Caught my Eye Friday

Here is some cool stuff I found around the internetz this week!

Like most of the world I am obsessed with Henri Le Chat Noir. But I feel akin to him in many ways, he may be my new spirit animal.

Le sigh

Continuing on that depressing note, this song pretty much sums up the fears of a generation in a truly funny sad a way.

Okay let’s cheer up please, bring on the cute stuff!

Check out these totes amazeballs shoes from Etsy seller Pony Chops. (Pictures link to shop.)

Each of these hand painted shoes are so unique and fun and are sure to garner a lot of attention and squees of cuteness! They run about a hundred US dollars, and they also take custom orders so you can get a pair in your size or a print of you wildest kawaii dreams.

In other cute shoes news, Fab.com is has some of the Twenty10 Hello Kitty Footwear on sale for the next few days.

I already have these two

Now I grabbed these two!

Asos is having their mid season sale right now, and a bunch of their Curve line is on sale. Here are a few of my favorites (Pictures link to site).


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This cute nautical dress comes in red or navy and is marked down to $29!


This color is everywhere right now, and this top is only $22!

I got these zippered leggings in their last sale. Super comfy and only $20!

This beautiful Aztec print skirt is complete with a knitted pom pom detail, marked down to $32.

More collars please! And some detail to your usual Wednesday Adams look in this dress. It also comes in a pretty purple and on sale for $32.

Seriously debating on whether or not to get these shorts, marked down to $33.

This metallic shift dress keeps calling my name, and marked down to $45 it’s calling even louder.

And to close this edition of Caught my Eye Friday, here is the Queen Cat we must all bow down to.

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I love it when an outfit can completely change your mood. I had been a little depressed lately and I wasn’t sure at first about this insanely bright and colorful outfit. But as soon as I had it on for a few minutes, I started to feel incredible cheerful and silly.

I feel like I should be an extra on the old kid’s show Gullah Gullah Island; in fact I was singing the theme song for most of the day.

Outfit Details:
Top: Asos size 14
Pants: Asos Curve size 18
Flower: Asos
Earrings: Claire’s
Necklace: Express
Watch: Daytrip via ShoeDazzle
Shoes: Andie via ShoeDazzle

I had been admiring these pants for awhile and as soon as they went on sale I had to have them. I was looking for a top to go with them when I stumbled across this one. When I received it, it was much more over sized then I expected and I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to keep it. But like I said, the longer I wore it, the more giddy I got, and the more I loved it.

Do outfits ever effect your mood, can you put on a shirt or dress and your day is instantly brightened? I know when we wear ill fitting or things we are uncomfortable in, it can instantly dampen your mood and ruin your day. But what about the opposite effect? What are your go to happy clothes?

Fatshion February 6: Pony Ride

Outfit Details:
Dress: Fashion to Figure size XXL
Sweater: H&M size L
Leggings: Torrid size 2
Scarf and Pin: Raspberry Beret (Thrift Store)
Headband: Forever 21
Earrings and Bracelet: gifts from mom and coworker
Shoes: ShoeDazzle

I’ve had this outfit planned in my head for awhile but I just never got around to wearing it; I had to add a sweater to it though because alas it only seems to be springtime in my dreams. I love the bright coral color of this dress but I’m afraid it doesn’t look the best against my skin tone. So instead of pairing with another bright color like turquoise, I decided to try toning it down a little by adding a dark hunter green scarf. I think I really like the effect. By the way this dress is also being sold on the Re/dress website in a couple different colors on sale now.

Fatshion February 1: In Living Color

If you are on tumblr you may have heard of Fatshion February. If not it is a project created by Jessie Dress last year to showcase all of the beautiful fat fashions from around the world. To learn more and to participate visit the official Fatshion February page. Well since I just joined Tumblr mid-february of last year I didn’t participate but I plan to take as many ootd posts as I can this time around.

For this outfit I was feeling a super 90s vibe and the need to wear my hair in a side pony tail. My bf took these pictures so they kind of suck lol.


Outfit Details:
Top: Dots size XL
Skirt: Domino Dollhouse size 2xl
Leggings: Lane Bryant size AB
Belt: NY & Comp. size XL
Earrings: Etsy Seller Found Objects
Necklace: Lia Sophia
Bracelet: Claire’s
Shoes: Doc Martin for Sanrio

I bought this belt recently and I am so excited. I love the color yellow but I don’t think it looks very good against my skin tone to wear it in shirts or dresses. So I am constantly on the lookout for awesome yellow accessories and shoes. Seriously I want to wear this belt with everything I own; I already have a few outfits planned for it with a bunch of dresses.

Are you participating in Fatshion February? I hope you do! Leave your Tumblr page in the comments so I can follow you and you can find mine here!

Belated Xmas Ootd and Contest Winner!

