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Thursday, January 22, 2015

MissGuided Mix Up: 3 Ways to Wear It

Hey There! 


So I started the New year with one goal.....To Shop My Closet.  Well... guess what I found this week to share with you.  This super cute crop top and midi set from MissGuided done 3 ways!!!
 

 I was introduced to MissGuided by a post from The Curvy Fashionista.  The lookbook had so many great looking pieces, I was immediately drawn to the many crop tops and midi skirts available in plus size. You should know by now, I'm addicted to the crop top/midi skirt look.  When I received the pieces for my birthday, I was impressed with the quality, these items were made for packing and travel.   And with that thought I introduce today's ..Three Ways to Wear it Post!

Look One: The midi skirt with a pair of tights is great for my work routine.  I am cute, comfortable and very stylish for work.

Sweater: Dillards
Tights: Leggs
Booties: DSW

Look Two: When both pieces come together, you get a beautiful  graphic outfit that is classic and chic. Definitely on my list to be worn year round. 




Look Three:  All about having a good time with a crop top! 

Jacket: Fashion to Figure
Jeans: Bandolino sold at Belks
These are my favorite jeans and they are on SALE!! $16!!!


Which is your favorite look?  How do you mix up a set?

Get the look and many more. Click Here (items sold separately )



  

Monday, January 12, 2015

Vintage New Year

Good Morning!!! 

Today is my official return to blogging for the New Year.  I was starting to feel like a slacker,  but I have been doing a lot of great things so far for 2015.  I promised myself to be more about building my future and making sound investments in my business/brand. 



 Now in order to do this I have to take a small wardrobe cut, which is okay since I only shop big from Thanksgiving to New Years afterwards it's thrift and flea markets.  Now, I do love shopping my own closet and running into things I haven't seen in years.  

For instance, everything in this post today is either a vintage find or more than 3 years old.  I found all of these items over the Christmas break inside my storage unit from Florida.   I was so excited to go through those boxes and find my clothes.  I felt like I was shopping all over again.  



First, Let me say that I was so geeked when I found my Authentic Vintage Christian Dior Trench, I got this baby in Panama City, FL during a estate sale only $14.99.  I also purchase some old chinaware from the family.  I really didnt pay any attention to the label inside til I got home and when I realized it was Dior, I quickly rushed to the antique store to check it's authenticity.  When the dealer said it was real, a ittle piece inside of me said, "Thank You, Thrift Gods".  Too Much?  



I paired the trench with a vintage Ralph Lauren plaid midi.  The age of the skirt it in between the 80's and early 90's. I love the mix of red, khaki, burgundy, cream and brown in this skirt, it definitely opened my plaid skirt options back up.  I was beginning to get bored with the buffalo and tartan ones.   Although I do have a soft pink one..Remember? Click to see my other vintage beauty.



The chunky knits were definitely missed since I never wore them in Florida, but the vintage shades became my thing while there.  A few of them I had to get the lens replaced because they may have been prescribed and I'm already blind as a bat.  

With the many discoveries that I've found in the storage unit, I'm hoping to do at least 40 posts with item already in my closet.  

Wish me luck!  

Got to get this dream off the ground and running. 


Where to find items like mine?
Trench - Simply Be
Skirt - Eloquii at Nordstroms
Chunky Knit Hat- Top Shop
Shades - Chicnova

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xoxo
Pep








Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Chloe + Isabel Collection featuring Marsala, Pantone's Color of the Year

Happy New Year Fashion Luvs!!!!!

I hope your holiday was filled with all kinds of goodies and I really hope you started your new year off with many great opportunities to happiness. I love the winter and new year.  It truly is a time of renew and fresh looks.  I actually have some fresh new looks myself....Coming Soon.

One fashion highlight of the new year is always the announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year.  This year they are proud to introduce Marsala as the color of the year.


