October 31, 2012

Shapely Shopping Share of the Day: Leather Skirts

One of this season's must-haves is a leather skirt.  Whether it's short or long, full or pencil, a leather (or faux) skirt is a great piece to have in any closet, especially as the temperatures drop.  What's great about a leather skirt is that it can be worn in so many different ways (with blouses, sweaters, or blazers).  It is also versatile enough to be worn for work or play.  Here are couple of options I've found that will certainly look great on a curvy body. 


October 29, 2012

Shapely Shopping Share of the Day: More Peplum

I've received a couple of questions from readers about where to find pieces with peplum.  So, I've put together a few peplum items that I like.

October 27, 2012

Shapely Shopping Share of the Day: Printed Jeans!

It's no secret that I absolutely love jeans and would totally wear them for almost all occasions.  This summer I really loved colored jeans (and I still do), but this season I'm gravitating toward printed jeans.  Here, are a few pairs that I'm currently obsessing over. 

October 25, 2012

The Perfect Peplum

I've been on the hunt for a well-fitting peplum top for some time now and this top from ASOS is prefect.  From the fit, to the fabric, to the cute polka dots (that I adore)...it is just fantastic.  Now you all know I do not do much online shopping, especially from retailers that do not have an actual bricks and mortar store; however, I think that ASOS will be my one exception.  They have some adorable pieces for plus-sized women in their Curve(+) section, the quality is decent for the price, and their return policy is fair and convenient.

October 22, 2012

Hurry Makes Worry?

Since I'm always busy with school and work, I'm usually in a hurry.  So, on those mornings (particularly Mondays) that I don't have time to stand in front of my closet and worry about what to wear it's great to have a go-to outfit that I know is cute and comfy.  

October 19, 2012

Meet MYNT!

When I first saw MYNT1792's collection at Full Figured Fashion Week over the summer it was definitely love at first sight.  I was delighted to finally see a plus size brand that truly had a younger customer in mind when designing pieces for their collection.  So, to get a better look at their collection, last month I went to their showroom, spoke with a few members of their team, and, of course, tried on the clothes (which was so much fun). 

Two jackets that I love, which are currently available.

MYNT's collection offers fun, on trend, edgy pieces that fit great.  However, the most important thing to me is that they are providing the plus-sized woman with quality pieces, which is extremely hard to find among plus size brands and retailers.  The one thing that I would have liked to have seen  is more options as far as blouses, skirts and dresses.  Other than that I am looking forward to the complete launch of their collection, particularly that ivory faux leather jacket that I'm wearing below.

October 17, 2012

Loving My Leggings

I usually don't wear leggings because I'm very much a jeans girl.  However, when I saw these black and white abstract print, snakeskin embossed leggings I knew I had to have them.  The fit is great and they are surprisingly comfortable.  I paired them with an over-sized black sweater, my True Religion Harrison ankle boots and added a pop of color with my mustard yellow Kathy Van Zeeland purse.  What I love about this outfit is that it can be worn for a night on the town or to class (which is where I am heading right now).

October 15, 2012

A Case of the Mondays

I'm not a morning person at all and, unfortunately for me, I have class at 9am on MONDAY MORNINGS!! It's just not right!  It really isn't.  How can I be expected to absorb boring legal information at 9am?  I mean who thought up the idea of having class before 11am?  Just stupid.  Don't get me wrong the material is actually interesting, but at 9am all professors sound like the adults on Charlie Brown (wah, wah, wah, wah...).  Thank God my professor makes jokes because otherwise I would fall asleep in class and, somehow, I just don't think drool would look good with my outfit. 

October 10, 2012

Shapely Shopping Share of the Day: Coats

With coat season knocking at our door, I thought it would be great to share a couple of coats that I am lusting after.  

I love these two coats from ASOS.  I love that they both flare at the waist.  I also appreciate that ASOS, unlike a lot of other retailers, is offering more than just basic black (read: boring) coats. 

October 2, 2012

Terrific Tuesday?

Something about the rain this past week has just drained me of all my motivation.  So, in an attempt to break out of my rainy rut, today I went bold and bright. I paired my mustard sweater with my blue Not Your Daughter Jeans, ruffle-textured tank and my beautiful 5/48 leopard pumps. The combination of these colors and prints are certainly giving me the boost I need to have a terrific Tuesday.