February 2016

The Wrap Dress

Hi Lovies,

As you guys know I always shop for clothing that can do double duty for me. Things that I can wear to work, after work and on the weekends. You know I am a total dress girl and one of my favorite silhouettes is the wrap dress. I don't know if it's because of my love for the Diane Von Furstenberg classic wrap dress but there's just something so feminine and sexy about them. They look great on just about any shape and are figure flattering. I love that I can wear this to work, as well on the weekend with just a quick change of my accessories. It is definitely a staple piece to have in your wardrobe.

Dress & Shoes c/o Fullbeauty//Bag (similar) - Just Fab

Safari Chic

Hi Lovies!

When deciding on wearing casual outfits, I never think of just jeans and a t-shirt. I like to look a little deeper than that. My casual look has to have some type of flair or chicness to it. But achieving this doesn't require a lot of thought and some of the simplest pieces put together can make this happen. This weekend I reach for a pair of cargo joggers and a tunic. Simple, right? Joggers can be very versatile, being you can dress them up with a pair of heels or booties or down with a pair of sneakers. This pair from Fullbeauty were amazing, comfortable, and the army green color goes with so much and is super trendy right now. They are a must have for the upcoming spring season. The Sabrina Tunic was nothing short of simple, the beautiful earth tone print went perfectly with the joggers. No need for a necklace with this easy breezy top due to the embellished gold trim neckline. I also love that the sleeves could be wore down or rolled up, perfect for warmer weather. Boots were the way to go on this day and their Cleo Bootie are literally my fav ever, so much so I own them in all three colors. 

Top, Pants, Boots c/o Fullbeauty//Bag (similar) - Just Fab

Cold Snap

Hi Lovies,

Just when you think you can start thinking about Spring, Old Man Winter rears his ugly head. Living in NYC you have to be ready for anything during the Winter. One day could be below zero temps and the next we are in the high 50's. I like to remain ready with an arsenal of different outerwear in my closet. One type that is a must have is a good puffer coat. I use to shy away from this type of coat because I felt they made me look bigger. But now there are so many varieties that are super stylish, have great silhouettes and structure. This Belted Puffer from Fullbeauty was such a great pick, I love the pretty camel color and the lightweight design. The rounded hemline was very flattering along with the belt which cinches the waist. Plus it has a fur trim hood that made it an instant chic winter look.
Jacket & Boots c/o Fullbeauty


Hi Lovies!

Now that the sun is staying out a bit longer and spring is within our reach, I can start looking at spring clothing. You know how much I despise the winter, so it's a treat to look at all the wonderful things that are starting to pop up for the upcoming season. In a previous post, I spoke of the brand the Avenue and how they have come a long way with their fashion. They currently have a bunch of great pieces for spring, especially in dresses. You know I'm a total dress girl and love adding unique ones to my collection. This Asymmetrical Denim Dress was definitely something I didn't have and would be perfect for spring.

Dress c/o The Avenue//Shoes - Sam Edelman//Belt (similar) - FTF

Plus Size Remix: Stylish Petite

Happy Monday Lovies!

It's that time again where I bring you another edition of my "Plus Size Remix". This months inspiration comes from the super cute and fashionable Annie of Stylish Petite. I can't get enough of her style, she's the epitome of feminine and girly with a side of whimsy. She can go from all out fancy/formal to simple/casual all while looking polished and fabulous. She's another one you'll find in abundance on my Pinterest Style Inspiration board. This look was one of the first ones I ever pinned and have been wanting to recreate it for the longest time. I live for my simple but chic looks and this is totally one of them. 

Work Wear with Modamix

Hi Lovies,

As you know I work in the fashion industry and the dress code in my office is pretty relaxed. But during Market week everyone in the office likes to step up their outfits for our accounts that stop in. For last market I put together a work wear outfit from the Modamix's Resort Collection. You remember me and my blogger boo Darlene had the pleasure of shooting with them for this collection (see here). What I love about this collection is the variety of silhouettes, bold prints and colors. There's so many combinations and styles to create, the possibilities are endless.

VestTopSkirt c/o Modamix//Shoes (similar) & Bag (similar) - Forever 21

One Stop Shopping

Hi Lovies!

