December 23, 2015

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Casual Look for NYE Party

While dresses are often the default for New Year's Eve parties, there's no reason why you can't opt for a more casual outfit and still look festive.  An all-black look is always a good option.  It is easy to style and will certainly look chic.  Below, I've styled an example of a causal look that is perfect for ringing in the new year.



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December 21, 2015

15 Plus-Size Jumpsuits for New Year's Eve

For those of you who are not too keen on wearing a dress to your New Year's Eve parties, jumpsuits are the perfect alternative.  Below, I've compiled fifteen amazing plus-size jumpsuit options that should make you look and feel just as sexy as any dress.

December 18, 2015

30 Plus-Size New Year's Eve Dresses

Since New Year's Eve is less than two weeks away, I figured I'd round up some of the amazing plus-size dresses that would be perfect if you are looking to sparkle and shine that night.

December 14, 2015

Trend to Try - Marsala (Plus-Size Options)

One of my favorite colors to wear, especially in the fall, is wine/burgundy.  This beautiful hue works well on most skin tones and can be styled with so many colors and prints (e.g. cream, navy, black, leopard, etc.).  So, it was particularly exciting to see that marsala (a lovely shade of wine) has been trending this season.  Sadly, since I am still recovering from my latest stint in the hospital, I haven’t been well enough to rock any outfits, but I wanted to share a few plus-size pieces along with a some accessories that I have been coveting as of late.

October 29, 2015

Brand Spotlight: Missguided (Plus-Size Options)

Since the launch of its plus-size collection last fall (see previous post here), fast fashion retailer, Missguided, has consistently given the plus-size woman stylish clothes that are also budget friendly.  This season, they have continued that trend by creating fun and fabulous pieces that allow us to experiment with the latest trends without breaking the bank.  Below, I've put together a few of the pieces that I'm currently coveting.

October 27, 2015

Plus Size Outfit Inspiration: '70s Flare

Obsessed is the only way to described how I feel about the '70s trend, which is why I've been subtly incorporating it into my wardrobe this season (see here).  So, if you're looking to add a bit of '70s flare to your wardrobe, today's plus-size outfit inspiration below, featuring items from Simply Be, would be a great start.


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September 15, 2015

Currently Craving: Plus-Size Jeans for Fall

Jeans are a wardrobe staple, particularly in the fall, but finding a pair that work for you and your curves can be quite a challenge, especially as a plus-size woman.  Personally, since I am on the shorter side (i.e. 5'4") and carry a lot of my weight in my mid-section, I usually opt for dark wash skinny jeans with a high waist since they cinch in my tummy and make my legs look longer (see outfits here, here and here) .  However, this season, in addition to high-waisted and skinny jeans, I'd like to branch out a bit and add a few more pairs to my wardrobe.

Below, I've put together some plus-size jeans that could for my wardrobe and yours, if you're on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans.

High-Waisted

September 10, 2015

Eloquii Debuts Wide Width Shoes


If there's one thing that I love, at least when it comes to fashion, it's a great pair of shoes, and this season I had my heart set on finally getting a pair of over-the-knee boots.  So, you can imagine my excitement when I found out that Eloquii launched a collection of wide width shoes, including wide calf boots!

September 8, 2015

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Off-the-Shoulder Blouse

It's certainly no secret that I've been obsessed with off-the-shoulder blouses for what seems like forever (see previous posts here, here and here), and the fact that they are trending this season certainly hasn't done anything to curb my addiction.  So, today, I figured that I'd share a little outfit inspiration with you just in case you're loving off-the-shoulder blouses as much as I am, but you're not quite sure how to wear them.


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September 3, 2015

15 Plus-Size Leather Jackets for Fall

September is finally here, which means it's time for fall fashion!  Though the cool autumn weather hasn't quite settled in yet (read: it's still 90 degrees here), that doesn't mean we can't begin to prep our wardrobes, and what better way to start than with a wardrobe staple - the leather jacket.  So, I've rounded up 15 plus-size leather jackets in varying hues and with interesting details that should make your hunt for the perfect leather jacket a bit easier.

