Leather in the Summertime

Lane Bryant Leather Jacket, ASOS CURVE Dress
With most of you battling Hades worthy temperatures it seems nearly impossible that I can actually wear a leather jacket in the middle of the summer.  Well in San Francisco, it can get pretty chilly, it's always breezy, and it is not uncommon to see a little leather in the summertime.  So I promise I was not about to pass out from heat exhaustion.  I love the Bay area for this.  It makes fashion so much more enjoyable, because you can wear layers all year long. 

I ventured into the city to visit Polished Plus blogger, Lanae.  She showed me around the very swanky Gap corporate office that has insane views of the city, the bay, and the Oakland Bay bridge. I also got to see an art museum (I couldn't take photos) inside of the headquarters.  Lanae was such a wonderful hostess and it was nice to get out of the suburbs. Since I've been in the Bay area I get asked all the time to go to lunches.  Everyone is so nice here and really wonderful about getting me out of the house.  

Style Note:  Marie Claire was one of the first, if not the first, American fashion magazine to feature a monthly plus size section.  I get my magazine every month and immediately flip to Nicolette Mason's section.  Nicolette Mason kicks ass with her plus size selection, so appropriately I died when I saw this dress featured.  Until I saw it on the Asos Curve site, I didn't know that the dress was maxi length.  I totally thought it was a midi length. It was so adorably fancy that I couldn't pass it up and shortening the dress would be just a quick trip to the alteration shop.  I tried it out in maxi length, but because I am so full in the hips and combine that with the tulle like fabric it looked a little prom-y on me.  I know it will look fab in the full length on someone else, but just not on me.  For those wondering about the sizing, true to Asos Curve's over-sized nature, I purchased this dress in a size 16. I had a little zipper trouble.  It was sticking at the waist seam.  I eventually just zipped up the dress and pulled it over my head.  The size 16 still had enough room for me to do that with ease.  I know that sometimes girls with a bigger booty are worried about their skirts being high in the back.  Make sure your alteration person hems from the floor up.  You dress will technically be longer in the back, but will look even all the way around when you put it on.  If you wear it as a maxi it was the perfect floor length on me and I'm 5'9. Shorties will have to have it hemmed.  

**Update - I see this dress has sold out.  Last night there were a couple sizes available.  My assumption is that they are posting the returns.  I would check back often if you are really interested.   Maybe they will restock. 

Lane Bryant Leather Jacket, ASOS Curve Dress

ASOS Curve Dress, Torrid "Valentino Rock Stud" Shoes


Outfit:  Dress - ASOS, Jacket - Lane Bryant (soldout, similar here), Shoes - Torrid, Watch - Michael Kors, Lip - MAC Girl About Town

29 comments

  1. Cant find the dress at Asos... :-(

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    1. There were a couple sizes left last night when I posted. I guess it sild out again. :(

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  2. You look fantastic! I want that dress real bad!!!

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  3. It is a fabulous dress, I would have set in as I saw you in it. I just looked on the web and is no longer available, shame ...Kisses from Spain


    Eve

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  4. I love this look!!
    Will definently be recreating once our temps cool down a bit in the Chicago area :). You lool absolutely gorgeous as always.

    Toni
    ToniCarrStyle.blogspot.com

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  5. This made me laugh - I work in downtown San Francisco and I wore my leather jacket today! Some days, it's 7-10 degrees cooler here than in Oakland where I live. Glad though - my wardrobe gets a workout all year round! Glad you're enjoying it here - Northern California is wonderful place. Will you be organizing some plus size events soon? Waiting breathlessly!

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    1. Oh coo! I am the absolute worst when it comes to organizing anything. Ugh! I do hope that once I get a little acclimated I will try to do some small event or meetup. I know I gotta do better!

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  7. Ahhh nooo! I was looking out for this dress ever since the previews - I cant believe I missed it!!
    Anyone who has this dress and wants to sell up - I'm your girl ha ha!

    Seriously though, you look bloomin' awesome.

    Aimee x

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    1. It went soooo fast. Im hoping they bring it back. Thank u!!

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  8. You look fabulous! Love this look from head to toe. Love the alterations you made.

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  9. Excuse me ma'am! You are simply gorgeous. The dress is beautiful on you!

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  10. You look gorgeous ! Dress pattern reminds me of the art deco designs :) Greetings from Poland !

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  11. GORGEOUS!!! I saw this dress in the magazine and was in awe. It's simply stunning on you and love the alterations you made.

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  12. Chasity.. I love that dress and it looks great on you.. I love the fit and flare.. I can image it with turquoise.. OMG.. you look great..

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    1. Thanks you and yes!!! It can def. be paired with all kind of awesome colors. I def plan on wearing again!

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  13. Pretty dress, and I love the leather jacket! We've been having some cooler weather the last few days here in the Midwest, but not quite cool enough for a leather jacket. I'm already thinking fall though, and I can't wait to pull out my vegan leather pieces!!

    Cassie
    http://stylecassentials.blogspot.com

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  14. At first when I read the title, I was like whaaaa....in hot Dallas?????!!! But then I read the rest of the article! LOL! You look lovely as usual.

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  15. That dress is a stunner! I'd recently ordered an odd length skirt from Asos and had to hem it myself as well. Sometimes I question why they make things as long (or short) as they do. lol

    I love the contrast of the bold black leather with the sweetness of this yellow dress. Here in Wisconsin, we're having a cool wave so a jacket is totally appropriate right now!

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  17. LOVE IT! THANKS FOR THE CLOR SWATCH INSPIRATION THAT YELLOW AND FUCHSIA LOOKS DEVINE!

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  18. That outfit is awesome. Love it! You're looking so fab. *.* xoxo

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  19. That dress is adorable and your killin' it! Love the yellow and creme combo. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I enjoy reading other bay area fashion bloggers, and getting ideas from people near by :)
    X's & O's from Berkeley
    Corazón
    http://llipstickwithcoffee.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you and nice to meet you!!! I was just in your area :)

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  21. This is so beautiful! I absolutely adore your hair, and I love that jacket. :)
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