About Anne Adams

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20 something curvy girl with big dreams!

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Spring Transitions with Avenue. In this post I am sharing how I got my spring shopping started early, and ways to make those spring trends work for you now!

Spring Transitions with Avenue

Spring Transitions with Avenue. This post is sponsored by Avenue, and contains affiliate links. For more posts about Avenue go HERE, and HERE.

Today on the blog I am sharing two fabulous spring dresses from Avenue! I am loving all the trends that are coming out, and I don’t know about you but this curvy babe is ready to ditch the leggings and get into some dresses. BUT there is one big problem, its still cold AF here in the Mitten state. Being the type of girl that loves a style challenge, I decided to style two spring dresses that you can wear N O W!

I wanted to highlight different ways to add layers and warmth to a warm weather dress. First up would be this beyond polka dot A-line dress. I love black and white, and can be often found in these two colors. BUT I rarely rock the polka dot, but on this particular garment the pattern was just right, I am 5′ 6″ and this dress fell above the knee in that perfect spot where its not too short but not matronly. I added my trusty leather jacket(I picked this up last season at Nordstrom) and my favorite leopard clutch(a shopbop buy). This fun polka dot dress gets a chic styling, with black sunglasses and black heels. I would rock this look out for date night any day of the week! The flirty ruffle hem adds some dimension and a little extra swing when I sashay down the street LOL.

Spring Transitions with Avenue. In this post I am sharing how I got my spring shopping started early, and ways to make those spring trends work for you now!

DRESS | Jacket | Heels

Spring Transitions with Avenue. In this post I am sharing how I got my spring shopping started early, and ways to make those spring trends work for you now!

Spring Transitions with Avenue. In this post I am sharing how I got my spring shopping started early, and ways to make those spring trends work for you now!

 

Ummmm…..Hi have you seen this next dress! This black and white striped find is SO fun and fresh for Spring! To keep this look suitable for colder weather I added some OTK boots! I would love to add a black duster vest to this as well for a warm look that still shows off the fun sleeve! When I look at this piece I think of Alice in Wonderland, is that crazy?

This stretch sheath(with a ruffle hem) dress is great for now because it has 3/4 length sleeves and a modest neck and hemline(hello keeping the heat in!). But in spring, style this same dress with a red heel and a light jacket, you are ready to go to work or out on the town!

STYLE TIP – I styled this look with a red earring to draw out the red flowers in the pattern, this is a simple and efficient trick that really ties any look together! Just pick a small color in the pattern, and accessorize with it.

Raise your hand if you don’t “Love” tights or hosiery? *Anne raises her hand* hahaha, I am not big on tights, so I reach for OTK boots as an edgier full coverage option. I have found that by just adding an OTK boot you are instantly chic and put together. Add in the ruffle hemline of this dress and you have a recipe for a chic and sassy transitional outfit.

Spring Transitions with Avenue. In this post I am sharing how I got my spring shopping started early, and ways to make those spring trends work for you now!

DRESS | Boots | Earrings 

Spring Transitions with Avenue. In this post I am sharing how I got my spring shopping started early, and ways to make those spring trends work for you now!

Spring Transitions with Avenue. In this post I am sharing how I got my spring shopping started early, and ways to make those spring trends work for you now!

 

This post was sponsored by Avenue, as always all opinions are my own! 

 

Plus Size Prom with Liz Louize

Plus Size Prom. This post is sponsored by Liz Louize, for more of my posts with Liz Louize go HERE and HERE.

Formal gowns can be a conundrum for the plus size body, and many young women feel that they are not worthy of prom because their bodies don’t fit societies standards of a “teenage beauty.” Quick question. Does the previous sentence make you mad? If it doesn’t then it really should. Young women in todays society are under so much pressure to be perfect, I remember being in school and panicking when it came time for formal dress shopping. Would anything fit? Do I need to diet before the dance? Should I even go? These are all questions I asked myself.

But…Here is the thing, and its a really important thing. You don’t have to miss a single event because of your body. You don’t have to “give up” on a life experience like prom because you don’t fit in a standard size dress. I partnered with Liz Louize to bring you some fabulous plus size prom ready gowns that will take your breath away. Each dress is meant to appeal to a different type of girl. Each of these dresses are available in store and on the Liz Louize website.

