March 30, 2016

Brand Spotlight: Eloquii

When you're obsessed with fashion like I am, the arrival of a new season is always exciting, if for no other reason than the new clothes hitting the stores and, eventually, my closet.  So, in an attempt to keep my wardrobe interesting, I've branched out a bit from my usual haunts - ASOS and Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack - and I've started browsing a bit more at Eloquii.

March 28, 2016

30+ Plus-Size Skirts for Spring

If you've been following my latest outfit posts (see here), it's no secret that I love skirts. However, now that spring has finally arrived my love is quickly turning into a full-blown obsession.

Below, I've complied some of the plus-size skirt options that I'm loving at the moment. While I adore all of these options, my favorites are the lace midi skirt (6th row - right), floral a-line skirt (9th row - center) and lace mini skirt (1st row - right).

March 25, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: River Island Printed Shirtdress

One of the key things I consider when building a wardrobe is versatility.  Having pieces in my wardrobe that can not only stand the test of time, but can also be worn in a variety of ways, for many different occasions and during most seasons, is very important to me.  The shirtdress is one of the few pieces that can accomplish just that.  It can be styled on its own, worn unbuttoned and paired with jeans or a dress, tucked into a skirt or a pair of pants…the possibilities are endless.

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March 23, 2016

Brand Spotlight: Lane Bryant's Fast Lane Collection

Am I the only one who's noticed that Lane Bryant has been stepping it up lately?  To be honest, I've never been one of their frequent shoppers, just an occasional one, but since they've started creating their Fast Lane capsule collections, like the Otis collection (see post here),  I've found myself browsing their website more often.

March 18, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Spring Refresh

One of my favorite things about entering a new season is the opportunity to give my wardrobe a bit of a refresh.  For spring, I often try to include brighter colors into my looks in small ways like with my accessories.  Below, I've put together a look that not only has pops of color, but also includes two major trends for spring - blocked heels and off-the-shoulder blouses.  I hope this gives you some inspiration as you begin planning your spring wardrobe.

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March 16, 2016

20+ Plus-Size Trench Coats

I can't believe spring is almost here.  While it hasn't been a particularly terrible winter, I'm definitely ready to exchange my heavy winter coats for something a bit lighter - the trench coat.  Trench coats are great pieces to have in your coat wardrobe.  Not only are they practical pieces that are versatile enough to be worn for any occasion, but they can also add a bit of polish and sophistication to an outfit. (See how I wear my trench coat here.)

Below, I've put together several plus-size trench coat options that can be easily incorporated into your wardrobe.  What's great about these options is that most of them can work for both the spring and fall.

March 11, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Cool & Casual

As you know from my previous post, this week River Island debuted its plus-size collection and I could not be happier.  What I love about their plus-size range is that the pieces are not watered down versions of the straight-size line.  Instead, it seems that they've heard the cries of plus-size women everywhere and given us clothes that are exactly the same as what is offered to their straight-size customer.

Below, I've created a casual look perfect for transitioning into spring that features some of the plus-size pieces from their collection.

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March 9, 2016

River Island Launches Plus-Size Options

As a longtime fan of River Island, which is a UK-based fashion retailer, I've been anxiously awaiting the launch of their plus-size range from the moment they announced it a few months ago.  However, I must admit that despite my excitement, I was a bit wary about what their collection would include, considering that some designers/brands venture into plus-size fashion with disappointing results - changing hemlines, necklines, silhouettes, etc. to what they think is appropriate for plus-size women.

March 4, 2016

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Color Splash

It's no secret that I have a thing for black and white (see outfit posts here, here and here). However, as much as I love this classic combo, a splash of color always gives it just a little something extra.  So, in the look I've styled below, I choose a blazer in a bold hue that is not only complementary, but is perfect for spring.

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March 2, 2016

Nicolette Mason x Addition Elle Dress Collection

Is it me or is 2016 officially the year of plus-size fashion!?!  It seems like every other week we are blessed with amazing plus-size fashion news and the news keeps getting better and better. This week is certainly no exception as Nicolette Mason, Marie Claire magazine contributor and blogger, has launched a lovely plus-size dress collection in collaboration with Addition Elle.