When out of town guests come to visit me in Chicago, I always like to give them a gift basket of thoughtful gifts and treats. It’s such a nice way to welcome them to the city and make them feel special! Usually, I rush around the city trying to assemble a basket full of items that would appeal to my guests and relate to Chicago in some way. But those days are now over! I recently discovered the locally owned and operated “Send Them Chicago” gift basket company and had a chance to check out their “Windy City Welcome” offering. It is so cute, and my out of town guests were thrilled with the thoughtful Chicago-themed gift!
What’s your plus size summer style recipe? Mine is easy: City Chic dresses! I have been obsessed with City Chic ever since I picked up my first piece at my local Nordstrom store a few years ago…and the obsession has grown. Some of my most loved, most worn dresses have been from City Chic. So I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite plus size summer dresses for you here! Also, this post is shoppable with affiliate links included – so if you see something you like, be sure to click through and buy it! (I may receive a small commission!)
Plus Size Summer Style is simple with these 5 City Chic Dresses
One of the trendiest looks this season involves one of my all time favorite articles of clothing: the kimono robe. Kimonos, robes and all sorts of pajama pairs have been spotted on all of the major runways and stars for the past few months. This Asos Curve Kimono in Stripe with Embroidered Back seemed like a great intro to the trend, so I nabbed it and paired it with my favorite distressed jeans and a simple white tee in today’s Outfit of the Day.
Summer is sizzlin’ hot already, and the style forecasts all point to bold brights as the look of the look of the season! Bright, saturated colors took over the SS17 runways and have made their way into every store. Me? I’m obsessed with anything orange, yellow or red! The super bright trends showed up in collections at Balenciaga, Max Mara and 3.1 Philip Lim, just to name a few. And guess where else these bright colors are showing up? At your local JCPenney! I recently partnered with JCPenney to showcase my plus size summer style – and yes, you guessed it – both of my looks feature bright, bold colors!
I’m wearing a plus size bikini, y’all! I’m obsessed with this retro-feeling halter neck bikini top from Avenue and these ruched, high-waisted swim bottoms! When I tried this adorable suit on, I was feeling so great, I headed straight out the door and hit the beach here in Chicago. So, how do you get a bikini body? All you have to do is PUT ON A BIKINI!