August 26, 2015

5 Plus-Size Pieces for Transitioning into Fall

Transitioning into fall can be quite a challenge, especially when the weather is often unpredictable early on.  To make things a bit easier for you this season, I'm sharing a few tips and some plus-size options that should make transitioning your wardrobe this fall a breeze.

Lightweight Coats
Though it's not quite cold enough for wool coats, as the temperatures drop, a lightweight coat will definitely be a necessity.  You can stick with basic black or neutrals or punch it up a notch by opting for a pop of color.

August 23, 2015

Love It or Leave It: Denim/Chambray Dresses (Plus Size)

Denim and chambray dresses are having a major moment this season, and it's clear that they'll be sticking around for the fall.  However, as much as I love seeing these dresses on others, for whatever reason, I haven't been able to find one that works for me (despite the fab plus-size options below). So, for now, I think I'll be leaving this trend alone, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a try.

What do think of chambray and denim dresses?  Do they work for you or not?

August 19, 2015

Trend to Try - Flared Jeans (Plus-Size Options)

The '70s revival has been in full swing since spring and I couldn't be more excited that it will be here to stay through the fall (and, who knows, maybe beyond).  I love all things '70s! The prints, suede and, of course, flared jeans, make this trend so fun to try.

While I usually prefer skinny jeans because I love the way they fit me, I'd like to mix it up a bit with a pair of flared jeans. To modernize them, I 'd pair them with a fitted button-down blouse or longline sleeveless blazer and a great pair of pumps.

So, if you're dying to try the flared jeans trend as much as I am, why not try one or two of the plus-size options I've put together below.

August 13, 2015

Ashley Nell Tipton on Project Runway

Exciting news! Last week, plus-size designer, Ashley Nell Tipton, amazed us all with her fabulous design skills and won the first challenge with her stunning garment on Project Runway! (Check out her post-win interview here.)

August 11, 2015

Trend to Try - Off the Shoulder Tops

If there is one trend I love this season, it is off-the-shoulder blouses.  Perhaps it is because I already own my fair share of them (see how I've worn some herehere, here, here and here), but I absolutely live for this type of blouse.  There's just something so alluring to me about showing just your shoulders.  It's a nice alternative to exposing cleavage, at least to me.

Below, I've put together a few options that would make great additions to any wardrobe.  I actually own the black one pictured in the center in the 1st row and love it because it works with so many of the items in my wardrobe, particularly skirts.

August 10, 2015

Short Story

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be back with a new outfit post! I have missed blogging and sharing my experiences with you.  Today, I wanted to share something a bit more personal than usual.

June 10, 2015

Designer Spotlight: Jibri


If there's one plus-size label that I've always admired and felt should be available in stores everywhere, it's Jibri.  Designed by American fashion designer Jasmine Elder, Jibri is a contemporary fashion brand that aims to dress sophisticated, fashion-conscious plus-size women.  Elder's creations are always interesting and unique with just a hint of glamour, which can be challenging to find in plus-size fashion.

June 4, 2015

Currently Craving: Plus-Size Midi Skirts

Despite being a major fan of short skirts, this season I've been looking to change up my wardrobe a bit by adding a couple of midi skirts.  While I haven't found the perfect one yet, I have found quite a few amazing plus-size options that I just had to share with you.  My favorites are the solid yellow skirt (1st row - left), the windowpane skirt (2nd row - center), and the striped skirt (because I wore something similar here) (3rd row - center).

May 25, 2015

50 Plus-Size Swimsuits

Summer is right around the corner, which means it's finally time to have some fun in the sun.  After the long and brutal winter we've had, I think we all deserve it.  So, whether you're planning to go to the beach or hang out poolside, I have a ton of amazing plus-size swimsuit options for you.

Today, I am focusing on one-piece swimsuits and tankinis.  However, later in the week I will create a post on plus-size bikinis.

