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April 2016

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Layering with Society +

In Personal Style

 

Dammmn Chard, back at it again with the Society +.


 

I don’t think there are a lot of brands that I frequent at least 3 times a month; but once again, Society + caught my attention. As I’ve said in past posts, I am trying to diversify my style preferences. I want to move away from just a plain top with a loud bottom to something that keeps me young, hip and cocky :). The summer is almost here and I really want to stir up the pot. So I thought that this look, completely made up of Society +, would be a nice introduction to the change.

While looking for a long cardigan to transition into Summer with, I found the Jessica Kane Flowy Leopard Kimono.  Instantly, I knew this was going to be Spring/Summer 2016 staple. You can pair it with anything you want. The forearm opening is about 14in in diameter, but the great part about the cardigan is it hangs so loosely that these 19in bad boys looked great in it. It’s meant to look flowy.

Denim on denim has become a favorite trend of mine. Glamour Magazine did a nice roundup of some denim on denim looks, but there weren’t any plus size bodies on there. So here’s my official submission for denim on denim :). The Softest Chambray Top is pretty snug. I wish it came in a larger sizes, but I just made the cut with his one. The Stone Washed Skinny Jeans were also a great addition to the mixed because I balanced out the light hue of the chambray with a dark denim jean! Here’s the final product :).

 

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How did I do with my Spring layering? All the clothes can be found at Society+ and they are having HUGE sales now! So check them out!

Have a great weekend,

Chardline <3.

*Pic Creds MJonesImaging *

Groupon-Coupons

Goodness Gracious Groupon Coupons

In Lifestyle

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine*


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Ever find yourself doing some online shopping and you say to yourself, “Ugh! Are there any coupons around? Spending 150.00 on a pair of boots is not working for me.”  Groupon Coupons makes shopping seem a little less guilt-free when you are able to save money full priced goods, services and even trips! Unlike many other promotional/savings sites, ALL THE GROUPON COUPONS ARE VERIFIED COUPONS! That means, no more having to Google phrases such as,  “Promotional Codes for XXX”.  Now you must be thinking, “What’s the catch? How much are membership fees?” There is NO MEMBERSHIP FEE to use these coupons. Only thing you pay for is your end product.

Since I receive about 20 emails a day, all the websites that I subscribed to often get lost and many times I miss out on the deals. Groupon makes this process easy because most of the websites that I frequent are on the list! Some of the stores include:

  • 6pm.com (shoes that go up past size 10)
  • Canon (bloggers gold mine)
  • Lane Bryant (the motherland of plus size greatness)
  • GoDaddy (domain purchasing made easy)
  • Macy’s (I just got 30.00 dollars off a Miraclesuit shapewear at Macy’s)
  • Nordstrom (amazing brand name items that are usually marked down)
  • New York & Company (a brand that understands plus size thighs)
  • Travelocity (as a blogger who likes to travel, this is amazing)

…and much much more.

Aside from finding deals online, you can find deals for stores and attractions in your own backyard. Before using Groupon, I used to think I knew about all things Boston. But after using Groupon, I was proven so wrong! One simple zip code search and I found out about tours, attractions, and stores that I didn’t know existed. Now, if you aren’t sold on using Groupon Coupons because you feel that you can simply go to these stores and find out about the coupons, Groupon Coupons also carries coupons that are exclusive to Groupon account holders only!

On May 1st, I am embarking on another fitness journey because my doctor tells me that the weight on my knees is a contributing factor to the pain in my knees. Since I don’t own a scale, I thought this would be a great chance reason to look for one. I read reviews on the Vivitar Total Body Fat Health and Fitness Digital Scale and I knew this was something I wanted to buy. As I searched on Google for different prices on this specific models, most of them varied between 30.00 and 40.00 dollars. When I went to see if Groupon Coupons carried it, I found it at 20.00 dollars! This deal was exclusive to Groupon members! This deal ends in 2 days, so if you are looking for a scale, check it out! 

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So if you are anything like me and you like a good deal or two, check out Groupon Coupons! If you are social media, follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

Til next time,

Chardline.

Rachel-Roy

Rachel Roy

In Plus Size Fashion

Happy Thursday!

Over the past few days, the world has been buzzing about Rachel Roy. So much so that Rachel Ray is getting dragged into this. Despite the allegations that everyone is making about her, no one has yet to mention how she has an amazing clothing line for plus size women. Sometimes when celebrities start “curvy lines”, they always go into with safe designs. Rarely do you replication on both sizes. Straight size women get va va voom and plus size women get the, “don’t worry, we will make sure you are  cocooned up and only your ankles will be visible.” Rachel Roy’s plus size collection has a lot of spring staples that I can’t wait to get my hands on. I wish I knew Rachel Roy curated a plus size line earlier because I would’ve definitively dished with y’all. Any who, I wanted to show you my top picks from her straight-sized just to show you the comparison!

   Rachel Roy’s straight size pieces
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Rachel Roy’s plus size pieces:

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What do you think? See anything you like? If you, make sure you tag #PSInpsired in any posts for a chance to be feature on my Instagram!

