RED AZTEC PRINT DRESS AND SHOOTIES

 

Outfit Details:

Red Aztec Print Dress, Braided Belt (Similar), Brown Shooties (Boots), Target Earrings (Silver), Kate Spade Watch, Lane Bryant Bangles

I posted a dorky picture of myself, in this outfit, last night on Instagram.  It got picked up by Tess Holiday's folks, and as of my writing this, has over 2,500 likes. So funny. Hop on over to my Instagram to see the pic, and read why it makes me giggle. If you are a new lady joining me because you found me on Instagram, WELCOME! I'm so happy you found me, and hopefully you'll stick around for my ramblings and fashion obsessions. As a result of that post, the booties became super stars! Everyone wants to know where they came from, welllp, click on the link above, and read below for more info!

This dress got a lot of love on Instagram too! You can find it at Belk online, for all you yankees and westerners, or in your local store for my southern gals. It's only $43.99 right now! Awesome deal. Also, it can easily be worn into Fall, with some tights and layers. I belted it with a Fossil Belt that is probably older than your dog/cat/animal of choice, and probably just as loyal. I found one like it though, and linked it above. It isn't meant to be worn like that, it's supposed to go around a skinny lady's waist. As you have probably learned though, I don't follow the rules, I shop everywhere and do what I want (I'm sticking my tongue out at you fashion industry!).

Ahh, the shoes. Shooties. Booties. Brown Boots. Magical mystical brown shoes covering my chipped toenail polish like champs. These are from Belk as well. They are made by Unlisted, and some of you might know what that means...CHEAP...or "inexpensive" for you sensitive types. These babies are only $49.99 right now! GET THEM...Fall is coming. You can obviously wear them in any season though. You will see these guys again, probably with skinny jeans or tights, come Fall. 

The earrings are from Target, as linked above. The link only takes you to the silver ones though, the gold ones I found in my local store, not that long ago. My watch is a mainstay on the blog and on my wrist, it is linked above too. Same story for the bangles, Lane Bryant is one of the only places that makes bracelets that fit big girls; I wear them a lot. My nails are a special polish that I will tell you guys about soon! If you weren't into the gel system here, this stuff is the next best thing, better than regular polish. Keep an eye out! Lipstick is "Impassioned Amplified" by MAC.

Photography by The Husband

NAVY POLKA DOT WEDDING GUEST DRESS

 

Outfit Details:

Nine West Heels, Navy Polka Dot Dress I or II (Similar), Kate Spade Clutch I or II (Similar), Ray Ban Sunglasses, Kendra Scott Earrings

I don't know about y'all, but my life has been FULL of weddings lately. Either filming them (that's ma job yo), being in them, or attending them. This is the perfect wedding guest look for summer, and in the deep south, you can just throw on a sweater or cardigan for Fall and be set too! I absolutely love polka dots. I know that's super cliche and bordering on tired, but I don't care. Polka dots make me happy. I'm going be that 90-year-old lady wearing pig tails, polka dots, orthopedic shoes, and cursing like a sailor when you try and run me and my poodle over. Promise.

I got this dress at Macy's not that long ago, but with all things plus size, it sold out really fast! If you are new to plus size fashion issues, well here's another one...not only do we pretty much have to shop online for everything, but when something cute comes out, it gets snatched up quick for the most part. We have limited choices for sure, but it is getting better! I have linked to two similar options. One that is a breezy navy chiffon dress with sleeves (comes in other colors too!), and then a navy polka dot Michael Kors dress. The MK dress is a bit shorter, but it's a wrap dress, and those look good on everyone! 

These shoes are Nine West, and I have 4 different pairs. I'm not kidding. I have two nude peep toes by them, and 2 nude pumps in varying heights by them. You can never have too many nude heels! The key is to get them as close to the color of your skin as possible, it elongates your legs. Obviously I am insanely pale, so "nude" generally is not the color of my naked skin, ha! Nine West makes the lightest colored ones I can find, that are comfortable, and come in all kinds of options. Pardon the toe cleavage...fat girls + summer heat = swollen ankles/feet...pregnant women feel my struggle. *Fat Foot Fist Bump*

My sunglasses are Ray Bans, I have them in gold and silver so they will go with anything. I've had them for years, pretty sturdy. I have linked to similar Kate Spade clutches, that one was on sale a few weeks ago, so it got scooped up. I have a Kate Spade store near me now, which is extremely dangerous, but also awesome when I can pop in and find sales like that! Clutches are a must for weddings, and this one actually has a wrist strap inside if you are into that. My earrings are linked above as well, but you can't see them. Just trust me, the best Kendra Scott earrings. They go with everything. Go click! 

Photography by Sharon Coker.