The other day I did a beauty gifts under $100 gift guide post, and today I am doing a plus size gift guide. Since my blog mainly caters to plus size women, I thought it would be nice to show some items that would be great for any friend or family member … or even yourself. I picked a bunch of different items from ASOS Curve, Eloquii, Dress Barn, and Forever 21.
Hey everybody! This is the last holiday gift guide post for holiday gift guide week! I hope you have enjoyed the other posts- beauty gifts under $100 and plus size gifts. The gifts in the gift guide today are the cutest little stocking stuffers and gifts under $100 that are great not just for your friends, but also yourself. I found cute animal themed shower caps, cutely phrased to-go coffee mugs, and accessories that are just too kawaii to pass up. Check out all the gifts under $100 below!
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You have about two or three weeks to get all of your Christmas shopping done online and in stores. I decided to do a bunch of gift guides this week to show you a few gifts that you could get for a friend or family member or….yourself. Today I am focusing on beauty gifts under $100. Sephora and Ulta have a ton of gifts sets that are targeted to men, women, perfume lovers, makeup lovers, and more. I love looking at and sometimes shopping these beauty sets for myself every year. I also like buying these gifts sets for friends and family because it they are easy to pick, choose, bag up or warp, and give. Another reason I love these beauty gift sets is the fact that I can try beauty products that I have been interested in for awhile, but I haven’t tried yet because I was not trying to buy a full sized product I haven’t used yet. This is a super simple way to save your coins. Check out these holiday beauty gifts under $100 below.
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Missguided is another retailer bringing the 90s back with slip dresses. I haven’t seen these types of dresses in a long time. I remember when cami dresses, slip dresses or camisoles-depending on who is talking about them- worn over white tees were all the rage. Camisole dresses were really easy to wear because all you had to do, depending on the season, is wear them by themselves or with a tee or turtleneck. If it was slightly chilly, you could wear a long cardigan or duster coat with one. The beauty in these dresses is that when you can dress them up or down depending on how fancy they look. Some can even be one to a formal event, and you can wear them with a lot of different types of shoes depending on the mood. Slip dresses look great with Converse, boots, and heels.
Velvet is a big part of fall and winter wardrobes. It also looks great during the holiday season since it is so warm and inviting. Eloquii has some great velvet party looks for you to try this year. I am loving the great variety that these looks bring to any wardrobe. There is a little something for everyone to wear for many different occasions. Don’t be confused by me saying that these are just velvet party looks. These aren’t just velvet party looks. You can actually wear some of these pieces to work, out to eat with friends, to church, and even just as everyday seasonal items in your wardrobe. The thing I like about Eloquii is that they really are on trend with what is going on in the fashion industry at the moment. I know I say this every time I talk about them, but it is true. Eloquii is one of those plus size brands that you know is going to bring it’s A-game when it comes to the latest trends in fashion, and that their most current items are seriously going to be on point and have you looking your best. That is why they are always selling out or selling fast.
First off I want to say thank you to Olga Intimate’s for sending me this lovely box of goodies from their new Flirty Collection. Even though I was sent these lovely items, this is a true review. If you aren’t familiar with the Olga Flirty Collection yet, please read the rest of this post and check out the video. Olga Intimates has a new line of lingerie out for plus size women called the Flirty Collection. I was sent a few items from the collection and decided to do a video below to give you my first impressions on this #FearlesslyFlirty line.
I haven’t tried my pieces on yet, but I honestly can’t wait to try them out. The fabrics feel great, the straps looks sturdy, and most of the bras are smoothing. They panty seemed comfortable too. I am usually not that big into lingerie. I just want something functional that fits. Most of the time, being a full figured bra wearer, it is hard for me to even find affordable bras that don’t cost under $60. I did find one bra brand at Walmart that sells cheaper, surprisingly well made bras, but the secret is out on them. Now when I go to Walmart, they are almost always sold out, or I have to fight through a mess on the racks to find what I want. They also rarely sell those bras on their website. With these bras, panties, and babydoll slips from Olga, I don’t have to do that. The Olga Flirty collection is affordable and readily available now online and in stores. Check below for details. Photos from Olga.
Halloween is right around the corner, and I am sure some of y’all still haven’t figured out what you all want to be. I’m not so sure if I know what I want to be either. I don’t even know if I am doing anything special that night. Hmmm… Maybe I will go as a nasty woman? Anyway. Here are five Halloween makeup tutorials that will surely inspire you to trick or treat or just wait for the 50% off candy sales the very next day like I do.
Payless has some really great wide calf boots this year. I saw a few options that were either flat, heeled, or wedged. I think that is great because it adds variety to a woman’s wardrobe. My favorite boot is the Tasha Tall Boot. It comes in cognac and black. It is a simple flat boot with a wide calf. It comes in regular sizes too, but I need the boot to be wide calf for it to fit. With the extended calf sizes that Payless has, these boots just might be the ones that I buy. Boot shoe sizes go up to a size 13 for women at Payless, and the calf sizes range from 16.4 inches to 19 inches. Measure the full circumference of your foot to see what you need. I am glad that Payless has a few options because this is something that the industry needs to work on. It used to be so hard to find wide calf boots. Then the few options that were available were too expensive. I’m glad Payless is here with variety and affordability.
Hey everyone! I’ve got another post for my Closet Cleaning series. Last week Tiffany Marie Tucker taught you all how to make a capsule wardrobe, and I gave you a list to help you plan your capsule wardrobe this fall. This week I want to help you learn how to organize your clothes. Organizing your clothes is not that hard, and you can do it whether you clean out your closet or not. Although it does help if you start fresh, or at least give some things away to make space for others. Use the list from last week to help get you started.
