As we get closer to Christmas and NYE, there's the inevitable panic to have your outfits set and ready for these days. I normally never have an idea what I'm going to wear for either, so I was very glad when the folks at Jessica London reached out to me to be a part of the "Shine on" theme highlighting fashions for the holidays. I wanted to go with an outfit that I could easily wear for either Christmas or NYE. I also knew that I wanted the outfit to be festive so I chose their Bejewled Top and Sequin Skirt. At first I didn't think the two would look good together but once I had them on, I was happy with the look. It was sparkly and glittery, I mean who doesn't love that?? The bold color of the sequin skirt and the sparkly embellishments on the top gave the outfit a whimsical but sexy look. To add to the glam I wore my shimmery silver ankle strap heels and black bag.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Now that the holidays are in full swing, I'm sure there's been quite a few invites to parties. And the inevitable question "What am I going to wear?" So my girl Georgette from Grown and Curvy Woman came up with the awesome idea of doing a collaboration with her, Jeniese from The Jenesaisquoi and Carletta from A Loved Life on holiday style for different Christmas dinner destinations. I got "Christmas Dinner at Grandma's House" Now I didn't grow up with grandparents but my Mom was the best grandma anyone could ever have and the most stylish too. So I put together an outfit that was conservative but chic as well as Grandma approved lol.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Normally for Thanksgiving, I don't worry too much about what I'm going to wear. I'm usually with family and it's not really a big deal to get dressed up, we're just sitting around eating, talking and watching TV. But this year I decided to change that and actually put some effort into my outfit. I may have been the only one in my family who kinda dressed but it's all good lol.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending the Lela Rose x Lane Bryant Press Preview. This will be Lane Bryant's third collaboration with a high fashion designer. As quoted on her website "Lela is an american designer who is widely recognized for her unique aesthetic of juxtaposing refined elegance with modern whimsy, through brilliant color, beautiful fabrication and handcrafted details. With her eponymous collection, Rose has established a fresh point of view in American fashion and continues to redefine a sophisticated, yet modern lifestyle".
The event was held at the beautiful "The Park" restaurant in the Chelsea area, which totally set the scene for her gorgeous pieces. The collection featured her signature watercolor prints as well as some geometric ones. Most of the pieces can easily be taken from day to night and are so versatile. I had the please of speaking with Lela and she is very enthusiastic about the collab. She loves designing apparel for woman so they can feel confident and beautiful at the same time. You can expect to see the line hit Lane Bryant stores by mid April. It was a great night filled with fashion, good conversation and great company. Looking forward to see how well this collab does and possibly snatching up some pieces! Here are some pics from the night...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
When I first got this skirt from Eloquii back in August, I immediately fell in love with it. Even though I got it towards the tail end of summer, I loved the fact that it was a great transitional piece and could easily be worked into my Fall wardrobe. The first time, I wore it with a leopard crop top (see here) but I totally couldn't wait to "Fall-ify" it this time around (that's a real word, look it up! lol)
Thursday, November 6, 2014
When I first saw this Cape from Boohoo on my blogger boo Jeniese from The Jenesaisquoi, I thought it was the neatest thing I've ever seen, she looked amazing in it. Not to mention the beautiful hot pink color that just screams attention. I had never bought anything from Boohoo before but I've seen a few pieces on other bloggers. I browsed the website and saw quite a few things that I loved including this cape but I held back on buying anything. About 2 weeks ago I revisited the Boohoo and found that the cape was on sale, I of course took this as a sign and bought it! I wore it to work and then after to an event and received an abundance of compliments on it. So I guess I can say it was a smart purchase.
Cape - Boohoo//Top - Old Navy//Skirt (similar) - Fashion to Figure (sold out)//Shoes (similar) - Lane Bryant
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
I'm a girl who normally likes a lot of color in her wardrobe but there's something about black and white that never gets old. I love the polished and classic look of the color combo. So when I saw these Window Pane Plaid Kady Pants from Eloquii, I immediately had to have them. Friday was my birthday (yes, I was born on Halloween!) and also the Eloquii Holiday Preview, so of course I wore something from them. I love the bold statement the print makes and how versatile they are. I can see me wearing these pants in a multitude of ways. I also enjoy that they are made of scuba material which is so forgiving and comfortable. I purchased these in a size16 because I heard they run a little big in the scuba material and I'm glad I did, they fit great! You can currently get 40% off on these pants with the code SAVE!
Blazer (similar here and here) - Forever 21//Top (similar) - ASOS Curve//Pants - Eloquii//Shoes - Lane Bryant
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Back in June when I attended the Press/Buyer reception during FFFWeek (see here) I was introduced to the plus size brand Poppy & Bloom. I met the lovely Lindsey Tabor, the head of Marketing/PR for the company. She was an absolute delight, spoke to me about their brand and what they are all about. I also had the pleasure of seeing their debut at the FFFWeek Designer Fashion Show. Everything was just so beautiful, the collection of whimsical prints, timeless shapes, and flattering silhouettes. I loved everything that came down the runway. So you can imagine my delight when Lindsey reached out to me to review one of their pieces, I was overjoyed! I've been scouting out their site for a while now so I knew immediately what dress I wanted, the Corner Office A-Line Dress in red. This was my favorite out of all the dresses, it just screamed Fall. I adore the hounds tooth pattern along with the red lines that gave the dress a pop of color. When the dress arrived I was immediately impressed, they did not skimp on the high quality material or construction of the dress. The dress is made of polyester/spandex so there was ample stretch all around. I went by the size chart to choose the right fit and went with an 18.