Plus Size Lookbook Modcloth Spring 2017

If you love colorful dresses, fun prints, whimsical novelty bags and shiny shoes, then you’ve found the right blog! Since the previous sentence pretty much describes my entire closet, places like Modcloth have become among my favorite! They are known for their vintage inspired flair, but I think the best thing about is their clothes is their sense of humor. Did I mention that most of the clothes are available from sizes XS to 4X?!  If you’re plus size (like me) you know that words like “fun” and “good fit” are still too rarely mentioned in the same sentence when it comes to fashion.

So if you’re new to Modcloth, or even if you frequently shop their site, I have put together a little lookbook featuring some of my favorite pieces that are perfect for spring(or all year round). Scroll to the bottom of each look and click to shop!

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To see these outfits in action, check out my video and don’t forget to subscribe!

Fun With Frank Body: Coffee Scrub and Face Range Review

Lets be Frank….  my constantly evolving ability to beat my face has definitely lead me to neglect my skin more than I should. So I’ve decided that 2017 is the year that I will focus more on whats going on underneath the makeup.

I’ve been a fan of Frank Coffee Scrub ever since the first time I tried it on my sensitive dry skin a few years ago.

Shortly thereafter, I started to try it on my face and the fandom quickly turned into an obsession.

It left my skin soft, glowing and feeling like new. I mean you could see a visible difference almost immediately after use.

I loved it, but it wasn’t the most convenient product to work into  a face regimen for daily or even every other day use… I mean It’s kind of a mess, which would probably be my only negative feedback for the scrub.

But the the brand totally revels in the idea of getting dirty before you get clean, so I knew what I was getting myself into 🙂 In fact, thats one of the reasons why I tried the scrub o begin with! Frank Body just seemed like a brand that liked to have fun, and honestly thats what I’m all about!

I continued to use the scrub and body balm (which I completely recommend for anyone with sensitive rash prone skin) on an as needed basis.

When they finally came out with products specifically for your face  (I think they’ve been out for more than a year or so now) I knew I had to try! I ordered the Sweet Cheeks Kit lickity split! The kit comes with the creamy face cleanser, face scrub and  everyday moisturizer.

Honestly, it did not disappoint! Much like my experience with the original coffee scrub, my skin was glowing, well moisturized and noticeably softer after just one use.

You can see more about the my experience with the face range in the video below (Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel)

Check out Frank’s cheeky Instagram @frank_bod (expect lots of pink, playfulness and pretty girls)

Don’t forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think about the products! Be sure to follow me on Instagram as there will be a Frank Body giveaway very soon!

Positive Rainbow Vibes With Rainbow OPTX

Amina Rainbow BackpackI always try to surround myself with as many rainbows as possible. I’ve always found color to be such a powerful source of positivity and happiness. So naturally when I discovered the these cute shades in rainbow colors by Rainbow OPTX, I was eager to try!

Amina Magenta Rainbow Optx

I received 2 full sets in the wayfarer and heart frames… can you guess which one is my favorite?!

Amina Rainbow Optx Green Heart Frames
I am OBSESSED with the heart frames!!!

They come in 10 beautiful colors, each with a different affirmation and focus to help shift your perspective based on what you need more of in your life.Rainbow Optx color therapy My personal favorite would have to be (surprise surprise) the rose colored lenses… They focus on love and help you purify, open, uplift and awaken and they also make everything you see feel happy and warm…. kind of like your eyes are getting a hug 🙂

Amina Black lipstick rainbow optx rose heart shades

Pink Flatlay Rainbow OptxAmina Rose color therapy sunglasses

My second favorite to experience are the yellow lenses. They have a similar effect to the pink and help you focus on will power.  You should wear these when you need to be happy, connect, protect, balance, and purify and to achieve a sense of openness (or like whenever you want :))

Amina Rainbow Optx Yellow Lenses

Amina Mucciolo Rainbow Optx Yellow

Yellow Lenses Rainbow OptxIt’s such a fun way to add color to your look and even change your mood!

Guess what!? I am offering a special coupon code just for my unicorns. Head to https://rainbowoptx.com and use the code STUDIOMUCCI to get 20% off 4 or more pair (trust me you will want to buy more than 1 because they are already super reasonably priced)

Amina Mucciolo Rainbow Optx Green Heart Frames

AND we are also giving away two pairs on Instagram. Head over and enter for your chance to win.

Amina Mucciolo Wildfox Black Star Sweater

Amina Star Lennon Sweater Wildfox Rainbow

Be sure to watch my Rainbow OPTX haul video where you can learn more about each color and my experience with them.

Plus Size Holiday Looks: Torrid

I love Torrid, as I’m sure you know by now! They have some really great stuff this holiday season and here are a few of my favorite looks.

