Moroccan Triple Sec

This outfit is like a shot of liqueur – warm and smooth going down, with an assertive burn, like Triple Sec. That’s how I think of the Skylar Dress by SexyPlus Clothing featured here: a strong brick orange background infused with a bold Moroccan print create the full-bodied color palette for this crisp summer ensemble. 

Sometimes I start with the shoes, or even the necklace, and build an outfit based on that. But in this case, the dress itself was the Pièce De Résistance. 

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This zesty strapless number features a unique side HI-LO with a wide, flirty ruffle hem. It’s super flattering light-weight rayon fabric is easy to wear – I swear! It’s not clingy, so it’s a good summer style that doesn’t require shapewear.

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The bust has a light ‘blouson’ style with an elastic waist. I like to define my waist so I added a thick navy blue stretchy belt. Here’s the thing – I didn’t like the buckle on the belt (it was so outdated, which was to be expected since it was thrifted) so I clipped an orange hair-flower over it. Voila. Looks all intentional doesn’t it?

SASSY 2 FINAL-8Next, to bring in the blue tones, I chose my Addition Elle blue & black statement necklace and bright blue cobalt pumps from Payless.

Notice that the belt, necklace and shoes are different shades of blue and yet they still compliment the outfit? An important technique to note: when getting dressed, many of us have a tendency to “match” rather than to coordinate. Coordinating forces you to step outside of your comfort zone but yields some pretty striking results that are wonderfully, uniquely you.

Because I’m a romantic and long for the days when women paraded themselves in immaculately coordinated ensembles, I couldn’t resist the tangy mango hat.

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I chose a playground to photograph this outfit because I wanted to culminate the essence of fashion and fun, but truth be told, my spiky heels were sinking into the ground so this location made no sense at all, but doesn’t it look good? Seriously, this outfit would have been ideal for a summer BBQ (on more solid ground), an afternoon at an art festival, having a Sex In The City style lunch with friends….The point is that you can take a casual dress and make it ‘haute’ with your accessories, your footwear, and of course your attitude.

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I toast our curves and the fashion to celebrate them!


Skylar Dress – custom made and available ONLY at SexyPlus Clothing – here *SPECIAL OFFER* Use code SKYLAR to get 30% off this dress now! 

I am wearing the 0X and I wear a size 16 normally. Sizes 0X to 3X are available. 

Belt – thrifted

Pumps (last year) by Payless – similar options here and here and by Heels.com here

Necklace (last year) by Addition Elle – similar here

Hair flower and hat by Ardene – here and more in store

Photography by Rebecca Northcott Photography


Copyright SassyPlus 2015 – All rights reserved.

Botanical Beauty – Dress Your Senses

Sassyd2-22You know when you walk into a store, or walk past a window and something just stops you in your tracks, and you stare in complete adoration? Well, that’s how I felt about this dress by Addition Elle, simply named the “Reversible Sleeveless Printed Maxi Dress”, but I lovingly call it the Botanical Beauty.

With such a vivid explosion of tropical blooms contrasting on that solid black background, its exuberance called to my senses.

If you happen to feel a little shy about your arms sometimes, like I do, and it depends on the day to be honest, this dress can be paired with almost any color shrug, and I decided on this fresh pink one also from Addition Elle. I liked the look with and without the shrug.

Sassyd2-5I also like to wear belts – they are not for everyone, and again, do what makes you feel good. For me, I like how they cinch the smallest part of my body (the waist), and also add style and edge. But the look would have been great without the belt as well.

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I added a simple necklace from Ardene. With such a bold print, I didn’t need a statement piece that would compete with the dress, and I wanted to pick up the black and silver from the belt.

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I can’t wait to wear this lovely Botanical Beauty again – and did I mention, it has pockets??? Such simple things make us happy don’t they?

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And my trusted lace up sandals from Penningtons that I featured in a previous post here were perfect for this outfit, and for comfort.

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Love Stef xox


Dress by Addition Elle here

Necklace and belt, in store at Ardene

Pink bolero, in store at Addition Elle

Lace up Sandals by Penningtons here

Photography by Rebecca Northcott Photography


Copyright SassyPlus 2015 – All rights reserved.

Consign Your Curves – May 30, 2015 – Guelph, Ontario

Join me and other super stylish babes as we sell our gently used and never worn plus size clothing to the public at the Consign Your Curves event May 30, 2015 in Guelph, Ontario (Canada).

Consign Your Curves Event May 30, 2015

This event is gonna be nuts with designer items, pin-up styles, essential basics, jackets, dresses and so many amazing plus size clothing options from 40 of the most fashionable plus size bloggers and sellers in all sizes (14-32). My selection will consist mostly of sizes 1X/2X or 16/18 including brand new items with tag from my personal closet.

Click here for the Facebook event link and tag #consignyourcurves to help promote and reach women who would love to know about it!

I’ll see you there and please come say hi!!!

Special thanks to Annie and Jessie of the blog Annie and Jay for hosting this event!

xox

Stefanie