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neon+leather

plus size neon and leather skirt outfit
plus size neon and leather skirt outfit
plus size neon and leather skirt outfit
plus size neon and leather skirt outfit
plus size neon and leather skirt outfit
plus size neon and leather skirt outfit
plus size neon and leather skirt outfit
[ :: Old Navy neon top (similar) :: Leather Cult skirt (here) :: H&M bracelet (similar) :: ]
[ :: F21 necklace (similar) :: Marni at H&M heels (similar) :: Isabella Fiore bag (similar) :: ]

Wore this while grasping desperately onto the last few chilly days in California. Wearing my LeatherCult leather skirt one more time before packing it away for the summer. Paired it with a neon and neutral sweater to add a little color, and wore my usual assortment of black leather accessories.

Also, currently favoring these shoes as my heel of choice. They're crazy tall, and I almost twisted my ankle trying to break them in while washing dishes, but I don't even come close to caring. They're just too good.

Hope you're all having a good week! Thanks for reading! :)

Plus Size Swim: Animal Instincts

Becca Etc Plus Size Swimsuit
Becca Etc Plus Size Swimsuit
Becca Etc Plus Size Swimsuit
Becca Etc Plus Size Swimsuit
Becca Etc Plus Size Swimsuit
Becca Etc Plus Size Swimsuit
Becca Etc Plus Size Swimsuit
[ :: Becca Etc swimsuit (available here) and coverup (available here) c/o :: ]
[ :: Merona swim bottoms (here) :: ]
[ :: ChloĆ© sunglasses (on sale here) :: two lips wedges (in brown here) :: ]

Had such an insanely awesome weekend! SoCal had some crazy good weather, so we spent both days either at the pool, playing in the sand at the beach, or in the backyard grilling weird things like buffalo-sauced corn (it's actually really good :P).

Anyway, I wore this Becca Etc swimsuit for the first time! Totally smitten with it. The quality is amazing, and I LOVE. THIS. PRINT. It can be such a nightmare to find cute plus size swimsuits in bright colors and punchy prints, so when I laid eyes on this one at the Becca Etc Blogger Event, I knew for sure it was coming home with me! It's super comfortable, has good support, and the ruffled hem is so freaking cute! I do wish there were a bikini top in this print (I'd be ALL OVER THAT), but they do have several bikini options in coral and aqua! :)

What swimsuits are you guys on the lookout for right now? Cute one pieces? Sexy bikinis? Pieces to mix and match all summer? Let me know in the comments! :D ♥

Sunburst

Torrid Embroidered Dress Outfit
Torrid Embroidered Dress Outfit
Torrid Embroidered Dress Outfit
Torrid Embroidered Dress Outfit
Torrid Embroidered Dress Outfit
Torrid Embroidered Dress Outfit
Torrid Embroidered Dress Outfit
[ :: Torrid embroidered dress (25% off here!) c/o :: Asos leather backpack (similar) :: ]
[ :: bracelets from Adia Kibur/H&M/BananaRepublic/AE/Cara Accessories/SF :: ]
[ :: H&M fedora (similar) :: Two Lips wedges (here in brownsimilar, similar, similar) :: ]

This is about as "California" as an outfit gets (aside from a t-shirt, shorts, and flipflops). Wore my bright-white embroidered hem dress out with sky-high wedges the boy bought me last year, and lots of leather accents like my leather backpack from Asos and excessive amount of bracelets. Topped everything off with a fedora that I picked up from the men's section (shhhh) of H&M a couple years ago!

And with that, I am thoroughly ready for summer BBQ season to begin. YES.

What I Wore + The Style Manor Giveaway

Style Manor Review Outfit
Style Manor Review Outfit
Style Manor Review Outfit
Style Manor Review Outfit
Style Manor Review Outfit
Style Manor Review Outfit
[ :: Asos Curve peplum top (here) :: H&M Inclusive pencil skirt (similar) :: ]
[ :: StyleManor bag/jewelry (here) :: MICHAEL Michael Kors heels (similar) :: ]

Looove this year's peplum trend, so when this top popped up in the Asos mid-season sale for only $20, I jumped on it! Paired it with my navy leopard pencil skirt from H&M Inclusive to ride the girly vibe, and finished the look off with my trusty MK heels and amazing new accessories from The Style Manor! :) I mean, really, how amazing is that necklace?!

