London Times Green Lace Plus Size Dress - Sample Sale Ends Tomorrow!

Don't miss out on the Maggy London London Times Plus Size Sample Sale! There's only one day left to snag some amazing plus size dresses at bargain prices! Here's another great London Times Curve Dress that I'm madly in love with...and it's GREEN and LACE and only $39!

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 London Times Curve Embroidered Fit and Flare Dress in Green Lace c/o Maggy London

This simple fit and flare dress comes to life in this gorgeous kelly green lace. I love the lace insets at the bust and the shoulders--such a great little detail! And the seaming under the bust adds a little shape to the dress, falling to the knee from an empire waist. This is another dress that's perfect to wear to the office -- simple lines in a bold color with unexpected details are the keys to a great work wear piece! I added some leopard print accessories...because for some reason, I think green and leopard print belong together! 

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Maggy London London Times Curve Plus Size Dress, green lace, sample sale

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Maggy London London Times Curve Plus Size Dress, green lace, sample sale

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Maggy London London Times Curve Plus Size Dress, green lace, sample sale

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Maggy London London Times Curve Plus Size Dress, green lace, sample sale

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Maggy London London Times Curve Plus Size Dress, green lace, sample sale

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Maggy London London Times Curve Plus Size Dress, green lace, sample sale

Remember, this Sample Sale ends TOMORROW! Don't miss your chance to save $$ on a one of these awesome dresses! 


*Maggy London provided me with this London Times Fit and Flare Green Lace Plus Size Dress in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions are my own.

London Times Plus Size Dress Sample Sale - ends July 31

I'm a huge fan of Maggy London and their plus size line, London Times. Some of my all time favorite wardrobe MVPs are London Times Curve Dresses...and I'm so excited that they are having a SAMPLE SALE! So many fabulous, colorful dresses that fit perfectly and look amazing to choose from! Here's one of the adorable dresses that you can snag in today's sample sale...This plus size dress in this great pink and orange palm print with black piping is only $39!!!!

How cute is this?!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Maggy London London Times Curve Plus Size Dress, palm print, pink and orange dress

London Times Curve Short Flare Orange Dress c/o Maggy London*

What drew me to this dress immediately was the cheerful palm print in a riot of orange and pink and white colors. And then..the piping detail was so unique and really helped to pop the print. It's a perfect workwear dress, since it has a high neckline and a knee-length hem. And the great flare silhouette allows the dress to skim your curves. And OMG...the fabric is legit! It's the perfect weight -- thick, but still very breathable. All I added was a pair of orange pumps and a simple clutch and I was all set! That's seriously the power of a great dress!

Chicago Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Maggy London London Times Curve Plus Size Dress, palm print, pink and orange dress

Chicago Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Maggy London London Times Curve Plus Size Dress, palm print, pink and orange dress

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Maggy London London Times Curve Plus Size Dress, palm print, pink and orange dress

HURRY! This Sample Sale doesn't last too long, and dresses are flying out the door! Nab these savings while you can!



*Maggy London provided me with this Orange Palm Print Flare Plus Size Dress in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. All opinions are my own.

Mermaid Classes Chicago: AquaMermaid Makes My Dreams Come True

I'm done adulting. All I want to do is run away and be a mermaid! And OMG...my dreams came true! A new mermaid class has come to Chicago!! Aquamermaid Chicago offers introductory classes for adults (over 14) and kids (7-13). The intro class fits would-be mermaids with a fin, lets you choose your color of tail (pink or blue), and teaches you the basics of swimming without legs! It was one of the most fun Sunday afternoons I've had in a while. How often do you get to live out a fantasy?!

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YESSSSS, QUEEN! Aquamermaid offers classes on Sunday afternoons, for one hour each. And yes, the tail and fin rental are included in the price of the class! 

Aquamermaid Chicago holds their classes at the Whitney Young High School pool near downtown Chicago. I got confused trying to find the right building, but finally made it to the pool!


First, you find your way to the locker room and get into your swimsuit. NOTE: Bring a towel!!! We forgot to bring a towel and had to improvise after the class was over! 

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Next, you'll get fitted for a monofin! This means that they have to find a fin that will properly stay on your feet throughout the class...because what's a mermaid without a fin? A sad mermad, that's what.

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Then you get to choose your tail -- pink or blue. They come in sizes S-L...but plus size ladies don't fear...the material is very stretchy, so I had no problem getting into the L, even though I'm a size 18/20.


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Also, you WILL need help getting into your tail. That's what the lovely instructors and helpers are there for! This is not a graceful process...it involves laying down, shimmying, pulling, flopping, standing and at one point, doing a crab walk. But it's worth it. Once it's on, you transform into a beautiful mermaid princess!


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Of course, I'm a sucker for a photo op, and I couldn't just arrive without a mermaid inspired outfit...so yes, I put extensions in my hair and had a full face of makeup so that I could fulfill my beautiful mermaid dreams. lol.

