image Lilly Pulitzer for Target: Plus Size Picks

Lilly Pulitzer for Target has finally been fully unveiled, and it is CUTE!  Every piece of the collection, which will be available for purchase on April 19th, is now on Target’s website, with cheerful lookbook images and pricing information.  The pieces are ever more affordable than I expected, with most items in plus ringing in at the $20 or $30 price point.  I cannot wait for summer to get here! More…

image Wardrobe Want: Technicolor Fur Bag

I tend to err on the side of versatility when it comes to handbags, but this purple faux fur purse from inclusive label Ready to Stare has me throwing prudence out the window.  It is over the top in the best way; fun in handbag form.  The lavender shade is perfectly on trend for Spring, but it comes in other bold hues as well.   More…

image OOTD: Slow Spring

This has been a trying Spring – the fact that it snowed on the official first day of the season really tells you all you need to know.  But before that soul-crushing bit of weather irony occurred, we had our first truly nice day of the year: Temps hit 60, and New Yorkers flocked to Central Park (myself included).  My husband and I got gelato from the delicious but overpriced Grom (I highly recommend the Salted Caramel), and happily walked through the park with snow still melting around us. More…

image OOTD: Transitional Blush

For the first day of daylight savings, snow was on the ground but hopes of spring were in the air.  It was the perfect day to wear a combo of blush pink and stark black.  Opaque tights and boots were so necessary for the temps, but I still felt a lot more optimistic when I got off the subway at the end of my commute and there was daylight left, however brief. I am declaring winter OVER.

This outfit is also notable because it really shows how deep I have gotten into the “subscription lifestyle.”   More…

image Designer Collaborations: DRESSBAR at Dressbarn

I love a good designer collaboration – its a way for me to try designers whose aesthetics I’ve admired but were otherwise out of my budget.  As many of my dream designers stop at a size 10, collabs usually have the added benefit of offering larger sizes, typically up to a size 16.  Most do not do true plus sizes, though, so I was thrilled to hear that the DRESSBAR collaboration with designers like Carmen Marc Valvo would include plus. More…

image Wardrobe Want: Lydia Ankle Jeans from FTF

It is currently March, and snowing with abandon. The forecast is telling me the low will be 9°. NINE.  I feel like the groundhog lied to us.  The only way I am coping is with lots of spring wardrobe planning.  Right now, these perfect ankle jeans from Fashion to Figure are at the top of my wishlist More…

image OOTD: Isabel Toledo LBD

I’ve been a fan of Isabel Toledo‘s work long before she first collaborated with Lane Bryant. Aside from loving her designs for Michelle Obama, I met both her and her husband Ruben at an intimate panel at Neuehouse in 2013, and left feeling more creatively inspired than I had in a long time.  More…

image Luxury Plus: PLY at NYFW

New York Fashion Week has historically been dominated by straight size designers showing off their luxe, high-end apparel.  While I glean much inspiration from collections even outside of my size range, I love the recent shift towards body diversity on the runway.  Better yet is attending a presentation full of high end clothing made specifically for plus sizes.  The PLY Apparel presentation in Bryant Park was just that. More…