Tuesday, August 17, 2010

:::drools::: Essence Street-style for Plus Size Fashionistas

My favorite part of Essence Magazine's online home is their Street Style section. Here is where you can find everyday beauties impeccably dressed and oodles of style inspiration to boot. I decided for this week's ::drools:: post, I would take one of my recent favorite looks and try to recreate it , big girl style!!!

This DOPE AS HELL look is courtesy of Street Style: Uptown's Finest and in my humble opinion, it's the best of the bunch!

The dress is from Sika Designs, which apparently is this WONDERFUL ethically-based clothing line in the UK. Unfortunately the dress goes up to a UK Size 14 (Which is about a size 10 in the US).Boooooooo!

In my version of this look, I selected the Rhythmic Pattern Dress by Blue Plate ($49.00, Alight).

It's not a total match, but I think it's bringing a similar type of Global Grooviness!

For the shoes, I went with the Shandee Peep Toe Bootie ($89.06, Zappos).. These booties are dope, I might have to reconsider my no heels rule and get these!!!

The clutch I picked to accompany the shoes is the Big Buddha Cosmopolitan ($44.95, Zappos)

I love the texture of this clutch and I think that it ties together with the dress and shoes!

What do you think? Of course, if there is another look you'd like me to recreate for Plus Size Fashionistas, be sure to drop me a line!!


  1. The dress you picked is super cute...I can see myself wearing in summer or winter with some leggings :-)

  2. I love the look above & I truly love the dress you found....super cute!

    I found your blog on God's Favorite Shoes and I'm hooked!

  3. @Steff - This dress would look FANTASTIC on you!!

    @Corie - WOW!! Thank you so much! I am tickled pink you're enjoying the blog!!!

  4. Ohhh this boots is so pretty.....Lov it

    Lov your blog girl...I follow you do the same for me pleaz!!!xoxo