Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year because it allows things to cool off here in Hawaii and I can wear my cozy and warm fashion favorites that I love so much. Besides scarves and slouchy sweaters, another favorite for me is hats or beanies. Let’s face it – anything that will keep my full head of hair in place without sacrificing style is a plus and I’m all about keeping the ears warm as the months get colder. Today I share with you a simple plus sized outfit featuring a beret from Scala Pronto. If you love Fall fashion as much as I do, hopefully I can introduce you to some really cool ideas for this season’s wardrobe.
This slouchy beret from Scala Pronto is fashionable, chic and totally flattering. I have a larger head size than most people and found that this beret fits easy and comfortably as well. The collection is affordable, retailing for $32 and available in grey or oatmeal (what I’m wearing). Slouchy hats just scream Fall and Winter and are so fashion forward. It’s one of those accessories that has literally stood the changes in trend and attire over the years and paired with your favorite Fall outfit, you will be ready to take on your day.
What am I wearing
Beret – Scala Pronto Beret in Oatmeal
Scarf – Plaid Tartan Scarf / Wrap from Amazon
Top – Black Plus Size Scoop Neck Tee from Torrid
Pants – YMI Jeans Plus Luxe Skinny
Footwear – Steve Madden Heaven Leopard Ballet Flats
Sunglasses – Kenneth Cole New York Metal Frame Rectangular Frame Aviators
Watch – Invicta Silver & Gold Divers
I chose to wear my Tartan Scarf like a wrap – but they go wear if wrapped around the neck like an infinity scarf or swooped around once and hanging long. While I chose to wear flats today (it’s still too warm for boots), my normal choice in footwear would be a pair of boots – it’s a staple for me this time of year. Pair this look with fun accessories like your favorite bracelets or necklaces and you have a showstopping outfit. There is nothing wrong with a casual look – this is mine.
Makeup of the day
Eye shadow – ColourPop Desert, Strength, XO and Bravery
Eye liner – Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper and Mally Evercolor Eyeliner in Midnight
Lashes/Mascara – Ardell Demi Whispies 120 and Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Lips – ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Tulle
When it comes to Fall fashion – I literally live in cozy and comfy. Let’s face it, I live in Hawaii where the weather is warm year round, so I look forward to the cool, crisp Fall air. I practically live in Skinny Jeans and slouchy sweaters and I love pairing those key elements in my wardrobe with fun accessories that make a statement. Slouchy looks are so on trend for Fall and Winter and Scala Pronto has satisfied that with their well made Beret. I can’t wait to get my hands on the grey one and rock that out too.
Scala Pronto berets come in a wide assortment of colors and knit stitches. Find your favorite in a variety of highly decorated versions.
Purchase your Scala Pronto beret here at villagehatshop.com and check out the other products available for purchase to add to your fall looks. Pack your beach wear away and pull out your favorite knits, plaid and all the fun warm and cozies you have hiding in your closet and enjoy the season.
What are your favorite digs for Fall season?
Disclaimer: Some of the products featured in this post were sent to me for review and consideration and some products were purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. Affiliate links are posted through out.
It’s no secret that when it comes to fashion, anything I wear or use must not only be functional but also comfortable. Sometimes I feel like my laid back lifestyle has me too lax and often it can be a bit basic, but I love taking basics and turning them into something fun and fashionable. I’m born and raised in Hawaii so most of my life you could find me in a bikini or bathing suit with board shorts and a surf board, but now that I’ve changed things up a bit, I try to add a little more flair to what has become comfortable. While what I wear may be simple, consisting of mostly basics to allow for me to change up from time to time – I love to add handbags that will give me a sense of style and freedom at the same time. Accessories can make or break a look easily so here is what I do to take a basic outfit and jazz it up a bit. Here’s my plus size outfit featuring Miche Bag to compliment the look.
Check out my quick outfit video below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.
- Black Empire Waist Jersey Strapless Dress – Old Navy
- Denim Vest with Cut sleeves – Forever21 Plus
Since Flip flops are pretty much the go to for most looks here in Hawaii, I decided that would be a great choice not only for comfort but also for style. I decided to go with a platform/wedge style flip flop to add a dressier flare to the look
- Black Flip Flops – Guess Sabell Platform Flip flops
No outfit is complete without some accessories and for me I wanted it to be simple, basic but still add a little flare. If you have been following this blog or my YouTube channel a while, then you know I’m pretty simple and usually will have the same type of necklace or watch for my daily style. Today I switched up my watch and included something that would be fun and add a little bit of swagger to my look.
