I have just found my new indulgence…are you ready for this? Vogue Curvy!!! Featuring all “curvy” models, this web site was launched by Vogue Italia and couldn’t be more fantabulous! Of course you will see faces like Crystal Renn and Lizzie Miller…gorgeous. You know what? Just take a look at it. My description won’t do it justice. Enjoy!
If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love the rain. Yes, a “California Girl” loves the gray and cold weather. That’s why I was super happy to hear rain in today’s forecast. It gives me a reason to dress cozy and comfy. Good thing I was comfy, I had a doctor appointment and a few errands to run. Leggings, a roomy top, and my Uggs have become my new jeans and t-shirt alternative. Oh…btw… I love my Uggs!! I am not going to lie, I used to think they were ugly. I know! That was until I planted these bad boys on my feet. Now, I’m in Ugg heaven.
Repeat after me…”Prints are my friend.” Don’t be afraid of this daring spring trend. Geometric, tribal, and ikat are definitely the eye-attracting prints to wear this spring. If you’re not into the much loved floral print, then this may be for you.
Any of the tops can be worn with a simple solid color legging or even a skinny jean. I have my eye on #2 and #11. I love the idea of a chic long layered necklace as an accessory. Or even a solid color skinny belt can add definition.
My golden rule: Try not to wear more than one style of print, no combining here! The print is already your bold statement piece.
- Macy’s AGB Flutter Sleeve Printed Smocked Blouson
- Asos Curve Printed Foil Sweat Dress
- Faith 21 Knit Top with Tribal Scarf
- Lane Bryant Geometric T-Shape Dress
- Alloy Tribal Print Tee
- Evans Chain Shoulder Detail Top
- Alloy Ikat Tunic Sweater
- Alloy Tribal Chiffon Blouse
- Next International Blue Global Print Layer Top
- Nordstrom Donna Morgan Cap Sleeve Jersey Sheath
- Torrid Neon Multi Geometric Print Pocket Tank
- Torrid Black Grey and Turquoise Ikat Tiered Ruffle Tank Dress
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The negatives of plus-size
The Daily Iowan
We are in the midst of the hottest time in fashion. February begins the Fashion Week parade that jumps from New York to London to Paris, complete with the walking pieces of art that will hit (mostly elite) stores in the spring. Implicit in your thoughts on couture designers and bright runways are the models. While the exact shape of the model changes to express the zeitgeist of the decade, the actual size has basically stayed the same. This year, however, more than one designer has chosen to include the generally dreaded (in the fashion world at least) plus-size model. Rumors abound from London and New York about the opposition to this new inclusion.
So what is all the hubbub about? Despite my very secure self-identification as a feminist, I find myself a bit out of sorts where this topic is involved. While I oppose the idea of size-0 models as the only representation of the female form on the runway, I don’t think I am a fan of the size-12 models either.
There were angels, butterflies, flowers, bows, and sparrows. Every season, a new print explodes into our wardrobes.
This season, you can’t walk into your favorite boutique without trying on at least one item with the peacock design. It’s everywhere.
The question is…are you buying it?
Welcome to the Curves and Chaos jungle! This safari spring trend is for the fashionista woman warrior.
Colors like camel, khaki, and Army green can be incorporated into any wardrobe. A simple white tee, tank, or blouse is key for bottoms. Tops go great with jeans.
Don’t forget your accessories either. Canvas bags and wood adorned jewelry add an edge to any outfit. I can’t forget the basketweave-inspired shoe. It’s definitely on my shopping list…along with #5.
My golden rule: Be confident in whatever you wear. Remember, it’s an urban jungle out there!
- Faith 21 Shoulder Tie Safari Romper
- Urban Outfitters Leather Cuff Watch
- Alloy Stella Fedora
- Alloy Saddle Up Bag
- Next Khaki Four Pocket Jacket
- Old Navy Women’s Wooded Bead Bracelet
- Alloy Spoons Jeans Pleated Stretch Poplin Short
- Next Embellished Cami
- Alloy Stretch Poplin Trouser
- Alloy Elise Boot
- Old Navy Boot Cut Perfect Khakis
- Alloy Neria Cuff
- Old Navy Low Rise Linen Blend Shorts
- Torrid Front Woven Stretch Belt
- Old Navy Camo Cargo Mini
- Forever 21 Markie Basketweave Wedge
- Top Shop Canvas Despatch Bag
- Alloy Adaliz Bangle Set
Bring out your soft side this spring with lace, flowers, and crocheted pieces. You aren’t the dainty type? It’s OK, you can add a feminine touch to your outfits with a sexy crocheted back, a flower adorned top, or a simple lace dress. Still too much? Try a lace-inspired piece of lingerie underneath your clothes…then you can go from there.
Don’t know what to wear with any of the pieces below? How about pairing any of these tops with a great pair of skinny jeans or leggings. Adding a simple ballet flat will add a romantic touch to any of the dresses below. Not into flats? A nude or taupe heel could work.
Remember: lace, flowers, and crochet don’t have to be your worst enemy.
My golden rule: Don’t forget to keep it simple. You don’t want to look too adorned.
- ASOS CURVE Kimono Sleeve Lace Dress
- b&lu Jolee Tee
- New Look Crochet Stripe Top
- Silhouettes Crochet-Back Tunic
- Torrid Ivory Fabric Layered Flower Headband
- Evans Necklace Floral Motif Top
- Silhouettes Rosette Cardigan
- Faith 21 Brocade Peasant Top
- New Look Lace Contrast Bow Top
- Macy’s ING Sleeveless Top with Floral Applique
- New Look Crochet & Lace Tunic
- Nordstrom ECI Rosette Chiffon Top
- Torrid Black Ivory Lace Knit Romper
- Next Linen Blend Crochet Detail Shift Dress
- Alloy Maya Crochet Tank
- Nordstrom Blue Velvet Crochet Trim Silk Top
- Torrid Grey Rosette Knit Tank
I know…I know…you are tired of all the Valentine’s Day posts. Telling you to wear red and pink on the “Day of Love.” But, have you even thought about showing some love on those cute feet of yours? Represent “V-Day” with shoes? Why not? You love shoes, right? I know, silly question.