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DSC_0494_FotordancereduxMaybe if I do a little dance, autumn will get here sooner. That’s how it works, right? Well, I can at least wear what I call my “hurry up fall” outfit. So far it hasn’t worked. Exhibit A:

916foggyclose_FotorreduxThat’s not some fancy filter I added in post-production; that’s straight up humidity on my lens. Don’t even get me started about what happens when I wear my glasses! I do like the Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds commercial effect. It’s somewhat flattering, don’t you think? No?

DSC_0418_FotorclosenofoxeditreduxThat’s better–loud and clear! What I really want to prove with this outfit is pin up style can still work as the temperatures cool off and even when you choose pants instead of skirts. Now, I’m not what you would call a retro purist. While I love polka dots and circle skirts, my jam is adding modern touches to those styles. Besides, my hair game won’t allow for beehives and victory rolls (which would be so much fun to learn how to do, but that’s another blog post).

DSC_0476_FotorwideshotreduxThese teal pants were a great find. Because I’m on the larger side plus sizes, I sometimes feel like I have to pick boring clothes for my bottom half due to the lack of variety on that end of the spectrum. Heck, many plus size retailers usually stop before they get to my size. It bums me out when I see cute clothes at certain places only going up to size 24. That why these pants were a wonderful surprise. You never know what you can find if you look a little bit harder!

DSC_0430_FotorshoeseditreduxI bought these shoes last fall, and they were totally neglected. I’m so glad I found a special outfit for them this year. Oh, and they’re still available and on sale!

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How are you all starting to incorporate fall pieces into your wardrobe? Tell me all about it in the comments!

Thanks for wandering over to my little area of the interwebs. Until next time, stay cool!

Top: Myrtlewood by ModCloth / Pants: Avenue / Shoes: Jessica London / Headscarf: ModCloth (similar in mustard)/ Flower Pin: Maurices / Necklace: Fossil

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IMG_1153I’m going through a bit of a “phase” with today’s outfit. This lunar graphic tee with a chiffon back panel from Torrid shows off one of this season’s hottest trends. I’ve seen many tops with sheer, lace, or completely open backs. How do you get the support you need while still daring to bare? You get one of these:

IMG_1087I call it my “chicken bra” because of the way it looks and feels, which honestly is pretty weird. It’s not right for every outfit. You won’t get a lot of lift and shape from it, but if you have to go backless, it’s a good option. It’s adhesive, can be used over and over, and really stays put. I got mine from Target.

IMG_1156I finished off the look by layering two gold necklaces. Yes, I’m a Leo, and now you know because of this sweet necklace from Shop Soul. The geometric statement necklace is from dELiA*s, and the leggings I’m wearing are from Avenue. Now, I’m ready to soak up some moonlight!

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February 17, 2014 — Leave a comment

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Top: Old Navy, Skirt: Avenue, Belt: Torrid, Shoes: Zappos, Tights: Avenue, Necklace: Fossil

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February 17, 2014 — 1 Comment

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Top: Modcloth, Leggings: Avenue, Boots: Simply Be

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