Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The BEST Plus Size Spring Outfits

Hello, friends! I hope your spring is off to a great start! 
This is a time of year when I really start to transition my wardrobe for warmer weather, so I thought I'd share some great basics you can mix and match as you build your own spring wardrobe, along with some really fun outfit ideas. The best part is, everything is super affordable and most items are under $50! I have said it over and over again, and it never stops being true - you don't have to spend a lot of money to look like a million bucks!

The benefit of having basics like this is simple: you get endless outfit combinations! These pieces can not only be mixed together to create outfits, they can be paired with other items you already have in your closet to style looks for every occasion. If it's been a while since you've gone through your closet, spring is a great time to see what's in there. You might already have some of these basics on hand, or you may need to do some shopping to round out your wardrobe! Remember you can shop all of these images if you see something you love - there is a link below each picture for you! 

These links are affiliate links and I do make a small commission, but there is no extra cost to you. Thank you SO MUCH for supporting me by shopping with my links. 

If you look at the image above and just see a bunch of random clothes - don't worry! I created three different looks with just these items so you can see how they work together to create stand alone outfits. These basic items give you so much bang for your buck!

Looking for even more plus size spring outfit inspiration? I've got you covered! The outfits below include some great basics AND some really fun seasonal pieces I think you'll love. 




One last little piece of plus size spring style inspiration before you go.....
Check out my YouTube video styling a basic $13 t-shirt dress SIX different ways!

I hope you feel inspired and ready to have fun with your spring wardrobe, friends! 

Monday, March 1, 2021

4 Places You Should Be Shopping

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is where I find my clothes and where I shop. Although I like to shop with many different retailers, there are a few key places I consider essential to building a plus size wardrobe I love, and that works for my budget. Check out some of my go-to retailers for plus size fashion and why I love shopping with each of them!

Target offers a lot of great wardrobe options, but I love their dresses most. You can always count on Target to offer staples like the little black or little white dress. They also do plenty of on trend dresses with fun prints, sleeve details, and other nods to whatever is popular at the moment. When I go back and look at my most worn and loved dresses from recent years, Target really takes the top spot. BONUS: they also offer wide width shoes online and all of their clothing, including most pajamas, go up to a 4X. 

Walmart is not only one of my personal favorites, it's a favorite of those who follow and shop with me on the app. (If you don't have the app, it's completely free and allows you to find everything I share in one place, ready to shop! Click HERE. This is an affiliate link.) Walmart finds are among my most popular content, and I understand why! Year after year, they continue to offer basics and trendy pieces at prices that can't be beat. Work, lounge, cute, casual options perfect for weekends - it's all there. I really love the house brand Terra and Sky, and the recent addition of Eloquii Elements, a much more affordable offshoot of the Eloquii brand where nothing is over $50. 

Amazon can be a bit tricky, but it does have a lot of hidden gems! The great thing about Amazon is how easy it is to shop. Everything right to your door in a snap, and a crazy easy return process. No matter what you're looking for, you can search for ANYTHING. Even though I love Target and Walmart, I'm probably never going to find a cocktail dress there. A quick search on Amazon will not only yield a cocktail dress, I'll most likely find matching jewelry, shoes, and a bag while I'm there. I also love being able to see so many reviews with pictures of real people, not models. It helps so much when trying to decide on a size or color. As an Amazon Fashion Influencer, I have my very own Amazon Storefront where you can shop my favorites and recommendations any time, just click HERE. This is an affiliate link. 

Old Navy plus size options have become a huge part of my wardrobe as loungewear has become more popular. The sweatshirts and sweatpants and matching lounge sets are hard to beat! At times Old Navy items can be a bit pricey for being a mass retailer, but they have sales and coupons often, so I try to never pay full price for anything. Another thing I love about Old Navy is that they are size inclusive with their matching family PJ options at the holidays, and they make plus clothing for kiddos. I wish they would make all sizes available in store, but for now, shopping them online is a go-to for me and I do love their plus selection. 

