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kaleidoscopes

Rachel Pally Dress in Plus Size Outfit of the Day
Rachel Pally Dress in Plus Size Outfit of the Day
Rachel Pally Dress in Plus Size Outfit of the Day
Rachel Pally Dress in Plus Size Outfit of the Day
Rachel Pally Dress in Plus Size Outfit of the Day
[ :: Rachel Pally kaleidoscope print maxi dress (similar) :: Gap leather jacket (similar) :: ]
[ :: Jason Wu x Target clutch (similar) :: Forever21 bracelet (similar) :: ]
[ :: Jeffrey Campbell mary roks wedges (similar) :: ]

A little while ago, I posted about this Rachel Pally dress and how much I regretted not getting it when I was in LA for the warehouse sale a couple months ago. I even joked that I would buy someone dinner if they picked it up for me since I wasn't able to go back to the sale in time to get it! Little did I know, Sabrina of samplesize16.com was sweet enough to grab it for me!!! So awesome, and incredible of her! :D On top of being a total sweetheart, she has FAB fashion sense. She was rocking these chic hot pink skinnies from Old Navy when we met up...and I haven't been able to get them off my mind since!


Anyway, I absolutely LOVE. THIS. DRESS. So much. I'm obsessed with the print, and it feels like it was cut for me. It can be dressed up, dressed down--dressed for anything! So obsessed. :D

As excited as I am for warm weather, I'm still embracing the last few weeks of layering, jackets, and leather before it heats up for good and those pieces have to take a backseat. :) What are you guys trying to get one last wear out of before busting out your warm-weather clothing? :D

windswept

Torrid Plus Size Crochet Jacket review
Torrid Plus Size Crochet Jacket review
Torrid Plus Size Crochet Jacket review
Torrid Plus Size Crochet Jacket review
Torrid Plus Size Crochet Jacket review
Torrid Plus Size Crochet Jacket review
Torrid Plus Size Crochet Jacket review
[ :: Torrid crochet open-front cardigan (here) c/o :: Asos Curve maxi dress (here) :: ]
[ :: Jason Wu x Target clutch (similar) :: eloquii crescent necklace (here) :: }
[ :: soho leaf necklace :: Target cuffs (similar) :: Dolce Vita x Target wedges (similar) :: ]
[ :: Essie blanc polish (here) :: ]

The second I laid eyes on this crocheted open cardi from Torrid, I knew I had to have it! It's so perfect with it's boho vibe and adorable scalloped edges (again with the scalloped edges, haha). Kept things simple with a muted maxi (now available in bright summery colors!), simple layered necklaces, and gold wedges. I couldn't have dreamt of a better backdrop for this look than a gloomy day at the beach. I hope you like! :)


P.S. Apologies for the lack of smiling...there was a guy fishing RIGHT THERE--> and he was making me feel super self-conscious. haha

noachella

Torrid plus size top review
Torrid plus size top review
Torrid plus size top review
Torrid plus size top review
Torrid plus size top review
Torrid plus size top review
[ :: Torrid chiffon top (here) & coral wedges (here) c/o :: F21+ cami :: ]
[ :: H&M cuffed shorts (similar) :: Kate Spade hello sunshine bag :: ring (here) :: ]
[ :: SF & NY street vendor, H&M, Cara Accessories bracelets (similar 1, 2, 3) :: ]
[ :; Orla Kiely x Uniqlo scarf :: Chloé sunglasses (here) :: ]

Pretty much everyone is talking about Coachella and who wore what over the weekend--Refinery29 did a pretty sweet first-weekend wrap-up of the best street style if you want to check it out! :)

Anyway, this look isn't an homage to Coachella or anything, but I ended up wearing something pretty suitable for it since the temps were so high in SoCal! Shorts and a cute breezy top are my go-to hot weather pieces since I hate being sweaty, lol! Since this spring is all about bright colors, I paired this super simple outfit with coral wedges, a green scarf, and a yellow-accented beach bag perfect for hauling around my spring necessities. This bag, by the way, is big enough for magazines, water, a beach blanket, sunglasses, sunscreen, planner, wallet, keys, cell phone, and more. It's INSANELY big, and I love it! :D

