February 02, 2016

Catherines Lookbook


Hey, everyone! Long time, no see. I hope 2016 is off to a great start for you! January has been a whirlwind. It feels great to be back at my desk with a hot cup of tea, working on new posts for February. My first post of the month is special collab with Catherines. We teamed up to share three different looks ranging from daytime to cocktail party to glam. I love them and hope you do, too! Which outfit is your favorite? Share in a comment below.

One of my all-time favorite outfits to wear is a good pair of jeans, t-shirt, and flats. This first look is an elevated version of that. The melon blouse is a dressier option to my typical cotton tee. It still has all of the comfort and stretch, plus a flowy silhouette. The girlfriend jean is my fave pair of jeans from Catherines. The jean is available in petite (shout out to my fellow 5’4” and under girls) with a relaxed fit through the thighs and legs and zero gaping in the waist. I tied the look together with a gold bib necklace, melon and gold bracelet, and extremely comfortable tan wedges. Seriously. They are probably the comfiest pair of wedges I have ever worn in my life. And they’re in wide width. Score.



My second look is something I would wear to a cocktail party or even a date night with my BF. The shift dress features a chevron stripe pattern and a flirty cut out on the chest. I usually stay away from bold patterns---I'm more of a solid color kinda gal---but this dress caught my eye. Catherines did a great job in adding modern elements to a classic shift dress. I love all the colors and stripes, and the overall vibe of the dress. I'm wearing a 3X and it fits like a dream. The sleeves are roomy, the stomach area isn't clingy, and the length is youthful. #fatgirlscanwearstripes



My last look was a big risk for me. I wanted to step out of my style bubble and try a glam look. Y'all know me; my looks are soft, romantic, and/or casual-chic. This outfit is not that. Well, it's romantic, but not in the way I usually do it. The long skirt has the most incredible shape to it. It twirls with each step, which made me feel ultra glamorous. I paired the skirt with a button down shirt. Instead of tucking it into the skirt, I tied it below my bust to accentuate my waist. I'm a big fan of rolling up/ruching sleeves, so I did that with this one and added gold tassel necklace for a little pop of color.





Photos by Lydia Hudgens
This post is sponsored by Catherines. All opinions are my own.

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    1. Thank you. It was really fun wearing it!

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  2. I've never really shopped at Catherines, but obviously I should! All the looks are so cute! In love with the last outfit!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like the last look. I was really out of my comfort zone with that one. I wanted to take a risk and try to create something different from my norm.

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  3. I love that black skirt! So chic!

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  4. I love the vibrancy of the first outfit and the pattern on the second outfit is beautiful. I love the shoes as well!
    Cookies, Chaos & C'est la Vie

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to wear those two looks in the spring and summertime. The colors are perfect for that time of year. :)

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  5. Love the colors of your outfit, especially the first shirt. Your shoes are great too. You should think about being a contestant in Miss Plus America pageant. You have the perfect personality. Btw, I shop at Catherines too.

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  6. I haven't shopped at Catherine's in years. They are really fashionable now! Thanks for the great lookbook and you looked great!!!

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  7. Love the white button down with black flare skirt!

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  8. I love the black swirling skirt with the white blouse over... gorgeous.

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