Posts Tagged: plus

Accessory Scale and Personal Style

How the scale and SIZE of your accessories can impact your overall outfit

Accessorization is challenging. I know it is. And adding yet another consideration to the outfit-construction pile might make you want to say, “Forget it. I shall wear the same stud earrings until they become one with my lobes, refuse to swap out my necklace, and ignore the existence of belts and scarves.” But I’m hoping this particular discussion will be more intuitively helpful than irritatingly overwhelming.

So we’ve talked about belting, and the practice of determining which belt width will work for your height, figure, and torso length. (Links below.) But accessory scale goes beyond belts, and understanding it will help your outfit accents work harmoniously with your overall look. read more

Originally posted 2013-11-04 06:36:52.

This Week I Love …

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… plus-size designer Anna Scholz.

As Marie explained so eloquently in this post, the plus-size market now encompasses many levels of price, value, and quality. Anna’s designs are definitely on the high end of price – prices range from $200 for tops to $500 and up for dresses and jackets – but they also hang out at the high end of quality, and are beloved by bloggers and celebs alike. Many of these clothes are made from gorgeous materials – lots of silk, including double-knit silks – and utilize gorgeous prints and vibrant colors. If her main line’s prices take your breath away, take a peek at her collection for Simply Be, which is in the $65 – $200 range. Check the sale section for some great markdowns, too – lots of stuff is 75% off or more. read more