Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Meet Me in the Tropics

Today’s post is the latest installment of Unitedly Plus! Sahily suggested that we go for a tropical theme this time around. I was so game, and had initially intended to focus on a pineapple pattern. That was.... until I discovered what a challenge it is to purchase pineapple print clothing! I guess I missed the memo last year when the motif was red-hot, and this year practically everything seems to be sold out :(
When I tell you that I searched high and low, it is not exaggeration! You name it, I looked. I thought I might have finally nailed the target when I spotted a gorgeous print custom skirt on etsy. However when I contacted the seller, she advised that she did not do customizations, and the skirt was not currently made in my size…Alas, what is a gal to do? GWYNNIE BEE to the rescue!!! When this exotic floral print beauty arrived in the mail, it instantly reminded me of the tropics! Finally success was had! 
This dress is vibrant in color, and made of a soft rayon. It is a touch too big, so I added a belt and a tank top underneath to provide coverage under my arms.  I don’t carry this blinding pink handbag nearly often enough- this dress presented the ideal opportunity :) 
Oh, have you heard of Gwynnie Bee? I discussed them in a detailed post here. Basically it is a fab online clothing subscription service specializing in sizes 10-32. You select items that you like, and place them in a virtual closet. A package is prepped, and soon those items arrive at your doorstep. The best part is, you can either keep them, as in make an official purchase-or- you can send them back for something even better! You can’t beat those options Babes! Try it out for free here.
To recap, today’s post is a collaboration with Sheena of I am She Global (Instagram), Sahily of Pretty in Pigment (Instagram), and myself. We are Unitedly PlusUnitedly Plus is a dedicated place to celebrate every woman, every body type, every clothing size, and every ethnicity.  We embody inclusivity, honoring the unique beauty that each woman possesses. We encourage all women to embrace and love who they are today. We show how personal style can encourage body positivity, foster self-confidence, and provide an outlet for personal self-expression.. 
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Hat: DSW| Sunnies: Forever  21| Dress: c/o Gwynnie Bee| Belt: Nordstrom| Watch: c/o JORD Wood Watches| Handbag:  Kate Spade| Sandals: Old Navy


  1. You know how much I love to see you in color and this dress is oustanding. Kudos Sis!!

  2. This is such a lovely dress, Joi. Suits you so well - gorg!! Plus the location of the shoot is everything.

    1. Thank you much Missy!! I felt like the two synced up well too- but boy was it hottttt ;)