Flower Power

Florals & Spring- the pair will never break up, but this season I am seeing more darker florals that I am feeling. Once the temps rise one & done dressing is in full effect. All of my dresses and jumpsuits are in full rotation, and I could not be happier. The latest add to my collection is this super cute wide leg jumpsuit from Simply Be. 

What caught my eye was the bright shades of reddish orange, reds, rust and hints of olive. The jumpsuit does not stretch so I went with a size 18. When shopping for jumpsuits I always make sure the fit on the bottom is right. the 18 gave me some room, but it's not sloppy. This is definitely one of those jumpsuits that require a strapless bra so make sure you have a good one handy. Also, the zipper in the back is easy to reach, so no team is needed to get out of it. With this jumpsuit it can be easily dressed up or down, so it's great for those that are all about double duty dressing. I can throw this on with a pair of sneakers to run errands, a cute thong sandal while on vacation (something I need to plan asap), or with a blazer & heels for work. 

When it comes to belts, I either go to my tried and true black belt, or I just don't wear one. That changed when I saw this pineapple one. I loved the bright color, and I have become somewhat obsessed with pineapples this season. Even though I am not a big belt girl, this one will be on rotation. It's fun and cute, and if you are going to try something new, why not do it up and go bright. I have been on a shoe binge, and these Vince Camuto caged shoes were a part of the haul. The bright orange red color is vibrant, the cage detail gives the shoe an added interest and the heel is the perfect height for walking around NYC. Lately I have been all about cute flats and sneakers, but the Prisintha is slowly working her magic and changing my mind. The shoe comes in so many great colors for Spring, so there is a pair out there for you. 

I'm looking forward to this week of great weather, events, and time with friends while of course looking good. I am ecstatic to wear all my new looks, so definitely stay tuned. 

Springing It With #XOQ

Finally!!! It's March 20th- which means it's officially Spring!! Granted, here in NYC we are still digging ourselves out from snow and ice, but hopefully that is the end of Old Man Winter, and I can shift my focus to bare legs and longer days. 

Taking pics in the city - hard work

To celebrate such an occasion, why not show off some Eloquii's great Spring pieces. If you have not checked out their last three collections, you are missing out. No seriously....they are dropping some serious fun fashion for us plus size gals. Their latest collection, A Place In the Sun (which was shot in a California desert) features prints (geometric, floral, and camo), pom poms, and frills. From the collection, I went with the Hip to Be Square dress. When I saw this dress on their Snapchat (sidebar do not follow Eloquii's Snapchat if you are already an addict...it's bad for your wallet) I knew I had to have it. The print is bold, it has pockets, and it's a fit & flare. You can not go wrong with this dress. 

I lucked out, I had a lipstick that matched perfectly...lol

Besides allergies, when I think of Spring I think of the classic trench coat. Great for layering, as well as protection from April Showers, a trench is something everyone should have in their wardrobe. You can throw it on and instantly look polished while running errands; belt it, and you give off that "Is she or isn't she" wearing something underneath vibe. Eloquii gave us not only the classic trench, but a denim option as well. Good outerwear can be hard to find, so when I find something classic that I know I will have for years to come, I get it. The trench fits me well (I'm wearing a 18/20), and it has some stretch so it's great for light layering without feeling constricted. The worst thing you can ever do is buy outerwear that is so restrictive you feel like a T Rex (arms that can barely move like a T Rex). Can't speak for others, but if it does not zip or fit me right, I won't wear it. Then it's just sitting in my closet, which was a waste of money. I'm not about wasting money, so above looking great the fit has to be right. 

I have been all about the block heel for a couple of years now. They provide more support than the traditional stiletto but you are not sacrificing style. This season, there are so many versions- embellished, patches, embroidery, ties, I do not think you can have just one in your closet. I found these shoes browsing Target's website one night. Who What Wear has now added shoes to their assortment, and these babies called my name. For less than $35, the Micheala block heel shoe can be yours. I felt the ankle tie in bows would be a nice touch with the dress. I felt oh so lady like!!! 

My bag has been something I have been eyeing for months. Ever since I saw this on a one of the fashion websites I follow about being the it bag of the season, I just knew I had to have her. When I first heard about it, it was sold out, so no it bag for me. Then one day, I was chatting with my blogger boo Georgette, and we were discussing cute handbags, and the Gaia Ark was brought up. Oh yes, she was back in stock, came in two sizes, and two finishes...say what now...yeah. Ahh, she can be mine now...ok, that is going to be my birthday present to myself, and bought she was. The bag is a statement maker. It's art. I'm always about having the biggest bag to hold everything in existence, but this one has changed my mind. Perhaps you don't have to have everything, just what you need. Pack light and enjoy. Isn't that what Spring is all about? 

I'm curious, what are some items that you are coveting now that it is Spring? Share in the comments!! Muah!