Plus Size Americana Style from Kohl's for July 4th

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!

Plus Size Summer Essentials: The Floral Dress from Kohl's

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!

Style Plus Curves in Plus Size Floral Dress from Kohls

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.

Style Plus Curves in Plus Size Floral Dress from Kohls
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!!!

Plus Size LBD with Lace Detail from Kiyonna

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!

Torrid Opens in the Chicago Loop

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!

JORD Wood Watch Review - Beautiful, Natural and Stylish

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!