Monday, September 22, 2014

Simply Irresistible

6th and Lane, Plus Size Black Pencil Skirt
Today I was channeling the Robert Palmer girls with my all black, heavy eyebrows, and combed back hair. I know I have been embracing the all black trend lately.  I think as a plus size women, I fought against black for so long, because it seemed to always be pushed upon plus size women so they can look "slim." It was to the point where I didn't have simple black staple pieces.  I think I've proven that I can wear color as a plus size woman, so now I'm finally embracing black. Hopefully, y'all don't get too tired of seeing me in it. 

Style Notes:  This pencil skirt is a ponte knit with a nice amount of stretch. In my opinion, this is makes for an awesome work staple that you could easily wear at night.  I got a size 24 in the skirt.  It fit nicely. I will have to get the waist taken in. You may can avoid having to go to the tailor for large waist/hip ratios by ordering down a size. 


6th and Lane, Plus Size Black Pencil Skirt

6th and Lane, Plus Size Black Pencil Skirt
Top: Lane Bryant, Skirt: Lane Bryant, Belt: c/o Carmakoma, Shoes: Nordstrom, Bag:  c/o Oliva + Joy

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Wide Calf Boot Picks


I waited a little bit to make my wide calf boot selections.  I wanted to give the brands a chance to populate their stock before I made my selections.  You'll want to note that the Duo Boots, although the priciest of the bunch will allow you to pick the width of your boots.  I was personally impressed with their selection and I may just go ahead and splurge on a pair.  Some of you have asked about thigh high boots.  Per my knowledge, I haven't seen any offered in plus.  Years ago, Torrid had a pair.  Maybe they will offer them again.  

I did a video below that shows you how to measure your calves a couple little tidbits on finding a great fitting boot.  I also wanted to shout out Boot Bands. They allow you to turn regular boots into wide calf boots or make your wide calf boots wider.  Find them here

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Transition

Plus Size Twosies, plus size moto jacket
It's been a while since I've done the one look three ways.  With the transition of fall coming in and the new collections finally coming out, I'm finally feeling inspired again.  My husband always runs behind me saying, "What's my motivation" in this best thespian dramatic voice, as he mimics my creativity blocks.  We definitely like to have fun with each other, but it can be frustrating to have blocks in your own style creativity.  I guess I can thank Rebdolls (formally Custom-Plus) for helping me come out of my funk.  This two-piece set is gorgeous and the length of the skirt is to die for.  Do you know how hard it is to get a true midi? In my humble opinion, a true midi comes past the knees and covers the upper calf.  

Style Notes:  You will need to wear some sort of undergarment with this skirt.  It's has a sheerness to it.  I put a mid thigh shaper in black underneath this skirt.  I thought about doing nude, but I thought the black would be best since there is black in the skirt. I ordered a 3X in the set. I did order this on backorder from Rebdolls. I was traveling, but I think it took 2 weeks to get to me.  The gray top was ordered from Babooshka Etsy Shop.  This is a straight size designer that does a lot of oversized pieces.  I ordered the XL in this top.  It's split on each side.  The jersey is a nice weight, stretchy and isn't sheer.  The neon blazer (that's says it's sold out) is from New Look via Asos.  It's not the normal oversized Asos Sizing.  It ran small, in my opinion.  I got a 20, but I feel like I needed a 22. Just not that for any New Look items. Last, but not least, the piece de resistance, the 6th & Lane moto jacket is totally gag worthy.  It's sickening for no good reason.  The fit is great and true to size. I got an 18 in it and it fits perfectly. The leather smells like heaven, the collar, zipper detail, and overall quality is just gorgeous. I featured this on my moto jacket picks a couple of weeks ago and I must say this trumps.  I know this carries a hefty price tag, but I would be sure use some sort of coupon, be it real women dollars, buy one get one free (go in it with a friend LOL), or any of the regular gift cheques. This is definitely a piece that you want to have in your closet this fall.  It's just too beautiful and something that you can wear for the next 10 years. 

