Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Black Lace

As much as I love color and gravitate towards bright patterns and graphics, something is to be said about an all black ensemble.  Wearing all black can be tricky during warm summer months, damn near brutal. However, by choosing light weight pieces (cotton, lace, linen, etc) you can pull off a dark monochromatic chic look without passing out from the heat.

Below I'm channeling my inner Morticia Addams in a simple top and bottom look. I'm absolutely head over heels over this skirt! Aside from being asymmetric, it boasts lace and pleated details-can we say uber feminine.

Ann Taylor Cami//F21 Lace skirt (sold out) nearly identicalsimilar here, and in blue//Zara Heels (old) similar//Gucci Bag (old)//Ray Ban Mirrored Sunnies
black in the summer, how to style black in the summer, pleated lace skirts

onecklace monogram, gold metallic gucci bag

forever 21 black lace pleated midi skirt

sandee joseph, fanshion blogger, plus size body shape

how to wear black in the summer, fashion tips, style tips








Wednesday, July 9, 2014

White Out

An all-white ensemble can be intimidating, however that shouldn't stop anyone from wearing it.  It engulfs chic and timeless simplicity, that I for one, love. Add some metallic accessories or shoes in the same cool shade for visual interest.

Note: After deleting several Marilyn Monroe-esque shots on this windy day on the rooftop, I manage to salvage the pics below.

Gap cotton blouse similar//Pleated white skirt//Zara Metallic wedges (old) similar here luv these//Double pearl earrings
ASOS white pleats Pleated Deep Waistband Midi Skirt In Scuba


all white plus size curvy outfit summer 2014





all white plus size outfit ensemble


zara Double Pearls Earrings


Saturday, July 5, 2014

My Red, White and Blues

I hope you all had a great Fourth of July. Ours (in NYC) began with dreary grey clouds and rain nixing my day of celebratory cookouts and beach outing. I initially wore white distressed jeans with this look, but by evening, the rain ceased and I began to get hot and changed into my shorts. I snapped a few pics on our way out to view the fireworks-the very best part of the 4th.

Gap white top (thrifted)//Gap shorts(thrifted)//Jeffrey Campbell "El Carmen" platforms (old)

plus size cut off shorts, denim distressed shorts, gap denim shorts

Jeffrey Campbell The El Carmen Shoe in Stars and Stripes


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

MINT

One of the biggest trends this summer is eyelet. Typically found in white, in every form from skirts to dresses to tops.  Usually made out of 100% cotton fabric (the best for hot summer days), they aesthetically give off a clean crisp almost bohemian feel while keeping you cool.  I paired my mint colored version with wide leg high-waisted slacks I thrifted from my local Good Will for a seemingly monochromatic look.  I wore heels during the day, but ran to Old Navy during my lunch break to pick up a pair of flats for comfort.

Gap Eyelet top similar here//Thrifted wide leg pants like these & these//Old Navy Sandals



Monday, June 30, 2014

Best kind of Basic

On the weekends, I like to keep it laid-back and chic but most importantly, comfy since these days I have a truckload of errands to run.  Its warm out so the less pieces I have on, the better. This is where my go-to no fuss basic bandeau dress comes in handy.  One solid piece that's easy to pull on and off and yet still allows me to look pulled together. This weekend, I added my denim vest to it for warmth while riding our dreaded below zero temperature train rides.

Asos Bandeau Dress also in coral, stripe and loose fit//Levi's Denim vest//Dolce Vita Archer sandals
ASOS Maxi Bandeau Dress

ASOS Maxi Bandeau Dress



Friday, June 27, 2014

WALLFLOWER

I'm a sucker for a coordinating crop top and midi skirt set so once I saw this particular 2 piece, it was a no brainer. I love it's bold colorful in your face print while still encompassing a retro feel.  Needless to say, I've worn this about 4 times in the past month.

H&M set sold separately (sold out online) luv this here  more options below//Neon Sandals similar here
HM CROP TOP AND MIDI SKIRT

H&M HM SUMMER 2014 PLEATED MIDI SKIRT

PLUS SIZE FASHION BLOGGER STYLE

HM RED FLOWERS MIDI SKIRT AND TOP

HOW TO WEAR SHOP FOR PLUS SIZE CROP TOPS


Monday, June 23, 2014

Staples

Summer is officially here! Are you ready? I can already tell that my boyfriend shorts will be a repeat offender all season long.  It's a must ladies! Can be dressed up or down. Gotta love that!

Speaking of summer essentials, I love when sun protection comes in chic forms which for me starts with a great pair of shades, my panama hat, and sunscreen balm.

Jcrew Panama hat//Old Navy Denim Top//Old Navy Boyfriend Shorts (sold out online) similar here//Zara Nude Heels luv these  & these// RayBan Mirrored Aviators//Murad Sun Balm
jcrew panama hat

Tip: I sized up for a baggier look. 

old navy boyfriend jeans shorts, zara nude heels



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