Monday, February 1, 2016

Ugly in Love

Happy New Year! Since I haven't seen y'all since 2015, new year wishes are a must. I hope 2016 is treating you well so far. January was pretty busy and I created some new opportunities in both my blog and personal lives. I am so looking forward to what's next!

Towards the end of 2015, I wasn't feeling anything in stores/online, so I shopped my closet. I love my "Bill Cosby" sweater dress; I found it on one of my thrifting jaunts a couple of years ago. I had totally forgotten about it and was thrilled when I pulled it out of one of my many storage bins. I paired it with Ms. Danke, my new favorite accessory. My head is huge and I have the hardest time finding hats, so I was thrilled when it arrived, it fit, AND the color is outstanding. I purchased in a XL and it fits perfectly. Speaking of perfect, I found these amazing boots while in Houston over the holiday. They are from Lane Bryant (no longer available) and are ridiculously comfortable. They are real suede and I absolutely love how they zip all the way up the leg. I love how this look incorporates a few of my favorites: Over the knee boots, color, and vintage. I say this all the time, but cannot stress it enough…when you love what you're wearing, that confidence just shines through. I would rather have 3 pieces that I love in my closet, than 33 of items I'm just "in like" with.

Sweater dress: Thrifted, but here are a few similar alternatives: Here or here or here (If you hate going to actual thrift stores, eBay is a great solution. You will pay more, but convenience costs)

I would love to hear what piece you have in your closet that you're in love with! Comment below or tag me at IvoryJinelle on IG. I love seeing what makes others happy.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Love and Light

One may look at this outfit as an overload of sequin and shine, but what's life without a bit of adventure? Tacky and gaudy may come to mind and that is perfectly fine...wear what you love and other's opinions won't matter. I love these Cult of California (no longer in business) pants and really don't wear them as much as I would like. I could've easily paired them with a simple top, but felt like being a bit more daring. Vintage sequin top it is!
If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen both of these pieces before. I decided to pair them together and loved how it turned out.
Not sure if I'll have a chance to post before Christmas, so if I don't, I will see y'all in the New Year! Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Torrid Insider Collection

Happy Monday! I hope all is well and you have maintained your sanity through all the holiday madness. If you haven't heard, Torrid has a new collection: Torrid Insider and they were kind enough to send me a couple of pieces. I love this skirt and the fact that the fringe doesn't look cheap (I'm sure we all know what I'm talking about). The sizing is spot on, so order your actual size when shopping the collection. I also received this blazer and I love the boyfriend length on it. I love when brands add capsule collections; it can be quite refreshing.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Shine on

I purchased this matching set during the closet sale back in August from Gabifresh. I loved the colors and knew with just a simple knot, it could go from office to happy hour. Add a pop of color/texture with a pair of suede booties and you're good to go.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Hola! Hope everyone is doing well! I'm back with another high/low look. I initially saw this faux suede dress in-store at Charlotte Russe. It is surprisingly a nice weight for the price and such a gorgeous shade of burgundy. On the model, it's shown with over the knee boots, but I wanted an excuse to wear these snakeskin, mid calf Giuseppe Zanotti boots. Zanotti is one of my favorite shoe brands and so much more comfortable than other high end shoe designers....*coughs* Louboutin *coughs*.

When El Nino finally hits Los Angeles, I will be pairing this with tights, a turtleneck and a pair of chunky boots. Until then, this is what fall in LA looks like folks!

*My lippie is Nightmoth liner from MAC and Black Cherry lipstick from Milani. Every now and again, it's fun to match your lip to an outfit. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Waiting on Winter, LA edition

Hello All! Even though winter will be here before we know it, LA hasn't gotten the memo. While I patiently wait to wear my cozy sweaters and boots, I wanted to give y'all a glimpse of what I'm looking forward to wearing when these 80 degree temps decide to drop.

I fell in love with this dress at 1st sight. Amazing pattern, vivid colors, awesome fit...what's not to love?? While I was able to easily fit the size 14, I wish Diane von Furstenberg would consider expanding into plus sizes; so many of her designs would transform beautifully. So many brands are missing out and it's a shame.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Lace It Up

Just like every other wide calved woman, this time of year can drive you crazy looking for stylish, knee length boots. I first saw these boots on Chante's Instagram and it was love at first sight. I ordered and had them sent to my local Torrid store. I will be very honest: I was quite skeptical at the calf measurements provided on the site and did not think they would fit my 19inch calves. I figured if they didn't fit, I could immediately return them while at the store. In my opinion, these boots are so much better in person than in pics. The heel is sturdy and if you're a heel wearer, like myself, you will find these very comfortable. I see that they are no longer on the site, but I'm hoping Torrid brings them back!

Boots: Torrid (sold out)
Romper: Charlotte Russe (not online)
Clutch: Vendor in Brooklyn

*This romper is from Charlotte Russe (in store), found on the clearance rack. It was $10 and not the best fit. Hindsight shows me that I will be adding a belt next time.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Well Fall is officially here; however Los Angeles failed to read the memo. The idea of posting my upcoming Fall looks makes my skin tingle with the hint of heat rash, but I'm forcing my way through. I will say that I am looking forward to cooler temps and pushing my boundaries when it comes to layering. For example, this duster and palazzo pants set from Zelie For She will be perfect with a turtleneck and open toe booties. Of course I had to style it in my own way and I'm loving the look of the duster tied in the middle.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Happy September! I always dread the end of summer, but luckily I live in LA and summer lasts just a bit longer than the rest of the country (I'm not looking at you Texas and Florida). With a new season approaching us, I'm clinging on to these last few weeks of summer and all the freedom it brings. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen this look before but I love it so much, I felt it was worth repeating.  I really enjoy this toned down look and will be doing more of this. Now don't get me wrong; I still love my pattern/print mixing, but it's nice to step out of your own box every now and again.

*I own several Babooshka items and LOVE them all. They are the originators of the "side split tee", despite what these Insta boutiques have you thinking. The quality and fit are amazing.

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