Many of you have come to me asking what to wear to a job interview. I will say, it really depends on the job. For a corporate position, you might not want to mess around. You should dress as professional as possible- without losing your personal style. Unfortunately, many businesses do rely on their employees appearance. That means they might want you to look “put together” for their clients. Here’s a little something I whipped up.
You can always find some of the best plus size womenswear from SimplyBe. Last year I did a review on a few of their pieces and I was very impressed with not only the quality, but the fit. Let’s just say I visit their site weekly.
Today I clicked on their site and I immediately wanted to bust out the sunscreen and go somewhere tropical. Their Vacation Shop is up and running and I can’t start planning my next vacation fast enough.
They have the basics needed like swimsuits, tank tops, maxi dresses, shorts, and even some sexy lingerie to spice things up while you rest in your cabana.
This Beach2beach swimsuit (right) caught my eye immediately. It even comes in two different lengths, for the taller ladies. Their sizes range from 10-28, which gives us curvy ladies quite a range of fashion to choose from.
What are your vacation essentials?
I’m in the mood for shoes! Inspired by this amazing, yummy, and delish shoe, the Starlet Stiletto from Alloy ($39.90), I had to go in search of the printed shoe.
And I’m not just talking about floral prints. I’ve also included stripes and the ikat/tripal prints. I can just imagine wearing a white sundress with a bold printed shoe. Dreamy…oops, back to the shoes.
Prints are seen in all shapes and forms this spring. Whether it’s on the upper part of the shoe, only in the straps, or even in the heel; prints have definitely grabbed my attention.
Plus Model Magazine’s April 2011 Spring Issue launches tomorrow, but I’ve got a sneak peek at the cover! It features the Ashley Stewart’s Coast to Coast Curves Model Search winner Wyinnetka. Isn’t she beautiful?
The issue also features a 5 page editorial spread featuring PMM favorite Mia Amber Davis, Marquita Pring, and a $100 gift card giveaway from Ashley Stewart. You definitely don’t want to miss that!
Today, I attended a luncheon at the gorgeous Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. I always feel so classy when I enter that place. That’s why I decided to wear this amazing Asymmetrical Black Dress courtesy of Julia from Buxom Boutique. I paired it with my Madden Girl pumps, black tights, gold hoop earrings, and a gold statement ring.
The asymmetrical neck gives this “little black dress” an edge, but with a 1950’s sillouette. The knee length hem is breath of fresh air in today’s world of mini’s. I wear a size 16/18 in dresses and this dress is a 3X. I really think someone in a size 22 could wear this because of the stretch in the material. It actually matched a blazer I had in my closet, you know just in case I had to cover up at the luncheon.
What I love about this dress is how easy it can go from business to casual. You could wear it to work, then change a few pieces around for an event or night out. I changed my earrings, added a belt, and my silver jeweled sandals. I know I am going to get a lot of use out of this dress. Thanks Julia!
**Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post. Although, the dress was gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.
The denim curiosity started in Las Vegas. From the moment I saw model Fluvia Lacerda in a pair of City Chic jeans, I knew I had to try them out. She has amazing curves and these jeans hugged her in all the right places.
And since skinny jeans are all the rage, I wanted to do something a little different by picking the Lace Up Wide Leg Jean ($58). I think this my might be my new favorite cut.
I do have a high waist, so low rise jeans are not for me. For some reason, I thought these were higher waisted, but they actually sit a little bit below my belly button. That’s not ideal for my shape.
One of my favorite features is the dark wash of the jeans. This makes it so versatile and easy to dress up. Because of the stretch in the denim, these jeans are also very comfortable.
The length of the jean was perfect for my height (5’6), while wearing my new heels. But, I do warn that the hem will probably drag with a flat shoe. I haven’t had a chance to wash them yet, so I can tell you if they shrink or not. When I do, I’ll post that as an update here and on my Facebook page.
Take a look at the pics below. This is after wearing them all day, so they keep their shape. They didn’t start to sag, which a problem I normally have with jeans. Because of this one pair, I am very interested in trying another cut. Hmmm…skinny or bootcut?
Do you own a pair of City Chic jeans? Do you love or hate them?
Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this review. Although, this item was gifted, the above is my true and honest opinion.
We are officially one week into the spring season. Even though it doesn’t seem like it in some parts of the country. The weather has been crazy! It’s supposed to be in the 70’s this week here in L.A.
One of my favorite things about spring is being able to layer. Because the weather is still mild and with today’s unpredictable weather, you have to be ready. It’s always changing.
That’s why during this time of the year, you start seeing a lot of linen peices. A linen blazer is great to use over a tank top or a spring dress, because it’s a lighter material than the wool or heavy cotton pieces we were wearing. Not to mention it’s pretty comfy.This Lane Bryant Asymmetric linen jacket ($59.95) is so cute!
Last year, I found a great linen blazer while out thrifting. Yay me! They’re so easy to find at your local thrift store, if you don’t feel like spending a lot. If you want yours brand spanking new-I found you a few below.
Every time I turn around there’s a new shopping experience. This one looks to be even better!
Clique To Know, a new members-only site dedicated to all curvaceous women out there. Love fashion? Need a designer fix? Adore securing a bargain? Then Clique To Know will be your one-stop shop for fabulous luxury fashion at discounted prices from size 10 and upwards.
Clique To Know will launch later this spring and if it’s good, it will probably empty my wallet! Sign up now and you have a chance to receive a $20 e-gift card and you’ll be able to participate in the first ever Clique To Know sale – a chance to buy at an exclusive preview before anyone else!!
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to see what designer brands they come up with!
With the hubby being out of town, I had the chance to do something I haven’t done in a very long time. I had shopping “me” time. Not just regular old shopping time, but time well spent.
I spent hours just walking around the mall. Taking in fashion and a few bargains. I wasn’t in a rush, I didn’t have to be anywhere. I just took my time. It was awesome. I highly recommend it.
We all get our inspiration, one way or another. This is how I get inspired. I almost bought this amazing Rachel Roy dress from Macy’s, but I didn’t want it to be an impulse buy. Now, I’m sitting here going back and forth to the web site wishing I had bought it. Why does that always happen?
And because of L.A.’s cloudy and chilly weather I wore the most comfy outfit I could put together:
Shopping, shopping, and more shopping. Just one of the reasons to go to the Sassy City Chicks event. My curvy gals and I were sooooo happy to see a plus size vendor on hand, Sassi Rebel! You can’t even imagine the excitement. Yesterday was my third time attending this event and I always leave with something. Last night I snatched up a yummy clutch and a shirt. Our Sassy Totes were awesome…as always.
There are tons of accessories on hand, but we were still yearning for more plus vendors and shoes…we need shoes! I did get my spa on…believe me. I got there early enough to sign up for an amazing chair massage and hand massage. We grabbed a drink from Svedka Vodka and checked out all the vendors. 365Hangers.com was even on hand. My friend found a Marc Jacobs dress…lucky girl! I snapped a few pics below.
I love sunglasses. You all know I used to work in the accessories department at Nordstrom. I always say that’s where the love affair began.
Now, that it’s officially spring, I’m in the mood to start wearing different styles and colors. Right now the love is geared towards retro style sunglasses. Like the Kelly Wayfarer (right) from Free People. Aren’t they fun?
Do you know what’s better than stylish sunglasses? Stylish sunglasses for $18. Woohoo! All of the sunglasses below are only $18 at Free People.