The Regal – size 18

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

This lovely gown makes you feel like a royal, a soft stretch knit in black with elegantly placed sequin detailing. This piece dress features a knee length slit, that is alluring and modest. This style is well suited for a hair up or down style and would be gorgeous with elbow length gloves and a faux fur stole.

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

The Cinderella – size 20 

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

I named this gown the “Cinderella” due to its coloring and full skirt. This dress is simply stunning, with bra friendly straps and a belt to add polish this unique garment is a dress fit for a girl of romantic style and a love of color. Add a hot pink heel and a necklace to this stunner for a bright and romantic prom.

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

The Flapper – size 20

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

The Flapper is aptly named for its short length and slip on style. This dress is for the girl that came to D A N C E. Style this dress with some sky high heels and the biggest earrings you can find for a night you will never forget.

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

The Lacey – size 16 

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

The details on this dress are BEYOND! Perfect for the girl that loves a little baroque styling, this piece features a lace overlay with sewn on black appliqués. The full skirt on this dress appeals to dreamy romance that exists in every womans heart. Style this gown with matching earrings and black heels. Wear your hair up to showcase the unique back on this dress.

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

The Jessica – size 14 

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

Well if you haven’t already guessed it, this dress is named after Jessica Rabbit. Appeal to the smoking hot mama inside you with this cherry red sequin garment. This red dress has some stretch and is a generous 14. Bra friendly and so freakin sassy, style this dress with a nude strap heel and a bold red lip.

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

The Ariel – size 22

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

A gown fit for a mermaid this beauty has IT ALL! I loved wearing this gown, the corset lacing in the back created a truly custom fit, and the navy blue beading just elevates the whole garment. Style this look with navy strap sandal and some chandelier earrings for a look that will be a show stopper!

Plus Size Prom. Prom season is right around the corner, and Liz Louize has options for the curvy fashionista. Don't get stuck shopping online this prom season, enjoy shopping in a beautiful boutique with sizes just for you!

 

Which dress is your favorite? Tell me on Instagram, Facebook, or here in the comments below! AND before I forget! The owners of Liz Louize are hosting a PROM themed charity ball! You can come and dance the night away in your prom gown, wedding gown, or something new from Liz Louize! I will be there with my original prom date(my hubby) and I can’t wait to meet you and dance the night away! Go HERE for more info on tickets, location, etc!! 

 

This post was sponsored by Liz Louize, as always all opinions are my own!

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Statement Denim for Days

Statement Denim for Days. This post contains affiliate links.

2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments. I will always and forever have a spot in my closet for a simple well fitted skinny jean, but even the self described “lux basic” loving queen has a place in her closet for some fun denim. And I am going to be honest I was a little nervous going into this post, but I can say without a doubt that I now am on team statement denim. It was a blast styling these pieces, and working to pair each jean with a complimentary top that would really play up the denim style.

So I decided that I would order some “Statement” making denim from two of the hottest plus brands around and have ourselves a little showdown! Here are some of the criteria I applied when I was judging these denim options. 1.Comfort  2.Fit  3.Versatility        4.Price

First up we have a look from the fabulous Eloquii. 

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

Here are the outfit details

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

Lets rate the denim! Now don’t forget what our criteria is, 1.Comfort  2.Fit  3.Versatility 4.Price.

  1. Comfort – 10, These Eloquii jeans are so soft, and the pearl embellishment is not noticeable through wear(meaning I can’t feel them on my legs)
  2. Fit – 7, I am a solid size 16 and these jeans are a bit big on me, I find myself pulling them up and really considering them to be on the bigger side. Normally when an item is running large on me, I just make sure to dry it on high. BUT because of the pearls I am worried that would harm the jean. My recommendation is to size down, when you go to purchase these!
  3. Versatility – 10, Essentially this is a skinny jean with a bunch of large pearls sewn all over the front of them(adding a fun touch and eye catching look). This makes these jeans SOOOOO versatile, and chic. I styled them with black heels and a bodysuit, then later with the matching chambray, and I plan on wearing these with some cognac high heel booties and a peasant blouse to an upcoming event! These jeans are so versatile, they can be paired with virtually any shoe and immediately bring some drama to the look!
  4. Price – 7, This pair of denim retails for 99.90, now if you can catch Eloquii on the right day they usually have some sort of sale going on, and even then they will most likely be in the high 70 dollar range. I think I purchased mine for 75.00 dollars actually! To me this is expensive for such a “trendy” style. Its likely they won’t be in next year, and paying 100 or more dollars seems steep.

