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5 Hot Fall Colors And How To Add Them To Your Plus Sized Wardrobe

Well it’s here! The Fall season is upon us. You get to sport the boots, sweaters, and jackets we all love! Although I’ll definitely be pulling out some of last season’s wears,I always added a few pieces from the new trends to freshen up my wardrobe. This year I’m going with some of Pantone’s hottest colors to keep me up to date.

Every year Pantone Institute delivers its report with the names and code numbers of the hottest colors for each season. This Fall the colors were lead by the Blue Color Family. Here’s their official statement:

The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family.

Other than blue jeans, I’m really not a fan of blue…however there are quite a few colors on the wheel I am loving! Now you know I’m not trying to break the bank, so most of these pieces are well under $100.  Here are my five favorite colors of the Pantone Fall 2016 Colors :

Warm Taupe

Fall 2016 Pantone Colrs

How to add it to your Plus Sized Wardrobe:

  • Boots- Wide calf “Circle Over The Knee Boots” are from Ashley Stewart $ 47.70 and the size range is 8-12
  • Hat – ” Tassel Brand” floppy hat Ashley Stewart for $ 29.50
  • Jeans- Fashion To Figure ” Chipmunk Skinnies” $42.90 size 12-24 they are BOGO %50 Or 2 pair for $ 64.35 !
  • Polish- OPI “Over The Taupe” for $9.00
  • Lip – Revlon Ultra HD Matte in Forever for $7.99

B T dubs; I have this brand of lippies in another color and I love it. Kinda like a cross between lipgloss and lipstick. It lasts long, feels smooth, and isn’t tight like some matte lippies.

Potter’s Clay

Fall 2016 Pantone Colrs

How to add it to your Plus Sized Wardrobe:

  • Coat – Shark Bite Belted Trench is from Ashley Stewart for $ 79.50 sizes 12-26
  • Jeans – Ultra Soft Jeggins are from Ashley Stewart priced at $ 39.50 sizes 12-26
  • Dress- Asos Curve 70’s Blossom wrap dress for $31.00 goes up to size 24.
  • Lip – Revlon Colorstay lip stain in ” London Posh” for $ 8.99
  • Polish- Essie called Potter’s Clay for $9

Spicy Mustard

Fall 2016 Pantone Colrs

How to add it to your Plus Sized Wardrobe:

  • Coat- Studio Neck Tie Fit and flare coat from Elouquii $ 199.99 40% off with code  AUTUMN sizes 12-28
  • Skirt – Side Elastic Ponti Skirt is from Ashley Stewart priced at $ 34. 50 sizes 12-26.
  • Shoes- Wide width Mid heel wedge are from Ashley Stewart for $29.70 sized from 8-12.
  • Lip- Poiz the color is “Daisy” priced at $15.99. I haven’t tried this brand yet…but I’m DEF buying a tube soon!
  • Polish- OPI it’s called ” The “IT” Color” it sells for $ 9.00

Aurora Red

Fall 2016 Pantone Colrs

How to add it to your Plus Sized Wardrobe:

  • Shoe  – Eloquii wide width Pointed Toe Loafer for $ 79.50 sizes 7-12. Use code AUTUMN for %25 off.
  • Jeans – Fashion To Figure ” Racing Rae” Skinnies $42.90 size 12-24 as above BOGO %50
  • Dress-Asos Curve Club L wrap dress for $24 goes up to size 24.
  • Lip – Revlon Ultra HD Matte in Passion for $7.99.
  • Polish- Essie called Maki Me Happy  for $9.00

Shark Skin

Fall 2016 Pantone Colrs

How to add it to your Plus Sized Wardrobe:

  • Coat – Asos Curve Wool blend Skater coat for $ 128.98 sizes 12-26
  • Shoe- Torrid wide width Cutout Lace Up flats priced at $ 36.50 sizes 6-11
  • Dress- Asos Curve Club L  Ribbed keyhole dress for $30.00 goes up to size 24.
  • Lip – Nyx Macaron lippie color is Black Sesame $6.00
  • Polish- Essie called Cashmere Bathrobe for $9.00

So there you have it! 5 of my favorite 2016 Fall Colors, complete with how, what, and where to get them straight into your closet! What are your favorite fall colors? Better yet, what trends are you loving this fall? Drop us a line in the comments!

Happy hunting!

 

Fall Flats: Cute Fall Flats For Wide Feet

Is it me or does it seem like the shoe industry has not caught wind of the whole #plusisequal #celebratemysize , #hereiam movement?