Plus Size Twosies, plus size moto jacket

Plus Size Twosies, plus size moto jacket

Plus Size Twosies, plus size moto jacket

Plus Size Twosies, plus size moto jacket
Crop/Skirt Set - Rebdolls, Moto Jacket - c/o Lane Bryant, Blazer - ASOS, Sunnies - Buffalo Exchange NYC (thrifted), Lip - LimeCrime Red Velvet, Flats - c/o Lane Bryant, Booties - Sole Society, Necklace - Isabel Toledo for LB (soldout), Tee - Etsy

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Urban Jungle

plus size boyfriend jeans, plus size casual look
I know some of you may be asking, "Where are all your fashion week posts?" Can you believe the whole time I was in NY I didn't go to one show.  Why? Pure exhaustion from everything else.  Being in NY was just a huge work week for me more than anything and when I got a moment to myself, I just opted for a nap instead of a fashion show.    I know I'm lame, but running to meetings all over time just had me beat.  I'm hoping to announce some exciting news soon, so missing the more fun parts of fashion week is worth it. 
Style Notes:  I'm trying my hand at wearing heels every now and again.  These are actually pretty comfortable and the heel is sturdy.  I have terrible balance, so that's important.  I like to stumble, trip, and possibly fall. LOL.  Some of you asked my size in this denim.  These are a 26.  I like the cut, it's more of a relaxed boyfriend fit.  Find the links to everything below. 

plus size boyfriend jeans, plus size casual look

plus size boyfriend jeans, plus size casual look

plus size boyfriend jeans, plus size casual look
Top - ASOS (similar), Denim - Lane Bryant, Shoes - Nordstrom, Clutch - Etsy, Necklace - Nissa Jewelry, Blush - MAC Dollymix

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Go Your Own Way

Cute Midi Heels, Plus size leopard skirt
When I come to New York there's always a fight to find shoes and clothing that are both comfortable and cute.  This is a rough city.  You could literally be out all day moving and shaking. At Fashion Week, there's a lot of pressure to have on the most fabulous clothing and the sky high heels.  Keeping it 100% real, I just can't do it. If my feet hurt. I can't concentrate. In the words of Fleetwood Mac, sometimes you have to go your own way.  I got these shoes from Sole Society (in the color crimson), because I can do the block heel. These shoes gave me a little height and I knew I would be able to stand up for my 5 hour event in them.  As mentioned before, I am a size 11, but I sized up one to accommodate my foot width.  So these are a 12.  I spent about 8 hours in these shoes on a hard floor and they faired pretty well.  I wish I would have added a gel sole to the shoes.  Those can give your shoes a few more hours of comfort.  You will want to note that this shoe comes in multiple colors, but all of the colors don't go up to a size 12, so check each color to see which ones do. 
 
Style Notes:  I purchased this skirt and top from Ashley Stewart. This skirt has no stretch, so keep that in mind.  I purchased a size 24 in the skirt.  It was a pretty awesome fit and is a favorite purchase of mine this season, so far.  The top I have on is a bodysuit and the dip is pretty crucial.  The bodysuit portion helps pull it in place, but know that this is taped in place with double sided tape. I, personally, like this toupee tape. That tape doesn't move.  I liked the low neckline so I taped the bottom, then taped the top to my bra.  I know some of you may wondering what type of bra do you wear with something like this.  I have on a deep plunge from Lane Bryant, find it here. I thought that maybe I was going to have to go braless and tape my boobs down, but this bra worked like a gem.  The girls were in place ALL DAY!

Cute Midi Heels, Plus size leopard skirt

Cute Midi Heels, Plus size leopard skirt

Cute Midi Heels, Plus size leopard skirt

Cute Midi Heels, Plus size leopard skirt
Top: Ashley Stewart, Skirt: Ashley Stewart, Shoes - Sole Society, Lip - MAC Diva, Belt - Asos (sold-out), Bag - Michael Kors
 
 
Photos by: Lydia Hudgens
This post was sponsored by Sole Society, all opinions are 100% my own. 
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