Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Starting something new today & adding an OOTD (Outfit of the Day) section to my blog. Since I always post my OOTD’s on Instagram why NOT post them on here too. Being a FULL FIGURED/THICK/CURVY/VOLUPTUOUS woman & dressing curves can be extremely challenging not to mention trying to HIDE problematic areas! I get how frustrating it can be to dress for your size/shape.
Just because you wear DOUBLE DIGITS doesn’t mean you CANNOT look fly! On the contrary SEXY exudes from within, the trick is to rock what works for you & your shape. YOU can dress just as cute as a woman wearing a size 1…just takes a little more imagination to get the pieces flowing together!
This 1st post is dedicated to my girl @MsJilliana for giving me the push to do this! Make sure to follow her on Twitter, she is always posting great ideas on fashion for kids (little girls, she is a bit biased since her daughter IS ADROBS!)
Today I am rocking:
Black Blazer by H&M for $34.95
Blouse by Cynthia Rowley (found at Marshall’s for $16.95) loose fit, comfy & hides any problematic tummy issues
Pants by Ellen Tracy Slim Ankle Pants (found at Marshall’s for $24.95) fits under the waste, for the curvier built woman
Heels by Betsey Johnson
The “Diamonds in the Sky” singer looked perfectly at home among the leggy, barely clothed ladies who stomped down the Victoria’s Secret runway Wednesday night, even stripping down to risque lingerie in the spirit of the fashion house’s annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. (source)
Here is a collage I did of some of the pics she posted on her IG (Instagram) www.instagram.com/badgalriri
The owners, Sheena and Catalina, of Sistas Jewelry are my extended family. These two ladies have an amazing talent and knack for excellent taste. Not only is their jewelry hand crafted, they do not duplicate any design. Every single piece is one of a kind.
Sistas Jewelry, a division of SHE Global Adornments, is inspired by the love my sister and I have for all things beautiful and unique!
We have always been enamored with other cultures, the way they adorn themselves, their traditions and their artistry. With inspirations gathered from various travels, coupled with our backgrounds in the creative arts and design and our endless desire to create, Sistas was born.
We use beads from different parts of the world, found objects, antique pieces, gemstones, handcrafted beads, bold centerpieces and intricate clasps to create one of a kind jewelry!
It is our mission to connect with other cultures through collecting, combining, and creating one of a kind pieces! From distant lands, through our hands, to you…May you enjoy each piece as much as we enjoyed crafting it!
Make sure to check out their online store Sistas Jewelry. During the month of July in honor of Sheena’s birthday month, Sistas Jewelry is offering 20% off on all purchases made throughout July. Make sure to follow them on Twitter, Instagram and like their Facebook page. Below you will find some of their pieces, absolutely stunning. If you love fashion like I do, and appreciate the finer things in life you will without a doubt fall in love with Sistas Jewelry.
WOW!!! This is going to be a serious money maker. Who wouldn’t want to buy affordable Neiman Marcus products by 24 different designers? The consumers will be able to purchase first-come first serve gifts by Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta, Alexander McQueen, Jason Wu and the list goes on. Prices will range from $7.99-$499.99, the marketing mastermind behind this partnership is a genius.
LA Times reports — Come the holidays, Target and Neiman Marcus are joining forces, co-launching a special collection with more than 50 products from 24 designers.
The first-come, first-serve giftable offerings will be designed by the likes of Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Diane Furstenberg and more and made available on both retailers’ websites and in stores on Dec. 1.
Items will cost anywhere between $7.99 (standard Target pricing) and $499.99 (more Neiman Marcus’ speed).
The lady and the tramp partnership is an unusual one, considering that one pair of earrings at Target goes for about $10 while the dangly baubles at Neiman Marcus easily run past $1,000.
Target has nearly 1,800 stores. Neiman Marcus operates fewer than 100. Good luck finding the paper towels and groceries sold at the former on the shelves of the latter.
The concept of high-low capsule collections is one of Target’s calling cards – the retailer has paired with couture designers such as Jason Wu and Alexander McQueen, whose limited, discount designs have sold out within minutes at Target stores (see Missoni).
The model has been copied enthusiastically by other chains such as H&M and Forever 21.
But with the luxury market going through major shifts, it also behooves Neiman Marcus to make itself more accessible to bargain hunters. Most of the items in the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection will be priced at less than $60.
“Target and Neiman Marcus are known for charting new terrain, and by joining forces for the holiday season, we’ve set the stage for a redefining moment in retail,” said Gregg Steinhafel, Target’s chief executive, in a statement.