Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Hey Guys!! I just wanted to stop by and wish everyone (late) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope everyone is doing well and and are able to spend the Holidays with your family and loved ones.

I went to a Christmas Party last week with my cousin and it was supposed to be semi formal, so I thought that would be the perfect time to bring out my gold sequin blazer! I purchased this blazer a couple of months ago and have worn it about 4 times, both casual and glammed up. Since it was cold I decided to pair the jacket with some harem pants and a collared shirt. I added a neck tie and....voila! I was called the Janelle Monae the entire night LMBO!!

I wasn't able to get any pics like usual but my cousin snapped a few photos with her camera so I thought I would post them so you guys could get the gist of what I wore.

Let me know if you're feeling this menswear inspired look!

I didn't get a pic of the shoes that night but they were my favorite part! You all know how I feel about shoes :)

Here they are!

Sequin Blazer: Macy's
Harem Pants: Evans
Sheer Button up blouse: Thrift
Neck Tie: Random Ribbon from a jumpsuit
Shoes: Sam Edelman

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

September Revisited

Hey Ladies! I was recently going through Iphoto and saw a few pics that I forgot to post on my blog. These pics were taken back in September on my mom's birthday!
This is a very casual outfit and a go to kind of look for me! As you can see I am also wearing flats. Comfy and Chic! What more can you ask for?

Since the season change, I have definitely been slacking on posting, I mean it gets dark at like 3:45 pm! How crazy is that? LOL i'm still adjusting.

I'm wearing...

Blazer: K-dash
Tank: Oldnavy
Leggings: Courtesy of City Chic
Leopard Flats/Purse: F21
Beetles style sunglasses: Kardashian Kollection

I hope you all enjoyed this quick post

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Royal Pumps

Hey guys! Today I decided to wear my blue pumps. I am so excited that pointed toe pumps are back in style. I believe pointed toe pumps are very chic and classic when done right.

Like my glasses?

I added my boyfriend jeans and a brief case style handbag to give the look more of a laid back mens wear feel.

Blouse: Oldnavy
Boyfriend Jeans: Courtesy of Asos
Red Belt: Lane Bryant
Blue Pumps: BCBG
Handbag: Aldo

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Neon Safari

Lately I have been really into the neon and nude trend. I l
ove the delicateness of the nude and by adding the pop of neon, it really brings in that unexpected element.

I have also been living in this Safari Vest. It is definitely one of my favorite pieces in my fall wardrobe. Though I didn't take the nude/neon to the extreme, I did to decide to play up my fall colors by adding a neon orangey/pink handbag. I love this bag and I will be incorporating this into my fall wardrobe as well.

Vest: Oldnavy
Tank: Target
Jeans: Macy's
Shoes: Steve Madden
Handbag/Bracelets/Glasses: F21
Watch: Michael Kors
Earrings: Studio 615

Are you all into mixing nudes and neons? If so let me know of some of the combinations you have come up with :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Midi Dress

Midi dresses and skirts have been a huge trend this year! From solids, to stripes, to chiffon, to spandex, the midi has been see all over the runways and in the magazines! I was so excited when I saw this multicolor stripe midi dress in Old Navy! I would have never guessed that Old Navy would have something so chic so It was like finding a hidden treasure!

Since fall is here and the temperatures are dropping, I thought I'd pair this dress with maryjane platform pump. Though I would have much rather paired it with some Christian Louboutin Pigalles, a very classic pointed toe pump!
Check out the rest of the pics and let me know what you think!

Dress: Oldnavy
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Earrings/Cuff: F21

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stripes and Leopard Strikes again!

Hey Guys! I wore this out the other night to a party held during our "Classic Weekend" which is pretty much a weekend full of football, tailgating and parties! I threw this together last minute and I liked it! Leopard and Stripes have been taking over my life lately LOL.

