Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Hey curvy girls all over the world,
This weekend, I rocked one of my favorite tops from H&M. I bought this red and white polka dot top back in January. I've worn it with everything from capri's to my denim pencil skirt. This weekend I wore it with my white skinny's and blue suede shoes. What I like about this top is that it's over sized and billowy. A few years ago, I would have shied away from an over sized billowy top for fear of looking bigger, but, when you become confident with your body you don't allow negative thoughts of looking bigger to infiltrate your mind.

However, I do believe in creating proportions that make sense. If I wear something with a lot of volume on top I do go slimmer on the bottom. This is not the case all the time, but you get what I'm saying.
I love how vibrant the red is in this top. The light sheerness of the top makes it perfect for summer.  When I wear these white skinny jeans I feel sexy and powerful because I know skinny women who are afraid of white and skinny jeans. A long time ago I stopped telling myself what I can't wear and just started wearing what I wanted.
There are a number of plus size girls who sleep on H&M because they think they will not find anything to fit them. Let me just tell you how important it is to try things on because you never know what may work. This particular top is a size 12 and I made it work for my shape. If you need a few tips on how to shop non plus size stores then check out an old post I did last year called, "Why size doesn't always matter." As I said in that article, my clothes range from BCBG to Lane Bryant. Sometimes, you just never know.

What I'm Wearing
Top: H&M
Skinny's: Forever21
Shoes: Charles David
Bag: Given to me from my aunt
Necklace: Forever21


Kate @ Suburban Sweetheart said...

GREAT outfit - you look gorgeous! And I just clicked through to your "Why size doesn't always matter" post - great points about looking for things that fit, not things that should or shouldn't fit based on the number on the tag. Thanks!

I wanna be fierce said...

I love this outfit. You look amazing.


Shanequa said...

Super cute style! Gimme that bag, LOL!

Ylenia said...

you look amazing babe! and I agree with your way of thinking about the white trousers!!!

Ylenia | Longuette

Bajan Beauty said...

Yaay! for white skinny jeans, you look great =)

Inez of Style Chic 360 said...

Girl you look HOTT! I also love the way I feel in my white skinny jeans, I just posted in them recently.

I also bought a dress from H&M, that was a size 12 myself! So you are so right about not paying attention to the sizing and trying things on!

I love those blue suede shoes!

You are always so polished and well put together, love it!

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Carla(LoverofWords) said...

Not sure if I am ever commented here before.
As a plus size diva and also a seamstress I learned the first thing I ever learned was to learn my measurements.
I have scored some awesome Ralph Lauren and other designer duds because of using my measurements.
Know your measurements and if you need help figuring out how to do your own I am willing to show you how

Delighted Woman said...

Girl...u r rockin that outfit!

Mel said...

I love, love, love(!) this outfit! You look absolutely amazing and your words ring true. There are so many ladies out there afraid of skinny jeans and the color white (let alone the two together.) Amen to wearing what you want to wear.

I have to say those blue shoes just make the outfit for me. I love them!

juliette said...

ROCK IT! You look amazing and I'm in love with that top. I'm gonna have to tussle with Shanequa for that bag!

Tanesha Awasthi said...

Love this look, you look great! Especially love the white skinnies and the straw bag, WERK!

Katie Mac said...

OMG, I love that clutch it’s fabulous! And not to mention that polka dot top…you’re working it!

Style & Poise said...

YOU WORKED this look honey!!! Love it!!! Everything about this!! VERY NICE!


Jeniese said...

I love this look! That shirt is so cute, and it works so well with the shoes!

Anonymous said...

That entire look is AMAZING!! I love, love, love the white skinny jean paired with the blue shoe, and the top sets it off perfectly the shape of it and everything.

Kerissa said...

How cute are you. I like the entire look. Really love the top and handbag. You did ya thing with the pop of blue. In regards to your message about wearing what you want..THIS is why I love your blog. I'm skinty and everything DOES NOT look good on me. I have learned even before my own blog to wear what I feel confident, classy and sexy in. Opinions can kick rocks barefeet.

DoubleXL said...

I think the shoes are a superb touch to the outfit

lisalott said...

You look amazing in this outfit and you are so right we can wear anything we want as long as we proportion the look. I love this look I wish I could find the top and jeans. You should be in the biznz girl because you have the touch .

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