Eloquii Pearl Embellished Denim – 34 out of 40 possible points!

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

 

Next up on our Statement denim train is….the chic Lane Bryant

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

Here are the outfit details

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

Lets rate the denim! Now don’t forget what our criteria is, 1.Comfort  2.Fit  3.Versatility 4.Price.

  1. Comfort – 10, I am happy to report that these cropped skinnies have great stretch! The ruffle hem was not noticeable at all while wearing, I was worried that I would feel like I had fabric pooling around my calf, but it was very streamlined.
  2. Fit – 7, I ordered the 16 in these, at Lane Bryant I vacillate between a 14 and a 16 bottom. And my rule for ordering online(it rarely doesn’t work) is to order a size up. So I went with a 16, and I felt that they were going to stretch and be baggy pretty quick, this wouldn’t be a problem if I had gotten the 14. Lane Bryant jeans are a great fit for my body type, I plan on keeping these and drying them on hot to get some shrinkage.
  3. Versatility – 5, unfortunately this pair of statement denim requires a specific type of shoe. Thus the “versatility” score is lower. As you can see from the photos it was snowy and sloppy the day we shot these looks. I slipped out of my heels and into some booties to finish the shoot, and it looked pretty ridiculous. With a shoe limitation comes a top limitation, you don’t want to be stepping out with stilettos and a hooded sweatshirt! LOL.
  4. Price – 10, These ruffle jeans are 69.95, which I feel is a great price point for the quality of pant. Lane Bryant regularly has specials and sales, I think I purchased these for $50.00 during a sale. At this price I know I am getting a quality item that is going to look great, but I am not breaking the bank. I have many pairs of LB jeans and I am always impressed with the quality!

Lane Bryant Skinny Crop Jean with Ruffle Hem – 32 out of 40 possible points! 

Statement Denim for Days. 2018 is the year of statement denim!! Gone are the days of dark wash skinny jeans, times have changed and its all about embellishments.

So who is the winner? 

Eloquii’s Pearl Embellished denim came out on top in this post, with 34/40 points, they really pulled ahead in the versatility category! 

The Lane Bryant Cropped Ruffle Hem Jean came in a close second, and I am officially on a mission to find ways to style and restyle this jean. Versatility will come to this style I KNOW IT! 

 

Which look was your favorite? Let me know on Instagram, Facebook, or comment below!

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Touch of Spring Style with J.Jill. J.Jill is a brand known for creating relaxed upscale clothing for any women. In this post I am sharing some new pieces that will bring your winter wardrobe into spring.

Touch of Spring Style with J.Jill

Touch of Spring Style with J.Jill. This post is sponsored by J.Jill and features gifted product, for more of my thoughts on the brand go HERE.

Here we are, in that time of year when the retail shops are bringing all their spring gear out, but its still 10 degrees. This time of year I am itching to start adding some spring colors into my winter looks. One of my favorite ways to do this is to add a pop of color through an accessory. I styled the new J.Jill drop waist dress and my favorite Chelsea Coat with the Compassion Fund scarf. This scarf is very lightweight, it will be perfect in the spring and summer and works great now as a bow scarf and a pop of color accessory. I would also tie this on a bag, or even around my wrist.

J.Jill recently released a black pleated drop waist skirt, I was super excited to give it a try and was surprised to find that it had a drawstring waist. And now don’t be shocked but…I don’t have a dress like this particular one in my closet! Due to the weather, I styled this knit dress with tights and my go to winter booties. I will be wearing this again with bare legs, and some spring shoes(probably some point toe flats). I topped the dress with the J.Jill Chelsea coat, which I styled previously HERE. I have been wearing this coat non stop this winter, I ordered a size up initially(I was worried about it fitting in the arms) and its a bit big. Nevertheless, its getting a lot of wear and I get compliments all the freaking time on it!

One of my “How to look Chic” tricks is to drape a coat or jacket over your shoulders. And let me tell you, IT WORKS, I love to feel cozy and draping a coat over your shoulders really brings that vibe. I encourage babes to try this trend all the time, you don’t need to be fancy to try it!

My style formula usually goes something like this; Black outfit + Statement coat = Chicness 🙂 

Touch of Spring Style with J.Jill. J.Jill is a brand known for creating relaxed upscale clothing for any women. In this post I am sharing some new pieces that will bring your winter wardrobe into spring.

