Big & Bold


Sunday, August 24, 2014

A bold color pairing may appear to be too much to wear all at once -- too overwhelming some say ... but I can't help to love this bright pink and orange combo. With a dash of leopard print via my pumps it created a neutral base that supports the bright look.  Color and confidence go hand in hand when wearing two strong bright hues.  You can take this runway trend and do it your way to make it practical and real world wearable.   

Top ::: Ashley Stewart c/o
Skirt ::: ASOS Size 14 (sold out but similar here)
Pumps ::: Victoria's Secret
Purse ::: Street Vendor

You can't go through summer without trying this trend so why don't you give a few of these color pairings a go while we still have a few more weeks till fall.   (Honestly, I would probably wear these colors well into winter but that's just me.)   I still want to recreate a few of these looks myself -- they look so fun yet refined -- like an adult sophisticated Punky Brewster.  Go big and go bold, ladies!

Image Credit ::: via Google
Image Credit ::: via Google

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Wet Seal Summer


Happy Sunday!

If you've been following WetSeal on Instagram you know that this summer they've been celebrating the grand openings of WetSeal+ throughout the US with over 25 locations!  It's always exciting as a plus sized woman to have another brick and mortar store created with our hips and curves in mind.  Have you tried them out yet?  The jeans fit amazingly although I probably won't be able to shoot a look in them since it's been so terribly hot here with daily heat advisories and what not -- so I tend to be going pants free.  This WetSeal+ maxi is perfect - bright and bold and very practical.  I'm wearing a 3x.  Remember that WetSeal+ are junior plus sizes so they run a little small so definitely size up.  

This is my "Why are we shooting outside when it's 110Âș?" face.

Floral Headband // Maxi Dress // Earrings ::: Wet Seal c/o
Rings // Purse // Sandals ::: Deb c/o
Bracelet ::: Forever 21 (old)
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Flawless High School Days


Monday, August 18, 2014

Hey Everyone!  

Happy Monday & Happy First Day of School for the kiddos in Jacksonville!

I wanted to dedicate this post to all the big girls starting school soon.  

I remember back to school time being a time of excitement and nervousness but definitely some disappointment because of the lack of cute clothes options I would have when shopping for fall looks.  I usually compensated with having the best school supplies including the entire Lisa Frank Dolphin Collection.  But I digress ... Since I've started blogging I've received a lot of emails from young readers about back to school looks.  This got me thinking back to my high school self and what I wore.  I graduated from high school a decade ago -- eeek! and even with the limited options of stylish clothes back then I still was able to look trendy, comfortable and fab during my high school days ( a lot of it has to do with how you carry yourself, no matter what you're wearing.)   Today we have a lot more fun plus size options that will help you feel fashionable, flawless but most of all confident while you get your education on.  

I styled this back to school look from Deb -- who have a great junior plus size range sizes 14-24.  Right now they are having amazing deals for their School Your Style Sale so definitely check them out if you're in need of some back to school threads. 

Varsity Jacket // Flawless Tee // Plaid Skater // Moto Boots // Earrings // Purse ::: DEB c/o
Tights ::: Torrid (old)
Large Link Bracelet ::: Charming Charlie

Have a Great School Year & Stay Lovely

Haley (& Thamarr) Loves Yours UK


Friday, August 15, 2014

This summer the UK fashion brand Yours Clothing teamed up with the gorgeous model Haley Hasslehoff to create the Haley Loves YOURS UK collection that makes my curvy lady heart pitter patter.  It's filled with tons of feminine pieces from florals to fringe that are perfect for summer and totally transitional into fall.  So needless to say I love the collection and was too happy to review these lovely dresses that are right up my catwalk.  Right now for new customers only you will receive 10 GBP off 20 with the promo code: BLOGGER22!And also for a limited time get an extra 20% off their sale items!  So get to shopping and fall in love with YOURS UK!

Floral Chiffon Skater // Hot Pink Paneled Skater

Nude Patent & Snakeskin Purse ::: Yours UK c/o
Nude Pumps ::: Victoria's Secret (similar color on sale here)
Pearl Bracelet ::: Shop Lately c/o
Kitty Ears Headband // Rings ::: Deb c/o (sold out)

Large Chain Bracelet // Purse ::: Charming Charlie (both old)
Hot Pink Cap Toe Pumps ::: Shoe Mint (old)
*Shopping Tip: Remember when shopping that the clothing is in UK sizes not US.  I'm wearing a size 24 UK in both dresses.  I would have sized down to a 22 in the hot pink dress because it's so stretchy.

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Sporty Chic


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hoodies are the epitome of comfy loungewear and a tuxedo pant can instantly create chicness and sophistication.  By combining the two in all black, it worked in creating a sporty chic outfit that works well to transition me from blog meetings to dinner and drinks.  This ensemble was styled entirely from Deb's plus size line.  I love their pre-fall looks and can't wait to experiment with more styles.  Shop Deb's exclusive online School Your Style Sale and get this look for up to 50% off!

Hoodie // Tuxedo Pants // Striped Tote //  Earrings
  Rings // Bangles // "V" Bangle ::: Deb c/o
Sandals ::: Forever 21 (old similar here)
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Off the Hook


Monday, August 11, 2014

You can tell when I've been listening to BeyoncĂ© while getting dressed.  I felt pretty sassy when I styled this all white number with gold accessories, accents of red and a statement tee-- well, that says it all.  It's important to have fun with your personal style.  Not every look has to be so serious and thought out.  I literally got dressed on the whim and some may not like the final result but it's way more important and satisfying when you you think that you look off the hook.  

Top & Purse ::: Deb c/o
Skirt ::: Ashley Stewart c/o
Pumps ::: Victoria's Secret

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Fruity Pebbles


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hey everyone!  I hope you're enjoying the weekend so far!  

As per usual it's burning up where I am so I figured I'd add some heat to the fire with this amazing body con dress from By Grisel for Custom Plus.  I'm wearing a 3X and it's snug.  I usually order a size down with body con but this dress runs true to size.  My brother, who usually takes my photos, doesn't alway get my fashion and clowns me on the reg.  Today was no different.  He said I looked like "a bowl of Fruity Pebbles without the milk." (He thinks he's Kevin Hart) -- in which I replied "Thanks!" Haha... I plan on wearing this dress to my girlfriend's bachelorette party next weekend and since I'm will most likely be too busy with the festivities I wanted to create the look while I had the time to shoot.  This is definitely a dress that introduces itself all on it's own.  Bold, bright and beautiful -- just how I like it.   Head to Custom Plus now -- where this dress is now reduced in price and you can score it for less than $35!  

Ha.  I call this pose "The Backache".

Dress ::: Custom Plus c/o (ON SALE NOW)
Pumps ::: Just Fab (old)
Clutch ::: Charming Charlie (old)
Neon Yellow Spike Bracelet ::: Deb c/o (sold out)
Orange Bracelet ::: Forgot?
Earrings ::: Domincan Republic Vendor
Sunnies ::: Wet Seal c/o
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