One of of the most frustrating parts of  my shopping experience is shoe shopping! Don’t get it twisted I absolutely love shoes, but as my body has gotten wider…so has my foot. On top of which I have a short foot. I’ve just about given up on finding my size shoe. However I can’t  give up wearing cute shoes.

I can’t tell you how many pairs I’ve shoes I’ve purchased worn once or twice, and given away! At times I’ve even purchased shoes a size and a half bigger. Yeah what woman wants to buy bigger shoes?  It’s a little easier in the spring and summer because sandals are more forgiving. But, through that old scientific method …trial and error, I found a few go to Fall styles that always pay off!

Tips:

  • I generally look for neutral colors.
  • I choose trendy classics that move easily from business to casual.
  • I try on both shoes not just one.

Fall Flats

 

The Smoking Slipper

This one is from Chinese Laundry, I tend to buy black shoes for the obvious reason, they go with most of my wardrobe. The design of the Smoking Slipper gives the loafer look with out being as restrictive ( I also have a high instep…no loafers for me). The shoe trends are back to pointed toes so this one fits the current style. I purchased these a 1/2 size bigger ( just to be sure) at Burlinton for $19.00. They retail for around $45.00, Frugal Frogirl in effect!

Chines Laundry Smoking Slipper
Chines Laundry Smoking Slipper

The Ballet Flat

In case you haven’t guessed these are my favorite Fall Flats! The design of the ballet flat is perfect for my wide foot. The round cut makes them fit like a glove! The picture doesn’t show it, but they are also patent leather which is so on trend this year! I picked these up at Ross For Less at a whopping $7.99, yup less than 8 bucks! Because they were a ballet flat I knew I could get my true size! Love love love!

Me Too Ballet Flat
Me Too Ballet Flat

The Pointed Flat

Yes leopard is a neutral! He he he…it is in my book. I just love the classic silhouette of this shoe. These are usually cut right above the toe which is right below the thickest part of my foot. As long as the front isn’t too narrow these are always a win! I got these on one of my lunchtime shopping trips to Burlington back in July. I scored them for $ 9.99. They were marked down from $24.99. Got that off season discount!

XoXo Soft Pointed Flat
XoXo Soft Pointed Flat

 

I know I could always go the more expensive route of custom made shoes. But as you can see I didn’t pay much for these shoes. Or I could pay to get them stretched but that’s also more expensive.

Sticking to these shapes allows me to stop throwing money out the window buying shoes only to give them away after 1 or 2 wears. Or worst yet taking up valuable closet space by keeping items that I can’t use! Or the worst, the ugly granny shoes…I’m too young for that!

Do you struggle finding shoes that fit the three main points, comfort, style, price? If so I’d love to hear from you! Hope this information helps! If so let me know!

Ashley Nell Tipton Capsule Collection For Boutique+ at JCPenney

 


Ok ladies this is it! Finally stylish clothes created for plus sized women by a plus sized women! Ashley Nell Tipton has done it again! The ready to wear plus sized godmother has unveiled her 2016 boutique collection for JC Penney and it’s  hotter than ever! And guess what? She used real plus sized women of every shape, height, and size! Bravo to Miss Ashley! Take a peak below…oh yeah don’t be shocked she used some of our favorite real women! 😍

How To Rock Denim : Plus Sized Denim Style Guide

I guess I witness the evolution of denim. Growing up, my grandma called them dungarees, and you only wore them to do yard work or play outside. They were seen as articles you wore to save your ” good clothes”. Then came  the era of “designer Jeans” which most of today’s denim would be. Gloria Vanderbilt, Sasson, Jordache and Sergio Valentini are some that I remember being most coveted by the women around me.

Now Fast forward to present day style. Denim garners enough respect to have an entire runway show produced and aired for TV, i.e the namesake of this post which aired on BET last Friday. (Sidebar : Did you see it? I DVR’d it but haven’t watched it yet). Now it’s not only cool to rock denim, its uncool if you don’t rock the right style of denim.

