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Spring Is Here! 12 Pieces to Welcome It.

For me, my favorite thing about spring is that it is a time of new beginnings where we can re-evaluate what we’ve done so far this year, and a great opportunity to get rid of all the lumpy, dumpy clothes, heavy coats and dark sweaters. Oh, and I get to celebrate my birthday in the spring!

Something about spring always makes me want to wear dresses, preferably ones from Poppy & Bloom, BB Dakota, and Rachel Pally, spin around in circles, walk barefoot in the grass and just be outside with friends and family, whether for cocktails on a patio or at the park.

I am absolutely in love with the dusty, mature pastels many designers are featuring this year. These soft, gentle pops of color brighten your day without making you feel like a jellybean. They also transition beautifully to summer and even into the fall.  Jag Jeans capris and DKNY Jeans shorts are perfect for enjoying those concerts in the park or just relaxing as the little ones gather bouquets of dandelions and purple clovers.

Since the days start out cooler before warming up midday, I love to ease into the season with light layers and three-quarter length sleeves. The added protection from the sun is just a bonus for people who burn at the mere thought of the sun, like me!  Speaking of protection, a great sun hat is not only a fabulous fashion statement, it keeps your face and neck protected, and in the long run, looking younger for years! Round out your look this season with an incredibly gorgeous, soft pastel leather handbag, whether in a hobo bag like the one featured below from COACH, or a tote bag for the beach.

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1. BB Dakota Plus Size Parson Knit

2. Karen Kane Plus Size Lace Tank Top

3. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Eyelet and Lace Top

4. Poppy & Bloom Ladies Who Lunch Dress

5. BB Dakota Plus Size Parry Dress

6. Rachel Pally Plus Long Sleeveless Caftan Dress

7. Marika Curves Plus Size Whitney Cascade Cardigan

8. COACH Pebbled Leather Scout Hobo

9. Goorin Brothers Mrs. Davis Hat

10. DKNY Jeans Plus Size Ludlow Shorts

11. Jag Jeans Plus Size Caley Pull-on Crop Pant

12. BB Dakota Plus Size Noreen Skirt

I hope you are as inspired to leave behind the dark and dreary days of winter as I am by these pieces. If you’re rocking any of the amazing pieces you’ve seen here on the blog, please tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram using #WRW- we would LOVE to see your style!

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Sweet Accessories for Your Sweetie

Roses are red, violets are blue…but sometimes you need something more than the regular ol’ roses-and-chocolates gift on Valentine’s Day! Whether it’s your soul mate or your BFF, Valentine's Day is a great excuse to celebrate the ones you love and show them how much you care. And what’s more thoughtful than a gift that lasts more than a few days? (Sorry, roses!)

We’re not saying flowers aren’t great, but these highly giftable accessories are perfect for surprising that special person (or special people) in your life with an anything-but-garden-variety gift on Valentine's Day!

Below are a few easy gift ideas they’re sure to adore.

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For Her:

1. COACH Heart Crossgrain Zip Case

2. Betsey Johnson Cashmere/Silk Real Pashmina

3. Alex and Ani Charm Bangle Bracelet

4. Dogeared Infinite Love Necklace

5. GUESS Hearts Watch

6. Betsey Johnson Kiss and Tell Bow Beanie

 

For Him:

1. Lacoste Montreal Watch

2. Scotch & Soda Wooly Patterned Tie

3. Calvin Klein Underwear ck one® Boxer Brief

4. Fossil Ingram Traveler Wallet

5. Filson Original Briefcase

6. Maui Jim Hawaiian Time Sunglasses


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What to Pack for A Winter Getaway

If flying south for the winter is on the immediate itinerary, you’re not alone. A lot of us tend to start pining for warmer, sunnier spots this time of year. Whether it’s Cancun, Jamaica or the South Pacific, swimsuit weather certainly sounds very appealing to those of us in the thick of the winter chill!

We’ve rounded up our top essentials in swimwear, sandals & beach accessories to get your paradise-packing session started! Even if you already live in these aforementioned sunny locations (lucky you!), these seaside staples are certainly always a welcome sight…perhaps with an umbrella-topped drink.

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1. Trina Turk Coral Reef Cover Up Tunic

2. Magicsuit Shirred Solid Yvonne Swimsuit

3. COACH Bryn Sunglasses

4. Mara Hoffman Weekend Bag

5. Nanette  Lepore Havana Tropical Bikini Top + Bottom

6. Jack Rogers Georgica Sandals

7. Hat Attach Packable Traveler Sun Hat

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1. Tommy Bahama Palms Over Paradise Shirt

2. Nautica Tropical Bird Swim Trunks

3. Tommy Bahama Paradise Pro Shorts

4. Sperry Top Side Bahama 2-Eye Boat Shoes

5. Reef We Heart Leather Flip Flops


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"Gimme, Gimme!" Holiday Wish List

We all have one. You know, that secret list you would give the real Santa if you could. It is the list that is not at all made up of the practical things you asked for, or peace on earth or good will towards men.

