Have you heard of the fabulous Ashley Falcon? If you haven’t, get thee to AshleyFalcon.com immediately and check out her newly launched personal style blog where she styles outfits that rival chic looks you’d find in a high fashion magazine. Speaking of fashion magazines, this girl got her start as the original creator of the Marie Claire column “Big Girl in a Skinny World” (now authored by Nicolette Mason). Now she has her own column in People Style Watch where she presents her favorite pieces for plus-size gals.
I met Ashley 4 years ago when she was in New York for the summer interning at Marie Claire. I couldn’t believe that such sass and confidence could come from a 20 year-old who had never lived in the city before. She had big plans for her summer in New York and was able to parlay her internship in MC’s fashion closet into a real column for the mag! She was one of the first people to know the concept behind Penny Chic and she was always pushing me to just go for it! Seeing her fulfill her dreams definitely pushed me to start pursuing mine.
Ashley was thrilled to hear that my LBDs were available in plus-sizes so she decided to give the peplum a try and this is the result! I got a text immediately that she adored the dress and was going to do a whole outfit post on it! HERE is the post on Ashley’s blog. I love the way she styled it and worked in some of the staple pieces she has in her closet. I, of course, found cheaper versions of her accessories so go to the “Shop the Items” section below for links to those items.
I can’t get over how amazing the dress looks on her! How would you style the peplum dress?