There's nothing better than having a website that you can go to and get everything you need in one spot. That's why I enjoy Fullbeauty so much, they are the world's largest plus-size marketplace. As the fit experts of plus-size clothing, they offer the best fashion, sizes 12 to 44, empowering you to look and feel beautiful and to #OwnYourCurves! I love that I can come here and get a whole outfit, from shoes to accessories, not to mention the abundance of brands they carry. City Chic is an Australian plus size retailer I have been wanting to try for a long time, so I decided to take a look at the selection they had.

Jacket & Pants - City Chic c/o FullBeauty//Top - Modamix//Shoes - Lane Bryant//Bag (similar here and here) - Aldo

Denim on Denim

Hi Lovies,

I have a morning commute routine which consist of checking my social media, going through my bloglovin to see what my favorite bloggers are posting about and lastly I read my emails. The ones I go to first are from the brands I frequently shop at, informing me about what discounts or sales they are currently having, and/or new arrivals. Emails from Eloquii are usually the ones I open first, they have the best sales and I just adore them. When this Mixed Denim Skater Skirt popped up on their site, I wasted no time clicking the "ADD TO CART" button. It was instant love at first sight, I mean c'mon, just look at it! It had such a 70's feel to it while still remaining modern. Plus the fit and flare, skater silhouette is me on so many levels. Also the possibilities of looks is so endless, denim goes with pretty much everything!

Top & Skirt - Eloquii//Shoes (similar) - Old Navy//Bag (similar) - H&M

Winter Fresh

Hi Lovies,

Now that the remnants from Winter Storm Jonas is finally starting to disappear, I can put away the ugly winter gear and wear something a little more fashionable. It's still chilly out so one of my fav things to wear that is simple and easy but still keeps me warm is a cute sweater dress. This Texture Cowlneck one from Fullbeauty is perfect. It has a nice cozy turtleneck which kept me warm and there was no need for a scarf. I loved the textured honeycomb design and the dusty pink color was so feminine and pretty. The longer hemline looked great with some knee high boots and there was so need for tights...score!

Coat & Dress c/o Fullbeauty//Boots - DSW//Bag - FTF

Weekend Casual with The Avenue

Hi Lovies,

When I'm not working my 9 to 5 or taking photos for the blog, I enjoy being as comfortable as possible. I look forward to my weekends, where I can just chill with my Beau, binge watch episodes of Big Bang Theory and have a few glasses of wine. Obviously what I'm wearing has to be just as comfortable as I feel. You all know I am a skirt and dress kinda girl but living in NYC during the Winter months can be trying with the unruly temps. So I find myself reaching for my jeans or leggings a lot more. I needed to add some more casual weekend items to my wardrobe and found myself browsing The Avenue website. This brand has been around for over 30 years and has definitely come a long way with their fashion. They have a little of everything, from work wear, on trend pieces and casual separates. Not to mention they carry petite, tall and extended sizes to accommodate the needs of their customers. They are brand you should definitely take a look at.

Top, Pants, Boots c/o The Avenue//Bag - Yours Clothing

Sexy Valentine's

Hi Lovies,

For my last Valentine's Day look, I'm bringing you my version of the sexy Valentine's. In my previous post here, I mentioned how I normally like to go more glam for this day but there are occasions where I do like to take the sexy up a notch. Of course always keeping with my personal style and not going too over the top. As you know Leopard is "Bae" and any chance I get I must incorporate it in my ensembles. When I got this amazing dress in my Gwynnie Bee shipment, I squealed. There are 3 things I loved about this dress, it's a skater silhouette, it's made of scuba material and it's leopard print. I mean c'mon, could this be anymore perfect?! The fit was great, super comfy, the length was just right, showing just enough leg and the skater design was beyond flattering. I was very impressed with this dress and might actually considered keeping this one.

Cape Blazer (similar) - Charlotte Russe Plus//Dress - Gwynnie Bee//Boots - Lane Bryant//Purse c/o Fashion to Figure

Pantone Spring 2016 Blogger Collaboration

Hi Lovies!!

Working for a fashion company for the last 4 years, I've learned a lot about the industry. Pantone is a big part of creating new lines, styles and color stories. Recently Pantone released their Spring 2016 Top 10 colors and according to Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute "The colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves."  That's exactly how I felt when I saw these amazing colors. With that came the awesome idea for a group of us bloggers to do a collab. So today I bring you the Pantone Spring 2016 Blogger Collaboration. Similar to the one I was in last year (see here), we each chose a color from the collection and created a look. I love these types of collabs because it shows how different our individual styles are while still having some uniformity between us all. 

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