Tag "Casual Looks"

In The Trenches

Plus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coat and leather boots

There isn’t a person alive who doesn’t love a good coat! When the winter months approach and the cold sets in being stylish and dressed for the weather can be a challenge. I love a coat that can reflect my personality. As a lover of trench coats and shinny things I had to have this coat the minute I saw it! You simply cannot go wrong with a faux leather patent trench coat!

Plus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coat and leather bootsPlus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coat, leather boots and velvet dress

I honestly think trench coats look amazing on everyone. They add an element of sass and sophisticated whilst still being chic. You may like a pair of jeans on a cold day, some are more into skirts and dresses, whatever you wear; a coat with a good length can really set off your look. If you have a black coat in the winter it’ll work with anything you wear. If like me you want your winter wardrobe to be in keeping with the season but still fun, this would be amazing for you.

Plus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coat and leather bootsPlus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coatPlus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coat, leather boots and velvet dress

I have a thing for patent items so to have a coat of shinny black goodness is a true reflection of my sexier style. It’s also fun being able to re-wear clothes from previous winters. I decided to do exactly that here with this emerald green velvet dress. I didn’t get enough wear out of it last year so this coat gave me a good excuse to pull it back out. The fact that this coat stops below the knee on my 5’5 frame makes this one work with many of my items regardless of their style.

Plus Size woman wearing a black faux leather trench coat and leather bootsPlus Size woman wearing a black faux leather trench coat, leather boots and velvet dressPlus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coat and leather boots

Double breasted with a comfortable fit. The thick silver buttons and matching cinch belt help taper you in at the waist also. One thing I can say is that I have gotten countless compliments when wearing this. Many people have asked me where it is from and I feel like a million dollars in it. This is my favourite coat this year by far!

Plus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coat, leather boots and velvet dressPlus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coatPlus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coat and leather boots

What are your favourite winter style items? Is your thing trying to battle the cold like me or does it not really bother you that much? Many people use this time of year as an opportunity to embrace wearing hats and scarves. I think if you have a good pair of boots and a stylish coat you pretty much have the essentials!

Check out the current range of items at Navabi, you can use my discount code MAYAH15 to get 15% off until the end of the year, how great is that?!

Plus Size woman smiling wearing a black faux leather trench coat
*This coat is a gifted item
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!

It’s Party Time

Plus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress and chrome stiletto heels for the party season

Guess what? It’s the time of year when we have lots to celebrate. Friends come together, Christmas and New Years is just around the corner and, with that comes a lot of fab fashion! I love the end of year party season. There are so many amazing places to go, things to see and activities to partake in. This year I’ve decided to do my thing with simple one piece items. Gorgeous dresses, amazing coats, that kind of thing.

Plus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress and chrome stiletto heels for the party seasonPlus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress for the party season

Boohoo have some really good looks and all at affordable prices! I had a look at the Plus Size Curve collection and was pleasantly surprised with what was there. Lush velvet, sparkly sequins, bright prints and much more. The dress to catch my eye was the amazing black and white block twist front midi dress. When you think of black and white monochromatic looks with a stark contrast, Cruella Deville may spring to mind lol. I thought that this dress would make a fantastic staple and be an easy dress to style when you’re rushing out of the door to go somewhere amazing.

Plus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress and chrome stiletto heels for the party seasonPlus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress for the party seasonDiamante Cross Earrings

I really love the fact that although the dress has a plunging neckline it still remains modest for a large busted woman like myself. You can’t go wrong with a black or white number so having both tones to work with is even more fun. I decided to add a little glitz to the look by adding silver accessories. I love a little shine and so my chrome stiletto heels were a must, and my glitter clutch bag. Instead of my usual hoop earrings I selected this pair of statement diamante cross earrings. What with Christmas coming up it seemed like a nice touch of sparkle and a stylish way to showcase my faith.

Plus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress and chrome stiletto heels for the party seasonPlus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress for the party seasonPlus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress and chrome stiletto heels for the party season

There are so many fun ways that this dress can be worn. The next time I wear this one I may add some bright and bold colours with shoes, makeup or accessories. A fun jacket or shawl would be a nice addition to the look too.

Plus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress and chrome stiletto heels for the party seasonPlus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress and chrome stiletto heels for the party season

Everyone loves a reason to party! I can’t wait to spend time with my friends and family over the holiday season. Good entertainment, food and fashion is all this time of year is about! How are you planning on seeing out the end of the year? If you’re looking for something to wear check out the current range of items at Boohoo to see what would work for you. You can pick up your entire look in one place at a great price!

