Gwynnie Bee Launches Designer Collaboration with Tracy Reese

By Alysse Dalessandro
on April 13, 2017

Gwynnie Bee Launches Designer Collaboration with Tracy Reese
This week, plus size clothing rental subscription service Gwynnie Bee launched a collaboration collection with classic American designer Tracy Reese.  With bold prints and vibrant colors, this extended size collection features dresses and separates that can only be found through Gwynnie Bee and pieces are available up to a size 32! 
Plenty by Tracy Reese for Gwynnie Bee represents all things modern boho. Reese has said, "Nothing makes me happier than to see amazing women in our clothes and know that we can be a part of their daily lives."  Looking through this collection, I can totally see wearing these pieces fitting right into my daily plus size wardrobe. 

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DOPE at Any Height: Tall and Petite Plus Size Dresses

By Alysse Dalessandro
on March 22, 2017

DOPE at Any Height: Tall and Petite Plus Size Dresses
How do you wear a high slit dress when you're plus size petite and tall? Just like this! Ramona and I are bringing you the latest edition of DOPE at Any Height where we show how the same garment looks on both our petite plus size and tall frames. We are nearly a foot apart in height but that doesn't mean we can't rock a high slit dress in style. 

Today Ramona and I are wearing dresses are from Deb Shops which offers junior plus size dresses up to size 3X. It's available in three color options: black, red and beige. 

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DOPE At Any Height: Your Petite and Tall Plus Size Style Destination

By Alysse Dalessandro
on March 03, 2017

I'm continuing my tie dye obsession with the latest edition of DOPE At Any Height! Ramona and I decided that we wanted to take our tall and petite plus pride to the chest so we made our very own DOPE At Any Height hoodies. I went rainbow tie dye and Ramona kept it cute in blue. 

For now, the hoodies aren't available for sale BUT if you want to see DOPE At Any Height merchandise, please let Ramona and I know in the comments below.  And although these hoodies are total winter wear, we want to know from you what kind clothing items are hard for you to find if you're tall or petite plus. 

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Dope At Any Height: Sequin Skirts and Rooftops with DebShops

By Alysse Dalessandro
on February 17, 2017

Dope At Any Height: Petite Plus Size and Tall Fashion

In today's edition of Dope At Any Height, Ramona and I took this look from the streets to the rooftops of Atlanta to let y'all know that no matter what your height or size, you can rock any style! Ramona is 6'0" and I am 5'1" so when we wear the same styles, we want to show you that your personal style doesn't have to be limited by your height. 

For this look, Ramona and I partnered with DebShops to bring you a look that combines glamour with a bit of edge. And while a sheer sequin midi skirt would usually be a dressy look, we took a casual approach pairing it with denim and sneakers. 

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Plus Size Valentine's Day: Body Love Comes In All Sizes

By Alysse Dalessandro
on February 13, 2017

Plus Size Valentine's Day: Body Love Comes In All Sizes

I had the honor of participating in a body positive Valentine's Day lookbook with a few of my fellow plus size bloggers to show that self love comes in all sizes. #TheLookbookProject was organized by Marcy Cruz of the blog, Fearlessly Just Me and features eight plus size women between sizes 14-32 and two plus size men. 

#TheLookbookProject partnered with plus size retailer, IGIGI to show that body love comes in all sizes AND genders. I am wearing the Ambrosia dress from IGIGI in a size 18/20. I had previously worn this same IGIGI dress on my blog so I already knew that it was super well made and a great fitting dress. I love that I got to be a part of this lookbook and wear this dress for Valentine's Day. I am featured on pages 6-7 so take a look below! 

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Three Plus Size Bloggers Tackle Lingerie As Outerwear

By Alysse Dalessandro
on January 27, 2017

Plus Size Bloggers: Lingerie As Outerwear

For today's blog, I teamed up with Marcy and Char, two of my fellow On The Plus Side experts, to show how we each style one of their new intimates items. As y'all already know, I am no stranger to the trend of wearing plus size lingerie as outerwear and I leaped at the chance to try out lingerie from one of my favorite extended plus lines.

