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HAUTE FOX

Curvy Girl Chic Haute Fox Plus Size Festival Coachella Outfit Maxi Top

It's officially hotter than heck in So Cal, and I'm dressing appropriately!

BUSTING THE ONE SIZE FITS ALL MYTH

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As a plus size woman, trust me when I say, the concept of "One Size Fits All" items is a Total. Joke. I mean honestly, are you really trying to sell me on the idea that an item will fit the same on my size 20 body as it does on a size 2? Common sense begs to differ! A good fit is all about knowing what your body needs to look and feel its best. In fact, one of the questions I'm most commonly asked is how to look great on a budget. My answer is always to find items that fit well! To me, you can wear a $5 shirt and you'll look like a million bucks as long as the fit is right. Conversely, you can spend $500 on a designer jacket but if it doesn't fit well, it won't be worth the money spent!

To really debunk the OSFA myth, I thought it'd be hilarious to show you guys my trying on (or attempting to try on) a one-size item I found while out shopping last weekend! Just a heads up, these are definitely not the most "flattering" photos you'll ever see of me, and even if I don't usually care about whether an item is flattering, I think you can tell that I'm just plain uncomfortable because the pieces just don't fit right!

TROPICAL ESCAPE

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With temperatures hitting 90 degrees this weekend, I've been all about summer getaway inspired looks! That means color, breezy fabrics, and a little skin! What better way to inject a little color, than with a pair of teal jeans and an embroidered clutch, trimmed with multi-color pompoms?

POWER OVER PERIODS

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Sometimes, it can feel like Mother Nature is taking over your life. Your period rolls around and you just want to lay on the couch in your sweatpants, eating all the things and doing nothing for 5 days straight! In other instances, you're in the mood to go about your daily life and have fun, but anxiety associated with your period keeps you from living your best life. I've definitely been in both situations, but there is nothing worse than the latter! FOMO is a very real thing and the last thing you want to do is miss out on all the fun.

VACATION STYLE

This post was done in collaboration with Simply Be. All statements and opinions are my own!
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Hello my loves! I'm very much in the spring swing of things, and definitely have vacation on the brain! I haven't stopped looking at flights, destinations, and staycation ideas--I definitely have the travel bug! What that translates for me fashion-wise is definitely a lot of colors, breezy fabrics, and playing with shapes and prints!

BEHIND THE SCENES: STITCH FIX CURVY STYLE COUNCIL!

This post is part of an ongoing collaboration with Stitch Fix. As always, all opinions are my own!
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As I'm sure you guys know by now, I've teamed up with Stitch Fix on the launch of their plus size offerings! (If you haven't seen it yet, head to my first post here!) In addition to getting to shoot on set with them in February, Kristine, Alexandra and I also got to go behind the scenes to check out their insanely cool office in San Francisco and their awesome distribution center where we got to try our hands at packing a Fix! (I'll just let you know now, I don't think I'd cut it there! haha)

This trip was really an eye opening experience that made me fall in love with the company. I got to see first hand how passionate their team was about launching plus sizes and most importantly, doing it right. We talked all about fit, the service itself, and even the process to get people signed up (who knew so much thought went into the signup form and style survey?!).

Speaking of which, if you haven't signed up yet, you're missing out! I've already received two fixes and have a third one scheduled. Not going to lie, I might be a little addicted. :P It's just so easy having someone else do the heavy lifting to find you the perfect item!

SPRING LAYERS

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kohl's. All opinions are 100% mine.
Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Kohl's Spring Outfit Spring is all about transitioning to lighter layers and I can't imagine a more perfect seasonal outfit than a breezy dress paired with a leather or suede jacket! Click through to get all the details on this trend-focused look from Kohl's Women's Plus Assortment!

A DAY IN LA WITH CATHERINE'S

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A few weeks ago, I got to play tourist in my own area with Catherine's and my fellow blogger babes Rachel of Lovely in LA, and Runa of Glam by Runa! We all headed to LA, and got ready for the day at the gorgeous PaliHouse West Hollywood. Green juices, fresh fruit, avocado toast, some seriously crazy bacon were the perfect start to a day of adventure!

BARE SHOULDERS

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Curvy Girl Chic Plus Size Kohl's Off Shoulder Top Outfit Bare shoulders are still going strong this spring, and I don't see this trend going anywhere anytime soon! Click through to get all the details on this trend-focused look from Kohl's Women's Plus Assortment!

