Plus Size Fashion

Christmas in the City Lookbook

In Personal Style, Plus Size Fashion

This post is done in collaboration with Macy’s. As always, these opinions are 1000% my own.

The first brand that comes to my mind when I think about the holidays is Macy’s. If you are anything like me, Thanksgiving Day isn’t complete without watching the Macy’s Parade. As soon as Santa makes his way down the road, I officially cue the Christmas songs and start planning for holiday shopping. This year, I wanted to take a more “Christmas in the City” type of approach. While I’m completely enamored by the bright reds and soothing emerald greens, I am an edgy fashionista at heart. I love a little drama when it comes to the holidays…and I know I am not the only one.

My idea of the perfect holiday looks includes pops of red, a little bit of plaid, a sleek black number for the office holiday party, and edgy little number that I can wear to the mall all day long!  So what does my Christmas in the City look like?


The Every Day Look

Christmas in the City often involves commuting to work during the holidays and when your job is in the middle of downtown Boston, the sidewalk becomes your runway. One item that is a must-have during the holidays is plaid, and these plaid pants by Tommy Hilfiger hug the curves just right. Paired with Tommy Hilfiger’s Terzo Flats and a blazer, you’re 9-5 look is complete! This look is also optimal if you’re looking to go out for holiday drinks with your co-workers.

Plus Size Plaid Pants from Tommy Hilfiger for Macys

Plus Size Plaid Pants from Tommy Hilfiger for Macys


The Halls of Mall

During the holidays, I am at my fiercest. This outfit from City Chic gives me all the “fierce feels.” While most people are out in their sweats pants while shopping, the mall feels like an absolute runway for me, especially during the holidays. City Chic’s Skylar Corset Coated Skinny Jean accentuates every living curve of my body! And unlike most faux leather material pants I’ve worn, these babies have to be the best quality! Paired with their Layered-Look Shirt, how can you lose? Happy Shopping!

Plus Size Leather Pants for City Chic for Macy's

Plus Size Leather Pants for City Chic for Macy's

Plus Size Leather Pants for City Chic for Macy's


The Night Look

While I am someone who usually avoids jumpsuits at all costs, it was hard to avoid this one by NY Collection. The Cold-Shoulder Wide-Leg Jumpsuit is perfect for the Christmas party or family get together. With the option to widen the chest area, this jumpsuit can be worn on Christmas day or straight into New Years!


Plus Size Jumpsuit by NY Collection for Macy's

Plus Size Jumpsuit by NY Collection for Macy's





So which type of Christmas fashionista are you? 


The Every Day Look?

Pants: Tommy Hilfiger, Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger


The Halls of Mall?

City Chic for Macy's

Top: City Chic, Pants: City Chic


The Night Look?

Plus Size Jumpsuit by NY Collection for Macy's


Jumpsuit: NY Collection


Check out The Edit on to see help find the perfect holiday look for you!


Photo Creds: Distorted FX

Plus Size Shapewear

Top 5 Plus Size Fashion Requests

In Fashion, Plus Size Fashion, Where to Shop

First off, I would like to thank you all for still rocking with me! Remember when I told y’all how happy I was to start grad school? Well, 7 classes in and I feel so much more empowered but SUPER TIRED!! But Chardline Chanel is still pushing! With that, over the past two months, I’ve asked everyone what Fall/Winter items they would like me to feature. Even though I initially wanted to do five separate posts, I thought it would be best to keep them all in one place. So here are the top 5 plus size fashion requests that I’ve received…all inspired by YOU:

  • Wide calf boots
  • Shapewear
  • Leather jackets
  • Tights
  • Fur Coats

Wide Calf Boots

We all know the battle with these bad boys, but here are some brands that I’ve personally tried, and my calves are 18 inches in circumference. Also, keep in mind that the bigger foot, the wider your calf size is for most brands. For example, if you are a size 8, the base size for the calf on a boot maybe 15 inches. If you are a size 11 like me, the base size for the calf on a boot may widen by three inches…so the largest part of the boot will be 18 inches or so. But if you are really stuck, check out this guide for more details. 


Plus Size Leather Jackets

I’ve had the same leather jacket for three years because nothing beats a classic jacket that can be worn from Fall-Spring. With that, here are my top places to get leather jackets this year:

Plus Size Shapewear

I am back to wearing shapewear these days. As much as I want the freedom to let it all hang, I like being tucked in and smooth. Here are my number one contesters! I’ve worn them all! If you’d like me to do a specific post showing the various levels of hold, let me know!!


I love tights, but as someone who is a size 22 and is 5’8, it’s hard to find tights that go up all the way. While some of my friends can get away with purchasing tight from Rainbow’s I am stuck hoping that anywhere fits. These places, on the other hand, fit all 57 inches of my hips and thighs! Side note, Avenue fits me the best because they go all the way up past my waist.


While fur coats are finally a hot ticket item that most brands are carrying for us, it’s super hard when you have arms that are very wide in circumference. But never fear, here are some furs that pass the arm test!


