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Friday, November 21, 2014

Getting the most out of your outfits....

These days we are all on a budget of some sort, everyone is watching there dollars and trying to get the most out of every dollar. I thought that I would do a series of blog post, to show how some simple changes to an outfit can refresh it and make it look like a new one. You can make one outfit look different every time you wear it. I do this quite often, and I always get asked by people, "Is that a new outfit your wearing". By making some simple changes, like, adding or taking away a blazer, a belt, changing the type or color of your jewelry, or even wearing a different purse or shoes with it. This can make that one outfit look like new.

Style note: Yellow peplum top with kick pleats in the waist line, this top is made of  polyester, rayon, spandex material. I purchased the size 2x, which is equivalent to size 14/16. The fit was very comfortable, I would say that its pretty true to size. I wore a blue pencil skirt, the skirt is made from, polyester, spandex material, which had a great amount of stretch to it. I purchased it in a 3x, which is equivalent to 18/20, because I'm so hippy I wasn't sure that the 2x would fit. I think that I could wear the 2x comfortably. For me the fit was okay for my hips, but the waist was a bit loose, so, depending on how your body is proportion you can probably size up or down. I added a blue blazer, a blue belt, blue and silver accessories. I decided to give this outfit a bit more kick, by added a multicolor shoe that had hints of blue in it.

Top & Skirt, Forever21, Shoes, by J. Renee, Steinmart, Blazer, necklace, bracelet, (Cato fashion, last year). Belt (Rainbowshops, earlier this year, sold out online). Sliver bangles, (Body central earlier this year, sold out online). Silver ring, Torrid.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fall has finally arrived part 3...

As I  continue this series, "fall has finally arrived". I will continue to share with my favorite outfits to wear during this season. The weather has been holding true to the season with the morning air being cold and brisk and the nights also the same.

This outfit I put together is mixer of old and new. I wore this on date night. My husband and I lead very busy lives, but we maintain that alone time for just the two of us. We maintain our date nights, it can be Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights. We like to do simply thing. Sometimes its a movie, a play or show, or sometimes its as simple as sharing an ice cream cone, or just a hand held walk in the park.

Style note: This orange sweater that I'm wearing is another one of my favorite piece in my closet that I like to wear in this season. I bought this last year from Ashley Stewart. The legging are a type of crushed velvet. They feel great and are a great fit ( yeah...they done roll down). I bought these from Torrid (new), I got the size 1, which is equivalent to sizes 14/16. The black bootie are from Cato Fashions (two seasons ago). I added a black and gold belt, from, Rainbow Shops (I bought this earlier this year). As you all can tell by now, I love belts. I add a belt to just about everything I wear. I think that every woman should have and wear a belt. In my opinion, it adds a finishing touch to your outfit, and it accentuate your waist line. The gold jewelry are from my personal collection. The leather jacket blazer I wore here, I've had for several years, I also bought this from Ashley Stewart.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Holiday style...

I'm a bit behind in my holiday style pick, I just can't believe that the holiday season is upon us again so soon. I've been scouting the internet and stores looking for items for my holiday style collection. They were so many great styles to choose from. This is time that many of us are getting ready to attend those holiday parties. Now through the end of the holiday season, I'm going to share with you my holiday style ideas and selections.

In this post I've selected an outfit that you can wear to either an office party, or to that after work holiday party.

I choose this outfit from Forever21. The top is a peplum style, with some kick pleats in the waist, it also has a zipper in the back. This top is made from, polyester spandex fabric, it does have a bit of stretch to it. I got this top in the cream color, in a size 3x. This top fits really well. I'm a 14/16, and I felt that I could wear this top in a 2x. If your between sizes 18/20, you can wear this top in a 3x.
The pants is a panel mesh front leggings. These leggings are made from, polyester, rayon, nylon, spandex. I love the way these leggings fit, they went all the up to and beyond my waistline, and they didn't roll down ( I really hate when leggings do that). I got the 3x, and the fit is pretty true to size. Again, I'm a 14/16, and these were an exact fit for me. Even though they have spandex in them, I found that they didn't stretch that much. I think this is because of the nylon panel in the front of the leggings.

