No Tailoring Needed: Eloquii’s Petite Capsule Collection


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Petite Jacket, Top, Skirt

One of my biggest challenges as a 5'3 woman is finding items that truly work for my size and as a plus size woman that challenge is even more evident and frustrating.  Often times, ordering something online or purchasing clothing in-store means a second trip to the tailor and with that an additional expense. Even worse, I am often left making purchasing decisions, not based on loving a piece of clothing but on if it can be tailored, how many adjustments would be needed and how much extra will it cost me. Oh and if you think that taking up a hem is all that is needed, then I am here to tell you that it takes a lot more than that and sometimes the final product is not as great as you hoped.


Petite Jumpsuit, Vest, Belt

So when Eloquii shared with me their thoughts of launching a petite capsule collection I was nearly in tears.  The idea of ordering one of their amazing dresses and knowing it was designed to fit my curves and my height was a dream.  Early on in the development process I sat down with Eloquii and shared my thoughts about fit and styling for a petite woman. I shared many of the concerns I had and some of the problems I had experiences with their pieces. They took a lot of notes and let me tell you ladies, they listened! A few months ago a went back in for a fitting and all I can tell you is that I could not stop looking at myself in awe at how amazing everything looked.  Finally, everything hit perfectly the small of my waist and didn't feel long and overwhelming. I honestly left wanting every single piece from the collection!


Petite Pants, Top

So ladies to celebrate the newest addition to the Eloquii family, I took the Eloquii team along with me on a crazy career girl, blogger life, family woman, fun-filled weekend and showed them how their Petite Cinched Waist Faux Leather Jacket paired with some of my favorite petite pieces saved the day!   Now you guys know that I am one busy gal, so make sure to head over to Eloquii's Style & Substance to see how our crazy weekend went, which looks I picked and how this hot jacket and this amazing capsule works just as hard as I do.

A special thank you goes out to Trevon James for these beautiful images.


Transitioning Into Fall: Booties and Denim


Hey ladies! So the weather here in NY has turned and yes, you can finally feel the beginning of the crisp cool fall air. I don't know about you but I've already gone a little shopping crazy prepping for the fall. From boots to motos, fall fashion is my favorite and I am all here for it.


Dress; Shoes; Jacket; Bag (similar, similar, similar)

For today's look I decided to pull out two of my favorite transitional fall items; ankle boots and a denim jacket! Ankle boots are perfect during this time of the year.  They are fun and sassy but still not too warm.  Plus you can go traditional or a little more funky as I did for this look. 


To finish of the look I grabbed my favorite denim jacket. Fall is all about crazy weather and tons of highs and lows so a jacket is always a must. A denim jacket is extra fun because its comfy and casual, plus it pretty much goes with everything. 

Ladies, how are you prepping for fall?


Falling into Color for NYFW


So NYFW is in full swing which mean lots and lots of events. In my last post I shared with you my easy, breezy fashion week ensemble from over the weekend. This year I've been completely focused on looks that are chic but comfortable. So when it came to planing my outfit for my next fashion week event I decided to channel the same mindset. 


I quickly gravitated towards this gorgeous Jibri skirt. Ladies, if you are not familiar with Jibri, you have to check it out! This skirt made me feel like a queen. It was flowy, light and had the perfect pops of colors. Best of all the skirt was so incredible comfortable. 


I paired the skirt with a simple top and blazer for a super sharp and elegant look perfect for fashion week. 


Ladies, what are your favorite trends from NYFW?

Blazer (similar, similar, similar); Top; Skirt (similar); Shoes; Clutch (similar, similar, similar)



Tackling NYFW in All Black


New York Fashion Week is in full effect and the city has literally been taken over by fashionistas, fashion lovers and fashion admirers.  Fashion week is always a fun sight.  You typically see people go completely all out, pushing style trends and testing what is "normally" socially acceptable.  The pressure is on to outdo your neighbor and get your look captured by one of the many photographers strolling the city for fabulous street style. Yes, the whole thing is a little overwhelming – even for veteran fashion divas.

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My Redefining Healthy Story – Kristen O’Neil


Our society assumes that "healthy" means one thing.  #iamredefininghealthy is proving them wrong! Last month I asked you to submit your stories about how you are redefining healthy and boy did you answer. Stories of bad a$$ women filed my inbox and I am so excited to share a few of those stories with you. So each month I will feature a new Redefining Healthy Ambassador and share with you how they are redefining healthy.  First up is the beautiful Kristen O'Neil.


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