I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these pieces because that cream colored look is calling my name <3. All these pictures can be found on Rachel Roy’s website!

Til next time,

Char <3.

 

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Dressing up with Dressbarn

In Personal Style

Happy Hump Day! Today, I am featuring a brand that I mentioned on the blog about two months ago. Dressbarn has always been a family favorite. I remember shopping with my mother on Saturdays, and every time we would past the plaza, Dressbarn would be our first stop. With Spring finally settling in and softer colors are back on the trend list, I had to head over to Dressbarn to find something chic!

While walking up and down the isles, I saw so many outfit options but I kind of knew what I was looking for. Lights + Darks with a dash of print (I know, super specific but necessary lol.). I found this beautiful blush colored blazer that was calling my name. I love blazers but many times the shoulders are too tight for my arms or the seams don’t flow well with my frame. I loved that this blazer wasn’t a button down. That means there’s no need to do the “single button fastened” look.

Now for my printed item! I didn’t want anything too loud because I loved the softness of the blush colored blazer. So to add a little subtle sexiness, I paired it with the Jones Studio Lace Tank . I loved the amount of stretch this tank had, but you couldn’t tell by the layering of the tank. Lastly, I had mix it in with a dark-colored bottom because I wanted all the attention to be focused at the top of the outfit. I saw a section filled with different colors and cuts of pants and was immediately drawn to the roz & ALI™ Plus Size Signature Fit Ankle Pants. I am a full size 22 and these pants fit perfectly! I was afraid that I was going to run into problems with the pants being too tight around hips/butt, but these pants were awesome! After trying on the full outfit, I was very impressed with the final product! How do you think I did? 

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Make sure you head over to Dressbarn to see their latest sales and offerings!

Toodles,

Char.

 

Pic Creds : MJonesImaging

 

 

The Perfect Summer Dress for Your Shape

In Plus Size Fashion

Happy Monday!

Looking for the perfect summer dress can be work ! Over the last couple of years, I’ve went from a size 16 to a 22. With that change, I realized some of my summer dresses didn’t fit me the same or did nothing for my new found shape. Operation: New Summer Dresses went into full swing. While I browsing for stores that I haven’t frequented, I found a store called Woman Within. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their selection of summer dresses. They pretty much have one for every shape. Also, Woman Within goes up to a size 6x! Happy shopping!

I thought this might be great opportunity to highlight some amazing dresses offered by Woman Within and different shapes would compliment their selection. There are a few staples for summer that every fashionista needs to include in her warm weather wardrobe. Sunglasses and sandals are easy trends to satisfy, but the perfect summer dress can be a tricky item to find.

Take a look at this quick refresher guide to see which summer dress best fits your body type, so you can cross it off your fashion list and get to work on that perfect summer glow.

Hour-Glass Girlies
A classic wrap dress looks great on girls with an hourglass shape. The cinched tie around the waist accentuates your body’s natural curves, while simultaneously making your waistline appear smaller.

If you look at what’s trending on Woman Within—a site specializing in clothes for gals with curves—you can see that a lot of their pieces, be it their tops or dresses, incorporate the wrap design. Try a piece with a boldly bright or floral pattern, and you can make your figure pop even more. I am a huge fan a military green, so this is my top pick from their wrap dresses.

Wrap front linen dress

Wrap Front Linen Dress

 

Busty Beauties 
If you’re busty, you probably already know the struggle of wearing a halter or tube top. They’re almost impossible to keep from riding up or slipping down, not to mention that there are very few, if any, strapless bras out there that can keep your girls where they should be. So if you’re very endowed, Refinery 29 suggests a “fit and flare” dress—a slight spin on the classic A-line. The slightly flared bottom is a great way to balance a bountiful chest, while the fully covered top keeps your girls securely in place. Obviously, if you are a risk taker where whatever make you feel comfortable! But this dress here, is a winner!

Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress

Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress

A secured top also allows you to experiment with different sleeve lengths. Most of them (thankfully) eliminate the dreaded “drape” effect of flowing designs. And the right fit—a short or long-sleeve variety—also eliminates the side boob or the ever-present armpit boob problem, keeping all your feminine angles where they should be!

Pear-Shaped Pretties
If you’re pear-shaped, like myself, you want to balance out your silhouette with a larger top. It’s best to go with something looser that flows with the moves of your body. Instead of a classic one-piece dress, try the new take on two-piece dresses, like a maxi skirt with a over-sized top. The maxi will hug the bottom of your body, while the top creates a look that evenly distributes your curves.

Fashion Times covered the recent show from Alice + Olivia that highlighted this exact look as a standout for Coachella. It’s extremely popular for the festival, because it combines the fashion essentials for a party—fun, breezy, and downright sexy. But if you don’t have plans to visit the desert circuit anytime soon, this look remains ideal for balancing out your body, and giving you the beautiful silhouette.  Check out the ensemble below for an idea. All of these items can be found on Woman Within.

 

So what were your favorites? How would you style your shape? Send me your thoughts!

Until next time,

Toodles!