The X Collection

The X Collection

So, if you follow me on any social media you know I’ve been hinting at a huge, awesome secret… and I can FINALLY announce it today!!

I’ve created a plus size dress collection with Fame & Partners, the Australian-based dress site! There are 11 items in the collection, all running size 12-22 US (16-26 AUS), and they’ve specifically been crafted to show off and flatter your curves.

Clothing is transformative; in the right dress you feel confident, invincible even, like you can do anything, even take on the whole world! I wanted every piece in the X Collection to bring that out of whomever wears it, because every woman, regardless of size, deserves to feel beautiful!

With dresses named after my personal female heroes, the X Collection has something to offer for every personal style and occasion; from on-trend crop-top sets and lovely lace-covered numbers to sultry low-cut frocks and my personal favorite, the pleated, bejeweled Dorothy Dress.

And, if the fabulous frocks and gorgeous gowns weren’t enough of a reason to be excited, we’re also offering 10% off any of the X Collection dresses for ONE DAY ONLY! Just use code R2910 when you check out.

You can shop it here: The X Collection

Photos by Andrew Werner Photography, styling by Margie Aschroft, makup and hair by Melissa Formica, assisting by Nisim Frank and Safiya Sawney.

Lookit me now ma! I’m a model!

NEW POST: Lookit me now ma, I’m a model!
I have two bits of exciting news to share! First of all, plus style staple Fashion to Figure has launched their new denim collection for fall. Secondly, they tapped a few NYC-based style bloggers to model their jeans, including yours truly!
It was such a fun day; after picking out my outfit I had my hair and makeup did (who doesn’t love getting dolled up, right?). They shot the entire lookbook on their roof, and I think it all came out awesome!
I picked out a pair of emerald green skinnies, and cuffed the hem for an on-trend look. I also layered a black & white peplum top to help make my hair pop. I really loved that they allowed us to choose and style our own outfits, it really showed how genuine Fashion to Figure is.
Want to check out the behind the scenes footage from the shoot? You can check it out here or on Fashion to Figure’s YouTube page.
You should also go check out Fashion to Figure’s blog; it’s filled with outfit ideas and helpful fashion tips.
So what did you think of all the looks? Which outfit is your favorite and which jeans are you crushing on?

This Dress is the Shirt

NEW POST: This Dress Is The Shirt

Sometimes I love to live in edgy, on-trend styles that would stand out like a sore thumb in a typical suburb. I envision my flame-red hair scaring the soccer moms, and my spiky ensembles snagging head-turns and eye-rolls. I don’t care if a style is traditionally “flattering” or not; I don’t care if something makes me look thinner or thicker. And I like it. I like my edge.

But sometimes the mood strikes me, and I find my eyes wandering… to 50s silhouettes, nipped-in waists, a level of modesty, something… “flattering.”

So on those days there’s only a few brands I’d considering wearing, and one of my favorites is IGIGI. Filled with classic, timeless styles, IGIGI is perfect for those days you want to dress up and for days when you don’t know what to wear, because no matter what, you’re going to look polished and put together.

I was going for a bit of a classically vintage vibe, so I paired my IGIGI shirtdress with sleek patent-leather pumps, a vintage straw purse (nabbed at the Brooklyn Flea) and a modern-day twist on  cat-eye sunglasses. I cinched in my waist with one of my favorite belts, making my ensemble even more figure-flattering.

Now that I’ve shared my secret with you, tell me—what’s your favorite way to pull-together a quick, polished look?

Dress: c/o IGIGI

Shoes: Amalfi by Rangoni

Bag: Vintage

Sunglasses: c/o BCBG

Necklace: nOir

Bracelet: Kate Spade “Bridesmaid” 

Belt: Target

Happy July 5th + Sweepstakes!

NEW POST: Happy July 5th + Sweepstakes!

So, I’ve been somewhat off the radar thanks to a little illness called meningitis… fortunately it’s viral meningitis, which is not the deadly version (that’s bacterial meningitis), but it’s still not fun. So instead of going to any parties, or even leaving the house, I’ve been holed up in bed since Wednesday trying to basically sleep it all off. But enough of my moaning, hopefully everyone else had a fabulous Independence Day!

Now, switching gears for a minute, I have to tell you about this awesome Sweepstakes that Bare Necessities is doing with Hanky Panky! If you’re not familiar with Hanky Panky, they’re a fabulous intimates brand, famous for their lacy thongs. Well, did you know they offer plus sizes too? You can get their best selling styles up to size 3X, or you can enter Bare Necessities Sweepstakes here for a chance to win a personalized Hanky Panky panty!

Want some panty inspiration? Check out the pair that I customized as a sweet gift from Bare Necessities!

NEW Post: Queen of Hearts

It’s rare to find a frock that fits you like a glove, makes you feel super-girly, and is totally twirl-worthy, but this eShakti dress checks all those boxes and more.

eShakti, for the unfamiliar, is an amazing, affordable and customizable website filled with darling dresses, stunning skirts, terrific tops and more. While the designs are gorgeous on their own, you can custom-fit it to your exact measurements (and often alter the sleeve and skirt length) for only an additional $7.50!

I think this flirty, feminine style pairs perfectly with my sweet heart-shaped glasses, vintage woven purse and girly mary jane pumps, and it will also work perfectly as my bridesmaid dress at my friend’s wedding this weekend!

One of the other amazing things about eShakti is that they offer sizes 0-36W! That’s right, these can-they-possibly-get-even-better dresses just got better, thanks to their inclusive size range!

So what are you waiting for? Go snag one of these stunning styles before I buy them all myself!

Dress: c/o eShakti

Sunglasses: Nasty Gal

Shoes: Stewart Weitzman

Bag: Vintage

PREVIEW: Queen of Hearts

Dress: eShakti

Sunglasses: Nasty Gal

(Tune in next week for the full post)

NEW POST: Trick or…

So, I’ve never hid the fact that I’m a huge fan of Halloween, but did you know one of my favorite movies is Beetlejuice? Well, if you ever saw my 2012 Halloween post you might have seen a clue… 

So when Eloquii so graciously sent me this stunning striped dress, I won’t deny that one of the ways I thought to style it was very obviously Beetlejuice inspired. 

I love the shape of this dress, how the stripes nip in the waist, giving a great hourglass silhouette, and have slimming vertical stripes at the sides. The whole dress is an optical illusion, and a fabulous one at that.

To play up the Beetlejuice-ish of it, I slipped on some bug-eye mirrored shades and grabbed my ASOS “Treat” clutch (it’s literally dripping in spookiness). The holographic strappy heels were the perfect finishing touch to my optical-grabbing ensemble. 

All I can say is… Day Oh

Dress: Eloquii

Shoes: Boohoo

Clutch: ASOS

Sunglasses: Boohoo

Looking for something to do next Saturday the 14th? Head on down to our Shop & Swap! 

Myself and 6 other fabulous bloggers will be selling our awesome clothes- things you’ve seen on our blogs before, or special pieces we’ve saved just for you! 

Prices will be low, and there will be ridiculously amazing giveaways from brands like Modcloth, James Jeans, InStyle, ASOS, Ted Gibson & more!

Come on out to this FREE event, meet your favorite bloggers & have some fun!

PREVIEW: Trick or…

(Tune in later this week for the full post)

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