How I dress my body type featuring Monroe and Main

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.

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Monroe and Main Seasonless Stretch Dress, Arrow Necklace, & Braless Body Suit (c/o)

Dressing for your body type is an important skill to hone. Sure, everyone can wear whatever they want, whenever they want. The idea behind dressing for your body type is to dress in the best way that suits your body and makes you look and feel amazing. It’s the difference between feeling frumpy versus feeling put together and ready to take on the world. Thanks to a great LBD, some cute jewelry, a large brim hat, and comfortable basics underneath, I am going to tell you how I dress for my body type featuring Monroe and Main.

How I Dress My Body Type

Monroe and Main Shapewear event Little black dress on Kirstin Marie

1. What’s underneath

The first, most important thing to feeling great all day is boosting your confidence. I like to wear a light compression shape wear underneath just to smooth out all the lumps and bumps. This helps my clothes to lay nicely on me. Monroe and Main’s “How to Dress Your Body Type” Infographic Series is a great tool that helped me to find the perfect shape wear for me. From taking my measurements and finding my body type, I was able to find shape wear that I knew was going to work for me and my body. I picked out a really comfortable braless body suit that is perfect to wear in the hot South Florida Summer. The best part is that it also helps to control the dreaded chub rub!

2. Pick what you love

I wanted a great little black dress that I could wear any time of the year, and feel good in. This dress is absolutely perfect, and fits really well. I love the addition of the tie in front. It’s a nice, light weight dress, which is wonderful to have living in South Florida, where it’s Summer basically all year long.

Monroe and Main plus size little black dress on plus size fashion blog Kirstin Marie

3.Wear it, love it, rock it!

After I put my shape wear and my LBD on, I felt like a whole new woman. I was ready to take on the day, tackle my projects, all while knowing I looked and felt like a million bucks. Dressing for my body type is 100% worth it. Monroe and Main has a great inspirational pinterest board that I found to be a great help. Be sure to check it out!

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Join me, along with Monroe and Main, and learn how to dress you body! I’m giving away an awesome kit that will help you to dress your body.

Prize: “How to Dress Your Body” Kit from Monroe and Main. Kit contains a Monroe and Main tape measure and $185 shopping spree to score your own shape wear & outfit!

Dates: Giveaway will run from May 18th, 2015 – May 31, 2015.

Terms: ONE winner will be selected at random, and chosen on June 1st. Must be from the US only, and 18 years or older. 

Good Luck!

Win a “How to Dress Your Body” Kit!

Hop on over to the other bloggers, and see how they dress for their body types!!


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Charlotte Russe Plus Size Collection

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Charlotte Russe Plus Size Pom-Pom Trim Print Crop-Top (c/o) | Charlotte Russe Plus Size Pom-Pom Trim Print Tulip Shorts (c/o) | Charlotte Russe Plus Size Lace & Chiffon Fringe Kimono (c/o) | Charlotte Russe Crisscross Slingback Platform Wedges (c/o) | ASOS Curve Tights (old) | Tri-Color Bangles (c/o – old) | Deb Shops Pearl choker (c/o)

It is so incredibly important to love your self and be confident in who you are.  It took me so many years to be comfortable in my own skin. Now that I am, I am so proud of who I am, what I look like, and I’m happy to say that I wouldn’t have it any other way. I no longer feel self conscious, with the need to conceal my thick thighs. Yeah, I’ve got chub rub, it happens. You know what though? I’m okay with that! It’s my body, I know how it works, I know the way it’s shaped, I know every inch of it…and I love it. That’s why every inch of my being had to get behind the #HeartYourSelfie movement that Charlotte Russe is celebrating. The #HeartYourSelfie movement is so important to our society of people everywhere. You can express what you love about your self, share a photo with a heart incorporated in it, and boost your confidence all while knowing that Charlotte Russe is donating $1 to Girls, Inc (an awesome organization). Get in on the celebration quick, this is going on until March 22nd!!

