Dress Obsessed with Simply Be

To say that I'm dressed obsessed is a laughable understatement, since 90% of my wardrobe is every shape and style of plus size dress out there! So, obviously, I was thrilled when Simply Be asked me to be a part of their "Dress Obsessed" campaign! I chose two incredible dresses to style -- the Geo High Neck Sleeveless Swing Dress* and the Simply Be Ladder Detail High Neck Dress*. Both of them are so unique and can be worn to the office and out and about socially!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Plus Size Dresses from Simply Be

Which one is your favorite???

The Simply Be Ladder Detail High Neck Dress is so Victorian and romantic!

This the high neck and flounced sleeves and hem. And the black and white floral pattern is gorgeous ---Makes me want to drink tea and carry a parasol! And can we talk about the shoulder cut out detail? No cold shoulders here! This has a totally unique side cut out that's on the front of the shoulders instead of the more obvious top.

Plus Size Blogger Amber in Simply Be USA Black and White Floral High Neck Dress with Shoulder Cutouts
And, wow, I'm completely obsessed with these peek-a-boo pumps! These Paper Doll Mesh Cutout Court Shoes are divine! Headed to work? All you need to complete the look is a great black tote. This  Leather Tote Bag from Simply Be is simple and sturdy -- and stylish -- and will hold all of your work essentials.

Plus Size Blogger Amber in Simply Be USA Black and White Floral High Neck Dress with Shoulder Cutouts

Plus Size Blogger Amber in Simply Be USA Black and White Floral High Neck Dress with Shoulder Cutouts

Plus Size Blogger Amber in Simply Be USA Black and White Floral High Neck Dress with Shoulder Cutouts

Plus Size Blogger Amber in Simply Be USA Black and White Floral High Neck Dress with Shoulder Cutouts

The other dress that I'm completely obsessed with is the Geo High Neck Sleeveless Swing Dress

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Simply Be USA Colorful Abstract Dress and Blue Accessories

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Simply Be USA Colorful Abstract Swing Dress and Blue Accessories

This simple silhouette needs little embellishment since it comes in this bright, colorful abstract pattern. But of course...instead of playing the colors down...I wanted to pump them up...WAY UP. I added a Waterfall Mac in a bright and cannot-be-ignored shade of LIME, bright cobalt blue cutout block heels and a blue-on-blue colorblocked mini satchel.

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Simply Be USA Colorful Abstract Dress, Bright Yellow Coat and Blue Accessories
 Do you know how unbelievably refreshing it is to see someone wearing a riot of color during their daily commute? This Lime Waterfall Mac stands out like a beacon among the sea of black, dark and drab coats. Be a beacon!

And while you're at it, wear some comfortable, amazing shoes like these Sole Diva Block Heel Shoe Boots in Cobalt Blue and add a sassy little bag like this Color-block Satchel -- both from Simply Be!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Simply Be USA Colorful Abstract Dress, Bright Yellow Coat and Blue Accessories

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Simply Be USA Colorful Abstract Dress, Bright Yellow Coat and Blue Accessories


Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Simply Be USA Colorful Abstract Dress, Bright Yellow Coat and Blue Accessories

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Simply Be USA Colorful Abstract Dress, Bright Yellow Coat and Blue Accessories

I'm obsessed with both dresses, and can't wait to wear them now -- and in the fall! All you need to do is add some tights and you're good to wear both of these dresses throughout the fall!



*Simply Be USA provided me with the items in this post in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.


Olive with a Twist! Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress

This is the plus size cocktail dress to beat all cocktail dresses! And yes, it's from Kiyonna, one of my all time favorite plus size brands. This Kiyonna Ciara Cinched Dress in Olive Martini* is gorgeous and sophisticated...and not to mention sexy! (This is an affiliate link, so if you click on it and purchase something, I'll receive a small commission!)

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress in Olive Martini


This olive color is just divine, isn't it?! The Ciara Cinch dress is a faux wrap with a tabbed inset detail at the waist that adds some extra pleats or ruching to fan out nicely over your belly. And the wrap design is always amazing for the girls! All I needed was to pluck a gorgeous tiger lily from a nearby hedge, and add some nude and gold accessories, and I was ready for happy hour!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress in Olive Martini

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress in Olive Martini

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress in Olive Martini

This dress goes to the office, to drinks and to just about any event on your social calendar! Earlier this month, I wore this Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress during the Celebrate My Size Expo at Full Figured Fashion week. I felt amazing in it, and was werkin' it for the cameras for sure!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress at the Celebrate My Size Expo during FFFweek

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress at the Celebrate My Size Expo during FFFweek

During the Celebrate My Size Expo, I got to meet the lovely Allie McGevna, the model, blogger and media personality behind Inside Allie's World. She was so fun and friendly, and I loved meeting her!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Ciara Cinch Dress at the Celebrate My Size Expo during FFFweek


*Kiyonna provided me with this Ciara Cinch Wrap Dress in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

Tough Enough: Boohoo Plus Size Embroidered Shirt Dress

I loved this Boohoo Plus Size Embroidered Shirt Dress the moment I saw it on their site! By the time I got it, I had already planned out the rock n roll, rough and tumble look I wanted to go for. Since it was sheer, I wanted to be covered, but not too covered. So, I wore a full coverage black bra and some shorts underneath and the only thing left to do was to add some badass shades.