Coat | Dress | Scarf 

Touch of Spring Style with J.Jill. J.Jill is a brand known for creating relaxed upscale clothing for any women. In this post I am sharing some new pieces that will bring your winter wardrobe into spring.

Touch of Spring Style with J.Jill. J.Jill is a brand known for creating relaxed upscale clothing for any women. In this post I am sharing some new pieces that will bring your winter wardrobe into spring.

Boots | Tights | Lipstick 

Touch of Spring Style with J.Jill. J.Jill is a brand known for creating relaxed upscale clothing for any women. In this post I am sharing some new pieces that will bring your winter wardrobe into spring.

How do you style your winter looks as we move towards spring? Let me know on my Instagram, Facebook, or here in the comments below! 

 

This post was sponsored by J.Jill, and contains affiliate links. As always all opinions are my own. 

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Accessorizing a Little Black Dress. Sharing how I styled one of my all time favorite LBD's with a chambray around the waist and some leather booties.

Accessorizing a Little Black Dress

This post contains affiliate links.

I can’t believe that its February already! Living in the north, this time of year means we are settling in for the deep freeze. February is the coldest time of year, but I refuse to let the cold weather keep me from thinking Spring! If you have been on my blog before then you know that I am a big fan of little black dresses! Everything in this look has been in my closet for over a year, as a blogger I am always trying to bring you new trends and the latest tops/skirts/pants/dresses. But my love for black dresses transcends the seasons, I am always wearing and re-wearing this style.

For a little mid winter remix, I grabbed my favorite leather booties and an old chambray. I really love how the chambray adds a casual vibe and some great texture and how the bootie really acts as a neutral because it matches the color of the dress. This type of dress is one that requires CONFIDENCE, and let me tell you…

When you have the confidence to rock this piece, you then get the empowerment that comes with owning your body and loving your curvy self enough to show it off. So many plus size women hide behind baggy clothing, and feel that they are not supposed to show off their figures. I don’t agree with this line of thought, love the skin you are in, take care of your body and be empowered by the knowledge that you are doing your best to love yourself. One of my goals for Curls and Contours this year, is to spend more time talking about confidence and empowerment, being confident in yourself comes from within. But a sassy piece of clothing that you feel great in can really help a girl speak up more and smile a little brighter.

Accessorizing a Little Black Dress. Sharing how I styled one of my all time favorite LBD's with a chambray around the waist and some leather booties.

Dress(Similar) | Chambray(Similar) | Boots(similar)

Accessorizing a Little Black Dress. Sharing how I styled one of my all time favorite LBD's with a chambray around the waist and some leather booties.

Accessorizing a Little Black Dress. Sharing how I styled one of my all time favorite LBD's with a chambray around the waist and some leather booties.

 

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How to use LIKEtoKNOW.it. In this post I am giving step by step instructions on how to get signed up for LIKEtoKNOW.it a affiliate linking platform that puts outfit and home details right into your inbox.

How To Use LIKEtoKNOW.it

How To Use LIKEtoKNOW.it I am finally sitting down to write this post, and its been needed for over a month!

Lets get started!

In todays post, I am going to teach you how to use and get started with LIKEtoKNOW.it! There are going to be links to signing up and some screen shots what to look for!

What is LiketoKNOW.it – I recently was approved to join the exclusive affiliate linking program LIKEtoKNOW.it, this particular program is wildly popular among consumers and influencers, its unique in that when you “Like” a photo on Instagram(or other social outlet) and you are signed up for the program, the influencers outfit details(or home details) get sent directly to your email! This type of marketing is extremely convenient to the customer, there is no need to go onto the influencers blog and search for a link…etc All the details land in a nice little package right into your inbox.

Below is a screenshot of what a typical LIKEtoKNOW.it email looks like. Notice the photo you “liked” on Instagram, with the outfit details below. This can be anything from the exact outfit, to 20 dresses that look just like the dress in the photo, to what beauty products I am wearing. The emails get sent out every 15 minutes, so you can get details quickly!

 

How to recognize an influencer with LIKEtoKNOW.it – You may have noticed at the bottom of some of my social posts a little blurb like “follow me for more outfit details” and then a link and some hashtags, this is LIKEtoKNOW.it! The cool thing is, once you sign up any blogger photos you “like” on social media with LIKEtoKNOW.it will be sent to your inbox with outfit details! Another great way to recognize a LIKEtoKNOW.it influencer is the little circle with a heart symbol in the bottom right corner of the photo, this little heart can be white or black(its the influencers choice).

