December 2015

Double Trouble

Hi Lovies!!

Now that Christmas is over, we can now focus on what fabulous outfit we're going to wear to welcome in the new year. Whether you're staying home with family, spending it with friends or going to a fabulous party for New Years Eve, finding this outfit can be a daunting task for some. Well now there's a company that can help you with that. Dia & Co. is an online personal styling service for the plus size woman (14-32). You first take an online survey that has a series of questions about your style, personal preference, sizing, price ranges and what you're looking to add to your wardrobe. After you're done filling out the survey, a personal stylist will give you a call to get more in depth about your style. Once your stylist has all the info she needs, you will receive an email letting you know that your personally styled box is on it's way to you. Your box should contain at least 5 items of clothing. When you've had a chance to go through your box, if there's anything that doesn't work, Dia & Co provides a mailing envelope for you to send the items back for free. There is a $20 styling fee, if you decide to buy anything from your box, the fee will be credited towards your purchase. How cool is that?!

Christmas with Harper + Liv

Hi Lovies,

We are now t-minus 2 days to Christmas and I'm still not finished shopping. I always say I'm going to start early and it never happens, but I digress. The one thing I did get done was choosing my outfits for the holidays. For Christmas I definitely wanted to wear something that was different and not the traditional holiday look. Something fun and colorful was my goal and this Harper + Liv Printed Illusion Dress totally fit the bill. The beautiful geometric print makes such a bold statement with its pinks and green color combo. The Sweetheart design with sultry mesh panels and inverted pleats give this dress some sexiness. This may be too short for some folks, I'm 5'6 and it's hitting me above my knee. So keep that in mind before buying.

Dress & Jacket (both on sale!) c/o Harper + Liv//Shoes (similar) - Old Navy//Purse (similar) - BCBG

Winter Florals

Hi Lovies,

I'm always looking for ways to get the most out of my wardrobe. During the winter, I love to take my sleeveless dresses and give them a new look by wearing a top underneath. This Floral Dress from Modamix was perfect with the beautiful winter colors, and super comfortable material. I loved the fit and design which is very flattering, along with the exposed front zipper made this dress a little sexy. This can easily go great with a turtlenecks, button up shirts or a Bow Blouse like this one from Charlotte Russe. It just takes a simple dress and transforms the look completely and the colors complemented each other so well. Since old man winter decided to show his face this pass weekend, I had to pull out a warmer coat. My Halloway Belted Coat from Fashion to Figure was just what I need to finish off this look. I was ready to hit the streets and enjoy Saturday brunch with my Beau.

Dress (on sale now!) - Modamix//Top (similar) - Charlotte Russe//Coat - Fashion to Figure//Boots - DSW//Purse - Forever 21

Style Challenge with Gwynnie Bee: Blouse with Bow

Hi Lovies!

I love a challenge, especially a style challenge. It pushes me to get my creative juices flowing and kinda think out the box. So when Gwynnie Bee contacted me about participating in their monthly feature on their blog "One style, three ways" along with 2 other bloggers, I was more than happy to do it. If you've not familiar with them, they are basically Netflix but for plus size clothing. 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! If you're interested in trying out GB just click on this link for a free month trial!

Modamix Resort Collection

Hi Lovies,

Last month me and my blogger boo Darlene of Suits, Heels and Curves had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with one of our fav brands Modamix. By now you know that the Modamix team is practically family to me and I just adore them. I believe in their passion to make amazing plus size clothing and the dedication they put in. If you're not familiar with this brand, check out a few posts I've done here and here. The shoot we did was for their new Resort Collection and it's just awesome! It has a little bit of everything, bold prints, different textures and materials. I love that this collection has an edgy athleisure design to it but still remains very feminine. Modamix never disappoints when it comes to style and quality of their clothing. It was definitely fun to be able to dress up in these fantastic pieces and pretend to be a model for the day! Some of the collection is currently available online at Lord & Taylor, the rest will be available next month, so make sure to keep your eyes out for it! Here a few pictures from the shoot.

Aria Dress and Jaime Jacket (available in January)

The "Not So" Ugly Christmas Sweater

Hi Lovies!

With the holidays comes tons of parties and the most popular one is the "Ugly Sweater" party. While most people love this one, I on the other hand is not in the business of buying anything ugly. Don't get me wrong, I do like the idea of it, so in the spirit of the holidays I decided to attend one. Finding a sweater was not difficult, as there are tons of plus size Christmas sweaters options. I didn't want to spend a lot on one because I wouldn't be wearing it often, so I decided to head over to my Forever 21. I was pleasantly pleased with the selection and found this perfect "Not So" ugly sweater. I fell in love with the reindeer graphic made from gold and red sequins, it was so festive and adorable. Paring it with my Ashley Stewart Hi-Low Neoprene Skirt was such a great combo. The red color complimented the sweater well and the hi-lo design gave it a more high end look. I also love how much volume the skirt had, and with my gold heels I felt super glam. We can definitely say I didn't win the Ugly Sweater contest this year! *Kanye Shrug*

Sweater - Forever 21//Skirt - Ashley Stewart//Shoes (similar) - Lane Bryant

Torrid Insider Collection

Hi Lovies!

A few weeks ago, the plus brand Torrid reach out and shared with me their new Torrid Insider Collection. This designer of this collection, Danielle Williams, said that the collection was designed for the fashion-forward woman who isn't afraid to take risks. I love that it has something for everyone, from skirts to jackets, dresses, jumpsuits, vests, the choices are endless. What's also great about this collection is how you can mix and match the pieces to create so many great looks from casual to dressy. There were also many pieces that were great for the holidays.You can only find these pieces on and it is also limited edition, so make sure to snatch up a few pieces before their gone!

Jacket & Dress c/o Torrid//Jeans - Fashion to Figure//Booties - Fullbeauty//Bag - Target

Bad Ass Fairy Princess

Hi Lovies,

When dressing for the holidays, I like to keep it fun and playful. In my book, nothings more fun and playful than a tulle skirt. There's just something about them that are so whimsical and make you think of fairies. Tulle skirts have definitely come a long way, you can find them now in different colors, lengths and styles. This Metallic Layered one from Lane Bryant (sold out online, check in stores) just screams holiday with the beautiful gold color and tiered design. You will definitely feel like a fairy princess in this skirt.

Jacket & Purse - Fashion to Figure//Top (similar) - Wetseal Plus//Skirt - Lane Bryant//Shoes (similar)- DSW

Dash and Bash with Lane Bryant

Hi Lovies!

The holidays are fully upon us now and with that comes countless parties, family gatherings and NYE bashes. I don't know about you but I always struggle with what I am going to wear for these occasions. So to make things a little easier, me and few of my bloggers babes Jamie, Georgette, Darlene, Jeniese and Pepper decided to create a Holiday Look book with Lane Bryant and their current hashtag #DashandBash. Since all of our styles are different, we each picked an occasion (home for the holidays, casual x-mas, casual NYE, formal party, Office Holiday Party and NYE) and chose an outfit that we would wear for it. It was definitely a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and get my creative juices flowing.

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