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everyday allison

If you ran into me on the street on any given day, this is probably what I'd be wearing. My favorite skinny jeans, a top with fun details, a blazer, and a few favorite jewels to pull the look together. I mean, it's not like I go grocery shopping in a dress that just barely covers my butt, or hooker boots (okay, maybe I've gone grocery shopping in the boots...). But still. The point is, sometimes you just need that backup outfit for the days you spend 45 minutes combing through your walk-in and emerge with nothing but a declaration that you have nothing to wear. For me, this is it!





[ :: Forever21+blazer (similar) :: H&M studded tank (similar) :: Torrid skinny jeans (here) :: ]
[ :: c/o Torrid heels (here) :: Forever21/H&M/SURevolution bracelets :: Coach bag (similar) :: eloquii necklace (here) :: ]

What do you guys reach for when you're rushed or just can't find anything to wear? :D

the naked dress

plus size fashion blog naked dress outfit post

So clearly, I am not naked. (sorry? you're welcome? idk. lol.) But the second I put this sack of a dress on, I kinda felt like I was. Not in a bad way or anything, just really exposed. I love this dress though, and am totally going to be wearing this on the regular this summer. I'm a huge fan of t-shirt dresses, and love that this one ups the ante with sheer layers and a sprinkling of colorful sequins.

Also, I always get a million comments on my Instagram photos asking where I got this phone case from. You can pretty much find it anywhere online by searching "Rilakkuma phone case." Word of warning though, don't buy it unless you want every little girl to be STARING at your phone when you take it out. Just saying. It gets awkward.

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog The Naked Dress Outfit Post
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog The Naked Dress Outfit Post
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog The Naked Dress Outfit Post
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog The Naked Dress Outfit Post
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog The Naked Dress Outfit Post
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Fashion Blog The Naked Dress Outfit Post
[ :: H&M dress (in-store, similar in black here):: SURevolution bracelet via ideeli (similar) :: ]
[ :: necklace from SoHo street vendor (similar):: Steve Madden heels (similar) :: Kate Spade clutch :: ]
[ :: nails - Essie Blanc + Deborah Lippman Happy Birthday :: toes - Sally Hansen CSM Frutti Petutie :: ]

Oh, and anyone who gets the reference to SATC/Carrie's naked dress? I you 4eva. 

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 :: ]

pink stripes

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Outfit of the Day pink stripes
Can I just say that this outfit makes me SO HAPPY? 'Cause it does. lol. Both the nubby sweater  (similar here) and skirt (similar in blue/yellow here) are past-season H&M, which I recently discovered buried hiding in my closet with tags still attached. Don't you love when that happens?? I love that OOH-NEW-CLOTHES feeling. The nubby sweater was one I picked up while obsessing over one of Isabel Marant's beautiful sweaters last year. It actually has gold foil sparkle to it, which makes it all that much more appealing. And I mean, you guys know I love a high-waisted skirt. Hehe.

Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Outfit of the Day pink stripes
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Outfit of the Day pink stripes
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Outfit of the Day pink stripes
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Outfit of the Day pink stripes
[ :: H&M sweater (similar) :: H&M skirt (similar) :: J Crew necklace (similar) :: ]
[ :: Marni at H&M tote folded and used as a clutch (similar) :: two lips wedges (here in brown) :: ]

Totally going to tan my legs after looking back at these photos.
Holy crap it must have been a long winter. haha