All of the items I’m wearing in my outfit above are from the freshly launched Charlotte Russe Plus Size Collection. Have you browsed their collection yet? It’s amazing! The new Charlotte Russe Plus Size Collection features a huge range of super cute tops, bottoms, dresses, rompers, AND denim for a happy wallet price. I had to go out on a limb and grab something I wouldn’t normally wear. I needed something that would push my comfort zones to the max all while embodying everything that I am feeling currently. This outfit from the Charlotte Russe Plus Size Collection does that and more. It’s so cute and comfy, and I’m totally digging the tropical print and the adorable pom-poms (check the detail shot!!).

What items are you loving from the Charlotte Russe Plus Size Collection??Let’s talk about it!!

Have you joined in on the #HeartYourSelfie celebration?? Tag me (@kirstinmarie – are you following me?! You should!)! I want to see! 

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ShopBop March Sale!

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I’m always up for a good sale, especially when it’s at one of my favorite places to shop! The Shopbop March Sale is amazing, and an event that is not to be missed. The sale is on until Monday, March 9th, so be sure to get in on this!! Check out some of the awesome pieces and deals you can score:

~15% off purchases over $250

~20% off purchases over $500

~25% off purchases over $1000

Click here to grab the coupon code for these Shopbop March Sale deals!!

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Loco Domo Backpack

5th & Mercer long sleeve dress (such a great color for Spring!!)

DVF Zarita Lace Dress (I’m swooning over this dress. It’s gorgeous!)

One by Contrarian dress – available in 8 colors!!

BB Dakot Lillian Drapey Front Jacket

 

Happy Shopping!!!

 

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#BendTheRules with HP x360

**Disclosure: This post was sponsored by HP through Collectively.  HP product in this post was provided for my consideration and use in this post. #bendtherules**

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HP Pavilion x360 (c/o)

I am super excited to introduce you to a beast of a computer, the HP Pavilion X360! This computer is top knotch for day to day usage, especially if you are on the go. The HP x360 has four different operating modes: laptop, tablet, ten, and stand. A laptop and a tablet with a stand all in one?! Why, thank you HP!

I absolutely love the ease of use and the convenience of the HP x360. Being able to alternate between laptop, tablet, and stand mode on the daily while still having the capabilities of a regular laptop computer is major. Having such a flexible and fun computer really makes it easy for me to #bendtherules.

Thanks to this awesome new computer and it’s flexible, unexpected four operating modes AND HP’s partnership with Meghan Trainor for her “That Bass Tour”, I’m inspired to share how I can style these adorable polka dot pumps four different ways:

1. Vintage Inspired

Spring Style with Polka Dots Look 1

 

2. Girly and fun

Spring Fashion Look 2

ASOS Cut Out Skater Dress | MAC “Pink Pigeon” Lipstick | Spiral Hair Ties (as bracelets) | Cat Eye Sunglasses

3. Edgy

Spring Fashion Look 3

 

 

4. Weekend Casual

Spring Fashion Look 4

NYDJ Boyfriend Jeans | ShopBop Fringe Bag | Old Navy White V-Neck Tee | Alex and Ani Bangles | Flower Necklace | Boyfriend Cardigan | Aviator Sunglasses

 

Can we talk about HP’s partnership with Meghan Trainor for her That Bass Tour?? Talk about a match made in heaven! HP will be bending the rules on Meghan’s first ever tour with a six-part documentary titled All About That Tour, as well as fan-generated content from social media.  And of course, the HP x360 will be a part of this process as the perfect on-the-road personal computer.  Bend the rules on tour with HP and Meghan Trainor by clicking HERE!

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Firmoo Glasses

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Firmoo F038 Glasses (c/o) | MAC Rebel Lipstick

Having several pairs of glasses is an absolute must. I have three pairs, and they go through a heavy rotation quite often, especially when my eyes are just not feeling contact lenses. I like looking for different patterns, textures, and shapes for my glasses. Overall, I adore the vintage inspired cat eye frame. These Firmoo Glasses are the perfect combination of that vintage inspired cat eye with a modern twist. I love the point that these frames come to. They do a really great job off setting my round face with their severe lines and edges.

