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What to Wear When You’re Not the Bride at a Wedding!

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Have a wedding coming up to attend? I’ve been there, and it’s always difficult to find the right look that won’t outshine the bride but will also allow you to look amazing – the worst part is that the only rule of thumb is to not wear white!  Well don’t fret – I’ve put together the following looks that are perfect to wear for weddings or other formal events.

Sassy Blue

Celebrations Women's Plus Size Jillian Cocktail Dress     Black Faux Nubuck Ankle Strap Single Sole Heels

Trendy White Pearl Beads Jewelry Wedding Necklace   Fashion White Earrings Pearl Earrings Noble Jewelry Charms Jewelry Pendant Earrings

Fashion Colorful Bracelet Small Flower Stylish Chain Bracelet        Jollychic Stylish Rhinestones Satin Patchwork Chain Clutch Purse

Casual yet sassy – perfect for catching that bouquet (if that’s your thing!) Click on any of the pictures above to purchase the items!

Modern Day Princess

bridesmaid
Gem Stone Strap Heel

Candy Color Bracelet Fashion Rhinestone Jewelry Chunky Chain Bracelet  Jollychic Party Imitation Pearl Delicate Clutch Purse

Cinnamon Necklace Bird Shaped Jewelry Bib Chunky Necklaces Golden Necklace with Earrings Set

You may not be the bride, but you’ll definitely be the princess in this chic ensemble.  Click on any of the pictures above to purchase the items!

Rule Breaker

dress 2  Pointed Toe Nude Viper Heels

Black Fashion Boho Earrings Feather Pendant Earrings Exaggerated Jewelry  Luxury Crystal Statement Bracelet

Baginc Adele Flap Bag Vintage Oil Wax Cowhide Black  Black-Tone Black and Black Diamond Crystal Round Barrette

No one ever said you can’t wear OFF-white to a wedding…I’d probably wear this one to my best guy friend’s wedding ; ) Click on any of the pictures above to purchase the items!

Purple & Posh 

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  Shiny Silver Faux Snake Skin T Strap Single Sole Heels

Fashion Bib Necklace Transparent Crystal Jewelry Vintage Necklaces Classic Jewelry  7mm Antiqued CZ Post Earrings in Stainless Steel

Two-Tone Five Bead Mesh Chain Bracelet in Sterling Silver, 7-8 Inch  Baginc Caroline Double Flap Leather Bag Silver

Purple is a very powerful color, especially paired with metallic and silver accessores.  Be bold and powerful or go home. Click on any of the pictures above to purchase the items!

You know what to do…send me your favorite outfits you wore to a wedding or will be wearing this time of the year! You can email them to me at [email protected] 

XOXO

~ Natasha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back Spring…My Top Looks For This Season!

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For those of us in the northeast, we are BEYOND thankful that spring weather is finally here! Even though I am a Virgo and a HUGE fan of fall weather. After this very TERRIBLE winter, I am very pleased with this very needed spring time weather. Here are some of my favorite spring time looks!

 

Popping Pink 

Plus Size Gala Asymmetrical Pink Maxi Shirt Dress  Karaoke Songstress Jeans in White - Plus Size

Tropical of My Love Wedge  Warby Parker Sunglasses - Crossfield in Polished Gold

Turquoises Handpiece - Silver  Green Necklace Trendy Resin Jewelry Beautiful Necklace Statement Frontal Jewelry with Earrings Set

Perfect look for a beach getaway, an outing on a boat, or just a backyard party – you don’t need to be on an island or on vacation to feel like you are!  Click on any of the pictures above to purchase the items!

My Top Wedding Dresses for the Curvy Bride!

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It’s that time of year again where love is in the air and if you pause on any given day, you can hear the faint sounds of wedding vows in the distance.

I may be biased, but I find the look of a gorgeous white wedding dress on a curvy figure to be an exceptionally beautiful sight.  For those going through the process of picking out a dress, check out Plus Model Magazine’s Bridal Issue (free online!) for inspiration.

These are just a few of my personal favorite dresses below for your special day.

 

A Vision in Lace 

Analisa Long Lace Wedding Dress, White (Womens Plus Size)  White Bling Bling Earrings Fashion Pendant Jewelry Rhinestone Earrings

All Fleur You Heel in White  Silver-Tone Crystal Link Bracelet

For the woman who wants to marry her sweetheart in head-to-toe lace and jewels. You will be a vision for everyone near and far!

