Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Hey curvy girls all over the world,
I have a confession to make. I am a huge fan of Michael Kors plus size line but I hate that he really doesn't show the plus size community love. Does that make me a hypocrite for buying his clothes? I don't know. Plus size bridge lines have gotten so much better. The styles and cuts are better than they've ever been before. I've always been a fan of Michael Kors.
I have bags, watches, and dresses to prove it. I often struggle inside with buying from designers like Michael Kors because besides making clothes for plus, the brand could careless about plus size women. There are never any plus size
lookbook or even so much as a low budget campaign with plus size models. What's up with that?
Two weeks ago I was shopping Bloomingdales plus size section on 59th street and I came across this chic (I promise to stop using this word) detailed cobalt blue dress sitting all by its lonesome on a sale rack. I scooped it up before anyone else could see me and when I tried it on it fit like a glove. I liked this dress for two reasons. One it's perfect for work and I can wear it after work for dinner and drinks. You know I love clothes that work double duty. The second reason I liked this dress was because of the color and the twist detail on the side. You can never go wrong with a simple dress that has interesting details. 
Today was my first day taking the dress for a spin. I teamed it up with my colorblock cap toe pumps from Vince Camuto. I liked how the shoes color combination worked well with the color of the dress. I wore a blazer with it to work because I didn't want to show off too much booty at the office but after work, is another thing.

What I'm Wearing
Dress: Michael Kors (Get it here)
Shoes: Vince Camuto (similar here)
Snakeskin cuff: Charlotte Russe (gifted)
Blue cuff: Loft


Janiece M said...

I love it, The dress looks so good on you. I saw this dress on Macy's website in black for 54 dollars. I just ordered it, wishing that I could find other colors!

MELISSA said...

the fit is amazing on u, luv the shoes as well!!!!

Lace N Leopard said...

Wow..that is SO flattering! I love the cut and the look great.

Style & Poise said...

You look GREAT! The dress..fabulous and very flattering and I am IN LOVE with those pumps!


Fredetta said...

everything about this look is awesome! you look great & i love the colors and fit of the dress!

Kiah Torres said...

Girl you look stunning. The color...the fit...PERFECT!! I love any and every thing MK! Kiah

Tee said...

Very Pretty & I love MK!!! This dress comes in a pretty turquoise color...Calling my salesperson @ Bloomies tomorrow to see if they have it..Lol

Nic said...

this dress is wonderful on you! the color and the cut...looks GREAT! love the heels as well.


Ioana-Carmen said...

Hy beautiful! Love your post! what do u say about following each other?:X

Maria said...

you are a style legend! i look for inspiration a lot on your blog and get plenty of ideas how to work some pieces x another great ensemble, the dress really is magnificent

Vivi said...

Great dress. The tie/small ruching(sp?) in the front is smart because it really will flatter any plus size girl and will help define our shape.

I, too, am a MK fan. More for his watches and bags, though. From time to time, I see some very nice dresses. I was not aware that he does not promote his plus size line as much as he does his straight size. Bummer.

Alissa said...

Thanks so much ladies!

@Miss_SoFabulous said...

I love this dress and its so falttering and looks comfortable. Thanks for sharing this look.


Bajan Beauty said...

Beautiful dress! and the shoes are the perfect compliment.

Fashion Pad said...

Girl you look fabulous! Loving the dress and those heels are the!

Organic Fashion Designers said...

So this week, in homage to the locomotive, we've picked out a few rail journeys that inspired us. They may not have the elegance of South Africa's Blue Train or the history of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, but they certainly got us scribbling in our notebooks.

Island girl said...

Hey, I saw this dress on you and loved it do much that when I saw a similar turquoise one on New look website, I just had to have it. It has not arrived yet, but I will take a picture ones it has. Thanks for being an inspiration!

grownandcurvywoman said...

I also have the same dilemma with MK but you are KILLING it with that dress! You are rocking your lovely curves!!!

k.London said...

Awesome, sexy, and I'm jeally of you!!!! Go Shavonne!


Curvy CEO said...

That looks fantastic on you!!! I saw that dress online and even though I want it, two things stop me from getting it: (1) I already have a dress in that color (2) I already have a dress with almost that exact same cut - except it's black and white polka dots. Maybe if it goes on sale, but for now I'm trying to exercise self-restraint.

S Nicole - lush expert said...

You could NEVER go wrong with this dress. Normally I am not a "cobalt" type of gal...but that dress makes me want to get one for myself...and it hits u in all the right places. WORK IT GAL! And I agree with u, it is a great option for work & happy hour. U gotz a winner!
S Nicole

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