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How I Buy Smart when Shopping for Clothes

Spring is in the air and now it's time to bring it into my closet! While I own many beautiful dresses I do like to add a new dress to my collection each spring so today I'm going to walk you through my shopping process when I am shopping with a purpose. For this shopping trip I am sharing the BeautiCurve x Lane Bryant collection but the process is the same whenever I look to build my wardrobe. Before I even leave my house I go into my closet and examine what I already have and think about what is missing to get an idea of what I am looking for. I keep my dresses organized by color ; while there are a few dresses that are either a little too cocktail for the office or a tad too short because I work in a casual environment I can wear most dresses to work and don't feel the need to separate them by type. If I dressed more professionally and had dresses that were more specifically work dresses or weekend dresses I would separate but I find all of them together works well for…

Spring Styles to Wear Now

Is it just me or is 2019 passing along quickly? Welcome to March which is said to come in like a lion and out like a lamb. Sometimes fashion seasons and the weather don't match up but the fashion show must go on! While I'm waiting for the weather to catch up I'm wearing some new spring items with some added warmth now and I'll wear them without the layers later. Here's just a few examples of how you can take spring items and start wearing them now. One of my favorite items to wear is a loose tunic - they are comfortable, cute and flattering. While I love a tunic with skinny jeans right now it needs a little extra layer for warmth so I'm topping this tunic I picked up at the Southern Women's Show with my utility jacket. When the weather warms up I'll either wear with the jeans alone, white pants or even a khaki skirt. Wear It Now Wear It Later

I came across this pink dress I just had to have it - it's so fun and super flattering. To wear …

International Women’s Day with Style Collective

Happy International Women's Day.This year I'm celebrating IWD with my Style Collective sisters so I hope when you're done reading here you'll go check them out.  If you're new here - Welcome! My name is Amanda and I'm a 34 year old working professional living in the Memphis suburbs with my husband and three dogs. I blogged on and off in my 20s and revamped the blog in its current form about two years ago with two objectives - 1. to hold myself accountable to clearing out my closet and make better purchases and 2. to provide representation in the online and social media world to plus size women. I distinctly remember looking at a top at Old Navy online but doubting how it would look on me so I went on Instagram to look for other plus size women wearing it (because in 2017 Old Navy did not sell Plus Sizes in store to allow me to just try it on) - I spent an hour searching through pics tagged with Old Navy and various tags but barely saw any plus size women and th…

Fat Not Miserable

February wasn't a great weight loss month for me - between The Super Bowl , Valentine's Day, Soup Sunday, Eating out with my Dad in town, and at little emotional eating I only lost 5 lbs. Of course I say "only" but if I only lost 5 lbs every month left in this year that would put me at loosing 68 lbs this year and that's nothing to be sad about. 
I'm on a food plan but to be honest I do deviate from it on the weekends; obviously February was a learning curve for me about how to go off plan and still lose and what's too far off plan vs what's ok. I know at lot of  people when they are on a weight loss plan don't believe in "cheating" or going off plan but for me it's important - one because looking at over a year of being in wight loss mode is very daunting and I find it easier to tackle each week at a time but also because quite frankly I don't want to lose too much weight too fast. Yes, that's right - I don't want to lo…

Loft Plus Spring 2019

Hello Friends! Last night I celebrated the one year anniversary of the Loft Plus Collection and had the opportunity to see all the new spring styles. Even though it has only been a year I have a significant number of Loft items in my closet. I love Loft because they have great work wear but items are still low key enough that I can wear them on the weekends too and that my friends is my sweet spot when it comes to clothing.  

The Spring 2019 collections is full of floral ,stripes and polka dots - which means that many items are things that you can buy now and wear for years - another sweet spot! Green and navy are the two main colors with some lilac , yellow and blush and of course black and whites.



One of my favorite things about Loft is although the clothes are work friendly they still have feminine embellishments - the trifecta of sweet spots! Some of my favorite items from the collection include flounce sleeves and hems and I've included my top picks here. 
If I c…