As promised here are two more Valentine’s looks. Both looks feature this fuchsia pleated high-low taffeta skirt from Rainbow. Admittedly, Rainbow is a hit or miss as the quality is not consistent and leaves much to be desired, yet last week I was pleasantly surprised to find this well-made piece of formal wear for only $10! The bold color alone makes a powerful statement, great for that special evening out, be it with your significant other or friends. It is just so elegant and chic that you can’t help but twirl around once you put it on. Take a look.
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Look #1: Girly Edge
Turtle necks and Valentine’s day date to some may seem to be a major contradiction, yet it is truly an effortless way to elevate casual style. This combination of the monochrome jersey fabric stripped turtle neck and fuchsia is a subtle move away from the “traditional” V-day fashion as the colors lean more towards the everyday. I should note that the turtle neck is very lightweight so it really won’t be much help in keeping you warm though it does give a very stylish silhouette. I kept accessories to a minimum with a vintage gold-tone chain shoulder strap clutch and bow front skinny belt. I can totally see myself wearing this outfit to a dinner out with the girls on Galentine’s Day.
Style notes: Bold color and stripes in the same outfit? I must say breaking two plus size fashion rules at the same time is very gratifying.
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Look #2 : Moonlight Romance
Whenever I think of romance I automatically think of Usagi/Serena and Mamoru/Darien from the manga Sailor Moon which is why this particular color combination was inspired by Super Sailor Moon’s Crisis Moon compact. I went with my gold metal tone skinny belt and textured polka dot open shoulder blouse to create this very soft romantic look. Rather than try to style my hair in odango, I decided to pull back my hair in a pony tail. Though simple this hairstyle it is one that I usually stay away from as it draws complete attention to my face which makes me very uncomfortable, yet I believe that the hairstyle gave me a more polished and sophisticated appearance that I loved.
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Textured Polka Dot Blouse | Dressbarn (old)
Gold Metal Tone Belt | Fashion to Figure (similar here)
Pleated Taffeta High-low Skirt (1X) | Rainbow
Sailor Moon Supers S Crisis Moon Compact | StarlightStudioStuff on Etsy Clutch | Vintage (similar here)
Which look is your favorite? Have you tried Rainbow’s plus size section? If so, what has been your experience with the quality of the pieces?