Emerging From My Cave in Heart Print Bliss

This winter has been brutal. I feel like I have been in a cave with the winter blahs. It's been super cold and it feels like it has been snowing everyday. The weather is finally cooperating so I am starting to venture out more and get back to normal. I like cold weather and hate the summer so when I say I am over winter, it's that serious.

The first event I attended after the holidays was in mid-February and despite it still being cold, it was nice to get out, wear a print dress and see my fellow bloggers as well as team members from a great brand, Simply Be.

The brand was showing us a Spring Preview and it made me daydream of the day when it will be warm enough to wear a light jacket and rock some pastels. They have a bubblegum pink trenchcoat that will be mine. But I digress...

I decided to wear one of my favorite prints to the event... heart print! Once I saw this dress on the Lane Bryant website, I had to have it.

I also wanted to add a pop of color so I chose a vibrant pink moto jacket from Lane Bryant as well. And my best score of the season... my Legroom wide calf boots from Simply Be. My calves are 23" and I have not been able to find boots that fit my calves that cost below $300. I'm a fashionista on a budget and I can't be spending rent money on a pair of boots.

I don't know if it was the heart print or that I was actually wearing tall boots, but I was smiling so hard that my cheeks hurt. I hadn't laughed that much in a long time. And I felt amazing. That's what happens when you wear something you love and feel confident in.

Here's more pics:
Me with my blogger sister Darlene Lebron-Lopez of Suits, Heels & Curves

Me with PR guru Kelly Cutrone
Me with my blogger sister Beck Delude from The Manfattan Project

Me with my blogger sister Chante from Everything Curvy and Chic
You can shop my look at the following links and for size reference, I am wearing a size 26/28 dress, size 28 jacket and a size 9EEEEE (super curvy calf) boots. 

Heart Print Draped Sheath Dress from Lane Bryant here.
Ponte Knit Moto from Lane Bryant here.
Legroom Boots in EEEEE Fit Super Curvy Calf from Simply Be here.

With the boots, Simply Be offers 3 foot widths and 5 calf widths. Click here to see their boot size chart to determine which widths are for you. I usually wear a size 9W in shoes but always size down to an 8 with Simply Be because UK sizing tends to be larger than US sizing. In terms of width, I either wear an EEE or EEEEE depending on the shoe. With these boots, I got a size 9EEEEE since I needed that extra calf width (the calf sizes up with shoe size). So they are slightly big on me and I wear an insole with them.

As Tim Gunn always says, "Make it work!"... all in the name of fashion. ;-)

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