I mean the wish list with the REALLY cool stuff on it that makes your heart skip a beat. Those things that you love just because they are beautiful and the mere thought of rocking them makes you feel that much more marvelous. 

Fabulous extended-calf Frye Jane boots to pair with a great Nic +Zoe cardigan? Yes, please! Natori pajamas in a luxurious, soft and silky fabric for a night in with a good glass of wine and a great book? Check! A cozy, fabulous, and soft Pendleton wool dress to pair with a fabulous Coach bag? Oh, Santa! Cat-eye Maui Jim glasses for looking Hollywood fabulous while rocking a Michael Kors lambskin moto jacket? Be still my heart! Close out the wish list with a luxurious and cozy Michael Kors faux fur vest paired with a BB Dakota sequined skirt and you are ready to show the world a little bit of your inner diva.

I hope Santa, Krampus and all the Magi bring you everything you want this holiday season, beyond peace on earth and good will towards men. I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming New Year!

Franki's Holiday Wish List from the Zappos Plus Size Shop & more!

 

1. Columbia Plus Size Mighty Lite™ III Jacket

2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Fur Toggle Vest

3. Michael Kors Plus Size Zip Pocket Leather Jacket

4. BB Dakota Plus Size Savita Sequined Skirt

5. NIC+ZOE Plus Size Cozy Cardigan

6. Natori Plus Size Zen Floral PJ Set

7. Pendleton Plus Size Merino Wool Dress

8. Frye Extended-Calf Jane Boots

9. Maui Jim Pikake Women’s Sunglasses

10. COACH Smooth Leather Crosby Carryall

Rocking some amazing looks you’ve seen here on the blog? Tag us in your photos on Twitter and Instagram using #WellRoundedWednesday- we would LOVE to see your style!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry for Her

They say great things come in small packages, and in the case of holiday gifts, we’d have to agree. When looking for a stylish, thoughtful gift for the ladies on your holiday shopping list (yes, including yourself!), jewelry that fits her personal style is always a hit.

Whether she’s into classic, simple style or loves to get dolled up in all-out glamour, we have lots of jewelry styles from Dogeared Jewels, Kendra Scott, Alex and Ani & much more.

Below is a small sampling of some of our favorite jewelry pieces to give (and receive):

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For the Glam Girl:

1. Kendra Scott Sky Earrings

2. Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl Cascade Necklace

3. Betsey Johnson Crystal Ruffled Halo Stud Earrings

4. Betsey Johnson Stargazer Necklace

5. Kendra Scott Cassie Bracelet


For the Classic Girl:

1. Dogeared The Circle Necklace

2. COACH Pave Padlock Studs

3. gorjana Chloe Small Studs

4. LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Bangle Set

5. Dogeared Pearls of Friendship Necklace


For the Boho Girl

1. Lucky Brand Collar Necklace

2. House of Harlow 1960 Triangle Trellis Drop Earrings

3. Lucky Brand Modern Metals Bracelet

4. House of Harlow 1960 Mesa Stack Rings

5. Alex and Ani Lotus Peace Petals® Charm Bangle

 

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Wear Pink Proudly!

Rock pink to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond! Below are a few of our pink picks to proudly honor brave cancer survivors everywhere along with all the men and women who work tirelessly year round towards the fight against breast cancer.

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1. Life is good “Love Ribbon” Tee

2. Echo Design Fuzzy Pointy Stitch Infinity Scarf in Plum Heather

3. Alex and Ani Pink Bangle Bracelets

4. Life is good “Grateful Ribbon” Tee

5. Columbia “Tested Tough in Pink™” Vest

6. Under Armour “Cozy Pip” Beanie

7. COACH Legacy Sport 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Watch 

8. Hush Puppies Chaste Ballet Flat in Pink Suede

9. Manduka Breast Cancer Awareness rSkidless® by yogitoes®

 

 

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Spring Colors from Coach

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Soften up your spring-to-summer color palette with new arrivals from Coach. From sea mint to crisp white to timeless neutrals, this season proves to be a great time to take a look at all the fabulous things Coach has to offer your wardrobe!

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5 Investment-Worthy Wardrobe Staples

Trends come and go; some even cycle back around a few years later. But as much fun as it is to keep up with fashion trends, a well-rounded wardrobe always needs a few classic foundation pieces that never go out of style.

When it comes to these trend-proof essentials, it’s perfectly appropriate to splurge on quality over quantity! Investing in pieces that will take you through multiple outfits and seasons is just a smart way to stay stylish through fleeting trends.

Below are some classic pieces that are destined to be on heavy rotation in any closet:

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Black Blazer: Calvin Klein 1-Button Jacket

Dark-Wash Denim: DL 1961 Nicky Cigarette Jeans in Wooster

Carryall Tote: MICHAEL Michael Kors “Jet Set” Large Tote

Ankle Boots: ECCO “Pretoria” Ankle Bootie

Basic Flats: COACH “Dalia” Flats