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Faux Leather and Suede

Hi Lovies!

This week is the week of leather, and I'm keeping this train rolling. If you missed my post from Monday (see here) I wore an awesome leather moto with chiffon. Today I am bringing you not only faux leather but faux suede as well. These are two fabrics that remain on trend season after season, you literally can't go wrong with either of them.  As you know, I finally tried out a pair of culottes and actually liked them. So why not go a step further and get another pair but in leather? This pair from Roaman's via Fullbeauty were definitely a hit. Such an edgy and sleek pair giving you that super chic look. What I love about these is how versatile they are, they are great right now for the fall temps that are approaching. The wide leg and elastic band make these extremely comfortable and easy to wear. I recommend everyone adding a pair to their wardrobe.

Leather and Chiffon

Hi Lovies,

It's safe to say that I am a moto jacket junkie. As crazy as that sounds my goal is to have one in every color of the rainbow. At the moment, I have quite a few in different styles, fabrics and colors but the one you can never have enough of is black. I know you must be thinking, "why have multiple of the same color?" Well a black moto is definitely a staple color to have in your wardrobe. It instantly add that perfect amount of edge to any look. But as generic as the color may be, not all are the same. It's the detail on the jacket that differentiates it from the next. When I saw this Moto with Chiffon from the Ashley Nell Tipton collection with JC Penney, I couldn't add it to my cart fast enough. This jacket was definitely in a class by itself with the flowing chiffon lower half and cropped length style. Besides the chiffon that was so unique for a moto jacket, the beautiful rose gold hardware is another. I've never come across a jacket with such well thought out detailing. This isn't an everyday jacket but it's great to have that special one that you can pull out of your arsenal and be a showstopper.


Hi Lovies,

As you know last week the Ashley Nell Tipton x JC Penney line launched (see here) and I couldn't be more please with it. I went a little crazy and order quite a few pieces from the collection. Like I said in my previous post, there is literally something for everyone in this collection. From super feminine to chic and edgy, it covers it all. Besides the awesome sequins bomber jacket, that was a fan favorite, I also fell in love with this Lipstick Print Skirt. You already know my obsession with skirts, so this was a def must have. The print was super cute and added a touch of whimsy the skirt. It was very comfortable with the scuba material and the fact that it had pockets took it to the next level of awesomeness. This is a piece that is seasonless and will be one of my transitional pieces for the Fall.

Top & Skirt//Shoes (similar here and here)//Bag (similar)

The Culotte

Hi Lovies,

When it comes to fashion, I am constantly trying to push myself out the box. I can tend to get stuck in a rut with my style and don't venture out. I mean at times there's nothing wrong with that because at the end of the day, people will recognize it as your personal style. But on occassion I like to mix things up and bring some newness to my looks. As you know this girl here does not like to have her legs covered up. You can't get me to wear a pair of pants or jeans, I am the ultimate girly girl. Since I am always trying to evolve with my fashion, I decided to venture into the world of culottes. I know, you're probably saying "Girl you are so late!" and I am fully aware of this, but it's never too late to try something new. Culottes have been all the rave for quite a few seasons now and doesn't look like it will be dying down anytime soon. You are seeing them everywhere for the fall season, in different amazing fabrics and prints. For me since this was my first go around, I decided to keep it simple with these Denim Culotte. My love affair with anything denim has not faltered and this pair from Denim 24/7 line by Roaman's might covert me. I love the light wash color that goes with just about anything as well as how soft and comfy they were. The tencel fabric was perfect for the warmer temps but can easily transition in to my fall wardrobe. The wide leg fit gave them such a sharp and sophisticated feel to them. These culottes have totally given me the fever and will definitely be incorporating more into my looks.

Top & Pants c/o Roaman's//Shoes//Bag (similar)

Ashley Nell Tipton X JC Penney

Hi Lovies!

If you haven't heard by now, Ashley Nell Tipton, the winner of season 14 Project Runway, has paired up with JC Penney. She is their first brand ambassador and has collaborated with JCPenney's Boutique+ line to create some fun and funky pieces that totally represent her and her style. According to the press release the collection "challenges the rules of full-figured fashion by offering sophisticated silhouettes and trendy touches that appeal to millennial shoppers. JCPenney is the first and only national retailer to feature Tipton`s designs. Boutique + line is designed specifically for us plus size gals with sizes offered in 0X-5X and up to 30W! With pieces ranging from $20-$125, you can defintiely find something that fits your budget. Today marks the official launch of her collection which can be found in stores and online as well as a runway show at the Manhattan Mall location in NYC. I'm loving her 50's inspired pieces, whimsical tops, fun skirts and one of the trendiest pieces of the fall, her sequins bomber. There's alittle something for everyone in this collection. She's definitely brought her passion and impeccable style to this collection and I couldn't be more happy with it.

