MY STYLE: DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Last month was a very exciting one for me. Along with taking part in the first ever Curvy Expo, I started an amazing new job!  Finding a new job meant heading out for interviews and, naturally, meant finding a new outfit; one that made me feel fierce, confident, and beautiful. So off to Addition Elle I went!

The first look I chose was a teal and black paneled dress. Although the print caught my eye, I avoided trying it on until the lovely sales associates convinced me otherwise. I’m so glad they did because it fit perfectly and was beyond flattering! The dark panels give you the illusion of an hourglass figure, and the fabric is lush with a bit of weight to it, causing it to drape all the right places. I can’t believe I almost passed this beauty by because I thought the fabric wouldn’t flatter my shape, but let this be a lesson to me and all you fabulous ladies out there – you never know how something will look on you until you try it on.

For my second look, I went with a fun, little black dress. Not only was the cut of this dress super flattering just like my first choice, but the entire thing is covered in eyelet-esque cut outs that add the perfect touch of playfulness. I paired it with a coral blazer for a bright and bold summer look, but you can add whatever you want over this dress for endless style possibilities. With both of these looks leaving me feeling confident and beautiful, I knew I could walk into any interview looking as good on the outside as I felt on the inside. Which look is your favourite?

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Shop Look 1: Black & Teal Dress – Addition Elle | Long Sleeve Top – Addition Elle | Sunglasses – Torrid | Nude Pumps – Madden Girl |Earrings and Necklace – Ardene | Purse – Coach

Shop Look 2: Blazer in Lollipop – Addition Elle | Little Black Dress – Addition Elle | Necklace – Ardene | White Pumps – Payless Shoes

OSCAR STYLE: ACCESSORIZE IT!

With all of the 2016 Oscars handed out, and another round of red carpet style wrapped up, it’s time to talk about our favourite looks. More specifically, the gorgeous accessories! After admiring the stars’ dresses, I love checking out their extravagant jewels (I’m an earrings and bold rings kinda gal). Your accessories are the perfect place to inject some personality to your ensemble, so I was thrilled to see the ladies rocking some very unique pieces and fun new ways to sparkle.

From Olivia Munn’s wrap-around bracelet, to Whoopi Goldberg’s octopus ring, and Brie Larson’s delicate jeweled hair clips, there was definitely a playful element to the accessories worn by these leading ladies. And I can’t forget to mention Charlize Theron’s eye-catching lariat bling that perfectly accented the deep v of her gorgeous, red dress. But, I think my favourite accessories of the night were Saoirse Ronan’s stunning, green dangling earrings. There’s something about rich, emerald jewelry that gets me every time!

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Shop these accessories: 1. Silver Octopus Ring – Bernard Delettrez | 2. Silver & Emerald Earrings – StyleRocks | 3. Multirow Mesh Chain Lariat – Wallis Fashion | 4. Sterling Silver Snake Bangle – Kevin Jewelers | 5. Diamond Feather Clips

Which red carpet accessory was your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

GOLDEN GLOBE STYLE: SEQUINS

There were so many trends that I love on this year’s Golden Globe red carpet, that I simply couldn’t share just one. Earlier this week, I put together a daytime looked based on Jennifer Lopez’s stunning mustard-coloured gown. I’m switching gears for today’s inspiration and have put together a fun evening look with a little glitz and glam.

Sequins were sparkling under the flashbulbs of the press as star after star made their grand entrance. From to Olivia Wilde to Kate Hudson, the ladies of the red carpet knew how to shine. I was particularly drawn to the deep, midnight blue number that Julianne Moore wore, and have based this glittery ensemble off of her. It’s the perfect look for a night on the town!

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Shop this look: 1. Sequin Fit And Flare Dress by Eloquii |2. Statement Earrings by Olive+Piper | 3. Heels by Penny Loves Kenny | 4. St. Mark’s The Spot by OPI | 5. Ring by Tarina Tarantino

Stay tuned for one last Golden Globe look later this week. Until then, you can Explore this look on Polyvore.