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BEE & PEP TAKE ON FALL TRENDS: VELVET

Friday, December 23, 2016
With every holiday season comes one trend that's so ubiquitous that you're borderline tired of it before the weather is even appropriate to wear it. This season, it's unquestionably velvet, and I have to admit that I'm just as obsessed as the rest of the world.  This classic collegiate '70s fabric is everywhere and for the holidays a staple for every event. It can easily be dressed up with furs, leathers, and metallics or down with casual pieces. If you're really feeling adventurous, you can rock it in a midi length bodycon as I have today for my last installment with Bianca of Curvaceously Bee.

I hit the town in Rebdolls GRISEL. “ONE MORE NIGHT" VELVET TURTLENECK DRESS in Wine.  She perfect for the holiday functions and parties on your calendar.



This velvet dream is from the lasted holiday collection from Grisel for Rebdolls. I just had to get this rich beauty. The dress is a full on snug fitting bodycon with an unfinished split in the back, so be careful.  I'm wearing the size 4X, so size up.




And while velvet is opulent and often conjures images of dresses and tuxedo jackets, this season it's also being interpreted into casual pieces and outfits, making it more fun to wear. I can't wait to wear her casually. Of course, I will share, so stay tuned!!  And if I don't see you until next year,  Happy Holidays!!!!


Bee and Pep Fall Trends- Plaid

Monday, December 12, 2016
Plaid has always been a pattern of mixed emotions for me. I can't help to think it's specifically for the outdoors, but over time plaid has become a closet essential with various roles to play in my world. You spot plaid in dresses, shoes, pants, and more. It's not just for shirts anymore. All the major plus size brands sell the pattern in various iterations. There’s a good chance a few plaid pieces are hanging in your closet right now.

For me, a great plaid scarf just does it. The possibilities are endless with a great plaid scarf.  So today, I decide to work plaid for a winter day with the tones of grey and cream to highlight the shimmers of silver and gold.





Over the years, I've had my faur share of plaid moments and today I share some of my favorite plaid looks as I join Bianca of CURVACEOUSLY BEE again in another trend to try.

Plus, I share my favorite plaid pieces you should add your closet.



http://www.prettypluspep.com/2014/09/30plusstyle-30-challengemad-for-plaid.html





How do you rock plaid?

Interested in adding some plaid to your closet?   See my favorites below!

And check out Bianca of CURVACEOUSLY BEE 






Bee &Pep Take on Fall Trends-Lace

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Today on blog, It's all about the lace trend for the season.  And to be honest, I have been a real fan of lace til recently. I always saw the fabric as being extremely fancy and not for the hustle and bustle of my everyday life foolishness. I guess that is also what I like about the fabric as well-maybe I need a little fancy up in my life. Because I am baby steppin this moment in my life, I decided to find a pretty dress with lace accent like this one from the Target, earlier this year for a office function. 

Because I wanted to wear the dress again in a more causal way,I decided to mix a little lace wih a little faux for the latest installment of Bee and Pep Fall Trends. 






Are you looking for a place size lace dress? See some of my favorites below and remember to check out  Bianca of Curvaceously Bee

Bee &Pep Take on Fall Trends-Off The Shoulder

Friday, November 18, 2016
Today on blog, Bianca andI tackle another fall trend that kinda happens to be one of my favorites. This time Bee &Pep Take on Fall Trends.- Off the Shoulder. I seem to have a thing for off the shoulder pieces, I love seeing items like this in the plus size fashion world. Off the shoulder can be flirty and fun, which are two of my favorite style elements and in the right look it can be strong and chic. That’s what I love about today’s look featuring the LUXEMODE Curve Collection off the shoulder dress. Don’t forget to check out , Bianca of Curvaceously Bee, as we break down another favorite fall in this installment of Bee &Pep Take on Fall Trends.

The color navy in the fall. Although I’m not quite sure what is it about this traditional color that makes me feel this way-I just do. When I do happen to wear navy, I fell rather authoritative may I even dare say ”bossy”. And I’m okay with this especially when I wearing something as demanding and commanding as this off the shoulder button down dress from LUXEMODE Curve Collection. Worn once before as just a dress, I decide to wear it this time as a top paired with my favorite classic pleat skirt from Eloquii.











Get the Look

Dress as Top: LUXEMODE

Skirt: Eloquii NOW ON SALE!


Bee &Pep Take on Fall Trends- Fall Florals

Friday, November 11, 2016
Thank goodness fall finally looks like she is ready to come play with in the south. With the summer taking an extended vacay into November, I’m just ready to leave the heat behind and break out some fall layers and play in fall trends. The leaves are finally changing colors; the temperature are finally dropping and the season of cozy up in comfortable sweaters and scarves is finally here.  Now that it’s November, it’s time to join forces with one of my favorite bloggers, Bianca of Curvaceously Bee, and breaking out our favorite fall series—Bee &Pep Take on Fall Trends.  

