The Hottest Plus Size Winter Coats

With Daylight Savings Time only two weeks away, it’s officially winter season and with the shorter days comes colder weather (at least up north anyway!). That’s why having the right winter coat is essential. Now granted, I’ve had the same coat for years because it never gets cold enough to wear one. But for those of you who are already feeling the chilled temps, there’s no reason why you can’t look cute and stay warm.

So show your curves some fierce fashion love with these 11 coats.

Winter Fashion

Via Spiga Plus Size Faux-Leather-Trim Walker Coat / Larry Levine Plus Size Double-Breasted Wool-Blend Trapeze Coat / Jessica Simpson Basket Weave Wool Coat Women’s Coat / Jones New York Collection Plus Size Faux-Leather-Sleeve Trench Coat

Plus Size Fashion

MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Double-Breasted Belted Trench Coat / Marina Rinaldi Plus Nalut Plaid Coat / Modcloth Inkwell Done Coat / ASOS Junarose Pretty Leopard Print Trench Coat

Plus Size Coats

Land’s End Women’s Plus Size Wool Coat / London Fog Plus Size Long Trench Coat / Calvin Klein Plus Size Asymmetrical Faux-Leather-Trim Wool-Blend Coat

Which one would you wear this winter?

Bringing My Curls Back To Life with One N Only’s Argan Oil Hydrating Mask

Deep Conditioning MaskI was seriously late to the deep conditioning party and honestly I didn’t know what I was thinking! Every since I started incorporating it into my natural hair routine, I’ve noticed a huge difference. My hair stays so moisturized that I don’t even need to apply styling products throughout the week. My curls are healthier and I can count more good hair days than bad. A great deep conditioner is crucial to say the least, setting the beauty tone for the rest of my hair week. I’ve used some great ones that leave my hair so soft it should be a crime and others that did a so-so job?

So where does One N Only’s Argan Oil Hydrating Mask fit in the scheme of things?

Two words: Ah-mazing!

Just like their styling mousse, I was floored by how well this hair mask performed, especially since it doesn’t require any type of heat. Formulated with Moroccan Argan Oil, this rich conditioning treatment restores hair to its healthy and moisturized glory, improving elasticity and protecting it from free radicals. All it takes is five to seven minutes and a quick rinse and you can see an immediate difference. My hair is crazy soft when I step out of the shower and seriously stays that way until wash day the following week. I don’t need to apply any moisturizing products whatsoever (just a little gel for these edges cuz girl…that fuzz is not cute!). When does come time to wash my hair again, my strands are much easier to detangle giving great slip and shedding is kept to a minimum. Even the little fairy knots that plagued my beauty life for the last few weeks were nowhere to be seen.

I can go on but honestly I would just be repeating myself. This hair mask is amazing and perfect for a busy girl like me who doesn’t always have time for a major deep conditioning session.

Are you a fan of One N Only?

 

Photo courtesy of Ulta

FTC Disclosure: Product mentioned in this review was received as a free sample for review. All opinions are my own.

Best Drugstore Makeup: The Lipstick Edition

Lipstick

As I head out the door everyday for work, my default makeup look is a neutral shadow, a few strokes of black liner and a fun lip color. It’s the easiest way to breathe life into your style and look extra fancy in under 5 minutes. So as such, my lip color collection is a little out of control. But I can’t help it, especially since there are so many drugstore brands that rival high end ones. Whether I need bold, long lasting color or a natural look that give my dry lips the moisture it needs, these lip colors have my covered.

CoverGirl LipPerfection LipColor

I raved so much about this lip color on here I’m totally not going to bore you guys again. To make a long story short, this brand is my holy grail of lipstick.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew

Their new collection of lip colors combines the intense color of a lipstick and the moisturizing properties of a balm. With 25 shades to choose from, there’s literally something for everyone.

NYC Ultra Moist Lipwear

When you want to try out a new lip color but don’t want to make the investment, NYC Ultra Moist Lipwear is the way to go. For a $1, you can have all the lip color fun you want with a formula that’s almost as good as the others.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Shimmer

They wrapped up all of their natural and nourishing lip care goodness in cute little tube and gave it great color. Don’t let the shimmer fool you. These bad boys pack plenty of color.