Style note: Cream  kick pleat back zipper peplum  top, paired with a black mesh panel front leggings, form Forever21. I accessorize the top with a black and gold belt, to enhance my waistline and to add some color to the top, so that it wouldn't look so plain, I also added gold jewelry. I couldn't decide whether to wear this outfit with shoes or ankle boots, so, in this post I gave you both looks. I think that I would go with the ankle boots. Shoes, ankle boots, and jewelry are from my personal collection. I actually bought the ankle boot last fall, this was the first time out the box.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fall Fab Dress....

I'm very particular when I shop for clothing. I look at things like, style, color, cut, and workmanship. I found this fabulous fall dress. This dress fits like it was especially made for me. Although it hugged my curves, it was very comfortable.

This dress has a cowl neck top and a chevron stretch bottom, its asymmetrical waist line is fitted and slimming. The cut and fit of this dress is very true to size, I'm between a size 14/16, I purchased the 3x, and it was an excellent fit. Because of the stretch in this dress, if your someone who wears a 18 you may be able to wear the 3x, depending on your body type. The top doesn't have as much stretch as the bottom.

Style note: I purchased this dress from Fashion to Figure. I wanted make this dress pop, so, I accessorized this dress with red and gold. The red sandals are from DSW. This sandal fits great and very comfortable to walk in. The jewelry is from my personal collection.



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fall has finally arrived part 2....

In my previous post fall has finally arrived. I shared with you how it can be hot all the way into December here in Central Florida, and that sometime we don't get to wear our favorite fall and winter
clothing. Well this week we got a treat, for the past few days we've been in the 40's to 50's. I know some of you would laugh and say, oh, that's not cold, but we Floridians would beg to differ.

One of my favorite pieces to wear in the fall, are cardigan sweaters. I love to layer them with my favorite pencil skirt, jeans, pants, or throw it over that favorite dress, to give it a fresh look.

I found some really cute ones at Forever21. They're available in a variety of colors, lime green, fuchsia , blue, gray, and a few other colors. They also come in either long or waist length style, and are available in sizes XL - 3X. I purchased the long ones, and of course I just couldn't buy one, I bought the, lime green, fuchsia, bluelish greenish color, you see me wearing in this post. I purchased the 1X, because I found that size was good for me. They're very roomy, so you can definitely size down.

Style notes: I choose to style my cardigan with a peach skirt, a peach cami, peach belt, gold accessories. I decided to add a bit of a twist to my outfit, by adding, leopard color shoes and handbag.

 Blue cardigan sweater, peach skirt and cami, were bought at Forever21. Shoes, handbag, jewelry, and belt, are all from my personal collection.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Celebritiy style recaptured...

Okay, I'm venturing out into something that is new and different for me. I've long admired some of the stylish clothing that some of the celebrities wear, and I've wondered if I could recapture their style. I thought to myself, this can be a new challenge for me. I will attempt to recapture some celebrities style, starting with this post and many others to follow.

I saw Kim Kardashian wearing the red and black body hugging dress, and I fell in love with the dress. I searched and inquired about how I could get this dress. I actually found a manufacture that had this dress. When I received the dress, and took it out the packaging, the dress was just beautiful. The top of the dress was made out of a black shear material with embroidered designing, the sleeves are also shear. The bottom of the dress was made out of red polyester stretchy material, also with embroidered designing (This dress is well made). Because this dress was described as a body con dress, and seemed to hug the body, I ordered this dress in a size 20/22. When I put the dress on, it was fitted, but was a bit of roomy, but it did hug my curves. I think because of the stretchy fabric that this dress is made of, I could definitely wear this dress in a 16/18, so, if you buy this dress you can definitely size down.

Accessories and shoes: shoes by Nine West (I've had for quite sometime). The gold jewelry worn with this dress is from my personal collection.

If your interested in buying this dress. You can leave a message below this post, with your contact information. You can also send me a message either on Facebook, or by email.