Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Size 22+ Style Lookbook

When Marcy asked me to be a part of her size 22+ lookbook...I was beyond flattered...look at all these gorgeous women!!! It is now live & ready for you to check out... 22+ Style. I am SO excited!!! It was incredibly fun to take part in this marvelous project. Marcy put a lot of work into this & I appreciate all she does for the plus size community.

I started my blog because there aren't too many bloggers out there that are my size & I think it is crucial for plus size women to see others that look like them. I think most of us have a distorted image of what we look like & looking at photos of myself has made me appreciate my body & style more. I blog to be more visible & because it brings me joy to be able to celebrate myself. I am inspired by Marcy & all the women involved in this lookbook. 

Photography: David Langford
Stats: 5'7" 55-50-64

Dress: Cherry Velvet, size 4x (gifted to me for this lookbook)
Necklace: Wendy Baker
 More photos of this dress here 

I am truly, madly, deeply in love with Cherry Velvet dresses. I need to take a trip to Vancouver, BC & give CV designer, Diane, a big hug...her dresses always make me feel so fearless & fetching. I know I've said it before...but I adore this company for making gorgeous dresses in 4x, all the way down to XS...thank you for making us feel #StunningAtAnySize.

Dress: Melissa Masse, size 4x (gifted to me for this lookbook) 
Tights: We Love Colors
More photos of this dress coming soon

Melissa Masse is another designer I adore that makes her clothing available in sizes S-4x. Her fit & flare dresses make me feel flirty & feminine. I am still stunned that Melissa made this dress especially for me. Her choice of fabric was perfect for me, and made me gasp with its deeply vibrant hues & stunning pattern. 

Dress: SWAK, size 3x (gifted to me for this lookbook) 
More photos of this dress coming soon

SWAK makes lovely plus size clothing that is always a joy to wear & they go up to a 6x. I have a dress of theirs in my closet from nearly 10 years ago...still in perfect shape. If you are a tall girl looking for a maxi dress...this should be your go-to place to shop...their maxi's are always a tad too long on me at 5'7", but perfect with heels. Also, I don't know about you...but I feel like a goddess in a maxi dress...this one was particularly delightful with all the colors & patterns that makes my heart go pitter-pat.

Dress: Avenue, size 26/28 (gifted to me for this lookbook)
Teggings: Re/Dress 
More photos of this dress here

I owe so much to Avenue. You may have noticed I'm obsessed with cardigans? Avenue is where it all began. Avenue has been a staple in my wardrobe for more than 2 decades. With Avenue, I know I can count on going into their store & leaving with something I will reach for again & again. And out of the dozens of dresses I've gotten from them over the years...this one is my favorite with its colorfully swirly kaleidoscope pattern & the sexy side slit that allows my teggings to peek through. 

Dress, leggings, & shoes: Torrid (gifted to me for this lookbook)
More photos of this dress coming soon

When Torrid opened, it was the first store I could go into & try on clothing in my size that was a bit edgier than was being offered anywhere else. And I still obsessively check the Torrid website to see what new legging patterns are available. Oh, I love to pattern mix. What?! I only have ~20 can never have too many leggings...or of anything really. 

I have so many more pictures of these fabulous outfits to share with you in the next month. Check back here & on Instagram (the_muffin_queens_closet) to see them all.

To see more garments I've worn by these companies, click on their labels in the right hand margin. Thank you, thank you, thank you...Cherry Velvet, Melissa Masse, SWAK, Avenue, & Torrid for dressing me & making me feel like a Muffin Queen for a after day! And thank you Marcy for including me in your lookbook, & making all this possible.