After you read this post, be sure to head over to my YouTube channel HERE  where you can see videos featuring these exact retailers. I post plus size try on hauls and share tons of outfit ideas and styling tips on my channel and I'd love to have you as part of my YouTube fam! I hope this post is helpful and gives you an idea of some tried and true places you can start building a plus size wardrobe you truly love and enjoy. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Plus Size Loungewear Essentials

Hello and happy 2021, friends!

I hope however you celebrated the season, you got some time with those you love and that you're ready for a clean slate and new year. A lot of awful things happened in 2020, but one little sliver lining I found was a new love for loungewear. I've loved joggers forever, but I think I've worn them more in the last 12 months than I ever have in my life - not sad about it!

The line between lounge vs. pajama vs. casual is VERY blurry and honestly, that's what I love about the entire idea of loungewear. I have hope for a slow return to normalcy, but I think it's safe to say we're still going to spend a lot of time at home in 2021 and loungewear is going to be just as popular as it ever was. Today I'm sharing some favorite plus size loungewear pieces and styling ideas! *Please note these are affiliate links which means I make a small commission, but there is no extra cost to you for using them. Thank you so much for using my links when you shop!*

When it comes to loungewear, there are three things I can't live without:
1. Joggers
2. Matching sets
3. House shoes/slippers

I think joggers are a must-have loungewear piece and I love finding ways to style them that look just a bit more elevated. This outfit is an example of how you can take a lounge look out of the house and go anywhere while still being comfortable. 

Black joggers have become such a staple in my wardrobe. I have multiple pairs and wear them several days a week. I'm not kidding, y'all. I throw them on with a sweatshirt and slippers when I'm hanging out at home, I add a tee and jean jacket to run errands, and I even dress them up with a cardi and flats for work! The joggers I'm wearing here are from Walmart.

I love how just switching out the jean jacket for a coat bumps this look up a notch. This coat is old but I found a similar (and less expensive option!) HERE.

I have also been a sucker for matching sets! Did you hop on this trend in 2020? I have no intention of putting it away in 2021. Something about a matching set is just fun and makes me feel good - plus you can absolutely break the sets up to get even more wear out of them! I think one of the reasons I love matching sets is because you don't have to think about anything. You just throw them on and you're good to go!

This camo set has been a favorite of mine and it keeps getting restocked. Yay! I also found a pair of crossband slippers that fit larger feet and come in tons of colors! 
You can CLICK HERE to shop this look. 

Another great thing about lounge sets is being able to take the matching pieces and incorporate them into other outfits. This under $30 lounge/PJ set is so popular and affordable, it keeps selling out and coming back in stock. I added it to a pair of jeans and sneakers and it looks so cute! You'd never know it's part of a pajama set. 

If you're interested in this tie dye lounge/PJ set, it actually comes in regular and plus sizes and a few other colors and patterns. I did a full try on of these pieces over on my YouTube channel. Click HERE to watch!

I'm a sucker for a great pair of slippers/house shoes. I have them on all the time at home! I found some that are VERY friendly to bigger feet on Amazon and I have been so excited to share them with my fellow wide foot gals! They go all the way up to 11.5-12.5 and come in tons of cute colors and patterns. I am always on the hunt for the BEST plus size fashion finds on Amazon and I keep everything rounded up for you over on my Amazon storefront. Click HERE to shop all my Amazon faves or HERE to shop just the slippers! You can also check out a full Amazon try on session I uploaded to my YouTube channel HERE.

Seriously, y'all - joggers, matching sets, and house shoes are what got me through quarantine and are still such a big part of my wardrobe! If you want to see more plus size fashion outfits and style ideas, make sure you are following me over on Instagram HERE. What have your wardrobe essentials been during this crazy time? Tell me your faves! 

Stay safe, be well, and please know you are AWESOME, today and always.