What are your warm-weather go-to outfits? :D I should probably mix things up this season...hahaha :)

scalloped edges

Torrid plus size scalloped skirt review
Torrid plus size scalloped skirt review
Torrid plus size scalloped skirt review
Torrid plus size scalloped skirt review
Torrid plus size scalloped skirt review
Torrid plus size scalloped skirt review
Torrid plus size scalloped skirt review
[ :: Ann Taylor LOFT leopard top (similar) :: Torrid scalloped miniskirt c/o (here) :: ]
[ :: Banana Republic trench (similar) :: Kate Spade cha cha chocolate clutch (cute alternative!) :: ]
[ :: Dolce Vita for Target wedges (similar) :: Chloé wayfarers (FOUR colors here) :: infinity ring (here) :: ]
[ :: Banana Republic lions head bracelet (similar) :: Essie blanc polish (here) :: ]

Took these shots when it was obviously too bright out, but at least it gave me a chance to bust out my  Chloé sunglasses! :D Celebrated the sunny weather with a scallop edge miniskirt from Torrid. Something about the feminine and flirty detail is just so irresistible to me. :) I do wish the skirt were just a tad longer so I could wear it at the waist, but it's still super cute and perfect for a summer day at the beach. :D

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! Mine consisted of egg hunting, hiking, cooking, and just hanging out, catching up! The best part? Spending time with family, friends, and my amazing bf. ♥
So, so grateful for weekends like this.

Shopping Spotlight: Contrast Trim Trench Coat

The Kate Spade 'Topliner' trench is perfection in my eyes. Its black trim, perfectly oversized and rounded lapels, and attention to detail (you can't see it here but the lining is a gorgeous Florence Boardhurst pattern that I've used as the border here) are the stuff of dreams. While I'm hardly the type to spend $700 on a jacket (I typically save that sort of investment $$ for bags), I would totally make an exception for this trench.

Kate Spade Topliner trench coat and plus size alternative

Unfortunately, the 'Topliner' trench goes up to a 14, a few sizes shy of what I wear. Given the fact that I can't remember the last time I was a 14 (maybe what, middle school??), I started searching for a suitable alternative. I came across the Piped Trench by So Fabulous and while it certainly isn't a perfect match, it works. I would probably swap out the included belt for different one (maybe a black one?) to increase the contrast, but at less then 1/10th of the price of the 'Topliner," this coat is a pretty good alternative.

Another option is to take Jessica Quirk's advice and make my own! ;) With my limited sewing skills though...I might just end up with a ruined trench, a pile of tangled trim, and throbbing fingertips.

What do you ladies do when you fall in love with a design that doesn't come in your size? Shop for alternatives? Make it yourself? DIET? (Just kidding! Don't yell at me.) I want to know!

hello sunshine

Torrid Eyelet Dress Review
Torrid Eyelet Dress Review
Torrid Eyelet Dress Review
Torrid Eyelet Dress Review
Torrid Eyelet Dress Review 

[I had to include a shot with my Orla Kiely x Uniqlo scarf! Love this flowery graphic goodness!]
[ :: Torrid eyelet party dress c/o (here) :: Gap 1969 denim moto jacket (similar) :: ]
[ :: Orla Kiely x Uniqlo scarf (here, similar):: Dolce Vita x Target wedges (similar) :: ]
[ :: Kate Spade hello sunshine tote (similar) :: Banana Republic bracelet (similar) :: ]

Wore this sunny yellow dress on an otherwise gloomy day over the weekend. Sort of a B.Y.O.S. (bring your own sunshine) attempt, I guess? Anyway, I love fabrics with texture (eyelet, knits, lace, etc) so I was immediately drawn to this dress on Torrid's website. Next time though, I'll tie the ribbon in the back or remove it since the look is a little twee with the bow up there in front. haha :) I can't wait to wear this more in the summer without a jacket or with a thin cardigan--can also see this pairing well with a white blazer. :)

Couldn't think of a better time to bust out my Kate Spade hello sunshine bag either, which regrettably, isn't available online anymore. If you happen to see it in store somewhere though, I definitely recommend snapping it up! It is too cute, and has the most adorable gold polka dot lining ever. :) I'm just bummed I missed out on the matching straw hat!