Monday, June 20, 2016

Step into Summer with SWAK

Hi Dolls!!! June 20th marks the official first day of Summer 2016 {eagerly inserts happy dance emoji}.Unbelievably we are already in the middle of our very first heatwave of the season. How's the weather in your part of the world? In typical girly, style loving fashion, I'm celebrating the very first day of Summer by sharing with you a few of my favorite summer pieces, c/o SWAK Designs. SWAK sells plus size clothing from size 1x-6x. Last month when I received SWAK’s Splish Splash Summer 2016 Look Book via email, I was blown away!!! Beautiful colors, fantastic prints, and summertime goodness was served! 
For starters, take a gander at this wonderful butterfly print duster (Darla Duster). I’m wearing a size 1X. I absolutely swoon over it each and every single time that I wear it. I’ve mentioned before how usually when I acquire a new piece, I like to wear it several times in short succession. This helps me to get a true feel for the piece, and to generate more ideas of how I’d like to style it in the future. So far with this duster I’m already up to 4 times of wear and counting -and I’ve only had it for 2 weeks! The look as pictured here was worn on a getaway with my husband. I found it to be fabulously suitable for day life on the resort and night life out with the girls. During the day, I opted to pair it with flat black suede thong sandals.I wore it actually as pictured, for the night. This duster flows gloriously, and the fabric breathes.  An added bonus for gals on the short side: The length. Despite my height, even without my heels, it does not touch the ground, at all.
Next up we have a great floral maxi dress staple. Maxi dresses are synonymous with warm weather as is floral prints, this dress is no exception. Her name is ‘Erin’ and she has a fantastic print with wonderfully soft material that ebbs and flows. One thing that I really appreciate in all clothing items is versatility. I try to think about how many ways an item can be styled, prior to purchasing it. I can see this dress styled with a belt and cardigan (lightweight or heavy duty, depending on your need/preference) making for a great look in the Spring or Fall. Since the temperatures were in the triple digit zone when I wore/styled this, I opted for a minimal approach. Doesn't going minimal always equate to feeling 'cooler'? LOL! I added a simple gold filigree necklace along with cork heels to fit the bill. Note: This dress is long. If you have long legs and or are tall, you can wear heels with this dress, and it will still look like a maxi dress. If you're on the shorter side like me, not to worry, it can be knotted in a variety of ways, including as pictured here. I wore it with a side knot and frontal knot, and noticed that both ways vary up the length considerably. Plus, I have on four inch heels ;)
Last but certainly not least, we take a stroll over to the tropics via the Lani Wrap Dress. Lani has a wonderful print that makes me think of Hawaiian luau under the stars. It is very generous in size. I’m wearing a size 1X, but could have easily sized down. Actually, I couldn't size down because SWAK starts at at 1x :) Wearing a US size fourteen offers me opportunities to shop straight sizes along with plus sizes. One added benefit that I appreciate about shopping plus sizes is that the sizing is generally generous, versus on the small/tight side. 

Actually, I’ve blogged several looks from SWAK in the past that you may enjoy; See examples here, here, and here
Well Loves, I hope that this stroll through down summertime lane via SWAK designs has left you inspired and brimming with new ideas.
Until next time,
XO
1st look: Duster, c/o SWAK Designs-Halter top: Buffalo- Satin Pants: Sejour -Black shoes: Aldo- Sunnies: Marshalls
2nd look: Maxi dress, c/o SWAK Designs- Sunnies: Francesca’s- Cork sandals: Market

3rd look: Wrap dress, c/o SWAK Designs – Headscarf: Vintage- Sunnies: Nordstrom- Statement necklace: TJMAXX- Floral print heels: Unisa

8 comments:

  1. So pretty!

    I have also started blogging and would love to share such stuff with readers. The LookBook

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  2. Adorable my dear. . I would love to have that hair and smile!!

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    1. Thank you Neti! I would love to have your beauty & wisdom ;)
      XO

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  3. Very nice, that long black duster is awesome. Loving all your looks!
    Thank you for linking up to #UntamedStyle, hope to see you next Friday too!

    CidStyleFile.com

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    1. Thank you very much! I definitely plan to stop by again :)

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  4. How gorgeous are you! I love all of these outfits, but the butterfly duster really has me swooning. And you look so chic with the all black base outfit with it. I love that the duster is black, too, making it transitional for cooler seasons, in my opinion. Just fabulous! You should check out this little hack by Christy of RSquared for lifting up a maxi dress...

    https://rsquaredplusg.blogspot.ca/2016/06/style-perspectives-13-my-go-to-summer.html

    I blogged about this hack on a tunic that came out really cute, too!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com/a-new-twist-on-a-old-tunic/

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    1. Thank you very much Shelbee, and for the hack!! I actually have tried it on a maxi skirt, and it works well! This butterfly duster is a fan favorite, and I will most definitely be wearing it all year round :)

      P.S. I'm going to try the hack you shared on your tunic next ;)

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