Saturday, February 7, 2015

My Curvy Valentine: Plus Size Outfits, #MyDATINGFail, and My Valentine's Night In

Hello my dears!

Today I am so excited to show you my contribution to "My Curvy Valentine: Plus Size Outfits and Body Positive Project,"  a collaboration featuring some of the most gorgeous, fashionable, fabulous curvy bloggers out there!  Each has styled an ensemble that has me absolutely in awe (and in the shopping mood!).  The contributors and links are below.  Go show them some love and tell them Mary Demetra sent you :)

Check out @Boardroomblonde here.
Check out @Jenesaiquoithe here.
Check out @marydemetra here.
Check out @Sometimesglam here.
Check out @jessica_kane here.
Check out @flightofthefatgirl here.

My contribution is a little different.  The video explains it all.  But the gist of it is that I had a #datingfail and couldn't bring myself to dress up (depressed anyone?).  Instead I talk about this experience and tell you lots about what I'll be doing during my Valentine's Night in.

XOX, Mary

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Plus Size Fall Fashion: I Heart Burgundy Ft. SWAK Designs

Hello dear duckies,

Happy FALL!  Fall is my most favorite season, mostly because of the lovely weather (cool but not cold), food (apples! pumpkins! spice), and most of all CLOTHES (dresses, sweaters, scarves).  I have found quite some number of plus size fall fashions, and have plans to share them here on the blog (subscribe to it through Bloglovin' or Google) and on YouTube. In particular, I am going to show you my favorite fall OOTDs, Christmas party dresses, and holiday accessories.  *Sigh, swoon, get excited!*

One of my favorite fall fashion trends is BURGUNDY!  And I've been gobbling up dresses, shirts, and even pants in this color.  So far my favorite item has been my plus size SWAK Designs Dress.  The color is divine, the cut (fit-and-flare with pin-tucks) screams feminine, and it's texture shows SWAK's great attention to detail. And did I mention the best part? It's on sale for $39.99! 

For now, I've been wearing this plus size dress as an everyday outfit (although it can be amped up for any chic holiday party!).  To do so, I've paired this dress with a great Lord and Taylor cashmere mustard sweater, a Jewelmint necklace (it opens to reveal cotton dipped in perfume... a throw-back to very cool Victorian style!), Asos midi rings, an Urban Outfitters ring, and, of course, my Michael Kors watch.

Sweater: Lord and Taylor
Necklace: Jewelmint:
Midi Rings: Asos
Ring: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Steven Madden/DSW

Wanna see me wear it?  Watch the video:

This blog post was done as part of Ahead of the Curve Blogging Collective.  Check them out here.

Mary Demetra

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Polka Dots in Music City

Hello my dearest of duckies!

Sorry I have been away from YouTube and blogging for so long!  Many of you have reached out to ask if I am still making videos.  Of course, I am still making them!  I've just been busy with summer shenanigans.  If you want to keep up with said shenanigans, follow me on Instagram or Twitter @MaryDemetra.

Speaking of shenanigans, I do try to be snazzy while doing all.the.things. and my polka dot outfit got a fair number of compliments down south (perhaps it was the color!).  This Eshakti skirt was great for visiting the sites (Ryman Auditorium), eating the food (like nommy street hotdog), and honky tonkin' (up and down Broadway street--- who could ask for more? Good music, cool beer, and amazing company?!).

What do you wear when you're a tourist!!?

Skirt from: Eshakti.

Enjoy the pictures!!! XOX M

At Ryman Auditorium.  The home of country!

Tootsies with momsy!
And again!

Music!!! OMG LERV

This post was in collaboration with a plus size blogging collective that comes together once a month to post on a fashion theme. Please follow us to Ahead of the Curve to check out Gingham vs. Polka Dots! Stay in the know with Ahead of the Curve by liking us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram as Ahead_of_the_Curve_Bloggers.  

