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Ashley Stewart’s White Party Look Book

Hey dolls!  Happy Monday!!

It seems like the first full week of May was the unofficial release of “white” plus-size look books.  Designers and retailers alike introduced us to some amazing options.  One retailer that is known for their summer white collection is Ashley Stewart.  Each spring Ashley Stewart brings in their classic linen collection along with some eye-catching trendy pieces that you can mix and match to suit your personal style.  Last week the social media manager for Ashley Stewart was kind enough to send us over a copy of their White Party Look Book.

My Dare to Own pick from the Ashley Stewart White Party Look Book.

Ashley Stewart Plus Size White Party

This look is fun!  It is an all white ankle tie jumpsuit paired with a sleeveless denim vest.  It’s perfect for a summer BBQ or even a casual date night.  The options are endless.  You can dress it up with the perfect wedge or high-heel sandal or throw on some cute tennis shoes.

I was unable to locate the jumpsuit online but that doesn’t mean you will not be able to find it in your local Ashley Stewart location.  Photo Credit: Ashley Stewart (All Rights Reserved). www.ashleystewart.com

Are you ready for summer?  Do you have any fabulous All White events that you will be attending?

Monif C. Plus Sizes: 2013 White Collection

Hey Dolls, I’m bacccccccccccccck!  Two post in one day, but I couldn’t resist!  No soon as I hit the publish button on my post featuring the new t-shirt collection from Curves Rock Fashion Weekend, I found an email from Monif C. Plus Sizes announcing her 2013 White Collection!

I literally experienced multiple emotions in one breath.  I was UBER excited to see what Ms Clarke had up her sleeve, I mean she did just release a collection about a month ago.  But I was also like “well, damn — I went live with ALL WHITE EVERYTHING yesterday”, like that really matters.  lol!  The good thing is, in yesterday’s post I did say “thus far”! Plus designers are dropping collections that work and if we continue to support them…guess what – they will continue to design.  As usual, I’m swooning.

I am giving Monif C.’s White Collection, honorary mention for ALL WHITE EVERYTHING; well two of her dresses have a twist!

Eva Cold Shoulder Double Slit Dress With Detachable Belt

Eva” Cold Shoulder Double Slit Dress With Detachable Belt – White Retail Pirce $238.00

June Grecian Draped Dress by Monif

June” Grecian Draped Dress – White
Retail Price $228.00

 

Maria Chiffon Sleeve Peplum Romper by Monif C

“Maria” Chiffon Sleeve Peplum Romper – Ivory
Retail Price $168.00

And for those of us, who like to spice up our white…

Tessa Colorblock Maxi Dress

“Tessa” Colorblock Maxi Dress – Ivory/Black
Retail Price $198.00

…and this!  I am lovvvvvvvvvving the neon pop with the cool net!

Karen Lattice Insert Dress by Monif C

“Karen” Lattice Insert Dress – White Retail Price
$198.00

Photo Credit: Monif.com – All Rights reserved.

So tell me… what do you think of Monif’s new white collection?

Curves Rock Fashion Weekend T-Shirts

Hey dolls!

As most of you know, I am BIG on supporting events within the plus-size community.  Last July, I traveled to Maryland for the 1st annual Curves Rock Fashion Weekend.  The show was great and the networking was truly amazing.  This year’s event is scheduled to take place, July 25th – July 28th.  I am excited to see what in store for this year’s event.

Anywho, back to the reason for this post.  I was doing my normal day-to-day social media stroll and I spotted a t-shirt with the quote “Dope Curvy Chic”.  Well hell, that is certainly me, lol.  The shirts were designed by the founders of Curves Rock Fashion Weekend along witht he help of plus model Liris Crosse.  There are currently three t-shirt designs available for purchase.  I am unsure of the fit (most likely it is a ladies fitted style) or the measurements for the XL and 2XL sizes.  My advice, should you decide to purchase one, is to use your better judgement.  I am currently a size 18/20 stretch top.  My bra size is a 44c and I would purchase a 2XL – as I would rather be safe than sorry.

