“Fall In Love” Series: Styling Eloquii Elements Pt. 1

When I discovered Eloquii years ago, I was bittersweet. I was so excited to find a plus size brand that sold trendy, chic items but bitter because I could not afford it at the time. Now that I am blessed to be able to, about 85% of my wardrobe is of this brand. They also have the best sales! Not too long ago, Eloquii partnered with Walmart on an Elements collection focusing on everyday fashion at modest prices. What I love about this line is even though the prices are significantly lower than other pieces on the site, the quality is still there. When I saw the release, I rushed to Walmart.com, where I saw it first and picked up a few things.

This peplum jacket can be worn many ways, but I opted to wear it as a jacket in a casual manner! I went a size up in case I decide to wear it as a shirt and what I love about this outfit is that no only is it comfortable and warm, it is easy to chase my one year old!

Even though the next two tops are long sleeved, they are so comfy. Florals have always been my thing since I was a young teenager. You can get the floral top here.

Who doesn’t love animal print? Even though I’m wearing this leopard top in a casual manner, it is still versatile and can be worn dressy, not to mention animal prints are neutral

Check out their entire collection at Eloquii.com or you can even visit Walmart’s site here.

Stay tuned for part 2!

Summer Romance

This year, I’ve been feeling the pretty pastels and soft florals. I love how feminine and girly they are and I notice that I’ve been filling my closet with such. In my humble opinion, florals and pastels are a good way to get in touch with your girly side! I remember growing up, florals were my favorite pattern, (the tasteful patterns I might add) and I would be teased about it. But that didn’t stop me not one bit! My blankets, dresses, sweaters were floral.

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So when I saw this dress from Torrid a couple months ago, I fell in love with it. But I wasn’t interested in paying full price for it. Let’s face it, Torrid is a little overpriced especially when I would find loose threads from brand new pieces. I walked away because $90 for a dress was too much for me. So, I went back a month or so later and still saw it there. Still full price. Still pretty. I decided to grab it. Yup. Full price and no coupon. But let me tell you, it was one of the best full price purchases I made.

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I absolutely love this dress! I purchased this in a 3x (my Torrid size) and it fits perfectly! Can we talk about this? I’ve never been one to wear halter style dresses but the fit on this dress is superb. This dress is darling, and not a thread out of place. It is very lightweight with the tiered ruffles going on. This dress has the high-low effect but its too exaggerating. With a white cardigan or light pink one,  I can wear this to church with a nude pair or heels, or date night with some comfy sandals.

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I love how it cinches above the waist and it camouflages everything giving a very feminine silhouette.

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The best thing about this dress, is that it will last for several spring/summer seasons to come. The print, the style and colors, are here to stay, so I will definitely get my price per wear out of this. I wore this dress this past Sunday with my bright pink block heels from Forever 21 that you’ve seen several times and my matching Kate Spade purse. If you want a more romantic, subtle look, a pair of nude heels and a rose colored crossbody/clutch does the trick as well.

If you’re looking to spend more money than you would on a piece of clothing, make sure you can wear it next year and not stuffed in the back of your closet.

Spring Series: Style Me 3 Ways: Striped Jumpsuit

Since spring is now one of my favorite seasons, I decided to start a few fashion series about my newfound love for this season. You’re probably thinking, “you didn’t like spring?” No, I didn’t. I was never confident in how I looked and I always kept covered. I’ll talk about how I overcame that in another blog post.

Fast forward and I’m embracing spring and the fashion trends to go with it. In today’s post, I style one of my favorite things to wear not only in the spring, but year round, the beloved jumpsuit. Or, an “adult onesie” as some people put it. I got this jumpsuit from Burlington and I was impressed at how the store has changed over the years because I could never find anything worth buying. I will be going back pretty soon. Although this jumpsuit is not 100% great quality, I love how comfortable the fit is and I adore the cropped wide leg look.