8 Fashion “Rules” for Empowerment!

Fashion is a very personal and unique opportunity that you have to show the world who you are – and it’s an opportunity that can last for a second, a minute, and beyond!  I like to think of it as a resume that I carry with me wherever I go; a way for me to share a piece of myself with the countless strangers that I may never actually speak or interact with throughout my life.

These are 8 “rules” that I’ve developed over the years that have helped me become who I am both “fashionally” and personally. I hope they will inspire you to explore fashion in a way that both fulfills you personally and allows you to have fun!

Rule #1 – Be Confident!

Like everything else in life, you have to face each day ready to rumble because you are 100% fabulous and no one else can or should tell you otherwise.   But we all have our off days where we may not necessarily feel as great as we truly are – in that case, fake it ’till you make it! (hold your head high and smile because, well, it actually WILL make you feel that much better!)

I am the boss lady of my life
I am the boss lady of my life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edgy & Cute Looks with Jeans

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Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to find a great pair of casual pants/jeans, but that’s why we’re here! These bottoms will have you looking like a 10 and feeling like you’re on cloud 9!

The Everyday Beauty 

Enchanted Top  Zoe Jeggings

Black Faux Suede Pointed Toe Ankle Booties  Baginc Dangerous Love Top Handle Bag Red  Baginc Round Tag Necklace Gold

Small Open Blossom Two-Tone Sterling Silver Earrings  Jollychic Personality Pearl All Match Bride Wedding Chain Bracelet

Fabulous-ness never felt so comfortable!  These jeggings will hug you in all the right places and make you look as good as you feel wearing them.

Looks That Will Make You Shine!

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There’s no such thing as a bad day if you’re wearing any of these looks.  Shine bright and inspire!

 

Timeless 

Plus Size Pretty In Lace Bubble Dress  Baginc Newest Transparent Flower Bib Necklace

Unforgettable Evenings Heel in Black   Gold Flower Bracelet

Black and Gold-Tone Dangle Earrings  Rhonda Silver Pewter Clutch

Pops of glimmer in subdued black makes this the perfect balance of sophistication and fun.

My Hottest Looks for the Club Scene!

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Rock any of these looks below and you’ll have the club “Goin’ Up” any day of the week!

 

Center Stage 

Plus Size Designer Quilted Diamond Pattern Skater Dress   Baginc Show Me Love Circle Necklace Rose Gold

Savor Sweetness Wedge Baginc Janette Leather Wallet With Horse Fur Black   Stella & Dot Pavé Spear Ring - Rose Gold ML Stella & Dot Cheryl Drop Earrings

Arrive fashionably late in this smoking hot look and stroll right to the front of the line.

My Top 5 Sexiest Plus-Size Nighties of All Time!

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If you’re looking to take a walk on the wild side with your after-hours wardrobe, pick up one of these ultra sexy pieces below and don’t forget to browse these retailers for other sexy looks.

 

#5 – The Vixen

The right mix of black, lace and mystery = automatic sexiness at your fingertips for when the moment strikes.

Soft Floral Lace Babydoll

Only $36.95 and available up to size 3/4x! (click on the image or here to purchase)

Sizzling Looks for a First Date!

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Dress to impress, especially when it comes to matters of love or potential love!  If you’re feeling uninspired by what’s in your closet, grab these new fresh looks below to make a lasting impression!

The Bombshell

Plus Size Divine Plunging Neckline Jumpsuit   Strut a Delight Heel in Black

Happily Ever Abalone Necklace  Ocean Heart Crystal Stud Earrings

Animal Prints Glittering Evening Handbag Oval Stone Golden Ring

The only thing you’ll have to worry about when rocking this look is how to pick up your date’s jaw from the floor.

So You Want To Be A Curvy Model?

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I first learned about NYC Full Figured Fashion Week from an article in The New Yorker magazine last fall.  I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that this event had evaded my radar for several years even though it was happening in my own backyard; they even have a pretty awesome website.  In fact, this year, FFFW will be taking place from June 14th – 20th, and yours truly will hopefully attend as a blogger, but unfortunately not as a runway model (more on that later).  In fact, I was fortunate enough to meet Gwen Devoe, the creator of FFFW at a meetup in NYC where we discussed the upcoming events, her background and our Virgo connection.  I love everything about FFFW and how it shares Dressing Room 8’s mission of empowering curvy and full-figured women through fashion.