December 14, 2016

Holiday Spirit

Plus Size Holiday Outfit

The holiday season is finally in full swing.  So, to get into the spirit, I've been blasting my favorite Christmas songs and rocking some of my favorite holiday pieces, including this adorable red plaid skirt that I bought from ASOS. While plaid certainly isn't just for the holidays, I've always thought it looked particularly festive in red.

December 9, 2016

Plus-Size Alternatives for Holiday Dresses


While dresses tend to be the default for most holiday soirĂ©es, they are certainly not the only way to go.  Separates can be a great option. Opting for a great skirt, blouse, etc. gives you a bit more flexibility with your look and, depending on what you choose, you may be able to get a lot more wear out of a separate piece than a dress.

December 7, 2016

30 Plus-Size Holiday Dresses



The holiday season is finally here, which means spending time with family and friends, sipping eggnog, chocking down fruitcakes, and, of course, holiday parties. Whether you’re going to the annual office gala, heading home for festivities with you family or partying with friends, I've put together some amazing plus-size dress options so that you can be sure to look your best.

November 13, 2016

Old Favorites


While it may be fun for some to fill their closets with all of the latest trends every season, personally I love reaching into my closet and finding great pieces that I've had for ages and styling them in new ways.  Today, I opted for a simple black blazer I bought a few years ago, slightly distressed Baby Phat jeans and my favorite pumps for a look that is polished yet casual and perfect for running a few errands.

November 9, 2016

Color Inspiration: Wine


If  you're looking to play with color this season, opting for one of fall/winter's traditional colors, like wine, is a great way to go.  This rich, sultry hue works on every skin tone and pairs beautifully with a variety of colors (e.g. black, gray, cream, navy, etc.).  However, if you're feeling a bit bold, you can rock this shade from head to toe in a lovely monochromatic look.

November 6, 2016

Rachel Roy Curvy Collection for Fall



Earlier this year, Rachel Roy relaunched her brand and, thankfully, included plus-size options. Despite my initial frustration with her plus-size collection for spring (see previous post here), I'm still very happy to see that she has ventured into the plus-size market.

November 4, 2016

Maxing Out


I love rocking maxi dresses, especially in the summer, but finding one for the fall has always been a bit challenging.  So, when I spotted this fabulous plus-size option at Target from the Who What Wear collection, I just had to have it.  The print and fit are great, plus the length is perfect, which is pretty rare for me since I am petite (5'4").  I also really like the versatility of this dress. It can work for fall or spring and, depending on styling, can be worn for a lot of different occasions.

November 1, 2016

Color Inspiration: Gray


It's certainly no secret that for many of us black has always been our go-to color choice, especially in the fall.  However, if you're looking for a softer color palette this season that is just as chic, gray can be a great alternative.  Not only is it a neutral that can be paired with almost anything, but it can be worn from head to toe, just like black, and be equally stylish. So, today, I'm sharing some fun pieces in this hue to get you started.

October 30, 2016

15 Plus-Size Leather Skirts for Fall



Despite leather jackets being hailed as the most important fall wardrobe staple, I think the leather skirt is a much better choice.  A great leather skirt can be one of the most versatile pieces in your closet.  These edgy, playful and surprisingly feminine pieces can take you from desk to drinks and everything in between.

October 23, 2016

30 Plus-Size Dresses for Fall


If  there's one thing my closet needs, it's dresses.  So, this season, I've been on the hunt for a few amazing options that not only look great, but also have the versatility I love in my pieces.

October 12, 2016

Color Inspiration: Olive



There are so many things to love about fall fashion - cozy knits, layering, leather - but I live for traditional fall colors.  One of my favorites to wear is olive green.  Not only is it one of the few hues that is universally flattering, but, because it is sometimes seen as a neutral, it can be paired with almost anything.  Today, I've shared just a few pieces to get you started if you looking to give this color a try.

October 11, 2016

Trend to Try: Ruffles (Plus-Size Options)


This season, ruffles are definitely on the rise.  Whether they are at the hemline, on the collar or tiered, ruffles add a feminine flair and a bit of romance to any look.  So, if you're looking to give this trend a try, today I'm sharing a few plus-size options to help you to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe.

