The Je ne sais quoi

A Guide To A Stylish Plus Size Life

Jacket c/o - Addition Elle | Top | Jeans | Shoes | Sunnies | Bag

For as long as I can remember I've been in loved with military and band embellishments on clothing. You can even ask my Mom how long I begged for majorette boots to wear with my school dresses, or how I didn't understand that they weren't practical. I have a fairly large collection of jackets with these embellishments on them, but up until now I didn't I hadn't added a denim one to my collection. It only felt right for me to pick this one out from Additional Elle. Literally I am obsessed with this jacket.

I keep playing a million and one ways to wear it and finally decided that I should preserve it instead of wearing it out (sigh).  The detailing, the gold buttons, the shape and the fit make this the most amazing jacket ever. Perfect for adding some pizazz to a maxi dress or a pair of jeans. Pairing it was jeans and this romantic white blouse was such an easy look. It was a good balance of trend and classic. Any further and I may or may not have looked like Captain Hook.

Fall has so many amazing band/military embellished pieces out. Have you found one that you like? If so what are they? I may or may not want to buy them too, LOL!

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This is sponsored content written by me in partnership with Depend®. All opinions are my own. 

Pssst, I have a secret. Come closer and I will tell you. For the past 7 years I've suffered from urinary incontinence. I know it's not sexy or fashionable, but it's a real problem that used to hold me back from doing a few things in life. Not anymore!

I've always had a weak bladder, but it got worse in my twenties after I was diagnosed with diabetes. Suffering from extreme embarrassment I never talked about it with anyone, not even my doctor. I noticed the not so amazing discovery after I took a yoga class and realized that wasn't normal sweat I was experiencing or when I went to the movies and sat for too long I noticed that I again had some leaking. Definitely not normal, still I didn't say a word to anyone.

A few summers ago I went to a blogging event and I was introduced to Depend® products. To say my mind was blown was to say the least. Now stop what your thinking, this isn't your Grandma's Depend® it isn't the bulky product that you imagine in your mind. I was introduced to the Depend® Silhouette® Active Fit Underwear for Women. Can you say game-changer! Listening to other Women my age and younger share their journeys with incontinence also changed my way of thinking.

The Depend® Silhouette® is my go to product when I'm having issues with my bladder. When I travel, work out or doing some long term activities that stimulate my bladder issues, I wear the Silhouette®. Concealed under your clothing, no one will every be able to tell your wearing a Depend®, unless of course you tell them. They are breathable, comfortable and they come in several neutral colors. They aren't heavy duty and no it doesn't feel like your wearing a diaper. I've worn these on long plane rides and to a gala without feeling uncomfortable.

No longer feeling embarrassed and alone I brought up the subject with my doctor and a few of my close friends. Everyone reassured me that it was totally normal. That I wasn't alone and that so many women suffer from incontinence, especially after giving birth.  Since being introduced to Depend® products I feel free to do lots of things again. Including rock a pair of white jeans. If you're out there and your are suffering from this don't go it alone. Reach out to me, I'm happy to help you in anyway. Also check out the Depend® website to find out what product works for you. Here is a coupon to get you started.

Have you used any of Depend® products before?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Depend®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Vest | Shirt | Jeans | Shoes | Bag-Vintage

To be saying September has been an interesting night is putting it mildly. Actually this has been an interesting summer. I have traveled and had a great time, experienced some truly amazing things but I've also felt out of sorts. Took a few hits to my esteem this summer and I've been feeling all out of sorts. There is nothing quite like feeling all over the place, while simultaneously trying to hold it together. But life is all about figuring it out and that's exactly what I'm doing. Being kind to myself, figuring it out and making the necessary adjustments. 

While I wade through my feelings I can't help but anticipate the fall weather and my fall wardrobe. I've been figuring out what I want my fall look to be. What key pieces do I want to try and what new styles am I interested in? Instead of spending a ton of money I was happy to use my Gwynnie Bee account to take a spin in a few items that peaked my curiosity. Like this Society Plus vest. I've seen it on several people, but I wasn't sure if I liked it for myself or not. Since it's wayyy to hot for jackets right now I like the idea and look of a drapey vest that I can layer over dresses, jeans/pants and a shirt. It made me feel like fall even it it's still hitting 90 degrees in Alabama. 

Have you tried Gwynnie Bee? You can get your first 30 days free and you can try a host of brands that you might be interested in but don't want to make a purchase. I'm mildly obsessed with the new Loft test collection that they have right now. 

How was your September? 

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* This post is sponsored by Gwynnie Bee all opinions are my own. Thank you for partnering with me Gwynnie Bee! 

Jumpsuit | Shoes | Purse-Similar | Sunglasses-here & here

Summer is nearly over and I realized I've hardly worn any rompers this season. It's not that I don't like them, I just for reason thought it was easier to wear dresses to get me through my insane schedule. When I saw this one from Leota New York at Gwynnie Bee I knew I would instantly add it to my closet.

Rompers and jumpsuits can be complicated so there a few key things I look for when picking out the right romper. This jumpsuit is bright, airy and perfect for a day of fun. My biggest selling point was the fact that I could take it off from the front, cause who really wants to struggle out of a romper when it's time to go to the bathroom? Yeah not me either!  This is my second time closeting something from Leota New York and I can't say enough about comfortable their clothes are.I'm wearing a 4L cause I wanted my romper to have a relaxed fit instead of fitted, I probably could have done a 3L. Thankfully Gwynnie Bee has a steady stream of Leota New York that I can try on and decide if I want to #borroworbuy. Currently I'm leaning towards buying instead of borrowing.

Speaking of have any of you my dear readers tried Gwynnie Bee yet? It has been a relief for me, cause I've picked up items to wear to events, and special occasions instead of having to purchase them. Trying on items that you can't find in stores to figure out your fit has been another added bonus to my Gwynnie Bee membership. You can try the service for your first 30 days free. And I have to say it's totally worth it. Head over to the Gwynnie Bee website to learn more about their program.

So what do ya'll think? Should I borrow it or buy it?

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* This post was sponsored by Gwynnie Bee but all opinions are my own! 
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