image OOTD: Bright Colors and Sunlight

For a gorgeous spring day that I knew would turn into a night out, I wanted to wear something that would transition well from day to night, and be comfortable for all the walking I wanted to do.  Something about warm, sunny, sunny weather makes me want to wear bright colors, so belting my new cobalt draped trench vest with a hot pink belt just seemed right.  I paired it with my favorite new pants and bright ankle wrap flats.   More…

image Trend Report: Tassel Shoes

Aquazzura Wild Thing Sandals

If you are looking for the biggest shoe trend of 2016, all you need to find are some tassels.  No longer just for drapery, these little clusters are this year’s update on fringe.  The best part about this trend is that it looks great on any style shoe, so whether you prefer skyscraper heels, city-friendly slides, festival-ready sandals, or even sporty sneakers, there are great options for you.  I’ve searched through thousands of tassels and rounded up my top picks below, with pairs at all price points (there is even an affordable dupe of the Aquazzura Wild Thing above).  Click through to find your favorite, and let me know which one you’d rock! More…

image OOTD: St. Patrick’s Day

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day was nothing like my raucous celebrations of yore – it was a Thursday, and I spent my day at the office, with nary a green beer to be seen.  I still wanted to show a bit of holiday spirit, so I wore this Alice & You high neck sheath from Gwynnie Bee.  Even as the adventurous shopper I’ve grown into over time, I probably would not have bought this dress if I just saw it online – the silhouette and ribbed fabric seemed like it might be overly clingy.  I did love the dark cyan color, though, so it was worth a shot to try risk free as part of my Gwynnie Bee subscription.  I’m glad I did, because I loved it as soon as I put it on.   More…

image Trend Report: Spring Pastels

Just like flowers blooming and florals being groundbreaking yet again, some trends are naturally perennial to Spring.  Pastels are evocative of the soft, hopeful nature of the season, so it is no surprise that they are back this year.  Just because something is expected doesn’t mean it has to be boring, however.  The pastel options available in plus this year are GOOD, with styles for every aesthetic. Whether you want something sweet (like the mint confection from Fashion to Figure pictured above) or edgy (like the clear holographic rain coat pictured in the slideshow below), there are so many good pieces to shop now!  Click through to find your favorite – I’ve included options at many price points too.   More…

image OOTD: Spring Culottes

I got these fantastic culottes from Lane Bryant with the intention of wearing them to NYFW, but the freezing cold temperatures made that pretty much impossible – particularly because as soon as I put them on, I knew they were perfect for spring. Lightweight and structured, they are a great choice for a fashion forward office or upgraded casual look.

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image Quick Look: NYFW Day 1

I always take NYFW as a chance to wear looks that push me out of my comfort zone a bit, because what is fashion without risk?  So for my first full day of shows, I went with the pleated faux leather tie waist shorts I’ve been eyeing from UK plus label Elvi.   More…

image 2016 Print Trend: Stars

Polka dot print is one of Spring 2016’s biggest trends – and cute plus size options abound – but if you want an interesting twist on the pattern, look to 2016’s sleeper print: Stars.  Celestial, whimsical, and graphic all at once, I’ve been intrigued by this trend since I saw it on the Max Mara SS16 runway.  I’ve pined over the structured blazer from the Italian luxury label, but it is unfortunately not in my size or price range.  So when Gwynnie Bee asked me to try up some upcoming New Arrivals, this sheer star print top from Corey (Corey Lynn Calter’s exclusive plus line for Gwynnie Bee) was my first pick. More…

image Texture of the Season: Velvet

No longer relegated to holiday party wear, this plush fabric has been all over the 2016 runways.  This is one trend we don’t have to wait to rock – there are so many gorgeous options in plus available right now.  Better yet, many of my favorites are on sale! More…