It Was All Good… And Then

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I had just come back from a conference geared towards curvy women and heard about Dia & Co. If you’ve never heard of them, they’re a plus size clothing brand that advocates women to be more confident in every outfit! After the conference, I felt fearless, like who is afraid of the big bad wolf? Not me, right? As I looked through my closet certain that I wasn’t afraid of anything in there, fear was hanging on a purple Joy Mangano huggable hanger. A cute body con dress that I felt would look so good on me when I was online shopping only to receive it and remember that I don’t have an hour glass shape.

 

As I looked through my closet certain that I wasn’t afraid of anything in there, fear was hanging on a purple Joy Magiano huggable hanger. #ohwizeone

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Every time I got dressed to go out I’d make an excuse as to why I wouldn’t wear the dress. Ugh, I’m not in the mood for shapewear tonight. I’m bloated today (I’m not). I will tell myself anything to avoid wearing the dress that I knew I wanted to wear. I mean hell, I bought the dress I obviously had the intention of wearing it. So I forced myself out of my comfort zone and stopped making excuses.

 

I mean hell, I bought the dress I obviously had the intention of wearing it. #ohwizeone

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I am certain that I was avoiding wearing my body conscious dresses because showing my shape in this capacity isn’t my favorite. Every magazine I’ve ever read has always steered me away from form fitting clothing based on my body type. There are so many body positive advocates that say forget flattery wear what you want. I can’t lie I have not been totally delivered from the rules of flattery.

I am often left wondering do I really like what I chose to wear or was I told that it would flatter my body type. I feel like I shouldn’t have to compromise being stylish because I am a woman of a certain size. That’s why it’s important to step outside of the box to discover what you like separate from what you have been told looks good on you and focus on what actually makes you feel good. Nothing beats a try like wear especially if you already bought the dress!

 

That’s why it’s important to step outside of the box to discover what you like separate from what you have been told looks good on you and focus on what actually makes you feel good. #ohwizeone

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Dress:Fashion to Figure, Sold Out (similar) Shoes: Nine West, Clutch: Nine West (similar)

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We’ll Always Have Polka Dots

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Bringing it back like polka dots!! Well, that is not exactly true they never really left especially since polka dots are my favorite! When I found this bell sleeve top from Fashion to Figure I knew that I had to have it. Sleeves are big this season, no really, they’re huge. If you’re looking for a dramatic statement piece for summer try finding a top with intricate sleeve details. This look can work on all body types.

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How to Wear Head to Toe Blush

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April showers have finally brought May flowers, well at least in my closet. Dusty Rose or blush is all over the place and I’m here for it! Pink is my favorite color and all of the latest shades are perfect for a girl who loves pink but doesn’t want to look like bubble gum.

Pulling off one color can be trickier than it seems I’m sharing my tips on how to nail a monochromatic look.  Continue reading

Spring Forward with JORD Wood Watches

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It’s official spring is in full bloom and I couldn’t be more excited to put away my winter coat.  Living in the Midwest means that the weather has not made up it’s mind just yet on if it will be warm or mildly cold. That is why I like to have strong transitional pieces and accessories that give off a fresh spring vibe. When Jord reached out to me to review one of their wood watches I knew this was the perfect spring accessory that I had been in search of. Continue reading

Pink Tulip Club

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This past weekend I attended the grand reopening of Pink Tulip Club in their newly renovated Old Montgomery location. I love boutique shopping.  It’s the perfect place to find items that you can’t find anywhere else and get personalized service. I got just that during my visit. I found this cute off the shoulder ombre maxi dress.  I can totally see this as the perfect piece for spring and summer. I can definitely see myself wearing this dress to an outdoor wedding or out for an al fresco evening cocktail. Continue reading

Never Say Never

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When I first saw a pair of cropped flare leg jeans showcased on one of my favorite fashion outlets Who, What, Wear I thought those will never look good on me. I love New York street style it’s so eclectic and fun but cropped jeans were outside of my comfort zone. It doesn’t take much to get me to take a risk. When I got these embroidered stack heels from JustFab I didn’t want any of the details on these cute shoes to be missed.

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I wouldn’t wear these cropped jeans with flats but I love that my shoes are front and center. Although I have seen them styled with strappy flats and look very good I don’t think it would work on my body type.  I’m glad that I took the risk on trying something I wouldn’t normally consider. Every now and then you just have to take the risk in the dressing room the worst than can happen is you have to put it pack on the rack.

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Jeans: Old Navy, Top: Old Navy, Jacket: Forever 21, Shoes: Just Fab

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Denim Blue + Olive Green

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The strangest thing happened this weekend. It was 70 degrees in February in Ohio! I won’t get too excited because I live in the Midwest and the weather can change in the blink of an eye. I didn’t want to be presumptuous and think that I had this weather for longer than a day at most.  Rather than pulling out my spring wardrobe, I decided to wear a pair of olive peep toe booties that I planned to save for spring.

I actually fell in love with a pair of Lucky Brand booties that look exactly like this at Nordstrom that was at a much higher price point. I found these booties at Just Fab for under $40.

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In transitional weather, I always try to find unexpected ways to play with color. Blue is going to play a major role in spring fashion especially; wearing multiple tones of blue. I thought this marbled sweater dress from SimplyBe was perfect for the warm weather and to bring in more olive I added this lightweight anorak jacket.

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Looks Good With Trouble

 

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During the spoils of youth, I think all women enjoy some drama with their romance. Thank goodness for maturity. I like my drama right where I can control it, in my closet. Sheer details are trending and I had to hop on board when I saw this dress on Rebdolls website. If you’re trying to dip your toe into the sexy end of the pool, rocking a sheer look is the way to dive in.

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Don’t Be Scared

This is not a look for the faint of heart. Sometimes putting it all out there is the best confidence booster because you’re suddenly free with nothing to hide. There is nothing sexier than a confident woman. Talk about being the ideal Valentine, going sheer can seem intimidating but it’s truly just creating an illusion. You’re not as naked as you appear. Wearing the right undergarments and hosiery will provide additional support and coverage. I am wearing sheer to toe hosiery and high waisted shapewear  I am very impressed with the quality of the velvet of the bodysuit. It enhances the elegance.

 

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Dress: Rebdolls, Fur: Target (similar), Cocktail Ring Old (similar)

I Can See Straight Through You!

Looking for a sheer or lace dress

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