May 19, 2015

Trend to Try - White on White (Plus Size Options)

As long as I can remember, I've been told that wearing an all-white look, especially as a curvy girl, was absolutely out of the question.  Instead, I've been steered toward black because of its slimming effect.  However, the presence of all-white looks on this season's runways has piqued my interest in wearing white from head to toe.  While I realize that white may not be as forgiving as black, the cut, fit and quality of the garment can make all the difference.

Below,  I've compiled a variety of amazing plus-size white pieces that should make trying this trend super easy.

May 18, 2015

theCURVYcon



Announcement: theCURVYcon is coming to the Metropolitan Pavillon West in New York City on June 20th and I couldn't be more excited.  If you haven't already heard, theCURVYcon is a one-day event focused on embracing all things curvy.  Not only will you be able to shop with some of your favorite plus-size brands, you'll also be able to attend panels with some of your favorite YouTubers, bloggers, and fashionistas, who will be discussing topics such as body positivity, confidence, fashion and style, health, fitness, dating, and more.  What's even more exciting is that the keynote speaker will be Dancing With the Stars champion and Glee actress Amber Riley!

May 17, 2015

30 Plus-Size Pieces to Amp Up Your Spring Work Wardrobe

Putting together work-appropriate outfits during the warmer months can be quite challenging, especially considering that there are so many different types of work environments.  So, below, I've compiled a variety of plus-size options (a little over 30 items) that should make assembling your work looks for spring so much easier.

May 2, 2015

15 Plus-Size Jumpsuits for Spring/Summer

Warm weather is finally approaching here in New York and I couldn't be more excited.  I don't know about you, but I've been dying to wear short skirts, off-the-shoulder-blouses, and, of course, jumpsuits.

While I usually gravitate toward rompers (loving this one at the moment), this season I am hoping to find the perfect jumpsuit to suit my shape, which has been challenging in the past.  However, I've found some really cute options at ASOS, Macy's and Nordstrom, which I have listed below, that I just may try.  My favorites are the ING Printed jumpsuit (1st row - middle) and the City Chic Polka Dot jumpsuit (4th row - left). Which jumpsuit is your favorite?

April 16, 2015

Trend to Try - Boho Chic (Plus Size)

Boho chic is one trend that I am super excited to wear once the warmer weather finally sets in here in New York.  While it has always been stylish, particularly at events like Coachella, this season, with the '70s trend being so popular, it seems that boho chic is once again "on trend" for the spring and summer.

When looking for clothes with the boho vibe, I usually gravitate toward crocheted tops.  However, this season, I am looking to include the perfect little white dress, preferably something like this one from ASOS or this one from ASOS Curve.

Below, I've put together a few plus-size options that I would love to include in my wardrobe.

April 14, 2015

Love it or Leave it: The Plus-Size Boiler Suit

Boiler suits were present on many of the runways this spring, but I must admit that I am quite hesitant about including it in my wardrobe.  While I do like this very relaxed version of the jumpsuit, I am still partial to the more polished and sassy jumpsuit.

So, what do you all think of the boiler suit trend?  Love it or leave it?

April 2, 2015

Get the Look: Danielle Brooks

This season, it seems that jumpsuits are everywhere, even on the red carpet.  To attend BET's Black Girls Rock, Danielle Brooks, from Orange is the New Black, rocked an all-black jumpsuit and simple accessories for a look that was absolutely stunning.

If you loved her look as much as I did, you can certainly recreate it with the options I've put together below.

March 29, 2015

Trend to Try - Statement Stripes

I don't know if it's my love of all things black and white (see here), but I am obsessed with statement stripes for spring.  What I love most about them is that they aren't some crazy fad.  Stripes are a classic print that can be worn long after they are trendy.

If you are looking to add some stripes to your wardrobe this season, I have put together some great plus-size options below.  I am absolutely obsessed with the options from ASOS, particularly the ASOS Curve Sleeveless Maxi Shirt (1st row - right) and the ASOS Curve Bardot Dress (3rd row - left).  Which pieces are you loving?

Also, if you are looking for ways to wear stripes, check out my previous outfit posts (here and here).

