Spring Trends Part I... Black & White

3.02.2013

In what may have been the funniest, albeit truthful, article I have read last year, Bethany Rutter of the blog, Arched Eyebrow, ruminates about plus size bloggers being even better than small size bloggers because plus size bloggers have to be more creative to be stylish (read article here).  In the article, Rutter asserts that plus size bloggers are more adept at creating a look and style that is completely original because we lack style icons that look like and are shaped liked us.  Additionally, plus size bloggers do not have access to style trends as readily as smaller sized girls.  So much truth behind her words!

Although I agree wholeheartedly with Bethany, I have to challenge her assertion about plus-size women not having access to trends.  So, I asked several other plus size bloggers to participate in a challenge with me.  This month, as we await Spring and all the newness that accompanies it, Deb of Real Girl Runway, Vivi of Heart, Print, and Style, the CurvyCeo, Grown and Curvy Woman, and Society of Curves have joined me in this challenge.  As bloggers with a focus on the curvy woman, we all have different perspectives in our style.  To test Bethany Rutter's notion that curvy bloggers are all original and do not subscribe to a certain "style" we will use our blogs to prove or disprove her theory.  So once a week, we will tackle what fashion insiders have declared the new "trends" for Spring 2013.  Check here to see my take on the newest trends, but also check them out on their respective blogs!  If you want the plus-size world to see your take on these Spring 2013 trends, email your pics to girlsofplenty@gmail.com and I will post them for the world to see...

Week 1:  BLACK AND WHITE




These are all runways looks that I would absolutely wear. But, I have to say, this does not seem like a trend to me, as I have been a lover of ALL things Black & White my entire life.  Below, my interpretation of the huge black and white trend done "my way". And...using items of clothing that are already in my closet, thank you very much.










Cons of this outfit: 
 first day of my cycle (tmi)
bloated
gained 20 lbs
eczema outbreak
I'm a mother, wife, teacher
I'm old
stretch marks
cellulite

Pros of this outfit:
I want to wear whatever the hell I want to wear*

*This pro ALWAYS outweighs ANY cons...

20 comments:

  1. Girl you are my everything I swear!

    You rockin the fuh outta that outfit, head to toe! I
    will deff try some of these challenges!

    K xo
    Thechubbycruiser.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Missy Ma'am! I wanna see the pics..Send them to me or post them to IG!

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  2. Hilarious as usual!!!!! Thanks. Send me the pics so I can post them!

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  3. Thanks for creating this challenge! It's also the *ahem* pesky time of the month thingy so I'm not particularly excited to see how I'm gonna look in any of my outfits this week. lolol. Anywho, I like your interpretation of the Black/White trend. I especially like the skirt.

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    1. Chile, I was a mess all this weekend. I can't wait to see your interpretation, too!

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  4. Love the way you put this look together! Can't wait to see more of the style challenges.

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    1. Thanks lady! I can't wait to see how you interpret it.

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  5. can't wait to see more challenges! Love this look on you! That blazer is amazing! Love your blog! I'm definately following you! I hope you'll visit my blog and follow me too!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliments and for following. I will def do the same for you :-)

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  6. You did that!!! I am so glad you pros outweighed your cons as well LOL!!

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    1. hey Tiffany ! Thanks so much... Right?! LOL

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  7. What? Is that your belly I see? Go 'head on wit yo bad self!!! Get. It! And I love that jacket!!! *off to onestopplus.com*

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    1. Is it?! A tiny bit... I got this about 2 or 3 years ago, from the clearance no less. It was part of a suit!

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  8. You are magnificent! Just discovered your blog through the link on one of my other favorites, Grown and Curvy (thanks Georgette!) and I can't believe I'm just finding you. I love it when the grown women WORK IT! Keep it up, you are an inspiration!

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    1. Hi Juliette! Welcome to Girls of Plenty. Thanks so much for the compliment. The older I get, the seemingly more fearless I become... Let's inspire one another!

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  9. You look gorgeous! You really should put a portfolio together of say 20 photos and start going on gosees. You really should be a model!

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliment! You got me over here blushing...

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    2. glad to see you at the Lane Bryant modelling session. Don't stop. Keep going. You will be the next it woman.

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  10. I love that fabulous jacket. Just like you, black and white doesn't feel like a "trend" to me because I've worn black and white outfits forever!

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    1. Right?! But I love when I can be "on trend" just by looking in my closet!

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