NYDJ Ami Skinny Jean

Shirt (here in blue), Bag, Jeans (wearing a 14), Loafers

I definitely didn’t think i’d love Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (NYDJ). As a 27 year old woman (without children, mind you), I really never considered the brand as an option. But, after gaining some weight recently (which i’m totally ok with btw), I found that I needed to more deeply explore the plus size denim space. A search on Nordstrom quickly let me to NYDJ, so order I did, and guys, these are some of the best jeans i’ve ever owned.


First thing, the stretch is amazing. These are some of the first jeans i’ve ever had that don’t make me feel terribly uncomfortable by lunch time.

But most importantly, the rise of the jean is perfection. Right below the belly button, making you feel sucked in and secure. I’m all about it. But really, booty booty booty.

How To Wear Flare Jeans

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Let’s put flares on the list of things I never thought i’d own. They always felt clunky and like they were adding weight to my bottom half instead of detracting from it. But guys, i’m hooked. Few pants have made me felt slimmer and sexier than these.

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When wearing a pant with a wide leg, I always like to keep the top simple but bold. No patterns or big volume, but a punchy color to draw the eye upward.

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You may have noticed, but my solution to most things in life is: tuck, tuck, tuck.

Here’s my thinking: When wearing flared pants, you want your legs to look as long as possible. That’s sort of the point. So, tuck the shirt into the front of the pants to show the top of the pant line. This will make your legs look miles long and won’t cut them off mid-hip where your shirt ends.

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What are your thoughts on flares?

Joie Jacket (so old, similar here), Banana Republic Cashmere top c/o (here in dusty pink) – wearing a size XL, Madewell “Lucy” flare jeans – wearing a size 32, Ivanka Trump shoes

Fitted Bottoms + Voluminous Tops

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Truth be told, this is how I spend most weekends. My husband and I wander around San Francisco dressed down with a drink in hand.

I love the combo of a wider top and a slimmer/more fitted bottom and have found myself gravitating towards this silhouette in recent months.

My recommendation when choosing a more voluminous top is to be sure the pants sit very tight to the leg. I have a tutorial for cuffing jeans and pants here, and still use this method today.

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Sweater (old but love this one), Leggings (wearing a size 12), Sneakers, Sunglasses (here in this year’s color), Purse

Review: Ann Taylor Colorblock Slip Dress

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Dress (currently 50% off), Shoes, Jacket

Let me just jump up and down for this dress for a hot second. Seriously, i’m wearing a size 14 here and it fits me EVERYWHERE. Hallelujah! It’s the colorblock silk dress from Ann Taylor and it. is. exceptional.

It is a perfect midi length on me, has adjustable spaghetti straps and even has a built in bralette.

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I just love the way it skims my curves while not being too tight, making it totally office appropriate.

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I’m styling it here with tennis shoes and a jean jacket, totally perfect for a casual weekend but think it would look amazing with nude or black pumps, hair up, and a vampy lip.

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As a curvy lady, nothing feels better than clothing fitting off the rack, amiright?

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