December 31, 2014

My Favorite Looks of 2014

This New Year's Eve, like most, I find myself reflecting on the year.  I've had some amazing experiences, learned important life lessons and continued on a journey that consistently brings me happiness.

I am so thankful that you all have been a part of my evolution as a person as well as my style.  So, I hope you enjoy looking back at my style with my top ten looks of 2014.

December 27, 2014

Get the Look: Rebel Wilson

Is it me or has Rebel Wilson's style been amazing lately? I don't know if it's because she's been rocking amazing pieces from one of my favorites stores, ASOS, but she's looked absolutely gorgeous during the promotional tour for her latest movie.  Below, are just three of her recent looks that I'm loving. Let me know what you think of Rebel's style in the comments below.

December 24, 2014

12 Plus Size Little White Dresses

Though the little black dress tends to get all of the attention (see previous post here), especially during the holiday season, I must admit that I am partial to the little white dress.  Not only is it just as versatile and easy to style as the little black dress, but it makes a statement that no LBD can, at least to me.

Below, I've compiled a few plus size white dresses that would be perfect for New Year's Eve and beyond.  What I love about these dresses is the attention to detail (e.g. embellishment, lace, jacquard fabrics, etc.), which add a bit more interest.  While I do love all of these dresses, my favorites are the Praslin Sequin Lace Shift Dress (1st row - left), ASOS Curve Pleat Swing Dress (1st row - middle), and the Simply Be Short Embellished Dress (3rd row - middle).  Let me know which dress is your favorite in the comments below.

December 20, 2014

15 Plus Size Dresses for New Year's Eve

 New Year's Eve is right around the corner and I know many of you may be celebrating with an unforgettable night out.  So, if you are still on the hunt for just the right dress, I've put together a selection of plus size dresses that are sure to make you sparkle and shine.

December 11, 2014

30 Plus Size Little Black Dresses

During the holidays we all want to look stylish yet festive.  The easiest way to do that is with a little black dress.  Not only is the LBD appropriate for any occasion, during the holidays and beyond, but it can easily be accessorized with clutches, jewelry and shoes to make this simple yet chic option a bit more festive.

Today, I've put together some plus-size little black dresses that would be amazing for any holiday event.  Be sure to tell me in the comments below which of these lovely dresses is your favorite.

December 7, 2014

12 Plus Size Jumpsuits for the Holidays

Dresses are often the default for most of us when it comes to putting together a look for holiday events.  However, jumpsuits can be a fun, festive and far more versatile alternative.  Unlike the traditional holiday dress, a jumpsuit can be appropriate for many different types of holiday events and they can be worn long after the holiday season is over.  Below, I've put together a few plus-size options that could certainly work for you this holiday season.

November 30, 2014

30 Plus Size Formal Evening Dresses for the Holidays

For those of you who may be attending formal affairs this holiday season, I did some research and found some amazing plus-size options that are sure to get you noticed.  I have listed a few relatively budget-friendly dresses (under $150), but if it's not in your shopping budget to buy a formal dress, you may want to consider renting a dress from Rent the Runway (see post here).

November 28, 2014

Plus Size Alternatives to Holiday Dresses

As much as I love to wear dresses for holiday festivities, they certainly aren't the only option.  A beautiful skirt, blouse, jacket or jumpsuit can have the wow factor you need to stand out at any holiday event.  Plus, if you choose wisely, you can wear these items long after the holidays are over. Below, I've assembled some amazing plus-size pieces that would be great for holiday gatherings and beyond.

November 26, 2014

50 Plus Size Holiday Dresses Under $150

The holiday season is my favorite time of year.  There's just something so special about preparing holiday meals, decorating the tree and attending parties with family and friends.  So, if you have a number of parties lined up, but a limited shopping budget, there's no need to worry.  I have put together a large selection of plus-size dresses that should make you and your wallet happy.

November 22, 2014

Missguided Launches Plus Size Range

While I'm not always excited when new plus-size options emerge (because often it's just more of the same), I was pleasantly surprised with the amazing items that UK retailer, Missguided, produced for its new plus-size line.  This fast fashion retailer has created pieces for the plus-size woman that are young and stylish with a hint of edge and sophistication that can easily fit into any shopping budget.  My favorites are the olive green coat (3rd row - left), the grid print wrap dress (2nd row - middle) and the floral print pencil skirt (1st row - right).  Which item is your favorite?

November 20, 2014

Plus Size Holiday Dresses at Rent the Runway

Now that the holiday season is upon us, I know we are all on the hunt for amazing dresses to wear to holiday parties and dinners.   However, if your shopping budget is a bit tight or you don't want to invest a lot of money in a dress you'll only wear once, you may want to consider renting it.  Rent the Runway provides access to amazing luxury dresses without the luxury price tag.  While I have yet to use their service, quite a few of my friends have had amazing experiences.

Below, I've put together some of my favorite plus size options from their website.  I am particularly fond of the blue ML Monique Lhuillier dress (1st row - middle), the gold Badgley Mischka dress (6th row - left) and the Kay Unger dress (8th row - middle).

November 8, 2014

Currently Craving: Plus Size Fur Coats, Jackets & Vest

As the temperatures continue to drop, I find myself completely obsessed with adding more outerwear to my wardrobe.  While I usually limit myself to a black coat for the duration of the colder months (see here and here), this season I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone a bit and try incorporating different types of outerwear.  So, I began my hunt with fur coats and vests.