- Maple & Black Wooden Watch – JORD Watches, Sully Collection
- Necklace – Gift from Husband
- Earrings – Rose Floral Drop Earrings in Gold from Muwae
Last but not least – it’s all about the handbags. It’s no secret that I’m a huge handbag fanatic… my husband can attest to that (teehee), and I’m always looking for the perfect bag to help accommodate all of my personal and mommy needs as well as be functional and stylish. About 5 years ago I was introduced to Michebags and immediately fell in love with not only the quality – but the styles and the price. Let’s just say that I love these bags so much that I own two different sizes and over 12 shells… ssshhh… don’t tell the pocket book. lol
Miche bag’s concept is easy… You purchase a base bag (in my case, this is the Prima base bag) and then you purchase a shell to go with it. The idea was developed by a women who wanted to be able to change out her bag easily without having to pull all the contents of her bag out. You simply pull your base bag out of your shell and put it in a new one and you are good to go.
- Miche Prima Shell in Carmen – a brown caramel shade bag with gold accents
- Miche Prima Shell in Maria – a gorgeous cream and print bag with gold accents
Each bag is so easy to get in and out of to switch out you can easily go from day to night and it takes just seconds. I am wearing my Miche bags pictured with the regular black handles and gold chain links to add to the gold accent. These bags are not only functional, they are affordable.
Miche Prima Base bag: $29.99
Miche Prima Shell: Range between $40 and $100
Miche Accessories: Range between $9 and $20
If this bag is too large for you – do not worry,this is the largest size Miche carries but there are a variety of sizes available from their Petite, Classic and Demi. Also, Miche offers different colors in their handles as well as their chains and Carabiners so you have endless options to switch up your style and preference. Each strap, handle, carabiner and hardware is interchangeable with any of the shells and the shells are seasonal so you can expect to see new styles rolled out several times a year. Fashionable and on-trend, Miche is definitely a great selection for those who love handbags and want to keep their look fresh.
Check out Miche and their styles by heading over the their website: www.miche.com
Now – just because I have a really relaxed style, doesn’t mean you can’t jazz up a similar look with say a pair of strappy heels or wedges or even a larger necklace for a statement piece. What I love about style is that it is just like makeup and it’s all about the individual and their preferences.
Also – be sure to check out the Miche Hope Collection – inspired by those affected by Cancer, a portion of the proceeds from sales of the collection go directly to cancer research and other charities.
So – what are your favorite types of things to wear during the Spring time? And, have you heard of Miche Bag? If you love handbags like me, definitely head on over to the site and check out what they have to offer. I’ve been a fan of their products for a few years and with a pretty big collection, it definitely states how much I love and enjoy the brand and their products.
I hope you enjoyed this post. It seems like a whiles since I have posted outfits but I’m slowly getting back in the groove again. Don’t forget to stop by and check out my video (click here to watch) – I hope you like it.
xo and Happy Spring!
Didn’t I say in my last outfit post that I’m totally crushin’ on Old Navy’s graphic tees and graphic print tops? Yes, I believe I did… but just in case you missed it… you can check out that post here – lol. I have been especially loving the tanks because they are comfortable to wear in this humid Hawaii weather. Considering we are expecting a hurricane this weekend, even with the rain that has graced my island, it’s still super hot and humid so keeping cool with these tanks have been essential. Anyway, on to my plus size outfit of the day.
It was an Old Navy kind of day today and when I say this… I mean from head to toe. As much as I try to dress up, it’s too hot and this busy mommy has to be able to do everything my daily duties consist of but still try to keep my comfy level high.
Meant to Be Tank – Old Navy (available in select stores only)
Watch – Invicta
Necklace – Charm Locket Necklace, Combination of Origami Owl and ShopMissA
Isn’t the print on this Tank super oober cute? I absolutely love it and we all know how I am when it comes to “love” and “true love” stuff… I know, I know… I’m just a hopeless romantic at heart.
I added some color to my hair using the Redken Color Rebel Hair Makeup in:
- Rebel without a Coral
- Ultra Violet
A few review of these products will be posted on my blog in the next few days – so keep an eye for that.