SPRING CLEANING: UNDERWEAR DRAWER REVAMP

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the included panties as compensation.
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It's kiiiiind of embarrassing to talk about, but one of the most neglected parts of my wardrobe is definitely my underwear drawer. I'll be the first to admit it--I don't always fold my underwear (can you say laaaazy), and honestly, I hang onto some pairs way longer than I should! I realized this a couple weeks ago when I grabbed a pair in the morning and spent the rest of the day pulling them up because the elastic was already so worn they weren't staying up anymore! Super awkward, and very annoying. It was then that I decided to get my act together and do a total overhaul of my underwear drawer. Kohl's was awesome enough to send me a gift card to stock up from their seriously extensive collection of panties, so stock up I did!

Stitch Fix Plus Size Launch!

This post is part of an ongoing collaboration with Stitch Fix. As always, all opinions are my own!
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Hiiiii guys! I have some super exciting news to share! After months of keeping this on the down low, I'm so psyched that I can finally share that Stitch Fix is expanding to plus sizes! To make sure they incorporated the feedback of plus size shoppers, they brought on a Curvy Style Council, including Kristine of Trendy Curvy, Alexandra of Learning to be Fearless, and me!

In case you're new to Stitch Fix and the services they provide, here's a rundown. Stitch Fix is an on-demand personal styling service, designed to make shopping a total breeze. You just sign up, fill out a profile which lays out your style preferences, budget, and sizes, then when you need it, you just send your request in for a personalized box of goodies! You can ask for a box full of skinny jeans, maybe the perfect interview outfit, a special occasion dress, or even just leave it up to your stylist to choose 5 pieces based on the feedback you provided in your survey. One of my favorite parts is that you even have the option to create a Pinterest board of items you love and are looking for to share with your stylist so she can find you just what you're looking for!

The logistics are even simpler. Shipping is free, returns are free, and you only pay for what you decide to keep. If you decide to keep all 5 items in your box, you get a 25% discount, too! No brainer, right? I'm genuinely so impressed with this service--getting to see firsthand how passionate the Stitch Fix team really sealed the deal for me! The amazing clothes are just a bonus. ;)

Speaking of the clothes, they're awesome. They have some of my favorite brands--ELOQUII, Slink Jeans, Junarose, City Chic, and Universal Standard, as well as several lines exclusive to Stitch Fix that I think you'll love! Check out some of the awesome spring looks we got to shoot in San Francisco with them earlier this month--I hope you love the looks as much as I do! To sign up and check out this amazing service for yourselves, click here!

RACHEL ROY CURVY

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Happy Monday, babes! I'm so excited to share that I've partnered with one of my favorite brands, Rachel Roy Curvy, to style three perfect-for-spring outfits! In case Rachel Roy Curvy is new to you, it's the plus size collection from designer Rachel Roy. Everything from the collection is chic, sexy, and seriously cool. The fabrics are gorgeous quality, and the attention to detail on each piece is killer! The line encompasses everything from dresses, tops, and skirts to stunning suiting and even a few jumpsuits.

Click through to check out all three looks and to shop each look!

SHOPPING SPOTLIGHT: PRABAL GURUNG x LANE BRYANT COLLECTION

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You guys, it's glorious. I'm obsessed. Lane Bryant is collaborating with Prabal Gurung on a capsule collection and I want EVERYTHING. That cropped, striped jumpsuit. Those florals. The lace up skirts? I need them in my life!

Click through to check out all of the lookbook images! I can't wait for the launch on Feb 27th. Pieces will be available in sizes 10-28!

A LOOK FOR LESS

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As much as fashion and shopping are a priority in my life, spending an arm and a leg on an outfit isn't necessary to accomplish a chic look! Every. Single. Piece. in this look is super budget-friendly, and the whole look is anchored by these insanely affordable Riders by Lee jeans!

SHOPPING SPOTLIGHT: CURVY SENSE REVIEW

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I'm always on the hunt for budget-friendly plus size clothing that's trend-driven, so when Curvy Sense reached out about styling a few pieces and reviewing their products, I was more than happy to!
Curvy Sense is an LA-based plus size clothing brand that focuses on trendy clothing at affordable prices. They design, fit, source, and manufacture the majority of their products in house, which I think is amazing! Their line runs the gamut from slouchy sweaters (my fave), to distressed denim and bodycon, party dresses. 

Their price point is in line with most other fast fashion lines--think tops in the $15-$25 range and dresses just slightly above that. For the low price, I think the quality is good! To check out three looks that I tried out from them, click through!

LUXURY DENIM

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Luxury denim might sound a little counter intuitive--after all, denim is one of the most down-to-earth, accessible fabrics! Every once in a while, though, a brand comes along that does denim so well, wearing it is an experience, not just an outfit. People ask me all the time what my favorite denim brands are, and I always have a list that I ramble off. Well, I'll be adding a new brand to top of that list, because I recently got to try out SLINK Jeans and they are easily some of the most amazing jeans I've ever worn!

