Happy Hour with Catherines


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Catherines.  All opinions are my own.

Hey ladies! I am so excited to be joining Catherines as their style ambassador for the month of October. Over the next four weeks, I will be highlighting different looks from their newest collection and sharing my thoughts, style tips, and sizing guide.

A little about Catherines for those who might not be familiar with the retailer.  Catherines has been serving the plus size community long before it became the fashionable thing to do. Since 1960, Catherine, s a plus-size woman herself, strived on bringing style, beauty and confidence to a like-minded clientele whose fashion choices were decidedly limited.  Today Catherine boasts over 400 locations nationwide and is a fit authority for sizes 16W-34W and 0X-5X.  My favorite part about Catherines is their current motto:”We Fit You Beautifully.”


As I looked online I quickly identified several items that I loved and needed to have. Even more so, I was floored with the extensive petite section. Now I need you to imagine me doing the happy dance right at that moment, as finding true plus petite options is not a common occurance! 🙂 Something else that also surprised me was the diversity of options available. From edgy faux leather and lace pieces to structured blouses and tops perfect for work. I found something for every aspect of my life and you guys know how I love my one stop shopping. So with that in mind, I decided to focus my upcoming Catherines posts on four different and unique looks, perfectly fitting for the modern day career woman. First up is my Thursday Happy Hour outfit.


For this look, I wanted to create something that was edgy, but still comfortable and easy to put together. Often I hear women say that they would rather have comfort than style. Now I too love to be and feel comfortable in what I wear, which is why this look screamed at me. When I first tried on the Visionary Hi-Low Top I will say I almost shed a tear. Aside from the beautiful details and the subtle print, I honestly felt as if this top was constructed just for my body. Not only did it fit perfectly, it highlighted and accented everything I needed it to. At the same time, it provided a little bit of back coverage as well. Catherines, I need this top made in every color!!! I knew for my Happy Hour look I needed a bottom that had a “wow” effect and boy do these Sorrento Faux Leather Leggings have just that. Faux leather and ponte knit hug my curves, but still provided enough structure to smooth out my leg line and not make these too scandalous for the office. They also provide a great smoothing effect – so no spanx needed? Always a plus in my book. In terms of sizing, although Catherines sizing chart recommended a 1x for me, I opted for a 0X petite in the top and a 0X in the leggings which fit my 16-18, 5’3 frame perfectly!

So there you have it, ladies. A simple and comfortable Happy Hour look you can wear to the office and beyond.

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  • TBirts72
    October 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Love this look!

    • darlenelebron@yahoo.com
      October 13, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you!

    • darlenelebron@yahoo.com
      October 16, 2015 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks babe!

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