Winter Trends: Velvet

Here we are: the last Thursday of December …. the LAST THURSDAY OF 2016!!!  

All month long PPMeow! teamed-up with StyleCassentials to bring you another collaboration featuring some of the Winter Trends for 2016 Holiday Season!!!

To wrap up our December long series we’re putting our own spin on wearing VELVET!

As luxurious as velvet it… I’ve stayed away from it so far, as I just haven’t found a piece that I liked myself in. :/

The velvet slip dress was the “IT” item this Fall.  So I kept an eye out for one that might work for me and my bod.  I ordered one from ASOS way back at the beginning of this month – but it has never bothered to arrive. :/

And then I found this one on the Forever21+ Instagram page:
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Remember Carrie Bradshaw’s “the naked dress” from SATC?   That’s basically how I felt when I first tried this dress on upon its arrival in my mail. 😮

This dress has a fantastic hemline, with a bit of ruching in the mid-section to help mask any tummy troubles from that 2nd helping of dinner or in my case a cheese fondu party.

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I didn’t feel comfortable having the ta-tas all out-and-about in this brown/pink curve-hugging velvety frock for holiday house parties among married and coupled-off friends.

Sooooooo I wore a thin long-sleeved band tee underneath it + sheer hosiery + mid-calf length black boots … and BAM!

Holiday Ready rocking this Winter Trend! ❤

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I’ve styled this velvet dress in 3 different ways throughout December …. which way do you like it best?

How I Got The Look:  Velvet slip dress, Forever21+; Bomber stripped jacket, Old Navy; Boney M tee, super old from my radio days; Black mid-calf boots, Steps

Cassie is wearing this high neck, long-sleeved grey velvet frock….with a little cutout.  Her gold accessories, purse and strappy shoes really add to her overall glamorous look!

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on Cassie’s winter trend of velvet in her outfit.  Or her Instagram here. Or visit her Facebook page here.

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There you have it!!!   The entire month of December with a featured Winter Trend!!!

We hope they bring you some fashion inspiration to try yourself this month – maybe for NYE 😉

To see how we’ve put our own unique twists previously this month click on the below links:

Did you have a favourite?  Tell us in the comments below!

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Winter Trends: Sparkle

Christmas is THIS WEEKEND….woohooo!!!! ❤  Hope you’ve been following our December long series!!!

What series? Well…

PPMeow! has teamed-up with StyleCassentials to bring you another collaboration featuring some of the Winter Trends for 2016 Holiday Season!!!

Today’s we’re gonna show you how to make SPARKLE apart of your Winter wardrobe for holiday happens friends! 😉


I found this tri-coloured layered sequins pencil skirt on the Forever21+ website way back in November and ordered it right away.

Originally I was going to pair this skirt with a satin, off-one-shoulder top, creating an extra dramatic look. As great as a dramatic looks can be, I really didn’t have anywhere go this year that required an over-the-top look like that. :/

I really wanted to make use of this sparkle winter trend more than just a “special occasion” piece.

So I decided to pair it with a variety of warm winter sweaters to create more wearable looks.

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I went with a light-weight, black turtle neck…with little button details on the sleeves and black booties.

Couldn’t you totally see yourself wearing this to a house-party…possibly even wear it all day at the office with afterwork cocktails on the agenda. 😉

If you wanted to amp up the sexy – ditch the turtleneck look – and go with a sweater that has a lower neckline and pop of colour!   I especially love this purple sweater with bow-tie-neck, which basically makes me look like a sparkly present. ❤

How I Got The Look: Sequins pencil skirt & purple bow-tie sweater, Forever21+; Black turtleneck, Mark’s Work Warehouse; Black booties, Payless

Cassie went with this adorable shiny striped number with gingerbread doll purse and black booties!  I love pink & purple hues in holiday wear! ❤

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on Cassie’s winter trend of sparkle in her outfit.  Or her Instagram here. Or visit her Facebook page here.

 

Stay tuned as we got ONE MORE THURSDAY LEFT in December!!!   See how we’ve put our own unique twists on popular Winter Trends this year.

We hope they are bring you some fashion inspiration to try yourself this month!

Did you have a favourite?  Tell us in the comments below!

