Review: Simply Be Giveaway from Madison Plus!

Hey guys it’s Dannika and if you haven’t heard, I won the Simply Be and Madison Plus  Giveaway# 7! I received the prizes shortly after coming home from the L.A. fffweek(end) event and I am stoked about doing some OOTD’s and reviews of them!   This super awesome giveaway included bangles, boots, heels, and handbags!

Check it out:

The fabulous Swag!

It came with this lovely card from Madison Plus

Boots and bangles and bags! Oh my!

I am so glad to have won!

Here is my take on how I would wear these lovely items:

Part 1!

I decided to wear the first items to my Grand Aunt Grace’s 85th Birthday Party!

What I was wearing : Gold Clutch – Madison Plus and Simply be giveaway

Signature Lacey Dress – Sealed With A Kiss Designs

Gold pumps by Fergie- Torrid

Necklace – Asos

Earrings – Forever 21+

I have also linked Madison plus and Simply Be blogs and Simply Be Uk for you to get your very own items that were given to me!

OOTD: Devil in a Blue Dress

I’ve been on the hunt for gorgeous holiday dresses lately (see Daily Find), so I was thrilled when my Asos packaged (finally) arrived with this gorgeous blue number in it!  This frilled sleeved tunic dress from the Asos Curve range made me feel ultra chic!  I paired it with a feathered clutch (also from Asos), black tights and ribbon heels from Torrid.  I love the Asos Curve range and I love the style aesthetic that they have.  This is one line that does not  lack youthful style and larger sizes.  And ladies, don’t be fooled by the number on the tag (which goes up to a size 22)!  Take your measurements and compare it to the sites sizing charts.  I did and I realized that I fit their size 22, though I am a 24/26 in most U.S. stores!  So definitely take your measurements and compare!

But, not all was so heavenly,

The only gripe I have with Asos is their shipping.  Their shipping is like hell on earth!  Many people have been complaining about receiving packages late or even not at all and I even had the same problem with them twice ordering from their new U.S. site.  I tried contacting their customer service, which is only through e-mail and I barely received messages explaining why my items were lost in the mail or not shipped yet.  This made me so mad I vowed to send back their items back!  But as you can see, the clothes nearly make up for the faulty new site.

I haven’t ordered anything since, but be weary of ordering from their U.S. site.  If the clothes weren’t so amazing I’d probably would have asked for a refund and sent the items back!

I advise ordering from the U.K site, which I have never had any problems with.

However, despite their technical problems, the Asos Curve range is one my absolute favorite!   I just hope that they fix their shipping before I really become the devil in the blue dress! lol!

Thanksgiving Tips: Don’t be a Chicken about the Turkey

I know I know, turkey is the scariest part of cooking thanksgiving dinner.  It’s easier than it looks guys, although there are quite a few steps to make it perfect.  Even with that being said, you only make turkey once a year, so why not go all out.  From Alton Brown of Good Eats, I’ve learned the art of The Perfect Turkey.  In this video, he shows everything from seasoning the bird to how to carve it when your ready to serve.  Plus he’s a lot of fun!  You don’t have to use every ingredient he uses, so you can switch it up according to what you like.  Follow these steps and your sure to impress the family.  I thankful for this man!

The Daily Find: Tadashi Shoji for Bloomingdales

It’s the holiday season and if you have a bunch of parties to attend I know you’ll be looking for a gorgeous party dress that screams “Wow!”  Well, on today’s Daily Find I was browsing Bloomingdale’s site and came across some gorgeous gowns by Tadashi Shoji!  These stunners will definitely make you best dressed of the soiree!

Tadashi Shoji Plus Size One-Shoulder Draped Gown

Tadashi Shoji Plus Size Black Sequin Dress

Sizes up to 3x!

Happy shopping!

FFF Week Runway Finale

What better way to end Full Figured Fashion Week(end) than with a runway show showcasing all the hottest designers and their designs. From from the fresh new YouthearyKhmer to the classic Lane Bryant the runway was heated up with the hottest trends. Take a quick look.

Designers featured in runway show

BIG THANKS to Cid of cidstylefile.com and rx2lab.com for providing the video footage.

Get the Look: Leighton Meester on Gossip Girl

Blair Waldorf Leighton Meester and other cast members film scenes for their hit television show "Gossip Girl", in Downtown Brooklyn. Leighton was spotted wearing quite the outfit, which included a Barneys New York double breasted, green coat, polka dot scarf, elbow length suede gloves and was carrying a Longchamp alligator skin bag.

Week by week Gossip Girl’s fashion perspective keeps me intrigued!  Case in point, Blair Waldorf’s chic upper east side preppy style, complete with “Barneys New York double breasted, green coat, polka dot scarf, elbow length suede gloves and  Longchamp alligator skin bag.” ( www.zimbio.com) Want to emulate Blair’s fresh look for fall?  Here’s my picks for plus size gals who want to have Blair’s fashion flare!

1. Asos Curve Hooded Military Cape

$129.30

2. Torrid Long Gathered Black Gloves
$18.00

3. Asos Gray Leopard Snood

$27.58

4. Nine West Cinched Taupe Bag

$129.30

The Daily Find: Charlotte Russe Shoes

Hey guys! I’m excited to bring to you guys “The Daily Find,” where Fashion Plus 3 will post amazing fashions that we find around the net daily!  I decided to create this section because I am a shopaholic and I love looking for new fashion daily, even if I don’t buy it right away!  So, I wanted to share with you guys what I find.  I’ll try to keep this up daily, though sometimes, I don’t always find amazing pieces, but this will make me search harder, which will only make us all find great pieces for our wardrobe!

So,

I was doing my daily browse of affordable fast fashion when I came across Charlotte Russe.  Though they are barely plus size in my opinion, (some styles they only have up to XL and some 2x, but that is not enough, I would like to see stores at least go up to a 4x)  they do have fabulous shoes up to a size 11.  Now, I wear a size 10.5, but I usually have to go up a size for width issues, so I was glad to see that they sized up to 11, which usually fits me perfect in straight size shoe departments.  Also, they have a killer sale going on right now! Buy one pair and get the next for $15 bucks! Plus, if you sign up, they’ll send you a 10% off discount coupon, now that’s alot of savings!

Check out my favorite picks:

Ruched Heel Peeptoes

$35.50 shoes: buy 1, get 1 for $15

Glitter Platform Pumps

$35.50 shoes: buy 1, get 1 for $15

Suede Covered Platform Pumps

$30.00 shoes: buy 1, get 1 for $15

I’d wear all of these pumps to holiday parties.  They’d look really great with black tights and mini dresses or skirts! So Get them fast, because with a sale like this, I expect to see alot of these styles out of stock soon!