The Ultimate 2015 Plus Size Holiday Party Guide: Sequins

It is officially holiday party season, and that means it is time to find the perfect festive look.  I'm going to be rounding up the best options of the quintessential holiday go-tos, starting with the perennial party favorite: Sequins!  Nothing says "Tis the season!" like glittering pailletes.  Not everything that glitters is gold, though, so I've only included the best plus size options of 2015.  No matter your budget or style, there's a sparkly option here that will ensure you'll light up any room.

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34 Plus Size Jumpsuits for Fall

I am such a fan of jumpsuits - with just one piece of clothing, you're instantly pulled together and fashion forward.  There's a jumpsuit for every style and occasion, from laid back and casual to sleek and formal.  They've even received the Jenna Lyons stamp of approval for the red carpet.  I know from personal experience that the style can be intimidating for the uninitiated, but all you have to do is find one you love and you'll be a convert.  Fit is so important with jumpsuits, so don't be scared to try a bunch on, and send back the ones that don't fit.  Gwynnie Bee is great for this: It's where I got my 70's glam jumpsuit for Halloween(above); and in fact is how I found my first true jumpsuit love, the BB Dakota Adele.

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Wardrobe Want: Whimsical Handbags

[Skinnydip x Felicity Hayward Lady Luck Clutch]

I've long been a fan of fashion that doesn't take itself too seriously, so the proliferation of tongue-in-cheek handbags has been a boon. These statement styles were all over the fashion week runways, and can instantly add interest to even the simplest outfit. I've rounded up some of the best options at every price point, from $10 to a sparkly $6000 unicorn (literally!). Click through and let me know which is your favorite.

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NYFW Runway Report: Desigual

As a longtime lover of bold prints, Spanish label Desigual has always intrigued me. Known for their over the top use of color and pattern, some of their designs were even too much for me, crossing the fine line from interesting to busy.  For their FW15 collection, however, they walked that line with aplomb.

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Pantone 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala

Every year, Pantone names a particular shade "Color of the Year," and the effect it has on the aesthetic world is undeniable.  Sometimes it makes a big splash in beauty, like 2012's Tangerine Tango and the reign of bright orange lipstick; sometimes it is the color de rigueur in fashion, like 2013's Emerald.  This year's color, the purple-pink hybrid Radiant Orchid, was a prominent accent color on the runways.  2015's pick, Marsala, seems perfect for interior decor, as reflected in Pantone's vaguely erotic crafting party editorial pics that accompanied the Color of the Year announcement.  Or "subtly seductive," in their own words.  If you'd rather wear it, I've rounded up some pieces that you can rock now:

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Wardrobe Want: Tongue In Cheek Slogan Tees

[caption id="attachment_1748" align="aligncenter" width="720"]RebDolls #OOTD crop top that I snagged at the Stylish Curves Pop Up Shop RebDolls #OOTD crop top that I snagged at the Stylish Curves Pop Up Shop[/caption] For the longest time, the term graphic tee gave me cringe-inducing flashbacks of the "sassy" slogan tees so popular in the early aughts - not a sartorial high point by any means.  But lately, I've seen some lighthearted, tongue in cheek slogan tees (in the same vein as this one from Moschino) that work even if you are not a rebellious teen.  For me, the key is to avoid random adjectives ("Beautiful," "Perfect," etc., can come off pretty juvenile) and cliched sayings (i.e. "Young, Wild, and Free").  Instead, find something fun and fashion focused - a tee shirt shouldn't take itself too seriously, after all. Boohoo LBD Tee My favorite is this cheeky twist on the LBD - a black tee dress that technically fits the description, but is way more lighthearted than the classic wardrobe staple.  I'd wear this with tights, chelsea boots, and an oversized pastel coat now.  In the summer, it would look amazing with sporty flatforms, or a serious statement heel for a night out.

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