Friday, November 29, 2013

Plus Size OOTD: Cozy and Casual for Thanksgiving

Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving in my fave holiday, and I really enjoy getting to spend time with family during this time of year. For today's family gathering, I wanted to be warm, cozy and casual, but still wear something that expressed my style. I chose a fab pair of red and black plaid leggings from Forever 21+ and layered a long sleeve tee and cardi together. Tall boots added a little extra warmth. I was totally comfy all day!

Top/Cardi/Leggings: Forever 21+
Boots/Bag: Dots
Ring: H&M

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Save up to 70% off during the IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel Thanksgiving Cyber Sale

Ready to start the season off right by scoring some major deals? IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel is having an unbelievably good sale starting on Thanksgiving Day. Customers will be able save up to 70% off their purchases during this incredible sale when using the special coupon code "CYBERSALE13" allowing you to save an extra 40% off select category.
In addition to this, IGIGI is offering free ground shipping on orders over $150 in the Continental United States. International orders over $150 will be eligible for 50% off shipping using FedEx. This will definitely be a great time to do some shopping for those must-have IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel pieces since you can save on the fashions and the shipping!
The Thanksgiving Cyber Sale will take place from Thursday, November 28, 2013, 12pm PST, to Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 12pm PST. The shipping rates will remain in effect until December 31, 2013.
To shop this exciting sale, visit
Use code "CYBERSALE13" to save an additional 40% off select category.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Affordable Holiday Accessories Ideas & GIVEAWAY

Right now, my first holiday giveaway of the season is going on over on my YouTube channel!!! Be sure to check it out, along with some fab affordable accessories to rock this holiday season. I partnered with Jessica, an independent Paparazzi consultant, to do this awesome giveaway! Each item featured is only about $5. If you have tons of people on your shopping list like I do, or if you want to do a little shopping to treat yourself, then I think you'll like these ideas and tips!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fashion, Beauty and Seasonal Faves

Five Fashionable Plus Size Coats to Try This Fall

For many of us, the weather is finally starting to get cooler, and it finally feels like fall. Now is a great time to find the perfect coat to keep you warm and feeling fashionable through the fall and winter seasons. I’ve been doing some online browsing to check out the latest coat styles and trends for this year. I found some fantastic coats that I think you’re really going to love. Whether you’re getting all dressed up or just going out for a casual shopping day, these versatile designs will compliment your outfit perfectly.

1. The Dress Coat
The Ulla Popkin dress coat is a fresh take on the classic camel colored coat we’ve seen over and over. This coat features a unique assymetrical collar and three button closure. It’s such a great length, and it can instantly turn a look from drab to fab.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Plus Size OOTD: Sejour Printed Shawl Collar Jacket and YMI Jeans

Today I just created a nice casual/comfy look that still felt like it showed my personal style. I received this Sejour jacket from Gwynnie Bee a days ago and I just couldn't wait to wear it! It's totally perfect for a cool fall night. We went out tonight to celebrate my sis-in-law and her volleyball team becoming state champs! Yay! So exciting :) Here's more about the look:

Jacket: Sejour via Gwynnie Bee 
Top: Target
Jeans: YMI
Bag: Dots
Boots: Dots
Necklace: Forever 21
Ring: Tom's Accessories
Hope you're having a fab weekend wherever you are! xo
 * I am a Gwynnie Bee blogger affiliate. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Where to Shop for Wide Calf Boots

I love boot season! I have been doing some browsing/shopping for new boots online and in store, and I must say I have been soooo surprised by how many retailers are FINALLY carrying wide calf boots! From Walmart and Payless to Naturalizer and Bloomingdale's, I have been able to find wide calf boots all over the place. This is so exciting because I've always had trouble finding great boots that fit my wider calves. I thought I would share with you guys some tips for shopping for the perfect wide calf boots, and also, provide a list filled with retailers who are currently selling wide calf boots. Check it out:

 How to shop for wide calf boots:
  • Measure the widest part of the calf. (Measure both legs to help get an accurate size.)
  • Also, note whether or not you have wide width feet too. 
  • When shopping, always be aware of the difference between wide width and wide calf. Wide width refers to the foot, and wide calf refers to the leg.
  • When checking websites, ALWAYS look for size measurement descriptions or size charts to help determine if the boot will fit you.
  • Before going to the store, check online to see what wide calf boots they have available, and what sizes they fit. This can save some frustration if you know ahead of time what will fit and what won't.
OR Try these ideas:
  • Some sites sell extra wide and super wide calf boots.
  • If you still have no luck, you may want to try getting a custom made pair of boots to fit you perfectly. These may be pricier, but they are usually so well made. They are sure to fit like glove, so they are definitely well worth it.
  • A more affordable option for custom made boots may be purchasing a pair of boots that you like and having extra panels or elastic/stretchy panels sewn into the boot so that it will fit.

Where to find wide calf boots:

Monday, November 4, 2013

My Five Fall Fashion Must-Haves

The weather is finally getting cooler and it seems fall is finally here to stay! I’m so excited to finally move on to a new season of fashion, especially a season where I get to wear some of my absolute favorite styles. From soft sweaters and riding boots to cozy, comfy pajamas, I’m totally ready for it all!

To further get us all in the mood for fall, I thought I would share five of my fall fashion must-haves.

1. Wide Calf Boots
It’s boot season, and every gal needs a good, comfortable pair of riding boots to wear with skinny jeans, leggings and dresses. Choosing a neutral color is great because they will work with pretty much anything and everything you wear this fall.

2.  Sweaters, Sweaters, Sweaters
Sweaters are a fall staple, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. I love finding sweaters with fun graphics or unique embellishments that show off my personal style while keeping me warm.


3.  Cozy, Comfy Pajamas 

There is nothing better than curling up in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa, a good book and a pair of cozy, comfy pajamas. I love fabrics that are soft to the touch and able to keep me warm on those cool fall nights. Flannel, jersey and cotton are my faves!


Pajama sleep set in flannel and jersey from Roamans

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Comfy Fall Plus Size OOTD

OMG I'm wearing pants! It's a rare occasion, I know. The first time I tried these crossover pants on at Dots, I just couldn't believe how comfortable they were and what a great fit they were. The length is perfect, they are comfy, not too bulky, and they have no zippers or buttons. LOVE!

I just wanted a comfy Fall Sunday outfit, so I paired these pants with a tshirt and a cardigan. I added some flats and a hat, and I was all set! I'm still carrying around my fave studded bag too, of course. I still can't believe it was under $30. Score!

Outfit Details:
Tshirt: Forever 21+
Cardigan: Forever 21+
Pants: Dots
Shoes: Marc Jacobs
Bag: Dots
Hat: NY & Co.
Bracelets: Target