Sunday, December 30, 2012

Underneath It All

I was in need of a new bra and no longer carried my size so I decided to head to Lane Bryant for a fresh start.

My thought process...I could always order them online or get them in store...I didn't have to weed through all of the cute colors and prints just to find out that the bra I'm after doesn't come in my size...and in all honesty I had heard good things about Cacique, their intimates line.

Smooth Balconette Bra
Available Here

Smooth Balconette Bra
Available Here
I fell in love with the Smooth Balconette in nude and one in black as a staple. But I think it's important to say that I was wearing the wrong size...I'm sure you've heard that most people wear the wrong size.
After being measured and trying on a few options I left my local Lane Bryant wearing one of my new bras...the sales associate was kind enough to remove the security tag and meet me at the register to pay.  Before leaving I asked to throw out my old bra...I would have burned it if I could...I never realized how uncomfortable it was until I had one that fit correctly!

The importance of the right undergarments that fit properly...well it's key ladies.  That means no bras with bumpy lace material under a form fitting you really want your boobs looking like they have cellulite?!

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A New Online Shop

It's no secret that much of the marketplace is missing out on a big piece of the pie by not offering women's plus apparel.  As someone who's been working in the industry now for 13 years it's still hard to look at the lost opportunity that businesses knowingly choose not to take part in. 

I'm proud to say that an old coworker and friend of mine, who decided corporate life wasn't for her, has successfully launched her website... Jennifer, along with her sister Cynthia have been successfully running seedstore now for more than two years.  That success has offered them the opportunity to launch their new web store where they offer women's plus apparel!!!

Available Here

Available Here

Available Here

Available Here
The sisters opened their store knowing that down the line they would offer women's plus...they hope it will soon become a large part of their business as the end goal is to bring in the hard to find in plus apparel...but that all depends on the success of her current plus offerings.  I want this to be a success for them in hopes that they'll offer amazing lines like 17Sundays, Ashley Nell TiptonCABIRIA...and many...many more! seedstore them on facebook...tell all of your friends...and let Jennifer and Cynthia know about all of the other plus designers you would love to buy from!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Second Chances

I fell in love with this same dress from ASOS Curve last year...I knew it would make the perfect New Years Eve dress...but then I also knew I would be staying in for the Holiday so why spend the money.  

I always regretted not buying it and now I have a second chance...last year it was available in two colors...cream and black...this year in navy ...looks like I need to make plans for this NYE!

ASOS Curve Exclusive Dress In Scatter Sequins
$211.08 USD

Do you have plans for NYE yet?  If so what are you wearing?  Or if you're like you have a dress and no place to go yet?  I'd love to hear from you...leave your comments below!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

True Blue

Baby I love you!

I had been waiting for the perfect occasion to wear this dress for the first time...lunch at Mama's Fish House in Paia Maui for our 5 year wedding anniversary seemed like the perfect time to me...and it was!

Dress-ASOS Curve/Leggings-Macy's INC

Now I know what you must be thinking..."Leggings in Maui?"...well I did say this was a dress...and so did ASOS Curve...but it's far too short to rock with bare legs!  I think it looks pretty good with the leggings...what do you think?  I'd love to hear from you!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Beachy Keen

My thoughts prior to leaving for Maui..."This will be a great opportunity for some new travel outfit posts."

Reality...I was in Maui...I didn't care about getting dolled up for a photo session...I wanted to hit the beach and snorkel.

So...this is makeup...loving life!

Cover Up-Simply Be/Tankini-City Chic/Sunglasses-Toms Eyewear


Sunday, September 30, 2012

New & Noteworthy

A little less than a month ago I was contacted about a new Designer on the scene offering sizes 12-24.  Exciting news...even more so as I'm starting to see lookbook shots thanks to the gorgeous Allison McGevna.  This new line comes from Eden Miller...she's multi-talented  and one of us...yes she too is a curvy girl!

Allison McGevna wearing Cabiria

Allison McGevna wearing Cabiria

Allison McGevna wearing Cabiria

Allison McGevna wearing Cabiria

Maxey Greene wearing Cabiria

Maxey Greene wearing Cabaria

I'm always up for something new and exciting...and when it involves clothing I can actually wear....sign me up!  

I can't wait to see what more is to come...but I'd love to hear what you think...leave your comments below!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Lady In Leather

I've always been a fan of leather...I rocked leather pants and skirts back in the day.  Now I find myself obsessed with these amazing Trousers from ASOS Curve.  

ASOS CURVE Exclusive Leather
Panelled Trousers

Available Here

I'm at battle with my heart and my head at this heart says buy them and my head says save your pennies...but then in this case that's a lot of pennies!  What are your thoughts...should I buy them?  Would you rock them?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Who doesn't love a good polka dot?!

I was nervous about the Peplum not being a great silhouette on many women I didn't want to call attention to my midsection in a negative way.  But now that I know they don't look a hot mess on me I'm obsessed!  I'd love a longer sleeve but other than that I'm more than pleased...the fabric was actually even better than expected, not too thick or too thin!

Top-ASOS Curve/Jeans-Old Navy Online Plus/Shoes-Toms

With a pop of color on the lips I left the makeup simple.  I meant to wear my red shoes but couldn't get it together to get out the door in time that day so I had to slip on my go to Toms Wedges!  

Am I converting Peplum haters into Peplum lovers here?  I'd love to hear from you, feel free to comment below!


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Put A Bird On It

The color of this top caught my eye in a sea of product images.  I used to skip over woven  button-front matter the size or cut I'd end up with gaping holes between buttons at the bust...not a cute look!  I think that's why I seek them out now, I'm always up for a challenge...and though it sucks to fall in love with a top not knowing if it will work out I'm elated when they do!

Bracelet-Kate Spade/Top-ASOS Curve/Jeans-Old Navy Online Plus/Shoes-Toms

There's just something about a woven feels a bit more dressed up.  And how about my new bracelet from Kate Spade...obsessed!

*Photography by Alex Szoenyi of ponyfeathers.