Plus size woman wearing a black and white block front twist midi dress

*Dress and earrings are gifted items.
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!

Designer Plus

Plus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandana

As a plus size woman there has always been things I’ve wanted to wear but haven’t been able to. The majority of items have come from designer brands. When it comes to the big name, high fashion companies most people think of the high fashion offerings, there has also been a wide range of casual items such as t-shirts, jeans, joggers and even nightwear. When Navabi got in touch with me recently and asked if I would like to select some items, the designer brands to catch my eye had some fab choices.

Plus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandanaPlus size woman wearing a designer brand Levis t-shirt

Levis was one of the first to expand their range and provide plus size options a while back. The jeans are of course their most sought after items but they have some really nice t-shirts and sweaters. When I saw this grey tee with classic red logo I really wanted to try it. You can’t go wrong with something like this as it works with so many items in the wardrobe. An easy item to dress up or down and with a really light and soft fabric. I’m really glad I chose this one.

Plus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandanaPlus size woman wearing a designer Levis t-shirtPlus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandana

There isn’t a person around who doesn’t like a good pair jeans. We all like a pair that hugs our curves in the right way, is comfortable, stylish and would work with many items. Ralph Lauren now have plus range, Lauren Ralph Lauren and these Coral-orange jeans are a fantastic pair to own. I have never had a pair of jeans with such a soft-to-the-touch fabric! You can feel that these are fantastic quality the minute you slip them on. They are thick without being rough and would work across any season. A great colour that can compliment any look and would also work dressed up or down.

Plus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandanaPlus size woman wearing a designer Levis t-shirtPlus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandana

The thing is, it’s really great to be able to choose some high quality items from huge brand names such as these. For years I wouldn’t even look at the look books for designers because the only items I could consider where the accessories. The novelty of being able to wear some great items like my smaller sisters can is a really nice feeling.

Plus size woman wearing a designer Levis t-shirtPlus size woman wearing designer brands Lauren Ralph Lauren Jeans, a Levis t-shirt and Adidas trainers and a grey bandana

I’ve mentioned many times on this blog that when you are watching your budget you want to pick out items that can be worn with other things in the closet. Everyone needs some cute t-shirts and we all need a good pair of jeans. Check out both of these ranges over at Navabi to see what might work for you. They’ll be some great choices for you.

Plus size woman wearing a designer Levis t-shirt
*T-shirt and Jeans are gifted
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!

New Blood

Plus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandals

I know I’m not the only one who sometimes wants to have 1 item of clothing that is comfortable, covers everything and has some flare. It may be fair to say I think I found it! Elvi, one of my favourite brands continues to push edgy, chic and stylish items out there. Originally items were only available for us plus chicks but now the size range has expanded downwards. Our smaller sisters are able to enjoy the offerings too and I have to say, it makes a difference to have clothes standard size women were after!

Plus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandalsPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi ClothingPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandals

When they released this Asenath blood red maxi dress I really wanted to try it. Red is a colour I enjoy wearing, I think it compliments my skin tone. The oversized feel of this dress and the huge flared sleeves is what first caught my eye. Seeing such a simple garment have so much character was refreshing. I love the light and airy fabric. To say this dress is breathable would be an understatement, it’s really cool and easy to wear. The diamond cut outs on the sleeves bring in a slight detail that sets off the dress. Light neck and waist ties allow for a more secured and structured fit also.

Plus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandalsPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi ClothingPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandals

I did get a pleasant surprise with this dress, considering how feather-light the fabric is I thought it would be slightly see-through. Ladies you’ll be pleased to know you can wear this one with confidence and modesty. Not having to plan an outfit is always a comfort to a woman on the go. When I put this look together I thought I have 2 colours to work with red and black. As my hair is black I opted to wear my black lace hair scarf and a pair of slinky sandals.

Plus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandalsPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi ClothingPlus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing and black sandals

Having items that have just enough sass so that you don’t need to bring anything extra are everything! Red lipstick and a smile applied to my face and I couldn’t really go wrong. Elvi have a whole host of gorgeous items at the moment and some fab ones in their sale (including this dress) be sure to check them out and grab yourself something nice!

Plus size woman wearing blood red asenath maxi dress from Elvi Clothing

*This dress is gifted
Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and do it with a smile!