Monday, April 14, 2014

Plussize Fashion: Finding the Great White Suit

Ok, I admit it, until today, I've never actually worn a white suit... and the one pair of white linen pants I bought 6 years ago languished in my closet...unloved and unworn. But white is having a major moment right now, and I've recently had visions of bright white suits dancing in my head--so elegant, fresh and refined. Well, I will NOT be denied. When I saw the spring collection from Jessica London, I knew it was time to make the dream of the "great white suit" a reality.

Details: White Linen Blazer and White Denim Jeggings c/o Jessica London, Reddish cowl-neck top via Forever 21, Gold braided belt via Macy's, Gold glitter heels via Lane Bryant

The trick to a white suit for plussize women is to make sure the pants are streamlined...while the material is thick enough to lay nicely and not see-through. These Jessica London Stretch Denim Jeggings were just right for my shape! I like a very slim fit through the leg, and I balance the look with a looser top half. An elastic waistband makes for easy on-and-off and lays flat underneath your shirts, instead of the bulk of a button and zipper. Also, I love that they hit right at the ankle, which shows off your cute summer sandals and pedi perfectly!

I'm So Miami-Vicing it here, right???

This Jessica London Single-Breasted Linen Blazer in white has a nice weight to it and looks fantastic paired with white denim jeggings. For those of you who like a roomier, boxier fit to your blazers, this one is meant for you!  Many of my plussize gal pals like blazers that cover their bums and hang below the hips, so if that is what you're looking for, I encourage you to try this one. It does run a bit big, so I would recommend sizing down.

As I write this post, it's actually snowing here in Chicago--and YES, it's April. But I know that summer has to come eventually...and when it does, see if you can spot me in this great white suit prowling around the city!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring Staples: Jessica London Classic Boatneck Tshirt Dress

The weather is being frustratingly temperamental...spring one day and winter the next. The only joy to be found in this is the search for perfect transitional outfits. When I went home to Alabama to visit my family recently, it was warmer than Chicago, but still cool. I put together this casual and oh-so-cute outfit for running around town with my sis. This Jessica London Classic Boatneck Tshirt dress in bright jade stripe went perfectly with a cropped denim jacket, camel color leather boots, and gold accessories.

We passed by this awesome old barn by the side of the road, and I begged my sister to stop and snap some pics. Cute, right??

 I'm pretty sure there's nothing as comfortable as a tshirt dress! And this one from Jessica London is so soft and comfortable. With a loose fit, 3/4 length sleeves, and to-the-knee hemline, it just screams spring staple!

This Jessica London tshirt dress comes in a cute black and white stripe and a ton of solid colors too, so pick your flavor and approach spring with a laid-back, versatile style!
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