This color screams winter luxe to me.  I'm sure you've notice this color comes from the rich wine  or burgundy family and it deserves to be treat as such.  A rich look is what you will need to carry this color off into your wardrobe.   Don't panic because we all know, I'm a girl on a budget and I'm always looking for luxury at an affordable piece.  It's all about making the item work in my wardrobe for multiple wear.  Another great way to bring this color into your life is Statement Jewelry.  So, I went on the search to find some pieces to add to my wardrobe to give it a fresh look and I was extremely impressed with what chloe + isabel  had to offer.  

 Actually I was so impressed, I decided to partner up with a local chloe + isabel merchandiser by the name of Sweet Home Bling and bring my new love for this brand to you!!




So the real questions is, How on earth would I wear this? 

Let me show you some of my favorite ways to wear Marsala with chloe + isabel.

Look One:

I like to call this look: Glamour Girl.  This is the perfect mix of casual and glam and do you see how the bracelet can stank up for a great arm party! 
Yas Yas Yas!!!


 Look Two:

This is "Love in the  Air" look.  I adore the rich tone of the jewel in this collection with the dark paisley print dress. 

Look Three:


This is called "Sweet Wine". This is a great way to wear a jumpsuit from the summertime.  Just by adding a thick scarf, wool fedora and structure handbag. This winter look is flawless.

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Stay Tuned because so much more it coming!!










Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014: A Look Back

 Well Folks it's finally that time to look back at my favorite post and say, farewell.  I think I had a pretty awesome 2014 in fashion. I had a great mixture of pieces and as you can see many times I wore them more than once. I played with graphics tee, mixed prints and threw in a tutu. I really can wait to see what is ahead. 

I was featured as Plus Size Blogger of the week on Plus Model Magazine.
The Curvy Fashionista joined 30PlusStyle for Swimsuit Fun!
And
Ebony featured us as well.

THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT!!

Now let's just take a look back at some of my favorite looks of 2014.  

2014 was all about being inspired.  Many plus size women tend to think they can't wear what the average woman is wearing.  This was sort a mission of mine to show we can wear everything they wear and still have the confidence, style and beauty.  


Here are my  favorite inspired looks of 2014.


This look was inspired by Just Patience.   Inspired by a Cobalt Body Con


  Simply Cyn has to be one of my all time favorites and this look was me.
Photo cred: Simply Cyn's Instagram @Simplycyn

Inspiration from up and coming designer and blogger Mode Plus

I did stag some celebrity style also.  This one from the timeless beauty, Nia Long.




Of course I got inspired by my main muse, Miss Tracee Ellis Ross, The Long Black Dress


A little more inspo from Tracee, 


And lastly, my everyday inspiration....My Mom.


Graphic Tees were also a big hit for me this year.  
I think I had alot to say, SO I SAID IT WITH MY CHEST!

                         
NERD LOVING In Blue or Pink

              
Wearing a Graphic Tee with a nice fitted skirt is always a great way to speak.


              
When rocking out with pants, keep this slim to not box up your look.
Optimus Prime  or Believe in YOURSELFIE!

And you will NEVER GO WRONG WITH A CROP AND MIDI!

PRINTS, PRINTS,PRINTS!
I could never get over a great print item.

Solange Inspired Look

About Last Night
Maxed Out of Casual Friday



I tried my first jumper and fell in love with this one from Fashion to Figure

VINTAGE LOVING!
I can not end this year without a look back in to my vintage vault.

Just a Girl from the West Side

Pure Plaid

June Cleaver Taught Me

Menswear Inspired
Channeling my Dorthay Dandridge with a Bardot neckline

A Little Summer Vintage


Velvety Holiday


 OUT OF MY SHELL
I took a couple fashion risks this year, I am so proud of myself for stepping out my shell and having fun.



I WORE A TWO PIECE!!!



I had major LEOPARD LUST and wore a bustier crop top.

At the end of the year, I have made many of my blogging dreams come true and the new year has many wonderful opportunities waiting for me. I hope you can join me in them and Please Share, Like and Sub.

My blog is now WWW.PRETTYPLUSPEP.COM!!!! This was the first step!  To the moon my loves!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!




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