Hey curvy girls all over the world,
At heart, my style is classic and sophisticated, with a splash of trendiness. To find classic and trendy pieces I shop a variety of stores. I love boutiques but there just aren’t enough plus size boutiques that offer quality clothing. Of course I like designer styles but sometimes I don’t want to order online. I need to try things on. So, to find my happy medium, I like to shop department stores. One of my absolute favorite stores is Lord & Taylor. I go to the one on 5th avenue in NYC. It has an amazing plus size section filled with contemporary designers.
A few weeks ago, I took a trip to L&T and to my luck, they were having a MAJOR sale. And when Lord & Taylors have a sale, believe me its a good one. I picked up a crush velvet skirt from Rachel Roy plus and a green leopard print tie neck blouse from Michael Kors.
The skirt fit perfect. I’ve found that Rachel Roy Plus is cut very true to size. Sometimes I have to size down in her pieces depending on the style. To mix texture and print, I opted for an animal print tie neck blouse from Michael Kors. I’m truly a tie neck blouse collector. I have over 10 styles. So when I spied this one from Michael Kors, I knew I had to have it
Since the skirt had an A-line silhouette, I went with a pair of suede ankle boots from Aldo’s, and my fave Tory Burch tote.I accessorized with gold jewelry.
Classic and sophisticated doesn’t have to mean stuffy or boring. I’ve learned that if you mix in trends, you can create some statement making looks.
All photos: Pristine Finesse