October 9, 2016

A Little Layering


It's no secret that the arrival of fall means the beginning of layering season. Since the weather is still in its transitional phase, layering is a great way to avoid the daily too-hot-too-cold problem that many of us face when getting dressed in the morning.  A sleeveless blazer is the perfect layering piece to have in your wardrobe because it will give you a bit of warmth while adding some interest to your look.  Today, I paired my sleeveless blazer with a black mini-skirt, wide-brimmed boater hat and this white blouse from Zara that I love.

September 30, 2016

12 Plus-Size Lightweight Coats for Fall


As  the fall weather begins creeping in, it's finally time to start layering up a bit.  However, since it's not quite cold enough to break out our heaviest outerwear pieces, a lightweight coat is the perfect option to brave those chilly mornings and evenings.

September 28, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Working It


Now that we're settling into fall, I know many of us want to put together stylish yet professional looks for the office.  If you're like me and you usually opt for skirts or dresses for work, a nice pair of printed pants might be a fun way to update your work wardrobe. You can pair them with a black blazer, as I've done here, or a simple blouse for a look that is appropriate and chic.


September 25, 2016

Trend to Try - Tie Neck (Plus-Size Options)


The tie neck is having a major moment right now.  Once limited to just blouses, designers and brands have been adding them to dresses and jackets and I'm totally here for it.

September 23, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Fall Trends


The change in season is the perfect time to update your look and try a few of the latest trends.  While it is quite obvious that my favorite fall trend is wide-leg pants (see previous posts here and here), I've also been loving the tie-neck blouse trend.

September 21, 2016

Trend to Try: Wide-Leg Pants (Plus-Size Options)


As  you can probably tell from my latest outfit posts (see here and here), I've sort of ditched my skinny jeans and leggings for wide-leg pants and culottes, at least for now.  While I was a bit reluctant at first, I've really embraced this trend and I've been actively looking for a few more pairs to add to my wardrobe.

September 19, 2016

Effortless


Culottes! They're having a major moment right now, but I must admit that I wasn't much of a fan.  I would come up with a million and one reasons not to add a pair of culottes to my wardrobe.  I convinced myself that I'd be unable to find the right fit, they'd make me look shorter (I'm 5'4"), they'd fall at a weird length, etc.  However, after trying this amazing pleated pair from Eloquii, I'm hooked.

September 16, 2016

Who What Wear x Target Fall Collection (Plus-Size Options)


If  you haven't already noticed from my previous posts, I've been obsessed with all things related to fall fashion.  However, as exciting as fall shopping can be, finding fabulous and affordable plus-size options can be a little challenging, which is why the Who What Wear fall pieces at Target are so great.  You can easily update your fall style without breaking your budget.

September 12, 2016

Christian Siriano x Lane Bryant Fall Collection


The Christian Siriano x Lane Bryant fall collection launched online today and I am beyond pumped.  After seeing his spring collection with Lane Bryant (see post here), I was anxiously awaiting his fall collection and he certainly did not disappoint.

September 11, 2016

Olive Branch


Autumn has always been my favorite time of year.  The cool breezes, the leaves changing to beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red and, of course, fall fashion are all things I eagerly await during the summer months.  This year, I'm particularly excited about fall fashion because there are so many trends I want to give a try. 

September 9, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Transitioning into Fall


September marks the unofficial beginning of fall, at least when it comes to fashion.  However, since it's still usually quite warm, completely abandoning your summer pieces simply isn't an option.  Instead, use your warm-weather favorites to help you transition into fall by pairing them with items in signature autumn hues like olive, orange, rust and mustard as I've done here in today's outfit inspiration.

September 7, 2016

5 Plus-Size Fall Wardrobe Staples


While trends may come and go, your wardrobe basics will never go out of style.  So, if you're looking to give your basic items a bit of a refresh, I have some great plus-size options for you below.

September 4, 2016

Ivory Coast


If  you're looking for easy ways to brighten up your look, opting for a white or, in today's case, an ivory outfit is always a great choice.  Wearing this hue from head to toe looks fresh and makes a major statement. 

