image I’m Hosting a SmartGlamour Shopping Party and You’re Invited!

Shopping, wine, and hanging out with great people are a few things that make me happy. Even better? The SmartGlamour shopping party I am hosting next week will have all three at once!  I love the totally inclusive philosophy of SmartGlamour: They offer a full size range ready made (XXS-6X).  Right now, they have a pop up shop in NYC, located at located at 436 E. 9th Street in the East Village, and they have every size in every style available to try on in store!  There is literally nothing else like it in NYC – a place where a group of friends of any size can shop together without having to split up and send the plus girls off into another floor or a sad dark corner. More…

image OOTD: Gwynnie Bee and my Dream Dress

Years ago, when Pinterest *just* started to be thing, I was obsessed. I had a wedding planning board (of course), a home decor board, and a fashion board filled with designer clothes I loved from afar. One piece stood out in particular though: A gorgeous bokeh print dress from a random designer on Etsy. I had never seen a print like that on a dress before, and I HAD TO HAVE IT. There was one big problem though: it only came in straight sizes.  I hopefully checked my measurements against their size L and shed a single tear when I realized there was no way it would work. More…

image Curvily Swim Picks: SwimsuitsDirect

In just the few years I’ve been blogging, there has been so much progress in plus size swimwear.  From the surge in popularity (and availability) of the “fatkini” to more fashion forward, fun styles in every silhouette, the market has moved far beyond the sad, sacklike silhouettes that used to dominate.  Online shopping remains the best bet for finding a stylish plus size suit, so I am always excited to discover a new site to shop.  SwimsuitsDirect, with free shipping and their Zappos-style free and easy return policy, makes the process of finding the perfect suit easy.  You can order all the styles that catch your eye, from festival ready crochet bikinis to sleek and swimmable one pieces, and keep the ones that work for you. More…

image Deal Alert: $60 Jackets at Carmakoma!

I’ve already talked about why it makes sense to shop off-season for quality brands you love but can’t otherwise afford, but I had to post this update: Carmakoma is having a $60 Jacket sale right now on their website.  That includes my beloved wool houndstooth vest: More…

image OOTD: Picnic with a View

Maxi dresses are a sartorial secret weapon.  They are the number one item of clothing to make people asked why you look so nice, when in fact you feel like you are wearing pajamas.  So this strapless maxi dress from Fashion to Figure was naturally the first thing I reached for for a brunch date with my husband.  Cute and comfortable?  Yes and yes. More…

image OOTD: The Printed Shift

In my own Carmakoma sale haul, I snagged this awesome lightweight shift dress, perfect now that warm temperatures are finally here.  I love the abstract marble print (very Helmut Lang) and the easy silhouette.  I have a feeling I’ll be wearing this with my new slide sandals a lot this summer. More…

image Wardrobe Want: Structured Bikini

Forever 21 has really stepped up their plus size bikini designs lately (in looks, at least – don’t expect bust support from their bargain suits!).  With on-trend offerings like palm print and 70’s-inspired vintage stripes, there are a ton of bikinis I am eyeing from F21+ right now.  My hands down favorite, though, is this structured take on the bikini.   More…

image Rocksbox Review (and a Free Month for You!)

It’s no secret that I love a good fashion subscription service. Gwynnie Bee has pretty much changed my life, and I’ve been switching up my handbag selection with RTR Unlimited lately. The newest one I’ve tried is Rocksbox, a jewelry subscription service. For a monthly fee of $19, I can rent and return as much jewelry as I like (with a few limitations). Read on for how it works:

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