Plus Size fashion is my passion. Check out my weekly posts on where to find plus size clothes in NYC, Plus Size Outfits of the Day, follow me inside the dressing room and watch my regular plus size fashion look book videos! Like my style? You can also shop my closet!
I’m super excited to announce a contest I’m working on with Polyvore. In case you’re unfamiliar, Polyvore is a site where people can give and receive styling advice from a global community of stylists. They recently announced a new category, Plus Size!
Fun Fact: If you’ve been following my blog since the beginning, I used to use polyvore sets when I was too shy to take outfit pictures!
As part of my collaboration with the Polyvore team, they’ve posted more about me on their site here. Along with my profile, check out some of my favorite Plus Size styles.
Since Polyvore launched Plus Size, I’ve had fun checking out all the stylish outfits. To help kick-off Polyvore’s Plus Size launch, Polyvore has organized a contest inspired by my style. This is where you come in!
I’ve chosen a Nautical theme because I love stripes, anchors and the combination of pink and navy. Now it’s up to you to create an outfit around my nautical theme. I’ll pick a winner and they will receive $500 to Bloomingdales!
To enter, create a Polyvore account if you haven’t already.
Enter my contest here and click “Create Set” to build an outfit using some of my inspirational items like striped dresses and anything with anchors on it.
When you’re done, click ‘Publish’ to enter the contest. Don’t forget to share your outfit on social, use the hashtag #PVCurvyChic and tag me (instagram: @ceceolisa) so I can check out your outfits.
At the end of the 5-days, I’ll pick a winner who will receive a $500 gift card to Bloomingdales!
Earlier this year, we asked you girls which plus size celebrities you’d like to see at theCURVYcon this summer. We heard one name over and over… Amber Riley.
So we went to work trying to give you girls what you’ve asked for and I’m happy to say, its happening!!!!
Yup! Dancing With the Stars champion and Glee actress, Amber Riley is joining us at theCURVYcon on June 20th in NYC.
TheCURVYcon will be a one day conference where you can shop your favorite online brands in person and actually try clothes on, you can sit in on panels from your favorite plus size bloggers, YouTubers and Celebrities as we have real conversations on confidence, dating, fitness, fashion and everything in between!
Amber Riley will be a part of that as she joins our powerhouse group of speakers including GRAMMY® nominated gospel artist Kierra Sheard, and many top plus size bloggers and YouTubers, including Gabi Gregg, Nadia Aboulhosn, Crissle West, Amanda Allison, Chante Burkett, Essie Golden, Chastity Garner, CeCe Olisa (that’s me!) and many more…
So many of you already have plane tickets, hotels booked and now we’re just counting the days until we’re all together!
If you don’t have your tickets yet, order them here
One of the ways I keep a budget friendly wardrobe is by ordering pieces that I can wear often and in different environments. When I can wear something all the time, I get more bang for my buck! This white (faux) leather moto jacket by Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s is a perfect example of a budget friendly buy. It’s easy to dress up or down and it’s on sale here.
Here are three ways to rock a white leather jacket this spring:
$10 off your Kohl’s women’s apparel purchase of $50 or more. Select styles. PROMO CODE PETAL10
Whenever Mr. Man and I have a wedding in cool weather, I’m always stumped to find a jacket that compliments my party dress. This edgy moto style with the soft girly dress does the trick. I just folded it under for a more cropped look and it held easily with this heavier fabric.
Note: My size was sold out, so I bought this in a bigger size and had it taken in at the tailor because I loved it so much!
Clothing really can change your mood. The minute I put on this jumper, I started feeling… jumpy and happy! First of all jumpers are so much fun to wear, also they’re an easy look to pull off. I just added a fitted t-shirt and some sneakers and I was good to go.
This jumper could also be paired with a bright cardigan over it and in the fall, adding tights and my cognac boots will revamp this easily.
I also felt like this was kind of a vintage looking outfit, so I played around with a faux pin-up bang and up-do with my sisterlocks and I’m happy with how that turned out too (I think my hair is getting longer!)
By now you girls know that I like “the twins” to be well represented at all times, in all outfits.
I’ve spoken about sports bras for big breasts here, so today I thought we could discuss regular bras. I’m a DDD cup and depending on what I’m wearing I wear a different style bra. For me, a bra is like an accessory because certain outfits require a certain a certain bust “look”.
This is my everyday bra, it is super comfortable and only has two hooks in the back, which I love. This bra also lasts a long time, so even though it was a price jump for me, it was definitely worth it. You can find this bra here!
I discovered this bra at a random lingerie store on 125th street in Harlem and it changed everything! Finally a strapless bra that didn’t buckle under the weight of “the twins”. This strapless bra is the only one I’ll ever buy and I buy it one cup size smaller than what I normally get. You can find it here!
I’ve tried on a lot of extended size bras that claim to be “push up”, but this is the only one that gives me the effect I like. The plunge cut makes it easy to wear under low cut dresses and the push effect, well…it’s just hot! You can find it here