Monday, July 28, 2014

SUMMER STYLE: Flirty Girls Night

This has been one of my favorite series to do for the blog, and you better believe I'm gonna do it again for Fall 2014! Spotlighting my style of plus-size fashion adds another voice to the plus-size blogging community. I'm so mad I waited this long. 

Anyway, let's get to today's look! This is one of my FAVORITE looks to wear when going out with friends. It's ultra comfortable and instantly chic. I'm a fan of putting on one or two pieces and calling it a freaking day. That's why dresses and skirts are my go to items for summer! 

And just like I said in yesterday's post, Torrid and ASOS have won my coins this summer. Each piece in this look is from one of those stores. Shoot, can the homie get a sponsor ship - LOL! Check the shopping list below:

Black Cotton Fold-Over Skirt - Torrid - Seriously, I purchased three of these skirts in various prints. It's one of my favorite investments. I love that it keeps it's shape and the fold-over style alows you to wear it in various lengths.

Cotton Hi/Lo Oversized Shirt - ASOS - I purchased two of these shirts about two years ago. These shirts are effortlessly fly, stick around when you gain a couple pounds. and flatter most figures.

If anything, I hope you learn to keep it simple when it comes to getting dressed this summer. One or two easy pieces and you should be out the door. Check back tomorrow for the last look of the series. 

Check out Day 1 - In the Office

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Friday, July 25, 2014

SUMMER STYLE: Have a FAB date night!

Of the Summer Style looks, I think this one is my favorite. This is definitely a date night look. And for the Plus-Size lady, this is one of the best shapes you can wear to help hide some flaws and create an hour glass shape. And everyone wants to achieve that hour-glass shape!

Some of you may remember me wearing this look during Nashville Fashion Week. Well, it's kind of the same, but I changed out the heavy sequined skirt with this fun cotton printed skirt. It's summer, you want to wear materials that keep you comfortable and are easy to wear. This skirt, I can pick it up and put it on, no ironing necessary. 

Of course the peplum trend isn't going ANYWHERE! Why should it, the right peplum shirt can instantly slenderize your silhouette while allowing you to look cute and classy. Even tho this skirt is tight (and can border on the line of hoochie) the peplum give me a more sassy appearance.

Oh yeah, let's talk about how all my summer clothes came from ASOS Curve or Torrid. I'm definitely not loyal to one store but I know that I have to search different stores every season. Sometimes a store is winning during that season, and sometimes, not so much. I'm happy to say that Torrid and ASOS WON my coins for the summer. 

Peplum Top - SOLD OUT at ASOS, find similar at Torrid

Check out Day 1 and Day 2 of my Summer Style Series!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SUMMER STYLE: Brunch with friends

So, have you ever been chilling at the house, with nothing on the agenda - then a friend calls to invite you to lunch or brunch? You scramble to find something to wear that looks like you tried and you are comfortable. That's why brunch with friends calls for a cute circle skirt and sandals. Basically, two pieces and your life is made.

I'm almost embarrassed to say that this outfit is probably one of my most affordable looks. It's also one of the looks I use to demonstrate to plus-size women that you can shop at straight sized stores.

Shirt: Basic T-shirt from Target, $9.99 -  seriously I purchase like 3 of these every season, in every color. I buy the XXL in the regular section and they fit wonderfully under cardigans, jackets, and with separates.

Skirt: Purchased from Simply Fashion, $20.00 - on Clarksville Highway in Nashville. It's one of those stores that many would look past, because it's tucked away in a old looking strip mall. But they have a small plus-size section, passed the junior trendy clothes, that you can find some items under $20.

Shoes: Flat ornament sandal from Payless, $20.00 - Listen, I have some big feet. Usually, I hate it becuase I can't just go into any store and buy a shoe. But, I am a fan of Payless, not gonna lie. They sell trendy looks for way cheaper and in my size.

So this who look is about $40 save for the thrifted jewelry and vintage bag (straight from my mom's closet - '70's baby!). If you are plus-size or extended sized, don't be afraid to try some different shops for your clothing selections.

Hope you are enjoying my Plus-Size Summer Style Guide! I can't wait to share more of my looks with you.