If you’ve landed on this article, then I’m sure you know the challenges of finding cute plus size fall fashion. It’s hard to know what will fit, how it will look, what styles are flattering on your body, etc.! So if you’re looking for some fall fashion inspiration, I’ve got it for you!
Buffalo plaid is IN
And this top from Sweet Sassy Molassy is so flattering on any body style! It’s long sleeve, comes down nice and long (which personally I love being plus size), and I feel like it gives a nice shape to the body.
Is there ever a time when graphic tees aren’t the answer?? I’m loving these ones for fall! Such a cute plus size fashion style! You can find the first one here and the wild and free one here.
Burnt orange and black
The perfect fall color combo, especially for October when we’re in full Halloween mode! Where I live the fall stays pretty warm for a while, so this tank top is perfect to transition from summer to fall with it’s perfect color white still being great for the heat.
Perfect for when it starts cooling down. It’s such a great piece for plus size fall fashion but would make an excellent winter fashion piece too! This one is soft and so cozy! I love to wear it with either black or printed leggings.
Moto jeggings are IN, and personally I think they’re super flattering on plus size bodies because they kind of elude the eye into giving the leg some extra shape, so I love how they look! And camo is such a cute print right now, so they’re perfect for fall! These are actually jeggings too, so while they look like pants, they definitely feel more like comfy leggings. SCORE.
To me, accessories are the thing that turn outfit from “clothes I wear” to “fashion” haha. I don’t even know if that makes sense, but I feel like the accessories define your sense of style! Get this beautiful yellow lace headband (tons of colors if you don’t like yellow, and so cheap too!) and feel like a sunflower!
Ok there really isn’t a bad time for a floral dress, but I’m LOVING this style for fall with the long sleeves but shorter hem! So pretty!
Now- I’m obsessed with Sweet Sassy Molassy and just about all of these pieces come from them, but you can definitely take these ideas and use them as a source of inspiration for your outfit! I obviously really love SS Molassy so I’ve actually got a code for you, I know you’ll love them too! If you check out SS Molassy and decide to buy something (please let’s be twinners!) you can use code HEYSUNNYJESS for 15% off your first order!
The thing I’ve discovered about personal growth is that tit happens over time with repeated trial and error as you press on.
As a millenial….I hate this fact. Haha I’m all about the instant gratifcation life, it’s hard for me to be patient for “better things coming” in the future. Why can’t just wake up and be the person I want to be?
Sometimes I get stuck in a rut feeling like I’m never going to get to that point, I’ll never love myself, I’ll never meet my goals, I’ll never be whoever I’m “supposed” to be- and friends, let me just say this here… these are toxic thoughts. When you start feeling like this, you’ll stop progressing and it can lead to a potential negative spiral. As much fun as it is to ride THAT particular wild spiraling tornado, thankfully there are some things I’ve found that really help me get out of the rut and continue on the journey of personal growth.
Here are some of my best personal growth tips for getting yourself out of a rut and back on your journey to self-love and personal growth!
1- Get Inspired!
Instead of scrolling through social media playing the comparison game, start using that time to actively SEEK OUT inspiration. Find a new inspiring podcast, read a motivational book, follow creative people! I personally love the GoalDigger podcast (perfect for the boss babes out there!), the book Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (a must read for every woman, no matter who you are), and I love following creative people like Officially Quigley on Instagram!
Babes, never underestimate the power of a good education or learning a new skill. Sometimes, all you need is a little boost of confidence that you’re smart, talented, and exceptional! Taking the time to learn something new can help you out of a rut and boost your confidence with your new knowledge.
There are a multitude of free courses you can take, there are programs like Skillshare where you can find very inexpensive classes for just about anything, you can do your own research through Youtube or Pinterest, or you can sign up for a local class around your community.
P.S. If you’re into blogging, influencing, or Pinterest- I’ve got the perfect course for you to try! I have become an expert with Pinterest and just wrote this e-course all about how I get 8 million monthly views and earn money using Pinterest! If you’re into earning money while pinning your heart out, be sure to check it out!
3- Change up your style!
Sometimes when you get in a rut, EVERYTHING gets into a rut, including your wardrobe. I know it sounds crazy, but when you get dressed up and put effort into your look, you will feel better and more ready for the day. Dozens of studies have shown that people who make an effort to get up and get ready are more productive. Take a minute to get creative and re-style the clothes you have, maybe pairing them differently than you would have normally would to change up your look.