March 23, 2015

40 Plus Size Dresses for Spring

Over the past few weeks, despite the frigid temperatures that we've been experiencing in New York, I've been prepping my wardrobe for the warm spring weather that I've been longing for since January.  I started refreshing my spring wardrobe by hunting for amazing skirts (see here) and now I have turned my attention to dresses.

Below, I've put together a few plus-size dress options that I've found during my hunt.  My favorites are the Paper Dolls Bardot Pencil Dress (1st row - middle), Taylor Dresses Twin Print Fit & Flare Dress (5th row - left), and ASOS Curve Polka Dress (6th row - left).

Which dress is your favorite?

March 20, 2015

Currently Craving: Plus Size Coats for Spring

Today marks the official start of spring!  However, if you're like me and you live in the Northeast, you cannot join in the excitement considering that we are currently in the middle of a snow storm. Ugh.

Anyway, before I go off on a rant about the cold weather, I want to share some great plus-size spring coats for those of you who, like me, still must face cold winter weather in the spring.  My favorite of these options are the ASOS Curve cocoon duster coat (1st row - middle) and the Simply Be waterfall mac coat (last row - right).  Which coat would you rock this spring?

March 19, 2015

Trend to Try - Military Green

This season, the runways were full of fun, interesting and unexpected spring trends.  One theme that I certainly did not expect to be everywhere was military green (see here).  While this is a color that I absolutely love, I generally reserve it for the fall (see here and here), but I am super excited about including it in my spring and summer looks.

So, if you're loving the military green trend for spring, I've put together some amazing plus-size pieces that would be great additions to your wardrobe.  My favorite pieces are the ASOS Curve boiler suit (1st row - right), ASOS Curve pants (2nd row - left), and ASOS Curve utility blazer (last row - left).

March 17, 2015

30 Plus-Size Skirts for Spring

Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means…skirts!!  Well, at least, finally being able to wear them without freezing to death.

Today, I've compiled quite a few fun and flirty plus-size skirt options that will be absolutely perfect once the weather finally warms up.  My favorites are the Modamix floral skirt (1st row - right), the Modamix blush skater skirt (2nd row - middle), and the Modamix laser cut skirt (2nd row - right).  Which skirt is your favorite?

March 6, 2015

Designer Spotlight: Marina Rinaldi



If there's one thing I am always looking to add to my wardrobe, it's a few great investment pieces - high-quality items that I can wear over and over and not worry about having to replace them over time.  While there are a few high-end plus-size brands, Marina Rinaldi is definitely one of my favorites (see here for another high-end plus-size designer I love).  I discovered them over a year ago (see here) and I am still consistently impressed with the beautiful pieces they continue to produce.

March 4, 2015

Currently Craving: Plus Size Blush Pink Coats

While the official start of spring is 18 days away, here in New York we can't exactly expect it to warm up much until a little later in the season.  So, I've been on the hunt for an adorable spring coat to add to my wardrobe in a color that I think would be just perfect - a pretty blush pink.  Below, are just a few plus-size coat options that I am currently debating about adding to my coat collection.  My favorite is the Jessica Simpson trench (1st row - left) because I love the ruffle detail.  Which one is your favorite?

March 2, 2015

Trend to Try - Black & White

Today, the freshly fallen snow on the ground has me longing for spring and, of course, spring trends.  One of the trends that I am super excited about is black and white.  While I realize that black and white is not exactly a new trend, this color combination is certainly one of my favorites (see here, here and here).

This season, if you choose to include this fabulous and classic combination in your wardrobe, I suggest you keep it interesting with fun patterns, prints and color-blocking.  Below, I've compiled some amazing plus-size options that will surely breathe life into any wardrobe.  I am particularly obsessed with grid prints and absolutely love all of the options below.  Let me know in the comments below how you plan to incorporate this color combo in your wardrobe this season.

Grid Print

February 6, 2015

Currently Craving: Plus Size Sexy Black Lingerie for Valentine's Day

As Valentine's Day approaches, I know some of us may be thinking of slipping into something sexy to celebrate the occasion.  So, if you are anything like me, you know that there is nothing sexier than a little black nightie.

