When I told y'all that I took a lot of outfit pics on my recent trip to California, I was not lying! I was in California to visit with my family and when we ended up with an unexpected free day, my mom suggested we drive to Santa Barbara. I was down for the trip. On the drive there, I sat in the passenger seat in awe of our of the view. I took like a million snapchat videos and my mom and I wrote lists of our life goals. I was reminded of how many more places I still want to visit and how desperately I wish I paid better attention in my Italian language classes. 

We took a trolley tour of the city, I froze my butt off on the beach and I went to a massive three-floor Forever21 just to check if they had any plus sizes (they didn't). It was a fun day. During the day, I kept it pretty casual in a t-shirt and shorts during the day but you know, I kept an outfit change in the car for dinner. 

I've been looking for a reason to wear this amazing bronze pleated skirt from Society+ and this super cute sheer crop top from Proud Mary Fashion. Having a fancy dinner in a new city seemed like the perfect excuse to dress up. But also, I dress up even when I don't have an excuse. I've totally put on a glitter romper and heels to go to the grocery store. That's the beauty of dressing for you! 

I love this Proud Mary Fashion crop top because it's sheer and yes, the black that you see is my bra. The crop top is sold out but you should check out this awesome rainbow bright dress from them instead! Plus their plus size vintage selection is killer. 

This skirt is from Society+ and when I saw it on one of my favorite plus models Simone Mariposa, I knew I needed it. I'm wearing the size 22/24 and it runs pretty true to size. It's also available up to a size 32 which is a total win! I have been really impressed with Society+'s commitment to model diversity and making more pieces available up to a size 32. 

I have a few more pieces in store from Society+ because this upcoming weekend (May 14-15), I will taking over the Society+ Instagram page. Make sure you are following them (@societyplus) and me (@readytostare) so you don't miss a thing! 

OUTFIT DETAILS

Jessica Kane Bronze Pleated Skirt, c/o Society+

Limited Edition Sheer Crop Top, c/o Proud Mary Fashion 

Cutout Aviator Sunglasses, Ready to Stare

Black and blue platforms, Forever21 (similar)

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XO