Peek-a-boo! This season, plus size gals everywhere are feeling free and empowered to show some skin, and I could not be happier! This plus size Peek-a-boo Perfection Dress from Kiyonna has a gorgeous see-through lace cutout right under the bust--showing just a sexy hint of skin. With a flattering A-line shape, roomy cut, and twisted V neckline...this dress is a fab LBD to wear to just about any occasion. And if you need more color in your life, this dress also comes in a gorgeous rich blue!

Plus Size Black LBD Dress with Lace Cutout from Kiyonna
 Peek-a-boo Perfection Dress in Black c/o Kiyonna; Gold Floral Headband via Charming Charlie

Plus Size Black LBD Dress with Lace Cutout from Kiyonna

Plus Size Black LBD Dress with Lace Cutout from Kiyonna

Plus Size Black LBD Dress with Lace Cutout from Kiyonna

Such a comfortable, flattering dress! Don't let the fabric put you is a different texture than the usual Kiyonna fabric...but when you put it on, it lays very nicely and looks great!
Big News!! Plus size, curvy gals in Chicago have another reason to celebrate! Torrid has moved in to a storefront right in the middle of State Street! Now those of us who live in the city and are addicted to shopping can get our fix during lunch breaks. I was able to join in the fun for the #TorridsInTheLoop event last week, and here's a few snaps from the opening.

Amber in Black dress from at the Torrid Opening on State Street
#Love Clutch from Torrid

Guess who showed up???? George Kotsiopoulos, former host of Fashion Police! He was on hand to give out fashion tips and advice and was SO nice!
Amber from Style Plus Curves with George Kotsiopoulos at the Torrid on State Opening

I also got to meet the gorgeous faces of Torrid, Philomena Kwao (below) and Georgina Burke (the stunning blonde aussie a few pics down)
Amber from Style Plus Curves with Philomena Kwao at the Torrid on State Opening

And, I found tons of adorable outfits that will be making an appearance in my closet stat.
How cute is this amazing retro-fierce Floral Skull Swing Dress!!!!

Amber from Style Plus Curves in the Floral Skull Swing Dress from Torrid at the Chicago Opening

Amber from Style Plus Curves with Georgina Burke at the Torrid on State Chicago Opening
Just hangin' with Georgina Burke!

Amber from Style Plus Curves in a casual tshirt and jean shorts at the Torrid in Chicago
And here's a cute casual outfit...
Love Life Dolman Tee
Skinny Short Shorts in Acid Wash with Beaded Insets
Gemstone Ballet Flats in Mint Green

Amber from Style Plus Curves in a retro polka dot dress at the Torrid in Chicago
And another vintage style dress with a bolero top is just perfect for summer nights!
Lace Polka Dot Swing Dress
Black Lace Back Shrug

Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Fedora Hat at the Torrid in Chicago
And let's not forget hats like this Straw Fedora!

Amber from Style Plus Curves with the #Love Clutch at the Torrid in Chicago
Can't get enough of this #Love Clutch from Torrid!!

It was a great event and I loved hobnobbing with the plus size fashion elite in Chicago. Check out the Torrid on State Street -- You'll probably see me there!
In my last post, I featured an Outfit of the Day featuring pieces from Gwynnie Bee and you might have spotted this amazing watch from JORD Wood Watches. Isn't it gorgeous??? The Zebrawood and Turquoise Cora Series Watch is fun, unique and oh-so-stylish! I particularly love the Swarovski crystal hour markers and the peek-a-boo window that shows the internal gears. And the natural grains in the wood give the watch an earthy, original beauty that few other watches can match.

Cora Series Watch c/o JORD Wood Watches

This is an automatic watch, and that was new to don't be surprised if the movement stops if you don't wear it for a few days. With this type of watch, you have to wind it or wear it to keep it charged! The automatic movement has a 24-48 hour reserve, which means that if the watch is fully charged, it will hold the correct time for up to 2 days without you wearing it. If it is not fully wound and you do not wear it for a little bit, the movement will actually stop. You will either need to wind it or wear it again to get the movement going before setting the time again. JORD recommends that you turn the crown between 15-20 times to get the movement going and then wear it to ensure it stays charged.
This really is a work of art, isn't it?

Also spotted at this arm party: Alice Bracelet via Stella & Dot (Check out their full inventory here)

Are you as obsessed with watches as I am? Check out the full selection for Women and Men at JORD Wood Watches. I'm sure you'll find one that you can't live without!
Have you tried Gwynnie Bee yet? I've been talking about it for ages on my blog, and I am still loving the service! It makes it possible for me to have unlimited access to new dresses and still be able to live in a studio apartment. If you're interested, you can sign up for a Free 30-day trial to try out the service.

Right now, spring is still in the process of springing...winter clothes are too warm and spring outfits aren't ready to come out yet...that's another place where the Gwynnie Bee Service comes in! You can spice up your wardrobe while you're waiting to debut your bright spring dresses.

The key to transition dressing is brighter colors but with longer sleeves and hem length. Also, look for pieces that can be layered or worn with high boots or tights. I go for dresses that look springish but still provide coverage. Here's a recent example from my Gwynnie Bee closet...

Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Three Dots Dress from Gwynnie Bee
Three Dots Cotton Knit Boatneck Dress in Blue via Gwynnie BeeJORD Wood Watch - Cora Series c/o JORD Wood Watches; Ugg Camel Knee Boots via Nordstrom Rack

The lines of this Three Dots dress looked simple, but were very flattering--with the seaming over the bust and the full skirt. The 3/4 sleeves and below-the-knee length were perfect for the uncertain spring weather. Definitely a great transition piece!

Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Three Dots Dress from Gwynnie Bee

Did you spot the adorable watch that I'm wearing? I'll be telling you more about it in my next post, but let me start by saying, I'm obsessed with JORD Wood Watches! This Zebra Wood and Turquoise Cora Series watch is cool, stylish and totally unique.

Style Plus Curves models Jord Wood Watch

Stay tuned for all of the details about this watch in my next post!
Even though I'm usually a sweaty gross mess when I work out, I'm still vain enough to want to look fabulous. That's why I'm thrilled to see the expanded athletic selections for plus size gals that are popping up lately. This month, Kohl's asked me to review their athletic wear line called Tek Gear® which is available in plus sizes, and I have to admit that I'm hooked! How cute is this workout outfit??

Tek Gear® Performance 1/4-Zip Mockneck Jacket in Painted Floral c/o Kohl's
Fun, bright and colorful with great design touches, these Tek Gear pieces from Kohl's were a great surprise. They run a little large, so if you're between sizes, order down. Don't you LOVE the thumb holes in the long sleeves?? Perfect for cool spring weather walks.

I definitely feel sassier when my workout outfit is cute, and I'm convinced that I burn more calories! If you're looking to add some spice to your workout this spring, check out the Tek Gear line at Kohl's and pick up a few new pieces!