April 2, 2017

Color Crush

Black Trench Coat Outfit Idea Plus Size Women Blogger

While my love of all things black and white is certainly undying, I've been searching for ways to inject more color into my wardrobe.  At the moment, yellow is certainly one of my favorites. I just love how the various shades of yellow look against my skin, especially  mustard, marigold and chartreuse (which I'm wearing today).  So, when I spotted this adorable puff-sleeve top from Zara a while back, I just knew it would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe. 

March 19, 2017

Neutral Territory

Plus Size Neutral Coat

As you may remember, I've made it one of my goals this year to shop my closet more instead of constantly browsing at my favorite stores for the latest and greatest pieces.  While I haven't kicked my browsing habit just yet, I've definitely been getting more use out of the things I already own.

March 10, 2017

Color Inspiration: Blush Pink

I don't know about you, but I am completely over the winter.  I am so ready to ditch my heavy coats and sweaters for light, flowy blouses, sandals and more color.  One hue that has already started to make its way into my closet this season is blush.  While I'm not a major pink girl, I do love this softer shade of pink.  So, if you're looking for a subtle way to inject a bit of color into your wardrobe, give this pretty pink a try.

March 8, 2017

Brand Spotlight: Elvi

I'm constantly searching for plus-size clothing that goes beyond the norms of plus-size fashion (black, stretchy, ill-fitting, etc.) and fits with my personal style as well as my budget.  While that can be a tall order, there are certainly a handful of go-to stores/brands that create amazing and relatively affordable pieces for plus-size women and a few brands that are stepping up their game. One brand that I've been loving from afar for a while (see previous post here) is Elvi.

March 5, 2017

Pretty Pinafore

My major fashion goal this year is to experiment a bit more and try out items that I may have been reluctant to try in the past.  While it hasn't been easy, as plus-size fashion options are still a bit limited, I've found a few really interesting pieces lately that I absolutely love.

February 27, 2017

Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant Collection

The Prabal Gurung x Lane Bryant collection is finally here and it's nothing short of amazing!  From pretty florals to statement stripes, there are so many pieces that can work for the transition into spring and beyond.  Below, I've shared just a few of my favorites (pretty much everything) from the collection.  Be sure to check out all of the pieces at LaneBryant.com.

February 24, 2017

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Spring Things

Happy Friday! Today, I just wanted to give you a little spring outfit inspiration and share a look that I will certainly have on repeat once the warmth of spring finally arrives.

February 22, 2017

Trend to Try: Embroidery (Plus-Size Options)


With spring just a few weeks away, it's the perfect time to give your wardrobe a little update and experiment with some of the latest trends. One artful trend that's making a comeback is embroidery. This whimsical aesthetic, which is often reserved for dressy pieces, can now be found on casual dresses, jackets, blouses and even jeans. Below, I've put together a few plus-size options, if you're hoping to give this trend a try.

February 19, 2017

Winter Blues

Plus Size Blue Coat

During the cold winter months, nothing helps me get over my winter blues like rocking a fabulous coat.  While finding great plus-size coat options that work for me has been extremely challenging this year, I've remained determined to find a few new pieces in bold prints and colors to add to my wardrobe.

February 17, 2017

Size Inclusivity: Plus-Size Models at New York Fashion Week

Precious Lee for Christian Siriano

One would think my love of clothes and style would mean that I get absolutely giddy when fashion week rolls around, but the truth is I find the whole thing to be extremely frustrating.  Watching as swoon-worthy pieces come down the runway, on only slender bodies, and knowing I can't fit into any of them is a bit maddening.   However, this season, I was pleasantly surprised to see so many plus-size models strutting their stuff for J.Crew, Michael Kors, Christian Siriano, Prabal Gurung and more.

February 15, 2017

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Cool & Casual

Plus Size Black Leather Jacket Boyfriend Jeans Casual Outfit
While my casual looks often include skinny jeans and a great pair of heels (see previous post here), sometimes it's nice to mix things up a bit and opt for an outfit that's stylish and a bit more comfortable.  Boyfriend jeans offer both, style and comfort, and look particularly amazing when paired with a cool leather jacket and sneakers.

February 12, 2017

Spot On

Plus Size Leopard Coat

One thing we all need during the colder months, besides someone to cuddle with, is great outerwear. While go-to black coats are a must, it's always nice to have a few pieces in our wardrobes that can make a statement.  So, when I spotted this leopard coat from H&M, I just knew I had to have it.

February 10, 2017

Lust List: Plus-Size White Jeans

Plus Size White Jeans

Whether you're plus-size or not, wearing white jeans gives many of us anxiety.  From the potential for unsightly stains to finding the right style or fit, white jeans can be the cause of a little frustration.  However, despite those challenges, white jeans have some major pros. They work well during most seasons, make great transitional pieces and add a little something extra to causal looks.

February 8, 2017

Who What Wear Spring Collection (Plus-Size Options)

With all that's going on in the world at the moment, we all need a little something to look forward to.  For me, that's the arrival of spring and the opportunity to engage in some much needed retail therapy.  I'm particularly excited about shopping the Who What Wear collection at Target and lucky for us they just released the first of three installments of their spring collection, which includes plus sizes.

February 5, 2017

A Pop of Color

No winter wardrobe is complete without a great coat.  While black is often the default, a coat in bold hue or print can elevate even the simplest of looks. Today, I opted for a pop of color to breathe a bit more life into my black and white look.

February 3, 2017

Plus-Size Outfit Inspiration: Casual Valentine's Day Look

Whether you're hanging at home with your boo or having a night in with your friends, a low-key Valentine's Day doesn’t mean you can't look fantastic.  Choose a simple blazer in a pretty shade, like this one from River Island Plus, a great pair of jeans and some cute flats for a look that's fun and a little festive.

February 1, 2017

15 Plus-Size Little Black Dresses

There's nothing quite like finding the perfect little black dress.  A wardrobe staple for most women, the little black dress is versatile, easy to style and works for almost any occasion.  So, if you're on the hunt for a plus-size little black dress for Valentine's Day or just to hoard in your closet until the right moment, I've put together 15 great options for you.

January 4, 2017

9 Pairs of Plus-Size Jeans

If you're looking for an easy way to step up your style in the new year, start by shopping for a great pair of jeans. A wardrobe staple, jeans are a go-to item that can be dressed up or down and work for a variety of occasions. However, instead of opting for a classic pair of skinnies, try a pair of jeans with a bit more interest, like the plus-size options I've put together below.

January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

Plus Size Casual Outfit

Happy 2017! The horror that was 2016 is finally over and we're off to fresh start.  This year I actually decided to make a few resolutions - one of which is to shop less, but to choose well when I do shop.  Last year, I found myself getting far too excited by the newest arrivals at some of my favorite stores, particularly ASOS, and buying items without considering their usefulness in my wardrobe.  So, instead of online browsing every other day hoping to find something great, I've decided to shop my closet more and find uses for the items I already own. Today's look is a casual outfit comprised of many of my old favorites.