Take Your Swimwear Up A Notch With These Fierce Coverups

Ahh summertime.

It’s the season of pedicured toes, stylish sunnies, and fierce swimsuits as we spend many days lounging by pool or playing in the sand.While finding the right suit can be a challenge,getting the right coverup isn’t.

Now, don’t get me wrong, covering up when you aren’t swimming isn’t about dressing down. It’s all about taking that swimsuit up a fashion notch. It’s about finding something that you would wear all by itself if you could. You gotta keep the style party going because honestly, who wants to spend another hot summer minute doing an outfit change?

Resort Wear

Steve Madden Flower Child Triangle Square Maxi Coverup

Maxi Dress

Taste The Rainbow Maxi Dress (Lilly’s Closet)

Cover up

Lucky Brand Convertible Tie-Dye Maxi Skirt Cover Up


Kenneth Cole Reaction Colorblock Maxi Dress Cover Up (Macy’s)

Summer Top

Collection XIIX Solid Crochet Scarf Top (Macy’s)


Collection 18 Banana Leaves Coverup Tunic (Dillards)

Summer Fashion

BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Off the Grid Coverup Tunic (Dillards)


BECCA by Rebecca Virtue Mayan Coverup Tunic

Need more summer fashion inspiration?

10 Plus Size Swimsuits for a Fiercely Fashionable Summer

I’m not gonna lie, swimsuit shopping is not one of my favorite things to do. Trying to find something that’s not only cute but comes in my size and can support my girls is not always easy. And if you’re on a budget, it can be even harder! I was crazy lucky to score one similar to this one from Maxine of Hollywood at Burlington, when I was in a pinch and needed something to wear for my daughter’s swim class. That was a one a million purchase and unless you have plenty of time scour the racks of your favorite outlet stores, you’re gonna have to invest.

I’ve splurged on swimsuits before and if you find the right one, it’s like a little black dress, it can last for many seasons to come!

Does that mean you have to shell out money for a frumpy looking swimsuit because you wear something bigger than a size 12? Absolutely not!

I did the searching for you and found 10 fierce swimsuits that will make you feel like a total beach diva!

Plus Size Swimsuit

Madison Plus Bright Delight Wrap Swimsuit

Plus Size Swimdress

Ashley Stewart Printed Double Strap Swimdress

Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit

Anne Cole Plus Size White Mesh Bandeau Swimsuit

Plus Size Swimuit

Lane Bryant Strappy Tank with Built In Balconette Bra

Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit

City Chick Seychelles Strapless One Piece

Plus Size Two Piece Swim Suit

Robyn Lawley Cosmic Libra Adjustable Bikini (Madison Plus)

Plus Size Swimsuit

Modcloth Composed by the Pool One-Piece Swimsuit in Sky

INC International Concepts Plus Size Studded One-Piece Swimsuit (Macy's)

INC International Concepts Plus Size Studded One-Piece Swimsuit (Macy’s)

Plus Size One Piece Swimsuit

Lane Bryant Gandolf Pinpoint Swim Suit by Miracle Suit

Plus Size Swimsuit

Lane Bryant Cocos Swim Skirted Maillot

Your turn! What do you look for in a swimsuit?

Gorgeous Wedding Dresses Under $400

When I started planning my wedding over four years ago, one of the first things I started shopping for was my dress. It was the thing that just had to be absolutely perfect. I spent hours collecting pictures and when I walked into the Alfred Angelo store I was armed and ready to go. Little did I know that the dress I had to be talked into trying on became the dress. But when your girl saw the price tag – can we say major sticker shock. So I left the store empty handed only to walk back in three months later when the store told me the dress was on a major sale.

I totally lucked out when it came to my dress because spending almost a $1,000 for a dress did not jive with the budget friendly wedding I was putting together. And if you were like me and started your dress shopping, you already know that the prices for bridal wear can be a real wallet buster.

That’s what inspired today’s post. I rounded up eight affordable and beautiful dresses that are completely aisle worthy.

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Analisa Lace Wedding Dress By Kiyonna (Lane Bryant) $348

Adrianna Papell Strapless Beaded Ball Gown (Macy’s) $299

Discount Wedding Dresses

Betsy & Adam Beaded Satin Gown (Dillard’s) $260

Belle Badgley Mischka Strapless Ruched Gown (Dillard’s) $269

Short Wedding Dresses

LABEL by five twelve Foiled Lace Sheath Dress (Nordstrom) $108

Luxe Lace Wedding Dress By Kiyonna (Lane Bryant) $242

Affordable Wedding Dresses

Liliana Ruffle One-Shoulder Ruched Wedding Dress (JCPenney) $65 on clearance

Xscape Cap-Sleeve Lace Gown (Macy’s) $179


Need more wedding inspiration? No worries. I got you covered right here. ;)

A Plus Size Floral Dress Styled Three Ways

No matter what the trend, Spring just isn’t complete without a floral dress. Now, I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest floral print fan. It has to be in the right colors and have the right print – not too big and modern enough to style in different ways. That’s what drew me to this Challis Ruffled Dress from Torrid. Besides the hi-lo hem that I love on any dress, the print have great colors to style with and the miss matching size of the flowers themselves are a fresh take on the season staple. After putting this post together, the versatility just can’t be denied!

Spring Dress


Swell Savannah Statement Necklace / Jessica Simpson Voilla Platform Pumps / Robert Rose  Wide Slice Cuff Bracelet (Lord and Taylor) / GUESS La Vida Logo Slim Clutch


Floral Dress and Denim Jacket


Levis Denim Trucker Jacket (JCPenney) / Circa Joan & David Women’s Nadeena Wedge Sandal (Amazon) / LeSportsac Small Cleo Crossbody Hobo (Zappos)


Plus Size Fashion


Calvin Klein Plus Size Faux-Leather Moto Jacket (Macy’s) / WetSeal Oversized Textured Chevron Earrings/ Southpole Women’s Aviator Sunglasses (Amazon) / Nine West Women’s Bardough Wedge Sandal (Amazon)

Are you rockin’ a floral print dress this Spring?

6 Spring Ready Plus Size Dresses

The countdown to Spring is officially on! Daylight Savings is right around the corner and before you know it, the warmer weather will be here. So it only makes sense to get a head start on our seasonal shopping and girly dresses are one of the first things on my list!

Bright colors, floral prints, and geometric shapes are what I think of when it comes to spring wear. That’s why I chose these six dresses from our favorite plus size retailers to get this Spring Fashion party started!

Plus Size Dresses

Plus Size Colorblock Fit-and-Flare Dress from Dressbarn

Plus Size Dresses

Polka Dotted Skater Dress from Torrid

Plus Size Fashion

Geo Print Linen Sheath Dress from Ashley Stewart

Plus Size Spring Dresses

Soft Floral Dress from City Chic

Plus Size Fashion

Sweetheart Neckline Lace Dress from ASOS

Plus Size Dresses

Lace 2fer Floral Dress from WetSeal

Which one is your favorite?