Zipped but not Confined

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Zipped but not Confined – see that’s the¬†thing with jackets – if they’re not specifically made by plus size designers or brands, they often end up looking great on the hanger, but being too tight or ill-fitted when zipped. Well, that definitely wasn’t the case with the Beverly Zipper Jacket I’m featuring in this post.

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Designed and manufacturer by SWAK Designs, a brand that totally gets and loves plus sizes, the fit was GREAT and super comfortable, even zipped up.

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Now, if you’re like me and you like longer tops that go below the belly, you may be thinking how you would wear the Beverly, but when I saw it, I knew I could do a longer cami (also by SWAK and sold at SexyPlus Clothing) to create a layered look. And the seams in the jacket provide a nice tapered look that outlined my silhouette.

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Throw on some leggings, like these Perfect Seamless Leggings also by SWAK and sold at SexyPlus Clothing, or some skinny jeans, and you’ve got a really nice walk-in-the-park Sunday afternoon Fall outfit. And if you’re wondering what that sexy thing is under my cami? That’s my harness bra, that I featured in a holiday 2015 post.

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The Beverly Zipper Jacket also comes in black and berry.

I hope you are inspired to try something a little shorter than you normally wear, or even a crop (which can also be layered). Thank you SWAK for always making wearable clothing for us curvy girls!

Special thanks to Caterina Moda for snapping these pics for me ūüôā

xox

Stefanie


Beverly Zipper Jacket by SWAK Designs

Leggings by SexyPlus Clothing

Shapewear by SexyPlus Clothing

Wide Calf Boots by Penningtons


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Pull Over Ma’am

“Pull Over Ma’am” – not something you ever want to hear, but I couldn’t resist¬†this cute play on words to introduce my latest look featuring a pullover blouse by Point Zero Curvy and how I styled this ‘arresting’ outfit.

My problem with Point Zero Curvy is that I love their line – a little too much. After so many years of not being able to find casual¬†plus size¬†clothing that was actually cute, trendy, with a great fit and¬†affordable, I’m kindof addicted to this line.

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The Chiffon Pullover blouse is an easy to wear style with faux leather and zipper detailing on the shoulders. It just gives it that extra edge, which is what Point Zero Curvy does so well on all their pieces.

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I paired the top with the Crackle Leather Look Leggings also by Point Zero Curvy. They are sexy and sassy and make the look a little more urban. And they’re so affordable at $49CDA at SexyPlus Clothing.

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When I was getting ready to shoot this look with fellow blogger Lisa of Mustangsallytwo, I wanted one more piece to complete the outfit. A jacket or cardi or something to finish it off, and she handed me this cape that she had purchased from Society + which was a little too small for her, but was a perfect fit for me (size 16).

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It ended up being PERFECT for this look, giving it a polished¬†office feel. It’s like a blazer but with openings for the arms, so it’s not confining like a traditional blazer and drapes loosely in back.

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It’s comfortable, structured and slightly superhero, when the breeze is just right during a shoot.

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I borrowed these earrings from Lisa to finish the look. Due to the detail and high neckline of the top, I didn’t think it needed much more than earrings. Sometimes, less is more, right?

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All outfit links are below, so happy shopping if you want to get this chic and affordable look.

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Special thanks to Lisa of the blog Mustangsallytwo for offering the awesome cape and for taking these lovely pics.


Chiffon Pullover by Point Zero Curvy, also available at SexyPlus Clothing

Crackle Leather Look Leggings by Point Zero Curvy

Fall Cape by Society Plus

Studded Pumps by Addition Elle Рvintage, similar wide width options here, here and here


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Legging Winning

I don’t think I own a single pair of pants. Shameful? Maybe, but I just really prefer leggings. They are super comfy, flattering on many shapes and sizes, and just so perfect with seasonal tunics and sweaters. I wear mine with shapewear for two reasons: 1) I feel supported and 2) the shapewear provides a bit of friction to help prevent the leggings from sliding down.

And how exciting that more and more stores are offering leggings with cool prints (lace effect, tribal, seasonal) and different fabrics (cotton, spandex, ponte, leather look and even sweater knit!).

For this post I am featuring a pair of chocolate brown ponte* fabric leggings with side leatherette racer stripe from Point Zero Curvy (my new favourite casual affordable plus size brand).

*Ponte is a thick, stretchy, polyester/rayon/spandex knit that feels wonderful and keeps its shape. Note: Ponte is a nice¬†option if you are self conscious about cellulite showing because it’s thick enough to smooth things over ūüôā

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This style has a thick elastic waistband which is both comfortable and provides stability.

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This look, styled by Annika of the blog The Stylish Reid, is casual but rich in textures and conveys the harvest mood of Autumn.

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I could not resist my adorable faux-fur vest, also by Point Zero Curvy brand, that I have worn maybe too many times already, but that I shall wear more because BECAUSE! Isn’t it obvious?

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Here are some cool leggings offered this year by Point Zero Curvy.

Faux Suede Pull on Leggings

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Crackle Faux Leather Leggings

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Moto Leatherette Detail Ponte Leggings

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Lace Print Leggings

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Tribal Print Leggings

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So, I hope you embrace leggings and show off your curves too! Special thanks to Annika for styling this look and taking these lovely photos!

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Thanks for reading,

Stef


Ponte Knit Brown Leggings with Racer Stripe by Point Zero Curvy sold at SexyPlus Clothing

Other leggings by Point Zero Curvy here and here

Faux Fur Vest by Point Zero Curvy

Shapewear by BodyWrap sold at SexyPlus Clothing


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