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Sparkle & Shine

December 9, 2018


You may be thinking to yourself, “Kristine, another sequins outfit?”. And my answer would be “absolutely!” While this is my third outfit that features some sort of sequins garment within the last month, who’s counting! There is no better time to take advantage of wearing this festive fabric than the present. And this was yet another garment that I could not pass up. A flare hem, gold sequin skirt that was under $40?! It was practically calling my name. Then once I slipped it on, I knew that it was a winner. It has some stretch, which is necessary for me and the waistband is perfect for holding everything in place. It’s everything you want a sequin skirt to be and that is fun, flirty and festive.

Since the skirt is the highlight of this look, I paired it with a simple black top and strap up heels to complement. I opted for an off the shoulder top since its my favorite way to show a little skin this time of year. The shoes were a step up from just a plain high heel sandal but also doesn’t take away from the overall look.

If you need strapless bra recommendations, be sure to check out my post on my favorite brands.

Outfit details:

Top: ASOS (similar here and here) | Skirt: Macy’s (wearing a size XL) | Shoes: Charlotte Russe (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente


December 2, 2018


Did someone say December?! I clearly could not wait to wear some festive styles with sequins being one of my favorites. As you can see in this post that I published last month, I already dabbled in it prematurely. However, holiday season had already begun so I convinced myself that I could get away with it. Now that December is officially in full swing, I’m not holding anything back!

The best thing about sequins is that you get a lot of bang for your buck. You can not only rock it to a holiday party or work event, but you can also ring in the New Year in style. It’s perfect for either one of these holidays and it will always be a showstopper. This particular item combines my love of blazers (of which I wear year round), and also my obsession with sequins around this time of year. It’s super chic and you’re sure to be one of the best dressed wherever you decided to rock it.

This blazer is not available in plus size unfortunately, which I think is a missed step on the brand’s part. While it does go up to an XL of which I’m wearing, it would have been great to have it in the full range. However, they do have this same sequins fabric available in items that are plus size that I have listed below. They are equally as cute and so fun to wear to your next event. Be sure to check out all of the outfit details.

Outfit details:

Jacket: INC International Concepts | Dress: Torrid (sold out). Similar here and here | Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Sheer Genius

November 27, 2018


*This post is sponsored by Macy’s x City Chic. All opinions are my own

There’s nothing better than a sleek LBD in your closet. One that you can count on to wear for almost any event and occasion. Well ladies, this dress from City Chic is one of those LBDs! There are so many things that I love about this dress. The first, and probably most obvious, are the polka dots. How adorable is the mesh polka dot overlay?! It’s subtle in that it keeps within the all black color scheme of the dress. However, because it is mesh, it adds a super chic design element that makes the dress that much more special.

I also love the high-low hem that flows away from the body and further highlights the mesh. It gives the dress so much life and movement that glides in the wind as you walk. It’s also very flattering for the dress to be fitted throughout the waist and then expand out to give you a really nice silhouette.

Like all LBDs, this dress is super versatile. I wanted to garment to shine so I kept my styling pretty simple. However, I could wear this over and over in different ways to suit the occasion. For instance, I could rock a simple moto jacket and booties for a more edgy look. I could also wear this dress with a blazer and pumps for a more sophisticated look. However, I decide to style it, the most important thing is that I have options. Plus, this is a great transition piece as we head into the heart of Fall and into Winter. All around, this is a great dress to own if you are looking to ramp up the classics in your wardrobe!

Outfit details:

Dress: City Chic

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Gift of Style

November 25, 2018


Happy holidays everyone! I hope that you all had a blessed and enjoyable Thanksgiving! We are officially full steam ahead to Christmas, which is the peak of the holiday hustle and bustle. Decorating, buying gifts, attending holiday parties, etc. can be a joyous time of the year but it can also be stressful. The last thing that you want to be is to be overwhelmed this holiday season. So, the best thing to do is to be able to shop one place for all of your holiday needs.

JCPenney is that one-stop shopping destination offering a variety of stylish and affordable fashion and home decor merchandise. I have always loved shopping there because they have such high-quality, stylish pieces at great values. And when I say “great value”, I mean absolute steals! Shopping at JCPenney is allows you the ability to get a little bit of everything. You can shop for great gifts for your loved ones, pick up some chic home decor, and treat yourself while you’re at it (my favorite part).

For instance, while “scouting gifts for my family” (I really wasn’t but let’s pretend I was), I stumbled on this look that I’m rocking here. This animal print top from Worthington was only $15, and these cabaret red trousers, also from Worthington, were only $23! So since I got such great deals on those, I decided to take a peak at the accessories as well to complete the look. And what did I find?! More great deals! These block heeled sandals were only $19.99 and this Liz Clairborne purse was $28. That means altogether, this entire outfit from head to toe was less than $100. That’s truly “Style and Value for All”.

It’s no secret that red is the quintessential color of the holidays, so it’s almost mandatory to wear it in some shape or form this season. However, you can still put your own flair on it by incorporating some different elements, like a print. That way you can be festive, but also unique. This look can be worn to an office party, get together with your girlfriends and much more. It’s holiday style…with a twist.

Be sure to shop JCPenney’s full plus size selection and don’t forget to check out the holiday decor while you’re at it! Right now, you can enjoy an extra 30% off when you spend $100 and 25% off when you spend under $100 with promo code HOLIDAY8.

Outfit details:

Fit notes: Wearing a size 1x in the top and an 18W in the pants

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*This post is sponsored by JCPenney. All opinions are my own