All Summer 16!

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Summer Summer Summer time!  As the temperature rises it signals that its time to break some fashion rules!

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With this outfit I’ve committed the 3 dreaded no-nos of plus size fashion:

1.No Horizontal Stripes

2. No Baring of Arms

3. No Crop tops

Well, as you’ll  soon see I said nuts to that and so I’m wearing what want!

I spied these bold HORIZONTAL striped shorts on the Eloquii site and had to have them (yes, let me say it again, I have the audacity to wear horizontal stripes…and whomever doesn’t like it can stay mad lol).  Undoubtedly, these shorts are the star of this outfit.  These shorts are uber comfortable, are made of a polyester – spandex mix, have a side zipper and have POCKETS!!!!!!GT reEdited IMG_2163

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The shorts are generously cut giving my ample derriere lots of room but that poly- spandex mix I mentioned earlier means that these shorts hug my curves wonderfully!GT reEdited IMG_2320

I paired my cute shorts with this black tank top.  I love this top from bad ass retailer Rebdolls.  It’s cotton so its hella breathable and of course its cropped!Edited IMG_2205

To complete my look I added this faux leather jacket to add a little edginess to the look and  then donned black wedges that are also super comfy too.  Et voila, I’m all summer 16 ready!GT reEdited IMG_2306

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Shorts: Eloquii // Tank top: Rebdolls (old) similar here or here // Jacket: Forever 21 Plus (sold out) similar here // Wedges: Nine West (old) similar here

For my tall sistahs: Shorts Option 1 // Shorts Option 2 //

Tah Tah for now,

~Gail

Fab Four Fave: Walking On The Edge

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Hey folks, it’s Friday so it’s time for another edition of Fab Four Faves.  This week Gail is giving us the inside scoop on what she’s currently craving!

I’m lusting after everything rock chic and this outfit below fits the bill. Crop top, faux leather pants and high kick butt heels – HELL YES!

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Crop top: Navabi

Faux leather pants: Carmakoma

Heels: Avenue 32

Handbag: Chloe “Drew” crossbody bag

Cuffs: Vince Camuto

Ear cuff: Amber Sceats

Fragrance: Marc Jacobs Daisy

Tah Tah for now,

~Gail

 

 

An Ode to Eloquii: Part 1

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Eloquii, how do I love thee, let me count the ways.  To say that I love this company and its clothes would be an understatement.  I like to think of them as the “BCBG” of the plus size fashion world, offering fashion forward contemporary styles that work for the office or an evening out and about.

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Eloquii first came on the scene back in 2011 as a division of The Limited.  The company relaunched in 2014 and is now privately held.

Often times I can be caught browsing their site for the next item I’ve just got to get my hands on. With that said, this blue cropped tank with weave pattern straps made it into my “wardrobe portfolio” as  my sister, Leslie, likes to say!

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I especially love that the top is cropped  as I have a short torso.  Often times I’m caught out there with tops that hit me below my nether regions. lol

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This beautifully patterned pencil skirt is just divine.  I love how it hugs and accentuates my curves.  I could easily add a jacket and with this look making it boardroom ready.

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Cropped Tank: Eloquii (it’s currently on sale!!)  // Skirt: Eloquii (also currently on sale!) // Pumps: Aldo shoes (score- on sale too!) // Clutch: Zara (old) Similar here //Necklace: French Connection (old) Similar here //Sunglasses: Random boutique Similar here

For you tall divas out there here are some options for you: Tank top: Long Tall Sally // Skirt: Long Tall Sally

So ladies, have you purchased anything from Eloquii?  Holla back and let me know what your favourites pieces are!

Tah tah,

Gail

p.s. stay tuned cause there will be an Ode to Eloquii Part Deux meaning part 2 🙂

**Note, this is not a sponsored post and the opinions expressed are those of the writer.

 

Stripes Top to Bottom

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Stripes, the bain of some women’s existence and a big supposed “no no” for plus size women.  Well, I say nuts to that! I’m a firm believer that one should wear what one wants!  This first look is from Reb Dolls.  I love this online retailer because they take a no holds bar approach to plus size fashions.  If you “dare to wear” body con dresses or crop tops, Reb Dolls will hook you up.

I quite honestly would never have worn a crop top let alone a crop top that was sleeveless but since starting this blog I feel as though I’ve given myself permission to wear what I want and my girls have definitely encouraged me to take some fashion risks.

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I love the chevron pattern of this skirt and the “flowiness” of it too.  I finished the look with a faux leather jacket from City Chic online and added tangerine coloured wedge espadrilles for a pop of colour.

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Faux leather jacket: City Chic // Crop top: Reb Dolls // Midi Skirt: Reb Dolls// Wedges: Zara (old): Similar here // Purse: Zara //

For the tall bombshells out there here are some options so you can recreate my look.

Jacket: Long Tall Sally //Crop top: Asos // Midi Skirt: Zara

This skirt is tutu much for me!  I was a devoted viewer of Sex and the City so I was inspired to recreate Carrie Bradshaw’s outfit seen in the opening credits of the show.


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I adore all shades of the colour blue so when I saw this tutu skirt on the Eshakti site I knew I had to have it. And the coolest thing about this fabulous skirt is that it has pockets!  Once again, this online retailer caters to women of all shapes and sizes from 0 to 36W and heights of 5’0ft to 6ft and beyond!

 

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I paired my dream of a skirt with an off the shoulder striped number.  This outfit makes me feel as though I was Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.  I completed the look with fun polka dot pumps and a mint green purse.  Voila my spring look is complete!

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Striped off the shoulder top: Asos Curve //Tutu skirt: Eshakti (sold out) Similar here //Pumps: Aldo shoes //Purse: JustFab (sold out) Similar here

Ta ta for now

~Gail