Monday, August 22, 2016

Who Run the World: Curvy Girls

So much has changed since my post The Plus Size Era there are some curvy women who have and are still fighting to change the fashion world! Take Whitney Thompson who was the first plus size model to win America’s Next Top Model (Cycle 9, 2014), Ashley Nell Tipton who was the first plus size designer (2016) to win Project Runway, and Ashley  Graham who was the first plus size model to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated (2016).


Project Runway Winner  Ashley Nell Tipton

I recently got a chance to style my photographer Dashown in this fun, back to school inspired look. It’s casual but still a show stopper. And who says curvy ladies can’t wear crop tops? As long as there is a balance where the top is short but the bottoms are high or you can accentuate your waist by tying a shirt around the waist. You’ll be fine! (Secret: Dashown works behind and front of the camera! She use to be a model!!)








Outfit Details
Jacket- Old Navy
Top- F21
High Waist Shorts- F21
Shoes- Converse
Sunglasses- Cupcake Mafia

Bracelets- Target & F21 Red
Model-Dashown (@djacques_photography)
Photographer- Ke'er (@pointandclickphotography)


Below are some of my favorite plus size bloggers! Be sure to check out their sites and Instagrams, for more outfit inspirations, you won’t be disappointed!

Beauticurve.com


Garnerstyle.com

+Kelly Augustine 


Everythingcuryandchic.com
Below there's a list of great stores and online shops that caters to women with more curves!

Store & E-commerce list
ASOS.com
Torrid
H&M Plus
Forever21 +
Old Navy
ModCloth.com
LaneBryant
Cato’s
Rainbow (Don’t sleep on rainbow! You can put together a bad (meaning good) outfit from there and many would never know you got it from there!)
Target
Shunmelson.com
Stylistjbolin.com



We’ve come so far with the plus size community but there still some ways to go. Keep fighting to change the game ladies! It’s working!

JL

Friday, July 29, 2016

Coffee & Conversation


Happy Friday! For this outfit post I wanted to do something fun and cute but still have a grown up feel. I love stripes and I love wide leg pants! So the fact that I found the two together was a win!




I was a little worried about the pants though. I didn’t want it to come off clown-ish, so I had to be cautious about what shirt I was going to pair it with.





Denim Shirts are a closet staple! You can’t go wrong with having one in rotation. There’s so many outfits you can create with a denim (chambray) shirt.


Outfit Details
Denim Shirt- Tommy Hilfiger (TJ Max 24.99)
Pants- Target (On Sale $12.00)
Shoes- Steve Madden (Dillard’s)
Sunglasses- Ann Taylor Loft ($12.00)
Handbag- Michael Kors (Macy’s)
PomPom Accessory- TopShop 
Necklace- Icing by Claire’s


Photographer- Dashown Jacques (@jacques_photography)




FYI Summer16 Favorites


We’re half way through the summer and there are some items that you need to get before the summer season ends! Below is a list of my summer must haves. Check it out! 

Off the shoulder shirts are majorly trending for the season! They’re perfect for casual day events or great for dressing up for evening dates! I can’t tell you how many I have, I’m obsessed with them!





I’ve randomly found a less expensive brand for getting matte lips! NYX is a good replacement if you don’t feel like spending $18 on a lipstick or lip gloss from MAC.I believe that you can find them at your favorite drug store or beauty supply retailer.



You can never have too many sunglasses! As you can see I’m all about clear frames right now! Be sure to check out A Friends Closet (@afriendscloset) and Don Smith (@donthejunkman) for all the coolest frames.










Flare jeans are certainly trending again! I just love the way they look and most are pretty comfortable. 






This Texas heat ain’t playing right now! (Yes, I said ain’t!) Due to the heat I’m not a big fan of wearing a lot of makeup. I’ve found a great alternative to getting a beat face without all the heaviness. So I’ve swapped out my MAC foundation for the Mary Kay CC cream tinted moisturizer. I also use it with the Mary Kay mineral powder and MAC’s N45 cream concealer for my blemishes and under my eyes.







There’s nothing more comfortable than throwing on a maxi dress in this very warm weather. This summer season be sure to get you a floral or paisley printed one.








White blouses are closet staples. They're great paired with jeans, your favorite striped pants, or printed shorts.



 Thanks to Beyonce, she's had everyone screaming “Lemonade” and wearing the color yellow and lemons this spring and summer. K MillsCollection  has a great selection of yellow in tops dresses, pants, and jumpsuits!








My summer go to stores are Earth Bound (Broadway Square Mall), Target, Versona (Cumberland Village), White House Black Market (Broadway Square Mall) . Check out their summer selections right now! 

The 90s are back! The choker is a must have accessory this summer! I was rocking them before they were even back in style! I'm just saying! lol 

You can get them pretty much anywhere now. My go to places are Agaci, Versona, and Forever 21. 








And there you have it! My Summer 16 fashion favorites! Did I miss anything?! Be sure to comment below!


JL



Monday, July 18, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016

I Want That Old Thing Back...

Between the hair, the outfits, and the settings, I was getting some type of romantic, vintage, island vibes.

So I have a new secret shopping place called Earthbound. I’m sure the store isn’t new but it’s new to me! Majority of all the pieces in these two outfits came from there! Their clearance is awesome, especially when they’re having their buy one get one half off sales. 



I’m not really into maxi dresses but I absolutely loved the back of the dress and how it doesn’t button all the way down in the front. 



Outfit Details
Dress- Earthbound ($34.00)
Accessories (rings and bracelet)- Earthbound (Clearance! $5-$7)  

Shoes- Clothes Mentor ($12.00) 



I couldn’t pass up this top from New York &Company! As soon as I seen it I was like “Lemonade”! It so reminds me of Beyonce’s dress in the ‘Hold Up” video. 








And how cute is this necklace!?! It looks like a party exploded on my neck but I like it! LOL.






Outfit Details
Shirt- New York & Company ($15.00)
Pants- Old Navy
Shoes- Michael Kors
Accessories- Earthbound
Clutch- A Friends Closet (Instagram- @afriendscloset)




I want to say THANK YOU to Dashown (Photographer) and Keriana (Makeup Artist) for being a part of this photo shoot! It came out AMAZING! Be sure to follow them on Instagram at @djacques_photography and @makeupbymskeri!



JL