Shape Like The Number 8 Retail Price $18/ add $2 for size 2XL
 Shape Like The Number 8 from Curves Rock

 

Official Curves Rock Fashion Weekend T-shirt Retail Price $18/ add $2 for size 2XL Curves Rock Fashion Weekend Official T-Shirt
Dope Curvy Chic Retail Price $18/ add $2 for size 2XL Dope Curvy Chic from Curves Rock

For more information on Curves Rock Fashion Weekend, visit there official website (here).

T-shirts can be purchased through their online store (here).

Are you a “Dope Curvy Chic”? Or are you more of a “Shaped Like the Number 8″ kinda girl?

All White Everything

Hey dolls!

I cannot believe we have finally crossed into spring-like temperatures.  The days of sundresses are soon to be upon us! With the preparation of summer also comes a host of all-white events, including the ever popular, guaranteed to sell out All White Curves at Sea Cruise hosted by DeVoe Signature Events during Full Figured Fashion Week (r).

As you can imagine, I have been on the hunt for the “perfect” ensemble.  I already have a vision of what I would like to wear, so more than likely I will be calling in a favor from one of my favorite designers.  *wink*  White options for those of us who have to shop in the plus-size section can be extremely limited.  The one thing I keep reminding myself is that, no two people look exactly the same in the same dress.  Our body are shaped different.  Our taste in accessories will be different.  So even if ten women show up to an event in the same dress — often times no one really knows except for those who are wearing it!

Let’s take a look of some of my favorite all-white of the season.

 

Faye by De Queen Collection, available on custom order only.  Retail Price $89.00 Faye Plus Size Dress by De Queen Collection
Self-tie Wrap Bubble Dress from Ashley Stewart. Retail Price $39.50
Self-tie Wrap Bubble Plus Size Dress Ashley Stewart
White Monroe (Convertible) Jumpsuit sold by Curvaceous Boutique. Retail Price $64.99
White Monroe Plus Size Jumpsuit
All White BodyCon sold by Eddy & Bri. Available for pre-order. Retail Price $38.00
White Plus Size BodyCon from Eddy & Bri

What I love most about these four options is that ability to take them to YOUR level of style.

Are you planning on attending the Curves At Sea cruise during FFFWeek(r)?  Have you started shopping for your look yet?

 

Dare to Own: My Top Five Plus-Size Swimsuits…thus far

Five Swimsuits I “Dare You to Own” this summer!

If you are a fashion blog reader then you may have definitely already have seen my top plus-size swimsuit picks for 2013.  They have been adored, hated and flooded social media over the last week or so.  Because of this, I have debated even doing this post — but you know what, screw it!  Here my top Plus-Size Swimsuit picks for 2013!  Enjoy and I DARE YOU TO OWN them!
 
These are in no particular order, they are all my faves!

peekAboo SWIMSUIT by nakimuli Retail Price $150.00 peekABoo by Nakimuli

Lovebug Bandeau Bikini Top/Bottom Retail Price $20.00/$50.00Lovebug Bikini by Rue 107

Tropical Floral Maillot with built in balconette by Lane Bryant  Retail Prince $119.95Tropical Floral by Lane Bryant

Mozambique” Halter Plus Size Swim Dress by Monif C Retail Price $172.00
Mozambique Halter Plus Size Swim Dress by Monif C

Divinity by Empress Lingerie Retail Price $145.00
Divinity by Empress Lingerie

Curvy Fashion Find of the Day: Point Guard Skirt from Madison Plus

Curvy Fashion Find Of The Day

Point Guard Skirt by Nakimuli

My Curvy Fashion Find of the Day comes via Madison Plus.  “Madison Plus is an interactive and personalized shopping experience and guide that brings all of your favorite plus size designers together for a fully integrated shopping experience.”

What I love about MP is that they carry multiple designers under one website and it gives the shopper the opportunity to mix and match.

The Point Guard Skirt is designed by Nakmuli.  The retail price is 88.00 and can be purchased on MadisonPlus.com