Today, I put together a few plus-size options that I am currently loving which feature two of my favorite things - lace and sheer details.

February 3, 2015

15 Plus Size Pink Dresses for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a little more than a week away and I know so many of you are still trying to decide what to wear.  If you would rather not rock bold shades of red (see little red dress options here), why not opt for a soft and pretty pink instead.

Today, I've put together several lovely pink dresses in various shades that would be perfect for any Valentine's Day celebration.

January 27, 2015

20 Plus Size Options for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and many of you are still looking to create just the right look.  While dresses can be a great option (see here for little red dresses), if you are looking for something a bit different this year, opt for a jumpsuit or separates instead.  You will still look amazing and you will have the added bonus of being able to pair those pieces with other items in your wardrobe long after Valentine's Day is over. 

Below, I've compiled a few plus-size options that would be absolutely perfect for Valentine's Day.  My favorites are the MYNT1792 jumpsuit (1st row - middle) and the BB Dakota lace skirt (4th row - left).  Be sure to let me know in the comments which items you are loving.

January 14, 2015

20 Plus Size Little Red Dresses Perfect for Valentine's Day

Since Valentine's Day is less than a month away, I figured many of you may be on the hunt for the perfect dress.  While a little black dress is always an option (see plus-size options here), I think a little RED dress would be a bit more spicy and certainly more fun.  So, below I've put together a few plus-size dresses that would be just perfect if you're planning on spending an evening with your special someone or if you're having a Valentine's Day celebration with your friends.

January 9, 2015

15 Plus Size Pieces to Wear on Lazy Days in the Winter

Now that the cold weather is settling in, I know many of us are planning to stay in as much as possible.  However, if you do need to venture out and you don't want to get all dolled up, but you also don't want to run into people you know (e.g. your ex, a crush, etc.) looking a mess (because that is what always happens), I've put together some cozy and cute pieces that you can laze around in and that could easily work if you needed to run a few quick errands.

The key to looking put together, even in your casual clothing, is choosing simple pieces that have fun details.  For example, instead of wearing a hoodie and sweat pants, throw on a cool cardigan (my favorite is the blue checkered one) and a pair of leggings with interesting details, like the pleated pair below (last row - middle) (see me in them here and here).  It will take the same amount of time and effort and you will great.

January 7, 2015

Bargain Hunting 101: 4 Basic Tips to Help You Stick to Your Budget

If you've been following me for a while, you know that bargain hunting is my favorite thing to do (well, after eating) and it is how I manage to stick to my very strict shopping budget.  So, as a self-proclaimed bargain-hunting expert, I wanted to share a few of my basic shopping strategies for scoring great deals without blowing my budget.

January 4, 2015

Currently Craving: Plus Size Winter White Coats

Every year I make it my duty to hunt for the perfect little white coat.  However, shopping for a coat in plus sizes is often quite challenging, especially when you have something particular in mind.  While I'm not quite sure that I've found the one for me, I wanted to share a few options that I found that I really like.  I'm particularly fond of the DKNY coat (2nd row - left) and the Forever 21+ coat (second row - middle).

January 2, 2015

18 Plus Size Pieces to Amp Up Your Work Wardrobe

Happy New Year! One of the many things I love about a new year is that it can be the push so many of us need to make some necessary changes in our lives, no matter how small.  A change that I often make at the start of the new year is to my wardrobe.  I remove the clutter, usually old and unworn items, from my closet to make room for pieces that can breathe new life into my existing wardrobe.

If there's one area in most of our wardrobes that I'm sure could use a bit of vamping up, it's our workwear.  If you're anything like me, your office attire consists of a lot of black.  While there's nothing wrong with that, an easy way to spice it up is by looking for pieces in different colors.  If you're not too fond of color, you could play with prints, color-blocking (even if just in black and white) and textured fabrics to make your looks a bit more interesting.   Below are some great plus-size pieces that can upgrade your workwear and can be worn after hours.