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Feeling Peachy In Society+ V-Neck Skater Dress

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I’m feeling quite peachy in this cute V-Neck Skater Dress from Society+ that’s perfect for your Valentines date or brunch with your girlfriends! Society+ is easily one of favorite online retailers for plus-size clothes. Not only do they have REALLY really cute clothes but they often have sales. I’m a college student on a budget and sales for cute clothes are always welcomed. More info below on their current promotions!

Outfit details

 V-Neck Skater Dress in Peach from Society+

Belt from Torrid, sold out

Bauble Statement Necklace from Lane Bryant, sold out (similar)

Flats from Franco Sarto

Society+ has some awesome promotions going on. This dress was actually purchased at the end of 2016 on a similar promotion as the Love Leap Event. I’ve been wanting a Kate Midington Skirt for a while and these promos make it hard not to snatch one! The decision then becomes which Kate Midington color/pattern to buy?!

BOGO Event

WHAT: Buy a Twirl Skirt, Get a Black/White Miss Audrey Shirt FREE!

WHEN: Now until 2/2 at midnight EST

CLICK HERE TO SHOP

Love Leap Event

WHAT: Up to $100 Off – tiered promo

$100 off purchases $200+ CODE:  loveleap100

$35 off purchases $100+ CODE:  loveleap35

$15 off purchases $60+ CODE:  loveleap15

WHEN: Now until 2/15

CLICK HERE TO SHOP

Winter Clearance Event

WHAT: starting at 50% Off

WHEN: Now until 2/15

CLICK HERE TO SHOP

 

 

V-Neck Skater Dress

This dress is made of a scuba-like material but not as thick. I’ve worn dresses made of thick scuba fabric and this is pretty lightweight. It does have stretch, compared to thick scuba fabrics that may not stretch as much. The skirt of this dress has a good amount of fabric that it drapes nicely on my body. I do have a booty and was concerned about the dress swaying and showing my goods everywhere but the weight of the fabric is just enough to keep it down. However, it did ride up a tad whenever I sat down. Tights can be an important part of an outfit especially with a skirt/dress that rides up with you sit. The tights I am wearing in this photo worked for this photo shoot but did not last for the long haul. Eventually these tights did slip down by the time I made it home. So if you have a recommendation on tights for plus-size babes please let me know!

Since I purchased this dress in the late winter I accessorized with black tights, gold/black belt, and gold necklace to help it not come across as a “spring” dress. I think because of the peach color I associate it as a spring dress but I wanted to make it work in the winter as well. I’m learning that really you can make any color work for any time of the year. Except maybe red and green… I think I’ll always associate those two colors with the Christmas holiday. And maybe orange and black you know because of Halloween.

Society+ has a version of this skater dress (although it’s not v-neck) in “winter” colors such as black/charcoal, black/marsala, and black/olive.

I didn’t realize how many outfits I have in various shades of pink. This dress is peach but it passes as pink. Pink is one of my favorite colors and so I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised. How about you, what color(s) clothes are in your closet?

Photos by: Maeghan of Maeghan Gerloff Photography.

-Nicky

Outfit: Black And White And Pink All Over


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This black and white and pink all over outfit is daring with a touch of chic, perfect for February! The bold black and white stripes really pop with the bright pink Chicest Of Them All Vest. This long sleeve top when paired with the bright pink vest makes for a great winter to spring transition outfit.

Lately, I’ve been wearing long sleeve shirts and pants more often than usual because of the chilly weather. I know in parts of the U.S. people are experiencing a cold snowy winter but in Phoenix the weather is either too cold for tank tops or too warm for sweaters. Balancing winter and spring clothes, at least here in the desert, is practical this time of the year. If you’re still experiencing arctic cold weather (like my mom in North Dakota) the idea of transitioning your closet from winter to spring may not apply right now but I’m sure you’re looking forward to warmer days!

 

Outfit details

 Striped V-Neck Sweater from Torrid (similar)

Pixie Pant from Torrid

 Chicest Of Them All Vest (Pink) from Society+

Pointed White Toe Cap Heels from Lane Bryant, Sold Out (similar, similar)


 

I’ve underestimated the importance of layering because the majority of the year I want to shed my clothes rather than put more clothes on because of the Phoenix heat. During my recent 3-month stay in North Dakota, I experienced the season changing from fall to winter and it got cold quick! I was seriously wearing two bottoms, two tops, a sweater, and winter coat whenever I left the house.

In this outfit I’m not wearing as many layers as I would in North Dakota but this Society+ Chicest Of Them All Vest has enough length to cover my legs if I’m sitting and to wrap around my body for a little warmth. This vest could also be worn under a full-length winter coat if you need an extra layer without bulking up the coat sleeves. See one of my previous outfits featuring the Society+ Chicest Of Them All Vest.

 

 

One of my 2016 fashion goals was to conquer stripes. As a plus size woman there are written rules about the types of clothes larger women shouldn’t wear: stripes, tight clothes, or anything that draws attention to your belly. In one December photo shoot I smashed all those rules.

 

 

The black and white striped top and pink vest is a cute and eye-catching outfit for a February Girls Night Out or Valentines date! What do you think? How do you feel about stripes? Are they not your thing right now, or do you rock ’em with the best of ’em?

Photos by: Maeghan of Maeghan Gerloff Photography.

