Plus Size OOTD Work Day to Date Night 4

Plus Size OOTD: Work Day to Date Night

Plus Size OOTD: Work Day to Date NightLast week, while I was doing homework (this means I had a Word document opened behind Safari) I was browsing Forever 21 and saw this shirt. I was freaking in love. I know some people think that the peplum trend is on it’s way out, but I refuse to let it go so soon. Peplum is the most flattering style of shirt, dress and skirt I’ve ever worn. I won’t let it just walk out of my life.

Hell to the no.

I was THISCLOSE to just ordering the shirt online but I don’t have the patience for all that. Last night, I had a super late dinner date planned and had a few hours to kill beforehand so I drove out to the nearest Forever21+. I ended up spending hours in that store. It. Was. HUGE. It was my first time going to the one in Lombard at that fancy little outdoor/indoor Yorktown mall.

I found the top and a super cute skirt to go with it. Of course, I wear everything as high up on my waist as possible to complement my figure so the skirt I grabbed completely hid half of the shirt. I love the shirt but I love the shirt/skirt combo too.

The only logical way to wear the shirt both ways is to pull a Beyonce and change mid-way through the day. Because, you know, I’m fabulous. Ha, just kidding. But it is super easy to take this shirt from day to night.

If I had a regular job that required me to wear something other than yoga pants and if I had a male admirer who wanted to take me on dates… I would totally rock the shit out of these outfits. However, I have neither. So, for now I will continue to wear them around the park with my kids on Saturday mornings. 🙂

I actually changed from the pants and flats to the skirt and heels right in the middle of the park. And none of my goodies were exposed in the process. In hindsight, I should’ve worn some boy shorts with the skirt because it was getting pretty breezy under there.

I thought the outfit with the skirt was SO EFFING CUTE. I felt way too adorable. I thought it would be an awesome date outfit but my photog let me know that if I wore the skirt on a date the guy would probably only be thinking about getting under it. Um, thanks for exposing some of the perverted male psyche to me…? Men, I swear.

Whatever. With my pictures getting passed around through the porn blogs on Tumblr the way that they do, I’m totally use to the objectification. I don’t like it, but I can’t change the way the world sees me. And I’m not going to dress like the Amish just because men are single-minded idiots sometimes. It happens.

Work Flow

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What I Wore:

Top//Forever 21
Ponte Pants//Torrid
“Parkers” Laptop Bag//ALDO
“Angie” Flats//Brian James
Ring//Forever 21
Headband//Headbands of Hope


Play Time

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It was getting hella breezy under that skirt haha.

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What I Wore:

Top//Forever 21
Skirt//Forever 21
Peeptoe Pumps//Charlotte Russe
Ring//Forever 21
Headband//Headbands of Hope


Also, I sprayed the crap out of my legs with this Sally Hansen spray on tan. It’s the kind that doesn’t stain your clothes and it washes right off. It’s sort of sparkly though, so I was feeling like Edward Cullen when the sun was right on me. It helps dim my insane paleness.

Photography by Da’Vi McKay

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  • Reply Helen October 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Love this! It’s super cute and you look goege!

    • Reply Rae October 14, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply MJ October 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I saw that same top in Forever 21 and I thought it was super cute! Girl, I’m like you – if I still had my 9 to 5 I would be rocking the mess out of it! I loved how you created the two looks. So creative and cute!

    • Reply Rae October 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you! I fell in love with the top when I went to F21. It’s amazing.

  • Reply Mikhaela Frazier October 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Love your blog!!! I am a Chicago plus size fashion blogger and have fallen in LOVE with your blog. So great to see a fellow Chicagoan blogger!

    • Reply Rae October 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 😉 It is nice to find other fashion bloggers in the area, I don’t really know many from this area.

  • Reply Hannah October 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I am so jelly I am the same body type as you but I never look that gorgeous in anything

    • Reply Rae October 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      What? Girl, I’m sure that’s not true 😉

  • Reply Vivi October 16, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Both looks are nice! Especially the Work Outfit. I want that bag, too.
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    • Reply Rae October 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Glad you liked it 😉

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  • Reply teresa williams October 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    this girl is beautiful. i just wanted to say that. i truly think she is just absolutely gorgeous!

    • Reply Rae October 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      That girl is totally me. Sooo thanks. 😉

  • Reply Bella November 3, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I agree–the peplum top is definitely a flattering fit. I love the soft color and black combo on this top. You look beautiful! 🙂

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