Last week’s post was about talked about incorporating GOLD into your Winter party wardrobe …. click here in case you missed it.

Click here if you missed the FUR trend

 

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Spring Double Feature: Bolder Shoulders

How much have you been enjoying this week’s posts friends?  Has it given you some inspirations … that you’re gonna try this Spring? Hope so! 🙂

All week long, Cassie from Style Cassentials, and I have been putting our own twists on several Spring trends.

And to end the week and our collaborative series… today we’re talking about…

Spring Trend:  Bolder Shoulders

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Not enough to be spending my hard-earned Canadian Dollars with the exchange rate being so pitiful.

But when I saw THIS off-the-shoulder number from SmartGlamour … and I was a goner! ❤

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Smart Glamour’s Marilyn Convertible Dress…is all kinds of YES!

Note: this floral print is now sold out – but there are two other prints available + tons of solids +  new jersey prints for Summer too!Petite Plus, Meow! for Smart Glamour

The pattern of this coral floral is just swoon-worthy ❤ ❤ ❤ Totally wearable in the Spring AND Summer months.

AND it can be worn 3 Different ways!!!

  1. The ruffle is attached at the front & back so it can be worn with one up/one down for a tropical look
  2. The ruffle can be worn around your arms for an off-the-shoulder look, and
  3. The ruffle can be worn as a tube dress

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Um, so that’s basically 3 whole different dresses wrapped into 1 gorgeous, rich fabric! ❤

What’s great about SmartGlamour clothes is that (for a small fee) you an customize your order to YOUR measurements and have your pieces fit you perfectly!smart glamour petite plus meow!

That’s what I did.  I also asked that the length of the skirt stop just at my knee to show off my gams 😉

AND cuz of its body con fit … you can wear it under a full skirt, and get 3 MORE different looks outta this dress!!!

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It was a super windy (and cold) Spring day for this photoshoot…but the amazing Rebecca Northcott still managed to make the weather work for her to capture these fabu shots!

 

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How I Got The Look:

Off-the-Shoulder Marilyn Convertible Dress,Smart Glamor; Black Full Skirt, Forever21+; Shoes, Diesel; Cat-eye Sunnies, Ardene

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Aww…how sweet does Cassie look in her off-the-shoulders peasant top with patterned shorts and fedora. ❤

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her Facebook page here and her Instagram here.

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Want a recap of the week’s Spring Trends?  Click here, here, here and here.

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

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Spring Double Feature: Citron Chartreuse

We’re in the homestretch of this weeks’ special Spring Double Feature with Cassie from Style Cassentials.

Together, we’ve been exploring and putting our own twists on several Spring trends.

And today we’re talking about…

Spring Trend: Citron Chartreuse  unspecified-2
Is  chartreuse a yellow or a green?

I love both of these colours equally, as they both look fantastic with my skin tone.  After a bit of research, it turns out that chartreuse is about halfway between the two.

So, when you’re looking for a chartreuse-lime top, half of the time, you’ll find it in a search for yellow and half the time you’ll find it in a search for green.
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I am loving the bright, tropical, greenish yellow hue.

I started seeing a bit of this last summer…but in my shopping efforts to get ready for this Spring Collaboration I’ve been seeing this trend everywhere!!!

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Even if yellow-green isn’t quite your thing as a colour to wear ….

Simply adding an accessory or two (I’m talking a handbag, a scarf, a belt, a pair of gloves) in a cheerful yellow, or a tropical green will really give your springtime outfit that edgy warmth.  While allowing you to dip your baby toe in for this seasonal trend. 😉

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Chartreuse Citron Clothing – I’m Digging It!! ❤

How I Got The Look: Chartreuse top, Winners; Zebra envelope clutch, AlterEgo Clothing; Pants, Old Navy; Grey glossy pumps, Ivanka Trump

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Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

Cassie is rocking a cute little knive-pleat citron dress + colourful pumps.  ❤

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her Facebook page here and her Instagram here.

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Cassie of Style Cassentals, rocking citron

See how we put our own twists on Spring trends…all week long.  In case you missed any… click here, here, and here.

Curious about our previous collaborations? Click here for the Fall Series and here for the Holiday Series. 😉

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Spring Double Feature: Stripe Storm

Happy Hump Day!!!

