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Ice Cream Cone Chic

I just want to take a minute and give props to my girl, Chastity for her GarnerStyle for Rebdolls collection.

I’m so proud of her!

She has an amazing eye for fashion and it’s so exciting to see her ideas for plus size fashion come to life. The line has a lot of sold out items, but here are a few pieces that I love and you can still find on the website.

Dress (Similar) Here | Bag Here | Boots Here

I paired my camel brown accessories with this pale pink and I felt like a chic little ice cream cone! This dress has pockets and you can also wear it simply without a belt. Chastity styled it with black accessories, but I’m all about pink and brown.
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Dress (Similar) Here | Bag Here | Boots Here

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Model or Me: Eloquii Gown

This Fall, I brought “Plus Size Model or Me?” to the blog with this post.

Some of you asked: “Why make it a competition?”, “Why ask us to choose?”, “Is this even body positive?”

Here’s my answer:

As plus size women, many of us automatically think our bodies are a hindrance to wearing certain items. Big girls often feel they aren’t even in the same “league” as a smaller girl. I do think there’s some body positive affirmation that comes when you can root for the fat chick. I think it’s body positive to see that items can look just as good on a big girl with lumps as it does on a model with a perfect figure. So, these posts are just my way of leveling the playing field a bit and opening our eyes that we can wear whatever we want. The main point is comparison and seeing that different can be good, not competition.

Hope that makes sense… now, on to today’s post!

I’m going to show you an item on a model, I’m going to explain how I made my purchase (what size I chose, color, width, etc.), then I’ll show the item on me and you can decide if you like it on the model… or on me.

Eloquii Long Sleeve Petal Neckline Gown

 

www.plussizeprincess.com model or me CeCe Olisa Eloquii Gown

Here’s the dress on the model.

The only long dresses I own are summer maxi’s, so I was really excited about this gown. It seemed simple enough to wear for any occasion where I want to step things up and I knew with the right accessories this dress could be super glam.

There is a long sleeved version of the dress here, but I chose the short sleeve version

  • so that I could pull it out during any warmer months too.
  • Because the long sleeved, floor length dress looked like I was trying to cover up my body
  • I think if you’re wearing a floor length gown, you should show a little skin 😉

Normally, I order maxi dresses a size larger to get some extra length, but with this one I ordered the dress in my normal dress size 18, because I didn’t want it to be baggy at all, that would kill the fun of this curve hugging dress. I just crossed my fingers that it would be long enough (I’m 5’10).

www.plussizeprincess.com CeCe Olisa Model or Me? Eloquii Gown

Here’s the dress on me. 

The dress was more than long enough (yay!). The only thing that’s a little awkward is how the fabric clings in the tummy area, but that’s nothing a little shapewear can’t fix. Styling the dress was super easy. I found a fur stole at the goodwill (yessss!) and the clutch and shoe combo is something I’ll probably use with other Little Black Dresses, its unexpected and fun.

www.plussizeprincess.com CeCe Olisa Model or Me: Eloquii Gown

 Clutch Rebecca Minkoff | Shoes: Here | Nails Etsy | Stole (similar) here or here

www.plussizeprincess.com CeCe Olisa Model or Me: Eloquii Gown

 Clutch Rebecca Minkoff | Nails Etsy | Stole (similar) here or here

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www.plussizeprincess.com Model or Me? CeCe Olisa

So, here it is on the model and on me.

Let me know what you think in the comments…

Plus Size Fashion: Do You Like it on the Model… or Me?

 

If you’re anything like me, you have a bag full of clothes in your closet, or the trunk of your car that you meant to return, but you didn’t (because mailing things is just annoying) and suddenly the 30 day return window is long gone and now you have a collection of awesome clothes that just don’t look right on you.

Or maybe you see a plus size blogger in something you’d seen online, and you said to yourself “I wanted to buy that, but I wasn’t sure how it would look on me…”

I totally get it.

That’s the reason I’ve decided to bring this idea back to the blog, I’m going to show you an item on a model, I’m going to explain how I made my purchase (what size I chose, color, width, etc.), then I’ll show the item on me and you can decide if you like it on the model… or on me.

Sound Good? Okay, let’s begin!

SimplyBe Shift Dress with Detachable Collar

Plus Size Pearl Collar Dress PlusSizePrincess.com

Here’s the dress on the model.

I love it because it’s got that vintage/mod feel that is so much fun! I like that the collar is detachable because I can probably mix it into other outfits which gives me more for my money.

