The Je ne sais quoi

A Guide To A Stylish Plus Size Life

Vest | Shirt | Jeans | Shoes | Bag-Vintage

To be saying September has been an interesting night is putting it mildly. Actually this has been an interesting summer. I have traveled and had a great time, experienced some truly amazing things but I've also felt out of sorts. Took a few hits to my esteem this summer and I've been feeling all out of sorts. There is nothing quite like feeling all over the place, while simultaneously trying to hold it together. But life is all about figuring it out and that's exactly what I'm doing. Being kind to myself, figuring it out and making the necessary adjustments. 

While I wade through my feelings I can't help but anticipate the fall weather and my fall wardrobe. I've been figuring out what I want my fall look to be. What key pieces do I want to try and what new styles am I interested in? Instead of spending a ton of money I was happy to use my Gwynnie Bee account to take a spin in a few items that peaked my curiosity. Like this Society Plus vest. I've seen it on several people, but I wasn't sure if I liked it for myself or not. Since it's wayyy to hot for jackets right now I like the idea and look of a drapey vest that I can layer over dresses, jeans/pants and a shirt. It made me feel like fall even it it's still hitting 90 degrees in Alabama. 

Have you tried Gwynnie Bee? You can get your first 30 days free and you can try a host of brands that you might be interested in but don't want to make a purchase. I'm mildly obsessed with the new Loft test collection that they have right now. 

How was your September? 

Thank you for reading! 


* This post is sponsored by Gwynnie Bee all opinions are my own. Thank you for partnering with me Gwynnie Bee! 

Jumpsuit | Shoes | Purse-Similar | Sunglasses-here & here

Summer is nearly over and I realized I've hardly worn any rompers this season. It's not that I don't like them, I just for reason thought it was easier to wear dresses to get me through my insane schedule. When I saw this one from Leota New York at Gwynnie Bee I knew I would instantly add it to my closet.

Rompers and jumpsuits can be complicated so there a few key things I look for when picking out the right romper. This jumpsuit is bright, airy and perfect for a day of fun. My biggest selling point was the fact that I could take it off from the front, cause who really wants to struggle out of a romper when it's time to go to the bathroom? Yeah not me either!  This is my second time closeting something from Leota New York and I can't say enough about comfortable their clothes are.I'm wearing a 4L cause I wanted my romper to have a relaxed fit instead of fitted, I probably could have done a 3L. Thankfully Gwynnie Bee has a steady stream of Leota New York that I can try on and decide if I want to #borroworbuy. Currently I'm leaning towards buying instead of borrowing.

Speaking of have any of you my dear readers tried Gwynnie Bee yet? It has been a relief for me, cause I've picked up items to wear to events, and special occasions instead of having to purchase them. Trying on items that you can't find in stores to figure out your fit has been another added bonus to my Gwynnie Bee membership. You can try the service for your first 30 days free. And I have to say it's totally worth it. Head over to the Gwynnie Bee website to learn more about their program.

So what do ya'll think? Should I borrow it or buy it?

Thank you for reading!


* This post was sponsored by Gwynnie Bee but all opinions are my own! 

Bringing you something a little different on the blog today! I'm partnering with POPSUGAR to share their latest Must Have Box with you! Day to day we get inundated with subscription boxes it's hard to decipher which one is worthwhile. Personally I love getting these curated packages in the mail, especially when I find a product to add to my arsenal.

The August Must Have Box is super special cause it marks Lisa Sugar's 5th year curating the boxes with her team. It was a box of celebration, love and loyalty! 
In this months box there was: 

1. An amazing lacquered tray from Pastel, that has party written all over it! 
2. 5 in 1 face mask from my First Aid Beauty that is perfect for my sensitive skin
3. Dogeared heart shaped friendship bracelet 
4. A beautiful rose gold journal (I loooove journals and notebooks)
5. Meri Meri gold glitter candles that are perfect for any party or celebration
6. Goodie Girl Chocolate Cookies. The snacks in the Must Have Box are a favorite of mine, always
7. And a $25.00 gift card to Shoptiques!

Also during the month of August, if you sign up or already subscribe to the Must Have Box POPSUGAR is hosting a month long giveaway of their favorite products. A few lucky subscribers will win the following:

Week1: Something from Pehr Designs
Week2: Products from First Aid Beauty
Week3: Jewelry from Kendra Scott
Week4: Products from Tarte Cosmetics
Week 5: The Grand Prize is a present from Cambridge Satchel Co and 1 year of the Must Have Box

Also you can use the code PARTY to get $10 off your Must Have Box Subscription!

So whose tried the Must Have Box? Or do you subscribe to another box subscription? I'm always looking for new options!

Thank you for reading!


Dress c/o- Simply Be, Shoes  | Bag | Sunnies 

Does anyone else think that summer has flown by? Since beating the heat and still looking put together are my main priorities these days it's been so easy to put on a dress and go. When Simply Be asked me to partner with them to pick out my favorite maxi dress I was drawn to this beautiful kelly green number. Easy to dress up or down, this is the perfect dress to put on for any occasion.  Of course my favorite detail is the off the shoulder action (lolol).

Below I've linked up several of my favorite maxi dresses from Simply Be. They have so many beautiful options for every occasion. I am a little obsessed with several of the floral print ones. What have y'all been wearing this summer? Do you feel like you blinked and it's flown by?

Thank you for reading!


* Thank you for partnering with my Simply Be!
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