EVERYDAY THIS WEEK  Cassie from Style Cassentials and I are exploring and putting our own twists on several Spring trends!

Today’s Spring Trend:  Stripe Storm

Be they Horizontal, Vertical, Asymmetrical …

Every which way there is a stripe storm ahead for Spring and Summer this year!!!

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

This stripped linen dress is lightly lined, with vertical and horizontal stripes AND buttons all down the front could possibly be the trifecta of plus-sized *DON’TS* according to “Style Rules” for the Curvy/Plus/Full-Figured/Fat Babe that some people out there subscribe to.

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

I have been on the hunt for the last few months and nothing has really woo’ed me enough to spend my hard-earned money on.

But Old Navy has really stepped up their game this season…and I’ve found lots of luck in their straight sizes.

Just look at it!!!  It’s fantastic!!! 🙂

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I couldn’t help myself – this Boho/70s/cowgirl western vibe isn’t for everyone. But I’m a fan!!! ❤

Fringe was also a big trend at New York’s Fashion Week (Spring 2016)!!!  And I don’t just mean accessories.  These stylishly-slashed-edges are lining skirts, dresses and jackets in addition to bags, shoes and earrings that started appearing everywhere last Fall..

Yes, any way you slice it, fringe is in.

I kinda boarded this fringe-train this past Fall, introducing just little elements of it … like purses +tassels.  But knowing that this trend is gonna be everywhere this Spring, I was on the hunt to find that perfect piece that suits my vibe.

And then I found this brown suede vest….and was finally able to introduce the shredded hemlines into an outfit! 😀

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How I Got The Look:  Fringed suede vest, Winners; Stripped dress, Old Navy; Hat, Reitmans; Bracelets, Forever21; Platform sandals and Toupe booties, NineWest; Blown-glass necklace, old.

Cassie went for colourful stripes and a sweet off-the-shoulder black top.  Adorbz!

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her Facebook page here and her Instagram here.

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Cassie from Style Cassentials, Stripe Storming

Have you missed any of our Spring Trends posts this week?  Click here and here … just in case.

Curious about our previous collaborations? Click here for the Fall Series and here for the Holiday Series. 😉

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

 

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Spring Double Feature: Fetching Florals

Our special Spring Trends Double Feature continues with fellow petite plus blogger, Cassie from Style Cassentials. 

Today we’re talking about Fetching Florals.  

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“Florals for Spring.  How original.” – Miranda Presley, The Devil Wears Prada

This is not a new trend, I know.  But the truth is be I *don’t* actually have many floral pieces in my wardrobe.

I have really been struggling to find a spring outfit to fit this theme … that I actually wanna wear.

And then I found this!!!!

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I’ve been longing to find the perfect pastel to grace my spring wear.

When I found this wide leg culotte pant jumpsuit in this great pantone custard + floral pattern … I was nervous when I added it to my cart without trying it on.

Plus size onesies aren’t always magical :/ (Click here  and here and here for more on my thoughts on jumpsuits).

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But the colour, a soft lime custard. ❤  The floral print in lovely pastel colours. ❤

Just look at that sweet little keyhole with button closure in back! ❤  The slant pockets! ❤

And the fabric…. oh-so soft and lightweight rayon, super easy to wear into the Summer months too. ❤ ❤ ❤

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The elasticized waist with drawstring tie, helps give me a nice cinched-in look.

I wasn’t sure about the loose, wide cropped leg look on my frame …but I’m so glad that I didn’t let that keep me away. 🙂

Since I’m petite (short), it hits me a bit past mid-calf mark…so maybe I’ll get this hemmed a bit

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Where did I find this V-Neck Jumpsuit that fits all of my ample top and bottom halves? 😮

Old eff’ing Navy!!

They are just killing it this season with their pieces!

And when I checked out online, I got 41% off + FREE shipping! #winning    Affordable, trendy, good-looking Spring fashion.

You Can’t Go Wrong!!

How I Got The Look: Floral jumpsuit, Old Navy; Jelly shoes from my Malaysia trip last year; Sandals + flower clips from Aldo; Aviator sunnies from some shop on WQW

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Cassie is wearing this large floral print two-piece.  Love how the turquoise and pink pops against the black.