I knew right away that I would have to order this dress in a larger size for a few reasons:

  • I’m 5’10 and I know from past purchases that SimplyBe’s dresses run short. Getting it a size bigger would ensure that my bum wouldn’t show
  • I could tell that the fabric was pretty stiff and so there wouldn’t be any “forgiveness” if the dress was too small
  • I have a large bust and carry weight in my tummy, getting a larger size would guarantee that the dress would cling to my boobs and then flare out perfectly

CeCe Olisa PlusSizePrincess.com Pearl Collar Dress Plus Size Fashion

Here’s the dress on me. (Shoes Here,  Anti-Chafing balm for inner thighs Here)

Normally I wear a size 20 in dresses, but I ordered a size 24 (I figured I could get it taken in at the tailor if it was super baggy). In the end, the dress is baggy in the back, but if stiff fabric is too clingy I start to get that “Incredible Hulk” feeling and that’s not cute. So, the sizing works for me.

Anyway, between my Grandmother Rosa, Tap Dancing and #PSPfit I’ve got strong legs, so a dress like this is a good excuse to show them off before it gets too cold here in NYC.

Now, it’s time for you to vote: Do you like it on the model… or me?

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My 2014 Wide Calf Boot Picks (under $99)

 

Hi CeCe,

Since fall is underway, any recommendations on wide-calf riding boots?

-Maribel

Hi Maribel,

Great question! The wide calf boot hunt is definitely in full effect right now. Living in New York City, my Wide Calf boots must be: Comfortable and Supportive, Fun and Fashionable, Made to last a few seasons and, of course… affordable.

I’ve ordered three pairs of wide calf boots that I’m loving, but here are four more options from brands I trust from past purchases. Hope this helps and let me know what you end up getting!

xx,

CeCe

Wide Calf Boots Under $99 2014

 

1. Faux Leather Wide Calf Boot 2.) Over the Knee Wide Calf Boot 3.) Stacked Heel Wide Calf Dress Boot

4.) Tri Color Wide Calf boot 5.) Classic Wide Calf Riding Boot 6.) Two Tone Wide Calf Riding Boot

7.) Faux Suede Wide Calf Wedge Boot

I also scooped up these genuine leather wide calf boots, using this coupon I got $50 off! You can check out my boot haul below…

How to Wear Ankara Prints for Work or Play

When I was a little girl, my aunts would send me the most beautiful clothes from Nigeria, where we are from. I remember loving the fabrics but feeling like the outfits weren’t necessarily styles that I could wear every day. I always craved trendy clothing made from African fabrics. When I had more time, I would make Ankara pieces for myself but these days I’m too busy. Thankfully, the internet has come to my rescue and now its pretty easy for me to purchase plus size Ankara clothing in trendy/modern styles.

I’ve been mixing and matching my new African Wax/Ankara Print pieces into my wardrobe at work and on the weekends and here are some tips on how to wear African Ankara Prints anywhere!
How to Wear African Ankara Prints For Work or PlayPeplum is a great silhouette for the office in any print. I purchased this Ankara peplum top because I knew it would work well with a simple pencil skirt. This look is chic, professional but still lets me rock my Nigerian girl style!


Plus Size African Ankara Print Peplum TopPlus Size Black Pencil Skirt Here | Plus Size Ankara Peplum Here | Wide Pointy Flats Here

 I wore this Ankara maxi skirt during the NYCurvyCloset Sale this past weekend. I paired it with my favorite plus size denim chambray shirt. The denim gave me relaxed look that still felt put together. This skirt also has nice deep pockets so I was able to keep my phone and other essentials close to me while meeting some of my awesome readers 🙂

Maxi Skirt

Plus Size Denim Chambray Shirt Here | Plus Size Ankara Maxi Skirt Here | Necklace Similar Here

Remember the other week when I was rocking vintage skirts and Tshirts? Welp, that rule easily applies with African prints. A simple black T-shirt let this tea length teal Ankara skirt speak for its self! Again, this skirt had pockets so yay!!

Tea Length Teal

This skirt was actually part of a two piece mixed Ankara set that I ordered for under $100. I snatched up the two piece set quickly because I can tuck the top into a plain skirt too (maybe a long black maxi? or even my black tutu!), that gives me at least three different ways to wear this set… winning! This look got me featured in Ebony‘s “5 Plus Size Women Killing it at Fashion Week” round up!
CeCe Olisa Ebony Ankara Plus Size Fashion

Plus Size Two piece Ankara set Here | Bag (similar) Here

Keep in mind that the pieces I ordered were hand made and most of them came from West Africa, so it took about 4 weeks for them to arrive… but it was sooo worth it!!