Plus Size Festive date night:

Amina Torrid Plus Size date night

The best thing about this look is how versatile it is. You can obviously wear this outfit (and all of the pieces) any time of year for a bunch of different occasions. AND THIS SKIRT!

Amina Torrid Plus Size date night 2But theres something about holiday season that makes me want to add a bit of extra sass to everything I’m wearing.

Amina plus size fringe skirt

Plus size 90’s babe: Girls Night Out

I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit with this look and donned a lot of faux leather and black…

Amina Plus SIze 90s babebut it totally felt like something my older sister would have worn in the 90’s (had she been cooler ;))!

Amina Torrid Plus Size 90's babeI feel like this would be a great look to go grab drinks with you girlfriends. You can’t tel in this picture but the pants have his pretty delicate glitter which totally gives this edgy look a whimsical feel.

Amina plus size girls night out torridPlus Size Christmas Day: Red plaid and Rose Gold Foil

Amina Plus size red plaid torridHonestly I can’t say enough about these pieces! This gold foil skater skirt is so perfect I want it in every color.

Amina plus size gold skater skirtIMO there really is no better time to wear red plaid than Christmas and the shoes take the cuteness to the next level, because pompoms duh!

Amina Plus size christmas look torridI also really love this faux fur collar sweater. It made me feel like John Snow lol!

Plus Size New Years Eve Look

I think for NYE theres only one rule…

Amina plus size nye dress torridYou have to sparkle! While, I love a sequin for this task, but I’ve been feeling the metallic foil fabrics lately too.

Amina Plus size metallic blazer torridThis gilver colored metallic foil skater dress paired with the shimmery blazer definitely adds the glamour needed for NYE while being  comfortable enough to dance the night away.

Amina Plus size Metallic skater dress

See these looks in action in my latest video

JumpFromPaper: Yes, This Backpack Is Real!

Amina Mucciolo JumpFromPaper Adventure-Pink Backpack

Amina Mucciolo JumpFromPaper Adventure-Pink Backpack Cute buttMy fashion goals basically = becoming a cartoon in real life. I think fashion should be fun with a sense of humor and a huge dose of imagination… or honestly whatever the hell makes you feel good. Because being colorful, cartoonish and a little bit ridiculous makes me feel good I am ALWAYS on the hunt for brands that are whimsical and don’t take themselves too seriously. So imagine how stoked I was when I stumbled upon JumpFromPaper on Instagram a couple of years ago.

Amina Mucciolo Woolen Backpack-Red JumpFromPaper Front

Amina Mucciolo Woolen Backpack-Red JumpFromPaper Front BackThe 2D colorful bags they make are pretty much my ideal accessory and I’m not alone! 

Amina Mucciolo Woolen Backpack-Black JumpFromPaper Back

After everyone figures out that their eyes aren’t deceiving them, (or that I didn’t just draw on a piece of paper and stick it to my back) the first thing they want to know is where I got my backpack from.

Amina Mucciolo Pink JumpFromPaper Backpack

Head to https://www.jumpfrompaper.com and enter coupon code BAGCRUSH to get 10% off of your purchase.

Spaceman-Pink JumpFromPaper Amina MuccioloWatch this backpack in action 🙂

Adventures in Vintage with Whurl

Last week I ventured into vintage!

90's Tasselfairy whurl
90’s Mickey Mouse t-shirt, available on Whurl (Styled by Sam)

I revisited my time as a moody 90’s teenager (looks like not much has changed)

Amina Vintage 70's Whurl
Lane Bryant Robe from the 70’s found on Whurl
Amina vintage caftan twirl 70's whurl
70’s caftan found on Whurl (Styled by Sam)

and twirled back to the 70’s (over a decade before I was born but definitely an era I can dig)

As someone who has OCD I’ve always been somewhat terrified by the idea of using stuff that belonged to someone else. I would hear stories from friends who happened upon these amazing vintage finds. But before I could allow myself to be seduced by tales of five dollar frocks and kitschy cuteness, I would always be snatched back to “reality” by the thought of what kind of animal-hoarder hell those items had previously lived in before being donated or plucked from an estate sale. Did I mention that I also have a slightly overactive imagination? 

But still, in the back of my mind, I always knew that there was this whole other magical world of fashion that was waiting for me. If only I could just muster up the courage (and enough hand sanitizer) to take the plunge.

Enter my friend Samantha Kuntz!