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her Facebook page here and her Instagram here.

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Cassie of Style Cassentials, in Fetching Florals

See how we put our own twists on Spring trends…all week long.  Click here if you missed yesterday’s.

Curious about our previous collaborations?

Click here for the Fall Series and here for the Holiday Series. 😉unspecified-8

Photo credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

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Spring Double Feature: Doing White Right

Toronto finally had amazing weather this past weekend.  Which makes what I’m about to announce even more timely!!! 😉

Petite Plus, Meow! is proudly bringing you another special Double Feature with fellow petite plus blogger, Cassie from Style Cassentials.

Together, we will be exploring and putting our own twists on several Spring trends…all this week!

Today we’re talking about Doing White Right.

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

This enchanting Tatyana Boutique Flower Cart dress is adorable … and restocked for this season …just sayin’ 😉

I picked it up during their blow-out sale this past Fall….and have been waiting patiently for warmer months arrival to finally take this faboulousness out to be seen. unspecified-10 It’s made from a supple cotton blend in a clean white with pops of vivacious green trim at the arms, with red shoulder straps…

And just look that the cutest flower cart hem detail of the skirt. ❤ ❤ ❤

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How I Got The Look: Dress from Tatyana; Sunnies and Purse are vintage finds; Heels from Aldo; Sneakers are Keds

What I really loved about this dress is the scalloped off-the-shoulder design!!! ❤

The adjustable straps and a fitted bodice that’s darted through the natural waist adds some visual interest too.

The dress came with a skinny yellow belt to help highlight an hourglass figure and helps break-up all the whiteness of this frock.  

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Sadly, if you’re a top-heavy/chesty/a member of the big-titty-committee this skinny belt might get a bit lost. 😛

Note To Self: must buy thicker yellow belt.

This voluminous gathered A-line swing skirt has hidden side pockets (#winning) and goes perfectly with heels OR casual Keds.

The perfect for Springtime and ready for Summertime too!

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Photo Credit: Rebecca Northcott Photography

Cassie is Doing White Right with this adorable collared shirt dress and white pumps!  Loving the black buttons down the front of the dress.

And that telephone clutch with fur pop-pop.  **swoon**

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her Facebook page here.

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Cassie from Style Cassentials, Doing White Right

Curious about our previous collaborations?

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Fall Double Feature: Mad for Plaid

Friday!  FriDAY!  FRIDAY!

We’ve made it through yet another workweek friends…and have gotten to nearly a week’s worth of Fall Fashion trends in my special Double Feature  collaboration series with Cassie from Style Cassentials.

We’re discussing fall trends this week – if you missed any of my previous posts I’ve list them at the end of this one…so you can get yourself caught up 🙂

Today we are Mad for Plaid!

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I just love the extra large collar of this black sweater.  The details like the single collar button and the cable knitting down the front of the sweater, being different than the arms and back of this piece, add a bit more flare to this office-all-business look.

Proofs-20If you’ve been following this Fall Double Feature series….you’ll notice how many of these trends are overlapping.  Like this one..combining Sweater Glamour and with Plaid.

This sangria deep red colour is popping up all over in Fall trends this season.  Which is lucky for me…as these adorable red booties have not gotten enough showtime in my office, nor has this glossy alligator purse. 🙂

 

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How I Got The Look:

Long pencil skirt from LauraPetite; Black waffled collared sweater from Sears; Sangria red booties from NineWest; Sangria red alligator purse from Elmwood Spa  (yes…they occasionally have purses, accessories and footwear for sale near the exit)

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Cassie chose to showcase a black and white thin glen plaid pattern in both a blazer option and sheer shirt.  See how many of these Fall trends we’ve been talking about all week can easily  overlap each other and totally work!!!   Love how she’s incorporating Blooms on Black with the Mad for Plaid trend in her blazer look.  Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her Facebook page here.

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Have you missed a few from the special Fall Double Feature?  Not to fear…

Loving Leather click here

Sweater Glamour click here

Modern Monochrome click here

Blooms on Black click here

Blue Hues click here

Fall Double Feature: Blue Hues

Hi Friends!!  Today is actually MY BIRTHDAY!!!

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Yep, I’m a September baby – woot! woot!