If you haven’t noticed already – I’m not wearing any makeup today. Besides some lip balm and a light coat of mascara… this is my every day. My little dress up session took me to the twins’ school for a monthly parent meeting with the rest of the moms and dads so it was all about being comfy so I could sit on the little tiny chairs in the classroom 🙂 Wishing you all a fabulous day and awesome week.
“Forever & Always!”
Oh Fall… where are you? Maui is super hot and humid and man I would love some cool chilled air my way, but it just hasn’t been so lately. It was so warm today that a tank and shorts was on my outfit list… less is better, right? (did I just say that? lol) So here is my Plus Sized Outfit of the Day…
You know in Hawaii we rock out flip flops like they are about to be discontinued, lol. So here is my super quick outfit for going out and tackling Costco with my three sons. Overall I have to say it was a fun day… we picked up my lil sis and spent a few hours with her while we tackled some errands… overall, I consider it a WIN.
- Top – Love is Forever Graphic Tank from Old Navy
- Bottoms – Denim Bermudas/Cut offs from Torrid
- Flip flops – Guess
- Watch – Invicta
- Sunglasses – Maui Jim
- Necklace – And I always get a lot of questions about my Teddy Bear Necklace. Sadly I don’t know where it is from, my husband bought me this pendant before we had children, over 10 years ago. I have heard that some jewelers carry it – but I have not seen it at local stores.
For my makeup today… I really was aiming to bring Fall into my life, even if it meant I had to do my makeup like Fall was in full swing. lol I also have had my Tamanna palette now for a couple of weeks and each opportunity I have I try to play with new shade combinations and had a few in mind I wanted to pair today. Since I only really wear makeup once a week, I was sure gonna make sure to get some makeup lovin’ in.
Brows – Cailyn Gelux Brow and NYX Control Freak Eye Brow Gel
Eye Primer – Coastal Scents Step One Eye Primer
- Bengal blended above crease as transition shade
- Chocolate worked into the crease as crease/defining shade
- Sangria blended into the inner corner and outer corner of the eye lid – leaving the center of the eye lid bare
- China Rose blended on to the center of the lid
- Fresh applied as my brow bone shade and blended with Bengal
- Blush applied on the inner corner of my eyes
Eye liner – Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Eye Shadow Pencil in Tenacious Brown applied to lower waterline. Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eye Liner in Black Point applied to Tightline. Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner in Trooper used to create my winged liner.
Mascara – Jordana Best Lash Volumizing Mascara layered with Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara
Lips – Jordana EZ Liner Lip liner in Cabaret topped with J.Cat’s Wonder Lip Paint in Queen of Hearts and layered with L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Daring.
No face makeup today… did I mention it was hot? Yup, that means no blush, bronzer… na da… too hot. lol
I’ve been working on a review for the Tamanna palette, and hope to have it up soon since I see that it is still available. It drives me nuts when things are limited edition and I have to run out and get them because I just have to have it, but that also means that by the time I have had it long enough for me to actually state my thoughts on the product… I don’t get around to it. Ooh – and on another note… have you seen my hair? I know these pictures don’t show it well, but I went dark again… I’m actually really diggin’ it.
This plus sized girl was all about comfort and cool today. I have been loving the Old Navy Tees and Tanks that they have been releasing lately and I’m all about a graphic tee if it means I can be comfortable. I love those types of shirts for underneath my slouchy sweaters especially… now if Fall can just make its way here so I can start using them. lol Wishing you all a wonderful Aloha Friday and a kick ass weekend.
Summer time has got me running around spending quality time with my family so I haven’t had the opportunity to post any Plus Sized Fashion and Style looks for quite a while. I am hoping I can kick it in high gear and get it together because I know that I’ve been slacking in that department.
I can’t believe my eldest son goes back to school in less than a month and the twins start preschool on the same day. This summer is flying by – I swear I need to get into a time machine and go back in time so I can live in the past for a little while. lol But nonetheless, my family and I are enjoying the time we have. The outfit I’m wearing in this week’s Fashion post is simple and I’m bummed to say that I forgot my good camera and only had my cell phone to take pictures – sorry about that. I hope you enjoy the outfit and the video is just 30 seconds or so long – so you can check that out too. Have a wonderful week!
