I have heard that plus sized women shouldn’t wear horizontal stripes because it makes you look wider. False! I have honestly never found this to be true. In my experience, it can accentuate your curves in a good way!
This dress from JCPenney is a Fall staple! The main color is a beautiful burgundy with the stripe being a blush pink. These are two very popular colors for Fall. The 3/4 length sleeves will keep you warm in the Fall weather, but it would be easy to pair with a leather or jean jacket when it gets colder. The fit is great, especially considering it’s part of Arizon’s “Junior Plus” Line. Usually Jr Plus tends to run small, but I have not found that to be true at JCPenney. The material is very comfortable and easy to wear.
I paired this dress with a pair of black maternity leggings from Motherhood Maternity and black booties from ASOS.
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When I picked my most recent items from Pink Blush, I really aimed to give my readers a variety of items that would be perfect for Fall. I wanted to show you the diverse options available as well as give you some style inspiration for the slightly cooler weather.
The first item is a long sleeve gray shirt with black lace on the shoulders and collar. The lace makes this shirt dressy enough to wear to work, but it is soft and will keep you comfy and warm in the cool weather. My only issue with this piece was the length, so I did tuck the bottom up to give me a better overall proportion. I paired this shirt with a pair of burgundy Ponte pants and scrappy black sandals.
The second item was a gorgeous floral dress. I actually wore this for my baby shower and got so many compliments on it! The hemline is slightly higher in the front and longer in the back, but the front hits about two inches below my knee. There is a flattering overlapping neckline to emphasize the chest and an elastic high waist to show off your curves. I tied the sash in a bow to the left side to give the look some a-symmetry. Although this is short sleeves, the colors of the floral print are Fall inspired. The navy blue and orange give this dress an Autumn flair.
The last item is a Hospital robe. I don’t feel like any mom-to-be wants to spend her whole Hospital stay in a boring medical gown. This robe is perfect for being comfortable, looking chic, and still having the freedom to be nursing-friendly. The material is very soft and light. The white lace is a nice touch to make you still feel like you haven’t lost your fashion sense. It’s always my opinion that when you look good, you feel good. I’m definitely packing this in my hospital bag!
Gray Lace Top
If you’ve never heard of Adore Me, you are missing out on some fantastic things! They carry sizes small-4X in swimwear, lingerie, bras, panties, activewear, loungewear/sleepwear, and now beauty too! They do have a subscription VIP option where you get something every month, usually for a discounted rate, but it’s not a requirement. You can always choose the pay-as-you-go option and purchase pieces whenever you’d like. If you sign up for their emails, they notify you of sales quite often!
To date I’ve tried their bras, underwear, sleepwear, and activewear and have yet to be disappointed. The quality is great and once you know your proper size, the fit is usually perfect as well. I will say that you should consult their size chart before ordering because I do have to size up in their pants and underwear. The bras have been true to size in my experience though. They even have nursing bras!
I will include a few pictures from my current order from Adore Me. They did send me these pieces for advertisement purposes but the opinions are my own and this is not a sponsored post. I’ll link all the items I received below as well as my video reviewing each piece in case you’re interested!
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For those of you who don’t follow me on any other social media platform, I am a Pink Blush Ambassador! The great news about Pink Blush is they carry straight sizes, plus sizes, straight size maternity, and plus size maternity. So there’s something for everyone on their site! I love the style of their clothes and the fit and quality is always on point! I’m so excited to be working with them on a regular basis and highly recommend checking out their site!
I’m in love with this simple black T-shirt dress. The fabric is soft and light without being flimsy or see through. It features a V neck and has slits up the sides to give it a little added interest. I did pair it with a simple braided brown belt just to define my waist a bit more, but you don’t even need to do that. It’s a great effortless look and it even has pockets! You know I love dresses with pockets! I’m planning on wearing this dress a ton on vacation next month. It’s very versatile and can transition to fall easily with a jean jacket!
The next dress is more of an end of summer/beginning of Fall floral print because of the dark background and 3/4 length sleeves. I love the shape of this dress because it would flatter a lot of different body types. The seaming of the dress follows the curves of the body, making it very complimentary. The length is perfect on me. It’s not too short that I need to wear leggings to make it work for the office, it hits right below the knee. It’s one of those go to dresses that can transition easily to the cooler weather with a pair of boots and dark tights.
This final look is beachy perfection. I ordered this specifically to wear on vacation next month. It’s a beautiful white maxi with black stripes. Again, with pockets! This one is more of a drapey easy feel with a slight V neck on top. I also loved how this looked with a short sleeve jean jacket. It definitely gives the dress a more trendy feel and I love it! The fabric is soft and easy to wear, especially as a pregnant woman. You don’t want to feel too constrained when you have a tiny human growing in your belly. This dress is a comfy dream and looks super stylish on!
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It has been exactly one year since I wrote my first blog post and I’m so happy to share this milestone with all of you. When I started my blog, I didn’t really have any sort of expectations. I just figured that I would give it a try and see how it went.
Now one year later, I’m so happy I have it a shot. I’ve become part of a great plus size bloggers network on Facebook, I’ve grown my Instagram to 2K followers, and my YouTube channel is nearing 1K subscribers. I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that anyone would read my blog of watch my videos besides family and friends. I had no idea it would grow into something bigger. Now, I have the honor of spreading the message of self love and how to be stylish at any size and budget. I’ve made some great friends via the internet and learned a lot about myself and set new goals for my future.