I usually have a hard time finding a great pair of frames that works on my face. I have a very round face with super high cheek bones. Basically speaking, most pairs of frames sit more on my cheeks and my cheek bones than they do on my nose (I have a shallow nose). I hate wearing glasses that move up when I smile (thanks, fabulous cheeks!). This pair of Firmoo glasses are perfect. They sit so well on my nose, and don’t rise up when I smile. The only downside that I found with this specific frame is that they are a little narrow for my face. Other than that (which I can completely get past), they are great. Definitely a great option to add to my glasses collection.

If you are in the market for a great new pair of affordable frames, check out Firmoo. They’ve got a great selection, a virtual try-on option, and the ordering process is super easy and user friendly. You won’t be disappointed!

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Monroe and Main Spring Fashion

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Monroe and Main Scuba Fit N Flare Dress and Black and White Wide Striped Bag (c/o)

With Spring in mind, I am automatically drawn to fun prints and bright colors. I love to anchor a bunch of colors in a single look with one solid color. For this Monroe and Main Spring Fashion outfit, I anchored my outfit with black. There’s just something to be said about a nice clean black line throughout an entire outfit. It really pulls it together, let alone makes it easier to accessorize! I adore mixing prints, and I feel that wearing a cute aztec print with a great striped accessory really mixes prints well, all while tying together the entire look with that one anchor color. Aztec is such a great print for Spring. It’s bright, colorful, and fun – which, to me, just screams Spring! This dress has got such a great shape to it. The fact that the dress is constructed of a scuba material really helps in giving the dress it’s shape, creating more of a structured look and fit, all while staying comfortable and easy to wear.

This black and white striped bag from Monroe and Main is the perfect item for Spring Fashion. It works on with so many versatile looks from weekend casual to in the office to a night out with your girlfriends or your hubby. Having a key piece, like a great bag, really helps in making an outfit work – especially if you are strapped for time or for funds.

I’ve teamed up with Monroe and Main to offer one lucky reader a $110 prize package, featuring the very bag that I’m wearing with this outfit! This is absolutely a great Spring Fashion prize package, and with this bag being a complete must-have, make sure to get in on this great giveaway thanks to Monroe and Main!!

**Contest is open to US Readers only!!**

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Be sure to hop on over to the other fabulous bloggers’ and check out how they styled their #MMSpring Fashion!


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Dia&Co Plus Size Styling Service Review

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I’m always down for a great styling service, especially when I’m still tackling time management with my new job, the blog, and my personal life. Dia&Co really brings it to the table. I love their flexibility, their great quality brand choices, and how well they get to know me and my style before sending out a curated box filled with selections just for me. It makes it really easy to bring the shopping trip home with me, and gives me the time to see if what the Dia&Co stylists have selected for me will work with my wardrobe. Check out my review video, and let me know what you think about Dia&Co!

Dia&Co


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South Florida Fair

*Disclosure: I partnered with the South Florida Fair and was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own. #SoFlaFair
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“The Greatest Carnival in the World”

The mister and I went to the South Florida Fair last weekend. If you follow me on Instagram (do it!! @kirstinmarie), you got to see a sneak peak of our visit. It was opening weekend, so saying that it was packed is an understatement. With all of the bright lights, exciting rides, and entertaining performances it’s easy to see why the South Florida Fair is so very popular. As the mister and I walked around the fair grounds, the smell of delicious fair foods filled our noises while the enticing voices of carnival game attendants clamored in our ears. Our first stop was to the corn dog stand, where we enjoyed jumbo corn dogs. These babies were huge!! We walked along the maze of carnival rides, games, and food stands to locate the ride ticket booths and got our unlimited ride bracelets. These are an absolute must have when attending the fair. It’s completely worth the money, and end of saving you some money when you tally up the cost of each ride versus the unlimited ride bracelet. Next we decided to try the ever popular fried candy bars. He got a Snickers, I tried the Reeces Cups. Talk about fried deliciousness!