Rimmel London Show Off Lip Lacquer

This lip color has answered my beauty prayers, bringing the high impact color I crave in handy and easy to apply gloss. The shine is amazing and the color literally lasts all day.

MUA Color Intense Lip Color

This UK beauty brand has come stateside, sold exclusively in CVS stores. Though it was a new company to me, it definitely left me impressed with rich pigments that last all day.

Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick

This lip color collection has the same rich pigmentation and hydrating abilities as the CoverGirl brand, with plenty of available shades – from barely there neutrals to electric pinks, reds and oranges.

 

What are your favorite drugstore lipsticks?

Trendy Office Wear You Need In Your Life

Over the past few weeks, my freelancing life has taken me out of my home office (and stretchy pants) and into a creative, office environment. The awesome part is that I get to do the writing I love to do but I have to admit was a bit of an adjustment. Besides having to leave the house everyday, my work wardrobe has drastically changed. The stuffy trousers and blazers I used to wear before just doesn’t have a place in my work life anymore. And I would get some strange looks if I rolled up in shorts and a tee.

So I had to do a major wardrobe overhaul and get some trendy, yet office appropriate clothes into my life. This fashion project is off to a fantastic start but the shopping itch is in full effect around here!

Just look at the fashion awesomeness I found!

  • Anne Klein Sleeveless Belted Sheath Dress
  • Elle Tahari Theora Straight
  • H&M Silk Blouse
  • The Limited Lace Trim Tunic Sweater Natural
  • Boohoo Jacey Open Shoulder High Neck Long Sleeve Blouse
  • Jones New York Signature Long-Sleeve Belted A-Line Sweater Dress
  • REBECCA TAYLOR Lapis Crepe Georgette Long Sleeve Blouse
  • XOXO Belted Peplum Dress
  • AGB Printed Trouser-Leg Suiting Pants - Women - Macy's
  • INC International Concepts Long-Sleeve Printed Shift Dress
  • Kasper Dress, Sleeveless Scoop Neck Sheath - Wear to Work - Women - Macy's
  • Lane and Bryant 6th & Lane Peplum Top
  • New York and Company Sharkbite Tunic Sweater
  • Ann bubble textured skirt house of fraser
  • ASOS Simple Midi Skater Dress
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Logo Plate Trim Jersey Top
  • New York and Company Mixed Cable Dolman Sleeve Pullover
Anne Klein Sleeveless Belted Sheath Dress1 Elle Tahari Theora Straight2 H&M Silk Blouse3 The Limited Lace Trim Tunic Sweater Natural4 Boohoo Jacey Open Shoulder High Neck Long Sleeve Blouse5 Jones New York Signature Long-Sleeve Belted A-Line Sweater Dress6 REBECCA TAYLOR Lapis Crepe Georgette Long Sleeve Blouse7 XOXO Belted Peplum Dress8 AGB Printed Trouser-Leg Suiting Pants - Women - Macy's9 INC International Concepts Long-Sleeve Printed Shift Dress10 Kasper Dress, Sleeveless Scoop Neck Sheath - Wear to Work - Women - Macy's11 Lane and Bryant 6th & Lane Peplum Top12 New York and Company Sharkbite Tunic Sweater13 Ann bubble textured skirt house of fraser14 ASOS Simple Midi Skater Dress15 MICHAEL Michael Kors Logo Plate Trim Jersey Top16 New York and Company Mixed Cable Dolman Sleeve Pullover17
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Which one is your favorite??

Fierce Hair: Fall Worthy Braids

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may have noticed that braids and I are having a moment. It’s my latest hair obsession, from five strand fishtails to waist length box braids. Could it be the casual chicness they bring to a beauty look? Or the edge a girl needs in her life without doing anything drastic. Either way, it’s a trend worth rocking this fall. With cooler temps and the holidays around the corner, you need something low maintenance, incredibly fierce, and gives your hair the break it needs from the day to day styling.

Ready to jump into some braided hair goodness? Here’s some inspiration to get you started!

Side Braid

Black Hairstyles

Fall Hair Trends

Byrdie

Natural hairstyles

The Right Hairstyles

Side Braid

Beauty High

Natural Hair

TotalBeauty

Fall Hair Trends

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