Wind Action

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Saturday, July 19, 2014


Isn't this duster so pretty?  I wanted it because I don't have anything like it and I'm always up for trying something new.  It's the perfect addition to this lightweight drapey romper for a laid back option for summer time weekend wear.  Pair it with flat sandals and your ready to go from beach to beach bar and still look fab.  My absolute favorite thing about this duster is the wind action I get when I walk.  It's like I'm in my own personal music video (think JLo in Love Don't Cost a Thing).  

The lighting is a couple of the pictures make skew the original color of the romper.  It's definitely black and not navy as it might appear. 






Sunnies / Duster / Romper / Shoes / Purse / Midi Rings / Earrings ::: Deb c/o
Lippie ::: MAC Retro Matte Flat Out Fabulous
and I'm out. 
Stay Lovely
xx



Peach Perfect

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Monday, July 14, 2014

I'm trying to break out of wearing the same type of outfit but it doesn't seem to be working but then again why mess with a good thing.  Anywho --I'm loving how easy throwing on a full skirt can be in this summer heat -- it can be instant glam and sophistication or it can be playful and feminine depending on how you wear it.  This time I kept it summer time pretty with peachy metallics and the 3D embellishments of the top are a fun addition to change it up a bit.  






Charm Bracelet ::: Wet Seal c/o
"Oui" Ring ::: Charming Charlie
Stackable Rings ::: Deb c/o
Clutch ::: hm (old)
Top ::: Forever 21+
Skirt ::: ASOS (regular sizes)
Shoes ::: Shoe Dazzle (old but I love these and they are only $18)

As a fashion blogger I'm often approached by PR firms to be part of some new campaign to promote one thing or another that really doesn't relate to me personally or to my message of positive body acceptance and self love.   So when I was going through my email a few weeks ago a subject line stuck out amongst the rest.  It read, Share Colbie Collait's Message to All Women: Embrace Natural Beauty.

Of course I was immediately interested in finding out a little more about Colbie's message.  I'm so glad I did, not only because it's relatable but it's really beautiful to see someone in an industry where your looks are equally if not more important than the actual talent, take the initiative in shining light on self love, body acceptance and natural beauty.  And doing it all as your first single off your new album as the main platform!  Pretty gutsy and amazing and I'm a total supporter of her movement.  Listen to the lyrics and you will totally understand.  


Here are two links I wanted to share with you all!  First is Colbie Callait's SnapVerse video where she talks about the inspiration behind her lead single -- "Try".  The lyrics to this song are beyond moving and it's a message that I wholeheartedly support.   The video is a very powerful display about beauty ideals and self acceptance.  The message reminds me of what TLC did with Unpretty and what India Aire did with Video.  Music about being okay with yourself is needed and Colbie's "Try" is like the 2014 anthem of self love!  Thank you Colbie for writing such an amazing song that touches everyone personally. 


"Take your makeup off
Let your hair down
Take a breath
Look into the mirror, at yourself
Don't you like you?
'Cause I like you"  

WATCH COLBIE'S SNAPVERSE VIDEO HERE and then
WATCH THE  "TRY" VIDEO BELOW


Stay Beautiful & Lovely
xx


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Pants Free Summer

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

We are well into the heat of the Floridian Summer and that means hot days and breezeless humid nights.  So you can see why it's so important to dress simple and as weather friendly as possible.  Usually I don't let the weather dictate what I wear but it's just been so hot I can't justify wearing clothing let alone pants!  And since it wouldn't be appropriate to don a bra and some spanx out in public -- a simple maxi dress solves my wardrobe dilemma.  

What are some of your go to summer looks?  Let me know how you stay summertime fashionable? I'd love to hear from you! xx


Maxi Dress, Earrings, Bracelet & Rings ::: Deb c/o
Purse ::: ASOS (old)
Sandals ::: Forever 21 (old)
Stay Cool & Lovely
xx

Hello

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hey everyone!  

Just wanted to say a quick hello!  I've been under the weather and haven't had much energy to get up or get dressed up.  But today Kirstin Marie dragged me out of bed to attend a local event in Jacksonville called Ladies' Day Off.  I slipped on my handy dandy Floridian Summertime Uniform of a sundress and sandals -- added some fun sunnies and statement necklace to complete the look.  It was a lovely laid back event and I didn't mind the ever present glasses of champagne and raspberry and brie cheese puffs.  Yum!  Haha! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


Photos by Kirstin Marie



Dress ::: ASOS (old)
Sandals ::: Target (old)
Purse ::: Canal Street Vendor
Necklace ::: Mint & Lolly
Bracelet ::: Charming Charlie
Sunnies ::: Wet Seal

Stay Lovely
xx

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Swoon

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I'm literally swooning over this latest outfit from ModCloth -- can you guess why???  Okay, give up?   It's the skirt.  Let's just take a minute and discuss how amazing this full skirt is?!  For one thing -- it fits perfectly.  Once again,  I received these items and I'm wearing them with no alterations made.  I usually have to especially when I order online.  Okay, back to the skirt... The colors.  The yellow and pink roses are a perfect summer palate.  Lastly, this skirt is so lush, flowy and oh so romantic.  I immediately knew when I saw it -- it had to be mine.