SHOPPING SPOTLIGHT: TORRID ACTIVE WEAR

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I can't believe I'm just finding out that Torrid launched some seriously awesome plus size active wear! While I don't care too much about all that "New Year, New You" stuff that's floating around (no offense if you do!), I'm all about having cute workout options available if you want them! I hit the gym semi-regularly and buying gym clothes is often a struggle.
Personally, one of the hardest things for me to shop for is sports bras. As a C cup, I don't quite fit into plus size sports bras, but as a 40-42 band, I also can't fit into straight sizes. I'd been wearing some Old Navy XXL sports bras for a while, but I am just not really feeling them as I'd like a bit more support than they offer!

BUNDLED AND COZY

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Hi babes! It's definitely taking a turn for the colder in California--it's in the 40's! And rainy! What?! That's insanely cold for Southern California. I am excited though, that I get to bust out my coats and cold weather gear!

MY TOP TEN 2016 FAVORITES

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As we roll headfirst into 2017 (and THANK GOODNESS 2016 is over, because my heart couldn't take much more), I thought I would share some of my favorite pieces and products from 2016! These are the things I gravitated to the most, whether it's the new leather jacket that has quickly become a wardrobe staple,  the cult-favorite, high-coverage foundation that I can't get enough of, or my favorite vampy winter lipcolor, I've got the deets below! :)

# 10. First up are these wide calf, over the knee boots! I've been styling them constantly and loooove that they're so affordable.
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# 9. Sweater dresses, like this one from Torrid, have been on repeat for the past several months! I can't get over how comfortable but put together they look. They're also perfect for pairing with those OTK boots!
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# 8: ALL the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipsticks! There is a color for everyone, and I'm seriously obsessed with the formula and ingredients! I'm pretty much over matte lips (blasphemy, I know), and these are the most perfect, long-wearing, high-pigment lipsticks ever! Also, Beetroot is the absolute best color, hands down. I dare you to fight me on this.


# 7: The Tom Ford perfume of my dreams, which I finally splurged on during Sephora's VIB sale! It smells crisp, clean, and exactly like an Italian seaside vacation--I can't get enough of it! Mandarino Di Amalfi is also a great runner up, and is slightly more citrus-y!


# 6: Allllllll the sheet masks. I got into regular sheet masking several months ago, and my favorites are the $2 sheet masks from Skinfood (so affordable, and they often have sales where they're buy 5, get 5 free) but another great brand is TonyMoly, which you can order from Sephora and Ulta, but are the best deal in bulk from Amazon!


#5: Staying in line with skincare, a 2016 introduction that I'm obsessed with is the Clarisonic Mia Fit. It's super portable for when I travel, and I actually prefer the "delicate" brush head that this comes with! My skin feels so incredibly clean after, and all my expensive skin care works much for effectively!




# 4: This super buttery, soft, but still substantial leather jacket is seriously one of my most-worn items in my closet. In terms of cost per wear, this is definitely one of my best purchases! The one I got is straight size (XXL) and no longer available, but a similar item in plus is available here!



# 3: This Chanel bag is not exactly an "affordable" favorite, but I would be remiss not to include it. I've been using this caviar leather Coco Handle a ton this year, and it's held up SO well (and it better, for the price!). While I know not everyone can or wants to spend a lot of money on a designer bag, this purchase made me so happy and I smile whenever I use it!


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In case you can't tell by my skincare favorites above, I struggled a bit with skin this year. I was suffering from hormonal acne (yay!), so my light/med coverage foundations just weren't cutting it. I did lotssss of research on Sephora, and also at the recommendation of my boo Sarah, I tried out the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation. Let's just say, LIFE CHANGED. Full coverage but not cakey if applied with a damp Beauty Blender, and so, so long wearing. Obsessed!
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# 1: Okay....I don't know if I've mentioned it on this blog yet, but come on. You knew this was coming, right? Toward the end of 2016, Thanh and I got engaged! So naturally, one of my favorites is the ringggg. ;)
You guys have been so supportive on social media and I can't thank you guys enough for all the congratulations! You guys are too cute! :) I'm hoping you'll want to follow along on the wedding-planning journey--I'd love to share some of the great finds and discoveries I've made navigating this process as a plus size woman!


What were some of your favorites from 2016? I'd love to check them out and maybe find some new favorites for 2017! Happy New Year!


XO ALLISON


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