After having a tummy full of tasty fair food, we ventured to tackle the attractions. Starting first with the giant Ferris Wheel. It was so much fun! We didn’t wait too long in line to get onto the ride, and actually rode the ride for a good amount of time. The view from the top of the Ferris Wheel was awesome. It was exciting to see the entire fair, and plan out what attractions we wanted to go on next.

Aerial View from the Ferris Wheel South Florida Fair #SoFlaFair 2015 on Kirstin Marie

Our next adventure was the Enterprise. That ride was definitely an adrenaline rush! We got onto the ride right away, and again spent a good amount of time on the ride. This is not a ride for the easily motion sick or those who handle momentum and gravitational effects poorly. The spinning force of this ride causes the cars to swing outward, and then the entire ride lifts and continues to circle through the air. I was dizzy when I got off, but I was excited!

Enterprise at the South Florida Fair on Kirstin Marie

We finished our ride portion of the evening with the Crazy Cat Coaster and the Zombie Apocalypse. Both rides were a ton of fun. I loved how old fashioned the Crazy Cat Coaster was. It really made me appreciate all of the hard work that goes into the creation and operation of a roller coaster back before all of the new technology was put into place. To take a break from the fun rides, we walked through the classic car display, which was really neat. I love looking at classic cars, admiring the way cars have evolved over the decades in so many ways. On our way out, we grabbed a bag of cotton candy (so delish!) and caught some live music on the Community stage.

Community Stage South Florida Fair #SoFlaFair on Kirstin Marie

Overall, we had a great evening at the South Florida Fair. Want to get in on the fun?? I’ve got a great giveaway for you thanks to the folks at the South Florida Fair! I’ve teamed up with the South Florida Fair to offer one lucky reader a chance to win FOUR FREE ADMISSION TICKETS to the South Florida Fair!!!This giveaway will start today, Friday, January 23, 2015 and will close at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. You must be 18 years old to enter.

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Get in on this awesome giveaway, and win a night of fun at the South Florida Fair!!

 

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Sneak Peak: The GabiFresh for Swim Sexy 2015 Collection at Swimsuits for All

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With the weather so frightful in most of the US, I cannot help but be excited about this amazing new collection. The ‘GabiFresh Swim Sexy’ Swimsuits for All 2015 Collection launches tomorrow, January 9th!! It’s basically eternal summer down here in South Florida, and Gabi’s new collection screams to my inner Miami girl. Her collection is filled with fun prints, shapes, and fits while adding that great retro vibe.

Her collection features nine pieces in total: eight bikini’s and one one piece swim suit. The best part?? Each swimsuit is priced under $100!! The collection is available in a variety of sizes ranging from size 12 – 24.

Here are a few of my favorites from the collection:

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Tropical print one piece gabi fresh swim suits for all on kirstin marie

You can shop the collection tomorrow, January 9th at www.swimsuitsforall.com. Be sure to get in on this collection, and snap a photo of you rocking your new suit with #GabiFreshxSwimSexy!! I cannot wait to get my hands on a few of these great swimsuits and strut my stuff at the beach come Summer.

 

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Win $50 to AMI Clubwear!

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Happy New Year!!!

Thank goodness it’s 2015. I was so ready for 2014 to be finished, ready to close the door and open up a new one. Last year wasn’t the best of years for me or my family. I’m really looking forward to this year, and hoping it will be the start to a new beginning for me and my family.

To ring in the new year right, I’ve teamed up with AMI Clubwear to offer one lucky ready a $50 gift card to go shopping! AMI Clubwear has some super cute straight and plus size fashion choices ranging from shoes and accessories to smoking hot dresses and more. I LOVE the over the knee lace up heeled boots I received courtesy of AMI Clubwear. If you follow me on Instagram (do you?? @kirstinmarie) you got a sneak peak of them.

Keep an eye out for those boots on the blog. I will be posting an outfit with them soon. Read on below on the giveaway information, and how to enter!

Prize: One $50 Gift Card to AMI Clubwear

Contest Dates: Friday, January 2, 2015 – Friday, January 16, 2015

Who can enter? US Residents only!

One winner will be chosen at random and shared on this post!

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