June 26, 2012

Swimsuit Season: Choosing a Plus Size Swimsuit

I know, I know...is it that time already? For most women, this time of year, whether they are plus-sized or not, can arouse insecurities because of the dreaded swimsuit.  Buying a swimsuit can be challenging, but if you pay attention to fit, cut and lining (for support), swimsuit shopping will be a breeze.  I have compiled some of my favorite pieces that are designed for curvy ladies so that you can hit the beach and feel fantastic.

Prints

I am a firm believer that a printed swimsuit can be quite flattering on all sizes.  The right print can distract the eye and make the body look slimmer by concealing some of those hills and valleys that so many of us are not too fond of.

June 23, 2012

Emerging Designer: Ashley Nell Tipton


Recently, I stumbled onto the work of emerging designer Ashley Nell Tipton via her website and then again at the Indie Fashion Show during Full Figured Fashion Week.  Her designs were comprised of bold colors and flattering silhouettes that I cannot wait to wear.  



June 4, 2012

Blooming in Black



The weather often influences my choice of outfit.  Last week it was so gloomy and muggy so I decided to go with a beige and black floral print Alfani top (but according to Macy's it is a jacket).  I love this blouse because it is so versatile.  I can wear it to work with some black trousers or dress it down (as I did here) with a great pair of skinny jeans.  I wore this to dinner at this cute little Thai restaurant in Brooklyn with my sister.