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summer layers

Curvy Girl Chic Summer Layers Plus size Outfit of the Day
Woke up to surprisingly cool mornings this weekend, so I decided to play around with textures and layers in this look. I love, love, love utility jackets. They feel so effortlessly cool, and add the perfect touch of casual to dress down any outfit. I actually picked this one up from Gap's Men's section (don't judge me!) a few years ago, when I was hunting everywhere for the perfect plus size version and couldn't find it anywhere. Paired with a lace dress from Forever21 and lots of layered jewels, this Gap jacket (similar from Gap; similar from Eddie Bauer) goes from boyish to ladylike super easily. Anyone else look at men's clothes when you go shopping? I know it's kind of weird...but whatever. If it works, it works!
Curvy Girl Chic Summer Layers Plus size Outfit of the Day
Curvy Girl Chic Summer Layers Plus size Outfit of the Day
Curvy Girl Chic Summer Layers Plus size Outfit of the Day
Curvy Girl Chic Summer Layers Plus size Outfit of the Day
Curvy Girl Chic Summer Layers Plus size Outfit of the Day
Curvy Girl Chic Summer Layers Plus size Outfit of the Day
Curvy Girl Chic Summer Layers Plus size Outfit of the Day
Curvy Girl Chic Summer Layers Plus size Outfit of the Day
Curvy Girl Chic Summer Layers Plus size Outfit of the Day
[ :: Forever21 dress (similar) :: Gap utility jacket (similar, similar) :: H&M belt (similar) :: Chloe sunglasses (here) :: ]
[ :: Topshop wedges (similar) :: bracelets from F21/H&M/Shashi/Banana Republic/ideeli/AE :: ]
[ :: H&M clutch (similar) :: F21 chain necklace (similar) :: eloquii crescent necklace (here) :: Cara ring :: ]

30 comments:

  1. LOVING. I'm such a layer girl but it can be tough when it's hotter than the dickens outside. This is so summer cool and I love the belt cinch. Fabulous job, dear!

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    1. Thank you! <3 I agree--when it gets too hot, not much will motivate me to put on more than a t-shirt and shorts! :D

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  2. AMAZING! Looks like something you'll wear in the Savanna! :D
    Everything fit together so beautifully! I love utility jacket! You can wear them with everything (maybe not to the oscar, but I don't think I'll be invited any time soon xD).The clutch, the necklaces and the bracelets make the outfit look even better! And as a shoe fanatic, you'll know what I'm thinking of those shoes ;)
    Anyway, you look wonderful!! <3 <3 I can't wait for the next post :)

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    1. Haha! So funny--my bf was joking around that I look like I should be riding a zebra or something. LOL. Thanks hun! <3

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  3. I love the contrast of the safari esque shirt with the feminine lace. I am no stranger to the men's sections. The men's section in H&M is my favorite, and the men's clearance in Urban Outfitters is the only part of the store I can afford.

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    1. Men's sections are such a treasure trove, right?! Love hunting through those sections! :D

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  4. cuuuuute! love the bracelets! lol im in a bracelets obsesseion period right now :D love the outfit too.

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    1. hehe thanks Jen!!! I'm always stockpiling whenever I see ones that I like! :D

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  5. OMG!!! You look absolutely amazing. I am loving this jacket!! Who knew the Gap was so fab!!

    I realy like how this outfit is styled. The lace is great and I am lusting over that animal print clutch!! And let's not mention the jewelry. This is definitely one of my favorite outfit that you have worn...maybe because I love the neutrals and animal print combo.

    Sheri
    http://shapelychicsheri.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Sheri! :D The clutch is one of my favorite buys from H&M. It was only $12.95, I think! :D

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  6. A little of everything here- cute lace dress toughened up by the jacket and lace-up sandals. Layering is what I sometimes call "trying too hard," especially when layering just looks like a hot mess. You did it right for this outfit. Very nice job of layering, Allison. Great outfit!

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks John! Glad I avoided looking like a hot mess. hahaha :D

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  7. I love the lace dress and the shoes! And I have to add I'm having major hair envy!

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    1. Thanks! :D Don't envy my hair--it's a knotty, tangled mess of split ends. haha

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    2. Where are the shoes from?

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  8. Love your outfits! You are always so chic!

    http://miss-fits-wunderbar.blogspot.de/

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  9. Perfection again! I love the utilitarian jacket mixed with a super femme dress. http://turquoiseandtangerine.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! <3 This jacket and my leather moto jackets are my fave for toughening up a look! :D

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  10. Super cute babe and I am in complete love with those wedges! x

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    1. Thanks Ashley! :D The wedges are Topshop from yearrrrs ago! :D

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  12. As you said, "If it works, it works!" :)

    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a fabulous look! Very safari chic! Love how you made it more feminine with the lace dress.

    <3 Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I checked out your blog, by the way, and LOVE it! <3

      xo Allison

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  14. Call me crazy, but I'm really into Men's Jewelry! I wear my husbands watches every chance that I get! You look absolutely fabulous, and the play on textures....GENIOUS!

    xoxo

    Reign
    www.koutureign.com

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    1. LOVE. MEN'S. WATCHES. and thank you! :D

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  15. Cute!! Gorgeous shoes and clutch. :)

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  16. Went out today to H&M and got the top white dress for $10!!! What a pretty dress! Love the looks btw! Keep um coming....

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