I'm back! Did you miss me?? July was such a crazy month for me. My disc flared and I was in way too much pain to be productive. On top of that, my MacBook crashed. No worries, my MacBook and back are doing much, much better and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. I wanted to share some quick snaps of this look I wore to brunch. What you can't see is this dress is sheer and flows amazingly when walking. If you haven't shopped Zelie For She yet, you're missing out.
**Style tip: I wore a "nude for me" bra and deconstructed denim shorts under. For those asking, I am 5'4 and wearing 4.5 inch heels, so this dress is great for you tall beauties.
***I love switching up my look and the easiest way to do that is with wigs. I'm rocking Creta and loving how I can wear light colors with zero damage to my real hair.
I am quite relieved to be back and I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. My birthday is on the horizon and I can't wait to share the looks I have coming!
Happy July! How is everyone's summer going? My summer is going pretty darn great and I am hoping the good times continue. I attended the Golden Confidence pool party this past weekend. Essie has truly created something special and I was so happy to be apart of it. It was so amazing to see so many gorgeous women enjoying themselves and carefree in their swimsuits. Check the #GoldenConfidence hashtag on Instagram to see all the action.
When the Los Angeles pool party date was released, I immediately knew what I would be wearing. You can never go wrong with Jibri…I felt like an absolute queen in this cover up from last years Poolside collection. This particular coverup is sold out, but check her latest collection here. Paired with this bikini, I was beyond ready for some poolside fabulousness.
Hey y'all! Summer is in full swing and with summer comes the bbq's and outdoor parties. I paired up with Dionnaand Joito give a bit of inspiration for your upcoming outings. We all know how much I love vintage, so this look is no exception. I've been having major luck in the past year (I always shop off season…always) with finding vintage rompers via eBay. This one is a slight pain to get into because it buttons up on the shoulder, but I couldn't resist. I paired it my favorite summer straw bag and some super comfy heels for an easy summer bbq look.
My new motto when shopping is "If I don't love it, I won't be buying". When I say love, I mean you may give a slight gasp and do a small jig. This has tremendously helped my shopping habit and helps me be completely happy with my wardrobe. I am very much a believer in quality over quantity, so if I set out on a shopping trip and only purchase one item, that totally works for me. I would rather have 5 items I can't get enough of, than 15 that are just "ok". I found this dress during one of my daily Hautelook adventures. No, it's not plus and no, House of Harlow does not make plus sizes; however I refuse to limit myself to what the number on the tag states. This is a kimono and can fit a variety of sizes. Keep an open mind while shopping and step outside your box a bit. I can almost guarantee you'll be pleasantly surprised.
I had briefly mentioned me being in New York and this is why. On 06/16/2016, I attended a showcase for Jibri, which debuted her newest adventure: Bridal! We all know how much I adore Jasmine and her designs, so I should not have been surprised by her take on bridal. Pictures/videos do not do this collection justice. It was absolute perfection and so far from the typical plus size bridal wear box. These dresses are for the adventurous bride who loves fashion and enjoys taking a risk or two. I loved attending a real fashion showcase; no gimmicks, no extras…just pure fashion and innovation. The price point is equally amazing; dresses range from $500-$2500.
"I wanted to create some pieces for the brides I encounter the most...the unconventional bride. These pieces work for brides everywhere from destination weddings, second-time brides, Brides over 30, Courthouse weddings etc. These are pieces for the unconventional bride with an unconventional way of wanting to represent herself fashion wise."--Jasmine Elder
Hello All! If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you know I was in New York for a few days last week. I absolutely LOVE New York in the summer; the vibe is so opposite of LA. I have always said if I was a teacher, I would find a way to spend my summers in New York, taking in every bit of the fabulous city. A fabulous city deserves equally fabulous outfits, yes? When I was packing, I made sure to only pack items that I absolutely love. This helps to avoid overpacking and being completely clueless about what to wear while traveling.
This romper is vintage, via eBay. I have so many plus size women asking how I shop vintage on eBay and my number one rule is to KNOW YOUR MEASUREMENTS. I cannot stress this enough! Contact the seller and inquire about complete garment measurements, if they aren't already listed. True vintage runs smaller than today's modern sizing, so knowing both your body and the item inches is super important.
Happy June everyone! So excited to get this summer ball rolling and what better way with the introduction of a new indie brand? We all know how much I love summer and discovering new independent designers, so this post was a pleasure to write. I discovered Yatir via one of my Instagram scrolls. I fell in love with the designs and just had to reach out. I was especially intrigued by the size range, which goes to a size 30! Read more about this exciting brand below:
Raise your hand if you knew "Festival Season" is now a thing. Thanks to Instagram and Snapchat, I am very aware. Who didn't love looking at Snaps of various OOTF (Outfits of the Festival) at Coachella? So many prints and crop tops, so little time. When Tevareached out to me to incorporate a pair of sandals into my festival look, I gladly accepted the challenge. If you've been here for a while, you know how much of a high heel girl I am. Initially, I wanted to go crazy with my prints (like we all know I can), but decided on a simple look that would let my accessories shine.