Sunday, August 31, 2014

Do or Dye: Tie-Dye Maxi Dress

Every summer it seems that I'm living in a maxi dress (see here and here).  This season, in spite of my attempt to mix it up a bit with shorter dresses (see here, here and here), in the last few weeks I've gone back to my old ways with this new tie-dye dress. 

I absolutely love this dress! From the print, to the fabric, to the little detailing at the top of the is just perfect.  Since the pattern and colors of the dress are so fun and vibrant, I decided to opt for a very simple little white bag, silver accessories and flat metallic sandals.

What has been your go-to item as you enjoy these last few days of summer?

Thanks for reading.

Dress: Style & co. via Macy's (similar here and here)
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita via Nordstrom Rack (similar here)
Bag: Posse 'Mini Cruz' via Nordstrom Rack(similar here and here
Earrings: Style & co. via Macy's
Necklace: c/o Charming Charlie via Lucky Fabb (similar here)
Ring: Macy's (similar)
Bracelet: Kenneth Cole via Macy's

Designer Spotlight: Monif C.




Recently, while browsing the Monif C. website in the hopes of finding one of her amazing swimsuits, I stumbled upon some of her latest pieces and I just knew I had to share them with you all.  My favorites are the little red dress and the striped crop top/skirt set.  Which items are your favorite?

To see more from the Monif C. collection, check out her website. If you find anything you like, you can save 30% by using the promo code GORGEOUS.

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Current Favorites: Plus-Size Clothing Options at Nordstrom Rack

If you haven’t already noticed, I am an avid bargain hunter.  I get such a thrill from scoring fabulous and, sometimes, higher-end items for less.  While I do enjoy shopping at all of the department store outlets (Saks Off 5th, Bloomingdale's Outlet,  etc.), my absolute favorite place to go is Nordstrom Rack.  I practically live there and, as a result, I happen to find the most amazing treasures for some great prices.  A couple of my favorites are my FRYE bag (scored for $89 from $498) and my Manolo Blahnik pumps ($90 from $700).

Since Nordstrom Rack is currently having their Clear the Rack Sale (get an extra 25% off of clearance items), I figured I'd share some of the plus-size items that I'm currently loving for transitioning into fall.

Fall is my favorite season because I love all of the fun jackets that can be worn.
Either of these jackets can be worn for work or play and can be styled with skirts, leather pants, jeans, etc.

Leather skirts are great all year, but I especially love them in the fall.

Maxi dresses and rompers can be great in the fall while the weather is still warm and later in the season you can add layers with fun jackets or you can add tights.

These tanks would be great layering pieces.

Which items are your favorite?

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Currently Craving: Plus-Size Brand Violeta by Mango

If you haven't already heard, Spanish retailer Mango launched their plus-size collection, Violeta, back in January and, at the time of the launch, it was only available in Europe.  However, it's finally available in the U.S. and I couldn't be more excited because the collection includes 400 items of clothing and accessories, which they will be adding to monthly.  The current collection is only available in sizes 8 - 20, but, hopefully, as the line expands so will the size range.

What I love most about the Violeta collection is that it offers contemporary pieces that are effortlessly stylish with a hint of sexiness.  Below are just a few of the pieces that I am loving from the collection.

What do you all think of Violeta?

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Casual Corner: Cut Out Top, Skinny Jeans + Butterfly Printed Pumps

You may have already noticed, but I'm not much of a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers kind of girl.  Instead, when I'm looking to be more casual, I  usually reach for a pair of jeans or leggings and pair them with a cute top and an amazing pair of pumps, flats or sandals.

Today, true to form, I paired my favorite pair of jeans with this adorable cut-out top from Bar III and my Manolo Blahnik pumps for a casual and comfy look.  I know pumps aren’t what most of us opt for when we're looking to be comfortable, however, the low heels on these pumps make them perfect for shopping or any other little errands.

What is your go-to casual outfit?

Top: Bar III via Macy's (available in blue and black)
Jeans: Style & co. via Macy's (similar in plus sizes here and here)
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik via Nordstrom Rack (similar here)
Bag (old): Cole Haan via Macy's (similar here and here)
Earrings: Macy's (similar here)
Ring: Macy's (similar here)
Bracelet: Anne Klein via Macy's (similar here)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Classic Combo: Sheer Polka Dot Blouse + White Skater Skirt

As much as I enjoy wearing color (see here, here and here) , I'll always be obsessed with the classic color combination of black and white.  It's simple and always has a way of looking chic, especially when you add a pop of color.

In today's post, I've paired my favorite pumps at the moment with this adorable sheer polka dot blouse and a white skater skirt.  I know many of you are often hesitant about wearing white on the bottom because you worry about emphasizing "flaws".  However, understanding your proportions and paying attention to fit and fabric will allow you to find the perfect garment for your body.

What's your favorite color combination?

Thanks for reading.

Top: Sweet Pea via Nordstrom Rack
Skirt: ASOS (similar in plus sizes)
Shoes (old): Boutique 9
Bag: Brahmin via Nordstrom Rack (sold out in yellow, but other colors here and here)
Earrings: Macy's
Ring: Lucky Brand (similar here and here)
Bracelet: Kenneth Cole (similar)
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