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Boohoo Plus Size Embroidered Sheer Shirt Dress
And of course...I just had to go stand in front of a tattoo parlor, because...why not? This outfit totally belongs in front of a tattoo parlor. I also feel like this outfit channels a little bit of the KING...Elvis, that is. Maybe it's the shades? Or the embroidery? I don't know, but I was feeling some major world-dominating cool-girl-bad-ass-ness in this outfit.

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Boohoo Plus Size Embroidered Sheer Shirt Dress

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Boohoo Plus Size Embroidered Sheer Shirt Dress

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Boohoo Plus Size Embroidered Sheer Shirt Dress

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Boohoo Plus Size Embroidered Sheer Shirt Dress

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Boohoo Plus Size Embroidered Sheer Shirt Dress

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Boohoo Plus Size Embroidered Sheer Shirt Dress



Curvy Con 2016 Recap

In June, I was lucky enough to make it to New York City for 3 incredible plus size fashion events: the Golden Confidence Pool Party, Full Figured Fashion Week, and Curvy Con! It was my first time at all three events, and I felt like I had died and gone to plus size heaven! It was one of the most exciting, supportive and beautiful experiences of my life. And Curvy Con capped the week off with a fabulous shopping expo, amazing panels, and great after-parties.

This 2 day event was created by the lovely Chastity Garner of GarnerStyle.com and CeCe Olisa of Plus Size Princess. I managed to snap a picture with them and my favorite side kick of the weekend Amanda from Latest Wrinkle between sessions!


A few highlights of this year's Curvy Con...

First...the people and the panels! I loved loved loved getting to see so many of my curvy blogging sisters! Seeing them in person and getting the chance to tell them how much I've admired them over the years was just a dream come true...not to mention the parade of fabulous, gorgeous outfits! 

One of my favorite moments of the weekend was getting to chat with Ashley Nell Tipton, who is coming out with her first full collection with JC Penny!




My fan girl meter when OFF THE CHARTS during the panel with Ashley Nell Tipton, Jes Baker, and Valerie Segun...and my smiles turned to real tears when they showed the incredibly powerful and moving video "Here I Am" that was sponsored by JC Penny.


There were so many moments like that during the event, that I am sitting here grinning while thinking back on them! 

Here's a cute shot of me and Georgette from Grown and Curvy Woman. I've been a fan of her for years and finally got to see her beautiful smile in person.

Amber from Style Plus Curves and Georgette from Grown and Curvy Woman

And I loved all the cute photo ops and backdrops throughout the space! This one was a favorite!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves at Curvy Con 2016

Have mentioned the shopping?? Loved the curated selections from all the heavy hitters in plus size fashion today...Simply Be, Eloquii, JC Penny, Asos Curve, Fashion to Figure and many others!



Plus Size Blogger at Curvy Con 2016

Overall, it was an absolutely lovely event, and I will definitely try to go back next year when they move the event to Fashion Week in September!! SO EXCITED already!!!! xoxoxoxo


Best Plus Size Denim Jumpsuit from Eloquii

Plus size jumpsuits are totally having a moment right now! After a few false starts, so many retailers have found the perfect formula to fit and flatter plus size curves with innovative, fun and trendy jumpsuit designs. And all of these jumpsuits have led to this moment in time. THIS JUMPSUIT from ELOQUII is the absolute best version of a jumpsuit that has existed since the beginning of time. Am I exaggerating? NO. I love love love love this cropped denim style. It's adorable and a little funky and totally on trend.

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a cropped denim jumpsuit from Eloquii

This denim jumpsuit fits like a glove -- although, with Eloquii, I usually size up. This is a size 20, instead of my usual 18. The shoulder straps are wide enough to cover my bra straps -- which is always a plus! And the jumpsuit has intricate stitching around the pockets and seams. The other detail that makes me swoon is the cropped, frayed hemline! It gives a playful, on-trend air to the design!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a cropped denim jumpsuit from Eloquii

The denim is the perfect backdrop for super colorful, funky accessories!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a cropped denim jumpsuit from Eloquii

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a cropped denim jumpsuit from Eloquii

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a cropped denim jumpsuit from Eloquii

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a cropped denim jumpsuit from Eloquii

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a cropped denim jumpsuit from Eloquii

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a cropped denim jumpsuit from Eloquii


Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a cropped denim jumpsuit from Eloquii