Plus Size fashion for fall: What I wore. so this dress I love I purchased it from Lands end it was on sale. It was the in color last season. I have to say this dress is my color or so I have been told by many. I got the dress for office days at work, it s great knit dress that is comfy, but classy. I can say it hangs great and washes wonderful.. which is not always my experience with washable knit dresses they usually look haggard or pilled after a wash.
I paired the dress with my closet finds. The suede blazer I have had for years but I like the casual look it. The scarf was a gift from my mother Jones New York. It has gold in the weave so it is fun to match some gold earrings and a way for me to avoid looking for the a great gold necklace that I don’t own and cant be found in my closet. The boots are Areosoles, great for wide calves and high enough with the dress so I can avoid wearing tight or stacking for warmth.
Alos a Great Bra helps with this dress
8 Tips for buying a knit dress:
- Make sure dress is not 100% cotton- make sure there is a spandex, polyester, or non organic content this will help the dress retain its shape
- Do Buy the correct fitted size - the dress should hug your curves but not look like street walker- Knits then to stretch when worn so don’t buy loose
- Wear the correct undergarments- That means a slightly padded well fitting bra- sot he girls don’t sag
- Invest in body shapers to hold in you bits
- Make sure the dress is long enough if it is a tight dress it will ride up
- Don’t be afraid to try a different belt, then the one that comes with the dress
- Dont tag tags off till you try on at home
- Wash dress alone , not with other clothes they will make the hems roll
Have a great week !
I am linking up with the Following: Pleated Poppy What I wore Wednesday
Because Shanna Said So
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This past week I was asked to check out the new PureJill for JJill. I love Jjill clothes there line is fantastic op quality clothes and easy to wear with high fashion. Shopping at Jjill is always a pleasure. I went with a close friend and we had a great time shopping looking through the entire store. When ever I enter a Jjill store the store is always a beautiful and calming. The staff is always super helpful and friendly.
The ultra soft new boucle texture of the Pure Jill Plush Collection was seen all over the runway. The Pure Jill Plush Cardigan creates a relaxed yet sophisticated silhouette. For a familiar and comfortable style, mix and match with the Pure Jill Plush Infinity Scarf or the Pure Jill Plush Cardigan. While in the store I tried on this great Pure Jill sweater with this great with the Pure Jill washed texture scarf .
The item I had to have was the Pure Jill Minimalist Coat – size XL in store. In the store I placed it with a off white Pure Jill long-sleeve stretch cotton tee. As plus size women I like the fact that JJill clothes are generously sized so I can fit in the in-store sizes. So I do recommend visiting and try a few thing on even if you are a plus size. So you can shop with your smaller sized friends in the same store.
Then I tried the jacket with JJill ankle-length leggings. I love these leggings, I have several pairs they never sag or stretch out, you can wear them more than once in a pinch and they still look great because they have 8% spandex. Also even though I am a size 18, I fit in JJills size XL that I can purchase in the store.
So for church this past week I wore Pure Jill Minimalist Coat with a white shirt and JJill cords. I added a belt and and low booties. The jacket is great I have actually worn it several time since I purchased it. I goes great with jeans, dresses, and dress pants.
I wore it with a Pure Jill artisanal pendant necklace.
This was a fun trip to the JJill store. I love the designs and JJill’s attention to fine fabrics that fit in my life with style and ease. Every peice of JJill in my closet is a staple and looks great every time I wear them.
JJill has provided a code for BigGirlsGuide Readers to save on :
You can get 30% off any full-priced item from the pure jill collection through November 30, 2014, with the code MOPJ30
Valid through 11/30
30% off any full-priced item
Beauty Box 5 Review: I have been a BeautyBox 5 member and I love the surprise of getting boxes every month.. What is Beauty box 5 you ask it is a Subscription based service that send top quality beauty products to your house every month. Check out some of the boxes I have gotten in the past.
This BeautyBox 5 had a full size eye shadow, makeup remover, hair mask, and rosebud salve plus more. I loved trying the products. The gave 5-10 products in the pack and I smile to see what was in side every time my blue box arrived. Think Grab Bag for a beauty lover.
Beauty Box 5 make wonderful gifts for all the beauty junkies in your life. Think Teenagers or that lady who loves product. With prices that start for the cost of a pizza and a salad for beauty happiness.
I know several people who would like the gift of beauty this fall.
The prices start at $12 for 1 month, $30 for a quarter (3 months -save $6) and a Year for $99 a savings of $45- which is like getting 3 months for free!!!
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This past week I had the privlage to attend the Fashion Forward Conference. I always love this conference because it features great companies that understand what is like being a mom. Also the founders Audrey (Mom Generations & Getting Gorgeous),Nicole (Momtrends) and Vera (Lady and the Blog & Getting Gorgeous) of the conference do a great job to include all shapes and sizes of women.
Many of the Runway clothes were from JJill, Gwynne Bee, and Cabi.
One of the sponsors was Dansko they styles were great to see- check out these boots they are not your usually Dansko’s keep an eye out for a review of Danskos to come in the next few months.
Also Miracle Suit was there and we all know we can use a little miracle.
Also I got to meet Cristy Turlington.. and she was taller then me. She was there to speak promoting her charity – EveryMotherCounts which helps to provide safe child birth for mothers in the third world and in the US.
It was a great conference and the speakers were great. i learned about what is working this season. A great day..
Also Chevy had @Baristart there so I got my friends in a cappuccino.