Monday, September 29, 2014

Torrid $500 Giveaway

The Garnerstyle Facebook Page reached 200K in facebook likes and I wanted to do a giveaway just to thank you guys for your awesome support.  The great folks at Torrid sponsored (5) $100 gift cards to give away to five lucky readers.  I figured I'd give you a little inspiration on what to do with that gift card, as well.  Really get a bang for your buck with wearing one jumpsuit three ways. Please enter in the Rafflecopter widget below and remember to check back to see if you are a winner. It's amazing how many people I have to hunt down to claim their prize. LOL. I always email the winner, but sometimes it's hard to track y'all down.  There are multiple ways to enter, so hopefully no one gets excluded.  International people can enter too.  Rules and regulations are the the widget. 

Style Notes: I got the jumpsuit in a 3X.  I'm a 16/18 on top and a 26 on bottom. With that being said, when I purchase a jumpsuit with stretch I usually pick the size that is in the middle of my top and bottom size. For me, this would be a 3X.  This was purchased in store. There were a lot of sizes in this available for those looking. 

Jumpsuit: Torrid, Blue Clutch: c/o Olivia + Joy, Jacket: Torrid, Top: Torrid, Shoes: LB, Belt: Torrid, Necklace: c/0 GemsNBaubles (soldout), Stripe Clutch - c/o Sole Society

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

QVC Fall Mini Haul

This is a mini haul video from QVC featuring cold weather pieces from the SA by Seth Aaron Collection and the Nicole Richie Collection.  I really liked these items and I'm sure you'll some of them featured in an outfit post once the temperatures get a little colder.  I hope you enjoy.  I'm planning on doing more videos. Please bear with B's video skills. #smile Leopard top in video here

Monday, September 22, 2014

Simply Irresistible

6th and Lane, Plus Size Black Pencil Skirt
Today I was channeling the Robert Palmer girls with my all black, heavy eyebrows, and combed back hair. I know I have been embracing the all black trend lately.  I think as a plus size women, I fought against black for so long, because it seemed to always be pushed upon plus size women so they can look "slim." It was to the point where I didn't have simple black staple pieces.  I think I've proven that I can wear color as a plus size woman, so now I'm finally embracing black. Hopefully, y'all don't get too tired of seeing me in it. 

Style Notes:  This pencil skirt is a ponte knit with a nice amount of stretch. In my opinion, this is makes for an awesome work staple that you could easily wear at night.  I got a size 24 in the skirt.  It fit nicely. I will have to get the waist taken in. You may can avoid having to go to the tailor for large waist/hip ratios by ordering down a size. 

6th and Lane, Plus Size Black Pencil Skirt

6th and Lane, Plus Size Black Pencil Skirt
Top: Lane Bryant, Skirt: Lane Bryant, Belt: c/o Carmakoma, Shoes: Nordstrom, Bag:  c/o Oliva + Joy

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Wide Calf Boot Picks

I waited a little bit to make my wide calf boot selections.  I wanted to give the brands a chance to populate their stock before I made my selections.  You'll want to note that the Duo Boots, although the priciest of the bunch will allow you to pick the width of your boots.  I was personally impressed with their selection and I may just go ahead and splurge on a pair.  Some of you have asked about thigh high boots.  Per my knowledge, I haven't seen any offered in plus.  Years ago, Torrid had a pair.  Maybe they will offer them again.  

I did a video below that shows you how to measure your calves a couple little tidbits on finding a great fitting boot.  I also wanted to shout out Boot Bands. They allow you to turn regular boots into wide calf boots or make your wide calf boots wider.  Find them here

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Transition

Plus Size Twosies, plus size moto jacket
It's been a while since I've done the one look three ways.  With the transition of fall coming in and the new collections finally coming out, I'm finally feeling inspired again.  My husband always runs behind me saying, "What's my motivation" in this best thespian dramatic voice, as he mimics my creativity blocks.  We definitely like to have fun with each other, but it can be frustrating to have blocks in your own style creativity.  I guess I can thank Rebdolls (formally Custom-Plus) for helping me come out of my funk.  This two-piece set is gorgeous and the length of the skirt is to die for.  Do you know how hard it is to get a true midi? In my humble opinion, a true midi comes past the knees and covers the upper calf.  

Style Notes:  You will need to wear some sort of undergarment with this skirt.  It's has a sheerness to it.  I put a mid thigh shaper in black underneath this skirt.  I thought about doing nude, but I thought the black would be best since there is black in the skirt. I ordered a 3X in the set. I did order this on backorder from Rebdolls. I was traveling, but I think it took 2 weeks to get to me.  The gray top was ordered from Babooshka Etsy Shop.  This is a straight size designer that does a lot of oversized pieces.  I ordered the XL in this top.  It's split on each side.  The jersey is a nice weight, stretchy and isn't sheer.  The neon blazer (that's says it's sold out) is from New Look via Asos.  It's not the normal oversized Asos Sizing.  It ran small, in my opinion.  I got a 20, but I feel like I needed a 22. Just not that for any New Look items. Last, but not least, the piece de resistance, the 6th & Lane moto jacket is totally gag worthy.  It's sickening for no good reason.  The fit is great and true to size. I got an 18 in it and it fits perfectly. The leather smells like heaven, the collar, zipper detail, and overall quality is just gorgeous. I featured this on my moto jacket picks a couple of weeks ago and I must say this trumps.  I know this carries a hefty price tag, but I would be sure use some sort of coupon, be it real women dollars, buy one get one free (go in it with a friend LOL), or any of the regular gift cheques. This is definitely a piece that you want to have in your closet this fall.  It's just too beautiful and something that you can wear for the next 10 years. 

Plus Size Twosies, plus size moto jacket

Plus Size Twosies, plus size moto jacket

Plus Size Twosies, plus size moto jacket

Plus Size Twosies, plus size moto jacket
Crop/Skirt Set - Rebdolls, Moto Jacket - c/o Lane Bryant, Blazer - ASOS, Sunnies - Buffalo Exchange NYC (thrifted), Lip - LimeCrime Red Velvet, Flats - c/o Lane Bryant, Booties - Sole Society, Necklace - Isabel Toledo for LB (soldout), Tee - Etsy
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