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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Fourth of July: Plus Size OOTD


i got into the spirit of fourth of july yesterday and put on this jones new york sheath dress in red. i love, love this dress. it’s appropriate for work, for a lunch date, for brunch or for a night out. so versatile and such a great pop of color.

[red lace sheath dress: jones new york from bloomingdale's] [blue velvet shoes with bow: mel by melissa jube pumps from debenham's] [white necklace: kate spade from bloomingdale's]

Skirt It Out

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a lot of ladies probably wore some sequin tops over the holidays. a skirt might be the perfect item for valentine’s day.

loving this tiered skirt from city chic. it’s a little frou frou, lacy, perfect for valentine’s day, and perfect to wear year-round. both leggings and tights would look great under this with flats, as seen in this photo, or bare legged with a pair of boots when spring starts peeking around the corner.

Let’s Get Dressed Up!


as we continue chatting about valentine’s day around this joint, i thought i’d share some dresses that i love love.

Netta Covets: Hello Black Swan


say hello to your inner ballerina! this little dress is from asos curve (obvi), an dit’s got an AWESOME LACE SKIRT on it. i wish you could buy just the skirt without the dress attached … i’m a sucker for a ton of tulle.