Find anything you like? Again, make sure you let me know if you want to see something specific!! Until next time,


Never go Eric Benet

In Fashion, Inspiration, Personal Style, Plus Size Fashion

“You almost went Eric Benét/Let the baddest girl in the world get away/I don’t even know what else to say/N*gga, never go Eric Benet”

In the spirit of a wedding that I am attending over the weekend, I thought I would put out a reminder to my future King and what not! Remember ladies, you are the prize! But for now, I am effin’ feeling myself! So here’s a short post to memorialize the way I was feeling on 7/27/2017! Oh yea, and happy birthday to my sister Katherine!!

For outfit details? Make sure you shop below :).

Summertime Fly Work Apparel

In Fashion, Personal Style, Plus Size Fashion, Where to Shop

Nothing is more confusing than trying to dress for the scorching while entering a freezer-like work space. I know you’ve been there. Stepping outside in a short sleeve shirt and skirt, only to freeze in an office that has A/C colder than a winter day. Even though the Fall is basically tomorrow, I wanted to sneak in a post for us ladies (and fellas too) showing one way I was able to overcome this dilemma.

By choosing colors that are lighter, my fabrics aren’t absorbing so much heat from the sun. The darker the color, the more sun you’ll take in. Why do you think some of the marquee colors for Summer outfits feature high yellows or light blues? Having an outfit that works well in the office but can withstand the heat of summer is GOALS!

To Layer or Not to Layer-
I found a pretty healthy balance to layering in the office. By wearing items that have versatility, such as my hi-low skirt from Fashion to Figure, it gives me the freedom to be professional in the office while giving my legs a little breathing room. This skirt feels just as long as pants but has a lighter feel to it. As a bigger girl; it’s hard wearing different form fitting dresses in the work place. Certain cuts don’t “sit right” or may raise as I walk. But a fit and flare with a hi-lo looks still give me a little bit of leg action and won’t rise in the back.

Another important part of layering is to have a cardigan or piece that will keep you warm when you are in the office. With this outfit, my top for from Fashion to Figure doesn’t is light enough for me to tuck into my skirt…but it’s also reinforced enough to keep me warm. It’s all about finding what works for you. I always keep a white cardigan or bolero behind my chair because I never know what New England weather has in store for me.

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
To add the “Chardline Touch,” I had to bring out something other than my work flats. Finding a cute sandal that isn’t too loud eliminates the sweaty foot syndrome that I typically get when I am walking home. My sandals from Shoedazzle have been my go-to’s for most of my summer looks. They are a little high, so if you are walking a lot, it may be better to transition into flats.

And for my fellas?
Well you know I am always here for the guys! But, if you find yourself looking for something casual but works in the office, I would suggest taking a look at Bonobos. They have such trendy options for the dapper dresser. Their chinos come in all different colors and styles, which are the perfect pant to wear to the office to meet up with friends after work. Check out this look below–Christian Grey vibes for sure!

You know who’s really good at doing this in real life? The Big Fashion Guy! He makes me want to up my skills everyday!

Pic Credits to The Big Fashion Guy

So how do you dress in the summer when you work in an icebox? I would love to hear ideas!

Til next time,

Happy Prime Day

In Plus Size Fashion, Where to Shop

Happy Prime Day my friends!! I honestly look forward to this day like it’s Christmas part. 2! But before we get into the nitty-gritty, here’s the gag on Prime Day: Amazon Prime Day is in its third year, and it’s a sales palooza! It’s sorta like a Cyber-Monday. Amazon describes it as a “global shopping event, offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members.” With Amazon being such a powerhouse, I had to give the low down on the deals that I am indulging in this year.

But before we getting into my list, there are a few things you need to know:

  • Although Amazon has AMAZING deals, you want to do a little bit of research on what products you are getting. If you’d like to know the history of an individual item, Tom’s Guide suggests these two sites to help you out:

CamelCamelCamel — a site that tracks the price history of many Amazon products — can help you spot fake deals from true price drops.

Fakespot–this site can assist in determining whether the Amazon user reviews for a given product are legit or fake.

  • You have to sign up for Amazon Prime. Not necessarily to indulge in all of Amazon’s products, but to receive perks like FREE Two-Day Shipping for eligible purchases, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, and the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library for $99 a year or $10.99 a month.
    So sign up, click here: PRIME DAY SIGN UP! I love Prime because I find everything on there, from shoes to food and everything in between, it’s heaven sent. If you don’t believe me, Amazon lets you try Prime for a 30 Day Trial!
  •  When browsing the links below, don’t be scared by the cover price. When I searched for my size, the prices went down by 40%! Make sure you click through EVERYTHING!
  •  Prime exclusive deals end at 7/11 11:59 pm PT / 7/12 2:59 am ET! So what you waiting for!! Here are my top ten deals from Amazon Prime Day!!

Women’s Clothing

Women’s Shoes

Beauty Products

Boyfriend Picks

Find anything you like? Make sure you hit Amazon today because new deals are being added every 15 mins and I have my eyes on a pair of pumps that’ll be available in the next 15 mins! Remember, if you don’t like Amazon Prime, you can always end your free trial! So sign up, click here: PRIME DAY SIGN UP!