Nantucket

I'm so happy that it is Memorial Day Weekend!! The temps are heating up, the sun is shining, and this blogger is ready to hang out. I love jacket/moderately warm weather. The type of weather that makes you sing "A Long Walk" by Jill Scott as you cruise around with a boo, or just chill at a waterfront bar and chat about nothing. When I saw this Fashion to Figure dress, it had me dreaming of all the lovely spots I can attend afterwork and on the weekend and look amazing.

The Nantucket dress is a great piece to add to your wardrobe. It's lightweight and made of a nice soft material that can easily take you from work to happy hour. The stripe placement makes a statement, and you can never go wrong with a fit & flare. A dress like this is my go to when I am getting ready for work. I always want to make an impact, while still keeping it cute and above all else - to be comfortable. Dresses like these are versatile, you can wear it with so many things and make each look your own. I went with a pair of flatforms from Mango, but you can wear these with a killer heel or a pair of Stan Smith's and still slay. 

I have been looking for the right pair of flatforms for a while, and when I browsing for shoes on Fullbeauty's site, and saw these, they were immediately added to the cart. I wanted a pair that were multifunctional- the one's I would come across were too casual to wear to work, or too over the top. These I feel are a perfect balance of pretty and casual. I can wear these with dresses, jeans, practically anything in my wardrobe. Navy pairs well with everything, so I have now found my new summer shoe. I wore these all day and not once did I want to take them off. Added bonus, the 2.75 platform gives me a little height (owwww). You have been warned, I will be wearing these a lot.

Cute dress- check, cute shoes- double check. Only thing left is a nice statement necklace, and a handbag. For work, I like to carry something that can hold all my essentials. This Dooney & Bourke handbag has been in my arsenal for years, and it continues to look good throughout the season. Definitely make sure you have a navy bag. It goes with everything like a black bag, but it gives a pop of color with other neutrals or can be the neutral when wearing color. Well now that I am all dressed to enjoy the beautiful weather, I want to hear from you. What are you planning to wear now that the unofficial start of summer is here?

Fullbeauty Fall Preview

Hey lovers!!

A couple of weeks back I was invited out to the Fullbeauty offices to check out their Fall collection. Any opportunity to check out upcoming collections is always exciting for me. The more brands we have in the plus size community, the more we have in terms of interpretation of trends. Diversity and availability is what I always wanted, and I am proud to say that we have more options than 5 years ago, and in the next 5-10 there will be a whole lot more.

Here are some looks from the event 

Their new denim washes (which go from sizes 12-32) pair well with flowy tops and chunky knits.  

I'm in love with the sneaker boots, and the printed handbags. Fullbeauty also has a lot of boots coming out in leather which is exciting, because it is hard to find good leather wide width and wide calf boots that don't break the bank. 

Now shapewear and I are not the best of friends, I will say we are acquaintances, but I was really interested in the blue shapewear slip. In the pursuit of trying new things, one will be all about shapewear and this one right here is on my list. Fullbeauty also carries brands such as Fashion to Figure, City Chic, Ulla Popken to name a few. The faux suede top...gorgeous (FTF), and there were sparkly skirts from Ulla and just so many things on the racks, I was in fashion overload. 

I received the best massage (which was badly needed), and I was able to get a robe embrodiered with my initials. Thank you for having me Fullbeauty and definitely save some coins for Fall ladies, the brands are coming for them all. 

B&W

Black & White is life.....

When the weather heats up, I gravitate towards dresses. One and done dressing is my trick to not only get dressed fast, but look great at the same time. When I saw this dress on Eloquii's site , I loved that it looked like it was two pieces, but it's all in one. It's a tank dress made of a non- stretch crepe material so it's great for work and play. Since it did not stretch, at first I bought a 18, but it was too big so I went with a 16 (which is my reg size, so it worked out). I will admit that I have been gravitating towards color, but black and white is still an important part of my wardrobe. Minimalistic dressing in an easy palette can still make an impact. All you need is a great statement necklace and some cute shoes like these from Zara, and you are dressed and ready to enjoy your day. Put on your best bold lippie (I went with Mac's Lady Danger) and two words "I'm Gone." Let me know what is your favorite B&W outfit in the comments. Muah!!

Tribal

When I was younger I loved bold bright prints. The brighter the better. Then when I started working, wearing color was replaced with black. Black with black, black white a hint of white. Don't get me wrong I still will rock black and be proud, but wearing a bold print on a gorgeous day puts me in a better mood.   

I found this tribal scuba skirt on Ashley Stewart's website. A good midi is vital to my Spring/Summer wardrobe. I like to be comfortable, and a scuba midi can take me from work to rooftop bar without missing a beat (and might I add wrinkle free). This skirt is a pull on style, therefore I went with a 14/16. When wearing pull on skirts, I want them to be tighter on my waist since there is a chance the elastic can stretch and no one wants a droopy skirt around your waist. The skirt is on sale for $25 so it's a nice addition to your closet without breaking the bank. My top is a oldie but goodie laser cut top from Forever 21, but I did find one similar

Tribal skirt- tasseled shoes- umm yeah. I first posted these Vince Camuto Kathin sandals on my post Bzzzzzz, but did not take a close up. I am a sucker for ankle tie shoes. I am obsessed with them and I am not the least bit ashamed about it. My Dooney & Bourke Zip Satchel is still my favorite white bag. It's the perfect size to carry all your essentials. What do you think lovers? Are you willing to go tribal?

Ride or Die

I have been a fan of Rachel Rachel Roy for years. The prints, and design were always a favorite of mine. Now there were some things I could wear depending on how it ran, but most of the dresses and jumpsuits that I liked were not for these curves. Then they launched Rachel Rachel Roy Curvy (angels singing). I was jumping for joy when the line was launched and it was going to be at my local Macy's. One of my favorite pieces from the lookbook was the chambray jumpsuit. This incorporates two of my favorites, denim and a jumpsuit, so the shopaholic in me had to have it. 

Wide leg jumpsuits can be tricky. You want to ensure that the leg opening is wide enough but at the same time you want to make sure that the top fits well. The great thing about this jumpsuit is that the bodice is fitted with an elastic back so all you have to worry about is the fit on the bottom. Since this doesn't stretch I went with a 2X. 

I am bag whore and this Rebecca Minkoff Sophie clutch is one of my favorites. The pop of color and fringe detail just brings everything together. I found these sunnies from Nordstrom for $24. These are called the Soho from a brand called A.J. Morgan. They have a lot of cute styles and are very affordable. The jumpsuit is a little on the long side so I wore my favorite wedges from Dolce Vita. Definitely give the RRR Curvy line a try. There are new items up every month, and their latest collection is currently sitting in my shopping cart. Enjoy!!