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by CHLOE review

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So, I finally made it to the heralded by CHLOE restaurant in Flatiron, NYC today. A hotbed of hipster veganism, by CHLOE is the restaurant Instagram dreams are made of. Tongue-in-cheek visuals (reminiscent of Shake Shack, tbh), a Parisian striped awning (an homage to her French roots, I’m assuming), and a swing in the window, what is there not to love? …then we had the food. Or rather, the food had us. Halfway through, I stared at my friend and…

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boohoo Style Squad

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Dress: boohoo via ASOS | Boots (similar): boohoo | Sunglasses: boohoo | Backpack (similar): boohoo boohoo has this uncanny ability to capture my dual style personality – I am often “urban” and “boho” simultaneously, and they get that. When I saw this dress I had to have it. It’s mesh, it’s embellished, it’s black…it really spoke to my heart. Every now and then I like to take style quizzes, just to keep myself second guessing about what I perceive my style persona to…

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What I Wore: Panorama Festival

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Jumpsuit: Fashion to Figure (use code “FTFKELLY” for 40% off!) | Jewelry: Fashion to Figure For nearly a decade, I’ve been saving at least a weekend each summer to attend a music festival. I’ve been to quite a few, but never have made it out to Coachella. Panorama Festival, owned by Coachella’s folks, finally launched in NYC and Fashion to Figure blessed me with the opportunity to attend. With a stellar lineup that included Kendrick Lamar (!), Major Lazer, DJ Khaled, Anderson…

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NYC Staycation with Catherine’s Plus Sizes

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I envy those that remember to take care of themselves. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. I’m all work, work, work, work, work which makes me a dull (and very tired) girl. So when Catherine’s invited me on a NYC Staycation, I couldn’t refuse. Trust me, I needed it. What’s a boss NYC Staycation like? Allow me to walk you through our 36 hours in the Big Apple: To start the day, we showed up to a beautiful, pinterest-worthy picnic…

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What I Wore: Governor’s Ball 2016

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This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Governor’s Ball 2016 with my girl Lauren Chan of Glamour Magazine. Our good friends at Eloquii provided us with some killer festival outfits, as we went out on the town. Romper: Eloquii | Headwrap: The Wrap Life | Sneakers: boohoo | Earrings: Fashion to Figure For day one, I wore this denim romper number from Eloquii that buttons down the front. It was perfect for the muggy weather (it poured at…

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Ashley Graham Swimsuits for All Collection

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It’s finally, finally happened – Ashley Graham swimsuits are here. At this point, Ashley Graham has become a household name with many magazine covers, runway shows, editorials and Joe Jonas’ “Toothbrush” video under her belt. Ashley’s on a rampage, with no intention of stopping anytime soon. Ashley Graham’s Swimsuits for All collection is very James Bond inspired, and has lots of strings in places I’ve never put them before. I wanted to give my take on the suits I tried…

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Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant

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There comes a pivotal moment in your career where you pause, take a step back, and take it all in. The Christian Siriano Lane Bryant runway show was it for me. We are so boots-to-the-floor-soldiers for plus size fashion and moving things forward, sometimes we forget to reflect on how far we have come. Christiano Siriano! Freaking Christian Siriano has created clothing that I can wear. I remember distinctly watching him on Project Runway and him being frustrated when designing…

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1 Style, 3 Ways: Motorcycle Jackets with Wilson’s Leather

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I am a purveyor of the motorocycle jacket; I have a strong belief that a moto jacket can fix literally every outfit you can put on. When Wilson’s Leather contacted me about their plus size collection, it took me all of thirty seconds to agree – no collaboration could be more organic. Almost everyday, I throw on a moto jacket regardless of what I’m wearing. So I decided to show how I wear moto jackets three ways – dressy, casual…

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Miami Palms

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When I took this Gabifresh bikini and caftan out of the package, I KNEW it had to come with me to Miami – I feel like a QUEEN in it. I’m going to find a million excuses to wear it this summer, especially the caftan. It’s so versatile, I’m imagining it with sandals, with jeans… Sizing Note: For the bikini top, I sized up significantly. I’m usually a 14/16 in tops, and I ordered this in a size 20 in the G/H…

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