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I’ve gotta admit …. this year I’m feeling a bit of the birthday blues … and NOT in a sad, depressing kinda way 😉

Have you noticed many shades of blue have been incorporated into Fall Runway Shows and magazines lately?   Blues are often a very flattering colour on every skin tone and silhouette.   With almost every shade of blue out there this season …Today we are talking about: Blue Hues!

I hope you’ve been following my series in collaboration with Cassie from Style Cassentials.   We’re discussing fall trends this week – if you missed any of my previous posts I’ll list them at the end of this one…so you can get yourself caught up 🙂

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This gorgeous royal blue & white Nouveau bodycon dress was sent to me by a delightful online boutique called VoluptousGirlz … and as you can see, it fit me like a golve!

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….Super sexy deep-v in the back!

I have to admit …when I received this dress I was a bit nervous of how low the deep-v really was.  There was no way I was going braless!

I found by wearing a thin white cami underneath not only did it solve the hide-the-bra issue, but also created more smoothness for the rest of the dress to lay flater against my body overall.

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The Nouveau dress from VoluptuousGirlz Boutique; white & gold bib + gold drop earrings  from Aldo Accessories; glossy grey pumps from Hudson Bay Co.; vintage bracelets from spring’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show; and finally the purse – I cannot remember friends, sorry.

Profs II-28From all of the birthday promotions from my favourite stores filling up my inbox all month long, it is clear that blues are a definite haute colour this Fall.   How are you going to rock the blue hues from your closets this Fall?  Tell me all about your plans in the comment section below…

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Cassie of Style Cassentials

While my look is a bit more Va-va-va-voom,  Cassie combines fall neutrals like ivory and caramel with a long flowy navy maxi skirt for a laid-back look. Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her on Facebook here.  Me likee!

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Voluptuous Girlz is an online boutique that appeals to the Diva whose assets are voluptuous, and she will wear her piece with such style and grace. Each piece is selected by a voluptuous Diva who knows what is takes to appeal to a girl who exemplifies that person.

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Have you missed a few from the special Fall Double Feature?  Not to fear…

Loving Leather click here

Sweater Glamour click here

Modern Monochrome click here

Blooms on Black click here

 

Fall Double Feature: Blooms on Black

Happy Hump Day!!!  I hope you’ve been enjoying and  following my Fall Fashion series in collaboration with Cassie from Style Cassentials.

We’re discussing fall trends this week – if you missed any of my previous posts, you can check them out here, here and here.

Today we are talking about Blooms on Black!

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I haven’t always been a big fan of florals, but this Fall, I’m starting to re-think this….considering we’re only at Hump Day Wednesday with this special blog series, and I’ve already worn blooms-on-black twice!  (Click here to see how I incorporated florals with leather earlier this week.)

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I’m really feeling gold this Fall … in accessories like watches, bangles, necklaces, earrings.  Get yourself some GOLD friends!

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In an effort to really play up the gold elements of this top, I paired it with a simple black pencil skirt and my giant pearl necklace…

Profs II-12…keeping my purse and shoes simple matte black.

The back of this top is really the showstopper – don’t you think? 🙂  Dorothy Perkins – A UK company that sells some really beautiful, classic plus size pieces that are high quality and that you are sure to have in your wardrobe for years to come. Many of the items are wardrobe staples. Excellent quality and they sell Canadian sizes 14-18, as well as straight sizes.  Lucky for me The Hudson Bay Co. carry her line and I got to scoop up this fab top without online hassles!

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How I Got The Look:

Floral ivory & metallic toned top from Dorothy Perkins; black pencil skirt from Old Navy; open toed pumps from Diesel; Giant pearls from Your Big Sister’s Closet;  vintage bracelets from Toronto Vintage Clothing Show; black purse gifted

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How cute is Cassie in this terrific felt hat!?  The blue hues with yellow blooms on black in this dress is just lovely.  Plus those amazing gold earrings….Love. It!

Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.

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Cassie of Style Cassentials

What are your thoughts around wearing florals in Fall?  How would you incorporate this trend into your wardrobe this season?  Use the comments section and tell me all about it…

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Have you missed a few from the special Fall Double Feature?  Not to fear…

Loving Leather click here

Sweater Glamour click here

Modern Monochrome click here