You can also look at investing in some new, quality pieces that are a little outside of your normal box! I LOVE Sweet Sassy Molassy boutique personally, they have such great quality clothes at reasonable prices, and everything is unique! Plus I love to support women-run companies and small businesses, so they are really a package deal. AND I’ve got a discount code for all of my readers to shop with them- use code HEYSUNNYJESS and you’ll get 15% off your first order. Score!
With a new look, you’ll feel like a new woman!
4- Quiet Your Mind
Personal growth can be uncomfortable and stressful, but it is necessary for us to bloom. Taking time regularly to meditate forces your body and mind to rest from the stress, giving it the break it needs to then later perform better. Regularly having quiet time or meditation will help your batteries re-charge and help you to focus on the personal growth you’re achieving.
5- Have a brainstorm session with yourself
Tell me, what do you love about your life? What do you wish you could change? If you had a dream lift to do anything and be anything, what would that look like? What things make you HAPPY? Sit down with yourself and write it all out, girl. And I’m talking PEN AND PAPER writing. There is something about writing it out that helps your brain to organize and rmemeber it, so get all your thoughts out on paper and brainstorm yourself a plan with action items to reach your goals!
6- Change up your work-out
Moving your body is therapeutic and necessary to a healthy lifestyle, but I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not the type that works out for fun. Ha! Whether you’re an avid every single day exerciser or brand new to the exercise game, it’s important to change up your routine. If you’re normally a runner, try a dance class! Do you love lifiting weights? Try swimming. Change up your routine to get your body in motion!
A side note since we’re talking about working out- if you’re curvy and looking for the perfect pair of workout leggings then THIS POST is for you!
7- Start building a new habit
Push the boundaries of your comfort zone and start working on building a new habit! Maybe you want to be someone that reads for an hour every day, or you want to drink more water, or you want to grow your online business. Take the time and effort to turn your goals into more than just action items, turn them into part of your lifestyle by forming them into habits!
8- Stop looking back at the past
Enjoy the memories, but it’s time to be present TODAY and move forward. One of my favorite quotes lately is:
“Your new life is going to cost you your old one.” -Alexi Panos
It couldn’t ring more true, but things never change if things never change, so to move forward we need to start doing things differently and stop looking back.
9- Stop focusing on the things you can’t change and start making goals to change the things you can.
Does this one need more explanation than that?
10- Invest in Yourself
If there is anything to take away from this, it is that YOU ARE WORTH IT. Growth comes at all levels and speeds, and girl, you DESERVE to grow. Do what it takes to get there and invest in yourself.
You are worth your spending your time on. You are worth spending your money on. You are worth spending your energy on. Invest in yourself and your personal growth. Take those classes, buy that new outfit to help boost your confidence (SS Molassy anyone?) Fail again and again at a new project until you succeed. You are absolutely worth it.
“Growth is uncomfortable because you have never been here before, you’ve never been this version of you. So give yourself a little grace and breathe through it.”
I hope you find some of these personal growth tips helpful, whatever stage you are at on your personal growth journey! I want to mention that all of the outfits in the photos here are from Sweet Sassy Molassy, and I’m loving the summer vibes! Be sure to check them out and buy a little somethin’ somethin’ for yourself because you freakin’ deserve it! You can use code HEYSUNNYJESS to take 15% off your first order, too!
Creativity in the closet doesn’t come natural to me because I pretty much have only worn black on black on black for YEARS. But I’m in closet therapy and trying to branch out.
How freaking CUTE is this Sweet Sassy Molassy shirt?? I’m totally obsessed, talk about the perfect piece for summer and my fourth of July outfit! My amazing friend Souzi and I decided to both buy the same shirt and style it in different ways!
I went for a casual mom look that is perfect for the weekend, and she went for the badass boss babe look because she is a GIRL BOSS!!! Woo!
I love how each of us took our own style and applied it to the same piece, it just shows that its a little bit of creativity you can add your own personality to your outfit, and definitely change up the functionality of the piece so you can get different types of looks with it!
The amazing thing about being able to create multiple looks with one, single piece is that it totally opens up your wardrobe and gives you more versatility. I don’t know about you, but I’m on the wear-the-same-shirt-three-days-in-a-row train (because…. lazy and minimal), so being able to come up with creative ideas for styling has been a LIFESAVER!