Eeep It’s already mid January and I still haven’t posted any holiday outfits. I am behind on the times. Well after I got back from my cruise I got really sick, so I decided to spend christmas day curled up in bed in my pjs hugging a kitty while my family went out. So the only christmas outfit I have is from a friend’s pot luck dinner from the beginning of the month.





Outfit Details:
Top: Express size Large
Jacket: Torrid size 1
Skirt: Etsy seller PrototypeDesign size Medium
Belt: NY & Company size XL
Tights: We Love Colors size c/d
Earrings: Lia Sophia
Necklaces: Sanrio and Lia Sophia
Bracelet: Gift from mom
Shoes: ShoeDazzle

Let’s start with this skirt; if I could, I would wear it everyday. I first saw this Miu Miu inspired skirt on tumblr and knew it had to be mine. Well I first saw these Miu Miu shoes and knew they had to be mine…but without the price tag.

So the skirt was a very happy alternative. After conversing with the owner of Prototype Designs I was able to get a skirt in my size and I was in love. It was well worth the wait. Seriously if you have not checked this shop out yet, do it now. Along with cats, there are birds, bows, polka dots, florals, scarves, and everything else you’ve been craving.

The shoes, called Aubrey, from ShoeDazzle are the highest heels I have ever owned. I hemmed and hawed over ordering them, but they are just so similar to Jeffrey Campbell’s Litas, I just couldn’t let them pass. I have to say the height wasn’t too bad. I don’t think I could wear them if I had to stand or walk for a very long time, but they were perfect for a dinner party. I got a lot of compliments too and a lot of “I could never wear such high heels.” Me neither lol, but the width of the heel and the platform helped a lot. And I got to be taller than everyone!

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And now onto the winner of the Be a Leading Lady in The New Year Contest!

As chosen by Random.org the winner is….
TANYA!!!

I have contacted Leading Lady, and I will be contacting you soon with the code for an item of your choice.

Congrats!!1

Holiday Style Featuring Marisota

I really can’t stop thinking about what I want to wear for the holidays, not the I have that many events to go to; it’s just that I love any occasion to get fancy! Most people automatically think dresses are necessary for parties, but it’s just as easy to get in the holiday spirit while wearing a pair of pants or trousers. Whether you are cooking, decorating, running after kids, or just plain want to be more comfortable it’s still possible to look effortless and fabulous in trousers.

This year we are breaking away a bit from the skinny trend and veering more towards 70s style wide leg and palazzo pants, which instantly adds a touch of glamour and sass to any outfit. We are also seeing more trousers available in different colors and fabrics than just your  basic black; that little bit of something unexpected in your wardrobe will make it even easier for you to stand out at your holiday party!

Check out some of my top picks of women’s trousers from Marisota for holiday wear.

For the classic wide leg trouser look check out these styles:

You could pair any of these with a lacy top and pearls or a shiny jewel tone tunic with a wide or a chain belt over it. Or go full for the full retro look with a cute pussybow blouse. Add a pair of metallic silver or gold heels for extra shine!

For those obsessed with the skinny look, try these options:

These slim leg trousers are perfect if you want to add a little edge to your holiday wear while still looking sophisticated. Wear them with a sequins tank top and a fitted blazer or cropped jacket. These would also will still make you look cool when you get invited to an infamous ugly sweater party.
Velour or velvet leggings are probably one of my favorite things in the world right now. Not going to lie, I was a little apprehensive about this trend at first; I though they might get way to hot. But I gave them a try and I was in heaven! They add a simple are of luxury while still being as comfortable as your favorite pair of pajama pants!

Skinny leg pants are also a good choice because they look great with any kind of shoes. Sparkly flats, stilettos, ballet slippers, even if it’s snowing you can still slip a pair of cute boots over them and look awesome.

For those with a more daring sense of style, try these printed pants from Marisota.

I am all about those grey and black tapered trousers. The peacock feather pattern is so unique, they would be sure to get a ton of admirers Wear these with a classic pair of booties and complimenting top then add your sparkle in accessories for a completely unexpected yet classy holiday look.

Another trend I am seeing everywhere lately is mesh. Although I haven’t tried it yet, it always seems to  catch my eye.

I think this style of trouser gives off such an air of old Hollywood and would look perfect with some sequined accessories and maybe even retro fascinator headband or hat.

So will you be trying any new trends in trousers this holiday season? How will you dressing up a pair of pants?

*Disclaimer this post was written in partnership with Marisota. All opinions and views expressed are honest and my own.

