Dots Shopping Trip


have you ever shopped at a dots? i had never set foot in one, and i’d never really heard anyone talk about dots before a month or so ago. the folks at dots reached out to me and asked me to stop by a store in raleigh to shop with a $25 gift card. so, i took the opportunity to stop by and put together some outfits, check out the accessories section, and take a bunch of photos. (shout out to my boyfriend for the excellent help at the “shoot!”)

Fall 2012 Color Trends: Bright Chartreuse in Plus Sizes

Gianetta Contrast Placket Chiffon Blouse in Plus Size Titanium Grey and Bright Chartreuse Green

Bright Chartreuse is certainly a shade that not everyone is going to look amazing in if it’s an all-over color. Those with beautiful chocolate skin will look great in this shade, however, so the pieces I’ve found that are main pieces will work really well for you. For other ladies who still love this bright color, keep your wardrobe fresh and updated for fall by adding it in the details. This shade is certain to show up in accessories, so keep your eye peeled. Is this a color you would wear?

Beach Chic


i’m went to a charity gala april for dress for success. not familiar with dress for success? they’re a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development assistance to low-income women. they’re active in over 75 cities, and i really believe in their mission wholeheartedly.

the theme of the gala was beach chic, which is a lot harder to pull off than it sounds! especially as a new yorker who dresses in black unless she’s actually ON the beach. how does one dress up … while still looking beach appropriate? i tried on just about everything in my closet that is even remotely appropriate, and here are some of the ideas that i came up with!

Debenhams has CUTE Designer Purses & Handbags

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i’ve shopped at debenhams before, and i know tons of you have, too. but i’ve never shopped their for a purse or pocketbook or clutch or anything. that’s all about to change. not only are many of the bags they have super chic, they’re also not crazy outrageous expensive. you can tell they’re probably well-made for the amount that you’re spending, too.

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Salvatore Ferragamo Sunglasses On Sale

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they say you shouldn’t buy expensive sunglasses because ultimately you’ll probably lose them or break them. well, i say you SHOULD buy expensive sunglasses precisely because if they are expensive you are much more likely to take care of them and know exactly where they are at all times. and if you’re going to have an expensive, nice pair of eyewear this summer, why not buy a pair that’s on sale, right? right.