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So let me give y’all some knowledge. You don’t have to stress out over making a dress fit whatever occasion you might have. Simple accessory changes can alter the feeling of an entire outfit.
With the addition of red pumps and a bright blue book clutch, the first look seems appropriate at both a bridal shower and at church/temple/wedding where everyone is asked to wear white. It could even be a patriotic bridal look for an impromptu 4th of July courthouse wedding.
Change out the pumps and clutch for blue velvet booties, a vintage gold necklace and pearl embellished round sunglasses, and you’ve got a laid-back, hippie-esq vibe. I could be off to go-go dance at a 60’s themed birthday party, or a Sunday brunch date at the hottest gluten-free, vegan joint in Williamsburg.
Same dress, different story.
Book Clutch: ASOS
Booties: Urban Outfitters
Pendent Necklace: Vintage
This dress makes me want to stand at attention and salute. Something about the high-neck collar, seaming details, and shiny gold buttons on an all black background subtly scream “military” at me. (Subtle screams are a thing, right?)
I don’t remember if it was rainy out, or if I was just having a noir mood day, but I went totally monochrome with my raven-hued ensemble. While I’m a color freak (I do love me some neon), sometimes I love wearing an entirely ebony outfit because it really highlights my flame-colored hair and I feel like a bad-ass cartoon superhero.
Just call me fashion woman! (No, that’s terrible.)
Call me P.S.! I may always be late, but I bring the fashion to people of all sizes and shapes! You too can have confidence and style and look good, thanks to the power of P.S.!
Dress: Forever21 (Size 2X)
Boots: Duo (size 9)
Leggings: Lysse (1X)
It’s a fashion blackout.
Whether I’m subconsciously influenced by the love of my last name, or because it’s such a versatile shade, I can’t help reaching for it when I’m in a rush to get ready.
I am obsessed with my vegan leather leggings from Lane Bryant; never did I find a more multifaceted pant than this buttery soft, sleek, edgy number. I truly feel that I could pair it with anything—from a casual t-shirt to a crystal studded blouse—and look completely put together. For this occasion I played off of my natural curves with a sheer lace peplum top, which I belted to increase the exaggerated proportions.
I’m still not over the collar trend, and I’ve taken it to a new level by embracing the stand-alone collar. The studs are what really sold me on this piece, adding a pinch of edge to an otherwise prim & proper concept. Topping off the outfit (bottoming off?) are my newest go-to favorite heels, my black suede and rose gold cap-toe heels. The combo of the rose gold and the suede is more unique compared to most other cap-toe heels on the market, which, of course, makes me love them even more.
I’m sure I’ll be back to color tomorrow, but for now… fade to black.
Top: H&M (Size L)
Pants: Lane Bryant (Size 14)
Shoes: Nasty Gal
Molami Headphones Rock!
…this post will also be known as “No Pants Dance.”
So I was listening to some music the other day while wearing just a trench coat, sunglasses and heels (that’s believable, right?) and I realized that not only was the quality of my music lousy, my ugly, plain ol’ earbuds were bringing the down the level of my entire outfit.
So, I strapped on my ever-so-fashionable white silk & gold Molami earphone headband (the clarity! the style!) & boogied down with my bad-dancing white-girl bad self.
Trench Coat: Target (Size XXL)
Shoes: Steve Madden (Size 9)
Jason Wu for Target review
I am slightly ashamed that I woke up at 9 am on the morning of the Jason Wu for Target launch, but my fears were dissipated once I rushed inside. While the accessories were picked clean, almost every style of clothing in various sizes still hung on the racks, and I was thrilled to see that the sizing went up to a 16.
I quickly filled my shopping cart with multiple items, tallying up in my head how expensive this “cheap” shopping trip might be quickly turning into. However, when I began trying on items I instantly realized that I was not the same shape as whatever plus-size fit model that may have used.
The size 16 trench coat crushed my arms, was slightly strained on my chest and was enormous in my waist and hips. The same thing with the beautiful black dress, the blue/red/white shirt dress, and pretty much everything else I tried on. These items were not created with a large chest in mind.
I do wear a 38DDD, and my chest is only 2 inches smaller in circumference than my hips, but it is a rarity that a dress is huge on my waist & hips but I cannot even fit one breast worth inside. A huge dissapointment.
I walked away with nothing from the collection, but did manage to snag a few Target items that will surely make their way into future photo shoots.
Verdict: Best to go if you wear a 16 or below and have a much smaller chest. Happy shopping!