Leopard Cardigan/Stripe Skirt: F21
Tank: Target
Lace Booties: Tracy Reese
Earrings: Local Boutique
Watch Michael Kors

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ready For Fall: Stripes and Leopard Print

Hey guys! Fall is vastly approaching and I am so ready for it! I decided to revisit the trend of mixing prints and realized that this outfit is perfect for fall, well at least the color scheme is! Add a long sleeve stripe top or a safari jacket instead of the vest shown, and you will be fall ready! The red lips just gives it that extra pop!

I wore this casual look to a going away dinner for a friend of mine. It was perfect: Comfortable, Stylish and appropriate for the windy weather we had (probably due to hurricane Irene that hit the east coast. I hope all of my readers are safe and sound!)

Do you mix prints? What are your favorite prints to mix? I'd love to hear your ideas!

I hope you enjoyed the look!

Safari Vest/Stripe shirt: Oldnavy
Leather Insert Leggings: Gifted from City Chic
Leopard Pumps: VS
Earrings: F21
Watch: Michael Kors
Lipstick: Mac Ruby Woo

Monday, July 18, 2011

"I would NEVER show my arms!"

Hey Guys!! I know it has been a while. If you follow me on Tumblr, you would know that I was on Vacation in Florida for about a week, which is one of the reasons I haven't posted anything. I hope everyone is doing well!

This is going to be a different kind of post. No pictures, No outfit, No shoes, just words. I have received several emails from my readers commending me on wearing sleeveless tops and showing off my arms. So many have asked me how I've become so comfortable with wearing sleeveless tops and dresses and to be honest, I just stopped caring what other people thought.

There was a time that I was a little uncomfortable with my arms (they were a lot smaller back then too lol) but it wasn't necessarily because of how I felt, it was the people (my cousin, mainly, who is also plus size) around me saying "Aren't you going to throw a cardigan over that?", "You should probably wear a blazer over that shirt", etc. However, once I became comfortable with how I looked, I realized that If I thought It looked fine, why would I need to "cover up" just because someone else thought I should? Not to mention, who wants to wear a HOT Black Cardigan in the summer time? I know I don't, and it looks ridiculous if you ask me.

You definitely have to be comfortable with yourself and your body to pull off the clothing that you want to wear, if not you will limit yourself in so many ways! I don't think I have the best arms in the world, but because I don't limit myself to only short and long sleeve shirts, people see my confidence and they commend me for that. Confidence is key.

So all in all, there is no magic anything that is going to make you feel comfortable with showing off your arms, legs, tummy, etc. There is nothing that I or anyone else can tell you to make that happen. Of course I am happy that I and other plus size bloggers can encourage you to take more risk with fashion and put aside some of the negative things that society has to say about your body, but you have to come to a point where you STOP CARING WHAT OTHERS THINK OF YOUR BODY. If you think you look fine with showing your arms, do it. If you like the way your legs look, wear a skirt/dress or shorts. Do what makes you feel comfortable and what you like!

Just remember, "Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."

I hope this was a little helpful :)

Leave your comments and questions! I would love to know what you all think about this topic, also share your stories. You never know who you can inspire!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pastel Stripes

I hardly ever wear dresses, so I figured I was do for one! I love this dress, it is so spring/summer appropriate and the dress just make it that much better!

Dress: Forever 21 +
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelets/Clutch: Forever 21
Earrings: Rachel Roy
Shoes: Steve Madden

PS. I feel like Foxy Cleopatra with all of this hair lol

Monday, June 6, 2011

We Love Colors

I was contacted by We Love Colors to do a review on a pair of their tights. We Love Colors are known for their wide selection in colored tights, leggings, and patterned tights. I was sent these Green Footless tights about a month ago and I must say, I LOVE them! They are really comfortable, opaque and durable!

I decided to keep it simple and chic today so I paired these tights with a sheer cream button up blouse and nude pumps!

Two post in one day? I'm shocked myself lol!

Sheer Blouse: Thrifted
Tights: We Love Colors
Nude Pumps: Steve Madden
Earrings: F21
Watch Michael Kors
Bracelet: Asos