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
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”
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!)
Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant Spring/Summer '14 Runway Show
You can see the entire Isabel Toledo for Lane Bryant runway show here (skip ahead to 44.51)
NEW POST: NYFW Day Two
Day #2 was cold. Well, all of NYFW was cold, and it was cold last Feb and it will be next Feb. Who decided that having fashion week in NYC in FEBRUARY was a good idea? Seriously… in Sept we’re usually sweating (which is never a good look) and in Feb it always snows and we’re freezing and we can’t even wear our super-cute shoes because of all the gross slush. Blerg.
Well, enough of my #fashionpeopleproblems rant… NYFW Day Two was another fun day of running around, seeing shows, and trying my hardest to be comfy and warm while still being stylish.
One of the easiest ways to accomplish that is by wearing Duo boots. I am obsessed with Duo, (I now own 5 pairs), and these over-the-knee studded flat boots were my lifesavers during NYFW. And, of course, they worked perfectly with my equally comfy outfit; stretch leggings, an oversized button-down shirt and my stunning new Simply Be coat. My Mr. T-esq neckpiece and must-have Peter Pilotto x Target sunnies completed the look.
Thankfully, an outfit like this carried me from my first show (9 am, ugh!) to my last party that night (Charlotte Ronson)!
Jacket: Simply Be
Necklace: Street Vendor
Leggings: Eileen Fisher
Sunglasses: Peter Pilotto for Target
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Swap With Me On Swapdom!
With the proliferation of selling websites (ebay, Threadfilp, Shop Hers and oh-so-many more), it’s hard to stand out from the pack. So, when I came across Swapdom, I have to say I was impressed.
Instead of the typical, post an item, tell us your price, and then we take a cut (does that ever make anyone else feel like they’re working with a pimp?), Swapdom facilitates a clothing swap and you only pay for shipping.
They literally do all the work for you, swapping items between multiple people so you can get exactly what you want! But of course, before you can get anything, you need to sign up and post what you’re willing to swap!
This is killer for me because I have SO. MUCH. STUFF. Great stuff, things I love, beautiful pieces that pain me to part with, but really should be owned by someone else, and I’m certainly always looking for other great items to make my own. (What can I say, I like stuff!)
So sign up, make a profile (here’s mine if you want to swap with me- cough, cough, Fendi sunglasses and Isabel Marant for H&M exclusives), and start listing things. When you find something you want, just make a request, and Swapdom does the rest to arrange the perfect swap.
*This post was sponsored by Swapdom but all opinions are my own.
NEW POST: NYFW Day 1
New York Fashion Week (henceforth referred to as NYFW) is a fun, thrilling, beyond exhausting experience. My days are typically 12+ hours, running all over the city, and typically not eating. It’s a quasi-joke in the fashion industry about people not eating, but during fashion week most people live off of Starbucks and adrenaline. (And maybe, if you’re lucky, one of the events will actually have teeny tiny passed hors d’oeuvres you can munch).
One of the biggest mistakes I made in the past was not wearing comfortable shoes. Since I don’t live directly in NYC, and I’m not super rich, I cannot survive in cab-to-curb shoes. Thankfully, I snatched up these Dolce Vita booties right before NYFW started, and practically lived in them during the week.
The coat was a gift from Simply Be (thanks!) and was in rotation with another Simply Be coat (will show up in a future post). The jeans are one of the best pair of jeans I’ve ever worn- and they’re from ASOS! They hug my curves perfectly and so far (even though they’re stretchy) they haven’t stretched out!
I will be posting some of my favorite pictures from my favorite shows I attended (once I narrow them down that is!), and there will be more outfit posts to come as well!
Coat: Simply Be
Jeans: ASOS Curve
Shirt: Old Navy
Boots: Dolce Vita
Hat: NJ Turnpike Rest Stop
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff