This morning I tweeted/instagramed my outfit of the day that featured a dress that had spent months in my closet and was just finally being worn. It’s an ASOS Curve dress that many bloggers have worn before, and I didn’t style it in any kind of new way, but it was still bold for me. It’s funny how after years of blogging, there can still be an item you love but feels “bold” or a step out of the norm for you.

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After I posted it, all of you lovely people gave me a lot of encouragement, and I really enjoyed wearing the dress. This dress had multiple things that were unusual for me: a swing dress shape, bright color, and animal print. It’s one of those dresses that you wear and mean to be seen in.


This was a different than my typical teaching outfits, so I kept it pretty simple. I love how these other bloggers style it though:

Forever Fabulous in Bows

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The Closet of Megan Faye


Nicolette Mason and Gabi Fresh


Nerd About Town


Diamonds n Pearls


Matters of Merrymaking


aaIMG_9009ASOS Curve dress, Evans leather jacket (similar), Old Navy leggings

Lately I feel a little like a broken record about how I’m wearing things I wouldn’t normally wear, but it’s true. I was in a fashion rut and was lacking confidence for a few months there. It feels so good to get back to the inspiration and joy I once got from fashion and the plus size online community.

Thank you for all of the encouragement!