I finally found the box containing all of my favorite clothes in my storage unit yesterday. Although this specific floral dress is new to me, via Gwynnie Bee, it looks much like almost everything I brought home. Five loads of laundry later, with all of my floral prints, blue, and chambray fabrics hanging to dry, I sensed a theme. Have I become that predictable?


In many ways, yes, my style is absolutely predictable (especially in the spring), but the clothing choices provided to plus size women have always been predictable. I’ve become so comfortable with wearing prints that when I was asked to bring “neutral tones” for a recent photoshoot, the best options I could scrounge up were grey, black, and chambray. Almost everything I own is either printed, bright, or black. As a size 28, much of my style wasn’t determined by choice until recently, but I absolutely chose to add this navy floral print dress from Single Dresses to my Gwynnie Bee closet.

Since I’m not entirely comfortable with my body at the moment, this faux wrap style doesn’t make me feel self-conscious due to its generous sizing. It’s the perfect silhouette if you’re fuller in the middle like I am, but if you’re smaller on top the faux wrap style might be too overwhelming. Since we’re still in the midst of unpredictable spring weather, I couldn’t help layering this dress with my denim jacket. I wear it with everything these days. Although I feel like the moment surrounding pins has peaked, I’ve been getting compliments around town on mine, and I love the personalized touch.

Outfit details

Floral dress: Single Dresses Empire Faux Wrap Dress in Navy Floral (via Gwynnie Bee)

Denim jacket: Evans Indigo Denim Jacket

Red pointy-toe loafers: ELOQUII (color no longer available, black & silver still are)

Handbag: Henri Bendel (style no longer available, similar here or here)

Earrings: Gorjana (style no longer available)

Rose gold cat eye glasses: Warby Parker in Louise Metal

Sarah Conley is a veteran content creator and marketing consultant from Fayetteville, Arkansas. After publishing her first blog, Style It, for over 10 years, she launched Rascal Honey in early 2018 to offer a fresh perspective on style. Her writing has appeared on Time, Teen Vogue, The Huffington Post, Glamour, and Lucky. She's also appeared in tv interviews on CNBC, Fox News, Great Day Washington, The Huffington Post Live, and People Now. She's worked as a social media consultant for the past nine years, helping fashion & beauty brands like MAC Cosmetics, NARS, Prescriptives, Origins, David Yurman, ELOQUII, ellos, Nine West, Clé de Peau Beauté, Diane von Furstenberg, and many more create meaningful communities online. When she's not writing about style or shopping for makeup at Sephora, she's cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks and perfecting her guacamole recipe.

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