-Nicky

5 Slaying Queens And Where To Find Them

 

I’m a social media junkie and LOVE being on Instagram. I can get lost in time following my favorite hashtags and trying to keep up with the happenings of so many awesome babes. I am simply amazed at how many SLAYING QUEENS there are who are empowering others and kicking-ass while doing it! My personal goal this year is to be empowered and to use my voice and body more to be active and speak about the things that are important and meaningful to me. The Slaying Queens I’ve selected for this list in one way or another inspire and motivate me to do just that.

So, I wanted to share with you 5 Slaying Queens And Where You Can Find Them. These are peeps who I’m currently obsessing over. No doubt, this list may change with every full moon so come back in another month to see 5 more slaying queens! *Queens are not in any particular order.

Who are your slaying queens that I should be following? Let me know in the comments below!

1. MyXXFLY

Did you check out last week's post on work? I channelled my inner @fiercenshit #werk

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Why They Rule:

I recently became enthralled with Yesenia Guadalupe of MyXXFLY because of their fierce fashion style and voice (“You Say You Want a Revolution?” is a MUST read)! Sustainability is one of MyXXFLY’s goal – to promote sustainable fashion. This is something I am on board with because I believe that I as an individual and we as a nation need to be more conscious about my/our relationship with the environment and Mother Earth. Sustainable fashion is something I practice by renting clothes from Gwynnie Bee and limiting my fast fashion purchases. Of course I could always do better. Lucky for us, Yesenia lays down truth about fast fashion and being a more conscious consumer. She SLAYS not only with her fashionable sustainable styles but also with her voice!

Where To Find Them:

** Instagram ** Twitter **  Facebook ** Website/Blog **

 

2. A Bear Named Troy

I'm actually sitting on my couch eating Chinese food and watching Ghostbusters. HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉 #ABearNamedTroy

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Why They Rule:

I’m not sure how I stumbled upon A Bear Named Troy’s Instagram feed but Troy captivated my heart! Quite simply, Troy SLAYS. Troy is my pink sparkle on Instagram, ya know the sparkles on top of a cupcake that look so delicious you want to eat it but it’s so picture perfect? Yup, Troy is that type of pink sparkle. Troy’s cute with a touch of vulgar and goes live on Instagram enough for me to get my daily dose of A Bear Named Troy. I think it was seeing Troy in a unicorn onesie that made me stop scrolling through my Instagram search feed and say “Wow, I love this unicorn.” Anyways, Queen Troy recently started a YouTube Channel so be sure to check it!

Where To Find Them:

** Instagram ** YouTube ** Twitter ** Snapchat ** Facebook **

 

3. Desiree Belone

Best Nine 2016 #bestnine2016

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Why They Rule:

Desiree Belone is a makeup artist and I’ve been following her on Instagram for a while now. Desiree is a Slaying Queen because she is living her passion as a professional makeup artist. Although I’ve been wearing makeup for years, I still feel like I don’t know much about makeup. When I first started wearing makeup, I really didn’t know what I was doing. I was a teen and my first makeup product was a used eyeliner pencil that a friend gave to me. Ha! Nowadays, I’ve advanced from simply using eyeliner and colored lipgloss to experimenting with matte lipstick colors and eyeshadow palettes. Desiree actually recommended a bright matte lipstick that I’ve come to love and would have never otherwise considered. While I think makeup can be fun, it was not always so. My makeup buying experience usually ends with a sales associate telling me “Native American skin tones are the hardest to match” and I’m usually left with a too light or dark foundation that I have to make work. Des is a Slaying Queen because she inspires me with her awesome makeup and MUA skills, and she always looks fly! She is my proof that I can make makeup work for my Native American skin tone.

Where To Find Them:

** Instagram ** Snapchat **
** MUA Instagram ** MUA Facebook ** MUA Website **

 

4. Jamie Je T’aime

Why They Rule:

I first noticed Jamie this summer when she was promoting the Instagram hashtag #FashionIsMagic. Jamie rules because she has an addicting quirky style that just draws me in. Everything from her bold lipstick, daring outfits (look at her rock that bikini in snow!), and her talk about how Fashion Is Magic because it is transformative. To me, fashion IS magical because of how something as simple as wearing a specific garment, accessorizing my cardigans, or selecting the day’s jewelry can not only transform that day’s style but can also transform my emotions. On days, when I’m needing a boost in confidence I may select a button that says “Indigenous Resistance” or “Native Rebelle” to remind me that I’m the descendent of Hunkpapa Chief Two Bears and that I can do shit because my ancestors survived and resisted colonialism. If I’m just feeling the need to express my mood I’ll put on my tutu even if it’s to dance around the house or walk my dog down the street. I belive that fashion is magic and you should too! Now go follow Queen Jamie.

Where to Find Them:

** Instagram **  Website/Blog **

 

5. Rupi Kaur

Why They Rule:

I heard of Rupi Kaur in early 2015 when her picture of a woman laying on a bed with leaked menstrual blood was removed off of Instagram. The picture and news of this censorship was reported through one of the feminist sites I follow (and also various news outlets). The photo showcased the natural wonder of a woman’s body and our ability to bring forth life but the act of censorship highlighted how the natural body even when fully clothed was deemed by some as unbecoming when the objectification of the female body is often unchallenged. It was then I found Rupi’s poetry and her book “milk and honey”. Her powerful words were a reminder that despite trauma I am strong and resilient. Rupi is a Queen Bee and her words SLAY. AND in the past day she announced that she will be releasing a second book!

Where To Find Them:

** Instagram ** Twitter ** YouTube ** Facebook ** Website **

 

-Nicky