Please, PLEASE go check out my friend Souzi on instagram and explore her incredible blog, Confidently Corporate. She posts amazing fashion and style tips that embrace curvy figures, and is so creative with her looks. It’s the perfect blog for every girl boss out there to get inspiration!
Tell me what you think of the two different styles!
P.S. Just a quick reminder, if you decide to shop at SS Molassy, I have a code for you to get 15% off your first order- just use code HEYSUNNYJESS when you checkout! 🙂 If you want to see how I have styled some of their other pieces, you can check those out here.
Tropical outfits are a popular theme when summer rolls around, but I feel like I’m extra obsessed this summer with tropical outfits! Since I have been trying to love my body more and be more adventurous with my clothes, I decided to try out some tropical outfits for my wardrobe that I found in Sweet Sassy Molassy’s shop!
I mentioned before in this post on instagram that I have not been a dress wearer for years, because I just felt like everything was so ugly on me and unflattering, and it was uncomforatble. Well color me WRONG, because this is my THIRD dress from SS Molassy! My THIRD!!! From someone that has only owned 2 dresses for the last 10 years, believe me. This. Is. Huge.
I chose this dress because I’m in love with the tropical frond print, but to be honest I totally want one in every other print EVERY because it is so comfy! It’s such a breathable fabric that is light for summer, and I love the way that it hangs on my curves without making me look like a big ass tent. For a curvy girl, this style of dress is a MUST. Sweet Sassy Molassy always has cute styles like this, so definitely go browse through their shop to see other patterns!
This black and floral tropical print shirt is one that I saw during an SS Molassy live event and knew immediately that I wanted it. I’m in love with bright tropical print on black, it’s so eye-catching!
Now this shirt may not necessarily be defined as a “tropical outfit” but to me, I feel ALL the pineapple vibes when I’m wearing it! I don’t usually wear yellow because it’s so loud and I generally dress like I live in the forest in a candy house waiting for fat children to pass by #witchstatus – so wearing something that doesn’t have any black and is a solid, bright color is totally new! This top is so bright and fun, and it’s lightweight and sooo soft. I don’t know what it is about SS Molassy, but like I mentioned in this post, their shirts are just BUTTER soft! This is the perfect shirt for a tropical vacation, a quick run to the snow shack, or to wear with some cute shorts!
I’m loving all of the tropical pieces that are out right now! Make sure to check out the Sweet Sassy Molassy website to see how many cute items there are, and be sure to use code HEYSUNNYJESS at checkout for 15% off your first order!
Here are some of my other favorite tropical pieces from Sweet Sassy Molassy right now!
I’m just going to cut right to the chase and throw out that even though I love the summer, I have hated dressing for it for years. It’s hot, which means sweat. Short sleeves and tank tops mean my chubby arms are showing. Cellulite on those thighs? Let’s show it off in shorts. Dresses and skirts make the perfect recipe for chubby thigh rub that is both painful and ugly.
No. No. No.
Here’s the thing, summer has some of the CUTEST fashion out there which can be hard to venture out and try when you don’t feel confident. Girl, it’s time to change that. Every single person is beautiful, our bodies are beautiful, and we should be celebrating our beauty. Fashion is such a great way to do celebrate both your body and your artistic style, don’t shy away because you feel uncomfortable with how you look.
Instead of shying away from cute summer styles, let’s talk about some ways to feel comfortable and beautiful in your clothes so you can face this summer in confidence!
Wear clothes that actually fit you.
Stop wearing those oversized shirts or squeezing into the daisy dukes that are just two sizes too small. Buy clothes that actually fit your body, it’s amazing how much more flattering your shape looks when you’re wearing clothes that fit.
Buy something NEW!
This kind of goes hand in hand with the last one, but wearing something that is new and you feel good in makes a WORLD of difference. Literally, you can see it physically! For example, I have a set of photos taken a couple years apart. In one photo, I was gaining weight, and of course continued to gain after. In the other photo a few years later, I was losing weight. I was the exact same weight in both photos, but in the photo wear I am losing weight I had bought some new clothes and wasn’t trying to hide myself the way I was in the first photo and it seriously made me look 15 pounds thinner. Just by dressing in something that actually fit and that I obviously felt confident in!