What do you think? Are these looks that you could see yourself rocking?

Plus Size Fashion: T-Shirts & Vintage Style Skirts

 

Last week my relaxed vibe had me in “Plus Size Casual Stripes & Solids“. These week I’m rocking Plus Size Vintage Skirts and T-Shirts.

I love plus size vintage style skirts for a few reasons. They’re usually in a fun/different print that makes them a great statement piece. Also they’re long enough for me to wear a light pair of shape wear with shorts, to avoid a chub rub situation. I got both of these skirts from for under $15 in the clearance section (link below). Tip: they didn’t have my size, but since the skirts were so cheap I ordered a bigger size and tailored them down.

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Plus Size Fashion Vintage Skirts and Tshirts Veggies

 Skirts on clearance here | Boyfriend Cardigan here | Orthodic Sandals here | Belt Old (sorry!)

 When I saw this “Eat Your Veggies” tote, I HAD to have it… its adorable and a great #PSPfit reminder 😉 These orthodic sandals are soooo comfy without looking like granny shoes lol I got them here.

You can check out the vintage style skirts/dresses on clearance here… let me know if you order anything!

 

Relaxed & Cool | Plus Size Casual Linen Pants

The other day on my YouTube channel, I said that I never wear pants because I carry weight in my tummy. The minute I said those words, I realized that I was limiting myself. Do I prefer dresses? Sure! But not wearing pants because I’ve got a full tummy is the same as not showing my arms because they’re big… its a negative way of thinking and it goes against who I want to be as a Plus Size Princess.

So I went online and ordered three pairs of pants. This linen pair is the best! It feels like I’m in my pajamas, but I still feel put together. Best of all, they’re on clearance for $17! Links below…

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Linen Pants Here | Shirt in Red or Teal Here | Jacket (similar) Here

P.S. If you’re in NYC on 9/6 you can shop the closet of some of my favorite plus size fashion bloggers and me! RSVP here

Shop the look:

The Perfect Plus Size Peplum Dress

The dress giveaway with SimplyBe has been extended to Sunday. For my facebook peeps, click this link and share it to be entered!Drop Waist Peplum PlusSizePrincess.com.jpgThanks Ms. Lydia Hudgens for the photo snaps!

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Dress Here | Sunglasses Here | Cowboy Boots Here | Bag (on sale) Here

I carry my weight in my tummy, so I’m picky about my plus size peplum styles. This drop waist peplum cut doesn’t hug my lumps and feels super fresh/fun. If you’re worried about your bum showing, the back is longer than the front.

More deets on how you can win this dress, here!

Tall Girl Friendly Plus Size Maxi Dress & Plus Size Denim Jacket

Are we Instagram Friends? My name is PlusSizePrincess, follow me 🙂 I posted a pic two weekends ago and I’ve been getting emails/tweets about it. So here’s the info: CeCe Olisa PlusSizePrincess.com Plus Size Maxi Dress Plus Size Denim Jacket

Plus Size Maxi: Here | Plus Size Denim Jacket Here |Bag Here (Cheaper Version Here)

I’m 5’10, so finding maxi’s that are long enough is such a struggle, but this one has adjustable straps! It was a BOGO sale at Torrid, so I also bought this Denim Jacket. I’ve been looking for a Plus Size Denim Jacket that fit well, was a good wash AND had pockets since last year. This one met all my criteria FINALLY! Also, the Code XOLS14 Should get you 25% off online. Hope that helps! xo

Also, here’s a little model vs. regular girl comparison, if you’re built differently than I am:

Torrid Maxi Color Block CeCe Olis PlusSizePrincess.com Model vs. Real Girl

Shopping at Forever21 Plus: Dressing Room Confidential Video

Good News: The Forever21 on 14th street added a plus size section, hooray for avoiding times square!

Bad News: The selection isn’t as big as what they have on 42nd street, BUT I’m hoping that if I keep clearing them out they’ll start stocking more clothes haha

I took my camera into the dressing room with me for a new plus size shopping video. If you don’t have F21 plus sizes in your area, I’ve got links for you below!

This is one of my favorite stores for pushing my own boundaries, so I tried on bodycon, crop tops (and jeggings for the first time ;-))

Shop the Looks:

Plus Size Blue Blazer! http:/bit.ly/1jvp5NQ
Plus Size Floral BodyCon: http:/bit.ly/1ohyzgL
Plus Size Red Skirt: http:/bit.ly/TwqdHR
Plus Size Polka Dot Bandeau Top http:/bit.ly/1qWEegy
Plus Size Jeggings: http:/bit.ly/1qWEpZ6

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