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Hey ladies!

I am coming out of hibernation to sell a few of my wares...

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Please come out and support this event.  Curvy bloggers, curvy clothing, curvy women.  See you there...



August is upon us already.  And although some consider this the pinnacle of summer, truthfully, we are all thinking about Autumn right about now.  As a teacher, I have summers off, so August is my month to really buckle down and get back into work mode.  And with the transition from Summer to Autumn, I am always thinking of how to stretch my Summer wardrobe into Fall without having to purchase a whole new wardrobe.  Or course, layers are a lifesaver when transitioning to cooler weather, but shoes can be an issue.  Every female loves to show their toes in summer with sandals, but when the temperature drops, sandals are not the most practical option.  In comes the every season shoe - the peeptoe Bootie. Wear them in summer with sundresses, skirts, shorts, and flowy pants.  When cold weather approaches, throw on a pair of cute socks, colorful tights, and pair them with your favorite fall ensemble!
I am the queen of peeptoe Booties.  Because they allow your toes to be free, they are completely appropriate for summer, but because the majority  of your foot is covered, they provide warmth in the Fall/Winter seasons.  Brilliant, right?...  And there is something so badass about having the nerve to cut the toe completely out of a boot.  Here, my collection of peeptoe booties. And no, one pair and one style is not enough. Ha!

Jeffrey Campbell boots
I got these when Angel Laws, blogger and founder of Concrete Loop, decided to sell wares form her closet.  A steal. (People are always selling things on Instagram. These were brand new!  And for a fraction of the original price. )

 Nine West Highland boot
These booties with cutouts has been a mainstay this summer.  I have worn them with EVERYTHING... On sale in several different colors now. Follow the link.

Steve Madden Scandlus Bootie. (On sale now at Lord and Taylor)
Okay, I bought these very early in the year.  They went on sale for 60% at Nordstrom several months later, and I was bummed.  I called Nordstrom, told them that I wanted a discount and they immediately credited my account the difference between what I paid and what the sale price was.  Nordstrom's customer service is legendary.

Nine West Bayles
These are oldies but goodies for me, and even though they have a Western look, they are highly versatile.  I bought these a couple years ago, but Ebay always has these in both Black and Stone colors.  

I didn't even know that Ugg made boots like this.  But Marshall's had them several years ago. 

Nine West Miraculous booties
 These were super cheap from Lord and Taylor.  I paid $32 for these a couple months ago.  And this bluish-gray color is really cute when I want to lighten an ensemble up.

Nine West Blaze
I love the crackled leather on these boots.  It adds some character...

You all have seen these Sigerson Morrison beauties before.  An Ebay find.

While many thought the peeptoe bootie trend would fade several years ago, they have had staying power.  Do you have peeptoe booties, or would you buy a pair?  Let me know below...



If I am to believe all of the fashion magazines this summer, Sporty looks and Mesh are all the rage.  Perhaps that is why I was so drawn to this Mesh skirt and Mesh Bomber jacket by plus size superstar Calvin Klein.  While looking for something to wear to the Beyonce and Jay-Z On-the-Run Concert tour, I came across this wonderful set in white.  I loved it!  But, my sensibilities kicked in and I decided that white was not as practical as the black, so I purchased the black.  Although this is mesh, I can see myself wearing this all year round, even in the winter months with tights and boots as the skirt is lined.  I also plan to break this up to match with countless other clothing items.  And because this was purchased over the July 4th weekend at Macy's, with a WOW pass, this entire ensemble was under $100.  Not bad if I say so myself...

Note: Last I checked this jacket was on sale for $77, and the Skirt was $53 at with an additional 20% off and free shipping!  If you want it, go get it, and check it out in white.

Black Widow...


Except I'm not a widow.  Or a spider. But the name sounded cool, dangerous, badass. Hence the title.  Once again I reverted back to my trustee black voluminous top/dress over pants.  Look, I'm going through a phase that just so happens to have lasted a little over 20 years with the dress over pants thing, but I am slowly, but surely, moving past it.

I wore this to go brunching Sunday morning.  Since I had to catch a flight shortly after my brunch date, I decided to keep it basic and comfortable.  This oversized asymmetrical dress from Asos did the trick.  Atop my trusty, dusty DIY destroyed "boyfriend" jeans, I felt just as badass as I apparently looked, based on the stares of so many at the airport.  Lol!

Dress (worn as a tunic): Asos Curve, Jeans: DIY

Shoes: Topshop (old)

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