Friday Favorites: Size Inclusive Holiday Style

Happy Friday! Ready or not, the holiday season is here. I cannot believe it is December 1st! I am always excited for the holiday's, but this year especially! Last night on my Instagram Stories, I asked and you voted that you wanted to see some holiday style! It was a 50/50 split between holiday party looks and holiday date night looks so I thought I'd show you a little bit of both! It is very important to me to highlight brands that are SIZE INCLUSIVE- meaning they have a wide range of sizes for EVERY body!

The Dress Shop: Eliza J

If you are looking for a fabulous holiday party dress, you have to check out Eliza J dresses. I've selected a few of my favorites! I love how inclusive their sizing is- ranging from 0 to 16 and then plus sizes! I have quite a few of these dresses and I'm always so impressed with the quality and fit. You will not be disappointed. 

Get Your Party Pants On: Old Navy

Old Navy has been my go-to lately for all things! Their pants are also incredible. I love their fit and often times I even have to size down in their pants- which NEVER happens! Major props to Old Navy for no separating their regular & plus sizing. They offer 00 to 20 on the same product page! Another bonus: most of them are under $30! 

Cozy Coats: Asos

I am proud to say that I've inherited my love for coats from my mother- she has closets full of beautiful coats. ASOS has been an incredible retailer supporting a large range of sizes, check out these gorgeous coats. BEST PART: some of these are up to 30% off, no code needed!

Sparkle & Shine: BaubleBar

If you haven't already heard of BaubleBar- I'm about to change your life! I am constantly amazed by their fun, trendy, yet timeless pieces. What's a holiday season without a little holiday sparkle? These are a few of my favorite pieces right now! They make fabulous gifts too! BEST PART: Everything on their site is 25% until December 8th using code GIFT25

Cutie with a Bootie: DSW

I've been shopping at DSW since as long as I can remember! It is one of the only places that I can find size 11 shoes. They also carry wide width and wide calf styles. Cute boots are a must-have this season, especially with all of your holiday looks!  These are a few of my favorite styles this season.

The Final Touch: Lips from Sephora

Wrapping up this list with an essential- lip color! I always forget to put lip color on until I'm in the car and scrambling through my purse to find something. Lips complete the look and make me feel put together. Here are a few of my favorites this season! BEST PART: some lipsticks are up to 50% off this weekend, no code needed!

What are your favorites from this list? Would you like to see more of these round ups? Your feedback means everything to me! Hope this helps.

Let's Get Caught Up: Volume 1

Sometimes when life brings you new opportunities, it's hard to keep up with blogging! So something I wanted to do is introduce a new series called "Let's Get Caught Up" where we all share what we have been up to recently! I think it's so important to reflect on your week and the discoveries that you made, so I'm very excited to share this new series with you all! 

Some things I've been up to lately:

It's been a long time since I've been home for a full week in Buffalo. When I'm traveling (for different modeling jobs), it's very important for me to have some "family time" at home for at least a few days to ground myself. It's the perfect time to get some personal and professional work done!

 Here's what I've been up to in the past few weeks:

  • Went to a bachelorette party in Concord/ Gilford / Alton Bay, NH to celebrate one of my girlfriends, Courtney. Her wedding is in a few weeks on top of a mountain, we have to take a chairlift to the ceremony! So excited for that!
  • Said goodbye to my lease and purchased my very first pre-owned vehicle! I researched, went test driving and negotiated. With just a teeny help from Brian- I handled it all on my own! Adult-ing hard over here.  I ended up with a Mazda CX-5 and I'm loving it! Overall, it ended up being a pretty painless experience. 
  • Photographed by the legendary Nicole LeBris Creative in Jersey City during one of my NY trips! This mama-to-be is a visionary behind the camera. I was overdue for some new images and I wanted to shoot with her before she has her baby girl, which can be any day now! Pictures coming soon. My girl Maxey Greene styled the shoot. Check out her styling website (and a sneak peek of our shoot) here! 
  • Celebrated my future in-laws’ 40th wedding anniversary. We were all supposed to travel down to Florida for a long weekend, but Irma had other plans. We ended up having beautiful weather in Buffalo for some fun filled family time! 
  • Toured the brand new Whole Foods in Buffalo! I was so honored to get an exclusive look of the store before it opened. I was incredibly touched by the thoughtful product sourcing from local companies. If you are in the area and haven't gone yet- that is a must!

Some things I'm loving:

  • What is it about wedding videos? They always make me cry, even if I don't know the bride and groom personally. One of my favorite bloggers, Mallory Ervin posted hers today and gave me all the feels. 
  • I've been on the hunt for comfortable, stylish, pointy red heels. DSW is my go-to for shoes since I wear a size 11. These are still in the mail but I'm so excited to try! Ok fine, I ordered these too... just to see. :) Can't beat that price!
  • JUMPSUITS! I'm loving the trend but I've been hesitant to try. Curious to know if there's any curvy girls out there who have rocked the look? I recently ordered a few from Nordstrom and I'm hoping to pull off one for a wedding guest look. 
  • Spaghetti squash. It has become a weekly staple in my household! Ever since I found Damn Delicious' "how-to" guide on how to cook one perfectly, I've been on a major kick. I've perfected my chicken pad thai - you don't even miss the rice noodles! Maybe one of these days I will post my recipe. 

What have you all been loving lately? I can't wait to read what you have been up to in the comment section below!