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Lane Bryant is Having a Major Black Friday Sale!

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One reason I look forward to Thanksgiving every year, besides seeing family and eating delicious food is because it means Black Friday (with all of its glorious sales) is upon us. This year, Lane Bryant is having some amazing deals on all of their brands in-store and online.

Throughout the week of Thanksgiving (11/21 – 11/26), take 40% off storewide and take advantage of can’t-miss these daily door busters! (Click on the links below to visit LB’s website.)

Wednesday (11/21): $15 Tee Shop Tees

Thursday (11/22): Online Only – All Bras $29.50 + Free Shipping Sitewide

Friday (11/23): All Bras $29.50; Select Sweaters $20

Saturday(11/24): All Jeans and Pants $39

Sunday (11/25): LIVI Hoodies $20

Monday (11/26): Online Only – Cacique Panties Buy 3, Get 3 Free, All Sweaters $30, All Boots 50% Off

Here are some shots I took in several of their door buster items.

What pieces are you most looking forward to snagging? I, for one, love LB’s Cacique bras and am OBSESSED with their jeans!! So, if you’re looking for either, I highly recommend you take advantage of this week’s sales!

Happy holiday season!

xo

Plus size style blogger, The Chief of Style, Amy Stretten, wearing LIVI Cacique and Lane Bryant for Thanksgiving Black Friday sales

Plus size style blogger, The Chief of Style, Amy Stretten, wearing LIVI Cacique and Lane Bryant for Thanksgiving Black Friday sales

Plus size style blogger, The Chief of Style, Amy Stretten, wearing LIVI Cacique and Lane Bryant for Thanksgiving Black Friday sales

Plus size style blogger, The Chief of Style, Amy Stretten, wearing LIVI Cacique and Lane Bryant for Thanksgiving Black Friday sales

Plus size style blogger, The Chief of Style, Amy Stretten, wearing LIVI Cacique and Lane Bryant for Thanksgiving Black Friday sales

Plus size style blogger, The Chief of Style, Amy Stretten, wearing LIVI Cacique and Lane Bryant for Thanksgiving Black Friday sales

Plus size style blogger, The Chief of Style, Amy Stretten, wearing LIVI Cacique and Lane Bryant for Thanksgiving Black Friday sales

Thank you to Lane Bryant for supporting my blog by sponsoring this post.

Check Out City Chic at Macy’s for Must-have Plus Size Fall Styles

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This post is in partnership with Macy’s and City Chic.

I first heard about plus size Australian brand, City Chic, when I complimented a friend on her dress. It was gorgeous and I hadn’t seen anything like it, so I knew I had to get my hands on their clothing. At the time, I was only able to find City Chic pieces online. (While I love shopping online, I prefer to be able to try on pieces in-store to at least know how the sizing runs.)

Fast forward a couple of years later and now City Chic is available at my local Macy’s store! I’m sure you can imagine my excitement. 🙂

This look that I styled is perfect for Fall. I paired their black and white striped tunic button down blouse with their faux leather leggings. What I really love about this look is how versatile it is. You can wear the tunic as a long blouse, tie it in the front to bring up the hemline and show off your leggings (and maybe even a little skin), layer it under a sweater or jacket, tuck it in or wear it open like a kimono or cardigan…The options are truly endless!

I paired the look with a faux leather jacket and faux suede over the knee boots for a cool, biker-inspired look.

One thing to note about City Chic is how their sizes run. As a plus size babe, I’d never imagine wearing a size Small, but City Chic’s size chart is a little different. I will say that their clothes seem to run very true to size. So, they get an A+ for fit! And now that I can find the brand at my nearest Macy’s store, I’m even more smitten!

Have you ever heard of City Chic? Have you ever tried their clothing? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style, wearing plus size Australian clothing City Chic sold at Macys

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style, wearing plus size Australian clothing City Chic sold at Macys

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style, wearing plus size Australian clothing City Chic sold at Macys

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style, wearing plus size Australian clothing City Chic sold at Macys

Thank you to Macy’s for sponsoring this post. As always, all views expressed are my own.

Brunch in Brooklyn Feat. Macy’s Tommy Hilfiger Plus Collection

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This post is in collaboration with Dubli.

Hey babes! I’m back with another post about Macy’s exclusive #TommyHilfiger Plus collection. This time, I’m rocking an adorable blue and white collared shirt dress (originally $100, but currently on sale for $60).

I recently wore this ensemble to brunch in Dumbo, Brooklyn during my trip to New York City. It was easy, breezy, comfortable and best of all, I felt so cute!

I paired the dress with my new favorite red heels and a red faux leather jacket. But, truthfully, the possibilities are endless with such a classic piece.

How would you style this dress? Let me know in the comments!

xo

#macyslove #macysplus

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style, rocking a collard shirt dress is from Tommy Hilfiger by Macy's. It's a perfect plus size brunch outfit!

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style, rocking a collard shirt dress is from Tommy Hilfiger by Macy's. It's a perfect plus size brunch outfit!

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style, rocking a collard shirt dress is from Tommy Hilfiger by Macy's. It's a perfect plus size brunch outfit!

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style, rocking a collard shirt dress is from Tommy Hilfiger by Macy's. It's a perfect plus size brunch outfit!

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style, rocking a collard shirt dress is from Tommy Hilfiger by Macy's. It's a perfect plus size brunch outfit!

Photography by @M76Photo

Tommy Hilfiger Plus: Exclusively for Macy’s

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Thank you to Macy‘s for sponsoring this post.

It feels like I’m perpetually on the hunt for crisp white jeans. You know, the kind of perfectly white jeans you can pair with a fab top and wear to Sunday brunch. Mid rise. Well-made. Not see-through. Comfortable. Stylish.

Know the feeling?