The Magic Lift Figure Sculpt Bra comes in three colors and is available in sizes 44C -56F. I am a size 42D in bras which translates to a 44C. This bra was super supportive. It had the comforts of a bralette but the structure of an underwire bra. It's definitely one to try out! 

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Plus Size Style Makeover: Amber's Style Shake Up with Dia&Co.

By Alysse Dalessandro
on January 24, 2017

Plus Size Makeover

Stepping out of your style comfort zone is no easy feat. Sometimes you need a little nudge to get you to try something new and that's exactly where plus size styling service Dia&Co can help. When you sign up to for Dia&Co., you get the opportunity to work with a personal stylist who sends new styles for you to try right to your doorstep. 

I first tried out Dia&Co in 2015. I was impressed with the pieces that my personal stylist picked out for me. I tried out a tulle skirt, a romper and so many other goodies. I wanted to introduce my friend Amber to Dia&Co because I knew she had some reservations about trying new styles. Amber is a Cleveland-based fashion photographer who I've been lucky to work with many times. She has an amazing creative eye but she doesn't take a lot of risks with her personal style. Amber is around fashion bloggers and models all the time but I wanted to turn the camera back on her. 

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SAG Awards Beauty Looks for Beginner's

By Alysse Dalessandro
on January 23, 2017
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SAG Awards Beauty Looks for Beginner's

I will be the first to admit that I am a beauty and makeup novice but I am always down to try something new. With the encouragement from a few of my favorite fellow plus size bloggers, I am recreating a SAG Awards beauty look from 2017 Nominee Sarah Paulson. In collaboration with these plus size bloggers, you can check out a whole range of different SAG Awards beauty looks such as Meaghan O'Connor of Little Lime Dress recreating Emma Stone's look from La La Land

I like watching the SAG Awards because there are nominees from both television and film. This year, the SAG Award nominee list features a few of personal favorites including Sarah Paulson in her nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. When this miniseries aired this summer, I was totally hooked. I remember watching the trial on TV as a kid but never really having a grasp of what really happened. Paulson's portryal of prosecutor Marcia Clark was so good it already earned her an Emmy.

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Dope At Any Height: Casual Plus Size Sequin Glamour

By Alysse Dalessandro
on December 06, 2016

Plus Size Sequin Maxi Skirt

It's the holidays so #DOPEatAnyHeight is bringing you another way to get festive without sacrificing your personal style. This time, Ramona of Tall Tales and I are showing you how to rock sequin glamour at any height featuring the original pieces from Society+

At nearly a foot apart, Ramona and I have both faced issues finding the perfect maxi skirt in a length that wasn't too long on me or too short on her. The great thing about shopping with a brand like Society+ is the ease that comes with knowing that someone your size has been directly involved in the production of the pieces. Badass babe Jessica Kane is at the helm of Society+ and she's a 26/28 herself. She understands the shopping struggles faced by plus size babes of all shapes and sizes. She works to address those problems head on. One way that Society+ has achieved this is through their honest sizing guarantee

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Dope At Any Height: The Plus Size Dress You Need For Minimalist Holiday Glamour

By Alysse Dalessandro
on December 02, 2016

Plus Size Holiday Dress
Today #DOPEatAnyHeight is back and we are showing you the plus size dress from indie designer Christian Ome'Shun that you need to slay this holiday season! And as a bonus, you can use the code "READYTOSTARE" at checkout to take 15% off your entire order from Christian Ome'Shun

#DOPEatAnyHeight is an ongoing project between blogger Tall Tales by Ramona O. and I. At nearly a foot apart, Ramona and I face different, yet similar challenges when shopping. #DOPEatAnyHeight is our way of showcasing that you can wear any style across the plus size height spectrum. 

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