Tag: trends

Back To School–Plus Size Denim 3 Ways

Pretty sure you aren’t ready to hear the words “Back To School.”

Well, I won’t apologize just yet!

If you’re in college, thinking about what to wear to class is the last thing on your mind. You’re worrying about the cost of books, semester credits, and that weird thing your roommate does in her sleep. Side note, my college roommate was a sleepwalker and totally tried to smother me with a pillow one night…she managed to wake up before my untimely death. FYI: we’re still friends but that’s neither here nor there so I’ll just move right along ūüôā

Is there a better way to take your mind off all of those stressful college things than clothes?! Personally, I think not! Previously, I created a “Back To School Bag Guide”¬† for every type of student, better known as the “Bag” To School Guide for any budget. This year, I wanted help my fellow book hoarders with outfit ideas.

First up: DENIM! Plus size jeans (denim) don’t have to be expensive (just like everything else in the mall.) They’re perfect for dressing up, dressing down and anything in between.

Here’s three back to school looks¬†for 2014.


Back To School Plus Size Denim: Look #1


Back To School Denim: Look #2


Plus Size Back To School Denim: Look #3
What did you think of those three outfit ideas?
All are easy to shop for, affordable, on trend, and totally suitable for going back to class! Be sure to add your own touches to make each look personalized for you. Hopefully these looks will give your brain a boost before hitting the books (definitely a lot less stressful than finals in a few months!)
Almost forgot…I’m sorry for mentioning school.

Fall Fashion Trends: Savvy Savers Edition

Time to shop and save!


Just like last week, when we viewed some of the¬†most expensive items for the fall fashion trends, we’re going to take a look at more affordable trendy pieces.



Where can plus size women find trendsetting fashion, you ask…


Here’s the answer, trend by trend…





Where to buy


1) $35 ~ Camo Sneaker ~ GUESS


2) $25 ~ Camo Skinny Jeans ~ Deb Shops


3) $64 ~ Camo 501 ~ New Balance


4) $50 ~ Halter Maxi Dress ~ Ashley Stewart


5) $69 ~ Twill & Leather Jacket ~ Dollhouse




Where to buy (clockwise from left)


$50 ~ Multi-zip Jacket ~ Ashley Stewart


$128 ~ Harlow Biker Jacket ~ City Chic


$36 ~ Faux Leather Sleeveless Top ~ ING


$59 ~ Frill Blondie Jacket ~ One Stop Plus





Where to buy 




1) $8 ~ Plaid Leggings ~ Rue 21


2) $27 ~ Snapback Baseball Hat ~ Debshops


3) $27  ~ Destructed Skinny Jeans ~ Debshops


4) $35 ~ Harrison Boot by Route 66 ~ KMart


5) $17 ~ Sleeveless Flannel Top ~ Rue 21


6) $19 ~ Lace-Up Bootie by Bongo ~ KMart



But wait!


There’s more….


I have a penchant for expensive things but the budget of a pauper. So when it’s time for me to ACTUALLY pull the trigger and buy something, you better believe I’m making a well-thought budget conscious decision. Although, there are several items I don’t mind spending a little extra money on and those pieces are usually wardrobe staples. Think, classic and timeless but when it comes to trends…I’m definitely the cheap chic chick!






Where to buy (from left to right)


$26 ~ Mossimo Peep Toe Pump ~ Target


$79 ~ Go Grey Military Jacket by Last Kiss ~ Alight


$37 ~ Aldo Black & White Studded Satchel ~ ASOS


$22 ~ Black Moto Vest by Bongo ~ Kmart 


$40 ~ Snake Print Stilettos ~ Target





Where to buy (clockwise)


$60 ~ Military Jumpsuit ~ Ashley Stewart


$64 ~ Lulu by Lulu Guinness ~ JCPenney


$14 ~ Xhilaration Patent Pump ~ Target




Where to buy


1) $68 ~ BCBGeneration Tote ~¬†Macy’s


2) $98 ~ Steve Madden Satchel ~¬†Macy’s


3) $178 ~ Legacy Flap Clutch ~ Coach




See, it’s easy to stay on trend, in style, and on budget! Let’s thank our lucky shopping stars for stores like Target, Ashley Stewart, OSP, Macy’s, and JCPenney! If you want reminisce about the drool worthy items from last week, be sure to CLICK~~~>¬†HERE (Colors Part One)¬†and¬†HERE (90’s Grunge Part Two)


Time to go shopping!




Now Trending: Tassels




Tassel me, baby!

They’re in, they’re hot, they’re everywhere and I’m down for the cause!  Tassels are literally popping up on EVERYTHING!

(BEE TEE DUB/BTW….. I did sing/rap that, out loud, in the bed, in front of the laptop with my cat laying next to me.) That is more than likely a sign I’m sleep deprived but that’s neither here nor there!

Moving right along…..



Let’s see some tassels!!

Smartphone tassel charm….you are currently in my shopping cart!  For $28 by Cara Accessories, there’s nothing more chic and affordable!  It seriously looks like it costs over 100 bucks, easily!

Buy it at Nordstrom 



Did someone say booty?  I.am.in.absolute.love.with.these.booties.  Ahhh Cole Haan why must you do these things to me?!  I’m not ready to spend $400 on shoes this year so I showed these to my mom…the conversation went like this: Ooooh those are cute!  I like them, they’re only $400!! Oh really mother? So you’re saying I can have them? No, I’m saying they’re cute.


Kiltie Bootie



Cole Haan



ALL of the Coach fall line needs to be in my closet!  Everything has a tassel and everything is gorgeous!  When I first saw the soon-to-be fall line via my favorite site in the whole wide world… (PurseBlog) I was not so amazed but NOW…I want it all!  Literally, the entire site could be posted right here but I’ll just post a few faves…check out the rest at Coach.com






Bobbles!  These Michael Kors Earrings….perfect for day or night wear!  Personally, if I wore these, it would be the only piece of jewelry I’d wear from the neck up….just so they pop!

Tassel Drop $125

The look of perfection!  Fall season…let’s go!  I’d pair these with denim shorts since it’s not quite cool enough for long jeans just yet.





Dolce Vita Bronx Slip On



Here’s a peasant flowy top $146 by Karen Kane.  I’ve never worn this designer before so I’m not too sure how it would fit.  It’s also fun finding new designers for curvy girls!  Gives us more options and plenty of things to look forward to in the future.



Oh, hello there Jeffrey Campbell!  How cute are these?! The “Gabi” flat with tassels on the back….I’m sold!

$124 at Nordstrom


If seeing all those swinging tassels didn’t make you want something with a tassel…I’m so beyond sorry.  You’re going to have to get use to something hanging on you…it’s provocative.  Well, that’s all folks!!  Not that it was only a little bit!  It was tons of tassels for your tempted eyes!  Say that tongue twister five times fast!  Happy shopping!