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Favorite Fall/Winter Looks

Well it’s that time of year when there’s a little nip in the air. Depending on where you live, you may have a longer fall season where temperatures gradually dip lower and lower. Where I am, however, fall lasts for a couple weeks in September then we’re just fast forward into the full winter coats.

With that in mind, I’ve put some looks together for days when it’s still warm enough to not be covered from head to toe in winter gear. Some of the pieces are available in my Ebay store so affiliate links were provided in case you want to get the look for yourself.

This first look is for a day that calls for a short sleeve sweater and open toe faux suede sandals…this day is long gone where I am ūüė¶

Gray Knit Tunic

Grey Tunic Sweater (Size 2X) available here

Another cute not so cold weather look is this netted short sleeved sweater and cropped jeans:

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Torrid Pink Netted Sweater (Size 1X) available here
Denim Cropped Jeans (Size 24, runs small fits like Size 20) available here

And for a breezy day you might want to accent your look with a light jacket. Fall is a great time for layering.

White Jacket Black Pleated Skirt

White Cropped Jacket (similar) here
Black Pleated Skirt (Size L with plenty stretch) available here

When the weather gets a little colder, why not go for a nice warm sweater? Even going up a size or two making it a perfect look with a cozy pair of leggings.

Blue Sweater Black Leggings

Light Blue Sweater (Size 22/24) available here

As the temperatures dip and you add a heavier coat, you still can have something cute and form fitting underneath.

Gold Top Maroon Skirt Outside

Gap Brand Gold Top (Size XL) available here
Ashley Tipton Maroon Quilted Pencil Skirt (Size 2X) available here

And as we roll right into holiday party season, this look is festive and sophisticated.

Black Velvet Jacket and Skirt

Black Velvet Skirt with Satin Ruffle Slit (Size 16W) available here
Black Velvet Blazer (similar) here
Avenue Black Lace Top (Size 18/20) available here

I hope you enjoyed these looks and perhaps it gave you some ideas for fall/winter wardrobe combinations. Feel free to grab a piece or two to spice up your look this season! Stay tuned for part 2! ūüôā

 

Speaking of Penny Pinchers…Have You Visited My Ebay Shop?

We’re going to take a brief pause from my “diys” to explore the other side of saving money and looking good. After a brief hiatus, I have listed items in my ebay store. Just in time for fall, you will find good deals on cardigans, jackets, jeans, and skirts. Dazzling Emerald plus sizes¬†on ebay has items for the budget savvy plus size fashionista. Find great deals on brand names for a fraction of the price as items are new or pre-owned but all in great condition!

These crop jeans are great for the fall and a perfect palette for a diy distress project.

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Get distressed crop jeans here

This satin look skirt is great for dressy or work looks and is so figure flattering!

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Get this brown wrap skirt here

This bodycon bandage pencil skirt is so hot and will hug your curves beautifully!

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Get the blue pencil skirt here

Speaking of brand names, this Chaps sweater retails for $50 but get it for half off of that!

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Get this Chaps sweater here

Everyone needs a good cardigan for a chilly day or to have on standby in a chilly office.

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Get this blue cardigan here

I’m going to coin a new phrase, “glam professional”. How else can you describe this look?

 

Blue Blazer Cream skirt edit

Get the ivory knit skirt here

Get Blue Blazer here

 

Be sure to follow me at Dazzling Emerald plus sizes on ebay and check me out often as I will always add new items!

Summer to Fall Fashion Transition…The Finale

So, there were quite a few looks in this series but one thing you may note is that they were all dresses and skirts. If you read my previous blog posts, you may already be aware of the fact that I tend to avoid pants when it’s warm. Who am I kidding….I’m an unapologetic girly-girl-woman. I’m often a little too glam for the occasion and am often met with the question, “where are you going?” You know, that’s what you’re asked when you just so happen to be a little more dressed up than everyone else…like high heels to a picnic….don’t judge. So back to today’s look, which based on the previous statement, is my going to the grocery store look (lol):

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Aside from the heels, this is an extremely comfortable ensemble. The dress is nice and stretchy. It has a loose batwing style sleeve that is about 3/4 length. It has a drapey, fall off the shoulder neckline which to some may be annoying if you’re going for a look. Sometimes it covers both shoulders and sometimes if falls off one shoulder. The elastic waistband gives it some shape and you can change the belt to create a new look every time you wear the dress. I paired it with these metallic peep toe pumps because you know, peep toe for transition season (see my previous post on that).

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Did I mention the pockets? Oh, it has pockets because we just love dresses with pockets. I feel like red is the perfect season transition color because it’s still a bright vibrant color indicative of summer but essentally is more a fall/valentine-sy day color.

Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together. I have lots more nuggets on other areas of my interests to share so I hope you come back for more.

Red dress (old) similar here and here and here

Metallic pumps (old) similar here and here

 

Summer to Fall Fashion Transition…Continues

Welcome back or for the first time to the continuing series of transitioning summer wardrobe in the season leading up to fall. Today’s look has a full fall color palette but with lightweight fabrics. This black off the shoulder blouse is so lightweight and cool that even though it’s black, it still can be worn comfortably in warmer temperatures. The fabric of the skirt is as thin as can be without being sheer. It has a gorgeous geometric print and just enough spandex to give you a little hug in the right places.

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How much do you love a lace up shoe? This shoe/sandal…(shandal??) is made of faux suede and is an almost perfect nude color for me. Don’t you just love it when you find your perfect shade of nude shoe???

Get the look: Blouse (similar) here, Skirt (similar) here, Shoes (similar) here

 

 

Summer to Fall Fashion Transition Part 2!

So today we are continuing on in this series of transitioning summer pieces in the period leading to fall. Today’s look is almost a full fall look but with a twist.

White Sweater Black White Skirt

This white 3/4 sleeve sweater works for cool summer nights or when you know you’ll be in air conditioning all day. This slinky black pencil skirt is lightweight enough to wear on a warm day and also transitions into fall nicely. Now for the twist, these bright pink polka dot pumps are traditionally worn in the spring/summer as a rule (but rules are only for those who lack creativity lol). So the combination of these 3 pieces makes it a summer to fall transition look :).

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And there is your 2nd look in this….I haven’t figured out yet how many parts series….of summer to fall transition looks. Be sure to tune back in tomorrow for my next look!

 

Summer to Fall Fashion Transition!

The end of summer leading to the beginning of fall has to be my favorite time period. It usually has a good balance of nice warm days and cool ¬†breezy days so there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy! That also gives you the opportunity to play around in your wardrobe by combining some traditionally summer pieces with some of your fall wardrobe pieces. So this week, I’ll be featuring looks with this particular combination.

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Jackets and pencil skirts are a favorite combination of mine. I love form fitting, figure hugging pieces coupled with the structured sophistication that a jacket provides. It’s like saying, “Hey, I have a little something going on under here but you’re not gonna see it!” lol. This jacket and its fancy zipper design has the right balance of structure and stretch to fit comfortably on days that are cool enough for a light jacket. And because it’s white, it combines nicely with lighter colored summer pieces.

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This pencil skirt is lightweight and stretchy so it can be worn on warmer days and can transition into cooler months by simply pairing with tights.

Stay tuned for more looks that I put together combining the best of both weather worlds!