How to use LIKEtoKNOW.it. In this post I am giving step by step instructions on how to get signed up for LIKEtoKNOW.it a affiliate linking platform that puts outfit and home details right into your inbox.

How to sign up for LIKEtoKNOW.it – Signing up to receive emails is SO easy! Go to LIKEtoKNOW.it and click SIGN UP! Then just enter your info and you are good to go! Check out the screen shots below of the LIKEtoKNOW.it home page and sign up page.

How to use LIKEtoKNOW.it. In this post I am giving step by step instructions on how to get signed up for LIKEtoKNOW.it a affiliate linking platform that puts outfit and home details right into your inbox.

How to use LIKEtoKNOW.it. In this post I am giving step by step instructions on how to get signed up for LIKEtoKNOW.it a affiliate linking platform that puts outfit and home details right into your inbox.

The LIKEtoKNOW.it App – Recently LIKEtoKNOW.it released its own application! This is a great way to see every photo that an influencer puts on social media with LIKEtoKNOW.it, I like to use it to see the whole cache of influencer photos. That way if I am looking for something they shared a few weeks back its easy to find, and I am not stuck searching through their Instagram. Check out the photos below of the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, and search for it in your app store or play store!

How to use LIKEtoKNOW.it. In this post I am giving step by step instructions on how to get signed up for LIKEtoKNOW.it a affiliate linking platform that puts outfit and home details right into your inbox.

How to navigate the LIKEtoKNOW.it App – When you enter the app you will be plopped onto the home page, this page will have your most recent “likes.” You can then navigate over to the “My Influencers” section of the app by clicking along the bottom bar of icons. There you will find influencers you “follow” within the app!

How to use LIKEtoKNOW.it. In this post I am giving step by step instructions on how to get signed up for LIKEtoKNOW.it a affiliate linking platform that puts outfit and home details right into your inbox.

 

 

How to use LIKEtoKNOW.it. In this post I am giving step by step instructions on how to get signed up for LIKEtoKNOW.it a affiliate linking platform that puts outfit and home details right into your inbox.

For the influencers interested in getting started as a LIKEtoKNOW.it affiliate – My biggest tip is to produce high quality content and imagery, be consistent with your work across all your platforms, and keep re-applying for the program! The first time I applied I had been blogging 6 months, and didn’t have the highest quality photos. I was rejected for the program, and I didn’t even try to reapply for two more years! This past fall, I thought I would give it another shot and I was approved within 24 hours!

 

Email me or leave a comment below if you have any questions!

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Plus Size Vacation Ready with Liz Louize. Sharing my most recent purchase from Liz Louize a plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan.

Plus Size Vacation Ready with Liz Louize

Plus Size Vacation Ready with Liz Louize. This post is sponsored by Liz Louize and is part of a monthly series, for more on Liz Louize go HERE, HERE OR HERE.

I can’t believe its been three weeks since my vacation! After so much thoughtful packing and planning leading up to the trip, it is mind boggling how easy it is to come home and “forget” you ever went anywhere. Luckily for me I have a fabulous blog and some really gorgeous pieces I bought for the trip that will help me to remember. 🙂

I always shop like a maniac before any trip I take, I want to show up at my destination feeling fresh and new, my best version of myself. Does anyone else do this? LOL I imagine myself strolling along the beach or down a city street, I am relaxed, and I am fabulous. I turned to one of my favorite local boutiques for pieces that would help enhance my tropical experience and I was not disappointed.

Plus Size Vacation Ready with Liz Louize. Sharing my most recent purchase from Liz Louize a plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan.

Plus Size Vacation Ready with Liz Louize. Sharing my most recent purchase from Liz Louize a plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan.

The girls at Liz Louize really came through for me. In the weeks before my trip they got a shipment of “Lilly Puliter-esque” plus size pieces in that scream “take me on vacation with you!” I popped in and scooped up this teal/green palm dress and a linen top and I was good to go!

I know I am always talking about the value of being able to try on and that in todays plus industry that is really disappearing, but  I will say it again! It was so great to be able to pick pieces and TRY THEM ON before purchasing! When you are shopping a boutique you have stepped into the boutique owners world, they have worked so hard to curate and select pieces that they love and want to share. I never would have thought to get this dress, had I not seen it in Liz Louize!

Plus Size Vacation Ready with Liz Louize. Sharing my most recent purchase from Liz Louize a plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan.

