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Friday, October 7, 2011

OOTPP: Outfits of the Post Preggy and win an Ashley Stewart dress!

Hello Lovelies!
It's been a while but I'm back in the building! Surely, you didn't think I'd be gone forever did you? So, I am officially post preggy and am getting used to being a mom for the THIRD time.  It's only been three weeks but I truly can't wait to get back in form (pre-preggy shape) so I can share all of my clothing finds with you! I managed to convince the hubby to take some pics for me and wanted to share with you some outfit posts. I am actually giving away the Ashley Stewart dress so read on to see how you can snatch it up!

Dress: Forever 21 (1x)
Earrings : Forever 21

So I initially bought this dress because I was in love with the colors.  After getting it in the mail., I threw it in my closet and forgot all about it. I'm kind of on the fence about it still because the silhouette is not something I'm accustomed to.  I'm also not in love with the ties at the waist...a smocked waistline would have been 100 times better in my opinion.
 A plus though, definitely the puff shoulders--just the right touch of whimsy.
Verdict: Ehh...


Dress: Forever 21

So I don't know how I feel about this dress either.  I love the pattern which is why I purchased it in the first place.  As we all know, F21 sizing is extremely wonky.  I am usually a 1X in their clothing (which this dress is) but it seems that I should have purchased this in a 2x. I love the fact that is zips in the back but dislike the fact that it is as short as it is.  I guess no bending down to pick up lost change while in this baby!
Verdict: Ehh...


Camisole: Sweet Nothings via Walmart
Pants: Rainbows
Top: Akira (one size fits all)
Belt: Forever 21 (main range)

I love, love, love this outfit.  I wish I had a slouchy leather satchel to go along with it! I copped the pants from my local Rainbows and am surprised by how nice they feel.  The pants are really slinky and have these really cool slouchy pockets.  I'm also loving the top from Akira! They don't cater to plus sizes but there are a lot of pieces that will accommodate a plus sized frame.  This top is very billowy and is sure to be flattering on many body types.


Jacket: H&M faux leather biker jacket (size 14)
Camisole: Sweet Nothings via Walmart
Pant: Forever 21 fringe legging
Belt: American Eagle

So how bad-ass is this outfit? I'm in lurve with this jacket from H&M. What would make it perfection is if I found it in a size 16 as the jacket doesn't actually close on me.  I like the fringe legging from F21 but it has a sheen to it that I'm not really crazy about because it accentuates every bump and lump on my body.  I thought I'd throw on the AE belt to offset the monotony of the black.  Pink (in small doses) always seems to calm me down...

Ok, so this is not an outfit pic obviously but I wanted to show you all my cool hat from ASOS.  For some reason I've been obsessed with bobble hats and had been on the search for a perfect one.  I love the rich teal color of this hat and the fact that the knit is so chunky and substantive. I can't wait to rock this when it gets colder! Oh, excuse the neck naps in the last pic!

So to commemorate my return from preggo-hood, I'd like to offer you all a chance to win this Ashley Stewart wrap dress! It is band spanking new and is a size 14/16 but I think the dress could easily accommodate a size 18.  All you have to do to enter this contest is to follow my blog and leave your email addy in the comments section.  I will be using a random number generator to select the winner.  Enter now, contest will end Monday, October 10th at 8PM EST!


  1. I love that floral F21 dress, its very cute on you.

    plus im now following you!


  2. I love the Akira top too! Did you buy it online or is there one in Boston? I thought it was Chicago-only.


  3. Congrats on your recent birth! Very exciting!

    Following you!

  4. Congrats on your baby! Your outfits look amazing.

    Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway. :)

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