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A Walk Down Apricot Lane



        This past Saturday my boyfriend and I decided to hang out since he had the day off.  He had to return some things at the mall and that was our first stop. I normally don't shop in the mall due to poor selections of plus size clothing.  When I went to Charleston Fashion Week this past year Apricot Lane  had a booth set up in the style lounge. The representative was informing me and blogger CharlestonChick  that Apricot Lane does carry plus size clothing in their store. This weekend I finally had a chance to visit and give them a try.

   Walking into the  store the  sales associates were so nice and that's a plus for me being that I'm big on  giving and receiving excellent customer service. My personal motto is customer service sets the tone of  my  shopping experience. I headed to the plus size clothing rack and at the time there was a Summer Sale going on.  Everything on the rack was $15 and I had to check back with the sales associate to make sure.

I picked out a few things to try on and there was so much to choose from:



Outfit 1

Outfit 2


Outfit 3


Outfit 4



  I couldn't buy everything but I first picked two items and I was going to come back to pick up another one. But there was mix up and my third item was sold. I was pretty sad but the sales associate did everything to accommodate the mistake.


I went with the kimono and gray wrap dress! =)


  I'm looking forward to heading back to Apricot Lane really soon. I love that their plus size selections are trendy as the regular sizes. Apricot Lane also  carries  stylish shoes, handbags, jewelry and other accessories.  There are two locations Northwoods Mall and Mt. Pleasant in the area. But Northwoods Mall  is the only location to carries plus sizes locally.


So if you're looking for a new store to visit and is plus size friendly head down to Apricot Lane in Northwoods Mall and you won't be disappointed!





What's The Name of This Print?



   After passing up  this dress at least three shopping trips to Ross I finally gave in and purchased it. Ross has been my go to stop for picking up cute and chic dresses this summer. I remember speaking to  a cashier about the trendy dresses that they have. She stated that they were doing their best with trying to keep up with trends.

    I first saw this dress in red and on my second go round I found this one in blue. This dress is suitable for all occasions and very comfortable. Also I had to figure the name of the print on the dress to help me add accessories. Which is Ikat by the way and Pintrest came through for me of course.  Another plus about this dress is that I can also transition this dress into Fall as well.

   Stay tuned later on into next season to see how I rock this in the Fall as well.











              Dress: Ross| Shoes: Payless | Purse: Ross | Watch: Thrift store| Sunglasses:Amazon


Until next time,








Olive To Tell You About This Dress


   After going from store to store looking for the perfect dress, I stumbled upon this jewel. I was looking for the perfect dress that I could wear now and also transition into Fall. The best part about this dress is that it was under $10 and it fits perfectly.

Along with finding this dress, I recently collaborated with the #holycitychicks again for another photoshoot.  This time around we headed under the Arthur Ravenel Bridge for some fun. We worked with three amazing brands @goldcreationssc @crabandcleek and @aviatebrand.  Stay tuned for more pictures from the collab coming soon.








Dress: Ross| Rings & Earrings: Gold Creations | Bag: H&M | Shoes: Payless

Photography: Jennifer Collins

Basic Instincts ft High Maintenance Boutique




        This outfit is perfect for me to start preparing for Fall. I've reduced my wardrobe into two closets one for work and the other for blogging purposes.  My work closet is filled with prints and colorful pieces. As for my other closet basic colors, neutrals, some prints and minimal pieces.  I came up with this system to purge my closet of all the junk and clothes that were just sitting in my closet.


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 I love that this top is not only for summer but I plan on transitioning this top in the upcoming Fall season. I got a chance to collab with  HighMaintence Boutique and they're debuting  more plus size pieces as you're reading this post. I love everything about this brand and I can tell that the Candice takes her time to select quality pieces.  I'm excited to be working with High Maintenance Life for future endeavors. If you're in the Charlotte area, High Maintenance Boutique is now located  at Studio PYNK SUITES. Head over and check them out and tell them that I sent you and you won't regret it.




               


       
    Hat: Forever 21| Top: High Maintenance Life| Jeans: JcPenny| Shoes: Torrid|Bag: H&M| Sunglasses: Amazon


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Instagram: @highmaintenacelife
Web: www.highmaintenacelife.com 






Florals and Denim



             Yes you've seen this top on the blog before but I couldn't resist rocking this top again. I paid $2.99 for this top from the thrift-store and I plan on wearing this top from season to season. As for my pants I LOVE them and they're so comfortable. I despise wearing  jeans in the summer because it's so humid where I live.  I'm mostly wearing dresses or skirts but I made an exception wearing these jeans.

Can you tell that summer has been good to me? Check out those tan lines honey!










Top: Thrifted| Jeans: JcPenney| Heels: Payless| Bag: Old Navy
Photography: SimplyJasmineAshley



Same Fit Plus More: No Bad Blood Taylor



       Dear Taylor Swift, I hope there's no bad blood after this blog post. But after looking for outfit inspiration for my next Same Fit Plus More segment, I stumbled upon this look.