About this specific dress, this piece is a lightweight patterned rayon, its cut to flatter any shape, and has some gathering under the bust, I found the teal and green to work really well together. I plan on styling this piece in the Michigan summer months with some gold gladiator sandals and an oversized denim jacket.

Style Tip – When packing for vacation make sure to include some versatile shoes that will pair well with multiple pieces in your closet, I always bring a comfy nude heeled shoe, and some fun “cheap” accessories to round out my looks. If I lose an earring while out and about, its not the end of the world, cause I only paid 8 bucks for them! 

Plus Size Vacation Ready with Liz Louize. Sharing my most recent purchase from Liz Louize a plus size boutique in Royal Oak Michigan.

 

This post was sponsored by Liz Louize, as always all opinions are my own.

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Day to Night Resort Looks with Loralette

This post is sponsored by Loralette, and is part of a monthly series

Day to Night Resort Looks with Loralette. Happy New Year!! I know we are well into January at this point, but this is my first post since my #selfcare hiatus. I haven’t take a week off of blogging in over a YEAR! So I decided that it was high time to take a little time to myself and boy did I need it! I am back now and ready to continue to bring you a fresh perspective and style tips for this year. IN FACT! I am so excited to be sharing some resort pieces with you from one of my favorite plus brands Loralette!

In todays blog post I am sharing a Day to Night Resort with Loralette, what is especially fun about this is…I shot these looks while on vacation and really went from day to night in them!

DAY

I paired a fun beach bag, some colorful sandals, and bright earrings with this stripe dress from Loralette. I wore this look to the Spa and we shot this look post massage(so relaxing). We have vacationed in Key West many times, and usually we stay on the island in a condo or rental house, a few years ago we stopped in at Casa Marina for massages and a beach day and now its tradition. This year it wasn’t beach weather, so we hit the Spa and then took off for lunch at our favorite restaurant on the island, Blue Heaven.

The most intriguing aspect of this garment is the relaxed sleeve. As a curvy girl, I feel like I ALWAYS end up in tops and dresses with fitted sleeves. You know the fit, its an age old popular one for curvy women, fitted arms, boxy waist. Its so refreshing to have a knitted dress with relaxed sleeve. I love the bold black and white stripe, this dress has an elastic waist with a faux drawstring.

STYLE TIP- Style this dress in the Spring with white sneakers and minimal jewelry for a sportier look. Its fun on vacation styled with bold accessories for a beachier vibe. 

 

NIGHT

Key West is known for the famous Duval Street, and if you have been to the island than you know that Duval is party central. I styled this tiered hem olive green dress with sky high heels, my favorite Clare V clutch and some fun statement earrings. I love the way the hot pink earrings pop with the olive color, and you know my thing for a great pair of heels. I have worn this particular pair all over(see them in NYC HERE).

I love this dress for nights out on vacation, when the temps drop at night I like to have my “sun kissed/burnt” skin covered up. This particular piece is great now, and will pair really well some OTK boots for Fall an Winter weather at home.

Olive green has been so in this past season, I love finding new ways to mix this color into my wardrobe. I wore this dress for an evening out on the town, we had dinner and went to a few different bars along Duval St… Our favorite would be Irish Kevin’s, we love the live entertainment and raucous atmosphere!

A few details on this piece that are important to note. The tiered hemline is extremely flattering and a fun way to add dimension and texture. I found this dress to run small in the bust, I recommend sizing up for the best fit. 

 

Do you have any big trips coming up? Tell me in the comments below!

This post is sponsored by Loralette, all opinions are my own. 🙂 

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Kiyonna Crinkle In TIme Skirt

This post is sponsored by Kiyonna, and is part of a monthly series. This month is the Kiyonna Crinkle In Time Skirt, for more about Kiyonna go HERE, HERE, and HERE.

This is my last post of 2017! How is it possible that another year has come and gone. When this post goes live I will be on my way to a tropical vacation. So there will not be any actual blog posts next week. I am taking a much needed break to relax and recharge. I will be active on my social channels sharing outfits and shenanigans so keep up with me on Instagram and Facebook!

In todays post I am reviewing the Kiyonna Crinkle In Time skirt. This piece really surprised me, and I am excited to share it with you today! Lets dig in…

The Crinkle In Time skirt features an A line silhouette that runs on the slimmer side, I found this streamlined look flattering with a peasant blouse that featured a fuller sleeve for balance. The midi length is fun and on trend for the winter season. I opted to pair this skirt and blouse combo with some leopard booties to add a touch of glam and another layer of texture. This skirt feels upscale and special, and I could easily have paired it with heels and velvet for a night out.