Samantha Kuntz Whurl

A purple haired (depending on when you meet her) spunky vintage maven and creator of the vintage marketplace app Whurl. Whurl can be described as kind of a reverse eBay for vintage lovers! Not only can you both buy and sell items on the app, but you can harness the power of Whurl’s growing supportive online community to help you find the vintage items of your dreams by simply posting an image!  Sam has become my official vintage guru by slowly introducing me to pieces via Whurl and somehow its all been working! The true test (of both her patience and my willingness to stretch myself for cute clothes) will be coming soon when Sam and I finally go thrifting IRL! 

For now, I was so intrigued by this world of old and new that I decided to share this journey with all of you. I know for many of you who don’t have my germaphobe issues, one of the barriers to shopping vintage has been the sizing. Thats another thing I love about Sam, she’s committed to sharing her love for vintage clothes with everyone and has been really working hard to achieve greater size diversity on Whurl.

So we hung out at her home (which is basically a vintage wonderland) and did a cute little lookbook (sneak peek above) featuring some pieces from Whurl. We also did a haul and giveaway that you won’t want to miss! Most of the items are available for purchase and many of them of are plus size!

You can watch the haul here

Check out the Lookbook!

 

I Tried Gwynnie Bee!

I recently had a chance to try out popular plus size shopping subscription service Gwynnie Bee! So naturally I did a video talking about the experience and trying on some of my favorite clothes from the website. You can head to my Youtube channel to subscribe or scroll down to check out the video below.

While there were definitely a couple of misses, I am happy to say that there were some pieces that I really fell in love with!

The first was this adorable dress from City Chic! While I ended up ordering the wrong size, I loved it so much that it being a tad big didn’t really stop me from putting on sparkly flats and twirling around DTLA.Tasselfairy Citychic floral

Tasselfairy City chic

This is a great dress for everything from a sunny garden wedding to a night on the town with your favorite date. And I’m obsessed with this amazing Ray Necklace by my friend Mr.Kate! Its the perfect simple piece to pair with a dress like this.

Amina Mucciolo Rainbow hair

Of course I’ve been dying to find a reason to rock my chill pill bag, and it pairs perfectly with my Kate Spade flats (snagged those 3 years ago)

tasselfairy chill pill bag

The other look that I really loved was this flirty little A-line number by Alice & You.

Alice and you Dress

I paired this with baby pink shoes and bag to bring out the pretty floral print.

Asos Alice and You Gwynnie Bee

Another really great summery day time option. I would rock this to a nice brunch or afternoon tea! I could also see this as being a cute option to wear if you worked in an office.

Amina Mucciolo Gwynnie Bee

I’m obsessed with the bow collar and belled sleeve!

Tasselfairy Gwynnie Bee

Amina Mucciolo Alice & You

If you liked these dresses, I picked out a few others that you might dig!

Check out my Gwynnie Bee Try on Haul Video!

The Perfect Plus Size Romper For Summer

Rompers are probably one of my favorite things to wear, especially during the summer!

Amina Romper

Except for the awkward being topless moment when you have to hit the ladies rooms, I would say its one of the easiest trends to incorporate into your wardrobe. I am always on the hunt for a cute romper! But as I’ve learned on my hunt, there is definitely an art to picking the perfect one for your body type.

Amina Mucciolo Romper

I have tried a few this season and this one from Fashion to Figure is definitely a favorite! It meets all the criteria for a great summer romper that will be flattering on many!

1. Its lightweight without being sheer.

2. Versatile, You can wear it three ways (my favorite is off the shoulder.)

3. It has an elasticized waist and is very comfy

4. it comes in 3 colors 

5. It’s the perfect length AND it has pockets!

Amina Mucciolo Plus size Romper

So FTF totally isn’t paying me to make this post btw lol…  I just love sharing when I find something really cute!  If you have a favorite romper this summer, please share in the comments!

Tasselfairy RomperShop my entire look below!

Pretty in Peach: 3 Ways To Wear It

Here are 3 ways to wear one of my favorite colors for summer at 3 different price points.

Shop the looks below 🙂

Amina Wildfox Citrus Dress

This sweet citrus dress is one of my favorite pieces from Wildfox’s Ready to Wear collection. Other than the fact that I’m obsessed with all things citrus, I also love how its short in the front and longer in the back. This is also a great option for lots of different body types (check out my wildfox haul video to see how I shop the brand)

Amina Wildfox Citrus Dress

Amina Wildfox Citrus Dress

Amina Pretty in peach

If you can’t tell by now, I’m really about the bare shoulders for summer. I love this ruffle top from torrid paired with peachy cutoffs and floral sandals.

Tasselfairy pretty in peach

Amina Mucciolo crop top

Amina Mucciolo Daisy

This entire look minus the tevas is from Forever21 Plus. Floral lace shorts and cute floral wrap crop top with adjustable ties.


AMina Mucciolo forever 21

All of the jewelry I’m wearing is from Mr. Kate 🙂 Shop the featured pieces below.