Hey y'all!!!! Let's hear it for a long weekend of American classics--BBQ, roasted corn, hot dogs, potato salad and all the fixings! Celebrating July 4 in style calls for red, white and blue and denim! My Americana Outfit features a Chaps Printed No Iron Shirt in Multi Plaid (similar here and here) and these Jennifer Lopez Cuffed Denim Boyfriend Shorts, courtesy of Kohl's...cute, right??
If you want to take this style up to an 11, add a cowboy hat and some fab boots--and strut your stuff from the BBQ to the fireworks and beyond!!
Now, let's go celebrate America with family, friends, food, fun and fashion!
Summer is nearly here, and if you don't have a floral dress in your wardrobe, get on it stat! Florals are a major trend this season -- coming in every shade and combination -- so pick the one that shows off your flair the best! When Kohl's asked me what my summer essentials were for the plus size market, I knew that floral dresses were number one on my list. Proper, minimalist or bohemian, short or maxi, floral dresses are abundant. This adorable black, white and gray sleeveless dress is Apt. 9 from Kohl's, and it has already become a go-to item in my closet!
I love the kind of abstract, but kind of photographic floral print. And the fabric is a fabulous stretch polyester knit which holds its shape and looks amazing though multiple wears.
I could have gone bold with my accessories, but was feeling more demure -- so I paired it with blush pink pearls and wedges. Very ladylike, right??
And there's a cutout detail on the back! The scoop neck is modest and appropriate for work, and the cutout detail on the back adds flair, without being too revealing.
Comfortable, stylish, and on-trend are all the hallmarks of a summer essential. Check out the other summer essentials that my fellow bloggers picked out on the Plus Size Section of the Kohl's website. SO CUTE!!!
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!
Big News!! Plus size, curvy gals in Chicago have another reason to celebrate! Torridhas 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.
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 me...so 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.