Corporate Spunk

I put this outfit together using things I already had in my closet, and I call this my corporate casual look. Yes, this jumpsuit can be worn to the office, just by adding a dope white crisp blazer and some comfortable heels. And you know, florals and stripes pair beautifully. To add more of a pop, I paired this outfit with my bright sunny yellow Michael Kors crossbody bag.

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Nautical Look

This next look is going out my normal look because I’m not a sneaker person. When I saw blue, I immediately thought of red and white. Some people will think the American Flag, I just think more of a nautical look. So i kept it simple by pulling out my classic Converse sneakers. I’m digging this look and to add some flair, I grabbed my red Kate Spade crossbody. If you don’t know, crossbody bags are my favorite. Plus, you can never go wrong with a bold red lip. And yes, the rain had the nerve to come while we were shooting.

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Comfy, Casual

So my last look, is just a complete casual look. This can be worn if I’m shopping with the girls (or even my husband), or just if you want to be casual and not sacrifice style. My trusty Tory Burch sandals (that I had for 2 years!) and my sunny Michael Kors bag did the trick for comfort and stylish.

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You see my hair?? Check out my last post on my update!

If you’re on budget like I am, its best to find pieces that you can create multiple looks from and still be stylish for this season. I think I just created a “Restyle Me” series.

Pink And A Pop Of Denim

Sometimes, I surprise myself with how bright colors look on me. To me, you have the best mood wearing bright colors and that’s how I feel wearing this pretty fuchsia dress. It is so bright and comfortable and I love the detail on the sleeves. What I love about this dress is the endless styling options you can do. You can wear heels, flats, or sandals. Instead of going the usual, black, white or nude color pallet, I wanted to do something different.

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Yes. I. Did. I slid on these pretty adorable embellished denim flats and pointy toe flats are a fav of mine. I know I leave links to everything you can buy, but this dress is sold out (came from Cato) and my shoes came from Marshall’s a couple years ago. Don’t fret, bright colors are everywhere.

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You’ve seen this crossbody before, of course from Kate Spade, but these earrings! Let me tell you. I was in Target looking for a birthday gift for my aunt, and I saw these gorgeous earrings for $4! I was worried that they might be too heavy, but they are not. And look, it matches my bag.

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This post is dedicated to my sister in law, because she knows I love color and she’s also hired me to revamp her entire wardrobe from darks and neutrals to vibrant colors and amazing prints, thus the birth of Styled by Marisa, a personal styling service where I assist on styling services of course for all occasions. Yup, stay tuned for the official launch!

Springing Into Neutrals

Spring is coming and I can’t wait until the season is in full bloom. I’m ready for the florals, daylight savings, picnic dates, and beautiful skies! Not to mention, my wedding! Although it is still chilly here in Charlotte, I thought I’d play with some brighter colors today as a prelude to the spring.

I don’t know what I should talk about first; this skirt, or this beautiful bag. Or my hair!! We’ll talk about hair later. But let’s talk about this handbag. I’m obsessed with the handbags from the designer, Chloe. I absolutely love the “Pixi” handbag. Sometimes, we’re not able to indulge in the finer things and so many brands are putting out their designer inspired looks and I saw this dupe in CatoFashions and immediately picked it up. Let me tell you, this is a nice quality, well-made bag. It’s well structured and sturdy and gorgeous.

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Now look at the Chloe Pixi Bag:

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Similar, right? I love it. But the winner of today is this beautiful skirt that I snagged from Eloquii. For me, finding a feather skirt that matched my budget and size was difficult until I saw that this skirt was on sale. Unfortunately it sold out, but Eloquii always has unique skirts like this. I have so many ideas to style this skirt, so you’ll be seeing it again.

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This skirt can be dressed up or down, with heels, sandals, or flats. The only downfall is the top rolls down when you sit, however the waistband is elastic, so very comfy!

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I forgot to mention! This beautiful handbag here, and they also come in pastel pink and purple!

What are your favorite neutrals for spring??