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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

30plusstyle: Trending~Dresses over Pants.

Good Morning Dolls!!!

It's time again for the ladies of 30PlusStyle to explore the wonderful world of fashion and give you a look into what's trending.  RIGHT NOW: Dresses over Pants or Skirts over Pants is currently a look that has come back on the scene. You remember the semi grunge look of the 90's? It's back with a little glamour.

  Recently Beyonce gave the popular 90's trend a refresh with her look below. 

And Emma Watson gave it not one, but two opportunities to be great on the red carpet.

   (SIGH) Needless to say that although I love both looks on these ladies, some trends aren't for us girls with a little more loving to spread.   I decided to give you my best options to tackle current trends even when they're far away from your comfort zone. 

Left: Sheer Dress over Leopard soft pants with lace bra.  Right: Fit and Flare Dress with Ponte Pants.

  I first must admit, this is FAR from my comfort zones and I think I tried about ten options to "Make It Work",in my Tim Gunn voice.  I actually attempted one with pictures and decided just last week, I hated the look; It wasn't my best to date. For some this look may be perfect for you and that is why I am sharing it,  but I felt the dress made me look extremely heavy and it didn't make me smile. 

Now, my second look gave me a glimmer of happiness and I wanted to share it with everyone!!!!

This CUTE, AFFORDABLE and ON TREND LOOK made me a very happy girl.  The dress is from the Missy section of It's Fashion. At a size XL this cute fit and flare with a deep V front stopped mid thigh on me and hips did the rest.  I felt fun, flirty and sexy in this little number.  It would make a great date night outfit with your beau.  

To begin shopping for this look start by looking in the regular or mainsteam section of your favorite stores for fit and flare dresses. Most will stop mid thigh on you and let the curves take over. Pair with an ponte pant or jean that stops at the ankle and throw on some heels.  They say the higher the better, I say go for a comfortable height.

Top: It's Fashion| Pants: Jones New York-TJMaxx| Bag: Charming Charlies| Shoes: Unisa

Remember every trend may not work for your body, the vision or inspiration may also be off.  Just have fun and be creative. EVERY TREND IS NOT GOING TO BE GREAT!
Being silly can also help.

Yes!  This look made me Smile!!!

Now Check out the rest of the ladies of 30 PlusStyle with Special Guest Blogger Els of XLfashionfile and tell us what you think!

Jeniese: The Jenesaisquoi 
Joi: In My Joi 
Nefferth: Mode Plus 
Delilah: Pump and Studz 
Georgette: Grown and Curvy Woman

Guest Blogger: Els from XLfashionfile

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Casual Friday: Maxed Out

Happy Friday Dolls!!

Here's another look for your "Casual Friday" closet dilemma.  I'm a huge fan of maxi skirts and dresses for work.  The maxi is a great item to have in your arsenal of easy to wear clothing that can be styled for work or play. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Vintage Inspiration: Just a Little Bardot

Hey Dolls!!

Let's talk SEXY!!!! When most refer to "sexy" clothing on a curvy woman, they imagine a form fitting outfit that cling to every dangerous curve on her body....I am guilty of this also sometimes.  But what I really love is when a woman showcases the part of her body she feeling is the sexiest. For me it's my shoulders, in my opinion.  I am always searching for tops that showcase this feature and when I need a little inspiration, I check my vintage files to see who embraced the style I am seeking the most. 

When it comes to showcasing sexy shoulders, only one woman holds the title.  The beautiful Bridgette Bardot. This style icon is the inspiration behind the shoulder baring trend from the 50's. Her signature wide neckline, off the shoulder top became known the Bardot to the fashion world.  Today, this style is still embrace with open arms.......well, baring shoulders that is.  

I purchased this vintage skirt around June off Esty.  I can't remember the vendor name, but I can tell you that Esty, is a great place to start your vintages search.  Storevny is also a great place to begin looking for vintage items at a great price.  My Bardot top was $3.99 from the local Cititrends. 

Yes, I was loving this look and was thinking about bringing up the hemline a little, but my mother was so against that alteration. 

What's the sexiest part of your body?  How do you flaunt it?

Outfit Details
Top: Cititrends (Similar tops from Asos)
Skirt: Esty (Also check Storenvy)
Shoes: Sam Elderman
Clutch: Vintage Find
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Bangles: Vintage Find

Friday, August 8, 2014

Casual Fridays

Happy Friday!! I can't tell you how happy I am to see this day.  I can catch up on my blog, plan some relaxation and do a little housework;  it's been a very rough week. But before I plan weekend, I wanted to share a little Casual Friday's attire with you. For most plus size women,  this specific day in the week can be a huge fail, because it's a little tricky.  Work wear for "Casual Friday" should always have a professional polished look with touches of relaxation and personality. When I being to think"Causal Friday", I start with tailored denim trousers, a colored blazers, twill pencil skirts, chambray shirts and loafers just to name a few.  

And for the month of August,  let's talk about that dreaded Casual Friday and what will work for you.  I would love to hear your dilemmas. My email box is  right over here>>>>>

To kick it off !!!! My favorite look: Chambray shirt and Full Printed Skirt!

This look is and will always be my favorite look for "Casual Friday".  Chambray shirt are the perfect item to relax your look.  Mine came from Target, On Sale for 13.98.  It has a fitted look tat can be work outside, tucked in or tied up (guess which one I have been wearing the most).  
Here are a couple of my favorite Chambury Shirts:

Avenue Polka Dot
Belk's Crown And Ivy

Both are CURRENTLY on sale!

The next item is a fun printed skirt.  I found this one at K&G Superstore in Birmingham, AL.  I hadn't been to one in ages and although it was a search and rescue for this skirt, I couldn't be more pleased to pay $19.99 for a skirt that is so Jibri inspired. 

I completed the look with my favorite summer bag from belk's, some bangles, hoops, Sam Edelman wedge sandals and a fun necklace. 
Use accessories to tie in a punch of color.


Have a Blessed Weekend!