Monday, December 28, 2015

Holiday Lookbook: Part 2: MORE SEQUINS PLEASE

Hello everyone!!!

For this post I have teamed up with the fabulous Pepper of Pretty Plus PepJeniese of The Jenesaisquoi, and Georgette of Grown and Curvy Woman to bring you all some New Year's Eve sequin inspiration!  

Let's just be honest, what's a holiday lookbook without SPARKLE?! These outfits were exciting for me because I wanted to give you all a dressy version and casual look. This blazer was a must have for me, but after I bought it I thought "how am I going to rock this twice?" Sometimes we get so caught up in clothing that we simply fail to relay items to our actual lives. Not my sequin blazer!!! 

These outfits were just what I needed! I decided to pair my sequin blazer with a faux leather skirt for a holiday office look and pair it again with my new favorite boyfriend jeans for a casual Saturday date night look. 

Sequin and Faux Leather

Sequin and Jeans

Outfit Details
Blazer: here
Skirt: here
Jeans: here
Fringe Booties: sign up here

Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday Lookbook featuring SWAK Designs: Part 1

Hello everyone!!!

I am excited to bring you all a holiday lookbook featuring two looks from SWAK Designs and one look on the way!

I was excited that SWAK Designs reached out to me to style a couple of new arrivals! SWAK Designs "offers contemporary plus size fashion for women in sizes 14 - 36. From maxi dresses and leggings, to cardigans and camisoles," SWAK Designs believes that there clothing is "the perfect blend of trend and classic design." Then I immediately remembered how fun it was to create holiday inspired looks last year and decided to create a lookbook this year.

I could not wait to get my hands on the Joyce Dress because of the bold navy and white stripes. This dress could easily be dressed up or down and I decided to style it for a casual family gathering look. This dress has bold stripes and I knew that a plaid shirt would go perfect with it as well as some low heel laceup booties. I think it turned out well!

Review: The fabric is lightweight and the length is fine, but a little short in the back thankfully I am wearing tights. I am wearing a size 1x.

Style Note: When shopping with SWAK Designs be sure to shop by your waist measurement. There clothes are very generous in the hips. 

Outfit Details
Tights: JMS (here)
Dress: c/o SWAK Designs (here)
Shirt: Old Navy (here)
Booties: UrbanOG (similar)

Next up is this amazing Eternity Convertible Multi Print Maxi Dress. I quickly grew fond of the effortless possibilities that one item could create after I first featured an Eternity dress during my "Maxi Love" series from August. This dress is a head turner and the fact that it is in this seasonable brown print is perfect. This look was created for a Friend's Social Event. I wanted to focus on the dress and added a wine colored cardigan and booties to complete the look. I would like to add that I learned how to tie this dress with a video, yes a video, it was extremely helpful especially since my boyfriend assisted in the tying. 

Review: This fabric is heavy. Heavy like I had to use a wooden hanger to hold it. I really love the versatility of this dress as I did the first time I tried an eternity style dress from SWAK Designs. The color is vibrant and perfect for the fall and winter. 

Style Note: I am wearing a size 1x-3x as this dress comes in only two sizes 1x-3x and 4x-6x. Also, I am wearing a convertible bra with this dress, link below.

Outfit Details
Bra: Lane Bryant (here)
Jacket: Torrid (here)
Dress: c/o SWAK Designs (here)
Booties: GoJane (here)

Be sure to shop SWAK Designs new arrivals here.

Dresses courtesy of SWAK Designs. All opinions are my own.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Tulle & Plaid

Hello everyone!!!

This is the final look Pepper of Pretty Plus Pep and I's collaboration for the ENTIRE month of November, 
"Bee and Pep Does Plaid."

I bought this tulle skirt right after my last tulle post, because I loved it! Initially I was going to pair my tulle skirt with a plaid shirt, but then I found this awesome jacket. I fell in love with this jacket from the moment I laid eyes on it. I knew I had to have it regardless of the outfit. I completed this look with my favorite low booties, statement necklace, and custom bracelets.

Style Notes: I had to size up with this jacket because the lining is weird and ended up ordering a size 2. I sized up in this tulle skirt and caused that skirt to have gaps in the waist. Please order your true size. These bracelets are amazing! I literally sent her my outfit and she created these bracelets in no time! I really love them!!!

Outfit Details
Tights: Click here
Jacket: Torrid (here)
Skirt: Gstagelove (similar)
Booties: JustFab (similar)
Bracelets: G_Glamerous_Me (contact her here)
Purse: Torrid (here)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Graphic Tees and Plaid Skirts

Hello everyone!!!

This is the third look Pepper of Pretty Plus Pep and I's collaboration for the ENTIRE month of November,"Bee and Pep Does Plaid."

I was super excited for Pepper when she released her own graphic tee line. The shirts are so cute and girly! When I ordered my shirt I knew I had to incorporate it somehow into an outfit and what better way to rock a graphic tee than with a plaid skirt! The were made for each other and my outfit looks casual yet cute! This look is super easy to pull off all you need is a graphic tee and any skirt. To complete the look I simply added my denim jacket, a necklace, black booties, and my glasses of course! I wear glasses on a day to day basis and they were the perfect accessory to complete this look.

Style Note: I ordered an XL in the graphic tee, because I knew I would wear this shirt with skirts, but will definitely order an XXL to wear with jeans. The skirt is also true size, for some reason I thought that material would fit differently than other Eloquii skirts and sized. up Sizing up only created a gap in the waist. This skirt is short in the back.

