Welcome to the Jungle with Rainbow Plus Size

By Alysse Dalessandro
on August 01, 2017

Welcome to the Jungle with Rainbow Plus Size

If y'all know me, you know that there's two things I love: 90s and early 2000s style and budget-friendly fashion. This plus size camo dress from Rainbow indulged both of my love of fashion yesteryear and it didn't break the bank. 

Although camo has been seeing a comeback lately, it's something that has never really left my closet since I first witnessed the greatness that is the Destiny's Child "Survivor" music video in 2001. This dress not only fits like a glove but it has a halter style neckline that has a very throwback feel to it. It's not quite the plus size camo bikini that I am still dreaming of, but it's still pretty great. 

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Budget-Friendly Plus Size Swimwear with Moxi Blu

By Alysse Dalessandro
on July 24, 2017
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Budget-Friendly Plus Size Swimwear with Moxi Blu

If you are wondering what more I have to say about plus size swimwear that I haven't already said, don't worry, I'm gonna keep this one short and sweet for y'all. Plus size swimwear can get very expensive. I totally understand that the design time often ends up being similar to that of lingerie so that it can fit can be supportive enough to take you down a water-slide without flashing anyone. 

I also understand that a $100+ bikini isn't an option for everyone. One brand that's filling the need for accessible plus size swimwear is Moxi Blu. It's currently available online-only at Walmart.com with prices starting at $8 and sizing up to 4XL! This may not be the bikini that lasts you for seasons and seasons but it's trendy, budget-friendly and a comfortable fit. 

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Amazon Prime Day 2017: Plus Size Shopping and Summer Fun Deals

By Alysse Dalessandro
on July 11, 2017

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Plus Size Shopping and Summer Fun Deals

I have to be honest: I was late to the Amazon train so this is my first Amazon Prime Day. I just joined Amazon Prime last December and it has changed the way that I shop. Amazon is now the first place I looked when I need just about anything especially if I need it quick. Prime is extremely reliable and I can't say that about shipping for many other brands. 

If you haven't signed up for Prime yet, you can get a free 30-trial. After the trial, it's $99 for the year which in my opinion is more than worth since so many items are available on Prime. Plus free returns!  In order to shop Amazon Prime Day deals, you will need to sign up for a membership. There are new deals released on the hour for the whole day. It's intense! 

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Plus Size Floral Maxi Dresses - A Travel Staple

By Alysse Dalessandro
on June 28, 2017

Plus Size Floral Maxi Dresses - A Travel Staple

Packing for an international trip of more than two weeks when you're a fashion blogger is no easy feat! I had so many looks that I wanted to bring and I also had to make sure that I was on a budget especially because I wanted to have a mix of day and evening looks. Rainbow Shops is one of my go-to plus size affordable fashion destinations that I made sure to stock up on a variety of trendy pieces including this plus size floral maxi dress.

I've been to Sicily in the summer before so I knew to be prepared to sweat. I wore almost all maxi and midi dresses and skirts on my last trip to Sicily so I knew that this style was a good way to sport chub rub shorts and flats to stay cool and comfortable. 

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Plus Size Summer Trends in Sicily with JCPenney!

By Alysse Dalessandro
on June 27, 2017
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Plus Size Summer Trends in Sicily with JCPenney!
I celebrated the first day of Summer in Italy. In collaboration with JCPenney, I am sharing some of my favorite plus size summer trends with you that I wore while I was traveling. Year-round JCPenney is one of my favorite shopping destinations for trendy and affordable plus size clothing and accessories and this head-to-toe JCPenney look was one that I needed in my suitcase. 

When I was looking for pieces to bring on my trip, JCPenney was an obvious choice. I know that I can always count on JCPenney to have fresh fashions that are seasonally on trend. One of the trends I love for summer is bold shoulders. Since I also love sporting shorts for summer, this romper was the perfect combination. It didn't hurt that I ended up with a nice tan by the time I wore this look in Sicily. My shoulders were shinning in the Sicilian sun! 

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Start the Summer in Style with Xehar Curvy

By Alysse Dalessandro
on June 02, 2017

Start the Summer in Style with Xehar Curvy

It's summer which means it's time to break out the plus size swimwear, sundresses, shorts and everything else that makes you feel cute when the temps gets high. There's a new plus size retailer on the scene that you need to be shopping this summer: Xehar Curvy

The name Xehar means "GLOW" in Hebrew and that's exactly the vibe that I get when I look at the images of their plus size clothing and accessories. I see models who exude confidence with what they wear and that's definitely the way I like to be - especially in the summer!

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Plus Size Swim: Bow Down To the Fatkini

By Alysse Dalessandro
on May 30, 2017

Plus Size Swim: Bow Down To the Fatkini

I had big plans to put together one massive plus size swimwear lookbook but in case you didn't know, ya girl has like ten jobs and I figured rather than waiting until I had an entirely free week, I was going to just bless your timelines with these swimwear posts whenever I had the chance. They are all fire so you're welcome! 

I have been looking for a plus size bikini with a massive bow top for what felt like literally years and when I saw the Forever 21 Plus Size Bow Bikini Top and matching Plus Size Bikini Bottoms, I knew the fashion gods had finally blessed me. Forever 21 is known to sell out of their swimsuits quick so for now, this one is sold out but I would keep in an eye on the site because sometimes they do restock. Also, you can shop all of their other plus size swimwear here. 

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Budget-Friendly Plus Size Shorts

By Alysse Dalessandro
on May 29, 2017

Plus Size Short Shorts and Crop Tops for All Your Summer Fashion Needs

Heyyyyy summer!!!! So nice of you to show up finally. One of my favorite parts of summer is getting to wear all of the plus size short shorts I've been hanging onto all winter. I spent a lot of years of my life thinking my thighs were too big for shorts. Now, I spend every opportunity I can get wearing shorts. Today I am bringing you budget-friendly plus size short options from Rainbow. 

I've been on the hunt for plus size dolphin shorts and Rainbow delivered! These are made from the softest fabric, super short and the price tag is right! For reference, I am a women's size 20 and I am wearing the 3X. Rainbow is junior's plus so I always size up in their bottoms. I paired it with a "Good Vibes" crop top and wooden platforms, both also from Rainbow. 

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