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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Finding the Elusive Plus Size Tall Pants

I am in fairly desperate need of new pants for work. Finding pants isn't hard, it's finding pants that are long enough.

I'm almost 6' tall. The 30/32 inch inseam that seems to plague plus size pants doesn't even hit my ankles. Thankfully cropped pants are in style right now.

I prefer cotton pants, which is making the search harder. Yes, Lane Brant carries tall inseams. However, Lane Bryant has never heard of natural fibers. My issues with polyester & polyester blends is that after a while, the clothes loose their shape. If I'm going to fork out 85 buckaroos for a pair of pants, I don't want them to be sagging in 4-5 months. 

Does anyone have any suggestions for finding cotton pants that go past a 34 inch inseam?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Love Lilly Dresses? This post is for you!

If you're reading this post, then there's a very high chance that you love anything and everything Lilly Pulitzer. However, for those of us in the plus-size community, Lilly only goes up to a size 16. While we may not be able to find cute shifts in the darling prints Lilly is known for, there are still a lot of dresses out on the market that are reminiscent of Palm Beach.

When I set out to look for dresses that were Lilly-ish, I looked for items that would fit in with her current line. A few times it was certain colors, a sunny print, or there was just something about a dress that carried Lilly's spirit. 

I call these dresses Lilly-a-Likes, because they're about the closest thing to a Lilly dress we'll get.

colorblocked maxi | Wear this with flat sandals and a raffia bag to the farmers market this summer, and pair with a gray shawl collar cardigan for brunches this fall. 

one-shoulder belted dress | Something other than a LBD for your best friend's bachelorette party.

blouson dress | For lunch at the country club or a Junior League meeting, this dress is very appropriate but still very fun. Pair with brown boots in the fall. 

print shirtdress | Perfect for a day wedding in a vineyard. Pair with gold wedges to keep from sinking in the grass.

belted lace dress | The perfect dress for those "I don't have anything to wear" days. Easy to wear, easy to accessorize.

short-sleeve boatneck dress | A workhorse of a dress. Pair with a blue blazer and kitten heels for work, or wear to Saturday's cookout at your uncle's lakehouse.

embellished halter maxi |  This is just the dress you'll wear everywhere for the rest of the summer because it is just that exciting. 

My favorite dresses are the navy maxi and the deco-ish print blouson dress. I also adore the halter maxi on the far right, but I'm always to wear clothes that are beaded/sequined/other because I can be rough on clothes and I'd hate to loose the beads. 

Which one of these Lilly-a-Likes is your favorite?


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