Nicolette Mason for Modcloth
How adorable is my lovely friend Nicolette Mason’s collection for ModCloth? I mean - cute trend-forward and vintage-inspired pieces in straight and plus sizes - what more could you ask for?
I immediately snatched up the Take Charm Jacket and coordinating Intrepid Attitude Pants. This jacket is such amazing quality - I’ve honestly never been so impressed by an item from ModCloth. The knit material is stretchy but also fully lined. The pants are also amazing - stretchy in all the right places, narrow modern cut legs.
This great suit can be worn to work but also works as a great going out set with some pumps and flashy jewelry. I highly recommend it.
And sorry about my short absence - I just crashed hard after the wedding and I’ve been dealing with some health stuff. Check out my day-to-day goings on at instagram
Take Charm Jacket - Modcloth - Sz 2X
Intrepid Attitude Pants - Modcloth - Sz 2X
Cat shirt - Forever 21 - Sz 2X
Bronze-tip Oxfords - Clarks UK
Quartz Bracelet - Moonshine Divine Company
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Hair by Patrick at Fringe Salon (Chicago)
Almost Wedding Photos
Some of y’all may know that I’m getting married in Houston this weekend - omg! I’m really excited to share little bits of that day with everyone, but wanted to show off this cool pre-wedding shoot that we did. S and I wanted stark/graphic outfits to go along with the amazing public art in Houston. I added pops of color like the belt and bracelet. These photos by RS Photography turned out perfectly!
Black/White Dress - Dorothy Perkins - US Size 18 (then tailored to my waist)
Teal Belt - ASOS
Necklace - Vince Camuto via nordstrom rack
Black Shoes - Chromatic Gallerie
Bracelet - unknown brand via nordstrom rack
Glasses - SEE Eyewear (both pair)
My hair by the amazing Patrick at Fringe Salon
S is wearing a shirt from nordstrom rack, tailored suiting shorts, tall socks, creepers and ray ban sunglasses
This palm-print Dorothy Perkins dress ticks almost everything I want in a summer dress. It features an adorable but not over-the-top print, wide straps (I can wear a bra!), perfect knee-length (I can wear bike shorts under to prevent chub-rub), breathable fabric. It’s just perfect. The only thing it doesn’t have is pockets, but I’ll let that go because the rest of it is so fantastic.
It’s a great plus size summer dress and I wore it on a hot sunday to run to the farmers market to buy some gorgeous fresh veggies and flowers. The photos are inside because my partner S who usually takes my pics is out of town - I think they still turned out well!
I hope you all had a beautiful weekend (and a long one for my US readers).
Palm-print Dress - Dorothy Perkins - Size 16 Tall, Available here
Shoes - Dansko, Size 42
Necklace - etsy, gift
Pyrite Bracelet - Truss and Ore
Gold stack bracelets - Nordstrom Rack
Glasses - SEE Eyewear
Lipstick - Revlon Audacious
Animal Print and Stripes and Brunch
Sunday brunch in the neighborhood calls for a summer spin on a favorite outfit. These new bermuda shorts from the plus size line at target are just the right length for me to feel comfortable (I don’t care for short shorts or capri styles).
Of course I also had to try out my new animal-print glasses from SelectSpecs. These adorable frames with lenses were under $20! What a bargain!!! I highly recommend them for those of you who wear a lot of glasses and like to have variety.
Stripe shirt - Topshop maternity, Sz XL
Denim shirt - Forever 21, Sz 1X
Black Bermuda shorts - Target, Sz 16
Shoes - Sam and Libby for Target - Sz 11
Bracelet - Forever 21
Necklace - Forever 21
Onishi Gray Bag - Valhalla Brooklyn
Animal print Glasses - SelectSpecs Savannah
A sprinkle saturday
Can you believe this gorgeous plus size maxi from the pure energy collection at Target? It’s such a great piece for summer. The lining stops at the knee, so the dress feels so breezy floating around your legs as you walk. My two best pals and I went bra shopping in the suburbs of Chicago. We ventured out to amazing bra shop called Tina’s Closet. Tina, the owner fits every single customer. And not only does she do a great job of fitting, she also customizes bras as needed. The stock is overwhelmingly great. She has bras stacked up to the ceiling and she picks everything out. My friend L is in between band sizes, and her bras are all getting taken in - and it’s only a $5 additional charge! She also has a great selection of plus size (and straight size) swimwear. I bought a perfect Wacoal strapless and a demi-cup t-shirt bra by panache. Highly recommend the experience if you’re anywhere in the chicago area.
Before shopping though, I stopped by gaslight coffee and got this absolutely perfect sprinkle donut and a big glass of citron green iced tea. YUM!!!
Print Maxi Dress - Pure Energy from Target - Sz 1X
Rose Quartz Necklace - LovelyMusings
Black wood earrings - local shop
tiny diamond necklace - dana rebecca
Silver sandals - comfortview
Glasses - SEE Eyewear