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
Sunglasses: c/o BCBG
Bracelet: Kate Spade “Bridesmaid”
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
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.
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!
NEW POST: Eloquii’s Future Is As Bright As My Hair!
So, I’m sure it’s no mystery that I’m a fan of Eloquii. I was before they folded, and even more so once they returned- thanks to a hearty group of employees that saw the potential in the plus brand. Not only am I thrilled about the spirit behind the brand, their designs are obviously elevated from where they once were.
So when they offered to give me a piece or two, you best believe I snatched up this dress. From the flattering fit and the swingy skirt to the abstract print and comfortable fabric, it was clear this dress would be an easy go-to for dressier days and fabulous events.
While they’re sold out of the dress, you can still snag the skirt version here. (But hurry, it’s almost gone too!)
I’m in love with what they’ve done, and I’ll be writing about it for Refinery29 today!