I just want to say thank you. Without all of you, my blog would not give me such joy and purpose. Thank you for all of your love and support and let’s make this go on for years to come!
Torrid and I are in a relationship. Sometimes I will go months without making a purchase, other times I’ll make multiple purchases in a month. A lot of it ends up being based on their selection and if it fits into my personal style or not. Lately, I’ve been in love with a lot of their pieces.
I loved the pattern of this dress. The print is different from what I would normally gravitate towards, but I think it keeps a basic silhouette more interesting. The straps are adjustable, which I really appreciate. There is an elastic element in the back, but other than that the material is linen-like and does not stretch. I got this in a 3X during their Haute Cash sale.
The jean jacket is just…perfection. I can pair it with so many different things in my closet this Spring. Since it has short sleeves, it is great to wear in the warm weather. I tend to prefer a dark wash jean, so I’m pleased with the shade. This is in a 2X. I thought about sizing up because I don’t have a whole lot of extra room around the arms, but when I made my purchase, they only had a 2X left. It does stretch, so it’s not a big deal. I also bought this during their Haute Cash sale.
I purchased the sandals last summer in this nude shade and in black. I bought them both on sale and they’ve held up so well. I wear them all the time because they’re so comfortable for my wide foot. By far, my favorite sandals I own! Overall, this look is comfortable but very put together for the Spring weather!
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This may be my favorite dress of all time so brace yourselves! GCGMe reached out to me and asked if I’d like to review one of their dresses on my blog and Instagram. Full disclosure: this dress was provided to me but the opinions are my own and this is not a sponsored post. Just wanted to get that out of the way first!
GCGMe sells mainly special occasion dresses in both plus sizes and straight sizes. Their plus sizes go up to a 4X. They average in price from about $40-80, which is pretty good for a special occasion dress in my opinion. On top of that, you can get 15% off your purchase if you use my coupon code: TEEN15.
I chose this dress for a few reasons. I fell in love with the print. It is a gorgeous floral and gives me major spring and summer vibes. I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer! The neckline would flatter any woman. It’s slightly off the shoulder but not completely, which shows just the right amount of skin. The fabric is lightweight and comfortable without being sheer or too clingy. I got this in a 3X and it fits perfectly. I also love the sleeve length. The sleeves do have elastic so that you can wear then at your elbow, like I did, or make them more 3/4 length.
Shipping was super quick from this company and they have some great sales and pretty dresses. Make sure you check them out and use my code if you want to save some extra cash!
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If you’ve seen my Instagram or any other blog posts, it’s probably clear that Society+ has quickly become one of my all time favorite brands. I could talk about them all day: about how their mission perfectly aligns with supporting plus size women, how they’re trying to change the fashion industry from within, how they use real plus size women on their website to feature their clothes. Needless to say, I’d give them all my money if I could. Plus their clothes are impeccably made and well worth the price.
I got this dress during their Valentine’s Day sale and was waiting for an occasion to wear it. If you saw my Haul video, you know I immediately fell in love with this dress! It’s a size 22/24. The silhouette is perfect for a pear shaped woman like myself. And it has pockets!!! I love a good dress with pockets. I do wish you could see the print better in the photos, but it has a very subtle black damask print. It gives the dress a nice texture. The dress was the perfect length, just a tiny bit past my knees!
I paired this piece with some rose gold jewelry because I’m in love with rose gold everything at the moment, and a pair of black sandals. I would have worn heels but I’m still dealing with a knee injury, so I opted for the more comfortable shoe. I wore this to see Travis Wall Presents Shaping Sound, one of the best dance presentations I have ever seen. The tickets were my Birthday present from my husband and I enjoyed every minute of it!
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I’m going to make this post short and sweet. Everyone wants to look good and feel special on Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re single and celebrating with some friends or you’re in a committed relationship going to dinner, this is one day that you want to look good.
I chose to wear this beautiful red dress from Torrid. I’m so in love with the shape and color. This dress actually was a tiny bit large on me, but I got it on Clearance for about $10! So I couldn’t say no! It has a great flowy skirt and a high neckline. It is made of a pointe material, so it is a little thicker which makes it perfect in the cold weather!
I paired it with black tights, booties, a black shrug, and a pretty necklace from JCPenney. Overall, the look is fun but classic. I wore this to work and received so many compliments! No matter what you’re doing today, I hope that you have some fun!
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If you have read my blog for any length of time, there are a few things you already know about me: I love to look chic, I enjoy being comfortable, and I cannot pass up a good deal on clothes!
This black sweater dress is perfect in so many ways. The 3/4 length sleeves are perfect for the cooler weather, the stripes and give the dress a little texture, and I only paid about $12 for it! Lane Bryant was having a sale: clearance items were buy one, get one for $5. This dress was an original $90! With the sale and gift card I had from my Birthday, it was such a steal! This is in a size 22/24 and it fits my pear shape so well. In fact, I also purchased this dress in red!
The leggings are not a recent purchase, but they were also a good deal. They are made of a soft buttery fabric, making them a dream to wear. I got them over the summer at Burlington Coat Factory for only $6!
There’s nothing wrong with pairing something more simple with a piece that’s more fun. That’s exactly what I did, wearing a fun Aztec print legging with a simple black sweater dress. The overall look is chic but whimsical at the same time.
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