December 31, 2013

My Favorite Looks from 2013

As I sit here with my sparkling cider waiting to ring in the new year, I can't help but think about how much I've grown as a person this year.  I know everyone says that, but it's really true.  The struggles and the triumphs of this year have given me strength and confidence that I didn't realize was buried within.  And, for the first time in a while I feel comfortable in my own skin; it is this comfort that has allowed me to push through the doubts and the skepticism of others and follow a path that makes me happy.

When looking through my blog photos, I can really see that my personal style has also evolved.  And, below, I've put together some of my favorite looks of 2013 that I think best capture the evolution. (You may click on the the numbers to go to the full post.)

Feeling Festive

December 18, 2013

Currently Craving: Plus Size Winter White Dresses

Lately, I've been obsessed with finding another little white dress.  Above, I've put together a few options that I am considering.  While I love them all, the Lipstick Boutique Plus dress (#1) is definitely my favorite, especially since I already have a similar dress to #3, which you will be seeing in a few days in an outfit post.

December 16, 2013

Currently Craving: Lipstick Boutique at ASOS Curve

I love seeing new plus size options emerge, especially at ASOS Curve.  Recently, ASOS added Carmakoma and Little Mistress to their Curve section.  Their most recent addition is Lipstick Boutique. Currently, there are only dresses available, but I'm sure more pieces will trickle in.

November 27, 2013

Wide Calf Boots Review

I can't help but notice that plus size girls are getting the shaft (pun intended) when it comes to tall or over-the-knee boots.  Finding the perfect pair of boots with a shaft that can accommodate our larger calves is often difficult, which is usually why I avoid it all together.  However, this year I figured I'd give it another shot. So, after countless hours in-store and online searching for boots that can work for the curvy girl, I've finally found (read: actually tried on myself instead of just reading the specifications online) a few pairs that could work.  

(Note: This information is based on how these boots fit me.  I have a 17" calf circumference.)

Steve Madden 'Creation' Boot (at Nordstrom) -  This is an adorable boot.  It has stretchy material on the back, which allows the shaft to stretch to fit a wider calf.  It also has enough stretch to accommodate jeans or a thick legging without feeling too snug.

October 21, 2013

Currently Craving: Plus Size Leather Dresses

Recently, I have been toying with the idea of adding a leather (or faux leather) dress to my wardrobe. So, imagine my excitement when I found these three amazing options in plus sizes. While I do like the shift dress from ASOS Curve, I think I am leaning toward the curve hugging options from Macy's and Ashley Stewart.