We wouldn’t want you to be uncool right? So here are some of my favorite Plus Sized Bloggers showing you ” How To Rock Denim ”

Jumpsuits

Iamnikkifree
Iamnikkifree
Out Of The Corner
Out Of The Corner

Flared

Naki_tende Esther
Naki_tende Esther

Patches & Shadows

Everything Curvy and Chic
Everything Curvy and Chic

Cropped

Gorgeous In Grey
Gorgeous In Grey
Fath.Fully.Yours
Fath.Fully.Yours

Dressed

Shapelylouise
Shapelylouise
Bitemyheathbar
Bitemyheathbar

Ripped & Reworked

Frankie Tavares
Frankie Tavares
Style Delegate
Style Delegate

Shirted

Grown And Curvy
Grown And Curvy
Curves In A Cardigan
Curves In A Cardigan

Casual Glam

Sasee Chic
Sasee Chic
A Thick Girls Closet
A Thick Girls Closet

Colored

Curves on A Budget- SarahhhRae- Essie Golden - You Me N Fashion
Curves on A Budget- SarahhhRae- Essie Golden – You Me N Fashion for Fashion To Figure

 

As a plus sized woman it’s not always easy to find denim that looks good on me and is stylish. I look for classic cuts like skinnies. I do wear flares but at 5’2″ wearing a sized 22 sometimes it’s hard to find my length.  My favs right now are actually a black pair from Fashion To Figure. Torrid and Lane Bryant also has great jeans for plus sized ( I mean over a size 18) women.

We’d loved to hear how you rock denim! For more styles follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

 

 

In The Mix- Mixed Up In Mixed Print

In The Mix: Mixed up in Mixed Print

Mixed up in mixed print

Mixed up in mixed print

Don't ask me what I'm talking about
Don’t ask me what I’m talking about

Mixed up in mixed print

Mixed up in mixed print

Now mixed prints has been a trend for the past few years. I have to admit I haven’t gotten the hang of it. I love the concept. And it looks great…but it’s not easy! I always read the tips when ever I see an article or post, because I’ve been wanting to try it for a long time, but every time I try it on I feel mixed up. Lol I guess that’s the point.
Some say stick to one color scheme, or just stay with small prints, but I kinda think that defeats the purpose. I say if you’re going to do it, go bold! Why do it at all if you are only going to do it a little?

I won’t even begin to talk about what patterns plus size women should and shouldn’t wear! That would take this post on a whole other rant. So for now, we are mixing print right?

Any who, When I found this mixed print maxi skirt in Burlington, ( for $12.99) I knew this was the perfect piece to get mixed up in! The skirt itself is made in a bold mixed print style, so there was no way to do this a little. I paired it with a sleeveless top that I Thrifted ( cost no more than $5) a few years back. It finally felt like the perfect mix to me. I added a mixed denim clutch that I picked up at Ross For Less for $6, as far as jewelry I wore black and white jewlery that I’ve had for a while.

The whole idea of mixed print is about defying fashion rules, and expressing a certain fashion freedom. So I say the only fashion rule you should stick to is, do what make you feel beautiful!

How do you feel about mixed print? Don’t be scared or better yet, do it afraid. Be free, be fashion free!

Pretty In Pink- Plus Sized HiLo Dress By Rachel Roy

Pretty In Pink Plus Sized HiLo Rachel Roy Dresss

Pretty In Pink Plus Sized HiLo Rachel Roy Dresss

Pretty In Pink Plus Sized HiLo Rachel Roy Dresss

Pretty In Pink Plus Sized HiLo Rachel Roy Dresss
Dress: Rachel Roy- Sandals : JCPenny- Necklace: Trci Lynn

Pretty In Pink Plus Sized HiLo Rachel Roy Dresss

Pretty In Pink Plus Sized HiLo Rachel Roy DresssPlease let me introduce “Sydney” from the Rachel Roy plus size collection. She also comes in black and the size 3x comfortably fits my size 22/24 body. B.T. Dubs this is one of those dresses that you hate to take off at the end of the night because you feel so cute 🙂 . Shout out to “Becky with the good hair”, because she makes some good clothes! I chose pink because it’s my favorite color. Besides that, the feel of this dress makes you feel soo pretty! It’s not at all a girly, or sexy dress, but it has a comfortable and worry free beauty. I love the pockets! And the low hem on the back gave me added comfort, because I have on of those shapes the make the back of the skirt rise up. ( I’ve always hated that)

I wore this dress to my families annual cookout which was a 2.5 hour ride to upstate NewYork. The fabric was so well made, that even after sitting on a bus for over 2 hours, I didn’t have a wrinkle in sight. That’s a good garment! This was another piece I picked up at The Curvy Con. I snagged it for right around $25.00. I love the way it feels. I pair this dress with my favorite summer sandals from JCpenny, and matched some colored and silver jewelry for the perfect cookout look! Now let’s get into this dress.

Cons first:

Weird Shape: It doesn’t add much to my shape. At first I belted it. It looked better with a belt. Then I thought about  how uncomfortable that might be after eating all that great family food. So I decided to just let it flow!