If you’re looking for somewhere to start shopping- you NEED to check out Sweet Sassy Molassy. They have TONS of different styles and so many cute things for summer! I’m wearing all SS Molassy pieces in these photos! (PS If you use code HEYSUNNYJESS at checkout, you’ll save 15% on your order!)
Try out a tanning lotion
I always feel more confident with a tan, especially if my legs are showing. Go buy yourself some natural glow tanning lotion or a spray tan. I love how a good fake tan can really diminish the appearance of imperfections in the skin, and it definitely helps me feel confident.
Stop comparing yourself to other people
You are not them, and they are not you. When you can stop comparing and start celebrating the things you love about your body, your whole world will change. I promise you.
Get a Casual Shirt Dress
I have yet to meet a single person that this dress wouldn’t look good on. There are a lot of different styles out there to choose from, and I personally love how they are both casual and cool. It’s seriously perfect for those hot summer days! Mine is from SS Molassy and they have some seriously cute options here and here!
Wear colors that you love or that flatter you
The colors you wear are so important because they can compliment your natural beauty and give you a literal glow. I love this soft blue shirt here because I feel like it brings out the color of my eyes and makes my skin look glowy without washing me out.
Go for something BOLD
It might be a little nerve-wracking to go for something bold and totally different than your usually style, but sometimes pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone is exactly what you need to boost your confidence and feel amazing! It’s like a little boost of adrenaline for your self-esteem, and you might be surprised how well you like your new style.
Like I mentioned a few times, all of my looks in this post are from SS Molassy! I just freaking love them. If you purchase anything, make sure to use code HEYSUNNYJESS at checkout for a discount!
With summer quickly approaching and having gone through so many changes with my body lately (hello breast reduction and weight loss!) my wardrobe is in DESPERATE need of some love to get ready for the season.
If you follow me on instagram, you probably already know that I’ve partnered with Sweet Sassy Molassy Boutique because I think they are an incredible company with a mission to help women feel beautiful, no matter what shape, size, or style they have. A brand that cares about making women feel beautiful in their own skin? Hell yes. I can get behind that.
P.S. If you order anything from their site, make sure to use code HEYSUNNYJESS to get 15% off your first order!
Thankfully they swooped in at just the right time to help me freshen up my summer wardrobe! They have hundreds of beautiful things on their site, it’s a miracle I didn’t buy one of everything really – but I found a few really cute pieces that are perfect to add to your summer wardrobe for 2019!
**Just so you know, this post may contain affiliate links which means I may make a small commission off of purchases at no cost to you. Thanks for helping me support this little dream of mine!**
First, you NEED a boho dress.
I’ve been swooning at all of the gorges boho dresses I’ve seen all over the place but have never been able to find one that doesn’t look like a granny nightgown in a size bigger than a large.
Babes… I’ve got curves. A large just isn’t gunna cut it.
Luckily, SS Molassy had this amazing boho dress (plus some other really cute ones!) – I got it in blush but they also have cream which I was equally in love with.
If you’re only going to get one thing to add to your summer wardrobe, I’d suggest a boho dress. It’s so cute, feminine, and nice and breezy for those really hot days!
Next up- EMBRACE ANIMAL PRINT
I can’t even tell you how happy I am that animal print has come in full force as a strong trend this year! I tend to prefer plain clothes without too many patterns and prefer to stick with darker colors. This cheetah print top had way too many hearts in my eyes to ignore though! I’ve been wearing it constantly to work with a black jacket and pencil skirt, or with black jeans.
This top specifically is also really light and airy, which is perfect for summer wardrobe.
I’m trying to ignore that of the hundreds of photos we took of this shirt, this one is somehow the only one that came out decent and I haaaaate how bad my back looks, haha! I’m definitely going to do another shoot with this shirt and you’ll get to see just how amazing it is, but in honor of keeping it real and showing that I still take pictures that aren’t that great and have bad angles… here we are. 🙂
This is the third item you need- a really good black tee!
The thing I love about this black tee is that it is really long, so it frames my tall body really well and I could probably wear it with leggings even if I wanted. (And I do. Because leggings are liiiiife.) I also really love the black detail here and I’m seriously considering getting this shirt in another color, it’s just that good!
I hope this helps you with some ideas for things to add to your summer wardrobe, and be sure to check out SS Molassy because they have SO many cute options that come in a wide range of sizes, and they are so affordable!
Make sure you use code HEYSUNNYJESS to get 15% off your first order!