PLAYFUL IN PALLY
You all know by now one of my absolute favorite designers is Rachel Pally. When I want something elegant or California Casual, I can usually find just the dress I’m looking for. From Maxi dresses to tops, pants and short or body con dresses, Rachel Pally White Label has me covered! I can easily get lost in the buttery fabric that comes in an array of colors. While the pieces can run on the spendier side they are totally worth it. Everything is made in the LA and you can’t go wrong with the fit and style. Not to mention, I always feel like a million bucks wearing Rachel Pally.
You can check her out at Nieman Marcus and Rachel Pally.com.
OUTFIT DETAILS: Dress c/o Rachel Pally, Bracelet: Lane Bryant, Earrings: Rachel Roy
I am a huge fan of working with whats in your closet and buying a piece (or two) to update what you already have. I also love mixing and matching prints and textures. Of course you already know I love body con and more fitted styles that really show off my shape. It’s no secret pencil skirts are of one of my absolute favorites and I need more of them in my life. Peplum for me can be hit or miss but this top fit so well and I loved the texture so it was a must have.
I’m also loving Sam Edelman shoes right now. It’s really hard for me to find a comfortable, supportive and chic shoe that’s high enough but not too high (3” is perfect) and the Okala ankle strap pumps are a treat.
OUTFIT DETAILS: Top - INC MACYS, Skirt - SANCTUARY (Nordstrom) Shoes - Sam Edelman (my favs! so comfy and cute, I have two pairs now!) Belt & Bracelet - Lane Bryant, Clutch - Top Shop.
LOVELY IN SWAK
I recently teamed up with SWAK Designs to style a few looks for my Lovely In Swak Lookbook. I styled the Anabelle Maxi, the Hailey Dress, and the Abstract Pretty Cami. The Anabelle Maxi is one of my favorites because it is so versatile and comfortable. Plus I love off the shoulder dresses! You can check out how I styled the looks on the SWAK website by clicking the link above!.
DVF JOURNEY OF A DRESS
I thoroughly enjoyed this exhibit dedicated to Diane Von Furstenberg and her iconic wrap dress. Plenty of history, art, pop culture and photo ops. If you are in the LA area definitely go check it out! Diane, if you are listening, I’d love to see a few plus size options :)
PLUS SIZE OOTD: SWAK HAILEY EYELET DRESS
When trendy plus size fashion site SWAK designs reached out to me to style a few pieces, I was thrilled! The adorable Hailey eyelet dress is perfect for spring and turquoise is one of my favorite colors. This dress can be easily worn in a number of ways and its great with a denim jacket and some wedges or boots! You can find the Hailey Eyelet Dress at www.swakdesigns.com in white, turquoise and black.
Dress: c/o Swak Designs, Jacket: Torrid, Necklace: Lucky, Shoes: Torrid
LOVELY IN LA PLUS SIZE FASHION FEATURE IN THE POLITESSE
Check out my plus size fashion advice for workwear and professional looks on The Politesse.
Stylzoo Style Challenge OOTD
Denim from Torrid, Top from Stylzoo
SWEET XO FLAGSHIP STORE GRAND OPENING
I think I may have just found my next guilty pleasure. Sweet XO which just opened its flagship store in El Segundo recently, is the place to go if you are looking for unique shopping experience and gifts. You can spend hours browsing through all the items and tasting the sweets from ice cream (175 toppings or cupcakes and bakery items!) It’s truly merchandised to perfection with sweet candies and colorful gifts or accessories on every shelf. There is also a lounge area where you can relax and enjoy your sweets.
VIVA LAS VEGAS - LOVELY IN LA SHOPPING GUIDE
As a Los Angeles resident, I’ve been so Vegas so many time that I’ve lost track (it happens when you live in LA, trust me). It was my first time staying at the Cosmopolitan and I’d love to thank them for the gorgeous suite with the balcony and view of the strip! I was in Vegas walking the floor for the MAGIC tradeshow and got to preview some of the plus size collections from Kiyonna, Violeta, BB Dakota and others.
In my free time I did some serious shopping so I wanted to share a few of my favorites for larger sizes.
- FASHION SHOW MALL- Definitely hit up this mall for a great selection of items. Macy’s, Nordstrom and Dillards all carry a fairly generous selection for plus sizes.
- FOREVER21 PLUS (inside Fashion Show Mall)- I was thoroughly impressed at the selection and size of the Plus Section (the largest I’ve ever seen in for Forever21).
- RENT THE RUNWAY (in the Cosmpolitan Hotel) YES, YES, YES! I was so excited when I found out they carried up to a size 22 in their dresses here!!! Definitely go make an appointment and check them out.
- TOP SHOP & ZARA- Unfortunately no clothes in my size but definitely the best accessories at great prices. I picked up two clutches in Top Shop and a necklace at Zara.
- BETTIE PAGE - Pin up style clothes in the Fashion Show Mall.
- TORRID (OFF THE STRIP) - There is a Torrid in Las Vegas but its located in the Boulevard Mall (not the best part of town but great selection as far as Torrid goes).
- TADASHI SHOJI (ON THE STRIP INSIDE THE FORUM SHOPS)
SIMPLY BE “PAMPERED CURVES” EVENT
I really have to say that I am excited for Simply Be’s Spring Collection which can be found online now! They unveiled a few key pieces at an event at Bellacures and I wanted to share a few photos from the event and some of my favorite pieces from their spring collection.
AMSTERDAM & LONDON PHOTOFILE
I recently headed over to London for a work conference and had a few extra days to spend exploring Amsterdam. I shopped at all the usual places in London along Oxford Street where they carry extended sizes (River Island, Debenhams, NewLook, Monsoon, Mark’s & Spencer, H & M, Dorothy Perkins, House of Frasier, John Lewis and Evans to name a few).
As soon as we got to Amsterdam, I switched in tourist mode and hit the town. We stayed at the Sofitel Grand where we were treated like royalty. For shopping, the Nines district is one of the best. I also enjoyed Jordan as well. One of my favorite touristy things to do in Amsterdam besides the Van Gogh Museum, was the Heineken Tour which includes a boat tour of the city and beer! (Did I mention it tastes even better over there!)