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So Com-pleat

March 24, 2019

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I always joke that shoulders are the new cleavage. It sounds funny to say but I actually stand by that statement. As the weather starts to warm up and the days get a little longer, one of my favorite styles to wear is the off-the-shoulder top. It’s feminine and gives a hint of skin to keep things interesting. It can make even the most basic outfit look more chic and stylish.

Balance, in my opinion, is key when styling your looks. I believe this concept was shared with me by my mom but it is essentially creating harmony to your outfit. For example, if you are showing a good amount of skin on top, then you wear pants or a longer skirt on the bottom to balance it out. Same goes for it your wearing something form-fitting on top, you wear a looser garment on the bottom. Of course, these are more guidelines than an actual “rule” because there are definitely exceptions. However, it provides a good starting point.

Taking that same philosophy, I paired this fitted off-the-shoulder top with a flowy, pleated skirt that I picked up at Macy’s. I not only loved the colors but the style as well. It’s a great transition piece from Winter to Spring that you can pair with knee high boots, booties, pump and even sandals. So, no matter what the weather, you will be able to dress accordingly.

Check out the outfit details below as well as some other pleated skirts that I am loving at the moment!


Outfit details:

Top: ASOS | Skirt: Bar III* | Shoes: Call It Spring (Similar. Exact Pump is sold out. Available in other colors here)

*Fit notes: Wearing a size XXL in the skirt. It has a stretchy waistband so it’s easy to pull on and off

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Swimsuit Season

March 21, 2019

This post is sponsored by Lane Bryant. All opinions are my own

Swimwear details: Top | Bottoms

Every year, I publish a swimwear post and have been doing so since my first year of blogging. At first, I thought of it as a way to show plus size women the different options for swimwear that are out there. I quickly came to realize that it’s so much more than that. Something happens when you see someone that looks like you in a beautiful piece of swimwear. You start to feel a little more confident in yourself and a little less fearful of what others may think of your body. I know because it happened to me. The more that I could see beautiful plus size women living their best lives in bikinis, the more I realized that I could do it too.

As you all know, Spring is here and bathing suit season is right around the corner. There has already been a flurry of chic and trendy swimwear flooding the scene including this one from Cacique Swim. If you don’t already know, Cacique is Lane Bryant’s brand and it includes lingerie as well as swim. I am a huge fan of Lane Bryant’s bras so I was thrilled to see that they were carrying over that technology into swimwear. It’s no secret that I’m a busty girl so I loved to see that actual cup sizes are an option with Cacique Swim where the cups are defined. They also offer great support all around.

This tropical themed set was right up my alley. The colors were vibrant and the criss-cross design offered a chic touch. Check out the details for this suit below and also be sure to browse their full selection of swimwear as well!

Outfit details:

Bikini Top | Bikini Bottom: Lane Bryant*

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Spring Forward

March 17, 2019

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It’s almost here ladies! The first day of Spring is March 20th so it’s time to shake off those Winter blues. Spring is literally and figuratively a breath of fresh air. The flowers start to bloom, the sun shines a little bit longer and best of all, the fashion gets a little brighter.

Color blocking is one of my favorite things to do all year round. There are endless combinations to choose from. However, Spring is one of the seasons where it comes out the most. All of the beautiful shades and colors inspire me to mix and match. Hence this look, that combines a vibrant magenta skirt with a bright aqua blouse. Classic color block at its best.

Pencil skirts are, as you all know, one of my favorite garments. So, this one from INC International Concepts was right up my alley. It’s a scuba material so it has a good amount of stretch (a necessary component). The blouse is a great staple to wear with pretty much any type of bottom.

I finished off the look with matching high heels sandals from one of my favorite places to shop for shoes, Nordstrom Rack! They have such an amazing selection with high quality shoes at a fraction of the price. This is the first of, I’m sure, many color block looks for Spring and beyond.

Outfit details:

Top: Vince Camuto (wearing size XL) | Skirt: INC International Concepts (wearing size XL) | Shoes: Vince Camuto

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Pur-suit

March 10, 2019

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One trend that I have started to see quite often lately is pastel suiting. I think that we all know by now that work wear is not what it used to be. Work wear used to function exclusively for the office. It was made up of darker colors like black and navy, and it was meant to look professional and serious. Nowadays, suiting has taken on a whole new meaning and has gone from the office, to drinks and beyond. Vibrant colors, prints and even embellishments have marked this new wave of business attire. Since Spring is right around the corner, it’s only fitting that pant suits are coming in these light, airy pastels like lavender, baby blue and blush pink.


So of course, as my blog name suggests, I have to follow the trends. I did so by rocking this matching set from Calvin Klein. I’m a huge fan of blazers as I’m sure some of you know already. They are one of the most versatile pieces that you can dress up or down. I love how this one doesn’t have too much structure, giving you the flexibility to style as you wish. Since I wanted to stay true the suit look, I wore the matching pants in this beautiful lavender shade. And it was just my luck that I had a pair of pumps that went perfectly with the outfit. Not only did they match exactly, but a pump was the exact shoe that this needed to complete. Check out the outfit details below and try your own version of this bossed up trend.

Outfit Details:

Blazer: Calvin Klein | Tank Top: BP (similar) | Pants: Calvin Klein | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Purse: A New Day (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente