What’s Hot in Plus Size Winter Fashion

Winter is officially upon us despite the fact that Florida completely missed the memo!  But for those of you who live in places where the season do change, the winter wardrobe is in full effect.  So what better way for us curvy fashionistas to celebrate than check out what’s hot in this season’s fashion.  From cozy cowl neck sweaters to that perfect holiday dress, I’ve rounded some of the best styles from your favorite plus size fashion brands.

Cozy Sweaters

Plus Size Fashion

Ashley Stewart Oversized Collar Colorblock Sweater  / Madison Plus Select Alexis Sequin Sweater / Asos New Look Inspire Fluffy Boucle Sweater / Ashley Stewart Striped Batwing Sweater 

Holiday Ready Dresses

Plus Size Holiday Wear


Madison Plus Select Cross Drape Dress  /Ashley Stewart Shimmering Lace Dress  /Asos Curve Little Mistress Embellished Waist Wrap Front Skater Dress  /Ashley Stewart Bead Embellished Dress 

Fierce Outerwear

Plus Size Fashion


Madison Plus Select Jessa Wool Jacket  / Madison Plus Select Adrienne Sequin Jacket  /Ashley Stewart Open Front Faux Leather Jacket  / ASOS CURVE Fit & Flare Coat

A Faux Leather Skirt Styled 3 Ways

When I think of what kind of leather skirt I would wear, your typical mini one with a slit on the side does not come to mind.  If I was in my twenties maybe but your girl has passed that stage in life.  I need something slightly girly but with the same edge that only leather can give.  It needs to accommodate these curves and age appropriate (i.e no old lady vibes!). When I found this faux leather skater skirt from TopShop, it was exactly what I was looking for!  Available up to a size 16, the full skirt has the right amount of flirtatiousness without looking too young.  The length isn’t bad either, hitting an inch or so above the knee.  After playing with this skirt for this fashion series, it gets major versatility points too wearable both day and night.


Casual Chic

Leather Skirt

Ann Taylor Striped Cotton Jewel Neck Long Sleeve Tee / Nine West Women’s Flax Pump / Betseyville® Multicolor Charm Statement Necklace /  Phillip Lim for Target Black Tote



Pop of Pink

Leather Skirt


W118 by Walter Baker Nolan Satin-trimmed Crepe Blazer / Bebe Crisscross Bustier Top / Amazon Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring / Betsey Johnson for The Cool People Booties


One of the Cool Kids

Leather Jacket


JCPenney Faux-Leather Moto Jacket / Forever 21 Sweet Amore Tee / Women’s Mossimo® Kessa Wedge Ankle Boot / Mudd ® knit Slouch Beanie Hat


Are you wearing faux leather skirts this Fall?


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This is a Fierce first and I’m super excited!

I’ve joined 9 other fabulous plus size bloggers to offer all of our fabulous readers a chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card.  One of the fantastic things that blogging has done over the years is the opportunity for women of all sizes to show off their style.  With a fashion industry that has a history of under-representing curvy women, giving them someone real to relate to is something bloggers like us are very passionate about.  I couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you for all of you who’ve stopped here to read and support my blog over the past four years!

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One Cardigan Styled Three Ways

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have caught my weekly blogging tip that talked about spending time on writing the types of content you love and ditch those you don’t.  This feature is definitely becoming one of my loves!  I’m all about versatility when it comes to fashion and that doesn’t mean your closet has to be boring!  So I challenged myself this time and chose the Airport Greeting Cardigan from Modcloth.  Since my cardigan round up post last month, this one was still my favorite!  The asymmetrical front zipper under the cowl neck is everything, a modern spin on your comfy sweater.

Summer Transitional

Fall Fashion 2013


Modcloth Waterfront and Center Dress / Born Børn ‘Kensi’ Boot / Torrid Rhinestone Crown Necklace

Weekend Shopping

Fall Fashion 2013

J JONES NEW YORK Cotton Tee / Free People – Relaxed Flare in Dusted Blue / Nine West Women’s Lottie Wedge Bootie / MICHAEL Michael Kors Logo Grayson Large Satchel

Pop of Print

Fall Fashion 2013

CALVIN KLEIN JEANS Ultimate Skinny Jeans / Not Rated Women’s Self Flattery Boot / Charlotte Russe Leopard Print Infinity Scarf / Coach Op Art Hoop Earrings

What do you ladies think?  What look to you like best?

My Birthday Shopping Haul

Despite having to take care of my sick little girl on my birthday this past Monday  I did have a chance to have some me time the day before. My husband took the little one and handed me to the keys to his Mustang for a few hours of shopping.  I haven’t done any major shopping for myself since before being pregnant so when I walked into the mall I didn’t know what to do with myself!  I felt like a kid in a candy store!  After my initial excitement of being somewhere (alone!) I knew I needed clothes that could survive running after a toddler while being cute and fashionable at the same time.  T-shirts and sweats can get a little boring, you know?  So I concentrated on the stores that not only carried my size but would give me the most bang for my buck!  As the budget concious shopper that I am, I scored most of these items on sale or on clearance racks.


Cute, Comfy Tees


Joe Fresh Striped Slub Tee /  Soul Cake Sharkbite Tee / Charlotte Russe Hooded Tee

T-shirts are my life now and I didn’t want the same boring, basic ones I had at home.  The hooded tee was a steal off the Charlotte Russe clearance rack, with a fun and sporty vibe to it.  Granted I like it too much to work out in, but I can least look like I do while running errands! The grey shirt was something I tried on just for kicks because I thought it would look horrible on me.  Boy was I wrong!  The asymmetrical hemline that hid this mommy belly really well!  It also looked awesome with the skirt I bought too. The striped one from JCP had a great V-neck that totally flatters “the girls” with great colors that were perfect for Fall.


Bold Striped High-Low Striped Skirt

Striped Skirt

Forever 21

I saw this skirt online and instantly fell in love!  I always wanted a long skirt but found that many of them looked really old and dowdy on me.  The high hemline in the front freshens up the garment while the vertical stripes keeps things edgy and fun.  When I saw it in their awesome plus size  section, I immediately snatched it up and didn’t think twice about paying full price for it!


Sparkly Jeans

Plus Size Fashion

Style&co. Plus Size Jeans, Tummy Control Bootcut, Rinse Wash

Ever since I had the baby, my go-to pair of jeans didn’t fit right at all.  A size 16 fit my thighs perfectly but too tight for my waist.  An 18 was just big all over, needing a belt to hold it up (not cute!).  Low and mid rise styles are a no go as long as this post-baby belly is still around.  So I found these Tummy Control Size 16W jeans that fit everything like a glove!  And the sparkles were a nice bonus too!


A Me Bag and a Mommy Bag

Pink Handbag

Lulu by Lulu Guinness™ Ringleader Large Bow Satchel / Lulu by Lulu Guinness Uptown Chic Tote

Seriously, the diaper bag is getting kinda old. I wanted a handbag that was big enough to carry the princess’s things as well as mine without looking like a diaper bag.  When I saw the blue Lulu bag on the clearance rack for $5 I was too excited!  Hanging right next to it was the pink one (on clearance for $10) and I couldn’t resist!  Best steals of the day!


Slightly Feline Sunglasses


Forever 21 Cat Eye Sunglasses

Now I’m not a cat person (in fact, I’m allergic to them) but I love a good cat eye and cat glasses if they look right.  After my lovely daughter broke my favorite pair, I needed a replacement.  Instead of going for my usual brown wide frames, I went with these!  Very sleek, I must say!


Studded Flats

Sparkly Flats

Forever Studded Flats 

I was set on everyday flats with these two I bought earlier this year but I needed a pair of going out ones.  As much as I love my heels, I’m wearing them less and less.  After going to a few stores with no luck, I stopped into Traffic, a place I used to go to find my heels.  I was very pleased to see they had a nice selection of flat shoes, these studded ones catching my eye instantly.


Some of my other goodies included some work out pants and some nice, flirty things from Victoria Secret.  As you can see, this birthday girl had an awesome day!


When was the last time you went shopping?  What did you buy?



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