If so, you can imagine my excitement when I found these straight-leg jeans by Tommy Hilfiger Plus at Macy‘s . They’re perfect for a classic, casual summer weekend look. You can pair them with your favorite statement top like this polka dot blouse I’m wearing. Or florals, stripes, animal print or or or…the combinations are truly endless.

They’re incredibly well-made with some stretch for extra comfort and wearability. They’re my new go-to pair of jeans when I want to look put together without any hassle. And, best of all, I can tell that they’ll last forever!

Check out Macy’s for your one-stop fashion destination and pick up anything you need to put the finishing touches on your look. Visit Macy’s for stylish plus size clothing and come back to share your #MacysLove!

xo

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style in white straight-leg jeans by Tommy Hilfiger Plus exclusively for Macys*

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style in white straight-leg jeans by Tommy Hilfiger Plus exclusively for Macys

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style in white straight-leg jeans by Tommy Hilfiger Plus exclusively for Macys

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style in white straight-leg jeans by Tommy Hilfiger Plus exclusively for Macys

Amy Stretten, The Chief of Style in white straight-leg jeans by Tommy Hilfiger Plus exclusively for Macys

 

How to Maintain a Positive Attitude Even When Things Get Tough (Part 1)

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Staying positive can be one of the most difficult things to do, but in my experience it’s critical if you want to achieve great things in life. I’m a firm believer that we reap what we sow, or receive what we put out into the world. Seriously, attitude is everything and when we’re negative, good things just won’t come. And if they do, we won’t appreciate or even recognize them.

Full disclosure: I’ve suffered from depression for most of my adult life, so I know how hard it can be to manage your thoughts and feelings. If you live with a mental illness, this list in no way attempts to minimize your very real feelings and experiences with self-help mumbo jumbo. But, it is my hope that by incorporating a few of these tips, you will start to feel a shift in your life and feel a bit more in control. As always, be kind to yourself should you decide to adopt one or more of these tips. Change takes time. <3

(For information about the Parfait Lingerie set I’m wearing, scroll to the bottom.)

That said, here’s what works for me:

  1. Start your day off right by creating a morning routine. Rituals are so very important. They provide stability and normalcy when things feel chaotic or stressful and can alleviate any extra energy put into deciding what to do next (because you’ve already mapped it out). There are plenty of life hack lists and self-help books that argue the importance of a morning routine.
  2. Remember that you create your own reality. If you want to see a brighter day, start by making the conscious choice to see one. You are the architect of your life. If something or someone is bringing you down, let it go. Only allow into your life what truly makes you happy.
  3. Be grateful. Gratitude is HUGE when you’re down in the dumps. Create a list of what you’re grateful for and read it back when you need a reminder of how lucky you are to be alive. There is so much to be thankful for if you look around you. Being reminded of your many blessings is sure to put things into perspective.
  4. Go on a media/social media diet. News (especially these days) can be so very negative. I can tell when I’ve been taking in too much bad news. (I can actually feel it in my body.) If you start to feel bad after consuming too much news or you find you’re comparing your life to others’ on social media, STOP IT RIGHT NOW. Unplug and go take a break. And, only plug back in when you’re in a better head space.
  5. Set aside some time to meditate. If you’re not familiar with how to meditate, start by closing your eyes and focusing on your breathing. I sometimes count my inhale (1…) and my exhale (2…) and then my inhale again (3…) and so on. When you get to 10, start over again. You can also use an app like Headspace (which I highly recommend) to get started.
  6. Seek outside support from friends and family. Sometimes just letting someone in and sharing your feelings can lift your spirits. That said, so as not to “dump” your probs on loved ones, consider getting a therapist. Personally, I love BetterHelp for that!
  7. Go outside and do something — anything! Just get out of your room, apartment…whatever and allow yourself to take a look at the beauty around you. Remember that everyone’s going through something. You’re not the only one dealing with stuff. But, life goes on and so will you.
  8. Do something you love. Remember that dance class you took as a kid or that sport you miss? Why not get some friends together or join a MeetUp group (or make your own!) and get back to doing what you love?
  9. Monitor your thoughts. They say thoughts become things and it’s really true. Start noticing how you speak to yourself. Notice any negative self-talk? Hating on yourself? STOP IT RIGHT NOW! You’re beautiful, sexy, handsome, fierce, fab…there is no need — and no time — to drag yourself down. Find something you love about yourself or the situation, etc. and reframe it. If you don’t like something within your control, then f-ing change it. Don’t complain. You’ve got this!
  10. Watch what you say. You’d be surprised how our own words can affect our outlook on life. Just as we create our own reality with our thoughts, our words are incredibly powerful. Take note of the words you use and if you find that you say, “I can’t…,” “I hate…” or “I’ll never…” or other negative things, turn it around and find a more positive way to talk about your situation. I promise, it’ll make a huge difference.

This was just Part 1 of this list. Stay tuned next week for Part 2! (I’ll link to it here when it’s up.)

What are your tips for staying positive? Share them in the comments below! I can’t wait to read what you write. 🙂

I hope this my suggestions help you push through a rough patch should you have one. (Why not bookmark this page? Your future self will thank you!)

Chief of Style in Parfait Lingerie talking about how to stay positive when things get tough

Chief of Style in Parfait Lingerie talking about how to stay positive when things get tough

Chief of Style in Parfait Lingerie talking about how to stay positive when things get tough

 

Thank you to Parfait Lingerie for sponsoring this post as part of their #PerfectFigure campaign. Here, I’m wearing the Aline Wire-Free Padded Bra and the Aline Bikini Brief both in Nude (linked images below).

The bra features molded microfiber cups, adjustable shoulder straps, a hook-and-eye closure, an accent bow at the center front and it’s made of nylon/spandex. Ooh lah lah! Parfait!