Striped High Low Maxi Dress: Forever 21 Plus
Denim Vest: Old Navy
Flip flops – flats: Guess
Makeup of the Day:
L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara and Milani Brilliant Shine lip gloss in Bare Naked
Each and every Season holds a special place in my heart, but Spring is that time of year when I tend to do clothes shopping the most and I’m always looking forward to rocking out cool and comfortable threads. While my style remains fairly the same each year, I like to add a few things to change it up a bit. For me… Spring includes a few staples in my wardrobe – Maxi Dresses & Skirts, empire waist knee length dresses (or shorter), denim bermudas, tanks and a few key sandals and accessories to complete a look.
I’ve included a few of my favorite styles that you may see pretty often in my wardrobe. Who owns over 10 maxi dresses and 8 pairs of denim bermudas? This lady here! Living in Hawaii means that Spring and Summer months can bring extreme heat so I like to be comfortable and dress that way specifically. While many think that style is about the clothes you wear… I believe that Style is all about personality and what makes you feel comfortable and confident. Being a surfer girl most my life, my Spring and Summer months growing up meant that I was found in a pair of Surf/board shorts and a bikini or rash guard – now that I’m grown up (lol), I like to add my own little flair and spin on it all. Check out some of the selections I have here so you can get an idea of what I rock during the Spring months.
Like I mentioned above… at the end of the day – Rock out what you feel comfortable in. Spring (and Summer) is all about soaking up the sunlight (don’t forget that SPF) and enjoying the flowers and the breeze. What ever you decide, make sure it makes you feel confident and awesome!
If you are looking for a few makeup looks – stay tuned, I’ll be sure to be posting those in the next coming weeks!
Happy Spring Love Bugs!
Happy Valentine’s Day Love Bugs. I really wanted to get this post up much sooner, but I had an unexpected medical procedure that took place last week that had me sitting in bed for the last few days and I wasn’t able to share this sooner. Valentine’s Day is such a great Holiday to have fun and dress up with. Since I have a casual sense of style, I wanted to share three outfits with you that showed off a little bit of classy and flirty and a little casual at the same time. Check out the video and the photos below.
I hope you liked my video – please comment, like & subscribe. Photos of the looks as well as details of the items are listed below.
Sexy, Timeless & Playful
The first outfit is a simple black and red cowl neck style body con dress. Let me just start off by saying that I am so happy to be styling this dress for all of you this year because it is a personal accomplishment for me. This dress was so tight last year, I couldn’t even pull it over my body. Now – it is still fitted, but loose enough for me to wear comfortable. While it hugs every single curve of my body – it adds to a bit of sex appeal without exposing extra skin and I love the kind of “Audrey Hepburn” class that comes with the style of dress.
- Black / Red Cowl Neck Body Con Dress – unknown retailer (gift from my Mommy)
- Black Strappy Wedged Sandals – Sole Society
- Gold Infinity Heart Necklace – Shoplately
- Black Rose Hair Accessory – HoneyXO (handmade by me)
- Watch – Invicta
If you are a plus sized girl and want to rock out a body con dress, find one you feel comfortable in that will give the illusion of slimming. This dress has the punch of red in the middle of the dress and splits into the black which helps to bring in and taper in my waist, giving me a slimmer figure. I pulled my hair into a messy side bun and added a black rose hair accessory. This gives the look an old charm with an updated look.
Mommy in Love
For my next outfit I wanted to choose something that was wearable for all ages, but especially age appropriate for someone in their 30s like me. This outfit still has a sexy appeal to it because it hugs the curves in all the right ways, but for the most part – I am covered and not revealing much skin. For this outfit I wanted to have texture and punches of red to make a bold statement that this outfit was for Valentine’s Day, but I wanted to be able to still use this outfit for other purposes. Of course, nothing says statement like leopard heels so I figured that would be an awesome contrast in print as well. As a mommy of 3 active boys, this outfit also allows me to still be active but look sexy and put together.
- Sweater/Top from Jeans Warehouse Hawaii (comes with long necklace accessory)
- Black Pencil Skirt from Forever 21
- Gold Infinity Necklace from Shoplately
- Bow Chain bracelet from Forever 21
- Leopard Pumps from Fancy Steps
Since my hair is naturally curly and I wanted it to look a little different… I brushed out my hair a bit so that my curls were not so tight and left my hair down. This outfit elongates my body and makes me appear much taller than I really am. I think it adds to the sexy. 😉
As a busy mommy – I’m constantly on the hunt for something comfortable and easy to move in, regardless of the occasion. This outfit was one I talked about in my recent Valentine’s Day Makeup Look – Bombshell Love. I even decided I would rock out my wig so you had an idea as to how the entire look pulled together. Maxi skirts are my best friend and this outfit is simple, fast to throw together and most importantly… comfortable.