ModCloth's plus size line has plenty more romantic vintage inspired pieces that would be perfect for your summer brunches, cookouts and parties!  And if you are a first time ModCloth shopper, no worries.  They have great customer service.  You can chat with a ModCloth Customer Service Associate 24/7!  This is so helpful when you're doing some late night online shopping and you have a sizing question!  And with their free exchanges and stress free returns -- what's not to love?  ModCloth is more than just an online vintage boutique -- it's a place where happiness, pretty clothes and shopping come together... and that is enough to make this fashion girl swoon.   This is the second look I styled in honor of the one year anniversary launch of ModCloth's plus size line.  

Photos by Elizabeth Golden of J'adore Studios









Top & Skirt ::: ModCloth c/o
Purse ::: Vintage buy
Shoes ::: Victoria's Secret
Ring & Bracelet ::: Gifted
This bugger wanted to be in the shoot too!  That face cracks me up!


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Fresh Prints

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

It's always exciting when a clothing company that you love embraces plus size fashion,  especially when one of those companies happens to be ModCloth.  ModCloth -- co founded by the always cute as a button Susan Koger, took her love for thrifting and vintage inspired goods and created an online boutique that has modernized shopping for the retro look of classic feminine styles.    You can find the most beautiful and dramatic ladylike pieces at ModCloth that you can't really find anywhere else.  So of course when ModCloth introduced their plus size line about a year ago I was excited to see what they would bring to table.  In celebration of their one year anniversary they asked me to style two looks from their plus size line! 

Over the past year ModCloth has been working alongside with plus size bloggers and customers to get feedback on their products to make them better than ever.   You can only appreciate a company that takes the time to really hear out and understand what their consumers want and the current ModCloth plus size line is concrete proof that they were listening!  I've already made a list of coveted items that I want from ModCloth, if you're following me on Pinterest you've probably noticed that I have gone a tad pin crazy with ModCloth dresses, shoes and everything in between.   Have you checked out their plus size line?  Make sure you do.  They have a great selection of dresses, skirts, tops and jackets ranging from 1X - 4X.   







I fell in love with this fresh fun fruity print.  How can you not love lemons and oranges on a fitted and flare dress?  It's perfect for summer and it fits like a glove with no alterations made.  I'm wearing a 3x : ) 

Sunnies & "Pull Up a Cherry" Dress in Citrus ::: ModCloth c/o
Shoes ::: Steve Madden (old)
Purse ::: Street Vendor (old)

This post is sponsored by ModCloth but all opinions are my own.

Stay Lovely
xx



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Brick & Mortar

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brick & Motar:  relating to or being a traditional business serving customers in a building as contrasted to an online business (Merriam-Webster)

When it comes to plus size fashion, we as consumers have been conditioned to do most of our shopping online as oppose to shopping at brick & mortar establishments.  Don't get me wrong -- I have come to love online shopping because of it's convenience but there is just something about walking into a store and being able to shop and find things made for your body off the rack and walk out with bags in hand with hair flowing in the wind (think Cher Horowitz, Clueless), that is so appealing.  We need more fashion retailers to take their plus size products to physical locations so we can see the products first hand and try them on like straight sizes can.  That's why I'm super excited that WetSeal has decided to cater to their plus size consumers and bring their online plus size products to over 25 of their brick & motar locations this summer!  I've teamed up with WetSeal to create a few looks from their summer collection and they have the cutest stuff -- my favorite are a pair of pineapple printed shorts with a ruffle hem (click here to see.)  Make sure to follow WetSeal+ on Instagram to stay in the know of newest plus size products and for a new store location opening near you!


Photos by Kirstin Marie



Waterfall Blazer ::: ASOS Curve (old but similar here)
Dress/Charm Bracelet/Sunnies (similar)/ Earrings ::: WetSeal+ c/o
Shoes ::: Victoria's Secret (ON SALE NOW + GET AN EXTRA 20% OFF with the code ITEM20)
Clutch ::: Dorothy Perkins (old but similar here)

Stay Lovely
xx

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