Monday, July 12, 2010

Curvy Fashion Favorites for Summer by Jessica Kane

{from by Jessica Kane}

Every month I like to bring you my favorites, the pieces I just can't live without for the month. This month, I'm embracing some pattern and color that I normally shy away from. You all know I'm a bargin shopper and love a clearance sale, so my picks are usually very reasonably priced with one piece that is a little bit more expensive, but sooooooo worth the dollars.

And, I changed my hair to embrace my summer sun! I lightened it up a bit using my Revlon Highlighting kit and since I'm letting it grow out a bit, I feel so Kardashian...LOL.

First up - A Color Block Stud 1 Shoulder from for only $16.99. Obviously 1 shoulders are all the rage, and I love the comfort and colors. This top is a 3x and def a bit tighter than intended, but I like my tops form-fitting.

Next up another top from - I can't find it online anymore, which is a total bummer because this top is so much fun! I NEVER wear these colors, I always hated the pointed fabric on the hips and can't believe how much I love this top. It's just enough hippy to make a glam gal like me feel uber hip for the day :).

Next, my favorite maxi dress like EVER. It's from plus size and of course I don't see this one online anymore either. But, there are LOTS of dresses like this with the tie around the neck, and I never thought I would like it....but I do. And, I liked it so much I wore it for my 4th of July bash. This is a 3x as well.

Here's me wearing it on 4th of July...I was channeling my inner State of Liberty!

One of the staples I can NOT live without are my fun cardy's from Old Navy. Now I usually buy plus size old navy, but NOT for my cardys...I fit better into a XL or XXL from the regular store. This one is a 1X, so I wanted it to be nice and tight, and I'm in LOVE with the colors and fit. I got this one for about $15 during the cardy sale.

Last but definiately not least is my splurge for the summer, I am IN LOVE WITH THIS DRESS. I admit, as a newbie to convertible dresses, I was a bit lost to figure out how to make it work, but after some practice, I think I figured it out. You definately need an "under-thing" like a cami, tube or something, I'm wearing a black bustier in this shot. My favorite things about this are the fabric and the cut, the black skirt part goes past the knees and I feel so glam in it! die as Rachel Zoe would say...yes, can NOT wait for her show to be back on - hurry up Bravo!
This dress is from and is a 4x, it is $68, but trust me - it is SOOOO worth it! You can change the look from classy to club and it's truly so comfy. So, it's my splurge pick for July. Click here to purchase.


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Plus Size Fashion said...

Your hair looks so cute. I love the highlights :)

kitchen table said...

She is one big fashionable lady. She looks very different when she wears that dress. She may look big but still you can see her sexy body in that dress. More power to you.

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