Now Pros:

Color: It is my favorite color ✔️, what girl can pass on feeling pretty in pink?

Material: It’s very well made ✔️ I know when a size 3x fits me this good, that’s a hot piece!

Versitle: It can be casually worn with sandals or you can dress it up with statement jewelry and heels ✔️

Price: At under $25.00 I went surfing her site for more peices ✔️.

This is is my first Rachel Roy pieces, but I will be getting more! Do you own any Rachel Roy plus sized collection? If so I’d love to here what you have and how you feel in it. Drop me a line in the comments. Or holla at me on Facebook, Twitter, and instagram.

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Dress Sandals Jewlery

Flawless Fabulous Fit & Flare Dress

Flawed & Fabulous

Flawless Fit & Flare
Flawless Fit & Flare
Flawless Fit & Flare
Flawless Fit & Flare
Flawless Fit & Flare
Flawless Fit & Flare

First off I have to say this dress is one of those pieces that gives instant confidence! Nothing makes you feel as good as a great Dress! I picked it up from Fashion To Figure last year &25 buy one get one free at TheCurvycon. I’m not really a dress girl so I don’t wear it often. I tend to wear more dresses in the summer so I pulled this one out this week.

From the time I put it on I realized something that never dawned on me before. Fit & Flare is my perfect silhouette. I’ve said it before,  one of my body flaws that I dress to camouflage is my midsection. This shaped dress ( sometimes called a Skater) makes my flaws fabulous!

The dress shaped my body in just the right places. It hugged the top, and flared out at the waste, creating the affect of a well defined high waistline.

The dress is strapless so to make it office appropriate I threw on a denim Ballero that I thrifted a few months back. A statement necklace that I picked up for $5 at Walmart, and a silver clutch that I got at Ross for less, my summer staple fringe sandals, and some silver hoops complete this look.

Conclusion: Fit & Flare makes my flaws look fabulous!

Flawless Fit & Flare
Fit & Flare Dress : Fashion To Figure (last year) – Denim Ballero: Thrifted- Flawless Clutch: Ross For Less- Necklace : Walmart- Fringe Sandals: JCPenny

 

Flawless Fit & Flare
Flawless Fit & Flare

 

Frugal Fashion Finds: Plus Sized Look For Next To Nothing

If you don’t know, shopping for stylish plus sized clothes is no easy feat. Getting great quality without spending an arm and a leg is my goal. I’d rather pay for good quality than get cheap stuff that’s s bad quality. But when I can get both! All is well with my world!

Well I guess I’m kind of putting the cart before the horse here.  I haven’t done a review of my awesome experience at Thecurvycon. Yet I’ll be sharing some of my “next nothing” frugal fashion finds, thanks to discounts I received from thecurvycon. I scored quite a few goodies on the shopping floor. This cross-over tank top was free, yes free from Fashion to Figure for buying a pair of black jeans.

Plus Size Frugal Fashion

Fashion to Figure is one of the stores that returned from last year. They are one of my favorite stores. I was more than happy to go raking through those racks, especially for a buy 1 get 1 free! The top is a size 3x and it fits very comfortably. I usually don’t like the cross-over style because it tends to expose my lower belly and that’s no Bueno! But this one hits at just the right length. It’s just my kinda of boarder line casual, but I can dress it up type of style! I’m picturing it with some knickers too. This time I rocked it with a tube skirt and some fringe sandals, with a gold chain jewelry set.

Plus Size Frugal Fashion

The skirt and the sandals are from JCPenny. Ashlely Nell Tipton ( one of the headliners) has a partnership with JCPenny and they had some stations set up to decorate complementary tees they gave out, ( there goes that cart again). On the tables were coupons to get $20 off a $20 purchase. Yeah that sounds like free! I logged in on the Fourth Of July just to see if I could get some additional savings! Ding ding ding! What a score! The skirt was originally $60 marked down to $40 and 80% off clearance for the Fourth of July. After my Curvycon discount it was free! I got a size 3x and it fits great. It’s a tube skirt but it’s not clingy, which fits my shape well. I was a little weary of the stripes but once I tried it on I was sold.

Plus Size Frugal Fashion

The sandals were originally $50 and I ended up paying $15.99! They didn’t have wide with so I ordered a size 9 just to be safe! I wear an 8 wide when I can find it. Otherwise I get a 9 for the width.  My total savings from JCPenny was a whopping $110.00! My total cost for this look was $15.99! I know the quality of these items is good and they’ll last me a few season.

