I’m starting to slowly realize that the reason I hate clothes shopping is because I’m shopping at the wrong places. I am an apple shape. A plus size. We usually get the ugly bras and the granny floral tops and the elastic waistband jeans. These are not things someone my age wears. So what ends up happening is utter frustration and unhappiness with my wardrobe and finding the perfect holiday clothing.
Until Monroe and Main! Although they’re not specifically a plus size outlet, Monroe and Main is the industry leader in clothing that fits various body types in size 6-24 or S-3X. It’s where I’m spending the holidays.
Listen, I’m not your everyday fashionista. I work from home so honestly, I spend most days in my pajamas with no makeup. But, I do have blogger conferences, events, press trips, and television appearances I have to make so when I’m on *I’m ON*!
Here’s a great holiday fashion tip! Lightweight infinity scarves, like the zig zag scarf from Monroe and Main, is a great way to add a pop of color and, for me, I let it hang lower to hide a little belly I’m self-conscious about!
Check out the adorable Crossover Rib Sweater from Monroe and Main. I love this! It’s soft, it’s cute, it flatters my almost-non-shape (remember, I’m an apple), and at around $50, it’s utterly affordable. I can pair it with jeans and sleek, black boots for a night out or leggings and some cute, comfy boots for some running around town or at a conference. Either way, it looks good.
Here’s a great holiday fashion tip! A little pop of color is perfect, a little sparkle goes a long way. Don’t overdo it, though. Also, it’s a great time of year to experiment with those red lips you’ve been wanting to try!
This is the shirt you want to pack because it’s so versatile. I don’t need to wear jewelry if I don’t want to, or if you’re someone who doesn’t usually wear it, because of the neckline. It’s a thinner material, so it’s great for layering over a cami or tank top.
This Copper Sparkle Sweater is perfect for holiday parties! It is a beautiful rust color that really accentuates my hair and skin colors and has the slightest sparkle to it to really make you feel like the prettiest thing in the room, even next to a bright tree or a pretty cocktail.
Here’s a great holiday fashion tip! If you’re a plus size woman, statement piece jewelry, like longer chains, brighter colors, and chunky necklaces, will draw the eye up and down. Small pieces get lost or can look out of place.
It’s so perfect for the holiday party, drinks out with friends, or date night and cocktails. At around $60, it’s probably one of the most affordable sweaters you’ll find – sparkles are free!
Our friends at Monroe and Main want us all to look our best for the holidays, so they’re giving you a chance to win one of TWO awesome prizes. They’re giving one lucky As Mom Sees It fan a stylish new handbag and you’ll get another 24 chances to win from the other participating blogs!
[bctt tweet=”Plus size or any size, @MonroeAndMain has the holiday look for you + a $250 #giveaway #MMHolidayFashion“]PLUS, there’s a GRAND PRIZE of a $250 Monroe and Main shopping spree! Once you’ve entered here, scroll below this post for the links to 24 other blogs for more chances to win!