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Feeling Floral featuring Ashley Nell Tipton Presented By JCPenney

Friday, September 23, 2016

Earlier this month we talked about the #HereIAM Docuseries presented by JCPenney featuring Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton. The docuseries captured Ashley’s journey in creating her signature collection for JCPenney’s Boutique line. The series always covered the many insecurities and emotions revolving around the plus size community and fashion and how Ashley is the latest pioneer offering us wonderful fashion no matter the size.  

Everything is so good, that is why it was so hard not to buy everything (even though my heart said yes please) in the store. I did finally decide on the two pieces that really caught my eye: Boutique+ Ashley Nell Tipton Pull-OnSlashed-Knee Leggings in size 24 and Boutique+™ Short Ruffle Sleeve Button DownTunic in 3x. These piece were perfect for my feeling floral state of mind. Again the rose gold detailing in these easy to wear denim leggings really took my mind off the fact that I was wearing leggings.

Here is my look from the Boutique+ Ashley Nell Tipton collection sponsored by JCPenney.

StyleNote:  I LOVE this top! It’s extremely flirty and fun, I just want to catch a breeze in it and twirl. It does run large. I got it in a size 3X and not wishing I got the 2X but I have some layering plans for fall so all is well.

Style Note: I love the look and style of the leggings. Unfortunately they didn't fit quite as I expected. The waistband needed a little more strength in order to stay up on these 58" hips and thighs and sizing up would probably cause the fabric to be to loose. And you don't want to lose the legging look. However, the leggings are still beautiful, with functioning back pockets and cool girl credit.

I was particularly happy to see the collection offer extended sizes up to 5X. Kudos!! And the those are beautiful and definitely a display of Ashley’s vintage meet funky fresh and trendy aesthetics. With tons of feminine touches of rose gold accents, soft ruffles, box pleats and chiffon, Tiptop’s vision was throughout the entire line.

You can shop the entire collection now online or at selection JCPenney location.

Check out Ashley’s Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week and Shop the CollectionNow!!

This post was sponsored by JCPenney.  All opinions are my own. 

I Love Polka Dots-Spending the day in Foxcroft NYC

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
I would like to think of myself as a full grown lover of all things patterned and printed. Seriously, I love prints!  Sort like Oprah loovvveeeess bread, but there’s one print in particular just make me smile, Polka Dots. You have to admit there is something really feminine and playful about the classic polka dot. 

You can’t go wrong a great polka dot print. Whether your rocking it as a cardigan with fun pencil skirt, paired up with jeans for a relaxed look or my favorite way: wearing it with a midi skirt and printed pumps to help you get over Hump Day blues. This Polka Dot shirt from Foxcroft definitely put a smile on my face. Mixed with a dark fall color and you can take Polka Dots right into the season.

Surely you’ve heard of, with over 30 years in the clothing industry Foxcroft has crafted the perfect classic button-down. A custom made piece just for women. They also carry ready for workwear dresses, trousers, and sweater in plus size. I’m a huge fan of the “Non Iron” collection.  Just wash, low heat dryer and hang. Easy!!!!From perfecting the fit to adding signature details that make a Foxcroft shirt stand out from the rest, I’m a huge fan of the brand. And when they reached to share with me piece for fall, I had to add a new polka dot shirt to my wardrobe. 

I'm wearing the Plus Dot Tencel® Roll Tab Blouse in size 24
with Eloquii Studio Midi (No Longer Available)

Style Notes: This top is roomy. I went up a size so I could have a slouchy look when tucked it.  It's super soft and so beautiful in person. 

Here are a couple of quick tips on how to style your dots:

 I love pairing with stripes or leopard for a egdy vibe. A polka dot skirt with a simple t-shirt also works.

Try a ultra-feminine dotted skirt makes for an unlikely combination with a moto jacket and graphic tee. Think super sweet gone bad.

Try dots on dots for a wild funky look. 

However you work your dots have fun and love it!

This post is sponsored by Foxcroft. The options are my own.

Three Ways to Wear: Wardrobe Building with Gwynnie Bee

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Building a wardrobe and maintaining a budget may seem impossible especially if you’re anything like me. I love trying our new trends, but I also hate spending my money on trendy pieces when I know I prefer more timeless or basic pieces in my closet. If you like me then you are the plus size woman who loves fashion, enjoys shopping, wants to keep the latest trends in her closet and wishes to all this on a fairly reasonable budget…Sounds about right? Enter Gwynnie Bee, a plus size clothing subscription rental service that caters to all the needs of plus size women wanting great fabulous plus size fashion.

Gwynnie Bee offers the luxury of in home shopping without all the commitment and struggle of returning items. Far from the world of traditional shopping and limiting factors— Gwynnie Bee delivers all types of greatness in plus size fashion, without all the stress. That’s right you can rent trendy plus size clothes with no worries. I had to give it a try and share with you my Gwynnie Bee experience.

The process was pretty simple-Five easy steps to be exact. I signed up for membership, picked out the plan that best fits my budget, checked out all the top plus sizes brands and curated my collections by adding pieces to my online closet and finally waited for my new item to arrive at my door step.
My first gb item to arrive was this beautiful Quilted Wrap Jacket In Maroon from Kiyonna. When I first saw this jacket, I knew it was all about fall and I was going to have so fun styling for a fun fall week.

By mixing many of my closet basics with this jacket, I was able to create three looks for every woman. Here is how style my Kiyonna jacket from Gwynnie Bee.

Look One: Casual Weekend

This look was made for easy Saturday runs on cool days or just to relax with friends.

Look Two: All for the Workweek

This jacket mixed beautifully with my basics for a work week. 
Gwynnie Bee Kiyonna Quilted Jacket| Asos Curve Midi Skirt in Black (Mustard SoldOut)|
Swing Top in Black (Sold Out in Mustard)| BCBGeneration Lace Up Sandals-Great for wide feet!

Look Three: Night Out

I decided to go for a date night look for this gorgeous jacket. Perfect for those cool evening strolls from a show. 
Gwynnie Bee Kiyonna Quilted Jacket| Boohoo Black Midi Dress| BCBGeneration Lace Up Sandals

See great wardrobe options do exist for plus size women with a budget. Which is your favorite? You can also purchase the jacket or rent it. 

Gwynnie Bee has everything!
Gwynnie Bee is an online women’s clothing subscription service for sizes 10-32. 

Try. Wear. Love. Repeat. Free Shipping. Unlimited 

Fashion. Sizes 10-32. Start Your Free Trial

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Graphic Tees and Casual Friday

Friday, September 9, 2016
Those who know me, know I really have a special place in my heart for graphic t-shirts. I love how a great graphic tee can work in any wardrobe situation if you’re the type of girl who loves wearing them then you know exactly where I’m coming from. I rock my graphic tee several ways, because a good tee always stays on trend no matter.
Fashion is always an interesting trend. Old trends are constantly coming back in a modern way that reminds you why you loved them so much. The truth is we should buy and wear what we like regardless of the trend factor. And when it comes to a great tee and pencil skirt, I’m kinda all in. I think it has to do with my comfort for tees and my love for pencil skirt but either way this combo is always a favorite in my attire.  
Can I also mention this look is the perfect casual Friday look. The ease of the vintage style tee gifted from one of my girlfriends worn with the suede like slim fit skirt from AdditionElle circa Fall 2015. The perfect office look for the creative plus size girl spending her day in the office but with some lunch meetings or evening happy hour.

Items for this look are no longer available online, but I found some similar pieces for below with links to purchase. 

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