September 2, 2016

Trend to Try: Bomber Jackets (Plus-Size Options)


Since athleisure has been major for a couple of seasons now, it comes as no surprise that bomber jackets, which have always had a sporty vibe, are trending this fall.  So, whether you want to opt for prints or delicate fabrics, I've put together some great plus-size options if you're looking to give this trend a try.

August 31, 2016

15 Plus-Size Must-Have Denim Pieces for Fall


If  you're currently getting your fall wardrobe together, denim pieces should definitely be on your shopping list.  While denim is a great year-round fabric, it works especially well for fall and for those awkward days when we're transitioning between seasons. Plus, with all the different styles to choose from these days, your denim pieces can easily take you from desk to drinks in a flash.

August 28, 2016

Mini Me










I don't know if it's just me, but the heat this summer has been almost unbearable.  Whenever I have to go out, I find myself fighting the urge to forgo clothes all together.  However, since that's not actually an option, at least not in this country, I've been reaching for shorts (see post here), rompers, and my favorite mini-skirts while counting down the days until fall.

August 26, 2016

Classic Contrast


There's nothing quite like the classic contrast of black and white.  Not only is it simple, clean and always modern, but no matter how you choose to style this timeless color combination you will always look put together.  So, when deciding what to wear to close out my exciting birthday festivities last month (see post here), opting for this black and white printed skirt was easy.  It was the perfect look for a quiet birthday dinner.

August 24, 2016

Trend to Try: Dark Romance (Plus-Size Options)


I think we can all agree that fall is the most exciting time for fashion.  It's like entering a new year.  However, instead of making resolutions we can't keep, we get an opportunity to reinvent ourselves through our clothing by experimenting with our personal styles and translating trends from the runway into our everyday looks.

August 22, 2016

15 Plus-Size Dresses for Transitioning into Fall


These days my shopping has been entirely focused on transitioning into fall (see previous post here). Since the weather will likely be quite warm for a while, I thought adding a few adorable dresses to my wardrobe that I can wear now and also wear when the temperatures begin to fall would be perfect.

August 17, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: The Leather Skirt



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A leather skirt is a must-have piece for your fall wardrobe.  Not only does it add a hint of edge and sexiness to your look, but it is also a great piece to help you transition into fall.

August 15, 2016

Fall Fever: Plus-Size Must-Have Pieces for Fall


The unbearable heat in New York this summer has me anxiously awaiting the arrival of cool breezes, changing leaves and, of course, fall fashion.  So, despite having to endure this hazy, hot and very humid weather for another few weeks, I've already started putting together my must-haves for fall.

August 10, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Black & White



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As you know, black and white is my favorite color combo and is always my default when I'm not quite sure what to wear, especially for special occasions.  So, to save myself some time and avoid any unnecessary stress, I add pieces like this white and black City Chic dress to my closet periodically, so I can reach for them when I have an impromptu date night or a last minute special event.

August 8, 2016

Blessed Birthday


Last month, I celebrated another birthday and I could not feel more blessed. After spending most of last year and part of this year recuperating from some very serious health issues (see post here), I am so happy to see another year and have the opportunity to spend it with the person I love most in the world - my mom.

August 7, 2016

Just In: Black Shoes


If  there is one thing I love more than clothes, it's shoes.  There's just something about the power of shoes.  A pair of shoes can make or break an outfit.  They can also take a look from casual to dressy or give a little edge to a more polished look.  The perfect pair of shoes can vary depending on your personal style and your lifestyle, but I think that we can all agree that having a few pairs of black shoes in our wardrobes is a must.

August 3, 2016

30 Plus-Size Activewear Options



Since so many of us are determined to lead more active lifestyles, why not do it in style with some amazing plus-size activewear options. Below, I've put together 30 pieces that will certainly pump up your exercise routine and make you look as good as you feel.

