Jacket: Vince Camuto (14W; straight size option) | Tee: c/o Bombelle (XL) | Jeans: Junarose c/o Dia&Co (14) | Booties: BCBG (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: Etsy | Bracelet: Had forever (similar) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
I love Vince Camuto for blazers. They fit me great, so great I have an eBay alert to see if I can find any for less than retail. Usually I am a 14 Regular in them, but depending on the style, a 14 Regular is too snug. While 14W is often too roomy in the body for me, this one worked I think because the fabric is heavier weight. It's such a good reminder to forget the number in the garment. Cut it out if it makes you feel better, but sizes really vary from brand to brand and even from style to style within the same brand. And one thing I've learned from my experience with a stylist is that it's better to size up and get it tailored for a great fit, than wear something that's a bit too snug.
Speaking of clothing sizes, I often get my hopes dashed when a tee shirt company contacts me, swears I will fit in their cute tops, and they end up being like bodysuits. When Bombelle reached out, I was hesitant but she swore her shirts were really flattering to curves. I received the “No One Can Break This Heartbeat” tee and the “Don't Look Back” tee, both in XL. Omigoodness I am OBSESSED with these tee shirts! Made from the softest luxe jersey that drapes so nicely, these tees are created for a curvy frame. The one I'm wearing can have a drape back or be worn off the shoulder; the Heartbeat tee is a super flattering scoop tee with sleeves that aren't too short or too long. If you watched my Facebook Live with Dia&Co, I was wearing the Heartbeat shirt. Not only are they flattering, they're super unique with great messages (there's a little quote on the side of each shirt). It's a woman-owned company that manufactures in the United States. The length is great to wear with skinnier pants, but the fabric is so light and drapey you can tuck in without bulk. I've been wearing both constantly since I received them; I wasn't paid to say all this or even to feature the shirts. I'm just excited to have high quality cool tees with unique designs on them that flatter my figure!
UPDATE: Bombelle has reached out and offered Wardrobe Oxygen readers an exclusive code: use ALIOXYGEN30% at checkout and save 30% on your order!