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Plus Size Mermaid, Mermaid, Aquamermaid, mermaid classes, mermaid Chicago, Plus Size blogger, Style Plus Curves

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During the class, we learned how to swim like a mermaid, which is basically a lovely undulating, repeating motion of abs, hips, tail, fin. You learn to do it on your stomach and on your back...and then on your side, which is a lot harder! After everyone is fairly comfortable with their techniques, we learn a few tricks like the fin stand and mermaid kisses and then the class culminates in a mermaid race! I did not win, but I didn't care...it was magical! And of course...Aquamermaid knows that that mermaids HAVE to have time for pictures, so they graciously allow you to do all sorts of poses for the camera during the end of the class! Here are some fun after-class shots (sans-extensions, of course) and a fab video that they shot during my class!

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And OMG...I got to meet two other fabulous bloggers who were at the class too! Dasha from Windy City Wardrobe and Jalpa from Samosa Pop were so fun and lovely to hang with at Mermaid School!

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Plus Size Mermaid, Mermaid, Aquamermaid, mermaid classes, mermaid Chicago, Plus Size blogger, Style Plus Curves


And hey...if you want to buy your own mermaid tail, there are some available here on Aquamermaid's site.

Thank you so much to Nora at Aquamermaid for letting me try the class and helping my mermaid dreams come true!

#GIRLBOSS Style: Plus Size Office Wear from Love Lianca

Plus size women have more shopping options than ever before! Love Lianca is one of the new independent online boutiques that offers trendy, affordable on duty and off duty styles in both straight and plus sizes (1x-3x)! I love that more size-inclusive boutiques are arriving on the scene, and I was thrilled when Lianca contacted me about her shop. I'm happy to report that I will be featuring 4 looks from Love Lianca -- two on-duty work looks and two off-duty looks that are perfect for your social calendar. First up is this amazing red and black Envelope Hem Pencil Skirt* which has me walking into work this week like a total BOSS!
Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a plus size pencil skirt from Love Lianca

Red and Black Envelope Hem Pencil Skirt c/o Love Lianca; Black Sleevless Top and Black Belt via Lane Bryant; Black Tote via Kate Spade; Calvin Klein Pumps via Nordstrom Rack

This is a striking take on a pencil skirt, and I love the bold red color with the black trim. I decided to play off the strong sleek lines of the skirt and added a black sleeveless mock turtleneck and some black shoes with ankle straps (to echo the color-blocked hem). All that's left is to grab a sturdy, practical tote and you're out the door. This is the type of skirt that gives me confidence when I'm heading to work -- I would turn to this outfit when I have an important meeting or a presentation, and I know I'd rock it!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Red Envelope Hem Pencil Skirt from Love Lianca

Just a note on sizing -- I'm wearing a size 2x skirt here, but in most items on Love Lianca, I'm falling in the 3x range, so the items are running a little snug. Wherever you carry more weight, size up. Since I'm slimmer on the bottom, and this skirt is made out of a stretchy material, I felt confident going with a 2x.

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in a Red Envelope Hem Pencil Skirt from Love Lianca




Lianca has a mission to help women of all sizes find their personal style, and not necessarily fall into the "fashion girl" trap. So she curates a fabulous selection of work wear and casual wear that can augment the closets of stylish women of all sizes.

This Envelope Hem Pencil Skirt is a perfect example of an on-duty style that is bold, confident and made for plus size #GIRLBOSSES! And this is just one of many selectively curated items on Love Lianca. Later this week, I'll be featuring another on-duty outfit from Love Lianca, so keep an eye out!


*This plus size pencil skirt was provided by Love Lianca in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

Gwynnie Bee Plus Size Style Challenge: Teal Tulle Skirt

How would YOU wear a bright teal tulle plus size skirt?! That's the question that Gwynnie Bee posed to me and two other amazing plus size bloggers, Tamera Hughes and Liz from With Wonder and Whimsy for a 3-way Style post. Gwynnie Bee is the plus size clothing subscription service that I've been obsessed with for several years. (Check it out HERE*) Look how adorable we all look in this Twirling in Tulle Skirt! Read the full post on the Gwynnie Bee Blog!

Plus Size Bloggers Tamera Hughes, Amber from Style Plus Curves, and Liz from With Wonder and Whimsy

For my part in this style challenge, I wanted to put together a fun cocktail look. When I saw  the bright and cheerful teal hue of this Twirling in Tulle Skirt, I knew that I wanted to put together an outfit that would stand out in a room and put a smile on my face! So instead of playing down the color, I added even MORE!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Twirling in Tulle Skirt from Gwynnie Bee

What goes great with teal? Yellow! I added a bright yellow cowl-neck top, a fuchsia pink sequin clutch, graffiti art heels, and bright multi-colored accessories to tie it all together. It was the perfect fun and flirty party look!

This challenge demonstrates one of the things I love about Gwynnie Bee...that you can have fun with your fashion and take risks without committing to a purchase. You might not know if this Teal Twirling in Tulle Skirt from Kiyonna would really work for you or if you only want to wear it to a special occasion...so all you have to do is put it in your virtual closet, and when it arrives at your doorstep, you can try it on, wear it out and either send it back in a pre-paid mail bag, or purchase it at a great discounted rate! It's such a fabulous way to play with fashion!

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Twirling in Tulle Skirt from Gwynnie Bee

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Twirling in Tulle Skirt from Gwynnie Bee

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Twirling in Tulle Skirt from Gwynnie Bee

Plus Size Blogger Amber from Style Plus Curves in Kiyonna Twirling in Tulle Skirt from Gwynnie Bee


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