Ruffling Things Up

As a Fall aficionado, having a great sweater in your arsenal is key. When it comes to my sweaters, I love pieces that are fun, and functional. I have to be able to wear them with everything in my closet. While browsing Nordstrom, I stumbled across this cute striped sweater from Halogen. Halogen is Nordstrom’s brand that gives you contemporary items that you can wear to work and for play for straight & plus sizes. Over the years I have several different sweaters from them, and the quality is great. Do I or you need ruffled shoulder sweater? No- but look how cute it is. Now the sweater has a pleasant surprise- the sleeves are detachable. I can zip off the sleeves, and wear this as a shell underneath a blazer, or as a vest over a button up. A piece like this is definitely worth the money. Since this one is sold out, I’ve linked a different striped sweater that comes in plus.

I wanted to show how you can have fun with work wear, so I paired the sweater with this great faux suede skirt from Loft. Since their launch, I have purchased several items, and they all garner tons of compliments. I bought the skirt in a 18 since its lined, to make sure I have enough room in the hips. I love the skirt, but it is a little loose on my waist (nothing a tailor can’t fix). I will say that Loft Plus items give you ample room in the waist.

I decided to step a bit out of the box, so instead of wearing navy shoes, I went with with my white booties (also from Halogen). These are another great pair of booties to own because the heel makes them easy to walk in and white goes with everything. Unfortunately this boot is no longer available (which I am shocked by since it is a great boot, I figured it would come back in stock. I have linked similar styles in different heels heights so you can find your perfect white bootie under $50.

Well lovers, what do you think of my look? I think it’s a fun twist on classics. It incorporates color, but keeping the palette in the navy family, with pops of white and wine makes it totally wearable in any environment. What are some of the ways you are ruffling things up this fall? It could be anything- career, wardrobe, people…let me know below. Muah lovers!!!

Travel Gear

When I travel, I like to be comfortable. Now comfort at the end of the day is purely relative. One could say heels and a dress is what's most comfortable for them, but for me it's all about athleisure based gear. I wear things like tee's, hoodie's, and looser pants when I am traveling. 

Since the weather is getting better (finally), I can wear lighter based layers for travel. One of my go to items is a lightweight sweater. Now everyone knows that I love graphic tee's, but now I am finding cute graphic sweaters like this one from Loft. The L'Amour graphic sweater was a part of Loft's first plus collection and was definitely a hit. So much of a hit that is sold out quickly. Since the plus size option sold out soo quickly, I ordered the XXL from the straight size line, and it fit well. So if you are around a size 20 or less you could wear their straight size options. There is a new navy sweater just in time for the summer that says "Summer Vibes", I think I may get this one too. 

Another item that is always with me when I am traveling is a jacket. There are times where the plane or terminal can be cold, so I like to have either a denim jacket or moto with me. Also there has been plenty of times that the weather is ok when I land, but a random rain shower pops up, or just a windy day requires a jacket. Like my momma says, If you stay ready you don't have to get

Eloquii Track Pants

I remember when track pants were only worn by athletes. Now they are just a part of everyday life. I have several pairs in my closet, and these wide leg ones from Eloquii are my new favorite. My love of wide leg pants continues and these fit me like a glove. I sized up to a 18 since there was no stretch. These are great for anyone on the shorter side since they do not drag on the floor. That usually one of my issues with wide leg pants, the length is usually way too long that it require heels. 

To finish up my whole comfy vibe, the last piece is a good pair of sneakers. I've always been a sneaker girl, but the last couple of years I have really ditched my heels and just went back to cool looking sneaks. My new favs are from the oh so awesome Rihanna. Her Fenty by Puma collections are always soo cool. This season the theme was motocross, and the fashion show was amazing. The Fenty Avid is amazing. No seriously, this sneaker is not only cool looking but it super stretchy and its comfortable. I wore these all day when I had to shoot and run errands and I was good. If you are in need of a good Spring sneaker, check these out. 

So what do you wear when you travel? Are you all about comfort, but still put together, or do you go all out? Let me know below!!!