Today is the first day of a series of blog posts that will help you clean out your closet, and organize your wardrobe, annnddd hopefully your life. As a fashion stylist, closet cleaner, and professional wardrobe consultant, one of the things that I have to do is help people maximize their wardrobe by teaching my clients how to shop their closets. I also help them minimize their wardrobe by cleaning out the excess, and helping them to build their wardrobe into a cool capsule collection.
A capsule collection is a small group of pieces that you base your wardrobe around each season. It helps to cut back on excess, it makes things easier, and it helps you save money in the end. My girl Tiffany, from Tiffany Marie Tucker is a master at building a capsule collection. She has a ton of examples of her own personal capsule collection on her blog. Annnnddd because I love you all, I created a minimal fall wardrobe checklist for you all to follow and use as your guide. Click the pictures below for your free wardrobe checklist. Also if you sign up for my newsletter, you will get my all season wardrobe checklist-which is slightly different from the fall version below.
Hey everyone! I hope you all are ready for the weekend! I decided to do a virtual shop tour of Forever 21 . Forever 21 is an amazing addition to Forever 21. When Forever 21 first launched their plus size line as Faith 21, I wasn’t felling it. Now I love it. Renamed Forever 21 Plus, this fast fashion plus size line is trendy and affordable. Forever 21 generally goes up to a size 3X. They don’t have While I wish these clothes occupied a larger portion of their physical store, they have a lot of options of cute clothes to choose from online. Today’s video is going to show that. Check it and a few of my favorite items out below.
I just recently received my Fall 2016 Sephora inside JCPenney catalog, and now I can’t wait to show you my fave pre-fall beauty picks from Sephora and some of my fave beauty stores. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and fall beauty is my favorite type of beauty. I love the dark lips and smoky eyes. I love all those things that make fall beauty great. Check out my pre-fall beauty
Have you been looking for some plus size wrap dresses? I have. They have been my new obsession since I wore one to a wedding last year. A lot of people love how flattering they look. I like how comfortable they are. I also like how they make me look really curvy. I usually wear more fluid and loose things, but wrap dresses are tight at the top and loose on the bottom, so I can be sexy and comfy at the same time. I also don’t wear Spanx when I wear dresses like this because… I can’t stand tight things on my body and because the bottom of the dress just flows so freely.
I am loving this shirt dress from Missguided. This plus size shirt dress is a nice nude color, and is long enough to wear to work and sexy enough to wearafter work for cocktails with the girls. I also think it looks great for date night too. One of the things that I think is great about shirt dresses is the fact that you can tie them at the bottom and wear them with jeans, or tuck them into a skirt. This plus size shirt dress looks really great with these shoes and this purse. Photo from Missguided.
Easy boho chic style is not hard to find at Avenue. They have a ton of great pieces for any occasion and style, but there boho chic pieces really caught my eye. They look so fun to wear, and they are very on trend with fashion today. I love when you can find some plus size clothes that fit today’s style instead of “new” plus size clothes that are seriously dated. Y’all know that is a pet peeve of mine. I really, really hate when certain plus size brands are behind the times. It is annoying. Anyway. These dresses that I found at Avenue are super cute and fun for the summer.
I’m currently craving these sick shoes from Boohoo. They come in black and mocha, so you can wear them with pretty much anything. I also like that they are a pretty transitional shoe. The Layla Caged Peeptoe Platforms should be easy to style in the summer and the fall. They look great in the summer with light wash jeans, short dresses, maxi dresses, and shorts. They also look great in the fall with light sweaters and your jeans rolled up or cuffed. I can also see people wearing these shoes to the club or out to brunch with friends.
The Layla Caged Peeptoe Platforms are really cute. I almost want to get both pairs. I do love a good platform! They instantly make you look taller, and they are easier to walk in. These shoes also fit into the huge 70s and 90s trends that are going in fashion right now. If you want to wear them 70s style, try the mocha pair with either some flared bell bottom jeans, or a boho chic dress. If you want to try the 90s trend, find a classic babydoll dress à la Courtney Love of Lisa Loeb, and then add some white knee high tights…because why not?!?! Fashion should be fun. Get these shoes for $52.00 from Boohoo Night. Photos from Boohoo.
With the tensions between Cuba and the US dying down, and the recent Chanel Resort fashion show in Cuba, it is no small wonder that Latin American inspiration is a big trend in fashion right now. Brands are making fabrics with tropical plants and animals on them. Bright, bold colors are showing up on many garments, and tassels and fringe are adorning the trims of many of the pieces being released into stores today.
Do you want the Mansur Gavriel look for less? I hope the answer is yes. I know I do. Mansur Gavriel is one of the hottest accessory brands out there. Remember those bucket bags that had the super long wait list? That was Mansur Gavriel. They are a cult favorite, and all the stores are now copying their styles. The brand’s aesthetic goes great with the 70s trend that is in right now. Look below to check out and brand that is doing a similar style for less.
Have you ever thought about certain denim street style looks that you think should be made into plus sizes? Well I’m back with another post where I show y’all street style looks that I would love to see/make for plus sizes. The first post in the street style series is here. Sidenote: If you are someone who wants your clothes to be flattering, this isn’t the post for you. I am from the f*^k flattering school of thought. If I like it, then I will wear it. 🙂 OK. Moving on. These are the looks I really love. I can’t wait for plus size designers and plus size women to start taking more style risks.
Plus size retailer Eloquii hits the style spot with their newest collection called The Sweet Spot. It looks like something out of a Wes Anderson movie, and I am in love. This has to be my favorite Eloquii collection yet. It probably has something to do with my love of Wes Anderson movies. I think the other reason I like this collection so much is because it isn’t something that other plus size clothing companies are making, and it fits in more with my own personal style.