October 2016

Gwynnie Bee One Style, Three Ways: The Sheath Dress

Hi Lovies,

I love taking on challenges, especially style ones because they are fun and get my creative juices going. So when Gwynnie Bee asked me to be part of their "One Style, Three Ways" series, I jumped at the chance. I participated in one last year and it was all about the bow blouse, this time it is all about the sheath dress. But not just any sheath dresses, these came from their new exclusive collection with the brand TOCCA. I know what you're saying, "isn't Tocca a beauty brand?" Well TOCCA has been in the fashion industry for over 20 years with a vision for creating beautiful clothing at affordable prices. Sophisticated and modern, TOCCA is known for its beautifully wearable pieces that exude a feminine, sexy edge and contemporary beauty products inspired by the Old World. They are extending their apparel collection into plus with an exclusive 9-piece collection with GB ranging in sizes 14-24W/1X-3X. I fell in love with this collection immediately, all the pieces were right up my alley and I couldn't wait to start adding some to my GB closet. If you saw one my previous post with this Adrianna Papell dress, then you know that GB is a clothing rental subscription service for women sizes 10-32. Sounds good so far? Then try them out for a month for free!

Fun with Fringe

Hi Lovies,

The fringe trend has totally grown on me like a fungus, it's literally everywhere on the fashion scene. You don't have to think of fringe anymore as something tacky from the 70's. What I am loving most about it is how I can incorporate it into my everyday style. Whether it be on the weekends when I want to be super comfortable but still want to add some flare to my look. Even for during the week fringe can be fun for work while still remaining dress code approved. This fringe skirt is perfect for that, it's not too over the top and the asymmetrical design makes it a unique piece. Along with the faux suede and the classic black color, this skirt was super chic and stylish. 

Must Have Jackets For Fall

Hi Lovies,

For not being the biggest fan of the colder temps, I have quite a collection of outerwear. This is one of the few things I enjoy about the fall/winter, that I can delve into my closet and start rocking my favorite jackets. Whether it be using it for layering purposes, tying it around your waist for a funky look or just want an accent piece to drape over your shoulders. There's just something about a piece of outerwear that can take a look to the next level. Here are my top five favorite must have jackets for the fall.

Plus Size Remix: Style Pantry

Hi Lovies!

Well I am FINALLY back with a Plus Size Remix! I have been a bad blogger and the last time I did one of these was back March. That just won't do! So if this is your first time seeing one of my PSR, it's a monthly feature where I take a look  that inspires me and remix it into a plus size version. It's my way of showing my plus size ladies that we can accomplish the same looks even if it's something not in our size. If you missed my previous ones, check out my Pinterest page and make sure to follow the board so you will be notified when I post something new. Today's inspiration comes from one of my favorite straight size blogger Folake of Style Pantry. This woman is so amazing, she's a working mother of 3 and still has time to run a blog and look fabulous everyday. Can we say #GOALS? I am fascinated by her style, she's effortlessly chic at all times. She can pull off an elegant and polished look, then turn around and give you a types of funky, edgy and ultra chic. And can we talk about that hair, just gorgeous! I had been dying to recreate one of her looks for the longest and this one called my attention. I look forward to all her personal style post and you should definitely be following her.


Bringing Summer Into Fall

Hi Lovies!

When it comes to purchasing clothing these days, I am no longer an impulse buyer. I was known for clicking the "add to cart" button way to quick on a item just because I thought it was cute. Never really thinking about how functional the item was or how much use I'd get out of it. Hence my overflowing closet of things that I've only worn once and never looked at again. Now before I click the "add to cart" button I take the time to think about how this article of clothing is going to benefit me and my closet. So even pieces from previous season have to serve a purpose in my closet in some way. One of my favorite things to do is transition summer pieces into fall. You know I love to get a bang for my buck, so when I first got this denim dress from Eloquii I knew that it could easily be worn in the fall/winter months. When I first wore this dress in the summer (see here), I already had visions in my head how I was going to style it for the cooler months. This looks was definitely one that I wanted to style once the weather permitted.

 

Colorful in Fall

Hi Lovies,

No matter what the season is, I always manage to keep a little bold color in my wardrobe. It helps when the weather gets really bad here in NYC and can brighten up your day. No don't get me wrong, I love my darker colors and earth tones for Fall/Winter but there's just something about a punch of color and a bold print that gets my motor running. Honestly, there are no rules to fashion and you can wear whatever makes you feel happy. This Adrianna Papell dress via Gwynnie Bee definitely falls into that category. The rich floral print is so fun and feminine, definitely an eye catcher. The vibrant colors are just beautiful and gives a romantic flare to the dress. 

Dress/Bag (similar here and here)/Shoes

Olive

Hi Lovies,

The color Olive has hit the fashion scene by storm and has become this seasons trendiest color. It's popping up in almost everything these days and it seems people are totally here for it. It definitely compliments the season and totally screams fall. Considered a neutral color in my book, I knew that obtaining something in this color was a must. Being me, what better way to achieve this by getting a midi skirt in Olive from Fashion to Figure. I will admit this is a color that isn't normally in my wardrobe but since seeing it pop up in most of my favorite brands, it has grown on me. Not to mention my obsession with anything scuba material hasn't faltered. Besides the great color, this midi skirt is super flattering with the flared silhouette while still having some structure. It's effortlessly chic and elegant as well as midi skirt should be and is for sure going to be a repeat offender.

Falling for Fall

Hi Lovies,

As much as I am going to miss the summer, I have to say that I've been loving the fall fashions I've been seeing thus far. For someone who loves summer sure has a lot of jackets and coats, not to mention sweaters. This weekend the weather was lousy and definitely called for a cozy sweater and some jeans. Of course I had to put my own personal spin on this look, and this Fringe Sweater from Roaman's did the trick. It incorporated fringe and crotchet all in one, such a unique sweater with such character. It's warm enough for the cooler days but the short sleeve provides relief if you tend to get hot. It can be worn with a pencil skirt, slacks for work or with a fun pair of jeans like I did here. It's just an all around great layering piece for the Fall.