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Plus Size Fashion: Seeing Yellow Ft. Asos Curve

The Dress: Asos Curve Textured Skater Dress with Hatch Detailing (Click Here) (I got the size 24)
Bag: Kate Spade
Shoes: Steve Madden from DSW
Earrings: Forever21
Lips: Mac Russian Red

Photography By: P.B. Studios

Lately I've been in full-on love with the color yellow!  Yellow dresses, yellow bags, yellow shoes, yellow everything!!!  Some people say, it looks weird against certain skin tones.  I say NAY, yellow is fabulous!

And this Asos Curve Skater dress is a perfect example of how oh-so-fabulous my new love can be.  Its cut is divine.  Its details (cross-hatching texture on the fabric) are perfection.  And its modesty is awesome (I've worn this gem to work AND out to do fabulous things!).  With the proper accessories (shades, square bag) it could lean retro, 80s (with other neons), or a classy mix of the two.  Overall, I am totally digging this dress!

Along with my mellow yellow dress I've paired my old summer standby the neon pink Kate Spade cross body.  I love it because it is a pop of color against an otherwise (very large!) abyss of yellow.  In addition, it has a strap, which makes it perfect for a day out on the town, an outside pocket, which is perfect for a cell phone and/or bus pass, and cute orange accents, which are just...well... cute!  This bag has been in my collection for a long time, and it hasn't let me down yet!

To finish the outfit I chose shiny patent flats (ooohhhh shiny!) and leggings (Niagara was a little chilly!).  Overall, I am quite pleased at how this outfit turned out! :)

Now that you've heard about my most favorite summer color obsession, tell me about yours in the comments!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Plus Size Fashion: Modcloth Classy Sassy OOTD

Dress: Modcloth (3x, Runs large)
Clutch: Kate Spade
Watch: Michael Kors
Mid-finger Rings: Asos
Shoes: Steve Madden for DSW
Photography by: P.B. Studios

Want $20 off your first Modcloth Purchase? Use my link HERE.

Whoever said a plus size girl can't wear stripes?  I sure didn't, and this dress from Modcloth is a completely stunning example of why we can.

To me, this dress represents a total #plussize win since it has so many features that I couldn't find for a long time (um my entire teens and early twenties!)-- namely trends, class, femininity, fit and detail.  In terms of summer trends, the Twirl Next Door Dress incorporates both the black and white trend AND the stripes trend into a city girly dress.  It also offers a touch of class (something that FAR too often lacks in any cute or trendy plus size clothing) and femininity.  The dress fits perfectly, accentuating curves and smoothing out the bits that need smoothing.  Finally, the detail a cutout with gorgeous cream trend adds an extra oomph... sexy... PIZAZZLE that again is difficult to find.

So where have I worn this dress?  Initially it seems fit for a classy evening out. Doesn't it?  Certainly it does when paired with shiny shoes, a gold back, and fierce red nails!  However, I've also worn this dress to tour Niagara falls (see my YouTube video for a photo of me at the falls) and to work (uuum slave away). The versatility of this dress (at least for me!) is super impressive.  That's why I love it.  And that's why I'm considering buying a second one as a backup (SHHHHH don't tell anyone)!

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XOX Mary Demetra

PS.  For those of you who were asking, feel free to use/share my photos as long as they are credited and posted in a positive light!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Spring Plus Size Haul! :)

Have you seen my most recent +HAUL?!  Lots of you have been asking about where I get my clothes.  This is a great little taste.  Don't forget to thumbs up and subscribe.  Info in the description of the video :)  XOX M

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Layered Luxe: Color Play for Festivals of Music

Blurgh.  Just trying to figure out what to wear to the festival.  Methinks I'll layer ALL the pretty things.  Let me know your suggestions too (since an OOTD will certainly follow)!  I'm going for COLOR, FUN, and WHIMSY... XOX M

Pretty things:

Lace Bandeau. 
Wonderful fluffy skirt :)

Understated Sexy.

Oooh Perty. 

Don’t stop here! Click HERE to check out all the chic, smart ways other bloggers from AHEAD OF THE CURVE interpreted this month’s theme.