Below, I've put together a few plus size fur (real and faux) outerwear options that I'm currently considering.  My favorites are the Michael Kors coat (1st row - left), the leopard Zizzi coat (2nd row - left), the black Blue Duck vest (4th row - middle) and the Zizzi vest (last row - right). Which option is your favorite?

November 2, 2014

50 Plus Size Holiday Dresses

It's officially the holiday season! Yay! I cannot tell you how much I love the holidays, especially Christmas.  I don't know if it's the decorations, the food, the music or all of my childhood memories, but I just love Christmas.  Anyway, before I get too nostalgic, I want to share some great plus-size holiday dresses so that you can get a head start on your shopping.

Below, I've put together 50 plus-size dress options that range in price.  Hopefully, you can find something you love that can fit within your shopping budget.  I must admit that I'm considering breaking my shopping budget because I am dying to add so many of these to my wardrobe.  I am particularly fond of the red Little Mistress dress (third row - left), the green Simply Be dress (fifth row - middle) and the silver Adrianna Papell dress (twelfth row - middle).

Which dress is your favorite?

October 22, 2014

15 Pairs of Plus Size Leather Pants/Leggings

One thing that I can never resist buying when I find a great pair is a pair of leather leggings or pants.  Whether they are real or faux, I've found that the perfect pair of leather pants are an essential part of my wardrobe (see herehere and here for outfits).  They instantly add a bit of edge to any outfit and they are versatile enough to be dressed up or down.  So, if you're on the hunt for the perfect pair of leather pants or leggings, I've compiled several plus size options that could work for you.  My favorites are the pairs from Carmakoma (1st row - left) and Alice & You (1st row - middle).

October 19, 2014

Trend to Try: Dark Florals

Thanks to Miranda, from the Devil Wears Prada, we are all well aware that there's nothing new about florals for spring, but what about wearing them in the fall?  This season florals were all over the runway.  However, instead of the usual bright floral prints, the colors were in muted and darker hues.  While I'm not usually a fan of floral prints, I do like this season's take on the print.

If you are looking for ways to incorporate florals into your fall wardrobe, I've put together several plus size options that could work for you.  You could also check out how I've worn dark florals here.

October 9, 2014

Plus Size Blazers for Fall

One thing I find challenging is shopping for a blazer.  Mainly, this is because I find that plus size blazers are often either so boring, ill-fitting or far too long on me.  Generally, I prefer my blazers (and jackets) to be between 23" and 25" in length; anything more than that looks matronly on me.  I also tend to gravitate toward blazers in nice colors (see here) or with interesting details; and finding one like that can be a little difficult.  So, after a long search, I've found quite a few plus size options that I love and I think could work in any woman's wardrobe.  My favorites are the leather detail blazers from Simply Be (Top Row - middle & right)

October 7, 2014

Designer Spotlight: Carmakoma


One thing I love seeing in plus size fashion is emerging plus size designers and brands who are dedicated to crafting garments for plus size women that are stylish and interesting.  One of the brands that I am particularly excited about this season is Carmakoma.  This Danish brand creates a lot of their clothing featuring black (which I love), but their pieces are far from basic.  Instead, their garments are edgy, unique and, most importantly, well made.  

October 3, 2014

Currently Craving: Wide Calf Boots

With the cold weather approaching, I know many of us are on the hunt for a great pair of boots.  However, unless you're only looking for booties, finding a pair of tall boots to fit a wider calf can be a bit challenging.  So, today, in an attempt to make your shopping a bit easier, I've put together a variety of wide calf boot options that could complement any wardrobe.  The boots I've featured below have a 15" calf circumference or higher (according to the measurements found online).  I hope that you are able to find an option that works for you.  If not, I've started a Pinterest Board with more wide calf boot options.

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September 30, 2014

21 Plus Size Coats for Fall/Winter

Whenever I begin my fall and winter shopping, it seems that I always overlook outerwear, which is why I end up wearing the same black coat all season long.  However, this season, I am determined to expand my outerwear collection with interesting coats and jackets that will complement my current wardrobe.  Luckily, despite being somewhat early in the season, there are quite a few options available in plus sizes that I could certainly see in my closet.  Below, I've put together the options I'm loving at the moment.

September 18, 2014

Bargain Hunting 101: How to Shop at Nordstrom Rack



As you all know, I am an avid bargain hunter.  I live for finding amazing (and sometimes high-end) items for a steal.  Many of the higher-end items you've seen me wear in my posts (like my Stuart Weitzman peep toe pumps, Manolo Blahnik pumps, Frye bag, etc.), I've purchased for 70 - 97% off.  Yes, 97%!  Most of these items are from Nordstrom Rack, which is one my favorite places to bargain hunt (see previous post here).  So, today, I wanted to do something different and share a few of my shopping tips for finding great items for a steal at their store.  (Obviously, these are tips that work for me and may not work for you, but you should definitely give them a try.)


September 3, 2014

Designer Spotlight: Anna Scholz

Recently, I've found myself a little obsessed with the latest collection from plus size designer Anna Scholz.  If you remember (see post here), last year she created a stunning fall collection and this season she has done it again.  What I love most about her current collection is that she's managed to create  pieces that are sassy yet sophisticated. 


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.


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 their website monthly.  The current collection is only available in sizes 8 - 20, but, hopefully, as the line expands so will the size range.


July 19, 2014

40 Plus-Size Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

Today, to end my summer wedding series (see here, here and here), I wanted to share some plus-sized dress options for those of you still on the hunt for the perfect dress to wear to your friend or family member's wedding.  Below, I've put together some beautiful dresses that could work for several types of weddings. (Links to all of the dresses are located at the bottom of this post.)

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