- Black slouchy blouse from Jeans Warehouse Hawaii
- Black Maxi Skirt from Jeans Warehouse Hawaii
- Leopard Pumps from Fancy Steps
- Gold Bow Bling bracelet from Forever 21
- Statement Necklace from Opaque Lion on Shoplately
- Large Black Rose Hair Clip from HoneyXO (handmade by me)
- Wig from Shoplately
- Watch from Invicta
- Tahitian Pearl gold ring from Mana Pearls
I know these looks are simple, but again – I am a simple person. My husband will be working on Valentine’s Day and I’ll be home with my children, so I’m thinking I’ll be rocking out a maxi skirt and top with my natural curly hair pulled in a loose messy bun. It’s casual but still put together and sweet.
If you are looking for ideas for Makeup looks, you can check out my YouTube Playlist for a list of different Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorials to help you out: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIAkD6_eWGPjwV5Cfv_spLKrNUctGlxrj
I wish you all a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Lots of love from me to you!
While I can honestly say I wish we had some snow here… one things for certain, I do love that Hawaii Winter weather allows me to dress comfortably. I can’t complain, I am truly lucky to be able to live in Paradise and while I do get tired of the slow-mo pace that I have grown up with all my life… I do know that I would miss Paradise if I decided to give it all up. Let’s be honest… it’s beautiful here and I can’t complain about that.
I am a maxi dress and skirt addict. I was told once by a friend that Maxi skirts make plus sized girls look bigger than they really are. Well, if that’s the case… I don’t care because this is the ensemble that allows me to still look dressy, feel casual and run after my 4 year old twins. If I’m not in a pair of jeans, leggings or sweats… you can find me sporting a maxi skirt and a comfy top. I look at it this way… to me, “Fashion means Comfortable, Just like beauty – if I’m not comfortable in my own skin, why wear it?”
Maxi Skirt: Jeans Warehouse Hawaii
Black Wedged Sandals: Steve Madden
Gold Bow Bracelet & Bow Ring: Forever 21
Women’s Divers Watch: Invicta
Gold Wire Wrapped Crystal Quartz Necklace: Shoplately (Evelina Pas)
Wedding Rings: Kay Jewelers
Black Tahitian Pearl Ring: Gift from Hubby
Aviator Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Satchel / handbag: Guess
Check out the Video here.
Every year I get asked what Winter is like here in Hawaii… honestly, we don’t truly experience a change in seasons so it’s very different from other parts of the World. One thing that stands out here is that we see Whales in our oceans this time of year and of course, it is a little on the chilly side (like today – we had mid 70 Degree weather most of the day which made it a nice cool and comfortable day at home), and of course – Hawaii is known for their Winter swells… and this is the time all the huge Surf Competitions are held since our waves can reach anywhere from 25 – 35 feet (in some cases much higher). But for the most part – it is sunny sunny sunny and we don’t get snow here except for the highest mountain slopes (and even then, it’s a several hours drive and barely any snow to play).
This outfit is something that can easily be worn without worry of being too warm. Besides, I love anything that is crochet or like wise and this poncho is awesome.
Poncho – Shoplately Grace’s Boutique
Leggings – Jean’s Warehouse Hawaii
Black Tami Cami – Old Navy
Beaded Bracelet – by HoneyXO
Affirmation bracelet – Shoplately Glint And Gleam
Tahitian Pearl Gold Ring – Gift from Hubby
Invicta Diver’s Butterfly Rose Gold & Silver Watch – Gift from Hubby
Gold Lion Necklace – White Rose Collection
Bow Booties – Justfab.com
Coach handbag – Coach Store
For my makeup I am using a simply winged liner (Jesse’s Girl Waterproof eye liner pen) and Elizabeth Mott’s It’s So big Mascara. On my lips I’m rocking out one of my favorite lipsticks from Lipstick Queen – Black Tie, which is a gorgeous red.
My hope was to style this poncho several different ways so that it could be paired with different things, but due to the Holidays and Christmas days away, I didn’t have the chance to. I will certainly take photos and post here on my blog when I’m able to style this poncho differently, my favorite way being jeans.