Prints Lately

I think you all have noticed a pattern (pun intended) as of late with all this pattern mixing I have been wearing but I just can't help it! I have been feeling adventurous and am having so much fun mixing and matching patterns.

In this case I used the prints to my advantage as the smaller polka dot print of the skirt minimize my hips and thighs as they are the biggest part of my body and used the larger polka dots on top to accentuate my waist with the tucked in blouse.

I hope y'all are inspired to have more fun with your clothes now.

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Top & Skirt; Ann Taylor // Pumps; DC by Dolce Vita via Piperlime.com

Mixing Prints

Wearing the past season's crop top trend as a plus size woman can be a little tricky but an easy way to incorporate the trend is wearing a crop top with a high waisted skirt (or pants) to bare just enough midriff. 

I have also been a huge fan of mixing prints lately but floral and leopard is definitely one of my more daring print combos but my girl Rochelle (we're best friends in my head) from the fabulous blog Beauticurve.com has given me the confidence and inspiration to try this bold mix printing!

What do y'all think about print mixing?

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Bomber; Target (old) // Turtleneck; H&M (similar here) // Skirt; Target // Shoes; Halogen via Nordstrom // Earrings; BaubleBar

Floral Pumps

Happy Friday!

I think the only thing I love more than stripes is mixing stripes with different patterns such as leopard and in this case floral, seems unexpected but it really works as the stripes are both a neutral and add visual interest to an outfit. 

Tip: Keep the color palettes similar, in these photos I have on a black and white stripe top and the floral pumps have a black base so it looks seamless to the naked eye.

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"The only time a woman should look down is to admire her shoes."

Jacket; Forever 21+ // Tee & Skirt; H&M // Pumps; Halogen via Nordstrom // Hat; Zara 

Sneaker Freak

As much as I love me a pair of beautiful pumps, I actually was never so into heels before! I used to be a huge sneaker/flat person and have strayed away from sneakers all together for a few years thinking they made me look too young. But I have picked up a few tricks along the way to make them look age appropriate and most importantly who the heck cares if sneakers make you look young, that's a good thing for me now since I'm 4 (almost 3) years away from 30.

Jesus take the wheel (insert iPhone crying emoji here)!!!

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More Pink

Although I have predicted 2015 the year of light blue and my affirmation was "blessed" by Lucky Magazine's February issue, I am still loving the color pink as seen in today's post.

I'm also loving my wand curls and you'll be seeing my hair styled like this a lot more often. I've NEVER been really good with styling my hair and this year I have promised myself to actively be better about exploring new styles and staying blonde! I have realized I like my hair lighter than darker it gives my face life!

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Sweater; H&M // Collar Shirt; Simply Be // Skirt; Kirna Zabete x Target // Booties; H&M

Style Resolutions

One of my style resolutions for 2015 is to re-purpose pieces in my wardrobe and make shopping more of a special experience (I usually shop 2-3x per week). For example, if I have a special event going on or if I get a promotion at work I can treat myself with something nice, this resolution will also aide in my whole quality vs quantity philosophy because my less frequent trips to the mall will salvage my wallet in the unnecessary random shirt or accessory from H&M. 

So what are some of your style resolutions this year? 

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Sweater; J Crew // Collar Shirt; Target // Jeans; Old Navy // Shoes; DV by Dolce Vita