Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Leopard & Tornadoes

Thanks to everyone who gave me an "Are you okay?" shout today.   Brian and I are fine.  The tornado hit about 20 minutes away from us.  Funny thing is that even though all the signs were there, I didn't know there was a tornado going on.  I had all the signs:  1. Continuous sirens 2. Daytime Darkness and 3. My dog acting like a crazy person, but with all that I didn't put two and two together until I heard someone talking about it.  I have my slow moments and I'm still not used to Texas Twister weather.  As you can see the tornado did not keep me from getting dressed LOL. 

Plus Size blog, Dorothy Perkins, JIBRI
Anyways, I brought out one of my old favorites and paired it with a new favorite.  I am in love with peplum tops! They are so easy to wear, always figure flattering, and effortlessly chic.  
Plus Size blog, Dorothy Perkins, JIBRI
Outfit Logistics:  Top - Dorothy Perkins $39, Skirt - JIBRI $70 (super old), Flats - Nordstrom Rack , Belt - Michael Kors via Off Fifth, Pin - Vintage $20
Plus Size blog, Dorothy Perkins, JIBRI
Side note:  I'm getting a lot of sizing questions, so I wanted to clarify my sizing at Dorothy Perkins.  I bought the top in a size 20.   I actually should have sized down one, but I was thinking it was going to run small.  I think the size 20 could fit up to a 22.  Also, can I just say that Nordstrom Rack has the most awesome size 11 shoe selection! I love it! They even have some great selections in 12s & 13s.  I go to the one at Park Lane here in Dallas.  I'm not sure if the other locations are as great, but the one at Park Lane is the best. 

23 comments:

  1. So cute!! Peplum and leopard...two of my faves!! Glad you're okay!

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  2. That top is beautiful, love the belted detail!

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  3. a tornado??? gulp! this is scary!!! I am used to earthquakes but tornado sounds sooo scary!!!

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

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    1. If I felt a earthquake I would be so confused..LOL

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  4. Oh dear about the tornado, but you look amazing! love the skirt and top together. xx

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  5. Loving the look.

    I get most of my shoes from Nordstrom's Rack, because they realize us big footed girls like cute options too.

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    1. They have a large size shoe event in August too!

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  6. I love this outfit!
    www.style4curves.blogspot.com

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  7. The Nordy's Rack that I got to also has an amazing size 11 selection. It also does an expanded size sale so once a year the make all the size 11, 12, and 13 shoes 40%. It's better then Christmas :)

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  8. So you're the one who got my shirt!!! You look great! I love the leopard! I am not sure why I am so scared of it...maybe it is time I face my fears...

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  9. I love your outfit. I'm glad the tornado didn't hit your hometown!

    Dorothy Perkins are usually fairly generous with their sizing, though on the odd ocassion, you need to go a size or two up.

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  10. Cute! Dorothy Perkins clothing is usually cute a little big, something I discovered after making several purchases from them.

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  11. I love this top and I saw it before but didn't buy because I hate sending back. I will def order now!

    http://www.buxomchick.com/2012/04/rouge-boutique.html

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  12. I hate to sound like a broken record but I really love that you always look like a "grown woman" but totally in style at the same time! The sexy smart thing always works. Excuse me, I have to go get this top now!

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    1. Thanks Juliette...Im glad Im accomplishing my goal. I always want to look sophisticated b/c I am older.

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  13. I pledge allegiance to LEOPARD!!! Love that top! May go and copy you! Glad you are okay!!!

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  14. I have finallly managaged technology and can comment (glad you are all safe), i have been following your fabulous blog for a while and i have loved your chic, and recently edgier approach to fashion, the peplum blouse was something i have ummed and ahhed over and decided (without trying it on???? why i dont know)that it wouldnt work for me, i dont know how to style it blah blah but hurrah i am now actually going to try one (small steps)but you look incredibly stylish and have convinced me x

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    1. Welcome Maria...Im so glad you figured everything out!

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  15. You are such an inspiration. I look to you for style advice daily. You always look chic and gorgeous.

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  16. Hey pretty! =)

    Love ur blog n style, the leopard print is amazing!

    XXX from Brazil

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