The Summer of the Swimsuit

Hi Lovies,

It's hard to believe that the summer is coming to a close, this weekend is the unofficial end with Labor Day quickly approaching. I have to say this has been one of the quickest one ever for me. I will chuck that up to having way too much fun and I am ok with that. I did promise myself that this summer I would make it my business to enjoy myself. Besides doing fun things here with friends and family like BBQ's, pools, etc, I was able to get away for a weekend with my Beau to Puerto Rico (see here). Then literally 2 days later I was off to LA with my Instagram Wives. Besides making a promise to myself to have fun this season, I also promised myself that I wasn't going to get hung up on being beach body ready. As we women we tend to stress all year long about bodies being ready for the summer. While yes some women do achieve their "Beach Body" and that's great, I on the other hand said "to hell with it!" I threw caution to the wind, put on as many swimsuits that I could this summer and strutted my stuff with the utmost confidence. And you know what? It felt fantastic!

Swimsuit - Forever 21 + (similar here, here, here, here)

Wake Me When It's Friday

Hi Lovies,

I am still on a high over the fact that I was in LA just a few weeks ago. Also to be able to experience my first time there with my Instagram Wives was so awesome. I totally fell in love with the city and I'm already planning my return in my head. The flight was long and exhausting for us since we had such an early flight but it was totally worth it. When we arrived we were so hungry, so we searched for the nearest In and Out Burger, put the address into Waze and headed on over. This was definitely one of the spots on my list to visit, I had to see what all the hype was about. I've seen so many of my fellow LA bloggers on snapchat going there to eat and it looked really good. There was a pretty big line when we got there but thankfully it was moving fast. We were also lucky to find seats quickly as well because I couldn't' wait to sink my teeth into my burger. Honestly I have to say that the burger wasn't as life altering as I thought it would be. It was good don't get me wrong but nothing I haven't had before here in NYC. But at least I can say I was there, tried the food and cross it off my list of places to visit.

TeeJeans, Sunglasses c/o Torrid//Shoes

IG Wives Take Over Part 3 - California Dreaming with Avenue

Hi Lovies,

I hope you have been enjoying The Instagram Wives LA takeover posts so far. If you missed the first two, you can see them here and here. This whole trip could not be possible if it wasn't for our generous sponsor The Avenue. They are such an awesome brand and we are extremely grateful for them believing in The Instagram Wives. So to show our appreciation, on our last day in LA, we drove up to Santa Monica Beach and did one last shoot showcasing the outfits they sent us for the trip to create a look book. We knew while we were in sunny California, visiting one of the many beautiful beaches was a must. Since Lizza, our photographer, lives in Santa Monica she suggested me go by there for some shots. It was definitely worth the ride, it's a beautiful beach with amazing views, and not to mention the Santa Monica Pier which holds an amusement park as well. We didn't have time to check out the action at the pier but from the beach it sure did look like a lot of fun. I'll just have to add that to my list when I come back to visit. To say we had fun doing this shoot is an understatement, it was the perfect day and with Lizza keeping us on our toes the photos came out amazing.

Dress c/o Avenue

IG Wives Take Over Part 2 - LACMA

Hi Lovies,

Hopefully you have been keeping up with me and The IG Wives LA Takeover posts, last week was about us slaying the Paul Smith Pink Wall (read here). In today's post, the IG wives decided to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). We couldn't visit LA and not capture some shots at the infamous Chris Burden's "Urban Lights" display. I've always been in awe of this light installation and how beautiful it was in pictures, which didn't do it any justice. Actually seeing them in person and standing in all their glory is the only way to appreciate this form of art work. Who would've thought 202 vintage lamp post painted a uniform gray and arranged symmetrically could be so breath taking. I wish I could've came back in the evening to see all of them lit up, I'm sure it would have been a totally whole different experience.

Top & Skirt c/o Lane Bryant//Shoes

IG Wives Takeover Part 1 - The Pink Wall

Hi Lovies,

As I mentioned in my previous post, the Instagram Wives, me, Darlene and Jami were in sunny LA recently. We were there to attended the annual Blogher conference in the JW Marriott Hotel. We definitely had a ton of fun and did a bunch of things, which I will be posting about in the upcoming weeks. Since this was my first time in LA, I was going to take every opportunity to hit up some of the iconic spots. On our last day in LA, we decided to take our blog photos with an amazing photographer named Lizza of Fabulizza. The first location on our list was the infamous Paul Smith Pink Wall. In the blogger world this wall is pretty popular for taking awesome blog photos. To our disappointment, when we arrived, there was a list of rules you had to abide by in order to actual take pics there. The worst one was you could only use a cellphone to take pics, which sucked! But we made the best of it and Lizza was able to get some great shots of us with my Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Dress - c/o Eloquii//Shoes//Bag//Sunnies
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