Now the thing with frugal shopping is sometimes you can’t duplicate it. I did my best to find links to comparable items in style and price.

 

Plus Sized Frugal Fashion

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Top similar, Tube Skirt similar, Fringe Sandals JCPenny, Gold Chain Jewlery Set.

Do you love finding great quality clothes at exceptional prices? Where is your favorite place to find them? Drop us a line and let us know where you score! For now happy hunting!

Breaking All The Rules : FULL FIGURED FASHION WEEK CURVES AT SEA YACHT PARTY

Breaking All The Rules Yacht Party : Full FIGURED FASHION WEEK CURVES AT SEA ALL WHITE YACHT PARTY

Yes you heard it right! Hundreds of full figured beauties wearing all white dancing, singing and partying without a care! I must admit although I had a great time, and the food was excellent. I was doing a lot more watching than participating. I can’t help it I’m a people watcher. So, as I watched and admired how great everyone looked, I also realized that everyone was expressing their fashion their way! It was awesome!

Breaking rules and looking fabulous!

Rule #1 CURVY GIRLS SHOULD NOT WEAR WHITE

Greeting us as we boarded
Gwen Devoe- Greeting us as we boarded

Rule # 2 CURVY GIRLS SHOULD WEAR LONG SHIRT – NO CROP TOPS

Sabrina Rocking A Cropped Top
Sabrina Rocking A Cropped Top

Rule # 3 CURVY GIRLS SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM LACE AND SHEER CLOTHING

Tanesha Smart Ms. Plus America
Tanesha Smart Ms. Plus America

Rule #4 CURVY GIRLS SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM FORM FITTING CLOTHING

Christina Mendez In A Crop Top Body Con
Christina Mendez In A Crop Top Body Con

Rule # 5 CURVY GIRLS SHOULD CAN NOT BE PAGENT QUEENS

Ms Plus New York- Gwen Devoe- Emeecia Director of Ms Plus New York
Ms Plus New York- Gwen Devoe- Emeecia Director of Ms Plus New York

I guess nobody told them about us!

 

Soooo just because they are my favorite looks of the night!

Lady Hanson
Lady Hanson

 

Breaking Fashion Rules

 

This is my favorite moment of the night! I got to meet my #haircrush Nakitende Esther!

 

Nakitende Esther and I
Nakitende Esther and I

What rules are you breaking this summer?

Hot In The Office: 3 Ways To Keep The Business In Your Business Casual Summer Wardrobe

Finally we are getting some hot days! I love summer fashion! The flowing dresses, bright colors, and light air feel to the clothes just puts a smile in my heart! As with many offices, my job has a business casual office attire. Although there is no clear definition of “ business casual” sometimes people forget the business and add a little too much casual.

In the warmer months we usually get that not so subtle reminder from HR. You know the one informing us of the obvious warmer weather, imploring us to use good judgement when dressing for working, and asking us not to embarrass ourselves, fellow coworkers, or the company. Yet and still some people don’t get the hint.

Casually Speaking

Navigating the difference between what’s appropriate for business casual and what not may not be easy. In my office we have certain restrictions which are pretty standard.
1. No sheer or see through clothing ( yes it needs to be stated).
2. Shoes must either have a strap on the back, or closed toes.
3. No cutoff shorts
4. No Tshirts with graphics
5. No swim wear ( yes it has happened)
My summer staples are maxi dresses and skirts, light denim, and bright colored everything. I incorporate these items in heavy rotation for work and play. So, I have a few guidelines of my own that I use to keep it stylish and appropriate.

Party On The Bottom

Lapecasapreciosa
Lapecasapreciosa

 

 

Pair your bold print pants and skirts with a neutral top. Choose a solid white, denim, or a another summer neutral that matches the bold print.

Whatnickawore
Whatnickawore

Bright Bold Beauty

Inmyjoi
Inmyjoi

Add color, bright colors, bold beautiful, summers tops and or bottoms. The bright color just screams summer. I love yellows, corals, and teals.

Robin Charmage
Robin Charmage

Cover Me

Iamfabellis
Iamfabellis

This one is my saving grace! I usually keep a light sweater or denim jacket on the back of my chair. You know those pretty sleeves summer dresses and shirts? Guess what you can wear them to the office! Just keep a blazer, jacket or sweater handy to cover your arms and voila! Office appropriate.

Jenesaiquoithe
Jenesaiquoithe

So there Girlfriend! Now as it heats up outside, make sure you keep it cool, casual, and be about your business!

As always stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for more business casual inspiration!