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?

Fall 2012 Color Trends: Rhapsody Pastel Purple in Plus Size

Simply Be Duster Coat Lilac Purple Plus Size Rhapsody Fall Pantone Colors

My least favorite of all the colors. Not just the Fall 2012 Pantone colors. But of all the colors, this shade of purple is up there with my least favorite. I’ve never been very big on pastels, and I kind of find them to be puny, but I suppose there are people out there that like them and look good in them … I’m just not one of them. Okay that’s not totally true, I like pastels when they’re in the details, but I just can’t get used to the idea of myself in pastel all over. That’s all.

Anyway, if pastels are totally your thing, then you’re in luck! Because Rhapsody Lilac Purple is one of the colors that’s officially a part of the 2012 Pantone Colors for Fall. There are some plus size retailers who are using this shade of purple as the main color – not just an accent. In this post, I’m giving you the best of plus size “rhapsody.”

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Summer Fridays: What to Wear To A Rooftop Party

Le Bain Summer Fridays The Standard NYC Urban Daddy

One of my favorite things about living in NYC is the concept of Summer Fridays. Perhaps I’m a little naive when it comes to other locales, but we never had Summer Fridays in other places I’ve lived, and not every place I’ve worked in the city has had Summer Fridays either. I’m excited for this particular Summer Friday because I’m headed to a party at Le Bain at The Standard. That’s the rooftop bar with a pool that has seem some very naughty action in it, I’m sure, over the years.

I will not be wearing my fatkini into the pool tomorrow due to a strong desire to stay away from other people’s bodily fluids, but I have been thinking hard about what one wears to such a divine honorable pleasure as this one. I’ve rounded up some pieces and looks to inspire myself for tomorrow. I mean … I don’t want to look like I’m trying too hard, but I have to look and feel cool. That means planning is a must.

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Plus Size Shopping at Bloomingdale’s


bloomingdale’s is hands down one of my most favorite places to shop. almost everything i’ve ever purchased at bloomingdale’s has lasted for years, which is why it’s important to understand the quality you’re getting when you pay a higher price.

another thing to know about bloomingdale’s is that they have phenomenal sales. i even have a sales lady named fanny who pre-sales things for me (as in, they tell me they’re having a sale in a few days, give me the sales price, and then i come back and pick up the items after they go on sale). that’s good service! and that being said, they have REALLY good sales.

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Sequins for Cheer

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i need a little bit of cheering up. it’s been a rough week at the netta household. but i’ll be darned if i didn’t keep it cute and creative! do you ever have a dress that you just … it’s just not working for you? well, i’ve had this sequin “dress” from forever21 in my closet for awhile. when i first bought it, i thought it was a skirt (it is SO short when worn as a “dress”). but someone kindly informed me when i was talking about it one day that it is indeed supposed to be … a dress. maybe if you wanna show your hoo ha.

anyway. i decided to wear it as a skirt, but it just wasn’t wearing the way i wanted it to. so i threw on my trusty obi belt. every woman, no matter her size, should have this belt in their closet. i wear it over, and over, and over again. no lie. and this is coming from a girl who owns about 35 belts (ok probably more like 45 if i’m being rull honest here).

i decided she looked better as a paper bag waist skirt. what do you think?

and i don’t know why i felt so self-conscious in this outfit. i look HELLA CUTE. probably because people just don’t expect to see you on the train at 8am in full on sequins. whatever. any day is good for sequins, particularly if you’re anticipating a rough one (day, not set of sequins).

[blouse: worthington at jc penney, skirt: forever21+ dress repurposed as skirt, belt: obi belt from carmakoma, necklace: probably from jc penney, shoes: aldo]

xoxo nettaP