I’m Obsessed with this Green Top!


Over the last few weeks, I’ve been readjusting to the work week grind as a new mother, which has been both easy & hard, but that experience is for another post for another day. However, I’ve had to reconsider certain cuts of tops, dresses, & bottoms for my changed post-baby shape. I’m more aware of loose-fitting, forgiving silhouettes as I go about my day in the office & classroom. During my regular online perusal of style inspiration, I discovered Fashion to Figure, a plus size clothing & accessories retailer (part of the New York & Company organization).  Meet Noelle, a high-low scuba top in the most luxurious shade of green. It embodies everything I look for in a top & even has a bow on it! Not to mention that the color is everything right now. It’s a bright shade that will pop on any skin tone & embraces the season with the addition of a statement necklace or chandelier earrings. It’s perfect for pairing with leggings &  knee boots, a pencil skirt & pointy toe heels, or skinny jeans & caged booties. This top has plenty of flair & femininity & I just can’t stop thinking about it. Check out (below) some stylish bottoms to shop from Fashion to Figure to build a holiday-ready outfit featuring this top.

leggings, skirt, & jeans

For more plus size shopping, check out some favorite stores including Fashion Nova, Maurice’s, Lane Bryant, White House Black Market, Charlotte Russe, Torrid, Kohl’s, ModCloth, dressbarn, Old Navy, Forever 21, Eloquii, & H&M. Happy Styling!

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Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Catch The Fall Cord Trend @Old Navy!


While trying to figure out just what I should do with all those coupons that I received for my birthday last week, I couldn’t think of anything other than using them for the greater good of my wardrobe! Of course, I would’ve been more than happy to share them with friends, but since I had a few days off after starting my new job (yay!) I headed straight to the mall & local stores to treat myself to some super bargains & affordable style.

I must go to Old Navy at least once a month- that’s how often it seems that I get a coupon- & wasn’t entirely too successful in the clearance section.  I wandered around the store to find these perfect-cord pencil skirts ($17.50) which were marked down from their original $29.94 price.  In addition, my coupon & discount code for an extra 20% off (code: ONBIG20, which expires 9/16) made the price even less.  I choose the jute green color since I know how beautifully it will pair against my black & gray staples for building an office look.  However, I did love the rich deep space blue, warm creme caramel, feminine raspberry punch, & trendy candied lemon hues to think about matching with printed blouses, argyle cardigans, & suede ankle booties.

Keep in mind that prices & sales online don’t always match store prices, but I lucked out with the cheaper store price.  I can’t wait to break out my fall shoes & some textured tights & head to work in this stylish pencil skirt that will last me until next spring! Which color do you like the best? Happy Styling!

Color Me Style: Go Green!


So it’s St. Patrick’s Day & some may say it’s a little silly to wear green, but here are just a few of my favorite green items (from cosmetics to clothing to accessories) that will pop as you head out for happy hour or a late night pub crawl to responsibly celebrate the night!

Dresses like these are adorable for any time this spring, especially with some serious platforms & a chunky belt.  These tops can be dressed up with some shiny leggings or down for with a pair of denim shorts or skirt. Since green is the most dominant color in your look, keep the rest of your pieces neutral in black or brown like this crocodile handbag or these hoop earrings.   

Just for the heck of it, let’s take a quick look back at some of my favorite “green” looks worn by celebrities like Mandy Moore in Jenny Packham, Amy Adams in Proenza SchulerJulianne Moore in Tom Ford, Malin Akerman in Amanda Wakely, Marcia Cross in Elie Saab, Angelina Jolie in Versace, & last but not least the dress that Carrie Bradshaw wore in the last episode of Sex & the City.   

These affordable wedges will last you until next fall, especially when worn with a maxi dress, sundress, or your favorite cropped pant.  From Charlotte Russe, this knit scarf will layer perfectly over a button-down & tee.  A soft touch of color in your jewelry can help bring your natural glow & these earrings would do the trick, especially with a soft complexion & neutral lips by Ulta brand products.  For one last fun addition to our green selections, let your fingers grab some attention with this lime polish & perhaps even a cocktail ring like the cherry on top. Have a safe & Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Happy Styling!