A Guide To A Stylish Plus Size Life

September 15, 2014

30plusstyle: Sangria on the Rocks




Dress-BooHoo, Skirt-Old Jessica London(Similar), Shoes-Old Zara(Similar), Sunnies-Target


We are back today with another edition of the #30PlusStyle! Today’s challenge was one of Pantone’s leading colors for Fall 2014 Sangria! It’s such a bold color that I knew I wanted something flirty, sexy and feminine for this challenge. I was amazed at how much I found in the Sangria color family available in plus-size clothing from leather skirts, dresses, pants, and outerwear.

I fell in love with the dress on Boohoo’s site and was ecstatic when I saw it came in a shade of Sangria. I immediately fell in love with the bold color and ruffled top. But alas when I received the dress it did not fall in love with me, le sigh. It was way too tight around my belly and I wasn’t comfortable wearing it. I had no idea what I was going to do. I contemplated sending it back but I loved the way the top fit so much I that I came up idea to tuck into a skirt and make it a top.  Voilà, a look was born.  One of the things I realized that growing up plus size made me and a lot of you resourceful with our wardrobe. I spent years working with my seamstress, changing details and retooling items to create the looks I wanted. I don’t want to lose this spirit just because I have more shopping resources available to me.  Have you ever not wanted to give up on an item and end up using it for something else?

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  1. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't repurposed in awhile like I used to but this definitely gave me some inspiration to wear one of my dresses as a top.

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    1. Thank you V!!! I so appreciate you! I can't want to see how you style your dress as a top!

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  2. I love your "Make it Work" attitude. This color is GORGEOUS on you!

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    1. Thank you Georgette! I am so glad you like it!

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  4. You look fabulous in this outfit and no one would know that the top was once a dress. Re-purpose and restyle is a forever trend. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you! I agree we have to make those closets stretch and work for us.

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  5. Chic!....this blend of colours,this style is fabolous on you!
    best

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    1. Awww Aure you are the best! I appreciate you leaving a comment.

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  6. Hi dear,

    looking great! Love your outfit :)
    I don’t know if you noticed, but I have a completely new website, check it out here: www.beneaththecoat.com
    and let me know what you think!
    Also, I am moving from Blogger so you can’t follow me through GFC anymore, but if you go to my new page you will see that you can follow the blog through:
    Bloglovin
    Facebook
    Instagram

    Looking forward seeing you on my blog again!
    K

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    1. Congrats on the new site! I will definitely check it out.

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  7. This top/dress just sets it OFF in EveryWay: Ice Cold Sangria!!!

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