Kiyonna is known for creating quality pieces for the plus size woman in a variety of styles and colors, I really love this skirt for the fall and winter season and can see myself pairing it with pops of pastel pink and baby blue as we move through winter and into spring.

Kiyonna is known for creating quality pieces for the plus size woman in a variety of styles and colors, I really love this skirt for the fall and winter season and can see myself pairing it with pops of pastel pink and baby blue as we move through winter and into spring. This skirt has that versatility because the fabric is so light and airy. The polyester blend in this garment has a light sheen to it, similar to its sister skirt the Kiss Me at Midnight skirt in ivory.  

Kiyonna is known for creating quality pieces for the plus size woman in a variety of styles and colors, I really love this skirt for the fall and winter season and can see myself pairing it with pops of pastel pink and baby blue as we move through winter and into spring.

Kiyonna is known for creating quality pieces for the plus size woman in a variety of styles and colors, I really love this skirt for the fall and winter season and can see myself pairing it with pops of pastel pink and baby blue as we move through winter and into spring.

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Kiyonna is known for creating quality pieces for the plus size woman in a variety of styles and colors, I really love this skirt for the fall and winter season and can see myself pairing it with pops of pastel pink and baby blue as we move through winter and into spring.

 

Short and sweet and to the point, I hope you have enjoyed this review! Let me know how you would style this skirt in the comments below!

This post is sponsored by Kiyonna, all opinions are my own.

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Last Minute Shopping with Liz Louize. I am sharing an easy outfit combo that is a go to for me during the winter and the holidays.

Last Minute Shopping with Liz Louize

This post is sponsored by Liz Louize, and is a part of monthly series, Last Minute Shopping with Liz Louize. For more about the boutique go HERE, HERE and HERE.

First of all, how is Christmas one week away!

In todays post I am sharing an easy outfit combo that is a go to for me when I need to put an outfit together in a hurry. The formula is simple, a dressed up knit, skinnies, over the knee boots and some BIG earrings. During the holidays I reach for knits that have a little sparkle in them, I love adding a little holiday glam to my casual wardrobe.

Last Minute Shopping with Liz Louize. I am sharing an easy outfit combo that is a go to for me during the winter and the holidays.

I picked up this knit at Liz Louize on my last trip to the store, this top is from the Full Figured Fashionista line and currently in STOCK at Liz Louize! The boutique have a couple of different pieces from this line, while in store the associates were telling me that this brand was created for the plus figure, and that each piece is thoughtfully made for the curvy babe.

This garment photographed black and brown, but really the metallic thread is more of a gold color. The color blocking on this piece is meant to draw the eye to the smallest part of the waist, a universally flattering style that is pleasing to the eye and a definite confidence boost. I love the sleeve length(extra long and cozy), AND this top covers the front and back so its perfect for leggings!! The first time I styled this top, it was with leggings and booties I was so comfy all day. I plan on keeping this top in my regular rotation this winter, its just too comfortable to get pushed to the back of my closet.

Last Minute Shopping with Liz Louize. I am sharing an easy outfit combo that is a go to for me during the winter and the holidays.

Where are my last minute shoppers at? The window is quickly closing on shipping dates, and if you happen to have a husband(like mine) that prefers to wait until 3 days before Christmas to do his shopping then you need a trusted boutique that you can send him off too! The girls at Liz Louize have everything a last minute shopper needs to excite the curvy babe in your life! I share my Liz Louize finds on Curls and Contours all the time, and so many of the pieces that I have shared recently are still in stock. From the Joseph Ribkoff OTS top to the super fun tee I just shared on Instagram. These pieces show the variety the store offers, if you have something in mind as a gift or something you want CALL the store and they can help you!

Last Minute Shopping with Liz Louize. I am sharing an easy outfit combo that is a go to for me during the winter and the holidays.

Top(Similar) | Skinnies(Similar)

Last Minute Shopping with Liz Louize. I am sharing an easy outfit combo that is a go to for me during the winter and the holidays.

Have a great Monday! I am just waiting on my last few gifts to arrive so I can get them wrapped and under my tree!

This post was sponsored by Liz Louize, all opinions are my own. 

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