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I wear a lot of black. It’s slimming, it’s difficult to stain, and it goes with pretty much everything. Over the past year or so I have pushed myself to incorporate more color in my day to day wardrobe, but for all the progress made, I am still very much a black shirt kind of girl. Now that the weather is getting a bit cooler, I am making the important transition from tank tops & spaghetti straps into something that can be layered or has a bit more fabric to it. Granted, not much, this is Florida after all, but just a smidgen. Embracing my curviness I have been focusing more on sites that are specifically for plus size women or women who straddle the line between standard and plus. Here are three of my top picks from three of the top stores I am considering purchasing my next few wardrobe additions from.
- Peacock Top – Elvi
- Black Lace Bow Top – Elvi
- Beaded Black Mesh Top – Elvi
- Mae Sweater – Universal Standard
- Marano Wrap Top – Universal Standard
- Cutaway Sleeve Tee – Universal Standard
- Off the Sholder Tie Strap Cardigan – Eloquii
- Draped Wrap Front Top – Eloquii
- Wrap Front Sweater – Eloquii
My absolute favorite is the one in the center. I look great in wrap tops, and the added drama of that long bow is fantastic. There are already so many items in my closet that I could wear it with. My anniversary and Christmas are right around the corner, so if I don’t pick it up for myself, there is the possibility that someone else might 😉
Sometimes fashion trends can make it really difficult to find clothing that fits well. The crop styles that have been the hotness for the last bit are driving me nuts. I am 5’10”, and curvy; these tiny babydoll dresses and short-waisted tops are leaving WAY more of me on display than I am comfortable with. The shirts I just won’t buy, but sometimes i’ll use the dresses as tunics and wear tights underneath them. Considering I only owned a single pair of tights until 2 months ago, it has been an interesting search. Since the tights are to help with a modesty issue, I usually go for ones that are completely opaque, but recently I’ve considered getting some quirky ones to wear when i’m not at the office. Something like these.
The perfect tights for a crazy cat lady right?
*Ladies, please remember that tights are not pants. If your butt is any where near the hem of your “dress”, do us all a favor and put on some pants. Even opaque tights are a little translucent, and your neon pink panties will show through.
I am kind of in love with the November Lookbook from Free People. The first skim went a little like this, “Want it, want it, need it, look at the beading!, want it…”, you get the idea. Andy just made non-committal noises and read his email. Some of the outfit combinations aren’t really my style, but I would really really like to own many of the individual pieces. My favorite is the skirt in the fourth photo (it also comes in olive green and black), closely followed by the dress in the fifth photo. Floaty layers and sparkles, go figure?
Now all I need is weather cool enough to necessitate layers, and one of those super cozy chunky knit sweaters.
All images from Free People.
I want the pink tulle skirt in the first photo so badly! I don’t know where or when I would wear it, but I’d find a reason.
All images from Shabby Apple.
I it’s important to have a date night. Even if you’re married, especially if you’re married. Relationship status aside a girl needs to dress up and go out somewhere special, even if she has to take her self. Bonus, you have an excuse to buy some thing pretty. Something a little floaty, a little girly and a little sexy, and right now I am really digging the summer dress collection at Free People.
See? Absolutely perfect for a sultry summer date night.
All images and dresses from Free People.