Faux Leather + Metals

Plus Size Fall Outfit of the Day in Plaid and Faux Leather

The deeper we get into fall, the more infatuated I become with faux leather and this season’s top trend: metal detailing.

Plus Size Fall London Street Style Fashion

Jessica Simpson Plus Size Burgundy Plaid Top

Forever 21 Black Faux Leather Crossbody Purse with Metal Hoop Handles

Plus Size Fall Street Style Fashion in London

Jessica Simpson Plus Size Plaid Top and Calvin Klein Plus Size Black Faux Leather Skirt

Jessica Simpson Plus Size Plaid Top + Calvin Klein Plus Size Black Faux Leather Skirt

Plus Size Fall Outfit of the Day

Plus Size Fall Street Style in London

SHOP THE LOOK –

Top: Jessica Simpson | Skirt: Calvin Klein | Boots: Sam Edelman | Purse: Forever 21 | Necklace: Rocksbox (use code letstalkchicxoxo)

Personally, I’ve never laid eyes on a faux leather skirt that’s caught my attention let alone that fits my body right. I can be particular with fabrics and textures, faux leather being a tricky one as some can look worn out, low quality, and smell funny (I know I’m not the only one who’s sniffed this scent before). Whether faux or real, leather is definitely worth the right investment.

Being a true sucker for pencil skirts, I instantly knew this Calvin Klein faux leather skirt was a winner. With an elasticized waistband that hugs the waist nicely and gold metal detailing, it certainly gives a stunning, chic appeal. Sticking to the metal detail trend, pairing this plaid top with its gold front buttons firmly tucked in was a no-brainer. Does the crossbody purse look familiar? I wore this cute faux leather bag during London Fashion Week (see here) there’s something about the dual metal hoops that adds a touch of sophistication to such simplicity.

After finding a faux leather piece that was worth a small investment, I cannot wait to see what other leather gems I find.

P.S. Check out a recent collab with Plus Model Mag to learn a little more about me and my plus size style. Until next post!

XO,

Drea

Photography by: JKG Photography

Timely Matters with JORD Wood Watches + Giveaway

Dark Sandalwood Timepiece

While I enjoy being my own boss and arranging a personal schedule, the most important yet challenging part about staying on my A-game is acquiring great time management. Although cell phones have options to create/set reminders and numerous organizational apps, it can be quite distracting as a quick “calendar check” turns into 30 minutes of Instagram browsing (we all do it).

When JORD approached me about their unique wooden timepieces, the sophisticated line sparked some inspiration to manage my time efficiently the old fashion way. (more…)

LFW Day 3: Fall Trends & A Daytime Twist

London Fashion Week Plus Size Street Style

Layering creatively with color and a fall-dominated outfit from head-to-toe.

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A Boho Maxi Dress with Valija

Plus Size Boho Style featuring Valija Maxi Dress and Target Faux Leather Ankle Boots and Sole Society Handbag

As I continue to experiment with my style, I naturally gravitate towards versatility. It makes transitioning pieces from one season to the next effortless and it’s one less thing to worry about. I like to call them “investments” a.k.a. guilt-free purchases.

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LFW Day 2: The Ultimate Tulle Skirt

Plus Size Ruffles and Tulle Outfit of the Night

After wearing a tulle skirt, I don’t think there’s anything else that can make me feel as delicate and feminine.

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