Every Friday we will share pieces from today’s trends and the way we would rock them. So, if you’re wondering what to wear this fall? How to pull it all together cute fall outfits? We’ve got you!! Our first trend to try is all about Florals. Fall Florals are back this year and become a fall favorite everywhere. Floral prints with bold backgrounds are here and I’m all for it.

My Fall Floral pick is this great floral skater dress from ASOS.com. I love everything about this dress. The print is a striking contract of black and white. The dress is very easy to wear and versatile, which make the piece very easy to wear in different style scenarios.  I decided to style my look for a casual Friday fall day.

Of course, the dress is no longer available in this print,but check below for some other finds very similar to mine.

Here's how I Would Rock Fall Florals





Another reason I love fall floral is how it can be mixed with a blazer or moto to bring in another element to this feminine piece.

Instead of my standard heels(which could also be cute), I went with my suede booties. These are the most perfect shoes for fall. They’re versatile, meaning you can dress them up with tights and dress or down with leggings and an over sized cardigan.






Dress: Asos (Sold Out)- Shoes: DSW- Jacket:Fashion To Figure (Sold Out)

Here are some of my favorites!


What’s your favorite fall trend? What would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments!

Shirtdress Style with Foxcroft

Thursday, October 20, 2016
A couple weeks ago,I shared my super cute polka dot shirt also from Foxcroft and today I decide to dress down to show off this really cute shirtdress style just for the weekend. Now there aren’t many styles I shy away from when it comes to fashion, but the shirtdress is a fashion piece I do side eye on the regular. I have told you all time and time again because my 60”thighs (I’ve gained weight) won’t let me be great- some piece needs a little creative. Like this perfect Tencel Shirtdress from Foxcoft.


Don’t get me wrong, I do love a good shirtdress and the many wardrobe options it offers my lifestyle. I like wearing them as a dusters or light jackets over my skirts and dresses and even with pants or work wear. And when paired with leggings, it makes the perfect tunic for a weekend outing. Of course, I could just let these thighs go free and wear it without leggings like my blogger boo , The Real Sample size always suggest,  but I’m not there yet. Yes this coming from the girls who loves a good swimsuit. Maybe one day I will unleash these thighs but for now footless leggings from Sonsee and the Perect Tencel Shirtdress from Foxcroft it is. 



This dress is incredibly soft and perfect for the transitioning weather




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How do you wear your shirtdress? Tell Me!!

Check out more pieces from Foxcroft below!


Dress Me in Navy featuring LUXEMODE Curves

Thursday, September 29, 2016
I seem to have a thing for the color navy in the fall. Although I’m not quite sure what is it about this traditional color that makes me feel this way-I just do. When I do happen to wear navy,I fell rather authoritative may I even dare say ”bossy”. And I’m okay with this especially whenI wearing something as demanding and commanding as this off the shoulder button down dress from LUXEMODE Curve Collection. This dress is perfect for both the day and night. For the day dress it up with a lightweight trench and for after-hours drinks or social occasion wear as is baring your shoulders of confidence and curves. How would you wear it?



I'm wearing size 3XL for my regular dress size of 22/24. The dress is a perfect fit. 

And because many of you have asked about my foundation, I'm wearing my favorite
They control everything from my tummy to my tuckus!



Shop LUXEMODE Curves Collection now Available 

Trend to Try: Althleisure- Featuring LUXEMODE CURVES

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Every now and then you come across a trend or two that you’re just now sure will be your thing. It maybe in the styling of the look, something was completely out of on the look or even seeing the look on someone not your size (I’m very guilty of this). For me, the athleisure is one of those trends, I’ve watched from a distance not true if it is for me, but still very curious to try and find out. With pieces from the LUXEMODE NEW CURVES COLLECTION, I took a swing at athleisure. 



I decide to get into the trend with three pieces from LUXEMODE.com
The Trench style vest
The OOTD Sleeve tee
Printed lightweight joggers

All three pieces have a easy fit to them  The sleeveless tee is very loose and should be worn with a cami, while the vest and pants had a perfect fit. 


Athleisure isn't an excuse to look sloppy though. It is about spicing up the traditional sport wear and making it look stylish.



I was already a huge fan of graphic tee shirts, this trend just gives me more reason to add more to my collection. 


Check Out LUXEMODE CURVES COLLECTION featuring ya girl!!

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 FoxcroftCollection.com, 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!

xoxo
pep
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. 

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