Bling in the New Year

I don’t know about you guys but I’m kind of ready for this year to be over and done with already. But there is one thing we can’t skip, all the holiday party fun! The great thing about this time of year is that we get to indulge in tons of sparkle and shine in our wardrobes, and nobody thinks we’re crazy for it. (Not that that’s ever stopped me before!) This year the holiday dress trend is no different with glitter, sequins, shiny metallic fabrics, luxurious lace and velvet, and mesh. We are also seeing a lot of sleeve embellishments on dress, with long kimono sleeve, puffy and architectural shoulders, and lots of daring one shoulder dresses.

Personally I am loving most the ladylike lace dresses.

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Dress, $25
Black cocktail dress, $75
Forever21 lace sleeve dress, $25
Dress, $25
Dress, $36
Dress, $33
Ice Blossom Lace Shift Dress – Party Wear Dresses – Dresses – Apparel…
Black Lace Gaga Sleeve Tunic/Dress Plus Size…, $58
Ice Blossom Lace Insert Dress – Party Wear Dresses – Dresses – Apparel…
Luichiny stiletto high heels, $81
Kaliko clutch handbag, £45
Black lace clutch, $20
H M bangle bracelet, £6.99
Lace earrings, £16
Mixit lace necklace, $25
Dorothy Perkins gold bead earrings, $14
H M lace glove, £6.99
Kaliko black sunglasses, £30
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Plus Size Cocktail Dresses For The Important Moments In Your Life by…

I especially love lace accessories, like clutches or lace covered pearls; I think it adds a little bit of edge to an outfit in a very feminine way. Lace is also easily mixed with the metallic trend, as we are seeing a lot of lace over shiny gold or silver fabrics. Adding a pop of metallic in your shoes or jewelry is an easy way to bring some fun into a plain black lace outfit. Also who doesn’t love lace gloves, they are so sexy! I wish we lived in era when ladies wore gloves all the time. Long elegant black gloves added to your New Year’s outfit will add sense of glamour and mystery to an outfit and definitely make you stand out from the crowd.

But if you really want to stand out, you will need some sparkle!

sparkle

Club dress, $59
Dress, $42
Dress, $28
ASOS plus size sequin dress, $136
Sequin dress, $98
Dress, $42
Vintage black dress, $63
“Zandra Rhodes” Zandra Rhodes Necklace Tunic Dress at Simply Be, $94
Ice Blossom Embellished Shift Dress – Ice Blossom – Brands – Apparel -…
Aso, $61
Sequin clutch bag, $20
Pieces sequin handbag, $33
Wet Seal rhinestone bangle bracelet, $6.25
Clear jewelry, $18
J Crew vintage style jewelry, $38
Black hair accessory, $7.99
Fashion to Figure | Plus Size Animal Print Sequin Dress with Mesh…, $38
ShoeDazzle – Akasha | Style. Personalized.
ShoeDazzle – Temptress | Style. Personalized.

Sequins has been so big for holiday party outfits, and this year we are seeing some more subdued, just touches of sequins along with the full on allover bling dress. Fashion to Figure is carrying a few all sequins party dresses in all different colors, so if you want to represent Beyonce or Lady Gaga you will be shining all night long. How fun would it be to wear one of these to a karaoke party, oh my god I don’t think you would be able to resist from busting out your best jams and wildest dance moves! For those that don’t want their dress to outshine their personality the sequin sleeve dress from Asos Curve or the Torrid splice dress are perfect. Pair them with gold or silver accessories and be ready to sparkle!

If you want to shine, but don’t need the full on glitterazi, then this year’s metallic fabrics will have you asking for more.

metallic

Dress, $23
Dress, $23
Dress, $25
Dress, $28
ASOS pleated maxi dress, $100
Dress, $28
Dress, $69
ASOS party dress, $88
Dress, $59
Ruffle clutch, $30
TOP CHOICE metallic clutch, $28
Costume bangle, $22
Blu Bijoux gunmetal jewelry, $55
Betty Jackson Black facets jewelry, £8
River Island hair bow accessory, £7
Plus Size Milla Dress by IGIGI, $170
Plus Size Beaded Molly Dresss – City Chic – City Chic, $138
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ShoeDazzle – Marryl

First of all the gold Asos Curve maxi dress is fit for a queen; I wish I had somewhere that awesome to go to where I could wear that dress. But personally I am most in love with the Milla Dress from Igigi. The hint of metallic shimmer in the kimono sleeves is so sexy and unexpected; I could definitely see myself getting a kiss at midnight while wearing that dress.

Like I said before metallics are super easy to work in with all of the holiday trends this year. And the best way to do this is with an amazing pair of shoes. Luckily from now until the end of the month ShoeDazzle is offering 50% off of three of their most popular styles of heels, that’s less than $20!!

 

 

 

 

So if you want to sparkle, Temptress comes in black and gold. And if you want to shine, Vida comes in gold, black and pewter.

Also if you sign up using my link you get 20% off your first pair of regular priced shoes!