid/window pane prints, which is a favorite of my mine. I was also happy that they were going to make it available online in plus sizes. I anxiously awaited for Sept 27th to roll around so I can jump on my laptop and order a few things. The one piece that I had to have was this shirt dress, I swooned over it the minute I saw model Denise Bidot wearing it in the look book. I adore shirt dresses, and this one just tugged at my heart strings. The brush stroked plaid design made this dress super sharp and sophisticated but also very sexy with the high side slits. I wanted the dress to speak for itself and basically just threw on some over the knee boots, a bag and headed out the door. This will make for a great laying piece for Fall and Winter, there are so many style possibilities! 

Dress - Adam Lippes for Target//Bag (similar) - Catherine's//Boots - Lane Bryant//Belt (similar) - Forever 21

Denim and Camo

Hi Lovies!

This fall I've decided that I want to be all about comfort when it comes to my outfits. Since it's not one of my favorite seasons, I at least want be comfortable, right? Dresses are definitely a great way to achieve this as well as simplifying your life. Even more so with a denim shirt dress, which is a wardrobe staple and looks good on everyone. Just like this Braided Belt Denim Tunic from Ashley Stewart. I really liked that it was longer in length than most denim dresses and came with a cute brown braided belt. Of course you could definitely swap that out for one of your own to change up the look. 

Falling over Capes

Hi Lovies

Now that Fall is officially here I can start getting into my outerwear. There are so many cool styles popping up on the scene and my current favorite are capes. I really like the way they look and how they can take any outfit to the next level. Not to mention how wearing one always makes me feel like Sherlock Holmes, who I adore (don't judge me!). Recently while browsing the Fashion to Figure website I came across this adorable Madeline Dotted Zip Cape and instantly fell in love with it. It was simple but super chic at the same time. I loved the easy zip up closure and wide arm slits which made for easy mobility. It's perfect for the weather right now here in NYC but can definitely be worn in the colder months with a thick turtle neck. 

Cape & Jeans c/o Fashion to Figure//Top - Forever 21//Boots - Lane Bryant//Bag (similar) - Thrifted

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