The Style Manor is like a Groupon/Jewelmint crossbreed--each week, the Style Manor stylists pick out a set of accessories inspired by celebs and style icons and offer them to shoppers for $39.99. (The set I'm wearing, which will be available May 16, was inspired by Alexa Chung's feminine style.) There's no annoying monthly charge, and shipping is always free.

StyleManor is offering one lucky reader a necklace and earring set like the one I'm wearing above! See below for details and to enter! :)
Giveaway now over!

Style Manor Necklace
Style Manor Earrings

For a chance to win a necklace and earring set like I'm wearing above, sign up at thestylemanor.com and "like" StyleManor on facebook. Please also leave a comment with your name and email address so StyleManor or I can contact you if you win. That's it! :)

For an additional entry, you can also tweet the following: "Just entered to win some awesome jewelry from @CurvyGirlChic and The Style Manor! www.curvygirlchic.com"

Giveaway now over. Winner has been emailed directly! :)

*giveaway open to US residents 18 and older.

Designer Spotlight: BECCA ETC

Last Friday, a few of my favorite bloggers and myself were invited to check out the new plus size swimwear line by Rebecca Virtue, BECCA ETC!

I can't express how excited I am to have another awesome plus size swimwear line out--BECCA ETC is full of flirty swimsuits in gorgeous colors, with fun details like sassy hardware and chic shapes, and an awesome selection of coverups perfect for going from the beach to drinks with the girls. What's amazing about this line is that there really is something for everyone--Becca Etc. includes bikinis in a variety of colors, tankinis in cute shapes with adorable crochet detailing, and chic one pieces for a little extra coverage.

Rebecca Virtue 
Rebecca Virtue, designer for BECCA ETC

BECCA ETC Blogger Event
Wheeee~~
Monique, Chenese, Rebecca, and Cid!

One of the things I loved about the BECCA ETC line is its awesome use of color and prints. All too often, plus size women are stuck with the basic black or navy one pieces in some tummy-cinching "control" fabric! I'm all for a little smoothing out, but sometimes you just want to look cute and not feel like you've got spanx on. Just check out all these colors and threads in their sewing room!




Onto the good stuff...here are a few of my favorite looks from the swimwear collection!
BECCA ETC plus size Swimsuit
BECCA ETC plus size Swimsuit
BECCA ETC plus size Swimsuit
BECCA ETC plus size Coverups
From the"Animal Instincts" collection! I'm totally getting that swimdress and one shoulder coverup. SO cute!

Continue reading for more photos of the BECCA ETC 2012 Swim Collection! :)

Shopping Spotlight: Wide Width Summer Sandals

I love shoes. They're supposed to be the great equalizer in fashion, after all! Everyone, regardless of size, can rock the hottest heel, right? WRONG. I guess I have fat feet too, because most shoes are too narrow for me. Major bummer. As a size 10W shoe, it can be really hard to find womens wide fitting shoes that fit well and DON'T look like something my grandmother would wear. 

Here are some faves on my summer sandal lust list!

collage of wide width shoes
[ :: shop wide width shoes here: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine :: ]


Do any of you guys have the same problem finding shoes that are wide enough without looking frumpy? what are some of your favorite places to find shoes? :D

neon colorblock

Neon pink skirt in plus size outfit of the day
Neon pink skirt in plus size outfit of the day
Neon pink skirt in plus size outfit of the day
Neon pink skirt in plus size outfit of the day
Neon pink skirt in plus size outfit of the day
Neon pink skirt in plus size outfit of the day
[ :: H&M+ top (similar):: Old Navy maxi skirt (similar) :: Rebecca Minkoff bag (similar) :: ]
[ :: eloquii crescent necklace (here) :: driftwood gold bracelet via ideeli (similar) :: ]
[ :: MICHAEL Michael Kors heels (similar) :: ]

Still in love with this skirt, even though its extreme pink-ness makes it a little office-inappropriate (at least for me). Paired it with a simple color block tee from H&M+ for a minimalist vibe, but I couldn't resist throwing on some simple gold jewelry to complete the look. (I can't get enough of this eloquii necklace!) Also wearing my Rebecca Minkoff Steady satchel from years ago that I used as a bookbag in college. The poor thing has been to hell and back. Must find a handbag doctor to get it back to its perky, original state. Handbag doctors--those totally exist, right?