Ever since I was a little girl, choosing a dress to wear on Easter Sunday was kind of a big deal. Whether it was frilly and floral or simply chic, my mom always set aside some money for a my dress. Now, that I’m all grown up, I still make sure I have something special to wear on this day. This year, I set aside a dress that Lane Bryant sent me from their Lane Collection.
I’ve been feeling a little tropical lately. Blame it on the weather, my recent trip to the Dominican Republic, and a beautiful Topshop dress (that doesn’t come in my size). I just want to wear nothing but tropical prints. So, what do I do when that happens? I write about it here of course. I search the web for all things that inspire my tropical craving.
There are very few designers and brands out there that create fashion for all sizes. Some will design for straight, then later will create separate and different designs for plus sizes. Melissa Masse is one of those that designs for all—sizes XS to 3X. It’s very refreshing! I was recently invited to her spring preview and I fell in love with her vibrant prints and amazing fit.
Guess who cleaned out and rearranged her closet? Me! And while I was in there, I ran across this floral number from 2011! Now, let me be clear. I don’t normally wear short dresses. It’s just a personal preference. I will rarely wear anything above the knee. But, hey…why not change things up with a flirty floral dress?
We can all agree that sexy is a state of mind. Whether you’re wearing a potato sack, denim jeans, lingerie, or a designer gown; it’s up to you to determine what’s sexy. For me, what I wear underneath my clothes makes me feel “oh la la.” FYI, that means wearing a sexy bra. And I can’t shop for just any bras, I have to (proudly) check out the full-figured section. From lace, satin, balconette, to plunge—there are lots of sexy bras out there for us! Here are 10 of my favorite sexy full-figure bras.
Do you ever feel like you need a little help in the fashion department? Well, when I met Tim Gunn, he was more than happy to share some styling tips and fashion advice. He’s such a down to earth guy. I know I keep saying that, but it’s such a breath of fresh air when celebrities are nice. Anyways…one of the things he shared with us were his wardrobe essentials. I actually took video of it and wanted to share it with you guys. I even included my own plus size picks below.
Where do I even begin about my love for this trend. You know it’s one of my favorites. I think I’ve written about it a few times here on my blog. But, this time it’s more than just a pattern. It’s about the contrasting and color blocking that has my attention. Whenever the black and white trend comes back around, it’s always a little different. And this time it’s a definite favorite!
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Fashion does not have to be frustrating. That’s my new motto. In fact, I’m doing all I can to make things easier on me, my lifestyle, and my wallet. One of the ways I’m doing that is by outfitting my wardrobe with clothing that can be styled many different ways. And there’s no other piece of clothing more versatile than the little black dress. That’s why I call it the perfect canvas.
Two of my favorite things together again—fashion and my friends. Thanks Torrid for the invite to your Holiday Preview Event! We all gathered at their headquarters, here in Los Angeles, for an afternoon of fashion. Unfortunately, I was stuck in traffic and arrived just a little bit late. The story of my L.A. life.