August 1, 2016

Jumpstart


Lately, I've been a bit obsessed with finding ways to improve my health.  Besides making some very necessary changes to my eating habits, like eliminating wheat, white potatoes and sugary store-bought juices from my diet and eating more veggies/fruits, I've been looking for ways to jumpstart my exercise routine. However, since hitting the gym is not an option, since I find it pretty boring, I've been looking for alternatives that would be fun so that I could stay motivated and stay on track.

June 17, 2016

Bajan Beauty


For so many, Barbados is a place to "get away from it all", but, for me, the beauty of this country goes beyond its gorgeous sandy beaches, warm weather and kind people.  Barbados is a place with a rich history and culture and a place I called home for a part of my childhood.

June 7, 2016

30 Plus-Size Swimsuits for Summer

The warm summer weather is right around the corner, which means hanging out poolside or hitting the beach. So, whether you are looking for a bikini or one-piece, I've put together 30 great plus-size swimsuit options perfect for a little summer fun.


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June 1, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Little White Romper


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As I said in my previous post (see here), a romper can be a great choice for those hot summer days. Today, I've styled this adorable little white romper casually so that it would be great for a afternoon stroll on the beach or for quick bite with the girls.

May 31, 2016

15 Plus-Size Jumpsuits/Rompers for Summer

Summer is right around the corner and I know we all want looks that are easy to put together but also keep us cool.  A jumpsuit or romper can be a great choice because they offer the ease of a summer dress and, depending on which one you choose, are versatile enough to be dressed up or down.

Below, I've put together a few plus-size jumpsuits and rompers that I am currently loving.  My favorite is the polka dot jumpsuit from Eloquii.  I can just see it myself pairing it with a wide-brimmed black hat and an adorable belt like this one.


May 6, 2016

SheaMoisture Shea Butter Luscious Lipstick on Brown Skin Review



For the last few years, I've been obsessed with natural/organic hair products, but becoming extremely ill earlier last year pushed me to go one step further and begin integrating natural/organic skincare products and cosmetics into my routine as well. While I do realize that it is very hard to have completely natural/organic products these days, my goal is to reduce the amount of harmful chemicals I put on my body.

May 4, 2016

Trend to Try - Denim

Denim is always on trend, but it seems that every season designers are looking for new ways to elevate this generally casual fabric and this season is certainly no exception.  Fabulous denim skirts, dresses and trousers graced the spring runways and featured everything from patchwork to embroidery.  So, if you're looking to add a few denim pieces to your wardrobe, below I've put together some amazing plus-size options.



May 3, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Lighten Up

Lately, I've been completely obsessed with skirts (see my latest outfit posts here).  However, despite having a closet that is bursting at the seams with pretty little skirts, I've been on the hunt for a few more that can lighten up my look for spring/summer.  If you're looking to do the same, this adorable skirt from Carmakoma that I've styled below would be an amazing option. You can easily dress it up with a pair of heels, as I've done below, or switch out the pumps for a pair of flat sandals (here), if you're looking for a more casual look.



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April 27, 2016

Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant


The Christian Siriano collection for Lane Bryant is finally here and I couldn't be  more excited! Between the bright colors, playful prints, and feminine silhouettes, there are just so many beautiful plus-size options to choose from. My favorite pieces are the white organza plaid circle skirt (4th row - right), animal print blouse (3rd row - left) and animal print dress (4th row - left).

April 18, 2016

15 Plus-Size Pairs of White Jeans

Too often plus-size women are told what they should and should not wear, but the reality is we can wear whatever we want.  The art of looking amazing in clothes has little to do with the color or print worn.  Instead, it's all about the fit.



April 15, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: White Jeans

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your look.  So, instead of rocking dark denim (e.g. black and dark blue), why not switch it up with a pair of white jeans.  If you're willing to give them a try, today I've created a look featuring white jeans that would be perfect for brunch or a casual evening out.


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April 5, 2016

Brand Spotlight: ELVI Prima Collection



One of the most exciting things about 2016 for plus-size women is the explosion of more clothing options.  While I'll be the first to admit that they haven't all been great choices, there are some that have been absolutely fabulous.  One example, is the latest Prima collection from Elvi, which includes stunning pieces with beautiful details.