Mode Monday – Day Dress



The #2 item on Tim Gunn’s 10 Essential Pieces is a Day Dress:

The Day Dress:  This is a dress that you’re probably going to wear to work. It is never intended to be a dress that you would wear to a cocktail party alternative.”

My favorite kind of Day Dress is a sheath dress, it can be worn year round and with or with out a jacket or cardi.

peplumdress-84 I love this little trendy dress with the peplum dress in one of Spring’s hottest colors.  It is a great addition to your wardrobe. I found a new website Simply Be I have yet to order from them but they have some great trendy items in plus size and the prices are not bad.

onestop-dress This hounds-tooth dress is great for the office, can be worn spring, winter or fall.  Flattering to almost all shapes, you can get it at 

calvin-dress Loves this Calvin Kline color block dress, not only does it flatter most shapes the color blocking helps to make you look even slimmer.  This dress is available at Macy’s

My other favorite Day Dress is a Wrap Dress.  This Dress made iconic by  Diane Von Furstenberg, is a perfect dress from a size 0 to a 30+ 

*Side Note: still a little upset that DVF does not do plus size but I guess I will get over that*

I prefer a true Wrap Dress as apposed to a Mock Wrap Dress, if you go down or up a size your Wrap Dress can be adjusted.  If you feel that the Wrap Dress is coming down too low in the front on your cleavage, you can wear a cami under the dress, add a cami that has a little lace on the top to add a little extra to the dress. 

mockwrap Mock Wrap Dress from Igig flattering dress for any shape. 

wrap1 I love a cotton A-Line Wrap Dress, reminds me of the 50’s lol but this is a great dress I have one like this, I had had it about 10 years, and is still holding up, very flattering and forgiving.  This one is from Jibri Esty site 

 wrap3 I heart this Asymmetric wrap with the soft ruffle, I might try to make something like this.  This is also from an Esty seller 

 I know Wrap Dresses are not the hot style right now but they are CLASSIC and will stand the test of time.  

So my Curvy Divas, what Day Dresses do you already own? And what do you plan to add to your closet?

‘Til Next Time

Love Peace and All Things pretty

~The Diva V~


Spring 2013 Color Report

Pedestrians walk through snow storm in Chicago


It is about this time of year I am ready for spring to come.. well not really I have bad seasonal allergies and spring is the worse for me but I get tired of cold and snow. The Picture above is from Chicago not Baltimore. 

Now those of yall who know me know I was born and raised in the GREAT CITY OF CHICAGO, but I currently live in Baltimore, MD.  It does not get he snow fall that Chicago does, nor does it get the cold, but we just had a weather event, i.e. snow, here in Baltimore and it got cold like I was back in Chicago.  So of course i am wising for warmer weather and Spring…

I started looking for what the Pantone Spring 2013 color report… humm just like snow and cold not feeling these colors… but i am not a big yellow and green person….


I see a few colors I need in my life, like African Violet, Nectarine and Poppy Red….. the rest are just eh to me.  Maybe I can work in the two blue colors of Monaco Blue and Dusk Blue.

I will be back with some pieces to add to my current wardrobe this spring and summer.

What colors are you planning to add this Spring to your wardrobe?

‘Til Next Time 

Love Peace and All Things Pretty

~The Diva V~



Time For A Change



Thats right Life is Change…. Maybe if I say it enough I will start to believe it lol or not be pissed off by the things I cant control….. 

My blog will be back on WP for now… dont ask… lol 

It will be more of an all inclusive blog with beauty, makeup, fashion, this wedding and any other random thing that crosses my little brain…. 

So Sit back enjoy this ride called Life….. 

dont blink you might miss it 🙂 

Love Peace and All Things Pretty 

~The Diva V~