Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Because It's Always a Good Day to Wear Stripes

I started this blog with one of my favorite patterns to wear, stripes! And in all the years ever since, I haven't let my love of them go. There's just something so classic about a great striped dress that's both timeless and chic.

I also find that stripes are the perfect way to show off your curves, despite what popular knowledge may say. By now, nearly every blogger has worn them, so I hope you've also followed suit and tried out stripes in your wardrobe.

Monday, February 23, 2015

New for People Style Watch: Tackling Winter White

Hey guys,

Check out my latest post for People Style Watch featuring this white tuxedo vest from Forever 21.

I for one love wearing white in the winter, but it can be trickier for a plus size woman. Read on to see my tips for styling it. Next time, I'll do a post on not staining it! Just kidding, I've yet to learn that part!

Have a great week!!

Read all about this look here at my latest column for People Style Watch.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Getting Out of Your All-Black Rut With People Style Watch Magazine

Happy Monday ladies,

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day and are enjoying your 3-day weekend (if you're among the lucky ones who actually get the day off!). I am back today, in spite of being in this frozen hell we call New York City, to help you get out of your dark color rut during the winter months.

Like so many of us, I'm the QUEEN of all black, especially when it's frigid out, but I love injecting a little spring-thinking into my wardrobe with a dash of bright colors.

I ALSO challenged myself to make an otherwise shapeless, typical "plus size" wardrobe piece into a young and fun-looking outfit that is office-ready while still being chic.

Read all about it in my latest column for People Style Watch Magazine!

Click here for my full column, links and info at PSW!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dressed to Kill

I'm back today continuing with my Valentine's Day looks. If yesterday's post was all about high-society glamour, today's is all about stop-traffic sexy. This dangerous dress is called "The Joan" and is the second piece I chose from Rum+Coke. Ladies, this is a show-stopping, jaw-dropping, INSANELY sexy dress. This silhouette is something I haven't seen done much in plus (although a few small boutiques are starting to make their own versions), but it's been very popular on celebrities like Khloe Kardashian.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Feeling Fancy

I know this week is all about red dresses and all of your favorite bloggers are probably doing Valentine's posts, so I'm looking to show different looks or different ways to wear some of the same pieces you're seeing around out there.

Let me talk to you about this beautifully made skirt from Rum + Coke. The designer is from Nakimuli's team and she has now branched out on her own. She uses rich fabrics and textures and designs pieces that aren't often available in plus.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Kicking Off Valentine's Day Week With A Sexy Date Look for People Style Watch

Hello lovely people,

It's officially Valentine's Day and love is in the air. I for one am quite excited to be spending my first Valentine's as a married lady.

Even though I've been with my husband a very long time and I *may* have gained some newlywed weight indulging in Paris and a few decadent dinners since our return, it's important to me to make sure that I still get dressed up for my guy. I think that's a universal truth we should all follow, whether we are in a relationship or not. Sometimes, the day to day grind of life as a professional, a mom, a wife, a friend, a daughter and all the titles we as women take on can make it easy to forget about ourselves. But it's critical sometimes to force yourself to look your best so that you can feel your best. It's not about shallow appearances, but rather it's about doing what you can to feel your best. This could mean a fabulous outfit, a favorite piece of jewelry, sexy lingerie, or even just your favorite perfume or lipstick. Whatever it is ladies, don't forget to take some time out to treat yourself to a bit of glamour each day. Or at least when you can.

This week, I will be sharing a few different Valentine's Day options with you and several variations on red or pink outfits. Tis the season, right.

It kicks off with this dress from Rebdolls. Read on to see how I overcame the oft-feared cutout in the dress and get shopping links by visiting my column at People Style Watch.

Click here to read the piece at People Style Watch Magazine.

Monday, February 2, 2015

New for People Style Watch: Making Casual Look Chic

Happy Monday beautiful people! Today I am sharing my latest post with People Style Watch magazine featuring a chic casual look. As I said in the post, I love Karl Lagerfeld's quote that says "sweatpants are a sign of defeat." I find it hysterical. But don't get me wrong, I wear sweats and I love them. But on days I'm running errands, I have been trying to dress comfortable clothes up a bit. These leather trim leggings and the blazer were still comfortable but a little better than my favorite Rutgers Football sweats.

For details on this post, including shopping links and a breakdown of the look, visit my column at People Style Watch by clicking here: http://stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com/2015/02/02/allison-mcgevna-of-inside-allies-world-on-making-casual-look-chic/