Holiday Glam

November 25, 2015


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For my fourth and final holiday inspired look from Catherines, I decided to go full out glam. Sometimes, you have to pull out all the stops and be extra fabulous and the holidays are the perfect time to do that. This Catherines dress is the perfect base for a glam look. Red is, of course, iconic for the holidays and the cut out detail gives some added chic to the dress. With some added accessories such as statement earrings and a faux fur stole, this look is glamour personified.

I hope that you have enjoyed these holiday looks from Catherines! If you are just joining the party, here’s a recap of my three previous looks: Holiday Style, Preppy Holiday, Red holiday. Be sure to visit Catherines Holiday selection to snag some holiday pieces of your own. Happy holidays!

Outfit details:

Dress: Catherines*

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*Items provided courtesy of Catherines. All opinions are my own.

Coat Check

November 22, 2015


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I’m sure that you have seen on Instagram, Pinterest or any social network really that tan or camel colored coats have been the “it” item of the season. It is such a staple in many bloggers, fashionistas and the like’s wardrobes and it has definitely cemented itself as the coat of the season in my opinion. So, I wanted to join in on the “camel coat party” but when I went to seek one out, I discovered that there weren’t many options for plus size women and the ones that were available were quite pricey. But then I stumbled on this jacket from Old Navy that was very reasonably priced and the exact color that I was looking for. There are endless possibilities for a coat this color but I was in a simple mood so I decided to go the minimalist route with a sleeveless turtleneck dress, black handbag and my favorite leopard print pumps. I was feeling really “official” in this look like I was the CEO of a company. Funny how clothes can transform your whole attitude. Be sure to grab your camel coat this season and be a boss. :-)

Outfit details:

Jacket: Old Navy | Dress: Forever 21 | Shoes: Halogen

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Red Holiday

November 20, 2015


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Nothing says the holidays more than the color red and there are ways to incorporate this hue into your wardrobe not only for the holiday season but all year round as well. Because red is such a bold color, many people tend to shy away from it however, this is the time to experiment, venture out of your comfort zone and try something new. This casual look anyone can pull off. It’s simple but still stylish and with some added accessories is the perfect weekend look. This v-neck sweater is great for when you are in need of something that is comfortable and can throw on quickly. The high-low draping on the bottom conform to a woman’s shape so that the garment doesn’t swallow you up. I decided to cinch mine with a belt to match my bag and shoes but I could have easily worn it without. Jeans are a great complement as well as leggings, faux leather pants, etc. Overall, its a great look for holiday shopping, casual lunch with friends and everything in between!

Outfit details:

Top | Jeans (similar): Catherines*

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*Items provided courtesy of Catherines. All opinions are my own

Fall Neutrals

November 18, 2015


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So we’ve all heard the rule “no white after Labor Day”, right? It’s considered to be a fashion faux pas that originated from who knows where. Well, I’ve never been one to follow fashion rules anyway so why start now? When I first saw this jacket online, I was immediately drawn to the color. It is a very light, almost pastel shade and I couldn’t think of anything better to pair it with but white. It complements the color really well and allows it to shine in a subtle way. These fringe booties were a great completion item, adding another hue to the mix while keeping with the neutral theme. So I say yes to white after Labor Day and yes to white whenever you want to wear it! Break the rules, you’ll be happy you did.

Outfit details:

Jacket | Pants (Similar) | Booties: Charlotte Russe*

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*Items have been provided courtesy of Charlotte Russe. All opinions are my own

Holiday Shopping w/ Simon Premium Outlets

November 17, 2015


The holiday season is quickly approaching and if you are like me, every year you are scrambling trying to find the perfect gifts for your friends and family. During such a special time of the year, getting great gifts to show your love for those that you love is so important…and often very stressful. With so many different personalities, tastes and interests, you can easily find yourself going from location to location, spending hours upon hours and still coming up empty handed. Well, there is a solution to your problem. One that involves one stop, a variety of choices AND affordable prices. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. Simon Premium Outlets offer a wide variety of brands all in one convenient location. With retailers like Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Coach, Nike and many more, you have access to the equivalent of several mall locations within just a few feet of each other. There is literally something for everybody and because of that, your holiday shopping can go much smoother.

I’ve actually tried it out myself. Not only did I start my holiday shopping much earlier this year, I also visited the Camarillo Premium Outlets to test out the shopping experience firsthand. It was great to have so many brands at my fingertips. See below for some items that I picked up for my own holiday shopping list. Be sure to find a center near you and let the gifting begin!

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“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Simon Premium Outlets through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Simon Premium Outlets, all opinions are my own.”

Blush Wine

November 15, 2015


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Wine is one of my favorite colors of the season so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this wrap skirt from Eloquii. The design is super chic and completely fit with my style (and it was on sale!). I initially was going to pair it with black and gold but I decided to try something new and do a bit of color blocking. Blush balances out the dark, rich color of the skirt and brings an interesting element to the look. Being pretty much a neutral, blush goes with many different colors and can be that perfect contrast that is needed. A gold plated belt was the finishing touch for this outfit, allowing me to break up the two colors while still presenting a cohesive look. Blush + wine = a chic combination!

Outfit details:

Top: ASOS | Skirt: Eloquii | Shoes: Charlotte Russe | Belt: ASOS

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Preppy Holiday

November 13, 2015


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Happy Friday ladies! We have made it through yet another week (yayy!). As promised, I’m bringing you another look from Catherines’ Holiday collection. If you remember from my last post, I am the November style ambassador so I will be choosing and styling my favorites from the collection to show you each week. This week is all about preppy style. I saw this Scottie dog sweater and thought it was so cute for the season. Sweaters are great garments because of how versatile they can be. You can wear them with pants or skirts, wear them by themselves or layer as I have done. I decided to pair it with Catherines white collar non iron shirt, which by the way is a staple for any wardrobe and one of the best quality collared shirts that I own. It added a cute flair to this “school girl” look that I finished off with a skater skirt and of course red pumps. All I needed was a Scottie dog to match!

Stay tuned next week for another holiday inspired look!

Outfit details:

Collared Shirt | Sweater: Catherines*

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*Items have been provided courtesy of Catherines Plus Sizes. All opinions are my own

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