Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Perfect LBD From Charlotte Russe Plus

By now you may have heard that the fabulous fast fashion brand Charlotte Russe has finally come out with a plus size line. I've been shopping at Charlotte Russe for years, so when they reached out to me, I was thrilled to get the opportunity to choose a piece from the collection.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shopping Your Own Closet

With every passing day, we're getting closer to REAL spring weather, and I am so ready. This last snowstorm this past weekend in the New York area really tried to play us, but we're definitely making it through slowly but surely.

I am already in full springtime dressing mode and I'm making no apologies for it. But I have yet to do some springtime shopping, so I've been shopping in my own closet. I love when you find pieces that you've forgotten about or written off and then pair them perfectly and fall in love. I really like how this look came together and I liked it EVEN more since it was budget-friendly, aka free-99.

Check out the details of how I put this look together and where you can find similar items at my column this week for People Style Watch magazine!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Review: Slim City by Gap Factory

I recently had the opportunity to try out a pair of Slim City pants from Gap Factory and I am already in love with the versatility of these pants.

I've actually realized in the last few months that I don't own many pairs of pants. I usually wear dresses and skirts or otherwise jeans. But everyone needs pants for work! So when I was presented with an opportunity for review, I was excited.

The pants are a slim fit and a great length that allows you to show off your shoes (always a plus in my book!). They have a bit of stretch but not much. This is good because they don't lose their shape BUT it can be tricky for fit if you're not sure of your size. They run up to a size 18, but because of the fit, be aware with sizing that they may run a little smaller than your normal size, so I'd maybe buy up a size if possible.

I was tasked with trying out the pants for two different looks.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Perfect "Everything" Dress

Some dresses are just amazingly versatile and will work for every occasion. But they're incredibly hard to find! But this fabulous peplum number from City Chic is definitely that type of dress, and it's officially a new favorite.

Monday, March 9, 2015

New for People Style Watch: Trying, Failing and Trying Again

Good morning beautiful people,

Today's post at People Style Watch is definitely a personal one, as it's about trying out fashion that you want to wear but have never quite gotten right. It might sound like something small on the surface, but I think it's a metaphor for not giving up on yourself even when you think you do something wrong or simply that YOU yourself are somehow "wrong". I speak through my fashion and I believe that it's more than just putting on clothes, it's about presenting the best version of yourself to the world.

If you follow me on Instagram, I've talked about my weight and my journey to get healthy once again. You guys may or may not know that I've gone up and down in my weight my whole life, and I've recently gotten back on the wagon of trying to be healthy (yet again, I know). I want to have children soon and I want to grow them in the healthiest body I can have. I feel I owe that to both myself and my husband, as well as our future babies, God willing. If you're interested, you can find me documenting my journey at my IG handle, which is @alliemcgev.

I say all that to say that even when you don't FEEL your best, sometimes you have to try and push yourself to DO the best with what God has blessed you with. I will always take fashion chances and keep trying, just like I will never give up on trying to be the best me I can be.

I appreciate all of you who listen and support, and I encourage you to be your best self and to keep fighting for whatever it is you want in life. You can absolutely achieve it if you don't give up.

Click here to read about my outfit and get shopping links from my column today at People Style Watch.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Working It At Work With People Style Watch

Happy Monday beauties!

Today I'm back with a fabulous workwear look that can take you from day to night. I absolutely love this sexy dress from Guess and the turtleneck cut and dark color make it great for layering in a work look. Because it's a tad sexy, I opted to pair it with a longer blazer.

You can read more about this outfit and how I styled it, as well as find similar pieces by visiting my column at People Style Watch Magazine.

Check it out here:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ashley Stewart + Plus Model Magazine: Woman of Style

I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with two of my favorite companies, Plus Model Magazine and Ashley Stewart for their #IAmAshley #WomanOfStyle shoot. They picked me and four other wonderful bloggers to showcase how we style Ashley and what the brand means to us.

You guys know how closely I've worked with Ashley over the years. From working for years as a model to now styling on their ecommerce team, it's one of my most valued professional relationships.

The other bloggers featured were the beautiful Chante from, Jezra of, Essie from and Kelly of . We each put a look together and had a great day of laughs on set.