Outfit Details
Tights: Lane Bryant (here)
Jacket: Torrid (here)
Graphic Tee:  Pepper via Spreadshirt (here)
Skirt: Eloquii (here) 
Booties: GoJane (here)

Be sure to check out Pepper's first look HERE!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Outerwear Must Haves featuring Avenue

Hello everyone!!!

I love outerwear that completes an outfit. Being able to buy your date night outerwear and your casual outwear is always a plus! So this post is a two for one! 

Avenue, "has been a leader in the fashion industry for plus size clothing. From its inception as Sizes Unlimited in 1983, Avenue has maintained a commitment to its customers to offer quality plus sized clothing in sizes 14-32." I was extremely excited when Avenue contacted me and sent over two pieces to style.

I chose to do a date night look and a casual look. For the date night look I decided to pair the Faux Chinchilla Jacket with a sleek black dress and laceup sandals. With the casual look I wanted to pair the Reversible Faux Vest with boyfriend jeans and a turtleneck (I have been obsessing over turtlenecks lately).

Style Notes: The Faux Chinchilla Jacket is true to size and has a lining in it. It's lightweight and soft. The Reversible Faux Vest is super comfy with pockets and is true to size.

Date Night

Date Night Outfit Details
Faux Fur Jacket: Avenue (here)
Dress: Rebdolls (here)
Laceup Sandals: JustFab (similar)

Casual Outfit 

Casual Outfit Details
Reversible Faux Vest: Avenue (here)
Turtleneck: Target (here)
Boyfriend Jeans: Lane Bryant (similar)
Flats: Johnnie Boden (similar)

Outerwear courtesy of Avenue. All opinions are my own. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Put A Poncho On It

Hello everyone!!!

This is the second look for Pepper of Pretty Plus Pep and I's collaboration for the ENTIRE month of November, "Bee and Pep Does Plaid."

I really like the effortless chic looks that ponchos and capes give simple outfits. I was a little apprehensive about trying them, because I did not want to look bulky with the extra fabric on my shoulders and around waist. To avoid the bulky look, I decided to add a belt! The belt created a nice waist line and improved the overall silhouette of the look.    

I wanted the attention to be on the cape so I only added lace up burgundy booties and simple necklace to complete this look.

Style Note: With capes and ponchos, fit is key. I am wearing XL/XXL. I could have sized down if I did not add a belt. Also, this ponch is faux wool, but it did keep me warm.

Outfit Details
Poncho: Old Navy (here)
Dress: UrbanOG (here)
Booties: Zulily (similar) (sign up here)

Be sure to check out Pepper's first look HERE!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Olive It In Plaid Too

Hello everyone!!!

I am beyond excited to announce that Pepper of Pretty Plus Pep and I are collaborating for the ENTIRE month of November to bring you the series "Bee and Pep Does Plaid" featuring amazing plaid looks.

There's no secret olive is most sought out color trend of the season. So why not put it in plaid?! I loved this skirt from the moment I bought it for only $10! I knew I wanted the skirt to stand out, so I added a black top, boots, and tights to give it all of the attention. I had to add a statement necklace to complete the look. Did I mention this look is under $40 (don't include the jacket and boots)!!!

Be sure to check out Pepper's first look HERE!!!

Outfit Details
Necklace: BaubleBar
Tights: Lane Bryant (here)
Jacket: Forever 21+ (similar)
Top: Target (here)
Skirt: Old Navy (similar)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (similar)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Rustic Vibes and Butterflies

Hello everyone!!!

This is the fourth installment of the October series "Fall Hues." 

I really enjoy mixing prints. At first it was unknown to me, but I quickly realized it's extremely easy to mix ANY print with stripes. 

This outfit was a great example of shopping by "fabric content." The shirt is a size large and the skirt is a size 12. I built the entire outfit around the gorgeous butterfly printed scarf. I found the skirt tucked away in the store and had to try it on! It fit! I rushed to the cash register to buy it! I had this shirt in my closet for some time now and decided to bring it out because of the sleeves. 

Outfit Details
Shirt: Old Navy (similar)
Skirt: H&M (similar)
Scarf: H&M (here)
Boots: JustFab (similar)

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lace, Leopard, and Litas featuring Vanity Room x Target

Hello everyone!!!

This is the third installment of the October series "Fall Hues." 

I am excited to announce that Vanity Room, which has "over 15 years experience designing, manufacturing, and delivering clothing for every woman’s needs," collaborated with to release a contemporary plus size collection.

I chose to style the oxblood/marsala  lace dress. This dress has weight to it so I had to wait until the weather was right. Luckily, Fall has officially arrived! I wanted to add a Fall flare to this look by adding tights, my favorite Jeffrey Campbell litas, and my favorite leopard bag.

Style Note: This dress is true to size. I requested a 3x, because I was concerned about the fit. A 2x would have been perfect.

Outfit Details
Dress: Vanity Room x Target (here)
Booties: Jeffrey Campbell (here)
Jacket: Torrid (here)
Tights: Just My Style (similar)

Clothing courtesy of Vanity Room. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Olive It

Hello everyone!!!

This is the second installment of the October series "Fall Hues."

Olive is the neutral Fall color that everyone looks great in and faux suede is the texture of the season. I was excited to find the two hottest trends in one dress. I knew I would wear it as a midi skirt, turns out its the perfect length great and the extra material created ruching!

I couldn't resist wearing a crisp white button down and my black fringe booties. I completed the look with a simple gold statement necklace and my fringe bucket bag.

Style Note: I sized up in the booties for a comfortable fit. Also, I am wearing a 3x in the dress/skirt, because Gstagelove clothing is juniors plus.

Outfit Details
Necklace: Forever 21
Shirt: Old Navy (here)
Booties: Zulily (similar) (similar)

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